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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, .

Our home has a large kitchen, dining and living area with windows across width of house overlooking Canyon Lake. There are 3 additional 'living areas' outside: the 'back' porch directly off the house with ceiling fans and a large picnic table that seats 10; the lower deck with two tables providing seating for 8; a stone patio nestled in oaks and cedars just above the Lake level. A hot tub is on a separate extended deck where evenings can be enjoyed under the star-lit night and overlooking the Lake. Deer visit each morning and evening looking for corn (and in between if you will feed them). Many will eat from your hand. Enjoy water activities in front of the house where you can kayak, boat, sail or play with PWC's. They can be anchored just offshore. Or if you prefer, take a swim and enjoy the cool, refreshing Lake. You may prefer to sit on the swing on the back porch and just watch others below enjoying water activities.

What you have to look forward to!: Feed the deer that congregate at the front door (some will feed from your hand!). Watch the numerous boaters/jet-skiers and other water activity from the privacy of the back porch or lower deck. Enjoy the hot tub while watching the sunset over Canyon Lake or the moon rise above you--or a star-lit night with a shooting star or two--or three! 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. These are just a few of the amenities available to you if you decide to 'hang' around the house.

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!

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 separately rented, 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 interested.

More Details

Shirley or Paul Jauma
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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 Texas Hill Country

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 4.8586955 based on 93 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: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Everything was well stocked, Lake was beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Shirley do a great job in making you feel comfortable. It feels lie your home and we plan on visiting again. Only difference is we are staying longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Houston, Texas

Great weekend getaway! Charming lake house with great view.

  • 5 of 5

House is very nice! Had an amazing time with kids! They loved feeding the deer.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway on Canyon Lake

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this home. Very clean and inviting. The wildlife around the home was an addded bonus. We are happy to have found this little gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much to do!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! There are so many places to eat nearby and between lounging on the lake, tubing the river, grilling out, feeding the deer and so much else, we sometimes had trouble deciding what to do. Great house!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect water, amazing view, good times

  • 5 of 5

A group of six best friends since high school enjoyed cooking together, swimming, feed the deer, watched scary movies, going to the gualoupe river, and getting in the hot tub. The house met our needs and more. It was very nice to have multiple places we could enjoy a meal together with all six of us at one table. We grilled one night and made s'mores down by the water one night. We loved the home and would return to canyon lake. The water was perfect and worth the walk down the porch/hill. Thank you Shirley for the experience & memories! 💗

We were so sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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

Canyon Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2
Jul 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
off Season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Standard
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 10.0%

ASK FOR WEEKLY DISCOUNT ON 7 DAY BOOKING. 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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