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Walk to Sxsw! Secluded Carriage House & Pool on .5 Acre in Soco

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The half acre of creekside property was once part of a large section of land owned by an engineer who designed and built this home as his family residence. The original plot bordered Congress Avenue and continued to the river which is now Ladybird Lake. It served as a farm and salvage yard with a number of outbuildings and warehouses. Horses were stabled near what is now Riverside Drive. The family house was built in 1919 and the carriage house and hayloft were added sometime in the 30’s along with a highly unusual brick pool. The buildings are comprised of recycled beams and pine flooring from the old Bastrop train station, glass doors from the State Capitol, and bricks that once lined Congress Avenue make the pool and patio. The house has undergone a few renovations and additions over time, while the pool remains as the last brick pool in the Austin area. Its been carefully restored and updated with modern equipment.

This unique pool was meant for lounging and cooling off in the hot summer months. Given it’s size, it is not suitable for swimming laps. The pool is shared by the main house, however, the owners provide privacy to the guests while they use the pool and backyard. The owners recently re-plastered the pool and modernized it with an UV light system. The pool is open year round, and it is not heated.

The owner's residence is located in the stone cottage West of the rental house. The owners are available to provide guests with suggestions on restaurants, live music venues, shopping and much more! The property is also shared with a clutch of hens, which provide guests with plenty of eggs.

Located two blocks from the popular entertainment district of South Congress Avenue (SoCo) and 5 min walk from downtown, the house is perfectly situated to meet all your needs! We provide a free map to every guest which details all the haunts and hideouts of Old Austin. The map was made by our favorite map maker, Herb Lester (, and authored by the owners of the property.

The rental includes a private driveway which can accommodate two cars. We ask that you do not park on the street.

We accept Credit Cards and eChecks thru HomeAway. We recently started using HomeAway’s Book It Now option. If you find this option confusing, please use the traditional ‘Contact Owner’ section to the right of the screen and enter the dates you are interested in and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Living Room/Kitchen
The living room and kitchen share a large open space that is anchored by floor to ceiling casement windows. There is a dining room table that seats four comfortably, as well as a sofa and two Barcelona Chairs. The kitchen offers the following conveniences: Full set of dinnerware for 6; State of the art coffee maker; Set of Le Cruesset cookware; Cooking utensils; Mini refrigerator with freezer; Gas stove top; and Counter-top toaster oven

Each bedroom has beautiful floor to ceiling casement windows with a view of the patio, pool and historic oak tree. One bedroom has door access to the pool and back patio and Full-sized bed. The other bedroom is equipped with a Queen-sized bed. We supply premium pillows and bedding with plenty of spare blankets. In each bedroom you will find a closet with hangers, full length mirror. In the full bedroom there is a 32” flat screen TV with access to over 400 channels including HBO, Showtime, Encore and TCM.

The bathroom provides a full size tub with shower. Guests are offered premium towels by Matteo. Guests will have access to a clothing iron and hair dryer.

The property sits on a creek so there is plenty of wildlife. There is a known friendly family of foxes that lives on the property, along with a family of armadillos. Don’t be surprised if you see them at night.

During the late spring and summer months, you will likely find Mosquitos and other insects all around Austin. Unlike many other metropolitan cities, Austin does not spray for Mosquitos which means we see our fair share. The rental is stocked with both Deet and Deet-free mosquito repellent.

We only use and provide all natural cleaning products. We also employ non-chemical extermination every other month.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the pool open? The pool is open year round, however it is not currently heated.

Is there a crib? We offer a portable crib for guests. Please bring your own crib bedding.

Can we cook? Yes! We offer a full gas range, a set of Le Cruesset cookware and all modern kitchen conveniences. The only thing missing is a full-sized oven. We do offer a small toaster oven for other small scale baking. And you can always grill out back.

How many beds? We offer one Full-size bed and one Queen-size bed. While we limit occupancy to four persons, if you require an additional bed for one of the four persons, we can arrange a bed in the loft if given enough notice.

Can we do laundry? Yes! We provide a front loading washer and dryer for your convenience, as well as earth-friendly laundry detergent.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 2 - Oct 5, 2015
2 night min stay
ACL 2nd Weekend
Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2015
2 night min stay
Formula 1
Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 15%

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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5.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.03 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.03 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
149 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary


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  • Living room

    Living room

  • Cathedral ceiling dining/kitchen area

    Cathedral ceiling dining/kitchen area

  • Outdoor Pool

    Outdoor Pool

  • West Bedroom with Queen Bed

    West Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • North Bedroom with Door to Patio and Pool

    North Bedroom with Door to Patio and Pool

  • Bathroom with Tub

    Bathroom with Tub

  • Front entrance to the Carriage House

    Front entrance to the Carriage House

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Stone Patio and Majestic Oak

    Stone Patio and Majestic Oak

  • West Bedroom with Floor to Ceiling Casement Windows

    West Bedroom with Floor to Ceiling Casement Windows

  • North bedroom with Full Bed

    North bedroom with Full Bed

  • Kitchen (View from Loft)

    Kitchen (View from Loft)

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Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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