Walk to South Congress & Downtown from This Cool Garage Apartment Treehouse
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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!
Member since: 2013
- On floor 2
- 650 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
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
- Coffee Maker:
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
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
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
Pool / Spa
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 9 - Mar 20, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 15%
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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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
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.
Links to more information:
dining and kitchen, all mod cons
detached unit, separate entrance, street parking - come and go as you please.
bathroom, shower, nice original board and batten construction
from the entry to the kitchen
from the dining area to the front door, including the sleeping area...
easy views, space to do yoga, have a cup of coffee
separate unit, private entrance and large deck off back
galley kitchen, espressomaker, fridge and freezer, micro and stove; all you need
view into bathroom
one open space, including sleeping, dining and living areas
from the kitchen towards the entry
great private second-story deck, surrounded by trees; table and four chairs
treehouse view from the inside to the outside
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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