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Lofted, modern cottage east cent 02
Lofted, modern cottage east cent 02
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Modern, lofted cottage in the heart of central east, atx - 78702

The space

Completely renovated, open and modern cottage with loft in central east, atx. The cottage has been restored over the past couple of years and is essentially a new house on the inside. The interior has a vaulted tongue and groove pine ceiling with a loft, hardwood floors, tiled bathroom, and relaxed open atmosphere.

Cottage is centrally located less than a mile from ut and the state capitol and 1.5 miles from downtown. The MLK commuter rail train station is directly across the street from the house and is one stop from downtown. Bennu (the local 24 hour coffee shop) is a couple of blocks away, as are restaurants, bars, etc. on Manor road (within walking distance). Check out my guide for restaurants and such in the area.

The house has central ac/heat, high speed wireless internet, cable tv, washer/dryer, tankless water heater, full kitchen, w/ coffee maker/coffee etc. Super comfy queen size bed with 400 thread count linens, lots of comfortable pillows, and fresh towels in the bathroom. The house has a ton of windows and can be bright and sunny with the blinds open letting in the natural light, or cozy and dark with the blinds closed and lights dimmed against the interior woodwork.

The cottage is furnished with a mix of mid century and custom pieces. The loft has a sofa that converts to a full size bed and can accommodate 2 extra people. There is also a unique outdoor seating area with vintage wrought iron furniture that's been re-done with comfortable cushions. Is a nice hang out space for relaxing and enjoying coffee or drinks with friends. The area also includes a grill for whatever you'd like to cook up.

Is difficult to portray the comfortable vibe of the house in the pictures. I'm the iphone photographer so pics are a bit rudimentary and hardly do the house justice. I also live on the property in the adjacent back cottage. I'm a native Texan and long-time Austinite that can give you insight and recommendations about the city according to what you're seeking, but am just as happy to not cross paths as the cottage is pretty autonomous.

The house is super convenient to all things in central Austin and is a great place to relax and recharge during your stay.

A bit of history from the Austin Historical Commission about the cottage - "these cottages were built by the Calcasieu Lumber Company of Austin as small dwellings in the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in the 1880s, Calcasieu Lumber Company was Austin's first lumber yard. The company had standardized plans, and provided all the materials, even the crews for the construction of these houses on an owner’s site. The Calcasieu cottages are unique to Austin, and have a signature Romantic Tudor Revival style, with steeply pitched hipped roofs – many residents have long referred to them as “fairy tale cottages” because of their soaring rooflines. Calcasieu manufactured these cottages through the 1930s, but stopped with this romantic Tudor Revival style prior to World War II.

The Calcasieu Lumber Company was an Austin institution, and their cottages represent a uniquely Austin manifestation of an architectural style that is found nowhere else in the country. Maintaining them in Austin is extremely important."

This property is in compliance with the City of Austin's Short Term Rental ordinances. Lic#(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) OL

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Cable TV

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


212 Reviews

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Carlos User Profile
May 2017
Brad's place was great! Absolutely lovely cottage feel. We had everything we needed, will definitely stay here again!

Steven User Profile
January 2017
Great and cozy space

Rose User Profile
October 2017
Brad's little house is absolutely wonderful! It's perfect for a couple or a group of friends. I was on my own, but would love to come back again with others. Quiet little spot, walkable to some good restaurants, and an easy ride into downtown. Thanks so much Brad!

Krista User Profile
October 2017
Brad is a fantastic host! The little space was perfect for my husband and I. It was clean, well-decorated, and there was even soft music playing when we arrived. We enjoyed exploring east Austin as well. We will definitely stay again!

Maddie User Profile
September 2017
This place is AMAZING! We fell in love with the space, decor, and vibe when looking at the pictures from afar, and were so delighted when the real thing was just as awesome. The space itself is wonderful and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The decor is great and added to the fun, eclectic Austin vibe. Brad was super communicative and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was stress-free. We will absolutely be back!

Rebecca User Profile
September 2017
Cottage is charming and presents as pictured (loved some of the mid-century furniture). Great option if you are familiar with Austin / and or happy to drive everywhere. We however, did not feel comfortable with the idea of walking in this neighbourhood and the road noise is considerable.
Brad User ProfileBrad is a superhost.
Response from Brad:
Thanks for the feedback Rebecca. I'm beginning to feel uncomfortable with the number of dog walking millennials in the neighborhood as well. West Austin is probably your best bet next go round.
September 2017

Chris User Profile
September 2017
Brad's place was really fantastic, and we would definitely return again. Instructions to get in were easy, and we had no problems finding it. Location was convenient to everything we needed to get to but was quiet enough to relax at night. There was music playing quietly when we arrived, the place was very clean, and the bathroom was stocked with some extra supplies in case we needed them. We absolutely loved everything about it.

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Brad User ProfileBrad is a superhost.
originally from Texas and moved home to atx to settle after spending too many years of hopping around from city to city. enjoy the music and relaxed atmosphere of Austin and, with the exception of New Orleans, not too many other cities come close. many interests, but the on…
Languages: Español
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