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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Lisa Rom
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

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 Austin

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.


South River City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Hip Soco Beauty plus Backyard Cottage- Best Location for Austin Fun
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

5 Star Hotels Can't Touch This Place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great old house in quite neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet nostalgic

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, warm, clean, stylish home

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home in the chic SoCo area of Austin. It has wonderful character, bones, style and comfort. Super easy to get to from the airport and from there to downtown Austin, Soco, and more. A great alternative for the business traveler(s).

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellaire, Texas

Clean, comfortable, and well located

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well maintained property that was comfortable and had everything that we needed to enjoy our vacation. We brought our dog which worked out extremely well with the fenced in yard, and everyone was happy.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house was exactly as advertised - a traditional bungalow that was remodeled in all the right places! The kitchen was great...and the backyard and front porches were great retreats. Plus, it is in a lovely neighborhood that is great for walking - and a nice easy walk to shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, etc.! Lisa was a great host - and source of info. We highly recommend this house - and would stay here again on a future trip to Austin.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Austin Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
South Congress bars, music venues, restaurants
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
South Congress restaurants & famous food trailers
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

South River City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 26 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.

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