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Once a romentic Bed and Breakfast, presently a gorgeous private gathering haven

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

About the property

8 private bedrooms, 6 1/2 bath, 14 beds, 9 queen, 4 single, 1 double, sleeps 24

At one time, a romantic B&B...

Presently a paradise for families.....friends ....and ....businesses !

Wake up to the music of birds singing... look out your window and what do you see? Beautiful huge cypress trees bordering the Guadalupe River. If you are lucky you may spot a blue heron, a drinking deer, or at least a lazy turtle on a lost floating branch.

This beautiful property is situated on one acre of land and encompasses 165 feet of waterfront. There is a floating dock housing one canoe and three kayaks. This non-smoking house has eight bedrooms (9 queens, 4 singles, 1 double), 6 1/2 bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, piano, 2 living areas each with a dining room table and TV, as well as a gorgeous view of the Guadalupe River. Outside there is a gas grill, a bar-b-q grill, a fire ring, several addirondack chairs, 5 tables with chairs that sit 24+, 2 swings and horseshoe game. Perfect for relaxing and entertaining outside. The entire house has a waterfront view. The house is located half a mile upstream from historic Gruene, where you can walk, ride your bike, tube or paddle down to. And it is only three miles from the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, voted America's #1 waterpark for 10 years and counting. Come enjoy the most beautiful house and cool yard in Texas!

1491 Edwards Blv. New Braunfels Texas 78132

3000 square feet +

Please check vrbo listing 29347 for 24 pictures of this property.

WIFI available.

Keywords: river house, waterview, Gruene, tubing, canoeing, Schlitterbahn,fishing,

cool yard, privacy in home

More Details

Maria Halbrook
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2017

About Maria Halbrook

My name is Maria. I am originally from Lisbon, Portugal. I moved to the United States in 1980. I moved to New Braunfels in 1989 and began a Bed and Breakfast. I have recently converted the B&B into a cozy, quaint vacation rental home.

Maria Halbrook purchased this house in 1989

Why Maria Halbrook chose Texas Hill Country

Breath-taking yard with an amazing view and access to the Guadalupe river. You are able to swim, fish or canoe any time. Proximity from downtown New Braunfels is within 5 miles and we are located 1 mile from historic Gruene, TX.

Huge pecan trees and cypress trees provide marvelous cool shade in the Summer.Abundance of birds, turtles, fish, deer, ducks, etc..

What makes this house unique

By taking the kayaks or canoe up river you have access to white water rapids, and by floating downstream you will quickly find yourself amidst historic Gruene, TX, Many adventures to be found. Plenty of wild life watching awaits. Abounding number of deer, turtles, birds, fish and more.


New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 1/2 bath total. 2 with shower only, 4 with bath tub and shower.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 9 Queens, 1 Double, 4 Singles. Private entrances to 5 out 8 rooms. Water view in 7 rooms. Floor plan sent upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Once a romentic Bed and Breakfast, presently a gorgeous private gathering haven
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews

Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We have a group of college friends that get together annually and have a Crawdad Boil. We rented this property in May and loved it! The owner is great to work with and we'd definitely consider it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River House

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at "The River House" in New Braunfels many times and found that it works well for a large family or a college mini-reunion. It is close to the unique town of Gruene and has many water activities for the young ones. A nice dock and three kayaks are provided. It is always clean and up to date and the owner is charming. After 19 years we still return regularly.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River Float Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time that a huge group of us stayed in this house. It perfectly accommodates 22 people. The yard is a fantastic hangout with plenty of space for yard games, grilling, and lounging. The house is very close to several companies that you can go through to float the river. Maria is a helpful host and we will definitely consider staying here for a 3rd time next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the house and property. The floor plan was a great layout for the group we had staying. We loved the floating dock on the river and the beautiful backyard area. The bridal party had hair and makeup done in the living room overlooking the river even while other guests were present without interruption. The experience was excellent overall.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Weekend Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Family of 14 stayed over Memorial Weekend. We loved it! The grass was green, the floating dock served a great hang out area, we floated on tubes, used the kayak's that were on the premises. We had a wonderful time inside and outside of the home. It is very inviting and the rooms/bathrooms were very clean! We had plenty of room to spread out and be comfortable. Outside there was a canopy that seated up to 20, we had 2 fire pit area's...which was great for the s'mores! You will not regret staying here.....The owner is very approachable and sweet!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Choice reunion site

  • 5 of 5

My extended family had a wonderful time. The kitchen was a big consideration because we prepared all our meals. It was fully equipped. A major HEB grocery was convenient and ordered our special requests. The house was fully equipped, comfortable, and designed for indoor gatherings and outdoor activities. Everyone was happy with their room.

We used the premises fully: outdoor S'mores at the fire pit, grilling and smoking foods, horseshoes, and a pinata for a child's birtday party. The floating dock was a highlight, always occupied for early morning fishing, later swimming, canoeing, kayaking---we maxxed it all. It was our destination after tubing down the refresingly cold Quadlupe River. We had a large wading pool on the patio for the little ones.

The site was convenient to many area attractions.

We are all still savoring the happy memories. We are planning to return next summer. The singing birds, many trees, good breeze and outdoor seating with the river right before us made our summer memorable.

Maria Holbrook is a delightful heart-stealer who truly delights in making us welcome. She is of a special quality...the best provider we have found.


  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gruene Hall
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Landa Park
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Car: recommended

Landa Park, Schlitterbahn, Gruene, Outlet Malls, Boutique shopping in downtown New Braunfels or Gruene, night spots, sports bars, local music, annual festivals, 5k runs, bicycling rides, horseback riding,canoeing, tubing, tennis ranches, etc


Rates & Availability

New Braunfels House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 23 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Payment by check. Total amount can be divided in 3 payments. 1/3 at reservation, 1/3 midterm and 1/3 2 weeks before arrival date.
Credit cards are not accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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