Monday, October 22, 2007

Charming Guest Cottage in Austin, Texas (Historic Hyde Park neighborhood)

Enjoy the tranquility of a charming neo-Tudor guest cottage under the comforting canopy of giant Pecans, nestled in the heart of one of Austin's most treasured neighborhoods--historic Hyde Park.

Built in 1922, this sleepy cottage features two bedrooms with private baths, full kitchen, dining room, sleeping nook, quiet sitting room and a delightful covered deck overlooking peaceful gardens to the rear.

Conveniently located 5 minutes from The University of Texas at Austin via free campus shuttle and also frequent local bus service to downtown.

Central location in Hyde Park affords guests many conveniences and amenities just minutes away:
  • 5-minute walk to 6 neighborhood restaurants, 2 cafes, and 2 groceries, Shipe park and pool, Elisabet Ney museum, and community theater. 5-minute drive to Hospital Districts on Red River (St. David's and Brackenridge) and 38th Street (Seton and Austin Heart).
  • 10-minute drive to downtown, Capitol, 6th Street, Warehouse District, 2nd Street Design District, Convention Center, Long Center for Performing Arts, and Town Lake Hike and Bike trail. Also the UT Bass Performing Arts Center, the UT Erwin Events Center, Whole Foods Headquarters Flagship Store, Amtrak Rail Station, and West 6th Street District.
  • 15-minute walk to Central Market organic grocery and park, Triangle Park, shopping, and Farmer's Market
  • 15-minute drive to South Austin sights such as the South Congress District, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, Barton Springs Restaurant Row, and St. Edward's University.
Concierge service available for personalized local entertainment and dining options. Please inquire.

Sorry, no pets. Well-mannered children are welcome. We regret that smoking is not permitted inside.

Saturday, August 20, 2005


Hyde Park Victorian & Cottage is a small property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. To ensure the maximum availability for all of our guests, we cannot reserve your stay until full payment is received. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 3 (three) days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation.

In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than three (3) days notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a partial refund will be made.

Reservation Changes
Should your plans change, you may apply your paid reservation towards a future stay of equal or more value. The future stay must be paid in full at the time of the change. There is a $25 change fee. Subject to availability.

Reservation Cancellations
A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for canceled reservations. Advance payments less the cancellation fee are refunded according to the following schedule:

Cancellation Notice
14 days prior to the date of arrival: 100%
7 days prior to the date of arrival: 75%
3 days priors to the date of arrival: 50%
Less than 3 days prior to the date of arrival: 0%

Rates and policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests.

Increased cancellation notice is required on "whole house" or "whole cottage" bookings, stays exceeding 3-nights, and for some holidays and special events such as, but not limited to UT sports and graduation, SXSW, and ACL Fest. Advanced payments less the cancellation fees are refunded according to the the following schedule:

Increased Cancellation Notice
30 days prior to the date of arrival: 75%
Less than 30 days prior to the date of arrival: 0%

On-Site Staffing
Please note that insurance and safety policy may require us to maintain on-site staffing. Staff may be quartered in the Cottage or on the 3rd floor of the Victorian Mansion, where the 120" screen projector High-Definition TV and PS3 are located. By arrangement, we can accommodate your entertainment needs in this space and provide the much-needed assistance with the various controls and remotes.

The purpose of the on-site staff is to provide assistance and see to the safety of the guests as well as supervise the use of property. We welcome all groups that are respectful of the property, but be aware that the 100-year old mansion is furnished with antiques and difficult to replace objects. In the unfortunate circumstance of damage, we would look to you for compensation.

Unregistered Guests / Parties
Unless by arrangement, you may not have more visitors than registered guests. There is a fee for additional visitors. Please discuss your entertainment needs with us. You may be required to pay a Special Event fee and/or provide a deposit.

Security Deposit
If we collect a deposit, it will be used towards covering any damage resulting during your stay. If damages exceed the deposit, then we will keep the deposit and request the difference. Of course, we look forward to a worry-free stay and fully refunding the deposit upon check-out and inspection.

For your convenience, any expenses for services you request during your stay will be billed to your account.

Check-in / Check-out
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. If arriving outside of check-in times, please call to make arrangements.

Check-out: 11:00 AM. Late check-out available by arrangement.

Absolutely No Smoking inside; however designated outdoor smoking areas are available.

No Pets. Please call for help in making arrangements to board your pet.

Well-mannered children are welcome. A deposit may be required if you have more than 2 children.