The main entrance leads you into the upstairs portion of the home. It includes a beautiful retro-style sunroom with panoramic views of the Guadalupe River; a kitchen (antique stove top/oven does not work); a small dining area; and a huge master bedroom which has a king bed, an area with two twin beds, and an attached bathroom. Down the stairs and you’ll find two more bedrooms; one having a king sized bed with attached full bath, and the other a queen sized bed with attached half bath. A few more steps to the lowest level will reveal a grand space with multiple areas for dining and hanging out. This main area has the main kitchen (with working stove/oven) and two additional full bathrooms. Downstairs also has a fourth bedroom with king bed and a bunk, and an actual bunk room with four bunks.Guest access
You can access this home with a smart lock code. Entire home, patio, grill, fire pit, and river entrance are not shared with any other rental or guest. Neighboring cottage has yard and patio reserved for them.Additional notes
Reserved parking is at the garage that’s located just outside the fenced-in area of the yard. You’ll walk through a gate and follow a sidewalk passed the garage and to the main door of the house. The garage has storage and supplies for housekeeping and maintenance. Occasionally you will see staff using the gate entrance to access the garage for supplies. This is located a comfortable distance from the house.
Experience more of the river and access better fishing spots as you paddle up and down the Guadalupe with your family. The code for on-site kayak storage will be given at request. For safety purposes, please return kayaks to storage and lock-up after each use. Fees apply if not returned to storage before final departure. (Various sizes of life vest are provided, but if anyone absolutely relies on a vest in the water, you should bring your own vest for best fit.)
Pets are allowed, but please keep pets off of furniture and beds. Bring your own pet beds and towels; do not use our blankets and bath towels for pets. Pets are not allowed to roam free while outdoors since the yard is not enclosed. It would be expected that you would clean up after your pet outside. The pet fee is $30 per pet and we ask that you leave cash upon checkout or contact me to send payment. Additional fees could apply if we find that your pet was allowed on the furniture or beds; if we find it was left unnecessarily messy because of the pet; or if we find damage to any part of the home.
Linens & Towels
Clean, fresh bed linens are always provided. King and queen beds will be made, but bunks will have linens neatly placed and waiting to be made by guests, as needed. We will also provide the towels needed for bathing and shower needs, but these are not for use at the river. Please plan to bring your own beach towels for after your outdoor water activities, and/or for your pets.
TVs are provided in living spaces and some bedrooms. They are equipped with Roku devices to access cable and you are welcome to sign into your own streaming accounts.
A charcoal grill is available, but you must provide your own charcoal, lighter fluid, and matches. The grill is allowed during a county burn ban, with caution. Before departure, grill ashes should be emptied into the metal trash can provided.
You will have to provide your own firewood for the fire pit. You are welcome to forage for dead wood on the property. Campfires are NOT allowed during a county burn ban. Please check the status of the burn ban at the Comal County website.
There is potential for noise from the neighboring campground. Some weekends have special events and concerts.
The dumpster is located across the road from the Cottage next door. Guests are expected to remove all trash from the house before departure.
Ice & Water
This house has a country water well. Some guests have mentioned not liking the taste of the tap water so we mention this as a suggestion to bring your own drinking water. There are no ice-makers in the home so make a plan for any necessary ice, as well. There is a self-serve ice machine is conveniently located at the front of the neighboring property. It has the lowest price of anywhere on the river and sells 10lb ice - either in bulk (directly into your ice chest), or in bags. It also dispenses fresh drinking water if you have containers. In seasons of prolonged low temperatures, this machine is disabled to winterize the equipment.
We provide a standard and reasonable amount of toilet paper and paper towels at the start of your stay. Depending on your group size or length of stay, plan ahead for additional paper products that your group may need.
I have other rentals nearby which is great for groups who need more sleeping room. If interested, please inquire.
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING
This is an older home and it is not perfect. We are continually fixing and upgrading the home as time allows and we are committed to addressing needs as things are brought to our attention. Guest should be aware that even with our regular pest control efforts, some bugs may manage to get into the home from time to time. This is normal for a home in this rural setting in a location with lots of trees.
Pictures of the home may show past decor and furniture; including exterior sitting areas. When things go missing, or are broken, we do our best to replace them with similar items. Sometimes we wait for seasonal updates.
I am always available by phone or text, and will be happy to assist in person when available.Neighborhood overview
River Road is a very fun place with lots to do. In proximity to New Braunfels and Canyon Lake it has lots to offer. Many attractions and activities nearby include: swimming, tubing, rafting, paddle boarding, fishing, biking, hiking, birdwatching, geocaching, camping, icehouses, cafes, restaurants, shopping and live music. You could even take a day trip to Austin or San Antonio! Getting around
Mountain Breeze Camp is next door to our Retro house. Seasonally, they are open for your vacation needs: sunblock, beer, wine, burgers, t-shirts, hats, and water-proof bags. Also, if you rent tubes from them, you get access to volleyball and other amenities.
Nearby Sights & Landmarks:
Gruene Historic District
Natural Bridge Caverns
We are not close to any public transport, but we have free parking for 4-5 vehicles. Guests have reported that Uber is also available. (if more parking space is needed, please inquire prior to arrival)