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The River

Staples, TX

True to its name, "The River" rests near the San Marcos River, offering a charming getaway in central Texas. Whether you’re here to tube the river, love fly-fishing, or are in town to visit Texas State in San Marcos, this 1-bedroom + loft, 1-bathroom vacation rental cabin has it all! 


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Primary Bedroom: 1 Queen Bed

  • Loft: 2 Twin Beds

  • 1 Fully Stocked Kitchen

  • 1 Fully Stocked Bathroom

  • High-Speed Internet & WiFi (+250 Mbs)

  • 3 Flatscreen TVs with Cable

  • Washer/Dryer Combo

  • Coffee Bar

  • Large Covered Porch with Seating

  • BBQ Grill

  • Driveway for Parking (2 vehicles)

  • Pet Friendly

Kick back and relax in this idyllic tiny home set near the banks of the San Marcos River. ‘The Cabin’ features a furnished front porch and a cozy 399-square-foot interior with an additional loft (100 sqft) for you and your group to unwind. Winter Texans will love the seasonal discount specials that make it easier than ever to escape into this charming piece of paradise.

Two couches in the living area allow everyone to take it easy beside the flat-screen TV. The gas fireplace provides an inviting ambiance and will keep you toasty warm!


Whenever you get hungry, the well-equipped kitchen and charcoal grill in the yard provide delicious options for cooking. Savor your meal around the hardwood dining table where it overlooks the peaceful yard.


Walk off your filling meal with a stroll down to the San Marcos River. However you fill your days, the tranquility of the cabin will lull you quickly to sleep, with a queen bed in the bedroom, 2 twin beds in the loft and comfy pullout couch in the living room. In the morning, use the fully stocked coffee bar to brew a fresh cup of java to sip while you get ready for the day ahead.

The River

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

Sleeps 6

"The River was cozy, private and pleasant in a safe and lovely pastoral setting.  It was super clean and incredibly well-stocked - better stocked than any short term rental we have ever had, and we have had at least 20 different short term rentals.  Michelle is super friendly, responsive and helpful.  She is the best! Honestly, it felt like a little home away from home after being there for a month." - Roxanne S


Location & Surroundings

This cozy home is ideally situated to help you make the most of your stay in Staples. You’ll be walking distance from a park for relaxing strolls with the whole group. The San Marcos River runs past the town, and it’s known for fly fishing, kayaking, birding and tubing. Just 6 miles away, Martindale is home to several tube rental companies for easy-going afternoons drifting down the river.


Spend more time on the water with a trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels! The dual park and resort offers 51 attractions over 70 acres, so there’s bound to be fun for the whole family. Come November, the town celebrates its German heritage with the 10-day Wurstfest!


Cheer on the Bobcats of Texas State in San Marcos! The town also features an historic downtown with delicious dining and great shopping. If you’re on the hunt for a good deal, San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets San Marcos are nearby. Refuel with a decadent barbecue meal in Lockhart or Luling!


You’ll be an easy drive away from Austin, home to the University of Texas, great live music and parks. Catch a Formula 1 race just outside of town at the Circuit of the Americas Track! Don’t forget to visit San Antonio for the picturesque River Walk and its historic sites at the Alamo and along Mission Trail before stopping for a cold one at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling.

House Rules

  • Maximum occupancy: 6

  • No smoking

  • Children and infants welcomed

  • Pet friendly - 75lbs Limit (2 Furry Friends Per Cabin) - $50 Non-Refundable Pet Fee

  • Electric Car Charging - Minimum extra charge $20/day or $100/month (extra charges depending on the vehicle)

  • Events, parties and large gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Michelle for additional information)

  • If you’re traveling with more than 6 guests, check the availability of our other cabins on the property. Please inquire with Michelle about booking the properties together.

  • Must be at least 21 years old to book.

  • We do not provide access to the San Marcos River.

  • Long-term rental allowed.

  • Additional fees and taxes may apply

The River

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

Sleeps 6

"Our stay in The River was great! The cabin was clean and comfortable. Michelle is awesome hostess! The people around us were very friendly! Michelle works very hard to provide “ a home away from home!” - Fernando & Darla

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