Sycamore Retreat is far enough away to provide you a true country experience while offering access to great cities and towns. Savor the beauty, and quiet of nature while knowing that at any moment you can go enjoy live music in Austin, dine on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, or climb Enchanted Rock. Our place is good for solo adventurers, creatives who want to write, paint or photograph, as well as good folks who simply want to enjoy a day or a week in a peaceful natural setting.
In the large room available there are three separate 9' by 10 foot spaces. Each space has a twin size captain's bed with chest of drawers underneath, a small desk, an open closet for hanging clothes and storing bag and book shelves.
The guest spaces are enclosed by walls on three sides with a privacy curtain on the fourth side.
If there is a second guest, we will provide a twin air mattress or massage table for them.
The toilet is separate from the bath/shower room and there is an extra sink available in a common area.
Full kitchen is available in main section of the house.
Summertime note: During the heat of summer there are small scorpions that occasional come in to search for water. They are about an inch and a half. Their sting hurts but is not dangerous. If you always run water in the sink and bath tub before using and shake out your shoes before putting them on, you will not have any trouble from them.
Entrance to the sleeping spaces are through a front door which opens into a hallway separating the guests side of the house from the owner's quarters.
Other things to note
Dripping Springs is a 20 minute drive. There are two music venues in town plus a post office, home depot and a large supermarket.
In addition, the property is located in a hilly area with relatively sparse traffic so is idea for the cyclists.
Below the property is a valley bounded by two creeks and a pond. There is also a camping area and a place to BBQ.
On a clear night, stargazing is very good.
-All guests must respect the property boundaries and avoid trespassing on neighbor's land.
- Smoking is only allowed outside and all cigarette must be disposed of in the sand buckets provided
-No outdoor fires of any kind without explicit permission.
- No talking on the front porch after 11 p.m.
-Please only use the washer and dryer between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
- Please limit cooking in the kitchen after 10 p.m.
-Since you are in a shared space please keep noise to a minimum between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
-We provide salt, pepper, cooking oil . Please do not use other foods in the pantry or refrigerator without asking first.
We are frequently available on the property and always available by text, email and cellphone.
We have lived in the Austin area for many years and are avid social dancers, foodies and music fans so we can provide you with tips.
I love dancing, reading, walking and meeting new people. I go dancing (swing, blues, salsa) at least 3 to 4 times a week.
During my working days, I worked as an English language teacher, communications trainer, green builder and acupuncturist. Presently I write and reseach on how to stay healthy and content.
I am by nature very optimistic. curious about many things and easy to get along with.