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*1 Block Walk to SoCo *1,000 Sqft -6 Guests *2 Bedroom *1 Sofa Bed *Full Bath!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type guest house


About the property

*1 Block Walk to SoCo *1,000 Sqft -6 Guests *2 Bedroom *1 Sofa Bed *Full Bath!

Welcome to Austin and The SoCo Guest House -One Block away from the center of SoCo, South Congress Street!

*Please note, if you are looking for space for additional guests, the Main House might be available as well, holding up to 16 guests. Please inquire if interested!

The SoCo Guest House (Austin License #085385) is located in the absolutely best area in Austin!

*See all of our amazing five-star reviews!

Perfect for first time visitors, anyone coming for an event in this amazing city, and frequent travelers who want to be just a walk away from everything, yet not pay top dollars for the very few hotels that will put you as central to this city as this property allows you to be!

The SoCo Guest House is an incredibly cozy, private and impeccably clean all while located ONE BLOCK from South Congress Avenue in Travis Heights -one of the most hip and desirable neighborhoods in Austin.

Wonderfully designed, The SoCo Guest House has plush and regal decor with beautiful dark wood floors, new comfortable furnishings, ultra comfortable beds, big wide and open closets, a full and modern kitchen, all while only a short one block walk away from the most exciting street of South Congress, with so many options no matter what our guests are looking for -restaurants, bars, live music, fun eclectic shops for all ages (new and vintage clothing, jewelry, art, candy, cupcakes, costumes) and as well the option to be close to nature with biking and hiking trails and outdoor adventure options.

We offer guests fast WiFi accessibility, complimentary bath products (body wash, shampoo and conditioner), complimentary coffee for the Keurig, & one private parking space.

We love living in this area and really enjoy sharing The SoCo Guest House with travelers looking to have a wonderful stay in Austin! We even take one night stays during the week (only), when available.

Cozy Bedrooms: Each bedroom is super comfortable, private and uniquely decorated. Our “Elvis Room” features a Queen Size plush bed and our “Priscilla Room” features a King Size plush bed. Both rooms are spacious with the option for a lot of natural light with the views of trees through the windows or for Black-Out Curtains for those who want to sleep in late or nap!

Extra Amenities:

Bike Storage.

Private Access w/Keyless Entry.

A/C and Heating.

Keurig Coffee Maker.

Hair Dryer.

Convertible Bed

*Please see our reviews for more information!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Nicole

We love Austin and with this property being just a block away from the hub of South Congress and .4 miles from downtown, it is so wonderful to be able to offer it to guests! We have loved having families, guests in town for weddings, UT football fans, visitors to the convention center here and more.

Nicole purchased this guest house in 2013

Why Nicole chose Greater South River City

All of the most fabulous areas of Austin are very accessible from this vacation rental without your needing a car and as well, you are only .4 miles from downtown Austin.

I was able to put my imagination and care into this property and I love sharing that with guests. I have been so lucky to have had truly amazing guests to my properties!

What makes this guest house unique

Within a ONE block walk to South Congress, you can:

Walk to the “Farm to Market Grocery Store” is just two blocks from the house and very convenient specializing in delicious and special delights as well as the basics.

Truly enjoy live music any night of the week at Austin’s famous Continental Club "the granddaddy of local music venues”, C-boys Heart & Soul Bar or outdoors at Guero’s Mexican Restaurant which are all within a few blocks.

Experience some of the best Italian cuisine at Austin’s Vespaio Italian Restaurant, Botticelli’s or Enoteca Italian Restaurant. Dine at Perla’s where they specialize in high-end cuisine and have the loveliest of outdoor patios (my personal favorite at dusk or evening).

Venture out for casual dining and grab a delicious slice of pizza at Home Slice Pizza (if gluten free Southside Pizza is just up the street), Hop Doddy's famous hamburgers, many trailer eateries, or the newest Torchy’s Tacos, and so many more! Start your day off with the upscale Jane’s Restaurant just on the corner for weekend brunch or Magnolia Cafe for their diner-style breakfast on weekdays or weekends.

Walk to grab your morning coffee at Jo’s Coffee, Mananas or Tom’s Coffee Shop.

Go to one of the best Happy Hours in Austin at South Congress Hotel, which is only a four block walk.

Enjoy ice cream at Amy's Ice Cream, grab a cupcake at the Hey Cupcake! trailer, or go into the coolest candy shop, Big Top Candy Store (my kid’s favorite)!

Shop trendy and fabulous stores like Uncommon Objects, Yard Dog Art Gallery, Creations Boutique, as lovely storefronts line the street left and right.

If you would like a very cozy and secluded stay with access to South Congress just a block away, read above and this might be your home during your stay in Austin!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Every day in Austin should start in South Congress and this was the perfect place for that. A cozy and comfortable retreat. Thank you!
May 2014
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Greater South River City Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Le' Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extremely Clean, Amenities (Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner)
  • This is a brand new building with such a clean set up. All new amenities. Everything is very accessible and there are many towels, a hamper for any dirty ones. There is a lighted up make up mirror if needed and hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Elvis Room - 1 queen , HypoAllergenic/Wool Bed, Brand New, High Thread Count Sheets
    Priscilla Room - 1 king , Cozy Wool/Memory Foam Topper, High Thread Count Sheets
  • The Elvis Room is super cozy with beautiful big windows that allow light in, as well as dark out curtains for those who want to sleep in. There is a large grand antique chest of drawers for your belongings. This room is full of beautiful colors and animal prints to make sure anyone feels in luxury. The mattress is Hypo-Allergenic made with all natural products and the sheets have a high thread count, for the coziest and healthiest sleep. This room has beautiful morning light, if you choose and opens up to a view of incredible oak trees. The Priscilla Room is full of color and delight. This room is extremely comfortable and is very private. Keep the large windows open to bring in the light or close up with the black out curtains. There is a large closet in each room for both hanging clothes and for shoes as well.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
A car is not necessary when you are staying at the house, as it is just a 1 block walk to the vibrant South Congress Street (SoCo). You can walk to really beautiful parks nearby and a playground and tennis and pool at Stacy Park. The pool is heated and doesn't cost anything... it is actually spring fed. There are hiking and biking trails close by, as well. South Congress offers so many amazing restaurants, shops, etc. Across the bridge, a short walk away, you are in Downtown where you can see the State Capital and are close to the Convention Center. There is so much to enjoy while staying at this location, and then just an easy walk back to the tranquility retreat of the South Congress Getaways House.


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*1 Block Walk to SoCo *1,000 Sqft -6 Guests *2 Bedroom *1 Sofa Bed *Full Bath!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 86 reviews

Location + classy + perfection

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband and two small kids 5 and under stayed here for a long weekend. The location was a block off the action of Soco, so having a parking spot, and being able to walk a lot of places was great. The apartment was very clean, decorated beautifully, not cramped at all, with comfy beds and even some toys for the kids to play with! Access into the apartment was seamless, and the instructions for our stay were clear and easy. Next time we come to town if this place is available we would definitely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, that is such a wonderful review! It is very kind for you to take the time. We would love to have you back!
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We felt welcomed from the moment we stepped through the door! Perfect location near SOCO. As “long term” (two weeks) residents we did a fair bit of cooking and found everything we needed. So many nice touches! Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mentone, Al

Love it!

  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for a better location. Walking distance to everything on South Congress. Stay was perfect and the apartment was very clean and well kept. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA

Lovely home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented the main house + this guest cottage for a bachelorette and it was absolutely perfect. The home is beautiful and spacious. The beds were extremely comfortable, there were enough bathrooms for our size group. The location of he home is convenient to the bars & restaurants. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place in great location.

  • 5 of 5

This awesome SoCo house had everything my friends and I could ask for and it's in a great location for the right price. Lots of character We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful to have you! Thank you for taking the time to review the house! We would love to have you back!
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Great Space!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my friend's bachelorette party and we couldn't have asked for a better place. The house was very cozy and was close to everything you could possibly want or need. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was so lovely to have you and your group! Would love for you to come back, anytime.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Continental Club, Crow Bar, Guero's, Doc's.
Car: not necessary

There are many amazing parks, water holes, public pools, areas to hike near the property. At the same time, the property is short walk from the hippest and most popular streets in Austin (South Congress).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Rates are subject to change until property is booked.

Manager'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.

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