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Perfect home for SXSW, walk to downtown, SoCo, Rainey st

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

South Congress House Rental Photos and Description

4 bdr, 2 bath just 5 min from SoCo and Downtown Austin, 10 to Zilker

This 1914 Craftsman Bungalow is a rare gem, one of a few houses in Austin located on the south side of Lady Bird Lake overlooking downtown. The location is ideal - 10 minutes west of the airport, 5 minutes south of downtown and just east of South Congress, with easy access to the 10 mile hike-and-bike trail that circles Lady Bird Lake and to IH35, which links Austin to San Antonio and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. For those wishing to visit SXSW, the Formula One race track, ACL, or other centrally located festivals, our home is perfect.

A huge, southern style front porch welcomes guests and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or an evening meal outside. With ample seating and a porch swing make and a big oak table, the front porch is perfect for serving dinner, hosting a card game, or simply relaxing late into the evening.

The house has 4 bedrooms - 2 upstairs, and 2 downstairs. It easily accommodates groups with a variety of sleeping arrangements: downstairs you'll find one bedroom with a pillow-top queen bed, and another with a day bed and a pull out trundle making two twin beds; upstairs there is a bedroom with a full-sized bed and another with 2 twin beds. With use of an optional air mattress, our house provides space enough for 10 people to sleep comfortably. Each floor has a full-sized bathroom featuring a claw-foot tub with shower.

Two separate living rooms (one upstairs, one down) and good spacing offer enough privacy to make sharing this home easy for groups, and allows for grown-ups and kids to have separate places to enjoy movies or games. The house has wifi, google fiber and two big screens - one upstairs, one down - to enjoy them on.

Our kitchen is well-appointed and fully stocked. The dining room features a long table and bench seating, with additional chairs available. Behind the kitchen in the back of the house is a small private outdoor patio with a grill and seating area.

Parking here is good and you'll be free to use the driveway. Just a 3 minute walk from the house you'll find a bus stop serving several central routes through Austin.

The location is fantastic: Travis Heights is the closest residential neighborhood to downtown, and a short walk or a $5 cab ride to the shops and restaurants of South Congress or 6th Street nightlife. You can pick up the 10-mile Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail just to the east and west of the house and walk, bike or run to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. We are only a 10 minute drive or $25 cab ride to the airport. Unless your plans include travel outside the Austin area, you don't need to rent a car to enjoy Austin's many sights and activities - you can easily walk or take the bus, cab or rideshare from the house.

While Austin offers more than enough to keep you busy, if your plans include visiting San Antonio - home of the Alamo, the Riverwalk, Seaworld and Six Flags- you'll be happy to know that our ready access to IH35 makes the trip to San Antonio a quick 80 minutes. If shopping is your thing, you'll want to plan a stop the outlet malls in San Marcos on the way - just 30 minutes south of town. And if you are meeting additional guests or family members, you'll enjoy the fact that our easy-to-find, convenient location makes meeting up a breeze.

We're down to earth, and love to share our house and the joys of our city with travelers who may be coming through Austin for one of it's many great events. We can give you insider tips on anything you may want help with: from coffee shops, restaurants, juice bars, venues, local arts and recreation in general, points of interest, gyms, dry cleaners, whatever you may need - we can probably help. If there's something you'd like to see in the fridge when you arrive, let us know, we can try to accommodate. If you'd like to arrive to a kitchen full of groceries that you would like to use during your stay, let us know and we can do a full shopping trip prior to your arrival for a small fee plus the cost of your items.

Please note that per city regulations, no more than six (6) unrelated adults may reside in the house

We are proud of our home and are excited to share it with those who will enjoy and appreciate it as we do. We are LGBT friendly.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Tracey Hayes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2016
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About Tracey Hayes

After growing up in Texas, I lived on both the East and West Coasts before happily returning to Austin in 2005. I love this town - it is full of art, music, and characters big and small. There are boundless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, from hiking in the Barton Creek Greenbelt to swimming in Barton Springs to walking or riding the hike and bike trail. There's great food, from trailer park cuisine to Tex-Mex to fine dining. And the people here are genuinely friendly. I wouldn't live anywhere else!

Tracey Hayes purchased this house in 2006

Why Tracey Hayes chose Austin

Austin is an incredible city and living here offers delightful surprises on a daily basis. Finding this gorgeous house on Lady Bird Lake was a rare opportunity, and when I can, I love to share my space and offer travelers the opportunity to enjoy Austin as easily and happily as we do.

What makes this house unique

From our house, you can walk downtown in minutes, or go a few blocks south and shop the stores on South Congress. There are endless restaurants, coffee shops, bars and activities just blocks or short cab rides away, including Barton Springs Pool, hike and bike trails around the lake, and the Barton Creek Green Belt. Nearly everything you could want is within easy reach.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Perfect home for SXSW, walk to downtown, SoCo, Rainey st
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Nice house with plenty of room close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

This house location offered a perfect mixture of easy access to downtown and plenty of room without too many neighbors. The host was very informative, friendly, and accessible the entire time. I had 10 guys stay here for my bachelor party and we had plenty of space and a nice outdoor area. I would stay at this location again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good Location, Good Experience

  • 4 of 5

The home had plenty of room for our reunion of 8 friends from college. The location was great and convenient for going downtown. We walked to Rainey Street one day and then on to 6th. It was a little warm out, but it is walkable. We really enjoyed the outdoor spaces and the grill on the back deck. It was a great trip and we hop to be back to Austin sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, perfect weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this rental! The owner was gracious and responsive and the home was gorgeous, well provisioned and provided the perfect backdrop for a fun weekend. Thanks Tracey!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cute home in a prime location for nature and nightlife lovers

  • 5 of 5

The home was just as described online and very clean upon check-in. It is very close to Rainey Street, a cool place for nightlife and live music, and not far from a food truck park as well as Congress Bridge (where the bats come out). If you're feeling more adventurous downtown and 6th Street is also just a short cab ride away. The Town/Lady Bird Lake running trail is within walking distance from the front door and a great spot for running and biking. Tracey was very nice and a pleasure to deal with; I'd highly recommend looking into this rental for your next trip to Austin.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Beautiful home in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The home is cozy, with lots of great character. Lisa and Tracey are great to work with and are lovely hosts. They make sure there's coffee and other necessities in the kitchen and provide everything else you need. Plus, it's right on a beautiful walking trail on Lady Bird Lake with lots of great things to do nearby. Can't recommend this home enough. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were wonderful, we're glad you enjoyed the trail, we love it too!
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5

Great home for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

House is spacious both inside and out. The decorating is casual, artistic, and very comfortable. Our groups ages ranged from 90yr to 2yr. everyone enjoyed the wide porch, upstairs sitting area, and the cozy back deck.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Barton Springs Pool
Zilker Park
Texas State Capitol
6th Street
Hopdoddy
"This is one of my favorite spots to grab a quick bite. Best milkshakes around."
Home Slice Pizza
"Great for takeout, but call ahead early - the place gets packed!"
Franklin Barbecue
"I'm a vegetarian so this is lost on me, but folks say it is the best BBQ in Austin. Get the..."
Continental Club
Jo's Coffee
"Great local coffee nearby on South Congress. Excellent people-watching on a nice day!"
Rainey St
"Collection of great bars, walking distance to the house."
Lady Bird Lake Trail
"Local gem, don't miss talking a walk or going for a run on the trail, which you can pick up ..."
Curra's Grill
"My favorite Mexican restaurant in the neighborhood. Informal, great breakfast tacos!"
Torchy's Tacos - South
"Try a fried avocado taco. You won;t be sorry."
East Side King
"My favorite East Austin bar."
Lenoir
"Prix fixe, incredible food, intimate environment. Make reservations."
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bars on Rainey St., SoCo, East Austin & 6th St.
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
IH 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Many on South Congress
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Barton Springs Pool
Car: not necessary

This Craftsman Bungalow built in 1914 is lovely both inside and out; it is a historic home with modern conveniences. It's a rare gem, one of a very few houses in Austin located on the south side of Lady Bird Lake, north of Riverside, overlooking downtown. The location is ideal - 10 minutes west of the airport, 5 minutes east of downtown and South Congress, with ready access to the 10 mile hike-and-bike trail that circles Lady Bird Lake and to IH35, which links Austin to San Antonio to the south and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to the north.

A huge, southern style front porch welcomes guests and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or an evening meal outside. A pair of Adirondack chairs, several benches and a porch swing make for comfortable seating, and a big oak table is perfect for serving dinner, hosting a card game, or simply chatting and drinking wine late into the evening.

Inside, the house has 4 bedrooms - 2 upstairs, and 2 downstairs. It easily accommodates groups with a variety of sleeping arrangements: downstairs you'll find one bedroom with a pillow-top queen bed, and another with a daybed that converts to two twin-sized beds. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms: one with a full-sized bed, and another with two twin beds. With use of an optional queen-sized air mattress, our house provides space enough for 10 people to sleep comfortably. Please note that per city regulations, no more than 6 unrelated adults may reside in this unit. All beds have 100% cotton sheets and down comforters to ensure a good night's sleep, and all towels are also 100% cotton. Each floor has a full-sized bathroom featuring a claw-foot tub with shower, in case you need a relaxing soak after a day of enjoying Austin's sights. Bathrooms are stocked with luxury bath products.

Two separate living rooms (one upstairs, one down) and good spacing offer enough privacy to make sharing this home easy for larger groups, and allows for grown-ups and kids to have separate places to enjoy movies or games. The house has wifi and cable and two big screens - one upstairs, one down - to enjoy them on.

A well-appointed and fully stocked kitchen makes cooking a pleasure. The dining room features a long table and bench seating, with additional chairs available, to accommodate large groups. Behind the kitchen in the back of the house is a small private outdoor patio with a grill and seating area.

The location is fantastic: Travis Heights is the closest residential neighborhood to downtown, and a short walk or a $5 cab ride to the shops and restaurants of South Congress or 6th Street nightlife. You can pick up the 10-mile Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail just to the east and west of the house and walk, bike or run to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. We are only a 10 minute drive or $20 cab ride to the airport. Unless your plans include travel outside the Austin area, you don't need to rent a car to enjoy Austin's many sights and activities - you can easily walk or take the bus or a cab from the house.

While Austin offers more than enough to keep you busy, if your plans include visiting San Antonio - home of the Alamo, the Riverwalk, Seaworld and Six Flags- you'll be happy to know that our ready access to IH35 makes the trip to San Antonio a quick 80 minutes. If shopping is your thing, you'll want to plan a stop the outlet malls in San Marcos on the way - just 30 minutes south of town. And if you are meeting additional guests or family members, you'll enjoy the fact that our easy-to-find, convenient location makes meeting up a breeze.

Parking here is good and you'll be free to use the driveway. Just a 3 minute walk from the house you'll find a bus stop serving several central routes through Austin.

We're down to earth, and love to share our house and the joys of our city with travelers who may be coming through Austin for one of it's many great events. There is a notebook at the house with all sorts of local tips, and we can give you additional information on anything you may want help with: from coffee shops, restaurants, juice bars, venues, local arts and recreation in general, points of interest, gyms, dry cleaners, whatever you may need - we can probably help. If there's something you'd like to see in the fridge when you arrive, let us know, we can try to accommodate. If you'd like to arrive to a kitchen full of groceries that you would like to use during your stay, let us know and we can do a full shopping trip prior to your arrival for a small fee plus the cost of your items.

We are proud of our home and are excited to share it with those who will enjoy and appreciate it as we do. We are child- and LGBT-friendly.

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Rates & Availability

South Congress House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 30 2016 - Mar 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$649
$3,449
$5,999
 
 
SXSW Music Special
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,600
$10,500
$22,000
 
 
Spring II
Mar 21 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$849
$4,449
$7,999
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$599
$2,499
$5,999
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$799
$4,199
$7,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. With every quote we will include an additional $150 cleaning fee. Please email us for a quote; we will do our best to work with you.

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Amenities

South Congress House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clawfoot tub in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Eight (8) people can sleep comfortably in the bedrooms. We also have an inflatable queen mattress for an additional 2 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Smoking is allowed on the porch or outside of the house only. A maximum of 10 people are allowed to rent the house at one time. Please note, per city regulations no more than six (6) unrelated adults may reside at the house. For SXSW, we ask for a 1 week minimum rental and 50% of your stay must be paid in advance to reserve the house. Thank you for understanding.

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