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SPECIAL!Tues-Thurs $150 per Night Contact Manager Deck with Hot Tub/Great View!

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Maximum 6 People)

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or just time away from your concrete city-scape, come on out to relax and to be truly inspired by the spectacular view from every room in our well- appointed, 3 king-bedroom, 2 bath vacation home. Upon stepping inside the front door of Inspiration Point, you will be greeted by a wall of windows and awe-inspiring view. Your stay at Inspiration Point will provide you with a memorable experience, indeed!

Inspiration Point is often enjoyed as a delightful girl friends' getaway in a luxurious country home away from home. Or, many find it a perfect setting for an intimate couples retreat. Families with children come to enjoy the river from sun-up to sun-down. In the evenings you are still 'at the river' in luxury, peace and quiet. The large covered deck with hot tub, outdoor fireplace, gas and smoker grills offers an out-door experience for you and your family -- under the stars while having all the comforts of home in comfortable king-size beds. Renters must be 25 years or older. Your dogs are welcomed but you must notify the property manager and there is a one time fee per dog of $25.

Bring your boat or jet ski! If your family, or that special someone, loves boating, fishing or, skiing or just enjoys basking in the Texas sun, you'll be 5 minutes from Hamm Creek Park and boat launch on the Brazos River. Our property allows for easy boat parking, too.

Spend a couple nights or a week or two.

If you allow yourself the luxury of time, Inspiration Point will melt away all traces of stress as you relish each moment gazing from high above, over hundreds of acres of green space, farm land and Texas mesas surrounding the Brazos River.

And, oh my, the opportunity for spectacular sunrises and sunsets from the spacious covered porch will be the only reason to consider 'time' while at Inspiration Point. You will set your clock by the beauty that only nature can provide.

Our guests enjoy a fully furnished kitchen with an array of staples. Bring your own food and drink preferences and make yourselves at home. Prepare your meals in the kitchen or at the gas or smoker grills out on the covered deck. Eat at the dining table situated in front of the wall-of-windows, or take your meals out onto the lovely deck for a luxurious country picnic-in-the-sky.

If you can bear to pull yourselves away from Inspiration Point to look for other things to do, there are a variety of small towns just a short country drive away. Glen Rose, Texas offers an abundance of antiquing, unique restaurants, Fossil Rim Wildlife Park, Dinosaur Valley, and more. If you prefer a lake to the river, Lake Whitney is also a short drive from Inspiration Point. Another excellent choice would be to visit the historic town square in Granbury, Texas. Should you long for live theatre and think you're too far away from big city life to find such entertainment, set your worries to rest. The Plaza Theatre in Cleburne is a no-traffic, 25-minute country drive north of Inspiration Point.

Inspiration Point vacation home boasts a spectacular Texas Hill Country experience, and a totally unique ambience; all located unexpectedly close to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.

Come be inspired to just relax, read, play, or just ...BE, and breathe ...deeply.

Keywords: Fisherman's Paradise vacation home, country house, romantic Hill Country setting, river house, luxury home, exquisite Hill Country view like no other near Dallas/Fort Worth Texas, boating, skiing, canoeing, fishing, peace and quiet, big Texas sky, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, Brazos River, Hamm Creek Park, Kimball Bend

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About The Owner

We're a family of long-time skiers and hunting, boating and nature enthusiasts. We have spent many vacations on the Brazos River north of Lake Whitney and not too far from our permanent home just south of the Dallas area. Everyone who visits is delightfully surprised by the stunning view, peaceful surroundings and simply inspiring experience. We hope you will make Inspiration Point your next vacation or retreat spot. Once you do, we know you will come back again, and again.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Rio Vista

FIsherman's Paradise is situated just West of Rio Vista, TX about 30 minutes north of Lake Whitney.

With a long career in general contracting of residential and commercial properties, we knew that this lovely river house known as Inspiration Point in Fisherman's Paradise, to be one of the most unique and beautiful places on the Brazos River.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Fisherman's Paradise is a little-known area in Johnson County, TX, just West of the small town of Rio Vista and about 30 minutes north of Lake Whitney. Our vacation home offers a gorgeous, country getaway or intimate retreat destination convenient to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Our property sits high on a hill overlooking the Brazos River and provides convenient access to the new Hamm Creek boat launch. In addition to boating and fishing activities offered by the river, we most enjoy the spectacular view and peacefulness surrounding us, especially from our porch. The property is lovely year round and is accented on some winter mornings (in addition to the beautiful sunrise) by a ribbon of fog running the curvature of the river with soft clouds hovering just above the valley creating a surreal experience that makes every sip of our morning coffee even more delicious.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family of 6 had a marvelous time. The kitchen has everything you need and the hot tub was perfect. Can't wait to come back!
Dec 2014
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Rio Vista Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing


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SPECIAL!Tues-Thurs $150 per Night Contact Manager Deck with Hot Tub/Great View!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The huge deck with the wonderful view was amazing. The hot tub and the concreted area underneath the house where they could ride their plasma cars, was a big hit with the grandkids. Even the three year old said it was an amazing house. We were very happy with everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and views. Karen was very attentive to any and all needs. Would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Getaway with a view

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at Inspiration Point. It’s the perfect getaway from our busy city life. It’s close enough to the river to easily put in our boat, but just hanging out on the porch and enjoying the view is nice too.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view was amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We drove up and thought, “Is this for real?”. The view is incredible! The back porch is huge with a sitting area and chimenia, a grill, a smoker, and a nice big hot tub. It was perfect! The inside is spacious and each of the three rooms have king size beds. One of the rooms is a master. The property manager was nice and informative. She and her husband prepared us for road conditions and put salt on the steps of the house during an unexpected ice storm. I would go here again and again. Bring food or run into town to pick up something. We picked up food from Wendy’s Salsario. It was good Tex-Mex. We picked up food for lunch and dinner in one trip, so we didn’t have to leave the house again. It was so nice to be still and relax. Other than our voices, we heard the wind blowing through the trees, birds chirping and bubbles in the hot tub. What a gem!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property! Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and very comfortable. Best view in the neighborhood. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place with a great view. I would recommend it to others and would stay again

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.