12 Best Vrbo Accommodation In & Around South Congress, Austin, Texas

vrbo austin south congress

Although only a small part of the city of Austin, South Congress, or SoCo as named by the locals, is an important and eclectic part of the city. The area was designed in the 1830s to be part of a thoroughfare and, from there, it grew into the shopping, music and entertainment district it is today. During the 1970s, rent in the area was cheap and, as a result, musicians and artists moved into the neighbourhood. By the 1990s, the neighbourhood started to see an economic boom, with restaurants, food trucks, music venues and shopping areas giving it the renowned reputation it has today. If you’re visiting Austin, check out these great Vrbo accommodation options located around South Congress.

1. Cozy house perfect for large groups (from USD 303)

This 1,500-square-foot (139.3-square-meter) house features 5 beds across 3 bedrooms, and if you need more space, there are 2 extra rollaway beds. There’s also a travel crib that you can use if you’re bringing a baby along. Because of this, up to eight people can be accommodated here, which is why this rental is popular among families and friend groups.

You can also find a complete kitchen with a dining table for 10 people. When it comes to entertainment, you can use the television and the available internet to have a movie marathon. You might also be interested in doing some sightseeing. Some of the iconic attractions nearby are Battle Bend Park, South Congress Avenue, and McKinney Falls State Park.

A True S Austin Gem
7 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfy and good quality
loved the amount of beds and comfy cozy feel
the house is well decorated spotless cleaning and more than well equipped with household items and finishing touches
natalina was an amazing host every detail and even left kids toys and games out for our toddlers
the host is super accommodating and easy to contact and great at replying right away
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2. Spacious house near downtown (from USD 415)

At 1,525 square feet (141.68 square meters), this house comes with 6 beds across 4 bedrooms — as a result, a maximum of 10 people can stay here. Aside from this, there’s also a well-equipped kitchen that will allow you to whip out delicious meals for everyone. If you’re bored, feel free to use the high-speed internet to catch a movie or show on the smart television. If you’re bringing a car with you, you don’t have to worry about parking as well since there’s a spot reserved for you.

This house is also close to downtown. Because of this, you’re near several trendy restaurants and attractions. Some of the places you might want to visit during your stay here are Southridge Plaza, Garrison Park, South Congress Avenue, and Lake Austin.

Modern South Austin home - 5 miles to Downtown
5 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
it was extremely clean and hassle free
super clean well furnished and all the amenities
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3. Exquisite house with contemporary furnishings (from USD 781)

Featuring a sophisticated interior design, this two-story house is the best choice for large groups — specifically, groups with a maximum of 16 people. This 2,200-square-foot (204.39-square-meter) rental boasts well-appointed bedrooms, a spacious living area, and a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops.

You also won’t run out of fun things to do here. The Wi-Fi is incredibly fast, so you won’t experience any problem streaming movies or scrolling through social media. There’s also a game room where you can play a round of foosball with your companions.

Outside, there’s a sizeable backyard with a barbeque grill. If you want, you can host a cookout night here — you can grill some steaks, while the rest are lounging or playing in the yard.

Staycation House | Modern and Spacious
5 reviews  Wifi Available
House 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

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if you have 10-13 people would be ideal and no one would really have to share beds
host was very accommodating property was clean and spacious
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4. Stunning house with a private pool (from USD 800)

Your experience will absolutely be pleasant and luxurious if you book this rental for your vacation in Austin. Boasting a space of 2,500 square feet (232.26 square meters), this house features bedrooms that can sleep a total of 12 people, a complete kitchen, and a cozy living room.

The outside area is just as marvelous. There’s a huge wraparound deck perfect for lounging after a long day, and if you want to relax, there’s a private pool where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. You’re also free to bring along your pet dogs — a maximum of 3, and each of them shouldn’t exceed 50 lbs (22.68 kg). The pet fee you’ll have to pay is 50 USD per pet.

Stunning 4 bedroom private house with POOL!
14 reviews  Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
all of the furniture is comfortable and the backyard deck and pool area is so relaxing and spacious
the backyard was extremely large and fenced with a beautiful deck and pool
master bedroom/king bed very nice
roomy clean and comfortable
host was easy to communicate with
meaghan was a great host
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5. Large home with pool, close to downtown (from USD 120)

This cosy condo sleeps up to four people and is located in a quiet complex, just a stone’s throw away from the South Congress area. Downtown Austin is just a 30-minute walk away or a short cab ride and everything in the home is fully equipped. Laundry facilities are available, as well as a full kitchen and high-speed internet. The TVs on site are connected to Netflix and there is even an outdoor pool and private balcony.

2BR/2BA w/ pool close to downtown, walk to everything on South Congress
15 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
Close to the freeways for jumping off to out of town visits
It is very comfortable and spacious Susie
The second bedroom was very handy
The condo was very comfortable and was completely as advertised
The condo had everything we needed for our extended stay - very comfortable
She is very responsive and helpful on any and all requests and questions we had
She responded very quickly to requests
She sent us helpful information and suggestions prior to arrival and was quick to respond throughout the entire experience
the owner is well organized and a great and clear communicator
helpful landlord fair price for the area
The property a great location
bars and restaurants on South Congress and downtown
grocery store Bus stop 1/4 block away
Could not be a more convenient location especially if your stay is focused in the Austin music scene Walk to Continenental Club
as well We liked this place because of the convenient location but
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6. Walk to everything from your private apartment downtown (from USD 213)

If you’re travelling solo, as a couple or just a small family, this apartment is a great option for those looking to explore downtown Austin. The home features hardwood floors and a modern, bright layout. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, as well as an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and features all new appliances and cookware. The home is located in a residential area, allowing for privacy, but still close to downtown Austin.

Quiet getaway near South Congress, Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin
53 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
Many windows provide nice daylight and fresh air
that felt more like home
The apartment is situated above a garage
The apt is lovely - bright airy
The apartment has clearly been remodeled recently and had everything we needed including a complimentary bottle of wine chilling in the fridge when we arrived Kate was an attentive but not overbe...
Very clean and updated with everything we needed Walk to South Congress
It was sparkling clean and the wifi was fast
The apt was exactly as pictured though nicer in person
so the views from the windows are of the shade oaks along the property in the Travis Heights neighborhood through which morning and evening light streams
Kate was an awesome host as well
Very nice and helpful host
clean functional spacious - and Kate and John were a delight as hosts - communicative and welcoming without being intrusive Highly recommend it
I hope to return again and can say with confidence that guests will have an outstanding experience in Kate's beautiful private apartment
Kate is very easy to communicate with and clearly wants your stay to be great
We felt safe in the neighborhood and were able to walk to restaurants bars shopping and Lady Bird Lake and yet all was quiet at night
Great place in perfect location Close to everything yet a quiet neighborhood Highly recommend it
Cute little apartment in a quaint
Great location within a half mile of restaurants etc on S Congress
Such a charming upstairs apartment in the South Congress area of Austin
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7. Central oasis (from USD 157)

This studio home sleeps up to four people and is a great option for those looking to explore downtown Austin and the South Congress area. The home is located in Travis Heights, which is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. Oak trees line the streets, which are just as old as the street they’re on. The tiny home is in a residential area, which is great for those who want a little quiet and privacy, but the fun and nightlife of downtown Austin are just a stone’s throw away.

Best Central Location/Private Urban Oasis/ Travis Heights Near SoCo & Downtown
23 reviews  Wifi Available
bungalow 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
iron + board bathroom supplies etc
Loved watching the squirrels and birds through the loft skylight Would definitely rent here again
The tiny house accommodated our group of four people very well
The best part was how clean everything was
Everything was clean and ready for our arrival
I felt the bathroom was very clean as well as the rest of the property
The property was exactly what was displayed in the ad
Thanks Amy for sharing Tiny House with us
well stocked with the essentials and very cute and cozy
Really all of the small things that are appreciated
We didn't use the bikes but that was a cool perk that encouraged me to book the property
I love that it's so close to everything
and we had cool enough weather to enjoy the fire pit
The house is located In a quiet tree lined neighborhood and is centrally located a short drive to Congress Street and Downtown
There are bikes to ride too
We really enjoyed our stay in such a quaint and peaceful neighborhood Morning coffee on the porch under the live oak canopy
The canopy of oaks surrounding this place makes it peaceful and serene
We were very comfortable in Tiny House House was well equipped
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8. Cosy and central cottage (from USD 303)

Located just one block away from South Congress, this home sleeps up to four people and is located right in the heart of Austin’s most popular area. The home has large windows, which allow for lots of natural light and the kitchen and living area is fully equipped with brand new appliances and furnishings throughout. Wi-Fi access is included, as well as laundry facilities and free parking for one vehicle.

1 Block from South Congress! Cozy Cottage with Free WiFi/Parking & Patio.
24 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 45 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
Two bedrooms each with (very comfortable) queen beds
The furnishings are great beds are comfortable and has easy access to the street
great - very modern Beds were ultra-comfortable Bathroom
an extra trash bag - for all the water bottles
the location can't be beat and price is right
nice welcome gifts upon arrival
so we had a drink with him one night before going out
Small issue with the door lock
Entire home was very comfortable
When we arrived there was a nice bottle of wine fresh fruit and breakfast food in the refrigerator all left by the management company
places to shop grab a drink
Parking is easy and within walking distance of restaurants shopping and great music
Close to everything but also quiet
One block off of South Congress
Amazing location on S Congress for food and fun
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9. Austin Soul (from USD 259)

Located just steps away from the South Congress area, Austin Soul is a bright, spacious and contemporary home, in a beautiful location. The charming bungalow is over 90 years old, but with its renovations and updates, you would think it was built last year. Wi-Fi is available throughout the home and the living room features large, comfy sofas and a smart TV, so you can stream shows. The backyard lounge has a grill available to use and a dining area for when the weather’s nice.

Trendy 'Austin Soul' Home Steps to South Congress!
82 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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The only downside is the front bedroom is kind of noisy from traffic on the street
The bedrooms are nicely separated for a small house and the beds were comfortable
If you do have a vehicle there is a dedicated parking space in front of the cottage that makes coming and going quite simple
It was perfect for two couples with plenty of privacy
The shaded outdoor sitting area was an added bonus where we enjoyed our morning coffee and evening cocktails
The house was spotless and had very comfortable rooms
The beds were really comfortable and the place was very clean Would definitely stay here again
The house itself is very cute and clean
The host was lovely thoughtful and responsive
The hosts were very responsive to any questions that we had
The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating
We were greeted by the owner on our arrival & she gave us great tips about restaurants grocery stores & things to do in the area
the owner was extremely friendly and helpful
Convenient access to the SoCo neighborhood is perfect
It was within walking distance of restaurants
This neighborhood has so much charm and character and is within short walking distance to all the restaurants shops and cafes on South Congress
There are bars restaurants and music of every type
In addition there are stores within a short walk to get provisions for the house
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10. Adorable SoCo cottage

Sleeping up to four people, this home is a great spot for people looking to explore the lovely South Congress area. The home is nearby many live music venues and is a perfect option if you’re in town to attend a festival. Hiking and biking trails are nearby if you’re looking to get outside and explore a little nature. The kitchen is fully equipped and Wi-Fi is included, as well.

Adorable SoCo Cottage near Downtown, Zilker, great dining and entertainment!
113 reviews
bungalow 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the bed was very comfortable and the living room/kitchen were as beautiful as they looked in the on-line photos
The bed is dangerously comfortable and
the quality in products they have chosen makes it feel like home
You do not need a rental car
You'll definitely be comfortable
The cottage was clean and very quiet
and they clearly take care of (and take pride in)
The hosts were incredibly welcoming and generous
The owner Sherri was great and particularly helpful on restaurant and other recommendations
They made us feel so welcome
very nice folks and about $16 door
Sherie and Elliot are great hosts
Ended up being the perfect location
the cottage is 10 minutes travel by bus to the middle of downtown
but it's not far at all
It is located within walking distance of South Congress and all it has to offer
and I mean lots of places to eat and entertainment within easy walking distance of the place Sheri and Elliot were great hosts suggesting different places to eat
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11. Charming home with balcony and firepit

This large Austin home is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking to check out some of the best spots around South Congress or downtown Austin. The home can sleep up to seven people and, with its large ceilings and spacious interiors, guests will always feel like they have enough room. The upper balcony has a barbecue and dining space to eat outside and the firepit in the backyard is great for roasting marshmallows and relaxing by the fire.

The large, fully-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking large meals and the hand-cut hardwood floors and Oriental rugs give the home lots of character.

Charming Home w/ Balcony, Fire Pit, & 2 Living Rooms - Near Dining & Music
58 reviews  Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

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Amenities & Room:
The tankless heater for the shower worked great too
but you can use all the dining room and bar chairs for seating This house
each enjoyed there own BR space and bath
walkable to S Congress Ave and the Congress bridge leading to the 6th Ave bar/music scene along with easy access to the riverfront walking path Fairly comfortable beds and operational kitchen/bath...
All the beds were super comfortable
The bathrooms were perfect and everything was very clean
The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and everything was clean
The vacation rental was very clean
which I appreciated very much
All beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms were nice as well
Well designed house with a good layout for three couples
Impressed with Management proactive and responsive to questions beforehand Very clean and allowed for early check-in
The screens are not as functional as they look and the fire pit area has broken glass pieces all around
in pieces what appeared to be a former water feature
he immediately got back to me & told me he would come over to the house himself to check it out and spray it
It is right near South Congress shops and restaurants
The house is in a great location to Downtown Check in/out
The location is a short 15min walk depending on pace to downtown Perfect location
but maybe it is from being empty/
altough still to many organizational communication layers not really connected)
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12. Stylish apartment perfect for six people

This modern apartment is centrally located within Austin, which means that several of the city’s attractions are close by. South Congress Avenue is just a short walk away, so feel free to explore the many eclectic restaurants, shops, and music venues there. You might also want to visit the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, Lady Bird Lake, and Barton Springs Pool.

After your day of adventure, head back to this apartment, where you can rest and relax. You’d love lounging on the couch while watching something on the television. If you love to swim, there’s a communal pool within the property that you can use. Finally, when you’re ready to sleep, the well-appointed bedrooms will be ready for you.

Elegante 2BR en South Congress # 444 por WanderJaunt
9 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 50
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
provided coffee & filters cream & sugar dish soap dishwasher soap laundry soap and earplugs were nice
we needed it to be clean and it was
all appliances work and floor is easy to keep clean
it was clean hand everything we needed and the location was great
the location was perfect distance to downtown and felt like a safe neighborhood
the place is perfectly located for easy access to highway
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Central SoCo

If something fun is happening in Austin, chances are it’s near the South Congress area. From the famed South By Southwest and Austin City Limits festivals to great restaurants and shopping, you can find it in SoCo.

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