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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Modern W 'Old Texas' Vibe. License #002132

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


South Congress House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Downtown is just 3 or 4 minutes away. Yes, you can walk but biking/bus/cab/car is probably more likely.

The best part about this cottage (on the lovely half acre property we call Verde Camp) is the old Austin feel that's getting harder and harder to find in downtown Austin. The houses on this half acre of land dates back to the 1930's. The cottages have recently been remodeled inside and out with new plumbing, walls, wiring, and paint.

The birds chirp in the morning; the squirrels dance in the shady canopy from two 200 year-old oak trees; church bells can be heard in the distance at noon. It's a pretty nice spot year round.


However, this area is happening. Not 3 blocks away is what NPR recently called 'the coolest street in America' (for better or for worse! Ha). Find some vintage vinyl; Peruse the best thrift shops; A straight razor shave; Folk art galleries; or find a cool old sign.

Restaurants / Cafes / Bars:

Continental Club is 2 1/2 blocks away. The best of the best restaurants. Lots of veggie options, live music, clubs, Art houses, theater.

Walk or bike to Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake) and get some exercise. Hit downtown, 6th Street, UT Longhorn games, kayaking/canoeing, and you know you want some barbecue and a beer. It's all just minutes away.

Catch the bus or rent a bike or scooter to almost anywhere. Or, hey just chill. Watch movies via the Roku player on the 37' flat screen. Use the WiFi to surf the web. Get some work done. Rest, relax, get a massage, take a walk, order some food. Whatever. Once you stay, I know you'll come back.


- Noise. We just ask that you be respectful. We have a 'No Noise' policy that is strictly enforced after 10 PM. Loud or obnoxious behavior will not be tolerated.

- No Smoking in the house.

We allow well behaved dogs with pet fee. We do have a dog run on the property, but the property is not fully fenced.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

What makes this house unique

Privacy. Squirrels, Church Bells in the distance..


based on 7 traveler reviews

Modern W 'Old Texas' Vibe. License #002132
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Excellent place to stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Verde Camp was awesome. The home we stayed in was very neat and comfortable in a quiet neighborhood. The bed was very comfortable and air conditioning was strong for those hot days.

Only 2 blocks from all the action on south congress.

I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT get-away

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place that was in a neighborhood and not as sterile as a hotel. This was absolutely perfect!! An incredibly short walk to South Congress, where we found a ton of great places to eat and shop. Very close to running trails along the river. Beautiful property, clean home, accessible to all of the great parts of Austin...highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

This is how you do Austin

  • 5 of 5

Spent a quick, relaxing weekend in Sunrise House and it was great! Neighborhood is awesome (quiet, which is nice after all the crazy along SoCo) but super close to lots of great things to do/see. No idea why you would choose a cookie-cutter hotel room over this sweet piece of Old Austin. I found Verde Camp by typing in "cool places to stay in Austin" and, in this case, Dark Lord Google certainly delivered! I cannot wait to come back...I've got my eye on Yellow Rose House for next time :)

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

This is THEE place to stay when visiting Austin!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at Verde Camp, and will not be my last. Verde Camp offers SO MUCH MORE than a hotel or Air BNB, and is located a very short walking distance to South Congress Street, the main street and hub of Austin. The homes all have a very "Austin, Texas" aesthetic and feature cable TV/Netflix, a full kitchen (with complimentary bottles of Topo Chico, coffee and tea), amazing outdoor patio spaces, bikes, laundry and the price is amazing for everything you get.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect quick weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Sunrise House for weekend trip and it was perfect! I really enjoyed walking everywhere I wanted to go, excellent location. The house is so cute and had everything I needed. I couldn't ask for anything more. I'm already looking forward to my next Camp Verde visit. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

We came here for a confer...

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a conference and had the absolute best time. It's fantastically close to everything you'd want to do- and eat- in Austin. The novel setup feels homey, like having your own bungalow in the best neighborhood in town. We fell in love with the rooster and the good vibes at Verde Camp, and even composed a musical on the spot. Not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

South Congress House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 19.0%

Payment is due upon booking.

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South Congress House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed in bedroom/ queen sleeper sofa in living area
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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