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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Downtown convenience in quiet neighborhood for restful stay!

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

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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
Carye (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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 57 traveler reviews

Downtown convenience in quiet neighborhood for restful stay!
average rating of 4.859649 based on 57 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great, quiet neighborhood, lovely studio apartment. Close to everything--just have a rental car and you're good to go! Will stay again :)

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Comfortable bed and easy access to downtown. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed for a weekend away. The owners were gracious enough to let us check in early as well. Definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable & Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at at the "Downtown Convenience" home. The owner Carye was very inviting, and checked in on us to ensure our needs were met. We had a busy weekend of house hunting and interviews so it was very nice to be in this quiet and comfortable studio.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
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
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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