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Heights Hideaway - Cozy Retreat Off South Congress in Austin

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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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townhome rental amenities

*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


activities and attractions in Austin Texas

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

vacation rental rates

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

3-6 nights:  $150/night

1 week:   $900

Cleaning:  $75   Security Deposit: $350

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

SxSW, ACL, and F1 2014:  $350.00/nt plus cleaning and tax for up to 4 guests. Minimum stay requriements vary by event; please inquire.

With the exception of special events (ACL, SXSW, F1), we take short-term reservations only 3 months in advance.

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Top things to do in Austin
  • Enjoy the great outdoors (Barton Springs and the parks)
  • Stroll, shop, and people-watch on S. Congress
  • Learn about Texas at the State Capitol and Texas History Museum
  • Live music and theater at the Continental Club, Zach Scott
  • Fine dining downtown

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Great Stay

Review submitted: May 3, 2014   Date of arrival: April 2, 2014

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you. Hope we can accommodate you on your return trip this fall!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Best of the Best

Review submitted: April 2, 2014   Date of arrival: March 26, 2014

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.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners 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!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Heights Hideaway

Review submitted: February 20, 2014   Date of arrival: November 16, 2013

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

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Owners 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!

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


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