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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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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Property Manager
Andrew Cox
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

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!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

'All Country, Close To The City!' Kyle, San Marcos, Austin, F1
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful home and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My bridesmaids and myself stayed at the heart house the day before my wedding. We got married at Texas Old Town so the home was close to the venue. My parents were in town from CO so this was nice for them to stay at the night of the wedding instead of a hotel. The home is very comfortable and plenty of room for family. We were hoping to have a dinner here the night before but ended up going out to dinner but would have had enough room if we ended up doing it. The beds were comfy and clean. A perfect get away home or place to enjoy before the wedding

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for Wedding

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got ready at Texas Old Town in Kyle and having this place was awesome! Not only did we have a great place for the girls to get ready at, but we also had a place to keep food for the wedding in the full fridge and it was very convenient to be right next to the venue when we had to run up there for something real quick.

This is a cute and comfortable little house and we really enjoyed our stay there! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient, yet relaxing, location; fine, well-appointed home; perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

The six of us (three married couples) needed a place to stay for a couple of nights while we attended a wedding at Texas Old Town. H Heart Guest Houseis a lovely home and was the perfect place for our stay. It's clean, comfortable, and super convenient; the venue was not more than five minutes away on a good road with little traffic. The kitchen had everything we needed for meals together, and there were even some snacks provided. The open plan of the living room, dining room and kitchen felt spacious.

We all agreed that our beds were super comfortable. Additionally, the towels and linens were of nice quality, and, as I've mentioned already,the home was exceptionally clean.

We loved sitting outside on the back porch enjoying the view and watching the wildlife. The setting of the home is quite lovely as it's on the Blanco River. There is a park just down the road (a quick drive or easy walk), and we waded in the river there for a while (There is no river access from the home). On our last morning at H Heart, we saw a doe and fawn. If you listen at night you'll hear owls and perhaps a distant coyote. The views are lovely both day and night; the stars here really ARE big and bright.

During our stay I also needed to attend an event in New Braunfels. The commute took less than thirty minutes! I think H Heart's location is a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy the area and not experience the crowds. It feels like a fine home in the country amidst all the activities in the surrounding area and cities.

Finally, the owners were quite friendly and responsive to inquiries, but they gave us complete privacy. The transaction and communication were top notch.

I highly recommend H Heart Guest House. We enjoyed our stay, and we hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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!


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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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