Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Hill country retreat

Bedrooms 8
Property type estate


About the property

1 cabin, 2 bed and 2 bath sleeps 6; 2nd cabin, 5 bed 2 bath sleeps 12

This Hill country retreat consists of 2 cabins on our property which hosts majestic views of the Texas hills, wildlife and birds. Lounge on our wrap-around porches enjoying the breezes that blow year round. Hike to the top of our mountain and observe the landscape for miles. Play tennis on our tennis court or shoot some hoops on our basketball goal. Play horseshoes or roast marshmallows in one of our 2 fire pits. Enjoy a Texas sunset with a glass of wine in hand while sitting at our wine cellar. The cabin's feature full kitchens, air-conditioning/heating, full baths, and washer/dryer. One cabin features a wood burning, stone fireplace.

Steve Host
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Steve Host

Susan and Steve Host are small business owners in Richmond, Texas.

Steve Host purchased this estate in 2002

Why Steve Host chose Leakey

Susan and Steve both vacationed at Garner State Park growing up, and always dreamed of having their own place. When they saw the property, they fell in love with it. They built all the structures on the property, and cleared the land. They have created a vacation place for their families and hope you enjoy it as much as they do.

What makes this estate unique

Steve and Susan hand picked where to place the cabins for optimal views as well as to take advantage of the breezes that blow through the porches year round. They have taken a great amount of time, energy and care to make the property a wonderful vacation destination for you and your family.


Leakey Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Barn - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Barn - Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Cabin - Combination - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cabin - Jetted tub - toilet , jetted tub
  • Linens not provided. Please bring your own towels.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Barn - Rm1 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Barn - Rm2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Barn - Rm3 - 1 queen , Downstairs - door accessed via outside
    Barn - Rm4 - 1 queen , Downstairs - door accessed via outside
    Barn - Rm5 - 2 bunk bed , Downstairs - door accessed via outside
    Cabin - Rm1 - 1 king
    Cabin - Sleep sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa in living area
    Cabin - Rm2 - 1 queen
  • The cabin has 2 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa. The barn has 2 bedrooms upstairs. The remaining 3 bedrooms at the barn are accessed from outside. Linens not provided. Please bring your own sheets/blankets/towels.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
One cabin, sleeps 6 - 1 king bed, 1 queen bed and a pull-out couch, or a barn that has 2 queen beds in an apartment, 2 rooms below both with queen beds, and 1 room with 2 twin bunk beds sleeping 4. Each of the cabins have 2 baths, a full kitchen, a living area, and washer and dryer. Linens are not included. Please bring your own sheets/towels.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

89% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Hill country retreat
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Host Reserve with our family and two other families. The accommodations are perfect! The land is beautiful and our children never got bored. They entertained themselves by running through the wide open spaces, playing in the creek, and playing sports like tennis, basketball, and ping pong. The parents enjoyed the peace and quiet and looking at the countless stars at night.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Friendswood, TX

Incredible location and very nice accommodations. We will be back.

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil and great location, a real gem in the hill country.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

3 couples totally enjoyed the stay.

  • 5 of 5

We'd like to thank the Host family for the beautiful surroundings of "The Barn". It has 3 bedrooms with queen beds and one bedroom with 4 bunk beds. Great kitchen, and sitting room. Located on 130 beautiful acres, surrounded by large hills. It's only a few miles from Garner State Park. We had a blast!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Awesome property, always have a great time holding our retreat here each yr!

  • 5 of 5

Steve and his family take great care of their ranch, look forward to returning next yr for another booking!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here!!! We wish that we could've stayed longer and had a full day to just spend at the property. It was absolutely beautiful (the pictures don't do it enough justice!). Floating the river was super accessible and easy-tube rentals and access points were not a far drive at all. We would definitely recommend this property and go again!!! And if you go make sure to stop at the bent rim bar and grill down the road for a meal...delicious burgers with a great view. Not much internet or service which made it that much better...totally disconnected and relaxing. Overall an awesome trip and perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing Property and Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful property. We were welcomed by the ranch hand and shown around the property. I can not tell you how much fun we had. In fact, it was so pleasing, we have already booked for next summer. There is no better choice of properties in this area. Believe me when I say the photos do not give due justice to the property. Thanks to the Host family for sharing your property that allowed us to make beautiful memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Concan Country Club
Car: necessary

The Host Reserve is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Drive the scenic highway from Leakey to Utopia. Enjoy antiquing and shopping at one of a kind shops and boutiques. Hike our property or visit Garner State Park for views of the Texas hills. Golf at the Concan Country Club. Tube or fish the Frio River. Lounge on our spacious wrap-around porches gazing at the Texas wildlife and birds. Play tennis on site at our tennis court. Watch the sun set with a glass of wine in hand at our wine cellar.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195

Rates are for the first 12 guests. For each additional guest there is a $25 per night fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar properties