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DOWNTOWN, SOCO, TRAVIS HEIGHTS:ARTSY, PERFECT 30'S HOME;

Berit

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Berit

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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DOWNTOWN, SOCO, TRAVIS HEIGHTS:ARTSY, PERFECT 30'S HOME;

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Our 1930's home in Travis Heights has been beautifully remodeled, and is just about perfect. The kitchen is awesome, the bedrooms and bathrooms are wonderful. The living room has a wide screen LCD TV, 1080p HDTV with DVD, cable, and highest speed wireless available.

The large, fenced back yard has huge shade trees and a crushed granite patio. The front yard has plenty of off street parking under a massive, 200 year old Oak tree.

The home is both cozy and contemporary with lots of colorful art. It is close to everything wonderful in Austin.

You can walk to SoCo, the hippest, most laid back and friendliest part of Austin. There you can listen to live music [Mick Jagger reputedly hangs out at the Continental Club when in Austin], eat in great restaurants, shop, treasure hunt, hang and people watch, This being Austin, (one of the top cities to visit without a car) there is a neighborhood bus stop right around the corner (.06 miles). $1 takes you down town to the capitol and 6th street.

Stacy Park and the wooded walking/biking trail, tennis courts and all year pool is just a stroll down the hill.

There is also a wonderful shaded playground with a shallow pool for small children.

Keywords: Down Town, Convention Center, SOCO, UT, Lady Bird Lake, 6th Street, Downtown,St. Edwards, Zilker, Barton Springs,Stacy Park

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Berit (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014

About Berit

We live in Travis Heights, just minutes away. We both love to indulge our creative side, so Travis Heights in Soco is the perfect place for us.

We hope to see you in Austin soon!

Berit purchased this house in 2007

Why Berit chose Austin

Travis Heights represents everything that is wonderful about Austin.

What makes this house unique

Travis Heights is a quiet neighborhood in Soco, with all its fun and charm. Woodland (which becomes Annie) actually intersects South Congress right where the fun begins!

You will be minutes to lake and trail, to Zilker Park, to tons of live music venues, to Barton Springs, UT, St. Eds, the Convention Center, the airport, the Capitol, or 6th Street.

The neighborhood is very walkable, quiet and laid back. The bus stop around the corner takes you to down town, 6th Street and the Capitol for $1.

In Austin, we love dogs, and the Austin dog park is just a short walk away. Walk a bit further and you arrive at a truly world class park. At Auditorium Shores, located on the banks of Lake Austin, your dog will have acres to romp off-leash, and can even go for a swim.

There are dozens of local eateries within easy walking distance, including world famous Guerro's, Congress Avenue Cafe, and Joe's CrabShack on the lake. There's a great view of downtown ... great for a drink and watching the UT rowing team.

GROCERIES

Farmer's Market is a small, quality grocery store [owned by a neighbor] at the corner of Woodland and Congress. Most of what they sell is raised or grown nearby.

There is an HEB at the corner of Congress and Oltorf. It is an OLD one - my husband went there with his grandparents in the 50's! The building is an antique, but the food is fresh and wholesome.

And for a truly artistic experience, visit Whole Foods' flagship store on South Lamar and 6th street. It's simply amazing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I purposely put this entry off until the last day as I knew it would be emotional! To say we felt at home in our bungalow is an understatement of epic proportions!!

I was born in this neighborhood and spent the first 28 years of my life in Austin. I have never stayed anywhere when visiting other than at my parents' house or a friend's. This was new territory for me, and

All the synchronicity and symmetry in your place was amazing for me. The painting was icing on the cake, and I knew when I walked in the door it would need to live with me, so I thank you very much.

your place made the transition completely natural!

My mom's surgery went great and my son feels so comfortable here he never wants to leave! What more could I ask for!!

You do a wonderful dance between hospitality and privacy :)

With much thanks,

Kathy
Jul 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Downtown, Soco, Travis Heights:Artsy, Perfect 30's Home;
average rating of 4.785714 based on 39 reviews
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Austin Austin area
5

Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5
Cute, comfortable bungalow in a quiet neighborhood, convenient to SOCO and downtown. Lovely original artwork thoughout the house. The owner left plenty of bottled water in the refrigerator which was greatly appreciated. The only suggestion I have for improvement is to provide a few more chairs outside in the back yard.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Downtown, Soco, Travis Heights:Artsy, Perfect 30's Home;
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Austin Austin area
5

Adorable House, Superb Location

  • 5 of 5
Great location. Could walk everywhere downtown yet close to interstate and airport. The bungalow was charming, comfortable and artfully decorated. Beautiful and safe neighborhood. The yard could use a little TLC and we missed having a TV in the master bedroom. Would definitely recommend this wonderful home and we would definitely stay here again when we next visit Austin. Loved all the art & bright color!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Downtown, Soco, Travis Heights:Artsy, Perfect 30's Home;
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Austin Austin area
5

Amazing south Austin stay

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful house, very kind and helpful hosts, excellent location - would defi Italy go back and strongly recommend .
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Downtown, Soco, Travis Heights:Artsy, Perfect 30's Home;
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Austin Austin area
Where do you live?
4

Wonderful location and Home

  • 4 of 5
We truly enjoyed the location of this home as we could walk to South Congress to enjoy the shopping, food trucks and restaurants. This home is also near the expressway so a quick drive to downtown and beyond. The neighborhood is quiet although there is some street noise that can be heard. The home is laid out well and has a nicely stocked kitchen. All of us, including our dog, enjoyed the fenced back yard to relax and play ball. The owners added a 2nd tv and cable in the master bedroom which was a very nice addition. Our only hesitation in giving the home a 5 star were 2 items; too much furniture and it was difficult keeping the home warm enough on the cold days during our stay. If the temperature outside was below freezing the home would heat up only to 69 degrees. This home is very much worth the rental rate charged.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I appreciate guests taking the time to give feedback and always will take it to heart: We have removed a futon, and will have the thermostat checked!
I'm glad you o/w enjoyed your stay, and hope you come back soon:)
Thanks again for taking the tome to write a review; it is much appreciated.
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Downtown, Soco, Travis Heights:Artsy, Perfect 30's Home;
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Austin Austin area
5

Snowbirds from Kansas

  • 5 of 5
This little house was just right for my husband, me and our small dog. The owners were great to have someone cut the grass and rake the yard so our fluffy pup would not bring in the outdoors each time she went out. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, plenty of cutlery and cooking equipment. The owner decorated with her own colorful artwork on all the walls! We walked to the downtown area easily and it was conveniently located to the parks. It was just as we expected and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Downtown, Soco, Travis Heights:Artsy, Perfect 30's Home;
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Austin Austin area
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
My husband, son, dog, and I stayed at this property for two nights for a very last minute getaway to Austin. The property is adorable, there are plenty of linens and towels, the kitchen has gourmet cooking appliances, and the setup of the house makes it feel quite spacious. The entire place is tastefully decorated, and it feels quite cozy and comfortable. The owners are simply wonderful: my son has a long-term illness, and when a few issues came up that related to his illness, they were immediately and thoroughly accommodating in addressing the issues. I would absolutely recommend this house. The only issue we had was that, although it's only a 15 minute walk or so to SOCO, it is a difficult walk with a stroller, as there were no sidewalks (at least the route we took to walk there had no sidewalks). Without a stroller, it's totally fine to walk. Great house, great location, great owners, great city.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Barton Springs Pool
Whole Foods Market - Lamar
"Shopping here is an artistic experience!"
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Park
University of Texas at Austin
Magnolia Cafe
Gueros Taco Bar
Uchi Restaurant
Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail
SXSW
Austin City Limits Music Festival
"Barton Springs is the historic spring fed swimming place. Zilker Park is HUGE &ACL famous; g..."
Austin Convention Center
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
"Great music venue"
Kerbey Lane Cafe
Violet Crown Cinema
Antone's -- CLOSED
Amy's Ice Creams
"FUN ICE CREAM PLACE LOVED BY LOCALS"
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill
"Great for outdoor beer, sports on TV and people watching:)"
Torchy's Tacos
"Love the breakfast tacos!"
Continental Club
"Historic music venue and bar"
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
Home Slice Pizza
"We always have the family style greek salad+ a pizza:)"
South Congress Avenue
"PEOPLE WATCHING; SHOPPING VINTAGE AND NEW; DINING; STROLLING;"
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
"GREAT BURGERS AND FRIES! AND SHAKES! PEOPLE WATCHING. Peak times have looooong lines- bette..."
6th Street
Broken Spoke
"OLD HONKY TONK OOZING HISTORY"
South Congress Cafe
"SOPHISTICATED DINING AND THE MOST AWESOME BREAD PUDDING- EVER!"
Amy's Ice Creams
"FUN ICE CREAM PLACE LOVED BY LOCALS"
Hey Cupcake! - SOCO
"VERY RICH CUPCAKES IN A FUN PLACE"
Perla's
"GREAT SEA FOOD AND PEOPLE WATCHING FROM TERRACE"
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Zilker Botanical Garden
Allens Boots
"GREAT DISPLAYS- VERY FUN TO PERUSE"
Thinkery - The New Austin Children's Museum
Curra's Grill
Enoteca Vespaio
"OUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE RESTAURANT - EAT HERE EVERY WEEK"
Texas State Capitol
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Congress Avenue Bridge
"WATCHING THE BATS!"
Lady Bird Lake Trail
Big Stacy Neighborhood Park
"POOL AROUND THE CORNER!"
Threadgill's
Dominican Joe's Coffee Shop
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Norwood Tract Dog Park
"Fenced in, off leash dog park"
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin City Limits Music Festival
"Barton Springs is the historic spring fed swimming place. Zilker Park is HUGE &ACL famous; g..."
Whole Foods Market Lamar
"The fruit and vegetable section is a piece of art!"
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Second Street District
St. Edward's University
Torchy's Tacos
Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food
Shady Grove
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
"Great music venue"

LADY BIRD TRAIL,DOG PARK,SPRING-FED SWIMMING POOL,BABY POOL,TENNIS,SHADED PLAY GROUND,STACY PARK NATURE TRAIL,BAT BRIDGE,BARTON SPRINGS,ZILKER PARK,PLAYGROUND AND TRAIN RIDE, ZILKER PARK MUSIC VENUES, SCULPTURE AND BOTANICAL GARDENS.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Mar 12 2015 - Mar 23 2015
4 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,260
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes This Rental Agreement and Contract (the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement made and entered into as of the Reservation Date written below by and between the undersigned person(s) or company (the “Guest”) and the undersigned owner, manager or agent (“Rental Agent”), pursuant to which the Guest has agreed to rent the residence described below (the “Property”), for the duration of the Rental

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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Art and Modern Furnishings, Large Fenced Yard. Pet friendly.

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