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Tommy

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Casita Lunita-Southwestern Eclectic Cottage in Heart of SoCo-walk to it all!

66 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

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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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tommy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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 Austin

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.

Reviews

5
based on 66 traveler reviews

Casita Lunita-Southwestern Eclectic Cottage in Heart of SoCo-walk to it all!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 66 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My 3 friends and I had never been to Austin and knew nothing about it. We were beyond thrilled to find ourselves so close to the heart of the action, yet in a peaceful place. It was perfect for us. A big backyard patio, a charming front porch, (complete with blooming jasmine), a well appointed kitchen, great bedrooms, extremely clean, and just overall a pleasant place to spend time with friends after a long day shopping, eating and wandering. I will definitely stay there again if I'm fortunate to find myself in Austin again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Great Casa in a Fabulous Loocation!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of three woman looking for a comfortable and convenient place to spend an extended weekend. What we got was more than we could have imagined--lovely decor and all the creature comforts!! We took advantage of the great backyard for a Sunday brunch and our friends & family were so impressed with Casita Lunita!! Tommy and his family greeted us so warmly-they are clearly proud of their home. We had no need to call them as everything was perfect, but they made themselves very available if we had. And the location to SoCo was incredible-a quick two block walk yet very quiet and charming neighborhood. Look forward to returning to Austin and Casita Lunita!!!"

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Liked it so much we came back!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit in a row to Casita Lunita. Last year we stayed for several weeks and loved it so much we came back for a 3 month stay. The location is excellent. Close enough (3 blocks) from South Congress to walk to all of our favourite restaurants and shops but just far enough that you don't get the crowds from SoCo even on the weekends. The house is comfy and has everything one needs to enjoy even an extended stay. The owners are very pet friendly as well and the large fully enclosed back yard is a real bonus. The owners Tommy and Lara are absolutely lovely and very responsive to the needs of their guests. We highly recommend a stay at Casita Lunita.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this home. The pictures, although they look nice online, do not do it justice. It is beautifully decorated as well as very interesting and thoughtfully put together. You could spend a week just looking at the intimate details of each room. The owner, Tommy was very nice. The location was central to everything you would want to see or do. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to any type of family. It is peaceful and quiet, every amenity has been made available; an overall excellent experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Really a gem and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Just finishing a week here and we could not have had a better time. This house was perfect for the five of us and it would be great for more people too. Congress is about ten minutes on foot and there is so much to eat and do. Tommy and Laura are wonderful hosts. We'll be back and we hope this house is available. Bring your dogs, the back yard is large with a nice patio, bbq, and fire chimera . Thank you Tommy and Laura.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Tommy for allowing my family to gave a great home to stay in while we were in Austin... personalized service, and great communication and location. Highly recommend you stay at this eclectic home. I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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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

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL Sept.29th-Oct.2nd
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,980
Flat fee
 
 
ACL Oct.6th-Oct.9th
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,980
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,395
$3,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

house cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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.

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