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TRANQUIL RIVERFRONT CABIN, FAMILIES AND PETS WELCOME! WINTER SPECIALS

Hannah Neal

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Hannah Neal

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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TRANQUIL RIVERFRONT CABIN, FAMILIES AND PETS WELCOME! WINTER SPECIALS

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Smithville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-15)

Come relax at the River House, our beautiful two-story cabin with breathtaking views of the river. This tranquil getaway is located on the banks of the Colorado, just minutes from historic downtown Smithville, Texas.

After you’ve napped on the deck, walk down through our small pecan orchard and enjoy private access to the river. Fish from the banks, or wade in and go swimming, tubing, kayaking or canoeing. In the evening, you’ll have a front row seat for our lovely Texas sunsets and starry nights.

For a change of pace, stroll down Main Street and check out all the wonderful antique shops and restaurants nearby.

Many films are shot in Smithville, including Sandra Bullock’s Hope Floats, as well as the upcoming film, Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Take a tour of all the featured locations throughout town, then come home and browse through our extensive video library.

The house is also an easy 30 minutes east of the Circuit of the Americas track, so you don't have to deal with Austin traffic. Come stay with us for Formula 1 Grand Prix, X Games and all the other great COTA events!

The River House is a great destination for birdwatchers. Come discover the many species of birds that live on the banks of the Colorado. If you’re there at the right time of year, you’ll even see our family of bald eagles!

During your visit, you'll enjoy the best of both worlds: peaceful, easy country living with all the modern conveniences. This spacious, four-bedroom, two-bath house has all the comforts of home, including WiFi and HD TV. We also have a sunny study upstairs with it’s own private balcony. The master bedroom on the first floor has a connecting bathroom that also leads into the main living area. Upstairs you'll find the three additional bedrooms, sunroom and separate bath.

Keywords: relax, breathtaking, view, private access, tranquil, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, getaway, wedding, birding, comfort, WiFi, spacious, reunions, dogs, antiquing, golf, film, peaceful

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hannah Neal (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Hannah Neal

I am a freelance photographer based in Austin, Texas.

Hannah Neal purchased this house in 2011

Why Hannah Neal chose Smithville

Smithville has long been one of my favorite retreats. Its easy pace and tranquil atmosphere are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city living.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I want to thank you so much for your hospitality and for providing such a peaceful and tranquil getaway - hideaway! It truly felt like "home." Beautiful setting, beautiful home! We are already planning our next visit!



Again, thank you!
Oct 2011
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome! Winter Specials
average rating of 4.75 based on 29 reviews
business
Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome! Winter Specials
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
-512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
Houston
5

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5
Hannah, thank you so much for a great long weekend! Your place was just right for us...convenient location, beautiful surroundings, plenty of room, comfortable, and appointed with everything we needed. We especially enjoyed being able to bring our dog along and the safety of the enclosed yard. We had her mostly on leash outside, but it was nice being able to let her out briefly as needed (as long as the chickens weren't around!). We enjoyed the rainy days and the beautiful, clear days, and the gazillions of pecans (yes, I got enough for my Thanksgiving pie!). We saw a woodpecker doing his work on a tree by the river and I managed to get some decent shots of him. The location was perfect for us: 15 minutes to Bastrop, 15 minutes to LaGrange, and a new town of Smithville to explore, too. We found a couple new scenic roads and incidentally found Bone Spirits while driving around downtown...that was a fun stop! Thanks to you for everything. We hope to be back soon!

Suzanne and Mark









Thanks again, and hope you have a good Thanksgiving! We look forward to our next stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome! Winter Specials
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
-512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
5

Awesome river house

  • 5 of 5
This house is perfect for a little family getaway. There is plenty of room and the property is gorgeous. So much room to run around outside and the river was so nice. Everyone had such a good time, we will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Andrea! We were thrilled to have you and so happy you enjoyed the house. Please come stay with us again soon! Hannah
business
Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome! Winter Specials
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
-512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
4

Family and Friends

  • 4 of 5
Very beautiful!! The river and pecan grove, also everything is so green. We really enjoyed the river (be careful of current going around to second park). The home was comfortable and roomy. Be ready to climb some stairs, and quite a hike down the yard to the river. We enjoyed the exercise, and loved having our dogs with us.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Deborah! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the house and your stay, and we'd love to have you back!

As for the stairs, they're sort of a necessity as we're right on the river and need to stay up high for those times when the water rises. But our height does make for a great view! Our backyard does slope down into the orchard, but it's a short one-minute walk from the yard to the water's edge.

All the best,
Hannah
business
Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome! Winter Specials
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
-512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
brooklyn, ny
5

an absolutely perfect setting to get away...

  • 5 of 5
...such a truly peaceful place to be in an achingly beautiful setting - the riverfront cabin is perfect for a chance to 'get away from it all' without feeling isolated or disconnected. large enough to make it fun for the whole family, intimate enough for a couple's weekend.
the various decks and views are not to be missed and there's nothing quite like sitting out watching the sun set over the colorado river with a cocktail in hand.
highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Nick! We loved having you. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back to see us again very soon!

Hannah
business
Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome! Winter Specials
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
-512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
Waco, TX
5

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5
Our small church reserved this space for a weekend retreat, and it was perfect! The house was basic and very comfortable, with plenty of room for the six people we had. Kitchen is well-stocked with cooking gear (we made cookies in the oven, as well as buying free-range eggs from the neighbor for a delicious omelette!) and dishes. Peaceful location was great for getting work done, as well as relaxation - we spent lots of time sitting on the back porch with our guitars and a glass of wine or beer, enjoying the serene surroundings. Loved the goats next door, as well! The house's owner was very responsive and helpful when we had questions - we got quick replies to our texts and emails. Wifi was good but got a little slow - probably due to having six highly wired people walk through the doors with phones, computers and ipads! Not a big deal, however - we were able to get online without much trouble.

Note for those with older or younger guests - there are lots of stairs! If your little ones and elders are good with that, you will be fine. If not, probably not a great fit for you. It looked so great for pets, we were sad we hadn't brought our dogs with us! The river is outside a fenced yard and orchard, so little ones would have a hard time wandering down to it - fairly safe for little kids if you want something close but not too close to the river.

Recommend "Pockets Grille" in town for those who want to grab something yummy for dinner - good sweet potato fries and burgers, plus a tilapia dish that looked WAY too nice to be eaten with a plastic fork. :-)

This was a great place to work and relax - all of us highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kris. I'm thrilled you loved the house and Smithville, and that you had a peaceful and productive stay. We'd love to have y'all back again!

Best regards,
Hannah
business
Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome! Winter Specials
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
-512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
5

Duffer's Outing

Duffer's Outing
  • 5 of 5
Hanna's River House was the perfect getaway location for our fairly large (11) golf group. All the guys were impressed with the secluded location, with all of them asking me at one time or another "how did you find this place?!" We were provided with virtually everything we needed to ensure a comfortable, homey atmosphere, and everyone had a great time. I heartily recommend the River House as a great location to get away from the hustle and bustle, but it's close enough to Bastrop to enjoy all that the town has to offer. Thanks for a great stay - looking forward to more of them!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! You guys were wonderful guests and I loved having you! I'm so glad you had fun at the house and enjoyed your golf getaway. Can't wait to have all of you back. Please come stay with us again soon!

Hannah

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Smithville House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
General cleaning fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES. Increased rates for holidays and special events may apply. 3 night minimum may apply on certain holidays. Please contact owner for security deposit and payment alternatives. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR EXACT RATE QUOTE FOR DOGS. Rental rate per pet and pet cleaning fee are not automatically calculated by HomeAway/VRBO.

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Amenities

Smithville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Pecan Orchard, enclosed deck, enclosed patio, enclosed balcony, riverfront

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