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BlueBird Cottage in Tarpley

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Property Type : Houses

Property Description

If you're looking for a wildlife-focused Hill Country getaway, the BlueBird Cottage in Tarpley is your perfect vacation cabin! It's a brand-new rental home on 20 acres of wildlife-exempted property; that means the land is set up specifically to support native animals and birds. On top of all that, it's also within a half hour's drive of the Hill Country and Lost Maples State Natural Areas. But you won't be totally isolated if you want some in-town fun; Tarpley, Bandera, and Pipe Creek are all close by!

Here's a quick overview of the birds you'll see at the (the aptly-named) BlueBird Cottage: vividly-colored painted buntings, cardinals, bluebirds, black half chickadees, and vermilion flycatchers, among many others. Deer, turkeys, kit foxes, and other species visit the grounds regularly, too. There are tons of bird feeders, and seating around them, for optimal viewing. There's also a 3/4-mile hiking trail on the property, as well as tree swings to enjoy. While small pets are allowed, they must not interfere with the wildlife.

BlueBird Cottage has both a screened-in porch and an open-air patio, complete with outdoor seating, for taking in those amazing Hill Country views. There's a hammock to relax on, and cornhole (bags) game to enjoy outside, too! In you're in the mood for BBQ, you'll find a charcoal pit and a fire pit where you can gather round and enjoy a feast. Please keep in mind smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property.

Inside this bright and beautiful brand-new guest home, it's bright and roomy, and loaded with comforts like central air, plush furniture, Wifi Internet service, TVs with a library of DVDs and Firestick with free channels, and even board games to play! There are two bedrooms here, each with a roomy and comfortable queen-sized bed, plus a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living area, offering peaceful slumber for up to six people. The full bath has a large shower, and there's also a convenient additional half-bath. Clean and fresh bed and bath linens are provided here, too! BlueBird Cottage has a fully-appointed kitchen with two different coffee makers, and there's also a washer/dryer combo on hand for cleanup convenience.

Discover the great outdoors, and all its colorful inhabitants, at this wonderful wildlife retreat right in the heart of the Hill Country. Make your getaway plans at BlueBird Cottage by contacting us at Backroads Reservations today!

The House
Master bedroom with queen bed
Second bedroom with queen bed
Queen-sized sleeper sofa in living room
Bathroom with a large shower
Additional half-bath
Fully equipped kitchen with regular coffee and k-cup
Central air and heat

Firestick with free channels
DVD and movies
Board games
Dedicated workspace
Wonderful bird watching
Hiking and walking trail
Charcoal grill
Cornhole game
Front patio with mountain views
Screened in back patio with seating
Outdoor ceiling fans
Semi fenced property

Rates and Details
Maximum of 6 guests allowed
Children under 2 stay free
Children welcome
Cleaning fee is $125
One medium-sized pet will be considered, provided it will not chase wildlife. Pet must be approved prior to booking
Pet fee is $25 per day
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
No smoking allowed anywhere on the property
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Event and holiday weekends may have a three night minimum requirement
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 40 miles
Medina River: 15 miles
Guadalupe River: 40 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 30 miles
Garner State Park: 35 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 10 miles

Some say tiny Tarpley is easy to miss; those folks just don't know what they're missing! The Hill Country surrounds Tarpley, offering some of the most beautiful views in Texas. Check out Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery, which has been featured on two shows on the Food Network for their cuisine.

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Bandera, Texas

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  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Veranda
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
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  • Budget
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