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Texas Size Hot Tub and the Frio River Are Waiting For You!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Creekside Guesthouse is waiting for you and yours to enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country to the fullest. Whether you are a family wanting to reconnect with a family reunuion or a couple celebrating life we are ready to make your stay the finest.

The guesthouse sits on Patterson Creek and is tucked into the Frio Canyon surrounded by the beautiful hills. We offer everything to make your stay comfortable and memorable as we have thought of all the details. Our Texas size hot tub seats 14 and is heated for our fall and winter guests. We offer complete privacy, plenty of parking, 2 BBQ grills and plenty of outdoor seating in the BBQ area or around the fire ring. The guesthouse is beautifully furnished with all the comforts and extras for our guests to make themselves at home.

Creekside Guesthouse celebrates all the seasons so be assured that you will have a wonderful stay anytime of the year. Whether toobing the Frio or exploring the Lost Maples State Natural Area we can assure you and yours of a wonderful Hill Country experience.

Keywords: Hill Country Guesthouse, Fun on the Frio River, Garner State Park, Lost Maples State Park, Romantic Getaway, Family Friendly

More Details

Vicki Pannone
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2018

About Vicki Pannone

Andy and Vicki Pannone have been married since 1982 and have four wonderful children.

We live in Corpus Christi and have enjoyed the Texas Hill Country for years. As young newlyweds we camped at Garner State Park with friends but as our family grew we opted for cabins in the area. In 2002 we were blessed to purchase St. Clare's Cabin in nearby Vanderpool. We purchased Creekside Guesthouse in 2010 and are delighted to offer this accommodation to others to enjoy and experience the beauty of the Hill Country.

Vicki Pannone purchased this house in 2010

Why Vicki Pannone chose Leakey

By God's grace we were led to Creekside Guesthouse through mutual friends that thought of us when the owners decided to sell this home. We rented it and made an offer. We love to be able to share this remarkable home with others. Our family loves the hill country and this property allows us to bring friends and enjoy the Frio and all the attractions this area affords. We think of all our guests as family so please join ours in experiencing God's creation either by floating the Frio, hiking the area state parks, or just hanging out in the hot tub or around the fire ring watching the millions of stars with your loved ones.

What makes this house unique

Creekside Guesthouse is beautifully furnished and Vicki loves to decorate with a theme. Vicki's daddy was an avid outdoorsman and this guesthouse is a tribute to his hunting and fishing days. Her daddy's cowboy hats hang in the living room and one of his old boat oars hangs over the front door just to mention a few of the things that make her smile and fondly remember her dad.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the "little bit of heaven". Everything was absolutely delightful-beautiful guesthouse, luxurious hot tub, friendly and plentiful deer and more stars than I have seen since I was a kid!! Like we said a "little bit of heaven".
Nov 2010
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Leakey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), several twin air mattresses, sofa will sleep 2 comfortably
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Complete privacy, huge hot tub, lots of outdoor gathering areas, 2 porches with rocking chairs, beautiful furnishings. The owners are not responsible for our guests water activities either on or off the property as we cannot guarantee the swimming hole or hot tub are always available.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Texas Size Hot Tub and the Frio River Are Waiting For You!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 17 reviews


  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful, relaxing home that is very comfortable....for 6 to 8 people. There were air mattresses but 2 of them had leaks and for some reason the plug was missing from one. I had to get a chair to search the top of the closet for the other mattress plugs. The kitchen was furnished wonderfully but most of the pots and pans were dirty (I scrubbed them) and a lot of the dishes were put away dirty. That was just gross! The rules say the dishwasher has to be run and unloaded before you leave and I just think people didn't even wash the dishes before putting them away because it was easier. We didn't have time to wash the dishes in the dishwasher and put them away (the washer was still running when we left). I did like that the home was clean and the sheets were as well. There were lots of pillows to use. The hot tub: It only worked our first night and then was only tepid. The owners, in their description of the property, didn't ensure that it will be working so there is that. And the sentence "sofa will sleep 2 comfortably" is correct but we put 2 young adults on the sofa because it doesn't make out to a bed as I assumed. All in all, do not let the hot tub and anything else detour you from renting this home. I will not use the word "house" when describing this property because it so felt like home. Make sure you have no more than 8 people and check the dishes before you eat! Enjoy the front porch and the rocking chairs!! I will rent this again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything I expected and more. Such an awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

Other than walking down to the dry creek bed and being attacked by bees. We love the rooms and the whole house was very comfortable. Those who had AT&T enjoyed cell service but others were able to use the wifi. Such a great time around the fire pit and the hot tub wasn't as bubbly as we wanted but warm all the time. With this being my first experience with VRBO my worries are gone and looking forward to the next adventure.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Family Vacation

  • 3 of 5

This is such a beautiful area and this property provides a great location for a relaxing family vacation. The house is roomy and has everything you need. We loved the fire pit and hot tub. As said by previous reviewers, the house does need some attention in terms of cleanliness and maintenance. The master bedroom door was warped & could not be fully closed. Many of the dishes have been put away dirty and the interior of some cabinets are extremely dirty. The linens are left bundled on the beds so that the renter can make their own bed - assume this is to verify cleanliness. The sheets for the master were torn and we had a twin set provided for the queen bed upstairs so no sheets could be placed on the bed. Owner is very responsive so I'm sure these things will be addressed soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send us your thoughts. We live 4 hours away and have had a very busy fall season. I was able to personally address all your concerns this past weekend and you are welcome back anytime.
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Edmond, Oklahoma

Nice place

  • 3 of 5

This was a beautiful area and we did have fun staying at Creekside that being said there were a few problems that we feel should be addressed. The house was not clean, the floors and carpets did not look as though they had been swept for a while and there were cobwebs everywhere. The toilet in the master bath was dripping inside the tank and one sink did not work properly. The dishes and glasses were not clean either, this could be a dishwasher problem but they should not have been put back in the cabinet. I am not a complainer and don't usually write reviews of this kind but for as nice a place as this is I feel it should have been better.........the hot tub was great and we loved the firepit. Had a really good time hiking at Lost Maples Park and visited the winery as well. The owner was very nice when we talked with her on the phone.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you stayed with us and enjoyed the fire pit and hot tub. Thank you for taking the time to let us know of the items that need to be addressed. Andy and I live in Corpus Christi and we appreciate hearing from our guests since we are 4 hours away. I've addressed all your concerns with our caretaker and she will be taking care of them immediately.
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Dallas, Texas

Beautiful & Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Forgot how prettty this part of Texas truly is and with all of the recent rains this year the Frio and surrounding area were especially pretty with the water flowing fast for some fun! Very relaxing house that had everything I could think of for a wonderful trip with the family to truly get away. Thoroughly enjoyed all the area had to offer. Visited Lost Maples and Garner which are both beautiful! Also tried my hand at road bike on FM 337, beautiful but not for the faint of heart or weak of lung. A wonderful trip in every way! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brazoria Texas

Mature Couples Get Away

  • 5 of 5

EXCELLENT GET AWAY FOR MATURE COUPLES,, Im sorry Vickie i haven't wrote a review on this sooner..But it is exactly what we were needing, all though one of our guest couldn't make at the last minute the 4 of us had a wonderful time. Even the storm that blew in didn't dampin things , but the tree limb did get your carport so sorry about that. The other couple wants for us 6 to do it again with them this time , if anyone just needs a get away in an awesome town this is your place to stay...Thank You Again,,,& Have a Blessed Day

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35

Peak season-Holidays, Spring Break, Memorial Day through last weekend before most schools begin is $325/night for up to 6 guests and $10/night for each additional guest.
Off peak season-$200 night for 3 or more nights, $225 for 2 nights and $200 night for 3 or more nights. Nightly rate is for up to 6 guests and $10/night for each additional guest.

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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