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Stunning SOCO rental close to Downtown, Austin, TX. 30 Day Minimum.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Completely remodeled 3/2: Contemporary, private and accommodates up to 6 guests

3 bedroom / 2 full bath vacation rental in the highly desirable 78704 area of Austin, TX -- completely remodeled private home with contemporary furnishings.

Just minutes from downtown and a few blocks from Austin's famed SoCo (South Congress) neighborhood our home comfortably sleeps 6-8 and features a gourmet kitchen, 3 luxurious bedrooms and 2 beautiful full bathrooms. Gorgeous wood flooring, bright natural lighting and private patio make 117 La Vista the perfect vacation rental for a downtown Austin, TX experience.

Each bedroom features brand new Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses, high thread-count cotton linens and plenty of closet space. The bathrooms are appointed with plush hotel-quality towels. Outside a very private backyard awaits with a covered patio area, a tiled sink and a large 4 burner stainless gas grill with side burner. The spacious backyard also features a stone fire pit and lots of space for year round entertaining.

The home's floor plan flows from the living room (with 50' flat screen TV) through the kitchen, out the back door to the patio and into the backyard where you can challenge your friends to ping pong, volleyball, horseshoes or bocce.

Enjoy the serenity of this quiet neighborhood or change the pace and enter the heart of Austin's downtown scene! Walk, bike or drive to South Congress shops and restaurants (Soco) or the trails of Town Lake, only 1.5 miles away. Head north one more mile and you're downtown or in the warehouse district, 6th Street or State Capital area.

Longhorn fan (or not) we are only 4 short miles away from the University of Texas where you can visit the infamous home of 55,000 students, the LBJ Library/Harry Ransom Center and the glowing UT Tower.

Whether you are looking at Vacation Rentals for a weekend, a week or longer we invite you to take a closer look at 117 La Vista Street.

Note: We are required to include the following on our web page--"City of Austin Code Compliance Dept. ordinance # 25-2-511(B), states that no more than six unrelated persons may reside in a dwelling unit."

More Details

Valerie Granoff
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Valerie Granoff

Joel and Valerie are thrilled to offer our second rental after one year of renting our own residence (Homeaway #958925) for the past year. We are so grateful to live in such a wonderful city and are thrilled to host our guests in luxurious style so they may enjoy Austin and all that it has to offer. One of us bleeds orange and is a Longhorn Alum., the other a Northwestern Wildcat. We love the music scene, are foodies at heart with adventurous spirits to locate the next and best restaurant or trailer and don't miss a festival when possible. WE LOVE AUSTIN and know you will too!!

Valerie Granoff purchased this house in 2012

Why Valerie Granoff chose Austin

We bought this property to allow for easy access to one of our favorite parts of town. But we only wanted a property that was beautiful, updated and was as nice to stay in as it was to leave given its perfect location. The entire area is blossoming with new remodels.

What makes this house unique

We looked for many months for the perfect property in the perfect location--we wanted to have it all!! And we found it. This home offers the best of a great use of beautifully remodeled space, room to easily entertain and close to all of the attractions that make Austin one of the greatest places on earth.


South Congress House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 30 day minimum stay
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautiful contemporary bathrooms with modern tile and fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1-Master - 1 queen
  • Beautifully furnished bedrooms with luxurious Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses and high count cotton linens. Living room sofa converts to double sleeper for 1-2. We also provide a premium, queen size inflatable double-high Aerobed. Premium Queen double-high inflatable Aerobed sleeps 1-2
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Stunning SOCO rental close to Downtown, Austin, TX. 30 Day Minimum.
average rating of 4.925 based on 80 reviews

Such a cute house & great location! Perfect for our girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here. We had a girls group of about 8, and we all fit perfectly. The house was very nice, and we loved eating breakfast outdoors on the awesome patio! The house was stocked with everything we needed to cook. And it's Just 10 min away from downtown and anything we wanted to do. The owners were so sweet and helpful with anything we needed. We would definitely look to stay here again in the future! Thanks Valerie & Joel for making our weekend so easy!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for a group of friends

  • 5 of 5

My six bridesmaids and I came to Austin for my bachelorette weekend and Val and Joel's house was the PERFECT home base for our stay! The house comes fully equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need. The three bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, but the real gem of this home is the common space. The kitchen is big enough for a bunch of people to cook together - which we did, and wanted nothing in terms of kitchen supplies. They've thought of everything. The living room is cozy and perfectly laid out for people to sit facing one another for easy conversation. I appreciated the extra touch of comfy pillow cushions for more people to sit on for the floor.

And the outdoor space! We loved relaxing on the covered patio and listening to the rain on the tin roof.

Val and Joel gave incredibly detailed and helpful instructions about checking in. I texted with a quick question and they got back to me within minutes! AND, they left a giant box of delicious, fresh cookies for me and my friends. Seriously.

I can't imagine anything better about this place - if I come back, I will 100% stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Beautiful house and property

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a great place to stay with amazing hosts, this is the place. When booking, I spoke with Valerie and she was very quick to respond, helpful and sweet. I immediately felt comfortable booking the house with her and Joel. I had a few minor questions during our stay and Joel was quick to respond. The house is modern, cute and clean with plenty of room for 8 guests. The back yard was an added bonus for spending time. House is located in a great area central to everything by a quick ride (we used Fasten to get around), plus we felt safe. Thank you both so much for a great stay! I'd suggest your house to anyone that told me they're visiting Austin!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a must for anyone having a wedding at St. Ignacious. The church is just 5 minutes away. The house was perfect for socializing with the outdoor seating and games available. The only inside was beautiful and full of all the amenities you could want. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Loved the house, the yard and the location! Perfect for our month in Austin!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a month away from Washington, DC. Decided on Austin and were thrilled when we entered this house. We were welcomed with a sweet note, a gorgeous orchard and a bottle of wine on the kitchen table. Incredibly well stocked with linens, dishes, glassware, pots, pans & flatware--even umbrellas. Very clean! We had lots of overnight company and never felt crowded or in each other's way. The outdoor space was a real extension of the interior--plenty of comfy seating and a gas grill. Unfortunately, too warm to use the fire pit and the generous stack of wood left for us. There was a spacious yard in addition to the patio, which was very well maintained.

Priority for us was walkability, and we often walked up SoCo to coffee shop (Sage Cafe), super market, restaurants, .etc. About 2-mile walk to the river, and my husband took multiple walking excursions on the other side of the river. Also short walk to commercial First St.

Valerie and Joel were the perfect owners-- on call if we had questions but otherwise absent!!

Hated to leave to come back to the real world, and we would be back to 117 LaVista in a heartbeat given the opportunity!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would rate this rental itself 4 stars. Very clean and very well equipped. But not really in SOCO.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and loved the rental. But be aware that this property is not really in SOCO. It is definitely on the fringe. That meant we had to drive most places and there weren't great places to run or walk to nearby. I would recommend this house and these owners but can't recommend this exact neighborhood. Owners were very helpful and responsive when we had questions!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Crow Bar
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 71/290
Car: not necessary

Congress Avenue Bats under the Congress Avenue Bridge

The State Capitol

Austin Convention Center

Austin Children's Museum

Zilker Park

Austin City Limits Festival (October)

Kite Festival

South by Southwest Interactive/Film and Music Festival (March)

The Long Center

The Domain

The Violet Crown Theatre

ACL Live at Moody Theatre

9 Farmer's Markets with several very nearby during the week at on Saturday mornings

Barton Creek Mall

Lake Austin

University of Texas

Bob Bullock Museum

St. Edward's University

Uchi & Uchiko

Food Trailers

Shops at SOCO

2nd Street District

Warehouse District

Sixth Street

Whole Foods Corporate Headquarters and megastore (5th & Lamar)

Wild Basin Preserve Hiking Trails

Ladybird Lake

Ladybird Wildflower Center

LBJ Museum and Library


Rates & Availability

South Congress House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Wkd. 1
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
ACL Wkd. 2
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Protec of $3000 $50

****2014 Special Event Rates Apply****
SXSW: March 7 - 17
Austin Food & Wine Festival: April 25 - 27
X Games: June 5 - 8
ACL (Week 1): October 3 - 6
ACL (Week 2): October 10 - 13
F1: October 31 - November 2
Fun Fun Fun Fest: November 7 - 9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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