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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $129/Night for 2

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-5)

Casa Mano Prieto, a 1350 square foot home, is nestled beneath the Puertacitas and Mano Prieto Mountains with long range views of Blue Mountain and Mount Livermore.

The enchanting setting is perfect for any getaway plans - exploring, birding, hiking or just watching the jackrabbits, quail and deer. Peace and quiet are the norm. Near by are the McDonald Observatory, Davis Mountains State Park, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Fort Davis National Historic Site. Views outside all windows display the vastness and beauty of West Texas. The lighting changes the views all day long. Night brings the darkest, brightest, starry skies for the star gazer in you. It is a perfect spot to set up your own telescope.

Keywords: Vacation Rental Near Fort Davis and Mara, Star Gazing, quiet

More Details

Tex Harrison
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Tex Harrison

The amazing beauty and peacefulness brought Tom and Tex Harrison to this particular spot in West Texas from western North Carolina. They lived in this casa while they built their home and observatory.

Tex Harrison purchased this house in 2006

Why Tex Harrison chose Fort Davis

After their home was finished, they decided to share this beautiful spot with others and opened Casa Mano Prieto in January 2010.

What makes this house unique

Every day offers different looks of the desert. It is ever changing and always peaceful and beautiful.


Fort Davis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)and Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Casa Mano Prieto is a place to relax, regroup and enjoy the surrounding nature.


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Beautiful Vistas and Starry Skies - from $129/Night for 2
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa Mano Prieto! From the star gazing to the animal sounds to the beautiful garden, Tex and Tom have done a great job with their slice of Heaven on earth. We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to share our mountains and Casa and so glad you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back anytime!
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Living with the star

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful setting with a great view of the mountains. Star gazing was incredible and we really enjoyed the observatory and hiking in the state park.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Place and Star-Filled Skies

  • 5 of 5

Homey bungalow with a well-equipped kitchen and lots of light. Great proximity to McDonald observatory, Marfa, and Davis Mountain State Park. Very relaxing experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

the location is awesome. the house is very spacious and absolutely beautiful. very well supplied kitchen, has everything you need.the artwork by the owners is stunnigly beautiful. owners were very friendly, yet unobtrusive.the only thing to be aware of is the dirt road leading to the property with potholes. unless you have a four wheel drive I would be very careful driving it at night.Ft Davis is a cute little town. the owners website doesn't do the place any justice. the place is much more beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our Casa was better than expected! We actually do have a contract for our road to be fixed but everything takes a long time around here. No matter what, you do need to go slowly at dark watching out for holes and animals! Thank you for also enjoying our art collection. Hopefully you will return to the Big Bend beauty.
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Secluded and quiet

  • 5 of 5

You have the whole house to yourself, with Tex and Tom next door. The house was perfect and they were great hosts. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your visit was the getaway you were looking forward to. Hopefully you will be returning in your future travels.
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here on our visit to the McDonald Observatory. The location was amazing and Tex and Tom were great.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit. We loved having you as guests.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Rental deposits need to be made out to and mailed to Casa Mano Prieto, P O Box 133, Fort Davis, TX 79734. Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation and directions for getting here.

Cancellations accepted 14 days prior to first night for full refund. Cancellation notice less than 14 days will result in forfeiture of total deposit.

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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