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Recent Texas reviews

  • Home review

    "i would definitely recommend this property for a family vacation. Clean, well designed for families, and easy access to the beach"
    Guest: Family fun Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • Fantastic house-you won't be disappointed

    "The pictures do not do this gorgeous house justice. It greatly exceeded my expectations. Fully stocked with all the pots pans utensils and dinnerware you could ever need. And wow- TONS of towels. Just bring your tennis shoes as well as your river shoes because you will won't to explore every corner of this picturesque property and there is a lot of it. They provide kayaks - which we all made use of - but bring your water mattress or "beach chairs" You can float and relax or sit on your beach chair while the kids run around you splashing and playing... The depth of the water is perfect for the adults and the kids... 2-4 feet while we were . No worries- just a peaceful, relaxing day at the river! Thanks for sharing your home with us. We all really enjoyed our weekend!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Great Family Fun

    "We spent a week for Spring Break with my mother-in-law and two young kids. The house was perfect for us and had something for everyone. We enjoyed birdwatching from the living room and screen porch, dinners al fresco at the picnic table out back, exploring the rock formations in and around the river, fishing, kayaking, bike rides, trips to the General Store, and day trips to Llano and Mason. The house is lovely - simple and tasteful decor, clean, and well-outfitted. Denise was an incredibly gracious hostess. We will definitely plan on visiting again."
    Guest: River Lovers Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 25, 2014
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  • Loved charming, cozy, and comfortable cottage.

    "Ok, here's the thing, this adorable cottage is tucked away right in the middle of San Marcos and no one even knows it's there. It was perfect in every respect. We loved the relative seclusion and the peace and quiet. You can count us among those who think trains are charming (unless they're blocking the road when you are trying to get somewhere), so the sound of train whistles was distracting for like ten minutes. We relaxed and spent time with our daughter who lives in San Marcos. It was so nice to have place where she could come and relax and talk and laugh. We spent time on the front porch drinking wine and met two charming dog friends, Texie and Gunner. You'll notice there's a bag of dog biscuits behind the door for when they show up. We also met a little kitty on the back deck who was sweet and possibly blind. All of the pets belong to others in the area but after recently losing our beloved lab, Emma, they were a comfort to us. There are also an abundance of deer all over the property. The antiques in the cottage are wonderful. Everywhere you look there is something to look at. The family room is comfy with two huge leather chairs and matching ottomans. We also very much enjoyed the screen porch where we ate most of our meals and played cards on one occasion. Pam was very gracious and although we didn't have the chance to meet the owners, Mike and Kirsten, meeting Pam told us a lot about them. Certainly they must be charming and down to earth types because that's the theme of this wonderful cottage and that's how Pam is as well. Do yourself a favor and pass on the hotel experience and book this cottage if it is available. We will certainly be back!"
    Guest: Randy and Maria Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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Texas Travel Tips

Seeking the thrill of the Texas frontier? Come visit the Lone Star State for a crash course in Western heritage and hospitality. It boasts a diversity of terrains, from the Panhandle Plains to Gulf Coast to Big Bend Country, and tons of things to do from touring NASA’s Mission Control, sampling the indie music scene in Austin or exploring American landmarks like the Alamo. Whatever Southern flavor you’re looking for, Texas is sure to have it. Here’s a glimpse of Texas' top cities:

Houston

Houston, all systems are go. To launch off your visit, explore the world-famous Space Center, home to NASA’s Mission Control. The center features astronauts training for the International Space Station, a behind-the-scenes-look into deep-space missions and the latest pivotal technologies in the exploration of Mars. You won’t be able to miss the Museum of Fine Arts, the largest in the Southwest, which for starters showcases two gallery buildings whose walls are covered in artwork from all over the world. The collections highlight pieces from Africa to Asia to Latin America, although it is best known for its European Impressionist paintings. Stay dry at the Downtown Aquarium as you step inside a 17th century Spanish shipwreck, learn about the Louisiana Swamp and stand in awe in front of the Sunken Temple of ancient Mayan civilization. The white tiger exhibit and Ferris wheel rides are also a must-see. Cap your evening off with a savory taste of Texas tacos at local favorites like Pistoleros on Westheimer Street.

Austin

As the capital of the Lone Star State, Austin is a hotbed for music and culture. If you’re here in October, be sure to check out the Austin City Limits festival. In March get blown away by South By Southwest (SXSW), a nonstop party of music, interactive displays and film festivals that takes place every spring. Without a doubt these fests are among the reasons Austin has been declared the “Live Music Capital of the World.” For local flavor the rest of the year, stop by Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for finger-lickin’ barbecue and musical acts that have featured artists like Cake, Ratatat as well as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. The Red River District is the place in town to hear indie and alternative sounds pouring out from the bars. With Ladybird Lake cutting through the heart of the city, there is biking and kayaking to be had. Riding through scenic paths along serene lakes on the Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail is a great way to get your bearings in this mix of college town and musical haven.

Dallas

The biggest urban arts district in the country can be found in Dallas. It is a 19-block spread of cultural rejuvenation that will leave your creative side drooling. If you haven’t had enough, carve a slice out of your day to visit the Irving Arts Center, which is a premier theater and outdoor sculpture garden. Keep the history reel running while you take a trip back in time at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament to watch knights joust. Your older kids will leaping with joy after a trip to the Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park. If you’re picturing a more relaxing time for you and your travel-mates, take a stroll through the breathtaking Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which was ranked the 2013 “Top Ten Botanical Gardens in the U.S.” by the Travel Channel. Top it all off with some tasty treats at Dallas by Chocolate and Dallas Bites for unbelievable chocolate and Bar-B-Q burgers.

San Antonio

As Texas’ (arguably) second-biggest city behind Houston, San Antonio has plenty to offer. Tour through the legendary Alamo, lose yourself amidst the peaceful San Antonio Botanical Gardens in Brackenridge Park or climb along the natural beauty of Enchanted Rock as you trace the footsteps where Native American warriors were killed - or at least so the legend goes. The River Walk is always a hit. It weaves across San Antonio River with dozens of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and street performers to make this Texas’ No. 1 attraction, according to U.S. News and World Report. Trying to get your John Wayne strut on? Fire away at San Antonio Western Shooting, a safe and excellent experience to handle real guns and bullets. No prior instruction is needed. If you need a break after your adrenaline shot to new Wild West heights, take a seat at the Majestic Theatre, a movie theater built in 1929 and a classic landmark of the city. It even has a domed ceiling covered with clouds and stars.

Fort Worth

Put on your cowboy boots - or at least pick some up - because Fort Worth prides itself on its Western heritage. Check out the Texas Civil War Museum that displays the largest private Civil War collection west of the Mississippi. Country music stars perform onstage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the largest honky tonk in the world. Kids will love the Fort Worth Zoo, a superb destination for the whole family to catch a glimpse at lions and monkeys. If you want a legitimate reason to say “it’s not my first rodeo,” head down to the Cowtown Coliseum on the weekend to watch the rides of lifetime. For shoppers, Fort Worth has everything from authentic Western gear to modern shops for every budget. After grabbing a few gifts, hit the Cantina Laredo for delicious Mexico City-style food, or Del Frisco Double Eagle for a juicy steak. Swing by the Fort, it’s worth it.

Discover your rugged side in the Wild West, where Texas hospitality lives on.

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