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Large Luxury Home On 10 Acres With 600 Feet Of The Blanco River

Roby Norvell

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Roby Norvell

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Large Luxury Home On 10 Acres With 600 Feet Of The Blanco River

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Wimberley House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14, Home Overlooking The Blanco River

The Wimberley Retreat on the Blanco (just purchased in June 2014 and formerly known as '600 on the Blanco') offers a unique experience with a 3300 sq ft house that sits on 10 private acres with access to 600 feet of deep river frontage on the Blanco River. An outdoor kitchen with built-in propane grill and outdoor refrigerator along with a fire pit and horseshoe pit were installed in December of 2014 for additional outdoor activities to enjoy the outdoor beauty of the property. There is a cliff on the opposite side of the river that allows for ideal privacy and quiet. No other homes are in sight. Escape the city pace and bright lights for relaxing on the river with extended family or friends or co-workers. Have coffee on the deck or patios in the morning while a flock of wild turkeys roam the yard or several deer drink from the river. Enjoy an evening drink under the bright stars. The deck is also a great place to watch the many different species of birds on the property.

The majority of the river bank is shaded by 100+ year old cypress trees. The river itself has something for all ages with shallow areas perfect for small children as well as a deep swimming hole about 25 feet long. We are lucky to be located on a part of the Blanco that has deep water even in extended drought periods. The private grassy ten acres of The Wimberley Retreat provide more than enough room for everyone to run, play, throw a ball or frisbee, have a kickball game, or just explore the wonders of nature: birds, fish, turtles, frogs, lizards, butterflies, and wildflowers. Some fishing and butterfly nets are provided. Feel free to bring your fishing poles, river shoes, kayaks and canoes.

The Wimberley Retreat house is perfect for large gatherings as it provides a soaring great room with a 20 ft ceiling and a wall of windows facing the river that is open to the kitchen and dining area seating 12. The outdoor grilling area and deck seats 14 and additional chairs are provided for the lawn and river area. The kitchen and coffee/wine bar areas are equipped with all appliances, extensive food and drink preparation and serving ware, and indoor/outdoor dishes to accommodate any large meal. Each of the 4 large private bedrooms have patios/decks and attached full bathrooms with an additional 1/2 bath located off the entry hall. There are 3 kings and 6 twin beds in total. Two of the twin beds are in the loft area that offers access to a full bathroom via a jack-and-jill bathroom layout. The loft area also provides a ping pong table and kids TV/movie and toy area for hours of entertainment and an opportunity for the adults to visit in the common areas downstairs. More movies, books, coloring books, puzzles, and games for all ages are in the downstairs common areas, along with a cable TV and music system. Whether you are planning a mini-reunion, ladies getaway trip, couples gathering, team-building session for a small group, multi-generation family gathering, shopping or winery tour, or celebrating a special birthday or milestone, the Wimberley Retreat 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Roby Norvell (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

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 have owned another property in Wimberley since 2008 and have come to love the area. 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, explore, spend time as a family, and just enjoy the beauty of nature. We wanted to add another property to enjoy with family and provide a vacation retreat for families or friends looking to escape to the Hill Country. We hope your family enjoys our Wimberley Retreat as much as we do.

Roby Norvell purchased this house in 2014

Why Roby Norvell chose Wimberley

We searched for 2 years+ to find an ideal home located on a deep and easily accessible section of the Blanco River. We decided on this retreat when we found the perfect combination of easily accessible deep and shallow water to provide river entertainment for all ages. The house is also ideal with the soaring windows facing the river and the 4 bedrooms each with their own bathroom which provides everyone with the privacy they need.

What makes this house unique

The view from the great room and the wrap around deck and patios provide stunning views of the surrounding bluffs and deep river down the slope from the house. You can't see another house from the property and you feel that you're in an isolated retreat away from everyone else.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Large Luxury Home On 10 Acres With 600 Feet Of The Blanco River
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Great group house

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time, beautiful property!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Texas
5

Moore Gals

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful house. We were a party of 10 adults celebrating our Dad's 83rd birthday, and our niece, nephew, and baby from New Braunfels (45 minutes away) were able to come for day trips. This house just has such a special warm feeling. The downstairs 2 masters were perfect for my Dad and my 79 year old husband. The high chair was wonderful when our great nephew came to visit. As others have said, the pictures don't do it justice on the web site. It is COMPLETELY equipped with everything. The views are lovely. The lightning bugs (fireflies) were so enchanting in the wild flowers in the evenings. Ping pong, horse shoes, fishing, s'mores around the fire pit. It's all great and impossible not to enjoy this house. We are looking forward to our next family get together. We liked it so much we booked an extra night!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Best House EVER!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband and wedding party for our wedding. It was AMAZING. They had everything you can think of from a highchair to floaties for the river. We truly enjoyed our stay here and are hoping to reserve again for several anniversaries to come. Robert was extremely easy to work with and responded promptly to all of our needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Awesome ladies weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a large group of friends and/or a couple of families to share! We rolled in on two wheels (ladies motorcycle group) and we were grateful for the covered parking area that allowed us to unload. If you love pretty back roads, this is a perfect location for lots of great rides. The property was immaculate and the outdoor covered deck was a great place to gather when it rained. The surrounding deck and firepit area invite guests to enjoy the outdoor beauty. But, even if you aren't outside, you feel you are because the windows provide a gorgeous view of the river and a great view for the evening star gazers. We even enjoyed a great lightning show as storms rolled through.

The home is equipped with everything you need --and the plush bath towels are a plus!! There's so much room for plenty of privacy and each room has its own deck/patio to enjoy your morning coffee and listen to the birds. The owner was extremely polite and accommodating --very easy to work with and always very prompt responses. I almost hate giving such a good review because we would love for it to be our "best kept secret". We are already planning our next trip back to this great place! So much space to play! Beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

As the person responsible for finding Wimberley lodging for 11 of my high school friends (Class of 1962), it was a bit of pressure to "get it right". The pictues were great and the business side of the rental went smoothly and Robert is great to work with. And, oh yeah, the house was perfect in every way. It far exceeded our expectations and our expectations were high, based on reviews and the pictures. Sleeping accommodations and bedding, etc. were excellent and the very impressive great room was just right for our group of old friends. The attention to detail was an added bonus. The setting, privacy, and river front was also simply beautiful. I would say that any time of year at this home would be perfect. Out-door fire pit for the winter. River for the summer. Spring time flowers. All that. I'm still riding a high for all the kudos from my pals for having "found" the place. When you get compliments from guys you've known for 60 years, that's saying something. I can thank Robert and this fantastic property for that!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston Texas
5

Hill Country Gem

  • 5 of 5

This place is a total GEM!!! The Wimberly Retreat is the perfect spot to plan a vacation, whether a weekend or an entire week. The home is quite beautiful with spectacular views from any room in the house. There are lots of outdoor activities for all ages, from the fire pit and making s'mores, the river access for splashing around, the open backyard for football or soccer games to the spacious deck for relaxing or reading a book. The kitchen is completely stocked, the living spaces are very roomy and the bedrooms are comfortable and peaceful! A drive into town is easy and there are lots of great food and shopping choices. The owner is terrific to work with and very responsive! You've got to see it and experience it to believe it!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
FM 2325
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Wimberley Restaurants
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $595 Per night

Wimberley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-Season 2015
Apr 6 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 2015 - May 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
May 27 2015 - Jul 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July 2015
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
Jul 7 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2015
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 24 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2016
Mar 11 2016 - Mar 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2016
Mar 20 2016 - Mar 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2016
Mar 25 2016 - Mar 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2016
Mar 28 2016 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2016
May 27 2016 - May 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $150.00 + 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.

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Amenities

Wimberley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3332 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - Half Bath - toilet , Located next to kitchen.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite #1 - 1 king , Private bathroom (tub/shower) & outdoor patio facing river.
    Master Suite #2 - 1 king , Private bathroom with shower &outdoor patio facing river.
    Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Jack & Jill bathroom with shower and balcony facing river.
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 4 twin/ single , With private bathroom and balcony facing river.
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds in loft between upstairs bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming

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