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Space to spread out. The most comfortable bed in the world!
Garden Cottage in East Austin
Garden Cottage in East Austin
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath

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Our cozy cottage located in our backyard garden is your own private oasis. Queen bed, hardwood floors, walk-in shower, high-speed internet, and a 1/2 acre lot right outside your door--complete with chickens, goats, bunnies, a duck and the cutest (and feistiest) pot-belly pig in Austin.

The space

This fantastic backyard garden oasis has been completely remodeled and is available for rent by the night. Hardwood floors, AC unit, heater, queen-size bed with a fluffy duvet. Fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower and a large closet. Small refrigerator and microwave for your convenience. Coffee pot and toaster oven. Free Wi-Fi!

Enjoy a private entrance onto our beautiful 1/2 acre lot. Take in the fresh air while sitting in the Adirondack Chairs right outside your door or spend the day reveling in all that Austin has to offer. We are 3 1/2 miles from downtown Austin and the U.T. campus. There is a bus stop just a short walk up the street. Check-out time is 11:00 am (noon) and check-in time is after 2:00 pm.

No minimum stay. Also available for rent by the month. Please look at calendar carefully as rates are subject to increase during festivals and other high traffic times (SXSW, ACL, F1, etc.) Price increases are reflected on the calendar!

If you have animal allergies, this is NOT the place for you. Please take time to look at the pictures. We have a lot of animals on our property. We think of this as a huge plus, but allergy sufferers will most likely feel otherwise.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to enjoy everything our backyard has to offer. Play with the cats, give treats to the pig, throw the ball to the dogs, sing to the chickens, lounge in the hammock or adirondack chairs.

Interaction with guests

We LOVE to chat with our guests, but also understand when people are looking for a private retreat. We live in the main house and spend a lot of time on our back porch and in the yard. Come talk to us and visit whenever you want. Or ask our girls to sing for you, do a gymnastics routine, or put on a theatrical play. They love the attention!

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Cleaning Fee ₹1328
Weekend Price ₹6640 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

• Check-in time is 2PM.

• Check-in time is 2PM.

1. We LOVE pets, but please leave yours at home.
2. Speaking of pets, please enjoy ours while you are here.
3. Smoking (cigarettes, folks; not the special stuff) is okay as long as it happens outside and not in the trailer.
4. Although we want you, the guests, to enjoy the trailer and our yard as much as you can, please ask us before inviting others to join you.
5. Stay up as late as you want, but please keep it quiet after 10 pm. We want our neighbors to continue liking us. :)

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
1 night minimum stay

357 Reviews

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Connie User Profile
November 2017
The garden shed was cozy and hip - perfect for our new family of 3 as we needed a home base to visit with family for Thanksgiving weekend. LOVED getting to see the small and well-maintained farm in the backyard. The kitties were charmers. Marcella was very responsive and helpful when we needed her. Will definitely recommend to friends and family!

Mary User Profile
November 2017
This is a very special little cottage. The atmosphere of the entire place is filled with love. The grounds are charming and quirky. We really enjoyed all the animals chickens cats dogs and the pig. We were only there for one night and wish we could’ve stayed longer. It feels country – but it’s very convenient to downtown. The only slight thing to think about is that it is on a fairly busy road but you really don’t hear road noise once you’re back in the cottage. Super comfy bed and very fun quirky Decour

Emily User Profile
November 2017
We had a wonderful stay! Lovely cottage with everything we needed. Location was great and check in was seamless. Super comfy bed and very lrovate. Would definitely stay again!

Skyler User Profile
November 2017
Marcella & Meredith's place is amazing!! Everyone is very friendly, including the animals. It's plenty of space for two people and it is well decorated. It was close distance to everything & they had a lot of great suggestions. We will definitely be back.

Kasey User Profile
November 2017
What a special spot this is. Even though I never met Marcella, the check in was easy and the garden shed cottage was an absolutely perfect fit for my one night stay. Loved the little details and the yard full of animals. This is a gem of a spot.

Sara User Profile
November 2017
We had a great time staying in this cottage (tucked away in a beautiful garden!). It had every amenity we could ask for and was beautifully decorated. The animals on the property were our favorite part-- especially Reggie, the snuggly (and huge!) kitty who came into the cottage to hang out with us. Definitely recommend staying here, we hope to be back soon!

Anna User Profile
November 2017
Easily one of the best AirBnB’s I’ve stayed in! The garden cottage is adorable, spacious, and full of wonderful amenities. In addition, the property is nice and secluded from central Austin, but it is only a 10-minute drive to the heart of the city. The hosts were incredibly hospitable and I️ already can’t wait to go back. Thanks so much, Marcella & Meredith!

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Marcella User Profile

Hi! My name is Marcella. Here's a little about me:

1) I have an ever fluctuating number of kids living with me.

2) The reason why the number of kids changes is because I am a foster parent.

3) Being a foster mom is the hardest and most rewarding thing I have ever done.

4) I began hosting on airbnb as a way to supplement our income and allow me to stay home with the kiddos.

5) I'm so glad I did, because I LOVE being an airbnb host!

6) When I have some free time, I love to garden or putter around outside doing projects.

7) I love animals but never expected to have quite so many.

8) I also never expected to be washing so much laundry as an adult. :)

9) I make really good English Toffee.

10) I always share some of my toffee with guests. :)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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