La Centinela - Unbelievable views!


Entire home hosted by Lauren

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with Wi-Fi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.


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Take a deep breath and imagine peace and tranquility as you peer through the arches of the 1,000 sq. ft. porch of La Centinela, to take in a spectacular views of the iconic Rio Grande. Located on a private ranch bordering FM 170/The River Road just 7 miles SE of Presidio, Texas, near the entrance of Big Bend Ranch State Park and only 40 miles to Lajitas, this custom adobe exudes Big Bend Luxury: a well-equipped kitchen, pillowtop king mattresses, organic linens, and spa products, & more await!

The space
Thoughtful touches abound at La Centinela, right down to the name of the home. La Centinela is named after the Mexican Mountain just opposite of Rio Bravo Ranch. It is said Pancho Villa planned his raids of Ojinaga from this mountaintop. The architecturally-designed adobe is perched high above FM 170 (widely considered the most scenic road in the Lone Star State). Views only available to our guests include views of the Alamito Creek / Rio Grande Confluence, as well as Sierra Rica, one of the tallest mountains in the region, the Cerros Las Cuchillas on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande and the rocky flank of the La Centinela Mountain (and namesake). Earth Space of Santa Fe, New Mexico, custom-built the adobe and used authentic adobe brick construction for this 2-bedroom 2-bathroom masterpiece, including 2 kiva fireplaces and a 1,000+ sq. ft. back porch complete with 6 giant open arches. Guests gravitate to the porch morning, noon and night for coffee sipping, sight seeing, photography, star gazing and the like. Curl up with a good book or a loved one to reconnect with your thoughts, your friends and with nature. Every window at La Centinela boasts a view, and the porch arches are no exception! The windows aren't the only features that are intentional. The entire space has been carefully thought out for your stay, whether it's the open-concept furniture arrangement in the living room, carefully curated mirrors and art, certain style and comfort elements or even hand-chosen books and keepsakes that tell the story of the land and house you have chosen to visit.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
60" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Netflix, Roku
Free washing machine – In unit
Free dryer – In unit

7 nights in Presidio

4 Apr 2023 - 11 Apr 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews


Where you’ll be

Presidio, Texas, United States

The nearest inhabited house is almost 1 mile away and not in sight from Rio Bravo Ranch. What is in sight? The stars, the Milky Way and the amber twinkling afar from the lights of Ojinaga, Mexico are in sight and beautifully frame the dark sky that the Big Bend works so hard to protect. You are welcome to stroll the property and explore our unique riparian area of ancient billowing cottonwood trees. You may be lucky enough to spot the rare pair of Mexican Gray Hawks that call Rio Bravo Ranch home or any number of other species of wildlife, including but not limited to, javelina, jack rabbits, road runners, and the occasional wandering llamas that traverse from the neighbor's (about 2 miles down the River Road) farm.

Hosted by Lauren

  1. Joined in February 2019
  • 60 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

I strive to provide the highest quality customer service and genuine hospitality for my guests. You will feel welcome at La Centinela, and you should feel welcome to communicate with me regarding your stay.

Lauren is a Superhost

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  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
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

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy