This comfortable second story flat provides spectacular views of the mountains and is walking distance to the Museum of the Big Bend which is on the SRSU campus. Sit on the ample porch deck and view the frequent wildlife that visit the large front yard. College and City pool near and the Theater of the Big Bend with live supper Performances, hike up SR hill or Mountain bike trails to the east, road ride to Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, Ornithology abounds either nearby or a day run to the Big Bend National Park. Lounge on the Shaded South Porch for a breeze and book. Sit on the West “tiny” porch for sunrise coffee or tea; or, an afternoon libation and generally incredible sunsets, or the occasional rainbow or lightning storm.
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7
Mark Houston (Lisa is alternate)
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 4, 2018
About Mark Houston (Lisa 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 (Lisa is alternate) purchased this House in 2016
Why Mark Houston (Lisa 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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Best view we've seen -- great porch!
This place is worth it for the porch alone, which looks out from the edge of Sul Ross into and over Alpine, among other places. As with other places we've stayed in Alpine, the accommodations are just a bit on the rustic side -- the building has been around for a while, but is kept clean and in good working order. We would say, overall, that you get more than what you pay for. The kitchen is roomy and very workable. The porch and the front door have good security (not that we had any concerns -- but we're big city people). There is good walking nearby, including hikes at Sul Ross, and you're very close to most everything you could want. We will be back.
Cozy getaway in the Texas mountains
This sweet vacation home was perfect for our family of 4. The kitchen was well-stocked, the beds were comfortable and the views were great! We loved The Birds Nest. It was a perfect homebase for our West Texas adventures. We will be back!
Great location with everything you need!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here with family visiting. Had our feast on the porch since the weather was so mild. The Bird’s Nest is conveniently located with easy access to Big Bend, Marfa, and Ft. Davis. With so many things to explore, we will definitely be back!!
Nice retreat with gorgeous views
We had a wonderful stay at The Birdnest! Very peaceful with lots of charm.
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!
Additional information about rental rates
Some Books, WiFi provided, TV, and some DVD's, No Pets, NO SMOKING, PLEASE. If you smoke outside, please put the butts in the garbage bin near the alley. Your damage deposit will be forfeited if we have to bring in the smokebusters.