Welcome to the SoCoc Cottage! Clean, convenient and located just 2 blocks from the South Congress Drag, our guests favorite part about the stay is its stellar location. We pride ourselves on providing you with a trip that is both comfortable & fun!
This fabulous furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath remodeled bungalow located in Travis Heights is available for rent by night or by the week. All new and modern furniture, great for families and pet-friendly with a fenced back yard and it even has a dog run! An experienced family host will be on call to help with anything you need during your stay. Enjoy your meals in our fully stocked kitchen, relax with a movie from Direct TV, take a bike down to the trail for the day and walk to one of Austin's finest restaurants for dinner on the SoCo drag. Great for group travel, families, pets and children, the SoCo Cottage offers convenience and comfort at a great price everyday price. We are glad to have you join us!
It is self-check in and self-check out unless otherwise requested. We are just down the street if you need anything and please do not hesitate to call!
South Congress avenue is just blocks away where you will find hip bars, restaurants, and unique shopping. Zilker Park, Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Barton Springs and S. 1st street are all less than a mile away.
You can easily walk, bike or bus to just about anything you need from the SoCo Cottage. There is plenty of driveway and street parking for your car if you choose to bring one, but it is not necessary.
You will be lodging licensed STR #OL (phone number hidden).
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$35 / night after 4 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$3600 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Great house in a great location! My party of two couples (and our dog) stayed here over New Years. There is construction going on next door, which was a concern upon arrival, but luckily the bedrooms are on the other side of the house and you could hardly hear the construction with the doors closed. The kitchen was fully stocked when we arrived - Kat even bought orange juice, milk and muffins so we would be set for breakfast. Kat was very receptive to inquiries and left us a great list of suggested restaurants, music venues, shopping, etc., many of which are within walking distance of the house. Great place!
We stayed here during the Formula 1 weekend. Great location and comfortable and quiet cottage with great options to share rooms. We were taken care of very well and handing over keys was painless.
Kat was a great host and the house perfectly met our needs. A few girlfriends and I met up in Austin for the weekend and this space was more than adequate for our stay. Additionally, I don't drive - being so centrally located made this a non issue as I was able to quickly walk to wherever I wanted/needed to go. You couldn't be in a better location to experience everything Austin.
Had a fabulous time staying here with my husband, another couple and our two babies (8 weeks and 7 months). The house is comfortable and well equipped - it was stocked with everything we needed, and Kat even generously set up a crib for the 7 month old and a bassinet for the 8 week old. We loved being a short (and pretty) walk to lots of fun stuff on South Congress. We got coffee and breakfast burritos at Jo's just about every morning. Kat was the perfect host too - she was very responsive and fast in all of our communications. Highly recommended!
Great location. Easy walk to South Congress. Four stars based on location alone. Two star deduction for all the little things that didn't work and the misleading information I was given.
Here's what you'll want to know before booking:
As of Oct 27th, The Cottage is adjacent to a construction site, there is a junk car parked in front to the house (the owner's -- wrecked and with a flat tire), the porch light doesn't work, the stereo doesn't work, the TV remote works about half the time. The fridge wasn't cleaned out before we arrived. Bathrooms are accessible only through the bedrooms. Dog run in the back is missing its door.
Back patio is a nice touch. Neighborhood is great. WiFi worked well. One of the showers is really good. Price is good. Location is fantastic -- new part of Austin for me that I really enjoyed discovering.
Of course I read all the other reviews before I booked the Cottage. Maybe if I'd reached out to Kat about the things above we'd have found her as responsive and excellent in fixing problems as others did. I expected these things not to be issues when we arrived.
I was able to drive past the house a week before our sublet and was surprised to see the construction site (mud pit, plastic fence-wrap, outhouse) right next door. When I emailed Kat about it, she said she hadn't even noticed. The outhouse is adjacent to the Cottage's front door and looks like it won't be removed anytime soon.
You are correct: I would have been more than happy to address the lights and TV remote malfunctioning during your stay and I am sorry that they did not work properly for you! The neighbors next door are currently building a new home but the construction is not very visible when arriving from the south side (the way I come in) and the outhouse is blocked by trees. No prior guests have had any complaints or mentioned the project to me so I could not have foreseen that this would be an issue for you or your party. I would also like to clarify so that guests are not misinformed: the owner's vehicle is a late model Infinity with a slight fender bender and cannot be classified as a junk car. He parks the car in the street during reservations as a courtesy so that his guests may have complete access to the driveway.
We carefully consider all feedback and pride ourselves on serving our guests a very clean and well-presented vacation rental upon arrival. A completely empty refrigerator is something that would be difficult for us to provide since this is someone's personal home. The fridge was professionally cleaned and inspected the day before you came but I appreciate you letting us know that it was not satisfactory. We will consider this information useful for future reservations!
The stereo has an amp issue, as the note on it from the owner describes. We are working quickly to have it repaired as soon as possible so that future guests can enjoy it.
We do the best we can to make sure the house is in excellent condition for our guests. In some cases when we have back-to-back reservations, we may miss a few things such as the remote needing a new battery or a light bulb burning out. In the future, if you could make a point to communicate problems and needs to your hosts as they arise I am sure they would appreciate the opportunity to address them for you. Communicating in this way also helps the host keep the property in good condition for the next guests. Since this review is the first I had heard from you of any issues during your week-long stay, I can only assume that the rest of your time with us was positive. I am glad you enjoyed SoCo and all of the fun that the neighborhood has to offer. Thanks for sharing your experience with us here!
We recently stayed at this nice SoCo cottage for the 2nd ACL weekend. There were four of us, and we found the house to be perfect size and location for our needs. We could easily walk to South Congress, or just relax outside. The house was in great shape, clean and just as advertised. The house is a great spot to share with friends, and experience the best spots of Austin within a close walk or drive.
A coworker and I stayed here during a business trip and it was great! We each had a bedroom and bathroom to ourselves. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood and is within walking distance to all the quirky shops and popular restaurants on South Congress.
If you want a place to call home while visiting Austin, this is definitely your place! Kat provided a helpful guide or places to check out around town and there is detailed fact sheet on the refrigerator answering all your questions about house amenities.
This house was a great value for the location. If you search for similar homes in the area, you'll find this to be a great location at an awesome price!
When we first arrived to the house to check in we noticed that it hadn't been cleaned/serviced since the last guest checked out. We immediately let Kat know and within an hour she had responded and let us know the cleaner would be there shortly. It turned out her cleaner wasn't able to service the apt for another few hours due to heavy traffic so Kat comped us the first night PLUS the cleaning deposit. This was class A customer service.
The rest of our weekend was great! The house was perfect for two couples as it has two en suite bedrooms and a nice-sized kitchen and living area. We'd definitely stay again!
What a fabulous find! Easy walk to SoCo district. Great access from I-35. We didn't do any cooking (because of all the amazing restaurants within walking distance), but the kitchen was certainly well-equipped if we had wanted to cook. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, but also has a queen futon in a room off of the kitchen. We were 4 gals and one guy (the guy slept on the futon). Worked great, the only downside was that you must enter the bedrooms to use the bathrooms, so he had to wait until we were up before he could go! Not a big deal, just something to consider. There were plenty of linens, and the home is very clean.
The owners have put together a great little Austin guide, with restaurant recommendations. Some of our favorites: South Congress Cafe (went there twice), and of course Jo's coffee. The ice cream shop Amy's was a nice treat (especially when you have triple-digit temps). We also enjoyed Parkside on 6th Street. It was really too hot to avail ourselves of all the great food trucks. Do not miss the flagship Whole Foods! And Uncommon Objects on S. Congress is wonderful, we could have spent hours there. We were there for BatFest, though we only took in the bat exodus, not much of the music.
We would definitely stay here again on our next visit to Austin.
The house was great and Kat was great to deal with.
Everything was clean and as promised, and the location is excellent. I would definitely stay here again.