"The apartment was as pictured including a large open studio space with a small kitchenette and comfortable, clean bathroom. When you get there, look up. If you appreciate architecture and/or woodworking at all, you'll be stunned.
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children (12 and 7 years) and there was adequate space for the two twin inflatable beds we brought. Regarding the king bed, we've stayed in several vacation home rentals which have not had as comfortable a bed, but this has been an exception. Thank goodness, because after two full days of being in the water, sun, and having lots of fun...we were tired! We lived in San Marcos for many years and can say without a doubt that Jerry and Barbara have a gem of a home on a surprisingly secluded part of a very busy river. It is amazing that they are sharing it, because I can't imagine doing the same.
The realities of living with a kitchenette, four people, and a narrow spiral staircase are the ONLY things to really plan out when booking your stay. We ate out once (Cafe on the Square is an old haunt with good breakfasts) and ordered Valentino's Pizza once (it's always been the BEST pizza in town and delivers)...the rest we cooked on the downstairs house grill and felt like we lived on the river, it was wonderful! The stairs were a bit scary to traverse with a full cooler and probably the only thing I would change in the property at all. They make a beautiful trellis for the blooming wine colored wisteria, though! Be mindful that they maintain a natural (but well kept) landscape. Expect to see many birds, waterfowl, bugs (outside, of course), and the orange cat, Henry. Admirable and infinitely curious, Barbara and Jerry enjoy observing their environment.
Jerry and Barbara are also two of the kindest people we've met. They opened their vast yard and waterfront deck to us and our visiting friends, whom only visited for the afternoons. (We even got to use the kayaks!) Everyone had a memorable time and we plan on returning again as soon as possible! We certainly recommend this apartment to anyone wishing for a lovely time in a beautiful part of the San Marcos River. There are so many great things to say about this apartment and the Texas hospitality we were given, but you're just going to have to find out for yourself. Enjoy!
We can recommend this property for people who love being outdoors (fishing, tubing, kayaking), photography, picnicking, or just being lazy and enjoying the waterfront."
Guest: deena d.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: June 3, 2016