The SoCo Cottage-South Congress

House - Entire home/apt · Mary Street West, Austin, TX 78704, United States

Located in the Heart of SoCo. The South Congress Avenue shopping district. Fantastic location on the edge of Bouldin Creek. We offer a peaceful setting on a 1/4 acre in the middle of Old Austin! Bicycles to use during your stay!

Your host, Chris
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Located in the Heart of SoCo. The South Congress Avenue shopping district. Fantastic location on the edge of Bouldin Creek. We offer a peaceful setting on a 1/4 acre in the middle of Old Austin! Bicycles to use during your stay!

The Space

Location! Location! Location!

We offer horse back tours from the cottage down S Congress to the State Capital.

Goats in the back yard:)

Hip and Unique!! Come Stay With Us. We are Local Austin. Let us show you a good time. An Austin Original. 2 blocks to South Congress Ave.

If the SoCo Cottage is booked see my other listing here on the same property

The Austinville Cottage

Free airport pick up and drop off.

We are an airbnb Superhost.

Superhosts go above and beyond in their commitment to hospitality, whether it's picking guests up from the airport or stocking the fridge with yummy local yogurt. They’re welcoming faces that know the ins and outs of their city, and provide local recommendations and insights that deepen the travel experience for every guest. People want to stay with them, and other hosts strive to be like them.

Pet friendly!!! Bring your Pooch with you while you travel. Prior approval needed.

Original Austin Bungalow located in the heart of 78704 (SoCo). Two blocks to South Congress Avenue (The SoCo Shopping & Entertainment District) and one block to South First Street (SoFi Shopping & Entertainment Strip). No Need for a car, Walk or bike everywhere!. Free bikes for your enjoyment during your stay!

Our Friend Sam The Cowboy provides horseback rides from the cottage down South Congress Avenue. The rides always sell out! Make sure to enquire if you are interested starting March 1 2014. Yes!! You will be on your own horse!

Sleeps 2 Cozy Bedroom-Brand New Memory Foam Queen Bed. Cold ac Heat cable tv WIFI full bath with ball and claw antique tub. Fully stocked kitchen & fridge. Cow hide lounge chairs in the livingroom 42 inch flat screen Tv..Ikea European square sink. Tin barn finish in the bathrroom. Energy rated European Toilet.

Plenty of room to roam outdoors. Located in the heart of the South Congress and South First Shopping district. We treat our guests as if they are family. Enjoy the lake which is just a two minute drive away. Boat rentals bat tours dinner cruises are minutes away!! We have bikes for use to roam the neighborhood. Plenty of onsite parking. Fully stocked Fridge

Fifth Generation Young Native Texan. Well Traveled. Providing you a unique place to stay in in the heart of 78704. Quaint Property on Bouldin Creek.

Out of town travelers< Austin has Zip Car and Cars 2 Go. As well as Enterprise Car Rental has Fri thru Monday Specials at $9.99 per day.

If you are visiting form out of State or Over Seas, will will be more than happy to arrange reservations at any local restaurant as well as tours.(jeep guided city tours, horseback riding, river paddle board, helicopter tours, BBQ and Austin Food Trailer Tours). Feel free to contact us for more information.

Guest Access

Free Wifi Cable Tv Tivo Welcome bottle of wine stocked fridge n/c

Interaction with Guests

Private and cozy. We are usually not on the property.

Guests can arrange horse back tours when booking.

The Neighborhood

We are centrally located in Old Austin. Located between South Congress Ave and South First St. We are in the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood. One of only a few houses located on the creek!

Getting around

Cars 2 Go - Zip Car - City free bike program - Free bikes to use during your stay - On metro main bus line - Yellow Cab 1 mile to downtown $5.00 ride.

Other Things to Note

Dogs allowed with prior approval.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Chris is so nice and helpful! Great place, as pictured. Fantastic location as well. The goats and dogs are very sweet. My mom and I went horseback riding with Sam, which was wonderful.

    June 2014
  • We stayed at the SoCo cottage for one night during a cross country road trip. The cottage was great and the neighborhood excellent (and at the cafe on the corner!). Great touches, like the stocked beverage fridge! We told friends from the east coast that we want to go back with them and stay in the side by side houses. We wished we'd stayed for two nights! Chris was awesome, have us tips on restaurants, cafés, etc and also told us that über was free during our stay! Thanks Chris for being a great host!

    June 2014
  • We had a great time at Austinville. From being picked up at the airport with little dogs in tow, to being able to walk everywhere you'd want, to a charming place with lots of character and a stocked beverage fridge- we'd stay there again!

    June 2014
  • This was our first Airbnb experience - and I can only hope they will all be this good! The SoCo Cottage is a perfect home base to explore Austin. The cottage has a definite rustic charm, but with modern updates like a super-comfy memory foam bed and TV/internet (although we didn't even turn it on). It's clean, well-furnished and the location could not be any better... blocks from shops on South Congress and South First Street, a quick $1 bus ride to the downtown, and just steps from The Soup Peddler (to start your day off with fresh juice and smoothies). Chris was a great host... and saved us a bunch of money too by picking us up at the airport, giving us an unused dinner gift certificate and offering rides when he was around. I'm sure we'll be back to Austin and would not hesitate to stay here again.

    June 2014
  • We loved our stay at this rustic, charming cottage. It had a very relaxed vibe and is in a great neighbourhood, and Chris was the perfect host - giving suggestions on things to do, lending kitchen equipment, offering lifts, and letting us use his washing machine.

    May 2014
  • Chris was an excellent host and made you feel right at home from the start! He was gracious enough to provide snacks and a fully stocked refrigerator with an assortment of beverages.The SoCo cottage is within an easy walk to South Congress, as well as many local popular food trucks and restaurants located within the neighborhood. Chris knows the ends and outs of Austin and even gave us a tour to show us all the hot spots within the area. Thanks to Cars2Go (strongly recommended!) we were also able to explore downtown and Barton Springs, and there were always plenty of cars within a couple of blocks at all times of the day. There is a reason the SoCo Cottage is one of the top places to stay in Austin on airbnb, and I highly recommend checking it out the next time you're traveling to Austin!

    May 2014
  • Chris was a great host, he provided everything I needed and more in the SoCo Cottage. He was very accommodating, suggesting places to check out and even giving me a ride downtown one evening. The cottage was very clean and well-stocked, looks just like the photos! It's such a great location, I walked to nearby restaurants and shops and the bus stops were no more than a block away to get into downtown. It was rainy while I was there so I didn't get a chance to use the bikes he had available. I wish I could've stayed longer!

    May 2014
  • This place was awesome! Chris, the host was great, the location between Congress and South 1st couldn't of been better, and hope to rent frm Chris again in the near future!

    May 2014
  • chris's place was one of my favourite places I've ever airbnb-ed at so far. so incredibly well decorated (true to the photos!), in a cosy house with wood panel ceilings and walls, which give it an awesome cabin feel. chris was super cool and accommodating and really easy to get along with. we liked him and his southern charm instantly. he has the sweetest dogs which we were very happy to welcome onto our porch whenever we saw them running around, and really friendly goats! the location was awesome - we love the south congress neighbourhood. close to some neat eateries and vintage shops (our fave!). we will definitely be booking this spot again. we definitely felt at home, which is what we look for in our airbnbs!

    May 2014
    Response from Chris:

    Sounds good. It was a pleasure to host you all:)

    May 2014
  • We had a fantastic week stay at the cottage, not only just because of it's charm, comfort and location. Chris is an amazing host. He actually took the time to discover what our interests were to help guide our experience of Austin. We felt like we were at home. We would love to stay again!

    May 2014
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Fifth Generation Young Native Texan. Well Traveled. Providing you a unique place to stay in in the heart of 78704. Experience Old Austin. Quaint Property on Bouldin Creek We have hosted Rock Stars & Movie Stars. And Mom & Pops Enjoy the chickens free ranging in the back yard! We enjoy all outdoor activities especially on the water and biking. We will be more than happy to show you around town.
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