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

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Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Paleface Homesteads House Rental Photos and Description

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

BOOK NOW for Spring , Summer and Fall and all 2016 dates! Lake Travis is full again so we are go 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 21 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 if fine as of March 2016) 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. 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: The BIG news is that the lake and rivers are pretty much full and drought is 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!

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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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.


based on 42 traveler reviews

Luxury Estate Pedernales River/Lake Travis- POOL and Dry Sauna!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful! Clean, upscale, owner is excellent!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this for a guy's weekend for my husband and his friends. They were all so impressed by the expensive, clean and beautiful furniture, upkeep, and the amazing views outside! They were fishing, swimming, and had lots of room to roam all weekend! Owner could constantly be reached. Excellent communicator. The only thing is the hot tub heater doesn't work but hopefully he will be able to get that fixed soon enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had great time while at Casa Rio Vista. The hot tub normally works ok and I think it did for a day as I saw the temp was at 90 for at least a bit as I can check it from my iPhone. Those things can be tricky sometimes but pool guy says it seems to be fine now. Thanks again for your visit and please do keep me in mind for the next time.
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A Little Something For Everyone!

  • 5 of 5

We searched high and low for a small and intimate wedding venue/family reunion location in the heart of the Hill Country. We landed on Casa Rio Vista finally and so glad we did. Between the gorgeous overlook, landscaping and serene atmosphere-we were able to please all our guests, young and old. The property is well-maintained and fully-contained...all you need is your food and clothes-they have considerately thought of everything else you might need. Many memories were made and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation for end of July!

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of space inside & out for 15 people ranging in age from 1 to 69 years. We used the main house and large guest house. Small guest house seemed to be too warm for sleeping.

Beautiful property for sitting out with morning coffee overlooking the Pedernales River and in the evening after dinner with great sunsets. There is space for anyone if they needed alone time with 2 hammocks and a gazebo for our teens. Lots of activities also for young and old with volleyball, basket ball, tennis, playlet for young ones and pool. All equipment is available on site too! Pool is very deep for little ones, no place to stand around in the water but still refreshing and enjoyable.

Lots of inside space for meals or gathering for games & conversation. Sometimes found that there were too many decorative items around the house that got in the way. Again everything you might need is available inside except your own meals. You can't find this anywhere else.

Must wear shoes outside due to lots of small stickers on ground and ants.We would consider retuning to this property in there future. Felt like we were away from it all but still plenty of shopping or dining within 10 - 15 minutes away. Family went to Angel's Restaurant nearby and to Krause Springs near Spicewood on another day.

Very easy to communicate with the owner before arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you had a great time while at Casa Rio Vista. Yes lots to do or do nothing at all and something for everyone as you said. The pool is great but I have grand kids so maybe at some point Ill put in a small splash area. August is a hot month so ants in the yard and prickers can happen. Just next to the pool is nice green grass normally with no problems. Anyhow thanks again and please keep us in mind for the next time. THANKS!
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at our week long mini family reunion. The kids loved the pool, the house was very spacious and the scenery was to die for. The grounds keeper, will was very helpful. My only complaints was the lack of communicating with the property manager, owner, pool lady, and then me. The property manager was supposed to be my person of contact, but she seemed a bit scattered brained. I rented the house for 6 days, but she told me I rented it for 7. We cancelled our hotel arrangements elsewhere for the 7th day because of this, then she corrected her mistake and told me in fact, it was only rented for 6. That was my fault for not staying on top of it. The walk down to the river is extremely difficult, but once you're there it's gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property is great and in such a beautiful setting! Maryann and Willbert are very responsive if you need ANYTHING! We had a crowd ranging in age from 5 months to 85 years and everyone had a wonderful time. Will definitely recommend this to friends and family and hope we can come back and stay for another week!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot !

  • 5 of 5

We came with our three kids and their spouses, and our 7 grandkids (ages 1 to 7). The main house and the guest house set-up was ideal for this group! It accommodates everyone's different nap and eating schedule!

The property is just beautiful and we all enjoyed the hammocks, tennis court, pool, and great views! The absolute highlight was the playground! The kids loved it and spent most of their time there!

Th only negative comment is directed toward the pool. It is a deep pool for young kids, but with safety water vests on they were fine. The fence around the pool has a missing slat in the gate. Our youngest grandkids slipped thru it. We put the trash can in front of it!

A big plus in the house is the family/media room! It has a glass sliding door that when closed makes the room sound-proof! We could put our rowdy grandkids in there with a DVD and we could see them in the kitchen while cooking but not hear them! :)

We had a wonderful four-day vacation and will be back! Lots of memories were made!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Fall Season
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
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

For the Housekeeper $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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!

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Paleface Homesteads House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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