LUXURY ESTATE PEDERNALES RIVER/LAKE TRAVIS- POOL AND BOAT DOCK!

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
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LUXURY ESTATE PEDERNALES RIVER/LAKE TRAVIS- POOL AND BOAT DOCK!

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Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

BOOK NOW for Fall 2014 , holiday andwinter 2015 dates. Anytime is a good time of the year in The Texas Hill Country! PLEASE NOTE: In the summer months I normally need a 5 night min booking. I can at times take a shorter stay if it fixs between another booking or is availabe and within 21 days of your arrival date.

Welcome to Casa Rio Vista Hill Country Ranch! Here is your chance to vacation in our truly spectacular Hill Country vacation property, located on a stunning 11 acre mini-ranch, overlooking the Pedernales River and its Canyon. This property is so unique with it's quiet and beautiful country location, the moment you drive up, you feel relaxed and totally at peace.

Casa Rio Vista is a First Class Home on this mini ranch and is conveniently located off Hwy 71 between just 15 minutes from Hi way 620 and the Hill Country Galleria Mall area and 40 minutes from the Austin airport. Yet we are nestled peacefully in a private community of estate and ranch homes surrounded by mother nature at its best. Casa Rio Vista has a distinct advantage over other homes, by it's incredible view of the Pedernales River with the Texas Hill Country all around you. Casa Rio Vista now offers a total of 6 bedrooms with 3 bedrooms in the main house with a huge Master Bedroom with King Bed, private bath, shower, and large size tub. Our beautiful 2nd bedroom with Queen size bed, shares a full bath, shower and tub with the 3rd bedroom which offers twin sleigh beds and gaming systems for kids on a Flat Screen TV. To top it off all of the bedrooms have Plasma TV's, and DVD players! The home has a very large living and dining room area with rock fireplace that opens to a large covered patio area and overlooks the swimming pool/ dry spa area.

I just love the back patio area as its the best place to sit and relax while watching the many deer and other wild life that pass by. The home also has a first class kitchen with granite counter tops, Jenn air stove, convection oven and microwave plus all of the other small appliances that you would need to make a simple or even gourmet meal! We also have available (extra deposit required) if you wish a large media room complete with a 55 inch plasma TV, stereo / video game systems and a 2nd stone fireplace. And for larger groups the home also has TWO separate guests houses one of which is a large guest house with 2 nice size bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other bedroom with two twin beds a nice size kithcen and dining area and 2 living room area's with TV's and stereo systems. A smaller but very nice 6th bedroom for the property is in the 2nd guest house which has a queen size bed and LCD TV and all of the beds in the main house and both guest homes have pillow top mattress which makes sleeping sooooo nice!

The house was professionally decorated and furnished in a manner you would expect from a first class home. The entire home is done in a combination of tile and berber carpeting with lots of windows which gives you a very open feeling or you can close it off. The main house has a large family room of all glass doors across the back, an elevated dining area, that seats 8 to 10, a separate bar area and a beautiful new kitchen with dining area in the kitchen that seats eight. Located out the glass doors in the living / family room is a beautiful patio area with plenty of table and chair and perfect for dining or relaxing. Off the kitchen is the laundry room that is yours to use at no extra charge. The house has new water purification system and other amenities include its own private lighted tennis court...I mean what other home do you find with a private tennis court! PLUS...a private play area for the kids and its own private boat dock (river/lake water level does vary at times as the area is still in a drought but will change with rain. Boating not possible as of July 2014 but is possible farther down at Lake Travis. Ask me about current water level as it can change quickly with rain) with steps going down to the waterfront through a park like setting. This Estate Home is located in a very quite and natural setting and is the best spot for riding bikes, walking, bird watching and seeing lots of other wild-life in its natural setting. What else would you need to make this the best vacation EVER!

For larger groups we also can offer you a second riverfront and first class home just next door Villa Rio Lado with another 4 bedrooms that sleeps up to 12 which makes the entire property perfect for family retreats, church retreats, tennis retreats with the gals, guys or couples and Casa Rio Vista Hill Country Ranch makes a prefect spot for large family gatherings. So between the two homes Casa Rio Vista and Villa Rio Lado you can sleep up to apx 28 people on the two properties!

OCCUPANCY POLICY. Because of the quality of our home we can not rent for parties or to minors. We work very hard to maintain a quiet family atmosphere for the enjoyment of our guests and neighbors. Any use of the home for purposes other than family vacations must be addressed at the time of the reservation. This website indicates the maximum number of guests allowed in our home. If this number is exceeded you may be asked to leave without a refund.

One final thing. We have taken a lot of pride, effort and money to furnish these homes in a top notch, first class manner that you don't find in most rental homes. We offer Casa Rio Vista to guests who like and appreciate nice things as we do...and more important, we only will to rent this home to people who know how and will take care of nice things and will respect the property. Another words, wild party animals need not reply! lol We work on a first come, first serve basis so call or email me today to check your date request. You'll be glad you did and we look forward to seeing you at Casa Rio Vista!

NOTICE: Most of Texas and the Hill Country are experiencing a once in 100 year drought. Sooner or later it will be back to normal but until we get some heavy rain water level's in the river behind the house is not enough for boating but in April it was very green and getting good rain. Even though the area rivers and lakes are lower than normal, their are many other reason's you will love this home and property! You can however launch a boat just 15 min away at Pace Bend Park and thier is plenty of water in Lake Travis for lots of fun.

Keywords: Villa, Lake House, Waterfront, Ranch, Retreat, Boat Dock, Private, Church Retreat,Family Retreat, Luxury

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Owner
Advertiser since 2001
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About The Owner

That's us in The Big Apple (New York City!) for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade a few years back. We feel very lucky to be part of something so nice and something so special. We work very hard to make sure your time at Casa Rio Vista is the best it can be and that you have the best vacation possible. We look forward to seeing you at Casa Rio Vista Hill Country Ranch.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Spicewood

Breathtaking view overlooking the Pedernales River / Canyon area and the Hill Country. Total privacy yet only minutes from shopping, restaurants, water sports, hiking etc and just 45 minutes to Austin the live music capitol of the world. Marble Falls is only 20 minutes away, and Johnson City and Fredrickburg and other fresh water springs and pools are just a short car ride away.

What makes this house unique

So much to offer...very quite setting while over looking the river and hill country canyon area.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Boat Dock!
average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews
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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Boat Dock!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312592vb
(713) 256-0566 (Texas, USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Sugar Land TX
2

Not what I expected

  • 2 of 5
We arrived a few minutes prior to check-in at 3pm to find a man and a boy who had just started cleaning the house. A short while later the manager showed up to say they had gotten lost and were running behind. We had a puppy with us and needed to go grocery shopping so we had to unload everything into the guest house so we could go shopping. We returned at 6pm to find them still cleaning the house. We went into the house anyway. The cleaning people didn't leave until after 8pm. The biggest disappointment was that they didn't clean very well. The washer was left full of water with sheets in it - which I didn't discover until two days later. The floors were dirty and the shower in the master bath was dirty. This house needs a deep thorough cleaning. There was dust and cobwebs throughout the house.

We planned to use the two bedroom guest house and the smaller one bedroom in the 2nd guest house. The two bedroom was fine but the smaller one bedroom could not be used. It smelled like oil/gasoline/garage and had only a large portable AC unit in the bedroom that made alot of noise. I wouldn't let my dog sleep in that room - it was awful.

This house was probably first class luxury at one time but now it is tired looking and needs repair. The "recliner couch" in the media room is broken, shades are broken, outdoor table is broken, outdoor chairs are broken, kitchen cooktop doesn't work well, spa in pool does not bubble at all, lights in pool don't work, the pool wasn't clean when we arrived. Someone came our 3rd day to clean it. The gas grill is rusted and filthy, the charcoal grill wasn't much better but we cleaned it and used it. Cable in the guest house doesn't work, Only bedroom with cable is the master. WIFI is intermittent

If I had known all of this prior to my arrival I wouldn't have rented this property.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel bad if this guest did not get what was expected. I would like to more fully reply however limited a max number of words in this forum. By far most of our guests are reasonable easy going people and we do provide for most if not all of their expectations. Two people can see the same thing in two completely different ways and was bound to happen of mostly 4 and 5 star guest reviews that someone just would not be happy. The house is a good value very popular during the summer and been booked back to back for over a month with guests in the house everyday and with just a few hours to clean between check out. I do not usually allow same day check out and new guest check in's however sometime it's necessary to accommodate the guest requested dates which was the case with this guest. The departing guests that day left the house very late and didn't allow enough time to clean properly and my groundskeeper and one housekeeper on vacation so we had some temp staff. The guest review is VERY misleading. I have no problem spending money on this property fixing and repairing and it's far from a epidemic of broken stuff. Local pool company comes to clean the pool, so its safe to swim in and water clean but leaves can blow in. The comment about the 1 bedroom guesthouse not being fit for a dog is absolutely ridiculous! Laughable which at that point makes me think the issue has nothing to do with the room. My doggie would love it! Noisy AC has been replaced and fact is the room is nice. If their was a gas odor it was simply from the return air vent being opened by mistake. Yes, Some things did not go as normal for this guest but NOTHING that I can see that would really effect them having a great time, these are minor issues. I have rented many vacation homes. Of course this house is not perfect and I don't think you will find a 100% issue free vacation rental out there even though we do try. When you think about everything that can go wrong with a vacation rental but did not, a LOT more went right than wrong. Unfortunately every now and then you get someone that wants to do a house inspection rather relax & have a nice vacation or dream about how they would have things if they could own this near million dollar Hill Country property. All of the important major things worked perfectly. I welcome all renters to read and consider all of the great reviews and even call past renters for their opinion. Looking forward to seeing you at Casa Rio Vista soon!
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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Boat Dock!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312592vb
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Spicewood Lake Travis
Seguin TX
4

Restful Retreat - Gorgeous Views

  • 4 of 5
This is a serene setting in the Texas Hill Country overlooking the Pedernales River. The 6 bedrooms are divided into 3 residences which is nice for discreet family accomodations. The swimming pool overlooks a Hill Country ravine that is breathtaking. Truly a million dollar view. The house has beautiful furnishings. The cooktop in the kitchen needs an update. It's Jennaire but quite old. The washing machine needs a filter change as it fills so slow that a couple of laundry loads can take an afternoon. The hot tub does not work which is to say that it does not heat. It may bubble & provide jets when operational. It wasn't operational during our stay.

Despite these minor negative comments, this is a wonderful home in a beautiful locale and perfect for large family gatherings. It is close enough to tourist attractions to make travel easy. The playground for young children was a sheer delight to our grandson. The media room kept the teenagers enthralled. The tennis & basketball court provided some entertainment. Kayakers have an available put-in within 15 mins of the home.

Spicewood provided loads of privacy, an accommodating owner who tried his best to resolve the hot tub issue. We were able to have our miniature schnauzers with us during our stay which enhanced our experience as they are members of our family.

This is not a perfect house but being an imperfect family, we found it delightful & so relaxing that minor issues were rapidly overlooked.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Boat Dock!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312592vb
(713) 256-0566 (Texas, USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Mississippi
5

Weekend with our children and grandchildren.

  • 5 of 5
There were 12 of us 7A and 5C. There was something for every age. FUN weekend with our children and grandchildren. Mark was the best to deal with and always got back with me immediately.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Boat Dock!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312592vb
(713) 256-0566 (Texas, USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
4

Can't wait to return.

Can't wait to return.
  • 4 of 5
My family, 12 adults and 5 children, met here for Easter weekend. The house was just as described and the views were amazing. The fully stocked kitchen allowed us to cook breakfast and dinner with ease, ample table room allowed us to eat as a family, the beds were comfortable, tennis was fun, plenty of room to relax, s'mores in the fire pit, and the playground was perfect. We did not use the pool/spa as it was a bit chilly and the vacuum was not working properly but we did spend time lounging on the deck in the sun. From sun up to bed time we spent our days outside soaking it all in. We were sad that the vacation had to come to an end.
The groundskeeper met us at the house to show us around and Mark was quick to respond to any and every question we had prior to arrival as well as during our stay. A few drug store, gas station, and grocery store runs were only a short drive away as well as a local golf course and tons of retail shopping and dining. We recommend this location to anyone looking to get away to a rural setting yet not give up city conveniences down the road.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Boat Dock!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312592vb
(713) 256-0566 (Texas, USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Dallas
4

Frinds and family gathering

  • 4 of 5
It was a pleasant stay with family and friends. Hospitality was excellent.
Only issues we had was that we could not use the one bedroom house due to lots of Gas smell. Fortunately, one family decided to stay in the media room and share bath room. One of the Bath room lock wasn't functioning and we have to come-up with our own creative way to lock that bath room.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Mohi -

Thank you for your visit to Casa Rio Vista in The Texas Hill Country and thank for your review. Happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the home and thanks for letting know about the gas odor and bathroom door lock. The bedroom you are talking about is attached to the garage and sometimes people open by mistake the return air vent to the garage area and that's why you might have smelled gas. Anyhow...we have closed it off so that should not happen again and the door lock also been fixed. We love the Hill Country and hope you come to visit us again and again. Thanks!
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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Boat Dock!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312592vb
(713) 256-0566 (Texas, USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
dallas
4

Rio Vista

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at this rental in July of 2013. We were very impressed by the size of the property. It has plenty of space for several families. Young kids will love it. Mark was very helpful and easy to work with. We will definitely be coming back when the river is full.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike, glad to hear you had a good time. The river is just one of the many reason people come to the Hill Country and my property and will come back sooner or later with rain. We just got the new playground installed and will be doing other improvements this fall so please do keep me in mind for the next time.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Texas - Airport code is AUS
Nearest Train
25 Miles
In Austin
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Texas Hwy 71
Car: necessary

Private boat dock and great to swim off of too! NOTE...River is mostly dry as of Julue 2014 due to drought but getting better.

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Availability & Rates

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Spicewood House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 3 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Season
Mar 16 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes My rates are based on 6 people staying in the house with a small extra charge for over six. Depending on the dates I can normally offer a discount on larger groups so email me for more info and the best rate quote. Thanks!
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Amenities

Amenities

Spicewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master bathroom, large oval tub, glass shower, double sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3 in the main house.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , THis is the bathroom in the larger guest house.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in smaller single bedroom guest house
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom walks out onto patio and pool - TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , bathroom just across hallway - TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom just across hallway - TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , located in larger guest house - TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Located in larger guest house - TV
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Smaller guest house attached to garage.shower,patio, view!
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) The larger 2 bedroom guest house also has 2 full size sofa sleepers in 2 living area's which are perfect for kids,etc.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Our property offers its own private tennis court and its own private play area for the kids! Sorry..... NO WEDDINGS NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE NO LARGE PARTIES without permission first NO RV's or OFF ROAD BIKES without permission first
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