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Multi-Family Home with decks, shade, huge yard, volleyball, sandy beach, canoes

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Buchanan Dam House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 4 FULL bathrooms, sleeps 25

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bryan and Gwen Carpenter
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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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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based on 3 traveler reviews

Multi-Family Home with decks, shade, huge yard, volleyball, sandy beach, canoes
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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, miniature golf


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Buchanan Dam House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Administation Fee $15
Cleaning $175
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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Buchanan Dam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house sits on over an acre with large pecan, pine and oak trees. It has a sandy beach front that is ideal for family swimming and boating. The spacious yard has basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, two canoes with life jackets, and a campfire area with firewood. The house has 3 zones for central air and heat and a large two-story deck facing the lake.

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