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Downtown Guest House Just Two Blocks from Soco

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View of the beautiful grounds, water feature, large deck and entertaining areas.

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

SoCo cottage description

This luxury downtown property is ideally located just two blocks from S. Congress (SoCo) and Lady Bird Lake. It's the perfect place for a weekend getaway or reprieve from a business trip . Walk to arts and entertainment or stay in and enjoy the privacy of the beautiful grounds. The outdoor entertaining areas and gas grill are located between the main house and guest house; a perfect place for dining alfresco under the canopy of winding Oaks lit with white lights. There are multiple places to relax, dine and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The guest house is an open space with 360 square feet and 15 foot cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and cedar ceiling. There is a futon bed down and a queen bed in the loft with one bathroom. There is a kitchenette, a table for four and wood burning fireplace. In the heart of it all but you won't want to leave!

The house was built in 1927 and resembles a European cottage. The guest house was constructed in 2006. The property and grounds have been published in garden magazines and open for public outdoor living tours.The guest house is connected to the main house by a breezeway with the outdoor entertaining areas in the center of the two houses. Casement windows surround the guest house with beautiful views of the gardens and 100+ year old Oak trees. The outdoor space has multiple seating areas for rest, relaxation and dining. This property is for the exclusive enjoyment of paying guests only. There is a strict noise ordinance by 10:30 p.m.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 360 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            28 or with supervision...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            located in loft ...moreless

          • The guest house has a queen bed in the loft which you access by a ladder. There is also a futon bed which is very comfortable on the main level next to the fireplace; an awesome place to sleep in the winder. Both beds have Temperpedic mattress covers....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • The bathroom has 1 operable casement window and one awning window in the shower. Towels, soap/shampoo & hair dryer provided. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • WIFI available. I-Pod station. No guests under 28 years old allowed without adult supervision. Private parking for one car. May have a maximum of an additional two cars on the street....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Radio
              • Books:

                Local Austin magazines and 'coffee table' books ...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Spa
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              sports and adventure activities

              • Pier Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Indoor table seats 3 or 4. Outdoor table seats 4....moreless

                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Additional parking for two cars...moreless

                          • Internet:

                            Wireless internet ...moreless

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Living Room:

                            Studio space all open...moreless

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Fireplace:

                            Wood burning...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            Covered, private parking for one car with electronic gate...moreless

                          • Covered Parking:

                            Covered parking for 1 vehicle with electronic gate....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace

                          Kitchen

                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Pantry Items:

                            Coffee and filters, herbs and spices....moreless

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator:

                            (2) Under counter frige in guest house....moreless

                          • Freezer:

                            Part of fridge....moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Kitchen:

                            (2) The guest house kitchen has microwave, sink, undercounter frige, dishwasher and electric skillet for one and toaster. Gas grill located outside. ...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker:

                            And electric kettle...moreless

                          • Toaster
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Most cooking is done on the gas grill. There is an electric skillet for cooking eggs....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            Boating available on Lady Bird Lake...moreless

                          • Bicycles:

                            Can be rented on S. Congress...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Gas Grill...moreless

                          • Beach Towels
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Private grounds/garden surround the property....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover

                          Pool / Spa

                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              ACL 1st Weekend
                              Oct 2 - Oct 5, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $500
                              ACL 2nd Weekend
                              Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $500
                              Formula One
                              Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $500
                              SXSW Interactive
                              Mar 12 - Mar 18, 2015
                              6 night min stay
                              $600
                              SXSW Music
                              Mar 19 - Mar 23, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              $600
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $225 $250
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $1,250

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning Fee $50
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                              • Tax Rate 15%

                              Notes:

                              Inquire about rates for main house plus guest house for Formula One and SXSW. Includes 4+ beds, 3 baths total.

                              Please email or text to ask any questions. The guest house is for the enjoyment of paying guests only. Please inquire for other arrangements.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                              Location

                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Bergstrom International Airport
                              0.25 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              IH-35 & Riverside
                              0.02 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Two Blocks
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Lions Municiple Golf Course
                              0.02 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Two Blocks to SoCo

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              This downtown property is two blocks from S. Congress or (SoCo) just behind the St. Cecilia Hotel. Walk to shopping, restaurants and live music. It's also just a half mile to downtown, 6th street and the Convention Center where a lot of the SXSW activities are located. The Long Center for performing arts is also walkable by less than 10 minutes. If you like to walk or jog you can reach the hike and bike trail or 'Lady Bird Lake' in just 5 minutes. Barton Springs swimming pool is a 10 minute drive, well worth it even if you don't want to swim! Across from the spring is Zilker Park where the famous Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival is located. There is plenty to do within walking distance or a short cab ride to all the popular spots in Austin from this property.

                              Other Activities: Boating, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa

                              Golf: Lions Municiple Golf Course is approximately 5 miles away and is a public golf course.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              About: I am a native Austin Realtor® for the past 25+ years. I have enjoyed a landscaping business as well as my design work helping clients with their remodel projects inside and out. I enjoy traveling for inspiration. I have shared my home with people from all over the world as well as one famous guest, Natalie Portman who rented my entire house while filming a movie here. My home is my refuge where I can unwind, rejuvinate my spirit and entertain my friends. I share my home with two beautiful English Setters.

                              Why SoCo:
                              The location is the best Austin has to offer for those that want to be walking distance to all of the arts and entertainment, dining and shopping, while being able to retreat in the privacy of an urban oasis.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              In addition to the vibrant Soco area there are always festivals, concerts and marathons in the immediate location. ACL music festival and SXSW are within 5 to 10 minutes away. Hike and bike trails, kayaking and sculling on Lady Bird Lake, bat watching on South Congress bridge. Visit the State Capital, the museums, the second street shopping district. Enjoy the nightlife in the warehouse and sixth street districts. Catch a performance at the new Long Center for Performing Arts. Swim in our beloved spring fed pools - Stacy pool located in Travis Heights, Deep Eddy and Barton Springs.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • View of the beautiful grounds, water feature, large deck and entertaining areas.

                                View of the beautiful grounds, water feature, large deck and entertaining areas.

                              • Kitchen has small fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee, elec. skillet, toatster

                                Kitchen has small fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee, elec. skillet, toatster

                              • Sit or sleep by the fire!

                                Sit or sleep by the fire!

                              • Ladder to queen bed in upstairs loft or sleep on the main level.

                                Ladder to queen bed in upstairs loft or sleep on the main level.

                              • Upper loft sleeping quarters with queen bed, Temperpedic cover and skylight.

                                Upper loft sleeping quarters with queen bed, Temperpedic cover and skylight.

                              • Walk in shower with pebble floor and awning window looking into the trees.

                                Walk in shower with pebble floor and awning window looking into the trees.

                              • Multiple outdoor seating for eating, lounging and entertaining.

                                Multiple outdoor seating for eating, lounging and entertaining.

                              • Enjoy the deck with plenty of seating.

                                Enjoy the deck with plenty of seating.

                              • Gueros Mexican Restaurant. Enjoy people watching, great margaritas & live music!

                                Gueros Mexican Restaurant. Enjoy people watching, great margaritas & live music!

                              • Joe's Coffee; a favorite for locals to enjoy their morning w/ wireless internet.

                                Joe's Coffee; a favorite for locals to enjoy their morning w/ wireless internet.

                              • Wonderful seafood and people watching!

                                Wonderful seafood and people watching!

                              • Come watch the bats at sunset along the Congress Bridge

                                Come watch the bats at sunset along the Congress Bridge

                              • Open space w/ kitchen, dining, fireplace, one bed, one bath & loft sleeping up.

                                Open space w/ kitchen, dining, fireplace, one bed, one bath & loft sleeping up.

                              • Entry and dining table seats 3 or 4 guests.

                                Entry and dining table seats 3 or 4 guests.

                              • Sleep amongst the Live Oaks in total privacy. Comfy Temperpedic mattress cover.

                                Sleep amongst the Live Oaks in total privacy. Comfy Temperpedic mattress cover.

                              • Ceiling of guest house viewing loft sleeping area.

                                Ceiling of guest house viewing loft sleeping area.

                              • Bathroom has shower w/operable window, storage & additional windows. Good light!

                                Bathroom has shower w/operable window, storage & additional windows. Good light!

                              • Breezway connecting main house to guesthouse. Dining area with gas grill.

                                Breezway connecting main house to guesthouse. Dining area with gas grill.

                              • Lounge under the ceiling fan.

                                Lounge under the ceiling fan.

                              • Hang out under the oak trees beautifully lit at night.

                                Hang out under the oak trees beautifully lit at night.

                              • The famous Continental Club; nightly live entertainment. Walk just blocks away!

                                The famous Continental Club; nightly live entertainment. Walk just blocks away!

                              • Enjoy the many outdoor restaurants along Soco

                                Enjoy the many outdoor restaurants along Soco

                              • S. Congress or 'SoCo' just 2 blocks away. Views of downtown an the Capital.

                                S. Congress or 'SoCo' just 2 blocks away. Views of downtown an the Capital.

                              • Zilker Park- Location of the ACL music festival.  Walk, bike or a short cab ride

                                Zilker Park- Location of the ACL music festival. Walk, bike or a short cab ride

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                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, August 14, 2014

                              $225 - $600 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
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