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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: 04/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 Queen bed on the main level and a queen bed in the loft and 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 360 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28 or with supervision...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This queen bed is accessed by a ladder in the loft space. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This bed is located on the main level next to the fireplace...moreless

  • The guest house has a queen bed on the main floor next to the fireplace; an awesome place to sleep in the winter and a queen bed in the loft which you access by a ladder. 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, body 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

  • Books:

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

  • Music Library:

    IPod in guest house. ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen w/ cable TB...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor table seats 3 or 4. Outdoor table seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking:

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

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Studio space all open...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional parking for two cars...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    And electric kettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Part of fridge....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Outdoor living area...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts in the neighborhood...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL 1st Weekend
Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,125
flat fee
ACL 2nd Weekend
Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,050
flat fee
Formula One
Oct 23 - Oct 26, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,500
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

The guest house is for the enjoyment of paying guests only. Please inquire with the owner for other guest arrangements.

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


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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Location

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


Contact us

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.

  • 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.

  • Temperpedic mattress cover - Sleep under the twinkling lights.

    Temperpedic mattress cover - Sleep under the twinkling lights.

  • Kitchen w/ fridge, micro, dishwasher, coffee & tea pots and 1 electric skillet.

    Kitchen w/ fridge, micro, dishwasher, coffee & tea pots and 1 electric skillet.

  • Bathroom with two operable windows and natural light.

    Bathroom with two operable windows and natural light.

  • Loft sleeping quarters with queen bed and operable skylight.

    Loft sleeping quarters with queen bed and operable skylight.

  • Lounge in the shade under the ceiling fan.

    Lounge in the shade under the ceiling fan.

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

    Hang out under the oak trees beautifully lit at night.

  • Nestled in the trees with beautiful views from all the windows.

    Nestled in the trees with beautiful views from all the windows.

  • Come watch the bats at sunset along the Congress Bridge- walking distance!

    Come watch the bats at sunset along the Congress Bridge- walking distance!

  • Wonderful seafood and people watching along SoCo!

    Wonderful seafood and people watching along SoCo!

  • 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.

  • Gate from covered parking leads right to the front door of guest house.

    Gate from covered parking leads right to the front door of guest house.

  • Awesome sleeping next to the fire or open all the casement windows. Queen bed.

    Awesome sleeping next to the fire or open all the casement windows. Queen bed.

  • Flat screen TV to left of kitchen.

    Flat screen TV to left of kitchen.

  • Dining, closet and ladder to the loft queen bed.

    Dining, closet and ladder to the loft queen bed.

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

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

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

  • Enjoy the deck with plenty of seating.

    Enjoy the deck with plenty of seating.

  • Come and enjoy the backyard's of Austin.

    Come and enjoy the backyard's of Austin.

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

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

  • Enjoy the many outdoor restaurants along Soco.

    Enjoy the many outdoor restaurants along Soco.

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

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

  • Zilker Park- Location of the ACL music festival.  Walk, bike or Ubber it.

    Zilker Park- Location of the ACL music festival. Walk, bike or Ubber it.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/17/2015
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