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Stunning SOCO rental close to Downtown, Austin, TX. Perfect for ACL, F1, SXSW.

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


About the property

Completely remodeled 3/2: Contemporary, private and accommodates up to 8 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 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:
April 14, 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.


Dawson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 8
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

Stunning SOCO rental close to Downtown, Austin, TX. Perfect for ACL, F1, SXSW.
average rating of 4.922078 based on 77 reviews

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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Impeccably clean and well detailed

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our best expectations. It had everything from a gas grille to a coffee maker. There was nothing else we could have asked for. It was extremely clean. Check in was effortless. All the technology worked.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 4 of 5

This property was just right for us, a family of 8. Very modern inside, and had all the appliances we needed for our stay. It was just like being home but away from home at the same time. The Location was just right, about 10 minutes away from DT in the SOCO area which was just right because i had my wedding and needed to be close by. Overall I had a good experience and would recommend it to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The house was perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in the house. Val and Joel were soooo welcoming. They were in touch and made sure we had what we needed, and were having a great time. The house was great - clean, cozy, and very well stocked. We had everything we needed. The in's and out's of the house were clearly explained and comprehensive. Everything about our stay was smooth, simple, and awesome!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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

Dawson 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
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Damage Protec of $3000 $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

****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 30 days before arrival date.
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