This Hill country retreat consists of 2 cabins on our property which hosts majestic views of the Texas hills, wildlife and birds. Lounge on our wrap-around porches enjoying the breezes that blow year round. Hike to the top of our mountain and observe the landscape for miles. Play tennis on our tennis court or shoot some hoops on our basketball goal. Play horseshoes or roast marshmallows in one of our 2 fire pits. Enjoy a Texas sunset with a glass of wine in hand while sitting at our wine cellar. The cabin's feature full kitchens, air-conditioning/heating, full baths, and washer/dryer. One cabin features a wood burning, stone fireplace.
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- Min StayNone
1 cabin, 2 bed and 2 bath sleeps 6; 2nd cabin, 5 bed 2 bath sleeps 12
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
About Steve Host
Susan and Steve Host are small business owners in Richmond, Texas.
Steve Host purchased this Estate in 2002
Why Steve Host chose Leakey
Susan and Steve both vacationed at Garner State Park growing up, and always dreamed of having their own place. When they saw the property, they fell in love with it. They built all the structures on the property, and cleared the land. They have created a vacation place for their families and hope you enjoy it as much as they do.
What makes this Estate unique
Steve and Susan hand picked where to place the cabins for optimal views as well as to take advantage of the breezes that blow through the porches year round. They have taken a great amount of time, energy and care to make the property a wonderful vacation destination for you and your family.
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Great time and great property
The property was great and very beautiful. My family loved it. Although there was one issue, the owner quickly called his grounds keeper and solved the issue. The grounds keeper was also very professional and was available for any thing needed all week.
Outstanding houses and very secluded so that our family could enjoy ourselves without the hassel of a bunch of others vacationing. It is only a short drive to the river and only 5 minutes to town in case you need anything. Overall if the same amount of our family go on vacation again next week, we will be booking this same property. Thank you Host family for allowing us to rent.
Beautiful peaceful property
Wish we could have stayed longer. So quiet and peaceful. Beautiful well appointed cabins. Everything you need to feel at home!
Overall nice, A/C issues, not close to the river
The place is nice and clean, the owner was very responsive the week before the trip.
Biggest upsides: Neat place nestled in trees between large rolling texas hills. The trees help shield a bit of the raging heat. The porch is big and has great rocking chairs and the ceiling fans make it an ideal place to hang out. Free firewood and huge firepits are another great place to visit. The other facilities are perfect for the kids that we brought between 6-13 years of age -- they played tennis, basketball, pingpong, pool.
Here are the biggest downsides: Directions to arrive are difficult. Google/Maps can't do it alone and it feels like you are trespassing.
There is little to no phone access and certainly no internet. When people are lost or coordinating, this is hard. I highly recommend bringing walkie talkies. The two buildings are a few hundred meters away, so this can make trips back and forth a little onerous.
I was a little disappointed about the lack of water access for play. I had kind of hoped it was a nice little creek, but when we went it was stagnant. There is a cute little water-hole in Leakey that we went to and Garner/tubing is probably 10 minutes away once you get to the main road.
We had to reach out and get the A/C fixed because 2 of the rooms were over 80 degrees at night, but the property manager didn't make it out or get our messages in time to fix for another hot night. The pull-out couch is kinda broken and dangles. The dishwasher at the main house needs some love and leaves dishes pretty dirty.
Overall, it was as expected and I am thankful for The Hosts for sharing their space with us.
Great for the whole family
Had a great time. Beautiful place
We visited the Host Reserve with our family and two other families. The accommodations are perfect! The land is beautiful and our children never got bored. They entertained themselves by running through the wide open spaces, playing in the creek, and playing sports like tennis, basketball, and ping pong. The parents enjoyed the peace and quiet and looking at the countless stars at night.
Incredible location and very nice accommodations. We will be back.
Tranquil and great location, a real gem in the hill country.
The Host Reserve is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Drive the scenic highway from Leakey to Utopia. Enjoy antiquing and shopping at one of a kind shops and boutiques. Hike our property or visit Garner State Park for views of the Texas hills. Golf at the Concan Country Club. Tube or fish the Frio River. Lounge on our spacious wrap-around porches gazing at the Texas wildlife and birds. Play tennis on site at our tennis court. Watch the sun set with a glass of wine in hand at our wine cellar.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for the first 12 guests. For each additional guest there is a $25 per night fee.