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Relax in the country w/Fishing Pond on springfed creek near San Marcos and Austin

Terri & Dana Garrett

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Terri & Dana Garrett

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015
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Relax in the country w/Fishing Pond on springfed creek near San Marcos and Austin

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

San Marcos Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Country Home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Winter monthly rates available. Check out our calendar & use the book it button (upper right hand corner) to secure dates immediately for our charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage on 18 acres 3 miles west of Lockhart with relaxing pond and spring fed creek. Fully furnished with all amenities. We will send you a complimentary 28 page visitor's guide to show you all the great things to do in the area while you visit central Texas. Located 30 miles south of Austin (ESPN X-GAMES, SXSW Musical Festival, ACL Fest,, Old Pecan Street Festival & University of Texas Longhorn football) and 15 miles south east of San Marcos (Premium and Tanger Outlet Malls, Aquarena Springs, Texas State University, San Marcos River canoeing, rafting, and tubing), it is centrally located near Lockhart, (over 50 movies filmed here in the Barbecue Capitol of Texas featuring the 'Most Photographed Courthouse' in Texas) so you can have that country estate feel, but still hop into the big city for entertainment or splash into the San Marcos River for a cool float down the river (Rent tubes at Don's Fish Camp or Texas State Tubes). One of the largest outlet malls in the country is just a 20 minute drive away. The Alamo, Riverwalk, Sea World and Fiesta Texas are just over an hour's drive to San Antonio giving you access to a world of entertainment at your fingertips. The Formula One track is just 20 minutes drive by the new SH-130 toll road. Outdoorsman paradise Cabela's in Buda is 15 minutes away. Quail Creek Golf Club is just 10 minutes northwest. Beautiful Lockhart State Park and Golf Course is 5 minutes south.

Keywords: Lockhart, Country, weekend, getaway, fishing, security, relaxing, charming, near outlet malls, river, tubing, canoeing, Formula One, X-Games

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Terri & Dana Garrett (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

About Terri & Dana Garrett

Terri & Dana Garrett, local community newspaper owners having published the Lockhart Post-Register for the past 35 of it's 142 year history. We live adjacent to this rental property keeping a close eye on our 18 acre estate.

Terri & Dana Garrett purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Terri & Dana Garrett chose San Marcos

We built this home as a mother-in -law home and guest house, but have recently decided to share it with more travelers than just relatives.

What makes this cottage unique

Bass, crappie & perch stocked in fishing pond with over 300 ducks, geese, peacocks, guineas and chickens, this is a great place to relax and enjoy nature at its best.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Relax in the country w/Fishing Pond on springfed creek near San Marcos and Austin
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Lafayette, La.
5

Mother/daughter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to rest and catch up. Fun to just sit and watch ducks, peacocks, birds in a natural setting. And close enough to town for shopping and activities. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pearland, TX
5

Amazing Mother/Daughter Escape!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I stayed at this wonderful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Houston for a long weekend. We enjoyed the ducks, geese, peacocks, horses and a new family of red birds just from the nest. The temps ranged from mid 70's to low 40's over our trip but we always made it down to the spring fed creek. We had family come meet us for BBQ in Lockhart one night and went to visit another family group near Seguin another night. One day we spent shopping at the San Marcos Outlets. It was close to everything we did.The house was perfect - beds were comfy, cable worked for our "Oscar Night' together, rockers on the porch - perfect size for our little getaway. The owners were friendly and accommodating and we felt at home. We hope to be back and maybe stay on the property the whole time and RELAX!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
alvin, texas
5

d. behm

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet place in the country.. close enough to town but far enough out to enjoy some peaceful relaxing time away from the hustle of city life. Caught some fish in the pond and enjoyed the creek running through the property. Going here in the off-season is your best bet when it comes to going places like san marcos and new braunfels.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Special

  • 5 of 5

This was such an awesome rental for our family. They had just enough sleeping space for our 4 kids and the land around the house was so interesting with wildlife, swings, water, and plenty of different things to explore and places to sit and take in a view.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lubbock, Texas
5

A perfect Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our trip and got some much needed relaxation. The house is perfectly located to where you can get anywhere in about 30 minutes or less. My sister lives in Austin and it was an easy trip into town to see her. Didn't catch any fish, but it was worth the trip just for the Bar-B-Q in Lockhart. Loved the scenery and the nights were perfect with the outdoor fireplace on the front porch. We also enjoyed all of the birds on the property. Awesome place for a mini-vacation. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A little piece of heaven...

  • 5 of 5

I had been looking forward to this getaway for months and was just blown away by the property! The pictures do NOT do it justice. It's decorated just right and it's just so dang cozy! We had the best sleep that we've had in YEARS. So peaceful and serene! The owners are so friendly and I was grateful that my dogs were allowed to come with because they had a great time too! They played all day and loved watching (and baying at) all the animals! I cannot wait to come here again! I think we've found our "regular" vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well behaved dogs are always welcome guests. Fall weather does make sleeping late oh so inviting. Thank you for the great review and we will see you again soon.

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Smitty's Market
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Caldwell County Courthouse
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Kreuz Market
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Chisholm Trail Bar-B-Q
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Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
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Mr Taco
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Henry's Restaurant
"A recent guest from Massachusetts kept on going back to Henry's for breakfast and lunch. Gre..."
Whizzerville Hall
"The Best Pizza in the county! Cold beer and a Texas style dance hall with Saturday night. Wh..."
Dick's Classic Garage
"Dick's Classic Garage is a part of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History. Founded ..."
Circuit of the Americas
"2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX scheduled to open in November 2012"
Barbecue Capitol of Texas
"Texas Legislature, first the House of Representatives in the Spring of 1999, then in the Fal..."
Martindale
"Tubing and Canoeing starting at the head of the San Marcos River ending in Martindale. One o..."
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
"Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just 25 minutes away using 85mph Toll Road 130."
Texas State Tubes
"Tubing and Canoeing starting at the head of the San Marcos River ending in Martindale. One o..."
Austin
"Home of South by Southwest Music Festival. Over 2000 bands played in Austin in March 2013 fr..."
Aquarena Center Educational Tours
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Cabela's
"Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear"
Lockhart State Park
"Golf Course & Campground with very nice swimming Pool and nature/hiking trails."
Quail Creek Golf Club
"Enjoy the splendor of central-Texas golf at its best at Quail Creek Golf Club in San Marcos...."
Chisholm Trail Ballroom
"Good local music scene"
Cedar Hall
"Good local music scene"
Hometown Cinemas
"Good six screen movie theatre"
Gaslight Baker Theatre
"Excellent Community Theatre"
Palmer's Restaurant & Bar
"One of the best restaurants in San Marcos"
Fields Stable Antique Mall
"If you are in to antiques...this is the place to spend a few hours enjoying the past."
Jewel of Lockhart
"Small town jewelry store with customer service as golden as the jewelry there."
C & J Greenhouses
"If you have room in your car to take home a few plants...this is the place to go. Great whol..."
SeaWorld San Antonio
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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San Antonio Zoo
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark Blastenhoff
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Gruene
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Caldwell County Museum
"Caldwell County Jail is staffed from 1:00pm - 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays and other times b..."
Tanger Outlet Centers
"Tanger and Premium Outlet Malls- Two of the largest in the country. A favorite stop while tr..."
Bordeaux's
"Quality Steaks and Seafood. Quiet romantic restaurant hidden away for just the locals to find."
Trattoria Lisina
"Damian Mandola opened this magnificent restaurant a few years ago after retiring from his fa..."
Cody's Bistro & Lounge
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Southwest Museum of Clocks
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Lockhart City Park
"Lots of ways to have fun here! Beyond the swingset fare is a Frisbee Golf Course, a skateboa..."
Dr Eugene Clark Library
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Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force
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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

San Marcos Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
X Games Weekend
Jun 4 2015 - Jun 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Chisholm Trail Weekend
Jun 11 2015 - Jun 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
July 4th Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Formula One Weekend
Oct 23 2015 - Oct 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,090
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

San Marcos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Extra Grip Bars in bathroom and walk-in shower with multi-level shower sprays
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a small trundle bed in the second bedroom perfect for children or teens.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes:
Home is located on 5 acres with a Pond and Spring Fed Creek available for fishing and relaxing. Resident geese, ducks, chickens, guineas, peacocks roam the property freely. Two horses are fenced in adjacent to property. Fenced back yard for small dogs. Relaxing front and back porch available for smokers.

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