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Water's Edge - Gorgeous Sunsets on Waterfront Home on Canyon Lake!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Water's Edge is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home directly on Canyon Lake. Relax on our upper deck or lower patio to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Canyon Lake. Amenities include digital cable TV, central AC and heat, and high speed wireless internet access (free). Pets are welcome!

Water's Edge is situated on the South side of Canyon Lake near the community of Startzville.

The Guadalupe River feeds Canyon Lake and has some of the best tubing, fishing, rafting and kayaking in Texas. It is located just minutes from our home. Many guest love to go tubing down the Guadalupe River at the Horseshoe. Gruene Hall, Texas’s oldest dance hall, is located on the banks of the Guadalupe River with its famous live music and is only a short 15 minute scenic drive away. Gruene also offers great restaurants, shops and spas.

Canyon Lake is a true hidden treasure of the Texas Hill Country with breathtaking waterfront views.

White tailed deer, foxes, roadrunners, and other wildlife are in abundance in the Texas Hill Country and especially at Canyon Lake. The Texas Hill Country is famous for its hilly terrain, live oak trees, limestone rocks, native animals, and clean fresh air.

Canyon Lake has so much to offer: Boating/Sailing, Water Skiing, Kayaking, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Parasailing, Hiking, Dining, Shopping, and much more. Canyon Lake is located just forty miles north of San Antonio and twenty-five miles west of New Braunfels and San Marcos.

Canyon Lake has eight Corps of Engineer Public Parks, 23 boat ramps, two marinas, campgrounds, golf course, country club, and yacht club. The lake has a surface area of 8,230 acres and 80 miles of shoreline. Canyon Lake releases water down stream into the famous Guadalupe River.

Great local attractions include: Canyon Lake, Canyon lake Dam, Guadalupe River, Canyon Lake Yacht Club, Canyon Lake Golf Club, Canyon Lake Gorge, Heritage Museum and Dinosaur Tracks.

More Details

Property Manager
Patty and Craig Hardy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Patty and Craig Hardy

About the owner: As a husband and wife team and parents of six great kids (ages 11-21), we try to keep our lake house as 'kid friendly' as possible. We focus our efforts on providing the best vacation property possible. We are happy to answer all your questions about our lake house and the area. I hope you'll contact us today!

Patty and Craig Hardy purchased this house in 2012

Why Patty and Craig Hardy chose Texas Hill Country

Canyon Lake is simply AWESOME! Canyon Lake offers many opportunities for having fun and also the convenience of New Braunfels, Austin and San Antonio closeby.

What makes this house unique

If you love an absolutely beautiful sunset, Water's Edge on Canyon Lake is the home for you. Our deck has the most incredible view of the sun setting on Canyon Lake every evening.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for helping us create new memories! We loved your house. We will return. Thank you.
Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Canyon Lake Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many Restaurants in Startzville
Car: recommended

As one of the clearest and most beautiful lakes in Texas, Canyon Lake is known as the Water Recreation Capital of Texas.


Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The master bedroom has a queen sized bed. The second bedroom also has a queen sized bed. The third bedroom has a full sized bed. The living room has a brand new queen sized sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Water's Edge - Gorgeous Sunsets on Waterfront Home on Canyon Lake!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Relaxing Peaceful Experience

  • 5 of 5

As we were looking for a place to stay, we were pleasantly surprised and found it to be the most cozy and peaceful place we have ever stayed! Before we arrived, we got plenty of communication from the owners, Patty and Craig...We had a lot of questions for them. They replied promptly and answered all of our questions. Once we got there, it was more beautiful than the pictures showed. Everything was clean and meticulously prepared for our stay. It immediately felt like home. The view is amazing... we saw deer, watched the beautifully colored sunset every evening, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, Thank you so much for staying! Craig and I enjoyed having you and your family as our guests. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a great stay. We would love to have you return in the future. Thanks! Patty and Craig
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House was absolutely great

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time.  Really enjoyed the backyard and outdoor area.  Sunsets were great.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying! Craig and I enjoyed having your group to our lake home. We would love to have you return next summer. Thanks! Patty and Craig Hardy
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Great Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, great family time. The lake is magic, and the house is so cozy. We like it a lot. We would love to stay here again one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Taylor, Thank you for your positive review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests! Thanks! Patty and Craig
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Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

The house had the most beautiful view of the sunset! Our only complaint was there were slats missing off the blinds to the patio door, so it got really hot around sunset in living room. Other than that, the house was very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lezli, So glad you loved the sunset view - It is incredible! We appreciate your feedback on the missing slats on the vertical blinds. We have already taken them down and replaced them with curtains. Take a look at our updated photos to see the improvement. Hopefully, this will help the comfort of our future guests. Thanks so much for staying with us! Patty and Craig
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family weekend with our pups!! The house was the perfect size for everyone and we loved having lake access just right outside the backyard! The dogs absolutely loved having lake access too! We wished we would have booked a couple of extra days, but, now we know for next time, that we will want to stay longer!! Thank you for a great weekend, Patty and Craig!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank you so much for staying at Water's Edge. Craig and I are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you (and your dogs) return in the future. :) We appreciate the great comments and always thrilled to hear when guests enjoy our home as much as we do. Thank you! Patty and Craig
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Great Views!

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the house itself great, the views were so beautiful. The home owner really made us feel welcomed- very thoughtful and considerate of guests needs. I wish we had the chance to visit many times throughout the year!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

•From 300/Night US Dollars on the Off-Peak

•***Peak Season***:
May 10-Sept 15,
$375/night weeknights and $475 per night weekends;

***Off-Peak Season***:
Sept 15-May 9, $300/night weeknights, $350/night weekend nights;

All bookings are charged a 10% tax (this covers state, local, and WORD [Water Oriented Recreation District] taxes)
and a $150 cleaning fee per stay;

3 night minimum for holiday weekends at $475 per night

1/2 Reservation deposit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund