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Charming Cabin on Lake, Beautiful Hill Country ranch, fishing, swimming, hiking

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 3 adults

Cool Water Acres is a private 54 acre ranch, highlighted by a 7 acre lake with spillover waterfall, located in the Texas Hill Country. Relax in your private lakeside cabin with fully equipped kitchen stocked with country breakfast fixings, including fresh eggs from our chickens. Charming cabin has AC/Heat, Sat TV, one bedroom with queen size bed and bath, main room consists of sofa, TV, fireplace, extra single bed, full kitchen and dining table. Sit on the front porch overlooking the lake, or try out the fishing poles kept in enclosed back patio. A two person pedal boat is provided for exploring and fishing from your own private dock. The lake is spring fed and great for swimming in warm weather. The property is interesting for hiking any time of the year. You design your vacation here, whether you want horsemanship instruction (we have 2 horses), Texas two-step dance lessons, or just relaxing. All of our 4 legged critters love visitors and you will become friends with them all!

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Julie Elise
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming Cabin on Lake, Beautiful Hill Country ranch, fishing, swimming, hiking
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful Mother/daughter Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My 12 year old daughter and I booked this cabin for some mother/daughter time. My daughter loves to fish, so being on a small body of water was ideal.

The cabin was wonderfully cozy and well kept. The owners were very friendly, and even drove out to meet us to show us how to get to the cabin as we arrived in inclement weather.

My daughter especially enjoyed the paddle boat and seeing the horse.

We made some memories and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our kids, and we were thrilled with how relaxing our stay was. Julie is a wonderful host and made sure all of our needs were taken care of. The kitchen was well stocked and even had fresh eggs and bread waiting for us. The kids love petting the horses and donkeys. We enjoyed kayaking and just relaxing by the water. Thank you Julie for one of the best weekends our family has had.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful and relaxing. We celebrated our 5 yr anniversary and we could not have picked a better place to relax and reconnect. We will definitely be returning customers but next time we will bring the kiddos! Animals are well behaved, cabin is rustic and comfortable, there is plenty to see and do + the lake is full of bass that are easily accessible by the private pier or the paddle boat. Owners are amazing! Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove up, we were in love! The quaint, rustic cabin, the view, the animals, we loved it all! We stood outside before going into the cabin, taking it all in, taking pictures, listening to the quietness! Living in the city, we hear traffic, sirens, barking dogs, screaming kids, the normal sounds of city life, as noisy as the city is, is how quiet it was at the cabin! We walked into the cabin, taking everything in, opened the cupboards, the refrigerator, everything is supplied.....fresh fruit, fresh eggs, Apple walnut bread, coffee, even water in the fridge! We did not go into town once we got there, we could not tear ourselves away from paradise! We enjoyed meeting the animals, the chickens jump right up on your helped himself several times to my drink! Needless to say I had to get a fresh drink! There is all kinds of seating outdoors. I enjoyed watching the sun come up over the hills, drinking my coffee, my first thought was, the only thing missing are the deer! I glanced up and over in the pasture were two baby deer! We enjoyed the fireplace, roasting marshmallows and making smores and listening to the crackling fire! The stars are beautiful there at night! I have listed all the pros on the place, the only cons are when you have to leave! We went into town as we were leaving and stopped for breakfast, after all the quietness we enjoyed, the noise o err breakfast was almost unbearable! We will definitely be going back and will definitely spread the word about this place, but not too much, we wouldn't want it to get so booked up we could not enjoy it again! Julie was very nice, as was the guy(forgive me, forgot his name) who introduced us to all the animals and told me about the walking paths! If it were an option, I would give this place 10 stars! If you like, rustic, quaint and quiet, you will love this place! The only thing you have to pack are your clothes and food, everything else is provided!!!! Thank you, Julie for sharing your piece of paradise with us!! Gary and Shirley Bernzott

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Texas Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Julie, we can't thank you enough for such a wonderful vacation. The cabin is better than described. So peaceful, the animals are beautiful. The dogs are great guides to the trails on the property. We caught huge bluegills in the lake, enjoyed using the paddleboat. We loved watching the moon come up over the hills, and watching the deer and turkey come out in the evening. Thanks to Cliff for his expert horse instruction - first time I have been on a horse in almost 40 years! And thanks for inviting us to the Cowboy Bar, we so enjoyed meeting your friends. Everything was just great, we hope to come back soon. Nancy and Greg.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time. We were there to celebrate our 18th anniversary. I am a workaholic and was disappointed in the spotty wifi. Well I thought I was disappointed, after the first couple of hours I forgot all about working. In fact, all of us forgot about all of our electronics! I have never seen the girls so happy! They love animals and could not get enough of the horses and the donkey. The cabin was wonderful. Letting the breeze blow with the doors open was like magic. There are so many things we enjoyed, I could go on for days. Like the fresh eggs, fruit, and orange juice to the paddle boat sunsets, the great fishing stories, to the girls running out of the cabin in their pj's just to see the animals. We had such an amazing time and want to thank you for letting us borrow your "paradise" for the few days we were there.

I hope we get to return soon!!!

The Vasquez Family

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
180 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
FM 470 and TX Hwy 16
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Corpus Christi, or Port Aransas
Car: necessary

Bandera is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World. All the buildings in our small town are of Western design, we have many good restaurants, fun Honky-Tonk saloons, some family oriented, and talented country music artists play every night for enjoyment or dancing. It is common to see cowboys riding horses through town, and sometimes they even share the roads with motorcycle enthusiasts. During warm weather there are 2 rodeos in town every week where you can watch lots of cowboy action. People in the town are very friendly and folks wave to each other as they pass on the roads. There are many spectacular drives around the Texas Hill Country from Bandera, and during the Spring, beautiful wildflowers are visible everywhere along the highways.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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Tax Rate 12.0%

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Bandera Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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