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Casita Lunita-Southwestern Eclectic Cottage in Heart of SoCo-SXSW dates open!!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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 few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 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 Congress Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Casita Lunita-Southwestern Eclectic Cottage in Heart of SoCo-SXSW dates open!!!
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 84 reviews
5

Couldn't be happier!

  • 5 of 5
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I stayed at Casita Lunita with some friends over MLK weekend - we were all very pleased! The house is adorable, very comfortable and in a great location. Tommy is extremely friendly, helpful and accessible. We had a wonderful visit and would gladly stay here again if we have the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5
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Our family (five adults) met in Austin for a holiday week. The Casita Lunita was perfect for us. Comfortable and clean house, nicely decorated. Great location: just three blocks from South Congress shops and restaurants. Excellent front porch and back patio/yard. Plenty of off street parking on quiet street. Well-equipped kitchen and baths. Nice washer and dryer that came in handy. We would definitely stay again. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Welcoming and Relaxing Stay in the Heart of Austin

  • 5 of 5
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We had a wonderful time in Austin and the hospitality and location of Casita Lunita couldn't have been better. Tommy was very communicative leading up to our arrival and was kind enough to give us a tour of his house when we checked-in. The location is just a few blocks off south congress, and very walkable to coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and more. We'd definitely stay here again. Thanks Tommy!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect home base, convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
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We truly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful home. The common spaces both indoors and out were appreciated by everyone in our group. The neighborhood is wonderful. Just a 3 minute walk to Tex-Mex, high end sushi and lovely cafes.

The owners are the best! Great communication before and during our trip. They really care and take great effort to make sure your stay at their lovely home is perfect.

I highly recommend this property and will definitely book on our next trip to Austin. Thank you Tommy and Laura for sharing your Casita Lunita.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooksville, FL, USA
5

What a perfect place to relax at "home" and enjoy

  • 5 of 5
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This home was truly special. It was small enough to enjoy time together but plenty of room for everyone to have a space of her own. We enjoyed the outdoor space in the afternoon when we were not out exploring this city. Everything was well maintained and in good working order. And this was an obvious reflection of the owners. They could not have been more accommodation. It is a pleasure to chat with Tommy and feel that they would handle any problem or just be available to answer questions. Our family (5 sisters) felt warm and comfortable here. Thank you, Tommy and Laura.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA
5

Totally surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The pics do not do this place justice! We absolutely loved this house. The owners met us at the home to walk us through the property and were welcoming and kind. The house is larger than I expected and is decorated awesome with lots of charm and character rather than other properties that were purchased just to rent out. I cannot wait to come back to Austin and will definitely be booking at Casita Lunita every time!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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 Congress Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SXSW 2017 Interactive & Film
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$4,750
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW 2017 Music
Mar 15 2017 - Mar 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$4,750
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$285
$1,750
$4,950
 

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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