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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

Susan Littleton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 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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Galindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 4.939394 based on 35 reviews

Terrific tree-top stay! Austin was such a great destination.

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect location to get to restaurants and shopping. It was just my niece and I, and we each had our own space perfectly outfitted for whatever we needed. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, and only a few miles drive to the downtown area or SoCo, which was also dynamic. Sue was a very gracious host. Would highly recommend this stay while in Austin!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Atlanta, GA

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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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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