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Big Bend Getaway - Views, Comfort and Style - 10 Min to Pool !

Janet Eby

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Janet Eby

Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
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Big Bend Getaway - Views, Comfort and Style - 10 Min to Pool !

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Lajitas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This custom adobe vacation rental home is the perfect 'getaway' when visiting the Big Bend. Located on 40 acres and at the end of a long drive, the Big Bend Getaway provides seclusion and privacy. Furnished in a western style with modern flair, the house is built for comfort and relaxation indoors and out. Thick adobe walls and efficient heat and air keep it cozy in any type of weather. The large front porch and screened dining porch provide shade from the heat and protection from flying insects. The carport will protect your car from desert sun and storms. The main bedroom has a queen bed and its own AC and heater for a perfect night's sleep. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would typically need to prepare and serve most meals. Enjoy your meals in the rock floored dining room or on the dining porch. Relax in the comfortable living room, the semi-private den, one of the porches, around the fire circle, or on the double hammock. If you need a second bed, we'll fold out the queen size futon in the den. If you need a third bed for young children, we have an inflatable mattress and extra bedding.

We can comfortably lodge four adults on a queen bed and queen futon. Dogs are also welcome. While we typically limit occupancy to four people, we can accommodate a slightly larger group if some are small children. Just let us know so we can make sure you will all be comfortable. If you have a larger group, consider renting the multiple homes. Terlingua Ranch Retreat, LTM Ranch, and Ringtail Cabin are all just a short drive away.

We recommend bringing a good book, or select one from our bookshelves, many about Terlingua and the Big Bend region. Just kick back and enjoy the solitude inside or out. Of course, there are lots of other activities to keep your stay busy and exciting. Watch the abundant birds, wildlife, and desert plant life on our twenty acres or as you walk, bike, or drive along the hundreds of miles of dirt and rock roads of the 200,000 acre Terlingua Ranch. Sign in at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge and hike along the remote and breathtaking trails through the Christmas Mountains. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool and inviting Terlingua Ranch pool (just six miles down the road). Visit Big Bend National Park (just 30 minutes to the west gate) or Big Bend Ranch State Park (just 45 minutes to the Barton Warnock Visitor Center). Enjoy meals, drinks, live music and more at the various restaurants and bars in the area. Sit out at night to watch the stars, tell tall tales, or enjoy a small fire. Drive along some of the most scenic roads in Texas. Raft or canoe down the Rio Grande. Enjoy a guided horseback ride or jeep tour through the rugged west Texas landscape.

With so many options, you can return home as relaxed or exhausted as you choose. Either way, you'll “getaway” from everyday life and bring back countless memories.

Keywords: House, casita,, adobe, southwest style, modern, private, acreage, mountain views, Terlingua, Terlingua Ranch

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janet Eby (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Janet Eby

A human rights attorney, an anthropologist, a creative director and a radio personality got together one weekend for an 8 hour road trip from Austin to Terlingua – their destination ¬– the fantasy hideaway called “The Big Bend Getaway.”

After experiencing the breadth and freedom that the Big Bend area exudes, they decided to buy this little gem. Watching the full moon rise over Sombrero Mountain that summer evening sealed the deal.

We hope you’ll be taken with the magic of “The Getaway” as much as we were.

Experience the freedom in feeling small!

Joe, Shannon, Giuseppe and Renée

Janet Eby purchased this house in 2014

Why Janet Eby chose Lajitas

Located in the heart of Big Bend country, but secluded away from the nearby communities and public parks. The Getaway strikes the perfect balance between tourist hot spot and remote retreat. We even have WiFi internet to keep connected with the outside world.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, quiet, quiet. Birds, deer, javelinas. Views, stars, walks and drives down the scenic Terlingua Ranch roads, hikes up Christmas Mountains, swimming in Terlingua Ranch pool, grilling out, relaxing on the porch, trips into Big Bend National Park, restaurants, bars & live music in Terlingua. Mostly, just relaxing and 'getting away' from day to day stresses and routines.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 47 traveler reviews

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Big Bend Getaway - Views, Comfort and Style - 10 Min to Pool !
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews
Daytona Beach, FL
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The Big Bend Getaway is a very comfortable house for 4 people. Clean, well equipped and filled with helpful information, maps and guides to things to do and see in the park and the area. Very nice and we enjoyed the stay very much.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kerrville, TX
5

jsmith

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed out stay. The solitude was great and house was well equipped. Got some great pictures and did some sightseeing. Enjoyed grilling every night!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing vacation home with incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

This is am amazing place to be if you are traveling to the Big Bend area. It is conveniently located just outside of the park and offers easy access to Terlingua, Santa Elena Canyon and the Chiso Basin trails. The grand entrance into to this vacation home is just the start. The front porch offers amazing views of the mountains and the valleys. The sun room adds another level of enjoyment outdoors without the bugs and the hammock outside offers relaxing yet commanding views of the mountain range.

The house is very well layout with plenty of space to eat, sleep and just relax. The beds are extremely comfortable and the living room offers games, magazines and plenty of information about the park and the surrounding areas. The kitchen is very spacious and stocked with cooking utensils, dishes, cups as well as a wide array of spices and condiments. There are plenty hiking possibilities all around the 40 acre property. Hiking up the hills behind the house offers incredible 360 view of the Chisos Mountain Range. When the nights fall we just laid outside the benches and enjoy a sky full of shinning stars.

Thank you Janet for making the rental process super easy for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, TX
5

Excellent!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was worried about accommodating 4 adults- especially in the kitchen. However, this place had everything one would need to simply have a fantastic time. A blender and margarita salt were among the things I was very suprised to find in the kitchen. The place was very thoughtfully designed and clean - even in the bathroom the host provided us with earth friendly body care products. It is also in a great location. Though you are literally in the middle of nowhere with Internet connection at your fingertips, in less than 30 minutes you can get to a nearby town that has a grocery store that carries even vegan and gluten-free products, a couple of restaurants, and a gas station. We can't wait to go back there again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Georgetown, Texas
5

Big Bend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of this place. The evenings were simply amazing. Plus the place was extremely comfortable and very clean. This was one of our more memorable vacations thanks to this wonderful place in the Big Bend area.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
North Texas
5

Top place to stay in Terlingua/Big Bend

  • 5 of 5

We were completely blown away by the attention to detail, the location, the house in general, the outside, the mountains. The total package leaves me speechless. Very easy to book, to arrive, to stay, and to leave. Easier than booking a cheap hotel. This was a five star accommodation at a 'too good to be true' price. But it wasn't too good to be true. This is on our return list many times coming.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Terlingua Ghost Town
"The Terlingua Ghost Town is a truly bizarre and wonderful place. Once home to a cinnibar mi..."
Starlight Theater
"The Starlight Theater isn't a theater. At least not anymore. It was once the "Chisos Movie..."
La Kiva Restaurant & Bar
"La Kiva is a one of a kind Terlingua bar and grill. Sadly, it is currently closed due to th..."
Big Bend National Park
"Words can't express the wonder of this amazing and diverse park. You'll have to experience ..."
Santa Elena Canyon
"Santa Elena Canyon is one of our favorite hikes. There is also a great scenic overlook that..."
Hot Springs Abandoned Resort
"The hot springs in Big Bend National Park are a great place to hang out along the Rio Grande..."
Chili Pepper Cafe
"This is our family's favorite local restaurant. Great food, friendly people, and good price..."
Chisos Mountain Lodge Restaurant
"For us, a trip to the Basin almost always includes a meal at the Lodge. If we've been on a ..."
Nearest Airport
230 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
High Sierra Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
42 Miles
Black Jack's Crossing in Lajitas
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Texas State Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Bad Rabbitt Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Terlingua Ranch Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Bad Rabbit Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Terlingua Ranch Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Funky Army Bull Statue
Nearest Point of Interest
Christmas Mountains Hike Trail head
Nearest Point of Interest
Interection:118 & Terlingua Ranch Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Grub Shack
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Drive or Bike Ride
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Drive or Bike Ride
Nearest Point of Interest
Chili Pepper Cafe

The Getaway offers a great home base for exploring Big Bend National Park, Terlingua Ghost Town and the Rio Grande River. However, don't overlook the opportunities that are a little closer to the house.

The hundreds of miles of Terlingua Ranch roads provide endless opportunities for walking, biking, or scenic drives, just don’t leave the road once off the Getaway property. This is all private land.

The Terlingua Ranch pool and Christmas Mountains trailhead are just 10 minutes away. Check in at the Ranch office to for access to either. The Bad Rabbit Cafe is also at the Ranch headquarters. The food is great and they often have live music on week-end evenings.

A short drive to Terlingua/Study Butte or the Terlingua Ghost Town offers restaurants, bars, live music, occasional live theatre. River guides, jeep tours, and horseback riding are also available in Terlingua.

Or, just relax in the hammock with your favorite book.

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Rates & Availability

From $129 Per night

Lajitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Season
Mar 23 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Regular
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
May 26 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$129
$779
 
 
Regular
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Chili Cook Off
Nov 5 2015 - Nov 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Nov 9 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Regular
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any PayPal fees. If you cancel within 30 days, any refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lajitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The main bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed. The semi-private den has a queen sized futon that we will set up as a bed or sofa depending on number of quests and guest preference.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Access to miles and miles of back country desert and mountain roads for your driving, biking, or walking pleasure. Extremely scenic and varied landscape.

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