Smithville house rental - The River House
The River House
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps15
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay nights
 

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.

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I am a freelance photographer based in Austin, Texas.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

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.

26 Reviews of Property 353246 in Smithville, Texas

Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
average rating of 4.8 based on 26 reviews
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
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
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
...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!
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
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
Waco, TX
5

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
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
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
5

Duffer's Outing

Duffer's Outing
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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!
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
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
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Getaway

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
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Birthday celebration

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We came to celebrate Mandy's 21st birthday! The house was perfect and having the water right behind the yard was amazing!

We floated down to the park several times and greatly enjoyed how easy the walk back was. The river house was an extremely fun time and we hope to come back soon!

Faith, Mandy, Casey, Laura, Christian and Erin
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
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Family Thanksgiving

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
Happy Thanksgiving Hannah! Thanks for all!! It's all been perfect!

We all had soooooo much fun down by the riverside!

Had a BLAST!

Can't wait to come back.

Spent most of our daylight hours playing and exploring the river. Also found a new fishing hole. Great times.

So much fun with our families remembering good times and making new ones.

Had a great time. Fun with long time special friends.

Francie, Phil, Mitchell, Frankie, Heather, Phil, Jr., Sophia, Laurie, and Dave
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
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Annual golf trip

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Had a great time. Loved the accommodations. Can't wait to come back - if you'll have us! :)
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
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Goddess retreat

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Thank you so much for an incredible place!!

I really had a great time here and a lot of contact with nature. We left lots of love and light in this place.

Love, love, LOVE your River House! I had an awesome time. I'm not a "nature" girl, however, I fully enjoyed myself! I will be back with my family! :) Cheers to new beginnings.

Thank you for sharing your River House with us. It is a welcoming warm and open space with wonderful energy. :)

What a lovely place! I hope to bring my family to visit Robert the Rooster soon...!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
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Goddess retreat

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Spent the weekend at your lovely home for our goddess retreat. Relaxing... calm... serene... beautiful. Floated in the river... slept so well in your comfy bed! Enjoyed the small town... the antique shopping. Thank you for everything. Will be back with my family soon!
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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353246vb
512-695-1412
Smithville Texas Lakes
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Morning sunshine

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Morning sunshine, crowing roosters...HGTV, antiques, Comfort Café breakfast, Murphy's Steakhouse dinner, flowing river, great sleep, flowing river... time to go, a little sad. WE'LL BE BACK!