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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 1 - 3 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 .

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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 ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 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 4.925532 based on 94 reviews

Fabulous location with all you need to be comfy while travelling!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location & comfort, comfort, comfort!

This studio is located in a prime spot for enjoying Austin by day or night. Walk a mere 100 yards to healthy eats (whole foods grocer across the street!), restaraunts, boutiques, night clubs, Colorado River, cafes... We were greeted with undue respect upon check-in, provided keys for the bikes, and off we went to a fabulous stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grant Town WV

Clean, close, and very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for enjoying Austin. Right off South Congress, with everything there within walking distance. The amenities were all top notch, and Kris's advice on where to go and what to do was spot on. Thanks Nan!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, KY

Great location and an accomodating host.

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and I traveled to Austin for the F1 weekend. The loft is located just off South Congress, about a $20 Uber ride from the airport. We arrived several hours before check-in, but Nan let us drop off our luggage so that we could go out to lunch and walk around S. Congress. She notified us as soon as the property was cleaned and ready and gave us a brief walkthrough along with some suggestions on places to see and eat.

The loft was clean, well-maintained and had everything we needed for our stay. The mini fridge was stocked with a bottle of champagne and some beer/water. There were also snacks and a small amount of dishware. Just outside and down the stairs is a fenced-in common area that is shared with the adjacent loft that features seating and some shade. We didn't see or hear anyone in the adjacent loft during our stay.

Going out to eat/shop was very easy due to the proximity to S. Congress. There are numerous restaurants and shops within a few minute walk from the loft. Magnolia Cafe and Guero's are both well-priced and serve great food. Downtown is walkable or you can get there by Uber for about $7.

We used Uber to get to and from COTA on Friday/Saturday and the price was $25-$30 each way. Uber prices did spike significantly on Sunday, but I think it was because it had rained early in the morning and we were trying to get to the track during late morning at peak times. If you are going to COTA, wear comfortable shoes and beware that you may have to walk on dirt/gravel to get to your seating area.

On check-out day we contacted Nan to see if we could leave our bags on site while we went out for lunch since we weren't flying out of Austin until late afternoon. She accommodated us again and gave us samples of her husband's homebrew that many other reviewers have mentioned. She was a great host.

We plan on returning to Austin in the future and won't hesitate to try to book this property again if it is available.

-Tyler & Mary Anne

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This apt was very clean and in a super location. It is small, with a queen bed and a futon. Walking distance to so many things. I enjoyed having a car to visit all the areas of Austin. Owner was very nice about us getting in late and leaving late.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australial

Very good location.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our 3 night stay. Nan was great in our communications with her. We had a car to get around but liked walking to the many restaurants close by. The apartment was comfortable, clean and met our needs.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Art Alley Loft

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Great response time, communication from owner who greeted us upon arrival with a beer and some great suggestions for dining, entertainment. Place was clean and well kept, location was perfect, you could be pedestrian for the most part and bus lines to downtown are half block away.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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...


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
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.