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++++SXSW CENTRAL++++3/2 AVAILABLE SXSW INTERACTIVE&MUSIC: SO CONGRESS, DOWNTOWN

Preston & Paula

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, IgPay AtinLay
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Preston & Paula

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, IgPay AtinLay
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015
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++++SXSW CENTRAL++++3/2 AVAILABLE SXSW INTERACTIVE&MUSIC: SO CONGRESS, DOWNTOWN

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

Overview

Special Offer! Last-Minute SXSW rental South Congress/Downtown February 28 - March 14

Austin Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Last-Minute SXSW Special: in the heart of the action

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Preston & Paula (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, IgPay AtinLay
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015

About Preston & Paula

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

Why Preston & Paula chose Austin

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

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. Newly remodeled just in the nick of time with vaulted ceilings, large living room, and lots of natural light.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks--we had a great time exploring Austin from a great home base.
Mar 2013
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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++++SXSW Central++++3/2 available SXSW Interactive&Music: SO CONGRESS, DOWNTOWN
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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!"
Guero's 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!"
Perlas
"Excellent seafood, with an outdoor patio along South Congress Avenue"
Zilker Botanical Garden
University of Texas Tower
Texas State Capitol
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
"The place that put Austin on the map!"
Sway
"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 Barpub
0.05 Miles
Continental Club
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Lyons Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
IH35
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
So many to choose from just blocks from the home
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Lake Austin
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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Rates & Availability

From $699 Per night

Austin Bungalow Rental Rates

Special Offer! Last-Minute SXSW rental South Congress/Downtown

Special Offer From:
Dates Feb 28, 2015 to Mar 14, 2015

10% off for newly remodeled, sunny home 2.5 blocks from South Congress in the heart of SXSW activity. Large living room, sunny...comfortable. Call today! It won't last long.

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
$699
$6,999
 

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.

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Amenities

Austin Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1690 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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