WALKING DISTANCE TO SOUTH CONGRESS & DOWNTOWN - COOL GARAGE APARTMENT TREEHOUSE

Christopher

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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WALKING DISTANCE TO SOUTH CONGRESS & DOWNTOWN - COOL GARAGE APARTMENT TREEHOUSE

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Private Studio Garage Apartment: Detached, 2nd-story, Very Private, Sleeps 2-4.

This charming garage apartment, fully renovated but with remaining vintage charm, is convenient, comfortable, quiet and private.

Detached unit at the rear of property has second-story deck surrounded by trees, affording outside living space with privacy. The balcony overlooks a small ravine with a creek, no other properties back up to it, so it's quite secluded and private - perfect for having a nice coffee or tea, or a great spot to do yoga!

Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, plenty of natural light, and a renovation that added all modern conveniences, while keeping many of the historic materials and trim for the original 1920's unit. We've also furnished it with family pieces, and some fine art in a style we'll call 'Mid-Century Mash-Up!'. Fun, funky, clean with solid lines, and all the creature comforts.

We walk downtown and to festivals while others are still looking for parking. Rent a couple of bikes and you have the majority of Austin at your convenience. And, SoCo is a veritable weekend in itself - shops, boutiques, restaurants, food trailers, bars, clubs and so much more, just blocks away. But, once you've had enough of folks, retreat to the calm of the Bolthole.

Perfect for a couple, but it does have a fold-out couch, so if needed, 4 'close friends' could make it work. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, skylit bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and street parking.

Minutes walk from the Lake, Downtown, easy access to festivals, and all that Austin has to offer!

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Christopher

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lived here in ATX, then lived elsewhere, been back a while now, and we love it... we're urban gardeners, bon vivants, conscious leaders, itinerant travelers and lovers of the good life, as we see it...

we're really fortunate to live in this neighborhood and want to share the best that Austin has to offer, while allowing folks time to just chill out and enjoy a retreat-like 'treehouse' setting.

we live in the front house, so you have your choice - we can be as available as you need, or leave you alone. we can provide advice, do daily upkeep, or stock the fridge and pantry for you - with local favorites! - whatever you need.

as urban gardeners, we usually have edibles and greens, and more than we can consume, so if that's your diet, we're more than happy to provide greens!

Christopher purchased this apartment in 1992

Travis Heights, off of SoCo, a real neighborhood that is walkable and enjoyable, yet extremely close to the urban excitement!

Access to SoCo, to Festivals, to downtown and to the excellent Hill Country. You'll love Austin, come visit Texas and see what we have to offer!

We're told that this property was one of the 'hideouts' for Bonnie and Clyde... indeed, when we renovated the apartment, we found remnants of a hidden stairway in the garage, and a trapdoor in the apartment. It's still visible in the remodel.

That's why we call her 'the Bolthole' - the perfect safe house for an escape!

We're casual, but we understand great service and have stayed in some exceptional Vacation Rentals ourselves. We like meeting people, or respecting privacy - and we love to share our love for Austin with you!

Urban, but really quiet and relaxed.

You could get away without renting a car if you are creative.

Access to all of the action and nightlife.

Private, comfortable, modern, yet historic.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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5
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Walking Distance to South Congress & Downtown - Cool Garage Apartment Treehouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Walking Distance to South Congress & Downtown - Cool Garage Apartment Treehouse
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Austin Austin area
5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Bolthole for 3 nights. The apartment is on a very quiet street, and is only a short walk to shops and restaurants on South Congress. Everything was super clean and we loved the back deck. We enjoyed hearing many different types of birds. Why would anyone stay in a hotel room when you can enjoy the privacy and fun of staying at the Bolthole.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Walking Distance to South Congress & Downtown - Cool Garage Apartment Treehouse
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Austin Austin area
5

GREAT URBAN RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at the Bolthole for a weekend getaway and were very pleased with our visit. The space was so beautiful and clean. We loved the balcony. It gave the Bolthole the feel of a peaceful, secluded retreat, but it is just a short walk away from South Congress!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thanks!! please come visit again, we're so happy you were pleased!
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Walking Distance to South Congress & Downtown - Cool Garage Apartment Treehouse
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Austin Austin area
5

PHOTOS DO NOT DO JUSTICE

  • 5 of 5
I was so pleased when I walked in for the first time. Spacious and vibey. Well beyond my expectations from the photos. Top notch
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you, so happy you were pleased! and, I agree, the photos don't capture the best of the place adequately; I'm working on getting another shoot together to update!

thanks for your visit and your feedback, please come back, we'd love to host you again! ;)
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5

FELT RIGHT AT HOME

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for a week in October and had a wonderful time. The unit was clean and comfortable and stocked with all the appliances we'd need (including a Nespresso machine). When we arrived, there was beer in the fridge, which helped put us in vacation mode. The location is perfect as well. Tucked on a side street in SoCo District, it's walking distance to South Congress (approx 10 minutes) and Downtown (approx. 30 minutes). The owners, Susannah and Christopher, were incredibly helpful... always available to answer questions and direct us to the best restaurants.

We loved having this unit to come back to from a long day of eating around the city. Would definitely recommend it and we hope to stay there agin the next time we come to Austin.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Walking Distance to South Congress & Downtown - Cool Garage Apartment Treehouse
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Austin Austin area
5

THANKSGIVING

  • 5 of 5
The treehouse met all of our expectations. It was exactly like the pictures showed and the descriptionin the listing. The hosts was extremely cooperative in allowing us to borrow some cooking utensils that were of high quality.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Walking Distance to South Congress & Downtown - Cool Garage Apartment Treehouse
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5

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

  • 5 of 5
A short walking distance from lively Congress St., this fantastic apartment is in a lovely residential neighborhood and is very quiet and secluded. The apartment has a wall of windows and glass doors opening up to a large deck among the trees and overlooking a flowing stream. You will feel like you are deep in the woods. The pictures of the apartment don't do it justice; its high ceilings and open plan make it much more spacious than it appears in the photos. Chris is a wonderful host and had stocked the apt with wine, beer, and coffee for us on arrival. He also welcomed us to help ourselves to his vegetable garden up front. (Great basil!) We had a great weekend. Thank you Chris!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thanks so much, it was such a pleasure to host y'all - please, do come back again!
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Map

Amy's Ice Creams
South Congress Avenue
6th Street
Whole Foods Market
Barton Springs Pool
Continental Club
Gueros Taco Bar
Bouldin Creek Coffee House
Waterloo Records
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
Allens Boots
Broken Spoke
Lamberts Downtown Bbq
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Home Slice Pizza
South Congress Cafe
Perla's
Violet Crown Cinema
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
La Condesa
G'Raj Mahal Cafe
Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail Head
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Circuit of the Americas
Enoteca Vespaio
Uchi Restaurant
Rainey St
La Zona Rosa
Arthouse At the Jones Center
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Auditorium Shores
SXSW
Texas State Capitol
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Maria's Taco Xpress
Zilker Park
Franklin Barbecue
Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food
Salt Lick BBQ
Uchi Restaurant
Hey Cupcake!
ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Austin Music Hall
Blanton Museum of Art
Amy's Ice Creams - South Congress
Peché
Lake Austin
Congress Avenue Bridge
The Bolthole
"kindred spirits!"
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-35
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
South Congress has many
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
South Congress has many
Car: not necessary

Travis Heights, SoCo, Music Festivals, Town Lake - all of it is walking distance from this beautiful property...

Located in Austin's best urban neighborhood, Travis Heights, with fabulous shopping, restaurants and nightlife a 7-10 minute walk away, as well as Lady Bird Lake for all outdoor activities and downtown within easy walking distance.

Free entertainment just walking down South Congress, and easy access to all downtown activities. We get there walking before friends find parking!

Beautiful green-belt and year-round pool easy walking distance - all of the action, and a peaceful retreat as well...

This rental is perfect for a couple looking to be able to do whatever they want on the urban scene, and then just drop out of the picture and be alone. Or, a single person relocating, visiting or working in town for a short-term.

We are so close and yet still 'far out'; tucked away and retreat-like. Fun, funky, clean, bright, and cozy.

We've used some family pieces and some fine art collectibles to create a nice 'Mid-Century Mash-up' so you can enjoy a little bit of what keeps Austin cutting edge, yet comfy and ole school as well.

It's your choice - we can be as involved as you like and give recommendations and ideas, or we can leave you completely alone for a retreat. It's our pleasure to share the vibrancy or help maintain the solace!

Licensed Short-Term Rental Property: #OL 2013 009899

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Availability & Rates

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Austin Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Formula 1
Oct 29 2014 - Nov 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
SXSW
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
$349
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $49.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Rates can be slightly negotiable for appropriate longer rentals... please email directly.

Cancellation Policy

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

Austin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , nice, clean, modern, large skylight
  • nice, clean, modern, large skylight. modern with historic features. all towels provided, basic needs taken care of!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • large, open studio floor plan... high ceilings, large windows, great natural light. one lovely queen sized bed, and a fold-out couch that can sleep two more. high quality linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
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