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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

Backyard Cottage in Central Austin

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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).

We're located in the tree-lined French Place section of Austin's eclectic Cherrywood neighborhood, near campus and very central. Downtown is only a few minutes away by car, bus or train. You'll have an easy two-block walk to assorted coffee shops, groceries, liquor stores, taco joints and food trailers, as well as a fair share of well-reviewed restaurants. You can hop-skip to the bus or drive in under five minutes to the nearest MetroRail station (a must during SXSW or ACL, when parking downtown is impossible).

We'll work with you on check in-and-out times. Our two large cats will work with you on any feline needs. (Though they're not allowed in the space, so if you're allergic, don't worry.)

Parking is a breeze on the street with no restrictions or permits required.

City of Austin Permit # (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) OL


Free parking on premises

House Rules

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

626 Reviews

Lyn User Profile
November 2015
This was a terrific place to stay. Steve and his family were very welcoming, the place was extremely comfortable, very clean and well situated -- quite handy to the university. It's in a lovely little neighbourhood that has some great restaurants and bars in walking distance.
Philip User Profile
May 2018
Very nice and helpful host, even went out of his way to helpe print some concert tickets. Definitely would stay here again. Great place
Tanyatorn User Profile
May 2018
Steve and his family were very accommodating, responsive and awesome. The location was great! We were within walking distance to some amazing restaurants and only 15 min from downtown. Thanks again!
Tiffany User Profile
May 2018
The location was great and super quiet. It was easy to come and go as we needed. Definitely a great place to crash after a day of adventures.
Anthony User Profile
May 2018
Steve was such a nice guy and gave us a bunch of tips for Austin. We didn’t get to spend much time here but we would gladly stay here again! Nice place with amazing touches. He even had some homemade rice kristy treats for us!
Hailey User Profile
May 2018
Loved this little cottage! Have both my dogs with me and they loved it just as much. The location is perfect.
Yoland User Profile
May 2018
Steve's place was excellent for our one night stay in Austin. Close to the attractions and in a quiet neighbourhood. Steve was lightning fast to respond to all our questions and provided local tips and recommendations on where to go jogging and eat. There were breakfast provision…


Hosted by Steve

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Steve User Profile
633 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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