|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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This charming garage apartment, fully renovated but with remaining vintage charm, is convenient, comfortable, quiet and private.
Detached unit at the rear of property has second-story deck surrounded by trees, affording outside living space with privacy. The balcony overlooks a small ravine with a creek, no other properties back up to it, so it's quite secluded and private - perfect for having a nice coffee or tea, or a great spot to do yoga!
Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, plenty of natural light, and a renovation that added all modern conveniences, while keeping many of the historic materials and trim for the original 1920's unit. We've also furnished it with family pieces, and some fine art in a style we'll call 'Mid-Century Mash-Up!'. Fun, funky, clean with solid lines, and all the creature comforts.
We walk downtown and to festivals while others are still looking for parking. Rent a couple of bikes and you have the majority of Austin at your convenience. And, SoCo is a veritable weekend in itself - shops, boutiques, restaurants, food trailers, bars, clubs and so much more, just blocks away. But, once you've had enough of folks, retreat to the calm of the Bolthole.
Perfect for a couple, but it does have a fold-out couch, so if needed, 4 'close friends' could make it work. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, skylit bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and street parking.
Minutes walk from the Lake, Downtown, easy access to festivals, and all that Austin has to offer!
lived here in ATX, then lived elsewhere, been back a while now, and we love it... we're urban gardeners, bon vivants, conscious leaders, itinerant travelers and lovers of the good life, as we see it...
we're really fortunate to live in this neighborhood and want to share the best that Austin has to offer, while allowing folks time to just chill out and enjoy a retreat-like 'treehouse' setting.
we live in the front house, so you have your choice - we can be as available as you need, or leave you alone. we can provide advice, do daily upkeep, or stock the fridge and pantry for you - with local favorites! - whatever you need.
as urban gardeners, we usually have edibles and greens, and more than we can consume, so if that's your diet, we're more than happy to provide greens!
Chris purchased this apartment in 1992
Travis Heights, off of SoCo, a real neighborhood that is walkable and enjoyable, yet extremely close to the urban excitement!
Access to SoCo, to Festivals, to downtown and to the excellent Hill Country. You'll love Austin, come visit Texas and see what we have to offer!
We're told that this property was one of the 'hideouts' for Bonnie and Clyde... indeed, when we renovated the apartment, we found remnants of a hidden stairway in the garage, and a trapdoor in the apartment. It's still visible in the remodel.
That's why we call her 'the Bolthole' - the perfect safe house for an escape!
We're casual, but we understand great service and have stayed in some exceptional Vacation Rentals ourselves. We like meeting people, or respecting privacy - and we love to share our love for Austin with you!
Urban, but really quiet and relaxed.
You could get away without renting a car if you are creative.
Access to all of the action and nightlife.
Private, comfortable, modern, yet historic.
This was a great place to stay! Chris was extremely helpful, and fast with his communication. Wonderful location, very clean, and I would definitely stay here again!
Centrally located, nestled in the treetops of a quiet neighborhood. Great spot for the weekend with everything you could need!
This garage apartment was PERFECT for my girl friends and I on our trip to Austin. As Chris states in the description, it is a nice short walk to the South Congress area. The apartment had the cutest set up and the decor made it feel homey. We loved the view from the backyard balcony... you can see and hear the creek that is running behind the place. Chris was very accommodating and was available for us when we had questions. Thank you so much ! 5+ stars!
This place is wonderful, I wish we had stayed longer! It has everything you need and is very spacious for a loft/studio. The local beer in fridge was a nice touch. My husband and I were very impressed with the whole setup. Once inside you don't even feel you are in someone's backyard. Located right down the street from the South Congress area and everything else. It's perfect. Took our dog to Zilker park/Barton springs and had a great time. It really is the perfect little getaway spot. Thanks Chris for such a great place, will recommend to anyone headed to Austin.
Had a great time staying here. Centrally located next to soco and anywhere you would want to be visiting Austin. The place was clean, had some beer stocked in the fridge and was a pleasure to stay in. Would stay again and recommend to friends and anyone staying in Austin. Thanks Chris!
After a rough day of travel delays we finally reached our destination in Austin. This place was all I could imagine. The weather was gorgeous, we were greeted by Chris upon our arrival & had nice cold beers in the refrigerator waiting to be cracked open...and of course that's the first thing we did! I was blown away by how adorable this place was. I must've said it a million times. The deck off the back is probably one of it's best features. It's private, quiet and a great place to relax with a beer or do some yoga after morning coffee.
I'm a city girl, so walking is no big deal to me. A walk down to South Congress was about 10 minutes.
I would highly recommend this spot because of it's location & amenities. We had plenty of towels, iron+ironing board, blankets, hairdryer, coffee for the morning, a bottle of wine, I could go on & on! It was pretty loaded with all your essentials--oh! and my favorite part, the sound system--you can plug your iPod right in and listen to your favorite tunes at a decent volume because it was so tucked out of the way from neighbors.
Aside from a wonderful place to stay, Austin was probably one of the best cities I've ever visited. I can't wait to come back to see more!
Travis Heights, SoCo, Music Festivals, Town Lake - all of it is walking distance from this beautiful property...
Located in Austin's best urban neighborhood, Travis Heights, with fabulous shopping, restaurants and nightlife a 7-10 minute walk away on South Congress (SoCo), as well as Lady Bird Lake for all outdoor activities and downtown within easy walking distance.
Free entertainment just walking down South Congress, and easy access to all downtown activities. We get there walking before friends find parking!
Beautiful green-belt and year-round pool easy walking distance - all of the action, and a peaceful retreat as well...
This rental is perfect for a couple looking to be able to do whatever they want on the urban scene, and then just drop out of the picture and be alone. Or, a single person relocating, visiting or working in town for a short-term.
We are so close and yet still 'far out'; tucked away and retreat-like. Fun, funky, clean, bright, and cozy.
We've used some family pieces and some fine art collectibles to create a nice 'Mid-Century Mash-up' so you can enjoy a little bit of what keeps Austin cutting edge, yet comfy and ole school as well.
It's your choice - we can be as involved as you like and give recommendations and ideas, or we can leave you completely alone for a retreat. It's our pleasure to share the vibrancy or help maintain the solace!
Licensed Short-Term Rental Property: #OL 2013 009899
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 19 2016 - Oct 24 2016
4 night minimum stay
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Rates can be slightly negotiable for appropriate longer rentals... please email directly. Yes to pets, but I do charge and extra fee!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.