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Spacious Home on 40 Acres - Private Pool/Spa- Gameroom - Breathtaking Views!

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


Last updated: 07/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


** Book our 'Pool House' and 'Bungalow' for the perfect family reunion or retreat; sleeping a total of 23, on a beautiful 40 acres, atop the 3rd highest elevation in Comal County! **

Note to future and returning guests:
We have recently made upgrades to the Pool House you are sure to love, such as/but not limited to: New carpet, New Couches, Love Seats, Rugs, and Covered area by the Pool as well as additional poolside seating. We also now offer upgraded cable (with DVR!) and WiFi. Come and enjoy !

Our views from the 'Grace Garden' are one can only dream of! Come experience it for yourself!

Mountain Oaks Retreat's 'Pool House' 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 eight people.

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
•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 * NO ATV's or GOLF CARTS PERMITTED*
•Several local churches located nearby
•Two miles from nearest grocery store

Aside from the many nearby land and water activities, 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


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    We know how hard it is to make sure you pack the toys to keep your little ones occupied during a vacation away from home-- so we have a nice little selection of toys provided to play with while your here!...moreless

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: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Located in the gameroom for overflow sleeping space...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 can accommodate a Pack-n-Play crib with plenty of room to spare! All bedrooms have closets. 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

Other Amenities

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


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


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

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

  • Lake View:

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

  • 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

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Water View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 15 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    No more than 7 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked for up to 15 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen will all utensils, dinnerware and serveware for 15 people....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New and very large...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    We have two! One in the spacious kitchen and one in the gameroom...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

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

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.5
from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 16 - Aug 11, 2015
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning $220
  • Tax Rate 10%


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

Additional gas charge to heat pool or hot tub.

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Last updated: 07/26/2015
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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

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When staying at the Mountain Oaks Retreat you have access to experience our 'Grace Garden' which sits atop Comal County's 3rd highest elevation.

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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.

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