About the property
- Apartment650 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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 Greater South River City
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is such a cute place! Wonderful location! Immaculately clean and accommodations are so comfy! I highly recommend anyone to stay here! Such a neat centrally located neighborhood!
Wonderfully clean and convenient!
A wonderful gem in a great city! This was just what we were looking for! Easy to walk to anywhere, quiet, cute, wonderfully clean!! First place I will look to stay ifni go back to Austin
The Bolthole Tree house is comfortable and well appointed. Located in a charming neighborhood it's an easy walk to SO CO. We especially enjoyed the large deck; private and peaceful after a day of exploring. The property includes a nice collection of art and we found ourselves studying the works. Chris was nearby had we needed him but we wanted for nothing. This property is a gem in a great city and would definitely stay here again.
Perfect mini vacation
Everything was perfect! Chris is very friendly and a great host! Will definitely stay here again next time I come into town
Perfect location in Austin
We stayed at the Bolthole for the week of SXSW, and we couldn't have found a more perfect location. We were able to quickly walk to the restaurants on South Congress, and the walk to downtown 6th Street or the convention center was only about 30 minutes and an easy walk through the neighborhood and across the Congress Street bridge. It was nice to have quick access to everything but to come back to a quiet neighborhood away from the crowds at night. The Bolthole is set up as a studio apartment, which worked perfectly for the two of us. Everything was clean, easy to find, and nicely decorated. The weather was mild, so we were able to spend a lot of time on the back deck, which is a very nice aspect of the property. The kitchen is a decent size and was stocked with the basics. Chris was very accommodating and available if we needed anything. At the same time, we felt like we had plenty of privacy. We would definitely stay here again.
We absolutely could not have chosen a better spot for our stay in Austin. The place is cozy and clean and the deck is a wonderful spot to relax outside. Major plus is the sound system as well. Chris is super responsive and very welcoming and helpful. We will be back for sure. Thanks for the AWESOME accommodations.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates can be slightly negotiable for appropriate longer rentals... please email directly. Yes to pets, but you must ask and I do charge an extra fee!