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Sleep 8-Downtown Austin Hip and Charming Area-SXSW.ACL.FORM 1/2Bed1BA/S.Congress

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type townhome


About the property

Hip, charming and cozy 2BD/1BA Downtown Austin. Newly remodeled! Sleep 8

Cozy and hip 2 bedroom apartment in a fantastic area of Austin. Newly renovated, all new appliances, floors and windows. Perfect place to relax after a day of exploring Austin! Luxurious sheets and other extra special touches. Only a few blocks from two of the hippest streets in town (South Congress and South First). A quick and cheap cab or direct bus to downtown.

The kitchen has an electric stove, fridge dishwasher, and all the cooking utensils (plates, silverware, pots, pans, dishes, glassware etc.) you'll need.

Our vacation rental is protected by e-locks. In other words, NO KEYS NO HASSLE! Prior to your stay we simply email you a unique code that works for your reservation only. Late check in is not a problem!

The private backyard is an ideal place to share a bottle of wine or have your morning coffee. Please note, this is a place for private get togethers and not a party house.

You also have access to a community heated spring fed swimming pool near by.

Guests have access to everything in the house; it's all there for you!

Free High speed internet/WIFI and Free Netflix with Flat screen TV

Our vacation rental is located walking distance (few blocks) to South Congress Ave (SOCO),

a hip strip that features an array of eclectic shops, restaurants, bars, boutiques, antiques, music venues and galleries. Every first Thursday of the month, stores remain open until 10pm.

Years ago when people talked about Austin they would quickly mention the music. But that's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum. And it's okay if you don't have time to fit it all in, you can just come back and visit us again.

South Congress Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard deliver offbeat shopping and dining and legendary live music haunts including the Broken Spoke, the last of the true Texas dance halls, the legendary Continental Club and the Saxon Pub. First Thursdays on South Congress offer a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere that brings the musicians to the street and shopping late into the evening where funky galleries, vintage shops, clothing and furniture stores, jewelry shops and salons stay open until 10:00pm (or later). South congress is Austin’s SoHo, eclectic and fun.

On South Congress Avenue, two to three blocks are filled with a diverse selection of quirky shops featuring everything from ’50s-style furniture to folk art. Boot shops, galleries, antiques and other curiosities fill quaint boutiques. In between the shops, visitors will find a wide variety of culinary delights.

There’s no place quite like South Austin, a wonderful hodgepodge of eclectic storefronts, people, architecture and sheer funk.

And South First Street, a busy thoroughfare that is a straight shot from downtown, provides a taste of that über-cool scene, from the automotive shops and art galleries housed in tiny cottages to the restaurants and day spas. We like to park, walk, and take it all in.

South First has blossomed into a very diverse restaurant row, with places like Sway, Elizabeth Street Cafe, and Lenoir.

Other fun activities in Travis Heights:

Travis Heights has two community pools that are absolutely free to use and are a very popular place on the weekends in the summer. Both are located at the center of the neighborhood, so they’re convenient for nearly every resident.

1. Located in Big Stacy Park at 700 East Live Oak St, Stacy Pool is the pool you go to when you want to swim laps. Most of the pool is set up for lane swim, so its the perfect place to get some exercise. There are a few parking spots right near the entrance to the pool, but your best bet would be to park on the street.

2. If you’re looking to hang out in the pool and lounge, Little Stacy Wading Pool is more your style. Located at 1400 Alameda Drive, Little Stacy Park is a popular hang out during the summer. Little Stacy Park also has volleyball, open green space and is the perfect place to spend a summer day.

You can walk everywhere, but you can also catch a Uber ride for $5 or a $10 Uber ride for downtown (Uber is a fantastic app, fast and cheap)

Places you might want to check out!

1.Hotel San Jose bar

1316 S Congress Ave

This private, understated patio par sits in the hotel grounds. Frequented by the creative, artistic types seeking asylum from the Texas heat, the bar serves a small but fine selection of beer, wine and sake, as well as quite possibly the most refreshing sangria in town. Hotelier Liz Lambert (of the Bunkhouse Group) is behind the minimalistic south-western design accented with desert plants, vibrant red glassware, and a consistently killer soundtrack.

2. Continental Club

1315 S Congress Ave

Some great band is always on stage, the drinks are good, and its always a very diverse crowd.

3. Crow Bar

3116 S Congress Ave

Awesome outdoor seating, delicious beverages and a food truck outside.

4. Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

1905 S 1st St

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop DEFINITELY lives up to the hype!!! Not only are the cupcakes and macarons amazing, but the service is fantastic, and the entire shop is adorable.

5. Home Slice Pizza

1415 S Congress St

Home Slice Pizza is an independent neighborhood pizza joint serving authentic NY-style pizza—by the pie or by the slice. They offer homemade, hand tossed, bona fide pies for either dine in or carry out.

6. Torchy’s Tacos

1311 S 1st St

Torchy's is a must visit anytime you are in Austin.

7. Barley Swine

2024 S Lamar Blvd

Barley Swine is one of my favorite restaurant in Austin!

8. Odd Duck

1201 South Lamar Boulevard

The food is mostly perfect, the Moscow mule is delicious and the wait staff is great!

9. Sway

1417 S 1st St

Sleek, modern, lively and tasty food

Sway is one of Austin's hottest restaurants.

10.Elizabeth Street cafe

1501 S 1st St

An upscale little place, serving a classic Vietnamese menu – think báhn mì, vermicelli bowls, steamed buns, and pho, plus Vietnamese coffee and French bakery items – made largely with locally sourced ingredients, including pastured meats and eggs and organic produce from area farms.

Another of my favorite spot in Austin!

11. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 S. Congress

This hugely successful "crafted" hamburger restaurant boasts premium ingredients and inventive flavor combinations. With unforgettable burgers, including tuna, lamb, bison, and vegetarian, as well as several Angus beef burgers, Hopdoddy also features an impressive selection of locally brewed, small-batch beers and ales

12. Lenoir

1807 S. First

With its spectacular, category-defying cuisine, picture-perfect plate presentation, an expertly selected wine list, superb service, and cozy shabby-chic aesthetic, Lenoir is living proof that Austin has arrived in the culinary big leagues.

13. Perla’s

1400 S. Congress

It's hard to beat Perla's on a sunny afternoon for fresh oysters, grilled octopus, and a Caesar cocktail on the shady patio – although I still miss the marvelous shrimp escabeche they used to serve. The wine list is full of amazing gems, but prices lean toward the high end.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Eve

I am French Canadian, I traveled the world and love to make people feel like home! I moved to the Austin area in 2012 from Seattle and I absolutely love the Texas sunshine. My favorite travel destination was Anguilla for the beaches, the people and how relax life was out there! I am a big fan of healthy food, fitness and having a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. I am also a blogger about health, nutrition and fitness: drfitfrenchy

As a host, I will always do my best to respond to your request and make you the happiest guest! I do not live on premises, I am on a ranch North of the city, but you can reach me anytime.

Bon Voyage!

Why Eve chose Austin

Fantastic location, quiet and right in the heart of everything!

What makes this townhome unique

Newly remodeled, hip, quiet and safe area of Austin!


South River City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Shower and tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Full size futon in living room
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Sleep 8-Downtown Austin Hip and Charming Area-SXSW.ACL.FORM 1/2Bed1BA/S.Congress
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Chicago, IL

Great location and Charming Condo

  • 5 of 5

We arrived with a bottle of wine and chocolate waiting for us which was great after a long morning of travel! The instructions were clear, the rooms fit all 6 of us comfortably (two queen beds and a futon/couch), and everything was very clean when we arrived. The location is in a very cute neighborhood and a 15-20 minute walk to amazing shops and restaurants on South Congress! There was also a cute community pool and park nearby that was a fun walk as well. We had a small issue with the AC but the owner was quick to resolve the issue. Would recommend staying here for those new to the Austin area.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and for the wonderful review. Hope you come back to Austin soon and we get the chance to host you one more time. Have a great summer!
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Wonderful stay in South Congress

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here while on a vacation in Austin and had a great experience! Awesome location, right near the South Congress neighborhood and within very easy driving distance to the airport, downtown, and other fun things to do. It was the perfect size for two of us, the beds were comfortable, it's clean, and the TV/Netflix came in handy when the thunderstorms rolled in. Only issue I had was some loud neighbors late at night in the unit next door, but that could just be a one-time case and is out of management's control.

Management is very responsive and hospitable (loved the wine and chocolate!). Thanks for making our stay easy and comfortable!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coppell, TX

Working in Austin

  • 4 of 5

Super convenient location! Close to everything. Cozy place and a good value. Management very responsive and helpful. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was an overall great experience! The location was great. The biggest downfall was the backyard for unit B was not kept up with. There were really long tree branches and vines everywhere which made it uncomfortable to relax in.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South River City Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
psych fest
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
paleo fest
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Memorial day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jun 8 2017 - Jun 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
july 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
labor day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
acl 1
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
acl 2
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
form 1
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Supplies Fee $119
Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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