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Linda Scudday

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Great Couples Get Away,True RIver Experience(Small town retreat in Central Tx)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Staples Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Secluded,serene,beautiful river cabin sleeps up to four. Enclosed porch and de

COUPLE GET AWAY, with a TRUE RIVER EXPERIENCE, Great get away, cabin sitting on the San Marcos River. Over 1,000 square feet of living space including front screened-in porch,open 14x 14 deck and a loft bedroom. Complete kitchen for dining in with grocery store less than five minutes away. Comfortably sleeps four persons.Cable television with flat screen, but the best views are on the outdoor deck looking onto the serene river and wildlife.

GREAT COUPLES get away. Romance is in the air as you enjoy the stars and the moon on the outdoor deck. Secluded, quiet, private and beautiful. Wildlife and birds are abundant on the property. Plus the summer time fireflys light up the river pecan bottom. Entertainment is as close as the bars and great restaurants in San Marcos, Greune and New Braunfels. River entertainment includes the Cool River entertaiment group for music and toobing. The toobing camps of Don's Fish Camp and Texas State toobing, all just 5 minutes away from cabin. Just in case you are looking for a crowd.

Our cabin location is great we are located between Austin and San Antonio with a lot of historical towns between with great antique shopping and the huge Outlet mall 10 minutes from cabin.Amusement Parks are also only a drive away ranging from 15-60 minutes drive. For dining out and shopping pleasures, visit San Marcos 10 minutes away, New Braunfels 20 minutes away, or Austin/San Antonio 45 minutes down I-H 35 either direction. The BBQ Capital of Texas, Lockhart, is 15 minutes away with national recognition for mouth watering ribs, brisket, sausage, chicken, and pork chops. For more water activities and live music check out historical Gruene, TX. Going the opposite direction, Seguin is 15 minutes away with I-H 10 running through for travelers from Houston. Historical Seguin offers antique shopping and dining.With so much to do, you will never be bored.

For more romance we are located at the tip of the beautiful hill country and the wine country of Texas. Wine tours are available, and there is nothing like sipping wine on the deck of the cabin, enjoying the cool summer night.

FOOTBALL FANS we are only 20 minutes away from the University. A great place to unwind before and after the game. Parents keep us in mind for your weekend visits with your student.

ROMANCE is in the air, a great get away a 14x14 deck to the outside of the screened porch. It is a great addition to our property. Guest will be able to sit out under the stars or soak up the sun with a beautiful view of the property. Very excited about this new addition. I' ll provide the atmosphere you bring the drinksPlease keep us in mind for your Romantic get away. Great place and atmosphere. We look forward to your visit.

WINTER GET AWAY. Come to Staples, Texas. My cabin is now ready for long term stays during the Winter Season.

HORSE PEOPLE need a beautiful place to stay and a safe place for your horse. Give me a call. I do have different options for your horse. I am not a riding facility but I can offer shelter for your horses.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Scudday (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Linda Scudday

I am a retired Banker. Living the country girl life on the beautiful San Marcos River. I have four dogs and four horses. Yes, life is good.

Linda Scudday purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Linda Scudday chose Texas

It's beautiful, serene, and great fun. Great location in Central Texas. On the edge of the Hill country Wine industry. Wine tours are avaiilable thru the tour companies. Major cities are close and small towns surround. You would be 35 minutes from Airport and the Speedway. This is the right choice for any of your get aways.

What makes this cabin unique

Location, location, location right on the San Marcos River. Serene, beautiful, country life within minutes of shopping, movies, groceries, and entertainment. Within minutes you can be in Austin, San Antonio, Tangers Shopping Mall, the Speedway, Lockhart BBQ Capital, historic Gurene, and the water sports of New Braunfels. Come enjoy.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)
Great Couples Get Away,True RIver Experience(Small town retreat in Central Tx)
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 37 reviews
Edinburg
5

Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at this wonderful cabin and location, enjoying every moment. First the secenery, the large pecan trees and calm tranquil river was breathtaking upon our arrival. I loved the cabin! The cabin immediately instills you a very warm and cozy feeling, and is well equipped with just about anything you need, comfy bed and great outdoor patio. It was a wonderful weekend, one night sipping on wine out on the patio gazing upon the stars, to having a nice bbq under the trees, enjoying nature, and having a relaxing tube ride down San Marcos river. Only regret not bringing our dogs to enjoy the vast land to roam free and play with cute squirrels:)

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Surpassed our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation spot for us! We wanted a place that was out in the country, right by the river where we could go fishing and tubing and bbq and where we could relax with the family outside of the crowd and that's exactly what we got! On top of that the owner is the kindest person and provided us with everything we needed and more! I will definitely be wanting to come back next year for another unforgettable weekend😀

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When I call it "True River Experience" it's true. My place is private,secluded and beautiful. I am so glad you'll had a great time. Look forward to your return.
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5

Exactly as stated in description and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was really cute and everything we needed was provided. I loved having a full kitchen and washer/drier at my disposal, it made packing so much easier. The property is beautiful! Plenty of room for kids and pets to run free. The river access was great too! I would return in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really do strive to offer every convience that I can to my guest. I enjoyed watching your poodle run and jump. He was having such a good time. I hope your horse girl got to know my big guys,they are sweet. I think the river is at its best at our place, a great swimming hole. So glad you enjoyed it hope to see you soon.
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Weslaco, TX
5

Summer River Escape 2016

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time as guests of Linda and Roy and we have never been disappointed. July is a hot time of year to vacation in Texas, however along the river bank was very comfortable. We enjoyed the convenience and comfort of the cabin which has everything you need and the AC worked well even with the July heat. We also setup a sitting area along the river bank and could leave our chairs, kayaks, and fishing gear without fear of anything walking off. Insert note - Tom did catch fish this year whilst pitting his wits against the branch overhang of the "devil tree" which confiscated several lures. The stroll under the big shade trees was like walking in a park. We swam at least twice every day, the water is deep and refreshing. The neighbors are a distance away so we had all the privacy we desired. There are a few kayakers but no tubbers along this section of the river "yea". In the evening we enjoyed sitting out on the deck looking at the star filled sky. With the breeze we didn't even have to fight mosquitos. There was only one challenge - the wasps like living under the porch and we had to be aware and spray for them - but Linda will read this comment and I'm sure will launch an attack on any nests for future guests. We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next visit. Linda and Roy we hope you have a great summer. Thanks again Tom and Joni, Weslaco

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you, you guys are great guest and I look forward to your future visits.
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Shiner TX
5

Our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a place to take our son for a summer vacation we came upon this place when we arrived it was really awesome the cabin was neat and tidy with everything you needed and the view from the cabin was really nice down to the river we had a perfect swimming spot . We even saw turkeys and deer . Needless to say when our time was up it was hard to leave . Thank you for our awesome summer vacation . We will definitely be going back

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you discovered our River place. It is unique and special. I look forward to your return. It's not far from where you live. Hope to see you soon. Linda
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Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 4 of 5

This is a very enjoyable setting because: there is no through traffic; there is lots of shaded space between the house and the river where you can read, journal, paint, and just enjoy the birds and other sounds; the water is cool and accessible for fishing and swimming; and, the dogs get lots of exercise and feel like they're included in the vacation. When we called Linda and asked her to bring up a couple of 'supplies,' she came quite quickly and courteously; aside from that, she let us have our own space and we knew we had 'run of the place.' A suggestion that may be helpful is to add some curtains or shades to the windows facing the road; the two small window AC units struggle a bit to keep pace in the heat of the day, and a little less interior light might reduce the interior temperature a few degrees. That said, it was never uncomfortably warm inside. This is a very relaxing place to spend a few quiet days without spending hours and hours on the road coming and going.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I appreciate your sugustion on the window covering. I didn't realize it was a problem. Will get to work on that. I do strive to accomaddate my guest but give them the privacy they deserve.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Chetham Street Bar ( home of the late Kent Finley)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Toll Road 130
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cottonseed Cafe, Martindale Texas
Car: necessary

Looking for a romantic get away? Our cabin is a quiet relaxing vacation home that is centrally located between two metropolis areas, San Antonio and Austin. However, if you like the small town atmosphere, downtown areas in New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Lockhart offer antique shopping, outlet shopping, and. locally established restaurants. Our place offers small town atmosphere as its in Historical Staples,Texas population, 210. It's within walking distance of the historical park. But only 10 minutes from the city life of San Marcos and Lockhart.

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Rates & Availability

Staples Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
Mar 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
$900
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$850
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $30 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

6 GUEST LIMIT on property unless approved by owner.
PETS are only allowed with OWNER APPROVAL. Pet Fee of 40.00.
HORSE STALL avaiable for short term rental. Not a riding facility,just a safe space for your horse. RIDING NOT PERMITED
Full size Washer and Dryer available.
Smoking is allowed outside and on the deck. NO SMOKING in Cabin or on enclosed porch.
MONTHLY RENTAL FOR WINTER GUEST October 1st 2015 to Febuary 29 th 2016
Monthly Rentals are limited to no more than 2 guest with a guest limit of 4 on property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Staples Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed 1) Upstairs in loft., 1) Pull-out sleeper, queen size sofa in living room. Two twin, stand high air mattress available to put in living room. Sofa that sleeps one comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
The perfect couples get away. Romance is in the air, you and your sweetheart ,under the stars and the moonlite on the open deck. On the cooler nights cozy up in the comfort of the cozy cabin. An electric fireplace waits for your comfort and romantic nights. Entertainment is only 15 minutes away in San Marcos. Austin is about 45 minutes and San Antonio is only about 35 minutes south on I 35. Our new 130 has you in Lockhart the BQ Capital of Texas in 10 minutes. For wine lovers we are on the tip of the wine country. Tours are available in the Texas Hill Country, and there is nothing better than sipping wine on our deck under the stars. For your River adventure there is kayaking,canoeing, and swimming. Only 5 minutes from all the toobing camps in Martindale and 15 minutes from the outlet mall. In case you are looking for a crowd.

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