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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

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 -
(67 traveler reviews)

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The Great Getaway in Central San Marcos Guest House
average rating of 4.8208957 based on 68 reviews
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The Palmer Guest Cottage was Lovely

  • 4 of 5

We were touring the greater San Marcos area and this cottage was centrally located and walkable to all of downtown. As part of our stay, we were given a complimentary bottle of win and gift card to Palmer's Restaurant. The accomodations were clean, comfortable and we loved the patio. Anytime we visit San Marcos we will book the cottage.

Thank you again for your quick response to our requests!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This little gem is amazing!! Location is ideal for walking to the square and the University. I’m so glad I found it as it was perfect for my weekend getaway with my best friend of 39 years. The guest house if well taken care of. Very clean with well appointed amenities including nice lines and towels, comfy bed with great pillows, all shower needs including a hairdryer. The mini fridge and coffeemaker a plus. Almost forgot about the gift of restaurant and bottle of wine, both were great!!!

Will definitely stay again. Thank you Kristin for sharing your amazing space and your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this perfect place. The location was perfect and very comfortable. The Palmer is the perfect get away for a couple to enjoy San Marcos.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

Charming, clean & cozy cottage, great location, awesome hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kristin for the hospitality! We had such a nice stay! We will be back! We met Monty and told him Palmer’s was delicious and the service was great! Enjoyed our private patio and the courtyard too! You are an awesome Superhost!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice cottage in a great location for walking to Texas State, and downtown San Marcos.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage and our meal at Palmer's. Great location..

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage with courtyard tucked away in the middle of San Marcos.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time at Palmer's Guest House. It is conveniently located to everything in San Marcos. Kristin was a great host. She communicated prior to our arrival to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay - including a nice gift certificate to Palmer's and a bottle of Texas wine. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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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

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

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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