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SXSW MUST SEE!!! Luxury Loft On Congress Ave In Downtown Austin

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

OnCongress is a 3,000 sq. ft. luxury loft and event space in the heart of Austin's business and entertainment district. Located on historic Congress Avenue with a stunning view of the Texas State Capitol and the Paramount Theatre, this urban loft is the ideal location for executive stays or attending any of Austin's year-round events including Austin City Limits, the Austin Film Festival, SXSW, Formula One and UT football. Whether you're staying for a festival, off-site business retreat, or a weekend get-away, we've provided every comfort of home... plus a few special extras. Winner of the 2004 AIA Award for Excellence in Design, 706 Congress Ave. was meticulously restored to its original facade with a large balcony directly across from the Paramount Theater, overlooking Congress Avenue all the way to the Capitol. The owners, long-time Austinites and former gallery owners, designed a modern interior including reclaimed wood floors throughout, open staircases, poured concrete counter-tops, a unique split-level layout, and high-end furnishings and artwork. OnCongress is purpose-built as a luxury rental property with amenities such as a full chef's kitchen, living room and lounge, full-size washer/ dryer, and free WiFi. The downstairs game room includes a large screen TV with Xbox, custom-built steel pool table and shuffle board table.

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To enhance your stay, we have partnered with KEY Concierge. They not only handle the essentials...pre-arrival grocery and stocked bar, transportation, food delivered in, etc...they also deliver five-star experiences curated by local concierge. Whether it’s a customized taste of Austin, guided hill country hike and picnic, live music crawl, breakfast taco and bloody marys delivered to your door or waiting in a five-hour line for the infamous Franklin BBQ, the sky's the limit. To make your trip seamless and experience the best of Austin, let their local concierge team handle the details so you can arrive and relax.

We *must* speak to all potential guests prior to making a reservation.

***Sunday through Wednesday discounted rates are for 4 or less people***

More Details

Property Manager
Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals

WLVR (Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals) provides you the opportunity to experience Austin and it's festivals and major events (ACL, F1 and SXSW) like no other... In a premium, private dwelling where you can relax, refresh and restore.

Downtown to lakefront, ranch to modern, WLVR has specifically chosen properties that will provide the highest level of comfort to those looking for the different flavors that Austin living has to offer. Through our exclusive portfolio of homes, we can make sure you stay in comfort and style. Call us for more information and additional options.


Congress Avenue Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 2
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Bedroom # 2 (Murphy), Bedroom # 3 (2 Twin), Bedroom # 4 (Sofa Sleeper), Bedroom # 5 (Twin), Bedroom # 6 (Sofa Sleeper), Bedroom # 7 (Sofa Sleeper)
  • Outdoor Grill
Events allowed and welcome at this property. Please contact property manager for details.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

SXSW MUST SEE!!! Luxury Loft On Congress Ave In Downtown Austin
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Great location! Stylish loft living!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely amazing for my family!

We have a 2 year old and 7 year old and so having a designated parking space and being central in location was perfect for getting around. My kids had plenty of space to run around, and we all loved the layout. We spent our mornings people watching on the patio after getting Starbucks just right down the street. At night, my toddler fell right asleep with the white noise machine provided. We were also able to get a pack n' play delivered by Key Concierge-- which was wonderful. Having a washer and dryer in the unit was great. There is a grocery store across the street which was convenient. My husband and I also had a date night across the street at a wonderful steak house called The Roaring Fork.

The one thing I would say is that the main level bathroom is quite small and there in no tub.

Overall, a wonderful experience was had by all, and we would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chianne for the glorious Loft review! I am so glad your family had a wonderful stay and isn't Key Co great!? Bringing a white noise machine for LO! We love to hear those details of the grocery store and Starbucks around the corner, helping make your stay a great one. We look forward to hosting you in the future; we love to spoil our repeat guests!! xo - Walker Luxury Vacation Rental Team
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Beautiful space in an incredible location!

  • 5 of 5

706 Congress is absolutely beautiful. I stayed there with my fiance, leading up to our wedding day. The space is flexible to host impressive gatherings (we hosted a lunch), relax on the patio, and enjoy shooting pool or playing shuffleboard.

The location couldn't have been better. Right in the middle of downtown with direct access to South Congress (just across the bridge) and up towards Zilker Park.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great loft!

  • 5 of 5

We do a golf trip every year with some old high school friends and this was the perfect place to stay. It is a loft so there's not a ton of privacy but it served us perfectly. Suzanne did a great job helping us coordinate, checking in and checking out was a breeze. We would definitely stay here again if we came back to Austin.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We appreciate it!
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Awesome Spot in the heart of Austin

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of friends in town for the weekend and what a great place to host and experience Austin. We walked to 6th Street and restaurants nearby, a very short Uber to Rainey St. and UT campus on game day. There were a few more guests that stayed in hotels right across the street which added to the convenience of the location. Also, the balcony is a nice touch offering a perfect view of the capitol at the end of Congress.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better home base for our long weekend in Austin! All of the details were taken care of - from plenty of towels, dishes, and amenities; to the superb location at the heart of the city; to the beautiful floor plan and furnishings. Would rent again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice but noisy

  • 3 of 5

A beautiful loft in the middle of everything, unfortunately this means garbage trucks every night between 2 and 4 am emptying garbage bens out side the window of master bedroom. Even earplugs didn't help to stop the noise. The game area was nice, but only three pool sticks that were not broke and no extra sand for the shuffle board table. The sleeping design in lowere area not like pictured, now has a Murphy bed so the sitting area isn't as cohesive to.a large group. The couches that turn into beds in the living areas are very hard. This is really a place for one couple to stay at and entertain unless everyone wants to be up at the same time. The bathroom for the master is down a level and through a sleeping area. No private areas except the bathrooms. The management company was very helpful to get cooking equipment for me to be able to make Christmas dinner, but no soap for any dishwasher, sink or laundry. Very unimpressed with the set up of this loft. We travel using home away a lot and this unit was by far our most expensive and least set up. Great location, but be aware it's loud.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate feedback from our guests. We have had over 40+ bookings in this property between AirBNB and HomeAway. We have never had a report of noise from guests until now. However in response, we promptly purchased high end white noise machines should guests choose to use it. The property is managed by a professional property management company with availability 24/7 for all needs of the guests. We always ask guests to contact us if they need anything (such as more pool table sticks or sand for the shuffle board). All of these items reside at the property and are available for replenishment should guest notify us. All photo's have been updated to show the current set up of all sitting and sleeping in the property. All couches that convert come with step by step and photographed directions for ease of use. Our property management company is also on hand should a demonstration be requested. Cooking equipment was requested prior to guest arrival and was provided at no extra charge in order for guest to create Christmas Dinner. Soap, laundry detergent was all available in the property and at any time, a phone call to the property management team would have provided instructions on where to locate all cleaning products if guest is not able to find. This is a loft unit with large areas and multiple levels to provide the most room for guests. We have hosted families, groups and events and continue to enjoy 5-star ratings and full bookings for the property.
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This property is located right in the middle of Historic Congress Avenue. It sits directly across from the Paramount Theatre and is in walking distance to all things downtown Austin.


Rates & Availability


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    ACL Housekeeping: $80
    For travel dates between 10-06-2017 and 10-15-2017
    Charge basis: PQ
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Damage Waiver: $249
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Departure Clean: $250
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    F1 Housekeeping: $80
    For travel dates between 10-20-2017 and 10-22-2017
    Charge basis: PQ
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Housekeeping: $160
    For travel dates between 03-08-2017 and 03-26-2017
    Charge basis: PQ
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights
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