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6000sf PRIVATE ESTATE w/ POOL-- Close to Everything--A Hill Country Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Just 18 miles due North of San Antonio-- enjoy both San Antonio and the Hill Country--great homebase is a convenient drive to all the best attractions in the area--the famous Riverwalk, the Missions, great San Antonio museums, fabulous shopping and dining, many fine golf courses, Six Flags, Sea World, and all the city's best activities. Also close to the beautiful Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake natural areas for hiking, fishing, canoing, kayaking, tubing, swimming, sailing, boating, waterskiing, birdwatching. Easy, scenic drives to popular Hill Country towns of New Braunfels (home of Schlitterbahn Water Park), Gruene, Wimberley, Fredericksburg, Boerne and more--wonderful places to shop, visit local wineries, antique, dine and explore.

Three story 6000+ square foot architect designed home is private, spacious, totally unique, and beautiful--your own secluded nature spa/resort! Large home has 5 luxurious, well-appointed bedrooms with views, and 4.5 baths. Two living rooms, dining room and breakfast room, gourmet kitchen, 3 bars, gameroom with custom pool table, library, wine room, laundry room. Covered outdoor balcony-deck off dining room is in the treetops, and looks down on sparkling pool and waterfall. Spacious, serene master suite has private patio and amazing bath--2 person Jacuzzi and large walk-in spa steam shower, all in marble and onyx.

Elegant contemporary rock home has luxury touches and amenities throughout, with wonderful views of extra-large pool, gardens and Hill Country. Lush, shaded grounds create a green oasis, with multi-level stone walkways and patios around property. Huge, ultra-romantic private pool with swim-through waterfall, waterbenches with views of the hills, and diving board. Hand painted tile and stone patios around pool with tables, seating, fire ring. Property is great for stargazing -- float in your private pool at night and contemplate the stars!

Spacious, light-filled rooms have interesting architectural details at every turn. Our guests say the house has the WOW factor, and is better than the photographs show! The property has been published in San Antonio Express News Designer Home Spaces pages. A glamorous, private getaway--yet close to all the best visitor activities in the area!

Keywords: 3 story House

More Details

Susan Dunis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from guestbook) "We felt very honored staying in your home this weekend. Our trip started out with Schlitterbahn as the main event, and ended with your home, providing us with great times and wonderful memories. It's been an irreplacable time in our lives. Much gratitude and thanks for the memories!" The Smiths
Aug 2007
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Bulverde Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) high quality king bed in master with great garden and pool views, Queen size Beds 3 high quality queen beds in 3 bedrooms/ each with a view!, Twin or Single Beds (2) two twins in one bedroom along with queen size futon, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen futon in same bedroom as two twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
One-of-a-kind art home with many interesting living areas! Staying here is a fun experience! Home is spacious, friendly, contemporary with antiques and art. Location is perfect balance between country and city--a wonderful Hill Country retreat atmosphere yet very close and convernient to San Antonio and surrounding activities. 4 acres to hike and great hilly area for walking, jogging.


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6000sf PRIVATE ESTATE w/ POOL-- Close to Everything--A Hill Country Retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews

Awesome castle like dream house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this gorgeous property! Deer were prevalent on the property and within the area. The deer were so friendly that they came up to the front door and our children were able to actually feed them! We had an amazing time! The pool is absolutely stunning and the view is spectacular! Thank you for sharing your amazing home and your hospitality! Great owners! Unforgettable vacation, and we will be back! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and great home

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing and enjoyable place to stay and we would do it again

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was as advertised in the pictures on the website. Great location in the Hill Country

  • 4 of 5

We weren’t able to utilize the whole property since we were there in early February. The wildlife were abundant which was nice but you need to be aware on the drive in and out. We had a few near misses with deer crossing the road. I would think this property is very nice in the summer months.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 4 of 5

If you love architecture this is the home for you. Enjoyed the pool and scenic views from all directions. Owner stayed in contact

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our Bulverde were outstanding guests!
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Great place for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very nice Really enjoyed the pool. Very peaceful. Great views. Within easy driving distance to San Antonio and other areas.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hill home review

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in October. Nice time of year for Texas. What a beautiful home!! We had a group with 4 retired couples in it and all enjoyed the home very much. The area was so peaceful and the view from the home, especially in the early mornings was stunning. Wild life was a part of each day which was different than where we live in Iowa. Even saw longhorn cattle grazing freely not too far away. We sat by the pool every night, and even got in several games on the pool table. I would recommend this home for anyone. Unique, roomy, and comfortable for all to enjoy. A+++ P.S. Handy to San Antonio too!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don and Family for posting this great review! You were wonderful guests and we'd love you to visit again anytime.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Antonio Airport
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
River Crossing Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy. 281 N
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Mike's In the Village, Bulverde
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Corpus Christi
Car: necessary

Property is ideal location to experience all of the Hill Country delights--just a short drive (30 min) to San Antonio Riverwalk and it's many attractions. 30 minutes to water features of Schlitterbahn, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Canyon Lake, Caves and hiking, tubing, kayaking or canoeing the Guadalupe River. Close to many public golf courses- (closest is 10 min. away), upscale shopping, and dining. Close to popular towns of Boerne, New Braunfels, Blanco, Wimberley, Gruene, Only 75 miles to Austin. One hour to famous Fredricksburg, Pedernales Falls, Marble Falls, Kerrville and Hill Country areas--Excellent home base for a complete San Antonio, Austin, and Hill Country experience--convenient to all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 10-12. House is NOT handicapped accessible, NOT childproofed. There is NO FENCE around pool--supervision of children is required and is parent's sole responsibility. Pool NOT heated. Multiple stairs and levels throughout house. NO reunions, weddings, parties, or any event involving more than 12 people. Property is a quiet nature retreat atmosphere in a quiet neighborhood

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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