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Beautiful Blanco River Cottage - Rio Casita - Blanco River is the backyard.

Wimberley, TX, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Sleeps 6; 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths:

Rio Casita (Little River House) is located in the middle of a beautifully wooded acre of land on the pristine Blanco River. The clear, cool, spring fed river is ideal for kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying nature. Drive the short three miles along River Road that flanks the Blanco into Wimberley, and take a shopping spree through some of the most unique shops you will see anywhere.

This is a very romantic spot with plenty of privacy. The kids will love it also. Walk down the easy sloping hill from your back porch and directly into the river. Great swimming and wading and a superior place to enjoy an ice cold adult beverage. It's all here, come and see!

After fun in the sun and river, head back to the house to enjoy all the ammenities: outdoor grill, great backporch for hanging out, gourmet kitchen - everything you need, except the food. When the sun sets the fire flys appear. It is magical to lay in the hammock and watch them swirl around you.

Rental Rates-same year round-no off season :

First 2 guests: 225

3 guests 250

4 guests 275

5 guests 300

6 guests 325

Above rates are per night

There is an additional 6% hotel occupancy tax

We are a pet friendly location. The fur babies are $25 per night, per pet. There is a 2 pet minimum.



Member Since 2007
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Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Connie

My husband and I fell in love with Wimberley. When we found Rio Casita, we just had to purchase it. We love being there and use it as a family get away. We love the quietness, the wild life and the easy pace that this place offers. We are very happy that we can share all of that with you.

Connie purchased this House in 2006

Why Connie chose Wimberley

We love being on the water and the Blanco is just right for us and our dogs. Our golden retriever thinks he is in Heaven when he is there.

What makes this House unique

Relax, relax, relax. Lay in the hammock, pull a chair out into the middle of the river; read; walk; listen to nature or just sit on the back porch. A unique place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, if you demand a little more activity in your life, the Village of Wimberley is just 2 miles down the road.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, Antique claw foot tub
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, pedestal sink

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              A great place to shop and find unique items. The downtown has shops of all kinds and is a hub of activity. There are several restaurants located on the square for your enjoyment.
            • River
              Walk out the back door and down an easy grassy slope into the Blanco River.
            • Rural
              The house is just a short 2.8 miles from downtown, shopping and restaurants...yet you feel as though you are in your own private piece of paradise.
            • Village
              Great for shopping. Many shops and restaurants on the square. Just a short 2.8 mile drive down scenic River Road.
            • Water View
              View of the river from the house. Beautiful and relaxing when sitting on the over sized back porch.
            • Waterfront
              Directly on Blanco River.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Seats 6
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central heat and air
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                          Guests must furnish wood
                        • Heating
                          Central heat and air
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Bring your own towels to use at the river.
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                          off street
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                          There is not a land line
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                          Towels are for use in the house only. Furnish your own towels for the river.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Washer and dryer can be used for guests staying 1 week or longer. Please confirm when booking.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Password: riocasita


                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped...all you need to bring is food.
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully equipped
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                              in the refrigerator
                            • Grill
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Fully equipped
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              has an icemaker...during the summer months it is a good idea to bring additional ice.
                            • Stove
                              Range with oven
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  back porch - seats 6 Dining room - seats 6
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Time Warner Cable
                                    • Television
                                      2 TV's one in living one in master bedroom


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Fenced yard for dogs and kids
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Charcoal - bring your own charcoal
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          2 Dining tables - seat 6 loveseat and 2 comfortable outdoor chairs
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water


                                            • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hunting
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • Rio Casita gets its water from a well. From time to time there is an odor. It is not always present. A new water filtration system was installed in August of 2015 to try to eliminate the odor. It seems to be working. We want you to know that the water is safe. If you think this will bother you, please do not rent Rio Casita. As I said we have taken steps to eliminate this, but I will not guarantee that there will be no odor. Ground water contains both sulfur and iron, among other minerals, which can seasonally vary in concentration. Water systems may also contain varying amounts and types of harmless bacteria which consume these two mineral compounds producing a rotten egg type of odor. Flushing at the faucet until the odor disappears is the immediate remedy to this problem. Most of the time the odor occurs only in the hot water. In the Wimberley area, the EPA does not consider iron oxide or hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in ground water as a risk.

                                                                  38 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  The perfect family retreat!

                                                                  Susana B.

                                                                  We brought our two daughters (ages 16 and 12) along with their two friends. The first thing they said as we pulled up is “the house is so cute!” After oohing and aahing as they walked through the house, we walked down to the river and took in the breathtaking view. Shortly after arriving, we were all in the crystal clear river. Since the river is nice and shallow, my husband and I were able to just sit in the middle of the river and watch the girls play and explore. I personally enjoyed the colorful dragonflies that liked to land on me while I sat in the river.

                                                                  Every day, the deer, turkeys, birds, butterflies, and fireflies would come to visit us in the backyard. We loved watching them from the porch and even from the kitchen windows while we were making meals. The wildlife was definitely a highlight for the girls. We even encountered two goats on River Road on a daily basis. The day we were leaving, the goats approached our vehicle and put their heads through the open windows for the girls to pet them. It was like they were saying goodbye! We also saw turtles sunbathing on rocks along the river.

                                                                  Throughout our stay, the girls kept saying “this is so much fun!” Coming from teens and preteens, that is a huge compliment! We all want to come back on a regular basis. It was truly one of our best vacations! Thank you Busby family for sharing your home with us!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I am so glad that you were able to enjoy everything that the beautiful Wimberley Valley has to offer. Get away from technology and relax and enjoy a simpler way of life for a while. Please return. We will love to have you come again.

                                                                  Thank you, Connie

                                                                  Peaceful and relaxing

                                                                  Grayson J.Houston

                                                                  My wife and I spent Easter weekend here with our dog Penny. What a gem this house is!

                                                                  Hummingbirds, cardinals, singing birds, butterflies, soaring hawks, and a family of three does visited us each day. We put our chairs in the river, took in the sun and the breeze. Penny was anchored to a 20 ft. lead to keep her safe and in our sight. She loved splashing around in the river, too!

                                                                  As others say, this house has everything you need... and if you forgot something, HEB is 5 minutes away.

                                                                  Thank you, Connie, for sharing your beautiful home.

                                                                  Rio Casita is a perfect getaway. It is beautiful and well maintained and has great amenities. I

                                                                  Connie B.-

                                                                  We had a wonder time. Connie has thought of everything for a relaxing get away. The home is beautifully decorated and the back porch...my favorite. What a great place to enjoy dinner and a glass of wine. We watched deer, turkeys and all kinds of feathered friends come by each day. I would most heartily recommend Rio Casita.

                                                                  Wonderful Relaxing Stay!

                                                                  Sandra A.Houston, Texas

                                                                  This house is perfect for just relaxing and being part of nature. The house is very quaint and perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle and being on the Blanco is a plus. Both the front and back of the house are fenced in for your dog, if you bring one. The master bath was large and wonderful. We wished we could stay longer, but know we will be making another visit in the upcoming months.


                                                                  Perfect weekend.

                                                                  Donna H.

                                                                  The house was perfect. Adorable, clean and quiet. We will definitely rent again!!

                                                                  Great house and location.

                                                                  Michael A.

                                                                  This is our third trip to Wimberley and first visit to Rio Casita. We love Wimberley and the Blanco River. Rio Casita was the perfect house for us. It’s very neat and well equipped and is a short easy walk down to the river. The fenced back yard

                                                                  Was great for our Golden Retriever, Molly. She had great fun and met some new dog friends who came to visit. We had a great time and will try to get back some day.


                                                                  Wimberley, TX, USA

                                                                  Other Activities: horse shoes, kayaking, tubing, zip-lining, visit the wineries, Memorial Day and Fourth of July Rodeo, Trade Days, first week-end of each month, great restaurants and just relaxing on the river

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Each guest over the first 2 is an additional $25 per night. Each pet is $25 per pet, per night. A maximum number for pets is 2. A signed rental agreement is required and confirmation that each guest has received and understands the house rules is also required.

                                                                  38 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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