STUDIO GEM PERFECT FOR TWOSOME, JUST SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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STUDIO GEM PERFECT FOR TWOSOME, JUST SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN

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Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

(License #114332) This large, contemporary studio apartment just south of the river is urban living at its best. This newly-constructed home away maintains an exterior old world flagstone charm, but with modern amenities. The property is canopied by 100-year-old Live Oak trees, native stone walkways and is surrounded by mature gardens. The vaulted ceiling and natural light lend a feeling of spaciousness to the studio. South-facing french doors lead down to a large private patio curtained by bamboo. The apartment is located on the NE corner of the charming Travis Heights neighborhood.

The kitchen with new appliances is stocked with utensils, cookware and coffee ware that would make any aficionado zippy. The apartment is well furnished with a rich mix of contemporary furniture and Chinese and Tibetan antiques. A beautiful 9x14 antique Persian rug makes every step feel warm. Only high-end natural fibers are provided for bedding and bath needs. The full bath and custom-shelved walk-in closet make this the perfect spot for any individual or couple who wants to wind down after a day of play or work in the city.

A 37' HDTV with plenty of HD cable channels and high-speed wireless Internet access are included to keep you connected.

This vacation rental is located behind the owner's home; it sits atop the detached garage at the back of the property. You will walk through a shared patio and garden to reach the rental. You may see us, but maintain your privacy. The entire property is gated and the apartment has its own alarm system if you choose to use it.

From the studio you can take a leisurely stroll through one of Austin's oldest neighborhoods to the shops, restaurants and people watching along South Congress, aka SoCo. Or you can easily hit the hike and bike trail, go downtown to the 2nd, 4th and 6th Street districts, the Austin Convention Center and other hot spots around town. All of these are about a mile from the apartment.

If you're coming to Austin for a short stay on your own or as a couple, this place is ideal for you. It's not big like many vrbos. It's affordable, beautiful, clean, cozy, convenient and comfortable. A $5 cab or $1.50 bus ride gets you downtown quickly. You're also less than a $20 cab ride and 15 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport if you don't feel like renting a car.

A guest of ours says, 'The Riverside Gem was a perfect retreat!' on his blog Good Beer Trips (goodbeertrips-com). Look for his summary under Austin Part 1 and read his tips on another reason why Austin is such a great city to visit.

Still not convinced it's the place for you? Call for more information. We're happy to help you figure out Austin.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Owner
Advertiser since 2009
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About The Owner

Hi! We're Amy and Todd. We know there are people that have been doing the vacation rental thing much longer than us. We've been hosts for a few years, but our first time as guests was in 1996 in San Francisco. Fast-forward a decade and Zam! we're building our own. Meeting all the Austin-destined travelers is one of the best aspects of doing this. Whether you stay with us or not, Austin is a great part of Texas and we're happy to help you make the most of it.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2000

Why The Owner chose Austin

Our house and the rental apartment could only be closer to downtown Austin if it were a condo. Our house in Travis Heights is one of the originals. It was built in the '30s. The original garage apartment was built in 1940. A few years ago we tore it down other than the stone wall foundation and started building this rental apartment. It's now complete and pretty darn cool.

What makes this studio unique

Convenience to all of Austin's attractions makes this vacation or corporate rental worth looking into. There's a great private patio in the back. The apartment is ideal for one or two people. The couch does fold down if needed. Unlike many listings, our place was built and designed with short-term rentals in mind. A coffee maker and French press are available, as well as a choice of teas.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
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Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234711vb
(512) 739-2427
Austin Austin area
5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Amy and Todd were absolutely wonderful and their apartment was perfect! The location is great (easy access to I-35 and about a 30 minute walk to the South Congress area).

Amy and Todd were easy to work with throughout the reservation process, and they were extremely accommodating throughout the stay. The apartment was better than the pictures showed and the little touches were fantastic.

This is the only place that I would want to stay in Austin and I look forward to another stay in the future. Great job Amy and Todd!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234711vb
(512) 739-2427
Austin Austin area
United States
5

True to description-Gem

  • 5 of 5
This property has easy access to 35 without the interstate noise. It is tucked away and feels like home. Owners are very easy to work with and accommodating. We will re-book when in Austin.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234711vb
(512) 739-2427
Austin Austin area
Cherry Hill, NJ
5

Gorgeous place in a great neighboorhood!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a week while in town for the Ironman 70.3 event as well as just some general visiting of old friends. This place is great. The open layout makes it feel plenty big. The bed is extremely comfortable, the best we've encountered so far. You have easy access to the highways if you need. You can also easily walk to "SoCo" and check out all the amazing restaurants that are there now. The food at South Congress Cafe is great, just an FYI. Downtown and the hike and bike trail are within reach by foot as well. Fully stocked with anything you might need. The coffee maker was perfect for our early morning race day.

Highly recommended and we'll look for it on our next visit!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234711vb
(512) 739-2427
Austin Austin area
Bloomington IN
5

Perfect Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5
This airy & spacious Travis Heights guesthouse is a well provisioned, comfortable home away from home that is filled with natural light. Owners Amy & Todd are delightful, informative, and easy to work with. We stayed 5 days for ACL2012, and can't wait to return. We especially enjoyed the private back patio for morning coffee, or a glass of wine in the evening. This is our 5th home away in Austin, and by far the friendliest, most comfortable, and most convenient. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234711vb
(512) 739-2427
Austin Austin area
Houston, TX
5

Austin Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5
We just loved it! It's beautifully designed and right in the coolest neighborhood. We would walk around at night just to look at the beautiful architechture.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234711vb
(512) 739-2427
Austin Austin area
Annapolis, MD, USA
5

Perfect For We Two!

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was squeaky clean, comfortable, private, spacious, secure and well-supplied - I loved the excellent whole coffee beans! The family was warm and inviting and made us feel right at home even though we were only there for a short stay. It was interesting seeing the renovation photo book and hearing the story about how it was converted from an old decrepit garage into a modern garage apt. It is *exactly* centrally located and convenient to everything in Austin south, north, east or west, with very easy access to all the major roadways (and easy biking distance to the Town Lake / Zilker Park area). We were a little worried about the location being so close to I-35 (noise, traffic) but it was quiet and serene up there in our little apartment on the hill. We left to stay with old friends in Austin or we would've stayed longer at Riverside Gem! Also, Amy and Todd were great to deal with, friendly and accommodating and we learned a few things from them (we are fairly new VRBO owners).
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Whip In
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Riverside
Car: recommended

Town Lake Trail for walking and running is just across the street. You can do a little or a lot. The full loop around Lady Bird Lake is about 10 miles.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Austin Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL week 1
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
ACL week 2
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 12 2014
4 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
F1
Oct 29 2014 - Nov 2 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes We have a 3-night minimum for the busy Spring and Fall seasons. Holidays have a longer minimum, typically 4 nights. Events like ACL, SXSW and F1 all have longer minimum stays and higher rates. Both "halves" of SXSW can be rented at a discount; walk to the convention center from here.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower. The shower and tub have plenty of hot, hot water because they're fed by a tankless hot water heater.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) The couch in the pictures folds down flat for an extra sleeping space if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • synagogues
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • ice skating
Notes:
Private patio in the back, Convenient location, Alarm system available for guest use if desired, Our property is gated, Tankless hot water heater for just apartment guests.
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