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Terlingua Sky - Modern Solar Home w/ Rustic Flare & Amazing Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Terlingua Sky is a modern solar powered home with rustic flare and amazing mountain views, located on a hilltop near the Terlingua Ghost Town. With two bedrooms, two full baths, an open plan living room, dining room, and kitchen, plus great porches, you’ll have plenty of room to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Big Bend. The amazing views of the Chisos Mountains are simply breathtaking.

Named for our amazingly clear skies, Terlingua Sky, is perfectly situated for enjoying awe inspiring views at any time of day or night. Sunrises are unparalleled thanks to unobstructed views of the sun rising over the Chisos Mountains to the east. Daytime views include endless horizons of scenic mountains in the US and Mexico. Sunset views will find you looking more to the east than the west, as the reddening rays of the sun light up the mountains with dynamic displays of color and light. Nighttime views of the starry skies or bright moon are inspirational. The stars at night truly are big and bright deep in the heart of Big Bend country.

While you’ll be tempted to spend all your time outside, you’ll definitely find the inside to be inviting, comfortable, and visually appealing. The home is solidly built with heavy gauge steel structural supports and an all metal roof. The exterior has a classic stucco finish and the interior is beautiful wood and tile. All the furnishings were selected for comfort and style. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and the second bedroom has a queen. Both have private bathrooms with stylish tile showers. The living, dining, and kitchen area is open and spacious. Perfect for enjoying time together with your family or friends. Of course, privacy is also important. That’s why the interior walls are all insulated for sound dampening.

The home is brilliantly designed for both comfort and eco-efficiency. The professionally designed solar power system provides ample power for all the modern comforts, including a highly efficient air-conditioning system. Extensive shading, insulation, and high quality windows ensures that the home requires minimal use of the air-conditioning or heating systems. Take advantage of our cool summer nights and warm winter days by opening the windows and enjoying fresh desert air. The shaded porches allow you to enjoy the outdoor views and breezes without being overwhelmed by the desert sun. They also shade the house and help provide comfort inside. For rare occasions when the solar array and large battery bank does not provide enough power, the home is equipped with a back-up generator. You’re very unlikely to need it, but it’s nice to know that it is there just in case.

Water is rare and precious in the desert. Water at Terlingua Sky comes from the sky. An extensive rain catchment system collects rain water and stores it for future use. We request that guests conserve water as much as is comfortable. Our first concern is for your comfort. The rain water is filtered and treated for household use. However, it is not officially tested and approved as potable. We provide bottled water for drinking, making coffee, cooking, and any other human consumption.

Most of our guests are coming out here to explore Big Bend National Park, the Rio Grande River, Big Bend Ranch State Park, and the Terlingua Ghost Town. Terlingua Sky is perfectly located for easy access to all these local attractions, but just far enough off the beaten path to enjoy privacy and solitude. After all you probably didn’t drive hundreds of miles into the middle of nowhere just to be crowded by noisy or nosy neighbors.

As our guests, you will be able to pursue all sorts of wild adventure or history of the parks and river, the lively social scene with art, dining, and live entertainment in the Ghost Town and other local venues, explore the nearby ruins from the heyday of Terlingua Cinnabar mining, or simply relax and unwind. However you decide to spend your time under the Terlingua sky, you’ll be able to leave here as exhausted or refreshed as you want. Don’t worry if you don’t get to do it all in one visit. You’re welcome to return time and time again.

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Eby
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Terlingua in Brewster County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing


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Terlingua Sky - Modern Solar Home w/ Rustic Flare & Amazing Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Grand views!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and solar engineering that went into it. Very comfortable and not too far from town. Speed bumps/ water diversion humps were a little too high for our Chevy Express van causing us to drag bottom each time going up and down the driveway. Other than that, we had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't count on wifi

  • 4 of 5

Everything about the house was as advertised, the view of the Chisos was awesome. Centrally located to both the National and State Parks. Only issue is don't count on any internet access, there is wifi, but very slow to the point we quit trying. As other reviews stated only hot water in the master and no closet space in the other.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that the guests had an issue with the hot water. We always try to have everything working properly. Unfortunately, things do fail. We have since fixed the problem. The water in the guest shower is now hot. The wifi works well most of the time. But during the busy times - like spring break - the system can get overwhelmed.
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Everything about the Sky was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem. We absolutely loved every minute we were there and were sorry when we had to move on. The sunrises, sunsets and night sky were breathtaking. This where I will stay every time I come back to Big Bend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Met our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

A great eastern view of the mountains. The house was clean and neat. Provisions (water, paper supplies, condiments, etc) were exceptional. Ideal for two couples and access to Big Bend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terlingua Sky is much better than the photos

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent eight days at Terlingua Sky – our base for exploring the Big Bend region. The website does not do this house justice. Terlingua Sky is better than the photos, and the location exponentially better. The house is newish and in excellent condition. The layout is simple: a large living room is centrally located, with the kitchen and breakfast area open to it. When we were in the house (not too often – the main attractions lie beyond its walls) we hung out in living room. The kitchen is smallish, but efficient. Lots of pots, pans and dishes, and myriad and varied utensils. There are two bedrooms, each with a full bath. The master suite is large, with oodles of storage. A large window looks out onto the Chisos Mountains of the national park. Along the front of the house is a deep porch with comfy chairs and benches offering front row views of the mountains (and colorful sunrises). And this is the very best part of the house – its location. It has 180 degree uninterrupted views of the mountains, buttes and mesas of the Big Bend region. The house sits high on a rise above the tiny village of Terlingua, two miles from a paved road. No traffic. No cars. No sounds but those of birds and coyotes. It is remote but not distant. It is easy to reach Terlingua, Study Butte and the western entrance to the Big Bend NP.

The only caution I can advise is to arrive at the house in the daytime when you first arrive. It is very dark at night, and you travel on rough dirt roads the last two miles to reach the house – not an easy feat. The owners provide a detailed description to find the house – have it with you.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Terlingua Ghost Town and Isolated enough and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Lovely home and easy check in and out.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lajitas National Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Starlight Theatre
Nearest Train
89 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60.72
Pet Fee £35.72

Our cancellation policy is if you cancel before 30 days of your stay, then we will refund 100% minus a $50 cancellation fee and any processing fees. If you cancel within 30 days of your stay, then a refund will depend on us being able to re-rent that time. This supersedes the cancellation policy that VRBO has on it's drop down box.

Rates are subject to change until payment has been received.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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