Studio Gem Perfect for Twosome, Just South of Downtown(46 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Studio
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
** Open again for ACL weekend 1. Flat rate of $820 for up to 5 nights encompassing the weekend. If interested for fewer nights, send an inquiry anyway. Thanks!
The kitchen with new appliances is stocked with utensils, cookware and coffee ware that would make any aficionado zippy. The apartment is well furnished with a rich mix of contemporary furniture and Chinese and Tibetan antiques. A beautiful 9x14 antique Persian rug makes every step feel warm. Only high-end natural fibers are provided for bedding and bath needs. The full bath and custom-shelved walk-in closet make this the perfect spot for any individual or couple who wants to wind down after a day of play or work in the city.
A 37' HDTV with plenty of HD cable channels and high-speed wireless Internet access are included to keep you connected.
This vacation rental is located behind the owner's home; it sits atop the detached garage at the back of the property. You will walk through a shared patio and garden to reach the rental. You may see us, but maintain your privacy. The entire property is gated and the apartment has its own alarm system if you choose to use it.
From the studio you can take a leisurely stroll through one of Austin's oldest neighborhoods to the shops, restaurants and people watching along South Congress, aka SoCo. Or you can easily hit the hike and bike trail, go downtown to the 2nd, 4th and 6th Street districts, the Austin Convention Center and other hot spots around town. All of these are about a mile from the apartment.
If you're coming to Austin for a short stay on your own or as a couple, this place is ideal for you. It's not big like many vrbos. It's affordable, beautiful, clean, cozy, convenient and comfortable. A $5 cab/Uber/Lyft or $1.50 bus ride gets you downtown quickly. You're also about a $20 ride and 15 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport if you don't feel like renting a car.
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Keywords: Studio Apartment
Member since: 2009
- 550 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 9 - Mar 13, 2017
5 night min stay
Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $50
- Tax Rate 15%
We have a 3-night minimum for the busy Spring and Fall seasons. Holidays have a longer minimum, typically 4 nights. Events like ACL, SXSW and F1 all have longer minimum stays and higher rates. Both "halves" of SXSW can be rented for the duration at a discount; you can easily walk to the convention center from here.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Town Lake Trail for walking and running is just across the street. You can do a little or a lot. The full loop around Lady Bird Lake is about 10 miles.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Hi! We're a young family and seasoned hosts in Austin. Our first time as guests was in 1996 in San Francisco and we've been learning new stuff every year. Fast-forward a decade and Zam! we're building our own. Meeting all the Austin-destined travelers is one of the best aspects of doing this. Whether you stay with us or not, Austin is a great part of Texas and we're happy to help you make the most of it.
Why the Owner Chose South Congress, Austin, TX, USA:
Our house and the rental apartment could only be closer to downtown Austin if it were a condo. Our house in Travis Heights is one of the originals. It was built in the '30s. The original garage apartment was built in 1940. A few years ago we tore it down other than the stone wall foundation and started building this rental apartment. It's now complete and pretty darn cool.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Convenience to all of Austin's attractions makes this vacation or corporate rental worth looking into. There's a great private patio in the back. The apartment is ideal for one or two people. The couch does fold down if needed. Unlike many listings, our place was built and designed with short-term rentals in mind. A coffee maker and French press are available, as well as a choice of teas.
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The couch back folds down for a second sleeping space if needed.
The vaulted ceiling adds to the spaciousness of the apartment.
Workspace for a laptop or planning your day's excursion.
The full kitchen has everything for cooking and an assortment of coffee and tea.
An iron, ironing board, starch, and a lint roller too.
The bamboo surrounding the patio in the back of the apartment.
The apartment entrance and surrounding garden.
Desk and HDTV - wireless and cable included.
A comfy bed with super soft sheets await you.
The closet entrance is tucked to the right of the kitchen.
Plenty of closet space.
The bathroom vanity.
Not very sexy, but this tankless water heater is ready and just for the studio.
If it's not too hot outside, lounge away!
A dozen old stone stairs lead up to the studio.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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