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Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole

Roby Norvell

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Roby Norvell

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole

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

Overview

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. Please visit our ShadeRanch.com website for additional photos and information on the property and the Hill Country area.

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 along the river 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: The twenty-five acres of grass and woods provide ample space to run, throw a ball or frisbee, play kickball or softball, hike in the woods, or chase lizards, frogs and fish. 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. Watch for the many deer who live on the property, especially in the early morning. Friendly ducks from the river often visit at the house as well.

Casa Grande at Shade Ranch is perfect for groups of all kinds. The kitchen is equipped with all appliances, extensive food and drink preparation and serving ware, and indoor/outdoor dishes to accommodate any large meal. The children’s nook area provides age appropriate movies, books, videos, puzzles, games and toys for hours of entertainment and an opportunity for the adults to visit in the other common areas. Movies and books and games for adults are also provided, as is a cable TV/DVD player and music system. Whether you are planning a ladies getaway trip, couples gathering, team-building session for a small group, multi-generation family get together, a mini-reunion, a crafts or outlet shopping or winery tour, or celebrating a special birthday or milestone, Shade Ranch will provide all of the privacy, space, and amenities your group will need.

Area Attractions: Explore the areas around Wimberley by visiting Gruene, TX and the historic Gruene Hall and the Guadalupe River; Visit the Driftwood and Duchman 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 Marcos outlet stores 15 miles away.

We also have a one bedroom/one bathroom house on the same 25 acres that is available for rent if you have a larger group that would like additional room. The two houses are completely separate and don't share anything other than the acreage. They sit approximately 100 yards apart and each have their own patios, hot tubs, grills, fire pits, etc.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Roby Norvell (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Roby Norvell

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

Why Roby Norvell chose Wimberley

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!

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

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Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
average rating of 4.9753084 based on 83 reviews
5

Perfect getaway from the big city!

  • 5 of 5

What an ideal setting to get away from it all! 1 story house is perfect for families with both youth and adults. Easily one of the best homes we have stayed at in regards to amenities. Kitchen is fully stocked…all you need is the food…and you are good to go! Games for adults and kids for both indoors and out! Plenty of towels, sheets, cleaning products…..more items to even mention. Easy access to downtown Wimberley. Smaller house available next door to rent but you don’t feel like an intrusion on any strange neighbors if someone is staying there. Owners are EXTREMELY helpful and courteous. Never had a chance to check out the hot tub nor the river since the weather was too cold. River is easily accessed from the house and tubs and other toys are provided with the house. Great fishing area. Great house to do lots of things….or to do nothing at all. Loved our time there & will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin
5

The Perfect Cozy Getaway With Friends!

  • 5 of 5

We recently got a few friends together for a birthday celebration weekend and chose this house based on the photos and location. We were looking for something that would give a certain "Texas cabin in the woods" feel while providing all mod cons and comforts. I'm so glad we made this choice! Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful setting and view. The house itself was so sparkling clean and had everything we could need for the weekend. We watched movies, played cards and games, made fun meals, grilled, made use of the hot tubs, and roasted marshmallows. It had the perfect amount of space and every amenity we needed. Although the weather was rainy and cold, the party didn't even seem to mind because the house was so lovely! Everyone commented that they'd love to come back to this house as soon as we got another excuse.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin
5

Peaceful Escape

  • 5 of 5

I've now stayed at Shade Ranch 2 times. The first was for a spiritual retreat. I had an amazing experience being able to enjoy all the serenity and beauty of the property. I had such a great stay that I rented the property for my company staff retreat. This stay was equally as great as the first. Plenty of room to gather or find peace in solitude here. Cannot wait to return during the summer to go enjoy the river!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

The Christmas House

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year to spend a weekend in December at Casa Grande. It's a great place for us to gather with our adult children and grand-kids. In fact, after the first year the grand-kids started referring to Casa Grande as the "Christmas House". We enjoy the space, the concrete floors, the fireplace and the outdoor fire pit. Roby has consistently been responsive and accommodating. And of course, the close proximity to the Trail of Lights at the EmilyAnn Theater and Gardens is an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love everything about Casa Grande. I fell in love driving up the long driveway to the house. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The house if fully stocked with everything you need. We're already planning our next girl's weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome family get together

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time while at the ranch. We enjoyed every aspect of our visit from the roomy house and grounds to the river. It was a wonderful retreat from the hectic schedules we all keep. What a wonderful escape to the natural beauty of the hill country. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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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Rates & Availability

From $425 Per night

Wimberley House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season - Spring
Mar 23 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$550
Thu,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
$675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
May 26 2015 - Jul 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July 2015
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
Jul 6 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2015
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 24 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy: A full refund, less a $50 re-booking fee, will be issued if you cancel more than 30 days in advance. If you cancel less than 30 days before your arrival date, you will be refunded if we are able to re-book the same dates as your stay.

Pet Fee: Any pets must be pre-approved by the owner. $25/night for each dog.

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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 ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , New full sized bunk bunk bed up and full futon below.
  • 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. The bed bed is a full mattress above and a full sized futon below that can be laid flat (we provide sheets for the futon as well). We also have a single rollaway bed and there is an air mattress for use by guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
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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