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Hip Central Austin Home Just a Walk to SOCO; April and May Availability!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Steps from the bustle of SOCO’s cool bars, unique restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shops, a hip retreat awaits you. Welcome to Agave House, your home away from home in the heart of Central South Austin. Quiet yet minutes from everything that makes Austin unique, Agave House is a perfect place to experience the city or just relax.

Located on a quiet traffic street in a tree-lined neighborhood, Agave House feels world’s away from the buzz, but it’s only minutes from SOCO (South Congress Avenue)’s quirky cool, Zilker Park, SoLa (South Lamar), Lady Bird Lake, Auditorium Shores, the Austin Convention Center, Downtown music venues, Barton Springs Pool, and all that makes Austin a traveler’s delight.

Nearby you’ll find amazing clubs that testify to why Austin has been called the “Live Music Capital of the World.” You'll also encounter eclectic dining from 4-star restaurants to unique food trailers serving up eats so delicious even the New York Times and Cooking Channel's 'Eat Street' have taken note. If you feel like cooking, Whole Foods International Headquarters and local supermarkets and specialty food stores are just minutes away.

Agave House was recently remodeled with an architect’s guidance and attention to detail. You’ll find custom tile floors and backsplashes in the kitchen and baths, an amazing kitchen ready for your own culinary creations (with ample counter space and fully-equipped down to pantry items).

The house boasts a light and airy color scheme, and luxurious finishes including glass tile and travertine details. There are two Queen beds and two twin beds with high-quality linens for your comfort, and high-quality furnishings throughout the house.

Agave House has a large pet-friendly fenced backyard, Texas native landscaping, and a spacious back patio furnished with deck furnishings and grill. What a perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine under the stars.

Feel like staying active on your vacation or trip to Austin? Whatever your sport, Austin is likely to be a great place to be active. Are you a swimmer? Within walking distance is a spring-fed Austin city pool, Big Stacy Pool. Famous Barton Springs is but a short drive away.

Runner or walker? Lady Bird / Town Lake trail is nearby for a jog or walk, and is home to Austin's famous Congress Avenue bat colony. St. Edward's University also has a nice crushed granite track even closer to Agave House. Cyclists will find Austin home to a large and friendly community of cyclists and many miles of designated bike lanes.

Whether you’re booking for a weeklong work project, visiting family at University of Texas or St. Edwards' University (which is walking distance to Agave House), or looking for a more low-key weekend of relaxation, Agave House is your centrally located second home in Austin.

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Sarah Schoenfelder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Sarah Schoenfelder

As the saying goes, 'I wasn't born in Austin, but I got here as soon as I can!' I grew up in Arizona and went to university in California but after living in Austin almost nine years, I cannot imagine calling any other place home. My fiancee is a born-and-bred Texas from the Austin area and we both call South Austin / 78704 home.

Sarah Schoenfelder purchased this house in 2006

Why Sarah Schoenfelder chose Austin

Ever since I first visited Austin in 1999, I was hooked. It took me a couple years to move here permanently, but I've never looked back. Austin is and will always be my hometown.

Ironically, I first stayed at a vacation rental when I came to visit! Since that time I have enjoyed numerous VRBO experiences in various parts of the country, from West Texas to Nantucket.

I spent a lot of time working on Agave House after I bought it and fully rehabbed it. I always pictured it could be a soothing yet hip vacation rental, just like the ones I visited. I hope you find Agave House to be your home away from home-- I look forward to meeting you and hopefully you'll fall in love with Austin just like I did!

What makes this house unique

Agave House has a perfect location to enjoy Austin's unique culture, live music, and culture. It's close to everything-- from the universities to downtown's buzz-- yet it feels like it's a world away, because it's located on a very tranquil street with little traffic. It's a great spot to escape and relax after a busy day of exploring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was my first stay at the Agave House and the second for Chris. I can see why he brought me! Great place, great location and it really added to the enjoyment of our vacation. I am sure we will both be back! Thanks for the great hospitality!
Apr 2012
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Greater South River City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) High end Queen Beautyrest mattress(es)., Twin bed with additional trundle available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fully equipped kitchen with all the utensils and cooking supplies you need to make a great meal; two Queen beds and two twins with luxury linens; books and DVDs for entertainment. Well-trained dogs allowed with owner approval (no cats). No smoking inside (no exceptions!!!).


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Hip Central Austin Home Just a Walk to SOCO; April and May Availability!
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Agave House Rocks!!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let everyone know this is an awesome house! Our car club the Mordoors go to Austin every year to the Lonestar Roundup. We really enjoyed our stay. Great accommodations, everything was clean, and very neat. Great beds and the A/C was spectacular. Living in Texas and being outside all weekend coming home to cold air conditioning well need I same more! Again thanks for the trouble free stay! Curtis

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Agave House

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month here, visiting family and getting to know Austin. This home is in a perfect location in Austin. Convenient to so many restaurants,music venues, shopping and sightseeing. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors friendly, We always felt secure . The house was well stocked . We had a small issue with the dishwasher and Sarah made sure this was resolved quickly. We would definitely go back.

Sarah was responsive , friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this home and Austin.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first visit to Austin

  • 5 of 5

Agave House proved to be just what we wanted for our first month away from home in retirement. We loved that it was within easy walking distance of the South Congress area with its lively mix of excellent restaurants and shops. HEB, a great grocery store, was just minutes away and my husband loved being able to walk downtown (approximately two and a half miles away) for exercise every day. He also enjoyed playing golf on the many, inexpensive nearby golf courses. The kitchen was well-equipped and contained everything we needed to enjoy home-cooked meals and entertain some friends. The beds were comfortable and the wifi was excellent. Sarah, the owner, was particularly easy to work with and responded to questions very promptly. Additionally the wine she provided for arrival was a plus. This is a very well-appointed house in a most convenient location. We would definitely consider it for a future trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great temporary housing for a family in transition

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed there for two months while transitioning to our new home. We had just moved to TX from the east coast and needed something furnished and roomy enough for 3 adults and 2 kids. This place was perfect! It had a nice big yard for my 3.5 year old to run around, and was a 20 minute walk from Littlr Stacey Park if I wanted excercise and the kids needed things to climb. It's also right by a college campus which had an unpaved track I used for running a few times. The kitchen was pretty well equipped, certainly met our needs for the two months we were there. Is also walking distance or very close to restaurants and nightlife. The neighbors are very friendly and I ran into the same people at the park a few times. I addition, the owner is very sweet, gave us a bottle of wine and still keeps in touch with us! My only complaint is that most of the floors are tile, which was hard on my little one since he was still crawling. Some area rugs would have been nice.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great place, fantastic

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't ask for a better place. It was a perfect location (really close to downtown and 6th street) and the house was absolutely everything we needed for the long weekend.

Sarah was fantastic and very accommodating. Even had beers waiting in the fridge on our arrival.

Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet place, yet so close to all the best Austin has to offer!

  • 5 of 5

This house is tucked into a wonderfully quiet neighborhood just off South Congress and a block or two from St. Edward's (walked the dogs there every day ~ don't miss the view of Austin from the hill at St. Ed's). It's a 'Mayberry/Leave It to Beaver' neighborhood with HEB and a Catholic Church right around the corner. Lucy's Fried Chicken (get the sweet potatoe pie), Torchey's Tacos, and the Whip Inn are just a couple of eateries close to the house. Zilker and Barton Springs (swimming and canoes) are close, but Stacy pool (heated pool) is really close. When you want a bit of peace, back to the house you can retreat. It's cool and quiet with a nice back yard (large, no exotic plants to worry about) for the dogs to sunbathe. The neighbors are friendly and respectful.

The whole house is clean and well appointed without being fussy (no expensive vases, etc). The kitchen is stocked with all the pots and pans, utensils, etc., you need to make a meal for a family. We cooked breakfast every day and several other meals as well. The dining table is big and roomy for the whole family. The beds are so comfortable, and the bath towels are nice, thick, and plentiful. We can't wait to go back. I just hope the house is available when we return to Austin.

The best thing about the house ~ Sarah, the owner! She is so easy to work with and such a joy to meet. Thanks, Sarah, for sharing your vacation rental with us and helping to make our stay so enjoyable! We hope to get to visit with you again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Austin-Bergstom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Curras' Grill and many more on South Congress Ave
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Muni Golf Course, Barton Creek Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Curras' Grill

We are located in the heart of South Central Austin, just off South Congress Avenue. Agave House is close to many clubs, music venues, and great restaurants-- the perfect location to enjoy Austin's amazing live music scene and vibrant culture.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99

Agave House is happy to welcome guests for longer stays (relocations, temporary housing during remodeling projects, seasonal visits, etc). Email the owner / manager to inquire about your specific dates-- we would love to have you stay with us!

Please note, this home is ONLY available for stays over 30 days not for shorter periods (e.g. note rentable by the night or weekend). However, the good news is no Hotel tax for stays over 30 days!

Well-behaved pets considered with owners approval; please inquire and let us know breed specifics.

Discount for active duty military or Veterans. Ask us for details!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.