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Cozy, No Frills, Austin Getaway - 2 Blocks From South Congress

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

This small house is ideally located between South Congress and South 1st St, and is less than 2 miles from the heart of downtown. Monthly rental may be prorated pending arrival and departure dates. With one queen bed, one double bed, and a couch that can optionally pull out into an additional double bed, this traditionally low-key Austin residence can reasonably sleep 4-6. The large backyard features a stone patio situated beneath a 150 year old oak tree and is ideal for winding down after a night out. Full kitchen includes refrigerator, oven/stove, washer/dryer and microwave. Keep in touch with fast internet, Cable and Netflix. Stay in the heart of SoCo and be within easy walking distance of The Continental Club, Magnolia Cafe, Polvos, Sway, Elizabeth Street Cafe, Guero's Taco Bar, Homeslice Pizza, Bouldin Creek Cafe, and dozens of other classic Austin hot-spots.

Amy Templin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Cozy, No Frills, Austin Getaway - 2 Blocks From South Congress
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Cozy No, Frills Austin Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property was as described, cozy and no frills. The backyard space was definitely a plus. We were a family of 3 adults with extended family stopping by to spend time. This place suited our needs. There was no table for meals but again the outside space could be used. Nice to have a washer and dryer in the kitchen ( also serve as much needed extra counter space ). Lighting was really limited in the kitchen. WE would recommend the owner add some additional lighting somehow. Plenty of hot water and the bedding was new or nearly new. Both bedrooms comfortable. The bottom line is that this is the home of the property owner and her space needs to be respected. She was available when we had questions even over the holidays. The location is perfect sandwiched between SoCo and South 1st streets. Lots to do and see for food, sights and entertainment. Great neighborhoods for strolling. We had a wonderful time and made memories to last a lifetime. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Soco location with character.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Amy for sharing your home. I agree with a previous review stating if you are looking for a place with great SOCO location, character, good price and a fun Austin vibe this 2 bedroom accomodation works well. If you are looking for a newly renovated hotel with ameneties this should not be your first choice. The master bedroom is spacious with a small bureau, the 2nd bedroom is small with no closet or bureau. There are several hassacks and small end tables you can use as luggage stands to compensate. It was clean but an older property that could use updates but for the price it was worth it for us. There are plenty of extra blankets etc. in the closet. We found the "L" shaped sectional in the living room very comfortable and fun for the 4 of us to lounge on. There is a huge backyard with some party lights that makes this corner lot attractive when weather allows. We enjoyed having a full sized fridge, coffee maker, microwave and stove for our use. We liked the fact that we could walk to C-Boys and Continental club for live music. There are also several shops, thrift stores, Allen Boots, a natural food store, an herb store, and a handful of restaurants you can walk to. Its located between S. Congress and S.1st so it is close to everything but not noisy. When we did have a question, we got a quick response. We spent a lot of time downtown as well. It is a very short drive or you can take a bus or cab. Austin really IS the music capital of the US. Sooo much music all day long if you look for it. We had a great time. We averaged 3 bands a day. Go to a Sunday gospel brunch for sure but you should make reservations!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Nice place.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay. Thanks, will definitely come back again!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place was great

  • 5 of 5

Very good location for my family. We could walk to a lot food trucks and downtown soco. The place was a lot bigger then I had thought and there's everything you could need for day to day retuine. Backyard is huge and nice to hang out In the morning and night. Garbage cans are in the backyard on the side of the house. Was a little Confused at first if they were the ones on the street. Neighbors are all quite, and not to much street noise. None of us want to leave. This is our fourth stay In Austin and this house has been the best for the price by far.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed for 2 weeks in this property in a great location within SoCo. Super quiet area where you just hear the trees balacing in the wind and birds, though super close to all bars, restaurants and interesting stores in South Congress and South 1st St. The backyard is huge and ideal to celebrate our laziness.

We've used most of the amenities and all worked perfectly (hair dryer, stove, washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer). We rented a car for a couple of days and we could also park it right in front of the house with no issues.

Despite of not having any doors inside (only in the bathroom, naturally!), our party of 4 (we used the 2 bedrooms and the sleeping couch too) had a great time there and felt comfortable.

Last but definitely not least, we had the best hosts ever. They were always available and reachable, and were really kind to meet me a couple of days later to deliver some personal goods I had forgotten when I checked out! Lovely!

We definitely felt welcome and at home, so we truly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable house with everything you need, washer dryer, big backyard. The house is two short blocks from S. Congress in one direction and S. 1ST. in the other. In the middle of all you want to do in the SOCO area. Had a great two weeks, only problem was we didn't stay two more. Good communication with owners, wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
8.3 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, ATX


Rates & Availability

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Mar 9 2017 - Mar 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please call to inquire about dates and any prorated amounts pending dates or arrival and departure. Cleaning flat fee regardless of number of days rented
Renters are responsible for any and all damages to property incurred during stay.
Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bouldin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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