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Funky clean, fresh and energetic South Austin home.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath, snapshot view of downtown Austin.

South Austin home with original hardwood floors. Comfortable living room with sofa, chairs, free cable TV and WiFi. Sit, relax and unwind from your day. The kitchen is fully furnished with all the conveniences of a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishes/utensils and some pantry items. There is also a washer and dryer for your convenience. The hardwood floors throughout lead you to the two bedrooms. Both bedrooms have queen size beds. Should you need extra sleeping arrangements, there is a queen size blow up mattress for your use. The remodeled bathroom includes a shower, bath tub and towels. There is a tiered deck out back for early morning coffee and breakfast or your evening meal. The front and back of the house is landscaped with Texas tolerant, native plants for you to enjoy. So, relax and enjoy your stay ... Austin-Style.


Owner
Denise and Dorene
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Denise and Dorene

Austin born sisters, Dorene and Denise have lived in Austin their entire lives. Our family and friends live here and we can not imagine living anywhere else! Austin is one of the hottest spots to visit in the nation. The combination of nature, live bands, and great food (Tex-Mex, barbeque, eclectic)...we just love Austin! We have owned and managed properties for 15 years and enjoy giving people a comfortable beautiful place to live and stay.

Denise and Dorene purchased this house in 2002

Why Denise and Dorene chose South Congress

This property was handed down to us from our father. He had the foresight to buy the property in the 1960's and it is very special to us. Our entire family grew up and attended school in this area and many friends remain. We have loved seeing how this area has changed and grown over the years and we can quickly tell you where something 'used to be'.

We have remodeled the entire house and turned it into a South Austin gem. It is in the perfect location since it is conveniently located to downtown, restaurants, entertainment, nature walks, and shopping. Yet, you can still relax and get away from it all by sitting on the back deck with your favorite beverage.

What makes this house unique

The feeling in the house is one of being in a safe place and calmness. From the kitchen, bathroom and back deck you catch glimpses of the high rises of downtown. There is native landscaping and a large fenced in backyard with a three tiered awesome deck. There is also a little 'Hippie Room' just inside the carport. Located in a good location with speedy access to other areas in Austin via highways or major roads.

Amenities

South Congress House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom remodeled with recycled tiles used on floor and walls.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable queen beds with antique furniture. Queen size blow up mattress also available to accommodate additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
You are approximately 1 - 1 & 1/2 miles from downtown Austin. SoCo is within walking distance (1/2 mile or so). Bus stop is within 1 block or 2-3, depending on which bus you need. The 801 Rapid, takes you from South Congress straight downtown to several stops.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Funky clean, fresh and energetic South Austin home.
average rating of 4.7708335 based on 48 reviews
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5

Great place. Close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

Nice neighborhood right off 1st St.. Good backyard for our dogs. The local cats are quite brave so take note if you have dogs. Block north of Cumberland which has a traffic light if traffic is too crazy in the morning to get on 1st St. But it wasn't bad in the morning for us. Toss Pizza across the street is more than just pizza, good appetizers (brussel sprouts) and good beer selection and open till midnight. The 2 bedrooms were great with cozy living room. Water pressure was very good, if you are into that thing....Had question for owners and they were very receptive and stayed in touch. Would definitely recommend

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. And yes, those cats a fierce, LOL. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Until next time. D&D
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5

Cute house

  • 5 of 5

Cute little house, close to downtown.

Owners were very helpful when we had questions.

Great for a weekend getaway or visiting family as we did

Thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay!! The location was perfect!! The back yard was really nice and a great place to hang out. The house was very clean and had everything we needed! We loved it and would recommend staying here to anyone visiting Austin.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We look forward to having y'all stay with us again sometime.
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5

Great little spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

Torchy’s Tacos is basically in the backyard.. need I say more?!!! Awesome location and great hangout outside!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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5

Great property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and had everything we needed. Super cute property and perfectly Austin!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in our home. Look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. D&D
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4

Cute House, Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This house sits in a fabulous location, convenient to everything! The house is super cute and worked great for us. It was a little hot and the window units were working in overdrive to keep the house cool. The only negative is that it is really loud in the house when you have all three units running full speed all of the time.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologize about the A/Cs bothering you. We are looking into a different system that would be more efficient and quieter. Glad you enjoyed everything else.
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Map

Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Park
Whole Foods Market - Lamar
Stubb's Bar-B-Q
University of Texas at Austin
Magnolia Cafe South
Torchy's Tacos
"Green Chili Pulled Pork... Yummy!!"
Continental Club
Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Jo's
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Antone's
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Amy's Ice Cream
Blanton Museum of Art
Vespaio
Halcyon
East Side Showroom
Crow Bar
The Oasis
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
South Congress Avenue
6th Street
Home Slice Pizza
SXSW
Fair Bean Coffee
"In house roasted coffee beans for sale. in house baked goods. Pastries and savory items. Mo..."
Torchy's Tacos - South
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Contiental Club, Crow Bar, Black Sheep Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Peter Pan Pitch and Putt, Jimmy Clay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Magnolia Cafe, Bouldin Creek, Torchy's Tacos
Car: recommended

Funky South Austin home with a "Hippie Room" in carport. Located in a well established neighborhood in a great location. The house is fully equipped, has refurbished wooden floors throughout with antique furnishings. A fully fitted kitchen and interior dining area look out over the tiered deck. Enjoy your meals inside or out. Views of downtown Austin from the back deck. Comfortable living area with sofa and chairs to watch the 42 inch flat screen TV or surf the internet with free WiFi. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, lamps and furniture. There is a queen size air mattress if needed for additional guests. Bathroom has a shower and tub to soothe your tired spirits. Parking for 2 cars in the driveway; bus stop is 1 block away. Don't miss out on Torchy's Tacos, a short stroll from your front door; great for those unique tacos to enjoy on your deck or venture down the street for some Tex-Mex dining in the evening.

Local mosaic artist, Stefanie Distefano, has bridge art displayed 1/4 mile from the house. Be sure to look 'under' the bridge to fully embrace her work.

Great local coffee shops and places to eat dotted all around. Food Trailers everywhere... try a different one each day.

Things nearby:

*SoCo area, with restaurants and shopping - everything from cowboy boots to vintage clothing and more! On the First Thursday of each month, there is live music and late opening hours.

*Continental Club, an Austin tradition, a live venue showcasing all types of music. Note: Austin is full of live entertainment and Ride Austin or Taxi rides are advisable if drinking.

* 6th Street Nightlife and the Warehouse District where you will be spoiled with all the choices from the restaurants and clubs

* Downtown, with the Texas Capitol (pink granite and free tours) and art galleries

* University of Texas - about 50,000 students attend this beautiful campus; tour the campus and stop in to visit the Ransom Center, The Blanton and The Natural History Museum.

* Barton Springs Pool, clear, spring fed water, a constant 68F. Bring your swimsuits!

* Zilker Park with train rides, children's playground, canoe rides and kayaks for rentals. The Hike and Bike Trails are available for walking, jogging or biking. An informative learning center with local flora and fauna is displayed. The Austin City Limits festival (ACL) is held here in October.

*The Mexican free tail bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in their millions at dusk and draw tourists from all over the world to see this amazing spectacle!

*Whole Foods Market, a wonderful place to see a wide diversity of everything you would want to eat and great people watching! Browse, buy groceries and eat a fresh healthy meal. Vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters can all find something to put a smile on their faces!

*SXSW is Austins' International music and film festival with film makers, music and musicians converging on the city from all over the world. It happens in March at venues all around Austin.

*Shopping and Outlet malls abound in Austin; just pick one and enjoy your day.

*A car is recommended for areas further away in Austin and for those day trips you will want to make.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

This is a non-smoking home. Pet are allowed with the pet fee mentioned above. The washer and dryer are located in the carport, the picture shows wood chip flooring, we have up dated that by placing large stones around the washer/dryer area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.