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Close to Bobcat Stadium, TX STATE and the 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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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Close to Bobcat Stadium, TX STATE and the San Marcos River!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 75 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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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
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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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Wonderful, Quiet Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to our "ranch house". This is such a nice, quiet spot, very homey and clean. The manager and owner both made us welcome, and the complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch! We will be back.

The Beanlands

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage with so much character!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in San Marcos at the cottage with beautiful antiques and so much character! Grilled steaks on the deck one of the nights during our stay. It was a perfect weekend!

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you have discovered the cottage and enjoyed its interesting decor, convenience and comfort! We look forward to your next visit! Thanks! Pam
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I rented this space for Tx state homecoming. We had and awesome experience. We had four guest and there was plenty of space. We enjoyed the back yard deck for morning coffee and relaxation. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: 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$76.87
Tax Rate 8.5%

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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