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Luxury Loft On Congress Ave In Downtown Austin - OnCongress

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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.

To enhance the stay of WLVR guests, we have partnered with the most exclusive concierge services in Austin. They not only handle the essentials (pre-arrival grocery, stocked bar, transportation, food delivered in, etc.) but they also deliver five-star experiences curated by local concierge. Whether it’s a customized taste of Austin, guided hill country hike + picnic, live music crawl, breakfast taco + 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 our local concierge team handle the details so you can arrive + relax.

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

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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.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Luxury Loft On Congress Ave In Downtown Austin - OnCongress
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

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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Great HQ for work and play.

  • 5 of 5

OnCongress was spacious and congenial to our needs. The game area was a blast and everyone in our party appreciated their time there. Nice bathrooms and kitchen as well. The location can't be beat, either.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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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

    Administrative/Processing Fee: 7.5%
    Charge basis: AD
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Credit Card Fee: 3.5%
    Charge basis: AD
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

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

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

    SXSW/PGA Daily Clean $40 PL: $160
    For travel dates between 03-09-2017 and 03-26-2017
    Charge basis: PQ
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 2
  • 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.

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