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Casita ( attached apartment to the main home)

☆ Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay. ☆ The main house has a 900 sq.ft. apartment attached (The Casita.) ☆ The Casita sleeps 4 people, has a kitchenette, dinning area, master bedroom, full bathroom, stacked washer and dryer, and a living room. - Pool: Includes access to the community pool, ONLY open during the summer. - Parking: on the road in front of the house. - Please read before booking: The Casita is attached to the main house and two kids do live in the home.

$79 per night
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The Crockett Studio *Close to downtown & TXST!*

Beautiful private mother-in-law studio with brand new furnishings and its own private entrance/exit attached to a large historic 1920's home with a modern appeal. Located right next to Texas State University and close to downtown shops and nightlife!

$93 per night
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Private Entrance/Space/Duplex

https://abnb.me/e/OSbbm8FJ6M $40 (your choice Airbnb ) first visit Your own room ,private entrance ,and private bathroom. Walking distance to San Marcos River/Rio Vista Park. Near San Marcos Outlets, Texas State, Aquarena Springs , Wonder World Park, ETC. In between San Antonio and Austin, Wimberley, and New Braunfels, Tx. Anything you need help with just ask:) registration number, HS-18-05

$56 per night

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Stay near San Marcos's top sights

Photo of San Marcos Premium Outlets
San Marcos Premium Outlets124 locals recommend
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Rio Vista Park16 locals recommend
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San Marcos Lions Club Tube Rental26 locals recommend
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Five Mile Dam Park15 locals recommend
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Walmart Supercenter4 locals recommend
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H-E-B214 locals recommend

San Marcos house rentals

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San Marcos River House
$311 per night
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*Riverfront Entry in SMTX*Huge shaded yard*Sleep10
$367 per night
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Lovely upstairs studio downtown vintage boutique
$150 per night
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Beautiful/New in the middle of San Marcos!
$134 per night
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Relaxing San Marcos Home with lots of trees
$45 per night
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Lovely Private Room (2) Near Austin & San Marcos
$47 per night
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Rock River House in San Marcos
$206 per night
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Holland House at SMTX _ 1 mile to Square/Campus
$394 per night
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The SMTX Jailer’s House: next to the original Jail
$107 per night
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Mandala Room south of Austin, room 1
$42 per night
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Family and Pet Friendly Home
$160 per night
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⭐Quiet, cute room in the hills of San Marcos!
$42 per night

San Marcos cottage rentals

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Rainwater Cottage - Quiet and Convenient
$123 per night
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Rustic hill country cottage
$83 per night
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Palmer's Guest House in the heart of San Marcos
$135 per night
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Potters Cottage
$156 per night
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Country comfort -- ten minutes from town
$122 per night
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Cottage on the Rock
$123 per night
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Casita on Central Texas Hill Country Ranch
$139 per night
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Bohemian Hill Country Cottage
$204 per night
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Passion Flower, The Wildflower
$102 per night
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Jacks Cottage: Pool/Spa, River Activities & Golf.
$314 per night
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Pecan Star (on the Blanco River)
$230 per night
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The Library- Little House in the Woods
$193 per night

San Marcos cabin rentals

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Cozy Treehouse overlooking Wimberley Valley
$177 per night
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Sacred Passages Art Ranch Secluded/pool/Wimberley
$465 per night
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¡Club Alegria! A rustic, romantic getaway.
$191 per night
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A family farmhouse in San Marcos!
$175 per night
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Luxury barn house with pool
$369 per night
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Thurman Cabin
$129 per night
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Falls Log Home
$156 per night
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"The Suite" w/ King Bed - By The San Marcos River
$130 per night
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Larkspur Cottage at The Wildflower Country Inn.
$112 per night
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Newly Renovated! Private Blanco Riverfront Access 2BD Cabin
$269 per night
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# 9 Son's Blue River - Glamping Cabin w/ 1 Q, 1 Tw
$54 per night
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Romantic Log Cabin on Smith Creek **hot tub**
$172 per night

Your guide to San Marcos

All About San Marcos

San Marcos sits deep in Texas Hill Country, midway between the major cities of Austin and San Antonio. If you’re looking to experience Texas outside its lively cities, San Marcos offers the best of both worlds — you can make the most of the great outdoors while sampling the town’s thriving nightlife. While San Marcos is mostly associated with its thriving college population — Texas State University is located in the center of town — there’s plenty of natural wonder in the surrounding area, and the region leads conservationist efforts to protect endangered species along the local rivers.

San Marcos was home to a former president during his college years, and you can see his yearbook and other memorabilia at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum. The city’s quirky cultural life is on full display at the Eye of the Dog Art Center and the Mermaid March, a self-guided tour of seven-foot painted mermaid statues.


How do I get around San Marcos?

There is no major airport in San Marcos, so you will most likely fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), under 30 miles away, or San Antonio International Airport (SAT), about 45 miles away. You can easily rent a car at either airport to drive to your San Marcos cabin. In fact, renting a car may be the best way to enjoy the area; a local bus system covers some areas of town, but otherwise public transit options are limited. While biking is common around the university campus and downtown, some areas are very steep. You can also rent electric scooters downtown.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Marcos?

The city’s climate provides warm, sunny days all year round. San Marcos is predominantly a college town, so traveling during the fall and spring means more events on campus during the Texas State school year. The university’s performing arts center hosts events and performances that are open to the public.

Spring and fall, with their moderate temperatures, are ideal seasons for spending time on the walking trails. The Hill Country heats up in April, and the high, dry temperatures can last through September. Summer is the best time to have the city to yourself, as students are on summer vacation, and the San Marcos River becomes especially appealing. This is also the perfect season to take in outdoor nightlife venues and food trucks in the balmy evening air. Winter might bring colder days, but the Sights & Sounds of Christmas event rings in the festive season with carnival rides, food and craft stalls, and an ice rink.


What are the top things to do in San Marcos?

Kissing Alley

This small side street, located in view of the Hay County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos, is known for its eclectic murals. Try to go right before the sun goes down so that the overhead string lights illuminate the area with a soft glow. If you’re lucky, you might catch one of the occasional concerts here.

Rio Vista Park

Just off South CM Allen Parkway, Rio Vista Park runs alongside a bend in the San Marcos River where you can take a cooling dip or step into a kayak for a relaxing paddle. The park is home to a range of hiking and bike trails, along with tennis and basketball courts. Join the locals tubing down the river and setting out picnics at the water’s edge.

Wimberley Glassworks

A 15-minute drive northwest of town, Wimberley Glassworks offers a gallery of kaleidoscopic glass vases, sculptures, and mesmerizing wall art. You can catch live glass-blowing demonstrations Thursday through Sunday, and there’s an outdoor gallery where you can spot glass pieces glimmering among the native succulents.