2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - due to top story dangerous for young children and due to top story dangerous for young children and
Max guests: 6
- No Pets - No Smoking inside the house. Put butts in Dumpster to the North.
The location was great for day trips to Big Bend etc. The place was comfortable and cozy and safe.
The Birdnest was great! I will definitely be back and tell anyone who asks me about accommodations in Alpine, about it. The upstairs of the duplex was the perfect place for my get away.
Perfect stay in a cozy house
I loved the property. Beautiful sunsets. The owner was so kind to us, he help us a lot! Very recomendable!!
Home Coming Weekend
We were given the wrong entry code but the property manager was easy to get hold of. The toilet is not made for a tall person, not much leg room. Otherwise, a very pleasant stay.
Not quite ready for visitiors
On arrival the house was stuffy and warm. Took long time to cool down. Front door screen was torn. One person was stung by bee when we first arrived. Bee nest on porch. We sprayed to get rid of bees. Was asked if wanted twin beds and extra bed. Responded yes. No twin beds or extra bed. Beds not made. Bathroom toilet slow to flush. Coffee pot was not clean. No lights in kitchen. Left over food in frig. We cleaned out. We were all disappointed in house. Found out he had lost his house cleaner. So understandable but he should have let us know. Could have offered discount. Didn't.
Please review the correspondence below I sent you April 22nd when you requested booking for a group of 4 or 5. Possibly you are mistaking my place for some other booking you were attempting?
April 22nd to Bonnie-
The Birdnest #894047 is more pleasant to put 2 (or 3) in the King, and if you like one on the full and one on the trundle.... or if someone is less than 5'5" bring an extra sheet or summer sleeping bag and let one couch surf versus the hassel of making the Sleeper sofa up and down.
If you add more to the group there will be additional occupancy fee.
Please let me know when you figure out.
Check in is 4pm. I allowed your group access just after 2pm. With 2ac units and ceiling fans in every room the house can be comfortable in a reasonable time.
The west Texas breeze and abundance of Windows allow airing out naturally quickly. Locals try and minimize environmental impact airing houses out at night July 24th Alpine had a high 84°F low 57°F a 4-26mph NE breeze
After notification of the screen and bee issue handi-man arrived that afternoon Handiman said you dismissed him on issues.
I told you I lost my preferred cleaner because of health issues I was in the process of establishing a new service (which came with good references). Before your arrival I asked cleaner " a good cleaning make all beds with clean sheets, clean toilet, mirrors, windows, window inside seal, clean inside fridge and freezer . check fans and dust , fill ice tray"
The cleaner finished cleaning July 22, and the house was vacant until your arrival
I generally have new items in the fridge for a quick breakfast or snack.
There are 4 lights in the kitchen
- light for the four top kitchen table
- light over the sink,
- light over the stove (in the vent-a-hood),
- the internal oven light
Bonus... an automatic light in the walk in pantry that comes on when the door is opened.
I am hope you give Alpine another chance. Alpine is truly a gem in Big Bend, the state of Texas, and Southern US.
I can offer a great monthly rate!
Thanks for staying,
From my cleaner:
Hmmmm.... I should say the beds were clean and made... We had already discussed the coffee pot. That was my bad, I did not check it. There was eggs in the fridge, and ice in the freezer. West Texas, so of course the house was hot and needed to have the A/C ran when they arrived. I feel like she is finicky and probably has something bad to say about every experience she has anywhere she goes.
Wonderful experience at the Bird's nest
Lovely quaint place in the heart of the city of Alpine. Not only is the place great, but also Mark was extremely helpful with planning our entire trip, providing valuable suggestions regarding food and activities. We will surely be back.
Alpine, Big Bend and the surrounding areas are loaded with things to do.
Out door Activities: Big Bend National Park is a spectacular treasure with hiking, camping, boating, birding, hot springs, wildlife and more. Fort Davis State Park, McDonald Observatory, the Fort at Fort Davis. Stop by the old drug store in Fort Davis and have a treat. Balmorhea State Park is a Spring Fed Pool that is a must for swimming and nature enthusiasts in the summer.
Fishing: Balmorhea Lake
Alpine, Marfa, and Ft Davis each has shopping, galleries, bookstores, live music and its own unique flare.
Just for an interesting bit of information Alpine is the largest city in the largest county in the largest state of the lower 48!
Mark Houston (Rani is alternate)
About Mark Houston (Rani is alternate)
I am a world traveler, foodie, people lover and boating enthusiast. I am always on the move, making things happen. I enjoy bringing people, food, beverages and recreation together.
Mark Houston (Rani is alternate) purchased this House in 2016
Why Mark Houston (Rani is alternate) chose Alpine
My Friend Emmy, now at her home in Eleuthera, with Captain Ron, suggested I acquire this property near her family home and friends, and I could lease the lower for long term and keep the top for her to have a place when she came back to Alpine.
What makes this House unique
This is a pretty amazing spot. as I was working to get this property ready I have seen many deer, a fox, chaparral's courting, the current tenants said a javelina came through. There is also an abundance of dove and songbirds. Nestled on the Mountains to the East and Kokernot Park to the North West, the University a short walk away. The views from the tiny porch and the front porch are stellar.