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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2017

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 Texas Hill Country

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Hill country retreat
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

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: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Awesome Geteaway Destination!

  • 5 of 5

I have been using Home Away to book vacation rentals for a few years now and this place is hands down the best place we've stayed. Try to stay more than two nights if you can, because you won't want to leave here. We had so much fun exploring the property, playing on the pong table, playing basketball, visiting in the big house, playing in the creek, watching deer and turkeys from the porch, roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. It was hard for us to leave the property to go float the frio, we did and we had a blast, but we wish we could have stayed one more day. I'm sure our group will be back. Thank you to Steve and Susan Host for allowing us to rent out your beautiful Property!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blown away.

  • 5 of 5

My whole family was just blown away by the property and accommodations. The pictures don't do it justice. We had a family reunion at Garner State Park and it rained on and off for most of the weekend. We hated to leave the property to go to the park and the river. We just wanted to sit on that porch and watch the kids play in the rain. It was hard to leave.

Steve, I've got some great photos if you're interested to add here.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely gorgeous and is set up very well for large groups. Loved the crosses and scriptures thought that was an incredible nice touch. Thanks to the Host family for sharing their little piece of heaven here on earth.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Couples Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the Host Retreat May 15-17, 2015. The property exceeded expectations for everyone! After large amounts of rain the previous week, everything was so green and the creek on the property flowing. The sounds of the water and view of the surrounding hills was comfort for the soul. Our small group enjoyed hiking on the property and playing basketball on the court. The Hosts had everything ready when we arrived, even cake plans and a hand mixer since I had mentioned to them making a cake while there! Thank you Steve and Susan for sharing this wonderful place with us.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piece of heaven in the hills.

  • 5 of 5

Property is amazing! Perfect for larger groups. Even though we were on our motorcycles and got hit by sever thunderstorms, it couldn't have gotten any better. 3 days were definitely not enough. I especially love the crosses and scriptures throughout the property. Praise God for creating all of this beauty and the owners for sharing.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Concan Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
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

Leakey Estate Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

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

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