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

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Bouldin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jimmy and Dana Washington
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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,


based on 42 traveler reviews

Walk to it All!! SOCO Perfect Location Bright and Cozy Cottage.
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

A Great, Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

While we are in Austin we usually stay with friends, but this trip we came down for ACL Festival and we wanted a place convenient to all the great things Austin has to offer. The neighborhood was quiet, and so close to lots of restaurants, and shopping. We loved walking to Polvo's, and other great restaurants on South 1st Street as well as South Congress!

The house was so adorable, and so well decorated. The cottage was very comfy, it was nice to spend some down time in between activities at the house. I have never slept so well!

Jimmy was very easy to deal with, we had no problems communicating and getting info on how to get in the house. He was very helpful and sweet.

We loved staying here, it was very hard to leave.

Joye and Ryan Rhoads

Cincinnati, OH.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect house for a relaxing getaway! Excellent in all ways.

  • 5 of 5

This rental is so perfect, very clean, comfortable beds, and the location is outstanding. We were within 5 minutes of everything we wanted to do. Loved being able to walk to great restaurants, then come back to a sunny, quiet bungalow to relax. The kitchen was beautiful, fully stocked. This will definitely be our place when we return to Austin.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Excellent! This house is darling, super comfy, clean and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house! Beds were super comfy and the kitchen was stocked essentials for cooking. They even left fresh flowers and muffins. The location could not be better being walking distance to south congress. We'll definitely be back! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable and Cute in SoCo

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is perfect for a weekend getaway or even a longer stay when you want to enjoy your privacy, the comfort and ease of having a kitchen and living space, and of course easy access to South Congress. The décor is basically all white with some farmhouse touches. The most important part of any overnight stay is the beds, and these did not disappoint. We all enjoyed great sleep and I think the beds had feather toppers to make them extra plush.

Jimmy called me around 3pm on the Friday of check in which was perfect, because I was still hunting down my confirmation email and missing the address. He confirmed the address, advised how to use the keypad and access the key. He even gave us some tips on nearby bars and restaurants and told us to help ourselves to some beverages that had been left behind by other guests. Although check out time is listed as 11am, Jimmy was very flexible and allowed us to stay a bit later without making us feel like we were imposing. I am sure it depends on how quickly he has to turn it around for new occupants so I would definitely ask before assuming.

The place is stocked with toiletries, towels, silverware, plates, and all of the items you might need to just show up and enjoy. Jimmy, what kind of coffee is in the plastic container? I hope it was okay that we helped ourselves to that too....and it was amazing!

We were easily able to walk or take shared ride service (Austin doesn't have Uber, you have to download the app for their own ride service but works the same way) for everything we wanted to do throughout the weekend. One of our friends lives within 2 miles of the place and she verified that would could not have chosen a more perfect location for a weekend rental.

Overall excellent, comfortable, enjoyable and easy. We loved it and would come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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This sunny bungalow was the perfect doll house for a girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most special weekend in this gorgeous cottage near South Congress. The location is PERFECT! It's walking distance to all the coolest spots on both South Congress and South First. But most importantly, spending a relaxing weekend at the house makes you not even want to leave! The light, beautiful, airy interior is so calming and pretty, and everything is SO comfortable. The floor plan makes it feel really roomy despite the small size, and things are cozy never crowded. The beds, linens, towels, couch and basically everything are just so soft and comfortable. And every corner was immaculate.

What was great for us is that we planned to spend the weekend relaxing and staying in to cook good dinners, and this place had everything you need to cook a great meal. Way more supplies than most rental houses! There are multiple cutting boards, plenty of pots and pans, and the knives were actually sharp.

The only thing that would be helpful to know is that the one bathroom is located inside the master bedroom, so it's a little harder at night if someone has to get up to use the restroom, they kind of have to wake everyone up. But if you're traveling with good friends and folks you know well, it's not a big deal.

I think best of all were all the sweet and thoughtful touches from Jimmy and Dana. They called the morning of our check-in to make sure we were all set, we could text them all weekend if needed, and they left muffins, fresh flowers and other treats in the fridge, which was just above and beyond. I would rent this house a million times!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazingly beautiful little bungalow in the middle of, well, everything

  • 5 of 5

The place was immaculate, walking distance to SOCO and downtown

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Bouldin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Formula 1
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
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%

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Bouldin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
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 3
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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