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'El Rancho Regenia' - Beautiful 25 Acre Country Retreat on Canyon Lake - L1226

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Main home: 3 bdrm, 3 full bath/2 half bath and Guest apt: 2 bdrm, 1 full bath

Come unwind at our beautiful waterfront home, located in the Texas Hill Country on 25 acres. Not only do we offer privacy, but the relaxation and comfort that you, your family and friends deserve. Along with breathtaking lake views, from nearly every room in the main house, we offer fishing in our fully stocked pond, basket ball, volleyball, washer boards and even a porch swing for you to relax in. For those interested in Texas style "Bar-B-Q", we have a large custom built-in smoker, a newly remodeled outdoor kitchen and a new oversized fire pit. Our property is perfect for family reunions, the gathering of friends and is 'kid-friendly'.

Should you choose to venture off of the property, you are within minutes of floating the Guadalupe river, attending a concert at Whitewater Sports or historic Gruene Hall, touring the Canyon Lake Gorge, spending the day at Schlitterbaun Water Park, Sea World or Six Flags San Antonio. There are many area boutiques, antique shops and even the San Marcos Outlet Mall. If you are a 'wine connoisseur'', enjoy one of the many area wineries which are only a short drive away.

Come enjoy, relax and make life long memories......

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Jill Cunningham-Baker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Jill Cunningham-Baker

Originally from Houston, my family and I moved to Austin in 1980. After our children graduated from Lake Travis High School, I decided that a move to the country was in order. So in 2000, I built my home on Canyon Lake and by 2001, I was full time resident. Once settled in, I began to adopt farm animals and from there it has grown by leaps and bounds. Who would think that a city girl would become a farm girl?

Jill Cunningham-Baker purchased this house in 2014

Why Jill Cunningham-Baker chose Texas Hill Country

"El Rancho Regenia" was built as my parents retirement home in the mid-80's. After my parents were gone, I was fortunate enough to purchase this beautiful property, that meant so much to them, and expand the farm. From the time it was constructed, our family has enjoyed this very special place on the lake. Not only does it hold precious memories of when our children were little, but we are now able to share those memories and while making new ones with our own grandchildren.

One of my greatest joys is the ability to share "El Rancho Regenia" with wonderful families who want to experience a little bit of the country life while enjoying the company of family and friends. My hope is that this will continue for many years to come...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a great time and could have not ask for anything more. We found the utensil drawer under the countertop and everything was there just like you said. Hopefully we will be back for a long weekend this year, but if not, we will be definately see you next "spring break". Everything was wonderful!
Mar 2011
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Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located off the upstairs living area
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Located off the downstairs living area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bath towels, soap, shampoo and hair dryers provided
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bath towels, soap, shampoo and hair dryers provided
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath towels, soap, shampoo and hair dryers provided
  • Master bathroom has a double vanity, a shower/bathtub combination and a large walk-in closet. A 'start-up' amount of paper products is provided for each bath. There are also hair dryers located in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Downstairs bedroom with private full bath and lake views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom with private full bath and lake views
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Private entrance off main deck with breathtaking lake views
  • All bedrooms have their own private full baths.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The main floor has a fully furnished kitchen, a dining set with 8 chairs, 2 stools, a high chair and a breakfast bar that seats 4. Our oversized family room extends onto a large covered deck where you can sip your morning coffee and watch the sunrise over the lake or just relax after a long day of playing. The master suite has a private entrance onto the upper covered deck. Downstairs has a small kitchenette, living area, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, utility room along with outdoor access. We have a newly remodeled covered outdoor kitchen with a large custom built smoker and beautiful granite countertops. Below the home we have a fully stocked pond with a lighted pier - be sure to bring your own bait and tackle! Walking, biking and horse back riding trails meander around the property along beautiful Canyon Lake. We provide outdoor games (volleyball, horseshoes, basketball and washer boards).

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

'El Rancho Regenia' - Beautiful 25 Acre Country Retreat on Canyon Lake - L1226
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 69 reviews

A fabulous location for a wedding reception!

  • 5 of 5

This past October, El Rancho Regina's owner, Jill Baker, graciously allowed us to have our wedding reception for 125 people at her beautiful vacation home! Of course it is perfect for a family getaway or a family reunion, El Rancho Reginia is such a versatile property that it works perfectly for many different functions! It meant so much to our family to be able to have the reception here, as the grounds where the home is located was my grandparents and my mother's childhood family farm property, years ago, before Canyon Lake was even constructed! It was so sentimental - we can't thank you enough, Jill!

The outdoor patio/bar was perfect for our caterer to set up appetizer stations as well as the bar for our guests. The amazing kitchen setup in the house enabled our caterer to easily serve more than a hundred folks very quickly. The multi-level decks and patios provided a variety of seating, and the views of the lake are unobstructed and gorgeous for all to enjoy during dinner. Jill and her staff were very accommodating as we were setting up the day before and the day of the ceremony, assisting with everything from hanging twinkling lights to making sure the parking area (of which there is plenty) and lawn was perfectly manicured. We danced on the driveway, and held our Grand March on the front lawn. It was a unique location - one that our guests raved about - and one that we won't ever forget.

Another great thing about using the house for our reception was that our family members and bridal party were able to stay right there at the house for the entire weekend. We also rented next-door Roy's Place for other family members. So convenient! We were even able to host a post-wedding brunch on the morning after the wedding since our special family and bridal party members were staying right there.

I would highly recommend considering El Rancho Reginia not only for a family vacation, but for other special events also. Jill was incredibly helpful and accommodating in every way you could think of to ensure that our special day was truly the best day ever!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carlene and Jim, It was my honor to host your beautiful wedding reception. Not only because I knew how special the property was to you and your family but I knew how perfect the setting at "El Rancho Regenia" would be. I wish you both a lifetime of health and happiness and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Texas... Your friend, Jill
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Wonderful relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Jill, you have a beautiful piece of property and lovely home! We enjoyed our annual couples' getaway so much. From the moment we arrived everything was just perfect. We (3 couples) had decided to cook in each night so we could relax and have time to visit. Sitting out on your balcony overlooking Canyon Lake and your pond was so nice. We were able to sip our cocktails while enjoying the view and then dine on the balcony as well.

The guys played golf on Saturday while the girls shopped in Greune. Lovely time had by all! We had each brought things for a particular meal and cooked in Saturday night, too. We've decided this was a perfect way to do it. The master upstairs and the 2 other bedrooms downstairs afforded everyone the perfect amount of privacy and space.

We will definitely think about choosing your home again next year. Thanks for your gracious hosting!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sylvia and friends, Thank you for sharing your experience at our family's vacation home. It does not surprise me at all that, upon arrival, the decision was made to stay close and just relax. It is the perfect place to do "just that".... I wish you ALL many blessings at Thanksgiving and a holiday season full love and happy memories. Kindest regards, Jill
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute blast staying at El Rancho Regina! It was a big family trip including our 5 month old and his grandparents. We fished, saw the farm animals, it was fun for everyone and very relaxing! Highly recommended and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen, Thank you for your kind review of "El Rancho Regenia"... Jake will be ready to collect the chicken eggs and feed the goats next summer! See you soon, Jill
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Wow! I love this place.

  • 5 of 5

El Rancho Regenia was our destination for an annual gals getaway weekend and we totally loved it. In 3 words: Peaceful, comfortable and beautiful. The setting is pristine hill country with expansive views. The house gracefully blends into the hillside; wood floors, high vaulted ceiling, georgeous kitchen (with anything you would need for cooking), comfortable furniture, plenty of bathrooms, and a deck where we stayed on 80% of the day. The property connects with Old Hancock Trail (3.5 miles), which is great for an easy hike along the edge of the lake. Lots of deer. Big fish in the pond. There are also geese, ducks, chickens, goats, and burros. We had great weather and the best time ever! The owner, Jill, is absolutely wonderful. I would recommend this property to anyone!! The only way it could have been better is if we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, You and your friends were absolutely delightful. I could not have ask for a more respectful group of ladies to stay in the home that meant so much to my parents and now means so much to me. Your description of "El Rancho Regenia" warms my heart because it tells me that what I had hoped to accomplish, when the doors were opened in January 2010, I actually have. You and your friends will always be welcome... Kindest regards, Jill
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Designer's Dream Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Jill, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family and friends. The reviews, photo's, and description does not do your property justice. You have to see it and experience it to fully appreciate how much time and money you have invested into this property. The exterior is as immaculate as is the interiors.

It truly is first class. From the minute we walked in, the small touches, such as the beautiful floral, bottle of wine, soft music playing, lamps lit in just the right places, we knew you had put a lot of thought into making sure your guests were cared for.

I've already had to purchase 3 throws like yours in the family room. I think everyone fought over who was going to curl up and cover with it!

If I had to pick just "one" of my favorite things, the view sitting in your swing on the front porch was amazing. I loved the one large lit tree that stands out in the evenings. As the sun goes down over the water and the deer are running next to the lake, words cannot describe the peace that one feels.. Again, thank you and we will look forward to many trips back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a beautiful way to describe our family vacation home, "El Rancho Regenia"... You are correct, the pictures, the videos and even the 60+ 5 star reviews can not begin to fully describe the peace, relaxation and tranquility that our guests experience when staying here. This was my number one goal when "El Rancho Regenia" was opened in January 2010 and I feel that it has truly been a success, especially with guests such as yourself, your family and your friends. I hope you are able to make it back in the cooler months....the fall is "wonderful"! Kindest regards, Jill
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60th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5


We felt right “at home” the minute we walked in and not like we were staying at another “vacation rental”. Your family vacation home is so well cared for and clean that it looks like no one has every stayed there. A vacation home like yours takes the vacation experience to the next level!

Thanks Jill for the flowers and champagne for my sister’s birthday celebration. You helped to make her feel very special.

We loved the size of your property and that it felt like a rural area and not in a subdivision or community but still close enough to a new grocery store, gas stations, and attractions.

The outdoor space was so beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed the upper deck and loved watching the deer. We even saw an eagle and horseback riders along the lakefront. We had activities planned for each day but ended up changing some of our plans to relax and enjoy your home.

Thanks Jill for everything!

P. S. We loved our visits from Lola!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lucky's Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 35 and FM 306
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Silver Sage Grill
Car: necessary

'El Rancho Regenia' is situated on 25 acres in the Texas Hill Country and is within walking distance to beautiful Canyon Lake. Canyon Lake Marina is located across the cove from our property and rents both jet skis and boats. Should you have your own 'lake toys' we are within 10 minutes of several public boat ramps.

You can float the river at Whitewater (15 minutes), take a walking tour of 'The Gorge' (15 minutes),

New Braunfels Schlitterbahn Water Park (30 minutes), Sea World or Six Flags San Antonio (1.25 hour), Texas State Capital in Austin (1.25 hour), Fredricksburg for wine tours (1.30 hour), Wimberley for shopping (20 minutes) and Gruene Hall 'Oldest Dance Hall in Texas' (20 minutes),

plus so much more to see and do.....

If your family needs a additional space, we do have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest apartment also available for rent. It is fully furnished and has it's own full sized kitchen, living room, washer and dryer, 2 small decks (one off the living room and one off the master bedroom). Please note that we do NOT rent the smaller unit out by itself. Contact owner for additional details.


Rates & Availability

Canyon Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jan 3 2017 - May 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
May 9 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High Season
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 12 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

Full refund of the "Refundable Damage Deposit" is contingent upon the condition of the home once the walk-through is completed by the owner or staff. ALL restrictions and rules that are outlined in the Rental Agreement MUST be followed for the refund to be processed.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed in writing, the rental agreement is signed and received and payment in full is received and processed.
Minimum age to rent the property is 30 years of age.

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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