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++++SXSW Central++++3/2 SXSW Interactive & Music: SOUTH CONGRESS, DOWNTOWN

Preston & Paula

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

Preston & Paula

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, IgPay AtinLay
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015
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++++SXSW Central++++3/2 SXSW Interactive & Music: SOUTH CONGRESS, DOWNTOWN

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

Overview

Austin Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

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

Immaculate, newly remodeled just in time for SXSW! Close to Downtown, 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). Perfect festival home base!

This home is perfectly located to access everything that cool, hip and funky about Austin.

The house sleeps up to seven, with 3 bedrooms and two full baths, plus two living areas. High-thread count 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. Large, newly remodeled Living room for great flow.

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)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, IgPay AtinLay
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 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 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
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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++++SXSW Central++++3/2 SXSW Interactive & Music: SOUTH CONGRESS, DOWNTOWN
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Missouri, USA
5

Nice owner, super great location , IN the middle of the action but house is quiet perfect mix!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Austin. The house is located in the perfect location , close to everything and good parking (nice driveway). Parking is a premium during busy times but at that house you do not have to worry because you can walk to everything. The owner was super easy to work with, and we slept very well on the mattress (temper-pedic like) and I liked her collection of DVD's (Colombo etc). There is a lot of personal effects in the house but made it nice because you did not have to go out and run and buy salt pepper etc. The only thing I would recommend is a gas grill outside or charchoal such an awesome patio and yard that would compliment it !! LOVED the patio :) Oh then maybe a larger TV in the living room (everything was just remodeled so I am guessing the TV is in the works) However with all the activities going on outside your door step you don't really have the time and desire to watch TV anyway lol !! The flag ship store of Whole Foods is just a short drive to Lamar , and I definitely recommending visiting barton springs pool so neat! we enjoyed the house very relaxing / comfy and Austin very much !! thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fun comments, b! We had taken our grill to the country during renovations and it hadn't made it back yet. My apologies. We did bring back our old movie classics and the coolest anti-Red Box video rental, Vulcan Videos, is an easy walk. It has all the old cult movies and is arranged thematically. The cool staff will help you pick something fabulous. My eyesight is beginning to go so maybe a bigger screen is in order...
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

Map

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 $499 Per night

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $500
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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