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Hillside Cabin on the Frio River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom/2 bath with private Frio River access and beautiful hill country views

Located on the peaceful banks of the Frio River with private river access, this spacious cabin sleeps 6 comfortably, and includes all the amenities you'll need for a relaxing getaway.

Come and unwind in the quiet canyon under the Milky Way like you've never seen, and roast marshmallows on the fire pit. If you're looking for more action, head down to Garner State Park for the nightly dance under the stars during the summer.

Great for birders in the spring, those seeking summer fun in the river, leaf watchers in the fall, and snow birds in the winter.

A beautiful destination anytime of year.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Christy

My family and I fell in love with this area when we used to come and stay in rental cabins on long weekends along the Frio River. We loved it so much in 2006 we moved to Leakey, from Houston, to escape the rat race and raise our kids somewhere clean and quiet. We love living in the hill country, and Leakey has definitely lived up to our expectations. We are excited we can share the experience with other people looking to rent a quaint cabin on the Frio.

Christy purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Christy chose Leakey

Our cabin is cozy, but far from rustic. You'll find everything you need to enjoy a weekend or week on the Frio. While it might be a little scary to unplug completely, we think you'll come to appreciate that your cell phone doesn't get reception and there is no WIFI.

What makes this cabin unique

The view from the front porch is our favorite. It's a nice place to sit with a steamy cup of coffee early in the morning and watch the deer. It's also a great place to enjoy a beer or glass or wine in the evening, as the deer are passing by again.


Leakey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hot water heater is small, long showers are not recommended.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hot water heater is small, long showers are not recommended.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV on wall.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Flat screen TV on wall.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The cabin is located on our property, which include 60 acres of box canyon, river frontage, and hills. You are more than welcome to hike the property, but please check with us first so we can tell you where the boundaries are!


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Hillside Cabin on the Frio River
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews


  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A refreshing get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Hillside cabin! I loved that it was easy to find but out of the way and quiet. If you want a peaceful, restful place to stay, this is it! Thank you Christy, we a had a wonderful time- it ended too quickly! Sharon D

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity at its best

  • 5 of 5

We loved being completely unplugged from electronics. The cabin was exactly as pictured. The only thing is it does need another sitting space in living room.

There's a rocking chair that's not very comfortable couch is great but your limited on space. Sightseeing is beautiful, just a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing area

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend stay! Very relaxing! Cute and cozy cabin

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Tx.

Quaint & satisfactory

  • 4 of 5

Cute cabin. Had most of everything you could need. Roasted marshmallows in the fire pit, played in the creek. Hot water runs out quick so plan accordingly. Heater works well & kids enjoyed cartoons on TV. Very quiet & secluded. Good value. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belton, TX

Minimalist Cabin

  • 3 of 5

We rented this cabin for a weekend trip to Lost Maples State Park, which was beautiful and I highly recommend a visit to the park. Luckily we arrived at the cabin before dark because the GPS did not take us to the right place. The cabin is marked with the house number above the front door, but we failed to see it since it was hard to see from the road. The cabin has a stocked kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms, and two baths. The living room has an uncomfortable futon and a hard wooden rocking chair. It could really use some more comfortable seating. One bedroom has a queen bed which was somewhat comfortable, but the other bedroom with two twin beds in it had really uncomfortable mattress and plastic sheets so you hear the other person's every move if you sleep in this room. The title "Riverfront Cabin on the Frio" is very misleading because what it doesn't say in the ad is that you have to traverse down the steep driveway, cross the road, and walk about 100 feet in brush to get to the river. They claimed there was a mowed path, but we never found it. When you look at the picture subtitled "View from front porch" know that you are seeing the road you have to cross and then go through the brush that's pictured in order to get to the river. The fact that you can't see the river in the picture will give you an indication of how "riverfront" this cabin is. It was clean and the outside fire pit area was great. The stars were AMAZING. The town of Leakey was quaint and the ranch roads were curvy and fun.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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.

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