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Private Cabin + Big Stars - Terlingua - Big Bend

Tiny house hosted by Pat
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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*Big Bend Hot Weather Alert, June 2021 Check weather!
Mesa Vista is a 1-room, "off-the-grid" cabin with 2 lofts located 24 miles north of Terlingua, Tx and Big Bend National Park. It has a queen-sized bed, 2 side tables, 1 shelf, and 2 chairs. One loft has a queen-sized memory foam mattress. One loft is for storage. We're a 'Dark Sky' designated area.

To keep our rates low, our guests will continue to clean/sanitize for next guests.

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The space
***May-Sept. is our HOT SEASON. Temps can get in the 100s during the day and not cool off much at night until the wee hours of the morning. During June - Sept., the temps have gotten as high as 113. Water intake needs to be doubled most of the Hot season, and short hikes, with time in the shade, are best. No air conditioning available.

Let me tell you about Mesa Vista. (Be sure to look at the pics and read the reviews. People love this place.)
IT'S CAMPING WITH A BEDROOM!

Lots of stars, blazing sunsets and sunrises, quiet...
Mesa Vista is located in one of the last "dark sky" designated areas. There is no light pollution and it's not uncommon to see the Milky Way on moonless nights.

Mesa Vista is a tiny 10' x 15' off-the-grid cabin located in Big Bend Valley. It's a rustic, small, wooden one-room cabin with lots and a small porch.
A short walk away is the water-free toilet building, big enough for one person at a time, and the outdoor 5 gallon camping solar water bag shower. There is a queen-sized bed with memory foam mattress (no bedding provided), a metal table with shelf, 2 bedside tables, and a couple of chairs. There is a queen-sized memory foam mattress (no bedding provided) in one loft which is accessed by a permanent wooden ladder. The other loft is good for storage.

Mesa Vista is NOT AIR-CONDITIONED. There is a small, portable propane heater available which heats the cabin comfortably. The only electricity at the cabin is 240 watts of solar power that can charge a phone, computer or run a very small fan. It will NOT power a hairdryer/hot iron or microwave oven.

We have a "Bring Your Own" format which includes a "Clean for the Next Guest" policy. You must leave the property in clean, rentable condition and haul out our trash. You review depends on this. We ask you to let us know what kind of condition the property was in when you arrived so that we can rate the previous guest. This way we keep our rates low.

*UPDATE - CLEANING DURING COVID - You will need to sanitize high touch surfaces like door knobs, table tops and bathroom counter/toilet top area before you leave.

Outside, there is a cooking and 'hang out" area with a table and 4 chairs. Relax with the beverage of your choice and watch the sunset reflect off of the mountains or watch the stars at night. 9 Point Mesa, Black Hill, Red Bluff and the Christmas Mountains are all in view from the comfy front porch.
There is solar light (on/off switch) on the porch. On the ground of the area around the cabin are down-pointing solar lights.
There is a rock fire pit for use when there is no wind or burn ban.

WATERLESS TOILET
This is similar to a port-a-potty, except you will place compost material (we provide) into the trash-bag-lined toilet bucket after each use. You will empty the bucket, as needed, in the "dumpster" out next to the red storage building.
During clean up at the end of your stay you will empty contents of the bucket and get it ready for the next guest with a trash bag and scoops of compost. We will send instructions in your Airbnb messages.

WE provide:
- Mr. Buddy 4 k - 9 k BTU portable indoor/outdoor propane heater in cabin
- Propane camp stove
- Ice chest
- 1 frying pan
- 1 small pot
- 1 outdoor 5-gallon solar water bag shower, shower curtain (surrounded by
wooden wall
- Composting material for waterless toillet
- Composting trash bags
- Broom
- WiFi - sketchy and on only when we are home.

YOU provide:
- Water for drinking, cooking, showering, hiking, cleaning
- Food
- 16 oz. propane bottles for camp stove and indoor heater
- All bedding and pillows
- Towels, if needed
- Toilet paper, paper towels
- Hand sanitizer
-Trash bags for cabin and outdoor large trash can
- Flashlights/headlamps

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Terlingua, Texas, United States

*NOTE - Our cabin is in Big Bend Valley, 27 miles NORTH of Terlingua, TX off of Hwy. 118. The Airbnb map here is of the area in and around the city of Terlingua, TX.

If you enjoy Big Bend National Park, you'll enjoy the view in Big Bend Valley.

Mesa Vista is 3 miles off Hwy 118. Usually, there is very little traffic during the day or night. It's quiet, secluded, peaceful and gorgeous.

The Little Burro Store, about 3 miles from the cabin on Hwy. 118, usually has public WiFi, food, firewood, beer, wine, propane, water and some camping supplies. Stock can be limited. The store is part of JackAss Flats.

Big Bend Valley was once inhabited by Apache Indians and occasionally you'll encounter arrowheads and other artifacts.

Terlingua/Study Butte area:
There are restaurants, bars, food trucks, desert/river tour guide business, and the famous Terlingua Ghost Town.

Hosted by Pat

Joined in December 2016
  • 126 Reviews
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Hi - Mesa Vista is owned by Pat O'Bryan and Betsy Blaydes. We previously managed Terlingua Las Ruinas campground in Terlingua. We've been welcoming travelers to Big Bend area for over two years. Betsy is a retired speech pathologist and a doting grandma. She enjoys reading Pema Chodron and watching British T.V. shows. Pat's a musician, photographer, and writer. He's retired from touring but still plays locally. He writes TV and Film music and produces music for other artists. Pat also run "Terlingua Cares," a local non-profit that focuses on making life better on both sides of the border. We'll meet you at the cabin, make sure you have everything you need, and help you with directions. Once you're "set," we're pretty hands off. We're here if you need us.
Hi - Mesa Vista is owned by Pat O'Bryan and Betsy Blaydes. We previously managed Terlingua Las Ruinas campground in Terlingua. We've been welcoming travelers to Big Bend area for o…
During your stay
You can see our cabin from your cabin and you can walk to our place in a minute or so. If we aren't at home and you need us, please message us on Airbnb. We do check our Airbnb account frequently through the days that we have guests, even when we're traveling. There is reliable public internet at the Little Burro Store, 3 miles away.

If we're home, we have a land-line phone at our home to be used only in case of an emergency.
Internet is also available when we're here, but it is optional. Some of our guests prefer to not be distracted and request that we turn it off.
Internet service at the cabin can be sketchy and inconsistent.
You can see our cabin from your cabin and you can walk to our place in a minute or so. If we aren't at home and you need us, please message us on Airbnb. We do check our Airbnb a…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Heights without rails or protection
Cancellation policy

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