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Elite Waterfront Retreat Home

19 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Texas Hill Country House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths Sleeps Maximum 10

INQUIRE ABOUT OUR PRIVATE-PROPERTY TUBING TOURS IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF NEW BRAUNFELS, WHERE THE COMAL RIVER CONVERGES WITH THE GUADALUPE RIVER, WHICH IS OFFERED NO WHERE ELSE!!! WE OFFER FREE SHUTTLE AND TUBE USE WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US - A CHILD FRIENDLY, EXCLUSIVE, SERENE AND BEAUTIFUL FLOAT EXPERIENCE, EXCLUSIVE TO OUR PROPERTY !!!!!......ENTER AND EXIT PRIVATE PROPERTY, AWAY FROM THE ROWDY SUMMER CROWD!!! Great for tubing and fishing!

Come kick back in this prestigious and greatly desired waterfront home on River/Lake McQueeney, nestled in amongst an historic pecan grove, providing the vast surrounding area with a cool and shady country setting located just minutes from New Braunfels' city limits. The high-end furnishings, five-star hotel china and linens are sure to satisfy the most discriminating guest. Our professional, restaurant-grade cookware and cooking utensils along with our bake ware will accommodate the most astute culinary artist while entertaining his or her guests. Relax during the day on the manicured, plush lawn, while you enjoy the waterfront activities: swimming, jet and water skiing, boating, yachting, para sailing/skiing and great morning/evening fishing. Available also is a private boat launch site on the premises, so bring your boat, jet skis or wave-runners and store them in our secured, attached two-car garage. Boating tours/skiing trips available and inclusive in rental package.

Family-Oriented Atmosphere: Don't forget to bring your bicycles to enjoy an evening family ride in yesteryear, under the shaded canopy of the cool, historic pecan-grove setting. With granite counter tops in the kitchen and two full baths, this home is sure to please in sheer executive-retreat fashion. The River/Lake is literally a few steps away from your front door, locked behind gated area; so our guests with small children can rest easy while they are not in the water. This newly-built home was designed to withstand, so well-behaved pets are negotiable. Our Lake Haus provides a private plush yard, which is fully fenced for ease in monitoring small children and pre-approved pets.

Special Amenities: With one bedroom accommodating a queen-size sleigh bed and the larger of the two bedrooms accommodating two Louis Phillipe sleigh beds with respective trundles, this home will comfortably sleep six, but will accommodate as many as eight to nine. Including the living room, each bedroom offers its guest(s) their own high-definition, flat-screen television with cable and remote.

Lake Haus Concierge Service: For those guests who are arriving late, coming in from a lengthy distance or for those who simply don't want to fight the crowd at the grocery store or elsewhere in New Braunfels, please utilize our concierge service, which will allow you to simply bring your recipe cards nestle in and make yourselves at home! Reservations are limited, so call today!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Stacey Scott (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Stacey Scott

I am a native Texan, born and raised in the Texas Hill Country. I have lived in the Napa / San Francisco area of California for 28+ years and absolutely love being home in Texas and catering to my Texas friends during the Summer months, and have been doing so for 10 years. I have met many incredible and fun people, many of whom have become more like family who book with me year-after-year, and who have also floated my private property in town! I look forward to meeting you, your friends and family and ensuring you GREAT Summertime fun!!!

Stacey Scott purchased this house in 2006

Why Stacey Scott chose Texas Hill Country

We have a long-standing record of providing not only PRIVATE access to boating / skiingrecreation on Lake McQueeney, but also PRIVATE tube floats on both the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers in the beautiful Historic District of New Braunfels. Our guests enjoy the BEST of both worlds!!!

What makes this house unique

Booking with us includes floating benefits in town in the Historic District of New Braunfels just across the river from the world-famous Schlitterbahn, on PRIVATE PROPERTY, at no extra cost; which includes tubes, private shuttle to and from Schlitterbahn, and floating BOTH the Comal/Guadalupe rivers in the SAME float trip, where the Comal River converges with the Guadalupe River. This is a floating experience you'll find NO WHERE ELSE and is exclusive to our property only!! Float as long as you want!!

Reviews

4.2
based on 19 traveler reviews

Elite Waterfront Retreat Home
average rating of 4.1578946 based on 19 reviews
5

fabulous and immaculate home !

  • 5 of 5

our experience at this beautiful home on the river near New Braunfels was wonderful. The owner was a great hostess and was sure everything was provided to make our stay comfortable and relaxing I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to anyone who is planning a vacation in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neil: Thank you so much for the compliment. It was my pleasure to meet you, your daughter and the twin boys. I look forward to your return and look forward to extending you the same discounted rate that I do all my loyal clientele. Thank you for booking with me and I hope the Lake Haus will serve as your "home base" when you return to the New Braunfels area for many years to come.....as always, the tubes will be in the back yard :)
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Catfished!

  • 1 of 5

This listing is a horrible misrepresentation of the actual state of the house and is the vacationer’s equivalent of being “catfished”. There was feces on the garage floor, dark brown stains throughout the carpet, and a hole in the bathroom door. There is no central air, only portable units which require the windows be left open for proper ventilation that leaves you with no way to secure your children or belongings. The TV’s are pay per view and are the size of small computer monitors. The room with the larger bed in it is the size of a closet. There are stained and torn temporary paper blinds on only some of the windows- there others are bare. There was garbage in the yard. Upon arrival, I immediately contacted the owner to make her aware of the condition of her home and she initially offered a refund if we were out of her home by 8PM. In the span of 20 minutes, while I was dropping my son off at Baseball Nationals, which was our reason for being in town, trying to navigate my way around an unfamiliar city, and trying to arrange for new lodging, she then decided that I had taken too long to inform her of my decision to vacate (mind you, this was 20 minutes) and she stated she was going out to dinner and ceased answering my texts/calls. I rushed back to her house and vacated the premises per her instructions well before 8PM. Later that evening, she informed me that she in fact would not be refunding my money, as she initially stated she would. Moral of the story- I recommend NOT paying this owner via PayPal. You have no recourse with them should you be dissatisfied with the property and wish to file a dispute. Horrible experience with this home and owner. If I could rate this zero stars, I would.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Let me begin by saying that I appreciate my guests - ALL of them. I think my 19 "5-star reviews" evidence my commitment to quality. I am pretty sure we all experience people in our lives who simply cannot be pleased. My Lake Haus was custom built in 2006, and IS equipped with central AC/Heat. This home has amenities you simply will NOT find elsewhere. When I began this endeavor, my friends and family suggested I, for instance, shouldn't spent $1,000 on one custom living room chair or that I not spend $900 each on the Louis Phillip sleigh beds, ; but I insisted on luxury over economy for my guests. All of the linens are Ralph Lauren - 400+ thread count. The place setting is Churchill of England. The mattresses are the highest quality one can buy, to ensure a luxurious sleeping experience for my tired professional guests or folks who have traveled from far away places who want to escape the city in style. The ONLY truth to this guest's statement is that, indeed, we have a small window unit in the master bedroom, because it has always been the hottest room in the house, due to its exposure to direct sunlight. A few guests had commented in the past on this particular room being a bit warmer, so the problem had to be remedied, and ALL of my guests have appreciated it, in addition to the central AC. Check in time is 3:00 p.m., and I make certain to meet with my guests no matter how late they check in; so long as I am aware of what time they think they might arrive. I provide specific check-in/check-out details, and ask my guests to call when they leave their area, and again when they are an hour away, or provide a time when they think they might be arriving. This particular guest completely ignored my written instructions, and did not call or communicate with me at all. She showed up at 7:00 p.m. (four hours beyond check-in time, with absolutely no advance notice.) My other reviews paint the picture of how courteous I am to my guests and the level of respect I extend them. However, this guest called just after 7:00 p.m. when I was off to have dinner with family in from out of town. In spite of such, I told her I could meet with her within 30 minutes to take possession of the house, and refund her money. She had already unpacked her luggage, dog crate, children, then wanted to meet me after 9:00 p.m. Paypal is a very reputable company, but when they reviewed her texts, they rejected her claim immediately as being unmeritorious.
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5

amazing an elegant

  • 5 of 5

my family and I were so comfortable and I appreciate the accommodation that the owner Stacy had given us I can't wait to stay again in June

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such an amazing stay. So comfortable and beyond elegant. The owner was the most accommodating to all of our needs. I am looking forward to our next stay in June.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much. I look forward to seeing you in June!!
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5

Beautiful get away, my new home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home was everything it was advertised to be & more. It does not sit directly on the water, but it is very close & yet just far enough away. You can look out the front windows & see the water from the front of the house, a beautiful view in the morning, while having my morning coffee. I arrived later in the evening, wanted to unload and then make a quick trip to the store, to get supplies for my visit. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was milk, coffee, juice, fruit, pastries, eggs, bacon, you name it, it was there for my use, which was great, because I have 3 kids; 14, 3, and 1, so this was so convenient. I was pleasantly surprised to see how kid friendly the home was... there were board games and activities for the children. Also available to me was a washer & dryer, BBQ grill, whatever I needed. I was able to get a good nights sleep in the immaculately clean rooms & pristine bedding. This quaint little home was very clean, and cozy. I was so impressed, I would recommend that anyone wanting a "winter" home or a quiet getaway visit the Lake Haus. The owner was very attentive to my needs as well. I misplaced the gate key, for access to the water, within 20 minutes of our conversation, she was at the Lake Haus with a spare key for me (and yes, I did find and return the misplaced key). I just cannot say enough good things about this property and how my kids & I were treated. I would definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind word. It is guests like you that make everything I do so worthwhile. I cannot thank you enough for booking with me. Your stay has blessed the Lake Haus that much more.
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5

An elegant retreat that's "Home Away From Home"

  • 5 of 5

Upon driving up to the "the lake haus" my family and I were skeptical about our destination. However, the property manager divulged in full detail of what we were to expect upon arrival. Disheveled yards and derelict vehicles were visible en route but once we viewed our destination, all anxiety melted away. The interior of the lake house was professionally decorated with beautiful window treatments, posh appliances and luxury bathrooms. The list of amenities is quite lengthy but my favorite was the daily restocking or fruit, breads and gourmet coffee.

When I was a child my father and I would take frequent trips to the other side of Lake McQueeny for fishing and camping. Now I have the pleasure of taking my son on the same adventures, albeit more luxurious than a Coleman tent. While the boys indulge in fishing the female folk can relax indoors with cold air and flat screen TVs. Aside from the immediate amenities, the area is loaded with family friendly destinations such as the Guadeloupe river, the world famous Schlitterbahn and the Gruene Hall. We had a stellar weekend and plan on returning at the first chance we get!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: George and family, it was a pleasure accommodating you and your family. I appreciate you booking with me, and I look forward to accommodating your lodging needs when you return to the Texas Hill Country. Many thanks!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
located on 46 between I-35 and I-H 10
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

New Braunfels House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $105 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Deep Winter Rates for 2009: January 1 - February 28, 2009: $125 per night, $550 per week; $1,850 per month;
Spring Rates for 2009: March 1, - April 30, 2009: $185 per night; $875 per week; $2,000 per month.
Spring-Summer Rates for 2009: May 1 - May 31, 2009: $265 per night; $1,000 per week; $3,500 per month

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Amenities

Texas Hill Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with 2 Trundles
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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