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Walk to South Congress & Downtown from this cool Garage Apartment Treehouse

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Private Studio Garage Apartment: Detached, 2nd-story, Very Private, Sleeps 2-4.

This charming garage apartment, fully renovated but with remaining vintage charm, is convenient, comfortable, quiet and private.

Detached unit at the rear of property has second-story deck surrounded by trees, affording outside living space with privacy. The balcony overlooks a small ravine with a creek, no other properties back up to it, so it's quite secluded and private - perfect for having a nice coffee or tea, or a great spot to do yoga!

Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, plenty of natural light, and a renovation that added all modern conveniences, while keeping many of the historic materials and trim for the original 1920's unit. We've also furnished it with family pieces, and some fine art in a style we'll call 'Mid-Century Mash-Up!'. Fun, funky, clean with solid lines, and all the creature comforts.

We walk downtown and to festivals while others are still looking for parking. Rent a couple of bikes and you have the majority of Austin at your convenience. And, SoCo is a veritable weekend in itself - shops, boutiques, restaurants, food trailers, bars, clubs and so much more, just blocks away. But, once you've had enough of folks, retreat to the calm of the Bolthole.

Perfect for a couple, but it does have a fold-out couch, so if needed, 4 'close friends' could make it work. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, skylit bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and street parking.

Minutes walk from the Lake, Downtown, easy access to festivals, and all that Austin has to offer!

More Details

Owner
Chris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Chris

lived here in ATX, then lived elsewhere, been back a while now, and we love it... we're urban gardeners, bon vivants, conscious leaders, itinerant travelers and lovers of the good life, as we see it...

we're really fortunate to live in this neighborhood and want to share the best that Austin has to offer, while allowing folks time to just chill out and enjoy a retreat-like 'treehouse' setting.

we live in the front house, so you have your choice - we can be as available as you need, or leave you alone. we can provide advice, do daily upkeep, or stock the fridge and pantry for you - with local favorites! - whatever you need.

as urban gardeners, we usually have edibles and greens, and more than we can consume, so if that's your diet, we're more than happy to provide greens!

Chris purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Chris chose Austin

Travis Heights, off of SoCo, a real neighborhood that is walkable and enjoyable, yet extremely close to the urban excitement!

Access to SoCo, to Festivals, to downtown and to the excellent Hill Country. You'll love Austin, come visit Texas and see what we have to offer!

We're told that this property was one of the 'hideouts' for Bonnie and Clyde... indeed, when we renovated the apartment, we found remnants of a hidden stairway in the garage, and a trapdoor in the apartment. It's still visible in the remodel.

That's why we call her 'the Bolthole' - the perfect safe house for an escape!

We're casual, but we understand great service and have stayed in some exceptional Vacation Rentals ourselves. We like meeting people, or respecting privacy - and we love to share our love for Austin with you!

What makes this apartment unique

Urban, but really quiet and relaxed.

You could get away without renting a car if you are creative.

Access to all of the action and nightlife.

Private, comfortable, modern, yet historic.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Walk to South Congress & Downtown from this cool Garage Apartment Treehouse
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
Chicago
5

Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Bolthole. The apartment wass comfortable, handsomely designed, clean, and private. It was an easy walk to South Congress and to the River Boardwalk. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and fun

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the dog friendly-Ness of the property!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We just love this place. Stayed here two times in the past year. The studio has a great feel, lots of natural light and the deck is fabulous. We even sat outside with the mild winter weather we had! Very quiet neighborhood. Very nice host who responds quickly to your questions via text message. South Congress shops within walking distance and close to the walkway along the lake too. So quiet and peaceful, yet so close to the action!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blue Springs, MO USA
5

Loved the deck

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean. It has a great deck on the back which was wonderful and had lots of privacy. We talked, read our books, etc. Great for a girls weekend or romantic getaway. Very close walking distance to fun restaurants, shopping, and cool places to hang out. It was very well equipped. My only complaint is that they didn't have any washcloths in the bathroom, only hand towels and towels, but we made do.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delray Beach, Florida
5

Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this property and our host Chris. I am an experienced VRBO & AirBnB traveler and have had all sorts of experiences (mostly good). However, Chris' Tree House is now at the top of the list. I just love it when I get to a place I have booked and it is actually better than the pictures posted (...we all know how often things are the other way around!). Well this was definitely better than the pics...from the hardwood floors to the entertainment system, to the super cool kitchen and porch. Add to those attention to detail, cleanliness, great location, a wonderful place to retreat to at the end of the day, and a host that is accessible and helpful. I would not for a moment hesitate to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we'd love to host you again!
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Chris is as good a host as you can get!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is within walking distance to South Congress. It's clean, quite and well stocked with what you normally find in a 4 star hotel. Chris has also kindly left a bottle of wine, beer, water and 1 pack of milk that came in very handy for my first breakfast, before I had time to buy some groceries! Chris goes out of his way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I have stayed in many vacation rentals in the past for a 2 weeks stay, in many parts of the world and no one before him has ever offered me a clean set of bed sheets for my second week! Thanks Chris for everything. The only reason I am not giving this house a 5 star is because there are no blinds on the big windows to keep the light out. For a light sleeper such as myself, this can be an issue.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and that we pleased you. Sorry about the bright mornings! I tried to make the photos clear to show there aren't blinds or shades. Thank you, please visit again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
South Congress has many varied choices!
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-35
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
South Congress has excellent choice, all prices
Car: not necessary

Travis Heights, SoCo, Music Festivals, Town Lake - all of it is walking distance from this beautiful property...

Located in Austin's best urban neighborhood, Travis Heights, with fabulous shopping, restaurants and nightlife a 7-10 minute walk away on South Congress (SoCo), as well as Lady Bird Lake for all outdoor activities and downtown within easy walking distance.

Free entertainment just walking down South Congress, and easy access to all downtown activities. We get there walking before friends find parking!

Beautiful green-belt and year-round pool easy walking distance - all of the action, and a peaceful retreat as well...

This rental is perfect for a couple looking to be able to do whatever they want on the urban scene, and then just drop out of the picture and be alone. Or, a single person relocating, visiting or working in town for a short-term.

We are so close and yet still 'far out'; tucked away and retreat-like. Fun, funky, clean, bright, and cozy.

We've used some family pieces and some fine art collectibles to create a nice 'Mid-Century Mash-up' so you can enjoy a little bit of what keeps Austin cutting edge, yet comfy and ole school as well.

It's your choice - we can be as involved as you like and give recommendations and ideas, or we can leave you completely alone for a retreat. It's our pleasure to share the vibrancy or help maintain the solace!

Licensed Short-Term Rental Property: #OL 2013 009899

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Rates & Availability

South Congress Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SXSW
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$295
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates can be slightly negotiable for appropriate longer rentals... please email directly. Yes to pets, but I do charge and extra fee!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Congress Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , nice, clean, modern, large skylight
  • nice, clean, modern, large skylight. modern with historic features. all towels provided, basic needs taken care of!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • large, open studio floor plan... high ceilings, large windows, great natural light. one lovely queen sized bed, and a fold-out couch that can sleep two more. high quality linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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