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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Howdy's on the Frio is a charming property NEW to the rental business, so book now before your dates are gone! Located in Leakey, TX, RIGHT ON THE FRIO RIVER, Howdy's provides a beautiful, entertaining, and relaxing vacation spot for your family and friends. Howdy's sits on just under 2 acres of land and boasts breathtaking views of the river from its 400 sq. ft. deck. As you enter the river from Howdy's, you can enjoy a deep swimming hole that never goes dry, small rapids for the adventurous, and shallow water for the little ones. Don't want to get wet? Then enjoy sitting on the large covered deck where you can watch your friends and family enjoy the river, while taking in the fantastic views of the surrounding hills and Texas Hill Country sunsets. Once the sun goes down, light a fire in the fire-pit and roast marshmallows under the bright stars or play a game of dominoes out on the deck, all set to the sounds of the Frio.

Howdy's sleeps up to 12 people and consists of the main house (2 bedrooms/1 bath) and the guest house (1 large room/1 bath), which is just 10 yards from the main house. The main house has steps with railings and a relaxation landing heading down to the river. With the river and huge outdoor entertaining space within your fingertips, you may never find yourself inside. But if you do, you will love the Texas-made-comfortable and cozy feel of the house and guest house. In charge of the evening's meal? Then you won't miss out on any conversation while cooking in our open, fully-stocked, kitchen. Need to holler at your kids to come eat? Do so from the grill area overlooking the river. At the end of the day, bask in the warmth of the wood-burning fire place while reconnecting with family and friends within the spacious, high-ceiling living space. Open the many windows at night to enjoy the cool fresh air and sounds of the river running below.

Since the river is in your backyard, you may never need to leave the property. But the surrounding area has much to offer as well. Howdy's is only a mile to the main street of Leakey, TX and a few miles north of Garner State Park. The Three Sisters Drive is also only minutes away, with Lost Maples State Natural Area only 25 miles down the road.

There are year-round activities in the Frio Canyon area ranging from tubing/kayaking the Frio in the summer, enjoying the fall foliage in autumn, hiking/hunting in the winter, and viewing wildflowers in the spring. The bird watching is fabulous year round. World Class Golf is available at Concan Country Club. Don't forget the outdoor summer time concerts at House Pasture Cattle Company and of course the dances at Garner! Made in Texas!

A vacation at Howdy's on the Frio is the perfect getaway for everyone!

Call Diane to learn more about Howdy's on the Frio and to make your reservations. Please be sure to contact us if you'd like to stay for less than 3 nights during the summer season. Anytime there are less than three nights between other bookings, we are happy to make those nights available.

Come make memories at Howdy's on the banks of the river!

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More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017


Leakey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House- Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest House- Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main House- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    Main House- Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Guest House- One Large Bedroom - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 6
  • The Guest House has 2 fulls plus a bunk bed that has a full on bottom and twin on top.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Guests are asked to bring their own linens and to refrain from smoking anywhere on the property.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Absolutely breathtaking !!

  • 5 of 5

This place was beyond amazing! My family and I loved the property. It was very spacious and private. Easy access to the river was the best part. We all enjoyed the spectacular view from the covered deck. Although our trip was in late October the weather was perfect. Warm enough to be in the river in the day as well as cool enough to have a campfire. Can’t wait to go back !!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is truly an amazing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days here. We were under a flash flood watch the entire time and it rained all day everyday. With that being said we were still able to swim in the river during the light rain and the huge covered deck gave us plenty of protection during the heavy thunderstorms. We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The cabins were very nice and cozy. We are already planning our next trip back. Absolutely loved loved this property!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved by all!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at Howdy's on the Frio and had such a wonderful time. Having the river in your backyard is so convenient and makes for a beautiful view from the porch while drinking your morning coffee or sharing a meal on the picnic table. The house is very clean and had everything we needed and we would definitely book this home again!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great time at Howdy's!

  • 5 of 5

Never had to leave because of all the great amenities. River access was perfect for relaxing in a chair and rope swing. Beautiful views and tons of wildlife. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you return! We love sharing our beautiful part of the Frio with others and helping them make wonderful memories. Our area is very peaceful so we do see alot of wildlife. We appreciate your business and can take a future reservation from you at any time! Marbach and Frazier families
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House made for fun at a great value

  • 5 of 5

The location is great for sitting in a tube or chilling under the Cypress trees. It was great for the toddler with us--she could play without getting swept away. Tube trips and kayaking are available nearby, but not in this part of the river. We did some fishing from the bank and caught enough fish to keep everyone entertained. The house has a great deck for dominos, fire pit area for star gazing and 2 living quarters to spread out a bit. The full beds were small for adult couples, but we would definitely go back, again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and your business. We do love that our part of the river is safe for little ones, but still has some deep swimming holes for the adults. Even if there is a drought, there is water where we are. Dominoes are one of our favorite pasttimes on the porch! We hope to have you return! Marbach and Frazier families
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Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a diamond in the rough. Location was great and accommodations were great. We have a wonderful time and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful for your business and would love to have you return! Our house is located just steps from the Frio River at a spot that features shallow areas as well as deep swimming holes, so something for everyone! It is a beautiful area to visit during all seasons of the year and we offer discounted rates in the fall, winter, spring. Marbach and Frazier families
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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