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DOWNTOWN Austin condo, 6th St. A few blocks to Congress. Great SXSW location!

Bedrooms 1
Space 615 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom / 1 Bath Condo In The Heart Of Downtown Austin Live Music Capitol

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Simmer Down-Town Condo is TRULY in the heart of downtown Austin. This unit has large windows allowing for lovely natural light. We just finished a full remodel on the condo so it is up to date and has brand new everything.

It is a 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom with a Queen size bed and a queen size blow up mattress. Amazing fully equipped kitchen. Smart TV and secure wifi for all your internet needs. Spacious court yard and outdoor pool with BBQ pits. Laundry facility are located on building's 2nd floor.

Walking distance to tons of dining and entertainment. Car not necessary. Public transit also widely available. If you do have a vehicle we have a gated underground parking garage with your own dedicated space. Don't get stuck paying for parking.

Walk to all the great night life Austin has to offer, hike & bike trails, live music, great food, historical sites and water fun. Everything you need is right here!

Check-In 2:00PM Check-Out 11:00AM

So close to ACL and SXSW. Great place to stay for Formula 1. Every weekend has something fun and new going on. Stay where the action is... Stay at Simmer Down-Town Condo!

More Details

Philip and Heidi Ivey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Philip and Heidi Ivey

We are native Texans and have enjoyed living in the Austin area for over 10 years. We fell in love with this condo and the location and decided to purchase and rent out for others to enjoy too.

Philip and Heidi Ivey purchased this condo in 2013

Why Philip and Heidi Ivey chose Downtown

We decided to purchase this condo because of the awesome location and proximity to all the fun in Downtown Austin.

What makes this condo unique

This condo has an old world Spanish villa exterior and a newly remodeled interior. The condo is located on a block with historical houses and structures on one side and bustling 6th street on the other making it the best of both worlds. The best location in the heart of downtown.


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 615 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mosaic tile surround in the bath/ shower
  • Beautifully updated bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen blowup available in closet
  • Comfortable queen size bed with pillows.
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The location is the best amenity Simmer Downtown Condo has to offer.


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DOWNTOWN Austin condo, 6th St. A few blocks to Congress. Great SXSW location!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Experiencing the "Heartbeat" of the City

  • 5 of 5

We spent 15 days exploring Austin from this cozy, comfortable, convenient and efficient condo. We walked everywhere - Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, the Capitol, the University of Texas, ... Everything was within reach - restaurants, entertainment, museums, outdoor activities, festivals, even a Whole Foods Store. Heidi provided great information about the area, and the calendar listing specific activities going on different days was helpful. In the morning we were walking around Lady Bird Lake, in the afternoon we were checking out the Pecan Festival on 6th Street, and in the evening we were attending a free concert by the Austin Symphony Band at Zilker Park. How much better could it get??? Thanks Heidi for making our stay memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack and Sue, y'all are the perfect guests. So easy to communicate with, very sweet, tidy and fun guests. My son was very please to meet Jack and will remember him for some time to come. We enjoy hearing about how much our guests love the location and amenities that Simmer Down-Town Condo has to offer. Thank you so much for being our kind guests and please know you are welcome back anytime you would like.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this condo in Austin. The condo itself was clean and well stocked, and the pool and parking garage were very convenient. The location of this place though is probably it's best asset, as we were within walking distance with almost everything in town. Heidi was also very helpful and easy to reach anytime we had questions. Definitely recommend staying here when you visit Austin!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review and for enjoying everything that Simmer Down-Town Condo has to offer. We work very hard to make every stay a great experience but the condo location speaks for itself. We would welcome you back anytime you are in need of lodging in Downtown Austin.
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Purcell, Oklahoma

Great location! Condo is comfy & spotless!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is just about perfect! Great location, very clean & modern, very comfortable. Loved the security here too, felt very safe & secure. Bedding is awesome as well. Our only "issue" was there were no sports channels (ESPN/TNT/TBS) on the TV (unless we just didn't know how to work it?). Of course, we just went up the street to a bar to watch the NBA playoffs, so not a big deal, just a small surprise. We would definitely stay here again & recommend it to friends & family. Excellent customer service by the owner, everything you need is here. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, thanks for the nice review. We are so glad that you had a great stay. We appreciate the gated community too. Being downtown, it gives us peace of mind. The TV is a smart TV and is connected to the internet so you have basic channels and other options like Netflix, Movie channel and Youtube but we are not currently set up for the more specialized channels. We have been working with our cable provider but there is an infrastructure issue that prevents us from having that type of service right now. Luckily for us there is a sports bar on the same block as the condo. So all sports can be watched there with a great atmosphere of like minded fans. We think that it makes for a better, more exciting experience :) You are welcome to stay with us anytime you are in Austin!
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Austin downtown condo- great stay!!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay- great location for walking to so many good eateries and bars. The condo owners were great, welcoming and helpful. The condo was really clean, comfortable and styling. The bed was a little on the soft side for us, but we will definitely be back!! Thanks for everything!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniela, we really strive to give our guests a five star + experience. We regret that you found the bed to be a little on the soft side. I'm so glad the rest of your stay was exceptional. We do want to thank you for being our guest and for your kind words. We will keep your comments in mind in our effort to provide the best stay in town.
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Great place in the perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 9 nights at Simmer Down-Town and loved it! It is in the perfect location for walking to everything...restaurants, bars, Shoal Creek trail, Town Lake trail, UT, and the Capitol. The unit is beautiful and has everything that you could possibly need. All kitchen utensils, cookware, and gadgets are high-quality. The bed is super comfy, too! Heidi, the owner, is really easy to work with and checked-in, via text, a few times throughout our stay just to make sure everything was OK. We travel to Austin a few times a year and will definitely stay here again! Just wish we would have discovered it sooner.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, we truly appreciate guests like you and your husband. You are a very easy guest and we are glad you enjoyed the condo, amenities and location! We try to provide an awesome get away for each of our guests and we are thankful you chose to stay at Simmer Down-Town Condo. We would be happy to open our condo to you anytime you find yourself in Austin.
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LOVED Simmerdown!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the location is absolutely perfect. Really close walking distance to everything downtown and a sort ride away from other fun Austin spots. The apartment itself is immaculate. I also loved the keyless entry - such a breeze to get into. Our hosts were really sweet and left us snacks and bottled water - so thoughtful. Really loved our stay. Absolutely zero complaints.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Blair, Thank you for your kind words. We absolutely loved having you and your friends as our guests. We are happy y'all had such a fun time at SXSW. We are glad you enjoyed the goodies and snacks. It's guests like you that we are lucky to host! You are welcome back to Simmer Down-Town Condo any time you are in Austin.
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bess Bistro
Car: not necessary

Nearby attractions and activities include:

State Capitol, Circuit of the America -F1, canoe / kayak rental on Lady Bird lake, power boat / jet ski rental on Lake Austin and Lake Travis, fresh water fishing, Barton Springs Pool, famous 6th street, ACL Live, SXSW, Blues on the Greens, tons of live music venues, Ester Follies, amazing restaurants and bars, Congress bridge bat watching, hike and bike trails, farmers markets, Governors Mansion, other historical sites, Austin Children's Museum , Austin Duck amphibious vehicle tours, Segway tours and other fun activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

If you don't wish to pay the $50 flat insurance rate a $250 refundable security deposit option is available.

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.