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Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown

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The couch back folds down for a second sleeping space if needed.

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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

(License #114332) This large, contemporary studio apartment just south of the river is urban living at its best. This newly-constructed home away maintains an exterior old world flagstone charm, but with modern amenities. The property is canopied by 100-year-old Live Oak trees, native stone walkways and is surrounded by mature gardens. The vaulted ceiling and natural light lend a feeling of spaciousness to the studio. South-facing french doors lead down to a large private patio curtained by bamboo. The apartment is located on the NE corner of the charming Travis Heights neighborhood.

The kitchen with new appliances is stocked with utensils, cookware and coffee ware that would make any aficionado zippy. The apartment is well furnished with a rich mix of contemporary furniture and Chinese and Tibetan antiques. A beautiful 9x14 antique Persian rug makes every step feel warm. Only high-end natural fibers are provided for bedding and bath needs. The full bath and custom-shelved walk-in closet make this the perfect spot for any individual or couple who wants to wind down after a day of play or work in the city.

A 37' HDTV with plenty of HD cable channels and high-speed wireless Internet access are included to keep you connected.

This vacation rental is located behind the owner's home; it sits atop the detached garage at the back of the property. You will walk through a shared patio and garden to reach the rental. You may see us, but maintain your privacy. The entire property is gated and the apartment has its own alarm system if you choose to use it.

From the studio you can take a leisurely stroll through one of Austin's oldest neighborhoods to the shops, restaurants and people watching along South Congress, aka SoCo. Or you can easily hit the hike and bike trail, go downtown to the 2nd, 4th and 6th Street districts, the Austin Convention Center and other hot spots around town. All of these are about a mile from the apartment.

If you're coming to Austin for a short stay on your own or as a couple, this place is ideal for you. It's not big like many vrbos. It's affordable, beautiful, clean, cozy, convenient and comfortable. A $5 cab or $1.50 bus ride gets you downtown quickly. You're also less than a $20 cab ride and 15 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport if you don't feel like renting a car.

A guest of ours says, 'The Riverside Gem was a perfect retreat!' on his blog Good Beer Trips (goodbeertrips-com). Look for his summary under Austin Part 1 and read his tips on another reason why Austin is such a great city to visit.

Still not convinced it's the place for you? Call for more information. We're happy to help you figure out Austin.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) The couch in the pictures folds down flat for an extra sleeping space if needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Full bathroom with tub and shower. The shower and tub have plenty of hot, hot water because they're fed by a tankless hot water heater....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private patio in the back, Convenient location, Alarm system available for guest use if desired, Our property is gated, Tankless hot water heater for just apartment guests....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    37' 1080i HDTV with about 80 HD channels from Time Warner Cable...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We have a small handful of DVDs available for guests...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central a/c unit...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access:

    Road Runner Turbo service...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heater unit...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    600-thread-count sheets, plus very nice Egyptian cotton bath towels...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for the bathroom and beach towels for Barton Springs Pool too....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hooked up to Road Runner for a high-speed connection...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen has most everything you'd need for cooking a meal....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Gas stovetop, roomy and stocked kitchen for a studio....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Very nice, private space. Lounge chairs, an umbrella and table if you want to eat outside....moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL
Oct 1 - Oct 4, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,100
flat fee
ACL 2
Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,100
flat fee
F1
Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,100
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$110
$660 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $50
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

We have a 4-night minimum for the busy Spring and Fall seasons. Holidays have a longer minimum, typically 4 nights. Events like ACL, SXSW and F1 all have longer minimum stays and higher rates. Both "halves" of SXSW can be rented at a discount; walk to the convention center from here.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 07/24/2015
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
ABIA
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Whip In
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Riverside
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Whip In - Indian

Car: Recommended

Town Lake Trail for walking and running is just across the street. You can do a little or a lot. The full loop around Lady Bird Lake is about 10 miles.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Hi! We're Amy and Todd. We know there are people that have been doing the vacation rental thing much longer than us. We've been hosts for a few years, but our first time as guests was in 1996 in San Francisco. Fast-forward a decade and Zam! we're building our own. Meeting all the Austin-destined travelers is one of the best aspects of doing this. Whether you stay with us or not, Austin is a great part of Texas and we're happy to help you make the most of it.

Why the Owner Chose Travis Heights:
Our house and the rental apartment could only be closer to downtown Austin if it were a condo. Our house in Travis Heights is one of the originals. It was built in the '30s. The original garage apartment was built in 1940. A few years ago we tore it down other than the stone wall foundation and started building this rental apartment. It's now complete and pretty darn cool.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Convenience to all of Austin's attractions makes this vacation or corporate rental worth looking into. There's a great private patio in the back. The apartment is ideal for one or two people. The couch does fold down if needed. Unlike many listings, our place was built and designed with short-term rentals in mind. A coffee maker and French press are available, as well as a choice of teas.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The couch back folds down for a second sleeping space if needed.

    The couch back folds down for a second sleeping space if needed.

  • The vaulted ceiling adds to the spaciousness of the apartment.

    The vaulted ceiling adds to the spaciousness of the apartment.

  • Workspace for a laptop or planning your day's excursion.

    Workspace for a laptop or planning your day's excursion.

  • The full kitchen has everything for cooking and an assortment of coffee and tea.

    The full kitchen has everything for cooking and an assortment of coffee and tea.

  • An iron, ironing board, starch, and a lint roller too.

    An iron, ironing board, starch, and a lint roller too.

  • The bamboo surrounding the patio in the back of the apartment.

    The bamboo surrounding the patio in the back of the apartment.

  • The apartment entrance and surrounding garden.

    The apartment entrance and surrounding garden.

  • Desk and HDTV - wireless and cable included.

    Desk and HDTV - wireless and cable included.

  • A comfy bed with super soft sheets await you.

    A comfy bed with super soft sheets await you.

  • The closet entrance is tucked to the right of the kitchen.

    The closet entrance is tucked to the right of the kitchen.

  • Plenty of closet space.

    Plenty of closet space.

  • The bathroom vanity.

    The bathroom vanity.

  • Not very sexy, but this tankless water heater is ready and just for the studio.

    Not very sexy, but this tankless water heater is ready and just for the studio.

  • If it's not too hot outside, lounge away!

    If it's not too hot outside, lounge away!

  • A dozen old stone stairs lead up to the studio.

    A dozen old stone stairs lead up to the studio.

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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 07/24/2015
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