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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 - 10 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 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 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.

Amenities

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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 -
(92 traveler reviews)

Casita Lunita-Southwestern Eclectic Cottage in Heart of SoCo-Central Austin!
average rating of 4.9673915 based on 92 reviews
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was great, the house had everything we needed and was comfortable and nicely decorated! The neighborhood is close to Congress with food trucks and many restaurants and we also found a nice walking path nearby along the creek which we enjoyed.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, comfortable house with flavor

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for South Congress and easy access to downtown. Tommy was very communicative. Best homeaway experience in years. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

Family gathered for my daughter's wedding....loved decor, spacious bathrooms, living areas, well- equipped, great accessibility to south congress and plenty of parking....Tommy was so helpful....great for the young and old!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed at this property and could not have been happier. The location is ideal - being a very short walk to S. Congress and everything there is to do on the south side of Austin. Tommy met us at the house and explained all of the amenities. The house was very comfortable for us and our three children. There was nothing that we needed that was not available. We recommend the house highly!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Tommy was welcoming and friendly. He made the process very easy and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 ladies for a weekend in Austin. The house was in a quiet neighborhood just walking distance from the Continental Club. The house was perfect. Beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, super comfortable, very spacious, lovely front porch. We did use Austin Ride (like Uber, download the app) a lot. We spent much of our time on the other side of the lake.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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

South River City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL 1st wknd
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,980
Flat fee
 
 
ACL 2nd wknd
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,980
Flat fee
 
 
Formula 1 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,850
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW 2018
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 18 2018
10 night minimum stay
$5,950
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$285
$1,750
$4,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95 + Tax
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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