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Tranquil Riverfront Cabin, Families and Pets Welcome!

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come relax at the River House, our beautiful two-story cabin with breathtaking views of the river. This tranquil getaway is located on the banks of the Colorado, just minutes from historic downtown Smithville, Texas.

After you’ve napped on the deck, walk down through our small pecan orchard and enjoy private access to the river. Fish from the banks, or wade in and go swimming, tubing, kayaking or canoeing. In the evening, you’ll have a front row seat for our lovely Texas sunsets and starry nights.

For a change of pace, stroll down Main Street and check out all the wonderful antique shops and restaurants nearby.

Many films are shot in Smithville, including Sandra Bullock’s Hope Floats, as well as the upcoming film, Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Take a tour of all the featured locations throughout town, then come home and browse through our extensive video library.

The house is also an easy 30 minutes east of the Circuit of the Americas track, so you don't have to deal with Austin traffic. Come stay with us for Formula 1 Grand Prix, X Games and all the other great COTA events!

The River House is a great destination for birdwatchers. Come discover the many species of birds that live on the banks of the Colorado. If you’re there at the right time of year, you’ll even see our family of bald eagles!

During your visit, you'll enjoy the best of both worlds: peaceful, easy country living with all the modern conveniences. This spacious, four-bedroom, two-bath house has all the comforts of home, including WiFi and HD TV. We also have a sunny study upstairs with it’s own private balcony. The master bedroom on the first floor has a connecting bathroom that also leads into the main living area. Upstairs you'll find the three additional bedrooms, sunroom and separate bath.



Keywords: relax, breathtaking, view, private access, tranquil, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, getaway, wedding, birding, comfort, WiFi, spacious, reunions, dogs, antiquing, golf, film, peaceful

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We love dogs!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 9-15

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Pecan Orchard, enclosed deck, enclosed patio, enclosed balcony, riverfront...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The house is located right on the Colorado River, with spectacular views from the deck and balcony....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170
$1,050

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • General cleaning fee $70 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES. Increased rates for holidays and special events may apply. 3 night minimum may apply on certain holidays. Please contact owner for security deposit and payment alternatives. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR EXACT RATE QUOTE FOR DOGS. Rental rate per pet and pet cleaning fee are not automatically calculated by HomeAway/VRBO.


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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International

Car: Necessary

Canoeing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I am a freelance photographer based in Austin, Texas.

Why the Owner Chose Smithville:
Smithville has long been one of my favorite retreats. Its easy pace and tranquil atmosphere are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city living.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • The River House

    The River House

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • The Picturesque Colorado River

    The Picturesque Colorado River

  • Third bedroom, upstairs

    Third bedroom, upstairs

  • Second bedroom, upstairs

    Second bedroom, upstairs

  • Sofa bed in sun room.

    Sofa bed in sun room.

  • Master bath downstairs

    Master bath downstairs

  • Master bath access from master bedroom

    Master bath access from master bedroom

  • Living room area with sliding door access to wraparound deck

    Living room area with sliding door access to wraparound deck

  • Kitchen and dining area

    Kitchen and dining area

  • Wraparound deck

    Wraparound deck

  • View of the river from our private access river bank

    View of the river from our private access river bank

  • Open Living/Dining/Kitchen Area

    Open Living/Dining/Kitchen Area

  • Upstairs bedroom with view overlooking the river.

    Upstairs bedroom with view overlooking the river.

  • Sunroom with private balcony and a beautiful view of the river.

    Sunroom with private balcony and a beautiful view of the river.

  • View from the deck of our lovely pecan orchard and the river below.

    View from the deck of our lovely pecan orchard and the river below.

  • Sunny study with a sofa bed and private balcony.

    Sunny study with a sofa bed and private balcony.

  • Puppy dogs welcome!

    Puppy dogs welcome!

  • Full bath upstairs

    Full bath upstairs

  • Master bath access from living room

    Master bath access from living room

  • Living room area

    Living room area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Lounge on the deck!

    Lounge on the deck!

  • View of the backyard deck and upstairs balcony

    View of the backyard deck and upstairs balcony

VRBO #353246

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/18/2015
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