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Walk to it All! Adorable, Quiet Bungalow w/fenced yard. Perfect SoCo Location!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1.5 BA, sleeps 5

NOTE: we have a 3 night minimum on weekends with exceptions based on last minute availability, please email or call before using 'book it now'. We respond quickly.

** Welcome to SoCo Spaces **

The red house (license # 100853) is nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street just 2 blocks off South Congress (SoCo) in charming Travis Heights. Stroll to fantastic restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and music venues. You can also easily catch a bus or walk downtown.

This light-filled, modernized 1926 bungalow is the ideal place to relax after a day or night of exploring vibrant Austin.

Enjoy an iced tea or margarita in the private back yard - under a majestic 350 year old oak tree.

Get a good night’s rest on the comfortable eco-bamboo memory foam mattresses. Both main floor bedrooms feature queen beds and high quality linens. The master bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet. A loft with a double futon sleeps additional guests.

The main bathroom has a tub/shower combo and slate tile floors. A half bathroom and laundry area are conveniently located off the kitchen.

The kitchen, dining, and living room feature high vaulted ceilings. The fully equipped kitchen features a gas oven, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, coffee grinder, french press, toaster, and blender. The flat screen TV in the living room is equipped with google fiber tv, a dvr, and a dvd player. There’s also a digital radio with pandora and internet radio stations.

In case you need to work, you’ll find a roomy desk and the fastest wi-fi available (Google Fiber)!

There’s a carport for one vehicle plus free street parking.

Beautiful Stacy Park is 3 blocks east and equipped with 3 acres of walking trails and a heated, spring-fed swimming pool. You'll also find a wading pool, playground, & friendly neighbors at Little Stacy Park - enough fun to entertain even the tiniest of travelers for hours.

We live in this neighborhood, we love this neighborhood. Once you've enjoyed a relaxing stay at the little Red House, we know you will too!

** We have sister properties in the same neighborhood. Visit Soco Spaces **

More Details

Property Manager
Dani & Joel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Dani & Joel

We've lived in Austin since 1999 and we love it. We enjoy traveling (as often as possible) and meeting the travelers that grace our vacation rentals. Our other passions include graphic design, film making, publishing, and wake-surfing on lake Austin.

Dani & Joel purchased this house in 2000

Why Dani & Joel chose Austin

When we found it, the 'little red house' wasn't red. It was dirty grey and literally sinking into the ground. After a massive renovation effort we brought it back to life and restored it to better than original. Nearly 100 years old, this jewel of Texas history is the perfect place to call home as you explore Austin's most popular neighborhood.

What makes this house unique


With 10 years of experience, Soco Spaces has always operated in compliance with the city of Austin legal requirements.

The City of Austin requires that Vacation rentals obtain a license for legal operation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Perfection wrapped in a cute cottage surrounded by a beautiful, friendly city. I had never been in to Austin before and after this week it has come to the top of my favorites list. Your home is charming, the bed and the linens so comfortable, your furnishings mixing contemporary with the charm of the cottage… well, all I can keep thinking is the word perfection! Thank you for allowing this sweet space to be available.
Dec 2013
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Greater South River City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , suitable for adults and children over 12
  • Both bedrooms have queen beds, high quality mattresses and high quality linens. Loft area has a double futon Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
French Press coffee maker. Iron/ ironing board. Items for children: DVDs, books, toys, dishes. Pack & play Fully fenced and gated back yard. Stone patio with a beautiful live oak.


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Walk to it All! Adorable, Quiet Bungalow w/fenced yard. Perfect SoCo Location!
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Perfect place to stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect location for a mom / daughter girl's weekend in Austin. We came from Michigan, Illinois and California to be together and had an awesome time around the South Congress area, which is just a couple of short blocks away from the house. In fact, almost everything is within walking distance, including the Capital, 6th Street, and the bats of the Congress Street Bridge. The house is adorable, well maintained and has great amenities. The neighborhood is one that anyone would love to live in, let alone, vacation in. Short drive to Barton Springs (like maybe 10 minutes) and another short drive to the University of Texas LBJ Library rounded out a great weekend. We felt very lucky to get this house and highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little House

  • 4 of 5

We had a really nice time. Lovely home, great location. The house is definitely a better fit for a younger group of people. The loft is cute and funky - but my brother almost tripped over the bar and it was pretty sketchy. The chairs aren't comfortable at all and there is only one little couch. We spent almost 5 days here - and it is really quaint. We needed more places to sit and relax away from the heat. I was traveling with my Mom who is 71 and my Dad who is 72. Super perfect if you aren't going to spend a lot of time inside. I would say, a little small for 4 adults. The hosts were amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Cozy in the heart of Austin!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I traveled to Austin for the first time and were fortunate enough to find the little red house! It was more than comfortable for a family and four and was centrally located close to great restaurants and shopping. We were able to walk to many great spots. The house was modern, clean and quite simply.....hip! We'd love to stay again on our next trip to Austin!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little bungalow - tastefully decorated, well appointed, and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

5 slept very comfortably. Loft ladder is steep so not good for little kids (or adults who have had too much to drink!). Charming, clean little bungalow. Well-appointed kitchen, nice linens, clean, tasteful aesthetic. Couple blocks off South Congress, so easy, safe walk to fun, quirky shops, food trucks (breakfast tacos), Amy's ice cream, the Continental Club, and lots of food, bars, and music. Great place for 1 or 2 couples or family of 5.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our girls getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were really pleased with our stay at the red house! All the comforts of home in a cool atmosphere. Location was ideal and neighborhood beautiful! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Red House, met all our expectations. It was so convenient to the location we wanted to be near.

  • 5 of 5

The Red House, was very clean, relaxing & located in such a great neighborhood. We will be looking to stay again next year!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
7.2 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The famous Continental Club with Live music
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Amtrak Station - AUS 250 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-35 and woodland
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
South Congress Cafe
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Waterski, wake surf, or wakeboard on lake Austin
Car: not necessary

Located in beautiful, historic Travis Heights just 3 blocks from vibrant South Congress Ave. (SoCo). Several beautiful parks are near. Play tennis at Little Stacy Park. Swim at Big Stacy Pool - heated, spring-fed, and free. Town Lake, bordered by 10 miles of hike/bike trails, is less than a mile away & also offers kayaking, sculling, and canoeing.

At dusk (April - Oct.) catch the famous bat show from the South Congress Bridge.

Cross the bridge to enter the Second Street for restaurants & shopping. Enjoy the nightlife in the Warehouse & Sixth Street Districts.

Swim in more beloved spring fed pools - Deep Eddy & Barton Springs. Fly kites at Zilker Park. Catch a free concert at Auditorium Shores. Close the deal at the Convention Center. Explore the flagship Whole Foods. Catch a world-class performance at the Long Center. Visit the State Capitol. Entertain the kids at The Children's Museum.

Enjoy the excitement, then retire to your retreat tucked away on a tranquil street.

Other Activities: Live Music, Sculling, Running Trails, Canoeing, Hiking, Yoga, Swimming, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Greater South River City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
ACL 1st Weekend
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL 2nd weekend
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Formula One
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SXSW interactive
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 14 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SXSW Music
Mar 15 2018 - Mar 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US BEFORE USING 'book it now'. We respond quickly.

Please note: 3 night minimum on weekends (with exceptions based on last minute availability)
Austin occupancy tax is 15%. No tax on 30+ night stays
Some pets allowed with prior approval. $50 for up to 7 days + $50 every 7 days thereafter.

All of our properties are licensed with the city of Austin.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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