South Congress Studio Apartment
South Congress Studio Apartment

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing


Cleaning Fee: $25


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.

The neighborhood

Our neighborhood is very quiet but still within a five minute walk to South Congress Avenue where business is booming!

Getting around

There is public transportation within a five minute walk on Congress Avenue.

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.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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.


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Dog(s) and cat(s) lives in the house



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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446 Reviews

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Jeremy User Profile
April 2017
The perfect place - as described. Great location and clean and accommodating. Thank you!!

Meredith User Profile
April 2017
My mom and I stayed here for a two-day visit to Austin. We enjoyed the eclectic architecture of the neighborhood and the short walk to South Congress. The shops and restaurants are so close and fun to explore! We especially loved Jo's coffee. John's place had a comfy bed, a mini-fridge, two window air conditioners, and a nice t.v. It was just what we needed!

Michael User Profile
April 2017
The place was great with Everything you need. A safe short walk to everything on a South Congress Blvd. (SOCO) food, clubs, shopping, live music. John & his family were great hosts. We will stay here again!!

Chad User Profile
April 2017
Great stay

John User Profile
April 2017
We are relatively new to AirBnb. We rented this location based on price. The location is perfect for us. We enjoy walking and were about a mile from downtown. We enjoyed our stay here very much. The ambiance is awesome and the neighborhood is quiet. To be helpful to other renters, here are some things to be aware of: The WiFi does suck, just as the owner states. Travelers need wifi more and more, and we went through our data plan using our cellular. The bathroom is tiny, really tiny, as is the shower. I'm 160 lbs and it was difficult for me to pick up a dropped bar of soap. There is one small armoire to hang up your clothes. We stayed 4 days and we had room to hang up 8 garments between the two of us after taking all the extra linens and ironing board out of the armoire. The window ac units were effective and the noise of them running was not too bad. There is not much room in the living area if you thought about working. There is no desk space, only a sofa and chairs (comfortable). The floor slopes oddly and going to the bathroom at night felt a little like being on a listing ship. We spent most or our time walking the streets of Austin and enjoyed the city very much. We didn't interact much with Molly and John, the owners, and I can't add much there. A cute, semi-comfortable place to stay if you are on a budget.

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Great location. Congress Ave 5-10 min walk. Fasten (Austin's version of Uber) rides cost $6-7 from Rainy St.

Jody User Profile
March 2017
Lovely place, quiet but close to everything. Would recommend!

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John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

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

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