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NO home is more in the HEART of SOCO than this one!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BR / 2 BA - LICENSED (#OL 2012100679) & REGISTERED with CITY OF AUSTIN

56 glowing Reviews giving the home the highest rating possible at 5 out of 5 stars!

Featured in Vacation Rental Travels Magazine as THE home to choose for when staying in Austin. I respond immediately! Prices for special events such as SXSW, ACL, or Formula 1 are higher.

Don't be fooled by other homes saying they are "in the heart of South Congress" yet are far away. No other home is closer to SOCO than my home. Check out my reviews who state such. Do you want to walk 50 steps to Congress or 1000? I have a large covered deck in the back yard with a table and seating, a grill, and hammock. I also have a 55 inch HDTV with HBO and SHOWTIME. You will not be disappointed in this home! It has so much to offer and is THE closest 3 BR home to South Congress!.....

What makes my home different from others?

1) LOCATION - you don't need a car, so much is walkable. There is not another home more conveniently located to SOCO than mine. The home is 1 block to Congress to so many restaurants and shopping. No need to worry about cabs and other hassles when you will be in the middle of the most popular part of town.

2) FREE PARKING AT FRONT DOOR - no need to park a half mile away or pay for parking when you can park at my front door. other homes do not have this amenity.

3) SERVICE - I meet each group at the home to make sure you get settled in and answer any questions. I also provide each group a map of an aerial view of the home in relation to the many restaurants to walk to as well as provide a written list of those restaurants and what makes them popular so the group can know what restaurants they want to try.

4) AMENITIES - 55 & 32 inch HDTV's, high speed internet, comfortable beds, spacious living room, kitchen, and outside covered deck with seating for 8, and an iHome to listen to your favorite music.

5) PRIVACY - fenced in front and back yards so you won't be bothered.

6) CLEANLINESS - the home will very clean when you arrive with towels and soap on the beds.

This 1500 sq/ft home with hardwood floors is TRULY in the HEART of the South Congress District. Other ads state they are in the heart of SOCO yet are far away. This home IS in the heart of the most popular area of Austin. Located 1 block off South Congress every possible attraction of SOCO is literally less than a 3 minute walk. With so many stores for shopping, restaurants, and music venues within walking distance, there is no shortage of things to do. Go kayaking or jog at Town Lake or hang out Downtown. Both are only 1 mile away..... If you want to stay in, watch TV on a 55-inch HDTV with lots of movies on DVR, HBO, Showtime, and Starz and enjoy coffee with my Keurig coffee maker.

FREE PARKING - No car is needed because everything is within a short walk and the bus stop is also only 2 blocks away to go downtown. However, if you do have a car, 3 FREE PARKING PASSES are offered with your stay. Park right outside your front door and tour Austin without having the hassle of paying for parking. There are very few blocks with residential parking, but this street has it and it is ULTRA convenient. There is NO home more in the center of SOCO than this home!!! You will not be disappointed in this location.

You are less than a 3 minutes walk to so many restaurants like.....

South Congress Cafe, Vespaio, Botticelli's, Perla's, Guero's, Home Slice Pizza, Hop Daddy's Burgers, Magnolia Cafe, Wahoo's Fish Taco's, Zen Sushi, and many, many food trailers

Have coffee at Joe's

Go see some live music at the famous Continental Club or Guero's

Have a drink at San Jose Hotel's Courtyard or the many other places to cool off

Shop at Allen's Boots, Bohemia, Crofts Original, Co Star, or the many other places nearby

Have desert at Amy's Ice Cream, Hey Cupcake!, or Big Top Candy Store

Shop for grocery's at Farm to Market Grocery

Find a book to read at South Congress Books or get your hair cut at the five different salons in SOCO

Get a massage at South Congress Massage

Shop trendy, hip stores like Uncommon Objects, Yard Dog Art Gallery, Creations Boutique, or the many other chic places to shop in SOCO.

EVERYTHING in SOCO is a short walk to this home!!!

More Details

Chad Wilson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why Chad Wilson chose Bouldin

No other home is closer to the action than this home. Not only can the location not be beat, but the home has plenty of room to move around in with very spacious living room, kitchen, and deck for just hanging out. The FREE PARKING is a huge benefit in this very popular area of town where parking is at a premium.

What makes this house unique

This property offers the ability to have so many restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues at your doorstep. If you decide to go downtown, it is only 1 mile away and the bus stop is 2 blocks from this location. If you want to spend some time at Town Lake, it is also only 1 mile away or a very short run or bike away.


Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Also have a large couch, sleeping bag, 2 blow up mattresses, and extra sheets and pillows for guests if needed.
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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NO home is more in the HEART of SOCO than this one!
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews

It was great.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. A lovely, well-maintained property. Very convenient to the South Congress area.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great & Cozy House and Fabulous Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 3 teenage daughters met at this home for 4 days at Thanksgiving and a wonderful time was had! The home provided all things we needed to cook up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and a lovely table. There is plenty of seating for the whole family in all the important places. The kitchen island is large and with stools, so all were able to congregate there. The living room couch was large and comfy and provided great space to connect. All linens we needed were provided. The location is really awesome because so many shops and fantastic restaurants are within a block and a half away, but you do not hear any busy-ness/traffic from this home. It is an adorable, safe-feeling neighborhood. We highly recommend this home for your Austin stay. We loved it and the owner was terrific to work with. A great time!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little home - a perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

If location in Austin is your thing, you can't beat this one - one block from South Congress Central, with restaurants and music and conveniences within easy walking. Don't let the modest appearance in front fool you, this was a very roomy stay. Furnishings were great, all the convenieces, the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. Chad was very helpful and our stay was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well equipped house in a great location. Walkable to dozens of restaurants, stores and clubs. Downtown and parks within easy reach. You wont need a car to get around. Lyft rides just about anywhere are under $10. House is nicely furnished, clean and well equipped. The owner, Chad, takes a lot of pride in making things easy for the guests.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Right In The SoCo Action!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect house for our ACL 2017 Adventure!

This house is literally one block off of South Congress, which seemed like the hot spot to be in Austin. We walked to grab food from several different restaurants during our stay, which was always delicious, and very convenient. Although we did not hit up any of the local bar scene, we seemed to be in the right spot for that had we wanted to.

The owner, Chad, was professional, polite, and helpful throughout the entire process. He met us at the house upon check-in to welcome us, show us around his house, and fill us in on the local area. He even had maps, and lists of his favorite spots printed out for us, which was very thoughtful. Upon leaving, he swung by to see us off.

The property isn't fancy, but was clean, and well maintained. A perfect layout for our group of four adults (one couple), having two queen sized beds, and one king. This was way better than any hotel option we could have come up with. We spent most of our time (while not at ACL) lounging in the large living room, gathered around the kitchen bar eating, or having a morning coffee on the back deck. While there were some of the owners personal items in the house, they were mostly put away, and really no issue for any of us.

Overall, it was a great experience, and we will more than likely be reaching back out to Chad for future festivals or Formula 1 races in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

6 adults stayed. Wonderful location and home owner. Single car garage off the street and parking passes for the street parking which is important in this area. Convenient to everything. Comfortably furnished. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Lake Austin
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $250

$550 - $600
Email owner for rates.

Regular Rates $550 - $600/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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