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Room With A Separate Entrance, Heart Of Soco, Nestled In The Treetops

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

This Amazing space with a separate entrance is a few minutes walk to the heart of SoCo, and a short bike or car ride to the 2nd, 4th and 6th street entertainment districts. Zilker park home of many music festivals ,outdoor theater and the famous Barton Springs is also just a few minutes Away as is Lady Bird Lake with a beautiful hike and bike trail along with kayak and canoe rentals, . This super-modern dwell meets South Austin hideaway is the perfect base for Austin adventures of any flavor. So close to live music, amazing food and fantastic shopping that there's no need to get in the car unless you want to . Once you pass through the gate to the Owners urban garden and upstairs to your private suite you'll only hear the sway of the oak trees around your windows . The Space features a queen size uber comfortable bed as well as a full size pull out couch .

The room also has it's own fridge and a walk in closet for longer stays . It also features a large custom shower, high speed internet and 2 cable equipped televisions.

The owner is just downstairs if you need restaurant or any other sort of recommendations.

**4 day minimum and no weekly specials during holidays and festivals

More Details

Justin Hilton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Justin Hilton

i am a designer and writer living between San Francisco , Hawaii, Taos, and Austin with frequent trips to India. I love animals and nature. I'm also a huge fan of mountain biking, snowboarding and yoga.

We put lots of love and thought into the creation of the SOCO Studio and feel deeply honored to get to share it with you.

Looking forward to being in touch and getting to hear your story as well.



Justin Hilton purchased this house in 2011

Why Justin Hilton chose Greater South River City

I grew up in Austin and after traveling around the world have found no place like it. It was always my dream to have a place in SOCO district . I choose the Drake property because its surrounded by huge oaks and has the feeling of being in a tree but its steps away from Austins best food and entertainment options .It;s a short drive to Famous Barton Springs and less than a 5 minute bike ride to the amazing Lady Bird lake hike and bike trail and just a little further to the 2nd, 4th and 6th street entertainment districts .

What makes this house unique

There are too many amazing qualities to list about the Soco Studio but one thing we hear constantly is that it has the the worlds coolest shower - we look forward to hearing how you like it


Greater South River City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Room With A Separate Entrance, Heart Of Soco, Nestled In The Treetops
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay, well maintained property , very quiet really enjoyed our stay and the area of south Congress.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto, California

Third time, still completely charmed.

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat guests to this property. Please find our previous reviews for more details behind our continuously high ratings. This time around I would simply like to point out that you cannot beat this neighborhood. Travis Heights is a PERFECT location from which to explore Austin. Quiet and beautiful, and chalk-full of interesting homes, but at the same time a 5 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of South Congress. Fifteen minutes and you'll be strolling the trails at Lady Bird Lake. Although we love to walk the area (our Fitbits love Austin almost as much as we do) we still always rent a car. We appreciate how quickly we can get on the I-35 when we want to explore some barbecue joints down Lockhart way, head up to North Loop area to see a film or track down a cool cocktail bar, or see what's up in hip and happening East Austin. This property is our home away from home when we come to Austin, and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We just loved it

  • 5 of 5

This place suited us down to the ground. It was on fire outside weatherwise but the treehouse was cool and calm and a cocoon from the hustle in Soco. We ate at Gueros, went dancing at a few clubs, shopped at the cute shops and took the local bus a couple of times to 6th and also to see the bats. We actually cooked a meal here and slept well. Really recommend this place for comfort and location.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were quite pleased with our stay! It is a quick walk to Congress or a quick ride to downtown (downtown is also walkable, but it is a little over a mile). It is also easy to get in and out of town avoiding some busier areas from this location.

We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The patio was perfect for an evening cocktail before heading to dinner. While it does not have a full kitchen, we thought we might use the hot plate or coffee maker along the way. However, with so many amazing food options nearby we didn't touch the kitchen area!

We would definitely return for future visits!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute studio with the best location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at "our tree house" . Such a lovely place with everything you need in it. The location for us was the best! We enjoyed the shower soooo much and having our breakfast out in the balcony while listening the birds and watching the squirrels. We highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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surprised with water

  • 2 of 5

We really wanted to love this property. The location is awesome--just minutes away from Congress on foot. The room was clean and tastefully decorated. We had problems with television as well as the water pressure from the sinks and the shower. The water pressure for the sinks were inconsistent so there would be times no water would come from the spout and other times where the water would spew out horizontally a few feet, getting my clothing wet--both faucets. The room may not have been rented out in awhile because the color of the water was not clear. It was a light gray color when turned on in the first hour. The shower faucets were not working as well. I tried three phone numbers before receiving a return phone call by the property management company and they were able to get a plumber out there to fix the water problems while we were away at dinner. After the plumber came, we had no further issues with water pressure or water color so thankfully there was a resolution. We were prepared to book a room at a nearby hotel if the water pressure wasn't fixed or color of the water didn't change. This was our first experience with VBRO and I think, at least for my spouse, will be our last.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle - We're so glad you loved our place .As I'm sure you noticed from our availability and reviews we are booked constantly and we work very hard to make sure every guest has a great experience . We deeply regret the water problem , there was some plumbing work going on an adjacent property that affected our property and caused the pressure and water quality to be off for a few hours . Please know that we value our guests very much and appreciate the feedback you have given us
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Airport
Car: not necessary

Soco is the heart and soul of Austin with countless clubs and fantastic restaurants all within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $49
Tax Rate 15.0%

**4 day minimum and no weekly specials during holidays and festivals

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: $35 extra per night per guest.
FORMULA ONE WEEKEND $269 A NIGHT 11/14 - 11/17/13
ACL 10/3/13-10/6/13 $199 NIGHT
ACL 10/11/13 - 10/14/13 $199 NIGHT


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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