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On the river - Frio Family Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Perfect for families - Your own private getaway on the Frio River

Best Cabin Getaway on the Frio 2016, 2017 and 2018. More than 40+ 5 star reviews on our cabins. Come relax and fall in Love with this modern rustic cabin is located directly on the Frio River and is a perfect getaway in the heart of the Texas Hill country. The cabin is an energy efficient design with A/C and heating year round, indoor and outdoor showers (with hot and cold water), BBQ grills, a complete modern kitchen, bath and facilities. Roast marshmellows and Smores over a fire out back or sit under the stars and enjoy a clear dark sky free from the city lights.

Easy access to the river, hiking, beautiful views, kayaking, birding, nearby Garner State Park, Lost Maples State Park , hunting, fishing. The cabin has something for everyone year round with dazzling leaf colors in the fall, birding year round and summer fun in the river.

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John & Irene Moore
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish, Hungarian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About John & Irene Moore

We are lovers of travel, but we always come back to the Texas Hill County which is our favorite place in the world - home. John grew up as a fourth generation Texan in San Antonio and for many years made a living as a sports photographer in Central Texas. Irene grew up in a Large Hungarian family and was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. We love doing anything outdoors. We have a big family and lots of friends! We both compete in ultra distance canoe racing, marathons and the occasional triathlon. We love golf, movies, sailing in the Caribbean and spending time at the cabins.

John & Irene Moore purchased this cabin in 2005

Why John & Irene Moore chose Leakey

We fell in love with the beauty of the Hill Country, the rugged beauty of the land combined with the crystal clear water of the Frio and the wide open skies at night. When I was young my mom started bringing us out to Leakey for the holidays, we used to come out and spend summer nights dancing in Garner State Park. Eventually we wanted to get a place of our own out here, but we wanted to get away from the huge summer crowds further down river. Mom is a river guide and Master Naturalist and for years brought her kayaking groups to the Frio for fun paddles here and around this area.

What makes this cabin unique

The very best thing about our cabins is that they are DIRECTLY on the beautiful Frio River. Sitting on the front porch, you are literally looking down at the River about 20 feet away. At night you can hear the water trickling over the rocks and if you listen closely, .....deer hooves on the river bed as they come out for a drink. Located in a sparsely populated area of Real County, this charming little Frio River Canyon is a perfect Texas Hill Country Getaway for couples and families.

Just far enough from town (10 mins) that you can really enjoy the peaceful sunsets and sunrises and close enough that you are only minutes away if you forgot the bread, or need some fresh veggies for the salad.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the Leakey around the Real County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No shooting firearms or fireworks No driving/parking in the river No loud music outdoors at anytime No feminine products/trash down toilets
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(66 traveller reviews)

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On the river - Frio Family Getaway
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 66 reviews
Houston, TX

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year coming to the "Double Dog Cabins". It's secluded but close enough to town and Garner State Park. The kids love playing in the river and fishing. The house is cozy and has everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to see our return guests each year! our love is sharing the beautiful Frio River with our family and friends and we are delighted to include you in that group :-) come play on the Frio again soon!
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The location of this cabin is wonderful. And, the owners stock it extremely well for guests.

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with the cabin. The only thing negative I have to say is - the guest room bed needs a true, clean mattress cover. And, in the living area, the arm chair is very dirty; as is the covering for it.

We would definitely rent the cabin again. The owners are very easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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¡Mission Accomplished!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Frio River and to the Double Dog Cabin!

It was peace and relaxation, free of stress, electronics, and technology - just what we were seeking.

We were able to take in some local sites and activities. On your recommendation, we made it to the top of the mountain where the green-roof cabin sits. Spectacular! The bat cave south of Concan was also a hit. Mama Chole’s and Dora’s Nursery were other stops we enjoyed, as well as Garner State Park.

A great deal of time was spent in the river skipping stones, watching fish, balancing rocks, and losing ourselves in escape from our workaday lives. We saw deer and birds, centipede, scorpions (from a safe distance, nothing scary).

The cabin is cozy, well appointed, comfortable, and secluded - all the makings of a great getaway. We loved the music selections while food-prepping in the kitchen; didn’t venture into tv at all, but star-gazed till the wee hours, taking in satellites and shooting stars to our hearts’ content. Birding, hiking, stone-skipping, wading, napping, grilling, and exploring were all tops for us.

Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven. You guys have got this down to a “T”.

We hope to repeat in the Spring, if you’ll have us again. This is the place to make fond memories.



  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place to relax and spend time with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, and hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great cabin- had everything we needed & more!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was amazing!! The house was well stocked and clean. Loved the location and the privacy!! We look forward to returning for a 3rd year!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Real County Airport
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Concan Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mama Chole's Mexican
Car: recommended

We love the location of this property. It is in a wonderful little valley that keeps things quiet and preserves a feeling of seclusion but you can be in downtown Leakey in about 10 minutes and Garner State Park is just a short drive from there. There are places to hike and go wading or fishing or kayaking on the property and if you are a cyclist or biker, then some of the most popular Hill Country routes pass less than 1 mile from the front door. During the holidays there are several local festivals in town and the annual Christmas Bazzaar. In the summer, there is a popular July 4th parade.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £18.99
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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