SOUTH CONGRESS, DOWNTOWN, ACL, FORMULA 1

Preston & Paula

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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SOUTH CONGRESS, DOWNTOWN, ACL, FORMULA 1

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Austin's coolest neighborhood, steps from all that Austin has to offer.

The real South Congress (SoCo) area only 2.5 blocks to the heart of South Congress and 2.5 blocks to the burgeoning tourist promenade of historical South First (SoFi). (Many others listed as 'SoCo' are a dozen blocks from Congress.) Perfect festival home base! Flat rate event pricing for a range of dates allows guests optimum flexibility: come and go as you please and as your schedule allows.

This home is perfectly located to access everything that cool, hip and funky about Austin. It's about a 30 minute walk to the Capitol but frequent Rapid-Transit buses whisk you there in no time.

The house sleeps up to seven, with 3 bedrooms and two full baths, plus two living areas. High-threadcount sheets, down pillows and comforters (non-down available, too), supple leather furniture, and fluffy towels add to your and your guests' comfort.

Spacious for entertaining, with a generous kitchen, the house has a large back deck and a good sized, private back yard, rare in this area.

Off-street parking is available for 3 vehicles, but you really don't need a car: you are in walking distance, a bike ride or a cheap cab ride to everything that makes Austin what it is! Bike rental stand is only a couple of blocks away.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thanks--we had a great time exploring Austin from a great home base.
Mar 2013
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Preston & Paula

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks german, spanish, english, IgPay AtinLay

Paula & Preston: Avid travelers ourselves, we enjoy sharing the best of Austin with great people from around the country and the world. We're proud of our city, and we're glad to impart what makes our town one of the best places to visit and live. We travel frequently to Central America and Europe and appreciate staying in private homes when we travel, so we're excited to share our home with you. We speak German and Spanish. Newlyweds, we're using the proceeds of our rentals towards our wedding bash and future travels--to HomeAway accommodations, of course!.

Preston & Paula purchased this bungalow in 2012

Walk to any type of attraction, from fine dining to funky food trailers, great music, spring-fed pools, hiking trails around the lake, and downtown. Easy walking or bus access to downtown. Park your own car in the covered carport and avoid searching for a free parking spot. Enjoy the tourist-friendly South Congress walking strip with its eclectic shops, art galleries, eateries, and music then stumble a few short blocks to relax in our peaceful home on a remarkably quiet street despite its central location. Enjoy the open space with friends and family preparing delicious meals to share in the vaulted, light-filled dining room or spacious deck.

Privacy: The home has two wings each with its own bathroom and access to outdoors for optimal privacy.

Neighborhood: The home sits in a historic neighborhood with friendly neighbors.

Nearby Attractions: Just north, along downtown, is Austin's famous Lady Bird Lake running trail. And the spring-fed Barton Springs Pool is must visit, located across from Zilker Park, the annual venue for the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

The master bedroom is in a separate wing from the other bedrooms for optimal privacy. It has French doors walking out to an attractive yard. The master bath has a walk-in shower with spa shower heads. The saltillo tiles are cool and inviting. The kitchen opens to the deck and entertaining space.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Austin Austin area
5

A great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5
This South Congress House was the perfect place for our summer vacation (six adults). Master bedroom has a nice adjoining bathroom with a spacious shower, and both guest bedrooms sat nicely between a shared bathroom. The home had two open living spaces with a large kitchen and dining room. Oh, and I almost forgot, there's a relaxing outdoor patio with a table and chairs.

As for the location, it's situated in a nice, cozy neighborhood that's quiet and safe. It's just a couple of blocks from both South Congress Ave (a block away from the start of the So Co area at the top of the hill) and two blocks from First St (in the opposite direction) where there are some great cafes and food trucks.

We enjoyed our stay very much and would visit again if we found ourselves in Austin, TX.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Austin Austin area
5

Clean, comfortable, spacious, unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5
The title says it all. The house is modern and comfortable, in a quiet residential neighborhood from which you can literally walk to the main part of South Congress and South First in less than five minutes.
I had a great winter vacation here, where I could easily go out and have fun, but then retreat back to a cozy home rather than a sterile hotel room. I recommend it highly!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Austin Austin area
5

five star stay

  • 5 of 5
Peaceful setting, nicely appointed, close to great restaurants and interesting things to see walking the neighborhood.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Austin Austin area
5

Great downtown location!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful quiet private yard. I was amazed at how quiet the home was and still within walking to everything downtown Austin and South Congress has to offer.

I would happily recommend this property to anyone.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Austin Austin area
5

Perfect getaway spot, but not too far a way!

  • 5 of 5
This wonderful spot is just as described! Perfectly nestled in a great old neighborhood, large trees, great yard...and as promised fresh tomatoes, berries, lettuce, and more right out the back door and off the deck. No need for a car as everything you need is within walking distance. Numerous hot spot restaurants, old favorites and shopping. Very Clean homey inviting. Definitely recommending this one.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Austin Austin area
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at the house! Perfect location, quiet, private, and affordable. Great all around!
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Zilker Park
"Home to the annual ACL - Austin City Limits Festival."
Continental Club
"A quintessential Austin music venue, just a few blocks from the house."
Home Slice Pizza
"The best pizza in Austin!"
Gueros Taco Bar
"Classic Austin Tex-Mex, a few blocks from blocks from the house."
SXSW
South Congress Cafe
Bouldin Creek Coffee House
Broken Spoke
"The real deal! An iconic TEXAS dance hall. Go cut the rug with your sweetheart!"
Perla's
"Excellent seafood, with an outdoor patio along South Congress Avenue"
Zilker Botanical Garden
University of Texas Tower
Texas State Capital
ACL Live at The Moody Theater
"The place that put Austin on the map!"
Sway Thai Restaurant
"One of the newest and coolest restaurants to compliment Austin. On S. 1st, just two blocks ..."
Barton Springs Pool
"The best spring-fed watering hole in Texas!"
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
"A 10 minute walk down South Congress Avenue from the house."
Whole Foods Market - Lamar
"The flagship store of Whole Foods, just across the river at Lamar and W. 6th St."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
IH35
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Continental Club
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Lake Austin
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Lyons Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
So many to choose from just blocks from the home
Car: not necessary

Comfortable, light-filled home walking distance to Downtown, South Congress Avenue, South First St, and South Lamar. Situated in the heart of Austin, featuring many live music/festival venues, numerous outstanding restaurants, city parks and swimming holes - all nestled in the historic south Austin, Bouldin Creek neighborhood in the popular 78704 zip code.

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Availability & Rates

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Austin Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
1 night minimum stay
$449
 
 
ACL-1st Weekend
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$2,070
Flat fee
 
 
ACL - 2nd Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$2,070
Flat fee
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$2,760
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$449
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW-Interactive
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
$5,200
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW-Music
Mar 17 2015 - Mar 22 2015
6 night minimum stay
$7,280
Flat fee
 
 
Fourth of July Festivities
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,776
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$399
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes There is NO MINIMUM STAY; event pricing is a flat rate for the indicated ranges of dates; guests may arrive and leave according to their needs.The $500 deposit can be paid as a check that will be returned to you if there is no damage.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1690 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Budget
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted shower; double-sink vanity
  • Spa shower in master has fantastic water pressure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic mattress, high thread-count, 100% cotton sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , high thread-count, 100% cotton sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , high thread-count, 100% cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Yard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • basketball court
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
Notes:
We may offer airport pickup with prior arrangements; we do not allow pets but we recommend a great dog kennel near the airport
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