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The best of South Congress, nestled in a secret park.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern lines, exquisite interior. Experience the best of Austin.

Perfect for Corporate and Executive Housing. Also, great for SXSW, X Games, Formula One (F1), ACL, and any major events.

We have hosted top executives from companies including:



Doc Martens

Maker Media

Sapient Nitro


Various Venture Capitalists.

.....And regular folks who just want the best :)

The Space

Frank Lloyd Wright believed that a house had the potential to change those who lived in it. With modern architecture and tasteful design, this destination will ensure you experience Austin and South Congress to the fullest extent. The outside of the house gives a hint to the inside. A waterfall and koi greet you at the entrance, along with a perfectly manicured lawn. Inside is a spacious 2,200 square foot layout with three bedrooms, a porch, and a living room with modern furniture. It has three beds (king, queen, queen) and a couch downstairs that is good for sleeping on. The house is very well-lit with natural light.

The house is just two blocks away from the South Congress Hotel (hands down nicest Hotel in Austin), Manana Coffee, JO's coffee, Home Slice Pizza, Continental Club, and all of the food carts.

Close enough to walk to the action, but removed enough to hear crickets and frogs at night. Across the street is Big Stacy park with a 1.5 mile walking path next to a flowing creek, parks and tables for picnics, public tennis courts, and playgrounds. A quarter mile away is a public pool that is heated year-round and used by triathletes in the area.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About The Owner

I'm from Chicago originally and have lived in Austin since working for a variety of tech companies. You'll also notice by the themed artwork in my house that I've lived in New Orleans and am a sailor. My house is strategically located walking distance to my two favorite places to eat and drink: Botticelli's and Continental Club. I enjoy feeding the five koi that live in the pond in front.

Help yourself to the mint and basil, feed the koi, and I hope that you enjoy your stay!

The Owner purchased this house in 2010


Car: not necessary


Greater South River City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • limited accessibility
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The best of South Congress, nestled in a secret park.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great home. Even better in person.

  • 5 of 5

Patrick was a great host. Even told me about weather prior to my realizing it may have been an issue. The home is lovely and an amazing location . Best place to stay in Austin!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a great guest, thanks for taking care of the house!
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Couldn't ask for anything better

  • 5 of 5

Patrick was such a wonderful host! His home is immaculate and comfortable, he was available for any questions we had during our stay, and best of all, he was flexible when our flight ended up getting canceled and made it so that we could stay until our flight was rescheduled. If you're in town for SXSW or any other event that requires access to downtown Austin, this is a great location, as you're right along all the wonderful spots around South Congress, and you're a nice walk or a short taxi ride to downtown. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing - fresh, contemporary, very close to all the SoCo action yet very quiet. Comfy beds, great TVs. We cooked a full Christmas dinner in their great kitchen. Patrick was attentive and very accommodating. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home! Great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for a week while visiting the U.S. HQ of our company. The home was a wonderful choice! The neighborhood is amazing, the best in Austin, and just a few blocks from the always entertaining South Congress--lots of delicious dining, shopping and entertainment. The home was very comfortable--we each had our own bedroom and space and really enjoyed the kitchen and living room, as well as the second floor terrace for coffee and wine! We would definitely rent the home again and the owner was incredibly accommodating and responsive.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.