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Hip 2 Bd/2 Ba House in Bouldin/SoCo

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly renovated, super-comfortable, and modern 2 Bed/2 Bath

** Added new outdoor sectional couch, misting fans, and picnic tables. Guest room sectional couch w/chaise that converts to a full bed with a VERY comfortable memory foam mattress top. Bathrooms have large 12" waterfall showerheads recently installed. Updated pics coming soon! **

The Space

Newly renovated comfortable and modern 2 bed /2 bath right in the heart of the cherished Bouldin Creek neighborhood. Walk to South Lamar, South First, South Congress, Butler Park, Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake. Just 3/4 of a mile from downtown bars and restaurants!

I recently renovated this home with the latest technology and comforts - including apps to control lights, temperature and the security system and keypad door locks. Features Fiber Optic high-speed internet, luxury bathrooms (Dual Vanity, Dual Shower and Bath in the Master), Smart Washer/Dryer, 3 Flat-Screen TVs, USB plug outlets and a California King-Size Memory foam bed in the master. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet equipped with ELFA shelves and drawers.

We can comfortably fit 4, but also have a large sectional that can be reconfigured as a large bed for a few extra guests, also a nice double chaise in the patio should anyone want to sleep outdoors (screened-in). I do also have a few air mattresses that can be used for extra guests as needed for special events.

This is a great home that was completely rebuilt and redesigned with the latest technology and new appliances.

Large kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, dishwasher, stainless-steel french door fridge and freezer, disposal and gas range with double-oven. I have a great backyard for grilling and entertaining.

I have both a screened-in back porch (lit with christmas lights) that is accessible from the kitchen and master bedroom. The cement porch in the backyard has a large umbrella, picnic table, citronella candles and torches, propane mini-heater and propane grill. I have some bag-toss and bocce that we often set up in the backyard as well.

I have high-speed fiber wireless and wired internet throughout the house, digital cable (AT&T U-verse), and a 65" Samsung Smart TV in the master bedroom, 60" Samsung Smart TV in the living room and a 40" Samsung Smart TV in the guest bedroom. All 3 TVs have Apple TVs and Uverse cable hooked into them.

Guest Access

Guests will have full access to the home during the duration of their stay. You will be given your own unique keycode which allows you to enter through any of the doors (one front door and two from the backyard). The security system and home automation is powered by AT&T Digital Life which I can grant you access to along with the Nest thermostat.

Interaction with Guests

I will likely not be present (in town) during your stay, but will be available should you have any questions or just tips about places to visit/eat around town. I've been an Austinite for many years now and love this city! If there is anything I can do to help you enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the city - I am always happy to help!

The Neighborhood

Bouldin is a great neighborhood that sits conveniently south (1/2 mile) of Ladybird Lake and downtown but right between South Lamar (great bars and restaurants), South First (awesome food trucks, shops and restaurants) and South Congress (amazing food, shopping and bars). This is a quiet neighborhood that is family-friendly but also a lot of young folks around.

Very unique homes in this neighborhood as you'll be able to tell from walking around. We even have a few celebrities that own homes right around us!

There is a convenience store about a 3-minute walk (2 blocks) away with everything you'll need, and also a great Thai restaurant (Thai Fresh) that is also a wine bar/cafe and Gluten-Free bakery!

Getting around

Public transit is very easy from here. There is a bus stop a block away that will take you all the way downtown and even up to the UT campus. A ton of other convenient buses, none more than 10 minutes away. Also there are always a plethora of Car2Gos around the neighborhood.

Other Things to Note

I recently renovated and a lot of the colors and styles were inspired by my time in San Francisco (I used to live in the Haight-Ashbury). So you'll find that it's a bright and vibrant place with a lot of modern amenities and convenience.

I've had friends and family visiting for a lot of the major events in Austin (SXSW, Formula 1, Austin City Limits, FunFunFun Fest) and all have been convenient walking distance from my house. Everyone always enjoys their stay here as they can take in a lot of Austin from this convenient location and also relax in the house between excursions!

More Details

Stephen M
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Stephen M

Purchased this home about 2.5 years ago and love Austin. I travel frequently for work and leisure so figured I might as well let others enjoy this while I'm away!

Stephen M purchased this house in 2013

Why Stephen M chose Bouldin

Picked this due to its proximity to downtown, lady bird lake and South Congress. Really love the restaurants on South Lamar and South First.

What makes this house unique

Have updated this with all the modern technology so that it is super comfortable. This was my primary home, so it was designed for ease of use and comfort. I also love to entertain!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My coworkers and I used Stephen's place as a home base for our SXSW experience and it was perfect for us! Clean, comfortable, conveniently located and full of modern furnishing and amenities. Stephen himself was a great host. Friendly and responsive. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks!
Mar 2017
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Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Open Double shower w/ Spray handles and separate Bathtub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom/Office - 1 double , Sectional w/ Chaise converts to Full Bed w Memory Foam Pad
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King Memory Foam Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Car2Go and Zipcar are both popular car share services with many vehicles available in the neighborhood. Bus stops are also all around to get around town. I'm a cheap Uber ride to many popular attractions as well if you don't have a car. If you do have a car, I have a driveway that fits up to two!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews

Perfect place to hang in Austin

  • 5 of 5

I was in Austin for a tech conference, and my wife came along with me. The house is close to downtown, and much more comfortable then a hotel. The house is nicely furnished, and has everything you need. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone needing to stay near downtown.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this Home and Host

  • 5 of 5

The House was perfect and the host went above and beyond. I highly recommend this place to anyone coming to Austin.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Completely updated with a great layout. Very close to South Congress with great spots to eat or grab a drink nearby. Owner was very helpful and responsive. Would definitely consider staying again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great location, very clean, owners had everything ready to go when we arrived.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend and would stay here again. Centrally located and Walking distance to So Congress. Great kitchen & baths.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location! Clean, modern and fun!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was super clean and had great amenities. Just wished it hadn't been so hot during our stay and we could have enjoyed the outdoor areas. If you have never traveled to Austin, this is a perfect spot to rent and discover the city. It is minutes from everything - downtown, airport, lakes and most importantly great restaurants and nightlife. We hope to rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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absolutely charming bungalow, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

this house is awesome! every detail is seriously thought out. it's bright and cheery. the bathrooms, kitchen, and electronics are all wonderful and very modern. great backyard. we hosted New Year's Day dinner here with friends, and it was perfect for sitting around the table, watching football, and visiting. and you absolutely CANNOT beat the location. A++ thanks so much, Stephen!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Walking distance (20 min) to Zilker Park and Barton Springs. Less than a mile walk to Butler Park. Walking distance to all the shops on South Congress and South First Street and all of the great bars and restaurants on South Lamar! Very convenient bus stops all around the neighborhood as well!

This is a great spot for SXSW, Austin City Limits, FunFunFun Fest and all other amazing Austin festivities!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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