Light, Bright Urban Oasis: in Coveted Travis Heights Near Soco and Downtown(50 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
2014 Certificate of Excellence Award Winner!
* * Welcome to SoCo Spaces * *
''The Green Door'' [Austin license # 102506] is a fun and stylish Mid-Century townhome located in Travis Heights - one of Austin's most desired and unique neighborhoods. Relax and enjoy the light-filled, contemporary space - just minutes from lively South Congress Ave. (SoCo) and downtown. Beautifully appointed with custom walnut cabinetry, stained concrete floors, stainless appliances, ultra comfortable beds, and modern, cozy furnishings. When you're ready to venture, there are abundant choices nearby sure to entertain every type of traveler - from fantastic restaurants and boutique shops, to live music, to hike and bike trails.
We live in this neighborhood, we love this neighborhood. Once you've enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Green Door guesthouse, we know you will too!
SWEET DREAMS: Both artfully designed bedrooms feature Queen-Size Beds, Ultra-Comfortable Mattresses, High Thread Count sheets and Organic Cotton Duvets. The Master Bedroom boasts a large Walk-In Closet. In case of extra sleeping requirements, linens and a pillow are provided for the living room sofa.
CHEF'S KITCHEN: Indulge your culinary desires on the gas range, under a beautiful, stainless steel vent hood. The fully equipped kitchen features stainless appliances and everything you need to prepare meals at home. The Galley style kitchen with 'waterfall' island opens to the living room so you can cook along as you watch the Food Network. Or step out onto your spacious patio and grill up a Texas BBQ.
HIGHLIGHTS AND SPECIAL FEATURES:
• Wonderful walking neighborhood
• Covered parking for 1 vehicle + free street parking
• Wireless Fiber Internet throughout the home
• Grace digital audio player with pandora etc.
• Vaulted Ceilings
• Outdoor seating area (large wrap around deck)
• Bike rental and delivery available through local bike shops
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Member since: 2009
- 950 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- There are closets in both bedrooms, master has large walk-in closet
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tub/shower combo High quality fixtures
- Covered parking for 1 vehicle under carport, plenty of on-street parking. Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances. Dishwasher, gas oven + hood, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, french press. Grace digital audio player with pandora, etc . Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 23. * Air Conditioning: Central air and heat. * Washer + Dryer * Linens Provided: High thread count linens and organic cotton duvets * Bike rental and delivery available through local bike shop...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking On Street
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch Furniture
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
VRBO Bear stayed here:
I just got back from another great weekend in Austin – I love that city, there’s always so much fun to be had! The Green Door is in Travis Heights, a charming, quiet, centrally-located neighborhood about 8 blocks from funky SoCo – a perfect location to experience the first fruits of Austin. The home has attractive curb appeal with a wrap around front porch and two comfortable chairs to relax in and enjoy the view amidst huge historic oak trees.
This contemporary home has an open floor plan with new furnishing throughout. The comfortable modern couch in the living room seats 4 adults easily (the oversized, long hair pillow was my favorite). Cool concrete floors throughout the home keep the temperatures pleasant during the hot summer. I enjoyed watching the NBA Finals on the HD flat screen TV.
The open kitchen has clean, crisp white counters and is well equipped with all new appliances, plenty of glassware, dishes, pots and pans, and coffee maker – all the necessary items to prepare a home cooked meal. The refrigerator was pre-stocked for me with a six-pack of assorted local beers and the fresh flowers were a great touch. Right outside the sliding kitchen door was the gas barbeque, perfect for grilling fresh Salmon I bought from the Whole Foods Global Headquarters just 2.5 miles away. You can use one of the classic cruiser bikes that comes with the rental!
The shower/tub has a rain head faucet – I loved that. The towels are new and soft – probably thanks to my distant relative, The Snuggle Bear. Both beds were very comfortable with great pillows. The walk-in master closet is spacious and could easily double as a babies sleeping room; plenty of wooden hangers are available in both closets.
The Green Door is hands-down a regular favorite of mine to recommend for a weekend or week-long stay for one to two couples, or a small family. The owners have thought of every detail. They even went above and beyond to make sure I enjoyed my stay and even before my visit they were attentive and easy to contact during the reservation process. They also provided maps & local magazines, notebooks with places of interests, and suggestions for fun activities during my stay, like Esther’s Follies on 6th St. - hilarious!! This home has all the conveniences of a home-away-from-home, but with thoughtful personal touches to make it a great vacation spot.
The VRBO Bear
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2017
5 night min stay
Mar 15 - Mar 19, 2017
5 night min stay
Mar 20 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
ACL weekend #1
Oct 5 - Oct 8, 2017
4 night min stay
ACL weekend #2
Oct 12 - Oct 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $80 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 15%
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Please note: 3 night minimum on weekends (with exceptions based on last minute availability)
Austin occupancy tax is 15%. No tax on 30+ night stays
Some pets allowed with prior approval. $50 for up to 7 days + $50 every 7 days thereafter.
All of properties are legal and licensed with the city of Austin.
Manager'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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Car: Not Necessary
Located in beautiful, historic Travis Heights just a 10 minute walk from vibrant South Congress Ave. (SoCo). Several beautiful parks are near. Play tennis at Little Stacy Park. Swim at Big Stacy Pool - heated, spring-fed, and free. Town Lake, bordered by 10 miles of hike/bike trails, is less than a mile away & also offers kayaking, sculling, and canoeing. At dusk (April - Oct.) catch the famous bat show from the South Congress Bridge. Cross the bridge to enter the Second Street for restaurants & shopping. Enjoy the nightlife in the Warehouse & Sixth Street Districts. Swim in more beloved spring fed pools - Deep Eddy & Barton Springs. Fly kites at Zilker Park. Catch a free concert at Auditorium Shores. Close the deal at the Convention Center. Explore the flagship Whole Foods. Catch a world-class performance at the Long Center. Visit the State Capitol. Entertain the kids at The Children's Museum. Enjoy the excitement, then retire to your private retreat tucked away on a tranquil street.
Other Activities: shopping, Boating, Kayaking
Year Purchased: 2009
About: We've lived in Austin since 1999 and we love it. We enjoy traveling (as often as possible) and meeting the travelers that grace our vacation rentals. Our other passions include graphic design, film making, publishing, and wake-surfing on lake Austin.
Why South River City, Austin, TX, USA:
The eclectic, walking-neighborhood, combined with the classic mid-century lines of the home had us hooked! The proximity to downtown and South Congress is just one of the area's attractions. The neighborhood has gently rolling hills offering views of downtown, is filled with gorgeous live oak trees, and has many recreation opportunities.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
RENT WITH CONFIDENCE With 10 years of experience, Soco Spaces has always operated in compliance with the city of Austin legal requirements. The City of Austin requires that Vacation rentals obtain a license for legal operation. Legal operations should have their license number on their listing.
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A Light, Bright, Mid-Century Gem near SoCo & Downtown.
Spacious open floor plan gives you tons of room to relax.
Watch the Widescreen HDTV while cooking in the Chef's Kitchen.
Spacious Bathroom with tub/shower combo and designer fixtures.
Relax on the large wrap-around patio. There's also a gas BBQ!
Front of property with native landscaping. We have twin properties next door.
'Big Stacy Pool is nearby - spring fed, free, and open all year!'
Run, walk, or bike for miles around beautiful Lady Bird Lake.
Jo's - our beloved neighborhood coffee shop.
Take a dip in Austin's beloved Barton Springs! Also in South Austin.
Ladybird lake boardwalk is just a 10 minute walk from the property.
Soco Spaces: Green Door layout
Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, Dishes, and Cookware.
Master Bedroom: Memory Foam Mattress, high quality linens, walk-in closet.
Bedroom #2 - very peaceful, with euro top mattress & luxury linens.
There are multiple places to relax on the L-shaped patio.
The green door - single story, ground floor, mid century modern .
Watch the famous mexican free-tail bats take flight (May-Oct).
Catch a performance at the famous Continental Club.
Perla's seafood and oyster bar on South Congress (SoCo).
South Congress is full of great shopping, music, and food!
Don't miss the best pizza on South Congress - Home Slice!
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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