Stardust Retreat
Atomic Ranch Awesomeness Meets Small Town Americana

Step back in time with this amazing Mid-Century Modern vacation rental in charming Coleman, Texas. Spread over three-and-a-half acres, Stardust Retreat consists of two separate homes, both of which were built in the late 1950s, and retain all of that fun, gorgeous retro style. A total of six bedrooms can be rented as individual suites or entire homes. Truly a time capsule into a bygone day, this design masterpiece is one of the most unique architectural wonders you'll ever experience

 

You will think you've stepped into the set of Mad Men!

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The Terrace House

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The Terrace House was built in 1958 for the Earle Smith jewelry family, and has been incredibly preserved and filled with authentic mid-century furnishings, decor and art. It is an architectural marvel that retains almost all of its original materials, from the gleaming wood-paneled walls to the vintage tiles and countertops. 

The home's 3,000 square feet offers three spacious guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, two living areas and a full kitchen. The entire house is a true stunner: vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, cove lighting with push-button light switches, original light fixtures and hardware, colorful vintage tiles, scores of craftsman built-ins, even an intercom system...all in immaculate and original condition.

The Loft House

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The Loft House next door was also built in the late 1950s, by the McDaniel family. The upstairs loft was once the garage apartment of the original house, as a place for J.E. McDaniel and his cronies to drink whiskey, smoke cigars, and discuss running the town. Remodeled down to the studs, the finish-out is new, while the mid-century aestethic was kept in both design and furnishings. 

Upstairs is a two bedroom, one bath loft with a full kitchen and spacious living room. Gleaming hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows of the amazing hilltop views over Coleman, and the bright airiness give this apartment a lofty feel. The downstairs offers another private one-bedroom guest suite, decorated in a Golden Age of Hollywood theme, with a sitting area, private bathroom, and mini-kitchenette (microwave, coffeemaker, mini-fridge).

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About Coleman

Coleman is at the gateway crossroads of West Texas & the Hill Country. It's undergoing an exciting revitalization — with upscale restaurants, wine bars, art & boutiques — while retaining a whole lotta small town friendly!

Downtown Commercial Avenue is dotted with beautiful murals alongside local faves like the 100-year-old Owl Drugstore & Soda Fountain, James Beard nominated restaurant Black Cur, and the fab Bonneville Mid-Century Modern shop (where a lot of Stardust's vintage beauty finds come from). 

 

Seriously — Coleman's dining and shopping have been written up in magazines including Texas Monthly! Check out my video tour of this sweet little town — my happy place!

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Read our guest reviews

"This home is OUTSTANDING! This is like a time capsule home but has amenities like crazy. We rented all of Shelley’s properties to host my son’s graduation. The kitchen was wonderful and everything one would need to throw a large dinner party or a smaller intimate gathering. We had 17 people in the dining area and it wasn’t crowded. All the furnishings are comfortable and high quality. The focus on the 60’s era was so entertaining to just go from room to room and enjoy it all. The house feels secluded and is quiet. Highly recommend renting this home from Shelley. The house is made for family gatherings but also allows for privacy when needed in the beautiful huge bedrooms."

Lori, May 2022

"An absolute treasure in Coleman! The nostalgic decor and themed rooms were completely charming. The place was very clean and stocked with the essentials needed to make your stay very comfortable. And that view of the lights in Coleman in the evening was completely amazing! I highly recommend!"

Jo, March 2022

"We had a great family trip. Plenty of room for the entire family, very clean, comfortable beds, bathrooms for each bedroom, basics for cooking in the kitchen. Would definitely stay here again. Shelley was a fantastic host with great communication. And such a cool vibe to this mid century modern house."

Cassy, September 2021

"Terrace House is a terrific place for a large group — in this case it was the gathering place for family and friends to celebrate my 70th birthday. The house has a very wonderful retro design. It is big and spacious enough to have lots of people for a meal. The kitchen has plenty of equipment to prepare meals. Sitting on either patio is very pleasant and the views are wonderful. Thank you for a really great birthday weekend!"

Lady, March 2022

"Book book book!! This home is the most beautiful home you'll set foot on! Accompanied by such an amazing view, it’s one of a kind! You’ll definitely fall in love."

Alexa, April 2021