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Travis Heights Studio Apt -- Walk To South Congress and Downtown

12 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


South Congress Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio Apartment With Loft. 1BR + Loft, 1 bath/shower.Sleeps 4

Located behind an historic home on a private alley. Super charming, clean, located in quiet, lovely neighborhood. Two queen beds, WiFi-Google Fiber, and UVerse cable HDTV with premium channels, shower, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker.

Back yard pool, cabana, and hot tub are available to guests for an additional $300.00 per night. No parties or hanging out in backyard outdoor pool space unless previously agreed to by owners. A waiver must first be signed.

MUST BE 23 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Younger people must be accompanied by their parents. NO SMOKING IN OR AROUND THE APARTMENT.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Hubbard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Laura Hubbard

I moved to Austin in 2012. The previous 30+ years were spent in Houston working as marketing director for such companies as Aetna, Prudential, and Rice University. Professionally, Houston was a wonderful place for me. Personally, Austin has been spectacular. Wish I had gotten here a bit sooner but thrilled to be here now! I think most people who visit Austin for a few days will be drawn to the same alluring, delightful and eclectic people and places that pulled my heartstrings to this crazy town.

Laura Hubbard purchased this studio in 1998

Why Laura Hubbard chose Austin

Home was built in 1936. We purchased it from the original owners and have renovated and restored this very special property in one of Austin's best neighborhoods

What makes this studio unique

Location- Charm- Comfort- Quiet- Convenient- Peaceful- Unique.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Travis Heights Studio Apt -- Walk To South Congress and Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great spot, quiet but close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Couldnt have been happier with the place. Was there for ACL this year and will be back next year. Great price, great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool place to stay and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Laura was extremely accommodating and always kept me well informed. Very clean and well maintained property. We would stay here again for sure.

My only suggestion would be for this place to have its own "dedicated" wifi service versus relying on the main house service as we found the service spotty at best. Secondly, South Austin is hilly in many spots and this location in Travis Heights is one of them. Property has a very steep driveway so some vehicles may not be able to access the property. My point here is that if you have any type of mobility disability this location could be a major challenge so please keep that in mind.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the info regarding WiFi. This issue is resolved now by AT&T. As far as the hills are concerned, this is the Texas Hill Country and Austin has hills on almost every corner. The hills are a main reason I live here and I love them. People can park right in front of the apartment which will eliminate the need to walk up a hill to get to it. But you may have to walk up a hill to get to a restaurant, store, club, etc. in other areas of town.
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Great host and wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Laura's home. She is responsive and helpful. I was upgraded to a nice 1 bedroom apartment because the AC in the garage apt wasn't working. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The air conditioner unit has been replaced and is working beautifully. All is cool at 905 Avondale Road.
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great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the apartment, recently redone with style, lots of light, privacy and in a great neighborhood and location in town. Close to everything, including walking to the riverfront walkways/bridges on the south side of Lake Austin. Everything was in good condition and thoughtfully prepared.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the El Nido studio. Laura was very accommodating and responsive. The studio was impeccably clean when we arrived (no small feat given that there was just a few hours turnover from the tenants before us!)

We found the space fit our needs very well. The bed was comfortable and the kitchenette had enough equipment to allow for a few meals at home. Location is superb with just a 10-15 minute walk to trendy South Congress. I wouldn't hesitate to rent again!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Top notch from the first email to departure

  • 5 of 5

The place is in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood. The unit was clean, came with all you need to cook pancakes, and more. An easy walk or drive to downtown, soco, and la barbecue ( get there early). Laura is super kind and welcoming. She has a great property and I will be returning for sure

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Continental Club, C-Boys, much more
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Whip-In; Anoteca-Vespia, Quero's, Perla's
Car: not necessary

Located in one of Austin's oldest, historic neighborhoods, close to downtown. Many large, heritage trees and beautiful homes. Stacy Park is 2 blocks away with Blunn Creek greenbelt, swimming pools, tennis courts, and nature trails. It is a lovely walk through the neighborhood to Congress Avenue for great restaurants, shops. Very close to historic Austin music venues as well as new clubs.


Rates & Availability

South Congress Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
SXSW 2017
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $80

I prefer you send a personal check to my home address: Laura Hubbard. 905 Avondale Rd. Austin, TX 78704 or use PayPal. Call 512-656-8055 to discuss.
There is an additional $80.00 cleaning fee.
There will be an additional $20.00 per guest per night fee charged for all extra guests not named on the lease.
No refunds on deposit or payments if cancellation occurs within 30 days of check-in or during stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Congress Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Two Queens (one down and one in the loft)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a garage apartment. The opening and closing of the garage door is noisy. Owner uses the garage but tries not to open too early or late in order not to disturb guests.

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