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Cheery Stone Cottage at UT and Downtown with Backyard Living Spaces

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Large Screened Porch & Fenced Yard,

If you like paying a very reasonable price for the choicest real estate with classical architecture, quality furnishings and quiet in the heart of urban Austin, you've found the right place.

Just a few minutes from UT and downtown, and walking distance to Seton Hospital and Austin's most popular restaurants, this charming cottage offers fenced, outdoor living spaces and sits in Brykerwoods/Old West Austin area on the National Register of Historic Places.

*Fenced backyard includes Screened-In Porch and Deck.

*100% cotton linens. Feather pillows. Down comforters.

*2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds. 3rd bedroom is private with two twins.

*Dining table and buffet of Brazilian Rosewood, the most revered lumber in the world.

*Hardwood floors and wood blinds. No carpet anywhere.

*Two High Definition TV's. Free Cable TV and Wi-Fi.

*Full kitchen.

* Quiet and safe urban neighborhood free of nighttime commercial traffic.

More Uniqueness: The separate and private third bedroom/bathroom doubles as a guest space, Man Cave, nanny space, or quiet place to rest, watch tv, or work independently from others. It has its own 22' Vizio HDTV. Teenagers and grandkids love this private space, too.

Real Estate Value and Exemplary Schools: The most valued real estate often includes top schools and this cottage is no different. This property has access to Austin's top public schools including Brykerwoods Elementary, O'Henry Middle School and Austin High School.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Deirdre

In 1994 I bought my first historical home in Austin and have enjoyed being a landlord for over ten years. Separately, having used an imperfect diet instead of chemotherapy to reverse my own disabling disease, my other career objective is to use over two decades as a Registered Dietitian to bring the healing power of food to others. As featured speaker for radio and TV, medical professionals, universities and corporations, I have authored a book that sells in twelve countries and is a best seller at Amazon. A documentary of my recovery, “The Incurables”, also airs internationally on Veria TV.

Deirdre purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Deirdre chose Oakmont Heights

I own several 1930's cottages in old Austin, all of them in National Historical Register areas. For two years I lived in and fell in love with this cottage for many reasons. With no bars and no nightly commercial activity, this neighborhood is exceptionally quiet and safe. Having spent two years in Europe I learned to value immediate proximity to cultural activities, quality materials, and classic design over square footage. Beautiful cottages like this one became the natural fit for me. Take a look at the map provided to confirm why the cottage sits among the most expensive real estate areas in Austin. I hope you'll enjoy my enchanting cottage as much as I did while living in it.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful historical stone cottage with embedded fossils at the front door entrance. Very quiet neighborhood with immediate access to Mopac/Loop 1 and Austin's best intellectual, collegiate, music and state government activities. Unique furnishings including Les Paul memorabilia plus a dining table and buffet made from gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood, the most revered (and now protected) lumber of all time. Comfort ensured on quality mattresses and linens made from 100% cotton. Large screened in back porch and deck for outdoor enjoyment. Off street parking. Separated and private space for rest, independent work, relaxation. Access to Austin's top public schools.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Oakmont Heights, Texas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • soaps basic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge original cast iron tub also offers rain shower head.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • I insist on the highest quality materials for bathroom towels, hardware, toilet, showers. Your bathroom experience will include Ralph Lauren towels, Restoration Hardware fixtures, rain shower head in the cottage, the original cast iron tub in the cottage, hair dryer, and a pressure-assisted elongated toilet in the cottage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle with memory foam mattresses
  • I insist on the finest sleeping experience. The two queen-sized beds include 100% cotton sheets, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets, all on pillow top chiropractor-brand mattresses. The two twins in the third bedroom are topped by two inches of memory foam, sheets are 300 thread count, feather pillows, down comforters, 100% cotton duvets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • patio stone/concrete
  • porch/lanai
  • screened porch/lanai
  • Terrace
  • deck wood
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cheery Stone Cottage at UT and Downtown with Backyard Living Spaces
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

The Next Best Thing To Home

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Deirdre's property was thoughtfully set up for a long stay, with all the amenities and comforts we could have wanted. I especially enjoyed working on the screened porch out back. We were staying in the property while getting ready to move into our permanent home in Austin, and the central location of Deirdre's property was convenient to major arteries; getting around was easy. Deirdre anticipated any questions we might have had and answered them with clear check-in instructions. It was a pleasure to stay at the cottage, and I happily recommend it!

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 Weeks in the Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL summer on 37th St. The neighborhood was nice and quiet for work during the day and for me to do my reading and writing assignments in the evenings, after the baby was in bed. Before or after dinner, we would often head out on the bikes to find a new neighborhood pool to enjoy. I'd forgotten how simply nice life in Texas can be. All those silly people complaining about the heat.....when you've got great city parks and pools just a short bike ride away....And great shade trees to enjoy breakfast and lunch under out on the deck. We loved it. And it was such a pleasure to look up from my book or notebook to see a lovely house. I can't imagine we would have been as comfortable or felt as at home anywhere else. Thank you so much for all the work you put into the place so that we could have such an enjoyable time there. Give our thanks to Jim and Curly, for all their help. They made us feel like we had wonderful neighbors, as if we had lived there for years.

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was honored to have European guests choose my property for a seven week stay, and am grateful to hear that they went home with very good memories. Thank you!
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Perfect and Central Location for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (myself, husband, and two kids ages 3 and 6) stayed in this little cottage during some renovations to our home in south Austin. It was a perfect location for us to get to all of our normal routines and activities around Austin throughout our time there. This location cannot be beat, whether you are visiting for months at a time or temporarily relocating yourself in Austin!

The owner was above and beyond with her customer service and attention to every little detail for our stay...The house was clean, cozy, and comfortable! From the superior linens to the lawn service, nothing has been neglected. We ate many of our dinners on the screened porch out back and really enjoyed the private backyard along with the spring weather here in Austin. The back bedroom and bathroom were a nice spot for my husband to take calls for work, as it was very private and quiet out there.

There are many things to do (and eat!) right in this neighborhood. Our kids loved being so close to Ramsey Park/playground, I loved having close access to easy weeknight dinner options (mainly from Cafe Express or Central Market), my husband loved the coffee from Anderson's, and our whole family is now thoroughly addicted to the delicious cinnamon rolls at Russell's. And of course, you cannot stay without at least one visit to the original Kerbey Lane.

We loved our time here and would absolutely recommend this cottage to friends or families visiting Austin. We cannot say enough great things about it!

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes my day that you were pleased. Thank you for your very detailed review and for being lovely guests.
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Very nice property Quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 weeks here and were pleased with the house, neighborhood and landlady.

Deidre was helpful with everything we needed and the neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful. Great neighborhood and convenient to everything we needed.

I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will always remember you. Thank you for being such lovely guests and for your time to post a review. I hope to see you again.
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A+ Location, A+ Accomdations & A+ Host

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family while we transitioned into Austin. The location made it easy to get everywhere, and we felt right at home at this cottage. Highly recommended to everyone.

  • Submitted: 28-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being lovely guests and for the time you took to share your thoughts. Please come back soon.
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Comfort, convenience, and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We lived in the stone cottage for five months during our sabbatical visiting UT. The house was very comfortable with two bedrooms in the house and one in a cute little building in the back. The house had all the amenities we were looking for - WiFi, TV, nicely outfitted kitchen, washer/dryer, good A/C and heat, and a fenced-in backyard (Deirdre was kind enough to let our dog stay with us). I especially loved the back porch, deck and yard, with a beautiful large table and chairs it was a great place to hang out when the weather was nice. The location was extremely convenient to UT's campus. When my husband had the car out of town I could easily bike or take the bus to campus. The neighborhood is quiet, and the house is close to groceries and the original Kerbey Lane restaurant! Shoal Creek is nearby and was a good place to take the dog for a walk. Deirdre was very helpful and made sure we were comfortable without being intrusive.

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the time you took to write such a thoughtful review and thank you for being perfect tenants. Please come back soon.
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Car: not necessary

Walk to Austin culinary institution, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe (open 24/7 for 30 years), Pasta & Co. (Austin's only fresh pasta manufacturer), Teo's Gelato (voted Top Ten in the USA), Austin Pizza (voted #1 for several years), Olive and June (Austin's youngest five star chef), Russell's Bakery and Coffee Bar, the Santa Rita Cantina (voted #1 for salsa), Uchiko, Ramsey public swimming pool, Brykerwoods Elementary School playground, multiple bus stops, Car2Go, bike rentals, the flagship Central Market, Randall's Grocery/Starbucks, Seton and Heart hospitals, banks, clothiers, flower shops, dry cleaners.

Driving or biking it's 5-10 minutes to UT, downtown, Austin's most popular parks for hiking and biking, the world flagship Whole Foods Market, the Texas capitol, museums, shopping boutiques, music venues, local eateries, taverns.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Oakmont Heights, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$531.36
Cleaning Fee C$199.26
Pet Fee C$199.26

Fees are higher in March for SXSW. Inquire for a March quote.
Lodging Fees are $3495/30 nights for 1-2 occupants.
Check and wire transfer payments do not incur the 3% fee added to all PayPal and CC payments.
If approved, pets apply towards total occupancy and incur additional fees, too.
Note: Correct pricing includes no tax on stays of 30 or more nights.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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