SWEET GUESTHOUSE IN PRIME LOCATION

Syd Sharples

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

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SWEET GUESTHOUSE IN PRIME LOCATION

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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

Syd Sharples

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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

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.

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

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

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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
+1 5128485757
Austin Austin area
5

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 5 of 5
This cute guesthouse is nestled in an established neighborhood close to all the activiies in downtown Austin. The only noise I heard were the birds chirping in the morning. The house is very clean. The huge bathtowels and the comfortable bed were an unexpected bonus. Syd's love of the arts is shown by the paintings on the walls of the house. Syd is a wealth of information on the entertainment and restaurants in the area. If you want to cook, there is a neighborhood grocery about three blocks away. The food was excellent at Mandola's Italian Market on Guadalupe Street. This cute cottage will be my "home away" each time I visit Austin. Sharon M
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
+1 5128485757
Austin Austin area
5

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

  • 5 of 5
The LeonHouse is nestled in a quiet neighborhood close to the activities of downtown Austin. The only noise I heard were birds chirping in the morning. The house is exceptionally clean. The huge bath towels and the comfortable bed were special treats. The artwork in Syd's cottage expresses her love of the arts. Syd is a wealth of knowledge of the places to eat and see in Austin. If a person wants to cook, there is a neighborhood grocery store just a few blocks away. We had very good food at Mandola's Italian Market on Guadalupe. The LeonHouse will be my "home away" the next time I visit Austin. Sharon M
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
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Austin Austin area
Brooklyn, New York
5

WONDERFUL, COZY SPOT IN AUSTIN

  • 5 of 5
Syd's charming guesthouse was a dream for our stay in Austin during SXSW. It's cute, cozy and far enough away from the craziness downtown, but not too far! it's only a short walk to the new bike share program that we used to get everywhere. Syd was super helpful and accommodating and her assistant Tanya is also amazing - she saved us from missing our flight when our cab didn't show up!
I would highly recommend this lovely spot for your next vacation in Austin. I know I'll be checking here first anytime I visit Austin!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
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Austin Austin area
5

EXCELLENT!

  • 5 of 5
Excellent property throughout! The directions provided were essential to finding the place after dark because GPS was no help. Kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with snacks and drinks to make sure we could unwind from the road. Privacy was outstanding and we even slept with the windows open as the evenings were beautiful and the neighborhood was quiet. We elected to drive into Autstin but it could have been walked or a cab called. We're in the process of restoring a house built in 1916 and we are going to use a few ideas that were incorporated into the design of this house because we liked it so much. Overall we would absolutely recommend and if we visit Austin again we'll be glad to call Syd.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
+1 5128485757
Austin Austin area
5

COZY COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF AUSTIN!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Leonhouse for the Austin City Limits music festival to celebrate our one-year anniversary. Leonhouse was perfect! It was cozy and comfortable and easily fit the two of us. Wireless was easy to access, and television (with lots of channels) is available if you need it. The bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows and blankets; the bathroom was clean and came with everything we needed (and the tile felt lovely on barefeet!); and the kitchen was well-equipped. Indeed, Syd (the owner) provided local coffee and a lovely gift bag with travel munchies and chocolates to celebrate our anniversary. Syd is friendly and quick to suggest great places to eat and see in Austin upon request. And Leonhouse is located in a fantastic neighborhood in close proximity to all the great spots in Austin, either by walking or by bike. At Syd's suggestion we rented bikes for the weekend and had a great time exploring not just Zilker Park, but also Lake Austin Blvd., Barton Springs, SoCo, UT Campus, downtown and the Capital Building. We can't wait to come back to Leonhouse next year to celebrate anniversary number two!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
MoPac/Loop 1
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Austin Municipal Golf Course
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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Availability & Rates

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Austin Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer prices
Jun 25 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
ACL 2014
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 13 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
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:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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