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❤️ of SoCo Private Suite : Uncommon Luxury, Unbeatable Location, Unusual Value

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

If Austin is the epicenter of where it’s at in USA, then SoCo (South Congress) is the epicenter of where it’s at in Austin. Just one block and mere steps from this mecca of eclectic shops, top-notch restaurants, and the quintessential Austin experience is your luxurious and quiet oasis. Your private entry to your suite is via a spacious deck shared with the onsite proprietors where you are welcome to read and relax under a lush canopy of ancient pecans. Once inside, you’ll be welcomed with amenities including chilled Topo Chico, Shiner bock, wine and filtered water, coffee/tea bar, and thoughtful treats. Your suite envelops you in serene luxury only steps from the lively bustle of South Congress. Your hideaway features an adjustable Tempurpedic mattress, luxury linens, two robes, a microwave, coffee maker and mini-refrigerator, free Google fiber wi-fi and flatscreen television. Walls of windows outfitted with built-in plantation shutters illuminate sumptuous design features including a sparkling Austrian crystal chandelier, exquisite Italian and Dutch antiques and art, and gorgeous mid-century modern furniture that grace the spacious suite. The stunning and singular bathroom is a dramatic sanctuary of Mexican and Italian tile and is ADA accessible with its walk-in shower equipped with hand held spray showerhead and built-in bench, grab rails, and elevated toilet. Ideal for an Austin holiday, business, or a festival-goers’ home base.

Barbara and Robert Faires
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Barbara and Robert Faires

Actors, director, producer, and writers Barbara and Robert have made South Austin their home since 1995. In addition to their innumerable theatrical shenanigans, we enjoy partaking in the singular delights of South Congress, Barton Springs, the hike and bike trail, and welcoming friends and visitors to the glories of Austin.

Barbara and Robert Faires purchased this house in 1997

Why Barbara and Robert Faires chose Austin

Within mere steps to practical and whimsical retailers, SXSW destinations, the best in live music, our home has been an idyllic place for our family. Walking to the locally owned grocer, barber, restauranteurs, and shop-keepers harken back to neighborly communities of days gone by; meanwhile were at the very center and soul of what makes Austin so unique and such a desired destination.

What makes this house unique

There is simply no better location for entering fully into the Austin experience! South Congress is the number one 'must see' destination for Austin visitors and is ground zero for SXSW and 2 miles from Zilker park, home of Barton Springs and ACL Fest. Despite its unbeatable location one block off of South Congress, Eva Street Retreat is a quiet oasis amid huge shady trees and charming homes that evoke an old-timey, small-town feeling. Your guest parking pass, which comes with your rental for the duration of your stay, ensures you street parking within steps of your door. You'll find sanctuary from your Austin romps in the spacious and elegant suite designed by one of Austin's most noted and respected architects.


Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The exquisite bathroom has indigo walls and a hand painted Mexican ceramic sink, Mexican accent tiles, Italian countertop tiles, ADA grab bars, an ADA accessible and roomy walk-in shower with built-in bench and hand held shower head, and an elevated toilet. Luxury linens, hair dryer, basic toiletries, magnified mirror for make up application are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The bedroom sports a fully adjustable Tempurpedic mattress bed, an antique writing desk and chair, a sitting area for two with stylish furnishings and crystal chandelier, fully stocked coffee/tea bar, microwave, mini-refrigerator with complimentary chilled beverages, iron and ironing board, roomy closet with plenty of storage space, drawers, flatscreen television, a full length Italian mirror, and fine Italian and Dutch art, all accessed from a spacious and well appointed shared deck. The leafy view of ancient pecan trees is viewable through the multitude of windows outfitted with custom shutters. The tranquil pale blue and white wallpaper adds elegance and a sense of luxurious peace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


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❤️ of SoCo Private Suite : Uncommon Luxury, Unbeatable Location, Unusual Value
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

Perfect location, clean and comfortable room.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean and comfortable, the Shiner Bock and the Topo Chicos were an awesome surprise after a day of travelling to get there. Also, the location is perfect, we were able to walk to all restaurants and shops of South Congress.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamshire, TX

Wonderful--great location!

  • 5 of 5

Just right for us

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

The space here is perfect for a couples getaway. We were greeted warmly by the host and their charming dog, given the lay of the land, and left to our devices. Everything was very comfortable and clean, and the owners provided many unexpected extras that were very thoughtful. The location to Congress is phenomenal, just a short walk to many great restaurants, bars, and shops. You really couldn't ask for more in a place to stay if you're looking to stay in the heart of Austin. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy spot close to everything. Good communication from the owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed Barbara & Roberts for a weekend in April with Mom. The location was walking distance to the majority of things we did, and a quick drive to the rest of our activities - we could not have hand picked a better location. As far as the room, it was bigger than expected, the Double Bed was very comfortable, the beer/wine was a wonderful surprise, and we had everything we needed. Barbara was very responsive and helpful as a host, and accommodated a last minute request of ours, which was appreciated by us both. If I travel again to Austin, I would definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Place Was PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5

The suite was spacious and beautifully appointed. Our hosts had thought of everything. We couldn't believe all they had left for us....a bottle of red wine, a bowl of fresh nuts, and one of candy. The fridge had beer, sparkling water, a bottle of white wine, and a bottle of chilled water. Everything we needed was there. The location couldn't have been better - a short walk from the SoCo district. And our hosts were WONDERFUL. What a find this was!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
C-Boy's, 2008 South Congress
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Little, Barrel and Brown, 1716 South Congress

One block from the bustle of South Congress on a quiet, shaded residential street. Walk to the most celebrated avenue in Austin and a grocer, eclectic shopping, outstanding restaurants, celebrated live music venues, bank and ATM, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, bars, clothing boutiques, antique/vintage shops, salons and barbershops. Rent an Austin B-Cycle and ride to Barton Springs, Zilker Park, downtown.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.