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'Amazing Location' SoCo Apartment - Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Live Music

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Loft Apartment, Queen Bedroom, Luxury Bathroom (Sleeps 2+) - 5 Star Property

Visit Austin and stay in the best SoCo location in the city - less than one block (50 yards) from South Congress Avenue's vibrant center - out the door and around the corner to fine restaurants, boutiques, food trailers, live music and the hub of activities for Austin's major events. This location is right in the middle of many of the special live venues for SXSW, and close by all of Austin's local year round entertainment. There are 20 restaurants to choose from less than a 10 minute walk from our front door. We welcome visitors from all over the world.

The Art Alley Loft is a fresh clean studio apartment, built specifically for visitors wanting to be in the heart of Austin's activities - This beautiful apartment has a queen size bed, and a comfortable lounging area with luxury private bath that offers you a personal retreat right in the middle of one of Austin's favorite city spots.

Our heart of SoCo location is right off S. Congress Ave in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood - putting you minutes from downtown and at the center of SoCo, two blocks from the Hotel San Jose and around the corner from the South Congress Hotel. All of our visitors truly enjoy this vibrant area.

The Art Alley Loft has a mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, hot-water kettle, plates, silverware, cups, glasses and wine glasses - everything you need for light eating in this apartment home, and with dozens of interesting and gourmet restaurants to choose from, good food is always close by.

Fantastic restaurants, 24/7 breakfast, live music, boutique and vintage shopping are all just steps away from your front door - relax and enjoy the private courtyard area.

We often provide a home brew craft beer tasting to guests in the courtyard (if we're not off at one of the many Austin special events)...

The Art Alley Loft was registered and licensed by the City of Austin in 2012 as an approved Short Term Rental (Austin STR) property, meeting the city code inspection and safety requirements. City of Austin - Licensed Short Term Rental (STR) - 2017 License .

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Nan

Hi - I'm Nan… We've been Austin residents for over 20 years - and have traveled across the US and around the world, using VRBO / Home Away for our stays in many different countries.

We enjoy live music, great food, good friends and all the varied outdoor activities that Austin has to offer.

You can join us for a swim in the local public pool at Stacy Park - just a short walk or bike ride away. Swimming at Barton Springs or mountain biking on one of Austin's many great trails...

Our guests like to start their day with coffee in the private courtyard, and end the day in the courtyard sipping a nice glass of wine or one of our refreshing home brewed craft beers - join us !!

Nan purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Nan chose Bouldin

We chose this property to live right in the middle of one of Austin's most happening areas SoCo (S. Congress / Bouldin Creek area) & SoFi (South First St. area) - we love to walk or bike everywhere and there's always something fun to do or a great restaurant choice just minutes away.

With dozens of personal experiences staying at VRBO apartments around the world, we knew exactly what we wanted to provide in our Art Alley Loft for you to have the best stay in Austin !!

What makes this apartment unique

We are avid bicycle riders and have a large selection of FREE bicycles available for you to use when you stay with us in the Art Alley Loft. Ride downtown or to Zilker park for ACL and be there in just minutes from this central location. Multi-speed cruisers, geared mountain bikes and a few unique single-speed city bikes - Baskets, Lights, Helmets and Locks...

We provide a long list of items available for you to use during your visit…including: Folding Chairs, Oversize Pool Towels (to use at the springs), Full Sets of Frisbee Golf Disks (3 courses in town), Day Packs, Walking Sticks, Picnic Wine Glasses, and much, much more...


Bouldin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New - clean crisp luxury bath - Granite and Designer Tile with designer finish fixtures. Dual flush Toilet. Oversize shower with glass door and nice on-demand hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) High thread count sheets, pillow top mattress with padded cover, comfortable comforter and hypo-allergenic pillows (or feather pillows if you prefer).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The Art Alley Loft Studio is located up one level from the private, fully fenced, locked courtyard area and street level. It's an easy walk up the nice wide stairs to access the loft.


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'Amazing Location' SoCo Apartment - Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Live Music
average rating of 4.9345794 based on 107 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to everything Austin! Awesome hosts. Having bikes to use during our stay (and a great bike map and tips from Nan!) was an added bonus! Thank you Nan!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I always love staying in the Artsy Condo when I come to Austin!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is within walking distance of so many cool shops on Congress Street and.... the accommodations are wonderful. The bed is one of the most comfortable you’ll ever sleep in and the owner is always thoughtful to leave a few snacks and beverages in the fridge. Staying at this condo is one of my favorite things about coming to Austin!! 😊❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience, great location, such a good good time!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great, perfect for two, in a great location in the heart of the South Congress life. Nan was great very accomodating and responsive. We definitely recommend the property and will be back, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Charles, LA

Nice little place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Nan was a great host. Space was clean & comfortable. Bathroom is small but adequate. We much prefer the privacy of a rental over a hotel room. The location to SOCO is walking distance which was very convenient. She offered bicycles to use for no charge but we had to cut our stay short due to a family emergency so never got to use them. We would stay there again if we have a chance to return to Austin.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location on South Congress in Austin

  • 5 of 5

The Art Alley Loft is ideally located in Austin's Bouldin district. There is plenty to see and do, including music venues, interesting shopping and a number of very good restaurants. Nan and Jeff are friendly hosts and very accommodating. The Loft apartments are clean and modern and very comfortable. Their description and booking page has all the details you need to evaluate these very nice apartments - we highly recommend the Art Alley Lofts!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun stay in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

A clean, safe, cozy apartment in a great location -- what could be better!!!! Nan gave me a warm Austin welcome and set me up with all I needed to know about the area. She was especially patient when I couldn't fin my way back at night and she had to guide me "home." I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Austin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Continental Club, Gueros, C-Boys & numerous others
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Barton Creek Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Station - Austin, TX
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Interstate Highway 35 - IH35 (Oltorf Exit #233)
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Vespaio, Hopdoddy, Perla's, S.Congress Cafe, Jo's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park
Car: not necessary

The SoCo / South First area is a vibrant area just south of the city center and Austin's Lady Bird Lake - across the 'Bat Bridge' and a short walk south on S. Congress Ave. Filled with shops, restaurants, bars, outdoor live music venues, regular outdoor events and art/craft fairs - the S.Congress and S.First street areas are just steps away from this incredible in-town location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (weekly) $42 + Tax

Availability subject to change until booked.

Special Events: Minimum Stay Required

Refer to Rental Agreement for Special Events booking policy - 90 day policy applies.

CHECK-IN after 3 pm, CHECK-OUT by 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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