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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


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

More Details

Terri & Dana Garrett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

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 Texas

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.


Lockhart Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Relax in country near San Marcos w/Fishing Pond on springfed creek
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 68 reviews

outstanding stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location,Great house,Great vacation !!!!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 adults, 2 children (ages 15 & 9), and a couple dogs booked this trip on a whim for a last minute Easter getaway.

The property was a little difficult to find with Google Maps, but we were able to find it just around the corner from where the destination showed on the map. The surrounding area is filled with ranches and farms, so it can be a little tricky to navigate.

The property itself was absolutely gorgeous and beautifully maintained. The house is listed as a "guest house" but is set on the front of the property and is completely separate from the owner's home. There was plenty of privacy and only saw Mr. Dana once while he was mowing the lawn. We were able to chat with him near the creek and he told us some history about the property and also had some interesting stories to share. Really nice guy!

There are covered porches outside of every entrance, a very nice grill in the fenced backyard, plenty of seating, a propane fire pit table, wood-burning fire pit for grilling near the pond, wi-fi, cable (for the Spurs game!), and nearly everything that you would need for a vacation. The house was stocked with clean towels and toiletries and the beds were SO comfortable! I'm not sure if they were memory foam but we definitely enjoyed sleeping in and sleeping well.

The wildlife was pretty awesome to observe as well. The pond was stocked with bass and had fishing gear available to use. There were many geese and peacocks on the property roaming free and congregating near the pond in the evenings. There are 2 gorgeous horses that occasionally cross the creek to say hello. Because of the animals, you will need to keep your pets on a leash but that was not a problem for us.

We would absolutely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a secluded and peaceful getaway that is still close enough to town for convenience. I know that we will definitely be renting again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful and relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to visit and it was just as relaxing and beautiful as the first time. Our young boys enjoyed playing in the river and fishing, and we enjoyed getting away from the city for a couple of days. Dana and terry were wonderful hosts as always. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice country cottage getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Relaxing country spot near Lockhart Texas. Very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Property very well kept and we had a blast with the surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay. It was a lot of fun sharing a little piece of the world with the animal neighbors. All the ducks, geese, peacocks, chickens, roosters, and other assorted winged neighbors was a delight. Fun fishing in the pond; the kid got a taste of what it's really like. The house was warm and cozy and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We spent four days in early November at this wonderful house. It is close enough to town for restaurants (bbq!!!) and groceries, but remote enough that we felt we were "out in the country". Geese and peacocks roamed the grounds. The house had absolutely everything we needed - wifi, plenty of nice towels, a fully stocked kitchen (dishes, pots, pans, coffee pot, condiments, eggs, etc., etc.) The house has three porches, and we enjoyed each one over our weekend. The house is very clean - no carpet - always a plus in my book. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Lockhart Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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