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Hill Country Style Two Bedroom Cabin, Named After Our Longhorn, Surprise.

Bedrooms 2
Space 910 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath Cabin In Central Texas

This is a newly-refurbished, in 2015, two bedroom cabin in Central Texas. Surprise is across the street from our 48 acre ranchette property, Peacock River Ranch. This cabin has a fridge and microwave, beautifully appointed bathroom and an outdoor, covered porch for you to enjoy! This cabin is fitted with a smart TV so you can watch you favorite shows from Netflix or Hulu. Surpise Cabin is named after our beloved longhorn, you guessed it, Surprise! Come see us!

Property Manager
Lisa Daschofsky
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Lisa Daschofsky

We own Peacock River Ranch, the property right across the street. It is a wedding facility and farm for our longhorns and peacocks, our red tail hawk and roadrunner family. See them while you are here, they are beautiful.

Lisa Daschofsky purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Lisa Daschofsky chose Gatesville

Surprise is good for short term or long term rental.


Gatesville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 910 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Oversized shower in this cabin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hunting


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Hill Country Style Two Bedroom Cabin, Named After Our Longhorn, Surprise.
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Texas Longhorn Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week stay at Surprise cabin. It was in good shape and clean. Our grandkids enjoyed staying with us to see the deer every night and to tour the ranch to see the longhorns, peacocks, road runners and other animals. The cabin was in a good location to see the area from Gatesville to Waco. And it was only an hour from our son in Harker Heights.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, it was a pleasure to have you. Isn't it nice, all that bountiful nature that we have, simply because we are located on the river? So happy you liked it.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Waco, TX
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Junction
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gatesville Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bare Bones BBQ
Car: necessary

Make sure to go to the outdoor Cinema if you are in town. Also, our favorite restaurants: Bare Bones BBQ on Hwy 36 toward Temple, Prima Pasta on Main St for Italian (try the steak), Ranchers Steakhouse for home cooking, El Tapatio on Main St for Mexican food and The Feed Mill for good home cooking, fish, steaks etc.

Where to shop? The Country Cottage, Guns Unlimited if you need to add to your gun collection, The Ranch on Hwy 36, Leon River Mercantile on Main St and we, of course, have an HEB, Walmart and Sears. Also, run by our museum in the downtown area and buzz through the courthouse while you are in the downtown area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.25%

Check our website to see amenities in your cabin! Terms and conditions: By making this reservation I certify that I am of the legal age of 21.By making this reservation I certify that I am of the legal age of 21. The person making this reservation is the sole point of contact. This agreement MUST be assigned at the time of your reservation. 1. Cancellations: If you should cancel your reservation within 30 days of your expected arrival, there will be a cancellation fee of 50%. We are sorry, but cancellations within 72 hours of your arrival are non-refundable. Should the need arise to shorten your stay while in residence you are still subject to the cancellation policy and are responsible for the full balance due on the reservation. 2. Please note: Peacock Cabins does not hold properties. Once we receive your reservation, and your reservation is booked, then all cancellation policies do apply. This applies to online bookings and email bookings. 3. No credits will be issued for a reduction of guests or dates from your reservation if we are not notified outside of 30 days of your check in date. Lost and Found Peacock Cabins and its owners are not responsible for items left behind in any of our properties. Please make sure you check every room before you leave. There will be a $25.00 service charge plus shipping for items left behind that you would like to be returned to you. We will keep items for 6 weeks after departure, if you do not make arrangements to pick up or have the items returned, all items will be donated to Goodwill. The guest agrees to compensate Peacock Cabins for any damages caused by their carelessness or negligence, including missing or damaged property. A remediation charge of $500.00 will be charged to you for any damage to the property. Any disputes will be adjudicated in Coryell County. Peacock Cabins makes every effort to maintain, have the accommodations very clean, and have all mechanical items in working condition.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.