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Charming So/Co, Carriage House, Downtown!!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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South Congress House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Tyler Lathrop
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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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based on 31 traveler reviews

Charming So/Co, Carriage House, Downtown!!
average rating of 4.580645 based on 33 reviews

Excellent neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Pictures are nicer than the actual place, but it's still a cute home to rent. Owner was very nice to allow early check in since no one was there before us. Excellent neighborhood & so quiet on the outdoor space.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet house right around the corner from the best shops and restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here a few weeks ago with 6 girlfriends and had the best time. This house is perfect for having a quiet spot to come back to after a busy day but it's super close to all the fun shops/cafes in south congress. To get around the city, we rented cute bikes from Tsunami Cycles for $25.Their number is 512-448-9725. You won't regret renting this house. My only suggestion is that if you are more than 4 people, make sure to request the sofa bed to be made before you arrive. It wasn't for us which wasn't a big deal but would have been nice to have it all set.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem in the heart of downtown

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful! We came for a bachelorette party and it was the best place to experience the nightlife of Austin while still being hidden away in a quiet neighborhood. There were many restaurants in walking distance and downtown was quick ride away. The house was very cute and the outdoor seating area was a definite favorite. Highly recommend this cozy house when planning your stay in Austin!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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.


  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Congress House Rental Rates

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Oct 21 2016 - Oct 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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South Congress House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool

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