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Soco - Secluded 2 Bedroom Studio

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


South Congress Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This newly remodeled upstairs studio is walking distance to everything downtown and in the South Congress (SoCo) district. Experience Austin by staying in this wonderful old neighborhood, which is close to live music, food, culture, history and recreation. The light filled 2-bedroom studio is upstairs in my home. With off-street parking and a private exterior entrance it is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring Austin. Gaze out to the two majestic 200-year old oak trees or enjoy yourself by sitting out in the shady backyard patio. A stroll 3 blocks west takes you to lively South Congress Avenue filled with fantastic restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and music venues. The house has a vintage pool which is filled in the summer months for a dip but if you are a swimmer Big Stacy Park and pool is a short walk away with its year round pool which is fed by natural hot springs in the winter months. The park also has over 3 acres of walking trails. Additional swimming and recreation is but a short drive away at Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool. If you are a runner or walker Lady Bird Lake trail is just a couple of blocks away for a jog or walk, and is home to Austin's famous Congress Avenue bat colony. The entertaining Second, Warehouse, and Sixth Street districts downtown are a 3-minute bus/cab ride or a 15 minute walk. Also close by are Auditorium Shores, the Convention Center, Whole Foods Market, the Long Performing Arts Center, the Capitol and much more.

The studio has two private bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and the other with a full size. . A small refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and microwave are provided for convenience or take the beautiful five minute walk up to Jo’s Coffee shop or the numerous South Congress restaurants for wonderful breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Austin Bergstrom Intl. airport is only 20 minutes away ($30 cab ride).

Owners are available to provide guests with suggestions on restaurant options, live music venues and much more!

Great place to stay for Music Festivals, right in the heart of it! ACL.... Less than 3 miles. SXSW....Just blocks away to enjoy a multitude of the entertainment venues.

Keywords: Studio, bungalow,

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Toups
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About Laura Toups

I have lived in Austin for over 30 years and love the creativity and vibrance of this city.

Laura Toups purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Laura Toups chose Austin

I created this new space upstairs to provide others an opportunity to experience Austin while staying in a quiet special place. If desired, I am happy to assist in helping you find the unique places in Austin during your stay.

What makes this apartment unique

Why do I love where I live? It is the wonderful location close to all the city benefits while having my own oasis of nature in this heart of the city. I love how quiet it is while still being a short 10 minute walk to the lively people place of S. Congress or downtown......come stay here and see what I mean.....see you soon.


based on 39 traveler reviews

Soco - Secluded 2 Bedroom Studio
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 3 recently stayed here during ACL Fest 2016 weekend 1. The location was absolutely perfect for walking to and from ACL with excellent amenities within a 5 min walk. Very close to restaurants, bars, shops on South Congress. The studio is privately situated in a beautiful backyard with lovely trees and a pool! Our experience was beyond excellent and would definitely stay here again and recommend for others. The hosts were perfect. Although we never met, we knew they were there if we needed anything. The studio came stocked with coffee, cream, water and bath amenities. Absolutely stellar experience! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a comfortable and beautifully designed space!

  • 5 of 5

Laura has done a tremendous job of creating a really useable, beautiful and comfortable space. Close to SOCO--I walked there every day it wasn't too hot, the yard is beautiful parking is wonderful, and everything is peaceful and quiet. Loved it--My fave VRBO in Austin so far, and I stay a lot!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here! Really nice place on a really neat property. Very close to downtown. Pull out couch is not terribly comfortable (but they never are) and it's in a room with lots of beautiful windows but no shades - so it's bright early! :) So maybe not the best option if you need someone to sleep out there, but the two bedrooms were GREAT and very, very spacious. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Travis Heights Treehouse

  • 4 of 5

We booked our stay last minute and it was a perfect choice for a relaxing and fun getaway long weekend! The studio photos represent the space well, it was clean and cool upon arrival. The view from the sitting area is almost like being in a tree house, and it was great having the pool to cool off in after walking the SoCo area. Location was great, not too loud or busy traffic, cute neighborhood to stroll and taxi to downtown around $8 to $10. It would be great if bikes were included in the rental as it would be easy way to get around the area. Would recommend this unit and will keep on my list for future visits to Austin.

Laura was available for any questions and we didn't see her other than when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Veronica, I actually have gotten some bikes that need tune ups before putting out for the next time you come they should be ready. Thanks!
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Quiet retreat, great location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at the Soco studio for a girls trip. The space was comfortable and clean and served as a great home base and place to reconnect. The back yard and pool area were really lovely. The studio was a short walk to lots of restaurants and shops.

Even though it was just one block off a main road, all the taxis we took seemed to have a hard time finding the address which we found odd since it always came right up on our maps (just something to note).

We had minimal interaction with Laura but she was very flexible about a late checkout which was kind since we had early evening flights and no rental car in which to store our stuff.

We all totally enjoyed our long weekend in Austin. Everyone we met was incredibly nice. We heard four different bands over the course of 4 days - all for FREE! Don't miss hippie church at Maria's on Sundays - that was definitely a highlight!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great secluded SOCO studio

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE this place! It's our 2nd stay here. It's like you are staying in a lovely tree house. Lots of beautiful trees, birds & the oldest swimming pool in Austin. The property is in a lovely old neighborhood. Can walk to South Congess easily. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jo's Coffee
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Continental Club
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Lady Bird Lake Trail
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Rates & Availability

South Congress Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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Tax Rate 15.0%

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South Congress Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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