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River View Bungalow Captures Essence of Texas Hill Country

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Front of the house with swing on the large porch. 5 big pecan trees for shade.

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Last updated: 10/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Blanco guest house description

Ready for a quiet getaway for family and friends, the newly remodeled and refurnished River View Guest House awaits you in Blanco, Texas. Built in 1939, this beautiful bungalow style home is nestled in the shade of five huge pecan trees.

Blanco is in the heart of the unique Texas Hill Country. Enjoy the drive into town as you pass through the rolling hills. The town was named after the white limestone on the bottom of the river.

As you approach the native stone home, imagine resting with a good book or talking with a friend on the bench swing on the front porch. Entering the house, you are greeted by amber walls and the original hardwood floors. As the sun sets, the floors and walls assume a particularly lovely glow. The detail and simplicity of the trim around the windows and doorways is pleasing to the eye, and the arch between the rooms invites you to explore. The spacious sunroom at the back of the house is enclosed with windows to gaze at the glistening sun reflecting off the Blanco River.

A large, well-stocked kitchen can be used by guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. It can accommodate meals for large gatherings of family and friends as easily as a romantic dinner for two. The roomy living area has conversation areas and a gaming table. Kick your feet up in the comfy chairs in the old dining room to watch the cable TV or a DVD. Outside, the three patios beckon you to watch the birds and feel the gentle breezes. Outside seating tempts you to barbeque a meal on the grill for your group.

Reservations can be made for the whole house. There are three bedrooms to sleep six with accommodations for an additional four guests.

River View Guest House is designed to be a place of comfort and connection. We welcome your visit.

Description of the House and Rates

The River View Guest House is a bungalow style home built in 1939. The house has two bedrooms downstairs and an attic bedroom upstairs. Antiques found at auctions and estate sales grace the rooms without creating clutter.

The house can sleep 6 - 10 people. You, your friends and family will have the house to yourselves. The house is reserved for $250 per night, with reduced rates for longer stays. An additional charge of $15 per person per night is required for parties over six people.

The River Bedroom is the larger of the two downstairs. This bedroom features a queen-sized bed and a great view of the river. There is also a very comfortable down-covered bench for lounging or reading a book.

The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower/bathtub.

The Pecan Bedroom with its bead-board walls and queen-sized bed will lull you into a tranquil sleep with its cozy ambiance.

The Starry Loft Bedroom is reached after ascending the stairs through the pecan tree limbs. Imagine a secret hideaway. The room features a king size bed with a thick pillow topper that can convert to two twins. This ample bedroom has its own full bathroom with shower. Those who retire early will appreciate the quiet and privacy of the Starry Loft.

Two additional people can be accommodated at the house by use of a queen-sized deluxe Aerobed thick inflatable bed. If needed, two more people can sleep on the two leather couches in the living room.

The River View Guest House is also available for hosting gatherings of family and friends without an overnight stay. Call for event packages and customizable options, such as Knit-ins, Quilt-ins, Reunions, Book Groups, Wine or Wildflower Tours, etc.

Coming soon:
River View Cottage --- solid flagstone rock walls, private bath, private deck, separate building, and kitchenette --- stayed tuned!

Call for your reservation today -- (512) 968-8989


Keywords: Quiet, House, Blanco, Get-away

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Bungalow
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Massage

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome:

        Lots of room to run in the yard. Lots of games...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smoking not allowed in the house, but possible on the porches....moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        Email me with details of your beloved pet....moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 6-11

      • Back bedroom with river view: 1 queen

        Wake up to a beautiful view of the river...moreless

      • Front bedroom: 1 queen

        Cozy bedroom...moreless

      • Loft Bedroom: 1 king

        Bedroom is upstairs and has private bathroom...moreless

      • Additional sleeping

        Queen-size inflatable bed; 3 couches...moreless

      • King size beds (1) - The upstairs bedroom has the king-size bed. Queen size Beds (2) - The two downstairs bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Twin or Single Beds (2) - The upstairs bedroom has the king-size bed that can convert to two twins, if needed. Also available are three couches in the downstairs living areas as well as a queen-size deluxe Aerobed (electric inflation) available. House can easily sleep 11 people....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

        ...moreless

      • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • A Collection of Board Games and books. Large porch swing. Large Fenced Yard for Playing. Viewing wildlife and birds on the Blanco River. Beautiful sunsets. VERY quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Large pecan trees surround the house and cottage. Bright and shiny yellow bicycle built for two (with helmets)...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player:

            Plays both DVD and VHS movies...moreless

          • Game Room:

            The sunroom is a great place to play games...moreless

          • Games:

            Quite a few games are at the house (eg. Life, Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, Cards, Poker Chips, Yahtzee, etc)...moreless

          • Games For Kids
          • Music Library:

            Around 25 CDs for your listening pleasure....moreless

          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable TV with a lot of channels to choose from...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Radio in the living room. Portable radio in the sunroom with a container of CDs for your listening pleasure....moreless

          • Television:

            Newly installed (Dec 2012) 32 inch flat screen TV downstairs. 21 inch TV upstairs...moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            Some VHS and DVD movies are available for viewing...moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Coin Laundry
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • River
          • Rural
          • Water View:

            House backs up to the Blanco State Park and the Blanco River. The sunroom in the house has 4 chairs that allow you to just sit and watch the river go by. ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining table in the sunroom can easily seat 4 - 10 people. Additional tables in other rooms of the house too. ...moreless

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Activities Guide
          • Air Conditioning:

            Newly replaced AC in May 2011...moreless

          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Bottled Water
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dryer available in garage...moreless

          • Filtered Water
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Newly replaced Heating unit in May 2011...moreless

          • Internet:

            Internet cable installed December 2012 (once new cable company finished new fiber optic lines)...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Beds are made and do not need to be stripped when leaving. Linens provided for sleeping on couches. ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large living areas. Great room with 2 couches; TV room with another couch; Sunroom with chairs to watch the river float by; Large porch swing...moreless

          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking:

            Parking right in front of the house...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Plenty of parking in front of the property...moreless

          • Parking On Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            There is space to park a boat or a trailer....moreless

          • Shampoo
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels are on the shelves in the bathrooms. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer available in garage...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Wireless Internet installed December 2012 (once new cable company finished new fiber optic lines)...moreless

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Catering Available:

            Several caterers in the area that are available for gatherings...moreless

          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker:

            12 cup coffee maker with a large variety of coffee (whole beans or ground) available. Quite a few tea varieties also. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots, pans, cookie sheets, muffin pans, cake pans, mixmaster, toaster, waffle machine, milk shake machine, ice tea maker, coffee maker ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Service for 12...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Dishes and eating utensils supplied. Basic cooking items such as sugar, flour, spices and many types of coffee and tea provided. ...moreless

          • Lobster Pot
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Common spices - salt, pepper, flour, sugar, etc Cooking basics - baking soda, oil...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove:

            Electric stove with 4 burners and oven...moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Bicycles:

            A bicycle built for two is available for use...moreless

          • Binoculars
          • Deck / Patio:

            (3) Three separate areas. Front porch as extra-long porch swing (for a possible nap). Back patio has table and 6 chairs. Patio in the yard to overlook the river has additional two chairs...moreless

          • Golf:

            There is a golf course just about 5 miles up the road on Hwy 281. Valeer Creek Golf Club....moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Can be rented at the Blanco State Park entrance very close to the house. ...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            The house is on a third of an acre that is totally fenced. Lots of room to run around....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            2 Charcoal grills available for use...moreless

          • Patio
          • Porch / Veranda
          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
          • Walkway To Water
          • Water Sports Gear:

            Quite a few inner tubes and pool floaties...moreless

          • Wood Deck

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                The Blanco river is the 'shared pool'. Easy access and wonderful floating....moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      2 night min stay
                      $275
                      $1,650

                      Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Tax Rate 6%

                      Notes:

                      $100 when booking;

                      Half the amount due 4 weeks prior to stay;

                      Remaining amount due 2 weeks prior to stay;

                      Email confirmation sent after each run of the credit card


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                      Location

                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Antonio, TX or Austin TX
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      RR 163 in Blanco
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Valeer Creek Golf Course
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Texas Highway 281
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several on town square - 3 blocks away

                      Car: Necessary

                      Wildflower Tours. Winery Tours. Fishing - the Blanco River is stocked at different times of the year. Hiking - climb Enchanted Rock. Antiquing and restaurants - walk to several stores just a short 3 blocks away on the town square. Zip-line over the Hill Country.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      Why the Owner Chose Blanco:
                      I chose this house due to its location by the river and three blocks from the town square. I also like how peaceful this place feels.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
                      The house is 3 short blocks from the town square that is surrounded by restaurants and shops. The back gate enters into the Blanco State Park where there is easy access to swimming in the water.


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                      Photos

                      • Front of the house with swing on the large porch.  5 big pecan trees for shade.

                        Front of the house with swing on the large porch. 5 big pecan trees for shade.

                      • Sunroom with comfortable chairs to watch the river go by. Large dining table too

                        Sunroom with comfortable chairs to watch the river go by. Large dining table too

                      • Reading room, TV/Cable/DVD/VHS, and another dining/craft table

                        Reading room, TV/Cable/DVD/VHS, and another dining/craft table

                      • Cozy Pecan bedroom at the front of the house with queen-sized bed

                        Cozy Pecan bedroom at the front of the house with queen-sized bed

                      • Upstairs get-away bedroom with king-sized bed and chaise lounge.

                        Upstairs get-away bedroom with king-sized bed and chaise lounge.

                      • Front porch to the right side also showing the soon-to-be cottage.

                        Front porch to the right side also showing the soon-to-be cottage.

                      • Backyard patio under a pecan tree with view of the river.  BBQ grill available

                        Backyard patio under a pecan tree with view of the river. BBQ grill available

                      • Living room with 2 leather couches and game table (not shown)

                        Living room with 2 leather couches and game table (not shown)

                      • Fully stocked kitchen with cooking equipment, dishes, glasses, and utensils.

                        Fully stocked kitchen with cooking equipment, dishes, glasses, and utensils.

                      • River bedroom with queen-sized bed and view of the river

                        River bedroom with queen-sized bed and view of the river

                      • Downstairs bathroom with toilet, tub/shower, and antique buffet for the sink

                        Downstairs bathroom with toilet, tub/shower, and antique buffet for the sink

                      • Upstairs bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower (reflected in the mirror)

                        Upstairs bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower (reflected in the mirror)

                      • Front porch to the left.  Swing is long enough to lay down for a nap.

                        Front porch to the left. Swing is long enough to lay down for a nap.

                      • Left side of the backyard.  You can see how close the river is for swimming.

                        Left side of the backyard. You can see how close the river is for swimming.

                      • Refreshing and beautiful Blanco river - always ready for swimming and fishing

                        Refreshing and beautiful Blanco river - always ready for swimming and fishing

                      VRBO #332030

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                      Date last modified - Monday, October 06, 2014

                      $275 per night (USD)
                      19

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 10/06/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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