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Hip Soco Beauty plus Backyard Cottage- Best Location for Austin Fun

Greater South River City, Austin, TX, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

1500 sq ft House - sleeps 5, 2 BR, 1 BA

Amazing Travis Heights beauty in the hippest part of Austin. Expansive house, sleeps 4 in beds and 1 additional guest (couch/twin bed in living room). Chic, immaculate and spacious two bedroom house - newly furnished, hardwood floors, beautifully decorated, lots of windows to view large oak trees and outdoor habitat. Extremely private, yet a few minutes walk to the best shopping and dining Austin has to offer. This private upgraded house offers top of the line, brand new King and Queen beds with luxurious linens in separate expansive bedrooms. Includes beautiful outdoor living with wood deck, outdoor table that seats 6, fire pit, and his-n-hers beachcomber bicycles. The backyard is completely fenced in.

If you'd like to rent the cottage too, it is brand new, 585 sq foot studio with full kitchen, brand new appliances, Queen and convertible couch/twin bed both with top of the line luxury latex mattresses. The cottage is a separate listing vrbo #498945 but can be rented along with the main house for parties of 6-8 people. What a great way to enjoy a reunion with friends, couples get-away, or family trip.

Gorgeous, newly remodeled kitchen-completely stocked, separate formal living and dining rooms, fireplace, bathroom with bathtub / shower, separate library, HDTV and music system, off street parking for 2+ cars. Outdoor garden has gas and charcoal BBQ grills and patio dining that seats 6.

Inquire about special pricing for longer stays or weekdays.


Lisa Rom

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Lisa Rom

Hi there, This is the best neighborhood in Austin and very near downtown! The night life, outdoor activities, fun people and amazing weather are just some of the reasons I love this place. It's living in a beautiful tree lined neighborhood but being able to walk to cool restaurants and the best live music venue in all of Austin. Not to mention a stone's throw to downtown. I hope you learn to love Austin as much as I do.

Lisa Rom purchased this House in 2012

Why Lisa Rom chose Greater South River City

The pictures speak for themselves. This house is definitely a gem in the prestigious Travis Heights neighborhood.

What makes this House unique

The house is spacious, has big beautiful bedrooms, modern decor and has a great old vibe but is kept immaculately clean and presented with modern hip furnishings. The original beauty of the home has been maintained throughout. I also have bikes available for enjoying the fun outdoor lifestyle that locals can't get enough of.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Studio Cottage
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Please inquire about add-on fee to rent cottage
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), plus a queen size luxury air mattress that sits 24' off the floor (standard bed height) is available (upon request) to accomodate extra guests. The dining room has double french doors that shut and can be converted into a 3rd bedroom for added privacy. The new West Elm sofa has removable bolsters and can quickly become a full twin size bed and is very comfortable. Twin bedding provided upon request.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Beautiful vintage bathroom with elegant chandelier. The bathroom has a full size tub and shower head. There is a separate vanity area to make it easy for several guests to use the bathroom to get ready at the same time. Bathroom is stocked with blow dryer, hair straightener, and shampoo/conditioner, lotion, etc.


          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                    Both main house and cottage have centralized A/C and heat
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Full sized washer and dryer are in separate laundry area connected to back cottage and are shared between main house and the cottage
                  • Fireplace
                    main house has a fireplace with electric stove insert
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                    Both main house and cottage have centralized A/C and heat
                  • Internet
                    Hi-speed Wifi is available in both main house and cottage
                  • Broadband Access
                    Hi-speed Wifi
                  • Linens Provided
                    Both main house and cottage have all necessary linens, blankets and pillows
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    long drive way provides off-street parking for 2+ cars
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                    both main house and cottage have luxury towels to for up to 8 guests
                  • Washing Machine
                    Full sized washer and dryer are in separate laundry area connected to back cottage and are shared between main house and the cottage
                  • Wireless Internet
                    Hi-speed Wifi


                      • Microwave
                        Both main house and cottage have their own microwaves
                      • Coffee Maker
                        Both main house and cottage have coffee makers
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Both main house and cottage are stocked with all necessary dishes and utensils.
                      • Dishwasher
                        Both main house and cottage have their own dishwashers.
                      • Kitchen
                        All the conveniences of home with a fully stocked, newly remodeled kitchen. The cottage has a full modern kitchen will all modern appliances.
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Both main house and cottage are stocked with all necessary dishes and utensils.
                      • Oven
                        Both main house and cottage have combo gas stove and range.
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                        Both main house and cottage have full sized refridgerators. Cottage also includes an ice-maker
                      • Stove
                        Both main house and cottage have combo gas stove and range.
                      • Toaster
                        toaster in main house only


                          • Dining
                            private formal dining room with beautiful hardwood built ins and large picture window.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • DVD Player
                                Blue Ray player is set up with TV in the main house
                              • Music Library
                                I have a great iphone/ipad speaker and charger system to listen to your own music library or Pandora
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Wifi is available - code available upon request
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                A large, new HDTV with Internet - Hulu and Netflix is provided on a moveable cart allowing you to watch TV in whatever room you want! A separate wifi enabled TV with Netflix iin the cottage


                                  • Bicycles
                                    2 beach cruiser bikes are available for use by guests.
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    The house is designed to be a natural oasis with a seating area amongst the trees. The yard is very large and quiet - with plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors during your stay.
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    Beautiful private backyard.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Gas grill and weber charcoal grill are available


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair accessible
                                        The house is single level with no steps to worry about inside. There is a ramp to get in through the back door. Hardwood and tile throughout.

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            A block from Big Stacy Park and Pool - the only pool heated year round in Austin. I can also arrange for you to use the W pool at no cost, which is a fabulous place and 10 minutes away.


                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • shuffleboard
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water tubing


                                                              • You will find this house has absolutely everything you need for a luxury stay. I have stocked the house with the fine linens and towels, bath products - shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soups, and blow dryer, iron, terrycloth robes. The cottage is available for larger parties for an extra fee - please inquire on add-on packages

                                                                32 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                5 Star Hotels Can't Touch This Place!

                                                                Ed G.

                                                                This should sum it up: We live in a home with 3 times the square footage, with a pool/jaccuzi , on a lake, but we have missed Lisa's place since we came home! Amazing!


                                                                Kurt S.

                                                                Great house in a nice location. 15 minute walk to the heart of South Congress.

                                                                Amazing place in every way. Best location to enjoy downtown Austin and South Congress

                                                                Lisa R.-

                                                                Beautiful home - decorated to the nines! Super comfortable beds, stately neighborhood and perfect backyard.

                                                                Beautiful home away from home

                                                                Stephanie D.

                                                                The house is beautiful and has a home feeling, where you leave your home and arrive at your new found home in Austin! The house is very spacious, clean and has a Texas feel all around. Lisa was very accommodating and easy to contact at any point in the day. Stayed here for a bachelorette and we had an amazing time, grasped the whole Austin experience in a weekend! South Congress is also walking distance or a short car ride away.

                                                                Great old house in quite neighborhood.

                                                                nita b.LUBBOCK, TX

                                                                First, Lisa was a very accommodating and attentive host and I thank her for that. This is a wonderful roomy old house with a modern kitchen and central A/C. I loved the cedar closets, real wood floors that creak, and large bedrooms. Early risers can see a great sunrise outback on the deck. The window in the small room off the living-room is great to open and get a cool breeze blowing through the house.

                                                                Just remember this is an old house and things do go bump in the night; especially during high winds as we found out. We kept hearing a banging sound during the night and discovered the window sashes were loose on the bedroom windows. One was not locked securely and the other was remedied by inserting a small piece of cardboard between the sash and the frame. Enjoyed!!

                                                                Beautiful quiet nostalgic

                                                                Becky M.

                                                                Love this neighborhood and location! House is awesome and so comfortable! Enjoyed the porch swing! Rested beautifully because house and neighborhood is doooo quiet!


                                                                Greater South River City, Austin, TX, USA

                                                                Perfect location for all the great Austin events. Take a 10 min. stroll through tree lined streets to South Congress to the best restaurants, boutiques, and live music venues Austin has to offer. A 10 minute walk also gets you to Ladybird Lake and miles of hike & bike trails, and another five minutes will put you in the heart of downtown. Only 6 miles from the Austin Airport. The University of Texas campus, Blanton Museum, State Capitol, Convention Center, Zilker Park and blissful, spring fed Barton Springs Pool are all just a few minutes away by foot, car, bike or public transportation.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Prices are higher for ACL, Formula 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years holiday weeks. Cottage is rented for an additional fee - please inquire for add-on packages.

                                                                32 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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