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Beautiful Home on scenic Colorado River with pool, hot tub & outdoor pavilion

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 5,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private 2.5 story, 5200 sf home on 40 acres, 6 bedrooms, sleeps 10-20

Spacious 2.5 story, approximately 5200 square-foot home on 40 acres convenient to downtown Austin, Bastrop and the Austin Circuit of America's Racetrack.

The residence has a downstairs queen master-bedroom, sitting area with sofa, gas fireplace, closet, master-bath with large shower and garden tub, two half-baths, kitchen, breakfast area, living room with gas fireplace, study with a full sleeper sofa, formal dining room (with addition room for tables or futon) and a game room with pool table, flat-screen TV, and bar area.

There are three queen bedrooms on the second floor. One bedroom has an additional futon, two bathrooms (one with a tub/shower and the other that connects two bedrooms with a shower), a living area with a queen sleeper sofa, bar area and flat-screen TV.

The third floor has two queen bedrooms. One bedroom has an additional futon, and a living area with three futons.

The home has cable TV including HBO and Wi-Fi and will sleep comfortably 16-20 people.

Hot tub, gas/charcoal grill, swimming pool, pool house with an open bar/kitchen area and bathroom with a shower, stereo with speakers (cd/aux), gazebo, back deck overlooking the river. The outdoor patios and decking are illuminated with outdoor lighting.

Over-looking the beautiful river is the cedar covered pavilion. It is 20' x 48' feet with a 12' x 16' extension also with outdoor lighting and center chandelier. Adjacent to the pavilion is a covered bar area that can be used for gatherings, large parties, or wedding receptions. Close by are exterior women and men's restrooms for convenience.

In the side yard, there is a regulation-sized sand Volleyball court with high quality sand. Additionally, there is ample yard space for various outdoor group activities.

Just a short walk down from the yard, pavilion and pool area is the Colorado river; where there is wooden dock extending over the water, a flag-stone picnic area with table, outdoor chairs and firepit area.

More Details

Dale Cook
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018


Garfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Pool House Bathroom - toilet , shower , In Pool House
    Downstairs - Half Bath - toilet
    Downstairs - Half Bath - toilet
    Master Bath - 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Upstairs - Bath 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - Bath 2 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill between Bedrooms 1 and 2
    Outdoor Men's and Women's Restooms - toilet , Inclosed Outdoor Restrooms - AC/Heat
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Master Bedroom - Downstairs - 1 queen , Separate sitting area with sofa (not a sleeper).
    Second Floor - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Jack and Jill bathroom with shower.
    Second Floor - Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Jack and Jill bathroom with shower.
    Third Floor - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Third Floor - Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Second Floor - Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bathroom with shower/tub across the hall.
  • Additional Sleeping: Master Bedroom Downstairs: Sofa (Non-Sleeper) Study Downstairs: Sleeper Sofa Second Floor Living Area: Sleeper Sofa Third Floor Living Area: (3) Futons
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming


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Beautiful Home on scenic Colorado River with pool, hot tub & outdoor pavilion
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

This house was everything we were looking for and more!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed all of these different things to do at this house. Swimming in the pool, playing sand volleyball, playing pool, this House was a lot of fun.

Dale, was extremely helpful with getting everything set up and showing us around the property.

100% recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for my 40th birthday party. We had lots of friends and had an amazing time. The pictures don't do this house justice. Dale was very very helpful and wonderful. He even helped us set up catering and was always there if needed. We all slept comfortably. Having the volleyball court there was a blast and this place is perfect for hanging out poolside with great scenery. Poolside bar was very convenient. Some of us fished on the pier...unsuccessfully. LOL. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge at River Oaks was the perfect setting for our April wedding. My husband and I decided to make our wedding weekend a vacation for us and our families and we stayed in the house for five days. The house was plenty of room for both of our families (20+ people) to spread out, and the pool and playground provided hours of entertainment for our nieces and nephews. The owner, Dale, is the nicest man you will meet and extremely accommodating. He kept in contact with us during our stay to make sure everything was perfect. On the morning of our wedding at 5:00 am, a giant thunderstorm with 60 mph winds blew through. The property was a mess – trees were split in half, branches and leaves were scattered throughout the site, the wooden playset was smashed to pieces, and the pergola over the hot tub had crashed to the ground. Dale had crews out at the property by 7:30 am cleaning the grounds, and by 2:00 that afternoon, you would have never known a storm hit that morning other than a few puddles. Dale was my superhero on my wedding day! Our families and guests loved this property just as much as we did, and it provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding photos. Highly recommended; if you are at all considering staying here, just do it – you won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property helped make my wedding feel like a fairy tale. The grounds are absolutely stunning. All of our photographs from the wedding came out so beautifully and everyone raved about how gorgeous the property was.

From the covered outdoor dance floor, the pool, volleyball court, outdoor bar, game room, outdoor facilities, grill this home had everything! And since we had a lot of out of town guests having bedding, towels, cookware etc. already there was so convenient.

Dale and Anita the property owners are wonderful, attentive and so easy to work with. They helped make my wedding stress free and like a mentioned truly a fairy tale. It was a perfect weekend in a perfect home!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for any occasion. Everything is pleasing to look at all around you....the river, the pool w the side bar, the yard with all of the lights in the trees, the deck over looking the Hill Country and the river. The volleyball court was borderline professional w great sand and having a basketball goal in the driveway was a nice addition. All of the amenities and bedding were way above average and everything functioned properly. There is plenty of space to do anything you can think of. The only incident we had was when we ran out of propane on our last day because we didnt want to leave the we just grilled nonstop all weekend. This happened late and the owner was very quick to come replace it for us. The owner was very attentive and was always available to attend to our needs. And we are a very needy group. Five stars all day. I will stay there again if I am able.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, cozy and stunning!

  • 5 of 5

The owner Dale, gave us a detailed tour of the beautiful home and the incredible property. Our son's wedding reception was there on 10//10/15 but family stayed from 10/08/15 thru 10/11/15. EVERYONE was impressed as they should be. Dale added a (approx) 25' x 80' open post and beam pavilion we used for the DJ and dance floor. (That is not shown in the pictures) that is in full view of the river. Another item not shown is that he has a separate building with a Men and Women air conditioned bathrooms for the outside events...this is no port-a-potty, it is tastefully built and smartly located. The grounds were magnificent, oh, and another thing that is not shown is the full size beach sand volleyball court. There is also a Car Port and attached air conditioned building that has refrigerators and a chest freezer. Just a fantastic facility and worth every penny. The owner Dale could not be more accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Nearest Airport
8.25 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Circuit of Americas Racetrack - 10 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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