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Tiny Home - 'River Theme' (Small town charm with easy access to Central Texas)

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


About the property

Great tiny home with big outdoor deck

The home is new. The house is a tiny home and is 399 square feet. It has three, queen-sized beds. One bed is in the bedroom and the other two beds are in the large loft. There are three, flat screen TVs (one in the living room, one in the bedroom and one in the loft). The house has all the amenities of home and is decorated for river enthusiast. The home is near the Staples Historic Park, Staples Historic Cemetery, and the San Marcos River (The owner does not provide public access to the SM River).

Property Manager
Carol Wester
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Carol Wester

This 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. The place is ideal for cyclist and nature lovers.

Carol Wester purchased this house in 2014

Why Carol Wester chose Texas

This house is part of a 'tine town'.

What makes this house unique

Quiet surroundings with all the benefits of Central Texas. 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
Floor Area:
  • 399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is one bathroom with a walk-in shower. Toiletries are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Located in loft
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Tiny Home - 'River Theme' (Small town charm with easy access to Central Texas)
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Cute, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We needed a quick getaway, the tiny house had everything we needed. Carol was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Place for My Circumstances

  • 5 of 5

I am recently divoced and moved to another state, but with joint custody and meager means needed a place that could serve as a surrogate home that was close enough to Austin for weekend visits. Carol and her family has been so wonderful in providing my family that home. You feel as if you are in a very remote place but the city of San Marcos is only 10 miles away. The River is a wonderful tiny home and my three children and I feel very safe there. You are about an hour from most anywhere you would like to go or do. It would be ideal for a couple's retreat as well. Long story short, whenever I stay with my children or if I just find myself in the area, with luck I will be staying here. Thank you so much Carol.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Corpus Christi, TX

Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this row of tiny houses. As was the first stay, this house was just as great. The owners have everything you need. It is so nice to have coffee products, bottled water and paper goods available so you don't have to bring them. The place is so clean, well stocked with towels and paper goods and such a beautiful area. The porch is great for eating outside or to just relax. Thank you for such a great place.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter in Central Texas!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the almost 2 months stay in the Tiny Home. The house was extremely clean, professionally decorated and stocked with all the linens, kitchen and bath necessities. So nice to have the washer & dryer!

The house is in a very scenic, tranquil location surrounded by country roads to take our dog for walks.

The home has a great porch and comfortable seating to enjoy the fresh air and starry nights.

The owners were very prompt to answer any questions or address any concerns.

The location is ideal for day trips to Hill Country, San Antonio or Austin. The town of San Marcos is minutes away.

We will definitely plan on another stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Very neat place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little house, we had 6 adults and 2 dogs and we all fit! The cottage was very clean and well taken care of, in a nice quiet area. The owner supplied A TON of amenities from individual wrapped toiletries, coffee, filters and towels for days! I was very impressed!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place! Loved everything! Carol is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Would not change a thing except to have more time at this wonderful lil house....

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 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

This home is:

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

10 minutes from Lockhart BBQ (using SH 130)

10 minutes from the San Marcos Factory Outlet malls

5 minutes from Martindale river tubing


Rates & Availability

Staples House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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