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Beautiful Blanco River Cottage - Rio Casita

Connie

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Beautiful Blanco River Cottage - Rio Casita

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Wimberley House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 6; 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths:

Rio Casita (Little River House) is located in the middle of a beautifully wooded acre of land on the pristine Blanco River. The clear, cool, spring fed river is ideal for kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying nature. Drive the short three miles along River Road that flanks the Blanco into Wimberley, and take a shopping spree through some of the most unique shops you will see anywhere.

This is a very romantic spot with plenty of privacy. The kids will love it also. Walk down the easy sloping hill from your back porch and directly into the river. Great swimming and wading and a superior place to enjoy an ice cold adult beverage. It's all here, come and see!

After fun in the sun and river, head back to the house to enjoy all the ammenities: outdoor grill, great backporch for hanging out, gourmet kitchen - everything you need, except the food. When the sun sets the fire flys appear. It is magical to lay in the hammock and watch the swirl around you.

Rio Casita's water is furnished by a well. From time to time there is the smell of sulfur in the water. That comes from minerals in the ground water. The well is serviced monthly by a local pump and well company and the water is checked periodically to maintain its safety. Be aware that sometimes it is a little smelly, but not always.

Rental Rates-same year round-no off season :

First 2 guests: 195

3 guests 220

4 guests 245

5 guests 270

6 guests 295

Above rates are per night

There is an additional 6% hotel occupancy tax

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Connie (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Connie

My husband and I fell in love with Wimberley. When we found Rio Casita, we just had to purchase it. We love being there and use it as a family get away. We love the quietness, the wild life and the easy pace that this place offers. We are very happy that we can share all of that with you.

Connie purchased this house in 2006

Why Connie chose Wimberley

We love being on the water and the Blanco is just right for us and our dogs. Our golden retriever thinks he is in Heaven when he is there.

What makes this house unique

Relax, relax, relax. Lay in the hammock, pull a chair out into the middle of the river; read; walk; listen to nature or just sit on the back porch. A unique place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, if you demand a little more activity in your life, the Village of Wimberley is just 2 miles down the road.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Connie



We loved our stay:) Thank you for sharing your tranquil casita. We ended up not bringing the dogs since we were only staying for 2 nights. We were running late getting out of Houston and just wanted to scoot out with no trouble -- after we arrived I felt so guilty!!! They would have loved it. We were able to have a wonderfully relaxing weekend though. I'm attaching a photo of Henry and I relaxing in your great hammock overlooking the river. Later that evening, we went out to the river at 1AM. We were out there with 3 or 4 deer, a friendly skunk (although he made me a tad nervous) and the glorious stars ----- something we really can't see in Houston most of the time:/ We'll be back and hopefully will be taking the dogs along.



Thanks again,

Lynn
Feb 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Blanco River Cottage - Rio Casita
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews
Dickinson, TX
5

We always love staying at Rio Casita!

  • 5 of 5

Realized we failed to write a review after our last stay. We have lost count of the times we have stayed at Rio Casita. We do not stay anywhere else when we come to Wimberley and we come at least twice a year and try to make it 3 times a year if we can. It is the perfect place to see wildlife--beautiful deer and wild turkeys. It is comfortable and we feel like it is our home away from home. Our dogs love it too. It is the perfect location--close enough to town for a run to the shops or meals out. The owner Connie has become like a friend to us and she is always extremely accommodating and pleasant. And did I mention fireflies...they come out most evenings and it is something we look forward to when we sit out on the back porch every evening. Also, the river is shallow--great for kids and dogs and for sitting out in lawn chairs with a cold drink and feet in the water. We are already looking forward to our upcoming vacation days in Wimberley!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect place to stay with young kids!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I LOVED this house! The house itself is very nice and spotless. It has everything your everyday house would have. It is has nice furniture and is decorated very nicely.

The back porch is comfortable and cool, even in the dead heat of a Texas summer. The fenced back yard is perfect if you have little kids. They can play and run around without you having to worry about them making their way down to the river.

The river behind the house is shallow, which makes it perfect for small children. We have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. They loved being pulled around by us in their floats. We set up lounge chairs in the water and relaxed while the girls walked around and fed the fish bread and goldfish crackers. The bank at the river is completely shaded so its nice to get a break from the sun if you need it. If you walk down the river for just less than 5 minutes, it gets deep so you can float.

There is a lot of wildlife roaming around. We saw deer, turkeys, fire flies, and road runners. My girls thought that was really cool.

We plan on returning every summer from now on. I even told my husband I want to buy this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to know that Rio Casita provides a great get away for families.
Dickinson, TX
5

Wonderful Time as Usual!

  • 5 of 5

This was probably our 6th visit to Rio Casita and we already have it reserved again in late October. We love this house and the town of Wimberley. We now consider it our home away from home. It is the most relaxing and enjoyable place to stay and we always hate to leave and look forward to coming back. Wimberley is a great little town with nice little shops and good restaurants (be sure to eat at the Leaning Pear and Marco's). Everyone we have met when visiting here have been very friendly. We usually stay during the week, but if you include a weekend, the market days are a lot of fun, we have driven up and back the same day just for that. We bring our 2 dogs and they love running down to the river and back. We see deer and fire flies at night, and the occasional wild turkey. It does not get any better than this!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Arlington, TX
5

The Rain Came!

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival at Rio Casita, the thunder started to rumble and the clouds opened up to some much needed rain! We took it as an omen that this was going to be a wonderful getaway and we weren't disappointed. After the rain cleared, the nights were cool and so enjoyable on the back porch and the dogs loved seeing all the birds, deer and even a random turkey walk by. The rooms are all decorated so nicely, yet comfortable enough to feel like a home away from home. We shopped the Wimberley trade days since it was the first Saturday of the month; get there early though as parking can be a little hectic later in the day. We highly recommend the Cypess Cafe and tried to go to the Leaning Pear but it was just too crowded-oh well, maybe next time. My favorite thing was definitely pulling the chair out into the middle of river and enjoying the cool water flow across my feet. I sat out there for hours reading and soaking up the sunshine.

Thank you Connie and family for sharing your quaint rock home with us; we hope to visit again some day in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you return...especially since you brought us some much needed rain.
Lufkin, Tx
4

Great Place !!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the house during our week here in Wimberley. The house is just perfect and very comfortable in all aspects. Can't wait to come back again and do nothing but watch the deer and the river run !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the review. We really appreciate it.
Houston, TX
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rio Casita was exactly what we were looking for - quiet, relaxing, extremely clean and up to date. Just like a brand new home. They are right when they say all you need to take is food. The fenced yard was perfect for our lab, who also had a great time. The river depth was perfect for him. I love to take pictures and we spent hours just sitting on the back porch taking photos. Wildlife everywhere - especially deer. We felt isolated yet in a few minutes there we were on the square in Wimberly shopping. What fun. We highly recommend Rio Casita and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Austin, Texas
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
Cypress Creek Cafe
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Woodcreek
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Ranch Road 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Leaning Pear
Car: necessary

Other Activities: horse shoes, kayaking, tubing, zip-lining, visit the wineries, Memorial Day and Fourth of July Rodeo, Trade Days, first week-end of each month, great restaurants and just relaxing on the river

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Wimberley House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Each guest over the first 2 is an additional $25 per night.
Each pet is $25 per pet, per night. A maximum number for pets is 2.
Each guest over the first 2 is an additional $25 per night.
A one night's fee + tax is required to confirm the booking.
The balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival
VISA, MC and AMEX are accepted
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Amenities

Wimberley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Garden Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , tub with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Rio Casita gets its water from a well. From time to time there is an odor. It is not always present. The well is maintained monthly by a local pump and water co. They change the filter, check the chemicals and make the needed adjustments. We apologize for the odor. It is not always present,. We want you to know that the water is safe. Ground water contains both sulfur and iron, among other minerals, which can seasonally vary in concentration. Water systems may also contain varying amounts and types of harmless bacteria which consume these two mineral compounds producing a rotten egg type of odor. Flushing at the faucet until the odor disappears is the immediate remedy to this problem. Most of the time the odor occurs only in the hot water. In the Wimberley area, the EPA does not consider iron oxide or hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in ground water as a risk.

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