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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Relaxing Escape from the Every Day Hustle and Bustle

Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Bandera House Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

La Buena Vista Guest House is a relaxing escape from the every day hustle and bustle. Enjoy the incredible views of the Texas Hill Country, wildlife viewing, birding, spectacular sunsets and stargazing! Experience the relaxing pleasure of Bandera’s Cowboy living.

La Buena Vista Guest House is a traditional Hill Country limestone house situated on eleven acres. Enjoy the peace and tranquility sitting on the patio watching the hummingbirds or taking in the beauty of a sunset.

The guesthouse is a private and relaxing retreat. Included is a fully equipped kitchen. Complimentary beverage and fresh baked cookies are provided upon arrival. The house is loft-style and features a queen-size bed, full bath with tub/shower, the living area has a full size futon sofa and a dining area with table and chairs. A stereo radio/CD player is provided, so bring your favorite music.

A breakfast tray is delivered to your front door at your requested time. Breakfast includes coffee, juice, fruits and homemade pastries.

Horseback riding, hiking and bicycling are popular at the Hill Country State Natural Area, the largest in the state, or at other locations such as Lost Maples, Enchanted Rock or Garner State Park. Tubing and kayaking on the Medina River are favorite summer activities. Summer also brings the fun and excitement of rodeos to Bandera, so bring your favorite cowboy/cowgirl attire!

Bandera is well known for its great music and dance halls. Grab your partners and kick up your heels for a little two-stepping.

Special events throughout the year include Riverfest, The Medina Apple Festival, Lakehills Cajun Festival, Hunter’s BBQ and Celebrate Bandera to name a few.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Bob & Jan Grimes

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Texas Hill Country

We purchased our 11 acres in 2000, and completed the Guesthouse in 2002. We used the Guesthouse as a 'get-a-way' for the next seven years. During that time, extensive clearing was done on the property. Our long term intent had always been to use the Guesthouse as a vacation rental after we retired, and moved permanently to Bandera. We completed construction of our main house, and made the permanent move from Dallas, in August 2009. Since that time, we have greatly enjoyed sharing our Guesthouse, and the Bandera area with our guests. Bandera is a unique community, adhering to its cowboy culture and history of good country music. Come on down!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our much needed rest at your beautiful get a-way. We will pass the word along. Thank you. R&M M, Houston, TX
Nov 2010
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Relaxing Escape from the Every Day Hustle and Bustle
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A real find...

  • 5 of 5

I have had very good luck with VRBO over the years, but I have to say this is one of my best finds. The cabin was perfect, EXACTLY as advertised, which isn't all that common these days. Very comfy bed, and the cabin was well stocked for a worry free stay. Plus, get up in the morning to a breakfast of fresh baked muffins, fresh fruit, and a jar of orange juice..!!!

The owners are on site, very friendly & helpful, but only if needed. My privacy was respected. Couldn't be happier with my choice. Thank you Jan & Bob.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank John for his very kind comments. He was here for "Thunder in the Hills", one of the large motorcycle events held every year in Bandera, though Bandera (The Cowboy Capital of the World) is a great destination anytime of the year. We take pride in providing the service and accommodations we offer and post on our listing, including privacy. We are available for our guests if they need us, but otherwise, try to stay invisible. Thanks, John, and we look forward to you returning in the future!
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One-room getaway

  • 5 of 5

This straightforward, one-room house is great for couples. It has a comfortable open floor plan with a full kitchen. It's bigger on the inside than it looks in the picture. The owners live on premises. They were friendly, respectful of privacy, and served home-baked breakfasts. We immediately felt at home. The house was very clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kadon was here to participate in a BBQ cook-off associated with our annual Wild Hog Explosion, and Karen used the wifi to catch-up on some work remotely. Wonderful guests, Kadon placed in three categories at the cook-off, and we look forward to their returning in the future.
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Sooooo Relaxing....

  • 5 of 5

Bob and Jan,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay at your guest-house.

We had a wonderful time, and enjoyed so many things while there. The breakfast tray of fruit and fresh-baked goods every morning was wonderful. Watching the deer outside the back window while eating breakfast and dinner was an extra treat. The house is perfectly appointed, with everything we needed, and nicely decorated.

The peace and quiet on your property was a nice escape from Houston. Thank you for being such friendly and wonderful hosts, even if we didn't see you often while there.


Stephen and Janie Johnson

Houston, Tx

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at La Buena Vista Guest House and thank you for the positive review. Our philosophy is to be invisible to our guests, unless there is something we can do to make the stay even more enjoyable, for all ages. We hope you will come stay at our guest house in the beautiful hill country again. Bob & Jan
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February 14-21,2012

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful retreat in one of our favorite places. Bob and Jan have created a first class guest house with all amenities except for a TV. This was a slight concern since we were staying a week; however, that only added to the serenity. We would return in a heartbeat.

Bruce and Joyce


  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, TX

terrific getaway in neat part of Texas

  • 5 of 5

The guest house is open, bright (lots of windows) and new. It is one big room (plus a bathroom) --quite fun--and is best for a couple. It is has a nice ketchen area and is tastefully decorated and furninshed. The owners Bob and Jan are very nice, and the breakfast is a real treat---terrific muffins, frest fruit, and juice delivered to your door at a time you select! They give you a carafe of wine when you arrive, and the fridge is stocked with bottled water and a six pack of beer!

You are only five minutes from Bandera, which is a fun town--the Cowboy Capital of Texas. Plenty of live music and dancing on weekends. And mock Western gunfights on Saturdays.. There are also scenic drives in the Hill Country to other small nearby towns--be sure to do the Hiway 16 drive to Kerrville---really pretty!

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are located approximately 2.5 miles north of Bandera on Hwy 173, and 2 miles back off Lower Mason Creek Road.


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Bandera House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

72 hour cancellation notice except for holiday and event weekends, which require 7-day cancellation notice for full refund.

Reservation confirmed on receipt of one-night deposit. Cash, check, or charge accepted via our PayPal account, we will send an electronic invoice; $6 handling fee on charge. Rate based on two guests. Each additional guest is an additional $10 / night / person, max of four guests. We opt to not use the VRBO charge/payment system.

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Bandera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), all open space - loft style
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
Breakfast delivered to Guesthouse daily at whatever time you like. Includes juice, fresh fruit and fresh baked muffins / scones.

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