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Close to Bobcat Stadium, TX STATE and the San Marcos River!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax and enjoy our charming cottage located just one mile from Bobcat Stadium and 5 minutes from Texas State University and the crystal clear San Marcos River. We are nestled on a three acre hilltop within a quiet gated community. Hilltop Sunset Cottage is filled with antiques and can accommodate up to six guests. It boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room with wood burning fireplace, living room, large screened-in porch and multiple outdoor living areas with breath-taking sunset views. Kitchen features a new convection/traditional electric stove, colorful Fiestaware, and anything else a chef might need! Sip your coffee on the shady front porch in the Adarondack chairs or wooden swing. Enjoy your favorite beverage rocking in the large teak rockers on the deck while watching the deer and birds feeding at sunset. The backyard features a regulation horseshoe pit and a children's playscape. After a day filled with outdoor activities, exploring downtown San Marcos and dining at one of our wonderful restaurants, you may be entertained by our selection of vintage games and toys. We are the perfect location for a multi-generational family retreat, families of Texas State students and Alumni returning for a visit!

Conveniently located:

*30 minutes from Austin airport

*45 minutes from San Antonio airport

*Easy access to I-35

*10 minutes to outlet mall

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Keywords: cottage, cozy, private, family getaway, convenient, spacious, Texas State University

More Details

Property Manager
Pam Dever
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Pam Dever

Mike and Kirsten Ousey have been married 20 years. Mike owns a concessions business and Kirsten is a Speech-Language Pathologist for the San Marcos school district. They have three teenage children. We have lived in San Marcos since the early 1980's.

Pam Dever purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Pam Dever chose Hill Country

We lived in the cottage after we married and, as our family grew, we purchased a larger house on adjoining property where we currently live.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a terrific job you have done with the house, everything was neat and clean. Everything we needed was here! I know it takes a lot of work and attention to detail to achieve this level of accommodations. THANK YOU!
Oct 2016
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San Marcos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has tub with shower Other bath has a walk-in shower only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Flat screen TV in each bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Close to Bobcat Stadium, TX STATE and the San Marcos River!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 63 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful country cottage this is. We always rent houses when we travel, and this one is in our top two. Five to ten minutes from the University, yet you never feel like you are in San Marcos at all. Loved the horseshoe pits and all of that beautiful property to walk around. The house porches (front, back and screened )were great for hanging out, eating meals, playing games or just good old conversation. The beds were so comfortable and even the pull out couch bed was great according to our daughter. I think we may have turned on the TV once in the 3 days we were there. Mike and his wife are so friendly and Pam you are the hostess with the mostess! Loved those pups also! We will be back even though our son has graduated!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed the amenities of the cottage and our hospitality. We were honored that you chose to celebrate your son's TX State graduation at our quiet, convenient home and look forward to your return!
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  • 5 of 5

This is just what my husband and I needed. The house is very spacious, was fully stocked, beds were comfy. The best thing was watching the fireflies at night and visiting with the pups. You will love this house! I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Visiting San Marcos

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The Kitchen had everything we needed. Really enjoyed feeding the three dogs their dog biscuits. Stayed an extra night while we continued to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were one of the lucky ones, who could stay another day! So happy you enjoyed the stay as you explored the possibilities of relocating to the Hill Country!
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed, the dogs are great, and Pam was more than accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have your family as spring break guests. Happy you enjoyed the convenience and comfort of the cottage as well as the family dogs who are always eager to welcome guests!
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All we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage felt like home as soon as we drove up and met the owner's sister Pam waiting to welcome us. The owner Mike dropped by the next day with a plate of cookies and bottle of cheer. Remarkable sense of peace and quiet just off a main thoroughfare. Rustic on the outside with a sandstone patio, screened porch, and back deck, all of which lured us out in the mild winter weather. The kitchen is small, but very high quality stove & pots, pans, utensils, and flatware. Nothing flimsy or cheap. The Fiesta plate ware made for a festive table; never ran out of dishes even when we had family over. Small enough to feel cozy, large enough to find space if you needed it. Very clean, comfortable, and well maintained. Beautiful antique furniture, fun collections displayed here and there, and an amazing assortment of hats made for a fun atmosphere. Our favorite place to stay in San Marcos!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to rent the cottage and once again, we were very happy with our stay. It's the perfect place if you want to be close to the Texas State campus. We had plenty of room for everything we needed to cook a big lunch for our friends and family to celebrate our son's college graduation. We hope to return with friends for a hill country weekend getaway!

Hal and Jackie Burke

Humble, Texas

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The quiet cottage is located on gated acreage with easy access to IH35 with San Antonio and Austin less than an hour away. Texas State, Bobcat Stadium and the headwaters of the San Marcos River are within 5 minutes by car. Old Town Kyle event Center (north) and the Outlet Malls (south) are an easy 15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

San Marcos Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 8.5%

Extra guest (2 max) fee not charged for children 16 and under. Damage protection may be added to any rental agreement at owner/manager's discretion. Rates are subject to change without notice.
WEEKDAY SPECIAL Monday - Thursday $170.00

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