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Hill Country San Marcos quiet escape -minutes to TX State, outlets & Austin

San Marcos, TX, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Hill Country stone house on 2.5 acres in San Marcos

Completely renovated limestone house sits on 2.5 acres in very quiet country setting just minutes from all the hill country activities. Great location - just 5 miles to Texas State University, 11 miles to outlets, 20 miles to New Braunfels and Gruene, 30 miles to Austin and 55 miles to downtown San Antonio. 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, and bunkroom/converted garage. Rates are for 6 guests, but sleeps up to 8 ($10 extra for each addl. guest/night). Living area has beamed ceiling, huge stone fireplace, wood floors, large bar open to kitchen. Master is oversized with king bed and an alcove with a twin and trundle, great for families. 2nd bedroom has 1 queen. Converted garage "Bobcat Room" has 2 twin bunk beds and second living area. Back yard is completely private & wooded, back covered porch with sitting area is very serene. Kitchen has granite countertops, stainless appliances. Washer/dryer.


John and Jennifer Lynch

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About John and Jennifer Lynch

We love San Marcos, having gone to Texas State when it was Southwest Texas. Purchased the home in 2015 and renovated completely. We live in the Houston area, but enjoy the Hill Country every chance we get.

John and Jennifer Lynch purchased this House in 2015

Why John and Jennifer Lynch chose San Marcos

We hope you'll enjoy the relaxing quiet of the 2.5 acre wooded lot, and all the comforts of home with comfortable bedding, internet, apple TV, large kitchen with plenty of work space for entertaining. Also, enjoy the many activities close by in San Marcos, Wimberly, New Branfels, Gruene, Austin and San Antonio. River tubing, Schlitterbahn water park, outlets shopping, Natural Bridge caverns, San Antonio history, Austin and Gruene Hall live music - this area has it all!

What makes this House unique

We love the charm of this 1200 square foot house and have worked to make it comfortable with offering nice finishes like hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops and stainless appliances in the kitchen, and open concept. While it may be small it has a lot of character with the beamed ceilings, rock fireplace and beautiful surroundings.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, Twin trundle in side area
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bunkroom/converted garage
        2 bunk bed, Converted garage has 2 bunk beds with twins, living area


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, Laundry room in garage has 1/2 bath.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      High-speed internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Wood burning
                    • Garage
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • Dining
                              Table for 4, and bar area of kitchen has 4 bar stools
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Television
                                  Apple TV in living room and smart TV in master. No cable or satellite - best if guests have Netflix or Hulu account.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber charcoal grill


                                        • limited accessibility

                                          House Rules

                                          Check-in: Flexible

                                          Check-out: Flexible

                                          Cancellation Policy

                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                          15 Reviews


                                          Latest reviews

                                          Great location very cool house.

                                          David M.Fort Worth

                                          This house was perfect for our Texas State graduation weekend. Plenty of room for us and the kids!

                                          Great place!!

                                          Marian L.

                                          We enjoyed our stay in the Hill Country. The house was very clean and set-up well. The only reason for the 4-star is the low water pressure. With four of us getting ready for our son's wedding - coming-going, hot days setting everything up, we were so looking forward to a nice shower. Overall all, great experience. Thank you for a wonderful place.

                                          Perfect retreat for graduation weekend!

                                          Sherry U.

                                          Merrywood was everything we wanted for our time together to celebrate our daughter's graduation from Texas State University. There was plenty of space for our large group and the kitchen was equipped with the essentials we needed to enjoy our meals together. The backyard is a nature wonderland and we enjoyed watching the deer walk by. The owners were great to work with and responded quickly when we corresponded. I would certainly recommend this home to other Bobcat families.

                                          Beautiful home

                                          Jordyn B.

                                          It was the perfect house for our river trip. The back patio was our favorite place to be, we even brought our own hammock and hung it in the trees! I loved that it was a bit out of town and we could enjoy our own space. We'll definitely be back next year!

                                          Beautiful retreat

                                          Jeffrey R.

                                          Beautiful retreat to the country. Picturesque views and solitude, worth ever penny! The owner was amazing and helped us through a crazy rain storm. Will definitely revisit this location.


                                          The Romans

                                          Weekend Stay

                                          Guadalupe N.

                                          My family stayed in the area for my daughters wedding in kyle, Tx. This home was in the perfect location, outside of town and quiet. My granddaughters were able to play outside and enjoy nature, chasing lighting bugs in the evenings. We had plenty of room for 6 adults and 04 children with extra room if needed. We would like to thank John and Jennifer for a wonderful stay in their home. Thank You


                                          San Marcos, TX, USA

                                          Rates & Availability

                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                          Cleaning Fee
                                          Damage Insurance
                                          Tax Rate

                                          $60 non-refundable cleaning fee. No pets allowed, no smoking allowed in the property.

                                          15 Reviews
                                          Excellent 4.7/5
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                                          Property # 828388