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Modern, roomy and spacious

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Studio is at the back of 2 1/2 acres, convenient to Boerne and San Antonio

You're gonna love the casual feel of this open and roomy space.

The kitchen has a full-sized refrigerator, cook top, microwave, pots, pans, dishes, etc. We stock the pantry and fridge with stuff for a quick breakfast and some snacks.

The Master and Living Rooms have flat screen TV's with access to Netflix, Amazon, Pandora and more through Roku There is also Wifi.

Master has a King bed and en suite bathroom with one shower and two powder rooms (all are accessed through the master). For additional guests the sofa in the living room pulls out to a queen bed. We have your linens and towels and bathroom supplies, ie. shampoo, conditioner, body wash, blow dryer.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible and working animals are welcome. Guests may also bring their well behaved, smaller furry friends (under 25 pounds) for an additional $15 per night. The backyard of the Studio is fenced which makes having your pup along that much easier.

A fireplace in the backyard is a great way to end the night.

Our on-premises gym has a treadmill, elliptical trainer and recumbent bike, free weight machine and free weights.

If it's positive and creative energy you're looking for... this is the former family home of Jerry and Esther Hicks, spiritualists, authors and the source inspiration for 'The Secret'.

We live in the detached main house so we're here if you need us but we're real laid back and hands off. We look forward to hosting you soon.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Meryl

We're Rick and Meryl - we're easy going hosts. We love to travel, hang with our dogs and enjoy our property.

Meryl purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Meryl chose Scenic Oaks

Why stay here? Well first of all this was the former family home of world renowned authors and spiritualists, Esther and Jerry Hicks so there seems to be a special relaxing and inspiring aura here. Besides this location has the best of all worlds, it's convenient to the interstate with a real deep in the country feel.

What makes this cottage unique

A unique feature of the cottage is that it has a large open shower that can accommodate a wheelchair and has 2 adjacent 1/2 baths each with a toilet and sink.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was exactly as you described and the finishing touches such as the chocolates, oatmeal and coffee really made us feel welcome. Mitchell has family in central Texas. We'll be sure and look for your property when we return.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Scenic Oaks in Fair Oaks Ranch

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , and sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Total of 1 shower, 2 toilet, 2 sinks
  • All bathroom(s) accessed through the Master.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sized pullout
  • Tempurpedic style mattress
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • sailing
  • caving


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Modern, roomy and spacious
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews

Great place with access to everything...

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at this great 1 BR place NorthWest of San Antonio at the edge of the hill country. I'm a cyclist and was able to ride off straight from the home for miles of great, safe riding. I brought my small dog, he enjoyed being able to spend time outside int he well shaded, fenced in back yard and deck.

I brought my desktop and monitors and spent the week working and riding with no distractions and the ability to relax.

Rick and Meryl couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that nice review David. And thanks for that info on the biking in the area, we get asked that a lot and it's great to hear it from a rider's perspective. We'd love to have you back anytime.
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Perfect home away from home for us!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I went up for our 2 year anniversary and stayed in the studio. We wanted to get out of town and relax in the hill country for a weekend, but we're still kind of home bodies. So having a comfortable place to lay our head in a convenient location around the corner from any grocery stores or restaurants was really great! Having a roku with Netflix and Vudu and more provided to us there definitely helped too! We loved the patio area for relaxing and unwinding for the evening, and the shower definitely made us envious! Haha I wish I could put something like that set up in our home, we were in heaven!

When we did get out for the day, there's a lot to go see and do! Plus if you're semi-familiar with the area, it's not a very long drive from several other gorgeous towns and landmarks.

I'd highly recommend the studio for couples or anyone just looking for a comfortable, beautiful place to clear their head for a few days in privacy. We pat ourselves on the back for making a good choice and staying here for our visit!

The owners were actually out of town on business for the weekend, but they were still super accommodating and made sure to contact us briefly just to make sure we were okay and having a great stay. They even recommended several local restaurants for us to try out, from casual to more formal. Extremely helpful!

I searched through the website for 3-4 days on and off trying to make a decision where to stay. It came down to this place and 3 others for location, price and wide open space. I can't speak toward the others, but we definitely feel like we lucked out and got the best place for us! I hope we can head back there next time we wanna visit Boerne!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very functional and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Modern, roomy and comfortable. Located just off the highway. The property suited our needs wonderfully. The serene grounds are an added bonus. Rick and Meryl are very gracious hosts! We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best VRBO place we have stayed at

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and comfortable! Our dogs loved the place too. Nice fenced area in back. Rick and Meryl were great and I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We typically always go thru HomeAway/VRBO for our vacations. By far this was the nicest place we've ever stayed at. Normally you make your decision off a few pics that the owners purposely want to show focusing on the good things. This was the one and only time we've stayed somewhere in which the pictures didn't do the beauty of the place justice. Stainless steel appliances, comfy furnishings and they have thought of everything for you. Coffee/hair dryer/clothes iron/hangers for your clothes/body wash/conditioner/etc. The list is endless. We travel with our 2 small dogs and we were greeted with dog treats in a nice dog bowl. The fenced back yard gave us the luxury of opening the back door to allow the dogs to potty off their leashes. What a bonus that was. They offer free Netflix/Amazon/Hulu and WIFI so even though you can disconnect if you want you can still have all the amenities of home. It's approx 20 min drive to downtown San Antonio and there is much to do North of the city in Hill Country so the Studio is perfectly situated so that you are in the middle of many things to see and do. The Studio is in a great neighborhood so no worries about theft plus they have a secure gate if needed. I can't say enough good about Rick & Meryl's hospitality. They were very kind, and helpful. I truly felt like we could go to them for anything. Really great people, really great place. I highly recommend staying here whether you want to get away from the bustling noise of downtown or you are like us and want to see and do as much as you can so this puts you in the middle between the beauty that is Hill Country and Tourist Mecca of Downtown San Antonio. First time I've given a place 5 stars but would give them 10 if I could.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and unwind!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Studio and it was exactly as described. The inside was tastefully furnished and decorated, and it was very clean. The outside patio was nicely decorated and included a small fireplace which we used one night while enjoying a bottle of wine. We would definitely return again. Thank you Meryl and Rick for exceeding our expectations and offering such a lovely place for couples to enjoy a relaxing weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Car: necessary

We are perfectly situated, just a short 10 minute drive, between 2 large shopping areas (The Rim and La Cantera) and the quaint town of Boerne which is known for antique and boutique shopping.

There is a no-smoking pub within walking distance and they make a great hamburger and fries.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Scenic Oaks, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10.83
Cleaning £18.05 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%

Additional Guests are $10 per person, per night.

Doggie Guests are $15 per dog per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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