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Cool Cottage close to Bobcat Stadium, Texas State and San Marcos River!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax and enjoy our charming cottage located just one mile from Bobcat Stadium and 5 minutes from Texas State University and the crystal clear San Marcos River. We are nestled on a three acre hilltop within a quiet gated community. Hilltop Sunset Cottage is filled with antiques and can accommodate up to six guests. It boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room with wood burning fireplace, living room, large screened-in porch and multiple outdoor living areas with breath-taking sunset views. Kitchen features a new convection/traditional electric stove, colorful Fiestaware, and anything else a chef might need! Sip your coffee on the shady front porch in the Adarondack chairs or wooden swing. Enjoy your favorite beverage rocking in the large teak rockers on the deck while watching the deer and birds feeding at sunset. The backyard features a regulation horseshoe pit and a children's playscape. After a day filled with outdoor activities, exploring downtown San Marcos and dining at one of our wonderful restaurants, you may be entertained by our selection of vintage games and toys. We are the perfect location for a multi-generational family retreat, families of Texas State students and Alumni returning for a visit!

Conveniently located:

*30 minutes from Austin airport

*45 minutes from San Antonio airport

*Easy access to I-35

*10 minutes to outlet mall

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Keywords: cottage, cozy, private, family getaway, convenient, spacious, Texas State University

More Details

Property Manager
Pam Dever
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Pam Dever

Mike and Kirsten Ousey have been married 20 years. Mike owns a concessions business and Kirsten is a Speech-Language Pathologist for the San Marcos school district. They have three teenage children. We have lived in San Marcos since the early 1980's.

Pam Dever purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Pam Dever chose San Marcos

We lived in the cottage after we married and, as our family grew, we purchased a larger house on adjoining property where we currently live.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a terrific job you have done with the house, everything was neat and clean. Everything we needed was here! I know it takes a lot of work and attention to detail to achieve this level of accommodations. THANK YOU!
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in San Marcos, Texas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has tub with shower Other bath has a walk-in shower only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Flat screen TV in each bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cool Cottage close to Bobcat Stadium, Texas State and San Marcos River!
average rating of 4.8933334 based on 78 reviews

So relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us. Pam was awesome and had tons of information for us. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves and will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your summer escape! We love sharing the best of the San Marcos area and our relaxing cottage with great guests like you! We look forward to your return!
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Heath, texas

Comfy beds, clean, tranquil setting.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this hillside cottage is definitely like living in a home away from home. Everything you can imagine needing in the kitchen for cooking and entertaining is available. Great place for a family getaway. Perfect location for a trip to San Marcus and a close drive to enjoy the river. Pam was delightful and extremely helpful taking care of all of our needs.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, spacious area while close to historic downtown and activities.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the front porch where we lingered over our morning coffee. Also enjoyed the back patio for a glass of wine at sunset. The house is spacious, with lots of character. The tv/family room has fantastically comfortable furniture.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to know the relaxing setting at the cottage met your every need as an escape from the winter that never seemed to end! Hope you will return to enjoy more of the area! Thanks again, Pam
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Hurst, Texas

Quaint & quiet

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 adults stayed here to go to COTA for MotoGP races. Very comfortable home with lots of charm. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Great front porch for morning coffee and evening conversation. The host was easy to work and communicate with. We didn't arrive until after 10:30 pm so it was a little confusing in the dark but not a big deal. We enjoyed downtown San Marcos for breakfast and in the afternoon. It was a nice change from Austin and very convenient to COTA. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we are a hidden gem, convenient to everything! Once you find us you discover how really easy it is! Pleased we provided a comfortable setting for your family getaway. Please join us again! Thanks!
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A lovely place with everything you'll need.

  • 5 of 5

What a great home to have a getaway and still be so close to everything. We stayed last year and will go back soon!

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE appreciate the fact that you enjoy the comfort and convenience and our hospitality! We look forward to your next visit. Thanks for the positive comments!
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Rockwall, Texas

Great location. Very charming house. Quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need in a great location that’s close to Texas State. We will rent again.

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The quiet cottage is located on gated acreage with easy access to IH35 with San Antonio and Austin less than an hour away. Texas State, Bobcat Stadium and the headwaters of the San Marcos River are within 5 minutes by car. Old Town Kyle event Center (north) and the Outlet Malls (south) are an easy 15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in San Marcos, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$77.84

Extra guest (2 max) fee not charged for children 16 and under. Damage protection may be added to any rental agreement at owner/manager's discretion. Rates are subject to change without notice.
WEEKDAY SPECIAL Monday - Thursday $170.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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