South Congress Studio Apartment

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

Our apartment is perfect for the budget traveler. It's very clean and with about 500 square feet it is spacious enough for 2 guests, although there is a fold out couch if you need it. My wife and I lived here before buying the main house on the property. It was a great place to live and gave us many happy years. I'm sure you will love it too!

Located near Congress and Riverside, just a few blocks away from longtime Austin establishments such as Guero's Taco Bar, The Continental Club, Allen's Boots, and many other amazing restaurants, shops and music venues. The South Congress bridge, where the bats emerge at sunset every evening from March to October, is just a few more blocks away and leads directly into the downtown area only a mile from our apartment, all within walking distance. You can pick up the hike and bike trail at the bridge as well, and it runs for many miles around Lady Bird Lake. Public bike rentals are within a five minute walk on Congress Avenue.

We do provide off street parking for one car.

Rate includes 15% state and local hotel taxes for stays shorter than 30 days.

Interaction with guests

We may or may not be here when you arrive but we will make sure to leave the door unlocked and the apartment ready for you when you get here.

Other things to note

I have the best wifi range extender that money can buy but I have heard from our guests that it can be a little spotty, especially in the back of the apartment further away from our house. We do apologize in advance for any inconvenience. I am looking into ways to run a physical line from the house to the apartment but this is a fairly major project that will have to take place sometime in 2017.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $25
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

You can park in our driveway but please leave a space to one side for one of our cars. The door will be unlocked when you arrive and the keys will be on the table. The wireless access code is on the inside of the front door. If you smoke, there is an ashtray on the table and a place to sit and smoke out front. Please don't smoke inside. There are trash cans to the side of the apartment that you can place your butts in. Thanks!

We live in the house in front but are very respectful of your privacy.

Please let us know if you need anything. Also, please notify us if something breaks or is not in working order. We will work to correct any problems as quickly as possible.




Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

462 Reviews

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Carl User Profile
June 2017
John's place is clean, very quiet and private. Nice easy walk down to the South Congess area.

Julianne User Profile
May 2017
John's place is the perfect place to be. The location is amazing, and the accommodations were just what we needed. The bed is comfortable and everything works great. Being able to walk to congress avenue is awesome, plus we were able to rent B-cycles to get downtown and to Barton springs. We really felt like locals. John was super quick to respond to any questions we had and helped us out when needed. I would stay here again and again when visiting Austin!

Megan User Profile
May 2017
I stayed here with a baby and toddler. The host family was very kind and their son was really sweet with my boys. The yard was great and the kids enjoyed the chickens and toys!

Chris User Profile
May 2017
Great place! Really close to South Congress and all the restaurants! Definitely a place worth staying at!

Jessica User Profile
May 2017
This was our first trip using Airbnb and I have a feeling we've been spoiled. The location was amazing and the room(s) were comfortable and private! Thank you so much!

This apartment was just perfect for us! Location can't be beat, very clean, and super comfortable bed. Couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommend!

Lindsay User Profile
May 2017
This is a fun, cozy spot! The location is amazing - a quiet residential neighborhood just blocks from all the action on South Congress. John and family were unobtrusive but I'm sure very available if any issues arose. The space is thoughtfully furnished and stocked - we had everything we needed and then some. Just a quick note about the shower - it's very small (challenging for tall people like me and my husband). But overall, we really enjoyed the space. Highly recommended and a good value!

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Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in August 2011
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

Very easy going and a pretty good chef. Look forward to meeting you in Austin!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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