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Stunning Urban Oasis in SoCo/Travis Heights - near downtown


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

NOTE: we have a 3 night minimum on weekends with exceptions based on last minute availability, please email or call before using 'book it now'. We respond quickly.

Welcome to Austin and Soco Spaces!

"The Yellow Door" is a fun and stylish Mid-Century Modern guest home located in Travis Heights - one of Austin's most desired and unique neighborhoods. Relax and enjoy the light-filled, contemporary space - just minutes from lively South Congress Ave. (SoCo) and downtown. Beautifully appointed with custom walnut cabinetry, stained concrete floors, stainless appliances, and modern, cozy furnishings. When you're ready to venture, there are abundant choices nearby sure to entertain every type of traveler - from fantastic restaurants and boutique shops, to live music, to hike and bike trails (ask us about discounts on bike rentals!).

Sweet Dreams

Both artfully designed bedrooms feature Queen-Size Beds, Memory Foam Mattresses, High Thread Count sheets and Organic Cotton Duvets. The Master Bedroom boasts a large Walk-In Closet. In case of extra sleeping requirements, the sofa in the living room converts to a full size bed.

Chef's Kitchen

Indulge your culinary desires on the gas range, under a beautiful, stainless steel vent hood. The fully equipped kitchen features stainless appliances, microwave, a French press coffee maker, toaster, blender, and a garbage disposal. The Galley style kitchen with 'waterfall' island opens to the living room so you can cook along as you watch the Food Network. Or step out onto your spacious patio and whip up a Texas BBQ feast.

Living Room Highlights

• Comfy sofa perfect for conversation, reading, or surfing the HD Plasma

• Grace internet radio with pandora etc.

• Soaring vaulted ceilings and large windows

Special Features

• Wireless Fiber Internet throughout the home

• Covered parking and off street parking

• Wonderful walking neighborhood

• Outdoor living areas

Traveling with a larger group?

We have "sister" properties nearby. Visit Soco Spaces.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We've lived in Austin since 1999 and we love it. We enjoy traveling (as often as possible) and meeting the travelers that grace our vacation rentals. Our other passions include renovation, graphic design, film making, publishing, and wake-surfing on lake Austin.

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17 Reviews

based on 17 traveler reviews


Comfortable Austin property in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights in August, 2016. We had a pleasant stay. The property is clean, spacious, modern and comfortable. We enjoyed the proximity to South Congress and downtown, though it was nice to have a car, due to the heat on the week we were there.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Collierville, TN

Perfect for the three of us!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was clean and fully equipped, beds comfy, and the location could not be beat. Perfect long weekend trip...

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nacogdoches, Texas


  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed at this property for a long weekend. It was in a great location---we enjoyed the South Congress area. The apartment was lovely and well-furnished. It was a great setting for a great stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Space

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this rental in Austin! The photos represented the house very well and it fit us perfectly. We had great communication with the owners and she even called me personally after I had sent an email question. Great customer service!

Upon arrival we were greeted with light music playing and a clean, happy environment. They have a fun little screened in porch off the back that feels private. My husband and I shared this house with my mom and felt like we had plenty of space. The bathroom was really nice for a house that size. They thought of every possible need and I was super impressed with the organization and great use of space. Even the master bedroom had a closet many of us envy!

We have a mid century modern home ourselves, so this really made us feel right at home. The kitchen was well stocked and we lacked for nothing.

The location was perfect for us. A few blocks from some relatives and from there we had an easy and charming walk to SoCo for lots of shopping and dining. And our never miss breakfast spot - Magnolia Cafe!

Thanks for such a great place to stay - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX


  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Everything was clean, comfortable, and well planned. The bed was the most comfortable we've slept on!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Explore Austin from this great property!

  • 5 of 5

The yellow door was wonderful for our first visit to Austin. We loved the location - lots of great walks along the river and over to the restaurants on South Congress.

The welcome book was very helpful. Great location, lovely neighborhood, wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The eclectic, walking-neighborhood, combined with the classic mid-century lines of the home had us hooked! The proximity to downtown and South Congress is just one of the area's attractions. The neighborhood has gently rolling hills offering views of downtown, is filled with gorgeous live oak trees, and has many recreation opportunities.

Activity and Interests


A ten minute walk takes you to vibrant South Congress Avenue (aka SoCo) — filled with fantastic restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and music venues. Big Stacy Park equipped with 3 acres of walking trails and a heated, spring-fed swimming pool is just a 5 minute walk. You'll also find a playground and wading pool at little Stacy Park - enough fun to entertain even the the tiniest travelers for hours.

The entertaining Second, Warehouse, and Sixth street districts downtown are a 5 minute bus/cab ride. Also near are Barton Springs, Zilker Park, the hike and bike trail along Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake), Auditorium Shores, the Convention Center, the bats at the South Congress bridge, Whole Foods Market, the Long Performing Arts Center, the Capitol and much more.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Formula 1
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
December special
Dec 12 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
SXSW Interactive
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SXSW Music
Mar 15 2017 - Mar 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL weekend 1
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL weekend 2
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL US BEFORE USING 'book it now'. We respond quickly.

Please note: 3 night minimum on weekends (with exceptions based on last minute availability)
Austin occupancy tax is 15%. No tax on 30+ night stays
Some pets allowed with prior approval. $50 for up to 7 days + $50 every 7 days thereafter.

All of properties are legal and licensed with the city of Austin.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

• Located in one of the most coveted, eclectic neighborhoods in Austin- close to vibrant South Congress and downtown • Proximity to fun and activities yet peaceful and quiet • Less expensive, more private, and much larger than a hotel room • Light filled, relaxing, and inviting space • High-quality mattresses, bedding, and furnishings • Covered parking + free street parking • WiFi throughout • RENT WITH CONFIDENCE: With 10 years of experience, Soco Spaces has always operated in compliance with the city of Austin legal requirements. The City of Austin requires that Vacation rentals obtain a license for legal operation.

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Floor Area

  • 950 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • living room pull out sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon, convertible sofa - double


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Air Conditioning: Central air and heat Non-smoking Wireless Fiber Internet throughout the home Uverse 300 cable package over 300 channels + HBO Grace internet radio with pandora etc. Covered parking for 1 vehicle + on street parking Fully equipped gourmet kitchen: Stainless appliances, dishwasher, gas oven + hood, pots & pans, dishes, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, French press, etc. Gas BBQ High thread count linens and organic cotton duvets Hairdryer Private laundry room with washer & dryer Screened in patio + private yard Quiet tree-line neighborhood, close to the heart of Austin

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