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5-Star Rated! 4 Bedrooms! Solar-Heated Pool! Sleeps 8! Walk to Town!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private 1.7 acre Waterfront Estate on Cypress Creek with solar-heated Pool!

3/4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths of air-conditioned, rustic comfort with all the modern amenities on Cypress Creek and only 1/2 mile from Wimberley Town Square with all its charming shops and restaurants. Canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, trampoline, basketball, ping pong, air hockey, foosball will all keep you entertained!! New this Season: solar-heated, In-ground swimming pool!



Charles Duggan
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such an awesome time!!! The place was just perfect for our family

to enjoy each other. We walked into town one day for shopping and lunch,

then came back and the kids did the rope swing for 2 hours straight. On

the website it says the place is booked till next year--If something

changes last minute for one of the weekends due to a cancellation please

give us a shout! We would jump on a last-minute chance to

go back; summer or winter.
Jun 2013
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Wimberley Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No guest will be permitted to enter the property without showing proof of a Property Damage Protection insurance policy in the amount of $5,000
  • If the guest is not able to secure a Property Damage Protection insurance policy, guest may post a $500.00 refundable security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Green Bedroom - 1 queen , View to Cypress Creek. With desk.
    Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , View to Cypress Creek and Front Acreage. With desk.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large Screen TV. Ensuite
    Sleeping area in Game Room - 2 twin/ single , Room has a closet. There are several air mattresses avail.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
PLEASE NOTE: CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00PM CHECK-OUT TIME IS BEFORE 11:00AM. Local regulations (strictly enforced) prohibit more than 12 persons on this property at any given time. The pool's solar heater works great when there is sun and high temperatures. Otherwise, propane heating is available for an extra charge of $100 per day (that's the real cost!).


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5-Star Rated! 4 Bedrooms! Solar-Heated Pool! Sleeps 8! Walk to Town!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 39 reviews

Perfect Wimberley getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a wonderful vacation in Wimberley! I can't imagine a better place to stay in all of Wimberley. The house is beautiful with every amenity imaginable. Our kids (ages 7, 8 and 9) enjoyed the trampoline, air hockey table, HUGE selection of kids movies (with cute popcorn bags too!) and kayaking down the creek. We took the kayaks to lunch and back. The location is an easy 5 minute walk to the Wimberley square. The house was so clean and comfortable! We definitely plan to come back in the summer and have already recommended it to two other families.

Charles was super helpful with information before the trip and was the perfect host. We are so thankful he has shared his amazing home with others. If you are looking for the perfect family getaway to the Texas Hill Country, this is it!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill & Family-- Thank you for such a lovely review! It is a true pleasure to make our home in Wimberley available to families who enjoy everything that Mill Race Lodge has to offer! It sounds like you did just about everything! But there will always be more to enjoy on your return visit! And thanks for recommending us to your friends; we look forward to welcoming them as well! Come back soon! Charles
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Our Best Vacation Rental Experience

  • 5 of 5

As you will see from the other reviews, the property is truly unique, well-appointed, and full of fun activities for everyone. On top of all the amenities, what makes Mill Race Lodge special is the hospitality and customer service of Charles, the owner. He's actually enthusiastic about your experience. From the very beginning, he wanted to know about our needs and interests for our vacation, and gave us the information we needed. Charles went out of his way to accommodate some of our special requests about the pool, and was reachable for questions, even over a holiday break. You'll enjoy staying at place where the owner takes pride in providing you and your guests comfort and fun.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ted & Family & Friends-- Wow! The pressure is now really on for me to live up the praise you are heaping on me in this review! But I am so pleased that you recognize my commitment to our guests. Mill Race Lodge is not a "business" for my sons and me; it is our home. We only make it available during the various school holidays. We want our guests to enjoy our home as much as we do and it is truly our pleasure to "go the extra mile" whenever we can. Currently, about 55% of our bookings are to returning guests; we think that is best possible recommendation. We are striving to have at least 75% of our bookings come from returning guests. Toward that end, we look forward to welcoming you back to Mill Race Lodge in the near future! Best, Charles
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Paris, Texas

A PERFECT family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Mill Race Lodge was ABSOLUTELY the MOST WONDERFUL vacation site for our family vacation to celebrate my 60th birthday. It is perfectly located directly on Cypress Creek immediately behind quaint downtown Wimberley. There was SO MUCH TO DO on the property itself that we rarely left. The grounds were immaculate with beautiful green St. Augustine grass (a rarity in the Texas Hill Country in August). There was the choice to "play" in Cypress Creek behind the house or to enjoy the beautiful pool in the front of the house. We did both daily!! The grandchildren (all under 6) were IN LOVE with the enclosed trampoline; the basketball goal; the kayaks; the inner tubes; etc outside and they were IN HEAVEN in the game room upstairs with its fooseball and air hockey tables plus all the children's books and movies and games available. The big boys (adults) had a ping pong tourney, a fooseball tourney, an air hockey tourney, and we brought corn hole for a corn hole tourney. GREAT FUN!!

The property was very clean with everything you needed was provided. There were plenty of towels for inside and outside and a great washer/dryer to keep them available for our longer stay.

The downstairs living area/kitchen was open and allowed conversation and fun during all aspects of meal prep. And the dinner table that seated 12 on the back glassed in room was AMAZING. It allowed everyone to eat together as we gazed upon the beautiful Cypress Creek.

I have already recommended this property to several people and will continue to do so. The owner, Charles Duggan, was especially wonderful to work with and available to answer all questions and requests. Our family has never enjoyed a vacation more and we have used VRBO multiple times. Thank you Charles for providing a place to celebrate a very memorable birthday.!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan & Jim--You and your family were the perfect "last guests" of our Summer 2017 Season. And this glorious review maintains our perfect record for "Five Star" reviews! You are most welcome to visit Mill Race Lodge even before your next "significant" birthday! Best, Charles
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Cypress, Tx

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved your home!! It was very relaxing and peaceful. The house was beautiful, very clean and spacious. It had everything you would possibly need for your stay. Spent most days on the water using the tubes, canoes and kayaks! Walked to Wimberley Square for some shopping, wine tasting and lunches. Spent most evenings in your game room playing games! We had so much fun doing this in the evenings. We were able to watch the sunset one night from Mt. Baldy! Enjoyed a day at Wimberley Zipline. We drove to Driftwood for Salt Lick Barbeque and dinner at Trattoria Lisina. We would definitely stay here again as well as recommend to others! Charles, Thank you for the wine too!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane-- You and your family seem to have found my list of favorite ways to pass time in Wimberley! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Mill Race Lodge! Come back soon! Charles
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Plano, Texas

This is an amazing property with every amenity to please guests of all ages!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a little slice of heaven! My family and I had a wonderful time staying here. The owner has thought of everything to make guests feel welcomed and right at home. Our family enjoyed all the various water activities including kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling and swimming in the creek. The rope swing was a big hit for kids of all ages or those young at heart! The house is absolutely beautiful and very clean. There are large family rooms both upstairs and downstairs, which is perfect for large groups with kids of different ages. The views of the creek are incredibly gorgeous and I enjoyed meeting other families who were staying in nearby properties. We saw a lot of the local attractions including Jacob's Well and Hamilton Pool, both of which, I highly recommend. The wonderful thing about this home is that there is plenty to keep you busy without ever having to leave the property. According to my children, it is the best vacation we have ever had and I share their sentiments.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky--Thank you for your kind words! I am so pleased that you and your family made full use of everything that Mill Race Lodge and Wimberley have to offer! Please come visit again soon! Best, Charles
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Shiner, TX

Absolutely beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been vacationing in Wimberley for over 5 years and this home by far has been our favorite. Very clean and well kept grounds. Our children were never bored because there was so much for them to do. We enjoyed kayaking, swimming, and playing in the game room. This is the home we hope to always come back to for vacationing in Wimberley!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Wimberley Cafe
Car: recommended

Take a swim in the historic Blue Hole, or zip across the hillside on the longest and highest zipline in Texas. Sample locally produced wines flavored by the Tuscan-like geography. Stroll through town to visit the many historic landmarks like the Winter’s House or drive down River Road to see a wild west mock up village that houses a Remington bronze sculpture collection. Enjoy a movie sitting in lawn chairs under the stars at one of the last outdoor theaters. “Movie starts at dark thirty.'





Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning Fee $160
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

The license fees, taxes, refundable security deposit and the final cleaning fee are all-inclusive. Any damage or extraordinary cleaning costs will be deducted from your security deposit. No guest will be permitted to enter the property without a valid Property Damage Protection insurance policy or a $500.00 cash security deposit. Cancellation by Guest of any Property Damage Protection insurance policy is an act of default of this Agreement and the Cancellation policy (paragraph 14 above) shall apply.
Absolutely no smoking inside the house and pets are not welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.