DOWNTOWN GUEST HOUSE JUST TWO BLOCKS FROM SOCO

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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DOWNTOWN GUEST HOUSE JUST TWO BLOCKS FROM SOCO

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Beautiful property to relax but in the heart of it all!

This luxury downtown property is ideally located just two blocks from S. Congress (SoCo) and Lady Bird Lake. It's the perfect place for a weekend getaway or reprieve from a business trip . Walk to arts and entertainment or stay in and enjoy the privacy of the beautiful grounds. The outdoor entertaining areas and gas grill are located between the main house and guest house; a perfect place for dining alfresco under the canopy of winding Oaks lit with white lights. There are multiple places to relax, dine and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The guest house is an open space with 360 square feet and 15 foot cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and cedar ceiling. There is a futon bed down and a queen bed in the loft with one bathroom. There is a kitchenette, a table for four and wood burning fireplace. In the heart of it all but you won't want to leave!

The house was built in 1927 and resembles a European cottage. The guest house was constructed in 2006. The property and grounds have been published in garden magazines and open for public outdoor living tours.The guest house is connected to the main house by a breezeway with the outdoor entertaining areas in the center of the two houses. Casement windows surround the guest house with beautiful views of the gardens and 100+ year old Oak trees. The outdoor space has multiple seating areas for rest, relaxation and dining. This property is for the exclusive enjoyment of paying guests only. There is a strict noise ordinance by 10:30 p.m.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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I am a native Austin Realtor® for the past 25+ years. I have enjoyed a landscaping business as well as my design work helping clients with their remodel projects inside and out. I enjoy traveling for inspiration. I have shared my home with people from all over the world as well as one famous guest, Natalie Portman who rented my entire house while filming a movie here. My home is my refuge where I can unwind, rejuvinate my spirit and entertain my friends. I share my home with two beautiful English Setters.

Owner - purchased this cottage in 2002

The location is the best Austin has to offer for those that want to be walking distance to all of the arts and entertainment, dining and shopping, while being able to retreat in the privacy of an urban oasis.

In addition to the vibrant Soco area there are always festivals, concerts and marathons in the immediate location. ACL music festival and SXSW are within 5 to 10 minutes away. Hike and bike trails, kayaking and sculling on Lady Bird Lake, bat watching on South Congress bridge. Visit the State Capital, the museums, the second street shopping district. Enjoy the nightlife in the warehouse and sixth street districts. Catch a performance at the new Long Center for Performing Arts. Swim in our beloved spring fed pools - Stacy pool located in Travis Heights, Deep Eddy and Barton Springs.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
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Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395429
+1 5124238844
Austin Austin area
5

Spring retreat

  • 5 of 5
After a long brutal winter what a great little place for a Spring retreat. Michelle was a great hostess and provided us just the right amount of attention. We had a wonderful time and would consider staying again.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395429
+1 5124238844
Austin Austin area
5

Fantastic stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5
The pictures don't do it justice. We just got back from a fantastic 4 night break in Austin. The SOCO Cottage was the perfect place to stay. Walking distance to South Congress and to pretty much anywhere. The cottage was great - beds were SUPER comfortable and the outdoor space was the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring. We definitely recommend it as a great place to stay in Austin!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395429
+1 5124238844
Austin Austin area
5

Pretending I am still there...

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Austin was absolutely perfect and that was due in large part to our accommodations. The weather was incredible and the food was great- but it was our little "cottage" that made our trip something to remember. I already knew I was going to love it from the photos I saw on VRBO- and the house and outdoor area is EXACTLY as it is shown. It is so beautiful- every detail was well thought out and the entire place was spotless. I could live in this tiny paradise as my permanent residence and be very happy. The location was perfect- a very quick walk to Congress and all of its restaurants and shops. Turn the other way on Congress and you are able to easily walk to the bridge and across to downtown. The neighborhood itself was a great place to walk around and look at all of the unique homes. I would return this very minute if I could. The owner was very nice and helpful- and has exquisite design taste. I have been an interior designer for 15 years and I asked her about her paint colors, where she bought towels, etc. We didn't spend as much time lounging around the lush outdoor area as we were out exploring as much as we could but I could see spending tons of time out there on a longer visit- very peaceful. You should stay here!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395429
+1 5124238844
Austin Austin area
5

Excellent neighborhood location with great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5
This was a great location for a get away to Austin. The rental is very nice and the outdoor space with the hammocks, grill and table and chairs was excellent for an afternoon of relaxing. You are 2 blocks from the heart of South Congress with great music and food. The happy hours shows at the Continental had some great bands and be sure to get a burger at Hopdoddy it is worth the wait in line. The owner was very accommodating and easy to work with on check in and check out.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
business
Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395429
+1 5124238844
Austin Austin area
5

Small, but perfect

  • 5 of 5
We traveled to Austin for a birthday celebration. We wanted to be able to explore and play, but also to relax and eat some meals "in". This property is perfect. The outdoor grill is huge and located in the most beautiful setting. Two hammocks. Gorgeous gardens. Twinkling lights. We sat by the fireplace for dinner each night and slept with a fire going as well. Everything you can imagine is in easy walking distance. We adored Perla's -- amazing seafood and we are from the Gulf Coast. We saw a show at the Continental and loved it. We shopped at Heritage Boots -- the best boot shop we've ever seen. We even had a massage at South Congress Massage --- really excellent. We will return to Austin, and would love to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p395429
+1 5124238844
Austin Austin area
New Braunfels TX
4

No car needed!

  • 4 of 5
Great location! The owner was very sweet and helpful! The outside space is amazing! The only improvement I would make would be to provide a larger TV. I would tell anyone considering this space to go for it!!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
IH-35 & Riverside
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Two Blocks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municiple Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Two Blocks to SoCo
Car: not necessary

This downtown property is two blocks from S. Congress or (SoCo) just behind the St. Cecilia Hotel. Walk to shopping, restaurants and live music. It's also just a half mile to downtown, 6th street and the Convention Center where a lot of the SXSW activities are located. The Long Center for performing arts is also walkable by less than 10 minutes. If you like to walk or jog you can reach the hike and bike trail or 'Lady Bird Lake' in just 5 minutes. Barton Springs swimming pool is a 10 minute drive, well worth it even if you don't want to swim! Across from the spring is Zilker Park where the famous Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival is located. There is plenty to do within walking distance or a short cab ride to all the popular spots in Austin from this property.

Other Activities: Boating, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Lions Municiple Golf Course is approximately 5 miles away and is a public golf course.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL 1st Weekend
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
ACL 2nd Weekend
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Formula One
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
SXSW Interactive
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 18 2015
6 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
SXSW Music
Mar 19 2015 - Mar 23 2015
4 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Inquire about rates for main house plus guest house for Formula One and SXSW. Includes 4+ beds, 3 baths total.
Please email or text to ask any questions. The guest house is for the enjoyment of paying guests only. Please inquire for other arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Downtown
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has 1 operable casement window and one awning window in the shower. Towels, soap/shampoo & hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , located in loft
  • The guest house has a queen bed in the loft which you access by a ladder. There is also a futon bed which is very comfortable on the main level next to the fireplace; an awesome place to sleep in the winder. Both beds have Temperpedic mattress covers.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • rafting
  • kayaking
Notes:
WIFI available. I-Pod station. No guests under 28 years old allowed without adult supervision. Private parking for one car. May have a maximum of an additional two cars on the street.

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