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2BR/1BA South Congress Dream - Steps from everything the city has to offer

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 760 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Tranquil 1930's bungalow in the vibrant heart of Austin

Perfect for families!

115C Nellie House: tranquil 1930's bungalow nestled in the vibrant heart of Austin's South Congress District. Steps from Austin landmarks like Jo's, Continental Club, and Guero's, but secluded enough for a quiet night on the terrace. Truly unique retreat in the center of it all.

The house is tucked away on a private residential street in South Congress, the trendy neighborhood just over Lady Bird Lake from downtown Austin. Steps away are chic boutiques, restaurants and one of Austin’s oldest and most storied music halls, the Continental Club.

A few feet (meters) from the Cap Metro No. 1 stop at South Congress and minutes by foot from Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, downtown, the State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center--everything the city has to offer is at your doorstep.

Compact but comfortable, the house retains the charm of the original 1930s design with 10-foot ceilings, New Deal-era millwork, and original wood floors, but it also boasts all of the comforts and amenities you would expect at home: Wi-Fi, sound system, laundry room, and a chef's kitchen. There are also small surprises that belie the taste of the owners as well: vintage and modern furniture, cool art, plenty of books on design, poetry, design, and music, and lots of vinyl LPs.

The secluded outdoor terrace behind the house faces a rock wall created by the natural fault line that runs behind the house, a perfect place for cocktails before (or after) exploring the city.

The master bedroom occupies the terrace-facing corner of the house and features a king-sized bed with monogrammed sheets, while the second bedroom features two twin beds and faces east, with a view of the city just outside.

Please contact via email to inquire about availability for any dates or if you have additional questions.

In the heart of South Congress and minutes by foot from Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, downtown, the State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center--everything the city has to offer is at your doorstep.

A list of only a handful of the nearby attractions and restaurants includes:

Jo's Coffee

Continental Club

Hotel San Jose

Guero's

Lucy in Disguise

Yard Dog

Uncommon Objects

Perla's

Stag

American Apparel

Elizabeth Street Cafe

Sway

la Barbeque, etc

Austin's central bus lines, the No. 1, No. 5, and No. 7, all have regularly scheduled stops at the bus stop located a few feet from the house on South Congress.

Taxis regularly travel up and down Congress and are easy to flag; they also schedule semi-regular pick ups at the nearby hotels (Hotel San Jose, Austin Motel, Kimber Modern, St. Cecilia, etc).

Bicycles are available for rent by-the-day from the Austin Bicycle Company at the Austin Motel.

OL 2013 083329

More Details

Owner
Julie
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bouldin in Austin

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be mindful that this is our home. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Front Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom occupies the terrace-facing corner of the house and features a king-sized bed with monogrammed sheets, while the second bedroom features two twin beds and faces east, with a view of the city just outside.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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2BR/1BA South Congress Dream - Steps from everything the city has to offer
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
5

Comfy stay at ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Charming decor and comfortable," hangout" . Beds were super comfortable and everything was clean! Owner was very attentive & gave us great recommendation for morning breakfast (Joe's) & reasonably priced Italian dinner. He went out of his way to make our stay pleasant, even offering to mail back left item. Very short walk to S. Congress St. and easy drive to university, Zilker park & airport. Helpful hint: Homeaway info may not be up to date so double check key location with owner before arriving.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice home. Had everything we needed, great location to walk to food/coffee (didn't have to use our car), and extremely clean.

Great set up for a small family with kids room at front of house and master toward the back. Allowed for parents to enjoy the back patio at night while baby slept.

Will definitely rent again!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay! Short walk from everywhere you want to go on South Congress. For everywhere else we used Fasten. House was nice. Comfy bed. Cable would have been a nice amenity but I don't suppose you come to austin to watch tv anyway lol. Will definitely try to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, quaint, and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quaint, and conveniently located.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A cute house with character convenient to south congress

  • 4 of 5

This house was convenient and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, quirky little house in perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, clean and situated in a perfect location for walking to shops, restaurants, music and bars on South Congress Street. The Nellie House is a little treasure. A family home that accommodates three to four people comfortably. We loved the back porch sitting area which is cool and comfortable, although will soon be overlooked by a large extension being built on to next door's house. Plenty of towels and some of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in, indicate that the owners want to be sure of your comfort. The house is a family home and quite small, but we didn't plan to stay in most evenings; although we did look for a deck of cards one night, and ended up playing a children's board game! WiFi worked well; we did use the A/C because even in late October, the temps were quite warm. We all loved Austin and would happily go back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lounge at Hotel San Jose, Continental Club
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Lone Star Riverboat
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MetroRail at Austin Convention Center
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 35 @ Riverside
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jo's, Elizabeth Street Cafe, Enoteca, Guero's
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Barton Springs Pool
Car: not necessary

The house is tucked away on a private residential street in South Congress, the trendy neighborhood just over Lady Bird Lake from downtown Austin. Steps away are chic boutiques, restaurants and one of Austin’s oldest and most storied music halls, the Continental Club.

Austin has long been a haven for countercultural types, with tattoo artists, bohemian coeds and techies biking side by side along the glistening shores of Lady Bird Lake. But these days, Austin is more chic than shabby. New upscale restaurants — many that rely on local, organic ingredients — are popping up all over the city, along with bars featuring artisanal concoctions. Meanwhile, the South by Southwest (SXSW) music, film and interactive festival continues to draw an affluent crowd of technology geeks and celebrities. In April, Food and Wine Magazine will court foodies with its first culinary fête in Texas. Then, in November, the Circuit of the Americas Formula One track will open, drawing race car fans from around the world. But the old Austin isn’t hard to find: You can still hear the twang of a country guitar in many doorways and chug of Lone Star at just about any bar.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.19
Damage Insurance £44.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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