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Awesomely "Austin" living room with comfortable seating. Cable and internet provided.

Urban Homestead

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

2703 South 2nd St. Austin, TX 78704 United States

STR License # OL 2013-097575

You may opt for a refundable security deposit as an alternative to the Vacation Rental Damage Protection ($49 covers up to $3000 of accidental damage). If you'd prefer the security deposit, please request the change in your reservation notes.

Urban Homestead boasts historic Texas architecture and chic fine-furnishings. The owner, a photographer, has bestowed the home with a gorgeous, artistic, and unique style. Once you've stepped beyond the large front porch and through the front door, you'll be blown away by this beautifully renovated home with 12 foot ceilings.

In the main house there are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. The main bathroom is large, with a separate shower and jetted bathtub. There is also a very small utility half bath in the laundry room.

The large living room features a built in office/desk area, large flat screen TV and record player. The living room and kitchen open out onto a cedar screened in porch - which feels like an additional living area. Enjoy the Texas breeze without the Texas bugs!

Out back is a separate studio bedroom with a full bed, as well as a newly added full bathroom! The private, romantic studio features huge vaulted ceilings with incredible windows, and a stunning antique chandelier.

This home offers the best of South Austin, in style and location. You're equally close here to South Congress and South Lamar, and it's just a quick drive down South 1st street to downtown.

*There are also 4 cruiser bikes at the property you are welcome to use**

Easy access to/from the airport, and is close to the grocery store as well as many bars and restaurants.

Make your reservation, and then make yourself at home.

Pets are welcome at this property, but please discuss with us and obtain approval before making your reservation, as there are some restrictions and rules.

A courtesy pack & play and high chair are available upon request.

Please note, we do NOT advertise on Craigslist. If you see photos & a description matching this property on Craigslist, it is a scam.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 1 story
Unit Code SS2703
Beds 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 2.5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6, 4 dining seats
Floor Area 1250 square feet
Pets Dogs allowed.
Standard Amenities baby crib, double, queen, toilet, tub, twin/ single, botanical garden, caves, churches, cinemas, festivals, library, live theater, museums, playground, restaurants, winery tours, zoo, Child's Highchair, Dining, DVD Player, Satellite / Cable, Television, Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Hair Dryer, Heating, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, antiquing, outlet shopping, paddle boating, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, ATM/bank, Babysitter, fitness center, groceries, hospital, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, Downtown, Bicycles, Deck / Patio, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Grill, golf, hiking, roller blading, swimming, tennis, water tubing, children welcome, non smoking only, pets considered, wheelchair inaccessible, Long-term Renters Welcome, Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Dishwasher, Dishes
Living Central Air, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, No Phone
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank
Convenience Area FitnessCenter, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Movie Theatres, Golf Course, Playgrounds, Public Swimming Pools, Children's Splash Pads
Culture Symphony Orchestra, Live Music, Theatre, Music Festivals, Museums, Children's Museums
Outdoor Patio, Gas Grill, Screened In Porch, Fenced Yard
Geographic Close to Town, Neighborhood
Entertainment Cable TV, DVD Player, Stereo System, Ipod Dock, Radio
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Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 32 reviews)

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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Cool, eclectic farmhouse

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2017

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    Shay B from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    My family and I had a great stay at The Urban Homestead in South Austin! It was a fabulous place for us to crash each night after having fun in Austin. Good, central location, very clean and stocked with every necessity,and impeccably renovated and decorated! Being able to stay in a farmhouse built in 1918 in a residential neighborhood made us feel like residents, not tourists, which is exactly the way we like it! We loved the farmhouse so much we dreamed of living in it๐Ÿ˜„.

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  • Great Vibe and Location

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2017

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    Luke M from Midland, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Really enjoyed our stay here. It was very close to everywhere that we wanted to visit and had a perfect vibe. Property was exactly as advertised and was very well maintained. Record player was the touch that took it from great to awesome.

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  • The most Awesome Austin place to stay!

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2017

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    Tobie W from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    I chose this cozy cottage because it was close to my daughter's wedding venue. But fell inlove with its charm. It has that funky artsy vibe Austin is famous for but with all the modern conveniences. Close to Everywhere and our host was accommodating and responsive. You cannot go wrong with this chill pad, my only regret was the rain kept us from using the bikes.

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  • Excellent place to stay

    Stayed 5 days ending in March, 2017

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    Jason O from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    We went to Austin for a golf trip with four friends total and the place was great. Clean, close to restaurants, and great communication by the company.

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  • Perfect!

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2017

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    Joshua G from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Easily the best spot in Austin. An immensely comfortable property in a lovely part of town. No complaints whatsoever. 10/10

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  • Home Away from Home

    Stayed 30 days ending in February, 2017

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    Nancy D from Rochester, NY recommends this vacation rental

    My husband and I decided to go south for the month of February and chose Austin. The Urban Homestead could not have been a better pick for the value and location. We were able to have family and friends visit. The ensuite in the back of the house was perfect for the couples who visited. The minimalist aspects of the house made maintaining a clean house throughout the month so easy. Emerson Properties were very good and responded to questions and needs. The neighborhood was quiet. The neighbors were friendly. Many places close to the house were great (Lenoir, Summer Moon Coffee, Seventh Flag Coffee, Once Over Coffee, Boulder Creek Cafe, Elizabeth Cafe, ABGB). Walking to Congress/Downtown was 1.5 miles but an enjoyable walk. Everyone who came to the house loved it.
    My only complaint was the first 24 hours the house looked dark and dingy to us. Cleaning the front porch, screened porch, and windows made all the differences in the world. Did not mind it since we were staying so long.

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  • Christmas at Urban Homestead

    Stayed 3 days ending in December, 2016

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    Pam B from Springfield , MO recommends this vacation rental

    Loved this property. It provided a home atmosphere for us to Celebrate Christmas with our family. Our son lives and works in Austin and was not able to come home for the holidays so we brought Christmas to Austin. The location was awesome. We will definitely stay here again.

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  • Exactly as promised

    Stayed 3 days ending in December, 2016

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    Jody C from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Great house. Professionally managed. Love the bedroom in the back.

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  • Perfect space to bear the Austin rain!

    Stayed 3 days ending in December, 2016

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    Mahaley H from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    My family and I had an amazing time at the Urban Homestead. Comfy beds, large kitchen, an all over cozy atmosphere made for a wonderful stay!

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  • Girlfriends triathlon race weekend

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2016

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    a guest from Frisco, TX recommends this vacation rental

    My girlfriends & I were in a Austin to compete in a triathlon. The house was conveniently located, comfortable, and we all slept really well. It's an old house so don't expect a chic, modern feel. But, if you like old rustic, farmhouse charm with updated furnishings you'll love this place. We all algeees we'd stay there again!

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  • Convenient, comfortable "Old Austin"

    Stayed 5 days ending in October, 2016

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    Alden S from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    My wife and I live in Austin and are HomeAway owners ourselves. We stayed here with our daughter and 10 month old granddaughter (who live in Washington DC, and our son and his girlfriend (who live in Denver) for four nights in October after we had already rented out our own home and then learned of our children's plans to come to town for several October weddings. For my wife and me, it was a trip down memory lane to stay in a well appointed older home in one of Austin's oldest neighborhoods ... it took us back to our first home. Our kids loved the mix of old and new in the house and the detached guest house, and also the super convenient location.
    The property management company was great, and went above and beyond the call of duty when we had a change of plans and needed to extend our stay to include an additional night.
    If the need ever again arises, we and/or our kids will stay here again.

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  • Comfort in a beautiful package

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2016

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    Sabrina W from Springfield, MO recommends this vacation rental

    Great kitchen and bath rooms. Comfortable furniture, great dest space. The listing of the house did not show the awesome shower in the guest house in the back yard. Home is completely updated with two full baths and one half bath. Loved the lighting and decor as well. I left with ideas to take back to my own house on design which was great. Also they have 4 bikes to ride for you in the garage. Quiet neighborhood and close to everything in Austin. We will stay again when in Austin.

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  • Beautiful house, great location in Austin

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2016

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    Susan S from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Loved everything about the house. Comfortable, cute decor, great A/C, perfect location. Easy to get in, great communication with property manager.

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  • Couldn't have been better!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

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    Julia D from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Exactly as described. Perfect location, perfect decor, perfectly comfortable. Highly recommended.

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  • Perfect Home for our trip to Austin

    Stayed 8 days ending in April, 2016

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    a guest from Kent, CT recommends this vacation rental

    In Austin for a wedding, this house was perfect in every way! Clean, bright, nicely styled & appointed, great location. There was coffee, cream & sugar awaiting us, which was a nice touch that first morning. We loved the front porch swing, and the screened in porch on the back side. There is a cool photographic enlargement in the kitchen which I admired that I assume is the owner's work. Our family enjoyed staying in the little house out back, which gave them privacy. The AC unit back there was really fun, a piece of art that keeps you cool! Didn't meet the owners, but Emerson Guest Properties does an excellent job managing. The only small quibble is the lack of a dresser in either bedroom in the main house, which makes clothing storage a bit difficult for a long stay. We would definitely rent this space again!

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  • Lovely Stay

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2016

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    a guest from New York, NY recommends this vacation rental

    We traveled to Austin with our children and enjoyed 3 great days in this lovely house. It was comfortable, nicely decorated and located in an up-and-coming neighborhood, with close proximity to good restaurants and stores. We were able to access all the city's sites very easily and appreciated how quiet the street was at night.

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  • Austin Spring Break

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2016

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    a guest from River Forest, IL recommends this vacation rental

    Hard to believe, but the Urban Homestead was even better in person than in the photos! The size of the rooms, layout, and style make you feel at home from the moment you step in from the huge front porch. LOVED the cafe lights that connect the house and the separate guest space and the kitchen is so well-equipped. The home is located close to all the action in the South Congress strip where you can find Jon Dee playing at the Continental Club, dig into Torchy's tacos, enjoy a great cocktail at the Crow Bar, and/or get a late afternoon coffee at Jo's or ice cream at Amy's or try your first Hey Cupcake. Perfect for all 4 of us (mom, dad, and 2 kids in their early 20s).

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  • Austin Visit

    Stayed 2 days ending in March, 2016

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    a guest from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Great place

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  • Great Xmas Rental!

    Stayed 4 days ending in December, 2015

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    Annie T from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    We had a fantastic time at this great getaway here in Austin while extended family was visiting.

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  • We loved this house!

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2015

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    Faith N from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    This house was at the perfect location and wasn't too far from anything! Everything was clean, the Internet was fast, and there were bikes for us to use as well. The best part about this place is the decor- the house looked gorgeous, especially the back house. My family and I loved staying here, and I would recommend it to all.

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  • Loved it.

    Stayed 2 days ending in July, 2015

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    David M from San Antonio, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Quite spot and close proximity to down town. Easy access to everything. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • charming!!

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2015

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    Rachel S from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    I stayed in this home with my family and we absolutely loved it. The interior was perfect and just so thoughtfully put together. The home was very well equipped and really perfect. I love the neighborhood and can't wait to come back. The swing in the front was really appreciated by my kids as well!

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  • Beautiful Stay with Comfort and Accessibility

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2015

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    Jessica A from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    The house we stayed in was PERFECT! It was spacious with a very nice patio (enclosed so no mosquitos get to you!). The rooms were big and cozy. Plus the stay was very close to downtown. Perfect stay for a perfect getaway!

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  • Perfect Getaway!

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2015

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    Katrina A from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    This rental was perfect for a relaxing "girls weekend". The house looked exactly like the pictures shown, and was super clean. It has everything you need to cook and relax, and is close to all the great restaurants and shops in South Austin. Brooke was great about responding to my questions! I would stay here again!

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  • Fantastic House

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2015

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    a guest from Humble, TX recommends this vacation rental

    This house was really cool, very comfortable and in a great location. The backyard master is fantastic. A few negatives: the check-in/out times are not good (if check-in is at 4, the check-out time should be be noon. Also, the cleaning fee is too high (I pay $140 to have my 5 bed/5.5 bath 5500 sq ft home cleaned) and the damage deposit is ridiculous, especially with a high cleaning fee and a short two-night stay. I've stayed in a lot of VRBO homes and have always had damage deposits returned (the mountain house we rented in two weeks doesn't even have a damage deposit). Also, the front lawn needs some TLC and the front porch was really dirty.

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  • Bluebonnet Heaven!

    Stayed 38 days ending in April, 2015

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    carol d from perrysburg, ohio recommends this vacation rental

    It was great! The kitchen was a little understocked, necessitating the purchase of a few items; ie. A whisk,colander serving spoons,etc.generally, we we did ok though. The refrigerator was was too small and the freezer got ice build up easily. Also, the separate bedroom in the back building was too noisy from traffic sounds on 1st. St. And too bright in the morning bc of no window shades. Also, that bed wasn't nearly as comfy as the others.

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  • stay during SXSW

    Stayed 6 days ending in March, 2015

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    csongor b from Orinda, CA recommends this vacation rental

    it was great!

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  • I'll be back!

    Stayed 6 days ending in February, 2015

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    Erin S from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    This property was immaculate and inviting. Beautifully decorated with Austin minimalism but oh so comfortable. Brooke was a pleasure to work with. I visit Austin at least once a year and try to live like a local, this place is my new favorite!

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  • Clean House, Great Location

    Stayed 2 days ending in January, 2015

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    a guest from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Fast response from the host, very clean house. We would definitely stay again!

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  • Great Choice!

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2014

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    Brian J from Houston, TX recommends this vacation rental

    The Urban Homestead with Emerson was a great fit for us. Great alternative to a hotel stay. The home and decorations are really great. Location is excellent and I even rode the bike several times to SoCo and dowtown. All in all, an A+ experience with Brooke and Emerson rents!! Thanks Brooke!!

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  • Perfect Combo of Comfy + Cool

    Stayed 52 days ending in February, 2014

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    Elisabeth M from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    We absolutely loved our time in this house. It's a perfect combination of super comfortable + Austin cool - in great South Austin location. Easy access to Ben White (route 71/290) so you can get most places quickly.

    Since we stayed for two months, we used every inch of the house -- from the comfy screened in porch to the smart kitchen to the tidy laundry room. The high ceilings made it feel super spacious -- and the character of the old house (transom windows, wood floors) gave it such a nice feel. And add the super comfy beds and the jacuzzi tub: heaven! We also used the sleeping cottage regularly -- it was and extra little quiet retreat.

    Brooke (at Emerson) took excellent care of us too! At the end of our stay, no one was ready to leave!

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  • A Wonderful Christmas

    Stayed 3 days ending in December, 2013

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    Tracye B from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    We rented the property to spend a family Christmas with my son and granddaughter and other family members and were not disappointed It is the loveliest property we have ever rented. Except for the kitchen being somewhat bare in the kitchen pots and pan department(they just have a skillet, small pot and a couple of cookie sheets). it was well stocked with amentities in both the bathroom and kitchen which made it quite homey. We had a problem with the DVD player and the management staff sent a new DVD player over immediately. We visit Austin often and will hopefully be able to rent this property again.

    • Manager Responded on 1/16/2014

      Thank you for the input Tracye! It was great to have you. Based on your suggestions we've updated the kitchen with additional gadgets and cookware.

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental

Dates Daily Weekly Monthly Minimum Stay Checkin Restrictions
Jul 5, 2017-Aug 31, 2017 $123-$183 $871-$965 na 2 No restrictions
Sep 1, 2017-Sep 4, 2017 $296 na na 3 No restrictions
Sep 5, 2017-Oct 4, 2017 $149-$222 $1,069-$1,185 $3,500 2 No restrictions
Oct 5, 2017-Oct 15, 2017 $506 $3,525 na 4 No restrictions
Oct 16, 2017-Oct 19, 2017 $188 na na 2 No restrictions
Oct 20, 2017-Oct 23, 2017 $508 na na 3 No restrictions
Oct 24, 2017-Nov 20, 2017 $188-$262 $1,375 na 2 No restrictions
Nov 21, 2017-Dec 22, 2017 $188-$296 $1,075-$1,654 $3,313-$3,382 2 No restrictions
Dec 23, 2017-Dec 31, 2017 $296 $1,750 na 3 No restrictions
Jan 1, 2018-Feb 28, 2018 $188-$208 $1,075 $3,175-$3,385 2 No restrictions
Mar 1, 2018-Mar 7, 2018 $232-$262 $1,275 na 2 No restrictions
Mar 8, 2018-Mar 13, 2018 $1,405 na na 5 No restrictions
Mar 14, 2018-Mar 18, 2018 $880 na na 5 No restrictions
Mar 19, 2018-May 17, 2018 $232-$262 $1,275 $4,210 2 No restrictions
May 18, 2018-May 29, 2018 $296 $1,750 na 3 No restrictions
May 30, 2018-Jun 28, 2018 $202-$222 $1,185 $3,500 2 No restrictions
Jun 29, 2018-Jul 4, 2018 $296 na na 3 No restrictions
Jul 5, 2018-Aug 30, 2018 $202-$222 $1,185 $3,500 2 No restrictions

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