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Historic Castle Cottage - Heart of SoCo District!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Best location! Heart of SoCo, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 2)

The Castle Estate is a City of Austin Historic Landmark and an excellent example of Mediterranean Revival architecture. The detached limestone cottage is located at the south end of the property and has a private entrance and hidden Spanish garden with fountain. The estate is located on a quiet tree-lined street, one block from Stacy Park (with a spring fed lap pool and walking trails) and three blocks from Austin's bohemian SoCo entertainment district (ranked the best street in Texas by Texas Monthly).

Ian Reddy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Ian Reddy

Angela and Ian love meeting their guests and are available to give suggestions of favorite spots both in the neighborhood and around the city.

Why Ian Reddy chose Austin

The Castle Cottage is located on one of the rare historic estates in the neighborhood. The cottage is nestled under a canopy of trees and opens up to a Spanish garden with fountain, hammock, chiminea and colorful flower wall. North of the cottage is the John House, where owners Angela and Ian live. The John House is designed with an arcaded porch and steel framed casement windows that extend along the front of the facade and make the residence one of the most distinguishable in the neighborhood.


Greater South River City Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Dowstairs WC - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot bathtub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a cozy side entrance to the garden patio with replete with Spanish fountain, table, chairs, tree and lots and lots of flowers.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Castle Cottage - Heart of SoCo District!
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful retreat - lovely, fully equipped cottage, great outdoor space. Just blocks from SoCo.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stone cottage. Comfortable space both inside and out. Quiet and beautiful neighborhood with no noise other than the sweet sound of birds chirping. Walk a few blocks and you are in the middle of the best part of Austin - South Congress. Great restaurants, clubs & outdoor venues for music and dancing, and fantastic shopping. Wonderful hosts who totally respect your privacy while also being available if needed. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Super cute, clean and great location. Would stay again for sure!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great Everything

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this incredible home with another couple and really enjoyed our time! Great location. Amazing home. Lovely neighborhood. There was plenty of space to unwind in the upstairs living space or the lower level. Enough parking space and extraordinary amenities. The owners were always available to answer questions and to help in any way they could. We'd really love to go back and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Can't wait to stay again

  • 5 of 5

The Castle is wonderful and located in a great place, close to main attractions and in a peaceful neighborhood at the same time, a couple blocks from South Congress, a around the corner from a park. We even walked to downtown. You can also take an Uber that takes less than 5 min.

Restaurants and coffee shops nearby are a great start of the day.

Ian and Angela provide not only their incredible home but a lot of information. At the home you´ll find various guides and tours suggestions.

As hosts they were most helpful, and made the booking process easy.

My gratitude and best wishes!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Enthusiastically Endorse This Property!!

  • 5 of 5

The Castle on the Hill is a perfect getaway house. It is beautifully appointed with every amenity anyone could want - from handsome comfortable furniture, to a fully equipped kitchen. We have been to the house twice and it truly feels like a home away from home. The location is perfect - right in Soco but nestled in the cute neighborhood of Travis Heights - and in walking distance to everything. I enthusiastically endorse this property! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Wow, this place is AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

I have to agree with all the other reviews...EVERYTHING about the place was first class. The location, the amenities, the rooms, everything! The owners, Ian and Anglea, are beyond accommodating and responsive. The house experience was even better than the Austin experience...and that's saying a lot for this incredible city. This is the place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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South Congress Avenue, better known as SoCo, is the vibrant arts and entertainment district south of the river. Swing dance at the famous Continental Club or eat some of the best Mexian food in town at Guerros Taco Bar, its all just a stone's throw away from one of the most unique residences in all of Austin -- The Castle on the Hill. Walk one block in the other direction and enter Stacy Park, designed with a public spring fed lap pool on one side and children’s spring fed wading pool and playground on the other. Walking trails weave throughout and lead toward the famous Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail where you will find access to all the outdoor activities imaginable, including canoeing, sculling, kayaing, jogging, and mountain biking. Whether your search involves a raucus night of live music, an outdoor exploration of Austin or just a quiet evening on the veranda, the Castle on the Hill provides a tranquil retreat nestled in the heart of it all.


Rates & Availability

Greater South River City Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 14 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Mar 7 2018 - Mar 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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