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The Perfect Vacation Rental In The Heart Of Alpine Texas

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Minutes From Downtown

Our guest house is located within a few minutes’ walk from downtown Alpine where you will find a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars to enjoy after a long day out in the Big Bend Area. Alpine is the hub of The Big Bend, centrally located to many of the fantastic national and state parks in our area and other interesting attractions that we have including the McDonald Observatory.

Alpine boasts many activities to pass the time, the movie theater shows all the latest films or you could spend the afternoon walking through history at the Museum of the Big Bend located on the campus of Sul Ross University. Just behind the university is the best short hiking trail which will take you up to the top of the mountain providing breath taking views of alpine and the surrounding basin? See if you can find the famous writing desk hidden on top of the mountain.

In the months of May through July you can watch the 06 Cowboys Baseball team at the historic Kokernot Baseball Field.

The guest house has a slight rustic Spanish feel to it, with handmade furniture from Mexico throughout and Saltillo tile.

The cottage has one bedroom with a queen bed and more than ample storage for your vacation luggage, closet and two full size dressers.

The main living room has a queen sized futon with a very thick and comfortable mattress, perfect for the kids. We have Dish TV, Roku with netflix and high speed WIFI which is very reliable and fast, perfect for streaming movies.

On the other side of the living room you will find a nice dining area, perfect for those family meals.

The Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need for your stay and we also have recently installed a Eco friendly on-demand water heater and washer/dryer.

The Guest house has one bathroom with a full shower. We have created a comfortable seating area outside next to chimney, perfect for those cooler nights watching the stars with a fire and cocktails, even better on those warmer nights watching the incredible sunsets. The guest house is nonsmoking so please smoke outside.

Parking is located outside the guest house and is very secure with a private drive way.

We have two cruiser bikes for you to use during your stay, cruise around downtown alpine, ride to the bar or restaurant or check out the town. We do provide helmets and a lock.

For larger families/groups we are right next door to this property. https://www.vrbo.com/502264

Recent Upgrades:

Installed Eco Smart On Demand Water Heater. 9/15

Upgraded plumbing to add Washer & Dryer. 9/15

Installed low flow extended toilet. 8/15

Added media charge port hub to bedside tables. 7/15

More Details

Mark Hannan & Carrie Branum
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alpine in Brewster County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

The Perfect Vacation Rental In The Heart Of Alpine Texas
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews

Nice little house in town

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and organized with everything working as it should. Located in town but not on the main drag where you get tired of hearing vehicles go by. Beats a hotel anyday and will not hesitate to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glad we booked this place!

  • 5 of 5

It didn't take long for us to feel at home here. We immediately noticed that everything was very clean and was equipped with everything needed. It was a relaxing spot to return to each day after experiencing this beautiful area. We enjoyed every minute!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house! It was super clean, comfortable, quiet and has all the amenities you could need. We took out the bikes one day and rode all over Alpine. We ran into Mark while we were out on the bikes and he immediately introduced himself and wanted to know if we had everything we needed and to please let him know if something wasn't to our liking. Carrie was equally as accommodating and came right over when we could not figure out how to turn on the t.v. She even brought us some delicious homemade coffee cake! Mark and Carrie are great hosts and their house is adorable. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful accomodations

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice rental unit, didn't spend a lot of time there due to just a few days in the area and a very ambitious itinerary but the house was perfect for us(myself, husband and canine buddy) Very clean and spacious. would not be cramped even with a couple of more people) Would definitely stay again if we can return to the area. enclosed yard was nice for the dog,

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much.
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  • 5 of 5

Mark was a great host. The location was great. We loved the ample room to park, since we pulled a trailer with motorcycles.

We will definitely be staying here again soon. Love Alpine. Can't say enough about this great town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice but most likely a sewer gas leak. Please check

  • 1 of 5

The house was nice and clean, but upon entering the night of our arrival, there was a overwhelming pungent smell. At first, I thought the place had been bug bombed like immediately before our arrival. The second day we were gone all day and when we returned the smell was just as toxic. Then we thought that perhaps a rat had died in one of the walls, but when I opened the bathroom the smell was even worse. I finally decided that it was the toilet that was producing the smell.

Overall, the place is nice and clean. There was wine and coffee and the pillows and linens were nice. I would have given five stars, but I had to use my inhaler all 3 days and spray perfume so I could stand to be there. There is also a lovely little covered porch area and bikes. Please have the toilet checked because I spent a lot of money and was miserable. I really hate to give one star but honestly I was sick the whole time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for the delay and are so sorry to hear about your experience. Had we known about the problem during your stay we would have attempted to remedy the situation or make other arrangements for your lodging. A sewer gas smell was not observed before you check-in and has been investigated since to no avail. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.
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Far Flung Outdoor Center
Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Midland, Odessa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Saddle Club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Alpine Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Downtown Alpine
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Reata or Century Grill
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Alpine, Texas

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £45.61
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning £34.79 + Tax
Pet Fee £19.33
Tax Rate 13.0%

1. We request that all bookings be made in at least 2 days prior to arrival, this will enable us to have the property ready for our guests. We do not except bookings on day of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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