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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 - There are several venues within a 5 minute drive. Texas Old Town, The Winfield Inn, Madeline Manor, The Plant, and Thistlewood Manor.

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.

Kyle has many chain stores and restaurants. It also has some great 'mom and pop' restaurants that are amazing.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Andrew Cox
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 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.

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!


Kyle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No glitter!!!
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
  • 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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

'All Country, Close To The City!' Kyle, San Marcos, Austin
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews

Convenient and Nice

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for our family to be together during our son's wedding. So close to the venue and convenient to San Marcos locations. Plenty of room for us all to visit and prepare for everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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The property and the accommodations were SPECTACULAR!

  • 5 of 5

Being at the H Heart in Kyle Texas was like being at home...only BETTER! Everything was neat, clean and comfortable. We could not have asked for better accommodations. We were "in the country" away from noise and traffic but within 15 minutes of just about any of the city amenities that one could ask for. Sitting on the back porch enjoying the quiet evenings and view was right up our alley. Being within 5 minutes of the Old Texas Town for our wedding festivities was a definite bonus! It made everything so convenient. The Cox family is very nice and were helpful in arranging our plans for the visit. Andrew was quick to respond to any messages/questions we had. Thanks Cox family!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

They house was very nice and clean!

Amazing backyard view of the river.

The house had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place - suited our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 2 nights when our daughter got married at Texas Old Town. It's less than 5 minutes from the venue which proved very convenient for us all weekend. We were very comfortable. Everything was spotless and we had everything we needed. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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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
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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
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"Schlitterbahn is a great waterpark for a family or a couple on a hot summer day! Your kids ..."
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 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, float the river(s), Aquarena Springs Glass Bottom Boat tours, 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:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please accept the electronic contract when you book. No more than 8 guests! Call if you have questions about children or additional guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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