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South Central - Two-story Treetop Guesthouse!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 920 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 not a Full Kitchen. No stove or oven available.

Each floor has an area for sitting and reading and an area for dining. Organic coffee, tea, 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, Vox Table, 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 only 2 miles from downtown.

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


Galindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • 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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South Central - Two-story Treetop Guesthouse!!!
average rating of 4.96875 based on 34 reviews
Davie, Florida

Spacious guest home with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Bright airy and spacious. The host thought of everything you need including providing complimentary drinks and granola bars. They provided a list of restaurants and a map of Austin. They had toiletries available In case you forgot something. Very comfortable and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO so far!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at several VRBO sites over the years and this is definitely our favorite so far. Communication was outstanding through every step and the owners provided great insight into local activities/the best places to eat. The house was very clean and had many nice touches like a basket of toiletries in case you forgot something. The location was also wonderful. Close to everything fun, but in a quiet neighborhood to have some balance. I highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

Best host in Austin!!

  • 5 of 5

When ever i am in Austin, this is where i stay. Feels like home, great central location and fantastic host's.

Thank you for another great stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rome, Italy/Austin, TX

Beautiful, comfortable, welcoming home away, plus very convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters-in-law and I enjoyed staying in this 2-story home away apartment. We loved having so much room to spread out and having two mini-kitchens (one on each floor) was very convenient. The large main-floor bathroom with over-sized shower (plenty of hot water) accommodated us well. We enjoyed sitting on the upstairs balcony amid the trees and the quiet neighborhood. The location is perfect -- 5-minute drive to S. Congress shops and restaurants, 15 minutes to Barton Springs park and downtown. Easy access on and off the highway and just a 15- minute drive from the airport. Our hosts had tea, coffee and snacks and lists of things to do in the apartment for us-- they were helpful and welcoming. This is a great place to stay and I recommend it highly. Thanks, Susan and Diane for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location, well appointed, and truly helpful and gracious hosts. We had a wonderful long and adventurous weekend with our grown kids. The beds were comfy - coffee and fridge on both floors. Great shower. :) More personally, the owners were accommodating and offered great tips for things to do around the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cutest Tree House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to stay for a mini-girls weekend. Susan and Di were great - great dinner suggestions! Very welcoming and the house is right in the heart of south congress. Close to everything we wanted to see.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Susan Littleton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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 Galindo

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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Barton Springs Pool
"Large, spring-fed pool with views of downtown and grass areas for sunning."
Zilker Park
"Beautiful 350 acre park in the center of the city. Kayak and canoe rentals just north of Ba..."
Texas State Capitol
"Inside tour is approximately 30 minutes. Capitol grounds are beautiful place for a picnic. "
Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
"Delicious, high quality cupcakes and baked goods. 2013 winner of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars.""
P. Terry's Burger Stand
"All-natural angus beef, hormone and antibiotic-free. Drive-thru or seating outside. "
Sandy's Hamburgers
"Vintage burgers, great and cheap. Drive-thru or seating outside."
Iron Works BBQ
"True Texas BBQ in antique building with lots of character. "
Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill
"Original southwestern cuisine with creative dishes and great ambiance. "
Chez Nous
"Simple, authentic, casual French bistro with excellent food. Wonderful lunch and dinner. "
"Food trailer with large specialty donut concoctions. "
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
"10 miles of beautiful hike and bike trails in the center of the city. "
Mount Bonnell
"100 steps to a panoramic view of Lake Austin, the City and the Pennybacker bridge. This is ..."
Capital Cruises
"Electric boat rental and paddle wheel cruises on Lady Bird Lake. Located at Hyatt Hotel. "
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
"Natural native beauty with a variety of trails and gardens. Bring a picnic or enjoy the cafe. "
Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum
"The first Texas President. Exhibits featuring ground breaking legislation passed by LBJ, in..."
Whole Foods Market - Lamar
"This is the flagship store. Parking in garage at corner of 6th & Lamar. "
Farm To Market Grocery
"Wonderful, small grocery store with local, organic foods and sandwich bar. "
Central Market Westgate
"Local grocery store with delicious prepared foods and local, organic items. "
"Large, fresh produce section and many organic items. Great prices, open 24/7."
Blanton Museum of Art
"Beautiful building with interesting exhibits and great permanent collection. "
Bullock Texas State History Museum
"3 floors of history that tell the story of Texas. 3D theatre attached. "
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
"Only 9 miles from the Treetop Guesthouse!"
The Saxon Pub
"Small venue with intimate atmosphere and good seating. "
Broken Spoke
"True Texas Dance Hall with live music and large dance floor. "
Continental Club
"Premiere club for live music in Austin. "
Dry Creek Cafe and Boat Dock
"Rustic dive bar great for watching the sunset on second floor open deck. Beer only. An Aus..."
Fair Bean Coffee
"Free wifi, cozy seating and great coffee. "
La Traviata
"Elegant, Italian with delicious dishes and superb menu. "
"Great Italian in a casual, lively setting. Warm interior. "
Matt's El Rancho
"Legendary status as "The King of Mexican Food" Great outdoor patio. "
"Nationally recognized contemporary Japanese dining and sushi. "
El Alma Cafe
"Popular local Mexican restaurant with great roof top patio. Specializing in interior Mexica..."
"Contemporary continental with beautiful sleek glass and stone interior. All locally grown ..."
Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe
"Relaxed breakfast and lunch with outdoor area. Full scale vegetarian menu. "
Elizabeth Street Cafe
"Bustling French Vietnamese food in cute, bright house. "
Black Sheep Lodge
"South Austin neighborhood bar and grill with outdoor patio. "
Home Slice Pizza
"Wonderful, authentic NY-style pizza by pie or slice. Eat in or pick up. "
"Founded in Austin. Great sandwiches on fresh baked oven-toasted buns. "
"Charming, quaint French restaurant with fixed price dinner. Delicious, beautiful plates. L..."
Habanero Mexican Cafe
"Small, neighborhood restaurant serving authentic Mexican food. "
"Wonderful all natural Angus beef burgers and hand crafted beers. The best burgers in Texas. "
"Modern, Thai based cuisine with warm, lively interior. "
South Congress Avenue
"10 blocks of local shops and restaurants. "
Violet Crown Cinema
"Locally owned theatre with 4 screens devoted to art, independent, documentary and internatio..."
Allens Boots
"The perfect Austin spot to find cowboy boots and clothing. "
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
"Beautiful location for enjoying coffee and views of Lake Austin."
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
"A unique Austin experience. Arrive before sunset and watch the world's largest urban colony..."
"Ideal location to watch the action on Congress. "
Zilker Botanical Garden
"Lovely gardens and grounds. Great for bird watching and other wildlife spotting. "
Magnolia Cafe South
"Local favorite for classic American breakfast - open 24/7."
P. Terry's Burger Stand
"All-natural angus beef, hormone and antibiotic-free. Drive-thru or seating outside. "
Odd Duck
"Beautiful, delicious, creative small plates. All organic and local ingredients. "
"Spanish tapas with great variety. Happy hour 4 - 7 pm."
"Authentic German style sandwiches with great seasoning. "
East Side King
henri's -- CLOSED
"Wonderful, cozy restaurant serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Fabulous and French-in..."
El Meson
"Wonderful interior Mexican food. Nice, warm ambiance. "
G's Dynamite Deli
"Low-key sandwich shop serving great, original sandwiches on fresh-baked bread. The best san..."
"Wonderful small plates with nice atmosphere and great patio. "
Vox Table
"Fabulous food with great location"
Torchy's Tacos - South
"Casual setting with hand-made tacos and lots of variety. "
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
0.5 Miles
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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