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Hill country retreat

Steve Host

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type estate

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Steve Host

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015
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Hill country retreat

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type estate

Overview

Leakey Estate Rental Photos and Description

1 cabin, 2 bed and 2 bath sleeps 6; 2nd cabin, 5 bed 2 bath sleeps 12

This Hill country retreat consists of 2 cabins on our property which hosts majestic views of the Texas hills, wildlife and birds. Lounge on our wrap-around porches enjoying the breezes that blow year round. Hike to the top of our mountain and observe the landscape for miles. Play tennis on our tennis court or shoot some hoops on our basketball goal. Play horseshoes or roast marshmallows in one of our 2 fire pits. Enjoy a Texas sunset with a glass of wine in hand while sitting at our wine cellar. The cabin's feature full kitchens, air-conditioning/heating, full baths, and washer/dryer. One cabin features a wood burning, stone fireplace.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Host (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015

About Steve Host

Susan and Steve Host are small business owners in Richmond, Texas.

Steve Host purchased this estate in 2002

Why Steve Host chose Leakey

Susan and Steve both vacationed at Garner State Park growing up, and always dreamed of having their own place. When they saw the property, they fell in love with it. They built all the structures on the property, and cleared the land. They have created a vacation place for their families and hope you enjoy it as much as they do.

What makes this estate unique

Steve and Susan hand picked where to place the cabins for optimal views as well as to take advantage of the breezes that blow through the porches year round. They have taken a great amount of time, energy and care to make the property a wonderful vacation destination for you and your family.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Hill country retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
4

Nice property. Better management needed for stay

  • 4 of 5

We were actually there 7/13/2013 and, I believe, the first people to rent this property. We had to wait 2 hours to get in and the time was prearranged. Steve was great to talk to, but follow through was not so great. It was the first time for them to rent it so I'll give leeway there. We had a family reunion and 7 kids of various ages. At some point, supposedly one of the grandchildren put the guest book in the freezer so I was told. I paid for it, but the tenor of the conversation led me to believe we are not welcome there anymore. Things happen with kids that we don't always know and I was happy to pay for the book and doubt it was ruined as quickly as they found it. I thought this trivial. The rest was as described and I would stay there again, but got the distinct impression we are not welcome there again. It's too bad because it's a beautiful property and we left it clean. I'll give it 4 stars because the experience was one star less than expected even when I take responsibility for the book. No river access detracts too, but all of the other activities there more than make up for it.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Nice property

  • 4 of 5

I think we were the first people to ever rent this property. It was very nice. We had a family reunion with lots of kids. We were there 4th of July, 2013 and it was nice, but still had kinks to be worked out. The cabin wasn't open when we got there and we waited almost 2 hours for the property manager to get there. Everything was as described and the property manager was most accommodating. Apparently one of the grandchildren ended up putting the guest book in the freezer and I paid for it, but got the distinct feeling that we were not wanted back and this directly from the owner. All in all, we loved the place and would go back, but I was disappointed in the owner's communication skills when we only tried our best to do all we were asked to do. Things do happen with kids that grandparents don't know. Oh well, it was a great experience. It is not on the river and that is the drawback.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Houston, TX
5

A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have been anxious to see this beautiful part of Texas and what a treat to experience it from this incredible property. As we turned onto the reserve we were greeted by a flock of wild turkeys! We then went on to the impeccable grounds and my son couldn't jump out of the car fast enough! We held a Thanksgiving feast, roasted s'mores and told ghost stories among one of their huge fire pits! We took all of our children on a hike through their bobcat trail and got to interact with the sweetest little deer! The kids found so many rocks with fossils, we lost count! We played tennis on their awesome court and just enjoyed relaxing on the wrap around porch! The sleeping accommodations were perfect and we all had our own private areas to recharge our little batteries :) We can not wait to return, this place was such a blessing to my family and we are forever thankful you decided to share it with us! the pictures don't do this place justice! Wait until you feel what it's like to be hugged by the four surrounding hills and you'll be hooked forever!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wish I could give it more stars

  • 5 of 5

The owners were wonderful, always willing and able to help out with any questions we had. We spent 3 days in Leakey and although we had originally planned on going to Garner State Park we ended up not leaving the cabins. There's just so much to do on the property that the kids were just happy being there. The cabins are even more beautiful than described and couldn't be happier with our choice. We can't wait to go back and we know exactly where we will stay. Thanks for everything, God bless!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience spending the weekend here. The Cabin and the barn were very clean as was all the property. Being a family reunion we had a wide range of ages and there was fun for all. I would surely recommend to anyone. Thank you Mr. Host

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful cabin, great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Steve's cabin with another couple and had the best getaway! I've stayed at tons of rentals, and this one was just perfect. The cabin is absolutely gorgeous, and the kitchen was fully stocked with great cookware, knives, and dinnerware. The beds were super comfortable, there was plenty of firewood, and there was lots to explore on the cabin's land. We hope to come back soon! Thank you, Steve- you couldn't have been a better host!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Concan Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

The Host Reserve is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Drive the scenic highway from Leakey to Utopia. Enjoy antiquing and shopping at one of a kind shops and boutiques. Hike our property or visit Garner State Park for views of the Texas hills. Golf at the Concan Country Club. Tube or fish the Frio River. Lounge on our spacious wrap-around porches gazing at the Texas wildlife and birds. Play tennis on site at our tennis court. Watch the sun set with a glass of wine in hand at our wine cellar.

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Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Leakey Estate Rental Rates

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Amenities

Leakey Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Barn - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Barn - Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Cabin - Combination - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cabin - Jetted tub - toilet , jetted tub
  • Linens not provided. Please bring your own towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Barn - Rm1 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Barn - Rm2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Barn - Rm3 - 1 queen , Downstairs - door accessed via outside
    Barn - Rm4 - 1 queen , Downstairs - door accessed via outside
    Barn - Rm5 - 2 bunk bed , Downstairs - door accessed via outside
    Cabin - Rm1 - 1 king
    Cabin - Sleep sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa in living area
    Cabin - Rm2 - 1 queen
  • The cabin has 2 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa. The barn has 2 bedrooms upstairs. The remaining 3 bedrooms at the barn are accessed from outside. Linens not provided. Please bring your own sheets/blankets/towels.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Notes:
One cabin, sleeps 6 - 1 king bed, 1 queen bed and a pull-out couch, or a barn that has 2 queen beds in an apartment, 2 rooms below both with queen beds, and 1 room with 2 twin bunk beds sleeping 4. Each of the cabins have 2 baths, a full kitchen, a living area, and washer and dryer. Linens are not included. Please bring your own sheets/towels.

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