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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Laura Hubbard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

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.


Greater South River City Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Travis Heights Studio Apt -- Walk To South Congress and Downtown
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I stayed here a month. It was great! The owners were super accommodating. Would definitely recommend this place to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Expensive during SXSW for what it is, although clean and neat in nice neighbourhood

  • 3 of 5

The studio was cute and clean, easy to find and in a safe neighbourhood. Great touch leaving some snacks and a bottle of wine for us when we arrived. Laura was easy to communicate with and gave us privacy although we were disappointed when charged more than double per person per night for extra guests, when a friend stayed overnight. When questioning the higher rate, Laura explained that apparently the prices were wrong on the website and blaimed the HomeAway app. We just felt that the excessive over charge was due to the fact that we stayed during SXSW and they could get away with charging more during this time. We were already paying premium prices raised for the SXSW time period.That was the only disappointment, other than that, the studio was very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Cozy privacy

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I drove my rental car up the driveway lit by a string of lights, to the lovely queen bed where I slept like a rock, I appreciated being able to afford a wonderful location like the studio. The cute loft with the second bed looked like a good place to hang out although, busy as I was, I didn't try it out, nor did I make the walk to Congress, but drove to Lucy In Disguise for excellent shopping. There are stairs up to the door, which require some strength to haul a big ol' bag to the studio. The proprieter was helpful and easy to talk to. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. The place was very well kept and clean. It's in a quiet neighborhood yet still so close to bustling SouthCongress st. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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