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Updated: 05-Sep-2016
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More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Speaks English, Russian, Mandarin, русский 中国的 snowman:☃ hen:🐔
бертд Dawson
Manor House, Mill Road
IP17 2LP Peasenhall Suffolk United Kingdom
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VAT Reg No12341234

Guestbook comments from the owner

You place is really nice and well decorated. Thank you so much for the great time we spent here.

"Merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse, je suis sûr que nous reviendrons."
Apr 2009
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23 Reviews

based on 23 holidaymaker reviews


Great Stay for Family

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Halcyon House during some home remodeling in Austin and it was a very comfortable place to stay. The house was clean and well kept, and the owner took good care of the property during our stay. There is a nice backyard if you have young kids that like to run around. The location is convenient - not too far from downtown, not too far from arboretum/domain areas, walkable to a nice park for the kids, and close to some good restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 1
London, UK

Look no further!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a great week here, really couldn't have been more impressed with the house. It absolutely feels like the owners have put a lot of effort into making it feel like a home from home. Bedrooms are spacious and well appointed, living areas are clean, comfortable and superbly decorated.

Its a great location too, the neighbourhood is very friendly, and its a ten minute drive into downtown Austin.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 4
Bristol UK

Choose this one!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Halcyon House for five days in December as a family group of seven adults visiting Austin for my brother's birthday. All except one of us had stayed in Austin previously and our decision was unanimous - staying in this beautiful rental house was much more fun than staying in a hotel!

Conveniently located, comfortably appointed and spotlessly clean the house was everything it promised. There were fresh flowers on arrival and a very minor problem was sorted instantly.

We will definitely use this house again when we visit - in fact some of us want to move in permanently!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 2
Rushville, NY

A lovely stay...

  • 5 of 5

We were in Austin for a family wedding and spent one week at this house. It provided a comfortable homebase for all of our activities. It's conveniently located near Loop 1 and not far from Burnett Rd. It only took about 10 minutes to shoot down the expressway and be in the heart of the city. There's an HEB (groceries) only 5 minutes away too.

The beds and pillows were comfortable. The house was spotless and smelled wonderful. We also loved the little touches the owners provided... ex. fresh cut flowers and more. All communications with the owners were prompt and thorough. We can't thank them enough for a painless experience.

Since we were in town for a wedding, much of our activties revolved around food and gatherings. While in Austin... we hit Amy's Ice Creams, SoCo, U of Texas, and even ventured down to Lockhart, TX for the state's "best" barbeque. The Salt Lick down in Driftwood was a fun experience too. Sazon, the Highball, the Swoop House, and Barr Mansion all provided excellent memories of family and friends.

We highly recommend this house and the owners for an enjoyable stay in Austin, TX.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 2
Berlin, Germany

Great for families--large or small!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this house for five weeks during our summer vacation.

As a former Austinite, I was a bit reluctant about the location because I feel more at home down south, but Halcyon House changed my mind. Its location next to the bike trails, 10 minute walk to a nearby pool, and quick access to Burnet Road or Mopac makes staying here an excellent choice. If you can beat the traffic, you can get anywhere North or South as well as East and West quite quickly. As a matter of fact, a trip to the airport takes about 20 minutes if you head southeast rather than downtown, and you can make it back from the clubs in little time.

The house itself is quite spacious. The bedrooms comfortably accommodated our family of four plus a few guests. There are enough rooms upstairs and downstairs for people to come together or be alone as they wished. Although the bathrooms may a bit small for larger persons, we never had a problem with 2.5 bathrooms. The kitchen and laundry room are well furnished with new appliances rather than hand-me-downs. Although we could never quite figure out how to efficiently load the dishwasher, it took care of everything that we threw at it.

The owners are incredibly helpful and they delight in making little touches memorable. Whether its fresh cut flowers and a bottle of wine to help you start your stay or the delivery of fresh eggs from their own backyard coup, they know how to take care of their guests' wishes--and more!

We would like to return here again and recommend it to others, especially if you are considering a relocation to Austin and you want to try out the Allandale neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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8 3
Temple, TX

Great for small groups

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Halcyon house over 4th of July weekend. There were three couples in our group, so it was really nice to have a place we could all come together and hang out. The decor is lovely, and everything we needed was provided. The house is in a great location too - close to Mopac, so whether you are going downtown, to the Domain, or heading to hill country you are not far. We will definitely be back and would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Alll year
27 Apr 2015 - 23 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
русский 中国的 sman:☃ hen🐔 £98 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2010 sq. ft.


  • family bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
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  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, The spacious master bedroom
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  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


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