Downtown Guest House Just Two Blocks from Soco(59 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
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Member since: 2010
- 360 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Events Allowed
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Covered Parking:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
ACL Music Festival
Oct 6 - Oct 8, 2017
2 night min stay
ACL Music 2nd weekend
Oct 13 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 9 - Mar 18, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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%
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2002
About: 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.
Why South River City, Austin, TX, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.
- Primary: (512) 423-8844 (Texas, USA)
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Enjoy a beautiful backyard with plenty of seating options.
Cook on the gas grill located right outside of the guesthouse.
Sleep next to a fire.
The space has everything you need and total privacy.
The kitchen has a small fridge, dishwasher, micro, and coffee & tea service.
The ladder takes you to the loft with another queen size bed.
The bathroom is stocked with hair dryer, straightening iron and two beach towels
The bathroom connects well with the closet/dressing area.
Enjoy the deck with plenty of seating.
Enjoy dining Alfresco under the trees.
Come watch the bats at sunset along the Congress Bridge- walking distance!
Wonderful seafood and people watching along SoCo!
Park under the carport just outside the guesthouse door.
A comfortable space with wood burning fireplace.
Huge Live Oaks surround the bed on two sides.
The dining space and closet to the left.
Sleeping loft with operable skylight.
The shower has an operable window looking into the trees.
Dining table seats four.
Plenty of places to "hang around".
S. Congress or 'SoCo' just 2 blocks away. Views of downtown and the Capital.
Enjoy the many outdoor restaurants along Soco.
The new Boardwalk is walking distance away.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017
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