Check it Out! the Top Hat and Soco! 3/2 - 2 Mi to Downtown Austin!

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Last updated: 10/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to The Top Hat! This is our newest property and we are proud to have another lovely spot just a block or two off of South Congress. There's really no better spot to be at this price point - you can certainly stay closer to downtown but you'll pay up to twice as much! The story behind this house is really a unique one - it used to be The Top Hat Recording Studios, and now the owners have completely remodeled to turn it back into an amazing home to vacationers and musicians alike!


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years an up for primary renter....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the house. You may smoke on the patios if you make sure doors are shut....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    This house is pet friendly and does have a fully fenced yard. We do require a small additional pet fee....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    King bed in master...moreless

  • Bedroom #2: 1 king

    super comfy brand new king beds in both bedrooms!...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    There is also a fold down couch down in the recording room...moreless

  • There is a king bed in each of the two full bedrooms, then there are two couch sleeping options. One in the main living room (queen pull-out) and then a smaller fold down couch in the old recording area that is very nice and private. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom #2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Both bathrooms are full baths, one with shower/tub combo and one with a walk in shower. Both have plenty of room, sink and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Don't forget about the awesome putting green in the back yard - oddly enough there is a box to check off for 'Private putting green' or 'Cool Piano' or 'acoustic guitars'. All of which this house has!...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full TimeWarner cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We have a small DVD collection at the house....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    The house is fully furnished with plenty of towels, sheets and other linens you might need!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Nice open living space with two big couches and 46' HDTV with full cable and wireless internet...moreless

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

    Off-street driveway ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    and parking off street....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Long driveway could possibly house am RV. Please ask though!...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    The house is fully furnished with plenty of towels, sheets and other linens you might need!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We even provide detergents for you to use!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide our signature Ruta Maya coffee service for your convenience. There's organic beans, creamer, sugar, coffee filters, and a drip coffee maker. No extra charge!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished and ready to cook a feast if you want to!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove! Really nice unit. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    We can help arrange rental bikes through Barton Springs Bike Rental...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Jay is an ex-touring professional and has some great connections around town at various courses! Definitely let us know if you're bringing your clubs!...moreless

  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent kayaks and canoes down in Zilker Park!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    If you have racquets and balls, you can play on the free public courts nearby...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SXSW 2016
Mar 10 - Mar 21, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,400 $4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%


CANCELLATION POLICY – You can cancel outside of 30 days prior to your arrival date and receive a FULL 100% refund of your reservation deposit. If you cancel inside 30 days (90 days for major festivals), you will be refunded 25% of your reservation amount. Once we have charged your full balance on the second monday prior to your arrival you are responsible for the full amount should you cancel.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/17/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Plenty of booze nearby
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
i-35 and MoPac
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dozens and dozens of great restaurants!
180 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

This property is located just a couple blocks off of South Congress and about two miles from downtown Austin! Great location for walkability to lots of restaurants and then a very short drive to get anywhere as well!


Manager info

About: This property is managed by VacationCake Rentals, based in Austin Texas. The owners of this property are the proud owner of Top Hat Recording studios which is now in Nashville TN.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The putting green is pretty darn unique!

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  • Third bedroom (old recording room!) with a twin bed

    Third bedroom (old recording room!) with a twin bed

VRBO #417899

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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