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Funky clean, fresh and energetic South Austin home.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Two bedroom, 1 bath, snapshot view of downtown Austin.

South Austin home with original hardwood floors. Comfortable living room with sofa, chairs, free WiFi and local TV. Sit, relax and unwind from your day. The kitchen is fully furnished with all the conveniences of a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishes/utensils and some pantry items. There is also a washer and dryer for your convenience. The hardwood floors throughout lead you to the two bedrooms. Both bedrooms have queen size beds. Should you need extra sleeping arrangements, there is a queen size blow up mattress for your use. The remodeled bathroom includes a shower, bath tub and towels. There is a tiered deck out back for early morning coffee and breakfast or your evening meal. The front and back of the house is landscaped with Texas tolerant, native plants for you to enjoy. So, relax and enjoy your stay ... Austin-Style.


Owner
Denise and Dorene
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Denise and Dorene

Austin born sisters, Dorene and Denise have lived in Austin their entire lives. Our family and friends live here and we can not imagine living anywhere else! Austin is one of the hottest spots to visit in the nation. The combination of nature, live bands, and great food (Tex-Mex, barbeque, eclectic)...we just love Austin! We have owned and managed properties for 19 years and enjoy giving people a comfortable beautiful place to live and stay.

Denise and Dorene purchased this house in 2002

Why Denise and Dorene chose South Congress

This property was handed down to us from our father. He had the foresight to buy the property in the 1960's and it is very special to us. Our entire family grew up and attended school in this area and many friends remain. We have loved seeing how this area has changed and grown over the years and we can quickly tell you where something 'used to be'.

We have remodeled the entire house and turned it into a South Austin gem. It is in the perfect location since it is conveniently located to downtown, restaurants, entertainment, nature walks, and shopping. Yet, you can still relax and get away from it all by sitting on the back deck with your favorite beverage.

What makes this house unique

The feeling in the house is one of being in a safe place and calmness. From the kitchen, bathroom and back deck you catch glimpses of the high rises of downtown. There is native landscaping and a large fenced in backyard with a three tiered awesome deck. There is also a little 'Hippie Room' just inside the carport. Located in a good location with speedy access to other areas in Austin via highways or major roads.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the South Congress around the Austin

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom remodeled with recycled tiles used on floor and walls.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Comfortable queen beds with antique furniture. Queen size blow up mattress also available to accommodate additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
You are approximately 1 - 1 & 1/2 miles from downtown Austin. SoCo is within walking distance (1/2 mile or so). Bus stop is within 1 block or 2-3, depending on which bus you need. The 801 Rapid, takes you from South Congress straight downtown to several stops.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Funky clean, fresh and energetic South Austin home.
average rating of 4.803279 based on 61 reviews
5

Adorable True Austin House

  • 5 of 5

Great property - Adorable, well equipped house. Love the outside area.

Great location - So much right outside the front door. Torchy's. Toss Pizza. Summer Moon coffee.

Great owners - They are very fast at answering any questions.

Thanks so much for sharing your house with us.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome. Glad y'all enjoyed our home. Safe travels.
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Texas/NJ
5

True old Austin

  • 5 of 5

No complaints here! Cute little house with funky decor was perfect for our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the funk. Safe travels back to us again some time.
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5

In a great location! Very cute house!! Would stay again

  • 5 of 5

The owners were super sweet and accommodating! Gave great suggestions and insights of places to go, eat, see and do.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our home and had a great time in Austin.
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5

Charming cottage in the middle of town

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable little house proved the perfect place to stay while we looked for an apartment in Austin. We quickly began to feel right at home before we had found the real one.

It's right off the main artery of S. 1st Street, close to the center of the city but also at the edge of a lovely, fairly quiet residential district.

We found the house very clean and well-equipped with kitchen gadgets and other necessities, right down to those essentials we appreciated on arrival: coffee grounds and half-and-half. The air conditioning worked well in the brutal July heat. The beds were comfortable. The back yard, as large as the house, has a sizeable furnished deck and a good-sized lawn area with shade. It was just the right size for our hound dog.

Even better, the two owners live nearby and were readily available for information and assistance. They were clearly concerned to make sure we had a pleasant stay (which we certainly did). We would gladly stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we're glad y'all enjoyed your stay and found a permanent home here in Austin.
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5

Great home

  • 5 of 5

Super cute home! Close to everything. Super cute backyard.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to have you back again sometime.
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Austin,Texas
5

Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this cozy and convenient home in Austin. So livable for our extended stay of 3 weeks. The yard was perfect for our dog and enjoyable for us- great outdoor space ! Would absolutely stay here again. Off street parking is a big plus and so hard to find in Austin.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, glad you enjoyed our home. You and your dog are welcome back any time.
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Contiental Club, Crow Bar, Black Sheep Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Peter Pan Pitch and Putt, Jimmy Clay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Magnolia Cafe, Bouldin Creek, Torchy's Tacos
Car: recommended

Funky South Austin home with a "Hippie Room" in carport. Located in a well established neighborhood in a great location. The house is fully equipped, has refurbished wooden floors throughout with antique furnishings. A fully fitted kitchen and interior dining area look out over the tiered deck. Enjoy your meals inside or out. Views of downtown Austin from the back deck. Comfortable living area with sofa and chairs to watch the 42 inch flat screen TV or surf the internet with free WiFi. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, lamps and furniture. There is a queen size air mattress if needed for additional guests. Bathroom has a shower and tub to soothe your tired spirits. Parking for 2 cars in the driveway; bus stop is 1 block away. Don't miss out on Torchy's Tacos, a short stroll from your front door; great for those unique tacos to enjoy on your deck or venture down the street for some Tex-Mex dining in the evening.

Local mosaic artist, Stefanie Distefano, has bridge art displayed 1/4 mile from the house. Be sure to look 'under' the bridge to fully embrace her work.

Great local coffee shops and places to eat dotted all around. Food Trailers everywhere... try a different one each day.

Things nearby:

*SoCo area, with restaurants and shopping - everything from cowboy boots to vintage clothing and more! On the First Thursday of each month, there is live music and late opening hours.

*Continental Club, an Austin tradition, a live venue showcasing all types of music. Note: Austin is full of live entertainment and Ride Austin or Taxi rides are advisable if drinking.

* 6th Street Nightlife and the Warehouse District where you will be spoiled with all the choices from the restaurants and clubs

* Downtown, with the Texas Capitol (pink granite and free tours) and art galleries

* University of Texas - about 50,000 students attend this beautiful campus; tour the campus and stop in to visit the Ransom Center, The Blanton and The Natural History Museum.

* Barton Springs Pool, clear, spring fed water, a constant 68F. Bring your swimsuits!

* Zilker Park with train rides, children's playground, canoe rides and kayaks for rentals. The Hike and Bike Trails are available for walking, jogging or biking. An informative learning center with local flora and fauna is displayed. The Austin City Limits festival (ACL) is held here in October.

*The Mexican free tail bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in their millions at dusk and draw tourists from all over the world to see this amazing spectacle!

*Whole Foods Market, a wonderful place to see a wide diversity of everything you would want to eat and great people watching! Browse, buy groceries and eat a fresh healthy meal. Vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters can all find something to put a smile on their faces!

*SXSW is Austins' International music and film festival with film makers, music and musicians converging on the city from all over the world. It happens in March at venues all around Austin.

*Shopping and Outlet malls abound in Austin; just pick one and enjoy your day.

*A car is recommended for areas further away in Austin and for those day trips you will want to make.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the South Congress,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
ACL Festival 2018
4 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£607
for 2 nights
From
£273
From
£290
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
F1 Circuit of Americas
18 Oct 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£326
for 1 night
From
£264
From
£273
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW 2019
7 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
£308
for 1 night
From
£246
From
£264
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£202
for 1 night
From
£141
From
£150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.55 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £382.5

This is a non-smoking home. Pet are allowed with the pet fee mentioned above. The washer and dryer are located in the carport, the picture shows wood chip flooring, we have up dated that by placing large stones around the washer/dryer area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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