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#6 Birdseye Perch - River Road Treehouses

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8

Come sleep in the Trees! Cabin 6, Birdseye Perch

The moment you arrive at our property and see the enormous eighty foot cypress trees with decades old wild mustang grapevines hanging from their limbs, and a 100’ footbridge that takes you safely across the seasonal creek to your private tree house, you realize you are in a special place.

“Wait a minute, did you say a treehouse?” many people ask. Yes, but this is not your childhood plywood fort of days gone by. Our treehouses are newly constructed, engineered custom cabins with all the conveniences of modern living including air conditioning/heat, wi-fi, satellite TV, kitchen and bathroom.

Picture your own custom cabin, with attached private deck and an open living, dining area and kitchen with a loft above and a master suite attached and a fully functioning bathroom with a walk in shower. The treehouses are actually attached to the large hardwood trees that run along a seasonal creek, which lend to the picturesque setting that will give you an overall exhilarating experience.

We are very fortunate to be located near a very beautiful section of the Guadalupe River on River Road between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake. Though not right on the river, our cabins sit over the seasonal dry creek bed and have 400 feet of river access across River Road with hammocks, picnic tables, fire pits and chairs for your use as well as a nice grassy area to hang out, wade in the water or tube.

Also be aware for those guests staying in the lofts upstairs, our cabins are custom built around the trees, to decrease the weight of the structure, we used spiral staircases to the loft which can be a bit narrow, but it is part of the charm of our treehouse cabins.

Since we are so centrally located, you will be able to easily access and enjoy many of the best places the Texas Hill Country has to offer including river access from our property, Canyon Lake (a boat ramp is only minutes away), Whitewater Amphitheater, River Road Icehouse, Koozies, historic Gruene Hall, Schlitterbahn and the many attractions New Braunfels has to offer, which is 11 miles from the treehouses.

Many of our guests come here to tube and enjoy the Guadalupe River and take advantage of the ease in which they can access and enjoy the river by simply walking across River Rd. to the river access. By taking a shuttle up river and simply floating back down to the river access, you can tube with your group very easily!

**KAYAKS and TUBES ARE NOT included, but can be rented at nearby outfitters. After a long day of tubing and river fun many of our guests enjoy relaxing and barbecuing along the banks of the river recounting the day’s excitement. Afterwards you can enjoy the nightlife and many live music venues nearby or simply hang out with your family and friends on your private treehouse deck.

After a day or two of tubing and river fun, many guests change pace and rent a deck or ski boat at Canyon Lake or go to New Braunfels to enjoy Schlitterbahn Waterpark. When your group is ready for shopping, Gruene Market Days or the San Marcos Outlet Malls are only short drives away.

While all of these activities described above are the main reasons many of our guests come to stay, others simply come for a quick escape from the city to recharge their batteries and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the croaking frogs or chirping crickets at night as they watch for shooting stars in the starlit sky. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, you will find it here.

Come for a romantic weekend getaway or try your hand in the blue ribbon trout fishing on the Guadalupe. Our property is located next to the spot on the river where they often times stock the trout which makes it a great place to fish! You can wade the river yourself or hire a fly-fishing guide to take you down the river in a raft or fishing boat.

Notes: 1 Bedroom w/ King size Bed, 2 queen beds in the loft (accessed by spiral staircase), 1 claw-foot bath w/shower.

More Details

Property Manager
Best Texas Travel Representative
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Best Texas Travel Representative

This property is managed by Best Texas Travel which is a locally owned, small business who deeply cares about our guest’s comfort and over-all experience. We know you are here to relax and have a good time, so we strive to make each of our guest’s stays as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. Should you have any questions or need anything, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us. We look forward to your stay with us!

Why Best Texas Travel Representative chose New Braunfels

We initially found this property while we were enjoying the beautiful drive along River Rd. Though originally vacant, we absolutely fell in love with this piece of land which had huge trees and really good river access. After thinking for some time about what we could do with the property, the idea came to us to build treehouses in the majestic hardwood, cypress and pecan trees that lined the creek taking advantage of the beautiful canopy view this property possessed.

Shortly thereafter, we began researching treehouse building techniques and were amazed at all the information we found (there is actually a treehouse builders organization as well as people who make and sell specific tree house hardware.) After much planning and engineering we began building our treehouses in the winter of 2010 and finished at the end of July, 2010. We love this property because of the way in which the tree-houses are set and nestled in the trees and the convenience to all the fun activities and venues the area has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

This is to our knowledge the only treehouse rental complex in the area. You will absolutely enjoy staying here among the tall cypress and pecan trees. The creek is seasonal, though it typically runs ½ of the year (as long as we get rain every 3-4 weeks) and is very soothing to listen to. It is so pretty and our river access is fantastic! We invite our friends over often and try to stay as much as possible ourselves.

Amenities

New Braunfels Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Tube rentals and shuttles can be arranged by RENTER with many of the local tubing sites along River Rd. **KAYAKS and TUBES not included, but can be rented at nearby outfitters. We are located across the road from the Guadalupe.

Reviews

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#6 Birdseye Perch - River Road Treehouses
average rating of 3.927835 based on 97 reviews
Humble, TX
2

It was a treehouse experience...

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was somewhat unhelpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I found out about this on Groupon. My family was very excited to get there. It seems very cool! :-) when I went in the closet to get a space heater, I found rat droppings. I should have left then but I didn't because my family was enjoying themselves. When my daughter attempted to go to bed there was hair inside the covers and all on top of it. The place was not clean. We almost left in the middle of the night to go to a hotel. It was a cool place to visit but not to stay overnight. The river across the street gave us an opportunity to take beautiful pictures. The riverbed under the tree house was dry. I only stayed one night out of the two that I booked. I emailed and left a voicemail message for the management on the first night that we arrived. I was contacted by email a day later about the uncleanliness. I did however, receive a refund of the cleaning fee.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Victoria, TX
5

Lovely weekend stay.

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We stayed at the treehouses over Thanksgiving weekend as an opportunity to get away from the hustle & bustle. The cabin was lovely and pretty perfect for our 4 person family. You could definitely have 2-5 kids with you, but not much fun with more adults as there's only one bathroom and hard to get luggage up the stairs. The cleaning crew did a good job. My only complaint is that a regular maintenance crew is needed. The outside deck was super dirty. I spent a good bit of time sweeping everything off so we could use it for meals. Lots of burned out light bulbs, the only large stove burner was inoperable, and we couldn't figure out how to get the AC in the main room working. Pretty sure it was broken. Would've been miserable in the summer. It just doesn't seem like anyone is going out there and making sure everything is in good working order.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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2

Quality is not Consumate With Price

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was somewhat unhelpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was somewhat unhappy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The experience is nice overall but not with $200 per night. At that rate it’s insane of the company to expect the traveler to clean up after themselves at all- much less have to spray the cabin for wasps. Furthermore the pictures are misleading, the cabins aren’t near the rivee, rather across the street. The cabins are in poor repair overall (the door to our cabin didn’t lock and there was visible wood rot in several places). That being said I still was able to have a good time during my stay. The cabins are ok, just overpriced by a factor of three.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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willis, TX
4

Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The Cabin was beautiful, very clean and spacious. The T.V. in the living room didn't work and the front big stove top didn't work. The pictures are deceiving because the cabins are not on the river or near the water. But we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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4

Treehouse vacay

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Very beautiful. Very relaxing and claming atmosphere. Wished the treehouse was closer to the river. All in all it was a great getaway

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Carrollton, TX
5

Glaming Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

All communication and organization was great. Treehouses were easy to find as well. The area is beautiful and lots of fun things to do in Gruene. We also did the Animal and Snake Zoo which was a hit with the kids. I would definitely say the kitchen utensils were definitely in need of additions/updates. A quick IKEA trip to stock up on those would be a good idea. Ours for example had no cutting board. The sheets were pretty poor quality as well...I'd replace those as well. Finally, the oven temperature has no gauge which makes cooking difficult.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Map

We are located between the third and fourth crossings on River Rd. only 8 minutes away from Whitewater Amphitheater and River Road Ice House where live music and large concerts are common place on weekends. We are 15 minutes from Gruene and New Braunfels, 10 minutes from Canyon Lake Dam. Tubing outfitters are located within walking distance.

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Notes

  • MINIMUM STAY
    Fall, Winter, Spring: 2 night minimum stay on weekends, no minimum during the week.Summer: 3 night minimum stay on weekends, 1-2 night minimum during the week.Holidays: 3 to 4 night minimum stay depending on the holiday.

    PAYMENTS AND TAXES
    We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover cards for payment as well as checks. All payments should be made in US Dollars. All applicable Taxes will be charged and included in the Renter’s total bill.

    PAYMENT SCHEDULE
    A Reservation Deposit equal to 50% of the total bill is due upon reservation.
    Within 7 days in advance of arrival, the Remaining balance is due.

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