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Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 360 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful property to relax but in the heart of it all!

This luxury downtown property is ideally located just two blocks from S. Congress (SoCo) and Lady Bird Lake. It's the perfect place for a weekend getaway or reprieve from a business trip . Walk to arts and entertainment or stay in and enjoy the privacy of the beautiful grounds. The outdoor entertaining areas and gas grill are located between the main house and guest house; a perfect place for dining alfresco under the canopy of winding Oaks lit with white lights. There are multiple places to relax, dine and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The guest house is an open space with 360 square feet and 15 foot cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and cedar ceiling. There is a Queen bed on the main level and a queen bed in the loft and one bathroom. There is a kitchenette, a table for four and wood burning fireplace. In the heart of it all but you won't want to leave!

The house was built in 1927 and resembles a European cottage. The guest house was constructed in 2006. The property and grounds have been published in garden magazines and open for public outdoor living tours.The guest house is connected to the main house by a breezeway with the outdoor entertaining areas in the center of the two houses. Casement windows surround the guest house with beautiful views of the gardens and 100+ year old Oak trees. The outdoor space has multiple seating areas for rest, relaxation and dining. This property is for the exclusive enjoyment of paying guests only. There is a strict noise ordinance by 10:30 p.m.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner - Michelle Keahey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Owner - Michelle Keahey

I am a native Austin Realtor® for the past 25+ years. I have enjoyed a landscaping business as well as my design work helping clients with their remodel projects inside and out. I enjoy traveling for inspiration. I have shared my home with people from all over the world as well as one famous guest. My home is my refuge where I can unwind, rejuvenate my spirit and entertain my friends.

Owner - Michelle Keahey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Owner - Michelle Keahey chose Austin

The location is the best Austin has to offer for those that want to be walking distance to all of the arts and entertainment, dining and shopping, while being able to retreat in the privacy of an urban oasis.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to the vibrant Soco area there are always festivals, concerts and marathons in the immediate location. ACL music festival and SXSW are within 5 to 10 minutes away. Hike and bike trails, kayaking and sculling on Lady Bird Lake, bat watching on South Congress bridge. Visit the State Capital, the museums, the second street shopping district. Enjoy the nightlife in the warehouse and sixth street districts. Catch a performance at the new Long Center for Performing Arts. Swim in our beloved spring fed pools - Stacy pool located in Travis Heights, Deep Eddy and Barton Springs.

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Two Blocks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municiple Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
IH-35 & Riverside
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Two Blocks to SoCo
Car: not necessary

This downtown property is two blocks from S. Congress or (SoCo) just behind the St. Cecilia Hotel. Walk to shopping, restaurants and live music. It's also just a half mile to downtown, 6th street and the Convention Center where a lot of the SXSW activities are located. The Long Center for performing arts is also walkable by less than 10 minutes. If you like to walk or jog you can reach the hike and bike trail or 'Lady Bird Lake' in just 5 minutes. Barton Springs swimming pool is a 10 minute drive, well worth it even if you don't want to swim! Across from the spring is Zilker Park where the famous Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival is located. There is plenty to do within walking distance or a short cab ride to all the popular spots in Austin from this property.

Other Activities: Boating, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Lions Municiple Golf Course is approximately 5 miles away and is a public golf course.

Amenities

Greater South River City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has 1 operable casement window and one awning window in the shower. Towels, body soap/shampoo & hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This queen bed is accessed by a ladder in the loft space.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bed is located on the main level next to the fireplace
  • The guest house has a queen bed on the main floor next to the fireplace; an awesome place to sleep in the winter and a queen bed in the loft which you access by a ladder. Both beds have Temperpedic mattress covers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
WIFI available. Private parking for one car. May have a maximum of an additional two cars on the street.

Reviews

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Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
average rating of 4.9710145 based on 69 reviews
5

Comfy space with great style

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, love the decor, great spot of town walkable to lots of things.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming guest house in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was just as described! Owner Michelle was very helpful before and during stay :) It's a great location with only a 5-7 minute walk to all the great shops/eateries on South Congress! The beds were super comfy and you had all the amenities that you could ever need (including great movie channels which was a plus!) I would agree that there isn't FULL privacy when in the bathroom due to the type of door, so could pose a problem for some. Overall, great stay during our time in Austin and would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway, steps from SoCo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took a weekend getaway trip to Austin–one of our favorite cities–to celebrate our anniversary, and this was our first experience with a VRBO. Everything was perfect and easy, from Michelle coordinating our check-in and arrival, to the easy-access of gated, private parking. The retreat was incredibly beautiful, tastefully-appointed, clean, comfortable and convenient to everything we want to do. SoCo is a great area if you're new to Austin, or if you're already a fan, we highly recommend this property as a new way to experience the city.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Austin at it's best

  • 5 of 5

This guesthouse had everything you'd want. Great outdoor space, clean cool interior, perfect location to Congress, downtown, hiking trails etc... Couldn't have asked for more. Will be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay! Made our first mother daughter trip one to remember.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful guest house with all the amenities you need. Courtyard with twinkling lights and fans is an amazing way to end the day. Can't beat the location, central to everything. We loved it for our mother daughter trip and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming- perfect couple retreat

  • 5 of 5

Location is great, the Space is very cozy, the outdoor space is fantastic. A/C was spectacular, even had Netflix for us to use. My point of contact for the property was very helpful, even sent me a text message video to make sure everything was in order. Right across the street from Joe's coffee and all the other things one would want to do while visiting Austin.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.0%

The guest house is for the enjoyment of paying guests only. Please inquire with the owner for other guest arrangements.
Inquire about rates for main house plus guest house for Formula One and SXSW. Includes 4+ beds & 3 baths total.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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