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Hip Downtown SoCo Retreat, Modern Decor, Great Outdoor Entertaining Area!

Greater South River City, Austin, TX, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, Large Family Room, Washer/Dryer, WiFI, Sleeps 6

'The SoCo Retreat' is a hip and stylish Mid-Century home located in Travis Heights, one of Austin's most desirable neighborhoods.Walk to Austin's top restaurants, just 2 minutes to downtown! This home is beautiful and just finished a contemporary renovation as of September 2011! Great kitchen, outdoor patio, and huge family room to relax in style! Just 2 minutes to Austin's famous hike and bike trail and bat watching. Perfect place to stay for ACL or SXSW! One of Austin's most active and historical neighborhoods close to it all! You will love the location, right in the heart of SOCO and walking distance to many favorite Austin eateries, hangout at Doc's to watch the game or for great people watching and an ice cold beer; a few blocks from, Home Slice Pizza, Perla's, Vespaio, Enotecca, and HopDoddy's Burgers. When you are ready to explore, there are endless choices from the boutique shops, to recreation on Austin's hike and bike trail, and great live music! Fun for every traveler!


Kassalin Calhoon

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Both Bedrooms have new furnishings with Queen size beds, linens included. Extra towels and blankets available if needed. Large Dressers and full size closets, equipped with hangers, and an Iron and Ironing Board is available. Bedroom 1 has a chic, modern design element with luxury bedding, a desk for business travelers and Wireless Broadband Internet Service provided. It also has an extra large double dresser with extra linens and blankets stored in lower drawers. Large Mirror above dresser for an extra vanity area, in addition to the bathroom vanity, great natural light. Bedroom 2 has a tranquil zen like feel and the bed will make you feel like you are in a high end luxury hotel with the 600 thread count sheets, you will definitely feel rested after a night on the town! Bedroom 2 also has a High Definition LCD Television with built in DVD, cable television provided.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Beautiful galley bathroom with Ocean blue vein Travertine Tile and Subway Tile throughout. Double Mirrored Vanity/ Medicine Cabinet for Toiletries and Medicine Storage. Washer and Dryer included in the bathroom. Great natural light for makeup application. Very Spa like decor!

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • River


            • Family
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Carport
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Gas Heating
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Living Area
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Courtyard
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Shed
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool


                                            • museums
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • The Family Room is large enough for additional sleeping, both the sofa and the couch are extremely comfortable for sleeping. The couch is larger than a twin size bed, and the sofa is perfect for a child to sleep comfortably. Also, a King Size air mattress is available, if additional sleeping accommodations are needed. Pillows, blankets and linens will be provided. Maximum capacity for property is 6 adults and 2 children. NO MORE THAN 8 PEOPLE SHOULD OCCUPY PROPERTY!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              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.

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great location

                                                              Matt K.

                                                              Great location. Close to South Congress and the river trail system. Nice house.

                                                              Great location to be able to walk to most places

                                                              Liz P.

                                                              The property was in quiet road and plenty of space , nicely appointed with full kitchen

                                                              We were able to walk to south congress and visit great shops and restaurants

                                                              We also walked to bullock museum past the capitol and there is easy access within 10min walk to riverside path

                                                              Overall a great experience

                                                              Kalli met us at the property and was able to give us useful information on how to get to the local places and best way to get to river

                                                              Chances are none of these things will be working—even a year from now

                                                              Lisa T.

                                                              Although this was the 2nd year we stayed here, we were saddened to find previous year’s home issues still present and (worse) there were three items that were malfunctioning that the owner knew about before we even arrived.

                                                              #1. It wasn’t until the 3rd day of our stay that we were going to use the washer when we found a load of dirty towels & detergent stains that had been in washer for some time. When we told Kassalin, she said, “Oh, yea, the washer isn’t working” (!). She attempted to get an electrician to fix it who got it working for one morning but then the dryer didn’t work.She got him out there again but he wasn’t able to fix it. Although she left clean linens and towels, we were stuck on new years eve with wet laundry and no dryer.Therefore, no laundry use throughout out stay—a problem that could have been remedied before we even arrived.

                                                              #2. The ceiling fan ran incessantly in the back half of the house where the living room was making it unusable throughout our stay. When asked about it, she again admitted to knowing it was broken, saying:“Oh, the last person to stay here broke the cord.” Although my husband mentioned that we wouldn't be sleeping in that room, it was freezing outside, thereby making the whole half of the house unusable. Again, a problem that could have been remedied before we even arrived.

                                                              #3. The electronic door lock kept malfunctioning locking us out much of the first day and even when she attempted to replace the batteries (probably because the front door is warped and off set). When I texted her, I looked back at my texts from the year before—and sure enough! The door lock had that same problem and there was no physical key left. Again, a third problem that could have been remedied before our stay.

                                                              Even tho Kassalin came out to attempt to resolve both the door locking issue and the washer and dryer (she didn’t even try to fix the ceiling fan), all of these issues were not suddenly new ones but ones she knew existed and dampened our stay.

                                                              When we attempted to contact her three times to follow up (twice by email and once by text), requesting one nights stay as a courtesy for all of the mishaps, she finally responded by flatly refusing: "if you feel that you did not get the service then you are mistaken….I really am sorry that there were some minor issues during your stay, but I did try and fix them." I agree with the reviewer who said Kassalin does not care about the property or the tenants. Advise: go w another vrbo

                                                              Great location, great house.

                                                              Matt G.

                                                              Very nice and clean house. I’ve stayed in several houses in Austin and this was by far my favorite. Conveniently located close to South Congress in a nice quiet neighborhood. Will certainly try to stay here again.

                                                              clean house, good location

                                                              Natalie S.

                                                              Upon first enter, I enjoyed the house - it was clean and in a good location. However, the AC broke halfway through our stay and the owner did absolutely nothing to fix it, forcing us to sleep in a 90 degree home. If nothing breaks, it’s a good spot, if the AC does break, beware Bc the owner doesn’t care and it definitely seems like this happens frequently. I don’t recommend renting as the risk of no AC in Austin is a pretty tough one to take.

                                                              The perfect spot!

                                                              Max F.

                                                              My team and I stayed there for 10 days during SXSW this year and it couldn't have worked out better. They were able to accommodate sleeping arrangements for everybody very comfortably and the outdoor area was a great feature to hang out and grill. We didn't have a car, but the house is located so that downtown is less than a 30 minute walk away OR you can rent a bike for $8 a day down the road from the house. The river boardwalk is also only about a 5 minute walk away. South Congress an awesome street that we walked almost every day for great food and shopping. Overall, this was a great experience. Nothing bad to say.


                                                              Greater South River City, Austin, TX, USA

                                                              Austin has a lot of outdoor recreation available, Lady Bird Lake, which is less than a mile from the property has kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, and rowing available. Also a hike and bike trail encircles Lady Bird Lake and is great for exercising and less than a few blocks from property.Lake Austin which is less than five miles, offers great water sports for boaters, wake boarding and water skiing. The University of Texas at Austin is just a few miles from downtown and offers an amazing college football experience and The Horns will not disappoint for an exciting day at Memorial Stadium.This property is just minutes from downtown museums and art galleries, Austin's historical 'music row' located on Sixth Street, 'The Music Capital of the World'; also a main attraction for the SXSW music festival. The historic Texas State Capital. Visit Barton Springs and swim in a constant 68 degrees, located in the center of Zilker Park home of the acclaimed Austin City Limits Music Festival. Other Activities: Paddleboarding, Running, biking

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              F1Racing week is $600 per night, with cleaning and city tax fee in additition to base fee.

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.3/5
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