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Travis Heights * South Congress Comfort* 3 BR/2BA * 1/2 mile from S Congress

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Laid-back Luxury in the Heart of Travis Heights

Our Mid-Century Modern Guest House is the perfect spot to enjoy the charming, safe neighborhood of Travis Heights. Quiet and relaxing, yet only 1/2 mile from SOCO and a short distance from all central Austin attractions, it is an ideal base for visiting Austin. Smartly furnished with modern, designer pieces and contemporary art. Large terrace, screened porch with outdoor grill and comfortable seating overlook the native-plant landscaped backyard. Three (3) spacious bedrooms and two (2) baths accommodate 6 guests. The large kitchen is fully equipped for cooking (and/or relaxing), and opens onto the dining area and den. The comfortable living room is perfect for visiting, reading, or watching movies or cable on the Sony flat-screen TV. Big Stacy Pool is a short walk away, as is the 1.2 mile hike/bike trail in the gorgeous, wooded Blunn Creek Greenbelt. Both I-35 and State Highway 71 are easily accessed, just minutes away. Our guest house is family owned and operated and is a fully licensed short-term vacation rental by the City of Austin.

Ann Watson and Jay Allison
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Ann Watson and Jay Allison

I am Ann. My husband, Jay, and I live in Houston. We initially bought our mid-century modern home in the quiet, historical neighborhood of Travis Heights because we liked its unique qualities and location, close to SOCO, St. Edward's U. and downtown. Hopefully it will be our retirement home some day. Today it is perfectly refurbished and furnished with a pleasing mix of modern and vintage pieces along with our collection of bright modern prints and photographs.

Ann Watson and Jay Allison purchased this house in 2008

Why Ann Watson and Jay Allison chose Greater South River City

Travis Heights is a trendy, eclectic neighborhood, with an interesting mix of old historic and new modern houses. It has hills and wonderful views, with dining, shopping, hiking, and music, all just a short walk or drive away!

What makes this house unique

Our historic neighborhood is perfect, with easy access to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Downtown, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, South Congress (SOCO), the Blunn Creek Greenbelt, UT, the Austin Convention Center, and the Long Center for the Performing Arts.


Greater South River City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Completed Rental Agreement must be returned before Reservation is finalized. It can be emailed to, or mailed to the address shown.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

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Travis Heights * South Congress Comfort* 3 BR/2BA * 1/2 mile from S Congress
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
Douglas, AZ

Great house for Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

This is in a wonderful location, close to everything Austin. It served our 2 families perfectly. We only did light cooking in the home, what we needed was there. Home was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ABT/UT Ballet Intensive

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of dancers. They loved the character of the house and how close it was to the UT campus. The owners are wonderful and so accommodating. We had a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great house for my Sons graduation from The University of Texas and we could not have made a better choice. There was more than enough room Myself and my Wife plus three other Adults that stayed with us. You could feel the history in this great old home. We enjoyed setting in the backyard with the 100 year old oak trees watching the fireflies at night. This house is close to everything and sets in the middle of a very quiet neighborhood.The kitchen is upgraded and has everything you would need to cook at home. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who wants to stay in Austin and get away from the crowded and cramped Hotel experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, just as depicted in the images - a little outdated but a bit mid-modern funkiness, which was all right with us. Location was perfect for us and our purpose for being there. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayett, LA

Wonderful experience! Awesome neighborhood & clost to everything!

  • 5 of 5

First, communication with Jay & Ann was always prompt, helpful and friendly. The awesome mid-century modern house and grounds were clean and well maintained. The house and neighborhood exceeded our expectations! We had everything we needed and all adults in our group had plenty of room, inside and out, as well as privacy. Conveniently located to everything! Grocery store within a mile of the house. Great neighborhood for walking too. When we return to Austin, this will be our go-to place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

Very nice house in a great area in Austin

  • 5 of 5

My 3 friends and I came into Austin to go to a friend's wedding, and I don't think that we could have found a better place to stay than at the Allisons' home. I didn't know much about Austin, but apparently the location was right near a lot of hot spots (bars/restaurants/venues) on Congress (within less than a mile or so). The size of the place was perfect, and there was a nice porch and ample sitting room space. There was also a really good place to get breakfast/lunch/coffee/beer/snacks right down the road (Whip In).

Also, the Allisons left very detailed and complete information as to how to get around and how to use the internet/TV/etc, and the house itself was decorated very nicely and cozily.

Would definitely re-book!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is located about half a mile from South Congress, with all its restaurants, shops, bars, and zany sights and characters. About a fifteen minutes walk!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

There is a 5% discount on rental amount for paying the Balance Due in cash (check or money order).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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