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Sleeps 2-4/Hip South Congress Ave; Easy Walk to Music/Eateries/Bars/Cool Shops

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Easy walk to downtown across Lady Bird Lake where the bats fly out.

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Last updated: 07/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Only 2.5 blocks to the heart of South Congress and 1 block to the burgeoning tourist promenade of historical South First (SoFi).
Ideal location for people from all over who want to experience our unique Austin Culture
+foreigners will learn about Texan legends while having fun
+Americans from other states will feel our friendliness
+Texans will feel our liberal leanings in the music they hear; and
+other Austinites will enjoy hosting their out-of-town guests in a true Austin neighborhood (upcoming wedding, anyone?).

Perfect summer vacation home base! Beat the Texas heat: walk to Barton Springs Pool or Stacy Park Pool.

Looking for a vacation that won't break the bank?

*People watching is free, and this is the best place for it.
*Stroll to watch the bats, to Lady Bird Lake, or in the neighborhood to view the lively tourist and music scene.
*Cook in our well-equipped kitchen; we have a Farm to Market grocer very close by
*Walk to our diverse restaurants to savor our Texan flavors in moderate, casual restaurants and food trucks.

When you're ready to splurge, we have some of Austin's best-loved fine dining as well! Vespaio, Perla's, Sway, Lenoir, and more...

This home is perfectly located to access everything that cool, hip and funky about Austin.

Food and Music (they go together in Austin)

* Austin-only, inexpensive eateries: Home Slice Pizza by the slice, and you can bring your dog if you sit outside; Jo's Coffee Shop for a nosh and iced caffeine; Snack Bar for original vegetarian options; Le Barbeque, and Guero's for Tex-Mex.
* Don't be daunted by the long line at Guero's; it moves fast: sip a refreshing margarita while dancing to their free live music while you wait. You'll see both the young Beautiful People partying with the young-at-heart Real Austin Hippies (with PhDs) any night of the week.
*Catch original music at our World Famous Continental Club

Shops
Love shopping but not the credit card hangover? Congress Avenue has many enchanting original treasures you won't find anywhere else. Ours shops give "Keep Austin Weird" its true meaning with its moderately priced gifts that are unique, fun, and embody our Austin culture with plenty of Hispanic, Cowboy, artists and musician elements.

Step back in time at our:

*antique shops featuring real ranch tools
*second-hand clothes with pearl snap shirts
*book stores with crafted, illustrated books you can't get on Kindle for your summer reading
*candy store with your favorite childhood sweets (Pop Rocks, anyone) and grandpa's, too. Cross off all your souvenir list with a treat that fits their personality.

The house sleeps up to seven, with two full baths, plus two living areas. High-thread count sheets, down pillows and comforters (non-allergenic available upon request), supple leather furniture, and fluffy towels add to your and your guests' comfort.

Spacious for entertaining, with a generous kitchen, the house has a large back deck and a good-sized, private back yard, rare in this area. Large, newly remodeled living room for great flow.

Off-street parking is available for 3 vehicles, but you really don't need a car: you are in walking distance, a bike ride or a cheap cab ride to everything that makes Austin what it is! Bike rental stand is only a couple of blocks away.

Excursions

Take a quick car ride to nearby San Antonio (with a huge outlet mall on the way), to tube the Guadalupe River, to Hill Country wineries, etc.

For an extra fee we'll take you to a real, 1,000+-acre working cattle ranch with oil wells, cactus, and rattlesnakes to boot. Advance notice required. Talk about real Texas, y'all!

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1690 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and up...moreless

  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Tempurpedic mattress, high thread-count, 100% cotton sheets ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    high thread-count, 100% cotton sheets ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    high thread-count, 100% cotton sheets ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    jetted shower; double-sink vanity...moreless

  • Spa shower in master has fantastic water pressure

Other Amenities

  • We may offer airport pickup with prior arrangements; we do not allow pets but we recommend a great dog kennel near the airport...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Great works of literature/a lot of German novels...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    over 100 classic movies if you want to kick back and relax...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    A lot of Austin music ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    2.5 blocks from Congress Avenue or 1 block from South 1st St. Just 1 mile south of downtown, easily accessible by foot or direct bus routes. Located in the heart of Austin! Historical neighborhood. ...moreless

  • River:

    The Colorado River, also known as Town Lake or Lady Bird Lake (for the late Lady Bird Johnson), runs through the heart of Austin....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    plenty of real cotton napkins for more elegant meals...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    elliptical trainer, stair stepper, free weights...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    turbo-speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    high thread-count, 100% cotton sheets ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 Living areas open to each other, the kitchen, and to the back patio...good flow, natural light...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Space for 3 vehicles in driveway, rare for this area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    high thread-count, 100% cotton ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    environment-friendly soap...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    grind beans fresh then makes coffee, all in one machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    varied ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plenty of wine glasses...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    quiet-model Bosch allows you to wash dishes at any time...moreless

  • Freezer:

    ice maker produces a lot of ice...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    opens to the dining, living, and outside deck areas for easy entertaining...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    bike rental stands a few blocks from house...fun for the whole family...moreless

  • Boat:

    Town Lake within walking distance: rent boats; large dinner cruise boats can be rented for large parties...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating area for 8+...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf:

    Peter Pan Putt-Putt golf within walking distance; golf courses of all kinds nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Town Lake within walking distance: rent kayaks and canoes...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    fresh vegetables, grass, high privacy fence...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    nice gas grill ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Town Lake within walking distance: rent paddle boats...moreless

  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    nearby Barton Springs - Cold spring watering hole in Zilker Park - The Jewel of Austin Stacy Pool - Across Congress in Travis Heights - 15 minute walk and great for lap swimming. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$499

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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Oct 23 - Oct 26, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,760
flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

There is NO MINIMUM STAY; event pricing is a flat rate for the indicated ranges of dates; guests may arrive and leave according to their needs.The $500 deposit can be paid as a check that will be returned to you if there is no damage.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Continental Club
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lyons Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH35
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
So many to choose from just blocks from the home
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Austin

Car: Not Necessary

Comfortable, light-filled home walking distance to Downtown, South Congress Avenue, South First St, and South Lamar. Situated in the heart of Austin, featuring many live music/festival venues, numerous outstanding restaurants, city parks and swimming holes - all nestled in the historic south Austin, Bouldin Creek neighborhood in the popular 78704 zip code.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Paula & Preston: Avid travelers ourselves, we enjoy sharing the best of Austin with great people from around the country and the world. We're proud of our city, and we're glad to impart what makes our town one of the best places to visit and live. We travel frequently to Central America and Europe and appreciate staying in private homes when we travel, so we're excited to share our home with you. We speak German and Spanish. Newlyweds, we're using the proceeds of our rentals towards our wedding bash and future travels--to HomeAway accommodations, of course!.

Why the Owner Chose SoCo:
Walk to any type of attraction, from fine dining to funky food trailers, great music, spring-fed pools, hiking trails around the lake, and downtown. Easy walking or bus access to downtown. Park your own car in the covered carport and avoid searching for a parking spot. Enjoy the tourist-friendly South Congress walking strip with its eclectic shops, art galleries, eateries, and music then stumble a few short blocks to relax in our peaceful home on a remarkably quiet street despite its central location. Enjoy the open space with friends and family preparing delicious meals to share in the vaulted, light-filled dining room or spacious deck. Privacy: The home has two wings each with its own bathroom and access to outdoors for optimal privacy. Neighborhood: The home sits in a historic neighborhood with friendly neighbors. Nearby Attractions: Just north, along downtown, is Austin's famous Lady Bird Lake running trail. And the spring-fed Barton Springs Pool is must visit, located across from Zilker Park, the annual venue for the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The master bedroom is in a separate wing from the other bedrooms for optimal privacy. It has French doors walking out to an attractive yard. The master bath has a walk-in shower with spa shower heads. The saltillo tiles are cool and inviting. The kitchen opens to the deck and entertaining space. Newly remodeled just in the nick of time with vaulted ceilings, large living room, and lots of natural light.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish, IgPay AtinLay

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  • Easy walk to downtown across Lady Bird Lake where the bats fly out.

    Easy walk to downtown across Lady Bird Lake where the bats fly out.

  • bright and spacious

    bright and spacious

  • Relax on genuine leather furniture

    Relax on genuine leather furniture

  • Guest rooms with down comforters/pillows; high thread count sheets

    Guest rooms with down comforters/pillows; high thread count sheets

  • Kitchen opens to patio for easy entertaining

    Kitchen opens to patio for easy entertaining

  • Washer and dryer available so that you can pack light

    Washer and dryer available so that you can pack light

  • Dine on the deck easily accessible from kitchen and bedroom

    Dine on the deck easily accessible from kitchen and bedroom

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  • Good flow in living area for entertaining; newly remodeled with vaulted ceiling

    Good flow in living area for entertaining; newly remodeled with vaulted ceiling

  • Master with concrete floors and private bath far from other bedrooms for privacy

    Master with concrete floors and private bath far from other bedrooms for privacy

  • Live Music Capital of the World's Continental Club a few blocks away

    Live Music Capital of the World's Continental Club a few blocks away

  • Steps from South Congress or South First

    Steps from South Congress or South First

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  • Back patio for dining

    Back patio for dining

  • .Guest bath has a real full-sized tub and spa shower

    .Guest bath has a real full-sized tub and spa shower

  • .Well-stocked kitchen with gas range

    .Well-stocked kitchen with gas range

  • .Master bath spa shower with loads of pressure

    .Master bath spa shower with loads of pressure

  • Spacious back yard rare in Central Austin

    Spacious back yard rare in Central Austin

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  • Master has private exit to deck

    Master has private exit to deck

  • Master has private entrance to back yard and deck

    Master has private entrance to back yard and deck

  • skylight brings in the Texas sun

    skylight brings in the Texas sun

  • Home is host to an annual art trek in West Austin

    Home is host to an annual art trek in West Austin

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, german, spanish, IgPay AtinLay
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