About this listing
Located in the heart of Austin, this 3 bedrm, single bath tastefully decorated bungalow / duplex offers convenient access to popular Austin food and music venues, Zilker Park, festivals, shops and is located near South Congress (SOCO) and the SXSW.
Located in the heart of Austin, within minutes of where much of Austin's pulse is happening - close to South Congress (SOCO), S. Lamar (SOLA), 6th Street, The Convention Center and Zilker Park. This is the perfect place to stay for SXSW, ACL and Formula 1.
The furnished house includes a kitchen complete with standard and small appliances, cooking supplies, Wifi and other amenities for your convenience and pleasure.
The open floor plan of the kitchen - dining - and living spaces offers comfortable common areas for guests. The covered outside patio is furnished and serves as a great seating area to enjoy Austin's fresh breezes. The large fenced side yard is perfect for relaxed sunning and stargazing. Sit out under the 100 year old oak tree in the front yard.
Will accommodate up to 8 people.
~Bedroom 1: Queen Bed (sleeps 2)
~Bedroom 2: Full Bed (sleeps 2)
~Bedroom 3: Queen Bed (sleeps 2)
~ 1 Full Sofa Sleeper in Living area (sleeps 2)
~ Wireless Internet
~ Kitchen stocked with dishes, utensils and basic cooking supplies.
~ Some spices and staples provided
~ coffee pot provided to help jump start each day.
~ Appliances: Standard size Refrigerator/ Freezer with ice maker, Oven / Stove, Coffee Maker, Toaster
~ Iron & full size ironing board
~ Bath supplies include linens, blow dryer, paper items, soap and shampoo.
*Your well mannered dog is welcome to stay in the fenced yard :) .
Enjoy the entire house, lots of privacy.
For these special events in Austin, the property is $400 per night: SXSW, ACL, Formula One.
Guests have full access to the cottage, outdoor patio and large, fenced side yard which is perfect for relaxed sunning and stargazing.
This property is offered as a vacation rental for friends, families, business travelers and other short term rental needs.
Interaction with Guests
A big Texas welcome awaits your enjoyment in the Heart of Austin!
Your privacy and satisfaction is important. Local owner / staff available by phone as well as on site as warranted.
Great local neighborhood, can bike or walk to South Lamar or SOCO - 4 miles to Austin Convention Center and downtown, 5 minute drive and blocks from the metro system. Close to Barton Springs in a cool part of Austin.
~Lists of locals' faves are provided in the rental for your leisure planning.
There is parking onsite (free) you can park up to 2 cars in the driveway. This area is well situated within Austin's public transportation system: Capital MetroRail, the commuter rail system and Capital Metro (bus) transport throughout downtown Austin, the Texas Capitol, Convention Center, SOCO, S Lamar, Zilker Park/Barton Springs, Performing Arts venues, theaters, galleries, the University of Texas campus and The Drag along the western side of UT campus on Guadalupe St. The Capital Metro (bus) links to the Capital MetroRail to provide travel to communities north of Austin affording views of landscape and more into Leander, TX.
Public transportation maps / schedules: (website hidden)_and_Maps/System_Map.pdf.
Alot of our tenants also use Uber for local transportation.
Other Things to Note
Original Austin native property owner. The rental is close to some of her favorite places: the Broken Spoke, SOCO, Matt's El Rancho restaurant and The Barton Springs Saloon.
Well mannered dogs welcome
We have an operating license with the City of Austin license number OL 2014 065257
~Lists of locals' faves are provided in the rental for your leisure planning.
- coffee pot provided to help jump start each day.
Lots of privacy in your stay, owner does not reside onsite.
The property is $500 per night for the following weeks/major events in Austin
ACL (first and second weekend of October)
SXSW (first through third week of March)
Formula One (last week of October)
Long term and short term renters welcome.
Your well mannered dog is welcome on the property. Small and medium sized crate trained dogs are welcome within the rental for an additional $25 cleaning fee.
Smoking must happen outside. Ashtrays are provided for the outside areas.
Odorless "vapor" smoking is allowed within the house.
There are 2 parking spaces in the driveway, absolutely no parking on the grass.
The house was just enough space for 4 adults and two kids. Nice kitchen area. There were a few issues the first day but Laura took care of it right away and made sure we were comfortable. Definitely appreciate her for that. We enjoyed our stay in Austin.
We did not get to meet Laura, but her sister lives next door and she welcomed us and invited us to let her know if we needed anything. Was cute, cozy, clean, beds in BR's very comfortable but hideabed couch not so much! Fits 6 comfortably. Everything we needed was there, towels, soap, TP, (website hidden) needs to be upgraded, very small (19in?). Was GREAT location for proximity to DT, UT, Barton Springs, Airport. We would for sure stay there again!
I rented Laura's home for a weekend trip with my group of friends (5 people in total including myself.) The house was well equipped and clean like pictured. The location was convenient, average 15 min. to all the spots we wanted to visit including Mount Bonnell, State Capitol, Downtown, 6th street, etc.
We didn't get to meet Laura but she was friendly and all communication was via email or text messages. It was a keyless entrance to the house which made it convenient to check in and out. We asked to extend our check out time to 1pm instead of 11am and it was $50 extra which was fine with us.
Overall, we had a pleasant experience and would stay again.
My family and I stayed here for a few nights, and Laura's place fit us (family of 5) perfectly. Location was 5-10 minutes from major places such as SoCo, Zilker Park, 6th street, and all the great Austin food, and the home itself is located in a quiet area, but also close enough to the highway for fast travel. As others have said, the keycode to get in is *so* much better than having an actual key.
Furthermore, Laura was VERY fast at responding to any concerns or questions that we had, and also very accommodating to our needs. She has clear and easy instructions posted for guests, easy to understand rules, even pamphlets when you walk in so you have an idea of what to do when you're in the city! She has a very clean home, organized, and maintained
The home is cozy, the T.V. and dining table a wee bit small, but if you're visiting Austin, why would you eat in or watch T.V.?
Overall, a great experience for my family, we definitely would book again whenever we come back to Austin. And thanks again for hosting us! We really enjoyed ourselves in Austin!
Such a cute house! Everything was very clean when we arrived ( I'm very picky about this). Wouldn't recommend a sit down meal with 8 people AT the house ( not much room for everyone to sit and eat) but when you are in Austin around tons of good food you- you are going to go out to eat anyways! Laura was so helpful and responded quickly to anything I asked! Would definitely recommend staying here - we will be back! Thanks!
The house was a perfect location for great restaurants and bars, as well as Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs. It had everything we needed for a weekend stay. Would certainly consider staying again!
Laura was super available via text and was flexible with our last minute reservation. She has a wonderful key-code system which is helpful when traveling with multiple people (no need to key swap) and when getting in late, as we did. The area is very close driving distance to all great spots in Austin. Thanks Laura!
About the Host, Laura
I am from Austin, TX I work in high tech. Local gal, knows all of the good spots to go to! Bought this duplex in 2007 and lovingly remodeled it, plan to retire there when I move back in town. Until then, enjoy owning something a part of Austin that is so beautiful, and close to SOCO, Zilker and Barton Springs.