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Short-Term Rentals versus Cypress Creek Cottages

There are tons of different places you can stay when you’re on vacation. Cabins, hotels, short-term rentals – all are valid options to think about when you’re planning your next adventure. But how do you choose the right one for you, your significant other, or your family?

Let’s talk about how Cypress Creek Cottages and our luxury private cabins stack up to short-term rentals like those offered through Airbnb and Vrbo.

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What Is a Short-Term Rental?

Generally speaking, short-term rentals are apartment-style properties that you can book for a stay that varies in length. The stay could be a week-long vacation or a few months if you are spending a lot of time there for business or while you are finding other housing.

Most people are familiar with services like Airbnb, where people can offer their spare bedrooms, guest houses, apartments, or full homes as rental listings for those who wish to stay somewhere other than a hotel.

While Cypress Creek Cottages is also a short-term rental property, we offer the best of both worlds between Airbnb and hotels. Let’s explore how we measure up to the short0term rental competition.

Comparing Cypress Creek Cottages to Short-Term Rentals


Short-term rentals like Airbnb can offer various amenities, depending on where you stay, who you rent from, and the space you choose. You could have an entire furnished house, or be staying in a spare bedroom with a mini-fridge. Your priority when booking a place to stay anywhere outside your home area should be to ensure that your needs (and hopefully your wants, too) are met.

Cypress Creek Cottages has all the amenities of a normal home – living space, TV, Wi-Fi, full kitchen – and then some luxury options on top of that. One of the most talked-about features we offer our customers is a private hot tub and deck that you only share with the other people staying in your cabin.

You can check out our full list of amenities here.

Customer Service

Cypress Creek Cottages team goes above and beyond to ensure that anyone who stays with us – couples, families, pets, wedding parties, etc. – has the best experience, from the moment you check in to the moment you leave.

Unlike the mostly “hands-off” customer service approach that many Airbnb owners or other short-term rentals take, we provide you with access to our 24/7 on-site staff, who is always available to help you with anything you need.

We have experience packages that can enhance your stay with us as well. Our experience packages include things like a pet daycare service, in-room experiences like In Early, Out Late, Martinis with Friends, and Birthday Celebration, as well as a range of spa experiences that are sure to enhance your stay with us, no matter the occasion or time of year.

But don’t take our word for it – you can check out the reviews for yourself to see exactly what to expect when you stay with us in Wimberley. We also welcome your pets – we have a pet park and tons of space for your fur babies to explore and enjoy themselves on vacation, too!

Fees and Cleaning

Often, short-term rentals have complicated fees associated with the billing for your stay. These could include service, cleaning, and other associated fees that can vary based on where and when you stay, and who hosts you. For example, cleaning fees on Airbnb are set individually, by the host.

That means you could get charged a cleaning fee for one Airbnb in Wimberley or the Texas Hill Country, but if you stay with a different host, you aren’t charged for that at all. This makes budgeting and the purchasing experience more confusing, putting more work on you, the guest, because you have to do your research into which fees will apply at which locations.

At Cypress Creek Cottages, we do not charge you any additional cleaning, booking, or service fees.

As for the actual cleaning of the cabins, our staff members are held to rigorous standards that protect you and your loved ones from germs that cause COVID-19 as well as any messes made by family members, children, pets, and nature. With a short-term rental, the cleaning standards likely operate with a minimum expectation, but each property is maintained and cleaned by individuals who may not have much hospitality or sanitation experience.

Safety and Convenience

Cypress Creek Cottages also offer hassle-free and contactless check-in and check-out, for your safety and convenience.

For the same contactless experience you’ll get using Airbnb or another short-term rental service, you can have your own private cabin, complete with gorgeous views and a hot tub!

Each cabin is separate, meaning you don’t have to share any space with strangers or worry about interfering with other people living or staying near your room or apartment. You also get the added tranquility that comes with staying near Cypress Creek, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Book Your Next Stay with Us!

Cypress Creek Cottages isn’t just another room to sleep in – it’s an extension of the relaxation and excitement that every vacation to the Texas Hill Country should bring. There’s no second-guessing whether you should bring your own towels or if the place is truly pet-friendly.

You won’t have to worry about your safety or deal with vast differences in the quality of your CCC stay the way you will when you book with a short-term rental company. Next vacation, let us take care of you.

Choose one of our 12 private cottages – each with a private deck/patio, grill, and more. Take a look at our availability to book your perfect getaway. It’s both cozy and private while also being just a short walk or drive away from food, fun, and more!


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