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Nicole

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish

THE CLOSEST HOUSE TO THE CENTER OF AUSTIN! SOCO ! DOWNTOWN! Walk 1 Block to SOCO

51 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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Overview

Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

*No better location!* -2 BEDROOM & 1 BATH, w/Queen Sofa Bed - Sleeps 5

Welcome to Austin & South Congress Getaways!

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 filtered water, complimentary bath products (body wash, shampoo and conditioner), complimentary coffee for the Keurig, & one private parking space with the option for an extra if needed.

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:

Umbrellas.

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!!!

PLEASE CALL ANYTIME! 512.761.8660

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nicole (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

About Nicole

We love Austin so much, that it is really fun to provide a Guest House that is really authentic to the vibe in Austin, as well as impeccably clean and quiet. We love for our guests to have such a wonderful stay while visiting this city! It makes us happy to have a place that will support comfort and access to the most fun parts of Austin, within walking distance!

We love utmost cleanliness, easy access as well as an authentic experience when we travel around the country & world, and with our Guest House, we take pride in offering all of that and more :)

Nicole purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Nicole chose Austin

This property is special and offers everything a visitor is looking for in a Vacation Rental. Once you drop off your bags, you are 1 one block to the most fun and central South Congress Street. There are so many fun restaurants and stores and places to go from this location, that our guests are easily and quickly acclimated and feel a real part of the city immediately.

The house is whisper quiet and offers a private entrance and reserved parking place right outside.

A very short walk could take you to Joe's for coffee in the morning, fun shops to peruse during the day, a delicious lunch at one of the many different restaurants, to great live music and even the option for an elegant or casual dinner. All on one long strip of eclectic and boutique-like stores and restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

-Free High-Speed Internet WiFi throughout.

-50' Plasma Flat Screen TV.

-Direct TV with over 1,000 channels.

-DVD player, and high-end sound system speakers.

-Hot and Cold Filtered Water Dispenser Come With the GuestHouse.

-A dedicated parking spot right by the entrance of the property-a real luxury when you're only one block from South Congress!

-A King Size Cozy Bed in One Room (in what we call the Priscilla Room). Fluffy Comforter, lots of pillows and high thread count sheets that are extremely soft.

-A truly comfortable Queen Size Bed with a cozy topper (in what we call the Elvis Room.) Fluffy Comforter, lots of pillows and extremely soft, high thread count sheets.

-Either open up the blinds OR draw the BLACK OUT blinds for complete 'sleep-in' darkness.

-Private Bicycle Storage On The Property.

-Full operating Kitchen with beautiful Mexican Plates and Dishware.

-We supply Conditioner, Shampoo and Body Wash (as well as Q-Tips and Cotton Swabs), so no need to pack any if you don't want!

-Umbrellas are supplied in case of rain!

-Our manual gives you information on the best restaurants in the area, local stores, emergency information and the like.

-Austin Tourist Book -for use while here! So no need to buy one, just use ours.

-Extra bedding for the couch bed.

-Cozy Faux Fur Blankets.

-Toddler Blow Up Bed.

-Toddler Bedding.

-Optional Cleaning Lady. (additional cost).

-Hard Wood Floors with Cozy Moroccan Rugs, for beautiful comfort.

-Lots of Couch Space for hanging out and watching TV or listening to music.

-Minutes walk to downtown attractions like 6th Street, 4th Street (Warehouse District), and 2nd Street District.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

THE CLOSEST HOUSE TO THE CENTER OF AUSTIN! SOCO ! DOWNTOWN! Walk 1 Block to SOCO
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 65 reviews
5

The BEST location in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly can't say enough good things about my stay! Not only was this extremely easy to book, when I arrived the property was even better than it looked online. The location is awesome, convenient to everything in Austin, even during the chaos of SXSW. It really felt like a home, so much better than staying in a hotel. The maid service was great, very unobtrusive, and the area, though right next to South Congress, is very quiet at night. We were even able to park our two SUVs right behind the house with no problem. I'm actually looking forward to going back next year! I recommend this property to anyone wishing to enhance their experience in Austin!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, CC!! :) So cool and so very kind for you to take the time out to write this!... I know you are beyond busy :) It was so fun having you! We want to be your home away from home when you come to Austin!!!! :) Many thanks!
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5

Just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, clean and comfortable. We did have a bit of a struggle with the back gate sticking, but otherwise it was fabulous. Walked to Vespaio Enoteca restaurant on S. Congress for dinner. Walked home and had a wonderful rest of the night visiting with my 2 daughters. It really did feel like home. A wonderful mini family reunion.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for such a wonderful review! I am so glad you had such a wonderful stay! With the door, the torrential rains that we have had can sometimes swell the wood a bit, thus requiring a little push, yet we like the gate to keep privacy for our guests. We hope to have you back!
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5

Comfy and convenient SoCo getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights here and found the property and Nicole to be very accommodating. You can walk to bars, restaurants, cute shops, music spots, and get your groceries easily too. The kitchen was well equipped and the furnishings were super comfy. As landlords ourselves, we look for the extras that a rental provides and you can certainly find many here! Great, quiet neighborhood. We wanted to be close to SoCo on this visit and this property hits the nail right on the head.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect property for an Austin get away!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at numerous properties, some bigger and some smaller, in the Soco area of Austin and this one is the best. The home is very clean, comfortable, affordable and well appointed. With off street parking and a 1 block walk to South Congress it can't be beat.

This one is a repeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what you want for South Congress

  • 5 of 5

The property is less than 1/4 mile from the best of South Congress - we couldn't have asked for a better location. The apartment itself is really spacious, comfortable and well-maintained. We had a great time and would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a place to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! :) I am so thankful that you took the time to write such a lovely review! Thank you, so very much for being such a lovely guest. :)
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Great Location in Austin

  • 4 of 5

The property is a guest house up stairs over a garage. There is a parking space in the alley. The house was as shown in the pictures. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked great. It was clean. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a convenient location near the South Congress area in Austin.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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).

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Rates & Availability

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

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Summer Special!
May 26 2016 - Aug 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$125
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$150
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$185
From
$199
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until property is booked.

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Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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