The master bedroom occupies the terrace facing back corner of the house.The sitting room features plenty of books on design, poetry, design, and music, and the owners' collection of vinyl LPs.

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

2BR/1BA South CongressDream: tranquil 1930's bungalow nestled in the vibrant heart of Austin's South Congress District. Steps from Austin landmarks like Jo's, Continental Club, and Guero's, but secluded enough for a quiet night on the terrace. Truly unique retreat in the center of it all.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: £93
Security Deposit: £403
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: £210 / night
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The space

The house is tucked away on a private residential street in South Congress, the trendy neighborhood just over Lady Bird Lake from downtown Austin. Steps away are chic boutiques, restaurants and one of Austin’s oldest and most storied music halls, the Continental Club.

A few feet (meters) from the Cap Metro No. 1 stop at South Congress and minutes by foot from Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, downtown, the State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center--everything the city has to offer is at your doorstep.

Cheerful, cozy, and comfortable, the house retains the charm of the original 1930s design with 10-foot ceilings, New Deal-era millwork, and original wood floors, but it also boasts all of the comforts and amenities you would expect at home: Wi-Fi, sound system, laundry room, and a chef's kitchen. There are also small surprises that belie the taste of the owners as well: vintage and modern furniture, cool art, plenty of books on design, poetry, design, and music, and lots of vinyl LPs.

The secluded outdoor terrace behind the house faces a rock wall created by the natural fault line that runs behind the house, a perfect place for cocktails before (or after) exploring the city.

The master bedroom occupies the terrace-facing corner of the house and features a king-sized bed with monogrammed sheets, while the second bedroom features two twin beds and faces east, with a view of the city just outside.

Please contact via email to inquire about availability for any dates or if you have additional questions.

The neighbourhood

In the heart of South Congress and minutes by foot from Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, downtown, the State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center--everything the city has to offer is at your doorstep.

A list of only a handful of the nearby attractions and restaurants includes:

Jo's Coffee

Continental Club

Hotel San Jose


Lucy in Disguise

Yard Dog

Uncommon Objects



American Apparel

Elizabeth Street Cafe


la Barbeque, etc

Getting around

Austin's central bus lines, the No. 1, No. 5, and No. 7, all have regularly scheduled stops at the bus stop located a few feet from the house on South Congress.

Taxis regularly travel up and down Congress and are easy to flag; they also schedule semi-regular pick ups at the nearby hotels (Hotel San Jose, Austin Motel, Kimber Modern, St. Cecilia, etc).

Bicycles are available for rent by-the-day from the Austin Bicycle Company at the Austin Motel.

OL 2013

Other things to note

Hotel occupancy taxes are included in the nightly price.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

The owners' only house rules are

1) No smoking please

2) And that guests simply be mindful that this is their home.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Adam User Profile
April 2017
Great home in a super fun neighborhood steps from south congress. Julie was very helpful, nice, and responsive. Would definitely stay again.

David User Profile
October 2016
Communication was great, place was a pleasant place to stay.

Saba User Profile
July 2016
There was a lovely little welcome card on the dining table, and a bottle of champagne in the fridge. The home was so clean and cozy, i really enjoyed my stay!

Matt User Profile
June 2016
We really enjoyed our stay with our 21 month old at this house. The location could not have been any better. The host was very responsive and accommodating and a pleasure the deal with. There were fresh flowers upon our arrival and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge which was really nice. The house is very well stocked with everything you might need which was nice. It's not a huge house, so be cognizant about how much stuff you haul with you. Traveling with a toddler we had a ton of stuff so I felt like we cluttered the house, but that's our fault. There were lots of children's books for us to enjoy. The back yard is really cute and even has a fire pit. We liked hanging out back there after the baby went to sleep. Bring your bug spray! Overall, our experience was really wonderful and we would definitely stay here again.

Benjamin User Profile
March 2016
House was great, Matt is super flexible, kind and understanding. Very good spot and would recommend for anyone exploring Austin for a weekend.

Hunter User Profile
October 2015
Nellie House was fantastic! The location can't be beat - right off South Congress and close to lots of good restaurants and night life. We were in town for ACL and we could walk to the festival from the house. Julie was very flexible on the check-in time, which was much appreciated, and check-out required no effort on our part. We would definitely stay here again.

Steven User Profile
October 2015
Great location and easy communication . Would definitely recommend staying there , especially for ACL , SXSW, or just a trip to south congress

Austin, Texas, United States · Joined in September 2013
Nellie User Profile

Hi. We live in Austin and enjoy living here. Music and books.

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