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South Central - Two-story Treetop Guesthouse!!!

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Large, two-story, very clean, bright and airy guest residence on tree lined lot.

This large (920 sq ft), very clean, bright and airy, two-story guesthouse has two bedrooms, a queen sized bed downstairs and a king sized bed upstairs, each with quality linens and bedding. Each bedroom has a small kitchenette with individual compact refrigerator, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, microwave, dinnerware, flatware, glasses and wine glasses. Please note there is no stove or oven.

Each floor has an area for sitting and reading and an area for dining. Organic coffee, tea, yogurt, breakfast bars and orange juice provided. Large, flat screen television with cable downstairs and smaller, flat screen television with cable upstairs. High speed wireless internet and stereo/CD player. A spiral staircase leads to the spacious second floor which has bamboo flooring throughout and a private balcony surrounded by 50 ft live oak trees. The balcony is a wonderful spot for enjoying morning coffee and the evening sunset. Downstairs bathroom with large, walk-in shower. Many local bakeries, coffee shops, and great local restaurants such as Uchi, Olivia, Barley Swine, Sway, Vespaio, Bouldin Creek Café, Odd Duck, Lenoir, Winebelly, Barlata and Torchy's Tacos are close-by. We are only 9 miles from the Austin airport and two blocks from public transportation.

Convenient guest parking in the driveway - on the RIGHT SIDE - just next to the Treetop Guesthouse Entrance.

Check in 3:00pm. Check out Noon. Owner lives on the property, next door, and is available to assist guests as needed!

Owner Guidebook of the 'Best of Austin - local and close by restaurants' provided for guests upon arrival.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Susan Littleton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Susan Littleton

I grew up in Amarillo and moved to Austin in 1990 to begin practicing law. I enjoy spending time at Lady Bird Lake and experiencing Austin's wonderful collection of great local restaurants and cuisine.

Susan Littleton purchased this house in 2003

Why Susan Littleton chose Austin

The Treetop Guesthouse is located in a beautiful, friendly and very popular South Central Austin neighborhood. The close-in location showcases the best of Austin: Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, Zilker Park, South Congress and much more. Very near downtown, SOCO, SOLA, SOFI, and top rated local restaurants, such as Vespaio, Olivia, Uchi, Odd Duck, Barlata, Vox and Lenoir.

What makes this house unique

This property has mature, 50 foot live oak trees throughout the yard which provide a lovely landscape and surround the residence and the Treetop Guesthouse.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't have been happier with our stay in Austin. Thanks again for being able to accommodate us with your wonderful house with such short notice. If we ever come back to Austin would love to stay again!
Feb 2013
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South Central - Two-story Treetop Guesthouse!!!
average rating of 4.96 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful property with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tree Top guest house. Climate control and amenities were excellent, including a few complimentary local beers in the fridge! We were greeted by Diane, who gave us a quick overview and suggested some local options for dining. We had no car, but found very close bus stops which allowed us to access the entire city. We would definitely stay here again and we highly recommend this property to other VRBO guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Broussard, Louisiana


  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many homes through vrbo and the hosts really go above and beyond here! Stocked fridge and pantry as well as toiletries really goes a long way when travelling and having coffee in the house really was a great touch! The location is perfect as you can walk to some places to eat and you are only a short car ride away from popular locations like Barton Springs and downtown. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. Spacious interior and nice shower and bath!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

Another Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

My fourth year in a row staying here. Perfect location, Fantastic owners. I look forward to next year.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a find. My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Treetop Guesthouse. I'm almost reluctant to give such a positive review because I want it to be able for our next visit to Austin!! Just kidding. The guesthouse itself was absolutely immaculate and welcoming. Susan was extremely accommodating and helpful. Several complimentary items provided, even a couple of local beers in the fridge for us to try. The guesthouse is also located in an extremely convenient area. Walking distance to several great restaurants and short cab rides or Uber to other nearby places of interest. Great stay and we will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A+ Property and Owner! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The Treetop Guesthouse is the perfect place to escape to for a weekend in Austin. Centrally located in South Austin neighborhood with oak-lined streets. Close to SOCO, South Lamar, and Downtown- yet you feel secluded at the house. The accommodations were extremely comfortable and many complimentary items were provided. When we arrived, Susan was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay there again when we return to Austin!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Oklahoma City/OK

Great time in Austin!

  • 5 of 5

The Treetop Apartment was a great find for a weekend in Austin. Located in a great South Austin neighborhood with Live Oak lined streets. Close proximity to SOCO, South Lamar, and Downtown. The accommodations were beyond comfortable. There was even a cold beer in the fridge upon arrival. Now, that's some Austin hospitality!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lions Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Highway 71
Nearest Restaurant
Car: recommended

This large, very clean, bright and airy, two-story guesthouse is close to South Congress (SOCO), South Lamar (SOLA) and South First (SOFI) and blocks from the best restaurants in Austin. Also closeby are tennis courts, a neighborhood park, swimming at Barton Springs and Deep Eddy, boat and kayak rentals at Zilker Park, walking and running trails at Lady Bird Lake, the Texas State Capitol and Whole Foods Market.


Rates & Availability

Galindo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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SXSW 2017
Mar 8 2017 - Mar 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
ACL 2017
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
F1 2017
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $100

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Galindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk-in shower. Complimentary bath soaps, shampoos and conditioners provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) in upstairs bedroom, with large sitting area, kitchenette, and outdoor balcony. Queen size bed (1) in downstairs bedroom, with large sitting area, kitchenette, and bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Owner available to provide information on nearby restaurants, entertainment and activities

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