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The Closest House to the Center of Austin! Soco ! Downtown! Walk 1 Block to Soco

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Large & Open & Beautiful Guest House. 2 Bedroom (King/Queen) & 1 Bath!

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Welcome to Austin & South Congress Getaways!

South Congress Getaways (Austin License #085385) is located in the absolutely best area in Austin! See our amazing reviews! Perfect for first time visitors, anyone coming for an event in this amazing city, and frequent travelers who want to be just a walk away from everything, yet not pay top dollars for the very few hotels that will put you as central to this city as this property allows you to be!

The Getaways is an incredibly cozy, private and impeccably clean GuestHouse, located ONE BLOCK from South Congress Avenue in Travis Heights -one of the most hip and desirable neighborhoods in Austin.

Wonderfully designed, the GuestHouse has plush and regal decor with beautiful dark wood floors, new comfortable furnishings, ultra comfortable beds, big wide and open closets, a full and modern kitchen, all while only a short one block walk away from the most exciting street of South Congress, with so many options no matter what our guests are looking for -restaurants, bars, live music, fun eclectic shops for all ages (new and vintage clothing, jewelry, art, candy, cupcakes, costumes) and as well the option to be close to nature with biking and hiking trails and outdoor adventure options.

We offer guests fast WiFi accessibility, AT&T Uverse (with HBO, Showtime and hundreds of channels), complimentary filtered water, complimentary bath products (body wash, shampoo and conditioner), complimentary coffee for the Keurig, one private parking space with the option for an extra if needed, as well as complimentary daily cleaning service depending on the duration of the stay.

We love living in this area and really enjoy sharing the GuestHouse with travelers looking to have a wonderful stay in Austin!

Cozy Bedrooms: Each bedroom is super comfortable, private and uniquely decorated. Our “Elvis Room” features a Queen Size plush bed and our “Priscilla Room” features a King Size plush bed. Both rooms are spacious with the option for a lot of natural light with the views of trees through the windows or for Black-Out Curtains for those who want to sleep in late or nap! The linens are extremely comfortable, high thread count sheets and we have an abundance of pillows to make sure that you find the ones that make you most comfortable during your stay.

Extra Amenities:

Umbrellas.
Ironing Board and Iron.
Bike Storage.
Private Access w/Keyless Entry.
A/C and Heating.
Keurig Coffee Maker.
Hair Dryer.
Convertible Bed Set Up Upon Request.
Kids toys and Toddler Bed Set Up Upon Request.
Laundry Service provided (additional minimal cost).

*Please see our reviews for more information!!!

Check Us Out On www.SouthCongressGetaways.com or follow us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/southcongressgetaways

PLEASE CALL ANYTIME! 512.761.8660

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                We welcome children! We have many amenities for children! If you let us know the ages, we are able to help set up for a really easy transition. We have a toddler-sized blow-up bed w/bedding, toddler towels, 2 infant car seats w/ 1 attachable stroller, and other child-friendly amenities!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely NO smoking in the guesthouse. ...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We have people with allergies to pets, so we cannot offer to have them in the house... but we love them!...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Elvis Room: 1 queen

                HypoAllergenic/Wool Bed, Brand New, High Thread Count Sheets...moreless

              • Priscilla Room: 1 king

                Cozy Wool/Memory Foam Topper, High Thread Count Sheets...moreless

              • The Elvis Room is super cozy with beautiful big windows that allow light in, as well as dark out curtains for those who want to sleep in. There is a large grand antique chest of drawers for your belongings. This room is full of beautiful colors and animal prints to make sure anyone feels in luxury. The mattress is Hypo-Allergenic made with all natural products and the sheets have a high thread count, for the coziest and healthiest sleep. This room has beautiful morning light, if you choose and opens up to a view of incredible oak trees. The Priscilla Room is full of color and delight. This room is extremely comfortable and is very private. Keep the large windows open to bring in the light or close up with the black out curtains. There is a large closet in each room for both hanging clothes and for shoes as well. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Le' Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Extremely Clean, Amenities (Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner)...moreless

              • This is a brand new building with such a clean set up. All new amenities. Everything is very accessible and there are many towels, a hamper for any dirty ones. There is a lighted up make up mirror if needed and hair dryer....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • A car is not necessary when you are staying at the house, as it is just a 1 block walk to the vibrant South Congress Street (SoCo). You can walk to really beautiful parks nearby and a playground and tennis and pool at Stacy Park. The pool is heated and doesn't cost anything... it is actually spring fed. There are hiking and biking trails close by, as well. South Congress offers so many amazing restaurants, shops, etc. Across the bridge, a short walk away, you are in Downtown where you can see the State Capital and are close to the Convention Center. There is so much to enjoy while staying at this location, and then just an easy walk back to the tranquility retreat of the South Congress Getaways House. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player:

                    We have a DVD player for our guests....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV. Hundreds of Channels: HBO, Showtime, Kids Channels, etc. ...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    The stereo is really amazing. We are music people :) There is a great receiver and Klipsch speakers. You can hook up your iPad, etc. to the system and play your own music....moreless

                  • Television:

                    50' Plasma TV and Klipsch speakers, DVD Player, and HDMI input....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Upon Request....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Please let us know if you would like a selection of excellent and eclectic movies to be provided on DVD. We have about 80 available movies for adults and for children....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Downtown:

                        There is a bus top at Mary and South Congress (1 block away) that takes you downtown (cost one dollar) OR you can walk about a mile over the bridge to get there! ...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Nice open kitchen with plenty of room to move, cook and store lots of food. Beautiful dishes. Ice Maker is great, and we provide filtered drinking water, as well....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Very Cool AC System and Fans In Each Room for Extra Air Circulation. Our guests can regulate the temperature to their comfort....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Can be an option. Please discuss with homeowner. ...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Keeps it cozy and warm in the winter. Our guests can regulate the temperature to their comfort....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Free WiFi On Property. It is currently the fastest WiFi offered in Austin. ...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        SO COMFY high thread count sheets....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Extremely cozy & comfortable living room that can fit many comfortably! Grand Living Room with Entertainment Center. We have DirectTV, Options to hook up your iPod, Klipsch Speakers, 50' Plasma TV....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        One dedicated parking space for guests directly at Guest House Entrance, and an extra spot upon request. Street Parking Available As Well. No Permit Needed. ...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        New Towels. Many Extras for Additional Guests. ...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Can be an option for long term renters. Please discuss with homeowner. We also have full-time cleaning staff that can assist if needed for long term renters....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Keurig, French Press and Instant Coffee Maker all provided. ...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        We have the most beautiful serving dishes, platters, pitchers, wine goblets and cups. It is a full kitchen, so there is pretty much anything you need to cook in the house....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        There is an automatic dishwasher and we supply dishwashing machine soap as well. ...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen is fully equipped. We supply cold & hot filtered water, a Keurig coffee maker w/ some coffee/creamer & coffee press. Lots of counter space & beautiful serving dishes, pitchers & glasses....moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        We offer a brand new microwave....moreless

                      • Oven:

                        There is a clean and new full-functioning oven....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        We have some spices, some coffee supplies and sugars. ...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        We have a full refrigerator and freezer with automatic ice maker. ...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        There is a 4 burner electric stove....moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        There is a toaster in the house....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        There is a small balcony with a view of downtown outside of the entrance of the house. ...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        We do not offer bicycles, BUT we do have secured covered space for bicycles on the property....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          SXSW 2015
                          Mar 12 - Mar 23, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $575
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $185 $225
                          Fri, Sat

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

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

                          Notes:

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                          Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                          Location

                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          The Continental Club, Crow Bar, Guero's, Doc's.

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          There are many amazing parks, water holes, public pools, areas to hike near the property. At the same time, the property is short walk from the hippest and most popular streets in Austin (South Congress).

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2013

                          About: We love Austin so much, that it is really fun to provide a Guest House that is really authentic to the vibe in Austin, as well as impeccably clean and quiet. We love for our guests to have such a wonderful stay while visiting this city! It makes us happy to have a place that will support comfort and access to the most fun parts of Austin, within walking distance! We love utmost cleanliness, easy access as well as an authentic experience when we travel around the country & world, and with our Guest House, we take pride in offering all of that and more :)

                          Why Private Homes:
                          This property is special and offers everything a visitor is looking for in a Vacation Rental. Once you drop off your bags, you are 1 one block to the most fun and central South Congress Street. There are so many fun restaurants and stores and places to go from this location, that our guests are easily and quickly acclimated and feel a real part of the city immediately. The house is whisper quiet and offers a private entrance and reserved parking place right outside. A very short walk could take you to Joe's for coffee in the morning, fun shops to peruse during the day, a delicious lunch at one of the many different restaurants, to great live music and even the option for an elegant or casual dinner. All on one long strip of eclectic and boutique-like stores and restaurants.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          -Free High-Speed Internet WiFi throughout. -50' Plasma Flat Screen TV. -Direct TV with over 1,000 channels. -DVD player, and high-end sound system speakers. -Hot and Cold Filtered Water Dispenser Come With the GuestHouse. -A dedicated parking spot right by the entrance of the property-a real luxury when you're only one block from South Congress! -A King Size Cozy Bed in One Room (in what we call the Priscilla Room). Fluffy Comforter, lots of pillows and high thread count sheets that are extremely soft. -A truly comfortable Queen Size Bed with a cozy topper (in what we call the Elvis Room.) Fluffy Comforter, lots of pillows and extremely soft, high thread count sheets. -Either open up the blinds OR draw the BLACK OUT blinds for complete 'sleep-in' darkness. -Private Bicycle Storage On The Property. -Full operating Kitchen with beautiful Mexican Plates and Dishware. -We supply Conditioner, Shampoo and Body Wash (as well as Q-Tips and Cotton Swabs), so no need to pack any if you don't want! -Umbrellas are supplied in case of rain! -Our manual gives you information on the best restaurants in the area, local stores, emergency information and the like. -Austin Tourist Book -for use while here! So no need to buy one, just use ours. -Extra bedding for the couch bed. -Cozy Faux Fur Blankets. -Toddler Blow Up Bed. -Toddler Bedding. -Optional Cleaning Lady. (additional cost). -Hard Wood Floors with Cozy Moroccan Rugs, for beautiful comfort. -Lots of Couch Space for hanging out and watching TV or listening to music. -Minutes walk to downtown attractions like 6th Street, 4th Street (Warehouse District), and 2nd Street District.


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                          • Large & Open & Beautiful Guest House.  2 Bedroom (King/Queen) & 1 Bath!

                            Large & Open & Beautiful Guest House. 2 Bedroom (King/Queen) & 1 Bath!

                          • For additional sleeping space, the sofa bed opens up into a queen-sized bed.

                            For additional sleeping space, the sofa bed opens up into a queen-sized bed.

                          • The Priscilla Room's king-sized bed is very cozy with a super luxurious topper.

                            The Priscilla Room's king-sized bed is very cozy with a super luxurious topper.

                          • Many amenities included: Full kitchen with a Keurig coffeemaker, microwave, etc.

                            Many amenities included: Full kitchen with a Keurig coffeemaker, microwave, etc.

                          • This wonderfully designed GuestHouse has plush & regal decor with wood floors.

                            This wonderfully designed GuestHouse has plush & regal decor with wood floors.

                          • Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body wash & hair dryer available.

                            Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body wash & hair dryer available.

                          • Austin is a fabulous city with so much to see and do!

                            Austin is a fabulous city with so much to see and do!

                          • Take an evening stroll down Congress to the S. Congress bridge to see the bats!

                            Take an evening stroll down Congress to the S. Congress bridge to see the bats!

                          • Hear some live music on South Congress at the Continental Club!

                            Hear some live music on South Congress at the Continental Club!

                          • Get some ice cream down the street at Amy's Ice Cream!

                            Get some ice cream down the street at Amy's Ice Cream!

                          • Jump down the street to Jo's for your morning coffee.

                            Jump down the street to Jo's for your morning coffee.

                          • Get some boots while you are here!

                            Get some boots while you are here!

                          • You can literally see South Congress Street, right from the front patio/door.

                            You can literally see South Congress Street, right from the front patio/door.

                          • South Congress Getaways- A stylish & serene GuestHouse 2 blocks from S. Congress

                            South Congress Getaways- A stylish & serene GuestHouse 2 blocks from S. Congress

                          • The Elvis Room's Wildflower queen-sized bed is made of all natural fibers.

                            The Elvis Room's Wildflower queen-sized bed is made of all natural fibers.

                          • A beautiful bathroom with a full shower and bathtub.

                            A beautiful bathroom with a full shower and bathtub.

                          • Easy key code access, no mess with keys needed.

                            Easy key code access, no mess with keys needed.

                          • Beautiful Austin is nestled in the Texas hill country!

                            Beautiful Austin is nestled in the Texas hill country!

                          • Eat amazing food at one of the many restaurants on South Congress!

                            Eat amazing food at one of the many restaurants on South Congress!

                          • Go for a dip in Barton Springs!

                            Go for a dip in Barton Springs!

                          • Indulge in a cupcake at the Hey Cupcake! trailer, just down the road!

                            Indulge in a cupcake at the Hey Cupcake! trailer, just down the road!

                          • Stop at all the unique shops South Congress has to offer!

                            Stop at all the unique shops South Congress has to offer!

                          • Many adventures exist within a car ride for those here for a long stay!

                            Many adventures exist within a car ride for those here for a long stay!

                          $185 - $575 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                          Member since: 2013
                          Speaks: english, spanish
                          • Response time: Within 12 hours
                          • Response rate: 100%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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