Travis Heights Rockin' Getaway

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mariposa Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States

The Space

Located between Riverside and Oltorf in the heart of Travis Heights, this perfect getaway condo is 15 minute walk to the South Congress Shopping district—Jo's Coffee, The Continental Club, Perla's, Hop Doddy's, as well as Uncommon Objects, Feathers, George's etc. It has easy access to i-35 and only minutes from downtown Austin.

It is a top floor, one bedroom one bath unit situated in a quiet gated community. It has hard wood floors, central AC, vaulted ceilings, convenient onsite laundry facilities, and tranquil pool and bbq area. The unit comes complete with wi-fi, a kick-ass record collection and a flat-screen TV with cable, pandora and netflix blu ray player.

This space is decorated with a mix of hand selected mid-century modern and rustic contemporary furnishings, a Room & Board fold-down sofa, recycled wood coffee table and 50's style tanker desk. It is cozied up with a cowhide rug and assortment of imported ethnic rugs from Iran and Morocco. Sheepskin rugs in the bedroom are soft on the feet.

The bedroom sleeps two people in a full size bed and a comfortable fold down sofa in the living room can accommodate an additional one to two people—personally, I find it more comfortable for one adult only.

The tastefully designed kitchen was upgraded in the last two years and is open to the living room which makes it a very social area to entertain and enjoy meals together.

From the living room, you can slide open the glass doors to enjoy the balcony overlooking the pool.

There is a laundry facility on site but currently no washer/dryer inside the unit.

The unit also comes with a convenient gated parking spot.

Guest Access

Full access to the condo + laundry room + pool and bbq area.

The Neighborhood

Travis Heights is a quiet well kept neighborhood. Big Stacey Pool is nearby, a beautiful creek, and park including dog area. It is also close to freeway access, downtown and S. Congress shopping and dining district.

Getting around

Parking is included. I prefer to drive when in town and highly recommend it to see all that Austin as to offer...but many guests have rented bikes.

Other Things to Note

PLEASE WRITE and start a dialogue with us BEFORE submitting a booking request. It is much easier for us to manage the listing this way. As opposed to receiving a request and then having to back track. Thank you!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $615 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Sorenne and Matt's place is awesome! From start to finish they were communicative and helpful. The condo is exactly as advertised, and they even went the extra mile to provide lots of little amenities that other hosts can easily overlook. The location is hard to beat, minutes from downtown and Soco and The Whip In right next door! One of the coolest places to chill, meet folks from all over and enjoy fine craft beer or a glass of wine. I spent an entire month here and enjoyed every minute of it.. wish i could have stayed longer!

    February 2014
  • A great little spot, close enough to everything to drive in ten minutes or less. Sorenne and Matt definitely think about the comfort of the guest, providing all of the little things. The condo is charming, and the record collection and decor add something unique. The whole experience was easy, relaxed and professional from start to finish.
    The only things to be aware of, is you you'll need a car, walking is a bit out of the way.
    I would definitely stay there next time I'm in Austin!

    May 2013
  • The hosts seemed like nice people, but we were overall really disappointed with our stay at the "Rockin' Travis Heights Getaway". The location description was first of all, extremely false. "…this perfect getaway condo is only a 10 minute walk to the South Congress Shopping district." Actually it is a 17min walk up and down numerous hills, with no sidewalks for half of the time you walk through the neighborhood. It's in Travis heights, but the edge near the highway.

    We also were kept up late at night by noise from a nearby bar. Our friends that are locals said that bar has an outside stage and has shows a lot. We were woken up at about 3am one night by a girl yelling drunk, then 1am another with her stumbling into her apartment in the complex we were in. She yelled and was crying and falling up and down the stairs. Once she got into her apartment, she was banging on the walls and falling into things. But, considering the whole building knows which unit is rented through airbnb, the neighbors called the owners and complained that we were the ones making the drunken noise. They even said that my fiancé was "chasing a girl up and down the street outside yelling at her, and they were fighting in the front lawn." and these neighbors were dead set on it being us. But we never saw these neighbors, they have no idea what we look like. I called the owner to reassure her we were not those people, and most certainly not the type of guests to disrespect someone else's home and neighborhood.

    Before we left one evening we had a couple friends walk inside while we waited for a cab. We turned on the record player low and left within 20 mins. In our agreement it didn't say we weren't allowed to do that, but the neighbors sure said we weren't. The neighbors said we had a party all night long? We were there and left within 20 mins. We definitely weren't raging or rockin' out.

    I believe these neighbors just are sick of having strangers vacationing in a small apartment in their building. All the noise that occurred the neighbors assumed it was us. The negative feeling of the building disliking us in a false manner really ruined our vacation. I felt like we were not welcome where we were sleeping, and we were on edge the whole time that a neighbor was going to come upstairs and yell at us for something we did not do.

    False location description, the neighbors simply not wanting different strangers staying in their complex, and accusing us of all the noise disturbances, I'd have to say I would not rent to stay here again.

    April 2013
    Sorenne & Matt
    Response from Sorenne & Matt:

    Erika and her fiance are the only bad experience we've ever had on airbnb. They were totally immature, dishonest and didn't respect our house rules. They had a party and then a fight out in front of our condo. In short they can't be trusted. Our neighbors actually called us in Portland (and we've never received a phone call from our neighbors ever!) We allowed them to stay and finish their reservation out of good faith that nothing else would go wrong. Its a shame that they felt the need to leave a bad review when it was they themselves that were the problem. Interestingly enough, they have since deleted their own profile. I would never rent to these people again.

  • Great location, great flat. We were in Austin mid-April for a quick getaway with our two kids, 2.5 and 6. Our kids took the bedroom and we took the fold out couch in the living room so we could stay up later. The downstairs neighbor is very sensitive to sound (poor guy), which doesn't just include loud late-night music (which isn't our thing) but all the (loud) sounds of toddlers galloping and talking in loud toddler voices. Made us hyper-aware of just how loud kids can be to the sound-sensitive.
    So, if you don't have kids, or have one, nearly silent one, this place is super fantastic. We have two, and we still liked it, though I think we'd get a house to rent, or a garden level condo next time so we'd worry less about heavy-footed kids stomping across the floor.
    The Travis Heights location is wonderful! Super close to all that we needed-- SoCo neighborhood is just a few blocks away, a great fried chicken joint (Lucy's) is even closer, and a minimart (the Whip-In) is less than one block away, complete with a great beer selection, ice cream sandwiches, and live music near-daily.
    The pool is freezing (in April) but the sun was out, the deck was warm to sit and read a magazine or enjoy morning coffee. Great value, definitely recommend, with only the caveats above.

    April 2013
  • Sorenne & Matt were some of the best and most communicative Airbnb hosts I've had the pleasure of interacting with. They were extremely organized in their instructions and provided lots of nice little details for their guests, like nice, clean, plushy towels, down to a nicely wrapped bar of soap in the shower. The apartment is ridiculously cute, and well-appointed and very conveniently located to pretty much everything. We had an excellent time in Austin and would not have been able to have done it without our great hosts! By far the best Airbnb rental available in the city. I hope I am lucky enough to be able to stay here again!

    February 2013
  • We recently stayed at Sorenne & Matt's lovely place in Travis Heights for 3 nights and had an awesome experience! It was my bf and I's first time visiting Austin, we knew we wanted to stay somewhere convenient and close to South Congress/downtown. The condo definitely met all of our needs.

    From the beautiful furniture to the amazing record collection (with many of our favorite classics!) to the convenient parking space for our rental car and all of the kick ass concert posters and lovely decor - we were plenty comfortable and really felt at home. The balcony was great to hang out on and we wished the pool was warm enough to swim in during February. 'Til next time!

    February 2013
  • The place is lovely and less than a 5 minute drive to so many awesome shops and restaurants. My daily commute to downtown was 15 minutes.

    The condo was decorated so thoughtfully - I loved reading the local guides left out, and really enjoyed my time there. We had no issues, and the quinoa cheese grits and general atmosphere next door at Whip In were also pretty awesome. I would recommend this place to adults looking to explore South Austin and downtown - I think the downstairs neighbors turn in early, which fit with our schedule as we were working all week.

    All in all, a perfect introduction to the the city I will be calling home in a few months!

    February 2013
  • We were in town visiting family, so we didn't spend a ton of time in the apartment. It was nice, clean and comfortable. Our late night arrival wasn't a problem. The bed was comfortable- although it was a bit on the small side. The couch could also be used as a bed if needed. Very convenient location. We enjoyed our stay in Austin.

    December 2012
  • Had a wonderful stay at Matt & Sorenne's apartment. It's located in a great neighbourhood just 10 minutes from downtown, 15 minutes from the airport and close to major highways. We loved walking around the neighbourhood and then exploring the nearby "Soco" part of the city - very trendy and quirky with great restaurants and shops.

    We had one small issue at the apartment on the first day, so left a phone message for Matt and he called me back within two minutes and had the problem fixed very promptly.

    The apartment is clean and comfortable and Matt & Sorenne have thought of everything. This was a far better arrangement than staying in a hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to do this again. Thanks so much to both of you.

    Warm regards,

    November 2012
  • Amazing place to stay!
    Decorated with very good taste this place makes you feel like home.
    Nice scenery, view on the pool and comfortable bed.

    November 2012
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We are in our early 30's living in both Portland, OR and Austin TX. As a freelance Art Director I travel a lot for work and production. And my husband plays music and has a flexible schedule. Some of our interests include design, architecture, music, collecting records, good reads, cooking, running, yoga, film and our awesome dog, Rambeau. We love to know who is staying in our place so please fill us in on who you are and what brings you to town! We are happy to make suggestions and tell you a bit about our favorite places to eat, shop, see shows etc.
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