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Villa Terlingua, Stylish Main House

Entire house hosted by Cynta
5 guests3 bedrooms5 beds1 bath
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A quintessential Terlingua experience. The house is a 90-year-old ruin which I bought in 1996 and took 16 years to fix up into the eclectic home it is today. The floor-plan of the house keeps it comfortable year round. The views are unforgettable!

The space
The house is a 90-year-old ruin which I bought in 1996 and took 16 years to fix up. It housed five Mexican miner families during the mercury mining boom here (1903 through 1943) with five rock rooms inside and two large outdoor rooms where they cooked and slept in the summer. The walls are 18-inch limestone rock and all the rocks came from my property. The rock mason, a Comanche/Mexican artisan, napped everything with my geology rock-hammer – not an electric saw. The walls are exquisite and belong in a church, hence the old name for my house, “Our Lady of Perpetual Construction.”

The floor-plan of the house helps increase fresh air in the summer, and the aspect of the house increases warmth in the winter. Most of the water used in the house is from rain water catchment, but the toilet and laundry are on town water. There are more books in my house than there are in a bookerary and so time not spent playing outside can be sanctuary.

The Main House comes with The Green Room (with queen sized bed, closest to the bathroom), The Master Bedroom (with queen sized bed, a big closet and three east facing windows), The Fish Room (one single bed, one child’s bed, and a kiva fireplace), 3 sleeping lofts with full sized futons, lights, electric fans, and place to plug in electronics, and two full sized futons outside on the Porch for real star-gazing/sunrise lovers. Included in the Main House Rental is a full sized bathroom, computer den and full kitchen (there is only one bathroom, so pick your friends carefully). Also outside, there’s a BBQ grill, a fire pit, porches on 3 sides of the house and exquisite views.

The Main House is $350 a night plus tax, with a 2 night minimum stay (3 night minimum during the busy season). We like kids but parents please be aware there are rock stairs, porches without bannisters and lots of cacti. Please do not bring your dog or any pets. The house has 2 queen beds and a single bed on the first floor- and 2 full size futons and a single bed up the ladders in the lofts. The house can sleep up to 8 people. (Call for special requests).

Other things to note
Its CovidTime. Brewster County has mandated masks at all commercial establishments and no more than 5 people (or number of family members) per rental house. The Main House normally sleeps 8 but now we must specify 5, and since I have health issues, I ask that everyone be from the same household. I'm sorry and thank you for understanding.
A quintessential Terlingua experience. The house is a 90-year-old ruin which I bought in 1996 and took 16 years to fix up into the eclectic home it is today. The floor-plan of the house keeps it comfortable year round. The views are unforgettable!

The space
The house is a 90-year-old ruin which I bought in 1996 and took 16 years to fix up. It housed five Mexican miner families during the mercur…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds, 1 single bed, 2 sofa beds, 3 floor mattresses

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Terlingua, Texas, United States

Hosted by Cynta

Joined in March 2012
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I am a confirmed desert rat. I became a rafting/hiking/sea kayak/naturalist guide in 1986 and have worked in as many places as I could, mostly in the Desert Southwest and Central America. I have a master's degree in 4 earth sciences (just one degree, not four) (archeology, geology, paleontology and climate) so I'm a nerd and love to check out every little thing. I love to cook. I walk my dogs 3 miles a day. I am half Cuban and live close to Mexico on purpose: I buy half my food there and make forays deep into the country whenever possible. I am the historian of the Terlingua Ghost Town: I can give tours of the mine and ruins here for a small donation. I have well worn hiking boots and 3 different kinds of boats and will take the day off to play in Big Bend National Park or on the Rio Grande River whenever possible. I love where I live and shared it for years as a Couchsurfing host. Come stay.
I am a confirmed desert rat. I became a rafting/hiking/sea kayak/naturalist guide in 1986 and have worked in as many places as I could, mostly in the Desert Southwest and Central A…
Cynta is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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