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Best Value - Rancho Mula Oso Home- Stunning Mountain Views, Desert Wildlife

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Home lays in a valley surrounded on all sides with mountains & mesas.

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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This extremely comfortable three bedroom vacation rental house near Terlingua has excellent views, lots of room inside and out, and easy access to area attractions. The owners have Native American artifacts, an expansive rock collection, and locally inspired art displayed throughout the house.

We also have a bunk house with a queen bed and a bunk bed with two twin beds, bathroom with shower if needed at an extra $45 nightly.

Views include Christmas Mountains, Hen Egg Mountain, numerous rock formations, and many other hills and mountains.

Water and feed is provided for the abundant wildlife. Sit out on the front or back porch and enjoy the fantastic views while watching birds, quail, mule deer, aoudads, lizards, and lots of other wildlife. Enjoy the sights and smells of the desert plant life such as ocotillo, several varieties of flowering cactus, creosote, agave, sotol, yuccas, wildflowers, and native grasses. Take a walk around the property for a closer look at the desert.

At night, turn off the lights and be amazed by the Big Bend night skies. Cook out on the gas grill while enjoying total solitude and privacy. As a guest at a Terlingua Ranch property, you will also have access to hundreds of miles of dirt and rock roads across the 200,000 acres of Terlingua Ranch plus the pool at the lodge.

Inside the house, enjoy all modern comforts, including AC/heat, full kitchen, two baths, three comfortable bedrooms, cozy dining area, spacious living room, satellite TV in the living room and master bedroom, wireless internet, and a full sized washer and dryer.

Rancho Mula Oso is an ideal vacation property. Hang out in the comfort of the home. Enjoy the remote property with desert plant, wildlife, and views. You'll never have to leave the property. But, you'll probably want to check out the national park, the state park, the river, the ghost town, or just enjoy a scenic drive. Do as much or as little as you like. Either way, you will want to come back.

Due to concerns from neighbors and potential liability, we must prohibit discharge of any firearms on the property for any reason.

Keywords: Casita, Casa, Cabin, Home, Retreat, Big Bend, Terlingua, Wildlife, Mountain Views,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one guest and the person booking the rental must be over 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Additional Bed

    Queen size blowup mattress is available...moreless

  • BunkHouse: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    The Bunkbed is two twins. Additional charges apply....moreless

  • The Main House has a King size bed (1), a Queen size Bed (1), and twin beds (2). The Bunk House has a Double Bed (1) and a bunk bed that consist of (2) twin beds. The Bunk House is a remolded trailer located next to main house. Additional rent required....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Due to concerns from neighbors and potential liability, we must prohibit discharge of any firearms on the property for any reason....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    New 46' widescreen TV in Living Room. Also a new 32' TV in Master Bedroom. Dish Network TV...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Lots of open space and spectacular scenery....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is an indoor dining room, plus tables and chairs for dining on the front and back porches. Pick a spot that fits your mode and the current weather conditions....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Covered Parking for two vehicles, plus room for more....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    As long as it is not abused....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central Heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room with sofa and chairs, including a rocker and a glider. Big screen TV with satellite reception....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen. Stocked with all the basics and more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Usually stocked with basic spices, oils, and more. You may also find some random canned or dry goods. Guests are welcome to use anything on hand or leave behind items for future guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The fridge is usually stocked with basic condiments. You may also find some random produce of packaged items. Guests are welcome to use anything on hand or leave behind items for future guests....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and back decks. Front deck is open to the night sky with three tables and chairs for dining or relaxing. Rear deck is covered for protection from sun and rain with a table and chairs and grill....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golfing at Black Jack's Crossing in Lajitas. Approximately 29 miles....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Guests have access to Terlingua Ranch pool. Cool and refreshing. 22 miles....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 23 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$189
$1,139
Regular
May 1 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Memorial
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$199
Regular
May 26 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Low Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$154
$929
Regular
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$199
Regular
Sep 8 - Nov 4, 2015
2 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Chili Cook off
Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$199
Regular
Nov 9 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$199
Regular
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$169
$1,019
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$199
$1,199
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$169
$1,019

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Our cancellation policy is if you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any Paypal fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay then a refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time.

A deposit of 50% is required to hold your reservations. The remaining balance will be due 30 days before your stay.


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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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Location

230 Miles
Nearest Airport
Midland International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Texas State Highway 118
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chili Pepper Cafe

Near Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, historic Fort Leaton, Rio Grande River, Terlingua, and Lajitas. Great home base for hiking, canoeing, rafting, horseback riding, birding, taking scenic drives, or just relaxing.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: I have been retired for a number of years and wanted a place in the Big Bend since 1971 when I first visited at the age of 18. We purchased the property our home now sets on in 1981 and put up the house in 2007. We spend our time between our main home in Katy, TX, our sons home in San Marcos and out here. I love it out here in the Texas Outback. So peaceful, so calm.

Why Terlingua:
This home site was selected from hundreds of acres and several other possible home sites to take advantage of the marvelous views, abundant wildlife, beautiful desert plants, easy road access, and privacy.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house provides a perfect escape from the stresses of modern life, but is close enough to the highway and Terlingua to avoid being cut off from society.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Home lays in a valley surrounded on all sides with mountains & mesas.

    Home lays in a valley surrounded on all sides with mountains & mesas.

  • Living Room - Large flat screen TV with Dish Network. FOX, CNN, HLN.

    Living Room - Large flat screen TV with Dish Network. FOX, CNN, HLN.

  • Kitchen & Dining Room

    Kitchen & Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom with flat screen TV on Dish Network. Local art & artifacts.

    Master Bedroom with flat screen TV on Dish Network. Local art & artifacts.

  • Master Bathroom with double sinks, shower and garden tub.

    Master Bathroom with double sinks, shower and garden tub.

  • 3rd Bedroom with 2 twin beds with great views out the windows.

    3rd Bedroom with 2 twin beds with great views out the windows.

  • Need an extra room? -- rent the Bunkhouse.

    Need an extra room? -- rent the Bunkhouse.

  • Rock Formation behind the house. We call this formation 'Old Poochy'{.

    Rock Formation behind the house. We call this formation 'Old Poochy'{.

  • Aoudads Seen from House. Lots of wildlife in area. Mule Deer, Quail & many birds

    Aoudads Seen from House. Lots of wildlife in area. Mule Deer, Quail & many birds

  • Big Bend Blue Bonnets in bloom in March.

    Big Bend Blue Bonnets in bloom in March.

  • Flowering cactus in early April. We have over 8 different types on Ocotillo Mesa

    Flowering cactus in early April. We have over 8 different types on Ocotillo Mesa

  • Sunset View off the front porch

    Sunset View off the front porch

  • Front Gate.  Approaching House views are 360. Surrounded by mountains & mesas.

    Front Gate. Approaching House views are 360. Surrounded by mountains & mesas.

  • Living Room - with collection of local rocks, minerals, artifacts

    Living Room - with collection of local rocks, minerals, artifacts

  • Dining room table can set 8 with table extensions.

    Dining room table can set 8 with table extensions.

  • Master Bathroom - with larger garden tub & double sinks.

    Master Bathroom - with larger garden tub & double sinks.

  • 2nd Bedroom with Queen size bed. Great views out the windows.

    2nd Bedroom with Queen size bed. Great views out the windows.

  • More room in the Bunk House. Has shower, coffee pot, microwave, fridge

    More room in the Bunk House. Has shower, coffee pot, microwave, fridge

  • Ocotillo Mesa - Climb to the top for 360 degree views.

    Ocotillo Mesa - Climb to the top for 360 degree views.

  • View from the front porch

    View from the front porch

  • Back Porch View of Wild Horse Mountain.

    Back Porch View of Wild Horse Mountain.

  • Ocotillo Bloom in March. Hummingbirds & bees come to visit.

    Ocotillo Bloom in March. Hummingbirds & bees come to visit.

  • Sunset off Hwy 118 coming to Rancho Mula Oso.

    Sunset off Hwy 118 coming to Rancho Mula Oso.

  • Sunset picture taken off the front porch. We have lounge chairs set out.

    Sunset picture taken off the front porch. We have lounge chairs set out.

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  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015
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