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3BR/2BA Inviting Retreat off South Congress, Downtown Austin, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

For larger groups you can rent our sister property next door. The listing number is 657089!

This fantastic 3BR/2BA, Spanish-inspired stucco garden home is perfectly located a few blocks from South Congress Avenue, the hippest strip in downtown Austin. Both the spacious entrance courtyard, with its beautiful fountain, and the manicured backyard boasts striking brick, iron and tile work. Enter this attractive property via the open, spacious living and dining room space with its high vaulted ceilings and wall of windows. The formal living room has two comfortable, plush couches that seat nine comfortably. The fully equipped kitchen is attached to the dining room and comes complete with all cooking necessities. The bedrooms are located down the hallway. The master bedroom comes complete with a deluxe king bed, private en-suite bathroom with shower, and private access to the courtyard with its large gazebo. The second guest bedroom has a comfortable queen bed and French doors to the outdoor living space. The third comfortable guest bedroom has two twin beds. The guest bathroom is located in the hallway and has a shower/tub combo. The second family room is one of the best places to entertain family and friends! The family room has two comfortable large sofas (one is a queen sleeper sofa), a fire place, and cable TV with surround sound. This amazing house features a private courtyard with large backyard and patio area as well a full gazebo that seats four comfortably at the table side.

This little hideaway is perfectly located in the beautiful Travis Heights neighborhood, just a couple of blocks from vibrant South Congress Avenue (“SoCo”) and its many restaurants, boutique shops, and premier live music venues. You’re also minutes by car, bike, cab, bus, or foot from the center of downtown and the 6th Street, Warehouse (4th Street) and 2nd Street entertainment districts, the Texas State Capitol, and the University of Texas. The Congress Avenue “Bat“ Bridge, which marks the edge of downtown, is just over a mile away and the Long Performing Arts and Palmer Event Centers, the hike-and-bike trail, Barton Springs and Zilker Park (site of the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Trail of Lights) are at your doorstep. Heights Hideaway is across the street from Stacy Park, a Travis Heights landmark that practically connects the property with Lady Bird/Town Lake, and which has a great year-round free pool. Whether you’re coming to experience the “Third Coast’s” world-class music and art scene, participate in Austin's abundant outdoor activities, or simply to explore the great restaurants, shopping, and funky vibe that make Austin a top-rated travel destination and place to live, Heights Hacienda is your perfectly-Austin "home away from home."

OL # 2013-024970 OL

The City of Austin limits occupancy to six unrelated adults.

Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey staff. Our calendar and rates are 100% accurate. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of a luxury home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours each day with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guest data - HomeAway Software for Professionals. All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee and a Property Damage Protection Program.

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Property Manager
TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed our stay here. We loved the spanish style inside and out, especially the beautiful courtyard/patio area. The home is perfectly located as a base to explore Austin from. It's just blocks from the fun SoCo area, yet it's a nice and quiet retreat. It was so nice to come here after a long day instead of a hotel room. The owners were very helpful in answering all our questions. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends and family.
Jun 2010
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South River City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds, 2 Sofa Bed beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

3BR/2BA Inviting Retreat off South Congress, Downtown Austin, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.185185 based on 45 reviews
Santa Monica

It's just okay

  • 3 of 5

This place seemed relatively clean, but after laying down on my bed and getting back up, I was completely covered with animal hair (dog or cat). It was clear that the comforter on my bed wasn't washed. Also, the towels all smelled pretty strongly of mildew.

The location is pretty good, but hard to manage if you don't have a car. It's also directly adjacent to another unit, so if you're planning on a private party, you might want to rent both (this unit is bigger and comes with a yard too).

All in all, everything was fine, but they could use some more thorough cleaning.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jack, Thank you so much for the feedback! We do apologize if some inconveniences occurred, and wish we had known during your stay so that we could have helped out. Here at TurnKey, it is our highest priority to make sure each guest has the best experience possible, and our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to help if anything comes up. Please know that we are currently following up with our Housekeeping Team about the cleanliness concerns, and thanks again for letting us know. By the way, you were absolutely perfect guests, and if there is anything else at all we can do for you, please just reach out to let us know. -The TurnKey VR Team
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The locations was awesome. The sleeping arrangements were perfect. Clean and comfortable. One thing I would suggest is full length mirrors in each bedroom. With 2 bathrooms and 5 girls it was tricky getting ready in the morning because of lack of mirrors.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mandi, Thank you so much for the review and helpful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. Please know that we are looking into adding some full-length mirrors in the bedrooms. Also, our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to call with any issues that may come up, so just let us know next time if you need anything. By the way, you were perfect guests, and we look forward to having you stay again! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Convenient location but would be nice to have more basic materials

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for a girls weekend trip and the location couldn't be beat - we could walk everywhere! The house was clean and the lay out worked well for our group. My only suggestion would be to have some basic things in the kitchen or to not throw away non-perishables that other renters may leave behind - sponges, coffee filters, olive oil, flour. In most other rental properties that we've used through this website those things were included. Other than that great property and look forward to renting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexa, Thank you so much for the review and helpful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. You were perfect guests, and we look forward to having you stay again! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Great for family wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family convened on Austin from multiple other cities. This place was clean and spacious. We hosted a family brunch before my brother's wedding. The kitchen was well stocked w pans and utensils. The weather and the gardens were beautiful so we spent lots of time in the courtyard w the fountain and birds. Parks, pool, shops, and restaurants are an easy walk. We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockwall TX

Fantastic Austin Home!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house. It had plenty of places to sleep. Double bed, two single beds king bed, two regular couches and 2 pull outs. So close to everything and walking through the neighborhoods was wonderful. Never had to worry about a thing as Turnkey was also on schedule with information about early or late checkout and when we had to pay final payment. Only negative and it's small is the white towels and having to use the toweletts that we never could find. Really had a wonderful time and enjoyed this house so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A roof over your head

  • 2 of 5

If you seek shelter from the elements, this place is for you. It comes with a roof and the air conditioning works. The refrigerator works, as does the dishwasher. And, if you like to sit outside in the company of others, there are three different areas in the back to do so.

If, however, you're looking for a place that doesn't have ants crawling on the kitchen counters, this place might not be for you. Or, if you are over 6'0" tall and don't enjoy taking a shower sitting down, because the overhead faucet can only hit you in the chest. Or, in the master bedroom, if you don't prefer to use the toilet and shower in the same space where the two are connected (e.g. the floor of the bathroom is the floor of the shower). Like to kick back and watch TV while on vacation? This is not the spot for you. The Hannspree TV is quite possible the worst TV money can buy. While it does work, the resolution is poor and the sound is about as good as if you were watching something on your smartphone 10 feet away.

Lastly, if you expect your rental company to not call you at 12:30am because someone reported a "noise complaint" while you were just sitting in the living room talking to your friends, don't stay here. They will call you at 12:30am to see if you were causing the noise.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.
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