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

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Canyon Lake 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 '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
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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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
average rating of 4.984127 based on 66 reviews

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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Wow - Relaxing 101!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a most relaxing weekend at an absolutely beautiful home and surroundings, not only did we get to see the lake, we got the opportunity to meet some farm animals, listen to the rain falling on a tin roof, sit outside every night for dinner in the evening breeze! Can't wait to go back in the fall and sit by the fire! Thanks Jill for all the wonderful hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you, your family and friends enjoyed your stay at our family vacation home. It is difficult to capture the true beauty and ambiance of "El Rancho Regenia" through pictures, so I am glad that you were able to experience it first hand. See you in the fall! Jill
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25 acres of pure oasis on Canyon Lake

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was considered for the client, no expense spared. The view is breathtaking, the antiques, the whole ambiance was incredible! We had such a wonderful time with friends! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, It was such a pleasure sharing my family vacation home with you, your family and your friends. I can not express my true appreciation of how well everything (inside and out) was taken care of. Hope to see all of you again... Kindest regards, Jill
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Best place on Canyon Lake

  • 5 of 5

You won't find a more gracious host, better stocked kitchen, nicer linens, cleaner rooms or more convenient location anywhere. The new grocery store close by has made this place better than ever. Jill goes the extra mile to be sure her guests are welcome and comfortable. Local wine and a sweet thank you note will greet you when you walk in. Kitchen has everything you'll need and more including extra trash bags, saran wrap, foil and zip lock bags. The animals are a treat. It's a 1/4 mile walk to the lake on a very gentle slope.

Jill, we can't wait to come back.

All the best,


  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, It has been such a pleasure having you and your family here for the past few summers. As always, thank you for taking care of my families vacation home. I enjoy providing the perfect vacation spot for my friends. Hope to see you again soon, Jill
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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
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 $275
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 and payment is received.
Minimum age to rent "El Rancho Regenia" is 30 years of age.

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Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • 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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