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Casita Lunita-Southwestern Eclectic Cottage in Heart of SoCo-Central Austin!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 - and short walk to South Congress

Enjoy life in the heart of Austin's Travis Heights/South Congress area.

If you want to get to know the best of Austin - it's hard to beat this location!! Only 2 short blocks to all the eclectic shops, fine restaurants and nightlife found on Austin's famed South Congress avenue.

During the day, you can take advantage of Stacy Park with its spring-fed pool, tennis courts, and other amenities, also only 3 short blocks away.

Our cozy bungalow easily sleeps 6 with room for 2 more if needed (futon in living sleeps 2).

You'll find peace and tranquility in the bamboo and oak tree enclosed oasis. The big back yard awaits friendly pets.

The house includes a full washer/dryer, dishwasher, and central a/c and heat. Also two full size bathrooms, shower/bath.

You have your own private drive which will accommodate 3 cars, no need to park on the street!

Home is on a very quiet street where you can relax and enjoy Austin, all while enjoying the activities only 5 minutes away

Also enjoy the beautiful backyard with its stone patio, chiminea, and water fountain.

Area offerings: Texas hill country, lakes, rivers, music, festivals, wineries, capitol tours, museums, University of Texas Austin campus, hiking, cycling, 1 hour to Sea World and Schlitterbaun water park. 45 minutes to San Marcos for Guadalupe river tubing and water sports. Greune Hall music venue 45 minutes away. Numerous music venues within walking distance, South Congress shopping, clubs and fine restaurants. Easy drive to San Antonio.

More Details

Owner
Tommy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Tommy

I was born and raised in Austin and could not find a better place to live. Laura (my wife) is from Chiapas Mexico and is the one I give credit to giving the house all its unique colorful character and rustic feel. We live very close to the property and are always available to make you feel at home 100% of the time.

Tommy purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Tommy chose Greater South River City

I have been to many places and even have lived a few years abroad. But I always come back to Austin and have yet to find anywhere else I would rather be. Austin is very unique in all that it has to offer - great universities, world class eclectic restaurants, and some of the top musicians in the world. I could not think of a better place to live and stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Our house has been in the same family since 1955. We recently did a full remodel and have kept the feel of a cozy charming cottage while opening up the kitchen and living room including a vaulted ceiling with skylights which lets all the natural light in. We also have a private driveway which keeps you from parking on the street.

Casita Lunita cannot be in a better location, only 2 blks from South Congress Ave. and 3 blocks from Stacey park which includes a jogging trail, swimming pool, and tennis courts.

Amenities

Greater South River City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 includes full size washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Comfortably sleeps 6 adults, with sleeping accommodations for 2 additional children. Master bedroom has flat screen t.v.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Smoking allowed on back patio only. Housekeeping services offered for additional cost.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Casita Lunita-Southwestern Eclectic Cottage in Heart of SoCo-Central Austin!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 99 reviews
Lake Stevens, WA
5

Austin Casita Lunita

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in Tommy's house in Austin. It was a perfect size for 3 couples and nice to have a seating area on back patio and front porch. We spent quite a few evenings on the front porch after a busy day of eating, drinking, walking, or biking in Austin. The house is located in a pleasant and safe neighborhood and was about a 5 minute walk to South Congress.

I appreciated that Tommy met us when we arrived to give us a tour of the home, and was very accommodating on letting us have a late checkout on our last day. We look forward to staying here again on our next Austin adventure.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shawn, thanks so much for the nice review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and will love to have you back. We always try our best to accommodate our guests in all their requests, and we were happy to accommodate yours! Thanks again, and hope to have you back. Sincerely, Tommy and Laura
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Denver
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location. Walk to congress street is only about 3 blocks if that. You can walk to the congress street bridge to see the bats and even continue on 6 th street for music in about 30 minutes. Great host that is available and replies very quickly. The beds are very comfortable and the house had what we needed. Thanks Tommy!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great area - Tommy is a super nice guy

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg for the kind words, it was a pleasure having you and your friends as guests. And thanks for the Kirk and Sweeney, it will go to good use! Come back to see us anytime. Sincerely, Tommy and Laura
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5

Great house, great host!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect size for three couples and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Perfect location, walking distance to restaurants, shops and music on south Congress. Tommy was hospitable and available by phone at all times. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

Wonderful house, comfortable beds, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our only regret is that we didn't utilize the outdoor area because it was really hot out!

The house was so cute -- lots of personality -- and very clean. There were plenty of towels, a hairdryer and other amenities to make us feel at home, and it was easy to locate sheets for the futon and anything else we needed. Having 2 bathrooms was really nice. The mattresses were very comfortable (futon in the living room was great too), and the air conditioning was working great :)

The location was PERFECT. Everywhere we went to ask for recommendations, people would tell us to go to South Congress, so it was extremely convenient to be able to walk to the main street and get to see all of the happenings.

Tommy was very communicative, both during the booking process and upon arrival, and he had great recommendations of places to go/eat/drink. Thank you so much for making our first trip to Austin a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for urban and suburban fun

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very responsive host of this comfy, clean and roomy rental on the cusp of downtown and steps from the best of West Congress made our week in Austin so enjoyable. My wife and I in our mid50's with our two young 20s daughters and their beaus never felt cramped in Casablanca Luna.

Ten minute drives to downtown and Zilker. We made it to the trailhead for Sculpture Falls in 15 minutes.

The kids loved the place. My wife, who is more particular with accommodations, rates the location a five of five but the living space a three. The pictures are accurate. If they don't offend you you'll love the place. If they turn you off know that the place is Very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Continental Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I35 and Woodland
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Guero's Taco Bar
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Corpus Christi
Car: recommended

South Congress SoCo Travis Heights Central Austin South by Southwest ACL Austin City Limits Continental Club Town Lake Ladybird Lake Zilker Park Stacy Park and Wading Pool Capital of Texas

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

house cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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