LARGE BLANCO RIVERFRONT HOME ON 25 PRIVATE ACRES W/ DEEP SWIMMING HOLE

Roby Norvell

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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LARGE BLANCO RIVERFRONT HOME ON 25 PRIVATE ACRES W/ DEEP SWIMMING HOLE

Wimberley House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 12

Casa Grande on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch sits on a bluff overlooking the Blanco River on an historic, tree-covered, 25-acre property offering tranquility and seclusion and 513 feet of private river access–all within the Wimberley city limits! The riverfront is framed by large Cypress trees and offers a deep swimming hole (4+ feet) that is great during both normal and drought times. Casa Grande offers over 2,800 square feet of space for family entertainment. The house was upgraded in 2013 with new granite counters, flooring, paint, bathroom fixtures, tile, etc. With two large living areas and three dining areas (2 indoor and 1 outdoor), Casa Grande is perfect for family or large group gatherings. One living area is the extraordinary 'River Room.' Stunning views of the Blanco River below beckon from three walls of windows. Open the windows and enjoy the sounds of the river rapids. The second living area is a club-like setting wrought from the original cabin.The spacious master suite includes a king size bed, a comfortable sitting area, television, and a private bath.

Relax and Enjoy the Property: Located just off the River Room, you will find a wonderful, large outdoor hot tub. It is a private place to unwind while admiring the brilliant stars above and the murmuring headwaters of the Upper Blanco River below. Follow the limestone steps near the hot tub down to the 513 feet of private river access below. The river will invite you to swim or wade in its cool waters and leave all worries behind. Or grab your fishing rod! Fly Fishing magazine identifies the Upper Blanco River areas as '. . . one of the best fly fishing spots in Texas.' Bring your kayak or canoe, and don't forget the floats and water shoes for tubing down the rapids. There’s plenty of room to enjoy a picnic lunch, an afternoon nap or book, or a gorgeous sunrise or sunset on the banks of the Blanco River. Located only 5 minutes from Wimberley Square, this home completes the perfect hill-country getaway without sacrificing any of the charm (or shopping opportunities) that Wimberley has to offer.

Enjoy the grounds: Sit out on the flagstone patio overlooking the river and grill out burgers on the Weber grill. Grab a cool drink and play a game of Bocce Ball or Horseshoes on the court with the family. After the sun goes down you can also enjoy the fire pit to cook marshmallows or warm up on a cool fall or winter Hill Country evening.

Area Attractions: Explore the areas around Wimberley by visiting Gruene, TX and the historic Gruene Hall and the Guadalupe River; Visit the Driftwood and Mandola wineries nearby or partake in some stellar Texas BBQ at the Salt Lick. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in town for antiques and crafts or visit the San Marco outlet stores 15 miles away.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival to the property. The house surpassed our expectations. It is very large, open, and well equipped. We were traveling with young children ages 1 to 10, as well as adults 70+ with handicap limitations. The property accomodated both. The children had plenty of area to play outside and the river provided a natural "children's pool" that had 1 to 2 ft. of water. The one-story layout made it comfortable for the adults 70+.



We fished, played in the river which had a maximim depth of about 4 ft., sat in the hot tub in the evenings, shopped, and enjoyed eating and playing outside near the house.



Pros: Large home and property, River, Hottub, Good seating, Shopping and grocery close, Kitchen well-equipped



Cons: The path with steps leading down to the river was difficult for adults 70+.



We would definitely return in the future and recommend this property to others."
Jul 2009
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Roby Norvell

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The Norvell family hails from Houston, TX where we, like most Americans, lead over-booked lives full of schoolwork, school activities, sports, civic, and work responsibilities. We enjoyed a most relaxing vacation at Shade Ranch in 2008. In fact, we loved it so much that we purchased it three months later. Our kids are young and our parents and family do not live nearby. We wanted a place for our extended family to get together to run, swim, climb, spend time as a family, and just enjoy the beauty of nature. We hope your family enjoys Shade Ranch as much as we do.

Roby Norvell purchased this house in 2008

Shade Ranch in Wimberley Texas is a perfect location for us because it is 3 hours from Houston door to door and only 1 hour from the Austin or San Antonio airport. Our parents and extended family and friends often join us for vacations at Shade Ranch. With beds for 12 and two large indoor family gathering rooms at Casa Grande, we have room for many to reunite under one roof. We appreciate the seclusion of the 25 acres while making full use of the conveniences of the Village of Wimberley. We regularly utilize the nearby groceries, pharmacies, restaurants, wineries, hardware and other stores. We appreciate the many nearby state parks and towns that make up the Texas Hill Country!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 68 reviews
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Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217278
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
5

GREAT FAMILY TIME

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful family time at Shady Ranch and definitely plan to be back next year. The house was big enough for all of us and the kids had fun exploring in the 25 acres. This section of the river is the best of both worlds in that it is shallow in parts for the little ones and deep enough for swimming in others. I was very impressed with the kitchen, it was fully stocked with everything you could possible need. We also enjoyed making smores in the fire pit at night with the kids.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217278
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
5

EPIC WIMBERLEY WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
The property is beautiful and the house was super clean. Everything we needed was available and the owner's instructions and notes were very helpful. A well run rental experience!!! This place is so "Wimberley" with the scenic drive in, the grazing deer, the stone work, the outdoor patio areas, interior furnishings and finishes, natural landscaping and the views. It is an easy hike down to the river with shallow and deeper water sections and open areas on the river side with shade and sun. The kitchen was fully stocked - a nice surprise for a rental. I had a great nap on the couch in the sunroof and woke up thinking I was in a tree house with all the blinds open, the view is awesome. There is lots of room with various tables and seating areas but we were outside most of the time. Nice and cool on the upper patio area. Our kids even slept outside one night. I will absolutely recommend this place to friends and family and we will certainly be back. For very large groups, you can rent the smaller house that is near by. Location is so quiet and peaceful but still very close to town - you won't want to leave the property though! Deanna Wardwell - Houston, TX
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217278
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
Houston, Texas
5

PERFECT HILL COUNTRY ESCAPE

  • 5 of 5
We had a group of 8 stay here for a guys golf vacation in Late February and could not have found a better place to come back to. The views of the river below were fantastic while we were outside grilling in the evening. There was ample sleeping space and you could just tell that Roby has put in the effort to make this place feel like a home away from home. I would recommend this place to anybody looking for a spot to get away for a little while, I assure you that it does not disappoint!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217278
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
5

GREAT LOCATION AND VERY PRIVATE!!

  • 5 of 5
This house was fantastic! The pictures do not do it justice. It was very neatly kept with LOTS of room. The house has everything you could possibly need in a vacation home. All you need to do is bring your food! My family and I can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217278
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
5

PEACEFUL RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Perfect place to escape. Our family loved walking the property and discovering many deer and other treasures. The house was comfortable and well equipped. The location was perfect, close to the downtown and a great restaurant called The Leaning Pear. Would love to come back in the summer, the swimming hole looked amazing. The owner Robert was very responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommeneded, can't wait to come back to this gem of a property.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217278
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
San Marcos, Texas
5

GREAT SPOT FOR A FAMILY CELEBRATION

  • 5 of 5
Even with terrible November weather that forced us to stay indoors most of the time, we had a great time. Plenty of space. Very comfortable. And the outdoor hot tub was a big hit as the ice formed in the trees above. Our old hound dog enjoyed wandering around the property, too.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Car: recommended

Shade Ranch is located just south of the Wimberley, TX town center on 513 feet of Blanco River Frontage. Wimberley sits 45 minutes southwest of Austin, TX and 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio.

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Availability & Rates

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Wimberley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 30 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$595
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season - Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Dec 29 2014 - Dec 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season - Spring
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Fri,Sat
$3,240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2015
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$3,940
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season - Spring
Mar 23 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes - High Season Holiday rates are $650/night with a 3 night minimum (Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day).
- Low and Mid Season Holiday rates are $500/night with a 3 night minimum for New Years and Easter and 4 night for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Wimberley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Single rollaway bed stored in closet is available for use.
    River Room - 4 twin/ single , Queen air mattress is available for use.
  • River Room is the second living area that is great for family gatherings but can also easily sleep additional guests. There is a daybed with trundle and a set of bunk beds. We also have a single rollaway bed and there is an air mattress for use by guests.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVR
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
• Recently redecorated in 2013 with new granite, stainless appliances, flooring, tile, bathroom fixtures, etc. o 2 large dens (one with primary TV and other is the large “River Room” with wrap around windows and views of river) o Wood burning fireplace in den o 3 Bedrooms: Master suite with king bed, guest rooms with queen bed, and 2 twin beds o River Room has sleeping area with bunk beds and day bed with trundle. o Pack n Play available upon request o 2 full baths with hair dryer, toiletries, shampoo & liquid soap provided o Ample supply of towels & linens o Breakfast area table with 4 chairs o Dining area table with 8 chairs o High chair o Kitchen fully equipped with dishes and cookware o Full size refrigerator w/ freezer, microwave, electric stove & oven, dishwasher o Coffee maker (with coffee, creamer and sugar), electric blender, filtered water o Wood burning fireplace o 2 TV's with HD DirecTV DVD and DVR o iPod player with AM/FM; Telephone w/ US long dist.

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