Couples Getaway with Lake & Country Views w/full Kitchen!
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. The owners purchased the Property in 2000 - but this cabin was built in 2017.
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
What an experience ALPACA RANCH !!!!!
Awesome hospitality, KIds had a blast with all the farm animals . 5 ⭐️ Cabins were extremely clean and the travel trailer also !!!!
So glad to know your Easter Holiday went well and that the kids enjoyed themselves! It was good to see how well the cabins and the trailer worked for extended family. Hope to see you all return again!
Beautiful and very peaceful
The property is beautiful and the owners are incredible!
My wife and I enjoyed the cottage and the location to the state park was great!!
We enjoyed the stay, the animals and the owners were awesome, great stay and cottage had all the comforts of home. We will definitely go back again, highly recommend this place, close to the state park and mathis. My wife enjoyed the animals and the quiet peaceful country setting, able to see the stars!
It’s not every day we get to host a newly wed couple on their honeymoon. We wish the very best to you and your lovely bride. Congratulations again! He hope to see you again real soon.
Lyn & Mark
Charming, Unique, and Clean!
The cottage we stayed in was super clean, cozy, charmingly decorated, and homey. We felt welcomed by the owners during our stay, at the same time the cottage had a nice private feel when we were inside. There were extra touches such as English muffins, fresh fruit, butter, jam, juice, and snacks provided for us as an unexpected bonus. The farm/ranch made for an interesting, fun, and peaceful atmosphere. Alpacas, gentle herd-guardian dogs, sheep, turkeys, chickens, barn kittens...It was fun and unique staying there and I definitely recommend it!
Thank you so much for your review. We want our guests to feel at home here on the farm, and to feel free to wander about as much as they please. We’re happy to know you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you visit again!
Very cute property
I rented two cottages for a colleague and I as we were in town on a business trip. The cottage was roomy, clean and very comfortable. The property was off the road and private. Lots of little animals such as alpacas, sheep, turkeys and chickens. I loved the atmosphere and being able to see the sun set on the lake off the back porch.
We had two weddings over the weekend and it was so nice to have a clean & quiet place to stay that was close to both weddings.
We are happy to know our cottages are so close to some popular wedding venues in the area. We’d love to have you visit again real soon, to enjoy the quiet and peaceful countryside.