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Scenic, Quiet Stretch of Guadalupe, Waterfall Off Deck, 3 Qn Beds=Plenty of Room

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House with 2 Bedrooms (3 Queen Beds), 1 Bath, Recent Updates on Guadalupe River

A picturesque waterfall runs across this quiet stretch of the Guadalupe River, creating a perfect place for wading on one side, and for exploring or just putting our lawn chairs in the river and relaxing on the other side. The location is perfect for using our kayak, and you can tube right out our back door. A favorite pastime is watching the river go by from the three-tiered, large riverside flagstone patio. It is also a wildlife magnet, with osprey and heron fishing here. Oh, and so do the fly fishermen, as this trophy section of the river is stocked with trout from November through February directly across the river. All of this can be enjoyed from the multiple layers of decks outside of this charming, well-appointed, and recently remodeled house with all of the creature comforts. The many activities of Canyon Lake, Gruene, and New Braunfels are also just a short drive away.

Special Events and Festivals: The Texas Hill Country boasts many different events and festivals throughout the year. Below is just a sample of them. You can Google any of these for more info...

Gruene Market Days (every 3rd weekend Feb - Nov) -- 100s of vendors for Texas crafts and foods; Whitewater Amphitheater (spring & summer) -- concert venue 3 miles away. Listen to your favorite bands riverside; Texas Clay Festival (4th weekend in October) -- Gruene brings Texas potters to sell their craft and demo for kids; Wurstfest (early November) -- New Braunfels' Octoberfest; Christmas Holidays -- New Braunfels, Gruene, Canyone Lake, and San Antonio all have special events; Live Music -- Summertime brings lots of live music to Gruene & New Braunfels; Troutfest (February) -- Down the street and in our backyard; Fiesta San Antonio (April) -- Music, dancing in the streets, large festival; Kerrville Folk Festival (May/June) -- longest running musical festival of its kind;

Nearby Attractions: Canyon Lake (5-10 mi) - one of the deepest lakes in Texas; 80 miles of shoreline; all the usual lake activities; Canyon Lake Golf Club (5 mi); Schlitterbahn (10 mi) - nation's best water amusement park; Landa Park (10 mi) - great park in New Braunfels; San Marcos Outlet Stores (11 mi); Gruene Historical District (12 mi) - shopping, antiques, Gruene Hall, old town charm; Dry Comal Creek Vineyards (13 mi); Aquarena Nature Center (15 mi) - glass bottom boat & glass bottom kayak tours of wetlands; Wimberley (18 mi) - one of America's 10 Best Small Towns; Natural Bridge Caverns (21 mi) - chambers of underground caverns - a natural wonder; Wonder World (21 mi) - cave and themepark rolled into one; Guadalupe River State Park (29 mi); Six Flags Fiesta Texas (30 mi); Sea World San Antonio (41 mi); LBJ National Historic Park & Birthplace (45 mi); San Antonio (River Walk, the Alamo, the Missions, Zoo) (47 mi); Austin (State Capital, University of TX, 6th Street (56 mi)

Tubing, Kayaking, and Fishing: Tubing: This is a great section of the river to launch your tubing trip. No need to rent a tube, just drive up river and float down to the house or toob the horseshoe, which is just a couple of miles from the house (see our guide in the house for more information)....Kayaking: The river is usually at a level such that paddling upstream is quite easy, even for the kids. Then you can float back effortlessly toward the house. We provide a two person kayak with paddles and life jackets....Fishing: Fishing is a popular pastime on the Guadalupe, and the waterfall in our backyard is a popular spot for fish and anglers alike. Both the Texas Parks and Wildlife and Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited stock the river with trout between November and February, and the fish thrive in the cool waters of the Guadalupe, which was recently voted one of the top 100 trout streams in the US.

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Chris Brownson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Chris Brownson

We live just an hour away from this house, in Austin, Texas. We visit Canyon Lake every month to enjoy the house ourselves too!

Chris Brownson purchased this house in 2010


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Scenic, Quiet Stretch of Guadalupe, Waterfall Off Deck, 3 Qn Beds=Plenty of Room
average rating of 4.939394 based on 66 reviews

The home and property exceeded all expectations !! Directions and "hints" were all carefully posted!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and calming sound of the water flow made for an outstanding get-away!! Owners were equally great to work with! Can't wait to re-book this location!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing place to stay! We enjoyed sitting by the river and watching the fisherman.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cute, clean home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The home was clean and comfortable. Sitting on the porch and listening to the sounds of the river falls is very peaceful and relaxing. We will definitely try to rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility at its best!!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely place! It is clean and has everything you could ever need or want. My husband and I so enjoyed our week here together and are looking forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation rental ever! The view and esp. the service

  • 5 of 5

Chris is simply the best host, period. The house was well equipped and maintained. Everything works on the property. Chris is also super responsive, not only for before-the-booking inquiries, but also during our stay. After we arrived, we had troubles finding things, so I texted Chris, within 10 minutes he responded with clear instructions. It was amazing.

We stayed for the Columbus Day long weekend. It is a small town, most businesses are closed early on Saturday then not at all open on Sunday. We had to cook, which was not in the plan. Surprisingly Chris has everything needed to prepare a meal for family, except for fresh grocery, and there is one big grocer nearby.

The river and view was so beautiful, and Chris has everything needed to enjoy it. Tubes, kayak, life vests, etc. We were so busy doing water activities, rarely got any time left to enjoy the view. Therefore we are definitely going back there.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House, Beautiful Property, Great Communication with Property Owners

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here 4 nights. The pictures of this beautiful property had our expectations and anticipation high. Our stay here far and away exceeded any expectations. It was very relaxing to sit outside on any of the decks and listen to the waterfall. In the evenings we watched from the lowest deck trout swim up river and deer cross the river right in front of us. With kayaks and tubes provided there was plenty of fun to be had on the river during the day. The house was furnished with very comfortable furniture. Prior to our arrival the communications from the owners gave us all the information answering any questions we might have had before it occurred to us to ask. During our stay a text message to the owner was immediately responded to. We will 100% plan another stay here. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Austin or San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several bars less than a mile away
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Canyon Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several restaurants less than a mile away

This house is on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country between Canyon Lake and New Braunfels. It is the best of both hear nothing but the sounds of the waterfall on this quiet stretch of the river, yet you are only minutes from the many Canyon Lake activities as well as New Braunfels' shopping, restaurants, and Schlitterbahn, the nation's best water amusement park. But with groceries, gas, and restaurants all located within a mile or so from the house, swimming, fishing, and use of our tubes and kayaks right off the back patio, there is no reason to go anywhere else. But, if you must, you are also close to arts, crafts, and antiquing in Gruene as well as over 240 stores at the Outlet Malls in San Marcos. And, of course, Austin, the live music capital of the world, is an hour away. It is even quicker to get to the many attractions that San Antonio has to offer, such as Sea World, Six Flags, the Riverwalk, and the Alamo.


Rates & Availability

Canyon Lake House Rental Rates

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Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $70 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please note that holidays and Spring Break are charged at high season rates (and the automatic rate generator might not account for this). Please feel free to give me a call (Chris) and I am happy to answer any questions about rates, availability, or the property itself.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The house has 3 queen sized beds. One of the 3 beds is a large pull-out in the living room. Linens provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This home was renovated in 2010. It has granite counter tops, tile floors, new appliances, microwave, washer & dryer, comfortable beds, HDTV with cable, Wi-Fi, iPod dock/radio, central air & heat, new large flagstone patio with wide steps to the river, & plenty of seating in the living room, dining room, & outdoors. We have a two person kayak and tubes (in the summer) for your use. If you need more, there are rentals at the end of the street. We have also put together a guide that has info on local attractions, restaurants, etc. and hints for getting the most out of the property and the river. For example, we list places you can tube/kayak to or places you can park upriver so that you can tube/kayak back home. There is a queen bed in each bedroom, and the living room has a queen sleeper sofa.

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