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Tiny Home - 'The Austin' (Small town charm with easy access to Central Texas)

Bedrooms 1
Space 399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy cabin for 1 to 2 people - walking distance from the San Marcos River

The home is walking distance from the Staples Historic Park, Staples Historic Cemetery, and San Marcos River (The owner does not provide access to the SM River.). This home is perfect for winter Texans, corporate housing or a couple's weekend. You'll have quick and easy access to all of Central Texas - in a quiet, beautiful place. Be prepared to relax.

Even though the home is located in a small town, it is centrally located between Austin (25 minutes away) and San Antonio (35 minutes away). You will be about 5 minutes from Martindale tubing, 15 minutes from San Marcos, 20 minutes from the Formula One Racetrack, 20 minutes from New Braunfels and 10 minutes from Lockhart and Luling BBQ.

Property Manager
Carol Wester
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Carol Wester

We live in Staples and are active in our community. We hope to show you the simplicity and beauty of our town.

Carol Wester purchased this house in 2014

Why Carol Wester chose Texas

This house is one-of-a-kind. This is a custom-build tiny home with sliding barn doors, tons of windows, great hillside views, several porches and everything you need to relax for a few days, weeks or year...

The property is in downtown Staples. The city doesn't have any street lights or stores. Be prepared to relax and enjoy all the benefits of Central Texas, without the crowds. The birds, stars and sunrises are amazing. You can canoe from Martindale to Staples. This place is ideal for cyclist and nature lovers.

What makes this house unique

This house is part of a 'tiny town' that's under development. We have three other homes (on this property) if you have a group event.


Staples House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
The home is designed for winter-Texans, corporate housing and couples getaways.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Tiny Home - 'The Austin' (Small town charm with easy access to Central Texas)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Fabulous Find

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an event to attend for the weekend but needed to bring our dog with us. The Tiny Home was so much better than any hotel we could've stayed at. It was very comfortable, just the right size, quiet, and the fact that we could bring our dog with us and not worry about her was awesome. Carol put in all the personal touches to make us feel welcome. This definately made the list!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute House with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish we had a wonderful stay. Carol was absolutely great to work with and had everything set up for our get a way weekend. We wanted to tour Lockhart and go to all of the famous BBQ joints and this was a perfect location for home base. We were about 10 minutes or so from downtown Lockhart and it was nice to get totally away from the city. The home had everything we needed and was very nicely decorated. There isn't a ton of space but more than you would find in a hotel room so it was just perfect for our needs. All of the fixtures and appliances were brand new and the bed was extremely comfortable. Overall this can't be beat! We had a fantastic time and would head back in a moments notice!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Private and secluded, but an easy drive to San Marcos, New Braunfels, Wimberley and Austin!.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was just what my husband and I needed to get away. Quiet place with everything we needed. The kitchen was very well stocked with practical and plentiful cookware. We cooked breakfast one morning and enjoyed sitting on the porch drinking our coffee. Lightning bugs at night were a treat to see. Away from it all but close enough to surrounding cities to explore also if you wanted. Relaxing place and would very much recommend. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great lil property!

  • 5 of 5

We rented for a long weekend. The ease of entrance , and clean home were ready as promised.we had a few questions of the owner which were answered promptly. It was a great experience and we have already booked again for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Excellent overall

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, great for a getaway. The cabin is very comfortable, in perfect condition, and the owner thought of everything! Will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Gruene Hall
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
SH 130
Nearest Restaurant
5.8 Miles
Cotton Seed Resturaunt

The home is:

20 minutes from COTA Circuits of the Americas (using SH130)

10 minutes from Lockhart BBQ (using SH130)

10 minutes from the San Marcos Factory Outlet Malls

5 minutes from Martindale river tubing


Rates & Availability

Staples House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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