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A Little Patch of Heaven in the Texas Hill Country!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Nestled in the heart of one of the most scenic parts of the Texas Hill Country, our fully-furnished ranch offers the perfect getaway for everyone. With 100+ acres of private property to explore, you can escape the noise and crowds of everyday life for true peace and quality time with your loved ones. Relax with a book on the wrap-around porches while enjoying the scenery and listening to the voices of nature. Hike together on the property for a chance to see vibrant birds or deer off the beaten path. Whether it is solitude or communion that you desire, this is your Little Patch of Heaven.

While offering the sweet seclusion of the Texas Hill Country, the ranch is just a 15-20 minute drive to nearby attractions, including restaurants and the Concan Country Club. Have a blast with the kids tubing down the Frio River or watch an authentic Texas rodeo! Explore a couple of the Hill Country’s nearby parks: our place is 9 miles from Lost Maples State Natural Area and 28 miles to Garner State Park!

After a day of fun and adventure, retreat back to our cozy ranch to cook dinner on the charcoal grill where you can delight in the glorious moonrise or a magnificent display of unveiled stars.

Though secluded, our ranch is considerately furnished with all the amenities you may need to relax, from the kitchenware and utensils to the linens, towels, and comfortable mattresses. Your stay includes gracious and personal service from the owners, before, during, and after your trip. Trade your busy, demanding surroundings for wildlife, beautiful views, and the people you cherish most. Come re-discover the meaning of leisure in a little patch of earth we call--Heaven!

Keywords: Family, Ranch, Cabin, Adventure, Wildlife, Outdoors, Retreat, Hiking

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About The Owner

Welcome to our ranch home! We are Thomas and Pamela Nye and are life-long residents of Corpus Christi. We have five children and eight grandchildren. My parents have been visiting this part of the Texas Hill Country since the 1950s. Our ranch has been in the family for over 20 years and we have enjoyed many fun-filled family gatherings here. This is a very special place for experiencing the beauty of God's creation in nature and wildlife.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1992

Why The Owner chose Leakey

We chose the Texas Hill Country for its beauty and its peaceful solitude away from the busyness and stress of the city. We love the outdoors and especially hiking, bird watching, and viewing wildlife while sitting on our front porch.

What makes this cabin unique

You can enjoy hiking to the source of our natural spring, watching a beautiful moon rise up over the valley, or stargazing on a clear, cool night. This unique place is special for families who want to spend time together and make unforgettable memories.


Leakey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 6 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Player piano


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(9 traveler reviews)

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A Little Patch of Heaven in the Texas Hill Country!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
San Antonio, TX

Exceptional Property & Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the vacation location that the family will always remember. Big open living areas * Windows with gorgeous private hill country views * Kitchen supplied with every need and convenience * Spacious bedroom arrangements upstairs for cozy sleep and more together times * Wonderful fireplace for a perfect fall or winter day * The great outdoors of hills, trees, a pond and a yard to play ... the owners are exceptionally kind and accommodating and their home is maintained with obvious care and attention to detail. In our party there were 4 adults and 5 children and we all were very glad to make our 2nd visit earlier this year. (It was so nice to see "Children Welcome" in the listing information.) Did i mention the wrap around covered porches both upstairs and down? Fantastic, especially on a rainy day! Thank you to the owners for allowing us this time to play, reflect and appreciate God's creation!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, Texas

Great retreat on beautiful Texas ranch

  • 5 of 5

We felt very blessed to spend a week at this cabin on a Texas ranch, surrounded by beautiful, dramatic canyons! The large cabin has one dorm type room upstairs that could accommodate a large group, in addition to two other bedrooms. The wrap around porches, player piano, historical, and inspiring spiritual books, all added to our relaxation and enjoyment. We enjoyed hiking the property,and sailing homemade boats on the pond with the grandkid. The Chapel is beautiful, and a testament to family love of a mother/grandmother who must have been extraordinary! The Nye's were very hospitable, and we're willing to facilitate any need. We can highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing property !

  • 5 of 5

This property was wonderful! This Texas Hill country home and the land it is located on is private, off the beaten path, yet close to town and the Garner state park. The attention to detail in planning the layout of the house and grounds made our trip care free, relaxing, and left us in awe. We would recommend this and hope to be reserve our next summer there as well. The photos listed are good, but do not show how well maintained and beautiful the house and grounds are. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to come actors this and stay there. The owners were so helpful with being available to walk us through check in and departure details with a personal call a few days before our stay and were there to help with any questions we had on accessing all the amenities on the property. Thank you Nye family!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Serene natural retreat

  • 5 of 5

It was pure grace staying at this cabin. It is a beautiful place, thoughtfully equipped, clean comfortable & well furnished. It was a pleasure working with the owner to make the arrangements (both before, and afterward). We could really feel the love and blessing that have been shared here by many groups, individuals and family members over the years. We loved our weekend here and came back home feeling deeply refreshed.

We stayed during the spring wildflower season and the nights were cool enough to leave the A/C off and windows open to the fresh air... the sound of the springfed creek was right outside our window. Wonderful!

Sleeping areas are all upstairs - two private bedrooms and a larger open room with many twin beds. (If you have difficulty with stairs, this cabin is not a good fit for you.) Our room & bed was very comfortable.

The wrap-around porches are a great place to sit with coffee, watch the sun rise, listen to the morning birds singing. The pond is stocked with fish and the water is cool and clean if you want to swim.. there's a rope swing into the pond.

This cabin and grounds would be perfect for a Christian retreat - there is a lovely chapel within a short walk from the cabin.

Lost Maples State Natural Area is just a few miles down the road - great hiking here.

If you love the beauty of nature and want a quiet, peaceful place to refresh and renew your spirits - this is a great home-away-from-home for that.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Ideal family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week of bliss at this beautiful home in the best part of the hill country. This property has all you need to get away from the hectic pace of everyday life.We really enjoyed fishing, hiking to the chapel,and star gazing at night. The pond and stream on the property are truly unique. The children especially loved watching the deer eat from the feeder on the property as they swayed back and forth in the hammocks,and the back porch is a bird watchers paradise. Garner State Park is just a few miles away with several swimming holes fed by the cool clear Frio river and the drive to and from the house in each direction is very scenic. House is very well maintained and was completely stocked with everything we needed. Tom, it was a pleasure dealing with you and we hope to return real soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nixon, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Perfect! I have been going to Leakey for over a decade now and have never enjoyed my stay as much as I did here. The pictures and descriptions were were great but just could not do it justice. The running stream and pond were awesome for the kids. Swimming, fishing and hiking all right there. This is a beautiful home with everything you need to get away from the rest of the world. The Nye Family was gracious and extremely considerate.

While staying here it was only a short drive to the beautiful Concan Country Club and the House Pasture Restruant where we enjoyed a great meal and live entertainment. Thank you for allowing my family and friends to experience this little piece of heaven. We look forward to returning as soon as possible.

Thanks, again, and God Bless!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.