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Walk to it All!! SOCO Perfect Location Bright and Cozy Cottage.

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

In the Heart of SOCO close to all amenities.

The Cottage is located in historic Bouldin perfectly located only two blocks from South Congress the heart of the renowned "SOCO" area of Austin . Walk to shopping, dining and live music venues. Town Lake with over 10 miles of hike and bike trails is less than a mile away and offers paddle board, kayak and canoe rentals. Zilker Park where ACL is located is 2.2 miles away. Close to the action yet tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. This home is perfect for a retreat or for attending many of the fun festivals and events Austin has to offer.

Outside relax under the centuries old oak tree in the newly installed patio area with comfy seating. Inside the open concept kitchen and dining make it a perfect spot for entertaining. The living room has a large comfy cozy velvet sectional sofa perfect for relaxing after a full day of sight seeing. Watch TV or Movies on the Flat Screen TV equipped with premium cable and a DVD player. Bring your laptop and enjoy high speed WiFi throughout. Enjoy the perfect indoor temperature with the newly installed AC/Heat System complete with air filtration system.

Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen complete with all new stainless steel appliances.

Retreat to the Master Bedroom and sleep dreamily on a comfy pillow top king size mattress with quality white linens. Or watch the 40" flat screen TV with premium cable and NETFLIX. The second room features a comfy full size bed with quality white linens..

The bathroom features a Carrera marble vanity , period hexagon tile and a subway tiled walk in shower with infinity drain.

The house is equipped with basic spices, coffee and creamer, french press, coffee grinder, microwave, toaster and blender.

This home is located within easy walking distance of all South Congress has to offer but if you want there is a Capital Metro bus stop is within easy walking distance of the property.

More Details

Jimmy and Dana Washington
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Jimmy and Dana Washington

We know you will enjoy your stay in our charming cozy cottage.

Jimmy and Dana Washington purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jimmy and Dana Washington chose Austin

Property is located in the heart of SOCO close to all popular restaurants, shopping and live music venues on South Congress and South 1st street. Located in historic Bouldin Heights just 2 blocks from South Congress Ave. Play , swim, play tennis and relax at many parks in the area. Stacy Pool is a free entry pool with heated spring water. Town Lake with many miles of hike/bike trails, is located less than a mile away.

(in season) At dusk watch the bats fly out for the evening from under the South Congress Bridge.

The Second Street district located across the South Congress bridge has many restaurants and boutiques for shopping. Enjoy the nightlife on 6th Street..

Barton Springs less than a 10 minute drive is an Austin favorite spring fed pools. Deep Eddy pool is also a spring fed pool and has a great area for children to swim - not heated.

Visit the playground at nearby Zilker Park and ride the train. Visit the State Capitol and The Children's Museum. Tour the historical libraries at the University of Texas.

Enjoy all the sight seeing and then retreat to your cottage for a peaceful retreat..

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What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and yet within walking distance to all the action. We love this neighborhood and we know you will too,


Bouldin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Entrance in Master Bedroom. Newly updated with Carrera Marble topped vanity with single sink and Pottery Barn mirror. Walk in shower with large white subway tile. Period Hexagon white tile on bathroom floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Comfy King Size Pillowtop Mattress. Extra Room has a comfy full size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Walk to it All!! SOCO Perfect Location Bright and Cozy Cottage.
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home! Everything worked perfectly, no issues whatsoever. We loved the decor, size of the home and neighborhood. I'm seriously going to have a hard time staying anywhere else in Austin. It's a (short) block walk to South Congress street. Get some Torchy's to go and bring it back to the house. So close, the food will still be piping hot. Bus stop right on S. Congress and quick access to everything you would need. The owners were great too!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bright, Fresh, and Cozy...Did I Mention Walk Friendly?

  • 5 of 5

The cottage could not be more adorable and welcoming. My husband and I made Austin our destination to visit our daughter and husband. As a self professed weirdo, when it comes to staying in hotels, etc., Jimmy and Dana's attention to cleanliness calmed my nerves from the beginning...that is a huge deal.

South Congress is literally a few walking blocks away - here you will find Magnolia Café, Torchy's Tacos and Hopdoddy's to name a few of our fave restaurants and adorable shopping. Be careful crossing the streets in a car, as there are a few blind spots requiring the driver to creep out to see around parked cars.

There is a grocery store on S. Congress as well - the kitchen in the cottage is begging you to try it out...we remained in vacation mode = restaurant fare, baby.

Fresh flowers, cupcakes upon our arrival, don't let anyone tell you otherwise, it is the details that matter...for this girl anyway. A sincere thanks to Jimmy and obviously know what you are doing.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gem in Austin Soco

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this cottage justice. Sparkling in all ways. Great neighborhood quiet, calm, friendly. Wedged between 1st and Congress. Don't miss restaurants like Elizabeth's on First. (Vietnamese Boulangerie). One of my favorite touches here are the barn door sliders. Spectacular. And the rain shower. Thanks Jimmy and Dana.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Close to the trendy shops and restaurants of South Congress Avenue, this place is ideal for a couple, but just big enough to host our 2 small kids as well. It is very well maintained, clean, and tidy; The owners obviously take great care to present the place well, and provided some basic supplies, so there was no need to rush straight out to the store. Very impressed.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate the new year in Austin. The cottage was absolutely perfect ... beautiful, comfortable, quiet, clean ... we felt right at home. The location couldn't be better. Just a short walk to South Congress and 1st St. Also, Jimmy was a really friendly, helpful host. We've already recommended the cottage to friends and will definitely try to stay here again when we return to Austin in the future. Thanks, Jimmy and Dana! What a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and wonderful space

  • 5 of 5

Just a very cozy and sweet south Austin home on a fantastic street close to all of the coolest things in town. couldn't recommend it more. The owners made everything very easy.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Rates & Availability

Bouldin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
ACL & F1
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Damage Protection Policy is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Continental Club
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lions Golf Course Lake Austin Blvd
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Lake Austin
Car: not necessary


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