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Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets from the Deck of Canyon Lake Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

- 2 BR, 2 BA, .

Great 2 bedroom/2 bath home with large kitchen, dining and living areas with windows across width of house overlooking Canyon Lake. (If an extra bedroom is needed, please check-out our 3 bedroom waterfront home right next door: Property #3006248).

Our 2-bedroom home has ample space to enjoy the out-of-doors, utilizing the 4 main "outside living areas":

1) Spacious porch overlooking Canyon Lake, connected directly to the house with 3 ceiling fans across the 35 foot expanse, a great porch swing located on one side and a large picnic table, seating 10, located in the middle of the porch area;

2) 400sf deck with two tables providing seating for 8, located on a level slightly lower than the house and porch--great for morning and evening meals and gatherings;

3) A stone patio, nestled in oaks and cedars, is located at a great vantage point to view the fire pit and Canyon Lake. This level is closer to the Lake shoreline and great to use as a base for enjoying the Lake or to sit and watch the numerous boats, kayaks and swimmers on the Lake.

4) The hot tub is located on a separate extended deck where evenings can be enjoyed anytime but especially good when enjoying the sunset and/or star-lit night and a fantastic view of the Lake.

We have ample wildlife with sightings of fox, roadrunners, raccoons, birds galore and, of course, abundant deer that visit each morning and evening (and in between if you will feed them) looking for corn which we provide for your enjoyment. Many will eat from your hand!

Stairs and a path lead to the Lake shoreline where you can kayak, boat, water-ski, sail, paddle board, snorkel, fish, jet ski, or just lay on a float and watch the clouds go by and the activity on the Lake. Or if you prefer, take a swim and enjoy the cool, refreshing Canyon Lake. Boats, kayaks, etc., can be anchored just offshore.

Another relaxing location at our home to pass the day (or night) is sitting on the porch-swing reading, contemplating life, and/or watching others enjoying water activities.

What you have to look forward to:

**Take the steps down to the Lake to take a dip in the cool. clear,

refreshing water of Canyon Lake. Get the kids and go fishing at

the water's edge.

**Feed the deer that congregate at the front door (some will feed

from your hand!).

**Enjoy the hot tub while watching the sunset or the moon rise

over Canyon Lake--or a clear star-lit night with a shooting star or two--or three!

**Watch the numerous boaters/jet-skiers and other water activity

from the privacy of 4 locations on the property.

**Don't Forget to Plan Carefully for the Sunset!: Gather round with

your cool refreshments of choice and settle in to watch the

unforgettable sunset. Each evening is different so you don't want

to miss the show! As the fireball finally settles down behind the

hills, toast the wonderful day, ring the bell (located on the back

porch) and plan for the next fun-filled day!

These are just a few of the amenities available to you if you decide to 'hang' around the house.

If you have trouble booking your preferred dates, be sure to call us at 713-557-7854 for assistance and alternative options.

Our home is located on grounds that contains 2 homes with a vacant lot between,. The homes can be rented together, giving lots of room to accommodate an event (i.e., wedding, family reunion, corporate break-out, etc.). The two homes together will sleep 12 to 16. Call for information if we can help accommodate your group


More Details

Shirley or Paul Jauma
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Shirley or Paul Jauma

Paul and I are from Houston and enjoy traveling throughout the US and abroad. However, our favorite place to be is right here at Canyon Lake and the Texas Hill Country. We love sharing our "special part of the world" with others.

Shirley or Paul Jauma purchased this house in 2006

Why Shirley or Paul Jauma chose Canyon Lake

Our home on Canyon Lake in the Texas Hill Country affords the ability to enjoy so many activities in the area--we are half way between San Antonio and Austin. With such convenience, we have best of all worlds--water and related activities, beautiful scenery, rural living but close proximity to major metropolitan areas. Our home is quaint and set in a natural environment to enjoy nature at its best.

What makes this house unique

Our home is very special to us . We take pleasure in sharing our labor of love with our guests. The property is purposely kept a bit natural to enjoy nature at its best, deer visiting at our doorstep morning and night and our grey fox making an appearance from the den below the bluff. there is also the fire pit to enjoy smores and most importantly, the pleasures of a natural Canyon Lake shore. Don't forget the incomparable, beautiful Sunsets!!


Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Your home is beautiful, very well kept and exceptionally well appointed we lacked for nothing. My children loved the whole experience lake, deer, etc. You will definitely be hearing from us again. How far in advance do you accept bookings?

Best Regards
Jul 2011
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Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom includes stackable washer/dryer units for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom accommodations that sleep 4. . Two futons in the living area that sleep 4 additional guests for a total of 8 guests. Linens are provided for all sleeping accommodations.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The back porch and lower stone patio are built high off the ground. This may be unsuitable for very small children. There are 5 steps up to the house which may encumber wheel chair accessibility.


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Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets from the Deck of Canyon Lake Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.8703704 based on 109 reviews
Jerfferson, GA

A Rental that Exceeds Expectation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late afternoon to a yard full of almost-tame Canyon Lake deer and a sense of relief that here was a rental that actually exceeded expection! The house is right on the lake, it was beautifully-decorated, there was nothing lacking in the kitchen or anywhere else. The hot tub was looking right over the lake but still very private. The outdoor stereo speakers allowed us to listen to the tv/CD's while grilling out on the deck. And though there were houses on both sides, we felt very secluded due to the way the house sits on the lot.

We had a great time feeding & photographing the deer; the owners provided a bin of corn for us to feed the deer. We only left to do some riding in the beautiful Texas Hill Country surrounding the home; the rest of the time we just enjoyed the lake and house.

The nearby town offered a well-stocked grocery store, several restaurants, a liquor store - very much more available in the town than we expected.

The owners were great to work with from start to finish. When we couldn't figure out how to turn up the temperature on the hot tub, we called and they not only gave us concise instructions but also had several great suggestions as to what to do in the area.

We had a friend stay overnight who lives about 100 miles from this property. He was so impressed that he got the rental info from me so he can rent it in the future.

We will definitely be back, and will tell anyone interested in a Texas Hill Country rental about this place. It was reasonable, private, well-stocked & beautiful - all the ingredients for a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing View and Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the property could not have been better and the owners were very polite and courteous in all of my dealings with them! The views are fantastic from all of the various decks and porches on the property. The kitchen and grill are well equipped for all of your food preparation needs. The bedrooms are spacious and cozy.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, spacious and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome weekend! Beautiful sunset! Had a really nice and relaxing time. Stairs leading down to a lake is ok but coming back up is definitely a workout! Overall great experience 😎

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nice family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and well attended. Beds were comfortable. Kids enjoyed feeding deer and saw a small fox; hanging out by lakefront exploring and also there is a large fire pit where we hung out one night and made s’mores. Many outdoor hanging out options: porch with bench and swing; partway down a large patio you see in the pictures; and down near water by the large fire pit. We had a 3 year old and going up and down stairs to the water was not a big deal. All the homes in he area are located up away from the water. All in all a nice comfy family getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location with easy access to the water and beautiful sunsets. One of the best stocked kitchens I have seen. So enjoyed the hot tub, feeding our friends (the deer) and watching our friend the fox. Hope to come back this summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A year of stress, gone in this weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with the homeaway app and i had so many worries. I'm an outdoors, camping gal so use to packing everything I need for a weekend trip but Paul & Shirleys place truly had everything I needed to survive and enjoy my birthday weekend plus so much more, minus your clothes and food. It was a cold and muggy weekend but even that didnt take away from the gorgeous panoramic view of the lake. My guests loved it as well, with continuous WOWS all weekend, including friends from Delaware. Thank you for keeping up with the place and for making such a beautiful piece of Texas available for others to experience. I understand now why people hesitate to give such a good detailed review! Lol

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Car: necessary

Boat launch is less than one mile from the house. A short 10-minute drive takes you to Crane's Mill Marina where boat slips can be rented on a daily basis and motor/pontoon/sail boat and jet-ski rentals are available. There is a restaurant accessible from the Lake as well as a front drive for vehicles. Drive 15 to 20 minutes to Hwy 306 to tube or fly-fish on the Guadalupe River. Awesome shopping is available in Winberley, Bourne, Gruene, Fredricksbrg, the outlet malls in New Braunfels and San Marcos and, of course, Austin and San Antonio--all can be reached within 30 to 60 minutes (with exception of Fredricksberg which is closer to 80 minutes). Gruene offers live music nightly (summer) in places like historical Gruene Hall. Restaurants abound in these areas or you may prefer a simple home-delivered pizza from Startzville.

Other Activities: Parasailing, Kayaking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $250

Cancellation Policy: Booking can be cancelled with minimum 30-day notice and forfeiture of 50% of total rental fee plus $250 security deposit. If Owner is able to re-book for the exact dates, Tenant's full payment will be returned less a $100 booking fee. At Owner's discretion, Owner may offer the option to reschedule for comparable dates within 6 months of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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