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Jill Cunningham-Baker

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

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

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Texas Hill Country House Rental Photos and Description

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 and a newly remodeled outdoor kitchen. Our property is perfect for family reunions, friendship gatherings and is very much 'kid-friendly'.

For families that need additional sleeping space or just a little privacy from the "group", we also have a fully furnished 2 bedroom 1 bath guest apartment on the property. It has a full kitchen, living room, washer/dryer, 2 small decks. For additional information, please contact the owner.

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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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jill Cunningham-Baker (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 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 started adopting abandoned farm animals and from there it has grown leaps and bounds. Who would think a city girl could 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 also 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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'El Rancho Regenia' - Beautiful 25 Acre Country Retreat on Canyon Lake
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  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect getaway from the city life. The house is huge, very clean and breathtaking. I've rented other properties in Canyon Lake but this property is worth every penny. The views from the balcony are AMAZING. My guests preferred Jill's property over their vacation property. Thanks again Jill for making unforgettable memories!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me so happy to know that, once again, I was able to provide the perfect getaway for another beautiful family at "El Rancho Regenia". We work very hard to ensure that everything is perfect for you during you stay. I am glad that everyone had a great time and that "El Rancjo Regenia" exceeded your expectations. Please keep us in mind for your next vacation. Kindest regards, Jill Cunningham-Baker
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Canyon Lake TX

The PERFECT intimate wedding spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I hosted our small intimate wedding at El Rancho Regenia and it was INCREDIBLE! Jill was the perfect hostess. We wanted for nothing. She was beyond accommodating. The property provided the most beautiful backdrop for our event. Our guests were blown away and we have amazing pictures to remember the occasion. If the "wow factor" is what you're looking for then this is the place for you! Thank you Jill for making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again, congratulations! It was truly a pleasure being able to provide you with the perfect venue for your beautiful wedding and reception. Your family and friends were so kind and everyone was beyond respectful of "El Rancho Regenia".... I wish you a lifetime of happiness, love and laughter! Kindest regards, Jill
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A Very Special Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

El Rancho Regenia is a rare find, and a very special place. When I stepped out onto the huge porch the view took my breath away. You have a very open view of Canyon Lake and the hill country. It is a very peaceful setting. We enjoyed watching the boats on the lake, as well as the deer, ducks, and goats.

I have rented many vacations homes in the past, but I can say yours without a doubt was the best! The quality of linens, towels, utensils, furniture, TV's, smoker, grill, etc. was top notched! My son smoked ribs the first day and they turned out delicious! The quantity of paper products, plastic ware, foil, trash bags, outdoor and indoor games etc. was truly appreciated! You really have thought of every detail!

My favorite part was the large porch swing with that amazing view and wonderful breeze! I felt like I went back in time with the "simple life".

Thank you Jill again for sharing this beautiful home. It is truly a blessing.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randy, Michelle and family, It was such a pleasure having your family as my guests. Seeing that we met your needs and expectations is certainly our top priority. "El Rancho Regenia" holds many happy memories of our families times at the lake and I am so blessed to be able to open it up to others so that they can share those same experiences. Hope you come back for future visits. Kindest regards, Jill
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had been discussing finding a place where we could get away and spend some good quality time and came across El Rancho Regina and I can honestly say that it lived up to all my expectations. We had a total of 10 people in our group and there was more than enough room and not to mention the beautiful scenery. Jill contacted us to make sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable. We had a wonderful time and cant wait to return and enjoy this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lufkin, Texas

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My family and wife's side of the family vacationed here for 1 week in May - it was a total of 6 adults and 5 children. The property is spacious, well kept, very comfortable, clean. Every possible need seemed to have been addressed - toys, movies, books, coffee, toilet paper, disposable plates, paper-towels - all there.

We had a very peaceful time - we enjoyed the lake, the animals, the deer - the kids specially loved all the farm animals and getting to feed them. Everybody enjoyed fishing in the pond - which is stocked with all sorts of fish including bass and catfish.

The bedrooms, beds, linens and bathrooms were very comfortable and clean. The 3 refrigerators were very useful - we specially enjoyed BBQ outdoors.

Awesome place A++ we highly recommended. Mrs Jill really makes sure that every possible need is addressed. We created great memories. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful review of "El Rancho Regenia". I am glad that we met all of you and your families expectations. We work very hard to provide the perfect accommodations for our guests. Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you again! Kindest regards, Jill
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Awesome Place!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 and another family of 4 spent Labor Day weekend here and had an awesome time. This home was perfect for 2 families having two levels so everyone could have their own space. Property is very well kept and is furnished with everything you'll need for your trip.

Cooking is a real joy here, all top of the line stuff and I'm pretty picky. The gas grill is top notch and the wood smoker is top of the line.

Lots of room for kids to run around, goats, chickens to feed and fish to catch in stock pond.

I've rented many homes and this is one of the first ones where

you truly only need to bring groceries.

Jill is an awesome host and will take very good care of you and your family. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heath, Thank you so much for the kind review. I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed staying at our family vacation home and certainly hope that there are return plans in the works. Have a wonderful holiday season, Jill and the farm critters
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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 area 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 19 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season/Winter Texan Rate
Jan 3 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
May 12 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 13 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $250
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 and is typically processed within 48 hours.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed in writing and payment is received.
Minimum age to rent "El Rancho Regenia" is 30 years of age.

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Texas Hill Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • 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
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 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 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:

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