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Becky's Guest House With Its Classic Cottage Charm Is Vibrant And Cozy

Bedrooms 1
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Becky's Guest House With Its Classic Cottage Charm Is Vibrant And Cozy.

Becky's Guest House is nestled in a quite and intimate urban neighborhood. The place is vibrant, charming and cozy. It is detached from the main house offering guests complete privacy. This space has full amenities, including a balcony, private parking, and patio access. Located close to tube rental outfitters, downtown, outlet malls and a few minutes from IH-35, HWY 80 and 21.

LIVING ROOM - This space has a New Friheten Sofa bed with chaise. The sofa seats 4 and the bed sleeps 2 guests comfortably.

New LG 55 inch - LED - 2160p - UHD - Smart 4K Ultra HD TV.

Smart TV - Instead of cable tv we offer Smart TV with Full Internet capabilities such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vudu, GoPro, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Play, Web Browser, and Smart Share.

Ultra High Speed Wireless Internet Network - Which means that you will have a STRONG WiFI connection in every room.

BEDROOM - This space has a queen size Italian Style Iron Rod Bed with a Sleep Number Mattress. "The Sleep Number® bed contours to your neck, shoulders, back and hips, cushioning your entire body for more proper spinal alignment." Zzzzzz

WASHROOM - The washroom has a bathtub with shower, hair dryer, iron and board and all essential washroom items.

KITCHEN - The kitchen is equipped with appliances and everything you would need to stay for a weekend or week. Major appliances include Refrigerator, 4-burner gas stove, dishwasher, pots and pans, coffee maker, toaster, and basic cooking kit.

This space also includes a washer & dryer so that you can take care of your laundry for a longer stay.

PRIVATE PARKING - Private Parking is adjacent to this space. This space offers room for a big truck or two small compact cars.

BALCONY - This space offers an elevated view of the neighborhood.

NEIGHBORHOOD - Our neighborhood is quite, intimate and colorful. It beckons to be explored by foot. Parents can take their children to the children's playground. The neighborhood also includes a gazebo. You also have access to a larger soccer / recreational field.

Despite San Marcos being touted as the fastest growing area in the nation for the last 3 years in a row, it is still a small town. Locals enjoy being able to reach any San Marcos destination within 10 minutes.

The Quail Creek Country Golf Course is just on the other side of the tree line. This neighborhood is nestled between San Marcos and Blanco Rivers. The neighborhood is just a few minutes from IH-35, HWY 80 and 21. Tube rental outfitters are about 5 minutes away, downtown 7 minutes away, and the outlet malls 10 minutes away.

TRANSPORTATION - Uber, Lyft and taxis service this neighborhood.

NOTEWORTHY: - We use Meyer's liquid hand and body soap and cleaning liquids.

More Details

Becky and Randall
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, randall.wood67@gmail.com
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2018

About Becky and Randall

Hi, we are Becky and Randall.

Our interests include nurturing the mind, body, and spirit. We practice a holistic lifestyle. We incorporate meditation, yoga and other various spirituality practices into our lives.

We also enjoy exploring, adventure and travel. Some of our past travel destinations include North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. In the last few years while traveling in the United States we have chosen home rental properties as our travel accommodations preference. Now we have the opportunity to offer fellow travelers a unique place to stay!

This space was initially rented to a college student and later a TXState University professor. After staying at home rental property locations in San Antonio, Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington we decided to convert this space into an Home Away accommodation. When traveling, we chose our accommodations based on location / neighborhood, uniqueness, charm and CLEANLINESS. So, that is what we offer guests.

Becky and Randall purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Becky and Randall chose San Marcos

We purchased this property because of the close proximity to our children that live in Austin and San Antonio. Otherwise, we love San Marcos because it is a small but vibrant college town with a spring fed river running through that provides for excellent river activities.

San Marcos is ideally located between Austin and San Antonio. Furthermore, in closer proximity there are some fun small towns such Wimberley, New Braunfels, and Canyon Lake.

What makes this cottage unique

We love this small, intimate, and colorful neighborhood. It is a 1/2 mile away from the city line and that means some seclusion and distance from the 34,000 + college students that attend TXState University.

Becky's Red Cottage Guest House exterior is vibrant yet charming. We also refer to this space as a tiny house, which we interpret as "less is more".


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in San Marcos in Hays County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The washroom contains a bathtub with shower, toilet, hair dryer, iron and board and all essential washroom items. Ample bathroom towel sets are provided. The washroom also contains a walk-in closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The Bedroom is clean, simple and charming. The Italian inspired Wrought Iron Bed is the eye catcher. This Queen Size Bed has Select Comfort Number Air Mattress and seasonal bedding. The bedroom also contains a bedroom chair, nightstand with lamp and blackout curtain for those that desire a darker room.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Becky's Guest House With Its Classic Cottage Charm Is Vibrant And Cozy
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Argyle, TX

Great place, cute neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The house is centrally located to all the fun in the area, easy to get to, and had everything we needed!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peacefull stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three nights here while visiting friends in San Marcos. The apartment was very clean and had everything you would need. Since the apartment is above the garage at the back of the house it was very quiet. Thanks Becky and Randy for sharing this with us.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, Clean, Cozy

  • 4 of 5

Except for the couch, which we call "Ikea Comfortable" (meaning, it's not!) the stay was nice. We were only there for two days, but would be better for a longer stay with the stove/oven and big fridge. Nice quiet area, too.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was the perfect spot to stay for a river trip. Hosts were very hospitable

  • 5 of 5

The bed and couch were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed and the neighborhood was quiet. Great place.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Charles, LA

Cozy place in a nice neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Everything in the apartment was pretty much as presented. It was a convenient location to stores, restaurants and not far from the Outlet malls. Fairly quiet neighborhood & nice private parking.

It was just my husband & myself so perfect size for us. We only stayed 2 nights. I did use the washer & dryer for a couple small loads of clothes as we had been away from home for several days before staying here. I had brought my own HE detergent & dryer sheets, but there was some supplied in the apartment. The washer does have issues with draining & spinning the clothes. The owner did have this noted in their manual for the house. I did have to drain & spin each load a couple extra times. The AC worked well & kept the place cool. The sleep number/air adjustable bed was OK, but not my favorite for comfort. Has a nice size closet to store suit cases out of the way. It has a small kitchen, but just know that there is NO microwave. I'm sure it was probably not listed in the amenities & I just never noticed. I had picked up a couple of microwaveable breakfast bowls & then realized there wasn't one. I should have paid better attention! There is a small coffee maker & that was perfect for the 2 of us. I had brought my own coffee. Also note that it appeared there was no type of skillet to cook eggs in, but later found them by accident inside the stove!

It's a good place for a couple or a few lady friends to stay for a shopping trip! It also wasn't far from the city park where we went tubing on the San Marcos river.

We would stay here again if in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Great location, quiet area, close to all things San Marcos!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend stay visiting our daughter who attends Texas State University. This "above the garage" apartment was a great location for us. It's very close to Walmart, a few minutes drive to the downtown square and super easy access to the freeway to go shopping at the Outlet stores. The bed is really comfortable and the bathroom and adjoining closet is pretty spacious for a garage apartment. This beats any of the hotels located on I35! Becky and Randall's apartment is probably one of the cleanest places we've ever rented, and we've used VRBO rentals all over the US, Mexico and Europe. Becky and Randall had to leave town during the weekend we were there, but they checked on us (via email, still allowing us our privacy) to see if we needed anything before they left town. We won't hesitate to use their rental again, if it's only my husband and I needing a place to stay. Thank you to Becky and Randall for sharing their garage apartment with us!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Quail Creek Country Club
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrak - San Marcos Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Root Cellar Cafe

Location, Location, Location. We are ideally located close to tube rental outfitters, canoe / kayak outfitters, downtown, TXState University, outlet malls and a few minutes from IH-35, HWY 80 and 21.

SAN MARCOS - We recommend the following activities in San Marvelous.:

- Play on the spring fed San Marcos river via swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, tubing, floating, canoe/kayaking, or take a tour in the glass-bottom boats at the Meadows Center (Aquarena Springs).

- Explore downtown San Marcos and Texas State University

- Explore surrounding towns. We are also conveniently located to the hill country, nearby towns include Wimberley, New Braunfels, Gruene, Guadalupe River, and Canyon Lake. Finally, we are a 50 minute drive to San Antonio and 40 minute drive to Austin.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in San Marcos, Texas

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £21.66
Refundable Damage Deposit £108.31
Tax Rate 8.25%

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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