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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 3 / Studio
Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 3  Type: Studio
Studio Gem Perfect for Two, Just South of Downtown
TripAdvisor property ID 2178429

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Book this 1 bathroom, studio style rental in Austin today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 17 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $700, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 89% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 24, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Todd C.
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24 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Central-austin Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Patio


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (17)

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“Riverside Gem just that!”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2012

We spent 10 days at the Riverside Gem in Octber 2011. My wife and I are in our mid 50's and are in the music business. When we first arrived we were somewhat concerned that we were just a block off the freeway and that we had to walk through the owners back yard and patio to access the suite. Our concerns turned out to be non issues. Todd and amy were very accomodating in letting us use their driveway for loading and unloading our vehicle and as it turned out there was nearly no traffic noise as the outdoor space attached to our suite was very private and quiet (for being in the heart of a city!) Additionally, the suite itelf was very well appointed, with everything required for an enjoyable stay...all the appliances worked well; there was ample storage and the internet access was good. The space was comfortable and the patio private. (we even had friends over a couple of times and entertained on our little patio) Todd and amy were great hosts, helping out where needed and giving us our space when that was required. The Gem was easy walking distance (about a mile) from South Congress shops and clubs, and the walk through neighborhood to get there was a very pleasant one. We travel 14 weeks out of the year, and get to austin at least 3 times a year. Riverside Gem was as good as it gets for us and we plan to stay there again in the future.

“Great Time in austin”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2012

Great location and friendly renters. Although the street is busy, the studio is located in the back of the property so it is very private and quiet. You can walk anywhere which is what we enjoyed. Austin is very hip and fun. We found enough to do for the whole week. If we ever return to austin, this is our first call.

“A tranquil hideaway in the heart of the action.”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2012

Riverside Gem is a peaceful, well-maintained studio. It's located in Travis Heights off South Congress, ideally situated for anyone needing to work or study downtown. The owners are available, yet unobtrusive. Nothing was too much trouble in the run-up to my arrival; Todd even provided valuable advice on using a European mobile abroad! Coffee beans, cream and drinking water were waiting in the fridge, and the place was spotlessly clean. I highly recommend this property.

“"Riverside Gem" is just that and more!”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2011

This wonderful home away from home, has all the amenities and none of the worries. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, our hosts were the perfect couple if you needed anything and incognito if you didn't. The Gem has everything required of living comfortably for your entire stay (10 days in our case); regardless of the length. Our bags were lost and amy and Todd waited and while the airline (we'll never fly Delta again), delivered them. They received them, left them at the front door of the studio,(along with a case of water). We woke and enjoyed freshly ground beans of Maya Rutu coffee (best we've ever tasted), compliments of our hosts as well. Quiet patio at the back, enabled us to sit and reflect on all the wonders austin has to offer. I recommend this location to anyone if "magic" is what your looking for!

“My home away from home.”

Reviewed 12 Feb 2011

I recently stayed at this fabulous studio for three weeks while working in austin and it was perfect. Todd, Amy and their gorgeous girls are fantastic hosts who are considerate, kind, so helpful, and respectful. The studio itself was fresh and clean and contained everything that I needed to make my three week stay comfortable. It was a pleasure to come "home" each day to my private little abode. Riverside Gem is so conveniently located with Downtown just a short taxi ride away. And if you feel like a good stroll, head down to South Congress avenue. I loved my stay in austin and when I return I will definitely stay here again. Enjoy, I certainly did.

“A True Gem in austin”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2010

This is an excellent rental in a great location. Very close to South Congress, I-35 and Downtown. We enjoyed the lovely neighborhood for jogging in the morning, as well as the proximity to the city parks. This studio has nice appliances for cooking and was more than enough room for the two of us visiting. The owners did a a great job renovating and keeping this property well maintained. We were also welcomed with a wealth of information from the owners, on things to do in austin. This is a great city and you will feel at home when you stay at this gem! We highly recommend staying here, and hope to come back!

“Cozy & wonderful!”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2010

Todd and amy are wonderful hosts and full of great information about this great city! My friend and I only had two nights to spend in austin, but they directed us to the cream of the crop from a local point of view, and helped us to avoid wasting our time! Their apartment is comfortable and charming, with a great private patio to spend your morning sipping coffee on! The location is just outside of everywhere you need to get to! I would definitely go back to austin, and back to Todd & Amy's place! I hope to have a lot more time next time.

“Perfect austin Vacation!”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2010

My husband and I stayed at this adorable studio for two weeks in July...and loved every minute of it. The location was very central, and with the studio tucked behind the house, it was very quiet. We spent most of our time on South Congress and it was just a quick drive through a beautiful neighborhood to get in the back way. For what I researched, the studio is one of the best values in austin -- it was impeccably stocked, incredibly clean and beautifully decorated. The back patio was awesome...a perfect secluded spot surrounded by tall bamboo -- all of the gardens were amazing. Todd and amy were super helpful and attentive, giving us many suggestions for things to do and local flair to check out. The off-street parking initially worried me, but this is one of the nicest neighborhoods in town and we felt very safe with our rental car on the street. As for austin as a vacation destination, we could not say enough about it...many of our friends in Boston said, what are you going to do there for two weeks??? Honestly, we didn't want to leave! Between the food (amazing options...I think I could eat a Torchy taco every day of my life), the music scene, the overall vibe (I couldn't believe how Green it was...not what I was expecting for Texas), the and the golf (Falconhead and Teravista were our favs!) was a perfect, relaxing get away. Renting such a charming, warm and modern studio was the perfect icing on the cake. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

“Darling, pristine & updated accommodations!”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2010

We had a wonderful weekend in austin (as always)! Todd and amy's neighborhood (Travis Heights) is so convenient to everything we love in S. Austin; Perla's, Homeslice, live music at Guerro's (the best Mexican in town), Joe's Coffee. We really enjoyed biking from the house to all the local SoCo taco joints; our stay solidifed our desire to live in the city! The house was so cool and refreshing in the hot austin heat. Todd & Amy's hospitality was infectious; and, even Lightner and Kaegan added their sweet faces to the mix! Thank you so much for everything!

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