Welcome to The Summer House our adorable completely remodeled eco-chic 1940's Bouldin bungalow in the perfect location to walk to everything- SXSW, ACL festival, Continental Club, , and South Congress is three short blocks away.
The house is equipped to offer you a calming retreat from all the adventures Austin has to offer- bamboo floors through out, free wifi and netflix on a brand new 40' HD flat screen, Bose stereo iphone dock, new organic linens, vintage quilts and new memory foam mattresses, a clawfoot tub with bubblebath included to relax after a long day, and many more comforts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
The master bedroom has a queen bed with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. There are beautiful antique doors leading to the back deck.
The second bedroom has twin bunk beds with the same high quality mattresses and linens.
The living room includes a new sofa with comfy memory foam pullout full bed.
The dining table comfortably seats six and the kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, as well as coffee maker, toaster oven, blender and more.
For the environmentally concerned all cleaning products are 7th Generation or Method, cloth napkins are provided, and only post consumer recycled paper products are supplied.
Finally, children are welcome! We have a packnplay, stroller, high chair, and dishes and utensils for little ones and books and toys to make all ages feel at home!
University of Texas campus- 2.5 miles
Downtown/6th St.- 2.0 miles
Zilker Park- 1.7 miles
Austin Convention Center- 1.5 miles
Auditorium Shores- 1.0 miles
Palmer Events Center- 0.8 miles
South Congress- 0.4 miles
*festival prices are higher
**all taxes are included
Interaction with Guests
As much as desired, by email and phone.
Dozens of eateries, including many of Austin's famous food trailers are steps away on S. First.
Other Things to Note
4 night minimum for F1.
No smoking! No pets!
bottle of wine was a nice touch but i never got to it.
wonderful neighborhood. surrounded by great restaurants. 5 minute walk to South Congress
This house is beautiful and I was surprised that it was even nicer than the pictures may suggest. It is in a wonderful neighborhood and there is a Torchy's Tacos across the street. We stayed for a weekend and it was a perfect place to experience Austin. I would definitely consider staying here again next time I visit Austin.
After my recent wedding, I wanted my husbands family to have a comfortable, private, and functional place to stay for their last few days in my hometown. Just before my husband and I headed off to our honeymoon, we checked the family into their new abode planted right in the heart Austin. Eliza and Ann were in communication with me prior to check-in which contributed to a very nice stay for the family. We were greeted by Ann at check-in and immediately I was relieved to see that the house was clean (at sight and smell), and that the house appeared just as the pictures portrayed.
A day before check-in I was informed that the washer was not in working order. Unfortunately, that was also the day of our wedding so I was not able to respond in time to confirm that the washer be replaced during my family's stay at the "summer house". Ann was nice to offer to wash their clothes at a nearby laundromat. Although it proved to be a bit of an inconvenience, (it is always a little uncomfortable to have your laundry done by a stranger) it was definitely generous for her to offer to have the laundry taken care of.
Overall, I had a great AirBnB experience and I know the family had a comfortable stay in a location that is the BEST! They enjoyed their stay, and for that I totally would recommend this accommodation for a small group or small family looking to explore Austin at it's best in a comfortable and modern home.
Thank you, Eliza & Ann!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We hated to bother you with the washer issue during your special weekend and to inconvenience your friends. I understand having a stranger to your wash might seem awkward, hopefully the money we gave them in lieu of that helped offset the inconvenience. We know have a brand new washer and dryer and hope you'll return next time you have friends in town!
Elisa's home is a gem in the SoCo area of Austin. Modern with new appliances and all the furnishings needed for a comfortable stay, I would highly recommend this home for any length of stay! There is one awkward thing: the master bedroom does not have a door so privacy might be an issue.
This house could not be more perfect. My two girlfriends and I stayed here for 3 nights and had an amazing time. The house is so welcoming from the moment you pull up and has everything you'll need to have a comfortable stay. Walking distance to amazing food trucks (literally right across the street), mini mart and South Congress. Even if you're looking to check out Rainy Street or 6th - the Uber ride's were never more than 10 bucks!
Would recommend to all!
I grew up in Texas and graduated from UT, and haven't had the chance to live in Texas since. When my sister decided to attend UT, my husband and I knew we would want visit regularly since we both love Austin- the people, the music, the food, etc. I hope you love it as much as we do!