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Fantastic SOCO Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio with loft, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Absolutely adorable former photo studio, now a brand new vacation rental. Located in the hippest part of town – SOCO (South Congress) with great access to everything that's best about Austin--shopping, restaurants, bars, and major music events.

The studio is an absolute jewel, with round windows, a loft bedroom, and high ceilings downstairs. The space super light and airy, and a happy laid-back Austin vibe. Opens onto a covered deck. Entry through a garden walkway. A real pleasure to be in!

Sleeps 2 or 3 comfortably, 5 if you really like each other.

New bathroom and kitchen. Private entrance, gardens, deck with gas grill, round windows, new high efficiency heat and air, backs onto a creek for great privacy, in a sweet central neighborhood. Super cute hipster music decor.

More Details

Jana Birchum
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Jana Birchum

I'm a long-term South Austinite, love my hood, know my way around and am willing to share my secrets on life in Austin. I'm a visual artist, working and living in Austin for 25+ years. I love to share my city!

Jana Birchum purchased this studio in 2002

Why Jana Birchum chose Austin

This is the hippest, coolest place in Austin, with a fantastic, joyous feel. Furnishings are modern and comfortable, with gorgeous photos from local music shows and artists. The neighborhood is close in, mellow and sweet. It's a great place to stay.

What makes this studio unique

Private gardens and deck, unique style and design, great location. Super fun.


South Congress Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is upstairs off the loft.
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    loft - 1 twin/ single
  • Downstairs has a queen bed and a convert able sofa, so can sleep 4 total. Upstairs loft has a twin bed in the loft area.
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Fantastic SOCO Studio
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend in Austin in this cute little place. The owner Jana was a delight! I would definitely reccomend staying here. We will be back. Thanks for the hospitality Jana!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, and great host!

  • 5 of 5

The loft is great, Jan is a great host. Loves our stay.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much you all! You were excellent guests! Come back and bring your baby dog with you!
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The pictures are amazing, great photography angles which make the inside & outside look way bigger

  • 3 of 5

I have already related a couple things to Jana. We'll leave it at that. Having a proper walk through, a printed list for the customer cleaning review would have been a more pleasant experience. The bathroom is quite tight the way it was set up; I moved the shelf so we could both use the sink area. Great location, but definitely know what your holiday breakdown. Easy to get around with Fasten & bicycles!! Thanks

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just so people have accurate information, the Studio is a 560 sq. ft. space. The downstairs is 200 sq ft (20' x 20'), with a loft ceiling, and 5 windows. The loft area is 160 sq. ft (8 ' x 20'), with the spare bed, the bathroom, 6 high windows and 2 round windows.
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Great location while visiting Austin!

  • 5 of 5

Jana's property is a cute little place to stay while enjoying the great city of Austin. The studio is walking distance to bars and shops and an easy drive to downtown. It's cozy and supplied with all you could need for a perfect visit. The outdoor patio/deck area is a peaceful place to enjoy a morning coffee or evening drink and Jana is a quick, efficient communicator! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, cute place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my husband, son and dog for a long weekend. Was a perfect location on a neighborhood street, a cute apartment and a friendly on-site owner. Apartment was furnished with everything we needed. Only thing to beware of is that the bathroom is up a flight of ladder stairs in the apartment. Not an inconvenience to us but could be for folks with limited mobility or small children. Will definitely book here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, y'all!! Can't wait to see you again!
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Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything about this unique little studio!! It was perfect for the two of us and our two dogs. Jana was very quick to respond and super laid back. We packed all of our own things but it was nice that she had the studio stocked with all kinds of spare toiletries, paper towels and coffee. The location was close to everything we wanted to do in town and was only a short drive to all of our other outdoor adventures. We loved the setup of the studio and will definitely make this our regular go to place for when we take weekend trips to Austin. We are so excited to find such a lovely place that allows our fur babies to join in on all the fun and adventures!! Thank you, Jana!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Crow Bar
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
Port Aransas, Tx
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Riverside Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.4 Miles
Amtrak Station, Austin, Tx
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-35, Austin, Tx
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Torchy's Tacos
Nearest Ski
868 Miles
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
Port Aransas, Tx
Car: not necessary

A close bus or bike ride to Auditorium Shores and Zilker Park, where the biggest music events occur. Walking distance to Mercury Hall, a favorite wedding venue. Right off South Congress Avenue, where the hippest shops, restaurants, and bars are located. Bike riding encouraged!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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