The Palmer's Guest House - The Great Getaway in Central San Marcos

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, video library
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, video library

Overview of The Palmer's Guest House - The Great Getaway in Central San Marcos

Entire home

The Palmer's Guest House - The Great Getaway in Central San Marcos


4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines
San Marcos, TX

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTexas State University5 min walk
  • Popular LocationCharles S. Cock House Museum12 min walk
  • Popular LocationWonder World15 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)37 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
550 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area

San Marcos

Located in San Marcos, this cottage is in the city center and near theme parks. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Blue Hole Regional Park and Dunbar Park, while Texas Music Theater and Calaboose African American History Museum are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Consider Wonder World, or check out an event or a game at Bobcat Soccer Complex. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Texas State University - 5 min walk
  • Calaboose African American History Museum - 9 min walk
  • Texas Music Theater - 10 min walk
  • Charles S. Cock House Museum - 12 min walk
  • Wonder World - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • San Marcos Station - 16 min walk
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 37 min drive


  • Los Vega Mexican Restaurant — 4 min walk
  • Tantra Coffee House — 6 min walk
  • Torchy's Tacos — 6 min walk
  • The Tap Room — 8 min walk
  • Showdown — 8 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Palmer's Guest House - The Great Getaway in Central San Marcos

Family-friendly cottage in San Marcos with water park
Beautifully furnished, quaint and cozy guest house nestled in the charming historic district of San Marcos. Located just 4 blocks from the downtown square and Texas State University, with convenient access to the Outlet Malls and the San Marcos River. Multiple restaurants, cafe's, coffee shops, a laundromat, gas station and a grocery store are all within walking distance.

The Palmer's Guest House is right next door to the famous Palmer's Restaurant Bar and Courtyard. Included with your two-night stay is the "Palmer's Welcome Package" which includes a welcome bottle of Texas Wine and a $30 gift certificate to enjoy a fabulous meal next door at Palmer's Restaurant, Bar & Courtyard. Come enjoy a taste of the Hill Country and everything San Marcos has to offer. *Please call Kristin to add on the "Palmer's Welcome Package" to any booking for only $35

Keywords: Guest House, bed and breakfast, B&B, romantic
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Kristin Sheffield
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Shared/communal pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Children's toys

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels


  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city center
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 550 sq ft (51 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

The Palmer's Guest House The Great Getaway in Central San Marcos

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 90 out of 103 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 12 out of 103 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 103 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 103 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 103 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Lovely and Quaint
This is a great place to stay. It’s cozy and quaint. I would definitely come back.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect location for a Texas State visit. The Palmers gift certificate was gladly used and dinner was wonderful:))

5/5 Excellent

Amazing place to kick back
We received a bottle of Texas Cabernet Sauvignon that was wonderful. We ate at the restaurant which Kyle made happen even though we did not have a reservation and really enjoyed the patio!!! We will be back! Very relaxing!!

5/5 Excellent

R&R Made to Order
Palmer House never ever disappoints. We are returning guests and Palmer House is officially my husband’s favorite place to stay. Mine too! We were greeted with a lovely chilled white wine that we enjoyed on the quaint patio. The house was immaculate. We stayed two nights and both evenings enjoyed dinner next door at Palmer’s. Both food and service were exceptional. Thank you, Kristin for the gift certificate that we applied to our visit at the restaurant. We look forward to our next stay.

5/5 Excellent

Nice, clean and quaint little guest house that is perfect for one or two adults. The communication with the owner is all electronic and response to any questions is very quick. Keyless remote entry, covered car port directly in front of unit. All amenities worked well. The dinner and Sunday brunch at the restaurant was excellent too ( with a $30 gift cert and bottle of Texas wine as an appetizer). Really, no complaints at all and highly recommended!