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

Bedrooms 2
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.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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 Greater South River City

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

What makes this townhome unique

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


Greater South River City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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


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Sleep 8-Downtown Austin Hip and Charming Area-SXSW.ACL.FORM 1/2Bed1BA/S.Congress
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

great location!

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was right near S. Congress St in a family neighborhood so it was nice and quiet during the daytime and night, but you're still super close to central Austin! Downtown is a very walkable distant as well. We fit 4 people comfortably, the apartment was nice and clean, though having just one bathroom was a little tricky (but that's up to your booking preference.) The sink and toilet drainage is a little weak but the shower head water pressure was great. The bedroom beds were very comfy! We did try to iron the shirt but I don't think the iron is working any longer. We liked that they have a storage unit so you can leave your luggage there if you arrive early (before check in time) or have a later flight (and still want to wander the city during the day w/o lugging your suitcase around.)

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Right price! Easy to rent!

  • 4 of 5

Unit B was mostly as expected-just PERFECT for my needs for a short vacation with my son. LOVED THE AREA. For the price, this could easily be a 5-star place (from me that is, since others felt it already is). Knocked off a star because the living room furniture really needs updating to be comfortable and housekeeping left a few things undone. I would stay there again for sure (at about the $100 price point that is)!!!

Notes: There is a H-E-B grocery/drug/“anything you can think of” store about a mile away for incidentals (e.g. milk, coffee, filters, laundry detergent, aspirin, sunscreen, beer sold until midnight, etc.). Breakfast at Curra's Grill is walking distance – walk out of driveway, go left, then right and in 3 minutes you have a great breakfast and, if you want, mimosas! I also heard they have a great avocado margarita. There is a food truck near it as well that has an excellent breakfast.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bronx, NY

Great location and a nice clean space

  • 5 of 5

This apartment met our needs perfectly! It was clean and quiet for the most part. We only heard our neighbors one night when they got home late. The apartment is in a GREAT location walking distance to South Congress. It's only a 15 minute drive to the airport too! We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to anyone visiting Austin.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed hosting you. Hope you think of us when you return to Austin again, Cheers!
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St Louis Park, MN

This place was cute and clean and perfect for our family's visit.

  • 5 of 5

Great central location where we used rideshare to easily and quickly get around to all of Austin's popular attractions. It is a two unit house and there were always other people in the other unit but we never heard them. Walk down the street to curras grill for a great authentic Mexican dinner and drink 😬� Family dollar and a gas station are also easily walkable for any essential groceries.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Cleaning & Supplies Fee $119
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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