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Downtown Guest House in Travis Heights - Two Blocks to Soco

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Impeccible private grounds to enjoy in the center of the city.

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: Summer time special discounts! Details

Soco cottage description

This guest house is ideally located only two blocks from S. Congress in the historic Travis Heights neighborhood. It is surrounded by 100 + year old Oak Trees and has been published in garden magazines and open for outdoor living tours. The guest house is an open space of 360 sq.ft. with a 15 foot cathedral wood beamed ceiling, 9 casement windows, three skylights, concrete floors and wood burning fireplace. It is ideal for one or two people but can sleep four. There is a queen bed in the upstairs loft and a full size bed down with one bath. The kitchen is equipped with a single electric cook top, microwave, mini fridge, large sink and dishwasher. The outdoor kitchen & gas grill are conveniently located just outside and perfect for dining alfresco. There are numerous outdoor seating and lounging areas canopied by the winding oak trees filled with white lights for evening ambiance. Enjoy the very private setting while lying in the hammock listening to the trickle of the water feature. Come for total relaxation and tranquility or be right in the center of all that Austin is. Most activities can be reached on foot or a 5 minute cab ride. Bicycles are available for rent on S. Congress. This property is for the exclusive enjoyment of paying guests only. There is a strict noise ordinance policy by 10:30 p.m. No guests under 28 years old unless accompanied by their parents.

Keywords: Guest Cottage, Guest House

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 360 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed in loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon Bed on main floor. Both beds have Temperpedic mattress covers. Super comfy!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Shower bath with two operable windows, good light, ventilation, storage, towels, soaps, shampoo and blow dryer....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All cooking is done on the gas grill or an electric cooktop for one....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Includes toaster, tea kettle, coffee and milk...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Olive Oil, salt and pepper...moreless

          • Dining:

            Table with 3 or 4 chairs...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Local Austin magazines, Austin historical book...moreless

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Neighborhood swimming pool with lap lanes....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Patio right outside the cottage with table and chairs, gas grill and sink, outdoor fans...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Can be rented on S. Congress...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Groceries
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank
              • Rafting
               

              Reviews

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              Special offer: Summer time special discounts!

              Reserve the guest house for a discounted rate of $200 per week day and $225 per weekend (Fri. Sat. Sun)

              Offer for: Jul 12, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014 View calendar

              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Labor Day
              Sep 5 - Sep 8, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $275
              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
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $275
              Christmas
              Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $275
              New Years Eve
              Dec 31 - Jan 4, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $275
              SXSW Interactive
              Mar 12 - Mar 18, 2015
              6 night min stay
              $600
              SXSW Music
              Mar 19 - Mar 22, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $600
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $200 $225
              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:

              The guest house can be rented with the main house for a total of 4+ beds and 3 full baths during Formula One and SXSW only. Please Inquire with owner for pricing. The property is for the exclusive use of the paying guests only. Please inquiry for other arrangements.


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 07/21/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

              7 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Austin Bergstrom Airport
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              IH-35
              0.02 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Several
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Two Golf Courses
              0.02 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Several

              Car: Not Necessary

              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.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2002

              About the owner: I am a native Austinite and love the outdoors. I've been a real estate agent for 27 years. I enjoy my landscaping business, interior design and remodeling hobbies. I also love to travel for inspiration. I reside on the property with my two English Setters.

              Why the Owner Chose Soco:
              I choose this property for all of the activities within walking distance. The neighborhood is the oldest in Austin with hilly terrain, incredible Oak trees and rushing creeks, small waterfalls and swimming holes. There are always music festivals going on, marathons, bat watching on the S. Congress bridge, sculling and walking/jogging or biking around Lady Bird Lake; a ten mile trail right through downtown. There are restaurants galore and trendy shopping with great people watching.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              It's so close to the vibe of the city; you can hear the live music festivals and see the fireworks from downtown but when behind the walls of the property, you feel like you're in the country. It's incredibly private.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Impeccible private grounds to enjoy in the center of the city.

                Impeccible private grounds to enjoy in the center of the city.

              • Kitchen with small fridge, dishwasher, micro, coffee, tea, 1 electric skill

                Kitchen with small fridge, dishwasher, micro, coffee, tea, 1 electric skill

              • Sit by the fire or sleep by the fire!

                Sit by the fire or sleep by the fire!

              • Loft sleeping area.

                Loft sleeping area.

              • Ladder to loft sleeping area

                Ladder to loft sleeping area

              • Walk in shower with two casement windows

                Walk in shower with two casement windows

              • Another sitting area with ceiling fan.

                Another sitting area with ceiling fan.

              • Hang out under the beautiful Oak trees.

                Hang out under the beautiful Oak trees.

              • Jo's coffe. A must for great coffee and people watching. 2 blocks away w/WiFi

                Jo's coffe. A must for great coffee and people watching. 2 blocks away w/WiFi

              • Downtown Austin just two blocks from Guesthouse.

                Downtown Austin just two blocks from Guesthouse.

              • Zilker Park is home to the ACL music festival. Walk or a short cab ride.

                Zilker Park is home to the ACL music festival. Walk or a short cab ride.

              • The new boardwalk along Lady Bird Lake accessible one block from guesthouse.

                The new boardwalk along Lady Bird Lake accessible one block from guesthouse.

              • Beautiful open space with kitchenette, living, dining, two beds and 1 bath.

                Beautiful open space with kitchenette, living, dining, two beds and 1 bath.

              • Dining table can seat 3 or 4 people.

                Dining table can seat 3 or 4 people.

              • Full sized bed with Temperpedic mattress cover on main level with 7 windows.

                Full sized bed with Temperpedic mattress cover on main level with 7 windows.

              • Upstairs sleeping loft with queen bed and Temperpedic mattress cover.

                Upstairs sleeping loft with queen bed and Temperpedic mattress cover.

              • Bathroom with shower and storage. Two operable windows provide excellent light.

                Bathroom with shower and storage. Two operable windows provide excellent light.

              • Breezeway connecting guesthouse to main house. Gas grill is located just outside

                Breezeway connecting guesthouse to main house. Gas grill is located just outside

              • Enjoy the shade of the majestic Oak trees.

                Enjoy the shade of the majestic Oak trees.

              • Numerous places to sit, relax and enjoy the yard.

                Numerous places to sit, relax and enjoy the yard.

              • Enjoy the many outdoor places to eat within walking distance.

                Enjoy the many outdoor places to eat within walking distance.

              • Come watch the bats from the Congress bridge at Sunset.

                Come watch the bats from the Congress bridge at Sunset.

              • Barton Springs; A natural spring, good for the soul.

                Barton Springs; A natural spring, good for the soul.

              • Enjoy the fresh water along the greenbelt.

                Enjoy the fresh water along the greenbelt.

              VRBO #314588

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Sunday, July 13, 2014

              $200 - $600 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
              Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
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