Austin weekends & events await you in this spacious guest room with private entrance & private bathroom. Walk to downtown, University of Texas and east side entertainment districts, but come home to a quiet retreat.
Welcome to Casa Leona!
We want you to fall in love with Austin. Please be my guest in the spacious home that I share with two housemates and one cat. Staying this close to Downtown Austin puts you in the heart of activity at the University of Texas, the state capitol, the entertainment districts and the festival and conference hubs. Yet, it's also a peaceful, quiet retreat from those same fun places and events.
We are in easy walking distance to great coffee shops, pubs and a variety of restaurants and food trailers.
The Guest Suite:
Spacious and private guest suite is 500 sq.ft and has a private entrance and patio. It is furnished with a queen bed, couch, a few chairs, and a few patio chairs outside. The room includes a mini kitchen with a refrigerator and teapot. You will have a private (small) bathroom with sink, toilet and shower (no bath tub). The room has a stereo and wifi, but no TV. All sheets, pillowcases, and most blankets, are organic.
You will not have access to the main house. If you need to use something, washer & dryer for instance, just let me know and I'll let you in. The guest suite is stocked with helpful items and snacks. It has a big closet for your fabulous wardrobe.
Heads up: The house is located directly across from a cemetery. I came to appreciate it long ago, but a few of my guests have mentioned it. It is the oldest cemetery in Austin, established the same year Austin became a city, 1839. Many important figures in TX history are buried there. I like that it is peaceful and quiet. I hope you will feel the same.
Ask me and I'll try to find those special things you really want: your favorite foods, shopping, reservations, experiences...
Austin won my heart a long time ago. I hope you love it, too! Please enjoy your stay, wherever you decide to hang your hat!
Guests have access to your own private suite, but not the common areas of the house. If you need kitchen or laundry room access, we can arrange it on an individual basis. You will also have access to all the outdoor spaces (front porch and courtyard by your suite).
I'd love to get to know you a little or a lot, based on our plans and needs at the time of your visit. I'm an experienced host and my goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible.
Smoking is ok on the porch or patio.
Be open to cats, no pet allergies.
It's ok to smoke on the patio, but not inside.
We observe quiet hours after 10pm on weeknights.
We live here. We will all be living together. Please be respectful to people and property.
I have lived here in East Austin since 2000 and I am very pleased to welcome you! I work mostly from home, but also from my office downtown. I love travel, walking, hiking, reading, coffee, food and just doing not much at all :-)
Hosting has been a highlight of my life since 2015. I feel truly privileged to have met the amazing people who have stayed with me and honored to call some former guests my current friends.