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Heights Hacienda - Inviting Retreat Off South Congress in Austin

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Last updated: 10/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

SoCo townhome description

City of Austin License # OL 2013 024970.

Welcome & thank you for considering our property! Heights Hacienda is a fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bath (1600 sf) vacation rental home in the beautiful Travis Heights neighborhood, just a couple of blocks from vibrant South Congress (“SoCo”) & its many restaurants, boutique shops, & premier live music venues. You’re also minutes by car, bike, cab, bus, or foot from the center of downtown & the 6th Street, Warehouse (4th Street) & 2nd Street entertainment districts, the Texas State Capitol, & the University of Texas. The Congress Avenue “Bat“ Bridge, which marks the edge of downtown, is just over a mile away & the Long Performing Arts & Palmer Event Centers, the hike-and-bike trail, Barton Springs & Zilker Park (site of the Austin City Limits Music Festival & the Trail of Lights) are at your doorstep. Heights Hacienda is across the street from Stacy Park, a Travis Heights landmark that practically connects the house with Lady Bird/Town Lake, & which has a great year-round free pool.

Heights Hacienda is a Spanish-inspired stucco garden home with beautiful brick, iron, and tile work in the spacious entrance courtyard with fountain and in the manicured backyard. (Although technically a duplex, the home shares no common areas - the courtyard and backyard are reserved for your exclusive use.) The hacienda “feel” continues to the interior, with tile and hand-scraped hardwood floors throughout and a great room with vaulted ceiling. The furnishings are elegant but were selected with comfort in mind -- this is Austin, after all! (Much of the art in the house was acquired at Art From the Streets, a volunteer-run program that supports and benefits clients of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless ('ARCH'). A portion of rental proceeds will also go to support their work.)

The Hacienda sleeps 6 guests in its three bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen, and 2 twins) and can accommodate up to 4 additional guests on two queen sleeper sofas. The master bedroom has an en suite bath. With two living and dining areas inside and additional seating in the garden, Heights Hacienda is equipped to handle even large groups comfortably.

**For even larger groups, the smaller front unit of this property (2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths) is also available. Maximum capacity with the two units together is 16.**

Whether you’re coming to experience the “Third Coast’s” world-class music and art scene, participate in Austin's abundant outdoor activities, or simply explore the great restaurants, shopping, and funky vibe that make Austin a top-rated travel destination and place to live, Heights Hacienda is your perfectly-Austin 'home away from home.'

We look forward to your visit!

Close to everything! : Within a couple of blocks you can be:

*Shopping, strolling, and dining on South Congress (SoCo) Avenue
*Swimming at Big Stacy Pool and picnicking in the park
*Stepping on the bus to head downtown or getting on I-35 to explore points north and south of Austin

Within 1-2 miles you are:

*Downtown, enjoying the nightlife on 2nd, 4th or 6th Street
*Visiting the Texas Capitol building
*Watching the bats from the Congress Avenue bridge
*Seeing a show at Zachary Scott Theater, Dougherty Arts Center, Palmer Events Center, the Long Performing Arts Center, or the Mary Moody Northern Theater at St. Edward's University
*Canoeing on Town Lake and walking the hike-and-bike trail
*Enjoying live music at the famous Continental Club or Elephant Room

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

            Minimum age of 25 for primary renter....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            House is not child-proofed for very young children. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed only in outdoor areas. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pet fee applies. Please inquire. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedrooms in smaller front unit (which can be rented separately or together with this unit for larger groups) contain 1 queen and 2 twin beds. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Master bath is en suite.

          Other Amenities

              • *Master bedroom (king) with en-suite shower bathroom *Second spacious queen bedroom *Third bedroom with 2 twin beds *Walk-in closets in each bedroom *Second bathroom with tub and shower *2 convertible sofas (queens) *Ceiling fans throughout *Private entrance courtyard with fountain, brick patio, and seating area *Landscaped, fully fenced and private yard *Wireless internet *Washer, dryer *Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc.) *TV, DVD, and Stereo System *Additional unit available for larger groups - sleeps additional 6 guests. ...moreless


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    Less than a half-mile walk to South Congress. Approximately 2 miles to 6th and Congress and to the Austin Convention Center. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Area
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Starter paper goods and soap products supplied. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Courtyard
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Fully Fenced Property
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Year-round community pool across the street from the property. ...moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


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                          from 15 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,400 $4,000

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Pet Fee $25 + tax
                          • Cleaning $125 + tax
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                          • Tax Rate 15%


                          All rates based on 6-person occupancy.

                          3-night minimum stay on weekends; 2-night stays (@ $250.00) considered during the week.

                          Deposit required at time of booking depends on length of stay. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival (60 or 90 days prior for special events).

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                          Last updated: 10/19/2014
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                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Austin Bergstrom
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Not Necessary


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2009

                          About the owner: I am a Midwest transplant who came to Austin for graduate school at UT and to escape the cold. I have lived in south Austin since 1997 and my own house is just a couple miles away. I love this part of town, which still has a nice, relaxed vibe.

                          Why the Owner Chose SoCo:
                          I was originally looking for a new house for myself when I discovered this property. The courtyards and fountains charmed me from the start and I thought the layout would make for a very versatile vacation rental property. The location is ideal -- right around the corner from South Congress and Big Stacy Park.

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                          Speaks: english, german, spanish, Some Japanese.

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Entrance courtyard with fountain

                            Entrance courtyard with fountain

                          • View from den through living room

                            View from den through living room

                          • From living room with view into den

                            From living room with view into den

                          • Kitchen


                          • View from breakfast room to courtyard

                            View from breakfast room to courtyard

                          • Den


                          • From master bedroom to master bath

                            From master bedroom to master bath

                          • Queen bedroom

                            Queen bedroom

                          • Second bath

                            Second bath

                          • Patio and grill area in backyard

                            Patio and grill area in backyard

                          • From fully fenced backyard to courtyard

                            From fully fenced backyard to courtyard

                          • Living/Dining View

                            Living/Dining View

                          • Another view of living room

                            Another view of living room

                          • Breakfast area and kitchen

                            Breakfast area and kitchen

                          • Kitchen


                          • Cozy den

                            Cozy den

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • Master en suite bath

                            Master en suite bath

                          • Twin bedroom

                            Twin bedroom

                          • Relaxing courtyard

                            Relaxing courtyard

                          • Spacious backyard

                            Spacious backyard

                          • Entrance from driveway to private courtyard

                            Entrance from driveway to private courtyard

                          $225 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 10/19/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
                          Dates are unavailable
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english, german, spanish, Some Japanese.
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