MODERN, URBAN OASIS. WALK & BIKE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPS

Ashley de Jong

Speaks dutch, spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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MODERN, URBAN OASIS. WALK & BIKE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPS

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Casa SoCo is a gorgeous and comfortable 4 bed/2 bath home 1.5 mi from downtown

This is your Urban Oasis -- you can walk or bike to nearly every restaurant, bar, park or shop you'd want to visit in Austin.

Casa SoCo delivers:

* the comfortable, modern amenities of a 4-star hotel

* beds you want to sleep in with heavenly linens

* spectacular spots to chill under 250 year old oak trees (can you see you and your 7 closest sipping a drink in our rocking chairs?)

* fantastic fire pit for chilly nights

* plenty of private, onsite parking for 4 cars (no fee)

* fast WiFi, Apple TV

* 7 beach cruiser bikes for exploring the area

...all on an uber private street in the heart of a dynamic local neighborhood a walk, bike or very short cab to all Austin hotspots.

Layout ~

-3 bedrooms (King, Queen, 2 Twins)

-1 office with a day-bed (twin or king) and exclusive wall of window out looking the back

-2 full bathrooms

-Large, open living and dining area

-Chef's kitchen with wine fridge

-2 patios

More information and many tips on where to go in Austin are on our website. www.casasoco.com

LOCATION & PRIVACY

We put great thought into creating a special Austin oasis at Casa SoCo. You are literally steps away from two of the hippest streets in town — South Congress & South 1st -- and a long walk or quick cab to downtown. But you are also hidden, on a quiet, dead-end street with loads of privacy and plenty of secure, off – street parking (a rarity in this hood).

Casa SoCo has an open living space that flows into the kitchen; there is plenty of space to move. You'll oooh and ahhh over the brand new Big Chill aqua fridge and enjoy the well-stocked kitchen with a Frigidaire gas stove, dishwasher, microwave and wine fridge.

Every room has fabulous windows and the natural light in Casa SoCo is superb.

The master bedroom has an incredibly comfortable King size bed with silky soft (but cool) bamboo linens. The bed has a Serta pillowtop mattress that is firm throughout but plush). The master includes a glassed-in rain shower, sink and toilet. A vanity with seating and mirror is also in the master, along with a full closet and dresser.

We provide shampoo, conditioner, lotion, picnic supplies, extra towels, lots of odds & ends

The 2nd bedroom has a Queen size bed, bamboo linens, dresser and full closet.

The 3rd bedroom is set up for two — adults who want to sleep in separate beds, or kids. There are two brand new, comfy twin beds, same lux linens and a full size closet and dresser. A box of toys and children's books are stocked here as well.

The 2nd & 3rd bedroom share a large bathroom with a full size bathtub/shower and sink.

The 4th bedroom/study has a convertible bed. The back wall is all window — looking out to the private patio. This is a fantastic place to work with a built in desk. It’s also a nice little hide-out that would be completely comfortable to sleep in. Curtains can be drawn for privacy. A mirror and dresser is in the room, along with hooks to hang clothing. Please note, this room is best suited for fully able-bodied people -- when the bed is pulled out to a King size, there is less room to move around.

Our back patio is an ideal place to enjoy a bottle of wine and dinner. Casa SoCo has plenty of outdoor seating and is a perfect place to chill with your family or friends staying at Casa SoCo. Please note, this is a place for private get togethers with no more than 6 unrelated adults. This is not a party house.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
The Casa SoCo experience was perfect! I was down in Austin with 4 coworkers immediately following SXSW and Ash was able to turn the house around for us and get us settled and comfortable for our stay from the previous tenants in no time flat. She's incredibly communicative and the layout and instructions for the house are clear and super helpful. The neighborhood is amazing, space and layout of the house is bigger than expected and the entire stay was comfortably and homey. Stay here if in Austin!
Mar 2014
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Ashley de Jong

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Speaks dutch, spanish, english
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Ashley is a native Austinite. She is all Austin — “different from the rest of Texas” — but knows Texas-friendly hospitality like no one else. Ashley is a public policy guru, people problem solver and philanthropist (and mom).

Frank is a native of Holland, grew up in Canada and has been an ex-pat all over Asia, Europe and the Middle East, working for the same global corporation since he completed his engineering degree (and a dad).

We would absolutely love to share our beloved city with you with as much personalized service as you like.

Ashley de Jong purchased this house in 2013

This is Ashley's adult dream home in her favorite neighborhood where she lived pre-kids. The area is eclectic, walkable, friendly, artistic and close to everything you want to see in Austin. The shops and restaurants are of very high quality and all of it is local.

When we saw the house itself we fell in love with the amazing tree, the natural light and the warm feel of the place. Casa SoCo has a very special vibe.

Location & Privacy:

One of the first things you’ll notice is how private Casa SoCo is, even though it is right in the middle of everything. You are two blocks from South Congress and one block from South 1st. These two avenues are filled with fabulous restaurants, excellent shopping, great bars and spectacular people watching. This is an all-local slice of life.

You can easily walk or bike to most points of interest. Downtown is “down the hill” of Congress. You can cross over the bridge (after you see the Austin bats fly out at dusk), admire Lake Lady Bird and then you’re in the 2nd St District. Just a few blocks further is 6th Street. Our city jewel, Zilker Park, (home of ACL Fest and much more) is also nearby and quickly approached heading down South 1st.

You can easily get a cab as well. Or if you are driving, there is easy access to both I-35 (to Formula 1) and Mopac. We have a private, paved driveway providing secure parking for 2-3 cars. Most of Casa SoCo is surrounded by a serene concrete fence and the entire home is sheltered by an enormous oak tree. Our tree itself is a work of art!

Comfort:

We’ve furnished Casa SoCo with comfort and beauty in mind. We have everything you need for a home away from home. Families who are relocating will find Casa SoCo an unbelievable alternative to a crummy, overpriced furnished apartment. Those traveling to Austin for work, whether short term or for an extended stay will love the peace and ease of being in the heart of the city without the anytown, USA feel. Of course, when your purpose is just pleasure and soaking in Austin, couples, friends & families will love Casa SoCo!

Local

Casa SoCo is owned and operated by Ashley & Frank de Jong. We live in Austin and are always a phone call away. We are licensed and registered with the City.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Reviews

4.9
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Modern, Urban Oasis. Walk & bike to restaurants & shops
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
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Modern, Urban Oasis. Walk & bike to restaurants & shops
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Austin Austin area
5

PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!

  • 5 of 5
Great location and a lovely property. The host has thought of everything, from robes and hair dryers in each bathroom to an informative "Live Like a Local" guest guide. The house is adorable and central to just about everything. Would absolutely return!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Sorry I didn't get to meet you in person. Cheers!
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Modern, Urban Oasis. Walk & bike to restaurants & shops
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3553422
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Austin Austin area
5

LOCATION, LOCSTION, LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
This house was super cute with a hip retro vibe. The property was very wellmaintained and clean. It isi n the perfect location, close to many restaurants, bars, and shopping. The bikes were a great helpful addition. The owner was extremely helpful suggesting things to do while in Austin. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to go back soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you checked out Vintage Trouble! Come back and visit anytime.
business
Modern, Urban Oasis. Walk & bike to restaurants & shops
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3553422
+1 5128976390
Austin Austin area
5

LOCATION, LOCSTION, LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
This house was super cute with a hip retro vibe. The property was very wellmaintained and clean. It isi n the perfect location, close to many restaurants, bars, and shopping. The bikes were a great helpful addition. The owner was extremely helpful suggesting things to do while in Austin. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to go back soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Modern, Urban Oasis. Walk & bike to restaurants & shops
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3553422
+1 5128976390
Austin Austin area
5

HIP, COMFORTABLE, PERFECTLY LOCATED, YOU CAN'T GO

Hip, comfortable, perfectly located, you can't go
  • 5 of 5
I rented this house with a few friends for a wedding weekend. Having never been to Austin, we were especially appreciative of host Ashley's extra efforts to welcome us. She left cupcakes and Lone Star in the fridge as well as several very helpful guides to the city. I would recommend this place over and over again!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Modern, Urban Oasis. Walk & bike to restaurants & shops
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3553422
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Austin Austin area
5

BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED HOUSE IN SOCO!

  • 5 of 5
Ashley is an amazing host. She is incredibly detail oriented and has literally thought of everything. She greeted us as we arrived, showed us around and even gave us a ride into town. We couldn't have asked for a better host.

The house is gorgeous and smells amazing! Everything was top notch and we had a great weekend at SXSW. I would definitely stay at Casa SoCo again, no doubt!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a whirlwind SXSW! Thanks to Stefanie and her crew for taking excellent care of Casa SoCo and inviting me to a SX brunch event. Come back and see us!
business
Modern, Urban Oasis. Walk & bike to restaurants & shops
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3553422
+1 5128976390
Austin Austin area
Saint Louis, Missouri
5

FABULOUS OWNERS, PERFECT HOUSE, IDEAL LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Casa Soco was better than we could had ever imagined for our stay in Austin over the holidays! Arranging the stay couldn't have been easier. Ashley, the owner, was very helpful with planning, provided prompt responses to all our questions and made arriving as simple as could be!

The house itself was perfect for my family- we had 4 couples so each had our own room with plenty of living and kitchen space. Bedrooms were very comfortable and we loved the supply of bathrobes and all the other iittle thoughtful ammenities (fans, extra pillows/blankets, etc) in the rooms.
The kitchen and living room had plenty of seating for all 8 of us with a great table big enough to play cards and games. The kitchen also had everything we needed- coffee maker, toaster, plenty of dishes---there wasn't a single thing we needed that wasn't there.
One thing to note is that there is no cable/satellite. That wasn't a big issue for us since we watched network and AppleTV but there were some football games on we wished we could have accessed. The Apply Ipod radio/dock was also a great touch that we used the whole trip--though again to note that it was for the Iphone 4 and below, not the 5 plug adaptor.
Outside front and back had tables and chairs and firepits in both locations. It was a bit chilly so that was perfect for us and having firewood and starters already on site made it even easier!

In summary, the owners take pride in this gorgeous and well equipped and cared for house. We greatly enjoyed our stay and being on the dead end it was peaceful, but within walking distance to SoCo was an added bonus. I highly recommend staying here as we certainly will when we go back!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy new year! Thanks so much for pointing out we need the iPhone5 adapter - I will get one this week! I'll also add a few sport bars nearby to our Live Like a Local Guide when ESPN is needed. I'm so glad the family enjoyed their stay and we welcome you back home to Casa SoCo anytime. Cheers!
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Barton Springs Pool
Zilker Park
"Fantastic park, down the hill from Casa SoCo. ACL Fest lives here. On non-event weekends, ..."
South Congress Avenue
"Stroll up and down, shop, sip, eat, people watch."
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
Alamo Drafthouse Austin: Downtown
"If we go to a movie, we only go to Alamo. Why would you see a movie and NOT be able to get ..."
Chuy's Restaurant
"Great Tex-Mex (not Mexican or interior Mexican, etc). This is ooey-gooey goodness. All the..."
Continental Club
"Small, loud, great acoustics. When the right band is there, it's perfect."
Amy's Ice Creams
"Mexican Vanilla and Bourbon Chocolate are favorites. They will put on a show for you mixing..."
Uchi Restaurant
"Honestly, there is nothing we've ever tasted here that was not divine. It's all incredibly ..."
Broken Spoke
"Old Austin. Come for a real honky tonk. They do dance lessons earlier in the evening."
BookPeople
"Fabulous independent book store. Great kid section. Only gave 3 stars because I don't thin..."
Waterloo Records
Austin Children's Museum
Perla's
"Lovely patio. Oysters & seafood. Right on SoCo. Yummy truffle fries."
La Condesa
"Delicious Mexican. The street corn is awesome. Great cocktails. Always busy. The Flour R..."
Whole Foods Market
"A great place to eat, with a giant salad bar and many little mini restaurants within the sto..."
Takoba
"Excellent Austin patio, great drinks and food. A very good stop for checking out East Austin."
Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food
"Coffee, snacks, people watching, good souvenir T's, often has live music too. Next to the S..."
Texas State Capitol
"A magnificent building, depends on what you are interested in. You can see the Capitol when..."
El Chile Cafe y Cantina
"Super close, less than 10 minute walk. Great happy hour, ritas, rajas, traditional, interio..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
I - 35
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Guero's
Nearest Golf
11.3 Miles
Barton Creek Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Lenoir (French), Magnolia Cafe
Car: not necessary

GEORGOUSNESS! COMFORT! and LOCATION! Right in the middle of everything. You are two blocks from South Congress and one block from South 1st. These two avenues are filled with fabulous restaurants, excellent shopping, great bars and spectacular people watching. This is an all-local slice of life. You can easily walk or bike to most points of interest. Downtown is “down the hill” of Congress. You can cross over the bridge (after you see the Austin bats fly out at dusk), admire Lake Lady Bird and then you’re in the 2nd St District. Just a few blocks further is 6th Street. Our city jewel, Zilker Park, (home of ACL Fest and much more) is also nearby and quickly approached heading down South 1st.

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Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season -- 20% off
Jul 1 - Aug 31
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
ACL Fest
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$3,400
Flat fee
 
 
ACL Fest
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 12 2014
4 night minimum stay
$3,400
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$470
From
$525
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,455
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes In addition to nightly rate: 15% tax and $90 Cleaning Fee
Short Term Rental License 2013-044904 OL

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1717 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 king , 1 twin/ single , Comfortable day bed that has 1 twin or a pull out for King
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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