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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


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:
March 26, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Tiny Home - 'River Theme' (Small town charm with easy access to Central Texas)
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
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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Allen, TX

The Best Little Tiny House!

  • 5 of 5

When planning for Texas State's Family Weekend, we decided to check out a tiny house for lodging. "The River" is easy to get to from San Marcos, just east of town. It is absolutely lovely, cozy, and spotlessly clean. We liked having the patio on the side of the house, and we enjoyed grilling steaks one evening. Our college student really liked having a home-cooked meal! Everything you might need is there; very well-stocked. I appreciated having paper plates and plastic ware, even though not expecting such products. Carol provides the "little" things that make it special, and is very accessible and accommodating. We highly recommend a stay at "The River", and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend place with the kid

  • 5 of 5

Great property and perfect size for my husband and I and 2 teenage daughters. The house is well appointed and fully equipped with all that you need plus more. Having coffee and the all the fixings was very nice! Easy drive to San Marcos to all college activities.

Susan B

Pearland, Tx

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The River

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at the Tiny Houses in Staples. We enjoyed our first stay so much, we just had to come back. This trip we had The River. When we return again (and we will), hopefully we will have the opportunity to stay in it again. Love the quiet and relaxing on the porch. It's far enough out of town, yet convenient to the stores. We really appreciate the extra effort Carol and her crew put in to ensure everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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clean, inviting, it felt like home. Very quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the tiny house and all the extras were great. Plenty of towels, paper products, cold water to drink. Loved sitting outside on the porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Staples House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Texans
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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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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


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