Lakefront home with gentle slope to the water's edge. Overlooks Canyon lake & a beautiful, shaded yard. This home sits half-way between Austin & San Antonio on the quiet North side of Canyon Lake. Water activities are easily accessible, both on the lake & on the Guadalupe River (famous for tubing) which is 10 minutes away. Swim or fish right from the property or put your boat in at one of the nearby free boat ramps (closest one is 1 mile away).
This home is in a quiet residential neighborhood, no parties please! Bring your bicycles as the neighborhood loop provides a great place to bicycle for the kids.
We are 13 miles from the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels & 61 miles from the new F-1 Grand Prix racetrack in Austin.
Local Area: Swim or fish right from the property or launch small watercraft (canoes, kayaks, sail boards, inflatable boats). For larger watercraft, free boat ramp is about 1 mile away. Canyon Lake Marina is about 8 miles away by car. From here you can rent watercraft (sailboats, speed boats, pontoon boats, jet skis & party-barges). Within 10 miles, is the Guadalupe River, famous for tubing...floating down the river on an inner tube. Inner tube rentals are easy to find & river outfitters provide service to return you to your starting point. We are also located about 25 miles from Schliterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels & the San Marcos Outlet Malls. The water park is rated as one of the best water parks in the country. Kids & adults alike will love this park!
In our neighborhood, enjoy the sight of deer, fox, owls, cranes, egrets, ducks, & many more. The tame deer tend to dine right outside the front door. They also enjoy a trek across the lakefront at dusk.
Major Cities Nearby: San Antonio, famous for the Alamo, the River Walk, the Spurs & much more is about 50 miles away. Visit one of the great historic treasures or perhaps spend a day at the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas w/ a large on-site water park included in admission price or Sea World. Two more great options can be combined in one day....Natural Bridge Caverns & Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (safari style drive through).
You may prefer Austin, about 50 miles to the North. Austin is famous for its live music scene, the state Capitol, Barton Springs pool, a large Mexican Free-Tail bat colony & the University of Texas, home to 50,000 students.
Both cities offer fabulous dining & more entertainment than we can name. There are world-class golf courses available all over Central Texas, along with many theaters, museums & sports venues.
Small towns nearby: Closer to Canyon Lake, you can enjoy small towns like Wimberley, San Marcos, Gruene (pronounced Green), New Braunfels & Fredericksburg to name a few. These towns all have great shopping districts, dining venues & outdoor activities. Wimberley is about 15 miles away & offers a free, large outdoor craft market on the first Saturday of each month (from February-December). Gruene, also about 15 miles away, has a great live music & dining venue, Gruene Hall. If great shopping & German food are your thing, check out Fredericksburg (50 miles away) with a nice scenic drive, especially during spring wildflower season. San Marcos is home to Texas State University & two enormous side-by-side outlet malls (only 35 minutes away).
In summer 2009, we began looking for a house on Canyon Lake with the intent to enjoy it ourselves but also offer it for rent to those also looking for a peaceful getaway. We had rented a home on the nearby Guadalupe River the previous year and decided we really liked the area.
We searched around the lake for a property on the water and found there were few that were actually on the water and did not have a steep cliff leading to the lake. This house had a gentle slope to the water and was in a quiet neighborhood….perfect for us. We decided to overlook the green shag carpeting, yellow and orange linoleum and dark wood paneling because of the amazing view and easy lake access. It also helped that the home was in a quiet neighborhood, our preference.
We may be crazy but we really enjoy home remodeling projects and do a lot of the work ourselves so we decided to go for it. We stripped the interior of the house down to the framing and started over. We finished Phase I (new kitchen, windows, paint, stained concrete floors, one new bath and new lighting) just in time for high season in May 2010. After having amazing success and lots of positive feedback from our guests, we entered phase II (adding a laundry room and remodeling the second bath) in January 2011. Then, with another great rental season under our belts, we entered Phase III, the biggest of them all in January 2012. During this phase, we enlarged the master bedroom and bath to turn into a full master suite with whirlpool bath, vertical spa shower system and walk in closet. We closed in the back porch with large picture windows to add a sunroom and then we added a 750 sf cedar deck with pergola.
We continue to make small improvements to landscaping, etc. but are very pleased with the end product….a beautiful, peaceful place to getaway. We aren’t sure renting was the right thing to do, only because it is packed all summer so we never get to enjoy it during the high season.