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Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
Studio, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 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.


Has your busy corporate lifestyle got you running around so much that you've forgotten the lovely art of being at home in your private nest? Treat yourself to a weekend in our modern studio corporate Guest Nest, providing housing in the heart of historic Austin in Hyde Park. It's the perfect answer to your typical Austin corporate housing rental providing a unique escape for today's urban business or creative traveler.

The Corporate Guest Nest features pure studio Zen, complemented with a full kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. Includes Wi-Fi wireless Internet, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and more.

At the front of the property is the separate Hancock Guest Cottage

which 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 has been completely refurbished to provide 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.

Secure Online Booking at our website: www . hancockcottages . com

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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom

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

Wonderful stay at the Guest Nest

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I enjoyed an extended stay at the Hancock Guest Nest. We particularly loved the private little garden attached to the cottage, and the light infused space within the cottage.

The Guest Nest is private, and cozy. It reminded us a little of a loft studio in NYC. The furnishings were chic, and comfortable. The kitchen was thoughtfully designed, and we were especially pleased to discover the dishwasher! The washer and dryer and dressing room-sized closet were very helpful! The bathroom was large, and beautiful with a large rain-head shower and a very nice bathtub.

At the risk of making this delightful little cottage unavailable to myself for future stays in Austin, I HIGHLY recommend this property! The property owners were kind, and attentive to our needs when we had requests, or questions.

The location is ideal... near the university and not too far from downtown. Although we did have a car, we tended to walk around the area more than we drove. There are grocery stores and restaurants within easy walking distance. We had a terrific stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
HANCOCK Guest Nest in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area
providence, ri

I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Austin

I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Austin
  • 5 of 5
I stayed in Hancock Nest for the better part of two weeks. I couldn’t have been happier. the hosts, Nick and Rachel are terrific.
The cottage had everything; everything worked. It was so well laid out, so lovely inside and out, so well-situated. I would never stay anywhere else in Austin, and if I could find its equivalent elsewhere, I’d never grouse about the grousable aspects of travel again. – C.D.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
HANCOCK Guest Nest in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area
Washington, DC

We'll be back!

We'll be back!
  • 5 of 5
Dear Rachel and Nick,

Thank's very much. We were quite comfortable and enjoyed the thoughtful amenities. Our son and his lovely bride will be in Austin about another year and a half so we plan on seeing you again. We also have friends and family who might enjoy your flat. Let us know if you get to Washington, DC!

Best Regards,

Madeline and Chris
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
HANCOCK Guest Nest in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area
Santa Fe, NM

A Wonderful Visit!

  • 5 of 5
Santa Fe, NM

Thank you for making our stay the quintessential Austin experience. The nest was perfect, central and a haven. We look forward to making this an annual destination!

See you next time!

Patti and Elizabeth
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
HANCOCK Guest Nest in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area

Nesting in the Nest

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful stay! A quaint, comfortable Nest. We were referring to it as out "home" the first day. The accommodations and amenities exceeded our expectations. The weather was super, 65-75 degrees every day and sunny. (In Minneapolis it was closer to 0 - 20 degrees.) Rachel and Nick were excellent hosts and did a marvelous job of preparing the Nest for guests. We felt like royalty. Thanks Nick and Rachel - you have done a great job!

Tom and Sue
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
HANCOCK Guest Nest in Hyde Park close to the University
Austin Austin area
New Orleans, LA


  • 5 of 5
Rachel and Nick,

We felt very comfortable and peaceful in your studio. We spent a good chunk of our stay just lounging around here - testament to the attractiveness of the place!
Thanks very much for all the thoughtful touches. We appreciate it.

Sonia and James

P.S. The food you had was just right.
P.S.S. - See you next trip!
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, 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: $100 - $150

    Weekly Rate: $600 - $700

    Monthly Rate: $1500 - $1700

  • 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: May 25, 2015


Property Type

  • studio


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • pets not allowed


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • 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 Guest Nest has a 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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