CHARMING RIVERFRONT COTTAGE ON 25 ACRES W/ DEEP SWIMMING HOLE

From
$175
Enter dates to see total
Email Owner Email

Owner

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

This owner accepts HomeAway's most secure form of payment. Learn More

Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

CHARMING RIVERFRONT COTTAGE ON 25 ACRES W/ DEEP SWIMMING HOLE

Wimberley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Extra Sleeping Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Little House on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch is nestled along the Blanco River among the mighty oaks of the Hill Country. Drive down a tree-lined one-lane road and begin enjoying the beautiful 25 acres offering tranquility and seclusion. Walk 100 yards from the house to take the stone steps to the river below. 513 feet of private river access awaits you with a deep swimming hole in both normal and drought years. Please visit our ShadeRanch website in the link section for additional photos and information on the property and Hill Country area.

Gaze at a gorgeous sunset or sunrise on the river or from the picnic table on the bluff above. Grab your rod and discover what Flyfishing magazine called 'one of the best fly fishing spots in Texas, on the Blanco River.'

Take a swim in the clear blue waters of the Blanco River. Enjoy a picnic or a nap or a book along its banks. Dine in the covered porch watching the deer graze and maybe see the rare violet-ear hummingbirds that have been known to visit. Get cozy on those cold nights in front of a warm fire from the beautiful rock fireplace in the living room. You will find a wonderful, large outdoor hot tub right off the covered porch. It is a private place to unwind while admiring the brilliant stars above and the quiet solitude of Shade Ranch.

Little House on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch has so much to offer with its 25 peaceful acres, private river access, a fully equipped kitchen, open dining areas inside or on the covered porch (with Weber propane grill), and a large bedroom with a queen size comfortable bed. There is also a great stone fire pit with stone benches, perfect for roasting marshmallows or warming up on a cool Hill Country evening. 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. And with high-speed/wireless Internet and satellite TV, you won't sacrifice the conveniences of modern technology, either.

Keywords: Vacation House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number

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.

The Owner 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. We love the Little House and speak regularly of leaving the kids in Houston and enjoying a weekend there ourselves. With sleeping room for five we have plenty of room for our 3 kids or it's perfectly intimate for just a couple. 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!

The most obvious benefit of Shade Ranch is the beautiful, cold and clear Blanco River. One swim and you too will be sold as it is cool even in the dog days of August, and never crowded. The shallow area suits those wanting to wade or to sit and enjoy the flow of the river and also serves as entry to the adjacent deep swimming area. We think it is perfect and the kids do too. They and their cousins and friends can't get enough of the river when we are there. The river bank area is so spacious, and the sound of the river is so peaceful, it is our favorite place to picnic or enjoy a glass of wine. The kids also like to play games and sports in the grass along the river. They also enjoy fishing, climbing to the 'cave' by the river under the ledge, looking for arrowheads after a rain, having a family 'sleepover', and just exploring the 25 acres of 'forest'. We know you will find these wonders and more at Shade Ranch.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

This owner accepts HomeAway's most secure form of payment. Learn More

Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

92 Reviews Write a Review
Charming Riverfront Cottage on 25 Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole
average rating of 4.895349 based on 92 reviews
business
Charming Riverfront Cottage on 25 Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196219vb
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
5

Winter Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin was fully stocked with everything you could possibly need from kids games to tons of extra blankets and pak-n-play. We appreciated most the proximity to the river! Great view from the property overlooking the river. Cabin was very clean, and carefully placed in a thicket of cedar trees which gives you a very private and exotic feel. Hot tub worked great, and we had more than enough space for me, my wife, and toddler.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Riverfront Cottage on 25 Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196219vb
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
5

Great weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My husband and I stayed here this past weekend and it exceeded our expectations. The house was updated, clean, and had everything we needed for a short stay. Every time I would think of a question there was always instructions or the item in the most logical places. The house was secluded but still very close to town. We brought our two dogs and they had a blast in the water and exploring the grounds. The rates were affordable and the house was in excellent condition.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Riverfront Cottage on 25 Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196219vb
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
Katy, TX
5

Valentine's Weekend Getaway

Valentine's Weekend Getaway
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My wife and I very much enjoyed our fun and relaxing stay at the Little House. Sitting by the river watching the sunset, and later by the fire pit watching the fire was fantastic. Wish we would have planned to stay a day or two longer. Next time.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Riverfront Cottage on 25 Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196219vb
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
5

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The cottage was delightful. It was the perfect place to get away from the weekend and enjoy the beautiful area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming Riverfront Cottage on 25 Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196219vb
(832) 640-4617 (Texas, USA)
Wimberley Texas Hill Country
New Braunfels, TX
4

anniversary get-away!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We had a great visit for our anniversary weekend! We wanted some place secluded and it was ideal. The fireplace was very cozy as well as the hot tub. Nice to see deer roaming around the property and close to town. It was cold when we arrived, and luckily got the heat going while we went to town to eat dinner. We highly recommend this place! Would love to return in the summer to enjoy the river access.
Email Owner Email

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Austin
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
beach
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.

Email Owner Email

Photos

Email Owner Email

Availability & Rates

Wimberley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid-Season (Spring)
Mar 24 2014 - May 22 2014
$195
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,425
2 nights
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
$275
3 nights
 
 
High Season
May 27 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$225
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,625
2 nights
 
 
Mid-Season (Fall)
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$195
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,425
2 nights
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
$175
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,265
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$225
4 nights
 
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 23 2014
$175
$195
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 28 2014
$225
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Dec 29 2014 - Dec 30 2014
$175
2 nights
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$225
2 nights
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
$175
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,265
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$175
$195
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Spring Break is charged at the High Season rate.
All rates include maximum of 5 guests.
3 Night minimum for holidays except Thanksgiving which is 4 nights.
Low Season Holiday rate $225/night for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
High Season Holiday rate $275/night for Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.
Pets allowed upon permission from owner. $25/night pet fee.
Email Owner Email

Amenities

Wimberley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Bed in Master Bedroom, Twin bed in Alcove area/small room off of Den, Queen sized air mattress and full length leather couch for extra sleeping area.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Recently redecorated by new owners throughout home. Located on private 25 acres. Picnic table located along bluff overlooking river. Stone fire pit and stone benches. We provide towels, shampoo, liquid soap, paper products, hair dryer, etc.
Email Owner Email