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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

6 bedroom 7 bath house 4500 sq/ft with outdoor living area

Built in 2012 The Betty Jo has 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 4 living rooms and a 200 square foot balcony overlooking a 550 square foot backyard deck equipped with 2 gas fire pits and plenty of seating! This property is equipped with high speed internet, cable and three 60-inch plasma flat screen TVs. Two full service kitchens make this home a prime spot for entertaining. 5 minutes from downtown Austin, The Betty Jo's location is ideal for any Austin event or festival.

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Garrett Hill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Garrett Hill

Real Estate Professional in Austin.

Garrett Hill purchased this house in 2012

Why Garrett Hill chose Austin

This property showcases great space with its 6 bedroom and 7 baths complete with a 550 square foot deck with gas burning fire pits and hard wired up-lights in a massive oak tree. The Betty Jo is a great private place to entertain. Not only is it minutes away from downtown and South Congress district, but it's a short drive to Circuit of the Americas, Lake Austin, and the University of Texas.

What makes this house unique

As mentioned before, the entertaining deck space is truly one of a kind. The amenities, furnishings, location, and contemporary feel make my home something I'm proud to share. The indoor/outdoor space close to downtown is definitely something that makes this property unique.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.925373 based on 67 reviews

Memorable Christmas Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We are great experience spending this weekend at Garrett's home. We rented both units together so there was plenty of space for our large group. There were a few things here or there that needed to be taken of care of during the stay but Garrett was very responsive and took care of them. It is close to the downtown and very convenient to get anywhere.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Atul
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Great location. Very nice and perfect for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

Garrett couldn't be nicer and was fantastic to work with! His property is very well kept and clean. There was 14 in our group, we were in Austin 3rd - 6th November 2016 for our daughters wedding. Staying at the duplex was perfect! It's spacious, clean (I know I said that before but worth saying again) accommodated everyone, great for entertaining a large group, we had the best time! The outdoor space is also great with two fire pits.

I would highly recommend this location particularly if you have a large group, want a nice place to stay, in a good location, close to downtown, the airport and easy access to highway. Thank you Garrett!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ellen!
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As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Property accomplished all our needs by accommodating 14 with room to sleep more than that. Separation of units was nice as some guys had work to get done throughout the trip. Quick ride to downtown Austin as well. Would recommend for those wanting to stay away from the hustle of downtown Austin, but be within 5-10 minute trip to all it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Great home - location, size, cleanliness, has everything you could ask from an Austin rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Betty Jo for a short weekend trip w. friends and couldn't be more pleased. The accommodations were top notch - large rooms, multiple kitchens & common rooms, and a great outdoor space. Garrett was easily accessible and provided any assistance we needed leading up to & during the trip. The location puts you just a short cab ride from 6th St. & Rainey, but provides a quiet, clean setting to return to when you just want to relax. Would highly recommend The Betty Jo to anyone planning a get together in ATX. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Good party house

  • 3 of 5

Sleeps more than advertised. Strange layout if you're renting both sides. Home shows it's wear and tear. If you're just looking for a place to crash for a ACL or another event, it works well. But if you want a nice home as well, I'd continue looking.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmaid, The ACL group before you was really hard on the house. Since your departure I replaced a couch in one of the living rooms that was torn up and deck 2x4's that were broken. House is looking good. Hope to have you back in the future. Thank you
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Perfect for our Bachelor Party of 18

  • 4 of 5

The property was in a great location and even though the house had 2 separate units, it worked out just fine for a bunch of guys just looking for a place to rest our heads. Garrett was easy to work with and very responsive. I would recommend the Betty Jo to anyone looking for a no-frills, convenient house for a large group. The neighbors were never an issue, which is always a concern when travelling with a big group.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you JP
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

Travis Heights is regarded as one of the premier neighborhoods in the Austin area. Located just on the south side of the Colorado River from downtown, Travis Heights is a 5 minute cab ride or 15 minute walk from downtown Austin. 1514 Betty Jo is nestled in a natural 'greenbelt' that helps create a cozy neighborhood setting.


Rates & Availability

South Congress House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

For any credit card transactions a 3% processing fee will be applied.

If reservation is paid via the E-Check payment method, there is no surcharge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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South Congress House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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