Ethereal@PeculiarNest Lake Conception/RGV Birding


Entire guesthouse hosted by Nicolas

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
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Great location
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A beautiful lakefront one-bedroom cabin overlooking a 7-acre private lake and situated inside a one acre permaculture food forest/garden. It is a haven for birders and naturalists as well as the wildlife we share the space with. Enjoy feeding the roaming peacocks, viewing the sunrise and sunset, and sipping coffee on the private porch or pier.

Additional units (apartment style&private rooms) are available to meet our guests' varying needs. Please check out my other listings in the profile.

The space
With a living room filled with natural light, you will feel in tune with nature in the heart of South Texas. The outdoor and indoor space appear to blend seamlessly with birds (peacocks, pelicans, and ducks) curiously wandering nearby in the gardens. Interior space is modern with touches of rustic Texan flair. The overhead lighting is dimmable for guests to customize their experiences inside the cabin.

The kitchen has a full size refrigerator, large sink, dish washer, gas stove and plenty of storage. We equipped it with cutlery, utensils, cups, dishes and bowls. Hot and cold water dispenser is so convenient for filling water bottles and making hot drinks. If guests need specialized tools and appliances, the host maybe able to bring them over if available. We also encourage our guests to try the local restaurant scene as it is like no other in the USA. True Tex-Mex originated from here!

The bedroom has a pitched ceiling with a stunning ceiling fan, and a window that looks out to the bird feeder station. The overhead lights are dimmable so guests can adjust the brightness to suit their preference. We also placed a bedside lamp for those who like to read in bed.

Wrap around private porch overlooks the lake, main garden, bird feeders and the year round productive potager garden. You can wine, dine and just relax on the porch, or use it

A large concrete firepit can be lit in the evening with the permission of the host if the wind and weather conditions allow. A small pier allows for close up view of the ducks, egrets, cormorants and kingfishers as well as snakes and turtles.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Lake view
Free parking on premises
EV charger
Free washing machine – In unit
Free dryer – In unit

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 65 reviews


Where you’ll be

McAllen, Texas, United States

You will hardly believe the city convention center is only a 5-10 minute drive away with how quiet and peaceful it is. We enjoy La Plaza mall, the historic downtown district, and the many nature reserves in the county.

Hosted by Nicolas

  1. Joined in January 2021
  • 174 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

We enjoy having guests come to enjoy our peaceful reserve, yet due to the COVID season our interaction will be limited. We enjoy getting up in the early morning to tend to the gardens but your peace and quiet will not be disturbed!

Nicolas is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy