Sweet Guesthouse in Prime Location

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Welcome to Leon House


Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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 recently while my home was being renovated and was seriously questioning the need to move across the yard.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size bed with featherbed and down duvet. Non-down pillows available on request. Full dresser, closet, clock radio, ceiling fan....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Efficient bathroom with pedestal sink and tiled shower


  • Stereo:

    Sonos system available upon request...moreless

  • Television


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located 1 mile from the Texas Capitol, 1.5 miles from UT Austin, 2 miles from the Sixth Street entertainment district, 2.5 miles from Zilker Park, 16 miles from Circuit of the Americas....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Dining area seats four (two additional chairs available upon request) at antique gateleg table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Secure WiFi exclusively for Leon House...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with range, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, pots, pans, etc....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    with icemaker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    My vegetable garden is alongside Leon House...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SXSW 2017
Mar 10 - Mar 20, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 15%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Austin Municipal Golf Course
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MoPac/Loop 1
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Austin Java

Car: Not Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Old West Austin, Austin, TX, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This property - my house and Leon house - has great juju. Come check it out!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Welcome to Leon House

    Welcome to Leon House

  • The front door is to the right

    The front door is to the right

  • From the living room, walk up two steps to the bedroom

    From the living room, walk up two steps to the bedroom

  • The bathroom

    The bathroom

  • Full kitchen also has a washer and dryer

    Full kitchen also has a washer and dryer

  • Open the front door and enter the living area

    Open the front door and enter the living area

  • This is the dining half of the living area, with the front door to the left

    This is the dining half of the living area, with the front door to the left

  • Sweet dreams!

    Sweet dreams!

  • The view from the bed

    The view from the bed

  • Enjoy Austin!

    Enjoy Austin!

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