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SWEET GUESTHOUSE IN PRIME LOCATION

Syd Sharples

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

Syd Sharples

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2014
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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)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2014

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

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
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Austin Austin area
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
business
Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
-+1 5128485757
Austin Austin area
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
business
Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
-+1 5128485757
Austin Austin area
Austin, TX
5

Charming Private Cottage

  • 5 of 5
This charming cottage is a perfect home-away-from-home in an established and desirable Austin neighborhood. It is well appointed with comfortable furnishings, and everything you need for a weekend away or a long term stay. There is no IKEA here. Instead, you watch TV sitting on a leather couch and you sleep in a cozy wrought iron bed with fine linens. You cannot find a better location in central Austin, close to downtown, Clarksville and Lamar, Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park. Everything that is great about Austin is just minutes away. The cottage is private at the end of an alley and has parking. During your stay here, you will feel as though you live in Austin in your own private bungalow!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
-+1 5128485757
Austin Austin area

Great place to stay in Austin

  • of 5
This is a wonderful little place -- a charming cottage hidden away down an alley, away from traffic. Everything was clean and ready for us, stocked with great Hill Country coffee, chocolate, cookies, and tea. The tiny kitchen has the essentials (coffee maker, dishes, pots and pans if you need them -- but no microwave); the bed is extremely comfortable, and the living room offers a nice bright place to hang out when you're not out sightseeing. The owner has a little vegetable garden along the side of the house -- cute! It's in a very convenient location, close to stores (Whole Foods flagship, e.g.) and the residential neighborhood is a lovely place for a walk. It's a little pricey but when I checked hotels in the area, they were about the same, and this is a much nicer place than a sterile hotel room. We'll return, since our daughter lives close by.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
-+1 5128485757
Austin Austin area
5

Wonderful Trip

  • 5 of 5
Syd was wonderful, hospitable and helpful. The cottage was all that we had hoped it would be and we thoroughly felt at home. I would go back in a flash!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Sweet guesthouse in prime location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3630010
-+1 5128485757
Austin Austin area
5

Perfectly situated, perfectly appointed

  • 5 of 5
The Leon house is hidden away in a quiet historic neighborhood but so close to the central heartbeat of Austin: walking distance Whole Foods flagship, BookPeople, Waterloo Records, Amy's Ice Cream, 6th Street...minutes away by car to SoCo & 1st street shopping & food trucks and Zilker Park. Parking next to the house makes it easy to choose your transportation. Newly renovated and decorated with an eye toward artistic charm and touches of comfort (cozy bed!), the guesthouse also has a fully equipped galley kitchen. Syd is so kind and helpful, and a real expert on where to go and what to do in Austin. My favorite getaway in the city!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • 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 $195 Per night

Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SXSW 2015
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
X Games 2015
Jun 5 2015 - Jun 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

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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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