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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
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

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.

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 up to five 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

Owner
Janet Eby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

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 Big Bend

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.

Amenities

Alpine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

Big Bend Getaway - Views, Comfort and Style - 10 Min to Pool !
average rating of 4.9358974 based on 78 reviews
5

One of the best places we've stayed yet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our 10 year anniversary. The house was clean and nice. We loved the porches! The views were unbelievable! We loved everything about this place. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Calm and quiet. Far enough away but close enough, too!

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Neat. Comfortable. So very very quiet. After visiting Big Bend N. P. or nearby towns it was so restful to throw something on the gas grill and make a quick salad. When we stayed in all day we had brunch on the screened porch, loving the mountain views, the birds and rabbits- especially our favorite - the Roadrunners. Best short vacation.ever!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great cabin for 2

  • 4 of 5

The best rental we have been in! The only problem we had was the first day we opened the windows to let in desert breezes and had bugs the rest of our stay. That's the desert for you I guess. We loved how isolated and quiet the cabin was, great for our 5th anniversary. We spent two days at the park, and next time we might stay a little closer to it because it took 45 min to an hour to get to the trails, but it will be a hard choice to make! My husband saw some great birds at the cabin and we saw lots of rabbits and I loved the cactus flowers. Awesome to sit on the porch and listen to the silence. Great stars on the clear nights. We also went swimming at the lodge and the water was shockingly cold! Refreshing after exploring in the sun. Did not have great experiences at local restaurants, but that's not why you come to the region! I would definitely recommend this cabin for two adults or two adults and their kids. Was nice and roomy for us, with a well appointed kitchen and comfy bed. Cute and clean accommodations.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Weekend at Big Bend

  • 4 of 5

Very nice little getaway with, as advertised, wonderful night time skies and beautiful sunrises. House came with everything you need, even a couple of things I forgot to pack. My only comment on the house was the shower, I wasn't sure if I could move the shower head, it seemed to be taped. With the shower being quite small (which is fine) it would've helped to be able to move the shower head.

But all in all no complaints. Had a very nice weekend hiking at Big Bend and relaxing at the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return. Sorry about the shower head. That was embarrassing. We didn't know about it until seeing your review. We replaced it yesterday. Apparently the prior guests must have broken the bracket that holds the shower head and then taped it up without letting us know about it.
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5

Lover the whole experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean , peaceful, accommodating and we will definitely come back

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, wonderful owners, starry starry nights. Who could ask for more. Close enough to the Park. One of our favourites.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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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

Alpine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Regular Season
May 30 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
July 4 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Regular Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Chili Cook-off 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Christmas 2017 & NY 2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Regular Rate
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Race 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
Regular Rates
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Bike Fest 2018
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Regular Rates
Feb 19 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 19 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
Regular Rates
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Memorial 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Regular 2018
May 29 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
4th of July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$169
$1,019
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$149
$899
 
 
Labor Day 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Regular Rates
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Chili Cook-off 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Regular 2018
Nov 5 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Regular 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 
 
Christmas '18 to New Years '19
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$159
$959
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Our cancellation policy is if you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any Processing fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay then a refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time. Rates are subject to change until payment has been received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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