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Hill Country Waterfront Home with private sandy beach, decks, large shaded yard

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Waterfront multi-family home with 5 bedrooms, 4 FULL bathrooms, sleeps 25 people

This vacation oasis sits on over an acre with large oak, pecan and pine trees and its own private sandy beach. From the beach and the home's large upper and lower decks, you view seven miles of open water and the distant hills and bluffs.

Newly remodeled, this home is on the shore of Lake Buchanan, the uncrowded jewel of the Texas Hill Country. Fish and explore with the canoes provided or bring your own boat.

This 3300 square foot southwestern casual vacation home has five bedrooms, three of which are master suites. The home easily sleeps 25. The spacious kitchen has all new appliances and everything you'll need for large family gatherings. Dining can be indoors, on the large decks, or at picnic tables under the large shade trees.

More Details

Bryan and Gwen Carpenter
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a family reunion here and it was perfect! The house is very spacious, clean and nicely decorated. We all had our own separate bedrooms for privacy but there was a lot of space to gather together for meals, for visiting and games. The kids loved the large private yard and beach. We have already reserved for next year! Thank you for the great hospitality!!
Nov 2014
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Buchanan Dam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Sinks
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • Three of the bedrooms are Master Suites. The other 2 bedrooms share a FULL bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Waterfront Texas Hill Country home on Lake Buchanan with a private sandy beach. The 3300 square foot home has ample space to easily accommodate 25 people. It has a huge modern kitchen, a dining area, two living areas, 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms The house sits on over an acre with awesome lake access, wide open water views, shade trees, decks, patio furniture, and off-street parking. Guests have free use of our canoes, free firewood for campfires, free DISH Network and free Wi Fi. Bring your own boat or ask us about renting a pontoon boat, Sea Doo, kayak or stand up paddle board.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Hill Country Waterfront Home with private sandy beach, decks, large shaded yard
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Katy, TX

Great family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Great property with plenty of amenities to keep kids and adults entertained! Beautiful lake front views and plenty of outdoor space to explore and play. Clean and updated spacious home. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about our Lake House. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the lake views, the great outdoor space and the spacious interior. We look forward to your return visit.
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 21 people thoughly enjoyed the home(terrific accommodations)great amenities, terrific hosts. Gwen & Bryan went out of the way to make sure that we were completely satisfied with our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Highly recommend this house !

  • 5 of 5

Rented this house for a weekend trip for 5 families.

Enough beds for over 25 people. All rooms were very spacious and clean. Huge yard with nice trees. Kids enjoyed swimming in the lake as well as playing basketball and volleyball.

Owners stopped by to make sure everything was in order. All questions over phone/Text were promptly answered.

Will recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! We're really happy to hear that everything went well and we appreciate you recommending it to others. We hope to see you back here soon!
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Bryan and Gwen you are the best hosts I have ever had the privilege of working with, you were attentive to every need or concern. There were 7 kids and 17 adults for a family reunion , we had plenty of room, and plenty to do for everyone! The house is very spread out so you don't feel like your on top of each other, the decoration is very nice, and its was very clean, and comfortable! We enjoyed ourselves so much! That we booked another to return.

Thanks so much to Bryan and Gwen we are looking forward to seeing you in the future.


The Newsome Family

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that your expectations were met Darlene! We really enjoyed having you as a guest and will look forward to seeing you soon!
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Round Rock, Texas

Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was exceptional. We had 3 families including 8 kids during our time at the property. Private beach, permanent deckchairs, canoes, volleyball court,

S'Mores by the fire pit, and a huge house big enough to sleep all of us comfortably. The owner Gwen was very accommodating when we needed extra enforcement to combat some flies. She came over immediately with citronella torches, lit them for us, and we enjoyed dinner outside and watched the sunset, we loved it!! Gwen gave us recommendations to take the kids swimming at Devil's Hole at Inks Lake State Park which we highly recommend. We also rented a ski boat and jet ski's at Splash Boat Rentals which is less than a mile from the house. The property shows just like the pictures, and is very homey and inviting. A great property for family reunions or even a wedding. We plan to be back in summer of 2016.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a great review of our Lake House. It was a pleasure to have you here as our guests! We're happy to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the amenities of the house and the local area! We look forward to seeing all of you again next summer!! Best Wishes until then.
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Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Buchanan Dam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season 2017
Jan 13 2017 - May 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017
May 24 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2018
May 24 2018 - Sep 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2018
Sep 6 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administation Fee $15
Cleaning $225
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and cash
A 3-night minimum is required throughout the summer months...Memorial Day through Labor Day
A 2-night minimum is required after Labor Day through the fall/winter unitl Memorial Day.
A 50% non-refundable pre-payment/deposit is required when the reservation is made.
Cancellation Policy: 90 days notice to receive 50% of your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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