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Vacation rentals in McDonald Observatory

Vacation rentals in McDonald Observatory

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Casita on Arabella Mountain
SUPERHOSTEntire guesthouse · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Casita on Arabella Mountain

Guest (studio) casita located on Arabella Mtn. in Limpia Crossing, 9 miles from Fort Davis and 8 miles from McDonald Observatory. Cools mornings, pleasant afternoons. The casita has everything you need to get away from it all. Sleep in or have early coffee and watch the wildlife. One can choose to have dinner in town or cook and have a quiet dinner in the casita. Star gazing is beautiful here in the Davis Mountains.

"The Treehouse" -A Room, a View & a Private Deck
SUPERHOSTEntire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
"The Treehouse" -A Room, a View & a Private Deck

On the side of Dolores Mountain overlooking town, "The Treehouse", as we call it, is a grown-up version of your favorite childhood hideout. At the top of the private staircase in the courtyard, you will find an unexpectedly modern and comfortable retreat, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring. - Private Entrance and Rooftop Deck - 270 Degree Views of the Davis Mountains - Centrally located 1 mile from the town's center - 20 Minutes to Marfa/25 to Alpine - Satellite TV and WIFI Included

What guests are saying:

“Loved our stay here. Especially during Covid-19, it was the perfect way to social distance & vacation on our 3-week roadtrip. Will especially miss the rooftop terrace for stargazing in pitch dark. Absolutely magical. Also Jennifer’s restaurant is super delicious and she’s a lovely host.”

Casa Mano Prieto, quiet and secluded, dark skies.
SUPERHOSTEntire house · 5 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
Casa Mano Prieto, quiet and secluded, dark skies.

Casa Mano Prieto is surrounded by the Mano Prieto and Puerta Cito mountains on a broad plain, 5,125 ft in elevation, and with views of the Davis Mountains and McDonald Observatories. Off the main road 1.3 miles, secluded and quiet, with dark, starry skies, beautiful long range views, the house is free-standing and has 1350 sq. ft. and a courtyard. A 7% local tax will be added to your payment. See additional reviews on the photos page. There are two telescopes for use by guests.

What guests are saying:

“This place is a very unique get away to enjoy the beauty of the mountains of west texas. Its close to the towns of Ft Davis, Alpine and Marpha but away in the mountains in an area called the Mano Preito estates which has about 8 to 10 homes all spread far away from each other. For us the highlight was enjoying our evenings in the sit-out area enjoying the views, then going for a walk to watch the sunset followed by star gazing. While the bedrooms are a tad bit small, the large living area more than makes up for it and is great for spending the day when its hot outside. We appreciated that the cleaning fee was included where lots of orher airbnbs in the area charge huge amounts as cleaning fee. We also got to see the beautiful blue grosbeak and a javelina. We had a lovely stay. We had planned on staying for 3 nights but extended our stay to 4 nights.”

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