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Perfect Country Getaway! Breakfast Included-from $75 per night for 2

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 521 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin on Alpaca & Sheep Ranch overlooks Lake Corpus Christi.

Continental Breakfast is included in the rate!

Located on the grounds of Gulf Breeze Alpaca & Sheep Ranch, this cabin was built with you in mind. Make the most of your stay at the ranch by scheduling a tour of the property. Be sure to stop in at the Fiber Arts Studio & Farm Store. You'll find the whole experience to be relaxing both day and night. Visit the farm page on FB or go to www.GulfBreezeAlpacas.com to keep up with the latest goings on!

With the cabin overlooking Lake Corpus Christi and the sights and sounds of city life are miles away, you can easily forget you're really only a half hour from Corpus Christi, Beeville, Alice or George West and only minutes from shopping and restaurants in Mathis or Orange Grove.

Completely furnished with over stuffed sofa, rustic furniture and well equipped kitchen, you'll lack for nothing during your stay, whether it's a weekend, a week or even a month! Fiberholics will love spending time in the Fiber Arts Studio & Yarn Shop! Join the knitting or spinning circle during your stay. Or sign up for classes and plan a weekend as a fiber retreat!

This cottage is within site of a couple others as well as the main building that houses an apartment, shop and Fiber Arts Studio. Sleeping arrangements are flexible to accommodate different traveler needs. Book it as a single King size bed or as two twin beds. Need more? Arrange for a roll away bed or two? The open floor plan makes it easy to accommodate up to 4 adults. A 6 panel screen can be positioned to provide different levels of privacy if desired. When available, guest may make arrangements with the owner for additional sleeping options. Make plans for your Girl's Get-away weekend or a family retreat!

There is Wifi and Satellite TV but you may prefer to spend your time exploring the farm, or just sitting on your front or back deck, or on the Patio at the main building.

The owner's home is located approximately 1/4 mile from the cabins. Security is provided by self locking gates, security cameras around the entrance of the property and of course a pack of Livestock Guardian Dogs. Still, an occasional deer or fox will slip by to get a drink at the pond nearby.

Stargazing is a must during your stay. If skies are clear telescopes are set up for some breathtaking views of our solar system and beyond! Inquire with the owners about weather conditions. No matter what the weather brings, the property is in the path of many migrating birds. The owners are creating nature paths through over 2 acres of natural wooded areas where you will be able to spot the many species that live there year round as well. The State Park (Lake Corpus Christi Recreational Area) is located a short drive away. It is a couple of miles as the crow flies. The Bayfront at Corpus Christi is 35 miles from the farm, with the Northwest edge of the city just 26 miles. Padre Island National Seashore is another 25 miles from the city. Other points of interest are the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (60 miles) and Rockport (50 miles). The King Ranch is 40 miles to the south east. And San Antonio is 90 miles to the North. The farm is only 4 miles from the small town of Mathis and 12 miles from Oranage Grove, Tx. You'll find grocery stores, restaurants, gas and other shops in both.

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Amenities

Lake City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 521 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bath/Shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bed is located in a sleeping alcove. A 6 panel privacy screen can be positioned in different ways to give separation between the sleeping alcove and the living areas.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
Notes:
This is a working Alpaca and Sheep ranch. Guests will have opportunities to participate in some of the activities on a limited basis. Guest can set up appointment to tour the property as well as visit the Fiber Arts Studio and Farm Store. The owners live on the property, approximately 1/4 mile from the cabins. Please note that well water passes through a softener that helps to remove solids, then through areation but there still may at times be some lingering sulpher odor. This is normal for the area and the water is safe to drink.

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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

5 star home away from home

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a home away from home in the country on a farm experience this is a great choice.

The cozy cabin has a view of the lake. It’s so quiet and peaceful here. I love how the pony’s will occasional walk up near the front porch of the cabin. The family that lives here are amazing people. They made me feel comfortable and welcome. I would give this stay a 5 star rating and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to know you enjoyed your visit to our little corner of the world. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the times you spent with the horses, too! We look forward to seeing you again. Mark & Lyn
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5

I loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Gulf Breeze Alpaca Ranch was amazing! It was the getaway I truly needed to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of nature all nestled around rustic mesquite trees with a beautiful scenic view of the lake right from my cabin's back deck! I love nature and wild life so this was a great experience and an opportunity for me to explore the shutterbug in me! My accommodations were 5 stars. I enjoyed seeing the alpacas, sheep, ews, and listening to the occasional gobbling of the GBAR turkeys. Thanks go out to Mark and Lyn for my stay, it was a great home away from home experience and I hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again! Mark & Lyn
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Great scenery with a beautiful view of the lake. We slept better there than at home. The cottage was cozy and very inviting. Will definitely be back. Thank you for an awesome time.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to know your visit was as relaxing as you needed it to be! You are welcome to come back for more R&R anytime! Lyn & Mark
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Owner

Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About The Owner

Mark and Lyn have owned and operated the Gulf Breeze Alpaca (and Sheep) Ranch at Lake Corpus Christi near Mathis since 2007. Soon after welcoming her alpacas home, Lyn developed skills in processing their fiber herself, starting with learning how to shear them. After learning how to shear and process her own fiber into batts, roving and yarn, Lyn opened her shop and studio where she teaches spinning, knitting and wet felting & needle felting. She offers hand made and commercially made items and yarn in her shop at the ranch. Mark and Lyn offer tours of the ranch to groups and families throughout the year. This year they have added vacation rentals to the mix.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2000

Why The Owner chose Lake City

The Christophs sought a piece of land within a 50 mile radius of their home in Corpus Christi where they could get away on weekends. They found this spot, a five acre tract of unimproved land that was located across the road from Lake Corpus Christi and immediately fell in love with the area. After purchasing the land in 2000, they spent weekends using a travel trailer, later to build a house, where they live now. They purchased additional 10 acres in 2008, and the 15 acres that connected it all together in 2010.

What makes this cabin unique

The property is located within the flight paths of many migrating birds. There are many beautiful birds that live in the area year round. Green Jays, Kiskadees, Mockingbirds, many different finches and water fowl make their home in the area surrounding the lake. Wildlife is abundant, especially since the State Park is located less than 2 miles to the South of the property, there is also a Nature Preserve that runs along the river on both sides of the Wesley Seal Dam. Being within 50 miles of the Gulf Coast, the property enjoys cooling breezes coming from the Gulf waters, a semi-tropical environment. Being also on the edge of the dry line gives the property some semi-arid benefits such as a little dryer days in the summer.

No matter what time of year, the benefits of living and working in the country are incalculable.

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Corpus Christi International Airport
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Aransas Ferry Landing - to Port A
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Beeville, TX
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
IH37
Nearest Restaurant
4.8 Miles
Smolik's Smokehouse & Restuarant
Nearest Beach
42 Miles
North Beach, Corpus Christi
Car: necessary

The property includes 3 acres of natural wooded area with trails that can be accessed from a private road.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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