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River View Bungalow Captures Essence of Texas Hill Country

Elizabeth

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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River View Bungalow Captures Essence of Texas Hill Country

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Blanco Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-11)

Ready for a quiet getaway for family and friends, the newly remodeled and refurnished River View Guest House awaits you in Blanco, Texas. Built in 1939, this beautiful bungalow style home is nestled in the shade of five huge pecan trees.

Blanco is in the heart of the unique Texas Hill Country. Enjoy the drive into town as you pass through the rolling hills. The town was named after the white limestone on the bottom of the river.

As you approach the native stone home, imagine resting with a good book or talking with a friend on the bench swing on the front porch. Entering the house, you are greeted by amber walls and the original hardwood floors. As the sun sets, the floors and walls assume a particularly lovely glow. The detail and simplicity of the trim around the windows and doorways is pleasing to the eye, and the arch between the rooms invites you to explore. The spacious sunroom at the back of the house is enclosed with windows to gaze at the glistening sun reflecting off the Blanco River.

A large, well-stocked kitchen can be used by guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. It can accommodate meals for large gatherings of family and friends as easily as a romantic dinner for two. The roomy living area has conversation areas and a gaming table. Kick your feet up in the comfy chairs in the old dining room to watch the cable TV or a DVD. Outside, the three patios beckon you to watch the birds and feel the gentle breezes. Outside seating tempts you to barbeque a meal on the grill for your group.

Reservations can be made for the whole house. There are three bedrooms to sleep six with accommodations for an additional five guests.

River View Guest House is designed to be a place of comfort and connection. We welcome your visit.

Description of the House and Rates

The River View Guest House is a bungalow style home built in 1939. The house has two bedrooms downstairs and an attic bedroom upstairs. Antiques found at auctions and estate sales grace the rooms without creating clutter.

The house can sleep up to 11 guests. You, your friends and family will have the house to yourselves. The house is reserved for $275 per night for up to 6 guests, with reduced rates for longer stays. An additional charge of $20 per person per night is required for parties over six people.

The River Bedroom is the larger of the two downstairs. This bedroom features a queen-sized bed and a great view of the river. There is also a very comfortable down-covered bench for lounging or reading a book.

The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower/bathtub.

The Pecan Bedroom with its bead-board walls and queen-sized bed will lull you into a tranquil sleep with its cozy ambiance.

The Starry Loft Bedroom is reached after ascending the stairs through the pecan tree limbs. Imagine a secret hideaway. The room features a king size bed with a thick pillow topper that can convert to two twins. This ample bedroom has its own full bathroom with shower. Those who retire early will appreciate the quiet and privacy of the Starry Loft.

Two additional people can be accommodated at the house by use of a queen-sized deluxe Aerobed thick inflatable bed. If needed, three more people can sleep on the three couches.

The River View Guest House is also available for hosting gatherings of family and friends without an overnight stay. Call for event packages and customizable options, such as Knit-ins, Quilt-ins, Reunions, Book Groups, Wine or Wildflower Tours, etc.

Coming soon:

River View Cottage --- solid flagstone rock walls, private bath, private deck, separate building, and kitchenette --- stayed tuned!

Call for your reservation today -- (512) 968-8989

Keywords: Quiet, House, Blanco, Get-away

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

Why Elizabeth chose Blanco

I chose this house due to its location by the river and three blocks from the town square. I also like how peaceful this place feels.

What makes this bungalow unique

The house is 3 short blocks from the town square that is surrounded by restaurants and shops. The back gate enters into the Blanco State Park where there is easy access to swimming in the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Elizabeth,

Your home is so beautiful and every where I turn, there is another wonderful treasure waiting to be discovered. As we were drifting off to sleep last night, I was thinking "She's thought of everything to ensure a memorable stay", and then I heard a chime tinkling softly in the wind and my thought was confirmed.

Thank you so much.
Apr 2006
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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River View Bungalow Captures Essence of Texas Hill Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Dallas, TX
5

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and one toddler spent Christmas weekend at the perfectly located River View Guest House. I echo all the positive comments. We were enchanted by the rustic, authentic "Hill Country" charm of the home and the picturesque river view from several rooms. The common areas are spacious and comfortable. The well-equipped kitchen is also well designed, accommodating multiple cooks. Dining and relaxing in the sunroom overlooking the river was a highlight. I only wish our stay could have lasted longer.

The homeowner is as delightful as the property and went out of her way to help me locate and retrieve something I left behind. We are most grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Devine, Tx.
5

Thanksgiving-Christmas Family get-together!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying in the River View Bungalow. Our family could not

be together for Thanksgiving or Christmas so we chose to meet in Blanco the first weekend in December and celebrate both wonderful days. The kitchen had everything we needed to have our Turkey, dressing and eat our Christmas Ham as well. We were all able to sit together in the Sun room, around a large table.

The River View has such an "at home" feeling about it, cozy, warm and decorated

beautifully.

We did so enjoy the grounds and walking over to the river to feed the ducks.

The first evening, we walked around the little park in Blanco named after the original owners of River View (which was decorated and lighted for Christmas.) The Blanco Court House was lighted all around and we really knew we were indeed celebrating Christmas.

The next evening, we drove to Johnson City to view the beautiful Christmas lights

there as well.

We want to Thank the owner for allowing us to use her lovely home and for providing

so much comfort. This is a memory our family will cherish always. We do plan to return

again. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kearneysville WV USA
5

What a wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the River House in Blanco Texas and had a fabulous time. My son got married on May 4th 2014 and we decided to rent the River Home due to its location, convenience and the hospitality of the owner. The weather was perfect and being next to the river and downtown made our vacation so easy. We fished, walked the trails, barbecued out and basically had a wonderful time. If you were in need of anything, you could just open a closet or drawer and find it. We spent a week and never once turned on the television. This was our first trip to the Hill Country of Texas and we found the area to be most beautiful and people even more so. The only regrets we had was that the time was way to short. We would have loved to spend more time exploring the area and fishing the river. This is a vacation house that really makes you feel at home. I would recommend this vacation home to anyone. This is truly a home away from home.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wedding Time

  • 5 of 5

We selected the Riverview B&B because of its location to the Methodist church & the Old Blanco County Court House. It was perfect for both venues. We loved how the house was decorated and how spacious it was as the visitors came in all day to visit the bride before the wedding. It was the perfect back drop for several wedding photos. The makeup girls had plenty of room to do hair & makeup on the sun porch. Her cousin stayed in the separate loft with its on entrance so the kids had some quiet time while other guest were downstairs gathered in the sunroom. We had a horse & buggy service from the house to the courthouse. The buggy had a vacant lot to wait in across the street. It was perfect for our destination wedding in Blanco. Elizabeth was a joy to talk to, she even gave me a photographer contact in Austin & we used her for the wedding photos.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is better than advertised. It was well stocked, clean, and the owner is very easy to work with. We enjoyed walking to the river and downtown. The house has a nice front porch and lots of places to relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent the weekend in Blanco to celebrate the kids last day of school. With 3 full bedrooms and plenty of space for air mattresses we had plenty of space for our group that included 6 kids. The river access is great, the house is very welcoming and everything is included you need for a great weekend away. Less than 1.5 hours from North Austin makes it much closer than other lake and river weekends we have done. Would have loved to spend more time on the awesome porch but the mosquitoes this time of year were ferocious once the sun was setting. They didn't stop us from using the great yard for most the weekend. We would have loved to walk around town more, but spent most the weekend in the river and in the park. Next time will try and stay for more than 2 nights. Owner is very friendly and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Antonio, TX or Austin TX
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
RR 163 in Blanco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Valeer Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Texas Highway 281
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Several on town square - 3 blocks away
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Blanco County Courthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Blanco State Park and River
Car: necessary

Wildflower Tours. Winery Tours. Fishing - the Blanco River is stocked at different times of the year. Hiking - climb Enchanted Rock. Antiquing and restaurants - walk to several stores just a short 3 blocks away on the town square. Zip-line over the Hill Country.

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Blanco Bungalow Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes $100 when booking;
Half the amount due 4 weeks prior to stay;
Remaining amount due 2 weeks prior to stay;
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Amenities

Blanco Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Back bedroom with river view - 1 queen , Wake up to a beautiful view of the river
    Front bedroom - 1 queen , Cozy bedroom
    Loft Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom is upstairs and has private bathroom
    Additional sleeping - Queen-size inflatable bed; 3 couches
  • King size beds (1) - The upstairs bedroom has the king-size bed. Queen size Beds (2) - The two downstairs bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Twin or Single Beds (2) - The upstairs bedroom has the king-size bed that can convert to two twins, if needed. Also available are three couches in the downstairs living areas as well as a queen-size deluxe Aerobed (electric inflation) available. House can easily sleep 11 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
A Collection of Board Games and books. Large porch swing. Large Fenced Yard for Playing. Viewing wildlife and birds on the Blanco River. Beautiful sunsets. VERY quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Large pecan trees surround the house and cottage. Bright and shiny yellow bicycle built for two (with helmets)

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