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San Marcos River Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 940 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Log cabin right on the San Marcos River

Located on the pristine San Marcos River, our cabin is a relaxing retreat on the river. Enjoy the quiet half acre lot with views of the beautiful spring-fed river.

Currently, I can only rent the cabin for 30 days or more.

The cabin can sleep 7 and has two bedrooms, perfect for families. The first bedroom has a beautiful queen size bed with a lighted headboard. The second bedroom has a full size bed and twin trundle.There is one bathroom.

The cabin has an open kitchen/living room floor plan(with a queen-sized sofabed) and a pool table. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a washer/dryer.

We have free wi-fi and a stereo system.

Enjoy pitching horse shoes while cooking on the smoker/grill.

Whether relaxing on the deck or picnicking riverside, the cabin is all about the river.

More Details

Ann Mary Carney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Ann Mary Carney

We are a family of four that have been enjoying this cabin as a retreat for 10 years. My family is originally from San Marcos. The Rio Vista park across the river was originally owned by my great grandfather, A. B. Rogers as Rogers Resort. There were vacation cabins along the banks of the river as well as water rides. After one of the major floods took the cabins away, he donated the property to the city of San Marcos. He also owned the land that was developed into Aquarena Springs by his son, my grandfather Paul Rogers.

Ann Mary Carney purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Ann Mary Carney chose Rio Vista

As a child growing up enjoying the San Marcos River while playing at Aquarena Springs, I experienced a peaceful and magical quality that I wanted to share with my family and friends. The property the cabin sits on is the last riverfront property in the family. We bought the cabin and had it moved to the property.

What makes this cabin unique

There is nothing like the sounds of the happy river floaters one hears from the cabin's deck. We cut out the french doors from what used to be a wall because of the view of the river on the other side. Playing pool and watching the river float by is the best thing ever!


Rio Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 940 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely No parties on the premise.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen size Sleep Sofa (1) Double bed with twin trundle
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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San Marcos River Log Cabin
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 47 reviews

Property is great, private, comfortable, beautiful, and fun.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Our hosts were gracious and attentive and interesting folks. The cabin was charming and comfortable. Morning prayer on the river with herons and turtles. We loved getting to know the San Marcos area and some of it’s history. The cabin and the property have their own history. In every way this was an outstanding place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The house is in the perfect spot on the San Marcos River, you couldn't ask for a better spot in town, but doesn't feel like it, it felt really private. The cabin had everything you could possibly need. We played horse shoes, pool, sat around the fire pit, and enjoyed the back deck at night with the lights strung through the trees, I will definitely be back to this place! I didn't want to leave lol... we had a GREAT TIME! Oh!!!! If you have never been to the San Marcos River before the water is very clear its gorgeous!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway at a Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time here! Everything worked perfectly, was a good location in terms of river position, and had amenities to assist us. It was well kept up, and accurate to the description.

The only problem we had was mostly on us. The first person to arrive had trouble locating it, but it was more his lack of attention than anything.

Overall great place. Would go back to it.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

In a word this property is WONDERFUL! The beds are extremely comfortable , the kitchen is very well stocked with things you may have forgotten to pack. The river is just at the bottom of the hill and so much fun. The kids loved picking blue bonnets and making smores at the campfire. Will definitely be back ! Thanks so much !

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely perfect for our girls weekend out. The inside is cozy and very well equipped. The backyard is lovely and private.

We are planning on coming back and staying longer. The owner, Ann Mary, is great and easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Marcos River Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal place for our group. Right on the river! Beautiful property. Ann Mary was the perfect hostess. I definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Marcos is a tourist destination for all types. Aquarena Center is just minutes from the cabin and features the renowned Glass Bottom Boats. Wonder World is also close with it's cave tours and animal park. The Premium and Tanger Outlet Malls offer shopping at its best. The cabin is located within walking distance to and Herbert's Taco Hut, serving yummy Mexican breakfasts, lunches and dinners.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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