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Rio Lago Ranch - Family-Friendly Ranch Home

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


East Bernard House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom/4 bathroom lakefront home with private lake, pool and river access

A charming country vacation less than an hour from Houston in West Fort Bend is awaiting you. A private ranch house vacation rental sits on 200 acres. Rio Lago Ranch offers privacy, peace and tranquility. Experience the great outdoors, and have the comforts of home.

If you want to be able to experience the beauty of the country, you will find it here. The house at Rio Lago Ranch is tastefully furnished for your comfort. It can accommodate your retreats, family gatherings, anniversaries, business meetings, or weekend getaways. It is the perfect place for anyone who would like a home away from home in a country setting.

For the water lovers, swim in the pool to refresh yourselves on a warm day (not heated in the winter). For our fishermen guests, fishing is allowed in the lake, but only catch and release, please. Canoe and kayaks are available to explore the lake.

There is a volleyball court and large grassy areas for a football, baseball, or soccer game, or for playing Frisbee.

Our porch holds a ping pong table as well a foosball table.

If you like to hike, then hike the trails of Rio Lago and Rivendell Ranch for an outdoor adventure on 200 acres. Discover the many lakes, trees, wildlife and almost three miles of river along the properties' boundary.

A large wrap around porch with plenty of seating invites you to sit and watch the sun set, enjoy restful conversations or watch the numerous birds that make Rio Lago home.

Enjoy the bon fire pit to roast marshmellows, sing, tell stories or just sit and see the many stars.

Rio Lago Rental Features:

• Comfortable furnishings

• Heat and air conditioning

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Master bedroom downstairs, king bed

• Second bedroom downstairs, queen bed

• Three bedrooms upstairs -

*the bunk room has a queen and double bed and four bunk beds, three with doubles below twin on top, and one with two twins.

*Another bedroom has 3 twin beds and the alcove room (no windows) has a double and twin bed.

• Game room with pool table

• Porch with ping pong table and foosball

• Linens furnished

• Picnic tables, smoker Bar-B-Q and fire pit for roasting marshmallows

Amenities at Rio Lago Ranch Include:

• Private lake

• Swimming pool

• Views from the verandah

• Canoe and Kayaks

• Stroll along wooded pathways

• Bird Watching

• Three miles of river access

• Seasonal fishing in East Bernard River

SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED - and no groups without at least two adults over 30.

We do not allow large gatherings, prom groups, bachelor or bachelorette parties or weddings or receptions at Rio Lago Ranch. Any group violating the policy will be asked to vacate the premises immediately and the fees paid will be forfeited .

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Always an awesome time when we are here! All of the updates on the house since our last visit look great. We finally came when it was warm enough to enjoy the lake and pool.

Our family enjoyed all of the outdoor activities this place has to offer!

Can't wait to come back again!!
Jul 2015
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Rio Lago Ranch - Family-Friendly Ranch Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great Family Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rio Lago Ranch is just what we needed. Such a relaxing place with everything you need to get away and chill. Our family (ages ranged from 4 to 69) had a wonderful experience. The house is big, clean and all you need plus more for a ranch getaway. We had so much fun swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cooking and relaxing. Kids loved the bunk room and the large pool. There is so much space to run and play games, the kids never got bored! Adults loved the huge porch to hang out on at night! We will definitely be returning for either another family weekend away from the city or a couples weekend away :-) I highly recommend Rio Lago Ranch! Owners were great and accommodating as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome fun place!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an awesome place! We had such a good time at Rio Lago Ranch! Everyone has done best time and therewas not a minute of boredom for anyone. We played in the pool, played volleyball, fished, canoed, kayaked, cooked out, played pool, played ping pong....just literally loved every second of our stay! The house is huge and accommodated all of our needs. Soft kitty was loved by everyone and is so well behaved! Thanks for allowing us a great place to stay and re!ax. The grounds a very well taken care of. We hope to visit again 😀

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for a birthday weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Rio Lago Ranch was wonderful! We live in Houston and wanted to find somewhere close, but out of the city, for a 35th birthday celebration. Rio Lago was exactly what we were looking for - it was spacious, beautiful, and peaceful. The weather was cold and rainy the whole weekend, but thanks to the gorgeous covered porch, we were able to spend the entire weekend outside playing ping-pong, foosball, and cards. Angela was very easy to work with when it came to renting the house and was very responsive to all my questions. We are already planning our next visit back to Rio Lago Ranch and look forward to making it a yearly destination for our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a great group!! And I appreciate your taking the time to write a such a kind review. I am glad that, despite the weather, you were able to enjoy yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Thanksgiving at Rio Lago

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 adults and 4 children (4 and under) and the house accommodated us all. The grounds are beautiful and even though it was a bit on the chilly side, we canoed on the lake right outside our door. One nice feature was all the gates on the LARGE wrap around porch, which made it secure for the babies to run around without falling down the stairs. The large kitchen table made it possible for all of us to sit together with the children for Thanksgiving dinner. We had an outside fire and roasted marshmallows in the evening. The children loved seeing, feeding and petting the horses...and so did the adults. We played games on the huge lawn between the house and lake and the children loved running around. We saw deer, geese, ducks; sat on the swing and chairs on the porch and enjoyed the view. A good time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so glad that you and your family had such a memorable time. We hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Richardson, Texas

Wonderful family place

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place: the downstairs "great" room, the large porch, the comfortable seating inside and out, the incredible view of the pond, and the terrific swimming pool. The location feels very secluded, but you are only minutes away from a grocery store. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, TX

Tranquility at its best!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Rio Lago Ranch is ALWAYS perfect!

With the most peaceful country setting, this is an amazing place to “get away from it all”.

Charming, immaculate home and ranch with plenty of room for a large family or gathering of good friends, inside AND out. The owners take great pride in this place and it shows.

It just doesn’t get any better than this and we hope to return again soon.

Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming again. We are glad that everyone had a good time. Hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
GB Intercontinental Airport, Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Freeport Beach
Car: necessary

Rio Lago Ranch is located east of the San Bernard River off Hwy 90A less than an hour west of Houston,

TX. Rio Lago will offer you a country experience in a quiet, tranquil setting, yet is just 25 minutes from Sugar Land, Texas. The house overlooks a pool, six acre lake and woods beyond. There are hiking trails throughout the property and one around the lake that will allow you to sit and read, talk, pray, or just enjoy the beauty of God's creation.


Rates & Availability

East Bernard House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Minimum for up to 4 people-$350 per night Each additional person from 5-12-$35 per night 13-24 $20 per night Minimum stay on weekends -2 nights Day Guests -$15/day per guest Local and state taxes apply-3 night minimum on Holiday weekends-Refundable Security Deposit of $500-$1000 is required-Cleaning fee - $150- $200 - depending on the size of the group. Personal checks, cashiers checks or money orders accepted. We do not allow large gatherings, prom groups or groups without at least 2 adults over 30.

$500 -$1000 deposit required, depending on the number of people. The deposit is fully refundable if nothing is broken, missing or it is not excessively dirty.
$200 cleaning fee.
Full Payment is due one month prior to arrival.

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East Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 4 bunk bed , 3 of the bunk beds are double below.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6) one is below a bunk bed, Bunk Beds (4) 3 of which have double beds below - bed linens are provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming

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