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Scenic Riverfront House on Quiet Stretch of Guadalupe - Waterfall off Huge Porch

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,270 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2BRs, 2 Baths, & 2 Pullout Sofas, New Sunroom, 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 brand-new sunroom and deck 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 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.

This property has a permit from the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District (Permit # L1252).

More Details

Chris Brownson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Chris Brownson

We live just an hour away from this house, in Austin, Texas. We visit our River House every month to enjoy it ourselves too!

Chris Brownson purchased this house in 2010


New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is a new bathroom we built in 2018!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bathroom has a hairdryer. We also provide shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Towels are provided too.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The house has 4 queen sized beds. Each bedroom has a queen sized bed. The living room has a queen sized pull-out sofa. Also, we just built a large vaulted sunroom that is almost all glass overlooking the river. It can also be used as a third bedroom. It has a daybed with a pop-up trundle bed that makes a queen size bed. All linens are provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • 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 2018. It has a new bathroom, huge sunroom with beautiful views of the river and the hill country, and a brand new deck. We recently added granite counter tops, new tile floors, new awesome mattresses, and new appliances. House has a microwave, new washer & dryer, HDTV with cable, Wi-Fi, iPod dock/radio, central air & heat, large flagstone patio with wide steps to the river, and 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 as does the sunroom.


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Scenic Riverfront House on Quiet Stretch of Guadalupe - Waterfall off Huge Porch
average rating of 4.945055 based on 91 reviews

Amazing and fantastic. Very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO frequently. This was by far the cleanest house we've stayed in. Chris is an amazing host! Everything was well communicated.

The house was well stocked with all the amenities.

It has a one of a kind view on the Guadalupe River. It was the perfect place for us to get away and relax.

Nice new deck and stairs, multiple flagstone landings out back with which to hang out on and recharge.

We liked it so much we hope to return again for another visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The only negative observed was the condition of the wood stairs leading from the patios down to the

  • 4 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay. View was terrific and the location was pleasant. House was clean and comfortable. We had no issues during our stay. But we were careful of the wood stairs. Believe there is a future potential liability issue looming there. But had great visit and would do it again. Ken Rolls

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. Coincidentally, after your stay we tore down the old deck and built a new one! No creaky steps anymore. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Chris and Amanda
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Wonderful Guadalupe River.home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful water view..spotlessly clean and comfy..

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful place for relaxation in the off season

  • 5 of 5

Great place with beautiful scenery. We saw many deer and enjoyed relaxation by the river. We recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, and everything you need for a good getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a nice little house in a great spot. It had all the essentials (that some of our other stays haven't) like condiments, dish soap, paper towels, TP, plus it had the stuff that puts it over the top - high quality grill with all the accessories, two kayaks (!), games, movies for the kiddo and more. Location is great because it's at the end of the main toobing / river line. Our trip was a great quiet getaway because it was just after the tourist season, but the weather was still warm enough to enjoy the river properly (first week in October). Will definitely go again next time we need a hill country getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great Guadalupe River Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Chris and Amanda have done an amazing job making guests feel welcome. Plenty of information, full kitchen, laundry, linens, comfortable beds. We loved the peacefulness and stayed in the river as much as we could, when we weren't shopping or eating! My 74-year old husband had a hard time getting all the way down to the river on the stone steps so a railing would be nice to have. He got around it by walking down the grass to the river. The kids loved the kayaks and went up river. We drank coffee and watched the deer go by across the river each morning. Having one bathroom was a little tight but we got used to that pretty quick. If you want to party, there were plenty of live bands in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Car: necessary

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, and 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
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

  • 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.