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Must see! Highly rated, pet friendly (fenced), fireplace, pool, hot tub, views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Refined accommodations meet hill country beauty - just 15 minutes from DT Austin


If you're looking for a romantic escape or a fun family getaway - you have found the right place! Enjoy this luxurious and private, fully equipped, immaculately clean, impeccably furnished and appointed 2 bedroom / 1 bath Guest House nestled in the hills of southwest Austin.

There are no other properties offering the following amenities in our price range.


Beautiful in-ground pool ✔

Year-round hot tub ✔

Only 6% occupancy tax ✔

15 minutes to downtown ✔

Large stone fireplace ✔

Granite countertops ✔

One car garage ✔

Full washer & dryer ✔

Pet and kid friendly ✔

Fully fenced 3 acres ✔

Gas grill ✔

Two large TVs with cable ✔

Super high-speed Internet ✔

DVD player and 100+ DVDs ✔

Views-views-views! ✔

Organic gardens ✔

Outdoor fire pit ✔

This small home has it all from designer tile, gas fireplace, high-speed internet, two TV's with cable, original artwork, beautiful in-ground pool and hot tub, fully fenced 2+ acres, garage, washer/dryer, organic gardens, grill and outdoor fire pit - and some of the most incredible sunsets in Texas!


- This is a NON-SMOKING property (both inside and out)

- The yard, pool and hot tub are shared only with home owners

- Renters must be 28+ (ID required)

- No parties in the guest house or on the property are permitted

- Maximum of 4 guests strictly enforced, day guests must be pre-approved by Owners.

- Our super-friendly dogs, Jake and Sophie, WILL be in the backyard and around the pool during your stay. If you do not like dogs, please find an alternate property.


Nearly 3, fully fenced acres with incredible, panoramic views! Take a leisurely swim in the tastefully tiled, in-ground pool or slip into the adjoining hot tub to unwind. There are plenty of lounging chairs with comfortable cushions to soak up the Texas rays or if you prefer the shade, relax in the hammock or sit under the large table umbrella. THIS PRIVATE POOL IS SHARED ONLY WITH HOMEOWNERS AND THEIR OCCASIONAL GUESTS. At most all times, you will have this area to yourself. It provides an amazing atmosphere for an outdoor meal or leisurely swim with the most incredible sunsets you have ever seen!


The well appointed kitchen (should you want to cook) features a self-cleaning oven with smooth top range and built in microwave, a large double sink and plenty of counter space (brand new granite countertops) with bar area and stools opening into the living area, a large refrigerator equipped with ice maker, and ultra-quiet dishwasher. The kitchen also features a coffee maker (with Starbucks coffee, creamer, sweeteners), toaster, small ice chest for the pool, spices, cooking oils and a large pantry stocked with corn if you would like to feed the many deer in the area. The dining area is open to the living area and kitchen, has gorgeous custom tiling with a matching tiled table and four cushioned chairs.


Surrounded by windows and gorgeous stone gas burning fireplace, the living room offers a large sofa and love seat which provide plenty of seating to watch your favorite cable TV show or a DVD on the 42“ LCD flat panel HDTV. Play one of the many board games on the large coffee table - priceless family entertainment!


The master bedroom features a brand new, king size bed with dresser, side table and lamp. This bedroom also features a 40' LCD flat panel HDTV with cable TV and a DVD player with over 100 DVDs for your viewing pleasure. All beds (master and guest) are outfitted with the finest linens and fabrics. Enjoy a relaxing movie or your favorite cable TV shows in the luxury of your bed, or step down and out to the back patio to witness an amazing Texas sunset.


The bath features a full-size tub and shower (glass enclosed), with beautiful marble countertops and tile work throughout. These features along with two vanity areas, luxury towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and blow dryer provide you with all the essentials you need after a day visiting Austin sites, touring the local wineries or an afternoon lounging by the pool.


The guest bedroom features a trundle bed that converts to two twin beds, with a side table & lamp and matching dresser. This bedroom overlooks the back porch and yard, with a large mirrored closet and ceiling fan. The study area sits just outside the bedroom and features a desk with a lamp, printer and copy paper for your use. The guest house has wi-fi throughout for your convenience.


The garage is equipped with brand new, front loading Whirlpool washer and dryer, ironing board and iron. Laundry detergent, softener, spot remover and other items are provided for your use.


• 1100 sq. ft. guest house

• 9 ft. ceilings with ceiling fans throughout

• Open and bright floor plan

• Designer tile and wooden floors

• Large Texas stone fireplace

• Original artwork and designer bedding

• Cable television, free wi-fi, color printer

• Full DVD library

• 100% cotton, high quality sheets and towels

• Outdoor patio with 2 chairs, loveseat, and coffee table

• Outdoor dishes and beach towels


In the hills of southwest Austin - close to many local attractions - Barton Creek Mall, the Green Belt, numerous chain and local restaurants, golf courses, Texas wineries, the Hill Country and Lake Travis. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is just 20 minutes away. This guest house is only 15 minutes from downtown Austin, in a location that makes you feel like you're getting away, without having to go far.

Keywords: Guest House, Casita, Bungalo

More Details

Cameron & Tommy
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Cameron & Tommy

We currently live in Austin, Texas on the same property as the Guest House. However, we spend lots of time at our second home in Breckenridge, Colorado and although we both work full-time, are avid travelers and love everything outdoors - including cycling, hiking, gardening, and scuba diving. Our last major trip was to the Galapagos Islands where we spent a week on an Aggressor ship diving with hammerhead sharks. It was an amazing experience!

Over the years, we have been all over the world, and ALWAYS stay in vacation rental properties. We have taken everything we have learned from these stays, good and bad, to offer a place to guests that we believe far surpasses the usual vacation rental property. We want all of our guests to have a truly memorable experience and come back and stay with us.

Cameron & Tommy purchased this house in 2007

Why Cameron & Tommy chose South Austin

The Guest House was an add-on to our "ranch style" home which we've lived in since 2000. It was originally built as a separate unit for friends and family to visit, so we went all out to make it a very special place. We love the location of our property as it's close to everything - the hill country, downtown Austin, Lake Travis - but it is extremely private and feels "away from it all." It's a great area for walking, cycling, or just hanging out by the pool on a warm day. Having acreage has allowed us to plant organic raised gardens, where we grow all kinds of veggies, fruit and olive trees, and even grapes. We hope you'll find the property as special as we do!

What makes this house unique

- Open floor plan with lots of natural light

- Large, Texas stone fireplace

- Tiled and wood floors throughout

- Stylishly decorated with nice, comfortable furniture

- Original artwork throughout

- One car garage with new washer/dryer

- Private back deck with gas grill

- Fully fenced yard with in pool and year round hot tub

- Sleep number bed in master bedroom

- Ceiling fans throughout

- Plenty of closet space

- Fully fenced three acres

- Organic gardens with fresh herbs and produce

- Home is stocked with Starbucks coffee, laundry detergent, all bathroom items (soap, shampoo, etc.)

. . . . and so much more. We strive to make all of our guests feel at home and make their stays memorable!


South Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, blow dryer provided.
  • Designer tile and brand new marble counter-tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King size Bed w/ brand new high-end mattress, cotton bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed with pull out twin trundle bed. 100% cotton bedding
  • King size Beds (1), brand new super comfortable mattress, designer bedding with 100% cotton sheets.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor hammock, 100% cotton bathing and beach towels, designer tile, granite and marble counter tops and wooden floors throughout, ceiling fans throughout, board games, deer corn for feeding the deer, organic gardens - a little slice of heaven!


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Must see! Highly rated, pet friendly (fenced), fireplace, pool, hot tub, views!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 reviews

Great place to stay! Everything was very nice!

  • 5 of 5

The property is huge and all fenced if you brought a dog.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well worth the money

  • 5 of 5

The place is super clean and well equipped. We had no issues but when we had a question the owners were a quick phone call or text away. It is very accurately advertised. We are already planning a return trip to Austin and we will stay here if possible. This place is a short drive to downtown and day trips to other sights are easy. The dogs are super cute and friendly. Thanks again Tommy and Cameron.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anacortes, WA

Peaceful Hill Country Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were happy to stay at the Texas Guesthouse! Our hosts Cameron and Tommy are thoughtful and responsive...really quit outstanding hosts who went the extra mile to make our stay more than pleasant! The peaceful setting in the hill country was tranquil and convenient to both downtown Austin and lovely hiking trails at the two nearby state parks. We loved the location and accommodations and will definitely stay again the next time we visit Austin! Thank you for your Texas sized hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I spent a week at this very nicely appointed home. Everything needed for a home away from home was available - from linens to toiletries, kitchen staples, small appliances, and laundry facility, and all were high quality. The view from the yard, overlooking the pool, is lovely. The hosts and their dogs, Jake and Sophie, were welcoming and accommodating. Although we happened to be in Austin when the weather wasn't amenable to much outside time, this would be a wonderful place to spend a vacation in good weather. We were in the area primarily to see races at Circuit of the Americas and to see the area. The location of this home is very amenable for traveling to the various small towns of interest around Austin, but a little far from the downtown area. In summary, the place is lovely.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for a better location! We felt like we were miles away from the big city, although conveniently close to many places such as the Austin Zoo for rescued animals, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, breweries and distilleries in Dripping Springs. The home was super cozy and very clean. Tommy and Cameron were perfect hosts, showing us their amazing property and organic garden. Breathtaking sunset views from the pool/hot tub were priceless!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This place was as described but even better, Cameron and Tommy were more than accommodating hosts, they made our stay even better than I had imagined it would be. The house was very spacious for us we had 2 adults and 2 big dogs and we didn't lack for any room. Pictures just do not show how beautiful this place is. If we ever make it to Austin again I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. We can only give 5 stars but I would rate it 10 stars. Thanks again Cameron and Tommy we miss it already.

Les and Hillbilly

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Rusty Mule
Nearest Ferry
208 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Circle C Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
AMTRAC Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 290 West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stubb's Barbecue
Nearest Beach
215 Miles
Padre Island
Car: recommended

Close to wineries, live music venues and downtown Austin. Weekend farmers markets are close by as are numerous shopping areas, local and chain restaurants. The guest house is close to town, the hill country, and Lake Travis . . . a perfect location to see it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

- Must be 25+ to book property (ID required).
- Parties in Guest House or on the property are prohibited.
- Occupancy limits are strictly enforced.
- Any day guests must be PRE-APPROVED by owner, and NEVER more than 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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