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Putting the Murphy bed down creates two different regions in the cottage for extra privacy.Sliding the bathroom door shut gives you still more privacy.
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Backyard Cottage in Central Austin

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Backyard Cottage in Central Austin

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean
16 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Nestled in the very back of our backyard amid the cacti and bamboo, this sun-filled 1 bdrm, 1 bath cottage comfortably fits two. Enjoy spitting-distance access to UT, downtown Austin, I-35 and the MetroRail, as well as the restaurants, coffee shops, food trailers and parks of the eclectic Eastside Cherrywood neighborhood. Or just laze about on our hammock.

It's accessible through our driveway or a gate on the other side of our yard, giving you complete privacy to you come and go as you like. The queen-sized Murphy bed folds up to give even more space. Other features include a lots of window space with blinds, a large desk/table, 24/7 WIFI access, and a mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. And of course, AC (as well as heat for the one week of the year it's cold here).


Free parking on premises

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon) and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


726 Reviews

Christian User Profile
December 2018
We were in town just for fun and absolutely loved our stay at Steve’s place! The space is clean, stylish, and has wonderful amenities. The check in/out process was super easy. To top it off, the location is perfect for exploring Austin. Highly, highly recommend staying here!
Mona Beth User Profile
Mona Beth
December 2018
Nice central city location, that feels like you are in a park. The backyard cottage is worth a stay. Close to Capital, University of Texas, and LBJ library. Host is very kind and we enjoyed our stay. I look forward to a return visit.
Rachael User Profile
December 2018
Steve is great! The space was really neat. Steve greeted us right away and showed us to the space. He had plenty of suggestions for us and even made us rice krispie treats!
Victoria User Profile
November 2018
This place is absolutely perfect. Steve goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. Beautiful, clean and quiet. One of the best Airbnb’s I have ever stayed in!
Amanda User Profile
November 2018
We only stay at Steve’s place for a night and I wish we could have stayed so much longer. The cottage was so cute and perfect for our needs. We arrived late and he was very accommodating. Even had home made rice krispy treats waiting in the cottage for us. The backyard is also be…
Karen User Profile
December 2018
Charming cottage with all the amenities to make it feel like a home away from home. Steve is an amazing host - so responsive and welcoming!
Alessandra User Profile
November 2018
We had such a great time here! Steve was the perfect host; charming, accommodating, helpful, and so thoughtful. The guest house is beautiful, very spacious, but feels private and secure. It’s walking distance from some excellent restaurants and very well located. I can’t recommed…

Hosted by Steve

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Steve User Profile
738 Reviews
Steve is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
He's a writer, she's a graphic designer, their two boys are chronically barefoot.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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