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. 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.
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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.