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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!

Also visit our property #321679 in Leakey, TX.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


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
  • Children welcome
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Portland, TX

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
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Hanging out on the back porch where you can view the river as well as listen to it is a highlight of the property. We would love to have you return and we are taking reservations at anytime for next summer. Thank you for your business! Marbach and Frazier families
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Quiet, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what we needed and more. The peace and quiet nights were beautiful and extraordinary. The home was well stocked with all essentials needed and more. You have to take your own linens but that’s already what is your basic take along. The home was a home away! We all loved it and even some family members had never been out of the city so it was an amazing experience for them as well. Thank you Diane for everything and I hope we left a good impression with you as well. The beginning of a new family tradition.

I will recommend that the ladder be maintained or upgraded. It was a bit slippery to get out of the river. I’m not physically fit so this would be for someone older. The kids didn’t have any issues.

The railings at the end had a huge gap for a small child (we have a 3yo who is tiny and barely 3ft) to slip out and into the water. He is independent so it was scary to see him try and walk down without slipping on his tippy toes.

Garcia Family

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Fleas on blue couches, needs pesticide spray

  • 4 of 5

I think the fleas came from the bats that live out of roof. There were no pets but they followed us home in our luggage aka on our clothes. I had to wash EVERYTHING and I do mean everything twice. Two out of our party are allergic to flea bites so it took a visit to the dermatologist after our trip and a lot of uncomfortable nights. So after a pesticide spray for fleas I would give it 5 stars. Everything else was great, so if you're not allergic then all else was well.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you gave the property a 5 star rating other than your problem with the fleas. We wish that you had notified us at the time of your stay as we would have addressed the issue immediately for you. The property had its quarterly pest control shortly before you arrived and we have a strict no pets policy, but it is the country so the possibility of critters and pests always exists. Bats are plentiful in the hill country but there are no bats living in the roof or eaves at Howdy's. We rely on our guests and housekeepers to keep us informed of any current problems and we will take care of this issue immediately with pest control now that we are aware of it. We appreciate your business and hope you will return in the future. Marbach and Frazier families
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Foley, MN


  • 5 of 5

We pick it because of the 3sisters motorcycle roads and what a great choice it turned out to be. House was great , just like the pics. Dealing with the owners was even better!!

We played in the river( chilly and bring water shoes) and watched deer across the river and in the yard!!

From humming birds to camp fire this was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Howdy’s on the Frio! There was more than enough room - great activities for the kids and adults. River access was right down the stairs - hold your breath and jump in!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your business and are glad you enjoyed your stay. There is something for all ages to enjoy at Howdy's on the Frio - splashing in the river, fishing from the bank, relaxing on the porch enjoying the wildlife, sitting around the campfire. We are taking reservations for all of 2018 and 2019 - all seasons are fabulous at the Frio! Marbach and Frazier families
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Beautiful and quiet at the river

  • 5 of 5

The view of the Frio river and the little piece of river front are gorgeous. Saw deer, fish and a turtle. Very very peaceful. The house is simple, but has all that is needed for a comfortable stay. (Depending on provider, there is no cell phone service and no internet.)

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our little piece of heaven on the Frio! We also love watching the deer which are so plentiful on our lot and up and down the river. Fishing is also great from the banks. AT&T cell service does well in the area and there are places in town we can recommend for wifi. We would love to have you return! Marbach and Frazier families
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

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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