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

Roby Norvell

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Sleeps10
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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Wimberley House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 10

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)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english, spanish

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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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Large Blanco Riverfront home on 25 private acres w/ Deep Swimming Hole
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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
Corpus Christi, TX
5

Lovely Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Small House. We instantly fell in love with the charming home and it's beautiful surroundings. We were so pleased with the home that we plan to return again next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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
4

Vacation with family

  • 4 of 5
Had a GREAT time with grand kids. There was plenty to do at the house with the river and the dogs. Also found some really interesting things at Wimberley Glass Works. House keeping needs attention, but nothing we could not handle.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks for your note and glad y'all enjoyed your stay. So that other guests are aware, we had a backup cleaning crew that left some dirty laundry in the laundry room and didn't clean the floor up to the level we expect. We've rectified the situation and our primary cleaner is great and detail oriented.
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
Hardin, Texas
5

Great Family Fun

  • 5 of 5
We spent five peaceful nights watching the deer, listening to the river, fishing, swimming, playing horseshoes, etc. With ages from 2 to 50+ there was plenty to do. Shopping in the town of Wimberley was fun and unhurried while a trip out to Canyon Lake proved a wonderful day of fun adventures. The house was beautiful and easy to manage while providing a great location to lounge or visit nearby attractions!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: 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
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5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5
Shade Ranch, Casa Grande was more than we expected! The house is huge with everything you could possibly need. The landscaping and views were beautiful. The river by the house is the perfect spot on the Blanco for fishing or just floating in the crystal clear water. Can't wait to return again!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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

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: 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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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

Rates & Availability

From $395 Per night

Wimberley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season - Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Low Season
Nov 2 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Low Season
Dec 29 2014 - Dec 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Mid Season - Spring
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,240
 
 
Spring Break 2015
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$3,940
 
 
Mid Season - Spring
Mar 23 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
High Season 2015
May 26 2015 - Jul 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
4th of July 2015
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
High Season 2015
Jul 6 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Mid-Season 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Labor Day 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Mid-Season 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Low Season 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
Low Season 2015
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 24 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$595
 

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

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
  • Broadband Access
  • 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
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • 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 10
  • 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:
  • 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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