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Best Value - Rancho Mula Oso Home- Stunning Mountain Views, Desert Wildlife

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Main House has 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 shower, sleeps 6 to 8, Bunk house sleeps 4

This extremely comfortable three bedroom vacation rental house near Terlingua has excellent views, lots of room inside and out, and easy access to area attractions. The owners have Native American artifacts, an expansive rock collection, and locally inspired art displayed throughout the house.

We also have a bunk house with a queen bed and a bunk bed with two twin beds, bathroom with shower if needed at an extra $50 nightly.

Views include Christmas Mountains, Hen Egg Mountain, numerous rock formations, and many other hills and mountains.

Water and feed is provided for the abundant wildlife. Sit out on the front or back porch and enjoy the fantastic views while watching birds, quail, mule deer, aoudads, lizards, and lots of other wildlife. Enjoy the sights and smells of the desert plant life such as ocotillo, several varieties of flowering cactus, creosote, agave, sotol, yuccas, wildflowers, and native grasses. Take a walk around the property for a closer look at the desert.

At night, turn off the lights and be amazed by the Big Bend night skies. Cook out on the gas grill while enjoying total solitude and privacy. As a guest at a Terlingua Ranch property, you will also have access to hundreds of miles of dirt and rock roads across the 200,000 acres of Terlingua Ranch plus the pool at the lodge.

Inside the house, enjoy all modern comforts, including AC/heat, full kitchen, two baths, three comfortable bedrooms, cozy dining area, spacious living room, satellite TV in the living room and master bedroom, wireless internet, and a full sized washer and dryer.

Rancho Mula Oso is an ideal vacation property. Hang out in the comfort of the home. Enjoy the remote property with desert plant, wildlife, and views. You'll never have to leave the property. But, you'll probably want to check out the national park, the state park, the river, the ghost town, or just enjoy a scenic drive. Do as much or as little as you like. Either way, you will want to come back.

Due to concerns from neighbors and potential liability, we must prohibit discharge of any firearms on the property for any reason.

Keywords: Casita, Casa, Cabin, Home, Retreat, Big Bend, Terlingua, Wildlife, Mountain Views,

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Eby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Janet Eby

I have been retired for a number of years and wanted a place in the Big Bend since 1971 when I first visited at the age of 18. We purchased the property our home now sets on in 1981 and put up the house in 2007. We spend our time between our main home in Katy, TX, our sons home in San Marcos and out here. I love it out here in the Texas Outback. So peaceful, so calm.

Janet Eby purchased this house in 2007

Why Janet Eby chose Big Bend Country

This home site was selected from hundreds of acres and several other possible home sites to take advantage of the marvelous views, abundant wildlife, beautiful desert plants, easy road access, and privacy.

What makes this house unique

This house provides a perfect escape from the stresses of modern life, but is close enough to the highway and Terlingua to avoid being cut off from society.

Amenities

Terlingua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Additional Bed - Queen size blowup mattress is available
    BunkHouse - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , The Bunkbed is two twins. Additional charges apply.
  • The Main House has a King size bed (1), a Queen size Bed (1), and twin beds (2). The Bunk House has a Double Bed (1) and a bunk bed that consist of (2) twin beds. The Bunk House is a remolded trailer located next to main house. Additional rent required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Due to concerns from neighbors and potential liability, we must prohibit discharge of any firearms on the property for any reason.

Reviews

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Best Value - Rancho Mula Oso Home- Stunning Mountain Views, Desert Wildlife
average rating of 4.8490567 based on 53 reviews
5

Amazing Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

We loved it... we shall be back again soon, very well recommend home away from home. Couldn't get enough of the night sky, stars are amazing and definitely worth the price. Thank you to owners for their hospitality and trust.

Love the Garza and Martinez family

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to the area. We loved the location and the rental was perfect. It had everything we needed and we felt at home right away. We were able to bring our dog, so that was even better. Plenty of walking trails to explore just at the end of the driveway. Easy drive to the park. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brazos County
5

Beautiful views with a homey feel

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and equipped with everything you'll need including comfy beds. The location is perfect with beautiful views. We grilled on the back porch and sat around the fire pit by night. Lovely little seating areas around the house to relax. Will def keep this property in mind if I ever make it out there again

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A Treasure is in Desert

  • 5 of 5

Rancho Mula Oso was very clean when we arrived and we had a great time. It is a well stocked house and the property manager, Janet Eby is very good to deal with. This is our third stay at the Rancho and we will return.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, warm and inviting house.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Orange, CA
5

quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My extended family (6 adults and 1 child) stayed here for 3 nights during easter week. As others have mentioned to home is very roomy and comfortable, well-equipped, comfortable beds, and a lovely isolated location. We loved it, wish we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed hiking each day (Santa Elena Canyon - beautiful!) and several other hikes as well as a visit to the hot springs. Only regret is we did not allow more time to visit the Chisos Mountain area. We only had time for a quick look on the last day, so will have to come back some day. Also enjoyed the Terlingua ghost town. Weather was perfect, we even had a beautiful thunderstorm one night (not much rain, just lots of lightning), pretty exciting for those of us from Southern CA.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
230 Miles
Midland International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Texas State Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Chili Pepper Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocotillo Mesa Road Entrance

Near Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, historic Fort Leaton, Rio Grande River, Terlingua, and Lajitas. Great home base for hiking, canoeing, rafting, horseback riding, birding, taking scenic drives, or just relaxing.

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Rates & Availability

Terlingua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,079
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Regular Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Chili Cook-off 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
$1,379
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Christmas 2017 & NY 2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$229
$1,379
 
 
Regular 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,199
 
 
Race 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Regular 2018
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,199
 
 
Bike Fest 2018
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Regular 2018
Feb 19 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,199
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$239
$1,439
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 19 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$219
$1,319
 
 
Regular 2018
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,199
 
 
Memorial 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$239
 
 
Regular 2018
May 29 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
4th of July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 
 
Labor Day 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$239
 
 
Regular 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,199
 
 
Chili Cook-off 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$239
 
 
Regular 2018
Nov 5 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,199
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$239
$1,439
 
 
Regular 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,199
 
 
Christmas 18 NY 19
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
$239
$1,439
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$189
$1,139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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. Rates are subject to change until payment has been received.

When there are more than 6 people, the Guest House must also be rented. The rate is $50 per night. There is also an additional cleaning fee of $35.

Manager'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.
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