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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 - 3 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.

More Details

Chris Brownson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 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


New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 3
  • 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
  • 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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Scenic, Quiet Stretch of Guadalupe, Waterfall Off Deck, 3 Qn Beds=Plenty of Room
average rating of 4.95 based on 80 reviews

Our 2nd Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to spend some vacation time, and the owner is extremely kind.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Perfect locale for a hill country getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place for a family vacation, Chris and his wife have thought of everything! Favorite part was enjoying some coffee, quiet time and a cool breeze (the end of July!!) in the mornings -- even spotted a deer across the river one day! Came prepared with bug spray and never had to use it! Seriously considering retirement here, so relaxing and tons of great dining choices as well -- we enjoyed burgers at the Front Porch Grill, pizza from Villanova's down by the Brookshire's and an especially lovely meal at Gennaro's Trattoria in Startzville our last night. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Years of Experience Rate this Best location on the river!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have had 21 vacations on the Guadalupe between Canyon Lake and the Comal, so we have a good sample for comparison. Our stay at this house was the 2nd consecutive year and we will be back again next year. The view of the river is absolutely breathtaking, the landscape across the river (no cars on River Rd or homes interrupting the view) is lovely , and some of the best parts of the river to float (the float from the beginning of the horseshoe down to the house and the float from the house down to Ponderosa crossing) make this location our favorite! It's in a quiet neighborhood even though it is close to everything: Sattler grocery store, Canyon Lake dam Look Out at sunset (the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen), Gruene Hall (Tues nights for Two Tons of Steel), quick drive to the Comal so the kids can "do the chute" over and over again, bird watching, etc. There is something here for everyone. This a small home but the layout couldn't be more functional or cozy. Plus it has everything we need and the owners are among the most pleasant and accommodating. Twenty one years and counting, we rank our experience in this house on this stretch of the river #1!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our time. We are an outdoor family and this was perfect for us! We only left the house to enjoy a floating trip, which ended at the house. We watched many tubing enthusiast's cross over the dam ... many laughs were enjoyed.

Very comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Getaway Vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely enjoyed our stay here. We stayed outside most of the time to take in the awesome and relaxing views. We watched rafters, people canoeing and fly fisherman. Had just a fabulous time!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

My husband enjoued fly fishimg and i enjoued relaxing.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $250

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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