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3,200 sq ft Lakeview-Secluded, Hot Tub, High Speed Internet, Numerous decks

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16) 8 Queen Beds

This beautiful home is secluded and peaceful with a beautiful view of Canyon Lake. Great Tree Room, huge stone fireplace great for family or group gatherings. Large kitchen and Dining room for12 plus side bar. Jacobs Creek Beach 5 blocks, fishing 1 block, boating, jet-ski rentals, 3 miles, sailing, Guadalupe River tubing 3 miles, and only 40 miles from San Antonio. Whitewater Ampitheater is 2 miles away, Schlitterbahn Water Park 14 miles. Accepts VISA and MASTER CARD.

Suitable for Children.

One mile to Canyon Lake Gorge tours.

Blue Water Lake, Shaded Yard: Canyon Lake is one of Texas's finest lakes. Boating and Sailing conditions are excellent. Fishing and watersports abound. Lookingglass Place has a panoramic view of the lake that stretches for over 12 miles. Upstairs decks have a Hot Tub, which provides spectacular vistas as well as romantic stargazing. Waterskiing boats are available for rent nearby. Lookingglass's backyard has large seating areas, horeshoe pit, campfire pit, goldfish pond, hammock, tree swing, and 2 charcoal Bar B Que grills. Plenty of outdoor chairs and tables.

Fantastic River Tubing, Country Music: Located less than 3 miles from the fabulous Guadalupe River, for exciting canoeing, rafting, or tubing. Schlitterbahn Water Park (rated # 1 in the world) is only a 16 mile drive. Rio Raft Company is open 364 days each year for tube or raft rental. Nearby is the famous Whitewater Ampitheater and it's ony 14 miles to the legendary Gruene Hall.

Antique and Shoppers Paradise: Wimberly, Texas is an art lovers meca, only an 18 mile drive from Looking glass Place. Fredricksburg, also an art and antique center is exactly a 50 miles drive. San Marcos Tanger and Prime Outlet Malls are 19 miles door to door from Lookingglass Place. SAN ANTONIO is 40 miles to the south, with Fiesta Texas, Sea World, The Alamo, and the one-of-a-kind River Walk. Extend your stay and treat your group to one of the most fascinating cities in the world, but return every night to the quiet and peace of Lookingglass Place.

Golf: Canyon Lake Golf Club course is an 8 mile drive from the house and has reasonable green and cart fees with a beautiful, challenging golf course overlooking the south side of Canyon Lake. Open for 12 months of golfing. Phone for fees.

Marked bicycling trails nearby, for expereinced cyclyists. We experience an average of 320 Sunshine Days per year.

Keywords: Vacation House, Vacation Home, Rental House,

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Canyon Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Campfires permitted in designated campfire circle only. Please return outdoor furniture to its original location at checkout.
  • No smoking in the house, we have several outdoor patios where smoking is permitted.
  • Quiet Time outside after 9:30 pm, Damage/Cleaning Fee will be refunded 14 days after checkout if all items in Rental Agreement adhered to.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , 2nd floor off of Game room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor adjacent Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , !st Floor adjacent Bedroom Large Soaking Tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , has en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin sofa bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Queen Sofa sleeper upstairs , 1 Q Sofa sleeper Great Rm
  • Queen size Beds (6) plus 2 Queen Sofa Sleepers, Baby Cribs (1) Please request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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3,200 sq ft Lakeview-Secluded, Hot Tub, High Speed Internet, Numerous decks
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

My sister's and I get together every year for our Birthday and this was the perfect place. It's truly an amazing property. The living area and outside was the perfect size to celebrate and converse with our friends. We will deffinitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to host your group and glad that you enjoyed Lookingglass. Thanks for your kind words and looking forward to your return. Terry & Gail
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Home with spectacular indoor/outdoor accommodations for entertaining. Downstairs open living/dining/bar/kitchen perfect for any celebration plenty of room for dancing, karaoke singing, buffet dining, and just lounging around. Upstairs retreat perfect for guests with an amazing view of Canyon Lake. Outdoor area allowed guests to enjoy at they're comfort: patio, swing bench, firepit, or hammock; even played corn hole. Everyone LOVED the house and especially the tree in Living RM Picture Perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Billings

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, beautiful house with spacious rooms and and a huge kitchen for entertaining. We had such a great time at LookingGlass. The hot tub was a huge bonus. The backyard was great for the kids to run around, play horse shoes, relax on the hammock and of course roast s'mores on the campfire. The porch has breathtaking sunsets and views of Canyon Lake. We will definitely be renting again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great winter vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here during our winter vacation. It was incredibly spacious and had magnificent views of the lake. The backyard patio was beautiful and the upstairs deck hot tub was fantastic! Besides the nearby lake, the house is located between both Austin and San Antonio, so there was plenty to do. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Last minute bachelorette weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter was getting married and her maid of honor dropped the ball with planning the bachelorette weekend away. I was scrambling last minute to find a nice place outside of Austin for a weekend getaway but that could sleep 14. This property was perfect! The home was clean and spacious and provided everything we needed, including proximity to Gruene and some excellent recommendations by the owner for entertainment and dining. The owners were easy to work with and very helpful! I loved this house, the location, and all of the amenities. Everyone in our group agrees....we would all book this home again for another visit!!! Thanks for a great weekend!!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying with us. We really enjoyed hosting your group. Hope to see you again. Thanks, Terry
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Our home away from home for 14 years!

  • 5 of 5

Looking Glass Place is a spacious home that our group has been visiting for the past 14 years! While many homes that accommodate this number of guest have bunk beds or trundles, Looking Glass offers spacious bedrooms with king, queen and double beds.Our group of 12-14 comfortably sleeps, enjoys the back yard and the large kitchen. The home is always clean and Terry is so accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terry Tomko
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Terry Tomko

Enjoy hosting groups and families, some have repeated for several years. We live in the Canyon Lake area because of the beautiful Hill Country, water activities and the music venue in nearby Gruene Texas.

Terry Tomko purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Terry Tomko chose Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake is the Garden Spot of Texas, This is a relaxing special part of the world. A great place to reconnect with others. 3,200 sq ft a on 3 acres. Close to Boating, Tubing and Gruene, Texas & Wimberly,Texas. Wonderful Relaxing getaway.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Lookingglass Place is a beautiful, serene spot with its own family of deer,usually new fawns each spring. Quiet, relaxing as well as close to Guadalupe River for water sports and the beautiful blue water Canyon Lake for sailing, fishing and almost all aquatic sports. Fredricksburg Texas wine country and Leukenbach Texas is less than a 60 minute drive away.


Nearest Airport
38 Miles
San Antonio International SAT
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lucky's Sports Bar and Gril
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Canyon Lake Golf course south side of lake
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Italian Garden
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jacobs Creek Beach
Car: recommended

Canyon Lake Gorge tours nearby. Rates and contact numbers available.

appointments 830-964-5424

Marina Restaurant 2 miles west Baja Bar B Que.

boat rentals 830-935-4333


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

NOTE SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATES, require 3 night minimum, holidays are New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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