SECLUDED, ROMANTIC AND COZY LOST MAPLES GETAWAY

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SECLUDED, ROMANTIC AND COZY LOST MAPLES GETAWAY

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-7)

St. Clare's Cabin is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest by our guests. This adorable cabin allows our guests to enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country without any other guests around on the property. St. Clare's Cabin sits on the head waters of the Sabinal River known as The Little West Sabinal and is nestled in the Sabinal Canyon surrounded by the beautiful hills. We offer all the comforts of home so you can just settle in and relax and unwind and enjoy yourself and each other. We have something for all ages to keep entertained and happy. We offer two hammocks, one by the water and one under the oaks in the picnic area for napping or reading. We have croquet, dirt digging toys, frisbees, footballs, darts, bocce for outdoor activities. We keep a large selection of games, cards, dominos, checkers, movies, Lincoln logs to keep everyone in a playful mood. So pack up your s'more making kit and head to the hills to relax and make memories with the ones you love.

Keywords: Lost Maples cabin, hill country cabin, romantic cabin, family friendly cabin, pet friendly cabin

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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We are Andy and Vicki Pannone and we have been married since 1982 and have four wonderful children. We live in Corpus Christi and started coming to the hill country with friends as newlyweds. As our family grew we began sharing our love of the Texas Hill Country with our children. All of us enjoy the great outdoors and love the hill country and we would love to share our 'piece of heaven' with you and yours. Our goal is to help you make memories with your loved ones!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2002

Our family had been renting cabins in the area for several years and we all loved how excited we were to head to the hills, how relaxed we felt when we arrived and how we hated to leave at the end of our stay. Our family loves to hike Garner and Lost Maples, toob the Frio, play 'Monopoly Marathons', play gin rummy, roast marshmallows and enjoy s'mores while watching thousands of stars at night. By God's grace we found St. Clare's Cabin in 2002 and have turned it into a charming getaway for our guests.

St. Clare's Cabin offers complete privacy as there is just one cabin on the property so you have the place to yourselves to relax and enjoy.Vicki's decorating and handiwork skills are evident throughout the cabin and she treats all her guests like family. She has tried to think of everything to make her guests feel loved and welcomed. Her hand embroidered pillow shams welcome guests into either the Cowboy Bedroom or the Americana Bedroom where the beds are amply supplied with fresh linens and homemade quilts. Vicki makes sure to leave a seasonal treat for all guests and doggie treats for our four legged guests.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
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Secluded, Romantic and Cozy Lost Maples Getaway
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
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Secluded, Romantic and Cozy Lost Maples Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324941vb
(361) 549-4719 (Texas, USA)
Leakey Texas Hill Country
Corpus Christi, TX
5

Piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay and we came back ready to book our next. We loved every minute we were there and the cabin was perfect. The Pannone's have everything we needed and more. We never want to leave when we are there. While your visiting go into Leakey and have lunch at The Friendship Grill it was excellent. And the chocolate turnovers from Bonnie's Bakery were amazing!!! We can't wait to go back to St Clare's Cabin this fall.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded, Romantic and Cozy Lost Maples Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324941vb
(361) 549-4719 (Texas, USA)
Leakey Texas Hill Country
Giddings, TX
1

Look Elsewhere.

  • 1 of 5
Let me start by saying that I contacted the owner immediately upon our return from the cabin. Vicky called a week later and stated that some of the problems had been addressed but that does not change what happened to us during our visit. The following may sound picky, but we pay the owners for a service and expect it to be in a working condition with the pictures accurately reflecting the condition of the property when we arrive. We found the cabin to be a terrible state of disrepair! The outside shower had one of the doors laying in the shower, and there was algae on the concrete where the shower head had been dripping for so long. The iron under the sink was laying in two pieces, one of the bedroom doors was falling off the top hinge so you could not shut it completely (screws were missing), there is a large hole in the screen next to the front door- so you could not sit out on the screened porch at night without the bugs coming in, the fire pit was full to the top with ash and trash burned up in it. Both benches by the fire pit were broken and cannot be safely sat on without fear of injury, and the dryer was operating improperly and ruined 3 articles of our clothing. The owner did refund us a fair price for the damage done to my wife's clothing. However, there is no way that I would recommend this VRBO to a friend, or someone seeking a review on the property. With so many other great cabins in the area, and on VRBO, choose carefully before you consider this cabin.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I have owned St. Clare's Cabin since 2002 and this is our very first review of this nature. We have many amenities at this cabin that the vast majority of cabins in the area do not have, one of which is a land line telephone because some cell phones don't have service in this area of the hill country. I called the guests on the evening of their arrival and as usual practice asked them "if everything was in good order". I spoke with the wife and she said everything was wonderful and they were enjoying themselves. We keep a very informative folder in the cabin with our phone numbers as well as our caretaker's numbers in it along with other helpful information.
My first question to this guest is: Why didn't you call me or our nearby caretaker and let us know of your concerns so we could rectify the situation during your stay?
Now I'll address the guests comments: I heard from this guest for the first time of his concerns upon his return home on a Wed. and I told him that my husband and I would be at the cabin on the following Mon. after the next guests left and would get back with him that day, which I did. Yes, the outdoor shower door had fallen off but my husband put it back on. But we do have an indoor shower in the cabin! Our caretaker could have put down Clorox on the algae and washed it down to the guests satisfaction. Yes, the iron was missing from its spot so our caretaker replaced it with a new one before their arrival, our apologies for not finding the broken one and disposing of it before your arrival. One of the bedroom door hinges was missing a screw which was fixed when we were there. It has been a busy summer so we'll be repairing the hole in the screen on the porch soon. No one else has complained about the screened in porch this summer. We have cleaned out the fire pit and have made sure the seating is satisfactory and safe. We have had the dryer repaired and I did reimburse the guests for their damaged items as he mentioned. Let me finally say, that the vast majority of cabins in the area do not have Dish satellite, complete privacy, linens and towels, all the paper and soap products provided as well as a fully stocked kitchen and a beautifully decorated cabin and not to mention a washer and dryer for guests use. We provide a wonderful seasonally decorated cabin for our guests and we have a wonderful repeat business so I believe this guest was seeking some major reimbursement which I only provided for his damaged clothing.
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Secluded, Romantic and Cozy Lost Maples Getaway
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(361) 549-4719 (Texas, USA)
Leakey Texas Hill Country
Austin, TX
5

Quiet Christmas

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, with our 2 dogs, stayed for 3 nights between Christmas and New Years and had a great time. St. Clare's was well stocked - the cookie mix is a great touch - and very comfortable. The listing and photos are accurate and the cabin was clean. A couple hours after we arrived, we got a phone call from Vicki to make sure that everything was going well.

I had originally planned on riding my motorcycle to the cabin, but the cold snap and high winds meant that my days were going to be different than I planned. We spent the warmest part of the days at Garner State Park, which is about 28 miles away; and Lost Maples State Natural Area, which is about 8 miles away. As the afternoons cooled down, we spent time outside the cabin watching the dogs patrol the property. The property is well fenced, with just a small opening at the gate. With the water being low, we had to follow them when they went down to the river, but they were content to sniff the rocks.

The evenings were the best part, though. There were lots of Christmas themed decorations, and the heater worked well, so we were always nice and warm. After dinner, we'd sit in our pyjamas, either reading, or watching dvd's that we'd brought. Very relaxing!

I'd like to go back when it's warmer and the river is flowing. It'd be a completely different experience. I'd have liked to use the outdoor shower, but not when the temperature is in the 40's! Overall, a great place, and with it being right in the middle of Texas motorcycle nirvana, the perfect location also.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to share the magic of the hill country with our guests. You are welcome back to experience the joy of God's beauty anytime.
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Secluded, Romantic and Cozy Lost Maples Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p324941vb
(361) 549-4719 (Texas, USA)
Leakey Texas Hill Country
Houston, Texas
5

St. Clare's Cabin is a true Hill Country Gem

St. Clare's Cabin is a true Hill Country Gem
  • 5 of 5
My husband rented this cabin in the spring for a weeklong motorcycle tour of the hill country. When he came home raving about it, I knew we would have to go back so I could see it for myself. St. Clare's Cabin is so much more than I expected. From the location in a gorgeous valley to the complete solitude to the quaint cabin - it was all perfection. The fact that it was decked out for the holidays just pushed it over the edge for me. If you're looking for warm & cozy, you cannot get any better than this.

There are two separate bedrooms, each with comfortable beds (one firm & one soft) as well as a sleeper sofa and a love seat. We spent most of the week as a couple, but our daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids (ages 3 & 6) came up for the weekend. While it was 'cozy' with six of us, we had enough room to romp and stomp. The grandkids loved the huge yard (fenced), the hammocks, the toys, and the creek. There was enough water to chunk rocks into, which thrilled them. The adults enjoyed the cabin as well as the fire pit and charcoal grill.

The best part of St. Clare's Cabin is the attention to detail. Every nook & cranny is filled with thoughtful touches, antiques and handmade quilts. The owners obviously take great pride in their cabin and it shows. Because it was the holidays, the cabin was fully decked out. It was absolutely lovely.

The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, dishes, pots & pans and coffee needs. There was even a jar of 'Cowboy Cookie' mix, along with eggs & butter in the fridge to make them happen. The only thing better than a hill country cabin at Christmas is one that smells like warm cookies.

We will definitely be back. Now that I've seen it in the fall, I want to come back and enjoy it in the spring and summer. And our kids & grandkids fully plan to join us again. I have a feeling St. Clare's Cabin will become a family tradition for us.

Things not listed under amenities: a hairdryer, shampoo & soaps, basic supplies like salt & pepper, cooking spray, sugar & coffee creamers, birdseed for the feeders, and linens & paper goods (paper towels, TP & tissues) and flashlights. Things you will need to provide: all firewood for the fire pit & indoor fireplace, charcoal & lighter fluid for the outdoor grill, a love of star gazing, and a need for peace & quiet.

A very heartfelt thank you to the owners for allowing us to share their love of St. Clare's. It was perfect.
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We love the hill country and want all our guests to share in that love and so we are thrilled to share our cabin to make that happen for our guests. You are welcome back anytime, every season is special and unique and we look forward to sharing them with you.

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Toobing the Frio River, hiking Lost Maples and Garner State Park, exploring The Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, shopping in nearby Fredricksburg, driving the Scenic Hill Country Trails, motoring on The Three Sisters on motorcycles or bikes, taking in area arts and crafts shows and rodeos

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Leakey Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • $110-$165/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Peak season rates: $165/night
  • Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Oct 15-Nov 30, holidays and spring break
  • Off season rates:
  • $110/night for three or more nights
  • $130/night for two nights
  • $150/night for one night
  • All rates for up to 4 guests, $10/night per add'l guest
  • Pet fee: $10/night per pet

Amenities

Amenities

Leakey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes:
St. Clare's Cabin is located right off RR337 in Vanderpool on The Little West Sabinal River. RR337 is one of The Three Sisters and RR337 has been voted the most scenic road in Texas. St. Clare's Cabin is private and secluded(only cabin on property), and has 2 couple size hammocks, large fire ring with outdoor seating, picnic table, screened in porch, wonderful outdoor shower, hardwood floors, family antiques, seasonally decorated, homemade quilts and handiwork, seasonal treat for guests, doggie treats for our four legged guests

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