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Downtown convenience in quiet neighborhood for restful stay!

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


East Congress Studio Rental Photos and Description

Charming South Congress studio with large bathroom-perfect for two

Spacious one bedroom studio with large bathroom including garden tub, glass enclosed shower, and double sink. Numerous reviewers have complimented the comfortable queen-sized bed with a three inch tempurpedic overlay. Quiet neighborhood + comfortable bed = a great night's sleep! The large walk-in closet has plenty of storage room and the kitchenette includes Keurig coffee maker, fridge/freezer, and microwave for your convenience. Coffee and tea are complimentary, other snacks and drinks available for a small charge. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening on your private patio, then have convenient access to downtown via South Congress.

**No smoking property***

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Carye

Carey and Dave are well traveled and both work at a large hospital in downtown Austin. Carey is from Texas and has been in Austin since 1988, Dave is from Montana and relocated to Austin to be with Carey (and enjoy mountain biking year round!). If you would like any recommendations for outdoor activities, cycling trails, parks, etc they can help out. Two small, well-behaved dogs live in the other half of the duplex and will be seen in the gated off backyard when they choose to come out their doggie door. No barking!

Carye purchased this studio in 2006

Why Carye chose Austin

We chose this property six years ago when the house was built because we both love cycling and wanted to be able to ride our bikes to downtown and work--20 minute leisurely ride to Town Lake, 10-15 minutes to S. Congress restaurants, Continental Club, great coffee shops and Mexican food.

What makes this studio unique

We love the location of this home and the low upkeep. Tile floors throughout keep things clean and dog friendly, vaulted ceilings make the area feel larger. The master bedroom gets plenty of light, but has 2' wooden blinds and curtains if you would like to sleep late!


based on 60 traveler reviews

Downtown convenience in quiet neighborhood for restful stay!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 60 reviews

Best of worlds, cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here during our birthday weekend. We are UT alumni so we come back to visit often and this little guest house is our favorite place to stay so far, way more private and "homey" than a hotel. We spent most of our time in Central and South Austin so the location was really great for us (about 10 or 15 minutes to most places we went). The other reviews are right about the bedding, so comfortable! We spent most of Sunday after noon lounging in the bed watching TV. Carye and David were also very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Very clean, comfortable & conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

Carye's one bedroom studio was the perfect place to stay for our weekend getaway. Everything listed in the description and photos was accurate. The property was very clean and well maintained. The location was perfect for getting around downtown Austin. Carye was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. I highly recommend this cozy studio to any couples or individuals traveling to Austin, TX.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very clean, conveniently located, private and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend staying here to anyone. Comfortable, clean, and in a great location. Carye the host is friendly and accommodating and even volunteered to give us rides, which we took her up on. Will definitely stay here again next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days. Everything was just as described. Quick response, very clean, nice bed, no noise, lot's of space in bathroom and closet/kitchenette area.

Interesting artwork on walls! We would definitely think about this place if need to stay again and will recommend it to our friends.

We had a car, so we cannot comment on pro and cons for people relying on public transportation though.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was my first VRBO, and it couldn't have been better. Carye worked was extremely helpful and allowed us to check in early. The instructions were very clear, and the location could not have been more convenient. BUT THAT BED.... I WILL MISS THE BED MORE THAN I WILL MISS AUSTIN. Sooooo comfy! Amazing place, amazing host. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Austin.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My favorite

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this rental and look no further. The location was perfect. Very close to downtown. The unit is very clean, quiet and comfortable. I have visited Austin 3 different times...this is my 3rd and final rental, my favorite. I will definitely choose this rental again. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom is huge. My daughter & I could get ready for our night downtown at the same time. There is a shower & a garden tub plus a two sink vanity. It would be perfect for a romantic getaway as well. The renters were accommodating. Stayed in contact in case we needed them but didn't bother us...we never saw them. It was perfect. I'm very picky. I like clean, quiet, don't bother me and location. This was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ATX)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Warehouse Saloon
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hills Cafe
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Port Aransas and Galveston
Car: recommended

Our home is located in South Central Austin-less than half a mile

off two major highways (I35 and Ben White/290/71) and a direct

drive down scenic S. Congress 3.5 miles to Town Lake and downtown, passing numerous restaurants and music venues along the way. The neighborhood is only six years old and conveniently located to grocery stores, a liquor store, the famous Hill's Cafe is only 1/2 mile down the road!


Rates & Availability

East Congress Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SXSW 2017
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $29 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Check in time is 4:00pm, check out is 11:00 am. Non-smoking property. Pets only with prior written agreement and pet fee.

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East Congress Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Town
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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