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Connie Cole

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Casa Vida - Lyle Lovett Wrote 3 Songs Here!

29 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

Big Bend House Rental Photos and Description

House with Extensive Grounds, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sle

We were honored to learn that Lyle Lovett had been a guest at Casa Vida this fall and had written three songs during his stay. He expressed his thanks in the guest book entry shown in the pictures below. A magnifying glass may be helpful : ) You will be inspired, too, by your stay at Casa Vida ('Life House'), whose name signifies it's contribution to the lives of our guests. We hope that your visit to Casa Vida will also be a treasured experience, to be shared with friends and family and repeated as often as possible.Casa Vida offers the comforts of home, while immersing our guests in the natural and historical perspectives of the Big Bend region. The house itself, a renovated adobe featured in Alpine's historic home tour, is fully furnished and decorated with authentic pieces native to the rugged, yet refined confluence of Mexican, Texan, and Western cultures that makes the legendary Big Bend Country unique in so many ways.Information below details the myriad amenities of Casa Vida.

Two separate and private living areas, joined by access to the remarkable and fully supplied kitchen, offer ideal accommodations for two couples or a couple and an additional family unit. Bring the friends or grandparents and stay in complete comfort and harmony!

The spacious grounds of Casa Vida offer privacy and ambiance that enhance enjoyment of the views of surrounding mountains and superb Alpine climate at 4500 feet elevation. Abundant sensory delights are guaranteed. Little known fact: Alpine's average high temperature for July and August is 89 degrees and its average night-time temperature for the same months is 65 degrees! (heaters and blankets provided year-round!)

Our guests at Casa Vida face an ongoing dilemma: whether to relax at the seductively peaceful and therapeutic house and grounds, experience the surrounding historic district with its distinctive architecture, shops, art galleries, restaurants, and entertainment (you've got to check out Big Bend's only honky tonk, Railroad Blues!)-all in walking distance, or set out on an easy day trip to explore the natural and cultural wonders that lie to the north, south, east, and west.

A quick look at a map and internet info will show you that Alpine is the best home-base from which to see the majestic and multi-faceted Big Bend Country. Let us share Casa Vida-a home that will become a part of your life!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Connie Cole (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

Casa Vida - Lyle Lovett Wrote 3 Songs Here!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Mason, TX
5

Splendid time in Alpine!

  • 5 of 5

This quiet abode has everything one needs for a pleasant stay in Alpine. It is a perfect central location as a base for making day trips to Big Bend Park, Terlingua, Marfa, McDonald Observatory and other scenic destinations in the area. Casa Vida was a great experience and I recommend it highly. And I wrote a song while I was there....well, I started it, anyway...

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe
5

Sweet rambling Texas farm house

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights at Casa Vida with the girls. First time to the area and had plenty to keep us active…actually too much to do in a few days. Loved Alpine, Big Bend, McDonald Observatory and of course Marfa! The kitchen and house were well equipped. The jacuzzi was a nice treat after a long day. To think that we may have sat in the same chair as ol' Lyle too! Would definitely return to Casa Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent a week at Casa Vida and had a wonderful time. The house is charming and very well equipped. There was plenty of room for sleeping inside the house. We also pitched a few tents in the yard to take advantage of the beautiful west Texas night sky! There are several lovely patios where we enjoyed gathering in the early morning and evening. The house is centrally located to the many attractions in the area. I wholeheartedly recommend Casa Vida.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Just came home from our second stay at Casa Vida in Alpine. Another great stay and hopefully not the last. The floor plan was great for several adults with everyone having their own space for sleeping. We spent most of our time on the many patios. Even in the middle of summer, they were very comfortable. Much cooler than rest of Texas. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped. Stay here if you can. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
4

Casa Vida in Alpine, Texas

  • 4 of 5

We appreciate the availability of home rentals in areas we visit. The owner gave helpful direct instructions regarding the rental period. This house was charming, clean, cool and well kept; the photographs are accurate. We felt comfortable and safe. The separate sleeping areas were appreciated by this family as we don't all go to bed at the same time. We were in Alpine for a wonderful activity of our own, so can't recommend any attractions or restaurants but would recommend Casa Vida.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio
5

pjwife11

  • 5 of 5

Casa Vida is a beautiful, eclectic home and perfect for a family wishing to see Big Bend as well as other local sights. With four kids we found it to be spacious with everyone having a comfortable place to sleep. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for our stay there. My husband and kids enjoyed searching the grounds for horny toads and were able to spot and take pictures of a few of them. We had a lovely time and would definitely stay in Casa Vida again or recommend it to friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in Alpine Texas.

Walking distance to historic downtown, restaurants, music, bars, shops, and galleries.

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Rates & Availability

Alpine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
non-peak
May 23 2015 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$165
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$2,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-1 night stay $100 + Tax
Cleaning-2 night stay $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

see rates below
$165/night (Mon-Wed) .. $195/night (Fri-Sun & Holiday Seasons)
2 night minimum most weekends
3 night minimum or longer for holiday seasons and special events
Stay of 1 night - add $100 cleaning fee; 2 nights - add $75 cleaning fee
$2995/month (four weeks)
Non-Holiday: $995/week
Holiday Seasons/ Special Events: $1095/week or higher

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Dates available: Year Round
$165-$195/ night.

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Amenities

Big Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Over-sized shower with beautiful Mexican tile
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory foam with pillow top.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Serta iComfort gel- filled memory foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Over-sized shower with stunning Mexican Alhambra tile; large private fenced yard; multiple shaded and open outdoor sitting areas; remodeled adobe and stucco historic home with natural wood, tile and stone floors,leather couches and authentic rustic Mexican solid wood and leather furniture; three televisions with satellite connections. Alicia's Restaurant-featured in Texas Monthly, half a block from the house,open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Art Galleries; Historical and Geological Tours; Big Bend National Park; Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Big Bend Ranch State Park; McDonald Observatory; Marathon; Gage Hotel and gardens; Fort Davis; Marfa; Balmorhea State Park Natural Springs Swimming Pool; Terlingua; Lajitas Resort; Davis Mountains; Sul Ross State University and Facilities, including running track and indoor swimming pool (all walking distance); Regional Hospital; Airport; City Park Swimming Pool; Chinati Hot Springs, Cibolo Creek Ranch, and Woodward Ranch.

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