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Jay Reynolds

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

CHECK IT OUT! The Top Hat and SOCO! 3/2 - 2 Mi to downtown austin!

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 bedroom / 2 bath, sleeps 7 max

Welcome to The Top Hat! This is our newest property and we are proud to have another lovely spot just a block or two off of South Congress. There's really no better spot to be at this price point - you can certainly stay closer to downtown but you'll pay up to twice as much! The story behind this house is really a unique one - it used to be The Top Hat Recording Studios, and now the owners have completely remodeled to turn it back into an amazing home to vacationers and musicians alike!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jay Reynolds (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Jay Reynolds

This property is managed by VacationCake Rentals, based in Austin Texas.

The owners of this property are the proud owner of Top Hat Recording studios which is now in Nashville TN.

What makes this house unique

The putting green is pretty darn unique!


based on 5 traveler reviews

CHECK IT OUT! The Top Hat and SOCO! 3/2 - 2 Mi to downtown austin!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

The Top Hat was a great place to stay during our girls trip to Austin.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at this property. The house was clean, well-appointed, and had everything you need for a weekend away. The charm of the recording studio is unmatched. Loved that the house was within walking distance of the South Congress area and just a quick Uber from downtown. It would be fun to go back again soon! The rental company was very responsive when we had a routine maintenance issue come up.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Top Hat is Tops!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Austin was great, as was Top Hat. We were very pleased with how clean and tidy the home was. It had so much character in the manner it was decorated and was very comfortable for our group of four adults and small dog. We found it to be quite and cozy. The renters and staff were easy to work with and dealt with our one technical problem very quickly. They provided lots of information about Austin and it's resources and were very responsive to questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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A Music-Lovers' Delight!

  • 5 of 5

This great house has a really cool musical past, and has been decorated to reflect this. We loved all the memorabilia. The backyard is beautifully landscaped and has a fun putting green. The house was very clean, spacious, well-decorated, and stocked with everything you would need, even down to the toiletries.

And the location is excellent - just blocks off south Congress; a short and easy trip to many legendary Austin restaurants, venues, and shopping. I was in town for work, so it was convenient to be this close and still get to experience some great Austin attractions after work.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

Tin Top is a great property for anyone. The house is very "Austin" and well stocked with everything you need. The back yard is super to hang out with friends and play on the putting green. We had a Bocce Ball set and used it on the green, perfect. Management was accommodating. This house was the best part of our trip, great location in a great town. We will book it again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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New Property, Experienced Management

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our stay at the Top Hat. The property was clean, well-stocked, and beautifully decorated. The added touches of the putting green and the nods to the property's musical past were not just charming, but also entertaining. The house was spacious, easily sleeping our group of 4 with plenty of room to spare.

Everyone slept great on the comfy beds. Vacation Cake thought of everything and the owners offer the best recommendations for local food and activities. While we went out for most dinners, the great deck and grill made cooking in and dining al fresco a wonderful experience, too. The standard coffee service is AWESOME local, organic Ruta Maya beans.

The location couldn't have been better. The service and amenities will be hard-pressed to be surpassed. We would recommend the Top Hat to anyone looking for a true Austin experience, and we plan on staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Barton Springs Pool
"This is about the best swimming pool on planet earth! Open year round!"
Continental Club
"Great local original music every day of the week"
Guero's Taco Bar
"Awesome mexican!"
Home Slice Pizza
"Best in the business!"
South Congress Avenue
"Great shopping and amazing food!! Don't miss Hopdoddy!!"
"You can't beat Uchi for Sushi"
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Plenty of booze nearby
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
i-35 and MoPac
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dozens and dozens of great restaurants!
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Car: not necessary

This property is located just a couple blocks off of South Congress and about two miles from downtown Austin! Great location for walkability to lots of restaurants and then a very short drive to get anywhere as well!


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY – You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival date and receive a FULL 100% refund of your reservation deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days (90 days for major festivals), you will be refunded 25% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance on the second monday prior to your arrival you are responsible for the full amount should you cancel.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are full baths, one with shower/tub combo and one with a walk in shower. Both have plenty of room, sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King bed in master
    Bedroom #2 - 1 king , super comfy brand new king beds in both bedrooms!
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is also a fold down couch down in the recording room
  • There is a king bed in each of the two full bedrooms, then there are two couch sleeping options. One in the main living room (queen pull-out) and then a smaller fold down couch in the old recording area that is very nice and private.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Don't forget about the awesome putting green in the back yard - oddly enough there is a box to check off for 'Private putting green' or 'Cool Piano' or 'acoustic guitars'. All of which this house has!

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