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Laura Toups

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Soco - Secluded 2 Bedroom Studio

37 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Austin Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 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, The Children's Museum, 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. The couch is a pull out full sized bed. A small refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and toaster oven are provided for convenience or take the beautiful five minute walk up to Jo’s Coffee shop, a unique food trailer stop or numerous restaurants.

Austin Bergstrom Intl. airport is only 15 minutes away ($20 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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Toups (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

Soco - Secluded 2 Bedroom Studio
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
5

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 use.....so 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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Lago Vista, TX --near Austin, TX
5

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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Secluded and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in several properties around the SoCo area in Austin and this was by our favorite! The studio was extremely clean, comfortable, within walking distance to many of our favorite spots, and had stunning views of the secluded backyard. Laura was an amazing host and replied quickly to any of our questions as well. We absolutely loved everything about this property and look forward to staying here again! We highly recommend the Secluded 2 Bedroom Studio!

Mindy & Jeremy

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very charming studio. Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely stay. The studio was perfect. Very clean and had everything we needed. Location was great. Convenient to all the hot spots on south congress.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Jo's Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
Continental Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Lady Bird Lake Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Trailers

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Rates & Availability

Austin Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
ACL
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
F1
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
SXSW
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

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Amenities

Austin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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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