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Casa Vida - Lyle Lovett Wrote 3 Songs Here!

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Front porch and side yard. Great mountain views from here!

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Alpine house description

We were surprised and honored to learn that Lyle Lovett had been a guest at Casa Vida and had written three songs during his stay. He expressed his thanks in a guest book entry: ' Wrote three songs here with Eddie. Thanks Casa Vida. (signed) Lyle Lovett..

Lyle seems to have been inspired by his stay at Casa Vida ('Life House'), whose name signifies it's contribution to the lives of our guests. We hope that your visit to Casa Vida will also be a treasured experience, to be shared with friends and family and repeated as often as possible.

Casa Vida offers the comforts of home, while immersing our guests in the natural and historical perspectives of the Big Bend region. The house itself, a renovated adobe featured in Alpine's historic home tour, is fully furnished and decorated with authentic pieces native to the rugged, yet refined confluence of Mexican, Texan, and Western cultures that makes the legendary Big Bend Country unique in so many ways.

Information below details the myriad amenities of Casa Vida and nearby. It is important, however, to highlight the unusual and practical 1,400 sq. ft. floor plan that has evolved since the original adobe structure was created over 70 years ago. Two separate and private living areas, joined by access to the remarkable and fully supplied kitchen, offer ideal accommodations for two couples or a couple and an additional family unit. Bring the friends or grandparents and stay in complete comfort and harmony!

The spacious grounds of Casa Vida offer privacy and ambiance that enhance enjoyment of the views of surrounding mountains and superb Alpine climate at 4500 feet elevation. Abundant sensory delights are guaranteed. Little known fact: Alpine's average high temperature for July and August is 89 degrees and its average night-time temperature for the same months is 65 degrees!(Heaters and blankets provided year-round!)

Our guests at Casa Vida face an ongoing dilemma: whether to relax at the seductively peaceful and therapeutic house and grounds, experience the surrounding historic district with its distinctive architecture, shops, art galleries, restaurants, and entertainment (you've got to check out Big Bend's only honky tonk, Railroad Blues!)-all in walking distance, or set out on an easy day trip to explore the natural and cultural wonders that lie to the north, south, east, and west.

A quick look at a map and internet info will show you that Alpine is the best home-base from which to see the majestic and multi-faceted Big Bend Country. Let us share Casa Vida-a home that will become a part of your life!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Over-sized shower with stunning Mexican alhambra tile; large private fenced yard; multiple shaded and open outdoor sitting areas; Remodeled adobe and stucco historic home with natural wood, tile and stone floors,leather couches and authentic rustic Mexican solid wood and leather furniture; three televisions with satellite connections....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Evaporative coolers...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking:

                        Available for one standard sedan (low clearance)....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        Beautiful historic living room with leather couches and large TV....moreless

                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Up to eight vehicles...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully stocked, spacious, and uniquely charming...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        One open, private patio with double doors from master bedroom. Another large covered area and a new amazing rock patio with large cactus garden...moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        Western style in private area suitable for reading or working with Wi-Fi...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        A totally distinctive veranda in the front of the house with a flagstone floor, old rocking chairs, and great mountain views. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large corner lot with lawns and two cactus gardens....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Jetted Tub
                           

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                          $145/night (Mon-Thurs) .. $175/night (Fri-Sun & Holiday Seasons)
                          3 night min. for some holidays and special events. Longer stays required 
                           for some holidays. 2 night min.other weekends.
                          Stay of 1 night-add $100 cleaning fee; 2 nights-add $75
                          $2995/month (four weeks)
                          Non-Holiday.....$895/week
                          Holiday Season..$995/week
                          

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                          Last updated: 12/08/2014
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                          Location

                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Alpine
                          600 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Saddle Horn Club
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Alpine Municipal
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Am-Track
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highways 90 and 118
                          50 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Alicia's

                          Car: Recommended

                          Alicia's Restaurant-featured in Texas Monthly, half a block from the house,open for breakfast,lunch,and dinner;art galleries; historical and geological tours; Big Bend National Park; Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Big Bend State Park; McDonald Observatory; Marathon; Gage Hotel and gardens; Fort Davis; Marfa; Balmorhea State Park Natural Springs Swimming Pool; Terlingua; Lajitas Resort; Davis Mountains; Sul Ross State University and facilities: running track, hiking trails, indoor swimming pool (all walking distance); regional hospital; airport; city park swimming pool;two local golf courses; Chinati Hot Springs Spa, Cibolo Creek Ranch; Prude Ranch.

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 2008


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Front porch and side yard. Great mountain views from here!

                            Front porch and side yard. Great mountain views from here!

                          • Queen bed and front bath with awesome over-sized Mexican tiled shower

                            Queen bed and front bath with awesome over-sized Mexican tiled shower

                          • Trundle/day bed in the historic adobe side room. (Two twin beds)

                            Trundle/day bed in the historic adobe side room. (Two twin beds)

                          • Kitchen table with view to large, scenic backyard.

                            Kitchen table with view to large, scenic backyard.

                          • Master suite with queen bed, private bath, jetted tub, and patio

                            Master suite with queen bed, private bath, jetted tub, and patio

                          • Master bedroom view to private patio

                            Master bedroom view to private patio

                          • Front porch view of mountains behind Sul Ross University

                            Front porch view of mountains behind Sul Ross University

                          • Sun and moon from Tulum on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.

                            Sun and moon from Tulum on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.

                          • Baby Horned Toad found on Casa Vida grounds

                            Baby Horned Toad found on Casa Vida grounds

                          • Day trip from Casa Vida to Big Bend National Park

                            Day trip from Casa Vida to Big Bend National Park

                          • Backyard garden and patio

                            Backyard garden and patio

                          • Garden flower and bee

                            Garden flower and bee

                          • Living room furnished with authentic leather and solid wood

                            Living room furnished with authentic leather and solid wood

                          • Front bathroom--beautiful over-sized Mexican tile shower!

                            Front bathroom--beautiful over-sized Mexican tile shower!

                          • Spacious and fully furnished kitchen with beautiful flagstone floor

                            Spacious and fully furnished kitchen with beautiful flagstone floor

                          • Covered patio with tables and colorful seating for six

                            Covered patio with tables and colorful seating for six

                          • Jetted tub and vanity in master bath

                            Jetted tub and vanity in master bath

                          • Private furnished patio, off master bedroom, WITHIN larger fenced corner lot

                            Private furnished patio, off master bedroom, WITHIN larger fenced corner lot

                          • Cactus garden next to side driveway on corner lot

                            Cactus garden next to side driveway on corner lot

                          • Front door entrance to genuine full-grain leather couches

                            Front door entrance to genuine full-grain leather couches

                          • Sunset view over Sul Ross from front porch

                            Sunset view over Sul Ross from front porch

                          • Day trip from Casa Vida to McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains

                            Day trip from Casa Vida to McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains

                          • Church is down the avenue from Casa Vida

                            Church is down the avenue from Casa Vida

                          • Favorite spot for breakfast and lunch

                            Favorite spot for breakfast and lunch

                          VRBO #230912

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

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                          Member since: 2009
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/08/2014
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                          (512) 413-3901 (Texas, USA)

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