About This Listing
This clean cozy recently remodeled condo is situated on South Congress next door to the C-Boy's bar and a block away from the famous 24 hour Magnolia Cafe. 3rd floor patio overlooks the pool. Pool, fitness center and laundry facilities on premises.
This is a well lit space with one wall almost entirely covered in glass. (Blinds on the door and window can be lowered for privacy.) All lighting is high efficiency LEDs, so the light is bright, white, and cool in the summertime. Simple colorful art ado
This small well laid out space is actually *on* South Congress near the 24 hr Magnolia Cafe. Very convenient to the neighborhood but not too noisy because it is at the very south end of all the excitement and it is in Building 3 which is the second one back from the street next to the pool (You can still see S Congress from your 3rd floor patio, but it is a comfortable distance)
It can comfortably sleep 1 or 2 in the bedroom area but also includes a small couch which can fold out to a small bed, and an air mattress which could sleep 2 more. 4-5 people is crowded for this space, but still possible and people have found this desirable in the past for being close to SXSW, ACL and other festivals.
Hardwood floors, granite countertops, full kitchen. Simple, comfortable minimal space. These pictures are of an identical unit - the furnishings will be a bit different in the space I am renting out, but the basics are the same. All units were remodeled the same way and at the same time.
Rather than describe the neighborhood myself, look at what airbnb has to say about it here!: ((website hidden)). All of the pictures on that page are not only taken in the South Congress area but are actually on South Congress as is this condo!
Parking for the condo is on the street, and there is always a place to park in my experience. For transit, if you are in the neighborhood, just walk as everything is close! If going downtown, a taxi is probably most practical. Anywhere else, driving is best. There is a bus stop literally in front of the building if you would like to take the buses. Use (website hidden) maps to decide if the bus is practical for your needs - the buses range from absolutely perfect to impossible depending on what you need.
What I like most about my place is the location and that it is well laid out enough to feel like a bigger space. You'd never guess it is only 425 sq ft with a kitchen, living room, bedroom, walk in closet and full bathroom.
City of Austin Short Term Rental (STR) License:
OL two-thousand and fourteen 01 61 99
Guests have access to anything and everything in the unit including any food such as breakfast or snacks. This property is a condo, so guests have access to the pool, a fitness center and any of the laundry rooms. The unit also includes a covered parking space (#11 under building 1)
Interaction with Guests
If possible I will be present to hand off the keys and give a tour, however I do travel for work. If I am out of town I arrange with guests for pickup of the keys from a trusted neighbor or from a trusted local coffee shop depending on time of check in. Aside from check-in, I am available via text or email for any questions. I help with advice about Austin wherever possible. Basically I am on call, but I do not live on the property and I do not interfere with my guests - just know that I am available and will return texts emails or calls as soon as possible during the day.
South Congress is a neighborhood, and central to that neighborhood is South Congress itself. Being on South Congress is a comfortable experience. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping are all within walking distance. Almost anything imaginable including Zilker Park and downtown are only a few minutes away by car or taxi.
Covered parking for one car is included, and additional free street parking is findable.
Other Things to Note
No pets are allowed. Smoking is allowed on the patio but not indoors. 10pm is the latest for loud noises per HOA rules (I have never had any complaints)
Newish appliances are all shown here and in good working order. Tile and granite in kitchen and bathroom.
We stayed at Justin's place for 3 months. The place looks just like the pictures. We loved the location in South Congress. It was also easy walking to downtown Austin. Justin was very fast to respond to emails and texts. I would definitely stay here again if in Austin!
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The listing was accurate and it looked just like the photo. Had all the kitchen utensils and appliances we needed to cook on some nights. Great location on South Congress, next to a strip of shops, restaurants and bars.
Pool and fitness center on-site. Would stay here again.
Justin's and his spot are super accomodating. Got a job offer in downtown but wanted also to be close to soco restaurant scene. There is a great musical bar next door that u can't here unless you open the doors. I left them open so I could. Coming from CA there is one big plus, the people in the complex and out are positive folk. My heart has a special place for Austin thanks to Justin. Don't hesitate.
Justin was a very accommodating and helpful host. His rental was perfect for our wants and needs. This place was overall great. Close walk to the heart of the SoCo district and a short bus ride to downtown. Very clean and comfortable feel. Justin was extremely helpful leading up and all throughout our stay.
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About the Host, Justin
When I had the chance to move to Austin I took it because Austin and I are a lot alike. I enjoy playing around town in a band, some rock climbing on the limestone formations around Austin and swimming in Barton Springs. I love the community I experience here in Austin and I'll happily call this home and home base for a lifetime. A coffee shop is my living room and my neighbors are my family.
Popular bar, literally next door with good drink selection. One bar upstairs and one downstairs. Vinyl Soul records spun nightly except weekends when there is typically a band in the evenings.S Congress Ave Austin TX 78704
Open 24 hours, popular, good people watching, good variety of food.South Congress Avenue Austin TX 78704
Best Coffee in South Austin hands down. Back patio overlooks Bouldin Creek and is fairly quiet.S. 1st Street Austin TX 78704
Most variety of any HEB I have seen and serves almost every demographic imaginable. As such you can find almost anything you could need. Good wine selection, organic and health sections.South Congress Avenue Austin TX 78704
Free pool in serene setting of Blunn Creek. Lap swimming, consistently clean water with not too much chemical in it. It is chemically treated, but it is also spring fed. Heated in the wintertime.E Live Oak St Austin Texas 78704
Good local gym with good trainers including rehab and physical therapy. Yoga, classes, weights, functional training. 1/2 mile run to the river and Town Lake (Lady Bird) running trailS Congress Ave Austin TX 78704