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Secluded, Romantic and Cozy Lost Maples Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-7)

St. Clare's Cabin is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest by our guests. This adorable cabin allows our guests to enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country without any other guests around on the property. St. Clare's Cabin sits on the head waters of the Sabinal River known as The Little West Sabinal and is nestled in the Sabinal Canyon surrounded by the beautiful hills. We offer all the comforts of home so you can just settle in and relax and unwind and enjoy yourself and each other. We have something for all ages to keep entertained and happy. We offer two hammocks, one by the water and one under the oaks in the picnic area for napping or reading. We have croquet, dirt digging toys, frisbees, footballs, darts, bocce for outdoor activities. We keep a large selection of games, cards, dominos, checkers, movies, Lincoln logs to keep everyone in a playful mood. So pack up your s'more making kit and head to the hills to relax and make memories with the ones you love.

Keywords: Lost Maples cabin, hill country cabin, romantic cabin, family friendly cabin, pet friendly cabin

More Details

Vicki Pannone
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Vicki Pannone

We are Andy and Vicki Pannone and we have been married since 1982 and have four wonderful children. We live in Corpus Christi and started coming to the hill country with friends as newlyweds. As our family grew we began sharing our love of the Texas Hill Country with our children. All of us enjoy the great outdoors and love the hill country and we would love to share our 'piece of heaven' with you and yours. Our goal is to help you make memories with your loved ones!

Vicki Pannone purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Vicki Pannone chose Leakey

Our family had been renting cabins in the area for several years and we all loved how excited we were to head to the hills, how relaxed we felt when we arrived and how we hated to leave at the end of our stay. Our family loves to hike Garner and Lost Maples, toob the Frio, play 'Monopoly Marathons', play gin rummy, roast marshmallows and enjoy s'mores while watching thousands of stars at night. By God's grace we found St. Clare's Cabin in 2002 and have turned it into a charming getaway for our guests.

What makes this cabin unique

St. Clare's Cabin offers complete privacy as there is just one cabin on the property so you have the place to yourselves to relax and enjoy.Vicki's decorating and handiwork skills are evident throughout the cabin and she treats all her guests like family. She has tried to think of everything to make her guests feel loved and welcomed. Her hand embroidered pillow shams welcome guests into either the Cowboy Bedroom or the Americana Bedroom where the beds are amply supplied with fresh linens and homemade quilts. Vicki makes sure to leave a seasonal treat for all guests and doggie treats for our four legged guests.


Leakey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Each bedroom boasts a Queen size Bed , Sofa sleeper in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
St. Clare's Cabin is located right off RR337 in Vanderpool on The Little West Sabinal River. RR337 is one of The Three Sisters and RR337 has been voted the most scenic road in Texas. St. Clare's Cabin is private and secluded(only cabin on property), and has 2 couple size hammocks, large fire ring with outdoor seating, picnic table, screened in porch, wonderful outdoor shower, hardwood floors, family antiques, seasonally decorated, homemade quilts and handiwork, seasonal treat for guests, doggie treats for our four legged guests


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Secluded, Romantic and Cozy Lost Maples Getaway
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews

unplug and reconnect

  • 4 of 5

No where does it mention in the description there's no cell phone service; however, after the initial shock wore off, I was relieved. I actually unplugged from work for 3 days in a row and reconnected with my husband and 2 fur-babies. Perfect size cabin for the 4 of us, and the weather started off drizzly and gloomy but ended sunny and cool. Perfect location for day trip to Garner which is our favorite state park. The dogs loved the screened porch and creek, and the rain sounds on the tin roof were so relaxing. The weather was cool enough for a fire each night in the fireplace, and we even grilled outside one evening with rib eyes we bought from Dziuks in Castroville (a must!). The cookie mix was an added bonus, but the beds could use a little upgrade especially for older folks with back issues. The screened porch while quite relaxing, could use a little love too by replacing the screens. Minor things that didn't take away from the overall amazing little St. Claire's Cabin. The drive to and from has the most beautiful views in Texas aside from Big Bend area. We'll definitely find our way back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. The whole idea behind this sweet cabin is to get away and unplug but we understand that guests may need to have access to technology so we provide free internet service and a land line for your convenience. We also have Dish satellite. We have new queen pillow top mattresses arriving next week. My husband is waiting until after our busy spring break season to fix the screens on the screened porch so we will be fixing them in April 2018. Thank you for finding us and you are welcome back anytime!
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Excellent Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin and property, enjoyed getting away. Really liked not having any neighbors!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for finding us and you and your sweet family are welcome back anytime.
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Completely satisfied.......

  • 5 of 5

It was everything you could want and just a little bit more. Tucked away between two state parks and beautiful scenic highways, theirs never a dull moment. Taught my soon to be teen age daughter to drive on the lower Sabinal River road and that was breathtaking in itself. My plans are to return with just my wife and I and bring our sports car next. The highways are calling for it, if you have a motorcycle I recommend to trailer it. You will not be disappointed. Back to the cabin, it has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Wifi had a great signal. Cooking was a breeze and grilling was perfect. Ms. Vicky, you have a nice place here and I hope you keep it for years for others to enjoy

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime. Thank you for your very kind words. We love the area and the cabin ourselves and we love to share it with folks like you.
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The best weekend every

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I got away from the kids for a romantic weekend to reconnect. To say that we had an amazing time would be an understatement. The owner was fantastic and called the first night we were there to check that everything was in order. She was very sweet and made us feel at home while explaining the history of the property. We grilled, drank wine, sat out under the stars and had an amazing time. I have never seen more stars in my life with the exception of a trip to Breckenridge a number of years ago. It is pitch black at night and you can see every star in the milky way. It is conveniently located to San Antonio, yet you feel like you are on a mountain top in Colorado. Highly rated and we will be back. There is a great winery, Lost Maples winery, literally five minutes from the cabin, and we whiled away an afternoon there drinking wine with the owners, who were extremely friendly. Very secluded location and you can hear the creek next to the property from the cabin. Thanks again and we will return. All the comforts of home. Danny and Connie

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

So quite, so peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and dog Zaine enjoyed this place very much. We passed it up once before we found it, I don't suggest hunting for this place at night! I loved the outdoor shower but one of the doors was broken which my husband put back in place. Fixed it just enough so we could use it. The scenery on the drive to the cabin is very beautiful, but it's zig-zaggy and you must go very slow, especially in some spots. The first day we just stayed on the property. It is so peaceful and quite and the stars are oh so bright at night. There is no outside lighting and it is pitch black at night, so if you think you might want to sit at the picnic table at night take a lantern or something. There was a burn ban when we went which I was disappointed about because I love a good fire. But nothing anyone can do about that. We went to Garner State Park a short distance away, SO beautiful! There are only two restaurants open in Leakey, I personally suggest you cook at the cabin. We were going to do more sight seeing our last full day there, but they were putting down a new road surface, and because of the extreme hills they had to shut down the road. So on our last day there we were just stuck and could not go anywhere. BUT if you gotta be stuck, what a great place to be stuck!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing little getaway we had! My daughter (6 yrs old) and I, and our dogs had a great time, and hope to return again very soon...when the burn ban is over and we can roast some marshmallows! Thank you Vicki!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toobing the Frio River, hiking Lost Maples and Garner State Park, exploring The Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, shopping in nearby Fredricksburg, driving the Scenic Hill Country Trails, motoring on The Three Sisters on motorcycles or bikes, taking in area arts and crafts shows and rodeos




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
cleaning $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Peak season rate- Fall foliage(October 15-November 30), Holidays, Spring Break and Memorial Day-Last weekend before most schools begin is $165/night for up to 4 guests and $10/night for each additional guest.
Off peak rate is all other dates at $110/night for 3 or more nights, $130/night for 2 nights and $150/night for 1 night. Off peak rate is for up to 4 guests and $10/night for each additional guest.
Pet fee-$10/night per pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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