FANTASTIC HEART OF SOCO APARTMENT - STEPS FROM RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, NIGHTLIFE

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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FANTASTIC HEART OF SOCO APARTMENT - STEPS FROM RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, NIGHTLIFE

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Studio Apartment, Queen Bedroom, Luxury Bathroom (Sleeps 2)

Visit Austin and stay in the best SoCo location in the city - less than one block (50 yards) from South Congress Avenue's vibrant center - out the door and around the corner to fine restaurants, boutiques, food trailers, live music and the hub of activities for Austin's major events. This location is right in the middle of many of the special live venues for SXSW, and close by all of Austin's local year round entertainment. There are 20 restaurants to choose from less than a 10 minute walk from our front door.

The Art Alley Lofts are brand new apartments, built specifically for visitors wanting to be in the heart of Austin's activities - This is one of two side-by-side lofts available. These separate beautiful studio apartments each has a queen size bed, and comfortable lounging area with luxury private bath that offers you a personal retreat right in the middle of one of Austin's favorite city spots.

Our heart of SoCo location is right off S. Congress Ave in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood - putting you minutes from downtown and at the center of SoCo, two blocks from the Hotel San Jose. All of our visitors truly enjoy this vibrant area.

The Art Alley Lofts have a mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, hot-water kettle, plates, silverware, cups, glasses and wine glasses - everything you need for light eating in this apartment home, and with dozens of interesting and gourmet restaurants to choose from, good food is always close by.

Fantastic restaurants, 24/7 breakfast, live music, boutique and vintage shopping are all just steps away from your front door - relax and enjoy the private courtyard area.

We often provide a casual wine or beer tasting on Friday evenings in the courtyard (if we're not off at one of the many Austin special events)...

The Art Alley Lofts are fully registered and licensed by the City of Austin as an approved Short Term Rental (Austin STR) property, meeting the city code inspection and safety requirements.

Our license to operate an Austin STR has been current since we built these new lofts and opened in late 2012.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Nan

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We've been Austin residents for 15+ years - and have traveled across the US and around the world, using VRBO / Home Away for our stays in many different countries.

We enjoy live music, great food, good friends and all the varied outdoor activities that Austin has to offer.

You can join us for a swim in the local public pool at Stacy Park - just a short walk or bike ride away. Swimming at Barton Springs or mountain biking on one of Austin's many great trails...

Our guests like to start their day with coffee in the private courtyard, and end the day in the courtyard sipping a nice glass of wine or one of our refreshing home brewed craft beers - join us !!

Nan purchased this apartment in 2010

We chose this property to live right in the middle of one of Austin's most happening areas SoCo (S. Congress / Bouldin Creek area)- we love to walk or bike everywhere and there's always something fun to do or a great restaurant choice just minutes away.

With dozens of personal experiences staying at VRBO apartments around the world, we knew exactly what we wanted to provide in our Art Alley Lofts for you to have the best stay in Austin !!

We are avid bicycle riders and have a large selection of FREE bicycles available for you to use when you stay with us in the Art Alley Lofts. Ride downtown or to Zilker park for ACL and be there in just minutes from this central location. Multi-speed cruisers, geared mountain bikes and a few unique single-speed city bikes - Baskets, Lights, Helmets and Locks...

We provide a long list of items available for you to use during your visit…including: Folding Chairs, Oversize Pool Towels (to use at the springs), Full Sets of Frisbee Golf Disks (3 courses in town), Day Packs, Walking Sticks, Picnic Wine Glasses, and much, much more...

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Fantastic Heart of SoCo Apartment - Steps from Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
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Fantastic Heart of SoCo Apartment - Steps from Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437943vb
512-217-4041
Austin Austin area
4

NICE PLACE TO STAY.

  • 4 of 5
Great location, good value. Right in the middle of all the action on S. Congress, but yet very peaceful. The owners are very friendly & helpful but not imposing, the loft was very clean and well stocked and maintained. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is because of the lack of parking, and because there is nowhere in the loft to hang your clothes. maybe an oversight.?
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Fantastic Heart of SoCo Apartment - Steps from Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437943vb
512-217-4041
Austin Austin area
5

AWESOME PLACE TO STAY IN AUSTIN!

  • 5 of 5
This place was perfect for our 5 day stay in Austin! Plenty of restaurants/bars along South Congress and very easy access to downtown for even more options (walk, bike, bus, cab, etc...). Having free bikes available for use was a huge bonus! We were able to explore all around South Congress, downtown, Barton Springs and East Austin during our stay and never needed a car, bus or cab. (But the bus system is great and super easy if you want to use it!)

The unit was very clean and comfortable and very well furnished.

Can't say enough good things about this property, I highly recommend it! Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Fantastic Heart of SoCo Apartment - Steps from Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437943vb
512-217-4041
Austin Austin area
CA
5

ART ALLEY LOFTS

  • 5 of 5
We were first time visitors to Austin in town for my niece's wedding. The Art Alley Lofts was a perfect location for us - we love to walk and the VRBO was ideally located for going to the music venues off So Co, walking to the State Capitol and the trails along Lady Bird Lake and for sightseeing. We listened to live music at the Continental Club on 2 evenings and found great courtyard music at Guerro's and Jo's. The VRBO is as pictured - lots of natural light and modern touches and a very quiet alley setting (even though it's not far from So Co and all the weekend noise and traffic). We had a rental car and although there's no parking on site at the VRBO, we did not have any trouble finding street parking nearby. We enjoyed using the private courtyard for our morning coffee or for cooling off at night time with a glass of wine. The only things lacking - we could have used more hangers for our clothes and more hooks or a towel rack in the bathroom. And although there was a electric hot pot for instant coffee, it would have been nice to have a small brew coffee pot in the VRBO. The Wi Fi was nice to have and Nan was great sharing information with us at check in. We will gladly stay here for future trips to Austin!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at our Art Alley Lofts. All of our guests love the studios, and we love living in the heart of SoCo - so close to everything. "The best location in Austin !!" Thanks for your great feedback, we've added hangers and put in additional towel hooks. There's free overnight parking right outside the Art Alley Lofts courtyard door that we share with the shops on SoCo during the day, lots of on street parking around the corner, and reserved parking out front on Eva St with free visitor passes to borrow if needed. Staying at our Loft's is a Coffee lover's dream come true - Yes, we have a simple coffee service in the studio - and there are seven (7) fantastic choices for coffee (many with breakfast) no more than a five minute walk away… Jo's Coffee - best people watching on SoCo, Once Over Coffee - fresh made French Press Coffee, Bouldin Creek Cafe - wonderful breakfast on their patio, Fair Trade Coffee - global flavors, Magnolia Cafe - 24/7 breakfast, great pancakes, egg dishes, full lunch & dinner menu, Farm To Market - organic "healthy mini grocery store" with fresh made sandwiches just steps away, Tom's Shoes - lifestyle shop & coffee culture, Freddies - breakfast outside under the oak trees and a "mix it yourself" Bloody Mary bar, Elizabeth St. Cafe & Boulangerie - from scratch French Bakery, yummy Croissants and Baguettes with breakfast on the patio, Polvo's or Guero's Mexican - Migas, Huevos, Tacos and fresh salsa bars (go back later for their Margarita's and lunch or dinner), oops…that's way more than seven and a few more I could add, plus taco trailer choices. Oh and then there are the decadent weekend Brunch options… South Congress Cafe - great "classic brunch" a block away, Little Barrel and Brown - around the corner, tasty egg dishes (and go back for their happy hour 5-7pm amazing appetizers, great dinners and from scratch "old school" cocktails). …and you can't miss a visit down the block to Home Slice Pizza for a snack or a meal - true New York style pizza in Austin, and their incredible oversized Italian or Meatball sub sandwiches… or a gourmet Burger at Hopdoddy's - with fresh cut fries and local brew's on tap… Did we say how much we love living right here in the heart of SoCo - this is truly the best place to stay in Austin !! and if you want to tour around the rest of Austin - walk, drive, taxi, hop on the bus around the corner or borrow one of our free Bicycles - there's so much to see and do here :-)
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Fantastic Heart of SoCo Apartment - Steps from Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437943vb
512-217-4041
Austin Austin area
5

AUSTIN RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
the room was spotless, comfy, and had everything we needed. The only thing I would add is a few more locations to store or hang clothing as there was not a closet.. shower was large, everything was clean, bed was comfortable, and we were able to walk to many great locations. owners were wonderful and friendly and available if we needed anything. we would stay there again as the price was great given the location.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Fantastic Heart of SoCo Apartment - Steps from Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437943vb
512-217-4041
Austin Austin area
5

GREAT LOCATION, GREAT SET UP.

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic location for S. Congress. Great accommodations. Hosts were really nice, great suggestions of places to go, things to do, and bikes were available! Would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Fantastic Heart of SoCo Apartment - Steps from Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437943vb
512-217-4041
Austin Austin area
4

NICE AND CARING OWNER

  • 4 of 5
The time we arrived Austin has roller coaster weather. The owner is very thoughtful and makes sure we know how to adjust the thermostat. Great location for downtown visit. Room is very clean and nicely designed. My wife is super sensitive to dirty bed! Owner Nan and her husband jeff are nice people. The only drawback is the mattress seems to be a little bit soft for us. Parking to the property sometimes is difficult around dinner time. Overall, we have a great stay overthere.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin International Airport
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Amtrak Station - Austin, TX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate Highway 35 - IH35 (Woodland Exit #232B)
Nearest Beach
2.4 Miles
Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Continental Club and numerous others
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Barton Creek Country Club
Car: not necessary

The SoCo / S.First area is a vibrant area just south of the city center and Austin's Lady Bird Lake - across the 'Bat Bridge' and a short walk south on S. Congress Ave. Filled with shops, restaurants, bars, outdoor live music venues, regular outdoor events and art/craft fairs - the S.Congress and S.First street areas are just steps away from this incredible in-town studio apartment location.

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Availability & Rates

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Austin Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July Special
Jul 7 2014 - Jul 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$80
From
$95
Fri,Sat,Sun
$560
 
 
ACL 2014 -1st Weekend $200/nt.
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
ACL 2014 -2nd Weekend $200/nt
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Formula 1 - 2014 ($275/nt.)
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$825
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW Interactive ($250/nt.)
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW Music ($250/nt.)
Mar 11 2015 - Mar 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
From
$120
Fri,Sat,Sun
$650
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Availability subject to change until booked.

Special Events: (3 nt. min)
ACL - Oct 3-5 & 10-12, 2014 - $200/nt
Formula 1 - Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014 - $275/nt
SXSW - March, 2015 - $250/nt

Refer to Rental Agreement for Special Events booking policy - 30 day policy does not apply.

We have 2 studio apartments side-by-side, great for two couples.

CHECK-IN after 3 pm, CHECK-OUT by Noon

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Austin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand new - clean crisp luxury bath - Granite and Designer Tile with Oiled Bronze finish fixtures. Dual flush Toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) High thread count sheets, pillow top mattress with padded cover, comfortable comforter and hypo-allergenic pillows (or feather pillows if you prefer).
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Art Alley Loft Studios are located up one level from the private, fully fenced, locked courtyard area and street level. It's an easy walk up the nice wide stairs to access the lofts.
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