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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in South Congress - Nellie House

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, DVD player, 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Julie
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2016

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

2BR/1BA South Congress Dream - Steps from everything the city has to offer
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Wilmington, NC
4

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: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great stay in SoCo

  • 4 of 5

Great hosts. Came in town for an extended weekend. House was as advertised. Convenient to everything SoCO has to offer!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent South Congress Location

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location! The house is walking distance to everything South Congress has to offer. No need for a car. The house is clean, the beds are comfortable, and it has a great front/back patio. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks Julie.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA
4

Great Location for First Visit to Austin

  • 4 of 5

Great location; most places we wanted to visit were w/in walking distance, especially, Doc's Motorworks and the bat fly-out. Though, we found nothing extraordinary about the property, we two couples enjoyed our stay in the South Congress Dream and its nice neighborhood. The owner was very helpful when we had to make contact. Less ambulatory persons may find the front stairs and the downhill/uphill path to South Congress, "adventurous". The beds were comfortable in this cottage-like house as we spent our days out enjoying Austin & the surrounding area, a good night's sleep was important. Being just a over 100 ft. above South Congress, the traffic noise was not too distracting to sleep. The kitchen is well equipped, but we did not cook much with the excellent restaurants nearby. For us first-time Austin visitors, this was the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location location location

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. If you want to be on south congress and in the heart of the community this is it. We walked everywhere and used the home as s home base for our fun. House is clean and charming. Beds were comfortable and had everything you need. Thank you Julie

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Happy to have you.
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5

Perfect Stay in Austin off South Congress Ave - Everything was within walking distance

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Nellie House to celebrate my birthday which ended up being the perfect location on South Congress Ave. We arrived late, backed our car in carport and were done driving for 2 days. We did not need the car at all. Everything was within walking distance. The first night we went out to dinner at "Perla's Seafood" walked around the area and were headed back to the home when we saw "South Congress Massage" right directly in front of the home on South Congress Ave. Went on the internet and schedule sessions for myself, my wife and our daughter. AMAZING!!!!! It is a must when visiting the area. Julie was the perfect host. Just a text away if we needed anything. She even left a nice card and bottle of Champagne in the refrigerator for my birthday. The home was exactly what we wanted. The master bed was so comfy. I am really picky on my beds too. The other bedroom had two twin beds that were just as great for our two older children. The bathroom shower was modern. There was not a coffee maker in the home, but just around the corner there was and entire coffee shop that had my name on it every morning "Jo's Coffee". We ate breakfast at the "Snack Bar" which was below the home in the Front of "The Austin Hotel". All organic food :-) My kind of place... Great wait staff. One afternoon we ate pizza at "Home Slice Pizza" Yeah, don't miss this place!. On Saturday night the Austin entertainment event, "Bat Fest" was going on. The kids had fun listening to the rock concerts and watching the bats fly. Perfect, Perfect, Perfect! The home was our meeting and sleeping place from a long day of enjoying ourselves walking around the town... It was so nice and relaxing to come home to the "Nellie House".

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • 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.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Congress, Texas Hill Country

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
 
New Year's
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£686
for 2 nights
From
£274
 
 
SXSW 2017
10 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,194
for 3 nights
From
£685
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£504
for 2 nights
From
£183
From
£206
Fri,Sat
£1,417
£4,706
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £79 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Congress in Texas Hill Country

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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