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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Tracey Hayes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

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.

Amenities

Greater South River City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
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
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.

Reviews

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Perfect home for SXSW, walk to downtown, SoCo, Rainey st
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
5

Classic Austin Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Great location/close to everything, plenty of parking, plenty of privacy, two armadillos living in the front yard, classic Austin house! My group loved this rental and would certainly consider it again for our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming house stocked with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a bachelorette party with a big group of girls, and it was perfect! It was only a 10 minute Uber ride to downtown, the house was awesome with so much character, and there was plenty of room for everyone! Tracey was very easy to get in touch with, and we couldn't have asked for a better stay in Austin!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great house for larger groups. Owner is very helpful as well

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Graduation

  • 5 of 5

This place was the PERFECT place for our family to gather for our son's graduation. We had plenty of room to sleep 10. I would definitely recommend this place!! It's on a quiet corner that is so close to anything. Thanks for letting us share your place!!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shabby with very loud traffic noise

  • 1 of 5

I am sorry to do this because the logistics of booking this house were fine and the owner was helpful. This house looks adorable in the photos. In reality, it is outrageously overpriced. The house is located just off a very busy street and we were kept up all Friday and Saturday night by the sounds of motorcycles, sirens and buses. The rooms are dusty, the furniture is worn and the water pressure on the second floor was pathetic. There's no easy path to the walk along the water.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. Given that this is our first negative review, we take these comments extremely seriously. We wish you’d made us aware of your complaints during your stay, we would have done everything possible to remedy them quickly. First, I am sorry the street noise was so disruptive. The Austin Food & Wine Festival was happening just down the street on the weekend of your stay. The convenience of the house to downtown Austin is one of its assets, but it also means there is traffic on busy weekends. We have already installed double-paned windows, are are looking into additional window treatments. Second, the price-point is consistent with or below nearby alternatives. Your stay was during the high season; we drop our rates during the off season to ensure we remain competitive. Third, I am guessing your complaint about worn furniture concerned the recliner in the upstairs living room, and I agree with you. That recliner is worn, and I am sorry. I have hung on to it for sentimental reasons but realize what is sentimental to me is not relevant to visitors, so we are going to replace it. That comment is fair. Fourth, with regard to the water pressure upstairs: our plumber came yesterday to adjust it. In terms of dust: our cleaning staff have a checklist that includes thorough dusting, and I am going to raise your concern with them to ensure they are carefully following our cleaning protocol. Finally, the path to Lady Bird Lake is just two blocks away. I am sorry you had a hard time finding it. We are going to leave more explicit directions for future guests. Thank you again for your comments. I have reached out to you by email to see if there is anything we can do to remedy your concerns.
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5

Total Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Six women stayed here for a reunion of 30+ years of friendship. This house is a gem. Close to everything. Tracey answered all our questions right away! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Greater South River City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$499
$2,499
$5,999
 
 
Winter
Nov 30 2017 - Jan 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$649
$3,000
$5,999
 
 
SXSW Music Special
Mar 8 2018 - Mar 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,600
$11,200
$22,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$849
$3,500
$7,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
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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