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Escape! Private and Peaceful 3 acre Guadalupe River Front Estate

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3/2 cabin on 3 acres of secluded picturesque waterfront. (Sleeps 10)

WE ARE BACK! The Owl and Dove River Haus (formerly the Oar Haus) is back and better than ever. After a two-year hiatus we've decided it's time to share this place again.

Love the Guadalupe River, but not all the crowds? Serenity and fun await you at the Owl and Dove River Cabin! The cabin sits on a private, park-like reserve, on a deep two mile section of the river between Lakes McQueeney and Dunlap. Because the Owl and Dove sits between the dams, there are no ski boats or tubers in your backyard. It’s like having the river to yourself! The cabin is surrounded by a ranch and backs up to the river, with another ranch on the opposite bank and only one directly neighboring property. During your stay, there is a high probability that -- outside of fish, birds, squirrels and deer -- you may not encounter another living soul. Peace and Quiet!

EVENTS: The Owl and Dove has enough elbow room to host small weddings, family reunions, and group retreats, and beckons friends and family to enjoy time together without all the distractions of the daily grind. Come kick off your shoes and relax. Spend some quality time on the back porch and watch the sunset over the cypress lined Guadalupe River. Bait a hook or pitch some horseshoes, grab a lawn chair and read a book, fire up the BBQ for the day’s fresh catch and enjoy a glass of wine at your private waterfront retreat… this is the place to simply escape and unwind. Call to learn more about our camp ground rental and events scheduling.

The cabin sits up on a hill overlooking the property and the river. Spend your days kayaking, swimming, and fishing out your back door, where your family is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. After sunset, go warm up next to a cozy fire under the bright stars as the moonlight sparkles on the water. Then come inside and enjoy a comfortable night’s rest. Wake up to birds chirping in the mammoth pecan tree behind the cabin, and watch deer pass by from the sunroom.

The Owl and Dove is located between the two historic settlements of New Braunfels and Seguin; and within 40 minutes of Austin and San Antonio. Once you arrive, be prepared to drive down a one mile dirt road that meanders through a canopied hall of trees and ends at a secluded get-a-way. Whether you want to sit on the large deck and watch the wildlife, or go out and enjoy the wild life, this cabin lets you leave the world behind but stay close to the fun. If you’re not familiar with New Braunfels, I’ll sum it up in two words… swimsuits and boots. You’ll find no shortage of water sports, live music, incredible food, and down-home friendly people in this part of the country, and no shortage of opportunities to sit and fish from the banks of our beautiful river. Come see what time off is supposed to feel like.

The cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master includes 2 queens, with a spacious master bath. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each will have a queen with a twin bunk. The cabin is well-appointed with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. There are two dining areas, a sunroom, and a living room with skylights and a cozy fireplace. For your entertainment, we provide: wi-fi internet, cable, 3 grills (gas/coal/smoker), life vests, tubes, inflatables, kayaks, canoes, fishing poles and standup paddleboards – ALL INCLUDED! We hope to see y’all soon, and we hope the Owl and Dove will bring as much joy into your lives as it does to ours.

Use of all river toys included - 10% discount for all confirmed returning guests – can be combined with 10% veteran/senior discount for a combined discount of up to 15% off.

More Details

Shane Carter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Shane Carter

We are big family of 6. We love nature, animals and peace. We are locals and big supporters of our community. This property has been a blessing for our family and we are excited to share it with others. We hope your family will create memories here that are as valuable as our own. If you happen to visit Seguin, please visit our Yoga studio, HK Yoga, at 314 N Austin. We look forward to meeting you!

Shane Carter purchased this estate in 2014

Why Shane Carter chose New Braunfels

There's nothing like this place. The beauty and the energy of this spot on the earth consistently creates a sense of peace and calm.

What makes this estate unique

Sunsets, wildlife, serenity, and the river... close to town, yet a world away.


New Braunfels Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Gracious master bath with large double vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Pack and play available.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Here's a few of our local events: Texas Independence Celebration – 2 March Harley Rally – Mid-April Gruene Music and Wine Fest – Mid-October Chosen Marathon – Late October County Fair – Late September Tour de Gruene – Early November Wurstfest – Early November Wassailfest – Early December Gruene Market days – 3rd weekend of every month New Braunfels... JUMP IN!


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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
Austin Texas

Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time!! Caught fish and kayaked everyday. Comfortable house. Great for kids and gatherings. Thanks Shane for everything! !

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Because of Hurricane Harvey we didn't get to enjoy our stay as much as we hoped. The place was very cozy and the river was all ours!! We will definitely stay there again. We had to evacuate and get a hotel our last night the due to no power or water but the owners were kind enough to pay for our hotel stay.

Until next time... Thank you, Shane

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Just want to say thanks to Shane and April for sharing their little piece if paradise with us. The home is beautiful and is equipped with everything you need for a great relaxing weekend with friends and family. From the fully furnished house to water toys and all the from you could want to enjoy them. This place is truly more than we could've asked for. If you're looking for a spacious home with room to spread out on the river, this is it. Paradise found.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being great guests! We hope to see you guys again. Peace Always!
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Waller, Texas

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our annual family vacation. Everyone absolutely loved it! The sun room was perfect for my grandmother, she loved sitting and watching the wildlife make their way through the backyard. Very peaceful yet fun family spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, will definetely recommend to anyone looking for a vacation spot in new braunfels!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I found peace here. We connected with nature and began to heal after a tragedy. I can't say enough great things about this place and the owner Shane. The birds singing, fish jumping, turtles, deer, cranes, nature at its finest. Kids had a blast. Even a double rainbow in the sky.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Antonio Intl
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Bandit Golf course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-35 and I-10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Clear Springs Restaurant

Nearby attractions include Schlitterbahn Water Park (named the #1 water park in the United States), Gruene Hall (Texas' oldest dance hall) and annual events like Wurst fest (a festival to rival any Oktoberfest). A few other attractions within minutes of the cabin include: three beautiful golf courses (all within 10 mi), Movie Theater (7 mi), Outlet Malls (15 mi), Canyon Lake – (18 mi), and Natural Bridge Caverns (25 mi)… With so much to do in New Braunfels, Gruene, and the Hill Country, this is a perfect place to spend your next vacation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Preferred payment method is E-CHECK
Rates are based on a maximum of 10 guests
10% discount for all returning guests
10% discount for military and seniors (65+)
This property is also available for weddings and other special events

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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