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Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 360 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful property to relax but in the heart of it all!

This luxury downtown property is ideally located just two blocks from S. Congress (SoCo) and Lady Bird Lake. It's the perfect place for a weekend getaway or reprieve from a business trip . Walk to arts and entertainment or stay in and enjoy the privacy of the beautiful grounds. The outdoor entertaining areas and gas grill are located between the main house and guest house; a perfect place for dining alfresco under the canopy of winding Oaks lit with white lights. There are multiple places to relax, dine and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The guest house is an open space with 360 square feet and 15 foot cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and cedar ceiling. There is a Queen bed on the main level and a queen bed in the loft and one bathroom. There is a kitchenette, a table for four and wood burning fireplace. In the heart of it all but you won't want to leave!

The house was built in 1927 and resembles a European cottage. The guest house was constructed in 2006. The property and grounds have been published in garden magazines and open for public outdoor living tours.The guest house is connected to the main house by a breezeway with the outdoor entertaining areas in the center of the two houses. Casement windows surround the guest house with beautiful views of the gardens and 100+ year old Oak trees. The outdoor space has multiple seating areas for rest, relaxation and dining. This property is for the exclusive enjoyment of paying guests only. There is a strict noise ordinance by 10:30 p.m.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner - Michelle Keahey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Owner - Michelle Keahey

I am a native Austin Realtor® for the past 25+ years. I have enjoyed a landscaping business as well as my design work helping clients with their remodel projects inside and out. I enjoy traveling for inspiration. I have shared my home with people from all over the world as well as one famous guest. My home is my refuge where I can unwind, rejuvenate my spirit and entertain my friends.

Owner - Michelle Keahey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Owner - Michelle Keahey chose Austin

The location is the best Austin has to offer for those that want to be walking distance to all of the arts and entertainment, dining and shopping, while being able to retreat in the privacy of an urban oasis.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to the vibrant Soco area there are always festivals, concerts and marathons in the immediate location. ACL music festival and SXSW are within 5 to 10 minutes away. Hike and bike trails, kayaking and sculling on Lady Bird Lake, bat watching on South Congress bridge. Visit the State Capital, the museums, the second street shopping district. Enjoy the nightlife in the warehouse and sixth street districts. Catch a performance at the new Long Center for Performing Arts. Swim in our beloved spring fed pools - Stacy pool located in Travis Heights, Deep Eddy and Barton Springs.

Amenities

Greater South River City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has 1 operable casement window and one awning window in the shower. Towels, body soap/shampoo & hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This queen bed is accessed by a ladder in the loft space.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bed is located on the main level next to the fireplace
  • The guest house has a queen bed on the main floor next to the fireplace; an awesome place to sleep in the winter and a queen bed in the loft which you access by a ladder. Both beds have Temperpedic mattress covers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
WIFI available. Private parking for one car. May have a maximum of an additional two cars on the street.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Downtown Guest House just two blocks from SoCo
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews
5

Amazingly decorated and such great use of the space. Perfect location to enjoy the river & SoCo

  • 5 of 5

Really appreciated how clean everything was and how well the AC works for our July visit. Michelle made sure we had everything we needed and we felt so at home. Loved the yard for coffee in the morning and made great use of the neighborhood pool. Would come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Girl's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My two 40-year old friends and I met at the Guest House for 3 nights and loved our stay. Michelle's place is beautiful and very well cared for. Her attention to detail is quite stunning and it is the perfect set up. We took advantage of the SoCo offerings and found it very easy to get around the city on the B-Cycles - the Guest House is less than a few blocks to an easy access station. The Guest House is well stocked and great set up for cooking and staying in. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Magical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Michelle's home is charming, impeccably clean comfortable and in a fabulous location! It's clear a lot of thought went into every detail, from the coffee and different types of creamer in the fridge, to the quality soft linens, the fans & A/C, iron, hair dryer, toiletries... Of course, my favorite part of this home is the enchanting backyard. The trees, lights, succulents, hammocks, birds, sitting areas...make for a magical experience. Thank you, Michelle, for a great stay in Austin!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The photos online don't do this property justice. Everything about it is stunning! Well-appointed, peaceful, beautifully decorated, comfortable. We stayed here for a girls' weekend and four of us were delighted the entire time. Climbing the ladder to the loft was a challenge, but made things more fun! We especially enjoyed the patio area outside. The hammocks, giant oak tree, and flowing water fountain were the tranquil counterpoint to our busy weekend. We could walk to just about everything on South Congress. When we did want to venture out, Fasten (Austin' Uber) drivers had a hard time finding us, so we learned to go out to the driveway to "pin" our location. If I had to pick something to complain about, the bathroom barn-style door is stylish, but leaves a bit of an opening that makes personal moments a bit less than personal, but it didn't bother us much. Also, wifi signal was a bit weak. Maybe a booster would help? But overall, stellar. Look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

As my husband says, "it's all good". This is our second stay with Michelle. The Guest House is in a great location for walking to South Congress for shopping or dining. Michelle was a wonderful host. The house is small but very well organized with lots of character. The outdoor spaces are beautiful. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved visiting Austin! What a wonderful city! The guest house made our stay even more enjoyable . The privacy of the amazing outdoor space, the weather and great SoCo location really made our stay a great family experience. I highly recommend this guest house. Michelle was the perfect hostess!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Two Blocks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lions Municiple Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
IH-35 & Riverside
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Two Blocks to SoCo
Car: not necessary

This downtown property is two blocks from S. Congress or (SoCo) just behind the St. Cecilia Hotel. Walk to shopping, restaurants and live music. It's also just a half mile to downtown, 6th street and the Convention Center where a lot of the SXSW activities are located. The Long Center for performing arts is also walkable by less than 10 minutes. If you like to walk or jog you can reach the hike and bike trail or 'Lady Bird Lake' in just 5 minutes. Barton Springs swimming pool is a 10 minute drive, well worth it even if you don't want to swim! Across from the spring is Zilker Park where the famous Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival is located. There is plenty to do within walking distance or a short cab ride to all the popular spots in Austin from this property.

Other Activities: Boating, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Lions Municiple Golf Course is approximately 5 miles away and is a public golf course.

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Rates & Availability

Greater South River City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL Music Festival
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
ACL Music 2nd weekend
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Formula One
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
SXSW
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

The guest house is for the enjoyment of paying guests only. Please inquire with the owner for other guest arrangements.
Inquire about rates for main house plus guest house for Formula One and SXSW. Includes 4+ beds & 3 baths total.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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