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Relax in country near San Marcos w/Fishing Pond on springfed creek

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Country Home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Near San Marcos, Lockhart, Austin. Check out our calendar & use the book it button (upper right hand corner) to secure dates immediately for our charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage on 18 acres 3 miles west of Lockhart with relaxing pond and spring fed creek. Fully furnished with all amenities. We will send you a complimentary 28 page visitor's guide to show you all the great things to do in the area while you visit central Texas. Located 30 miles south of Austin (ESPN X-GAMES, SXSW Musical Festival, ACL Fest,, Old Pecan Street Festival & University of Texas Longhorn football) and 15 miles south east of San Marcos (Premium and Tanger Outlet Malls, Aquarena Springs, Texas State University, San Marcos River canoeing, rafting, and tubing), it is centrally located near Lockhart, (over 50 movies filmed here in the Barbecue Capitol of Texas featuring the 'Most Photographed Courthouse' in Texas) so you can have that country estate feel, but still hop into the big city for entertainment or splash into the San Marcos River for a cool float down the river (Rent tubes at Don's Fish Camp or Texas State Tubes). One of the largest outlet malls in the country is just a 20 minute drive away. The Alamo, Riverwalk, Sea World and Fiesta Texas are just over an hour's drive to San Antonio giving you access to a world of entertainment at your fingertips. The Formula One track is just 20 minutes drive by the new SH-130 toll road. Outdoorsman paradise Cabela's in Buda is 15 minutes away. Quail Creek Golf Club is just 10 minutes northwest. Beautiful Lockhart State Park and Golf Course is 5 minutes south.

Keywords: Lockhart, Country, weekend, getaway, fishing, security, relaxing, charming, near outlet malls, river, tubing, canoeing, Formula One, X-Games

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Lockhart Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Extra Grip Bars in bathroom and walk-in shower with multi-level shower sprays
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a small trundle bed in the second bedroom perfect for children or teens.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Home is located on 18 acres with a Pond and Spring Fed Creek available for fishing and relaxing. Resident geese, ducks, chickens, guineas, peacocks roam the property freely. Two horses are fenced in adjacent to property. Fenced back yard for small dogs. Relaxing front and back porch available for smokers.


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average rating of 4.9358974 based on 78 reviews

Good, but could be better in the kitchen

  • 4 of 5

The house was great as we expected from previous stays. The kitchen equipment is a little strange--plenty of some things, but lacking some basics like sauce pan lids.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful, well-equipped home with fenced yard for dogs. Great getaway with a creek and duck pond.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this quaint property. Our dog had a nice backyard to roam in and watch the ducks. It's the perfect place to stay to check out the famous Lockhart BBQ joints.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 weeks and came to really appreciate the quite location but still close to everything, Lockhart, the BBQ capital, just minutes away. Easy access to Austin and San Antonio. Very clean and comfortable house that has everything you need. Terri and Dana are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble, have an issue, need something - sorted. If we are in the area we will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Post Hurricane Harvey weekend escape

  • 4 of 5

My family was needing to get out of Houston to escape the depression that was Hurricane Harvey, and Dana and Terri's place in Lockhart fit the bill. My kids spent a lot of time outdoors down by the creek, our dog enjoyed the country sights and smells, and my wife and I enjoyed the laid-back vibe. Dana and Terri are great, and brought over some farm fresh eggs for us. We appreciated the "pass it on" beverages in the fridge...we left some of our favorites for others to enjoy on their future stay. After our stay, my family told me that we needed to get a country cottage for ourselves for weekend escapes.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, private and had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the guest house. There was plenty of space for us and our 3 children. Even with the heat, we had a great time fishing in the pond and exploring the creek. The kids loved all the birds and seeing the horses and there was a lot room to explore. The house was fully stocked with everything you need including the little things like condiments, foil and paper towels. The AC worked great and was a good escape later in the day. The owners gave us privacy and check-in/check-out was simple. Thank you for a great stay and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved relaxing at the guesthouse!!!! It is very clean and the beds are comfortable!!!!!! Can't wait to go back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Terri & Dana Garrett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Terri & Dana Garrett

Terri & Dana Garrett, local community newspaper owners having published the Lockhart Post-Register for the past 38 of it's 145 year history. We live adjacent to this rental property keeping a close eye on our 18 acre estate.

Terri & Dana Garrett purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Terri & Dana Garrett chose Lockhart

We built this home as a mother-in -law home and guest house, but have recently decided to share it with more travelers than just relatives.

What makes this cottage unique

Bass, crappie & perch stocked in fishing pond with over 300 ducks, geese, peacocks, guineas and chickens, this is a great place to relax and enjoy nature at its best.


Black's Barbecue
"One of the four Barbecue restaurants that put Lockhart on the map as the the Barbecue Capita..."
Smitty's Market
"Where it all started. Barbecue basics. Some of the best you will ever put in your mouth! Go ..."
Caldwell County Courthouse
"Known as "The Most Photographed Courthouse in Texas" is quite a statement considering there ..."
Kreuz Market
"Thousands of tourists, the Food TV Channel, the Travel Channel have all hailed Kreuz Market ..."
Chisholm Trail Bar-B-Q
"Rated as the Best Barbecue, Best Brisket, Best Chicken Fried Steak in the 2013 Readers' Poll..."
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
"Caldwell County voted Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant "THE BEST" Mexican Food, Hot Sauce, Mix..."
Mr Taco
"The Good: The Best Breakfast Tacos in Caldwell County. The Bad: Long wait if you go through ..."
Henry's Restaurant
"A recent guest from Massachusetts kept on going back to Henry's for breakfast and lunch. Gre..."
Whizzerville Hall
"The Best Pizza in the county! Cold beer and a Texas style dance hall with Saturday night. Wh..."
Dick's Classic Garage
"Dick's Classic Garage is a part of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History. Founded ..."
Circuit of the Americas
"2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX scheduled to open in November 2012"
Barbecue Capitol of Texas
"Texas Legislature, first the House of Representatives in the Spring of 1999, then in the Fal..."
"Tubing and Canoeing starting at the head of the San Marcos River ending in Martindale. One o..."
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
"Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just 25 minutes away using 85mph Toll Road 130."
Texas State Tubes
"Tubing and Canoeing starting at the head of the San Marcos River ending in Martindale. One o..."
"Home of South by Southwest Music Festival. Over 2000 bands played in Austin in March 2013 fr..."
Aquarena Center Educational Tours
"Texas State University-San Marcos, then Southwest Texas State University purchased Aquarena ..."
"Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear"
Lockhart State Park
"Golf Course & Campground with very nice swimming Pool and nature/hiking trails."
Quail Creek Golf Club
"Enjoy the splendor of central-Texas golf at its best at Quail Creek Golf Club in San Marcos...."
Chisholm Trail Ballroom
"Good local music scene"
Cedar Hall
"Good local music scene"
Hometown Cinemas
"Good six screen movie theatre"
Gaslight Baker Theatre
"Excellent Community Theatre"
Palmer's Restaurant Bar
"One of the best restaurants in San Marcos"
Fields Stable Antique Mall
"If you are in to antiques...this is the place to spend a few hours enjoying the past."
Jewel of Lockhart
"Small town jewelry store with customer service as golden as the jewelry there."
C & J Greenhouses
"If you have room in your car to take home a few plants...this is the place to go. Great whol..."
SeaWorld San Antonio
"What a wonderful way to spend the day with the kids or maybe just for the "inner" kid hidden..."
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
"If your are into roller coasters and other thrill rides...this is one of the best in the U.S.A."
San Antonio Zoo
"A great place to spend the day watching all sorts of animals, birds, and snakes. All hidden ..."
Schlitterbahn Waterpark
"This is the great granddaddy of all waterparks. They actually design and manufacture water r..."
Gruene Texas
"This is what Texas is all about...small hokey town with antique shops, an old fashioned drug..."
Caldwell County Museum
"Caldwell County Jail is staffed from 1:00pm - 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays and other times b..."
Tanger Outlet San Marcos
"Tanger and Premium Outlet Malls- Two of the largest in the country. A favorite stop while tr..."
Bordeaux's -- CLOSED
"Quality Steaks and Seafood. Quiet romantic restaurant hidden away for just the locals to find."
Trattoria Lisina
"Damian Mandola opened this magnificent restaurant a few years ago after retiring from his fa..."
Cody's Bistro & Lounge
"This is the kind of "cool" place that you hear about in the big cities, but San Marcos score..."
Southwest Museum of Clocks
"This is the kind of place that history buffs love to go to. One of the important Museum ini..."
Lockhart City Park
"Lots of ways to have fun here! Beyond the swingset fare is a Frisbee Golf Course, a skateboa..."
Dr Eugene Clark Library
"The library is a two story, Greek cross plan and is a Classical Revival building of red bric..."
Central Texas Wing of Confederate Air Force
"Everyone loves to look at vintage aircraft, especially when they are quality restored like t..."
Lockhart Bistro
"Great new Restaurant. Fine dining without having to go to Austin. Home made pasta is the bes..."


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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