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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 cabin
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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2018

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 Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
WHAT’S PROVIDED: Bed Linens and Pillows-- Dishwasher-- Two Refrigerator/Freezers-- Two Microwaves-- Toaster-- 4 Burner Stove/Oven-- Dishes/Glasses/Cups/Tableware-- Pots/Pans/Knives/Utensils/Bowls-- Can opener-- Kitchen Towels-- Dish Soap and Cascade-- Two Coffee Makers/Filters-- Blender-- Keurig-machine only-- Charcoal Grill-- Patio Furniture-- Toilet Paper-- Trash bags-- Broom/mop-- Garden hose. WHAT TO BRING: Bath Towels-- Charcoal/Lighter Fluid/Matches-- Fishing Poles/Tackle-- Personal Toiletries-- Shampoo-- Bar and Hand Soaps-- Beach Towels-- Sun Screen-- Bug Spray-- Water Shoes-- Camera-- Lawn Chairs-- Paper Towels-- Ziplock Bags-- Paper Plates-- Paper Cups-- Napkins-- Aluminum Foil-- Laundry Detergent.


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Hill Country Waterfront Home with private sandy beach, decks, large shaded yard
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Gorgeous property !

  • 5 of 5

This property was truly amazing, perfect for our family of 25! Great location with sandy access to the lake, the basketball goal and volleyball set up was great along with horseshoes, bean bag toss, etc., perfect for entertaining a bunch of teenagers! This was a perfect getaway! The owner came by to say hello and kept in contact in case we needed anything. Highly recommend this place! We will for sure be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mae, for the great review!! We're glad that your family had such a good time at our lake house and enjoyed the sandy beach and all the outdoor games so much. It was good to meet all of you and we look forward to your next visit.
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Wonderful Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

Every year it gets harder to find a place large enough to have the entire family for Thanksgiving. We have 4 generations for this holiday so needs are pretty broad. This house met all those needs. Plenty of space for everyone to sleep and eat as well as a big area outside with games and access to the beautiful lake. We had children playing volleyball as well as basketball before we all got together to roast marshmellows at the fire pit in the evening.

The kitchen had all the space needed to prepare our Thanksgiving meal as well as other meals that were prepared. With 25 people in one place it can get pretty crowded and busy but with all the space there was plenty of room for all. We will be holding our Thanksgivng here for the next several years. We also plan on a summer stay to enjoy water sports when it is warmer.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Brenda, Thank you for your great review! We're happy to hear that all 4 generations enjoyed staying at our Lake House for your Thanksgiving gathering and that you had plenty of space throughout the house and especially in the kitchen to prepare your Thanksgiving feast. We look forward to seeing you were all great guests and we're excited to have you return!
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Wonderful 2 days spent on Lake Buchanan.

  • 5 of 5

The house and property exceeded our expectations. The sandy beach was an ideal spot for our 5 small children. I do believe towels and soap should be provided based on how expensive the house was to rent.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Diane, So glad the sandy beach was great for your small children and that the house exceeded your expectations. We're happy to hear that your family had a terrific weekend at our Lake House. When you first arrived, you talked with us about expecting bath towels to be provided and we were happy to provide you with towels during your stay. We've been considering providing towels for some time. We understand this is a valuable service and so we've decided to start providing both bath towels and bar soaps for our Lake House guests. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts and we look forward to having you stay with us again.
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The property was beautiful & just what a large family needs to spread out & have fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time for our family vacation with 4 generations. There was plenty to do for all from paddle boarding to relaxing under a large shade tree to great fishing to splashing in the water. There was something for everyone. Gwen & Brian were very helpful with any need or question arose. We will vacation here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Brandy, We appreciate your great review. We enjoyed having you here as our guests and we're happy to hear that every one enjoyed the fishing, having fun on the lake and relaxing in the shade. We look forward to hosting your 4 generation family again!
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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: December 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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $225
Administation Fee $15
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