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GREAT COUPLES GET AWAY. True River Experience, Seclusion, Country life,

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded,serene,beautiful river cabin sleeps up to four. Enclosed porch and de

GREAT COUPLES GET AWAY, with a TRUE RIVER EXPERIENCE, Great get away cabin , the San Marcos River. Over 1,000 square feet of living space including front screened-in porch,open 14x 14 deck and a loft bedroom. Complete kitchen for dining in with grocery store less than five minutes away. Comfortably sleeps four persons.Cable television with flat screen, but the best views are on the outdoor deck looking onto the serene river and wildlife.

GREAT COUPLES get away. Romance is in the air as you enjoy the stars and the moon on the outdoor deck. Secluded, quiet, private and beautiful. Wildlife and birds are abundant on the property. Plus the summer time fireflys light up the river pecan bottom. Entertainment is as close as the bars and great restaurants in San Marcos, Greune and New Braunfels. River entertainment includes the Cool River entertaiment group for music and toobing. The toobing camps of Don's Fish Camp and Texas State toobing, all just 5 minutes away from cabin. Just in case you are looking for a crowd.

Our cabin location is great we are located between Austin and San Antonio with a lot of historical towns between with great antique shopping and the huge Outlet mall 10 minutes from cabin.Amusement Parks are also only a drive away ranging from 15-60 minutes drive. For dining out and shopping pleasures, visit San Marcos 10 minutes away, New Braunfels 20 minutes away, or Austin/San Antonio 45 minutes down I-H 35 either direction. The BBQ Capital of Texas, Lockhart, is 15 minutes away with national recognition for mouth watering ribs, brisket, sausage, chicken, and pork chops. For more water activities and live music check out historical Gruene, TX. Going the opposite direction, Seguin is 15 minutes away with I-H 10 running through for travelers from Houston. Historical Seguin offers antique shopping and dining.With so much to do, you will never be bored.

For more romance we are located at the tip of the beautiful hill country and the wine country of Texas. Wine tours are available, and there is nothing like sipping wine on the deck of the cabin, enjoying the cool summer night.

FOOTBALL FANS we are only 20 minutes away from the University. A great place to unwind before and after the game. Parents keep us in mind for your weekend visits with your student.

ROMANCE is in the air, a great get away a 14x14 deck to the outside of the screened porch. It is a great addition to our property. Guest will be able to sit out under the stars or soak up the sun with a beautiful view of the property. Very excited about this new addition. I' ll provide the atmosphere you bring the drinksPlease keep us in mind for your Romantic get away. Great place and atmosphere. We look forward to your visit.

WINTER GET AWAY. Come to Staples, Texas. My cabin is now ready for long term stays during the Winter Season.

HORSE PEOPLE need a beautiful place to stay and a safe place for your horse. Give me a call. I do have different options for your horse. I am not a riding facility but I can offer shelter for your horses.

More Details

Linda Scudday
Member since: 2012
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Linda Scudday

I am a retired Banker. Living the country girl life on the beautiful San Marcos River. I have four dogs and four horses. Yes, life is good.

Linda Scudday purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Linda Scudday chose Staples

It's beautiful, serene, and great fun. Great location in Central Texas. On the edge of the Hill country Wine industry. Wine tours are avaiilable thru the tour companies. Major cities are close and small towns surround. You would be 35 minutes from Airport and the Speedway. This is the right choice for any of your get aways.

What makes this cabin unique

LOCATION, LOCATION LOCATION, GREAT GET AWAY for couples, small families or small group right on the San Marcos River. Serene, beautiful, country life within minutes of shopping, movies, groceries, and entertainment. Within minutes you can be in Austin, San Antonio, Tangers Shopping Mall, the Speedway, Lockhart BBQ Capital, historic Gurene, and the water sports of New Braunfels. Come enjoy.


Staples Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 6 person limit on property. Not a party House.
  • Pets must have owner approval. 2 pet limit unless owner approved.
  • No Smoking in Cabin. May smoke outside on deck. Signs of smoking in the cabin and I will keep your deposit. If smoking outside pick up your butts.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed 1) Upstairs in loft., 1) Pull-out sleeper, queen size sofa in living room. Two twin, stand high air mattress available to put in living room. Sofa that sleeps one comfortably.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The perfect couples get away. Romance is in the air, you and your sweetheart ,under the stars and the moonlite on the open deck. On the cooler nights cozy up in the comfort of the cozy cabin. An electric fireplace waits for your comfort and romantic nights. Entertainment is only 15 minutes away in San Marcos. Austin is about 45 minutes and San Antonio is only about 35 minutes south on I 35. Our new 130 has you in Lockhart the BQ Capital of Texas in 10 minutes. For wine lovers we are on the tip of the wine country. Tours are available in the Texas Hill Country, and there is nothing better than sipping wine on our deck under the stars. For your River adventure there is kayaking,canoeing, and swimming. Only 5 minutes from all the toobing camps in Martindale and 15 minutes from the outlet mall. In case you are looking for a crowd.


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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 66 reviews

Perfect weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very quaint and comfortable! Located at the end of the lane, so there is no one right next you. All the conveniences of home and right on the river. The deck outside is perfect for some outdoor grilling and listening to tunes and enjoying a few bevvies. The yard is well maintained and very well manicured at the river's edge. The river is quiet with very little (if any) waterway traffic so very peaceful if you want to enjoy some private tubing or canoeing. Linda is very hospitable and friendly and came to visit so we could all put faces to names and meet in person. Will definitely make an effort to come and stay here again! Thanks so much Linda!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks hope to see you soon. Thanks for leaving the cabin in such great shape.
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My young daughter & I stayed here for a week with another mom & her kids. Staying at Riverbend Farms felt like visiting someone's home and being welcomed in with the most beautiful views and quiet, serene surroundings. We enjoyed the deep water of the river by jumping from trees & swinging from a rope into the water and simply floating in tubes near the bank. The grounds are well maintained and the house is well equipped. If you are looking for a quiet getaway this is it. This fit our needs perfectly.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! You’ll were great guess. The river at my place is a great place to play. I do strive to maintain the grounds and the cabin. I am so glad you felt at home here. Hoping to see you back soon.
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Thank you Linda for a wonderful kayaking week!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in your cozy cabin on the river! A kayaker’s dream! Thank you so much Linda for sharing your piece of heaven & helping us create some wonderful & special memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome. I agree it is a kayaker’s dream. Hope to see you back soon. Thanks for leaving the cabin in such great condition. Linda
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our getaway! The cabin was comfortable and cute, and it was in such a beautiful, peaceful location. We brought our dogs who loved the expansive, shaded area to run and play, and we all enjoyed playing in the river. The deck was a perfect place to drink our morning coffee, have a picnic for lunch or dinner, and watch the stars at night. We wished we could have stayed longer! When we couldn't figure out how to get the tv to work, Roy came right away to troubleshoot and got it working for us. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure having your family.
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Amazing and great experience

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful place to stay. The living room and loft are cozy and cute. The kitchen was nice and you have a stove you can cook on. There is also a BBQ pit outside that you can cook on. The house is well maintained and as a bonus, you have horses on the property. They are sweet and you can feed them apples. Beautiful river to go along with the whole property. Overall, a great experience and we hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The pictures do not do it justice. This place is so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We walked down the slight hill on the beautifully manicured acreage to the river. We put our tubes in right on the property. The trees overhung the river, so there was plenty of shade as well. Only a couple of canoes came by each day. Not a single tuber! We loved the seclusion! We used the grill on the deck for dinner each night and are on the balcony, by the full moon.

We will definitely be back! Host was wonderful, she knew we were looking for peace and quiet and made sure we had her contact if we needed anything. Although she lives up the hill a couple of acres, we never saw them. Next trip we are sure to do a meet and greet! Everything we needed was in the cabin. Grocery store was only about a 5-10 minute drive.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I so look forward to your return. I do strive to give all my guest their privacy and the seclusion they are looking for at my get away. It was more important in your case. As I said in our introduction letter, Thank you for your service and being on the front line. You guys left the cabin in great condition. It was a pleasure to walk in and see how you left it. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our place. Yes, would love to meet you next time. We will plan on a meet and greet. Thanks, Linda
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Toll Road 130
Car: necessary

Looking for a romantic get away? Our cabin is a quiet relaxing vacation home that is centrally located between two metropolis areas, San Antonio and Austin. However, if you like the small town atmosphere, downtown areas in New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Lockhart offer antique shopping, outlet shopping, and. locally established restaurants. Our place offers small town atmosphere as its in Historical Staples,Texas population, 210. It's within walking distance of the historical park. But only 10 minutes from the city life of San Marcos and Lockhart.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax

6 GUEST LIMIT on property unless approved by owner.
PETS are only allowed with OWNER APPROVAL. Pet Fee of 75.00 1 or 2 dogs must have approval for more than 2 ASK owner.
HORSE STALLS Available ask OWNER Not a riding facility,just a safe space for your horse. RIDING NOT PERMITTED
Full size Washer and Dryer available.
Smoking is allowed outside and on the deck. NO SMOKING in Cabin or on enclosed porch.
MONTHLY RENTAL FOR WINTER GUEST October 1st 2015 to Febuary 29 th 2016
Monthly Rentals are limited to no more than 2 guest with a guest limit of 4 on property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.