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Big Bend Getaway - Views, Comfort and Style - 10 Min to Pool !

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This custom adobe vacation rental home is the perfect 'getaway' when visiting the Big Bend. Located on 40 acres and at the end of a long drive, the Big Bend Getaway provides seclusion and privacy. Furnished in a western style with modern flair, the house is built for comfort and relaxation indoors and out. Thick adobe walls and efficient heat and air keep it cozy in any type of weather. The large front porch and screened dining porch provide shade from the heat and protection from flying insects. The carport will protect your car from desert sun and storms. The main bedroom has a queen bed and its own AC and heater for a perfect night's sleep. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would typically need to prepare and serve most meals. Enjoy your meals in the rock floored dining room or on the dining porch. Relax in the comfortable living room, the semi-private den, one of the porches, around the fire circle, or on the double hammock. If you need a second bed, we'll fold out the queen size futon in the den.

We can comfortably lodge four adults on a queen bed and queen futon. Dogs are also welcome. While we typically limit occupancy to four people, we can accommodate up to five if some are small children. Just let us know so we can make sure you will all be comfortable. If you have a larger group, consider renting the multiple homes. Terlingua Ranch Retreat, LTM Ranch, and Ringtail Cabin are all just a short drive away.

We recommend bringing a good book, or select one from our bookshelves, many about Terlingua and the Big Bend region. Just kick back and enjoy the solitude inside or out. Of course, there are lots of other activities to keep your stay busy and exciting. Watch the abundant birds, wildlife, and desert plant life on our twenty acres or as you walk, bike, or drive along the hundreds of miles of dirt and rock roads of the 200,000 acre Terlingua Ranch. Sign in at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge and hike along the remote and breathtaking trails through the Christmas Mountains. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool and inviting Terlingua Ranch pool (just six miles down the road). Visit Big Bend National Park (just 30 minutes to the west gate) or Big Bend Ranch State Park (just 45 minutes to the Barton Warnock Visitor Center). Enjoy meals, drinks, live music and more at the various restaurants and bars in the area. Sit out at night to watch the stars, tell tall tales, or enjoy a small fire. Drive along some of the most scenic roads in Texas. Raft or canoe down the Rio Grande. Enjoy a guided horseback ride or jeep tour through the rugged west Texas landscape.

With so many options, you can return home as relaxed or exhausted as you choose. Either way, you'll “getaway” from everyday life and bring back countless memories.

Keywords: House, casita,, adobe, southwest style, modern, private, acreage, mountain views, Terlingua, Terlingua Ranch

More Details

Janet Eby
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Janet Eby

A human rights attorney, an anthropologist, a creative director and a radio personality got together one weekend for an 8 hour road trip from Austin to Terlingua – their destination ¬– the fantasy hideaway called “The Big Bend Getaway.”

After experiencing the breadth and freedom that the Big Bend area exudes, they decided to buy this little gem. Watching the full moon rise over Sombrero Mountain that summer evening sealed the deal.

We hope you’ll be taken with the magic of “The Getaway” as much as we were.

Experience the freedom in feeling small!

Joe, Shannon, Giuseppe and Renée

Janet Eby purchased this house in 2014

Why Janet Eby chose Terlingua

Located in the heart of Big Bend country, but secluded away from the nearby communities and public parks. The Getaway strikes the perfect balance between tourist hot spot and remote retreat. We even have WiFi internet to keep connected with the outside world.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, quiet, quiet. Birds, deer, javelinas. Views, stars, walks and drives down the scenic Terlingua Ranch roads, hikes up Christmas Mountains, swimming in Terlingua Ranch pool, grilling out, relaxing on the porch, trips into Big Bend National Park, restaurants, bars & live music in Terlingua. Mostly, just relaxing and 'getting away' from day to day stresses and routines.


Terlingua 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: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The main bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed. The semi-private den has a queen sized futon that we will set up as a bed or sofa depending on number of quests and guest preference.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Access to miles and miles of back country desert and mountain roads for your driving, biking, or walking pleasure. Extremely scenic and varied landscape.


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Big Bend Getaway - Views, Comfort and Style - 10 Min to Pool !
average rating of 4.924528 based on 106 reviews

If you want privacy with gorgeous views, this is your place!

  • 5 of 5

The property is located 10 miles off the main hiway between Alpine and Big Bend-central to all the regional sites: Big Bend National Park, Terlingua, Alpine, Ft Davis and McDonald Observatory. Nestled on a mountain side, you have incredible views of sunrises, sunsets AND moon risings from behind the mountains. Owners send an information sheet with all the necessary information for a great visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don’t do Big Bend Justice

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The home was well maintained and perfect. The hammock was the idea spot to relax and take in nature. We saw many jack rabbits on the property. Traveling back to the property after a day in Big Bend we saw javelinas and roadrunners. Everything at the house was as described. Definitely would recommend staying here. Our trip to Boquillas was a highlight and the Lost Mine Trail hike. Pictures don’t capture the beauty of the park and surrounding area. It’s breath taking

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable place

  • 4 of 5

It is a nice clean place. BUT if you are coming at night it is rather hard to locate as there are not very clear direction signs or street light. One cant't expect it as the property is in very rural area. Janet is very responsive and she had given clear direction to place and you just have to follow it to T.

We had lost power but the temperature in the area was 100+ F so not easy without AC or Fan. So we cut short our stay by a day. But we had a great time while we stayed in the property.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place exceeded our expectations! It was exceptionally clean ! Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • 5 of 5

The location was beautiful! We experienced an exciting dessert thunderstorm with an amazing lightening show. We saw a lot of wildlife. The place was stocked with surprising treats. We would have liked to. have stayed a month.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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GREAT place to stay while exploring Big Bend!

  • 5 of 5

We thought the pictures looked good, once we got there we thought they didn't do it justice. We walked in and after 10 minutes we looked at each other and said "This far exceeds my expectations"! The house was very clean, comfy, and perfectly located. We ate every meal outside looking at the breath taking view. The wild life we saw (road runners, lizards, and rabbits) ambled all over the place never giving us a second glance. Laying in the hammock at night and looking at the stars might be the highlight of the entire trip. We are already planning on our next stay!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I made the trip from San Antonio for a long weekend and loved Big Bend! The park was stunning and huge. Lots of beautiful scenery and outdoor activities.

The noise was immaculate and perfect! Board games, binoculars and even a telescope. Highly recommended! The only quack was that the gas grill needs some attention, but all else was exactly as described. We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
230 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
High Sierra Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
42 Miles
Black Jack's Crossing in Lajitas
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Texas State Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Bad Rabbitt Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Terlingua Ranch Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Bad Rabbit Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Terlingua Ranch Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Funky Army Bull Statue
Nearest Point of Interest
Christmas Mountains Hike Trail head
Nearest Point of Interest
Interection:118 & Terlingua Ranch Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Grub Shack
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Drive or Bike Ride
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic Drive or Bike Ride
Nearest Point of Interest
Chili Pepper Cafe

The Getaway offers a great home base for exploring Big Bend National Park, Terlingua Ghost Town and the Rio Grande River. However, don't overlook the opportunities that are a little closer to the house.

The hundreds of miles of Terlingua Ranch roads provide endless opportunities for walking, biking, or scenic drives, just don’t leave the road once off the Getaway property. This is all private land.

The Terlingua Ranch pool and Christmas Mountains trailhead are just 10 minutes away. Check in at the Ranch office to for access to either. The Bad Rabbit Cafe is also at the Ranch headquarters. The food is great and they often have live music on week-end evenings.

A short drive to Terlingua/Study Butte or the Terlingua Ghost Town offers restaurants, bars, live music, occasional live theatre. River guides, jeep tours, and horseback riding are also available in Terlingua.

Or, just relax in the hammock with your favorite book.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax

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 processing fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay, then a refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time. This supersedes the cancellation policy that VRBO has on it's drop down box.

Rates are subject to change until payment has been received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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