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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:
August 18, 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 Texas Hill Country

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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 4.0 based on 86 reviews
Carrollton, TX
5

Best Family Treehouse

  • 5 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Wonderful family weekend for us. Would definitely recommend and stay again ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Birdseye Pirch

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall a great stay. I will say the table cloth on dining table, was dirty with food and a burner on stove didn't work(which I saw on another review). The bathroom had an accumulation of dust on the curtains. Kitchen was stocked well and we had plenty of towels. The park across the street was so fun for my kids, clean, and beautiful. Super close location to the Horseshoe. I believe the rental is priced high for what you get, but everything is high over the summer. The pictures online are very outdated, and were taken when the unit was brand new. Overall, we had a great trip and would most likely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Bedford, TX
1

I would not go back

  • 1 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was happy with the location.

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

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Very disappointed. They don't tell you that next to the cabin is the septic tank that smells horrible. You have to walk by it to get to the cabin. Due to this we could not use the outside porch. The zip line they speak about on the site has been closed for years. There was a trashed day bed by the cabin and standing water underneath the cabin also that looked like the septic tank was overflowing. Again horrible smell. Way too much money for what it is.the whole thing needs to be painted. The pictures show it a lot nicer than really is. The inside of the cabin is ok. One of the kitchen burners did not work. The a.c. unit made constant noise that was super annoying. Not a good experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Bedford, TX
3

Three Day Getaway

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was somewhat unhappy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The property was nice, but not as nice as I expected. It seems to need some upkeep. The a/c unit in the kitchen is missing it's cover and sounds like it needs a tune up. There is a tile missing on the step into the shower. Both of these issues are really minor, but I just wouldn't have expected them after paying so much per night. Ideas: 1. If you advertise "sleeps 8", provide at least 8 towels. 2. It would be great to have mirrors in other rooms besides the bathroom. We had 4 women trying to get ready at the same time -- and only one mirror.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Austin, TX
2

A mix up

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was somewhat unhelpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very unhappy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I stayed at Geronimo Creek at a tipi with some friends and decided to rent treehouse for my birthday. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that the River Road place was 45 MINUTES from the other spot. Because they look practically identical online, it was confusing on the website to even learn that they were indeed 2 different places, far from each other. We had spent the day at Son's Island (which we LOVED) and then I had a group of 6 show up at the wrong place only to find out that we would have to drive 45 mins to the next one (the whole reason we booked this place was so that people wouldn't have to drink and drive). Once we arrived at the RRTH, it was tucked away, not as nice as the photos, a tiny patio with awkward and uncomfortable furniture. NO water to be seen (I get it, it's TX, but maybe don't show all those water pix) All in all I was very displeased with the whole thing. They said the owner would call me, but they never did. PLEASE don't make this same mistake - also, the Tipi's are fun, but due to the feral cat problem, there are a MILLION flies everywhere. Hard to deal with. I wish they would take care of the cats, there shouldn't be that many malnourished kittens running wild there. But absolutely love Son's Island! End rant!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Best Texas Travel
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Arlington, TX
3

birdseye perch review

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

positives- location was very good to places of interest while in the hill country. customer service was very good and prompt. tubing and eating places were within short distances. air conditioning in property was excellent. negatives- property needed some cleaning when we arrived. 2 of the 4 stove outlets did not work. garbage disposal had to be plugged to an outlet each time before use; no switch for disposal operation. coffee pot needs to be replaced- power button does not work. no numbers of the oven knob- resulting in guessing what temperature to bake items.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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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Rates & Availability

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.
    A $500.00 Damage Deposit credit card authorization or check is due within 7 days in advance of arrival. Damage Deposit are not initially charged before or during stay, though we reserve all rights to charge the card on file or cash the Damage Deposit check if damages occur during Renter’s stay. Renter will be additionally charged or liable for any damages that exceed the Damage Deposit should damage occur
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