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Nan

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

77 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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...

Reviews

4.9
based on 77 traveler reviews

'Amazing Location' SoCo Apartment - Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Live Music
average rating of 4.922078 based on 77 reviews
5

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
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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
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Nan's place was perfect for my boyfriend and I on a weekend getaway. It's simple but not lacking with plenty of privacy and is in an awesome location! It's just a few steps from South Congress, clean, cool (July!) and cozy and just what we needed. We were welcomed with their home-brewed beer. There were protein bars and drinks (bottled water and beer) for us as well. Would stay again. Thanks, Nan!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay while visiting Austin! When we first arrived Nan was there to greet us. She explained everything we needed to know about the loft and parking. The loft was very clean and the bed was super comfy. Will definitely book loft again when visiting Austin.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Amazing stay in SoCo

  • 5 of 5

The Art Alley Lofts provide everything needed for an amazing SoCo Austin trip. My wife and I flew in early and were welcomed by an amazing host (Nan) who shared some of their great Belgian Tripel homebrew! That was the first of many outstanding adventures! Nan provided bikes that allowed us to ride to Barton Springs. I highly recommend a making your way there for a refreshing summer time dip. The loft is a 1 min walk from South Congress, and all of the bars shops, restaurants, and excitement are within minutes. It was a bit of a walk, but we even made it to Rainey Street on foot.

We were disappointed to find out that the week before we arrived Uber and Lyft discontinued service. Fortunately, the prime location of Art Alley Lofts allows quick access to the public bus system (amazing and inexpensive), as well as a plethora of available cab services. We took the bus down for a 512 Brewing tour. If your a beer drinker, a trip to 512 Brewing should be on your list. Excellent tour, great company story, and a quality product!

We rented a car one day for a trip to Hamilton Pool (about a 30-40 min drive). The best rental rates are from the airport. The bus system has an airport flier that you can pickup downtown. If you plan to go to Hamilton, go early as it fills up and you may have to wait in line for others to leave. We then drove to Lockhart, TX based on a recommendation by Nan for some of the best barbecue around - a place called Smitty's. It was excellent and Lockhart was a cool little town with a big Texas feel. We were also lucky enough to see some of the set of The Leftovers for season 3 filming.

There is so much to do and see in and around all of Austin, and the Art Alley Lofts provides a great central location to see the best of it. You won't be disappointed if you choose to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Great location for this affordable, roomy loft with a very comfortable bed -- quiet, peaceful spot just steps away from one of the coolest streets in Austin. Nan is a great host who knows about the city and welcomed us with a cold glass of tasty home brew.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

South Congress Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
September 2016 Special
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$79
From
$110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2016 Special-a
Oct 4 2016 - Oct 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
$89
From
$99
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2016 Special-b
Oct 9 2016 - Oct 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$79
From
$99
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2016 Special-c
Oct 24 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$79
From
$99
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$499
 
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
$150
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW - 2017
Mar 7 2017 - Mar 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,900
$4,500
 
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
$600
Flat fee
 
 
ACL 2017 -2nd Weekend $200/nt
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Formula 1 -2017
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$749
$2,500
 
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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Amenities

South Congress Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New - clean crisp luxury bath - Granite and Designer Tile with Oiled Bronze finish fixtures. Dual flush Toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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