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Sweet guesthouse in prime location

Syd Sharples

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Syd Sharples

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2015
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Sweet guesthouse in prime location

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath With WiFi, Full Kitchen And Laundry

Built in the 20's, Leon House is the guesthouse of my historic Austin property, but separated from my house by a fence and good sized yard and accessed from a separate alley, ensuring a private and comfortable stay. This 500 square foot cottage features a living/dining area with HDTV and WiFi, a cozy queen bedroom with yummy linens, season-appropriate bedding and a closet, a small but highly functional shower bathroom and a full kitchen, outfitted by me (I love to cook) that has a dishwasher and washer/dryer. I lived here for six weeks recently while my home was being renovated and was seriously questioning the need to move across the yard.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Syd Sharples (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2015

About Syd Sharples

I'm a northeasterner, but have lived in Austin for 23 years. I love it here! An avid and discriminating traveler, I know what I like when I stay in hotels and rental properties. I love cooking (and eating), and am so glad the Austin restaurant scene has evolved from when I moved here (from San Francisco): right after I arrived, the local paper had a (GLOWING!!!) review. Of Red Lobster. Nothing against Red Lobster, but there are now plenty of more unique restaurants and trailers to review.

Syd Sharples purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Syd Sharples chose Austin

Leon House is private, comfortable, and superbly located for exploring Austin and enjoying all the wonderful things and activities and people this city has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

This property - my house and Leon house - has great juju. Come check it out!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Weatherford, Texas
5

Nice and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very relaxing and cozy place to stay in Austin. I slept soundly and woke up to birds singing. I appreciated the ceiling fans in both the living area and above the bed. The kitchen, bath and rooms were the perfect size for me. I really felt at home and I would highly recommend this place to my friends. The owner has fantastic tastes and great attention to detail. Loved it

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Tucson, Arizona
4

Darling Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

This is a cute little guest house with it's own private entrance down a paved alley. The Main House is behind a wall with lush greenery covering it. You enter the living /dining area, then step up to the bedroom with Queen bed, which flows into the narrow galley style kitchen with full size washer and dryer. It's quaint and comfortable in a very nice, quiet suburb. Has A/C. Casual coffee/sandwich shop just a short drive away. Easy access to Downtown.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Spacious, comfortable and convenient stay

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was a lovely little place to relax in, in a great neighborhood a comfortable walk or a micro drive from Downtown, and just by Pease park. It is really quite spacious for two and very well appointed, kitchen is great and bed very comfortable. Only niggle was the wi-fi was very temperamental, and would flicker in and out with increasingly annoying regularity. This wasn't ideal for us as we were in Austin for SXSW and were really relying on social media to get up to minute ideas of where to go next and so on. Neither myself or my husband could get a good wifi connection in the bedroom either which limits lazy mornings! We had an issue with a very noisy racket (drills by our bed!) one morning which we probably would have appreciated not to start at 7am (and finish at 2pm) but Syd was quite apologetic and tried to help.

Overall a beautiful house in an interesting and convenient neighborhood, would definitely stay again when in Austin (would be five stars but for the wifi!!)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to report that the WiFi issue has been addressed, and thanks to Amy S for the heads up!
5

Leon House

  • 5 of 5

Leon House was a wonderful comfortable place to stay in Austin. The home is quiet and relaxing but conveniently located near downtown. Syd was a great host, very friendly and communicative. I would highly recommend staying here when you visit Austin.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great house, perfect location, fantastic host

  • 5 of 5

Leon House was the perfect place to stay on a business trip to Austin. The house is centrally located, but totally quiet, in one of Austin's nicest neighborhoods. You will not miss anything in this beautiful cottage, and Syd is the perfect host: Super friendly, always accessible if you need her, but otherwise invisible. I can highly recommend Leon House and will surely come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet, well kept cottage in a private but excellent location. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Austin Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
MoPac/Loop 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Austin Java
Car: not necessary

Austin is full of possibilities: great restaurants and ubercool trailers (or food trucks for some of you out-of-towners), amazing live music, a full festival calendar, UT and all it has to offer, world class shopping from the chic Domain to funky S. Congress, up and coming S. First and the stylish Second Street District, watersports, hiking and cycling, museums, art - it's truly a hip and happening place. Leon House is located right in the thick of it. Not downtown, but as close as you can get without living in a skyscraper. Close to Enfield Road, you can catch a bus to UT, to the airport, downtown, or north Austin. Whole Foods is within walking distance (though I'm lazy and usually drive), as are numerous coffee shops and restaurants. A car is handy but not essential, and biking is a great way to get around (especially to ACL and SXSW). And I'm so happy to offer tips and advice on where to go, where to eat, what to see, how to get to the dry cleaners, etc.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
X Games 2015
Jun 5 2015 - Jun 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Summer pricing
Jun 9 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
ACL 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
SXSW 2016
Mar 4 2016 - Mar 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Efficient bathroom with pedestal sink and tiled shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed with featherbed and down duvet. Non-down pillows available on request. Full dresser, closet, clock radio, ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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