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Cowboy House Utopia on the Sabinal River

People15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely property with 2 houses on the Sabinal River, near Utopia Rodeo arena

Sitting on the elevated porch, you can watch the deer feeding under the trees and see the river slipping by. More than 3 acres of rolling lawn provide room for picnicking or volleyball/badminton games. Floating down the river, visiting the rodeo arena or driving to either of the nearby parks, provide plenty of outdoor activities for the family. DirecTV & WiFi give options for entertainment inside. Both houses have fully stocked kitchens offering flexibility for food preparation. The charcoal grill and the fire pit offer outdoor options for cooking. In the larger house the master bedroom has a king-sized memory-foam mattress and a day bed. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed and a toddler bed. Bedroom #3 of the large house has a full-sized bed with antique iron bedstead and a set of bunk beds. The living area offers a fold-out sofa bed and a futon. The Pony House (smaller house) will comfortably sleep 2 - 5 people. Normally the cost of the 2nd house will be $30/night unless you have more than 9 people; otherwise, the price is based purely on # of people. If you have 9 or fewer people, the Pony house will remain closed, but will not be reserved by another party.

The nearby Laurel Tree Guest Table is a lovely Provencial-style restaurant where local hospitality meets cosmopolitan cuisine. The local Lost Maples Cafe, open 7 days/week, offers a more homey atmosphere and all-American selection.

**No travel trailers may be parked at this location. A cleaning fee will be added for groups who leave a big mess.

More Details

Owner
Diana Pfieffer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Diana Pfieffer

We are sisters Diana & Lani. Diana and her family live in Utopia and manage the property. Their home is walking distance from the Cowboy House, so they like to greet the guests at least once during their stay here.

Diana Pfieffer purchased this house in 2012

Why Diana Pfieffer chose Utopia

We knew the previous owner of this property and saw how beautifully he kept the grounds. When he passed away unexpectedly, the property was left untended for over a year. We were so saddened to see it unused. When it went up for auction, we threw our hat in the ring. We are grateful for the opportunity of sharing beautiful Utopia with new friends from afar.

What makes this house unique

Cowboy House is so accessible to the important things in Utopia--the rodeo arena, the dam & swimming hole, the river itself and even the little shops in quaint downtown. We are located just on the edge of town and directly down the road from Garner State Park.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Utopia in Uvalde County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parking or driving motorized vehicles on the grass. Parking areas are clearly marked.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Private to the master bedroom with king plus daybed-2 twins
    Hall Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Pony house Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washer and dryer are also in this bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Queen bed plus small toddler bed with crib mattress.
    Living area - 2 Double Bed , One double futon and one double fold-out sofa
    Pony house (smaller house) - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen memory foam bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Double Bed , Double bunks sleep 1 in each bed. Plus another double bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , King is memory foam mattress.
    Pony house living area - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , One double futon and daybed that makes 2 twins.
  • The double beds are counted as sleeping area for 1 person, but will be comfortable for 2 children. We do keep a couple of small cots, but they would only work for children or people of small frame.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
If you would like to arrange a massage, I can set that up with Christine Chism, who is a licensed massage therapist. She is trained in Myofascial Release (John Barnes method) and in various other types of massage. These must be set up in advance because her schedule is very full!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cowboy House Utopia on the Sabinal River
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second Easter we stayed at the Cowboy House and this is the second time that he have a blast, you have everything you need. The owner Diana was very friendly and helpful for whatever we needed. We’ll definitely come back again to the Cowboy House. I extremely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Mauricio! It was so fun watching the children building teepees near the river. We love hosting families.
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5

Great Place Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time. Everything was as advertised. Clean accommodations and really great hosts. We will be back when it gets warmer.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house and owners

  • 5 of 5

We had an unbelievably good time staying at the Cowboy house. Our group consisted of the grooms wedding party and the 6 of us slept very comfortably and the house had everything we could have desired. It was well furnished in the kitchen as well.

The owners live close by and they were great. I can’t stress enough, if you are staying in or around Utopia, you can’t do any better than the Cowboy house.

There was a gas and a charcoal grill as well as a fire pit for all your bonfire needs. There is no beer/liquor in Utopia though, so come prepared if you need such. Vanderpool sells some beer(about 10 minute drive) and we went to Bandera as well which was about a 30-40 minute drive.

I’d give the Cowboy house 10 stars if I could so do yourself a favor and get your reservations in now! I’ll definitely be staying there again if I find myself in Utopia. Thanks for the awesome long weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much, Allen. It was great to meet you. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to visiting again someday. Safe travels! Diana & Tim
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Great property and owner

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place, great place for family getaways. Owner is very responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyed our stay at the Cowboy house. Lots of room and a spacious lot.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very responsive to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you all! Thank you for respecting our property. Hope to see you again! Diana
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Utopia for the last six years, for Utopiafest. I think this year may have been our favorite and this house had a lot to do with it. It was the perfect size for us and our friends and our kids. The kids greatly enjoyed the swing on the tree in the big yard, and it was nice to sit on the porch and watch them have a great time. The owner dropped by shortly after we arrived and could not have been more friendly and welcoming. I hope to return to Utopia again one day, and when we do, we'd definitely look for the Cowboy House.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Michael. Your sweet family was a joy to host. Thank you for your kind words. We will look forward to hosting you again in the future. Diana
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Location

Lost Maples Cafe
Utopia Golf
Garner State Park

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Utopia, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
From
£195
£1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
20 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£373
for 2 nights
From
£160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £53.27

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. During peak season there is a 3-night minimum for all stays. During off-peak, there is a 2-night minimum. Cancellation for full refund must be made at least 14 days prior to start of reservation. Each additional person (over the 6 person/base rate) will be an additional $15/night. Dogs are allowed, but we ask that you inform us that you are bringing them. You will be charged for any damages or excessive mess.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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