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5 *STAR HOTEL, EQUIVALENT *1 Block To South Congress *.4 Mi Downtown -Compound*

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Rare Find in ATX! *GrandHouse 5B/3Ba & Guest 3BD/1BA *5,500 SqFt -Fits 16 *SoCo*

Luxury Colonial Mansion & Traveler’s Estate In Austin, One Block Walk To South Congress, .4 miles to Downtown. (License #085385)

This Gorgeous Upscale Estate Includes A Two-Dwelling Compound, Totaling 8BD/4BA. The Property Brings Travelers Directly To The Very Heart of Austin And Is Only A One Block Walk To The Main Center Of South Congress And .4 miles to Downtown.

In Total, 8/Beds and 4/Baths. The Incredibly Grand & Gorgeous Main House Is Two Stories, And Features 5 Beautiful Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms.

Additionally, The 1,000 Square Foot GuestHouse Features 3 Beds Located in Two Separate Bedrooms and the Main Room, With A Full Kitchen And 1 Full Bathroom,

This Property Is Ideal For Business Associates, Family Gatherings, Weddings, Celebrations And Site Seeing Excursions.

The Main House Features A Grand Open Living Room Space, Perfectly Adjoined to A Magnificent And Large Chef’s Kitchen As Well As Offering 3 Outdoor Patios And An 800 SqFt Master Bedroom Suite.


1) Main House, Master Suite (Upper): 1 King Bed & 1 Grand Bathroom.

2) Main House, Bedroom A (Upper): 1 Queen w/Outdoor Patio

3) Main House, Bedroom B (Upper): 1 Queen w/Outdoor Patio

4) Main House, Bedroom C (Lower): 1 Double w/Outdoor Patio

5) Main House, Bedroom D (Lower): 1 Queen

6) Guest House, Bedroom: King Bed

7) Guest House, Bedroom: Queen Bed

8) Guest House, Main Room: Queen Sofa Bed

Please Note: The Master Suite Is A Wonderful Space For The Addition Of A Queen Air Bed, If Needed.

The Estate is prepared for 14 Guests, yet can hold up to 16 upon request and approval by owner. A large group fee may apply.

The Chef's Kitchen Is A Favorite Among Our Guests. It Is Exquisite With Large Open Windows Facing The Beautiful Mature Oak Trees And Very Luxurious For Any Level of Chef.

There Are Three Spectacular Outdoor Patios, Located At The South Congress Estate & Compound. Each Has A Unique View Of The Beautiful Skies Of Austin And Our Street's Famous Mature Oak Trees.

The Location Is Both Serene And Quiet, Yet At The Same Time Extremely Central For Any Guest Visiting Austin.

Please Contact us Directly If You Would Like To See The 360 View Of The Estate/Compound, Or If You Have Any Questions.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Nicole

*SuperHosts* *Owners have over 120 ***** 5-Star Ratings*

We love the "heart & soul" of Austin, thus we have built up our Heart & SoCo Compound for friends and guests who want to visit this amazing city and stay in the heart of Austin and in the heart of SoCo.

Our properties are incredibly well-located -within a one block walk South Congress (SoCo), and just .4 miles from the center of Downtown, Austin.

It is a wonderful opportunity for us to be the perfect Austin compliment to our guests who are here for business, an event and/or to experience this incredible city!

We take great pride in offering luxurious and impeccably clean accommodations to our guests and with multiple properties, we are able to find the perfect fit for just about anyone.

We are as available as you like and need or are as absent as you prefer. Our guests matter to us and we take pride in our Heart & SoCo, Vacation Rentals Compound in Austin and want everyone to speak well of their experience and to come back and stay with us again and again, and make this their Austin home.

We really appreciate the opportunity we have to extend the experience of Austin, one of the most thriving cities to our guests!

Nicole purchased this house in 2013

Why Nicole chose South Congress

The Heart & SoCo property is absolutely spectacular on top of being completely accessible to the heart of Austin at the same time as being secluded and very private.

Our guests feel as though they are away from it all because of the privacy and quiet, yet at the same time are able to walk to South Congress and be in the center of Austin within a block walk to this most exciting and authentic street in Austin and as well just a a .4 mile jaunt to the center of Downtown, Austin.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Nicole was an awesome host who's communication was great, response time was very quick, and she was so very accommodating!! In summary, I'd classify Nicole as A very personable & genuine person that has a knack for people and detail, in which it shows in her beautiful home! The SoCo Compound is very true to the pictures online! It's a very spacious, contemporary, and sleek home, centrally located near the night life, shopping, and restaurants. Also great for accommodating larger groups. We enjoyed our brief stay, but are glad we chose the SoCo Compound. Thanks again for hosting my family and I!! ❤”
Jun 2018
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South Congress House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • CITY ORDINANCE: A person cannot make noise or play a musical instrument audible to an adjacent business or residence between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
  • Registered Guest will need to provide driver's license to Host upon booking and again in person on day of arrival, for proof of identification.
  • At check in, Registered Guest will need to sign Host Agreement to the terms of stay including all listed rules and regulations.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • MainHouse, Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Please see photos; incredible space.
    Main House, Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House, Downstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Features a large walk-in shower
    GuestHouse, Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bathroom in GuestHouse
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main House, Master Suite w/Adjoining Bathroom - 1 king , This is a wonderful room for adding a queen size air bed.
    MainHouse, Upper Bedroom (A) w/Patio & Adjoining Bathroom - 1 queen
    Main House Upper Bedroom B w/Patio - 1 queen , The bathroom is just across the hallway.
    Main House, Downstairs Bedroom C, w/Patio - 1 queen , Bathroom a few feet from bedroom.
    Main House Downstairs Bedroom D - 1 double , Bathroom a couple of steps from bedroom.
    GuestHouse King Bedroom - 1 king , Bathroom a couple steps outside of bedroom.
    GuestHouse: Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom steps from bedroom.
    GuestHouse Main Room Queen Sofa Bed - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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5 *STAR HOTEL, EQUIVALENT *1 Block To South Congress *.4 Mi Downtown -Compound*
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

The place was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house is incredible! We had the best time and the house had everything we needed. It was so clean and had the most updated amenities. Nicole is also a fantastic hostess!!! Oh and the location is perfect! I would absolutely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this amazing feedback :). You guys are the reason I love hosting in Austin! It's a treat to have people experience this incredible city and to offer this property. Thank you and of course, would love to have you any time!!!
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Stunning property. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a stunning property and my group thought I was the greatest event planner for finding and booking it. We walked down the street each day to South Congress and went to restaurants, shops and the like.

The house was immaculate and the owner was very accessible to us as needed. We enjoyed the back yard and porches in the mornings and having the back house.

This would be a high recommend for me.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. It was really wonderful to meet you and have you and your guests to the compound!
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this compound and loved every minute of it. I tour around the world with artists and it is always a challenge to find just the right property that is grand enough, attractive & close to the heart of the city we are touring. This compound was all that and definitely more. We hired a personal chef one evening and he and his crew fell in love with the large kitchen. There was space for us to all hang out together as well as have our own personal space. It didn’t hit me until we arrived just how close this property is in walking distance to South Congress. Our early birds woke early and were able to walk a few blocks to grab a coffee and those who wanted to sleep in were able to do so. Our agent did us well with booking this out. We would come back, for sure. And we could tell the owner cared about our experience and was an excellent host.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time for a review, I really appreciate it. We would love to have you guys back, anytime. :)
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Incredible location and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We just had the best time in Austin! What a great property! I am hesitant to write a review because we want to come back again, but our experience was too good to keep to ourselves. First, the house is beautifully decorated and updated. Luxurious. The chefs kitchen was fully stocked and there was lots of room to entertain. Secondly, the home is impeccably maintained. Spotless. Thirdly, the location rocked. Lastly, the guesthouse was a bonus for the nanny. We will come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, thank you for taking the time for a review of your stay. It was lovely to have you and your family and staff. We would welcome you back anytime!
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Gorgeous property! Incredible location.

  • 5 of 5

The property was in impeccable condition and had all the luxuries of a 5 Star experience. If you are looking for a property close enough to all the Austin activities without the traffic and chaos, this is your place. Clean, comfortable and impressive. We will make this our Austin home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Property

  • 5 of 5

Our group stay was made absolutely perfect with this rental. Nicole went above and beyond to work with our large group and meet specific needs and requests. The location is ideal and walk able to some of the wonderful bars & restaurants Austin has to offer. The home itself is better than the pictures. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you :) I am really glad everyone enjoyed their stay!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Austin-Bergstron International Airport
Car: not necessary

You are only .4 miles from downtown Austin and within a ONE block walk to South Congress. All of the most fabulous areas of Austin are very accessible from this SOCO Travis Heights vacation rental without your needing a car. You can easily walk to: 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)! Find a book to read at South Congress Books and bring it back to Romeo's Bungalow to read and listen to you favorite albums in serenity. Shop trendy and fabulous stores like Uncommon Objects, Yard Dog Art Gallery, Creations Boutique, as lovely storefronts line the street left and right. Or walk to an outdoor pool & walking trail at Stacy Park with three (3) sprawling acres of walking trails and a heated spring-fed swimming pool. Travis Heights is one of the most coveted areas of South Congress as it is very safe with a unique neighborhood and at the same time so accessible to downtown and South Congress.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $425
Property Damage Insurance $99

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 50% payment is due at booking and the additional 50% due 30 days before the first date of reservation -both payments are non-refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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