"Stayed in home for a few days to attend a UT college visit and worked w/Brooke, who was friendly & nice! There were 6 of us and the house was the perfect size to accommodate us all! So much room that none of us felt cramped at all...and honestly, so modern & cool, the pics don't do it justice!
They DO have a Keurig, even though their description just says 'coffee maker', so that was a nice, unexpected find. We shopped right down the street at HEB for little things like half & half, Splenda & adult beverages, however, we ate out at almost all our meals since SoCo was right down the street.
SoCo, by the way, is legit about a block & a half away and located where some of the BEST pizza & Mexican food could be found...if you can't find something good to eat within walking distance of the house, I worry about ya :) There were also plenty of little & big named shops along SoCo, for those that love to shop while on vacay. Warning for those with heat or sun-sensitivity...Austin is straight up HOT & humid in July, so fair warning to take LOTS of water when you leave to go to SoCo and wear super comfortable shoes.
The house was in a great location to other things too! We were a 10 min drive to Barton Springs pool (which is FREEZING!), 3 min from Congress St. Bridge to view bats (around 8:30p) & it took us 15 min to drive through downtown to get to UT.
Now that was all the good stuff...there were a few things I thought could have been better but it all had to do with the "make ready" process. The cleaning or stocking crew should ensure coffee for the Keurig is available for the next guests (there were 2 unopened boxes of decaf but the regular coffee box was there empty), make sure the lights on the walking path all work at night (there are these really cool metal walking "pads" that can be a little difficult to maneuver at night when the lights don't work...we used our iPhones' flashlight to help) and that the tree next to the parking space is kept trimmed out of the pathway (I'm 5'2" and I ran into that darned tree the entire visit). Again, though, the pluses totally outweigh the negatives at this home and we're still super happy we rented it!!"
Guest: Angela H.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 26, 2016