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Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property


Welcome to Austin & South Congress Getaways!

Please do not click "Instant Book", if you are booking a less than 3 night stay. Thank you!

South Congress Getaways (Austin License #085385) is located in the absolutely best area in Austin! See our amazing reviews! Perfect for first time visitors, anyone coming for an event in this amazing city, and frequent travelers who want to be just a walk away from everything, yet not pay top dollars for the very few hotels that will put you as central to this city as this property allows you to be!

The Getaways is an incredibly cozy, private and impeccably clean GuestHouse, located ONE BLOCK from South Congress Avenue in Travis Heights -one of the most hip and desirable neighborhoods in Austin.

Wonderfully designed, the GuestHouse has plush and regal decor with beautiful dark wood floors, new comfortable furnishings, ultra comfortable beds, big wide and open closets, a full and modern kitchen, all while only a short one block walk away from the most exciting street of South Congress, with so many options no matter what our guests are looking for -restaurants, bars, live music, fun eclectic shops for all ages (new and vintage clothing, jewelry, art, candy, cupcakes, costumes) and as well the option to be close to nature with biking and hiking trails and outdoor adventure options.

We offer guests fast WiFi accessibility, Google Fiber (with HBO and hundreds of channels), complimentary bath products (body wash, shampoo and conditioner), complimentary coffee for the Keurig, & one private parking space.

We love living in this area and really enjoy sharing the GuestHouse with travelers looking to have a wonderful stay in Austin! We even take one night stays during the week (only), when available.

Cozy Bedrooms: Each bedroom is super comfortable, private and uniquely decorated. Our “Elvis Room” features a Queen Size plush bed and our “Priscilla Room” features a King Size plush bed. Both rooms are spacious with the option for a lot of natural light with the views of trees through the windows or for Black-Out Curtains for those who want to sleep in late or nap!

Extra Amenities:


Ironing Board and Iron.

Bike Storage.

Private Access w/Keyless Entry.

A/C and Heating.

Keurig Coffee Maker.

Hair Dryer.

Convertible Bed Set Up Upon Request.

*Please see our reviews for more information!!!

We take one night reservations most times during the week. Usually a three night minimum on weekends is required.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Nicole

I love Austin and it is really rewarding to provide rental homes that are really accessible and authentic to the vibe of Austin and as well as impeccably maintained.

It makes me happy to have a place to share with my guests both comfort and great location to the most fun parts of Austin within walking distance!

Nicole purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Nicole chose Austin

All of the most fabulous areas of Austin are very accessible from this vacation rental without your needing a car and as well, you are only .4 miles from downtown Austin.

I was able to put my imagination and care into this property and I love sharing that with guests. I have been so lucky to have had truly amazing guests to my properties!

What makes this cottage unique

Within a ONE block walk to South Congress, you can:

Walk to the “Farm to Market Grocery Store” is just two blocks from the house and very convenient specializing in delicious and special delights as well as the basics.

Truly enjoy live music any night of the week at Austin’s famous Continental Club "the granddaddy of local music venues”, C-boys Heart & Soul Bar or outdoors at Guero’s Mexican Restaurant which are all within a few blocks.

Experience some of the best Italian cuisine at Austin’s Vespaio Italian Restaurant, Botticelli’s or Enoteca Italian Restaurant. Dine at Perla’s where they specialize in high-end cuisine and have the loveliest of outdoor patios (my personal favorite at dusk or evening).

Venture out for casual dining and grab a delicious slice of pizza at Home Slice Pizza (if gluten free Southside Pizza is just up the street), Hop Doddy's famous hamburgers, many trailer eateries, or the newest Torchy’s Tacos, and so many more! Start your day off with the upscale Jane’s Restaurant just on the corner for weekend brunch or Magnolia Cafe for their diner-style breakfast on weekdays or weekends.

Walk to grab your morning coffee at Jo’s Coffee, Mananas or Tom’s Coffee Shop.

Go to one of the best Happy Hours in Austin at South Congress Hotel, which is only a four block walk.

Enjoy ice cream at Amy's Ice Cream, grab a cupcake at the Hey Cupcake! trailer, or go into the coolest candy shop, Big Top Candy Store (my kid’s favorite)!

Shop trendy and fabulous stores like Uncommon Objects, Yard Dog Art Gallery, Creations Boutique, as lovely storefronts line the street left and right.

If you would like a very cozy and secluded stay with access to South Congress just a block away, read above and this might be your home during your stay in Austin!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Every day in Austin should start in South Congress and this was the perfect place for that. A cozy and comfortable retreat. Thank you!
May 2014
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Greater South River City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Le' Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extremely Clean, Amenities (Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner)
  • This is a brand new building with such a clean set up. All new amenities. Everything is very accessible and there are many towels, a hamper for any dirty ones. There is a lighted up make up mirror if needed and hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Elvis Room - 1 queen , HypoAllergenic/Wool Bed, Brand New, High Thread Count Sheets
    Priscilla Room - 1 king , Cozy Wool/Memory Foam Topper, High Thread Count Sheets
  • The Elvis Room is super cozy with beautiful big windows that allow light in, as well as dark out curtains for those who want to sleep in. There is a large grand antique chest of drawers for your belongings. This room is full of beautiful colors and animal prints to make sure anyone feels in luxury. The mattress is Hypo-Allergenic made with all natural products and the sheets have a high thread count, for the coziest and healthiest sleep. This room has beautiful morning light, if you choose and opens up to a view of incredible oak trees. The Priscilla Room is full of color and delight. This room is extremely comfortable and is very private. Keep the large windows open to bring in the light or close up with the black out curtains. There is a large closet in each room for both hanging clothes and for shoes as well.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
A car is not necessary when you are staying at the house, as it is just a 1 block walk to the vibrant South Congress Street (SoCo). You can walk to really beautiful parks nearby and a playground and tennis and pool at Stacy Park. The pool is heated and doesn't cost anything... it is actually spring fed. There are hiking and biking trails close by, as well. South Congress offers so many amazing restaurants, shops, etc. Across the bridge, a short walk away, you are in Downtown where you can see the State Capital and are close to the Convention Center. There is so much to enjoy while staying at this location, and then just an easy walk back to the tranquility retreat of the South Congress Getaways House.


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 82 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved my stay here. It was EXTREMELY easy, perfect amenities, ideal location, and great space! Would literally live here. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! What a great review! Please come back anytime, you were amazing guests!
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Great place in great location.

  • 5 of 5

This awesome SoCo house had everything my friends and I could ask for and it's in a great location for the right price. Lots of character We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful to have you! Thank you for taking the time to review the house! We would love to have you back!
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Great Space!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my friend's bachelorette party and we couldn't have asked for a better place. The house was very cozy and was close to everything you could possibly want or need. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was so lovely to have you and your group! Would love for you to come back, anytime.
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Great house and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for our family trip to Austin. The house is well equipped with all the comforts of home. Wonderful spot - we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, thank you! I really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience. Thank you!
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Perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here 3 nights during a girls trip with my 2 sisters, and we have zero complaints! Very clean, plenty of space, all the amenities we needed. And the best part: a 1-minute walk to S Congress! Grocery store a block away, plenty of restaurants and fun boutiques within blocks, it was perfect! Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review! It was truly lovely to have you, and we would love to have you back!
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This is a 5 Star plus rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property for a week deliberately choosing a location that would allow us to walk to many of the city's top spots. We were a block and a half to the now very trendy street South Congress and as an added bonus we were thrilled to find out we were only a ten minute walk from a the year round heated six lane pool in nearby Big Stacey Park. All aspects of this rental are very well looked after. The owner has paid incredible attention to detail so she has made it very easy to feel right at home. Anytime we needed anything, her reply was prompt; nothing major just hangers or extra coffee. The beds were comfortable, the TV/sitting room was very cozy and the kitchen and bathroom were beyond well equipped for a rental. There was AC worked perfectly during our unexpected but welcome heat wave! The available free parking right on the premises was great to have when we rented a car.

We highly recommend this property. Thank you Nicole for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Continental Club, Crow Bar, Guero's, Doc's.
Car: not necessary

There are many amazing parks, water holes, public pools, areas to hike near the property. At the same time, the property is short walk from the hippest and most popular streets in Austin (South Congress).


Rates & Availability

Greater South River City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nightly Rate
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
July Special 🌸
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
ACL Weekend 1
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL Weekend 2
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Formula 1
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until property is booked.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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