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Adorable Artsy Condo in SoCo-Downtown Austin. AMAZING LOCATION.

Emily Wilson

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Emily Wilson

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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Adorable Artsy Condo in SoCo-Downtown Austin. AMAZING LOCATION.

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Austin Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 (king bed, queen fold-out)

Howdy Y'all!

Welcome to the Sweet Little Suite!

This place is adorable and artsy, clean as can be, and full of good vibes! I've fixed it up with every detail I can think of, and I'm always open to suggestions! Best of all, it's in an AMAZING downtown waterfront location.

You'll be looking at the skyline reflecting off the water and thinking, 'Daaaaaaang, she wasn't kidding: this is an amazing downtown waterfront location!'

You'll be walking to SoCo in 10 shady minutes and saying, 'Daaaaaang, that was a nice walk.'

Then you'll be eating Homeslice pizza and saying, 'Daaaaaang. That's some good pizza right there.'

Check out the photos and see what you think. If you have any questions, just send me an email.

Thank you!


Answers to common questions:

1. Yes, it really is smack-dab in the heart of Austin. Just a 15-minute walk north to the center of downtown and a 10-minute walk south to SoCo.

2. Yes, there are two beds. (Bedroom has the king, living room has the sofa with a fold-out queen—which is surprisingly comfortable.)

3. Yes, there is a pool or two.

4. Yes, you have your own reserved parking spot. (And there's even a nice bike for you to use!)

5. No, there is not cable tv.

6. Yes there is wifi and a smart tv (with netflix and hulu).

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emily Wilson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Emily Wilson

I email well.

I make children's books for a living.

Why Emily Wilson chose Austin

Austin,Texas... well, ain't no better city in the world!

What makes this condo unique

Amazing location. Cheerful art. Good vibes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can tell you that you will be so happy to stay at Emily's home. It is lovely, clean, no bugs or roaches, far from it. You will feel like you are living in a catalog! Its wonderfully decorated, colorful, and neat as a pin. She has lovely artwork and furnishings and the whole home feels loved and cared for. Its really a special place to be and you will feel your spirits lift just being there.

The location is excellent, right on Lady Bird Lake, we swam there one day, and its very close to extraordinary cycling trails.

Also very close to South Congress and super shops and food..........Homeslice..........Gueros..............Parts and Labour...........Jo's coffee............and the Congress bridge, where we saw the bats come out at dusk. Very unique experience!.

We felt entirely safe in and out of the apartment. Its a condo community and everyone is friendly and knows each other. It is gated and in a safe area of town too.

Emily was very easy to work with logistically. We sent a deposit through paypal which she refunded at the end. She does a really kind job of stocking the fridge for you and just asks for reimbursement for what it costs, not profiting on that. She just met us, and walked us through and gave us the keys and then she was off with her pal Benny the Australian Shepherd!

You will be super happy you stayed in Emily Kate Moon's 7 star personal hotel!
Apr 2008
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Adorable Artsy Condo in SoCo-Downtown Austin. AMAZING LOCATION.
average rating of 4.95 based on 22 reviews

Adorable, Cozy, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, safe & convenient location - - adorable & cozy spot to rejuvenate . . . we love to walk/bike and literally explored most of the city on foot. Enjoyed bike/walking path, restaurants, concerts, art galleries, swimming (Barton Springs as well as the pool @ condo), shopping...easy walk to SOCO via shortcut recommended by Emily. The balcony was a great place to relax before we ventured out (and after we returned "home") each evening. A busy week of exploring all that Austin has to offer... warm & sunny April weather...lots of good info & recommendations from Emily -- a seemingly kind & conscientious property owner! A very pleasant first experience with VRBO :)

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Pick this one!

  • 5 of 5

I travel pretty frequently and use VRBO quite often. Emily and her sweet little suite are awesome! I have felt in some other places that the owners were rationing paper product and toiletries like water in a desert. Not Emily, place was stocked with quality towels, paper products and full sized toiletries. I can't stress enough what a fantastic location this is. Put on your walking shoes and explore this bustling part of town. I highly recommend you put the HomeAway app on your smart phone. Emily has left several handy notes about the apartment that you can access with the app.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle, WA

Outstanding Condo, Outstanding Hospitality - A Must Stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Sweet Little Suite in September while in town for a conference. I was really impressed with the communication from the get go and I was honestly blown away by the little things the Emily did to make the place feel like your home away from home in Austin. EVERYTHING. My husband and I have a vacation property and we learned a lot from how Emily works and handles her property. It was truly exceptional. I love the SoCo location. If you want to get a great sampling of dining and shopping, I'd highly recommend staying here. You can ride the Townie bike up to the main part of SoCo or walk if the weather is not too hot. You can often catch a pedi-cab around town, too. The condo was super cozy, well stocked with everything imaginable and one of the best things about it was the book that Emily provided with information on anything and everything Austin. I was not at a loss for things to do while I was there. It's accessible to downtown Austin if you don't mind a bit of a walk or a bike ride. The porch swing on the balcony was wonderful to sit on and work on my laptop. I even used the pool which was delightful. I enjoyed walking the trail which runs along Ladybird Lake and is accessible right outside the condo. I just can't find anything not to love about this spot and about Emily. She went above and beyond to make me feel at home - checking in with me to make sure I had everything I needed while I was staying. I would highly recommend this property and will absolutely stay there again when we visit Austin.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Emily is a REALLY great host to work with - very informative, quick to reply and happy to help! Also, the apartment is really cute and comfortable and well maintained. It is also in a great location! It is an easy walk to Rainey Street, 6th Street and the eclectic cafes on South Congress, as well as Zilker Park. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Chicago, IL

Super cute, very comfy, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this charming condo. Quiet, great location, beautiful artwork, and super comfy bed!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at this adorable suite over Memorial Day weekend. The place was super clean, super cute, and just plain super! We enjoyed the balcony with its comfy chairs, and the beauty of the surroundings. The bed and towels were some of the most comfortable I've experienced. We did not have a car, and we were able to walk everywhere...SOCO, downtown, East Austin, etc. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport AUS
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ego's Bar or Joe's Crabshack
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
public Pitch and Putt
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 35 and Riverside Dr
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many restaurants
Car: not necessary

The condo is in downtown Austin but feels like a woodsy private retreat. The location couldn't be better. It is smack-dab in the middle of the city, between SoCo and 6th Street -- Austin's two most popular bar and restaurant districts. It is on Lady Bird Lake, on the hike and bike trail, and within walking distance to several parks, the capitol building, convention center, art museums, SXSW festival, ACL festival, Barton Springs pool, mini golf, and many bars and restaurants. The university is about 20 blocks away.

Something you don't want to miss: in just ten minutes, you can walk to see the famous 1.5 million bats that fly from beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge every evening at sunset! Amazing!


Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Austin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 8 2015 - Oct 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes If you are staying a while, maid service will be provided every week and the cost is included in your stay.

Special events must be paid in full, with a $500 deposit, upon booking. Payments are fully refundable 45 days prior to the event. In the case that a cancellation must be made within 45 days of the event, a refund will be contingent upon a new booking for the same event.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Austin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is sparkling clean, with a sink, toilet, and shower/tub. The shower has excellent water pressure with a big, sunflower shower head. Neutrogena soap and shampoo is provided. There are plenty of clean bath and pool towels in the cabinet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom has the king. Living room sofa folds out to a queen.
  • The bedroom opens onto the balcony and is wonderfully bright and airy. In the morning, the crepe myrtle outside the balcony fills with songbirds! The king bed is a Stearns & Foster mattress with down comforter and 600-thread count sheets. The bed is amazing. Everyone loves it!
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The balcony is great. It has a swinging bench and two comfy papasan chairs. At night, the string lights provide a wonderful soft light. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a private outdoor sanctuary.

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