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 :)
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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 :)
Soway's place is so much what traveling is for me in my husband: "exploring". Allowing us to get off the beaten path (touristy) and experience the locals. The perfect place for us!
Soway accepted my request right away and sent me a lot info about Austin. On the day we arrived, she left fresh coffee for us. Her place was nice and clean. I would recommend you to visit her place!
Thank you for everything!
All of the other positive reviews were accurate. The studio was incredibly clean, the location was great and there were nice goodies. Between nice towels, a comfortable bed, coffee in the fridge and some beer - Sovay is an incredible host. I filled out the form to rent the same day and she was very accommodating to get it done easily and quickly and it was so clean when I came. There were a bunch of bathroom essentials in case you left something and for folks from outside of Texas there were some books on Texas and things to do.
The Bungalow was exactly as Sovay described it. We arrived in Austin when it was pouring rain and the Bungalow was so warm and inviting. It was clean, cute and exactly what we wanted for our quick weekend trip to Austin. The location was perfect - nearby are a lot of great restaurants and food trucks and it's also close to the fun shops on South Congress and to downtown. Thank you, Sovay, for a wonderful stay!
We loved our stay at The SOCO ItZ bitzy Bungalow! The place is perfect size for a couple. It is in a great neighborhood, lots of yummy restaurants and cute shops. Sovay sent us a very helpful email before we arrive filled with suggestions for sight sighting and getting around. One of our best AirBnB experiences yet.
Hi, Mary! I'm so glad to hear you two had such a wonderful time and loved your space and neighborhood :) Congratulations on your marriage proposal here in the SOCO Bungalow, that was so nice to read!!! I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to host you and you're warmly welcome back anytime!
This cottage is adorable. Very clean and well put together. The kitchen is well appointed with everything I needed for my four day stay. I felt safe in the area and with the groundskeeper Santiago easily accessible. The bed was super comfy. There were filters for the coffee machine and even a cold beer in the refrigerator! Very nice!
We loved the location, the unit was adorable, clean and exactly what the pictures look like! The bed was pretty comfortable. Kitchen had half and half and coffee which was so nice to have since it was a little chilly outside and we didn't want to walk to get coffee, it let us be lazy !:) on our vacation. We would definitely recommend !!
Sovay has a very lovely little space that was perfect for my boyfriend and me. The location was 1.5 miles from a lot of cute restaurants and shops.. And less than 3 miles from downtown. It is quiet, clean, and allows for plenty of natural light. Would stay here again!
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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!