|Space||500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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 while my home was being renovated and was seriously questioning the need to move across the yard.
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!
Located in a extremely nice and quite historic residential neighborhood convenient to downtown, the Leon house proved to be a comfortable stay for exploring downtown over a long weekend. The immediate area does not have sidewalks, but a very short hike to Lamar and 12th streets provided convenient access to the capital area. Walk, bike share or ride share just a bit farther to explore the downtown and UT campus areas. Syd provided everything needed for a comfortable stay over. Highly recommended.
We enjoyed this quiet getaway cottage in a beautiful neighborhood. It was convenient to all of the Austin sights, music, and food.
Syd is the perfect hostess. She has decorated the cottage with interesting and fun art work. The kitchen is well equipped and the bed is extremely comfortable.
We walked to coffee each morning before we set off for our daily adventures that usually included amazing barbecue.
We hope to return.
Thank you Syd!
Paula and Carl
We had a great time. The cottage is charming and comfortable and perfectly located.
We had a wonderful stay at Leon House. Convenient to the nearby Pease Park where you can run or walk. The cottage was very comfortable with nice little "extras"- a basket of Austin treats, coffee, nuts, cookies. Nice touch. Syd also sent some of her homegrown eggplant with us to enjoy. We will definitely stay here again!
This is a beautiful Cottage for one or two people in a magnificent part of Austin. Vintage building that is completely restored and modern. Your location is near everything.
Silud was completely accommodating and gracious. Nice to know this is here.
Syd was fantastic and so accommodating. Leon house is furnished with all the essentials and securely located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood conveniently located near UT campus.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Reservations cancelled prior to 10 days pre-arrival are eligible for a 100% refund. Reservations cancelled within one week are not eligible for refund. Owner will consider a 50% refund for reservations cancelled between seven and ten days prior to arrival.