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Tiny House on the Christmas Tree Farm

Bedrooms Studio
Space 144 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2-person tiny house in the country. Bring your furry sidekick!

Lone Star is a rustic tiny house sitting on the banks of a pond at Holiday Acres Christmas Tree Farm. It's great for a romantic getaway, a writing retreat, or for a unique place to stay when visiting or working in the Manvel area. Tiny house enthusiasts will enjoy trying out tiny living at Lone Star!

Holiday Acres is only 25 miles south of downtown Houston. While you're here, you can take walks through the Christmas trees, build a fire in the fire pit, throw a line in the pond to catch some fish, or just chill on the porch and enjoy the scenery.

The kitchen is set up with a toaster oven, hot plate, microwave, and fridge. There are pots, pans, dishes, and everything you'll need to prepare meals for 2. The bed slides out of sight under the kitchen, with the foot of the bed doubling as your sofa. No need to climb up into a loft.

Dogs are welcome at Holiday Acres! They'll need to be on a leash outdoors and crated if you need to leave them inside when you go out. Sorry, no cats or other pets.

Along with a DVR, antenna TV with local stations is provided. Wi-Fi is provided but is LIMITED TO 1 GB PER DAY. You can surf all day and all night with 1 GB, but you won't be able to stream video (Netflix, YouTube, FaceTime, etc.).

Next door to Lone Star is Bluebonnet, a cottage-style tiny house which sleeps 4. Both houses may be rented if you are traveling with a larger group.

The hosts live on the property about 100 yards from the tiny houses. They will greet you and get you settled in, then will leave you to enjoy your vacation. They are happy to help if you have any needs during your stay.

More Details

Leigh Ann Smith
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Leigh Ann Smith

Hi, we're Rocky and Leigh Ann! We operate Holiday Acres, a choose & cut Christmas tree farm. Rocky's day job is as an engineer at NASA, and Leigh Ann is the farm's office manager. We love nothing more than sharing our piece of God's creation with others. When we're not running the farm or welcoming guests to our 2 tiny houses, we enjoy visits with our grandchildren and participating in the life of our church.

Leigh Ann Smith purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Leigh Ann Smith chose Manvel

Though raised in the city, we always wanted to live in the country. In 1999, when we first visited this property, there was a peace about it that you could just feel when you walked in the gate. Originally a dairy farm, there is a grain silo built in 1905 and an old metal barn. We loved it. So, we built our house here and raised our children and our trees.

We decided to grow Christmas trees because it would be easy. Ha! Live and learn. Twice a year, Rocky has to shear about 8,000 trees. Planting, mowing, weed control, and all the rest keeps Rocky very busy most of the time. Then comes Christmas season, and things really start hopping around here! The Christmas tree farm is choose & cut, so we are able to welcome many families as they come to cut their own tree and make a sweet family memory.

When we started out growing Christmas trees, we never imagined doing anything more than that with our property, but over time we began making the farm available as a photo venue, then we added the 2 tiny houses as vacation rentals, and now we are adding to and upgrading our facilities to be able to operate as an event venue.

Come stay with us and you'll see why we love it so much!


Manvel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 144 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Wi-Fi limited to 1 Gb per day, 4 Gb per week, or 10 Gb per month. Overage charged at $15 per Gb.
  • NO swimming in the pond.
  • A separate venue fee applies and reservations are required to use the farm as a photo session venue. Inquire with owner for more info.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tiny houses have tiny water heaters, so showers will need to be speedy. Toilet is regular flush toilet. Due to limited space, there is no sink in the bathroom, but the kitchen sink is only 18 ft. away!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Tiny House on the Christmas Tree Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Las Vegas Area

Truely one of a kind!!!

  • 5 of 5

A tiny house on a Christmas Tree Farm!!! Everything was perfect!!! We loved the sound of the water on the pond, the easy drive and the whole experience of a tiny house. We will definitely do it again!! And if we’re in this area, stay here once again. We were actually talking about coming back around Christmas time and volunteering to work on the farm just for bragging rights to say we worked on a Christmas a tree farm!! Thanks so much!!!! M&T

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Tiny House while I was in town for work. The house was perfect for my needs, fair price, and the owners were friendly and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Nava! It was a delight having you as our guest. We would be happy to host you again any time!
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Hobby Airport - HOU
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 288
Nearest Beach
39 Miles
Galveston Seawall
Car: necessary

NASA Johnson Space Center - 15 miles

Galveston Cruise Terminal - 34 miles

Many antique shops in the area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $5 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $25 + Tax

For bookings made within 15 days of check-in, full payment is required at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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