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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Dry Sauna!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms + Detached Units, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14 to18)

BOOK NOW for Spring , Summer and Fall and all 2017 dates! Lake Travis is full full full again so we are good to go again for boating and watersports fun! Anytime is a good time of the year in The Texas Hill Country! PLEASE NOTE: In the summer months we normally need a 4 to 5 night min booking. We can at times take a shorter stay if it fixs between another booking or is availabe and within 14 days of your arrival date. Rate is based on 6 guests in the home with a small extra charge for 6 or over in the home.

Welcome to Casa Rio Vista Hill Country Ranch! Here is your chance to vacation in this truly spectacular Hill Country vacation property, located on a stunning 8 acre mini-ranch, overlooking the Pedernales River and its Canyon. This property is so unique with it's quiet and beautiful country location, the moment you drive up, you feel relaxed and totally at peace.

Casa Rio Vista is a First Class Home on this mini ranch and is conveniently located off Hwy 71 between just 15 minutes from Hi way 620 and the Hill Country Galleria Mall area and 40 minutes from the Austin airport. Yet we are nestled peacefully in a private community of estate and ranch homes surrounded by mother nature at its best. Casa Rio Vista has a distinct advantage over other homes, by it's incredible view of the Pedernales River with the Texas Hill Country all around you. Casa Rio Vista now offers a total of 7 bedrooms with 3 bedrooms in the main house with a huge Master Bedroom with King Bed, private bath, shower, and large size tub. Our beautiful 2nd bedroom with Queen size bed, shares a full bath, shower and tub with the 3rd bedroom which offers twin sleigh beds and gaming systems for kids on a Flat Screen TV. To top it off all of the bedrooms have Plasma TV's, and DVD players! The home has a large living and dining room area with rock fireplace that opens to a large covered patio area and overlooks the swimming pool/ dry sauna area.

I just love the back patio area as its the best place to sit and relax while watching the many deer and other wild life that pass by. The home also has a well equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, Jenn Air stove, convection oven and microwave plus all of the other small appliances that you would need to make a simple or even gourmet meal! We also have available a large media room complete with a 55 inch plasma TV, stereo / video game systems and a 2nd stone fireplace. And for larger groups the home also has TWO separate guests houses one of which is a large guest house with 3 nice size bedrooms, one with a king bed and a hide a sofa bed and the other bedroom with King bed and the 3rd bedroom with two twin beds a nice size kithcen and dining area and a small living room area's with TV's and stereo systems. A smaller but very nice 7th bedroom for the property is in the 2nd guest house just off the garage which has a queen size bed and LCD TV and nice patio over looking the Hill Country and all of the beds in the main house and both guest homes have pillow top mattress which makes sleeping sooooo nice!

The house was professionally decorated and furnished in a manner you would expect from a first class home. The entire home is done in a combination of tile and berber carpeting with lots of windows which gives you a very open feeling or you can close it off. The main house has a large family room of all glass doors across the back, an elevated dining area, that seats 8 to 10, a separate bar area and a beautiful new kitchen with dining area in the kitchen that seats eight. Located out the glass doors in the living / family room is a beautiful patio area with plenty of table and chair and perfect for dining or relaxing. Off the kitchen is the laundry room that is yours to use at no extra charge. The house has a water purification system and other amenities include its own private lighted tennis court...I mean what other home do you find with a private tennis court! PLUS...a private play area for the kids and its own private boat dock (river water level does vary from time to time but as of Jan 2017 its perfect!) with boating just behind the home via the steps that leads down to the river. This Estate Home is located in a very quite and natural setting and is the best spot for riding bikes, walking, bird watching and seeing lots of other wild-life in its natural setting. What else would you need to make this the best vacation EVER!

The entire property perfect for family retreats, church retreats, tennis retreats with the gals, guys or couples and Casa Rio Vista Hill Country Ranch makes a prefect spot for large family gatherings.

OCCUPANCY POLICY. Because of the quality of our home we can not rent for parties or to minors and sorry we can not do weddings on the property or anything with lots of extra people on the property. We work very hard to maintain a quiet family atmosphere for the enjoyment of our guests and neighbors. Any use of the home for purposes other than family vacations must be addressed at the time of the reservation. This website indicates the maximum number of guests allowed in our home. If this number is exceeded you may be asked to leave without a refund.

I love this comment from a prior guest review.

xxx....This is not a perfect house but being an imperfect family we found it delightful and so relaxing that minor issues were rapidly

And such is life! No the home is not the Ritz perfect but we do try every day to make it as nice or perfect as possible and most see that in the home. For those that know about Hill Country vacation homes and pricing you will find this home to be very competitively valued for the size of home and property and the amenities offered.

One final thing. We have taken a lot of pride, effort and money to furnish these homes in a top notch, first class manner that you don't find in most rental homes. We offer Casa Rio Vista to guests who like and appreciate nice things as we do...and more important we only will to rent this home to people who know how and will take care of nice things and will respect the property. Another words, wild party animals need not reply! lol We work on a first come first serve basis so call or email me today to check your date request. You will be glad you did and we look forward to seeing you at Casa Rio Vista!

NOTICE: AGAIN.... The BIG news is that the lake and rivers are pretty much full and drought is long over. You can now launch a boat just 15 min away at Pace Bend Park or at Briarcliff marina. and thier is plenty of water in Lake Travis for lots of fun. You can also rent boats and jet ski's close by. We only rent this home and property to one group or family at a time so everything is private to just you. We look forward to seeing you in the Hill Country at Casa Rio Vista!

Attention Celebrity and High Profile Managers and Agents. FYI, Yes we do routinely sign confidentiality agreements to protect your clients privacy.

Keywords: Villa, Lake House, Waterfront, Ranch, Retreat, Boat Dock, Private, Church Retreat,Family Retreat, Luxury

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About The Owner

We own or manage properties around the world and feel very lucky to be part of something so nice and something so special. We work very hard to make sure your time at Casa Rio Vista is the best it can be and that you have the best vacation possible. We look forward to seeing you at Casa Rio Vista Hill Country Ranch.

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

Why The Owner chose Spicewood

Breathtaking view overlooking the Pedernales River / Canyon area and the Hill Country. Total privacy yet only minutes from shopping, restaurants, water sports, hiking etc and just 45 minutes to Austin the live music capitol of the world. Marble Falls is only 20 minutes away, and Johnson City and Fredrickburg and other fresh water springs and pools are just a short car ride away.

What makes this house unique

So much to offer...very quite setting while over looking the river and hill country canyon area.


Paleface Homesteads House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master bathroom, large oval tub, glass shower, double sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3 in the main house.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , THis is the bathroom in the larger guest house.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in smaller single bedroom guest house
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom walks out onto patio and pool - TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , bathroom just across hallway - TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom just across hallway - TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , located in larger guest house - TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Located in larger guest house - TV
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Smaller guest house attached to garage.shower,patio, view!
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Third bedroom in guest house with hideabed sofa
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) The larger 2 bedroom guest house also has 2 full size sofa sleepers in 2 living area's which are perfect for kids,etc.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our property offers its own private tennis court and its own private play area for the kids! Sorry..... NO WEDDINGS NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE NO LARGE PARTIES without permission first NO RV's or OFF ROAD BIKES without permission first


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Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Dry Sauna!
average rating of 4.48 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a family event

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect lay out, beautiful view, and an all around great property for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic! First off I am not one to typically leave reviews, so take this for what it's worth. We were able to room our entire wedding party with 3 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen along with the hair girl, make up girl and photographer! Everyone had a great time and plenty of space. The view is amazing, and makes for a great spot to drink your morning coffee and watch the sun rise! One shopping trip for groceries and we had no other reason to leave the house, besides the obvious of our wedding. Our little girls had plenty to do to keep them occupied and entertained! These are 2 little girls that love their tablets and babies, but there was no problem keeping them outside here. Overall fantastic property for a big group to keep together, we couldn't of asked for a better place!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had a great time at Casa Rio Vista! The property really is a good lay out for larger groups with plenty of room and privacy. Thanks and please keep me in mind for the next time!
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Austin, TX

Wonderfully Relaxing Hill Country Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a weekend getaway with friends and had a wonderful time! It was a super easy drive from Austin, just 30-60 minutes depending on where folks left from, so we got to start enjoying the weekend about the same time most of us would have gotten home from work.

The kitchen was nicely stocked with cookware, plates, and untensils. Good towels and linens in all of the rooms. We spent most of our weekend lounging by the pool, but there were games, sports equipment, and a fishing dock that some of the group used.

What I loved most about the space was how spacious everything was. For 6 couples to have their privacy but also be able to come together for meals was wonderful. The owner, Mark, was also very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely book again if we have the chance!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and always a pleasure helping my guests have the best time possible. Kind Regards until we see you again!
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Incredible Property

  • 5 of 5

Had a great and incredible stay at this property. The owner was attentive of needs and kept the property well maintained prior to and throughout the stay. It is a gorgeous location, with incredible views and the perfect place to relax either poolside or at the dock on the water. Highly recommend this home for any purpose.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you had a good time....just wish I could be in the Hill Country more myself! Thanks
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend getaway with a bunch of friends. Too bad it rain all weekend. We ended up not getting to explore the property as we wanted. The house keeper was great, he showed us how to use everything upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a good time but sorry about the rain. Thanks for the visit.
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houston, Tx

Nice home. 3 separate living areas. Wish some things were fixed.

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful home to have a Christmas vacation w/ my family. Beautiful location. Beautiful view of the river.

Pros: 3 nice separate living areas. Big kitchen and tv room in the main house. Awesome master bedroom and bathroom(too bad I wasn't able to stay there) Great backyard. Awesome things to do for the kids. Nice tennis court. Nice basketball court. Nice play structure for the kids. Huge lot. Never heard or saw any neighbors cause we were so far away from them. Wilburt, the keeper of the house, was the BEST. He was always there when we needed him (Only a couple of times) Super friendly and helpful. Just far enough away from the "big city" (Austin) that we knew we were in the hills. But close enough to get to Austin if we wanted the "night life" of the city.

Cons: Too many little things that were broken that should have been fixed. When we got there, the 3rd house had only power to one wall. Wilburt came out there and fixed it very quickly. But the 3rd house had no hot water. We had to go in every day to take our showers and get ready for bed.

The stove in the main house didn't work right. You turn on one knob and it turned on 2 burners. You turn on another knob and it didn't turn on anything. The hot tub didn't work when we got there. Wilburt came out there and fixed it. (Again, Wilburt was awesome)

Bottom line. I would stay there again. But hopefully they fix the minor problems mentioned above.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit to Casa Rio Vista and happy to hear you had a great time. Wilbert and MaryAnn are really great and there to help when needed. Yes its a big house and a LOT can go wrong as in any home, normally things are fine and we have very few issues as the minor 3 things you listed. The power was just a gfi breaker , as you said fixed right away. The home has 4 hot water heaters. The one in the small one bedroom is new and was a simple fix, just a breaker. Sorry that did not work for that one room, it was just a push of a button. I agree the stove does need to be replaced. Its does work, just tricky to use but I do have a new one on order so that will the taken care of soon. Hot tub does work, its not just a on / off switch its on a fancy remote with lots of buttons so some can't figure it out. We are always updating and adding things to the home, it is a great property with so much to offer that others just don't have or try to have. Please keep us in mind for the next time. THANKS!
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Krause Springs
"Not far from the house, maybe 15 or 20 min drive. Lots of fun on a nice day."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Texas - Airport code is AUS
Nearest Train
25 Miles
In Austin
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Texas Hwy 71
Car: necessary

Private boat dock and great to swim off of too! NOTE...River is mostly dry as of Jan 2015 due to drought but getting better.


Rates & Availability

Paleface Homesteads House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
For the Housekeeper $150

My rates are based on 6 people staying in the house with a small extra charge for over six. In the summer I need a 4 night min stay and over some holidays longer. Depending on the dates I can normally offer a discount on larger groups so email me for more info and the best rate quote. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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