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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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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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Home away in the country

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time here. It is an absolutely beautiful area. Quiet country living only minutes from Cleburne! The

View is always breath taking.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay but won’t be our last! This is a perfect place for some down time. The scenery is breath taking!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great place for a fun weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Great time with friends. Beautiful view, especially from the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely STUNNING View! We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We were SO impressed with the house! The photos on the listing don't even do the amazing view justice. We walked inside and our jaws dropped at the floor to ceiling windows and stunning view of the Brazos River. The house was perfect! The beds were comfortable, bathrooms nicely sized, the kitchen was well stocked with what we needed and the living room was cozy. We loved the hot tub and spent the majority of our waking hours on the amazing deck. We drove into Glen Rose for one day and took advantage of the fun things to do with kids there. We will definitely be back to Inspiration Point!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway and View

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place to stay for my family to all come out for the spartan event. This house and view were absolutely perfect. You could not ask for a better view of the Brazos river and horizon. The beds were comfy and the layout was great. Our host made herself available for any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This magnificent house took our breath away. We've stayed in places all around the world, primarily Mexico (and Mexican resorts can be very opulent). However, Inspiration Point was just fabulous. Serene and peaceful, beds were so comfortable, kitchen was very well appointed with everything you could possibly need. Karen was a very accommodating hostess and answered any questions we had. We especially liked the hot tub and had lovely evenings sitting on the deck enjoying a little campfire in the chiminea. Such a great time!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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