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Entire cottage · San Marcos
Rainwater Cottage - Quiet and Convenient
Brand new guest home on three peaceful acres right outside of town! Our country subdivision is actually surrounded by San Marcos city limits. Deer in the yard every evening...feels like country but within 5-15 minutes of everything San Marcos! This private cottage near our home features a cozy studio layout with a king size bed below and two twin beds in the loft, stocked kitchenette, bathroom, relaxing front porch and pure, clean rainwater at every faucet! A great place to unwind.
ﺩ.ﺇ404 per night
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Entire guest suite · San Marcos
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!
ﺩ.ﺇ373 per night
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Castle · San Marcos
The Drawing Room at the Downtown Abbey
It's rare to find a place that's both historic and one-of-a-kind. The Drawing Room is an eloquently designed stay that stretches along the length of the Downtown Abbey. The farmhouse style kitchenette, mid-century oversized windows and natural light emphasize the simple beauty of this old-world building. This beautiful space is a very short distance from some of the best attractions the town has to offer.
ﺩ.ﺇ518 per night
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San Marcos house rentals

Entire home · San Marcos
Lovely upstairs studio downtown vintage boutique
ﺩ.ﺇ551 per night
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Private room · San Marcos
New: Relax in Beautiful Private Oasis
ﺩ.ﺇ209 per night
Private room · Kyle
Mandala Room south of Austin, room 1
ﺩ.ﺇ158 per night
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Entire home · San Marcos
*The Best Place - Close to the square + big patio*
ﺩ.ﺇ766 per night
Entire home · San Marcos
Rock River House in San Marcos
ﺩ.ﺇ651 per night
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Entire home · San Marcos
Family and Pet Friendly Home
ﺩ.ﺇ417 per night
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Private room · San Marcos
Comfy Queen Bed-43inTV San Marcos❤Great Location❤
ﺩ.ﺇ256 per night
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Entire home · San Marcos
Cheerful 3 Bedroom Home Near Downtown San Marcos
ﺩ.ﺇ680 per night
Entire home · San Marcos
Holland House at SMTX _ 1 mile to Square/Campus
ﺩ.ﺇ992 per night
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Entire home · San Marcos
Beautiful/New in the middle of San Marcos!
ﺩ.ﺇ493 per night
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Private room · San Marcos
Luxurious Mid-Century Studio Room with Campus View
ﺩ.ﺇ399 per night
Entire home · San Marcos
Blanco River Access Five Min to Downtown SanMarcos
ﺩ.ﺇ410 per night

Weekend vacation rentals in San Marcos

Entire cottage · San Marcos
The Library- Little House in the Woods
ﺩ.ﺇ662 per night
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Bus · San Marcos
Bluebird Nest
ﺩ.ﺇ349 per night
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Entire cabin · San Marcos
Cabin Retreat in the Woods
ﺩ.ﺇ601 per night
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Entire guesthouse · San Marcos
Guesthouse w/ Kitchen Near River / Downtown / TXST
ﺩ.ﺇ369 per night
Entire vacation home · San Marcos
Cozy Renovated Farmhouse in SM - Downtown 5 mins
ﺩ.ﺇ775 per night
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Entire cabin · Wimberley
Cozy Treehouse overlooking Wimberley Valley
ﺩ.ﺇ764 per night
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Entire cottage · San Marcos
Rustic hill country cottage
ﺩ.ﺇ270 per night
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Entire cabin · Kyle
Luxury barn house with pool
ﺩ.ﺇ919 per night
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Entire cabin · Wimberley
Romantic Log Cabin on Smith Creek **hot tub**
ﺩ.ﺇ601 per night
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Hotel room · San Marcos
The Frog Loft: 1 Bedroom Apartment with King Bed
ﺩ.ﺇ394 per night
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Camper/RV · San Marcos
Lula the Hill Country Glamper Camper
ﺩ.ﺇ263 per night
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Tiny home · San Marcos
The International Spy Home
ﺩ.ﺇ451 per night
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Weekly rentals in San Marcos

Private room · San Marcos
⭐Quiet, cute room in the hills of San Marcos!
ﺩ.ﺇ154 per night
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Entire home · San Marcos
Bright & Cozy 3 Bedroom Home with Pool - near TXST
ﺩ.ﺇ951 per night
Entire home · San Marcos
Secret Gardens SMTX-Walkable to River
ﺩ.ﺇ482 per night
Private room · Kyle
Lovely Private Room (2) Near Austin & San Marcos
ﺩ.ﺇ112 per night
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Entire home · San Marcos
Beautiful Getaway in the middle of San Marcos!
ﺩ.ﺇ517 per night
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Entire home · Wimberley
Sunset Villa - Hill Country Views + Private Hot Tub
ﺩ.ﺇ680 per night
Entire home · New Braunfels
NEW! Gorgeous Home w/Hot Tub 5min from the River
ﺩ.ﺇ377 per night
Entire home · San Marcos
*Riverfront Entry in SMTX*Huge shaded yard*Sleep10
ﺩ.ﺇ1,054 per night
Entire home · San Marcos
Clean and Comfy
ﺩ.ﺇ391 per night
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Entire home · Wimberley
Northstar Modern Cabin - NEW! Spectacular view!
ﺩ.ﺇ389 per night
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Private room · New Braunfels
Cheerful 1-bedroom home near Creekside & Gruene
ﺩ.ﺇ125 per night
Entire home · San Marcos
Cozy San Marcos Retreat
ﺩ.ﺇ474 per night
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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.


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.

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