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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, 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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 Terlingua

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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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
    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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Best Value - Rancho Mula Oso Home- Stunning Mountain Views, Desert Wildlife
average rating of 4.83871 based on 62 reviews
4

Just like a second home!

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed home was very comfortable and included all the amenities. I would highly recommend for 3-4 people, especially for two couples and children that can navigate the desert responsibly. Rooms were well appointed with plush towels in the bath and all the things you would expect at home or nice hotel. Plenty of outdoor seating to welcome others who may be staying nearby. Would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious and great location for exploring the park.

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked with spices and more than enough dishes, pans, TP, paper towels, linens, etc. Restfull as we slept in one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this rental. The views from the yard were fantastic! It was fully stocked with dishes and things you would need to cook. The many knick knacks and things in the house were fun to explore, as well. Everywhere you look, something fun to look at, like books and relics of the area. Plenty of space for exploring (for beginners) right there on the property. So much to see and explore in the surrounding area. We were a bit skeptical when we rented, not knowing what to expect, especially since we were bringing electronically addicted teenagers with us, lol. But there was so much to see and do we all had a fantastic time and felt very comfortable in the house. No cell service at the house at all. Which was fine with us, since we wanted away from everything. We would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was such an awesome house with hiking in the back yard! Everything you needed was here, house was comfortable and spacious! Wonderful seating spaces outside and on both front and back porches. Loved having a washer and dryer if needed. Close to the Ghost Town Terlingua and the park. This was such a relaxing and beautiful place. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

As Good As Advertised, Maybe Better

  • 5 of 5

Forget what you may think about double wide trailers. This is a really neat home, well furnished and equipped in a beautiful setting and far enough off the main highway that it is quiet but not so far that you could get lost. We would like to come back to it when we return to this area in February but it is already booked. Its a popular property and deservedly so.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this property. Close to the park entrance, nearby ghost town Terlingua, restaurants and the hiking in the backyard! We'll be back! Thank you for thinking of every detail!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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. This supersedes the cancellation policy that VRBO has on it's drop down box.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.