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The Great Getaway in Central San Marcos Guest House

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Beautifully furnished, quaint and cozy guest house nestled in the charming historic district of San Marcos. Located just 4 blocks from the downtown square and Texas State University, with convenient access to the Outlet Malls and the San Marcos River.

The Palmer's Guest House is next door to the famous Palmer's Restaurant Bar and Courtyard. Included with your stay is a welcome bottle of Texas Wine and a fabulous meal at Palmer's restaurant. Come enjoy a taste of the Hill Country and everything San Marcos has to offer.

Keywords: Guest House, bed and breakfast, B&B, romantic

More Details

Owner
Kristin Sheffield
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Kristin Sheffield

The Sheffield Family has been in the hospitality business for 20 years.

We look forward to your stay!

Kristin Sheffield purchased this cottage in 2010

What makes this cottage unique

San Marcos is located half-way between Austin and San Antonio, Texas, known as the Gateway to the Hill Country.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful guest house.

We slept very well and felt comfortable with its cozy feel.

Added bonus was the great dining experience we had at Palmer's.

Plan on returning when I visit the area in May.
Jan 2011
  • 1 of 1

Amenities

Heritage Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled walk-in shower, fresh towels, hair dryer and amenities
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Two room suite - Queen-size Bed (1) and bath area are separated by a wall/door from suite area with a queen-size sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Great Getaway in Central San Marcos Guest House
average rating of 4.839286 based on 57 reviews
5

Such a great time!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely beautiful, tucked away in San Marcos. Located right where you want to be! Walking distance from everything you may need. We also had dinner at the Palmers restaurant- YUM!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Comfy rental in a stellar location and a great property owner

  • 5 of 5

This rental is super comfortable and close to everything in San Marcos. Everything went smoothly and the property owner was super easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, loved the cute additions they left us (wine, coffee, shampoo/conditioner, nice towels, nice robe, very comfortable bed!), and overall would highly recommend this. Easy to find. Perfect for a couple wanting a getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

The property was beautiful, charming, and safe. The furnishings were so nice and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The Palmers guest house was less than 10 minutes away from every thing my son and I had planned on participating in. The Restauraunt and staff were so accommodating and the bed was the best. The place is perfect for two people with a private car port and little sitting area in the back. Very comfortable, centrally located and it was hard for my son and I to say good bye!! We shall return! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very clean, well located cottage. Adjoining Palmers restaurant was fabulous too.

  • 4 of 5

Very cute, well maintained cottage with a nice outdoor courtyard. Walking distance to lots. The staff and restaurant were fabulous. Would recommend a weekend stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love, love, love this guesthouse! Best in San Marcos!

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to the Palmer Guesthouse and will stay here again and again. House is gorgeous, well kept, and has all the amenities and then some. Beautifully decorated and you cannot beat the location. Walked to Texas State, the square, and all over town. It's my place next time I visit. Kristin is wonderful, very responsive and awesome. My son just finished his freshman year at Texas State and as we move through the next three years, this guesthouse will be my place to stay. And then there's Palmers...... awesome food!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Marcos Skyport Austin or San Antonio airports
Nearest Barpub
Palmer's Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Texas State Golf Course, or Quail Creek
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-35
Nearest Restaurant
Palmer's Restaurant and Bar

Float down the crystal clear, 72 degree, San Marcos River - we are located just one mile away from Rio Vista Dam.

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Rates & Availability

Heritage Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$169
From
$189
Fri,Sat
$799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Rates are based on double occupancy. Each additional guest is $10 per guest, per night. Four guests max please.
A one night stay is available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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