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dining and kitchen, all mod cons

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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!

Owner

Member since: 2013

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

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    19...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoke outside on the deck if you're safe and willing to take care of your butts!...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    please enquire, we can talk...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    please enquire, we can talk......moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    nice, clean, modern, large skylight...moreless

  • nice, clean, modern, large skylight. modern with historic features. all towels provided, basic needs taken care of!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    an odd and various assortment, for your reading pleasure....moreless

  • Games:

    a couple of board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    premium channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    surround sound for TV - iPod friendly through USB...moreless

  • Television:

    42 inch flat screen - cable and movie channels...moreless

  • Video Library:

    we have a large variety of movies available in HD "On Demand"......moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    less than 25 minutes easy walk downtown, and much easier than negotiating traffic and finding parking!...moreless

  • Water View:

    There's a lovely natural creek running down behind the property that can be enjoyed from the deck... after a good rainstorm, it provides a lovely soundtrack....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are less than 5 minutes walk to the access to the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk - excellent walking or biking, both on land and over water!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    four seats at a table indoors, with another four seats at an outdoor table on deck. in our climate, there's lots of nice morning coffees or evening meals outside....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    high ceilings, ceiling fans, and great AC...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    access for longer-term rentals, please enquire - happy to help....moreless

  • Heating:

    stays nice and toasty in the winter chills...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi - open access....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    linens provided, service provided for stays of 3 nights or greater....moreless

  • Living Room:

    really nice open floor plan, lots of open space with a comfortable dining, sitting and sleeping area. some nice Mid-Century pieces add character to the space. books, dvds, and games on site....moreless

  • Parking:

    on street, very safe - let us know if you'll have more than one vehicle....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels provided, service provided for stays of 3 nights or greater....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    access for longer-term rentals, please enquire - happy to help....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press and Coffee Provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    full service - all the plates, bowls, mugs, glasses and flatware. knives, cutting boards, pots, pans, measures and, utensils for the cooks - pots, pans and the like! if you don't see it, ask!...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    microwave, fridge, freezer, stove, range, toaster, large industrial sink, french press, coffee… all mod cons...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    we've loaned someone enough dishes and utensils and tools to make Thanksgiving!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    we've got the basics, and you can always come to the main house and 'borrow a cup of sugar!'...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    ice maker - and you can let us know what you'd like to have in there, we'll work with you to set you up!...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas range, everything you need for an easy quick snack or to cook a lovely dinner....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    separate entrance off own staircase with balcony...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    we don't have them, but I can help y'all rent some really easily!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large second story deck, tree surrounded and very private. feel completely relaxed and on 'retreat' on this 20x12 'tree-house' deck...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    we urban garden out of the front yard - grow greens year-round, vegetables and root crops for three seasons. we've also got a fig tree and invite you take advantage of the bounty of our gardens!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    5 minutes walk to a Public Park with courts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    10 minute walk, Little and Big Stacy Pools, public, year-round!...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SXSW
Mar 9 - Mar 20, 2017
5 night min stay
$295
$1,900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun
$900 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

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:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
ABIA
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
South Congress has many varied choices!
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-35
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose South Congress, Austin, TX, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.


Contact us

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

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Photos

  • dining and kitchen, all mod cons

    dining and kitchen, all mod cons

  • detached unit, separate entrance, street parking - come and go as you please.

    detached unit, separate entrance, street parking - come and go as you please.

  • bathroom, shower, nice original board and batten construction

    bathroom, shower, nice original board and batten construction

  • from the entry to the kitchen

    from the entry to the kitchen

  • from the dining area to the front door, including the sleeping area...

    from the dining area to the front door, including the sleeping area...

  • easy views, space to do yoga, have a cup of coffee

    easy views, space to do yoga, have a cup of coffee

  • separate unit, private entrance and large deck off back

    separate unit, private entrance and large deck off back

  • galley kitchen, espressomaker, fridge and freezer, micro and stove; all you need

    galley kitchen, espressomaker, fridge and freezer, micro and stove; all you need

  • view into bathroom

    view into bathroom

  • one open space, including sleeping, dining and living areas

    one open space, including sleeping, dining and living areas

  • from the kitchen towards the entry

    from the kitchen towards the entry

  • great private second-story deck, surrounded by trees; table and four chairs

    great private second-story deck, surrounded by trees; table and four chairs

  • treehouse view from the inside to the outside

    treehouse view from the inside to the outside

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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