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Large Blanco Riverfront Home on 25 Private Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole

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Casa Grande with patio, fire pit and Bocce ball overlooking the Blanco River.

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Wimberley house description

Casa Grande on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch sits on a bluff overlooking the Blanco River on an historic, tree-covered, 25-acre property offering tranquility and seclusion and 513 feet of private river access–all within the Wimberley city limits! The riverfront is framed by large Cypress trees and offers a deep swimming hole (4+ feet) that is great during both normal and drought times. Casa Grande offers over 2,800 square feet of space for family entertainment. The house was upgraded in 2013 with new granite counters, flooring, paint, bathroom fixtures, tile, etc. With two large living areas and three dining areas (2 indoor and 1 outdoor), Casa Grande is perfect for family or large group gatherings. One living area is the extraordinary 'River Room.' Stunning views of the Blanco River below beckon from three walls of windows. Open the windows and enjoy the sounds of the river rapids. The second living area is a club-like setting wrought from the original cabin.The spacious master suite includes a king size bed, a comfortable sitting area, television, and a private bath. Please visit our ShadeRanch.com website for additional photos and information on the property and the Hill Country area.

Relax and Enjoy the Property: Located just off the River Room, you will find a wonderful, large outdoor hot tub. It is a private place to unwind while admiring the brilliant stars above and the murmuring headwaters of the Upper Blanco River below. Follow the limestone steps near the hot tub down to the 513 feet of private river access below. The river will invite you to swim or wade in its cool waters and leave all worries behind. Or grab your fishing rod! Fly Fishing magazine identifies the Upper Blanco River areas as '. . . one of the best fly fishing spots in Texas.' Bring your kayak or canoe, and don't forget the floats and water shoes for tubing down the rapids. There’s plenty of room along the river to enjoy a picnic lunch, an afternoon nap or book, or a gorgeous sunrise or sunset on the banks of the Blanco River. Located only 5 minutes from Wimberley Square, this home completes the perfect hill-country getaway without sacrificing any of the charm (or shopping opportunities) that Wimberley has to offer.

Enjoy the grounds: The twenty-five acres of grass and woods provide ample space to run, throw a ball or frisbee, play kickball or softball, hike in the woods, or chase lizards, frogs and fish. Sit out on the flagstone patio overlooking the river and grill out burgers on the Weber grill. Grab a cool drink and play a game of bocce Ball or horseshoes on the court with the family. After the sun goes down you can also enjoy the fire pit to cook marshmallows or warm up on a cool fall or winter Hill Country evening. Watch for the many deer who live on the property, especially in the early morning. Friendly ducks from the river often visit at the house as well.

Casa Grande at Shade Ranch is perfect for groups of all kinds. The kitchen is equipped with all appliances, extensive food and drink preparation and serving ware, and indoor/outdoor dishes to accommodate any large meal. The children’s nook area provides age appropriate movies, books, videos, puzzles, games and toys for hours of entertainment and an opportunity for the adults to visit in the other common areas. Movies and books and games for adults are also provided, as is a cable TV/DVD player and music system. Whether you are planning a ladies getaway trip, couples gathering, team-building session for a small group, multi-generation family get together, a mini-reunion, a crafts or outlet shopping or winery tour, or celebrating a special birthday or milestone, Shade Ranch will provide all of the privacy, space, and amenities your group will need.

Area Attractions: Explore the areas around Wimberley by visiting Gruene, TX and the historic Gruene Hall and the Guadalupe River; Visit the Driftwood and Duchman wineries nearby or partake in some stellar Texas BBQ at the Salt Lick. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in town for antiques and crafts or visit the San Marcos outlet stores 15 miles away.

We also have a one bedroom/one bathroom house on the same 25 acres that is available for rent if you have a larger group that would like additional room. The two houses are completely separate and don't share anything other than the acreage. They sit approximately 100 yards apart and each have their own patios, hot tubs, grills, fire pits, etc.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We have 3 kids of our own so house is kid friendly with toys, books, videos, high chair, etc. for use by guests....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Small pets ( 20 lbs.) allowed with permission. Maximum of 2 pets. Additional fee of $25/night applies....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Master: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Single rollaway bed stored in closet is available for use....moreless

          • River Room: 4 twin/ single

            Queen air mattress is available for use....moreless

          • River Room is the second living area that is great for family gatherings but can also easily sleep additional guests. There is a daybed with trundle and a set of bunk beds. We also have a single rollaway bed and there is an air mattress for use by guests....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Other Amenities

              • • Recently redecorated in 2013 with new granite, stainless appliances, flooring, tile, bathroom fixtures, etc. o 2 large dens (one with primary TV and other is the large “River Room” with wrap around windows and views of river) o Wood burning fireplace in den o 3 Bedrooms: Master suite with king bed, guest rooms with queen bed, and 2 twin beds o River Room has sleeping area with bunk beds and day bed with trundle. o Pack n Play available upon request o 2 full baths with hair dryer, toiletries, shampoo & liquid soap provided o Ample supply of towels & linens o Breakfast area table with 4 chairs o Dining area table with 8 chairs o High chair o Kitchen fully equipped with dishes and cookware o Full size refrigerator w/ freezer, microwave, electric stove & oven, dishwasher o Coffee maker (with coffee, creamer and sugar), electric blender, filtered water o Wood burning fireplace o 2 TV's with HD DirecTV DVD and DVR o iPod player with AM/FM; Telephone w/ US long dist....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Large collection of books for both adults and children....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                One in den and one on kids' TV....moreless

              • DVR
              • Games:

                Lots of board games provided in the River Room....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) DirecTV HD with sports package and DVR...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Flat screen with DVD player in main den. flat screen in master bedroom. Great TV area for kids to watch videos in River Room....moreless

              • Toys:

                Large collection of toys provided in the River Room for kids to enjoy....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Lots of kid videos and others the parents will enjoy as well....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Town
              • Waterfront:

                513 Feet of Private Blanco Riverfront...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Dining and breakfast areas right next to each other with two tables....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Two separate units....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace:

                Wood burning fireplace....moreless

              • Firewood
              • Free Local Calls
              • Free Long Distance:

                Free US long distance....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Wireless internet....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone:

                Two phones. Unlimited long distance provided....moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes provided. Bring your own river towels for use at the river....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker:

                Coffee, creamer and sugar provided....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full supply of plates, bowls, glasses, etc. available for use....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Bosch dishwasher....moreless

              • Freezer:

                One in each refrigerator....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Newly updated kitchen in 2013....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Basic spices, Pam, Ziploc bags, etc. provided for use....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Two refrigerators available for all your needs....moreless

              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Deck / Patio:

                Flagstone deck with table and chairs, bocce ball court, horseshoes and fire pit....moreless

              • Deck Furniture
              • Kayak / Canoe:

                River is great for kayaking and canoeing for guests that wish to bring their own....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber propane grill....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Porch Furniture
              • Walkway To Water

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Private hot tub just outside of River Room overlooking river....moreless

              • Outdoor Hot Tub
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low Season
              Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $395 $450
              Fri, Sat
              Christmas
              Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $550
              Low Season
              Dec 29 - Dec 30, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $450
              New Years
              Dec 31 - Jan 4, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $550
              Low Season
              Jan 5 - Feb 26, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $395 $450
              Fri, Sat
              Mid Season - Spring
              Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $450 $495
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              $3,240
              Spring Break 2015
              Mar 6 - Mar 22, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $550 $595
              Fri, Sat
              $3,940
              Mid Season - Spring
              Mar 23 - May 21, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $450 $495
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              Memorial Day 2015
              May 22 - May 25, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $675
              High Season 2015
              May 26 - Jul 1, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $550 $595
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              4th of July 2015
              Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $675
              High Season 2015
              Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $550 $595
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              Mid-Season 2015
              Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $450
              Labor Day 2015
              Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $675
              Mid-Season 2015
              Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $450 $495
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              Low Season 2015
              Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $450 $495
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              Thanksgiving 2015
              Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $595
              Low Season 2015
              Nov 29 - Dec 23, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $395 $450
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              Christmas/New Years 2015
              Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $595

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $75 + tax
              • Cleaning Fee $95 + tax
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              Cancellation Policy: A full refund, less a $50 re-booking fee, will be issued if you cancel more than 30 days in advance. If you cancel less than 30 days before your arrival date, you will be refunded if we are able to re-book the same dates as your stay.

              Pet Fee: Any pets must be pre-approved by the owner. $25/night for each dog.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/20/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

              Car: Recommended

              Shade Ranch is located just south of the Wimberley, TX town center on 513 feet of Blanco River Frontage. Wimberley sits 45 minutes southwest of Austin, TX and 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: The Norvell family hails from Houston, TX where we, like most Americans, lead over-booked lives full of schoolwork, school activities, sports, civic, and work responsibilities. We enjoyed a most relaxing vacation at Shade Ranch in 2008. In fact, we loved it so much that we purchased it three months later. Our kids are young and our parents and family do not live nearby. We wanted a place for our extended family to get together to run, swim, climb, spend time as a family, and just enjoy the beauty of nature. We hope your family enjoys Shade Ranch as much as we do.

              Why the Owner Chose Wimberley:
              Shade Ranch in Wimberley Texas is a perfect location for us because it is 3 hours from Houston door to door and only 1 hour from the Austin or San Antonio airport. Our parents and extended family and friends often join us for vacations at Shade Ranch. With beds for 12 and two large indoor family gathering rooms at Casa Grande, we have room for many to reunite under one roof. We appreciate the seclusion of the 25 acres while making full use of the conveniences of the Village of Wimberley. We regularly utilize the nearby groceries, pharmacies, restaurants, wineries, hardware and other stores. We appreciate the many nearby state parks and towns that make up the Texas Hill Country!


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              Speaks: english, spanish

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              Photos

              • Casa Grande with patio, fire pit and Bocce ball overlooking the Blanco River.

                Casa Grande with patio, fire pit and Bocce ball overlooking the Blanco River.

              • Front Gate of Shade Ranch

                Front Gate of Shade Ranch

              • View of Blanco River from side of house.

                View of Blanco River from side of house.

              • Natural swimming hole in both normal and drought conditions.

                Natural swimming hole in both normal and drought conditions.

              • Grassy 513 Feet of Riverfront Looking Down River.

                Grassy 513 Feet of Riverfront Looking Down River.

              • River Room (2nd den) with dining table in background.

                River Room (2nd den) with dining table in background.

              • Dining table with seats for 8-9.

                Dining table with seats for 8-9.

              • Breakfast table and kitchen.

                Breakfast table and kitchen.

              • Second bedroom with Queen bed.

                Second bedroom with Queen bed.

              • Bunk Bed and kid TV area next to River Room.

                Bunk Bed and kid TV area next to River Room.

              • Master bathroom with granite counters and bath/shower.

                Master bathroom with granite counters and bath/shower.

              • Flagstone patio, Weber grill and Bocce Ball Court.

                Flagstone patio, Weber grill and Bocce Ball Court.

              • Front of Casa Grande with circular driveway.

                Front of Casa Grande with circular driveway.

              • Front of Casa Grande.

                Front of Casa Grande.

              • View Upriver from Shade Ranch (property on the left).

                View Upriver from Shade Ranch (property on the left).

              • Riverfront Swimming Hole.

                Riverfront Swimming Hole.

              • Main den and sitting area with refinished concrete flooring.

                Main den and sitting area with refinished concrete flooring.

              • River Room with river seen through windows.

                River Room with river seen through windows.

              • Fully stocked kitchen with granite counters, range, dishwasher, etc.

                Fully stocked kitchen with granite counters, range, dishwasher, etc.

              • Master bedroom with king bed and private bathroom.

                Master bedroom with king bed and private bathroom.

              • Third bedroom with twin beds.

                Third bedroom with twin beds.

              • Day bed with trundle in the River Room.

                Day bed with trundle in the River Room.

              • Guest bathroom with bath/shower.

                Guest bathroom with bath/shower.

              • Fire pit, benches and Bocce Ball Court in background.

                Fire pit, benches and Bocce Ball Court in background.

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              Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

              $395 - $675 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Member since: 2008
              Speaks: english, spanish
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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