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Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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.

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Property Manager
Owner - Michelle Keahey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews
5

Perfect South Congress Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Michelle has a beautiful guest house and spacious outdoor living area, the perfect place to call home for a few nights. Walking distance to South Congress Ave gave us access to some great restaurants without having to worry about parking. I look forward to staying here on our next Austin visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Michele was absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time!

This property was to die for!

Close to all the attractions that Austin has to offer.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the space! Perfect for 2. The space is cozy and so comfortable. Decked out with nice touches: bathrobes, hairdryer, iron and a VERY comfortable bed. We spent time relaxing outside on the great deck furniture and hammocks. Michelle was very helpful in recommending nearby restaurants and music. Be sure to check out the Continental Club on South Congress.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very comfortable and unique

  • 5 of 5

Second stay and will stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet place is centrally located, way more charming than a hotel, and has all the amenities necessary for a holiday. It's very clean, quite, and updated. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem In Downtown Austin

  • 5 of 5

This property was fantastic and its location can't be beat! It's a quick walk from South Congress Ave. but is far enough away that it's peaceful and relaxing and you don't hear any noise from traffic or people over on South Congress Ave.

The outdoor area is very peaceful and a great spot to relax and take a nap or read a book. The living space of the guest house was very comfortable and had all of the amenities you could need. The outdoor setting and garden environment make you forget that you're staying in downtown Austin, but there are plenty of great shops and restaurants within walking distance or a short drive.

We will be planning to stay here again for any future visits to Austin, and I would recommend this property to anyone who's planning a visit to Austin.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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Amenities

South Congress Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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