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Adorable SoCo Cottage near Downtown, Zilker, great dining and entertainment!

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

SoCo Cottage w/ 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 2-4 w/ 700 sf, washer/ dryer

Enjoy this spacious, well decorated comfortable bungalow one block from South Congress in the HEART of SOCO. Close to Zilker Park, Barton Hills, Travis Heights, and Downtown. Great place to stay for Music Festivals, right in the thick of it! Walk to great restaurants, nighttime entertainment, attractions, eclectic shopping, and more! Sink into the Tempur-Pedic mattress for a great night's sleep, then wake to walk to the hike and bike trail along Lake Ladybird. On the way back, stop to enjoy a great cup of joe at one of the many outstanding coffee shops and bistros. Have lunch at an acclaimed SoCo restaurant or try a food trailer for an exciting change of pace!

ACL? Less than three miles. SXSW? Just blocks away to enjoy a multitude of entertainment options, less than two miles to downtown.

Of course you will enjoy all the comforts when you return from your adventures. Cozy well-appointed furnishings, a fully stocked kitchen, a 50' plasma HDTV in the living room with Blu ray and Smart amenities, and that wonderful Tempur-Pedic bed and 32' LCD HDTV in the bedroom! What's not to like?

Keywords: Cottage, Apartment, Bungalo, Casita, Cabin, Flat, Home.

More Details

Elliott Mitchell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I loved this place! It was everything they advertised. Very clean and comfy. Very roomy. I loved the leather furniture and large TV. The kitchen was fully stocked and they even had a washer and dryer! And the bed was so comfortable. I didn’t want to get up! But you can’t stay in bed when you’re in the heart of SoCo. There are great restaurants, café’s, and coffee shops all up and down the street. I loved browsing in the various shops that are all different from each other. Everything from a world bazaar type shop to an old fashioned candy shop to the biggest costume shop I’ve ever seen! And the food trailers were something you don’t usually see. They had everything from BBQ trailers to cupcake trailers. Zilker Park was less than 3 miles away (an easy walk) and you could even walk to the entertainment district downtown if you wanted. Austin is known for its downtown nightlife. The neighborhood was amazingly quiet though. You’d never know you were that close to so much energy. The owners were extremely accommodating and responded to every request very quickly. They are really nice people, who are a lot of fun on top of that! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a weekend (or more) in the best part of Austin. Well worth the price!
Aug 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Adorable SoCo Cottage near Downtown, Zilker, great dining and entertainment!
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 50 reviews

Charming place in great location

  • 5 of 5

What a cozy cottage space- and location location location! Google TV with High speed wifi. Spent a nice week there are would come back again. Kitchen and bathroom are not updated, but they offer all you need and very clean. Both Sherry and Elliott were very accommodating and friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Very cute bungalow! The perfect housing and the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay here during ACL weekend. Our hosts were so kind and welcoming and they were so helpful in providing and extra air mattress. They were so kind to give us pointers for the area. They were very accepting to have our dog stay with us. The nice cottage had everything we needed for laundry and kitchen. I really enjoyed my weekend in Austin and especially the lovely hospitality we got. I would definitely stay here again. Me and my husband are travel nurses and we have stayed in many different places and I would definitely consider this housing for a 3 month assignment.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow was the perfect home base for our site seeing trip in Austin. The SoCo location was ideal for walking to eat or shop in this cute little neighborhood! Sheri & Elliot were helpful and responsive but left us to ourselves! The perfect hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a fantastic experience! I stayed with them for an entire month - what great hosts. Their door was always open to me if I needed anything. The huge tv had all the great channels, the bed was super comfortable (I wanted to take the pillows :)). The kitchen completely stocked with anything you need from the Keurig to pots/pans to silverware. Big couch in living area. Great wi-fi. Loved the adjustable shower head too. Felt very safe walking the dog around the neighborhood at any time. Thank you for a lovely stay - I would go back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Connie! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We would love to have you stay with us anytime you like! Hope to see you soon! Sheri and Elliott
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Houston, TX

July 4th Weekend visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at this location. The owners were very accommodating and very nice. We brought dogs for the 4th of July weekend and for a convention. Our pups enjoyed walking through the very quiet neighborhood (which is funny, because it's right off South Congress, a busy street).

The location is great. You are just a few blocks from the main shopping and food and a few minute from downtown.

The rental was very comfortable, clean and spacious. Like I said, the Mitchells were awesome. We will definitely be staying with you guys again!

Patrick & Joann L.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Property in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have happier with our choice of properties for our Austin trip. Elliott and Sheri were incredible hosts! They provided us with great recommendations for restaurants, especially where to find the best brisket! They also took time to go over in detail restaurant choices both that were walkable and those that we needed to take our car. You could tell how proud they are of their wonderful city.

The property itself has everything you need. The kitchen was well equipped, washer/dryer available in the cottage, great flat screen TV and a Tempur-pedic mattress in the bedroom. Would definitely stay with them again on future trips.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

We are located in the trendy area of South Congress, close to downtown, known as SoCo.


Rates & Availability

South Congress Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
ACL 1st weekend
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
ACL 2nd weekend
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Ins. $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Refund Policy is limited to 60 days before hand for ACL and F1 for partial refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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South Congress Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempurpedic
  • We have a queen tempurpedic in the bedroom and a queen blow up bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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