About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
ONLY 1-side available for 8 guests or less on July 16-19
You must rent BOTH sides of the duplex for 16 or less on all SUMMER weekends.
WEEKNIGHTS are two-night minimum and preferably start on Sunday at 5pm if Sunday is available.
ALL RATES CALCULATED and referred to on the VRBO web site are for both sides for 16 guests or less. You can, of course rent ONE side for 8 or less at a reduced rate.
The FLOOR PLAN for the ENTIRE house is as follows:
2 bedrooms have 1 queen bed each, 2 lofts have 1 queen bed each and 2 bedrooms have 4 twin beds each set-up on bunk beds. There is a queen sleeper/sofa in each of the 2 living rooms and of course there are 2 complete kitchens and 2 nice bathrooms. You can rent only ONE-SIDE for half of the above listed rooms/beds/baths/greatrooms/etc.
The Rio Raton Duplex is at 6780 River Road outside the city limits of New Braunfels. We are directly at Second Crossing.
This part of the GUADALUPE RIVER is the prime tubing section of the river. New Braunfels silly beer restriction laws DO NOT APPLY anywhere on this area of the Guadalupe.
My TWO DUPLEXES are called the Rio Raton Duplex and the Guadalupe River Duplex. They are both RIVERFRONT on the MAIN TUBING part of the Guadalupe River and they are approximately one mile from each other.
There are tube, raft, and other rental outfitters within walking distance of the duplex. Although most of our guests float and/or tube the Guadalupe, Schlitterbahn is close by in New Braunfels and Fiesta Texas is a short drive to San Antonio as well as Natural Bridge Caverns, Wild Animal Park and the “Dirty Jobs” famous New Braunfels Snake Farm.
The Tanger Outlet Mall is 25 minutes away in San Marcos, There is Gruene Hall just down the road in Gruene, Texas as well as the monthly Gruene Market Days and Wimberly, Texas.
The Rio Raton Duplex is right at the “second crossing” on River Road about halfway to Canyon Lake. The lake has numerous parks and boat ramps for boats and jet skis.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, I also speak Texan
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
Lisa and Michael with long-time Guadalupe River floaters and friends Karen and Brad built the Rio Raton Duplex for the 2004 Summer season. We have enjoyed floating the Guadalupe and San Marcos Rivers since high school and then college in San Marcos. Now we are passing on that tradition to our kids.
Michael purchased this House in 2004
Why Michael chose New Braunfels
After too many Guadalupe River trips in substandard accommodations we decided to build our own first-class, RIVERFRONT property.
What makes this House unique
Air Conditioning and a hot shower make a Guadalupe River trip complete. Pitch a house, not a tent.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place for fun on the Guadalupe!
Perfect setting for our mini-reunion of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The house is just as described and Michael is super easy to deal with.
FANTASTIC River Rental!
Michael was very communicative, both timely and informative. Location was excellent, right on the river. House was cleaned and well stocked for all our needs. Would highly recommend.
My family of four meet with my sister of four and we stayed on one side. Overall it was wonderful stay!! But one downfall was the single bathroom specially when the girls out numbered the boys! Other than that the kids had fun and even the Dads liked the treehouse feel when you were out on the deck.
Early Spring Reunion
Unbelievable location!!! Competitive Rates!!! Prompt Response!!! Immaculate accommodations!!!
I hosted some close friends a few days ago and we had a full house. All 16 spots were taken and no one was cramped. Each half of the condo was spacious enough to very comfortably accommodate. It is very close to tube rentals, live music, the tube chute, supply stores, and it is right on the river.
40+ inch flat screens in each living area, wireless internet throughout, three queen beds and a futon in each side, stainless appliances, ice cold a/c, plenty of parking and the couches are even amazing!!
I live 20 minutes from the river and every year I am floating as soon as it is warm enough. This is the first time I had come across this condo. I am glad I did, we all had a blast!!!
VERY VERY NICE DIGS, LOOK NO FURTHER!!!
FUN River House
This is a BEAUTIFUL river house in an EXCELLENT location! We go every year!
We have been twice going on number three. It is a wonderful place and a perfect location on the guadalupe. Owner responds to all emails. Place is well kept. Pictures are accurate and would highly recommend.
The Rio Raton Duplex is at 6780 River Road outside the city limits of New Braunfels right at the Second Crossing bridge. IT IS A DUPLEX - Most of the AUTOMATED PRICING is for one-side only. Summer WEEKENDS and weekly stays are reserved for people that need BOTH sides for 16 or less. You can reserve ONE-SIDE (or both) for the 4-weeknight rental period. We are directly across the river from Roy's Rental and Tube Outfitter and 1/2 mile down river from the Lone Star Float House and Bezdek's Rentals. This part of the GUADALUPE RIVER is the prime tubing section of the river. I have another duplex located about one mile UPRIVER called the Guadalupe River Duplex. That duplex and all information, description and booking calendar is on it's own listing VRBO#452715. If the calendar is all booked for the Rio Raton Duplex, then search for the Guadalupe River Duplex and check it's calendar They are both duplexes, therefore the calendar on the VRBO web site will not reflect if 1-side is already booked and I don't mark it booked if one side is still available. If the calendar shows it available then 1-side is probably still open. If both sides are booked at this duplex then I mark it as 'reserved'. Check the Guadalupe River Duplex for availability there. For more precise available dates PLEASE Google the name, “Rio Raton Duplex” or “Guadalupe River Duplex” either one should appear on first Google page. I try to show all available dates and sides available on that web site. There are tube, raft, and other equipment outfitters within walking distance of either duplex. Although most of our guests float and/or tube the Guadalupe River, Schlitterbahn is close by in New Braunfels and Fiesta Texas is a short drive to San Antonio as well as Natural Bridge Caverns, Wild Animal Park and the “Dirty Jobs” famous New Braunfels Snake Farm. The Tanger Outlet Mall is 30 minutes away in San Marcos. There is Gruene Hall just down the road in Gruene, Texas as well as the monthly Gruene Market Days. The Rio Raton Duplex is right at the “second crossing” bridge on River Road about halfway to Canyon Lake. The lake has numerous parks and boat ramps for boats and jet skis.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
ALL summer weekends are Thursday at 5pm to Sunday at noon. Any additional nights added to a weekend must be Wednesday and/or Tuesday, etc. Winter and spring rates are MUCH cheaper than the rate chart shows. Email me for other specific "off season" rates.
Cash or PERSONAL check only. 50% to confirm a reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to check-in