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'Amazing Location' SoCo Apartment - Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Live Music

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


South Congress Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Loft Apartment, Queen Bedroom, Luxury Bathroom (Sleeps 2+) - 5 Star Property

Visit Austin and stay in the best SoCo location in the city - less than one block (50 yards) from South Congress Avenue's vibrant center - out the door and around the corner to fine restaurants, boutiques, food trailers, live music and the hub of activities for Austin's major events. This location is right in the middle of many of the special live venues for SXSW, and close by all of Austin's local year round entertainment. There are 20 restaurants to choose from less than a 10 minute walk from our front door.

City of Austin - Licensed Short Term Rental (STR) - License# 2012-120360 OL

The Art Alley Lofts are brand new apartments, built specifically for visitors wanting to be in the heart of Austin's activities - This is one of two side-by-side lofts available. These separate beautiful studio apartments each has a queen size bed, and comfortable lounging area with luxury private bath that offers you a personal retreat right in the middle of one of Austin's favorite city spots.

Our heart of SoCo location is right off S. Congress Ave in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood - putting you minutes from downtown and at the center of SoCo, two blocks from the Hotel San Jose. All of our visitors truly enjoy this vibrant area.

The Art Alley Lofts have a mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, hot-water kettle, plates, silverware, cups, glasses and wine glasses - everything you need for light eating in this apartment home, and with dozens of interesting and gourmet restaurants to choose from, good food is always close by.

Fantastic restaurants, 24/7 breakfast, live music, boutique and vintage shopping are all just steps away from your front door - relax and enjoy the private courtyard area.

We often provide a casual wine or beer tasting on Friday evenings in the courtyard (if we're not off at one of the many Austin special events)...

The Art Alley Lofts are fully registered and licensed by the City of Austin as an approved Short Term Rental (Austin STR) property, meeting the city code inspection and safety requirements.

Our license to operate an Austin STR has been current since we built these new lofts and opened in late 2012.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Nan

Hi - I'm Nan… We've been Austin residents for 17+ years - and have traveled across the US and around the world, using VRBO / Home Away for our stays in many different countries.

We enjoy live music, great food, good friends and all the varied outdoor activities that Austin has to offer.

You can join us for a swim in the local public pool at Stacy Park - just a short walk or bike ride away. Swimming at Barton Springs or mountain biking on one of Austin's many great trails...

Our guests like to start their day with coffee in the private courtyard, and end the day in the courtyard sipping a nice glass of wine or one of our refreshing home brewed craft beers - join us !!

Nan purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Nan chose Austin

We chose this property to live right in the middle of one of Austin's most happening areas SoCo (S. Congress / Bouldin Creek area) & SoFi (South First St. area) - we love to walk or bike everywhere and there's always something fun to do or a great restaurant choice just minutes away.

With dozens of personal experiences staying at VRBO apartments around the world, we knew exactly what we wanted to provide in our Art Alley Lofts for you to have the best stay in Austin !!

What makes this apartment unique

We are avid bicycle riders and have a large selection of FREE bicycles available for you to use when you stay with us in the Art Alley Lofts. Ride downtown or to Zilker park for ACL and be there in just minutes from this central location. Multi-speed cruisers, geared mountain bikes and a few unique single-speed city bikes - Baskets, Lights, Helmets and Locks...

We provide a long list of items available for you to use during your visit…including: Folding Chairs, Oversize Pool Towels (to use at the springs), Full Sets of Frisbee Golf Disks (3 courses in town), Day Packs, Walking Sticks, Picnic Wine Glasses, and much, much more...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

'Amazing Location' SoCo Apartment - Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Live Music
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 81 reviews
Milwaukee, WI

Perfect place to see all of Austin!

  • 5 of 5

These lofts were fantastic- very cozy and plenty of space in an ideal location. Nan was extremely accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed upon arrival. She even made sure to give us some great recommendations nearby. SoCo had a ton to offer and it was literally right outside the loft and downtown was an easy walk or a quick, cheap Fasten ride away. If you're looking for a great place to stay where you can explore everything Austin has to offer, I highly recommend these lofts!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Samantha! It was a pleasure hosting you at the Art Alley Lofts. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back any time!
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Great SoCo location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here this past weekend and could not have been more pleased. Excellent location for the shops, restaurants & bars in the SoCo area while also being within easy walking distance to downtown. Great cost for the location and wonderful hospitality from Nan! Definitely a recommendation for others & at the top of our list for when we return to Austin!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Libby. We enjoyed hosting you at the Art Alley Lofts. We take great pride in our property and are so happy to hear you had a fabulous time exploring Austin. We look forward to hosting you again. Best - Nan
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  • 5 of 5

Ideal location. Nan was there to greet us upon arrival to answer any questions. Charming location, clean, great walkable neighborhood. Grocery across the alley (short hop for morning coffee!) plus shops. We ran out of time to enjoy all the restaurants we intended to try. Nan recommended "Fasten" (Austin version of Uber). It was great for our return to airport and 30% less than cab from airport. Ideal for bus service to Capitol, UT, LBJ Library, 6th Street restaurants (try Parkside!). We would definitely stay here again when visiting Austin.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise - Thank you for such a fabulous and thoughtful review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Art Alley Lofts. So happy to hear you were able to experience the best of Austin. You are welcome back anytime! Best - Nan
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Bailey, CO

Clean, well done lofts in the heart of SoCo.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well done loft. Feels extremely comfortable. Courtyard was great and the location can't be beat! Nan is an awesome hostess - homemade beer provided upon arrival. She gave us recommendations for places to visit.

Location location location - and a well done property can't be beat.

Great for a weekend getaway, girls trip, couples weekend and more. Could not have been happier!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent loft apartment in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Austin for a long weekend. We loved Nan's apartment. The location was fantastic and the apartment was extremely clean and comfy! We were in walking distance to so many things. The shopping and food in this area is great. And we took Fasten (just like Uber) to many places (always about $8). I highly recommend the apartment for a stay in Austin. Nan was a perfect hostess!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The SoCo Apartment was convenient to the happening part of Austin.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Continental Club, Gueros, C-Boys & numerous others
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Barton Creek Country Club
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Amtrak Station - Austin, TX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate Highway 35 - IH35 (Woodland Exit #232B)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Vespaio, Hopdoddy, Perla's, S.Congress Cafe, Jo's
Nearest Beach
2.4 Miles
Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park
Car: not necessary

The SoCo / South First area is a vibrant area just south of the city center and Austin's Lady Bird Lake - across the 'Bat Bridge' and a short walk south on S. Congress Ave. Filled with shops, restaurants, bars, outdoor live music venues, regular outdoor events and art/craft fairs - the S.Congress and S.First street areas are just steps away from this incredible in-town studio apartment location.


Rates & Availability

South Congress Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2016 Special
Dec 4 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
SXSW - 2017
Mar 7 2017 - Mar 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
ACL 2017 -1st Weekend $200/nt.
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL 2017 -2nd Weekend $200/nt
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Formula 1 -2017
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $42 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Availability subject to change until booked.

Special Events: (3 nt. min)
ACL - Oct 2-4 & 9-11, 2015 - $200/nt
Formula 1 - Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2015 - $275/nt
SXSW - March 12-23, 2015 - $250/nt

Refer to Rental Agreement for Special Events booking policy - 30 day policy does not apply.

We have 2 studio apartments side-by-side, great for two couples.

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South Congress Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New - clean crisp luxury bath - Granite and Designer Tile with Oiled Bronze finish fixtures. Dual flush Toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) High thread count sheets, pillow top mattress with padded cover, comfortable comforter and hypo-allergenic pillows (or feather pillows if you prefer).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The Art Alley Loft Studios are located up one level from the private, fully fenced, locked courtyard area and street level. It's an easy walk up the nice wide stairs to access the lofts.

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