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720 Acre Ranch Featuring 6,000 Sq Ft Home on Crystal Clear Nueces River

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 23)

6000 sq ft. spacious home located on the crystal clear Nueces River. Enjoy fly fishing, swimming, kayaking, tubing, hiking, biking, bird watching, and star gazing. Accommodations include a fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels provided, multiple break-out-areas, wireless internet, dish satellite, fire pit on the back patio, BBQ pit, pool table, 52-inch flat screen with Blue-ray, and a game room. All accommodations are updated, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. An ideal retreat location for corporate or family events.

Water recreation includes dropping a line in a deep fishing hole or fly fishing the gentle rapids of the Nueces River. Fly fishing guide services can be provided if desired for additional fee. Kayaking is great fun as well as floating down the river in inner-tubes. Enjoy a rope swing into a 15 feet deep swimming hole or take a brief morning swim in the spring fed waters. The water is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling. There is one canoe on site for your use; kayaks or other floating devices not provided.

Keywords: Vacation home, River house, Vacation rental, Luxury home, Ranch House, Riverfront rental, Nueces River, Texas Hill Country, Montell Texas, Uvalde County

More Details

Property Manager
Cathy Curtis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you very much for letting us use the ranch for the family reunion. we enjoyed every minute at the ranch. We miss the big house, the bunkhouse, the water, hills, animals, rocks..... . Eric was very friendly and helpful.

We are all seniors, ages from 62 to 100, we do not know when we’ll be together next time, what we will look like.... and mother... if we do get together next time. So, every second was extremely precious to us.
Oct 2014
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Uvalde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Jack and Jill (Shower) - toilet , shower , Shared between West Texas and Silver Rooms
    Jack and Jill (Tub/Shower) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared between Hidalgo and Pecan Rooms
    Alpine Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located in Alpine Bedroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , Located in Master Bedroom
    Hallway Half Bath - toilet , Located off Living Room
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large bathroom and walk in closet connected
    Silver Room - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen bed and Bunk bed (single top/double bottom).
    West Texas Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Single bed and Bunk bed (single top/double bottom).
    Pecan Room - 1 queen , One queen bed.
    Ricky & Lucy Room - 2 twin/ single , Two Long Twin Beds.
    Sunroom - 3 twin/ single , Adjacent to Master Bedroom.
    Alpine Room - 1 queen , One Queen Bed. Full Bathroom Connected.
    Hidalgo Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Single bed and Bunk bed (single top/double bottom).
  • King size beds (1) One King, Queen size Beds (3) Three Queens, Double Beds (3) Three doubles, Twin or Single Beds (10) Ten Twin beds total
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

720 Acre Ranch Featuring 6,000 Sq Ft Home on Crystal Clear Nueces River
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the Ranch for the past 2 years and could not be happier. We have had everything we needed to have a worry free weekend. We look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Kids and families to enjoy nature

  • 5 of 5

My Family had a great time at the Ranch, the facility has ample space. We had 6 adults and 3 children and we were never on top of each other. We went swimming and hiking and drove around animal watching. The water was cool and clear and we had a great time swimming. The kids enjoyed looking for and seeing the animals. There are plenty of hiking trails and the weather was great for being in the outdoors. At night we sat around the fire and toasted marshmallows. In the morning the sunrise from the back porch was breathtaking. Eric the ranch foreman was so helpful and nice, he checked on us daily and escorted us down to the shallow area for the kids and even brought us a table and chairs to set our snacks out on. It was the nicest family outing we've probably ever had.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best family vacation experiences we have had!

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything we expected and much more. The river is pristine, clear and very cool even in the August heat of 100+. There is lots of shade for relaxing in the morning and evening. The ranch manager, Eric, could not have been more helpful. We looked forward to his daily visits to check on us and make sure our needs were met. We have a large family and have rented many homes for family gatherings. This was by far the best stocked. The kitchen appliances, ice maker, freezer(s) cooking utensils, pots pans, and dishes meant that cooking for our large group was easy and pleasant. We did not have to bring anything for cooking, cleaning or eating. The home met the needs of our group well. I can highly recommend this property to anyone with a large group who wants to have vacation that is both relaxing and active at the same time. Thank you Eric and Cathy. We will be back.

The Butler Family

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living Waters Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at the Living Waters Ranch was awesome. The home is beautiful, spacious, had plenty of private bedrooms with adequate sleeping arrangements. The access to the Nueces river was easy and private - no fighting of crowds like at other river spots. The home is fully furnished like a bed and breakfast, had plenty of eating spots and the kitchen was larger enough for family involvement in meal preparation.

The use of the golf cart was handy to view of the wonderful wildlife at the ranch. Eric the foreman was very helpful in getting us set up and meeting all our needs.

We look forward to booking this location again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Large Group Gathering Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary..with 11 adults and 6 kids and had beds left over! The house has tons of living space...3 living areas made it great. Kids could play pool or ping pong & watch tv on one side of the house while adults visited on the other. Great kitchen set up with large walkin butlers pantry/prep area with second sink & tons of counterspace. river is beautiful & the swimming hole is perfect! We have already booked for next year! And Eric was so helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Living Waters. There was enough room that members of our large group never felt like we were crowded. The rooms are comfortable and the kitchen was easy to cook in for a lot of people. The patio was lovely. We sat outside, grilled, and listened to the river. Access to the river was easy and the kids loved it. There were several places to access the river, some of which were gradual so our little kids were able to wade in. The caretaker, Eric, was friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Garner Field Airport
Car: necessary

Texas Hill country at it's finest which showcases the rolling hills and the Nueces River. Fly fish the River or float down the river, snorkel or just go for a swim in the clear blue waters of the Nueces River. Visit local State of Texas Parks, like Devils sinkhole or visit the original filming site of the Alamo which featured John Wayne. Visit Living Waters Reserve & Ranch on the Nueces featuring activities such as hiking, swimming, fishing, birding and more.


Rates & Availability

Uvalde House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas thru New Years 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 President's Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Spring Break
Mar 12 2018 - Mar 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Easter
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 10.0%

Maximum sleeping is for 23 persons; any person above 23 will be charged an additional $55 per night. Please call before reserving if your party exceeds 23. We do have an additional house on the property which will sleep 6-8 for $150 per night but requires prior approval.
When number of guests exceed 12, the cleaning fee is $350.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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