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Tyler Lathrop

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Charming So/Co, Carriage House, Downtown!!

28 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

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Two Bedroom, Two Blocks From South Congress Big Loungey Deck!!!

This charming Carriage house is located in the heart of SoCo, South Congress. Walking distance to downtown, the South Congress strip of restaurants and shops, Town lake, Barton Springs and the Capital. Hardwood floors. What a perfect location. See live music at the Continental Club, dine at SoCo restaurants,or one of the many top food trailers Austin is famous for. Just one block the other direction is the coveted Stacy park swimming pool and jogging trails. Take a morning swim in the open year round spring fed pool that keeps it warm in the winter and with cool water added in the summer makes the best pool around! Jog along side a tree lined creek with your very welcomed doggie. Two bedroom with king size and queen with a large lounges deck covered by a large pecan tree. The carriage house has been completely refurbished with two bedrooms plus a sleeper sofa and air bed and can sleep up to 7 people. 1 king bed, 1 queen, queen sleeper sofa. For larger groups ask about our bungalow next door, property #3011865.

Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tyler Lathrop (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tyler Lathrop

My husband and are both chefs. moved to Austin 4 years ago. we live in the neighborhood and love it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful 3 nights at Tyler's Butterfly Bungalow in late September and would recommend this place to anyone and everyone! The photos and description provided are absolutely spot on, and the beds are ridiculously comfortable. The place is wonderfully located, with the heart of South Congress only 5 mins walk away. The bikes provided were an added bonus and allowed my friend and I to get to South Lamar and also ride the trails around Zilker Park. Tyler was an absolutely fantastic host who was always easily contactable and very accommodating. I will definitely be trying to stay here again whenever I am in Austin!
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.6
based on 28 traveler reviews

Charming So/Co, Carriage House, Downtown!!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 30 reviews
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good location, unprofessional owner and negative experience

  • 1 of 5

The location of the house was good; however there were too many other negatives that made the house not worth it. The house could use updates and is smaller than pictures made it seem.

The owner was not good about communicating. If I ever had a question, I had to reach out a few times before getting a response. There was an issue with double booking. Beware of the bungalow. It is listed all on one listing on HomeAway and can be booked by special request but when I requested payment to include the bungalow because I wanted to book it, the payment request that was sent over was not including the bungalow. This was an oversight on the owner's part and when we arrived at the property, instead of being understanding and helpful with the oversight and double booking, the owner was very unprofessional and had no interest in helping provide a solution. The owner refused to pick up calls and instead sent over her ex-husband hours later to speak to the guests with again no solution. We weren't even given a house key upon arrival.

There are plenty of better properties to rent from. I would not recommend this. Extremely unprofessional and negative renting experience. I've rented houses in the past and have had far better experiences.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A few days after the initial quote, Ms. Florence asked about the next door Bungalow, mentioned in the description as a separate property with separate property number, but did not clearly state in her messages that she wished to book it as well. At no point did she make a HomeAway Inquiry for the Bungalow, nor did we confirm a reservation for the property, set a reservation or receive payment for the second property. The second confirmation quote was sent with same dollar total as the initial quote, plus the cost of two additional guests, bringing to total to 6 guests. Tyler was at the property finishing preparing it when Ms. Florence’s party arrived early and they made no mention of the second house. A few hours later when the remainder of Ms. Florence’s party arrived, bringing the total to more than the agreed upon 6 guests, she texted Tyler about the other property and became upset when she was informed the second property she assumed she’d reserved, apparently for free, was not available. I went to the property immediately after work to talk with her and find a solution. In her stead Ms. Florence sent her boyfriend out to talk with me on the deck blocking my entrance to the Carriage House. He was courteous and understanding. When I asked him if Ms. Florence had thought she’d reserved the second property and we had forgotten to charge her, he didn’t answer and looked down at the deck beneath our feet. I offered him a $100 refund just to smooth things over, even though we were not at fault. We appreciate our guests and want to make them happy whenever possible. Ms. Florence’s boyfriend said he had to discuss it with her. While they talked, I called HomeAway and spoke with an agent who reviewed the messages with me and agreed that we were in no way at fault. When I returned to them and spoke with Ms. Florence’s boyfriend he informed me that I would need to refund them $120.00 per nights stay for the Bungalow property they had not reserved nor paid for, which of course, I refused. It is unfortunate that Ms. Florence somehow misunderstood she was to receive the second property for free, for whatever reason. We did we what we could to make the best of the situation that was not of our making, but Ms. Florence’s demand that she pay less than half of the original amount for the property she that did reserve was simply unreasonable.
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great location, very cute

  • 4 of 5

Very cute. Loved the outside deck. Walking distance to South Congress restaurants, shops and bars. Our only complaints would be they didn't provide coffee that wasn't instant and the upholstery on the furniture in the living room needs to be cleaned.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute and fun bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

I loveddddd staying at this charming mystical forrest hidden hill house. It's designed to seem like you are away from everything when in reality you are walking distance to anything you want to do! Decorated very nice. Everything about the place was great. Roof patio is pretty nice spot to hang out minus bugs. Overall my family, friends, and myself enjoyed this rent house for the weekend.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Adorable & great location

  • 5 of 5

The Charming So/Co Carriage House was the perfect spot for our Bachelorette weekend! The decor was adorable and the layout was super cute! The rooftop patio was such a great place for us to hang out after our wine vineyards tour. The rental had all the items we needed, though I will admit we did not cook. The house is walking distance to Torchy's Tacos, big bonus for us! Downtown was just a short Uber ride away. This was my first experience renting a vacation house. Everything turned out great! I would definitely recommend this rental if looking for something in town and want a safe location.

For our group of 5 it was comfortable with 2 bedrooms, both with king beds and the couch. I also believe there was an air mattress available if needed. Thankfully there was plenty of mirrors for us to get ready as there is only 1 bathroom, an average size. For larger groups just keep in mind the comfort level of the attendees who will be sharing bedrooms and the bathroom. Originally we booked for 6 ladies, only 5 of us made it out. This location does have a per person charge over 5 people so that was a bit of a let down since we basically overpaid. But overall I would rent again, we loved the house & location!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly an amazing find

  • 5 of 5

This house is really a great house. All the complaints from other reviewers are a little overexaggerated. The outside deck is perfect for morning coffee or nightime gatherings. The rooms are great. Easily take an uber to downtown Austin and at the most probably pay 15 dollars. Tyler was easy to get in contact with if needed. The neighborhood is also a nice quiet place to unwind after a night out. I will definitely be staying here next time I am in Austin.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bachelorette Weekend Done Right

  • 5 of 5

A group of us rented this house for a bachelorette party and we loved it! The house was very unique, charming, and located in a nice neighborhood. The location was perfect, we were able to Uber downtown for about $10. The only complaint any of us had was the fact that there is only one bathroom, makes it a little challenging for a group of girls to get ready! Luckily the bedrooms were spacious enough for us to make it work.

Tyler was very responsive and accommodating before and during our stay. I would definitely recommend the property and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Acl festival weekend 2
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$225
Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75
cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Two top euro top beds king and queen. sleeper and blow up mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool

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