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downstairs main area with queen sleeper sofa and 3/4 sleeper sofa to the left with TVfully equipped kitchen, even with pizza maker.  Laundry room with washer and dryer is off the kitchen.
Private room in nature lodge

Lily Ponds Cottage, natural wonder!

Linda User Profile

Lily Ponds Cottage, natural wonder!

5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This cabin is surrounded by woods and wildlife. It faces a spring-fed pond, on 59 acres of woodland trails. It’s not every day that a guest can sleep, windows open, surrounded by woods or enjoy rain falling on a tin roof. Awakening to see the mist on the pond or a great blue heron take flight, to feed the fish and turtles from the pond pier deck, to watch the gentle longhorns amble by—these are priceless moments to share or enjoy alone.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Please leave the cabin as you found it--greatly appreciated. Please respect the forest where wildlife thrive for all of us to enjoy. It's the perfect place to stop and let your senses absorb such a world of wonder.


17 Reviews

Courtney User Profile
December 2017
This is the best experience I have had with airbnb after using this service for years. Our host Linda was absolutely outstanding. The cottage we stayed in was cute, clean, and my kids loved it. We were visiting family nearby and did not want to stay in a hotel, I stumbled across …
Ashley User Profile
October 2017
We honestly could not have been happier with this AirBnb. The cabin was quaint, quiet and perfect for mom, dad and the two boys. We really enjoyed having the pond deck out front to enjoy our hot tea, coffee and hot cocoa every morning. The boys loved walking in to the smell of h…
Joseph User Profile
October 2017
The place is quiet and secluded. We enjoyed every moment. The pond has Lily's and the sky full of stars. The cabin is clean and Linda is great.
Marie User Profile
August 2017
Thank you, Linda, for being so flexible and hospitable during our stay.
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
Marie, I'm so sorry that you didn't find everything perfect. I've never had anything but rave reviews. What do you think was misrepresented in the description? We make our own mattresses and have always had excellent comments on the memory foam mattress in the loft and this high performance foam mattresses of the sofas. The cleaner always does a very thorough job, nor did I find anything wrong. I've never had an comments about bugs in the bathroom. I have an exterminator on regular schedule and would have certainly rectified the situation had I known about the bugs.
August 2017
Laura User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful, hidden, natural oasis! We loved everything about the cottage, trails, small ponds, animals! There isn't anything not to like. Give yourself a break to take in nature and share it with your kids. Linda and David are amazing hosts.
Laura User Profile
January 2017
The location was perfect for unplugging and enjoying nature! We were completely charmed by Linda's animals, from the longhorns to a very talkative parrot. The grounds were lovely as well, and we really enjoyed the fresh bread. If you have very young children who are crawling or w…
Melinda User Profile
December 2016
My husband and I absolutely loved staying at this peaceful, restful retreat! Linda went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and special! The homemade bread, bacon, five eggs, butter and delicious orange juice in the fridge was so thoughtful and delicious! We made brea…

Hosted by Linda

New Ulm, Texas, United StatesJoined in February 2011
Linda User Profile
35 Reviews
I'm a wildlife rehabber for Texas Parks and Wildlife and off two rental cabins to observe the nature of nature.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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