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Amazing Private Totally Updated Soco/Downtown Retreat!. Walk to it All!!

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Stunning!! Recent total renovation with sophistication & the local vibe in tact

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This 5 STAR SOCO Retreat is a hip and stylish 40’s cottage located in the heart of Travis Heights, one of Austin's most desirable and historic neighborhoods. Walk to it all including Austin's top restaurants, shops & entertainment, just 2 minutes to downtown! This stunning cottage was completely renovated recently and features contemporary eclectic vintage charm, character & great natural light throughout! Unbelievable fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen, and an open central living area to relax in style! Impressive master suite provides quality furnishing throughout with eclectic accents reflecting it’s Austin charm. Enjoy your outdoor covered patio, private yard & covered parking. Walk to Austin's famous hike and bike trail and watch the world famous bats!! Perfect place to stay for ACL, SXSW, Special Events or just a get- away destination.

WELCOME TO AUSTIN!
Relax at 'The Hillside Hideaway' and experience a fun, private and stylish 40’s Bungalow nestled under a canopy of towering oak trees in the center of a true Austin neighborhood with amazing vibe. This stunning cottage is beautifully appointed with custom furnishings & cabinetry plus unbelievable vintage wood floors. When you're ready to venture out, there are abundant choices nearby sure to entertain every type of traveler - from fantastic restaurants and boutique shops to live music to hike and bike trails and outdoor activity.


SWEET DREAMS
The artfully designed bedroom suite features a custom built Queen-Size Bed, Quality Pillow top Mattress, Egyptian Cotton linens and over-stuffed down style comforter. The roomy Bedroom boasts a large Walk-In Closet, in case of extra sleeping requirements. Roomy Office also included!!

SPA HIGHGHLIGHTS
Enjoy the cozy upscale eclectic charm with a spa feel, wall mounted fixtures, granite counters, marble floors that extend into an amazing open shower with glass tile accents separated by only an impressive 8 ft wall of glass featuring a high shower head with great pressure!!

CHEF'S KITCHEN
Indulge your culinary desires in the impressive gourmet kitchen. The fully equipped kitchen also features stainless appliances, microwave, coffee maker, garbage disposal, ice maker, dishwasher and full size refrigerator. Your kitchen is enhanced by indirect and direct lighting, great natural light, granite counters, deep oversized sink, and an open bar to the central living area which allows the ease of visiting or just enjoying the peaceful private space. Or step out onto your spacious covered patio and enjoy the outdoors and amazing neighborhood!!

LIVING ROOM HIGHLIGHTS
• Comfy Quality Furniture
* Extensive Cable Channels
* Flat Screen HD Plasma TV
• Large energy efficient windows overlooking gorgeous live oaks
• Accent Chairs and Stools
• Private and Peaceful Setting

THE OFFICE CONNECTION
Contemporary desk with high speed connection direct lighting, storage and a comfy chair.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Wireless Internet
• Indoor Washer and Dryer
• Wood Floors
• Ceiling Fans.
• Great Recessed Lighting with Dimmers Throughout
• Covered and Off Street Parking
• Outdoor Living Areas
• Complete linens, sheets, towels, blankets, pillows.
• Complementary Toiletries
• Iron.
• Wonderful Walking Neighborhood

NEIGHBORHOOD
A historic and safe walking neighborhood where you can stroll a few blocks east to Big Stacy Park with walking trails, heated spring-fed swimming pool, playground and wading pool at little Stacy Park - enough fun to entertain even the tiniest travelers for hours. You can also walk a couple blocks west and you'll be at the vibrant South Congress Avenue (aka SoCo) — filled with fantastic restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and music venues. Take a short stroll north and in a couple minutes you will be downtown!!

OUT AND ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT
Walk to favorite Austin eateries, shops, entertainment or hangout at Doc's to people watch or catch a game or two, walk to Home Slice Pizza, Woodlands, Perla's, Vespaio, Enotecca, or HopDoddy's Burgers. Catch some evening sounds at the world famous star studded Continental Club who has featured such greats as Elvis, Stevie Ray Vaughan & The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Most recently Johnny Depp stopped by for a 90 minute jam session with Bill Carter and Billy Gibbons. No wonder we are known as “The Music Capital of the World”

In addition to the vibrant Soco area, Austin offers so many interesting attributes. Walk to festivals, concerts and marathons in the immediate area. Zilker Park hike and bike trail, kayaking and Lady Bird Lake(Town Lake) which offers some of the best sculling in the country, bat watching from the South Congress bridge. Visit the State Capital, the famous Bob Bullock Museum, and the second street shopping district. Catch a performance at the new Long Center for Performing Arts or walk to Zach Scott Theater. Swim in Barton Springs yet another refreshing spring fed pool. Visit the Convention Center or just stroll downtown where there are more great restaurants and live music, Auditorium Shores, Whole Foods Market, and so much more.

GETTING AROUND
Take short cab ride downtown, grab a peti cab or enjoy a great short walk and be downtown in a couple minutes. There's even a convenient Capital Metro bus stop 1.5 blocks from the cottage.

OH, AND ONE MORE THING....
If you are overwhelmed with what direction to go I have been an Austin resident for over 20 years and can help guide and direct you with your out and about interest. Do you need suggestions on where to go and what to see? Not quite sure where a place is located? I am happy to be a source of information for you during your stay.

!! When you are ready to explore the endless choices Austin has to offer walk to it all from this amazing location. Fun for every traveler!!!


Keywords: This 5 STAR SOCO Retreat is a hip and stylish 40’s cottage located in the heart of Travis Heights, one of Austin's most desirable and historic neighborhoods. Walk to it all including Austin's top restaurants, shops & entertainment, just 2 minutes to downtown! This stunning cottage was completely renovated recently and features contemporary eclectic vintage charm, character & great natural light throughout! Unbelievable fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen, and an open central living area to relax in style! Impressive master suite provides quality furnishing throughout with eclectic accents reflecting the Austin charm. Enjoy your outdoor covered patio, private yard & covered parking. Walk to Austin's famous hike and bike trail and watch the world famous bats!! Perfect place to stay for ACL, SXSW or just a get- away destination
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Top of the line hotel quality matress, pillows, comforter and duvet...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Amazing marble mosque flooring the continues from the bathroom into the open shower area. The shower is unbelievable with an 8' wall of glass that only adds to the quality features. Granite counters, custom cabinets and great lighting. Lots of clean white linens!!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Close walk to downtown. Only a 15 min walk to the heart of downtown...moreless

  • Village:

    Soco and Travis Heights Area. Just 3 blocks to the ever popular SOCO area. Hillside is located in the heart of Soco and Travis Heights...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered parking at carport of private driveway parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    It is all there including a wine opener!!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless Steel Dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked gourmet kitchen, full size stainless steel appliances, glass tile back splash and great natural and recessed lighting...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Top of the line stainless steel microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size side by side stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Top of the line gas stainless steel stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered Patio for relaxing or a stunning private crushed granite back patio with it's own park BQ ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful and professionally landscaped front and back yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Monthly Rate
Aug 13 - Feb 28, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,000

Changeover Day: Friday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 15%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Live music, Bat Watching, Running and Biking Trails, Paddle Surfing, Parks, Gardens, Live Music, Open outdoor restaurants and shops.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Austin resident for over 20 years with an unending wealth of knowledge about the city and activities. I can guide and direct you in whatever your interest may be.

Why the Owner Chose South Congress, Austin, TX, USA:
Travis Heights and the SOCO area is an amazing location close to it all and allows the ability to walk to everything. The neighborhood is eclectic, safe, vibrant, friendly and reflects the true energy of Austin.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The peaceful and private setting is so enjoyable. I so enjoy the upscale but eclectic vintage charm and character of the place and always feel like I am on vacation when I stay at Hillside Hideaway. I truly feel like I have step back in time and removed myself from the hustle and bustle of daily life!! However it is great to know I can take a short walk and be in the middle of it all again in a couple minutes but than escape back to peace once again…


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Stunning!! Recent total renovation with sophistication &  the local vibe in tact

    Stunning!! Recent total renovation with sophistication & the local vibe in tact

  • Great size main living area. Beautiful wood floors, flat screen & natural light!

    Great size main living area. Beautiful wood floors, flat screen & natural light!

  • Comfortable bedroom, quality linens, comfy matress. Fresh & Clean

    Comfortable bedroom, quality linens, comfy matress. Fresh & Clean

  • Wonderful walk-in closet with great storage

    Wonderful walk-in closet with great storage

  • Adorable Benches for your relaxing and Enjoyment

    Adorable Benches for your relaxing and Enjoyment

  • Private large fenced back yard and professionally landscaped

    Private large fenced back yard and professionally landscaped

  • Beautiful professionally landscaped large fenced yard.

    Beautiful professionally landscaped large fenced yard.

  • Wonderful view of downtown from SOCO

    Wonderful view of downtown from SOCO

  • Open floor plan & amazing beauty throughout

    Open floor plan & amazing beauty throughout

  • Unbelievable kitchen. SS appliances, glass tile & fully stocked

    Unbelievable kitchen. SS appliances, glass tile & fully stocked

  • Stunning Bathroom. Marble floors, open shower, fresh linens...

    Stunning Bathroom. Marble floors, open shower, fresh linens...

  • Stunning Large Private Fenced Back Yard with towering trees and an Adorable Park setting with Log Benches

    Stunning Large Private Fenced Back Yard with towering trees and an Adorable Park setting with Log Benches

  • Adorable Private Park BQ for your grilling enjoyment

    Adorable Private Park BQ for your grilling enjoyment

  • Adorable Park BQ for the grilling pleasures

    Adorable Park BQ for the grilling pleasures

  • Benches are harvested logs from a large oak tree on site that did not make it.

    Benches are harvested logs from a large oak tree on site that did not make it.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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