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Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Amazing Private Totally Updated Soco/Downtown Retreat!. Walk to it All!!

45 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

South Congress Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This 5 STAR SOCO Retreat is a hip and stylish 40’s cottage located in the heart of Travis Heights, one of Austin's most desirable and historic neighborhoods. Walk to it all including Austin's top restaurants, shops & entertainment, just 2 minutes to downtown! This stunning cottage was completely renovated recently and features contemporary eclectic vintage charm, character & great natural light throughout! Unbelievable fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen, and an open central living area to relax in style! Impressive master suite provides quality furnishing throughout with eclectic accents reflecting it’s Austin charm. Enjoy your outdoor covered patio, private yard & covered parking. Walk to Austin's famous hike and bike trail and watch the world famous bats!! Perfect place to stay for ACL, SXSW, Special Events or just a get- away destination.

WELCOME TO AUSTIN!

Relax at 'The Hillside Hideaway' and experience a fun, private and stylish 40’s Bungalow nestled under a canopy of towering oak trees in the center of a true Austin neighborhood with amazing vibe. This stunning cottage is beautifully appointed with custom furnishings & cabinetry plus unbelievable vintage wood floors. When you're ready to venture out, there are abundant choices nearby sure to entertain every type of traveler - from fantastic restaurants and boutique shops to live music to hike and bike trails and outdoor activity.

SWEET DREAMS

The artfully designed bedroom suite features a custom built Queen-Size Bed, Quality Pillow top Mattress, Egyptian Cotton linens and over-stuffed down style comforter. The roomy Bedroom boasts a large Walk-In Closet, in case of extra sleeping requirements. Roomy Office also included!!

SPA HIGHGHLIGHTS

Enjoy the cozy upscale eclectic charm with a spa feel, wall mounted fixtures, granite counters, marble floors that extend into an amazing open shower with glass tile accents separated by only an impressive 8 ft wall of glass featuring a high shower head with great pressure!!

CHEF'S KITCHEN

Indulge your culinary desires in the impressive gourmet kitchen. The fully equipped kitchen also features stainless appliances, microwave, coffee maker, garbage disposal, ice maker, dishwasher and full size refrigerator. Your kitchen is enhanced by indirect and direct lighting, great natural light, granite counters, deep oversized sink, and an open bar to the central living area which allows the ease of visiting or just enjoying the peaceful private space. Or step out onto your spacious covered patio and enjoy the outdoors and amazing neighborhood!!

LIVING ROOM HIGHLIGHTS

• Comfy Quality Furniture

* Extensive Cable Channels

* Flat Screen HD Plasma TV

• Large energy efficient windows overlooking gorgeous live oaks

• Accent Chairs and Stools

• Private and Peaceful Setting

THE OFFICE CONNECTION

Contemporary desk with high speed connection direct lighting, storage and a comfy chair.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Wireless Internet

• Indoor Washer and Dryer

• Wood Floors

• Ceiling Fans.

• Great Recessed Lighting with Dimmers Throughout

• Covered and Off Street Parking

• Outdoor Living Areas

• Complete linens, sheets, towels, blankets, pillows.

• Complementary Toiletries

• Iron.

• Wonderful Walking Neighborhood

NEIGHBORHOOD

A historic and safe walking neighborhood where you can stroll a few blocks east to Big Stacy Park with walking trails, heated spring-fed swimming pool, playground and wading pool at little Stacy Park - enough fun to entertain even the tiniest travelers for hours. You can also walk a couple blocks west and you'll be at the vibrant South Congress Avenue (aka SoCo) — filled with fantastic restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and music venues. Take a short stroll north and in a couple minutes you will be downtown!!

OUT AND ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT

Walk to favorite Austin eateries, shops, entertainment or hangout at Doc's to people watch or catch a game or two, walk to Home Slice Pizza, Woodlands, Perla's, Vespaio, Enotecca, or HopDoddy's Burgers. Catch some evening sounds at the world famous star studded Continental Club who has featured such greats as Elvis, Stevie Ray Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Most recently Johnny Depp stopped by for a 90 minute jam session with Bill Carter and Billy Gibbons. No wonder we are known as “The Music Capital of the World”

In addition to the vibrant Soco area, Austin offers so many interesting attributes. Walk to festivals, concerts and marathons in the immediate area. Zilker Park hike and bike trail, kayaking and Lady Bird Lake(Town Lake) which offers some of the best sculling in the country, bat watching from the South Congress bridge. Visit the State Capital, the famous Bob Bullock Museum, and the second street shopping district. Catch a performance at the new Long Center for Performing Arts or walk to Zach Scott Theater. Swim in Barton Springs yet another refreshing spring fed pool. Visit the Convention Center or just stroll downtown where there are more great restaurants and live music, Auditorium Shores, Whole Foods Market, and so much more.

GETTING AROUND

Take short cab ride downtown, grab a peti cab or enjoy a great short walk and be downtown in a couple minutes. There's even a convenient Capital Metro bus stop 1.5 blocks from the cottage.

OH, AND ONE MORE THING....

If you are overwhelmed with what direction to go I have been an Austin resident for over 20 years and can help guide and direct you with your out and about interest. Do you need suggestions on where to go and what to see? Not quite sure where a place is located? I am happy to be a source of information for you during your stay.

!! When you are ready to explore the endless choices Austin has to offer walk to it all from this amazing location. Fun for every traveler!!!

Keywords: This 5 STAR SOCO Retreat is a hip and stylish 40’s cottage located in the heart of Travis Heights, one of Austin's most desirable and historic neighborhoods. Walk to it all including Austin's top restaurants, shops & entertainment, just 2 minutes to downtown! This stunning cottage was completely renovated recently and features contemporary eclectic vintage charm, character & great natural light throughout! Unbelievable fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen, and an open central living area to relax in style! Impressive master suite provides quality furnishing throughout with eclectic accents reflecting the Austin charm. Enjoy your outdoor covered patio, private yard & covered parking. Walk to Austin's famous hike and bike trail and watch the world famous bats!! Perfect place to stay for ACL, SXSW or just a get- away destination

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Austin resident for over 20 years with an unending wealth of knowledge about the city and activities. I can guide and direct you in whatever your interest may be.

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 2000

Why The Owner chose Austin

Travis Heights and the SOCO area is an amazing location close to it all and allows the ability to walk to everything. The neighborhood is eclectic, safe, vibrant, friendly and reflects the true energy of Austin.

What makes this bungalow unique

The peaceful and private setting is so enjoyable. I so enjoy the upscale but eclectic vintage charm and character of the place and always feel like I am on vacation when I stay at Hillside Hideaway. I truly feel like I have step back in time and removed myself from the hustle and bustle of daily life!! However it is great to know I can take a short walk and be in the middle of it all again in a couple minutes but than escape back to peace once again…

Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

Amazing Private Totally Updated Soco/Downtown Retreat!. Walk to it All!!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews
Houston, TX
5

SUCH a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Austin to celebrate a birthday--this little house was just perfect! LOVE the location--you can just walk to South Congress! Everything we needed was there--Robert even thought to leave us a hand-written note and bottle of Texas wine as a welcome.

SO GREAT! Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place, great location, we will definitely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Four our fourth trip to Austin we wanted to skip hotels and try something different. The Hillside Hideaway was perfect for us, we were very pleased when we arrived to find it lived up to the photos and description on VRBO. It's very neat and clean, super comfortable with great amenities. It's located in a great neighborhood, a short walk right to the heart of South Congress and The Continental Club. The backyard is also very nice, a great place to sit and enjoy the weather. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Just completed a long term stay at this property and could not have been happier. I have spent quite a bit of time in Austin and while most places boasted about their location, this property delivers like no other. Walking distance to everything from Stacy Park, to Lady Bird Lake, to SoCo shopping and restaurants yet quiet and secluded. The house itself was as promised updated and well appointed. I never lacked for anything. The backyard was a huge plus and perfect for me and my dog. Even the neighbors were great. Robert could not have been nicer or more helpful. He checked in often and even brought a copy of the Austin Chronicle every time he came by. I would (and will) happily stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Good location in SoCo neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Good location in quiet, residential neighborhood close to South Congress. Satisfactory communications with owner. Property was satisfactory, though a little musty. Pleased to find extra clean linens in closet as had to swap these out. Somewhat costly but lodgings in Austin are high.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, IL
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house. Small but Just right for the two of us and our dog. Nice outdoor area, walk to shops and restaurants, quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Houston
5

A cozy place to stay in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Great location, immaculately clean, perfect for my honeymoon. Don't cook anything on the stove without the windows and doors open though, or the fire alarm will go off.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: not necessary

Live music, Bat Watching, Running and Biking Trails, Paddle Surfing, Parks, Gardens, Live Music, Open outdoor restaurants and shops.

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Rates & Availability

South Congress Bungalow Rental Rates

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Monthly Rate
Aug 13 2016 - Feb 28 2017
30 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Congress Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Amazing marble mosque flooring the continues from the bathroom into the open shower area. The shower is unbelievable with an 8' wall of glass that only adds to the quality features. Granite counters, custom cabinets and great lighting. Lots of clean white linens!!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Top of the line hotel quality matress, pillows, comforter and duvet
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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