About this listing
This adorable 650 square foot bungalow sits behind my hair salon on South 1st Street in the very popular and trendy SOCO and SOFI area of Austin...in the most desirable/hip zip code, 78704! It has been lovingly remodeled and prepared to host even the most finicky guest to the casual guest with close proximity to downtown Austin less than a 1.5 mile walk away! Nestled between Zilker Park/Barton Springs Pool, South Lamar, and South Congress, you'll find yourself in the middle of all the local attractions. In addition, there is a park (Gillis Park) located directly across the street for those of you with children, animals, and/or enjoy a walk nearby. South 1st and South Congress street are famous for their selection of incredible vintage stores so don't forgot to visit some of the best infamous and local South Austin shops like Flashback, Schatzelein, Turntable Records, Resistencia Bookstore, etc ...just a couple of blocks down from the Bungalow! There are countless cute, local bakeries and coffee shops within blocks, as well.
The bungalow details:
Enjoy this private bungalow with an open concept (efficiency) with a 42 inch flat screen TV including cable, WiFi internet, Sealy Posturepedic Sotherby PLUSH queen sized mattress, comforter with 100 percent cotton duvet cover (comfy and soft and not polyester!), Egyptian cotton sheets/pillows, and a knotty pine queen sleigh bed from the exquisite Wildflower Organics (one of my favorite stores on Lamar/9th). There is a comfy white cotton slip cover sofa for seating. Walk in closet provides plenty of room to hang clothes, and many shelves for storing belongings. The bathroom has a stand up shower, Bath and Body antibacterial hand soap,lotion, and shower gel. We also provide Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner! Shower cap, hairdryer, and comfy towels also provided (we recommend you bring beach towels for off site use). The kitchen has a brand new 4 burner gas stove, new microwave, new full size refrigerator, coffee maker, ceramic teapot, kettle, pots/pans, toaster, and blender. If you are bringing your bike(s), please feel free to leave them inside your house :) There is also a pergola/patio which is to the left of the front salon building and a bistro table/chairs on the front porch of the salon overlooking the scene on South 1st Street you're welcome to enjoy at night, as well!
There is on site parking for one guest vehicle only. We ask for you to park in the nearest spot to the back Bungalow (about 10 feet from the door - super close and convenient!) We do issue you one parking permit to be put in your vehicle dashboard overnight. If you have more than one vehicle, you are welcome to use the neighborhood free street parking one block away on Herndon Lane/South 1st Street :)
If you are considering traveling with your pet, you must communicate this prior to making your reservation. Pets are charged an additional fee per night and, therefore, require special approval on a case by case basis. In addition, your pet must be kenneled in a crate if you plan on leaving him/her in the Bungalow unattended :)
THE NEXT STEP:
If you have any questions regarding my property and/or location, please take the time to check out all the links connected to this listing; maps, amenities, house rules, calender, pricing... it's all here, up to date, and accurate :)
If you're interested in booking, please press the "Contact Me" link before actually booking...I'll respond quickly. You can then proceed to the "Book It" tab.
Please look at calendar carefully as rates are subject to increase during festivals and other high traffic times (SXSW, ACL, F1, etc.) Price increases are reflected on the calendar. In order to get an estimate on your stay, please press the "Book It" tab. You can utilize this tab to give you an estimate, walk you through the payment and reservation process. In order to get an accurate rate quote, please be sure to specify the number guests visiting, as pricing may vary.
After the booking process is complete and prior to your stay, I will send an informative email about Austin and the SOCO Bungalow details. ENJOY AUSTIN
I try my very best to offer a tidy house for you! I hope you treat my place gently in return :)
Although Sovay was out of town, she provided all the needed information and accessible by text - and very responsive.
The little bungalow it just as it is pictured. It was quiet, comfortable, clean and well located. The bed was very comfy, and having the little kitchen was nice for keeping cold drinks and snacks. One could easily cook in the kitchen - but with all the good food nearby we didn't do much other than make coffee.
It was very hot when we were there, but there is a powerful A/C unit and 2 fans, so the place was always comfortable.
There were many little amenities like bathroom supplies (even an extra toothbrush) and staples in the kitchen (including coffee and creamer).
The location on 1st street was convenient to the freeway, South Congress, Lamar and Downtown. 1st street is kind of busy, so it doesn't make for the nicest walk to the local eateries - but it might have been a nicer walk if it wasn't 101 degrees!
I would stay there again.
This cute little bungalow was exactly as described by Sovay. It was comfortable and very secluded = relaxing! We will most likely re-book with Savoy in the future and definitely recommend her property to friends and family.
Sovay was an excellent host, with the bungalow clean and ready for our arrival. The space itself was perfect for our visit, with a wide open bedroom, functional kitchen (which was important to us), and a great outline of the areas attractions and available services.
I would definitely stay here again on a future visit.
I did not meet you at all. The email with everything to do in the city was really comprehensive and helpful. Nice to have coffee which I replaced. The Bungalow is in the best area of Austin. SoCo is really fun to see. Austin is a great place. You need a car to get around from the Bungalow.
The bed is very comfortable. The Bungalow is a great size for two people. We enjoyed our stay here
The bungalow was everything she described. The home was clean and accommodating. Location was close to everything we wanted to do. Perfect for a weekend getaway. Would recommend to anyone looking for a private little space centrally located in the city for one or two persons
Loved my stay at the bungalow! Location is perfect, close to many dining options and public transportation, and the unit itself super cute and cozy. Having lived in Austin, felt like home with all of the amenities and little details (creamer/coffee, dishes, travel guides, soap, etc) provided.
We definitely enjoyed our stay at Sovay's bungalow. The space itself is clean and has everything you'd need - much better than staying in a hotel, really. Plus, the area around there has a lot to explore - from the funky shops and restaurants on South 1st to the cute area just a little farther on South Congress. In addition to setting everything up so that the stay was hassle-free, Sovay gave us a lot of tips for exploring and they were extremely helpful in guiding some of our trips out and about. We can't recommend her place enough.
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About the Host, Sovay
I moved to Austin, Texas in January 2004 and absolutely fell in love with the city, in particular, the 78704 area. It is truly magical and the heart of the city, containing Zilker Park, South Congress (SOCO), Barton Springs Pool, Town Lake Running Trail, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Botanical Gardens and a walk/bike ride away from downtown. Please feel free to contact me about your upcoming stay in Austin, Texas!