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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

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San Marcos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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 -
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Close to Bobcat Stadium, TX STATE and the San Marcos River!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 73 reviews

So relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us. Pam was awesome and had tons of information for us. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves and will be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your summer escape! We love sharing the best of the San Marcos area and our relaxing cottage with great guests like you! We look forward to your return!
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Wonderful, Quiet Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to our "ranch house". This is such a nice, quiet spot, very homey and clean. The manager and owner both made us welcome, and the complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch! We will be back.

The Beanlands

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage with so much character!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in San Marcos at the cottage with beautiful antiques and so much character! Grilled steaks on the deck one of the nights during our stay. It was a perfect weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you have discovered the cottage and enjoyed its interesting decor, convenience and comfort! We look forward to your next visit! Thanks! Pam
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I rented this space for Tx state homecoming. We had and awesome experience. We had four guest and there was plenty of space. We enjoyed the back yard deck for morning coffee and relaxation. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of Character and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed to get away for a long weekend after having to put our beloved pet dog Paco down. Decided to stay at Hilltop Sunset Cottage because of its location. Pam was there to greet us when we arrived and make us feel welcomed. Everything was great, did not have to drive more than 10 minutes to everywhere we wanted to go, made good use of the screened in porch and back deck. The cottage has a lot of charm and character, but our favorite has to be the 3 dogs that come by from time to time to visit and get pet. Very sweet dogs that made us feel a lot better. I must confess that we got them additional treats to spoil them...they didn't seem to mind. Very cute, Very quaint, Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you found the cottage, comfortable and convenient, and that the "pet therapy" helped you cope with your loss as we know how challenging that can be! Ousey pups appreciated the love and attention too!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. The place is nice and is decorated pretty cool. It's nice knowing that we could just relax in a gated community. Pam was very nice and helpful in making sure our stay was taken care of.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Close to all that's interesting in San Marcos, the cottage is secure and hidden giving you the feel of country life. Thanks for appreciating our hospitality. You were lovely guests.
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Property Manager

Pam Dever
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

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 San Marcos

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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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