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Special! 375/nt Aug 25-28...3 nt Minimum. Sleeps 15. Private Pool/Spa!

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View of the back of the house and the pool/hot tub. Pool can be heated!


Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Canyon Lake house description

** Perfect For Family Reunions and Retreats **

Mountain Oaks Retreat is centrally located between Austin and San Antonio in the majestic Hill Country of South Central Texas. This spacious home is located on a private 40+ acre hilltop just minutes away from Canyon Lake and is surrounded by scenic views, multiple lake access points, and an 18-hole golf course. It's the perfect spot for vacationers who are seeking a tranquil country retreat with the opportunity for big city excitement just a short drive away. After a day of exploring the beautiful Hill Country, tubing on the river or shopping at the San Marcos Outlet Mall, come home and relax in the hot tub! Also enjoy magnificent views and sunsets from 'Grace Garden' lookout situated on the third highest elevation in the county. Our 12 foot dining table is perfect for meals with the family or special group gatherings! Take time after dinner to star gaze into the Hill Country night. It's always fun to have a Family Game Night in the game room...Ping Pong anyone? After a good night sleep on our pillow top mattresses, wake up to a hot cup of coffee and cook up a Tex-Mex breakfast on the grill... Muy Delicioso! Now for a special treat, watch the wildlife play while you eat on the patio. Come experience the natural habitat at the Mountain Oaks Retreat in the heart of The Texas Hill Country. Stay any season of the year. For larger groups, The Bungalow is near by and sleeps up to six people. (For pictures and details on The Bungalow, check our listing #335716)

This 3,600 square foot home includes lots of beds plus:

•Private Swimming Pool & Hot Tub with Outdoor Shower
•900 square foot Game / Banquet Room with Futons
•Spacious Living Area with TV
•Fully Stocked Kitchen
•All Linens, Pillows, Blankets, Towels, etc.
•Full Size Washer & Dryer
•Fire Pit
•BBQ Pit (Charcoal)
•Basketball Hoop
•Ping Pong Table
•Volleyball Net / Area
•Swing Set
•Hill top acreage provides lots of yard space for a variety of uses
•Lots of room to hike, explore, and play outdoors
•Several local churches located nearby
•Two miles from nearest grocery store

Local activities include:

•Boat / Jet Ski Rentals
•Public Boat Ramps
•Beautiful Parks with Covered Picnic Areas & Lake Access
•Rafting & Tubing on the Guadalupe River
•Hiking Trails & Fishing at the Canyon Lake Dam
•Tour the Canyon Lake Gorge
•See the dinosaur tracks at the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country
•Less than two miles from local country club with a beautiful 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, and driving range for a minimal fee

Other nearby activities include:

•World Famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark
•Six Flags Fiesta Texas
•Sea World San Antonio
•San Marcos Outlet Malls
•Natural Bridge Caverns
•Natural Bridge Wildlife Park
•Guadalupe River State Park
•Aquarena Springs

You're also just a short drive from these wonderful Texas cities:

•New Braunfels – Float the Comal River and make a splash at the Tube Chute or take the kids to play at Landa Park. A small town noted for its unique German heritage, New Braunfels offers a wide range of restaurants, shopping, and family friendly activities.

•San Antonio – Take a boat ride on the Riverwalk and tour The Alamo. Or visit historic missions and museums while exploring downtown by trolley. Also home to Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

•Austin – Downtown Austin and its famed 'Sixth Street' provide a perfect place for vacationers looking for a night of entertainment as restaurants and clubs line the streets.

•Gruene – An antique lovers paradise and home of Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas.

•Wimberley – Named one of “America’s Best Small Towns” by Travel Holiday Magazine, you’re sure to find something for everyone in Wimberley. Take the kids to the Wimberley Candy Company and grab yourself a cold drink at the Texas Tea Stand.

•Fredericksburg – Shopping, restaurants, and local rock climbing favorite Enchanted Rock are sure to make your list of things to do if you spend a day visiting this peaceful Texas favorite.

•Johnson City – Also known as LBJ Country, Johnson City is home of the Lyndon B. Johnson Historical Park and many others. Get ready to enjoy a day full of nature watching, antique shopping, good old fashioned cooking, and some famous southern hospitality.

Additional Details:

The Kitchen is furnished with all appliances including refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Glasses, plates, bowls, silverware, and other kitchen essentials are also included.

The Game/Banquet Room is a versatile 900 square foot area that can be used for special events, entertaining, or extra sleep space. It has a sink/bar area, refrigerator, and full bathroom.

Sleeping areas include a master bedroom, two private bedrooms and a large dorm style room with plenty of beds. The dorm room is spacious and over looks the swimming pool. All the bathrooms are conveniently located. All beds have luxurious pillow top mattresses and all pillows and linens are included.

Keywords: Retreat, Lodge, Large Home, Pool, Hot Tub, Game room, Family Reunions

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 0-15

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Converts to European King ...moreless

          • Loft: 6 twin/ single

            Spacious room for adults or children...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 4 sleep sofa /futon

            Additional sleeping space...moreless

          • Bedroom 3 can accommodate a Pack-n-Play crib with plenty of room to spare! All bedrooms have closets with hangers. We use cotton sheets on our comfortable pillow top mattresses. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Pool Area: outdoor shower


          • Bathrooms are supplied with toilet tissue. Bath towels and linens are provided. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Two dining areas will accommodate large or small gatherings. One table is seventeen feet long and seats over 15 people! ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Kitchen trash bags and paper towels are provided....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Catering Available
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 15 people


          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Lake and Hill Country views within walking distance. Awesome sunsets and scenic views from our beautiful 'Grace Garden'. ...moreless


              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Foosball
              • Video Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Books
              • Game Room


                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    The pool may be heated in the winter months...moreless

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


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

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    From our hillside Grace Garden, you can sit on natural rock benches and see beautiful views of the lake, hills and the magnificent 'Fisher of Men' Sculpture!...moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Short walk on property to view Canyon Lake from the third highest elevation in Comal County!...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Short walk on the property to see an awesome view of Canyon Lake!...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    A short walk on property to view the beautiful Hill Country!...moreless

                  • Golf Course View:

                    Short walk on property to see Canyon Lake Golf Course!...moreless


                  • Museums
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Rafting
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Live Theater
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Walking
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Zoo
                  • Cycling


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 20 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Peak Season
                  May 16 - Aug 11, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Off Season
                  Aug 12 - Dec 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Cleaning $200
                  • Tax Rate 10%


                  Holiday Rates require 3/nt min...Ask Manager for Quote.

                  Additional gas charge to heat pool or hot tub.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                  We are located just minutes from; Cranes Mill Marina and Boat Rentals, Rivers and Parks, Dinosaur Tract tours, Canyon Lake Gorge tours, Natural Bridge Cavern tours, Hill Country Wineries, Oldest Dance Hall in Texas - Gruene Hall, Concerts at Whitewater Sports Amphitheater, Walk Canyon Dam, Library and Recreation Center


                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • View of the back of the house and the pool/hot tub.  Pool can be heated!

                    View of the back of the house and the pool/hot tub. Pool can be heated!

                  • Dining Room Table Seats 15 People!

                    Dining Room Table Seats 15 People!

                  • Game/Banquet Room

                    Game/Banquet Room

                  • Bedroom


                  • Bedroom


                  • Back porch next to the pool

                    Back porch next to the pool

                  • Kids play area

                    Kids play area

                  • Aerial View

                    Aerial View

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Kitchen


                  • Bedroom


                  • Bedroom


                  • Looking out from the front of the house.

                    Looking out from the front of the house.

                  • View from the back of the house.

                    View from the back of the house.

                  • Nearby view of Canyon Lake.

                    Nearby view of Canyon Lake.

                  VRBO #295739

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, July 27, 2014

                  $395 - $550 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 15

                  View calendar: Updated 07/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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