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Property Details

Updated: Apr 25, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 5 Sleeps

The Hancock Guest Cottages Austin vacation rentals--7 cottages to call your home away from home. Hancock Guest Cottages Austin short term rentals and corporate housing are ideally located in central Austin minutes away from downtown, museums, the Capitol, Medical Center, and the University of Texas.


A warm welcome awaits you in our 1933 cozy cottage in the heart of historic Austin.

Secure online booking at our website: www . hancockcottages . com

The Hancock Guest Cottage has everything you need for a relaxing in-town getaway. The Hancock Guest Cottage offers old world character combined with contemporary comfort and style. Located in central Austin, it's the ideal base for exploring town.

The Cottage combines an eclectic mix of rustic furniture and contemporary design and can sleep up to five in two comfortable Queen bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms plus a sun room with futon.

Hancock Guest Cottage is centrally located in the Hyde Park Hancock area just minutes from Downtown, the University of Texas, the Medical Center, and the the new Mueller shopping development.

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  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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HANCOCK Guest Cottage in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area

Authentic Austin

  • 5 of 5
This adorable "vintage" cottage was perfect for our family reunion. Plenty of comfortable space inside and out. A funky yard complete with birds, fish pond and bbq. The kitchen was well equipped with daily essentials. Since each bedroom had a bathroom there was lots of privacy. The house was well maintained with comfortable bedding and towels. Very short walk to HEB supermarket. We felt very at home here!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
HANCOCK Guest Cottage in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5
The old real estate mantra is very true - 2 minutes to the shopping center with market and 2 minutes to the Interstate and in a quiet neighborhood. A wonderfully furnished kitchen. Combo lock eliminates worrying about a key. Very clean and nicely maintained with wonderful towels. Highly recommended
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
HANCOCK Guest Cottage in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area

Great experience we would recommend.

  • 4 of 5
This was exactly as described, modern kitchen and showers, spotless, comfy beds. Loved the pretty goldfish and finches in the back. First time to rent a house - so much better than hotel rooms.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
HANCOCK Guest Cottage in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area

Charming house in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5
We loved the Hancock Guest Cottage: tasteful decorations, updated amenities, private bathroom for each bedroom, a sun-room out back, and a patio perfect for cookouts. The house even came equipped with a booster seat and children's cups and plates for little ones. We ended up staying around the house far more than we thought because everyone was so comfortable there. The cottage was perfectly situated in central Austin, easy to take walks in the Hyde Park neighborhood and to get down to the UT campus. Nick and Rachel were a delight to work with: quick to respond to questions, and very friendly. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
HANCOCK Guest Cottage in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area

Rachel knows what she's doing...

Rachel knows what she's doing...
  • 5 of 5
Being frequent VRBO renters, we know what we want- Clean, safe, user-friendly properties with solid Wifi. Rachel had all the bases covered. We stayed in her Ranch house the first night before moving to the cottage and both were renovated and decorated with style and thought. Furthermore, she took the extra step to use Mac AirPort Extremes in both properties for bomb-proof Wifi. She was in good communication with us the entire stay, and when my wife left some sentimental jewelry behind, she secured it and sent it back to us. Overall, a wonderful experience and we would definitely rent again from Rachel!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
HANCOCK Guest Cottage in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area
Fort Davis

Hancock Guest Cottage a Charmer!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful house, the only word that describes it is charming. It was a comfortable place to hang our hats for a few days. The deck area was a huge hit, we enjoyed the fish pond and the finch aviary with the sweet little birds. It was so easy to walk to the Hyde Park Bar & Grill and Mother's Cafe for our meals out . . . great location! The Hancock Guest Cottage provided us a wonderful vacation and we will surely be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests


The Hancock Guest Cottage is across the street from the oldest golf

course in Texas. The Hancock Golf Course is a 9 hole course created in



Visit the Capitol, 6th Street, Warehouse District, 2nd Street Design

District, Convention Center, Long Center for Performing Arts, Whole

Foods Headquarters Flagship Store, Town Lake Hike and Bike trail and

river for kayaking, and watch millions of bats.


The UT campus has the Harry Ransom Center, Bass Performing Arts

Center, Blanton Museum of Art, President Lyndon B. Johnson's Library,

the UT Erwin Center.


South Austin sights include the South Congress SOCO District, Zilker

Park, Barton Springs Pool, Barton Springs Restaurant Row, and St.

Edward's University.


Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, so come join us for

South By Southwest (SXSW), the Austin City Limits Festival, or for

concerts at any of our numerous live music venues at the 6th Street

district, or at The Backyard.


Attend one of the many great film events sponsored by the Austin Film

Society. The Cottage is just five minutes from Austin Studios.


Enjoy shopping at the new Mueller development, Whole Foods Market, the

Central Market organic grocery store, Triangle Park, and Farmer's

Market. The Domain in North Austin offers fine shopping Dallas-style

and IKEA fulfills your Swedish modern dreams.


Get out in nature at numerous Texas State Parks all within one hour

drive. Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center or the Botanical

Gardens at Zilker Park. Enjoy sailing or skiing at nearby Lake Travis

and Lake Austin.


Re-locating or looking for real estate in Austin? As realtors we have

experience assisting individuals and families repatriating from around

the world. We help homebuyers search for real estate in Austin and

offer competitive rates on short leases. Are you in transition? If

you are moving or relocating to Austin or are renovating your

property, this is the perfect location for your family.


The Hancock Guest Cottage is ideal for filmmakers, professors, or

anyone here on temporary work assignment.


Getting married? Why not host your family in the Cottage rather than

renting two or three hotel rooms?



Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $225 - $350

    Weekly Rate: $1300 - $1500

    Monthly Rate: $4000 - $4000

  • Secure online booking at www hancockcottages com
    Occupancy Tax Rate Is 15%. There is no tax on 30+ nights stay.

    Lower rates for monthly rentals.

    Special rates apply for events and festivals including SXSW, ACL, F1.

    •••••>Try our other properties in the Hancock Guest Cottages family: Hancock Guest Cottage, Hancock Guest Nest, Hancock Ranch House, Hancock Petite Suite, Hancock Pool House, Hancock Loft Hideaway, Hancock Modern.
    We are also Realtors so if you are thinking of moving to Austin and want a hand in your search, please let us know.
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Updated: Apr 25, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • pets not allowed


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Located in central Austin, it's the ideal base for exploring town. You can walk to the adjacent shopping center or down the block to regular bus service with easy access to places of interest. There is so much to do in Austin, you will love it. After a day at the lake or exploring town, come home to the tranquility of a BBQ in the garden, or try one of the many fine local restaurants. Very cool, convenient, central neighborhood with lots of character and conveniences--Hyde Park Bar and Grill, Mother's Cafe, New World Deli, Flight Path Cafe, Asti, Dolce Vita all within a few blocks. The Cottage has a 42" flat screen TV equipped with digital cable and DVD player and features full Wi-Fi wireless. ABOUT US We've built up a very good reputation with our seven Hancock Guest Cottages over the past ten years--feel free to Google us--or please check out our Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews! rachel is a founding member and is on the Board of the Austin Rental Alliance and is one of the original 70 vacation rental owners here in Austin. We love all the interesting people we meet through renting our Hancock Guest Cottages in Austin. Nick is English while rachel is tried-and-true native Texan. We thrive on home remodeling and crafting gorgeous gardens. You may have seen us on HGTV Home and Garden Television. But the thing we are most proud of is being the new parents of beautiful twin girls. We are also Realtors so if you are thinking of moving to Austin and want a hand in your search, please let us know.

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