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Andrew Cox

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

'All Country, Close To The City!' Kyle, San Marcos, Austin, F1

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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4 Bedroom, 2 Bath House On A 125 Acre Ranch. Close To Everything!

The H Heart Guest House is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home located on a 125 acre working ranch in Kyle, TX. Inside the house offers you all the comforts of home. It is fully furnished and has a cozy, country cottage feel. All linens and towels are provided, full kitchen, satellite TV, DVD, Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, juice, fruit, and muffins are provided. Outside, the large front and back porches draw you to enjoy nature, the peaceful country living, and the wildlife of the area (deer, turkey, and birds). We always have livestock on the property including cattle, goats, donkeys, and chickens. If you enjoy looking at the night sky you will love it here; the stars are amazing.

We are centrally located between Kyle and San Marcos. Austin, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Gruene, and many other vacation spots are within a short drive. The Hill Country area of Texas is the place to be! Come join us for a relaxing stay at the H Heart Guest House. We guarantee that it will be hard to leave!

Weddings - Texas Old Town and the Winfield Inn are minutes away.

ACL and SXSW - Downtown Austin is 25 minutes to the North.

Formula 1 (F1) and Circuit of the America's (COTA) - Is about a 25 minute drive on the SH 45 and SH 130 Toll Roads. If you coordinate with us in advance we have ample room for a helicopter to pick you up at the house (additional charges apply).

Kyle has many chain stores and restaurants. It also has some great 'mom and pop' restaurants that are amazing. It is home to Central Texas Speedway which offers various types of racing, go-kart rentals, and great live music.

San Marcos offers the outlet malls and many major chain stores. It is also home to Texas State University which is 5 miles from H Heart. Other attractions include floating the San Marcos River, Aquarena Springs glass bottom boat tours, Wonder World, and much more.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Cox (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Andrew Cox

We are a lively couple who decided to start our guest house in the home next to ours. We had the idea one night and two months later we opened for business. We spend a majority of our time away from our normal job working on the ranch and enjoying the peace and quiet of the country. We will always respect your privacy; however, if you want to chat and have a drink together we would love to do so. If you ever need anything, please let us know.

Bonnie has deep roots in the San Marcos/Kyle area, and this property has been in her family for more than 4 generations. She is a graduate of Southwest Texas University, now Texas State, and majored in Sociology. She loves to get to know people, and you will love talking to her. She has spent time in Germany and loves to work on her Deustch when she has a chance.

Andrew is originally from Fredericksburg, TX and found himself in the Kyle area after leaving the active duty Army in 2004. He is a graduate of Texas Tech and majored in Business. He shares Bonnie's passion and love for the land and calls the ranch his 'happy place.' You will often see him on the tractor and working on the property. He is also a people person and can grill the best steaks in Texas. Andrew also has a daughter that you may see. Natalie is the light of our lives and she loves her home with us on the ranch. You might even get to enjoy some farm fresh eggs from her chickens if we have a surplus!

We would love to share our little piece of happiness with you! Come join us on the ranch and we guarantee you will want to stay here again and again.

Why Andrew Cox chose Texas Hill Country

The Ranch and H Heart - The ranch is a small piece of what it used to be. All of the area around us and even up to Roland Lane was owned by several sides of the family (Hughson, Rowland [Roland], and Conway). Through the generations the land was swapped, split, or sold leaving us with this 125 acre track that we call home. We hope to continue the tradition and pass it on to a 5th generation in the future.

The name “H Heart” comes from the family brand. Cecil Hughson, Bonnie’s great-grandfather known by her as “Pop,” was a Kyle area cattleman for many years. The love for the land, farming, and ranching, continued in the Hughson blood line. Bonnie’s grandfather, Papa, also raised cattle. He was known in the local area for another reason; baseball. “Tex” Hughson pitched for the University of Texas at Austin and the Boston Red Sox in the 1940s. Stanley, Bonnie's father, followed in the family footsteps. He farmed this land and raised cattle and goats on it until his death in 2009.

What makes this house unique

As we mentioned above, the porches are amazing and we enjoy them as much as we can. Our past guests have really enjoyed them as well. Although we are close to the city, if you are in the back yard you would never know it. The property just has a great, peaceful, calming ability that can't be explained. You have to experience it to understand!


based on 33 traveler reviews

'All Country, Close To The City!' Kyle, San Marcos, Austin, F1
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews

Convenient and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. We stayed here with another family and it met all of our needs. We were impressed with cleanliness, and overall decor. The convenience was amazing as Old Texas Town is just a mile away. Communities close by are San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and a short jaunt is Austin. The front and back porches provided quiet sitting times in the morning and evenings. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing home! We loved that it was so close to the wedding venue that family members could relax up to the last minute before heading to the venue. The property is beautiful and quiet. I loved being able to sit on the back porch in the morning while watching the birds and drinking a cup of coffee. The home itself is immaculate and very spacious. I was very impressed with the fact they had the bathrooms stocked with everything that a person might have forgotten! Toothbrushes, razors, safety pins, ect. The bedrooms are beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for meal preparations. And we really appreciated that the fridge was stocked with cold bottles of water and there were snacks on the table for us to grab when we got there. We will definitely recommend this guest house to all our family and friends when they are in the area and need a place to stay. We want to thank the Cox family for providing such a wonderful home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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beautiful and very peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our son got married down the street so we had all we needed to prepare good meals and sleep well to prepare us for the special day. Especially appreciated the stocked kitchen and supplies in the bathrooms. The house was very clean! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank you for the wonderful review and for leaving the house spotless! Please come stay again! Thank you, Andrew and Bonnie
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  • 5 of 5

The only regret I have is not being able to spend more time at this beautiful home. We rented the house to attend my daughters wedding at Texas Old Town and spent most of our time at the venue. We may have to go back just to enjoy the peace and drink our morning coffee while listening to the soft river flowing behind the house. The house itself had everything you could ever imagine ever needing and so much more than you get get from a hotel. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Cox for sharing your home. I would recommend and revisit any time!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime!
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Great House

  • 4 of 5

House is very comfortable, kitchen was well proportioned and equipped. We had bottle water and snacks on arrival. Bedrooms were very comfortable. Back porch was very nice and well covered. It would do very well to put a grill out there that goes with the rest of the house. That being said we would definitely stay ther again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We love when our guests are happy and comfortable. Unfortunately, we were not aware that the bbq grill had an issue, but appreciate you bringing that to our attention. In fact, we replaced it Monday, so it will be ready the next time you come stay! Thank you again for choosing H Heart, and for taking such great care of the house!
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several HomeAway homes and this was by far the best in regards to comfort and convenience. We were in town for a wedding we were all in at Texas Old Town and this was the perfect spot, took us just a couple minutes to get there. They provided all the necessities, including some snacks and bottled waters. Several members of our group commented on the comfortable beds and they provided plenty of pillows.

Would definitely recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your stay was convenient, comfortable, and enjoyable! We strive to provide a "home away from home", by having all the basic necessities, plus some. We'd also like to say thank you for being such wonderful guests! We appreciate your offer of referral, and hope you will come back to stay at H Heart when you have another event in the area!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
Taproom, San Marcos
Nearest Ferry
156 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Plum Creek Golf Course, Kyle
Nearest Train
5.9 Miles
Amtrak Station - SMC, San Marcos
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bordeaux's, Kyle - Taproom, San Marcos
Nearest Beach
156 Miles
Corpus Christi / Port Aransas
Car: necessary

Shopping at the outlet malls in San Marcos, Texas State University events, University of Texas at Austin events, Circuit of the America's (COTA), Formula 1, F1, Austin City Limits, ACL, SXSW, ESPN X-Games, Central Texas Speedway, float the river(s), Aquarena Springs, Wonder World, Schlitterbahn, Gruene, Gruene Hall, Harris Hill Road (race track), Retama Park, San Marcos Area Youth Soccer Organization (SMAYSO), and many more!


Rates & Availability

Kyle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Kyle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Very large and spacious bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between the Wasabi and Blue Rooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Wasabi Room - 1 queen
    Blue Room - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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