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NEW Upstairs Duplex off S Congress, walk to dntwn and Lake

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


South Congress Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Cozy 1 bedrm 1 bath upstairs apt, w/ fold out couch, great walkable location

This is a BRAND NEW home with a new upstairs apartment. New stainless appliances including dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, toaster oven, fridge and gas range. Lots of brand new kitchen supplies for the chef and a Nespresso coffee maker and regular coffee press. New Smart TV w movie channels and wifi speakers for your music in living area with new Crate and Barrel fold out couch. Bedroom has tv with build in DVR player, marble vanity in bathroom, new tempurpedic queen sized bed, black out liner on bamboo shades, 2 plush new robes, walk in closet and new small stackable w/d. Unit has a parking spot in my garage. I have upgraded internet so its very high speed. Best of all: I have a top of the line air purification system that cleans all the air in the house every 20 minutes, including viruses, mold, pollen, cedar, dust, etc. You will wake up with the clearest nose you've had in your life! THe fold out is full size. Ideal for 1 or 2 adults, 2 adults, 2 adults w small children or 2 couples if it wasn't a super long stay. The unit has its own keyed entrance.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Why Holly chose Austin

Brand new, Great walkable location to downtown and lake, amenities! Stylish amd cozy. Garage space. quiet street, nice neighbors. whole house Air purification system.

What makes this bungalow unique

This is the upstairs apartment in a brand new adorable bungalow in the heart of South Congress. Well decorated, alley access to South Congress, near trails and parks (and the trailer park eateries!) and very walkable to shopping and restaurants. Everything in the apartment is brand new. The windows give the impression of being in a very zen treehouse. Plenty of privacy. Also, I live downstairs and am available if there's anything you need that wasn't already stocked in the apartment.


based on 46 traveler reviews

NEW Upstairs Duplex off S Congress, walk to dntwn and Lake
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews

Holly's vacation home was a relaxing & quiet getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Holly's place was well-maintained, comfortable & conveniently located. Holly was available & helpful for any questions regarding the property. It was an enjoyable weekend. Thanks Holly!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I'm considering a move to Austin and wanted to experience the city from a neighborhood perspective. The apartment was very nice and conviently located. The kitchen is stocked with the basics, the apartment is well decorated and the robes were a nice touch. I didn't see Holly while I was there but she was quick to respond to text messages.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sexy City Chic!

  • 5 of 5

So late with my review, please forgive me. This was a Mother/Daughter weekend get-away. This spot had everything you needed in organic delight. Everything was clean. It is just an amazing spot zone out in. It also was close to everything that I love on Congress. It is only one block over, take a left. It comfortably host 4 close people. I was concerned when I realized the unit was to the back of the property. Then realized there was a back entrance . A cute safe side entrance. The owner was so sweet with her notes. I never saw her once . I'm very particular and only like 5 star anything , so if I like EVERYONE will LOVE this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment in a great location. It is just a 5 min. drive to restaurants. It would probably be a 15 min. walk, but with 100 degree heat, we drove. We enjoyed being able to park our car in the garage every day. The apartment is perfect for two people. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Space, Good Location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the first impressions as we walked into this space. It was fresh and inviting. All the amenities were provided some were unexpected such as beach towels. This homeowner thought of everything. We decided in the future to only look at space that was not owner occupied as the noise levels Saturday evening at one in the morning woke us and we started our last day a little sleep deprived. The location is fabulous and it easy to get to everything. We think this homeowner will do very well with her property and we hope our review is considered as constructive. We will recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, I never have people over and am an early bird. What noises did you hear? I think I may have actually even been in Houston the weekend you were upstairs? The last few weekends I've been either out of town or home watching tv on a Saturday. Sometimes I hear noise in the yard that sounds like it's my yard but it's actually the neighbor. Very interested in what was going on and sorry for whatever the disturbance was, I'm almost certain that it wasn't me though. Thanks! Holly
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Price is right

  • 4 of 5

Holly was great in communicating via email even when she wasn't around. Location of property is great especially if you like the SoCo and downtown area of Austin as you can walk to both.

I do have a couple of suggestions though. If someone is renting out the place for 3 nights for instance (like we did and there were 2 adults and 1 child in our party), it would've been nice to have at least 3 rolls of toilet paper and 1 full role of paper towel. We only had 1 roll of toilet paper and no paper towel so we had to go to the store for these items. Not a big deal, but an incovenience nonetheless. All the VRBO rentals we've ever had always had extras for these items. I might also suggest detergent be added. On a good note, the rental provides shampoo/conditioner, coffee filters, tea, etc. so I suggest going there first before going to a store.

Overall, we like Austin mostly of the other places near it - Lake Travis and Fredericksburg in particular. Go check them out!

Next time we're in the area, we'll probably stay outside of Austin, but in a nutshell, Holly's rental is a good choice!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about tp / paper towels! Didn't know you were out - I had a ton downstairs. Thanks for staying!
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"very good food, very loud tho"
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Home Slice Pizza
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Franklin Barbecue
Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill
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Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
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Farm To Market Grocery
"has the basics and lots of organic stuff, makes sandwiches and has some pre made ones as well."
Rivercity Market
"Right across Congress next to cleaners. Very walkable. Has most things you would need plus g..."
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
"I don't get it...but people love it. They fly out in a single line, they don't all come out ..."
South Congress Avenue
Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar
"pricey, but amazing food, oysters, and great patio. Brunch is not as expensive and is very g..."
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Guerros, Continental Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Guerros, S Congress Cafe, Perlas, Enoteca
Car: not necessary

The South Congress area of Austin is probably the most popular tourist area in the city. My house is 100 yards from S Congress with easy access to downtown, you can walk in 20 min or catch a cab or bus across the street. Lady Bird Lake is on the way downtown and has a beautiful hike and bike trail with kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating easily accessible. South Congress Ave has about 20 different wonderful restaurants and bars, some of the most popular in the city, as well as a lot of shopping. The world famous Continental Club is a short walk as is one of the best outdoor patios in the city, and there are many celebrity sitings at restaurants like Guerro's and South Congress.


Rates & Availability

South Congress Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Mar 9 2017 - Mar 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

damage insurance $35
cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

My weekend rates will fluctuate due to large events like Formula 1 and ACL Festival. Cancellations for special events must be given 6 weeks ahead of time for SXSW and a month ahead for ACL Fest and Formula 1 to receive a refund. Please purchase trip insurance if you are concerned you may need to cancel for these events. These are the busiest times of the year and I would lose a good deal of money if my place were to go unbooked due to a last minute cancelation. Thank you for your consideration. Also, Homeaway doesn't offer a way to show minimum stay requirements for weekend vs week day - right now i have a 2 night requirement for week day and a 3 night requirement for weekends. i apologize in advance if this causes confusion.

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South Congress Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Marble vanity, black and white hex tile on floor, Restoration Hardware sconces. Stocked w new hair dryer, tooth brush, toothpaste, toiletries, bath sheets, some first aid items.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Tempurpedic mattress and Jonathon Adler sconces. Lots of light, bamboo shades with black out liners. Windows open from inside. Ver large walk in closet has ironing board, umbrella, new washer dryer, 2 comfy robes, big enough for baby bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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