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Shepherd's Rest - Hot Tub, 1+ Acre Close to Downtown, Swim in the Blanco River!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights


Wimberley House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Home - sleeps up to 5

SHEPHERDS REST - a SkyRun Texas Property

One of Wimberley's original vacation getaways, this updated 1940's rock cottage is an amazing vacation value.

Shepherd's Rest is a wonderful, centrally-located launching pad to enjoy all the Wimberley Valley has to offer from one of Texas' finest swimming holes, Blue Hole, to Wimberley Market Days, shopping on the Square, the Corral Outdoor Movie Theatre, local vineyards, playhouses, etc.

When it's time to relax there's plenty of room to enjoy the great outdoors at Shepherd's Rest - from stargazing in the hot tub; playing in the large, fenced, kid-friendly yard; grilling in the outdoor kitchen; relaxing on the Texas-sized front porch; or taking the two-minute drive down to Blue Hole for a swim. The outdoor gaming pavilion includes a basketball goal and darts.

Inside you'll find comfortable king and queen bedding accommodations; additional amenities include a full-kitchen, cable TV, wireless Internet, puzzles, cards, and board games to help you enjoy your stay at Shepherd's Rest.

Shepherd's Rest is the perfect 'Away, But Not Too Far Away' destination in Wimberley. Only a short drive to all the best Wimberley has to offer including: Blue Hole Regional Park, Corral Outdoor Movie Theater, The Square, Market Days, Wimberley Glass Works, and local eateries.

There's also plenty to do at Shepherd's Rest without ever getting in a vehicle! Enjoy a short walk down to the Blanco River, a two minute walk. You'll find that this is truly the Wimberley Way - very relaxing and peaceful, a great family-friendly place to swim or lounge in a tube. Bring your river cowboy hat and floatie and beverage of your choice!

Shepherd's Rest is fabulous for the exercise enthusiast. Act like a local and enjoy walking, jogging, or cycling Flite Acres Road, Little Arkansas Road, or Little Ranches (it gets hilly fast!). Blue Hole Park also offers 4+ miles of easy trails for pedestrians and cyclists and a playground and basketball court for the kids.

Have a larger gathering in mind? Shepherd's Rest is adjacent to Shepherd's Lodge (VRBO#701591) which can be rented in conjunction with Shepherd's Rest to offer accommodations for up to 16 guests.

No smoking or pets are allowed on this property. Please note that the fireplace is not functional. There is a limit of 2 vehicles unless otherwise approved.

Noise curfew in effect 9pm-8am.

Enjoy your stay!

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  • non smoking only

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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based on 37 traveler reviews

Shepherd's Rest - Hot Tub, 1+ Acre Close to Downtown, Swim in the Blanco River!
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
Katy, Texas

Road Trip with Granddaughter

  • 5 of 5

This was a before school starts road trip with my oldest granddaughter (16). She had heard my stories of Wimberley and the Blue Hole, her choice! The Shepherds Rest was perfect for fact she & I had little down time.

From grilling homemade pizza on the gas grill (hint: turn on the gas valve behind the pit, it is hooked up to the house propane tank, genius), enjoying the hot tub after long shopping trips on the square (town only 2-3 min drive) and we had a chance to enjoy some Blue Hole swimming (5 min. drive). The water at the Hole was approx. 60*, crystal clear, but she could not get me to jump from the Played darts, got challenged to a ping pong game, but sorry there were no balls to be found? Took a short walk to the Blanco River (right across street)

The house is in excellent shape, bedding comfortable, fully equipped kitchen, good water pressure for showers and plenty of towels. You almost do not need to leave the property. Location, location, location...

Customer service is A+, Aaron was very helpful on my only call to ask "where's the propane tank for the grill?" immediate response, even checked on us it 7 enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great property and a short walk to the river which we seemed to have mostly to ourselves. Short drive to the wonderful downtown area as well. A great weekend getaway for our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family came down to the Hill Country to relax and take a few days off. This place was awesome. We really enjoyed walking a minute down the street to the Blanco River and splashing around and cooling off. The hot tub was great and my kids enjoyed running around the huge back yard. Wimberley is such a fun town - great restaurants. We'll be back in February. Also, the management company, SkyRun and Aaron were easy to work with and even got us in a couple hours early. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX, USA

Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the home with our family of 5. The home is very convenient to Wimberley and day trips around the hill country. The river is a very short walk. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice jacuzzi

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sheppard's Rest for a long weekend and we had a blast. The house was very comfortable and we had a great time with all the outdoor amenities with the jacuzzi and the fantastic outdoor grill.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean house in good condition with nice outdoor spaces

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed mostly everything about our stay. Communication from the beginning was good. Everything inside of the house was clean as well. Kitchen comes with everything you need to cook and everything seemed clean and new as well. The only issue with the kitchen was that the table in there had a pretty big lean to it and was on the verge of falling apart. It would have been nice to have a better table in there as the only other table available to eat at is outside (which was nice because we would have eaten out there regardless). You can eat at the island as well, so there is another option.

Living room had comfortable seating. The coach seemed new while the two other chairs had some years on them, again, not a problem as they were comfortable.

Front patio was nice and was a good area to play cards and enjoy the views. It could have used a fan out there, but again, I am being overly nit-picky on minor things (should say something that my only negatives are really minor things).

Bathroom was a little small, but it is an older house and that is to be expected.

We did have a small issue with a large storm that blew through one night that did knock a bunch of big limbs down which almost hit the house and did not a fence over (and caused some hail damage to our cars). Not their fault by any means, but they were quite responsive to everything and called to make sure everything else was good with our stay.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • DEPOSIT: Major Credit Cards Accepted - 1/2 of rental required upon confirmation of all reservations as deposit (min $0). Remainder due 30 days prior to arrival.

    PRICING: The rates above do not include 6% state lodging tax and other local taxes/fees. Please inquire about holiday weekends, as additional charges and a 3 night minimum may apply.
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  • $150/night (2 night minimum)
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Wimberley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor of property. 1 sink.
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • First Bedroom - 1 king , 1st floor of property. .
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 1st floor of property. .
    Living Room Sofa - 1 twin/ single , 1st floor of property. .
  • 2 Bedrooms with 1 King Beds, 1 Queen Beds
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf

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