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Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress

Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress


Property Details

Updated: Dec 15, 2014
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Welcome and thank you for considering our property! Heights Hideaway is a charming two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath (1000 sf) vacation rental home in the beautiful Travis Heights neighborhood, just a couple of blocks from vibrant South Congress (“SoCo”) and its many restaurants, boutique shops, and premier live music venues. You’re also minutes by car, bike, cab, bus, or foot from the center of downtown and the 6th Street, Warehouse (4th Street) and 2nd Street entertainment districts, the Texas State Capitol, and the University of Texas. The Congress Avenue “Bat“ Bridge, which marks the edge of downtown, is just over a mile away and the Long Performing Arts and Palmer Event Centers, the hike-and-bike trail, Barton Springs and Zilker Park (site of the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Trail of Lights) are at your doorstep. Heights Hideaway is across the street from Stacy Park, a Travis Heights landmark that practically connects the property with Lady Bird/Town Lake, and which has a great year-round free pool.

Heights Hideaway is a Spanish-inspired stucco garden home with a beautiful enclosed courtyard with fountain. (Although technically a duplex, the home shares no common areas - the courtyard in the pictures and the front yard are reserved for your exclusive use.) The interior is decorated in similar style, with tile and hand-scraped hardwood floors throughout and a living room with vaulted ceiling. The furnishings are elegant but were selected with comfort in mind -- this is Austin, after all! The Hideaway sleeps 4 guests in its two bedrooms (1 queen and 2 twins) and can accommodate 2 additional guests on the queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The bathroom is a "Hollywood bath," with a half bath (sink and commode) connected to a full bath (shower/tub, sink, and commode).

Whether you’re coming to experience the “Third Coast’s” world-class music and art scene, participate in Austin's abundant outdoor activities, or simply explore the great restaurants, shopping, and funky vibe that make Austin a top-rated travel destination and place to live, Heights Hacienda is your perfectly-Austin "home away from home."


We look forward to your visit!

City of Austin License No. OL 2013 024966.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Thank you so much for everything! We had a very comfortable stay.
Nov 2013
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9 Reviews

Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress
- (512) 789-4828 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area

Comfy and convenient to everything!

  • 5 of 5
Comfortable and well equipped, we loved staying at this little home away from home! The kitchen was well appointed with all the staple appliances that make a quick meal possible and easy.

Loved the sliding doors from the dining room and main bedroom leading out to the courtyard which holds a picnic table, charcoal grill and water fountain. Another guest mentioned this but it bears mention again—we really enjoyed cracking the doors open to hear the fountain—very relaxing! So many details, like big thick fluffy blankets easily accessible for chilly evenings, alarm clocks, and a flashlight made staying here easy.

Location was our main focus for lodging and this did not disappoint. Fast and convenient transit to all the goodies that Austin has to offer ☺
Thanks Eric, for making our first (but certainly not last) trip to Austin a success!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing us! We look forward to hosting you again.
Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress
- (512) 789-4828 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
San Diego CA

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5
Great location. The Heights Hideaway was in the middle of everything. All the spots I wanted to go were close by. Minutes away from downtown. Nice, quiet neighborhood. Would love to stay here again. Eric was awesome throughout the whole process and even came to visit and check in on us.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Hope we can accommodate you on your return trip this fall!
Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress
- (512) 789-4828 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area

Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect getaway for a family looking to enjoy everything Austin has to offer. Short drive or walk to enjoy the fun and eats of the South Congress. And a quick drive into the heart of the city, and the many museums close to the University. The pool across the street is heated and has nice long hours, open 6am to 8pm, and there is no charge to swim. The kitchen has every basic necessity you can think of... a big pot, non stick skillets, wine key, garlic press, etc. This home felt cleaner and better maintained than even the priciest hotels, and at a fraction of the cost. I felt comfortable, and at home during my stay. My husband is eager to return. His favorite part of the house was the courtyard. Eric, the owner, is responsive, helpful, and friendly. But gives you the freedom to enjoy the property, without feeling "watched." My recommendation to female guests is to bring your own wash clothe for your face and possibly and non-white towel to use after bathing. The towels are bright white, and you will want to leave it the same way.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm glad we were able to meet since I don't always have time to stop by during guests' visits. Thanks also for the suggestion to female guests about a washcloth. Although we have baby wipes for make-up removal, some guests might prefer to bring their own cloth for that purpose. We look forward to seeing you again!
Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress
- (512) 789-4828 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
St. Louis, MO

Heights Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in this property for one month while I was completing an internship in Austin in Nov. 2013. This was my first visit to Austin so I was unsure of where to stay, but this property was clearly the right choice. I cannot say enough about the location of this property. It is very close to downtown Austin, Zilker Park, Rainey Street, and the multiple restaurants and shops on South Congress. It is also conveniently located less than a mile off of Interstate 35. The property is exactly as pictured, and is maintained very well. There is a nice outdoor area with a table and a charcoal grill. Finally, Eric was great to work with. He was helpful explaining the area (to somebody new to Austin), and he was easy to contact, which, in my experience, can be difficult with many rental websites. Also, Eric even took the time to stop by and see how I was enjoying the place. It was clear that he wants his visitors to enjoy their stay. Overall, I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be staying in one of Eric’s properties on my next trip to Austin
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying and taking the time to post your review. We welcome longer-term guests as well and are glad you were able to enjoy this great neighborhood. We hope to see you again in the future!
Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress
- (512) 789-4828 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area


  • 5 of 5
What a great location and terrific hosts.

We spent a month that went by too quickly. Although the weather was hit and miss, our experience at Heights Hideaway was great. The owners are both great people and were very helpful if we had a question.

One can walk to many wonderful restaurants and shops along S. Congress, just a couple of blocks away. Amy's for ice cream, Guera's Tacos on a Saturday afternoon listening to bands in their outdoor patio, Lucy's for chicken, The Continental for indoor music and Home Plate Pizza. Groceries, drug store even a thrift store are within several blocks. The place is centrally located for easy access to every part of Austin. And let us not forget Big Stacy park with its heated pool across the street. Our daily walks with our dog in the park provided all of us with a little exercise during our stay.

We will definitely return on our next visit to Austin.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and being such great guests. We really appreciate the care you took of the property and look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress
- (512) 789-4828 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
austin, tx

Between houses in Austin

  • 5 of 5
This is an adorable, cozy cottage. Eric's properties are always decorated with great style and charm. The house worked great for my family. We explored all the amenities, went to the park, played tennis, swam at Big Stacy pool and enjoyed the lovely outdoor patio. Can't miss with this place!
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad we were able to welcome you again and that you enjoyed this property as well. Hope we see you -- or family and friends -- again soon!


Activity and Interests

Close to everything! Within a couple of blocks you can be:

*Shopping, strolling, and dining on South Congress (SoCo) Avenue

*Swimming at Big Stacy Pool and picnicking in the park

*Stepping on the bus to head downtown or getting on I-35 to explore points north and south of Austin

Within 1-2 miles you are:

*Downtown, enjoying the nightlife on 2nd, 4th or 6th Street

*Visiting the Texas Capitol building

*Watching the bats from the Congress Avenue bridge

*Seeing a show at Zachary Scott Theater, Dougherty Arts Center, Palmer Events Center, the Long Performing Arts Center, or the Mary Moody Northern Theater at St. Edward's University

*Canoeing on Town Lake and walking the hike-and-bike trail

*Enjoying live music at the famous Continental Club or Elephant Room


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $75 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable damage deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 15.0%

Base rates based on 4-guest occupancy. Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay on weekends and a 2-night minimum stay for week nights. 2 nights: $175/night

Higher rates and minimum stay requirements may apply to holidays and special events. Discounts available for last-minute bookings.


Property Type

  • townhome


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Outdoor Grill


  • *Spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets *Private courtyard with fountain, seating area, and access from living room and master bedroom *Hollywood bathroom *Convertible sofa (queen) *Ceiling fans throughout *High-speed wireless internet *Washer, dryer *Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc.) *TV, DVD, and Stereo System * ATT U-verse 200 *Carport
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