Quite Couples Retreat on a working alpaca/sheep ranch.
Mark and Lyn have owned and operated the Gulf Breeze Alpaca (and Sheep) Ranch at Lake Corpus Christi near Mathis since 2007. Soon after welcoming her alpacas home, Lyn developed skills in processing their fiber herself, starting with learning how to shear them. After learning how to shear and process her own fiber into batts, roving and yarn, Lyn opened her shop and studio where she teaches spinning, knitting and wet felting & needle felting. She offers hand made and commercially made items and yarn in her shop at the ranch. Mark and Lyn offer tours of the ranch to groups and families throughout the year. This year they have added vacation rentals to the mix.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Owner chose Lake City
The Christophs sought a piece of land within a 50 mile radius of their home in Corpus Christi where they could get away on weekends. They found this spot, a five acre tract of unimproved land that was located across the road from Lake Corpus Christi and immediately fell in love with the area. After purchasing the land in 2000, they spent weekends using a travel trailer, later to build a house, where they live now. They purchased additional 10 acres in 2008, and the 15 acres that connected it all together in 2010.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is located within the flight paths of many migrating birds. There are many beautiful birds that live in the area year round. Green Jays, Kiskadees, Mockingbirds, many different finches and water fowl make their home in the area surrounding the lake. Wildlife is abundant, especially since the State Park is located less than 2 miles to the South of the property, there is also a Nature Preserve that runs along the river on both sides of the Wesley Seal Dam. Being within 50 miles of the Gulf Coast, the property enjoys cooling breezes coming from the Gulf waters, a semi-tropical environment. Being also on the edge of the dry line gives the property some semi-arid benefits such as a little dryer days in the summer. No matter what time of year, the benefits of living and working in the country are incalculable.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Communicate with owner.
Outside only. $30 will be charged 4 smoke inside.
See Pet Policy below. Charge applies.
Suitable for children 6 and up
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
LATE CHECK OUTS: Late check out fee of $50 will apply for unauthorized late checkout. Check out time is 12:00 noon.
PET FEE: Max 30lbs. $25 per pet per stay will be charged. Inquire for full Pet Policy.
Photography for Profit is not allowed. This includes still photos, videos and drone footage.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We are excited to have found this hidden gem. The cottages are more than we could have expected. They are very cozy and charmingly decorated. A comfortable home away from home we didn't want to leave anymore.
The cottage is so well appointed, thought it is not huge, it feels spacious.
The kitchen is very well outfitted with more than we needed. A nice continental breakfast was ready for us.
The owner, Lyn, keeps her cottages very clean. She also goes out of her way to accommodate special requests if possible.
We hope we have an opportunity to come back.
Thank you Lyn for making our stay so comfortable.
Great places close to Corpus Christi
My wife loved animals was central located for us to be able to travel to CC and Goliad.
My entire extended family was envious of our cabin, and our little girl loved going out to see the farm animals!
Wonderful place to stay
Was one of the best vrbo have stayed at. It was very nice how we had some snacks in our cabin and we was well taken care of.
We really enjoyed the amazing cabin and great hospitality!
We stayed here for the location, because we wanted to explore- Corpus Christi, Padre Island, Mustang Island, Port Aransas Nature Preserve, Beeville, Goliad, etc. Mathis is a nice little town and has a nice lake- you can actually see the lake from the property. The little cabin was clean and was stocked with some breakfast items. There were alpacas, sheep, turkeys, little chicks, but the best were their dogs- they are huge working dogs, but extremely friendly. We enjoyed our stay there.
The property includes 3 acres of natural wooded area with trails that can be accessed from a private road.