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Book for 2018~ Luxury Home for 10, Private Hot Tub & Deck

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Timberwood Retreat

Welcome to the perfect Family Getaway in the heart of the Texas Hill Country!

Timberwood Retreat is a lovely, custom-built home perfect for your family’s summer vacation! Our annual rental season starts by Memorial Day weekend and wraps up just after Labor Day. We have a three night minimum, but occasionally, we may make an exception for 2-night stays mid-week.

There’s plenty of room for your family of up to 10 (Small extra fee for 11 & 12) people in this spacious, well decorated 3 bedroom/ 2 ½ bath home surrounded by trees. With so many amenities & features, you’ll want to return summer after summer! You’ll love the welcoming, yet elegant beveled-glass entryway, 14 foot ceilings & open floor plan. You will feel right at home at Timberwood Retreat.

Conveniently located just a few miles north of New Braunfels & Gruene in a quiet, relaxed rural subdivision, you’ll find it easy to get to historic Gruene Hall, world-famous Schlitterbahn Water Park, Comal River or Guadalupe River/River Road locations or, if you’re a shopper, one of two Outlet Malls, all within a 10- 20 minute drive.

If city visits are in your plan, you’re right in between Austin and San Antonio, each within 45 minutes. Fredericksburg, Boerne, Wimberley are all easy drives for fun day-trips to quaint Texas towns.

You’ll love “hanging around the house” with a fully equipped full-size kitchen and adjoining living spaces to play games, watch HD sports or movies, eat & relax. The breakfast nook is great for games & meals for up to six, while the open Dining-Living can seat up to ten. It may be hard to choose which is better: lounging around the 55” HDTV with Surround Sound in the Living room, rustling up a gourmet meal or heading outside to grill, nap on the shaded deck, catch some rays in a sunny spot, soak in the private Hot Tub or make S’mores at the Chiminea. The calm, relaxing atmosphere at Timberwood Retreat will help your family create those lasting memories you’ll be talking about & reliving for years.

When your family turns in for the night, we have 3 bedrooms with Queen-size beds and TVs in each bedroom. One of the bedrooms has an open loft with a full sized bed. There is also a deluxe Queen-sized airbed which can be placed in the Master bedroom or Living room for additional sleeping choices. Lots of pillows, all your linens & plenty of towels are provided. Bring your cell phones, as there's no "house" telephone.

The Master Bath has a double sink & ample counter & mirror, private toilet & huge walk-in shower with delightful spa-like dual shower heads. The guest bath has a standard tub/shower with tile surround & standard sink & toilet. There is also a half-bath located off the laundry room, along with a full size Washer/Dryer for your convenience.

Our home is fully stocked with most kitchen needs, including built in microwave, dishwasher, ice maker, Kitchen-aid mixer, coffee maker and toaster-oven , as well as many spices and extras and 4 TV’s with local channels and/or Roku with Hulu/Netflicks. The Livingroom has a 55' HDTB with Blu-Ray surround sound. There’s also an iron & board, hair dryer & much more!

Outside, you’ll enjoy the covered patio, landscaped lawn, large deck space & private Hot Tub. A detailed notebook will be provided for you with instructions on how to use the Hot Tub, Chiminea etc. & rules and suggestions to maximize your stay. Kids are welcome. Sorry, no pets. No Smoking is allowed inside the home, but the covered back porch & anywhere else outside is okay.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable New Braunfels summer vacation for your family, at reasonable rates, look no further. You'll want to vacation every summer 'Timberwood Retreat' style!

Keywords: Hot Tubs, Hill Country, House, Quiet, Luxury, Economy, Special, New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn, Large, Roomy, Private, Spa, Deck,

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Molly

Hi~We built this home in 2000 & LOVE living in New Braunfels. There is so much to do here & we love our quiet neighborhood! My favorite summer activity is floating down the Comal River. All our family is here & this is definitely our 'home base'. This is a custom built home with lush Back Yard, Privacy fence, & Hot Tub, installed in 2011 & remodeled two of the bedrooms & the guest bath. In 2013, we added new hardwood flooring in the livingroom & master bedroom. We took a year off in 2015, but Summer 2016 was awesome with spruced-up Party Porch, perfect for day or evening! New granite countertops in the kitchen & master bath, upgraded cabinets & fresh paint is complete for 2017 Summer season. We'd love for you to be our guest while we are away for the summer.

We own & manage another luxury condo in New Braunfels (Bella Vista on the Guadalupe- sleeps 6), so it wasn't a huge leap to convert this great house into 'Timberwood Retreat' for your family's enjoyment. 2017 will be our sixth season!!

Molly purchased this house in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Molly & Ron,

Thank you for making your home available. Our family very much enjoyed our stay. The open floor plan is wonderful and the decor is very homey and beautiful. The back yard is inviting. We very much enjoyed the Hot Tub.

I also used the laundry room a lot and liked the homemade laundry detergent. The location is great since we did things in Austin & San Antonio. Gruene is a great town to visit....We had a great stay! Byron & Linda, bekah, Zack, Hudson, Bethany, Scott, Lora, Benjamin & Bethany
Jun 2011
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New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft + Den - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), (1) Queen airbed, Couch
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Clean, Comfy, Stocked!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at Molly and Ron's home this past weekend and it was great! Start to finish this rental experience has been top-notch! Molly is just great to work with - responds quickly and tries her hardest to accommodate!

Their home was perfect for our group of 5 adults and 2 kids. When we arrived the whole house was immaculate and smelled great - very welcoming! It's big enough to entertain while still being comfortably lived in. We loved seeing all the personal touches throughout the home - pics, knick knacks, and keepsakes!

I also can't say enough about how stocked the house is! AMAZING! We stay at a lot of rentals and am pleasantly surprised if salt and pepper are available. Molly and Ron supply everything you'd need in a kitchen to cook or bake for many! The bathrooms had extra supplies as well if needed. There are plenty of linens and even Molly's homemade (non-toxic) laundry soap for use! The back yard is a great space as well!

Overall, Molly and Ron are amazing hosts that went out of their way to make this a great stay for our group! We are in the Lockhart area a couple times a year and hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rachel for all your fun interaction & information about your awesome family & non-profit mission. It really gives us a thrill when folks enjoy our home & we hope they feel like honored guests. We try to anticipate how to provide for other families & friends so they can relax & just enjoy their time on vacation! Hope to see y'all again!! Molly
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Timberwood Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay at the Timberwood Retreat. Molly is so accommodating and helpful and the home is very nice. We would recommend anyone to stay and when coming back into town we would absolutely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Very good communication with us! Thanks for a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house! Slept 6 easily!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely loved this property! It was big and clean and fit my big family perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

The property was a family friendly place and was very close to Schlitterbaun, Gruene Hall, and Landa Falls, all attractions that we did while staying there! We were in a perfect location! we will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home to stay at!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. It was a great stay. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Very nice place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our time together. The house was very well equipped from the kitchen for Memaw to the games and toys for the Grands💞 Would definitely recommend for a great place to stay and will definitely book again if opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Gruene Hall
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The Grist Mill
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The Gruene River Grill
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Schlitterbahn #2
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Last Public Exit: Comal River
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Texas Tubes
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Rockin' R
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Gilligan's Island
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Our rates are for up to ten persons. There is a $15/fee per person per night for the 11th & 12th person. This fee is waived for families with children under 6 yrs. of age.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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