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ESCAPE! PRIVATE AND PEACEFUL 3 ACRE GUADALUPE RIVER FRONT ESTATE (NO FEES!)

Shane Carter

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Shane Carter

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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ESCAPE! PRIVATE AND PEACEFUL 3 ACRE GUADALUPE RIVER FRONT ESTATE (NO FEES!)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

New Braunfels Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 8-10

* NEW as of July 2014! SIMPLE FLAT RATES - No cleaning fees – No damage deposits – Use of all river toys included - 10% discount for all confirmed returning guests – can be combined with 10% veteran/senior discount

** Our promise to you: Our calendar is up to date – We will make every attempt to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours or less – The online quote you receive will be accurate (less discounts)

Love the Guadalupe River, but not all the crowds? Serenity and fun await you at the Oar Haus River Cabin! The cabin sits on a private, park-like reserve, on a deep two mile section of the river between Lakes McQueeney and Dunlap. Because the Oar Haus sits between the dams, there are no ski boats or tubers in your backyard. It’s like having the river to yourself! The cabin is surrounded by a ranch and backs up to the river, with another ranch on the opposite bank and only one directly neighboring property. During your stay, there is a high probability that -- outside of fish, birds, squirrels and deer -- you may not encounter another living soul. Peace and Quiet!

EVENTS: The Oar Haus has enough elbow room to host small weddings, family reunions, and group retreats, and beckons friends and family to enjoy time together without all the distractions of the daily grind. Come kick off your shoes and relax. Spend some quality time on the back porch and watch the sunset over the cypress lined Guadalupe River. Bait a hook or pitch some horseshoes, grab a lawn chair and read a book, fire up the BBQ for the day’s fresh catch and enjoy a glass of wine at your private waterfront retreat… this is the place to simply escape and unwind. Call to learn more about our camp ground rental and events scheduling.

The cabin sits up on a hill overlooking the property and the river. Spend your days kayaking, swimming, and fishing out your back door, where your family is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. After sunset, go warm up next to a cozy fire under the bright stars as the moonlight sparkles on the water. Then come inside and enjoy a comfortable night’s rest. Wake up to birds chirping in the mammoth pecan tree behind the cabin, and watch deer pass by from the sunroom.

The Oar Haus is located between the two historic settlements of New Braunfels and Seguin; and within 40 minutes of Austin and San Antonio. Once you arrive, be prepared to drive down a one mile dirt road that meanders through a canopied hall of trees and ends at a secluded get-a-way. Whether you want to sit on the large deck and watch the wildlife, or go out and enjoy the wild life, this cabin lets you leave the world behind but stay close to the fun. If you’re not familiar with New Braunfels, I’ll sum it up in two words… swimsuits and boots. You’ll find no shortage of water sports, live music, incredible food, and down-home friendly people in this part of the country, and no shortage of opportunities to sit and fish from the banks of our beautiful river. Come see what time off is supposed to feel like.

The cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master includes 1 queen and 1 full bed, with a spacious master bath. The 2nd bedroom has a full bed and the 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds. The cabin is well-appointed with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. There are two dining areas, a sunroom, and a living room with skylights and a cozy fireplace. For your entertainment, we provide: wi-fi internet, cable, 3 grills (gas/coal/smoker), life vests, tubes, inflatables, kayaks, canoes, fishing poles and standup paddleboards – ALL INCLUDED! We hope to see y’all soon, and we hope the Oar Haus will bring as much joy into your lives as it does to ours.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shane Carter (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Shane Carter

We are a retired military family originally from west Texas and Ohio. We've been in New Braunfels since 2005 and love the area. We are runners, paddlers, and play golf. The Oar Haus is a great joy in our lives and we put our hearts into making it a wonderful place to spend time. We live just a few miles away from the cabin, so we're just a phone call away.

Shane Carter purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Shane Carter chose New Braunfels

After spending many summers on the Guadalupe, we picked this spot because it is so quiet and it lets you enjoy the river without the blasting stereos, beer bongs, and drunks. The Oar Haus is just an incredible spot to recharge, reconnect and relax. The solitude and wildlife have such a calming effect.

What makes this cabin unique

Sunsets, wildlife, serenity, and the river... close to town, yet a world away.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Escape! Private and Peaceful 3 acre Guadalupe River Front Estate (NO FEES!)
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
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Escape! Private and Peaceful 3 acre Guadalupe River Front Estate (NO FEES!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p506241vb
-8305429085
New Braunfels Texas Hill Country
Jackson, MS
4

Lots of Space for Various types of groups

  • 4 of 5
We arrived down the dirt road and were surprised to find that this was our cabin. There was some stuff in the yard that made it look a little rinky-dinky, but the owner had told me they're still doing some work on the place. Once we got in, we found it to be an excellent place with lots of space. It's not a luxury house, but all the accommodations are clean and inviting. We went with 5 guys as a retreat sort of weekend to go tubing and whatnot. We also wanted some privacy. There are neighbors (who we could hear yelling at each other at one point), but you don't really see them. Unfortunately, we were there during drought season, so we had a brown experience. However, I suspect that the property is beautiful when there has been rain.

We really enjoyed the use of various water toys in the shed. We did some morning kayaking and canoeing each day. The property is quite large... we even played disc golf using the trees! They have a short/small dock area which is deep enough to jump out into (I wouldn't dive). They are at a bend in the river so some algae could build up, but we got over it. We even caught a catfish!

Each night we grilled (charcoal grill) and then ate on their deck area with the stringed lights they had put out. It was so great we spent hours after dinner just hanging there.

A great place I'd definitely recommend for families or friends who are looking for a great place to come back to (or stay at) and relax.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It was an awful drought! We actually considered cancelling reservations because Mother Nature was being so mean to us all (it's green now). The moss issue affected most of the Guadalupe River last summer. Good point about overhearing neighbors. While there are very few neighbors down here, we are in a canyon, of sorts, and voices carry. If someone hollers for a kid to come up from the river, you’ll hear it. We, also wholeheartedly, discourage diving from the dock. While the average depth is 5-7 feet at the dock, we’d prefer to avoid the risk, too. We’ve seen furniture, RVs and structures float down the Guadalupe during a flood. Who knows what the heck Mother Nature has deposited around our dock? Please don’t dive. We would like mention, this particular vacation rental is best suited for families, weddings, and retreats, but not the best place for bachelor party type gatherings. We’re sad to hear our guests didn’t the best experience possible, after the stay. We like to think of anyone who stays here as part of the Oar Haus family. (We love it when families come back!) To that end, we go out of our way to make ourselves available to address any issues our guests may have. Those who’ve visited know we are committed to making sure their vacation is amazing. We've responded to burned out light bulbs, ant hills, and to talk to neighbors… no issue is too small. We want every guest to have a 5-star stay (we invest too much ourselves to be content with a 4-star experience - if even just this one). The main reason we like to speak with our guests prior to booking is to make sure they understand this is a true land of liberty "down here by the river." If you want acres of privacy and freedom from a world of HOAs and restrictions on the river… this is where you find it. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get, but there ain’t nothin’ fancy about unrestricted river property in the Texas Hill Country. Before you rent, please note this disclosure about the shortcomings/risks of our property - we have: critters & wildlife (deer, snakes, raccoons, dogs, turkeys, deer, bobcats, waterbugs, bats, spiders, lighting bugs, ducks, deer in rut, armadillos, ants, woodpeckers, owls, deer, etc.), droughts, floods, hail, wind, uneven ground, wild Americans, long walks, dirt roads, potholes, amazing sunsets, and dropped cell coverage. Glad these boys had a good time at the Oar Haus. We appreciate your business and feedback. Thanks for visiting!
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Escape! Private and Peaceful 3 acre Guadalupe River Front Estate (NO FEES!)
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New Braunfels Texas Hill Country
San Antonio
5

Dream Wedding

  • 5 of 5
I looked around at several vacation homes to have my dream outdoor wedding. As soon as I visited The Oar Haus I knew this would be the place I would marry my soulmate. The property is very well kept inside and out. The river made a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and my wedding pictures turned out gorgeous. Nature is the best wedding decor and The Oar Haus had plenty of natural scenic views that were perfect for photos. The wide open space provided the perfect spot for the reception. Shane allowed me to view the property a few times so that I could get a good idea of how I wanted to set it all up. He even provided two white canopies for us to use and they came in handy! My guests raved about what a perfect little spot this was for a wedding and I couldn't agree more.
When you are planning a DIY wedding, there are a million things you have to consider. Parking wasn't something I even thought about. Lucky for me, Shane created a brand new parking area and directed traffic, making my wedding stress free.
After all was said and done, my guests left at the end of the night having had an amazing time celebrating our special day, and my husband and I spent the rest of our time at the Oar Haus enjoying all the amenities it had to offer. We relaxed on the hammock for a few hours watching deer run by and we spent some time canoeing down the peaceful river enjoying our first days as husband and wife. I couldn't imagine our wedding any other way. We are excited to return every year for our anniversary and reminisce on what a wonderful time we had on the day we got married.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape! Private and Peaceful 3 acre Guadalupe River Front Estate (NO FEES!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p506241vb
-8305429085
New Braunfels Texas Hill Country
Texas
5

peaceful, relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Wow. What a fantastic place. My girlfriends and I have a "girls weekend" once a year for approx 25 years. This is one of our all time favorites!!! Loved loved loved sitting ion porch drinking our coffee while watching all the deer. Shane was so wonderful to work with. He couldn't have been accommodating. We will be back. If you could give six stars I would have!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Escape! Private and Peaceful 3 acre Guadalupe River Front Estate (NO FEES!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p506241vb
-8305429085
New Braunfels Texas Hill Country
San Benito, Cameron County, Tx.
5

Ladies Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our ladies weekend getaway was amazing. We enjoyed staying at this magnificent River Front Home, it had all the amenities needed for the 7 of us that stayed there. We were only sorry we couldn't stay longer and enjoy the river and the canoe, kayak, etc. We will do so next time. It was fun getting up in the morning and watching the deer.
Thank you for allowing us to stay at this home.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape! Private and Peaceful 3 acre Guadalupe River Front Estate (NO FEES!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p506241vb
-8305429085
New Braunfels Texas Hill Country
Utah & Texas
5

Family retreat

  • 5 of 5
The Oar Haus is absolutely the best place to stay in the New Braunfels area. We had a summer family vacation-ages ranging from 7-73 years old and ALL had a terrific time. The owners are attentive and made themselves available before, during and after our stay. The property is close to everything yet very secluded and private. We literally had the river to ourselves and it was quiet and so relaxing. We used and appreciated all the river toys which were in great shape. The lay-out of the house is good with kitchen and living areas in the middle and an awesome sunroom! Sitting out on the deck in the morning and evening was divine! Lots of deer roaming around. It's a little bit of a walk back and forth from house to river dock but overall this was by far one of the best vacation spots ever! Thank you Shane and family for sharing your slice of Texas paradise! We had a wonderful time and would recommend The Oar Haus 100%. Hope to be back next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape! Private and Peaceful 3 acre Guadalupe River Front Estate (NO FEES!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p506241vb
-8305429085
New Braunfels Texas Hill Country
Spring, TX
5

Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5
The Oar House was a great place to stay. There were seven of us, and we had plenty of room. The house was very nice - like being at your own home and had everything you could think of. The shed outside was filled with all kinds of water toys. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck. The dock by the water was great and big enough for a group! We had a great time!!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Antonio Intl
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Bandit Golf course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-35 and I-10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Clear Springs Restaurant

Nearby attractions include Schlitterbahn Water Park (named the #1 water park in the United States), Gruene Hall (Texas' oldest dance hall) and annual events like Wurst fest (a festival to rival any Oktoberfest). A few other attractions within minutes of the cabin include: three beautiful golf courses (all within 10 mi), Movie Theater (7 mi), Outlet Malls (15 mi), Canyon Lake – (18 mi), and Natural Bridge Caverns (25 mi)… With so much to do in New Braunfels, Gruene, and the Hill Country, this is a perfect place to spend your next vacation.

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

New Braunfels Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,300
 
 
Summer 2015
May 19 2015 - Sep 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$2,700
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 7 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Preferred payment method is E-CHECK
Rates are based on a maximum of 8 guests; additional guests are $15/night/person.
Memorial, Independence and Labor Day -- add $50 per night
10% discount for all returning guests
10% discount for military and seniors (65+)
This property is also available for weddings and other special events

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

New Braunfels Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Gracious master bath with large double vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Pack and play available.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Here's a few of our local events: Texas Independence Celebration – 2 March Harley Rally – Mid-April Gruene Music and Wine Fest – Mid-October Chosen Marathon – Late October County Fair – Late September Tour de Gruene – Early November Wurstfest – Early November Wassailfest – Early December Gruene Market days – 3rd weekend of every month New Braunfels... JUMP IN!

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