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Linda Scudday

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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


based on 33 traveler reviews

Great Couples Get Away,True RIver Experience(Small town retreat in Central Tx)
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 reviews

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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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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a great get away!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was cozy with a great porch and right by the river.A great place to unwind and relax.Will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, thank you, it's a great get away place, location is great . You are right about having the river right out the door. Then you are just minutes away from city entertainment. Hope to see you soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Linda's cabin on the river. The cabin is cute, clean, and had everything we needed. Linda couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. My favorite part was how peaceful and relaxing the setting was...although we were only a few minutes from town, it still felt like a rustic getaway. Sitting out on the porch listening to the cicadas at night was really great. We would love to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sitting on the deck at night is a treat. The sounds,the Stars, the moon all set the mood for a fun evening. Location is a big plus, country living just minutes from the entertainment of the cities. I am so glad you enjoyed my little piece of Texas. Come back soon.
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Beautiful and Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin....upon arrival we were greeted by three of the happiest, friendliest horses we have ever encountered. The River House was very clean and charming. Definitely enjoyed the cottage feel. We spent 4 days mountain biking, kite flying, fishing on the San Marcos River and visiting the local winery. (3 Dudes )

Oh yeah, I ALSO PROPOSED TO MY BEAUTIFUL GIRLFRIEND!!!! All and all we were very impressed with the private setting, the beauty and the charm of the area. On a side note, The owner Leslie helped make this a very memorable stay for us and even brought us down a very nice Pinot Noir to help us celebrate . ( my girlfriend said yes.... )

We will be returning often. :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to help make this a special occasion for the both of you. I strive to give all my guest the privacy, peace and quiet you described. Thank you for choosing us for your special weekend. We were honored. Linda
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Great, easy to get to spot!

  • 5 of 5

A great location just far enough outside of Austin. Quiet, and relaxing deck to hang out on, or around the fire. Simple and comfortable cabin.

The owner's horses are quite friendly, and seem to enjoy attention. Easy access to the San Marcos River on the property.

Several chill wineries within 15 minutes, if your into that, and not too far from the Purgatory Creek trail system.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for pointing out my favorite thing about my place. Location, location location. Your point about the close by trails and winery greatly appreciated.
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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.


Rates & Availability

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Summer Rates
Mar 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $30 + Tax
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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Texas Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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