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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $129/Night for 2

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Casa Mano Prieto, a 1350 square foot home, is nestled beneath the Puertacitas and Mano Prieto Mountains with long range views of Blue Mountain and Mount Livermore.

The enchanting setting is perfect for any getaway plans - exploring, birding, hiking or just watching the jackrabbits, quail and deer. Peace and quiet are the norm. Near by are the McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains State Park, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Fort Davis National Historic Site. Views outside all windows display the vastness and beauty of West Texas. The lighting changes the views all day long. Night brings the darkest, brightest, starry skies for the star gazer in you. It is a perfect spot to set up your own telescope.

Keywords: Vacation Rental Near Fort Davis, Star Gazing, quiet

More Details

Owner
Tex Harrison
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Tex Harrison

The amazing beauty and peacefulness brought Tom and Tex Harrison to this particular spot in West Texas from western North Carolina. They lived in this casa while they built their home and observatory.

Tex Harrison purchased this house in 2006

Why Tex Harrison chose Big Bend

After their home was finished, they decided to share this beautiful spot with others and opened Casa Mano Prieto in January 2010.

What makes this house unique

Every day offers different looks of the desert. It is ever changing and always peaceful and beautiful.

Amenities

Fort Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)and Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Casa Mano Prieto is a place to relax, regroup and enjoy the surrounding nature.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $129/Night for 2
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Everything we hoped for and more😊

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully peaceful setting.

Great place to sit and ponder.

Great place for morning and evening walks.

Wildlife a plenty!

Very nice accommodations-everything we needed and more.

Have to wrap this up - Venus is sneaking over the hillside and I don't want to miss the show. Thanks for a terrific stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting our beautiful part of the world. It sounds like you had a complete vacation from your busy lives. Please come back anytime!
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Missouri city Texas
3

Lovely but owner's home is part of the property

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely place. The only thing that disppointed us was that the owner's house is right on the same property, yards away. While the owners did not intrude on us, we did not have the feeling of retreat and seclusion we were expecting and longing for. None of the photos show their home which is right next to the rental. I felt this was misleading and I am surprised none of the other reviews mentioned this. That said, everything else was just lovely and just as described.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas, USA
5

Wonderful, relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many vacation homes and this was one of the most peaceful, relaxing places we have ever stayed. It is out of town between Marfa and Fort Davis so extremely quiet and open skies for night viewing.

Tex and Tom are great host and you can tell that they want their guest to feel at home. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here so much and certainly hope you will return. Everyday there are different things to see and different lighting on the landscape. Tom and Tex
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Roomy, bright, well equipped home with beautiful artwork. Isolated location would be a drawback to some but an asset to many. "The stars at night are big and bright"

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed our quiet beauty! Please come back. Tom and Tex
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5

Great location and cozy

  • 5 of 5

I loved this property! It's remote enough for great stargazing and silent nights, but conveniently close to Marfa, Fort Davis, and Davis Mountains State Park. I would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear how much people enjoy our Casa and its wonderful setting. Do come back!
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5

Great house and property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this trip. Nice house and property in the countryside away from city lights and traffic. Great location with easy access to Big Bend and the McDonald Observatory. We hope to go back and spend more time in the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoy our beautiful area and hope you can return soon. There is so much to see. Tom and Tex
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Rates & Availability

Fort Davis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$129
$813
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Rental deposits need to be made out to and mailed to Casa Mano Prieto, P O Box 133, Fort Davis, TX 79734. Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation and directions for getting here.

Cancellations accepted 14 days prior to first night for full refund. Cancellation notice less than 14 days will result in forfeiture of total deposit.

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