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Hill Country Estate on the Blanco River - 'the Great Escape'

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Covered Back Porch with Ceiling Fans, Rocking Chairs and Chaise Lounges

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Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wimberley house description

Beautiful Hill Country home called 'The Great Escape at Wimberley' is directly on the crystal clear Blanco River in highly desirable Wimberley, Texas. You will be in a private 3300 square foot home on three lush acres with almost 300 feet of direct river frontage. There is a separate Gameroom with an 8' pool table, foosball, and double french doors opening to a 250 sq ft deck overlooking the river. Country gazebo with 9' farm table, great for outdoor dining.

River Suite - master suite with queen bed, twin bed, full size washer and dryer, and a private bath with a tile shower and granite countertops.

New in 2013 - We added new granite countertops in kitchen, new porcelian floors tiles for kitchen and breakfast area, and hi quality carpet in downstairs living areas.

The rock bottom river runs continuous through the year and is almost always at a very leisurely flow, great for kids. The covered back porch provides a beautiful view of the river and the 100 year old Cypress trees. Easy to watch the activity in the river directly from the porch.

Sit in the back yard and BBQ your dinner for the night. Enjoy a glass of ice tea, or a glass of wine, as you watch the deer and the river move through the back yard. Sit in the hot tub and watch the deer and the river. Enjoy a fire out by the outdoor firepit. Go into Wimberley for the great shopping, fine and casual dining, or enjoy the many festivals that go on throughout the year. Try Wimberley's outdoor walk-up movie theatre, or take in a live performance at one of Wimberley's live theatre groups. Drag our chaise lounges directly into the river, sit in the shade of the Cypress trees, enjoy your drink, and read your book. Your daily stress is a thing of the past.

We are only 25 minutes from New Braunfels, an hour from San Antonio, less than 25 minutes from Austin and Lake Travis. Within one hour you have tubing, Schlitterbahn, San Antonio river-walk, Lake Travis, Canyon Lake, caves, and all of the wonders that the Texas Hill Country has to offer.

Outside we have a large covered porch overlooking the river, a hot tub, a new 250 sq foot deck connected to the gameroom and overlooking the river, over 2500 sq ft of rock sidewalks and patios. There is also a large outdoor fire pit. A large covered Country gazebo with an 9' farm table, perfect for outdoor dining.

The house is completely furnished and comes complete with all linens, towels, cooking utensils, BBQ pit, etc to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We have cable TV, Hi-Speed Internet, a computer for your use, Free hi-speed Wireless network, and phones with free domestic long distance.

Give us an e-mail or a call with any questions. We hope that you take the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Hill Country home. Our calendar is always updated, and take a look at all of our guest comments ( not always updated from the book at our house ).

2014 Pricing:

Off Season: Jan, Feb, Mar( 26-31 ), Apr, Sept, Oct, Nov, and Dec
• $500/nt for 1st 6 guests for Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights
• $400/nt for 1st 6 guests for Sun, Mon, Tues, and Wed nights
• Two night Minimum, except holidays, which are three night minimum
• Holidays at $700/nt for up to the first 12 guests
• Additional guests at $25/nt
• 6% tax on the total
• River Suite included at no charge
• Holidays are New Years, Good Friday, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Season ( Dec 22 – Jan 2 )

High Season: Mar ( 1-25 ) May, June, July, and August
• $600/nt for up to the first 8 guests
• Two night Minimum, except holidays, which are three night minimum
• Holidays at $700/nt for up to the first 12 guests
• Additional guests at $25/nt
• 6% tax on the total
• River Suite included at no charge
• Holidays are Memorial day, and July 4th


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age of 25 to rent this property....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

              • Detached Unit

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Master Bedroom upstairs with Private Bath....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

                Upstairs...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

                Twin beds are day bed and trundle bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 5 in River Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                Optional River Suite....moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (3) Three Twin beds, Two Day beds with twin size mattresses, and two trundle beds with Twin Mattresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in Living Room folds out to a queen size bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

                In Optional River Suite...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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

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              • 4 in main house, with additional full bath in optional River Suite.

              Other Amenities

                  • small appliances, All dishes and Cooking utensils provided, all Linens provided, Full size Washer & Dryer, Jetted Tub in Master Bath, Horse shoes, Lots of videos, Board games, No Smoking in House, No Pets in house, Sleeping arrangements - Upstairs, Master Bedroom - King, Bedroom #2 - Full and two twins, Bedroom #3 - Queen, twin size daybed, twin size trundle, Bedroom #4 - Queen, Sleeping Arrangements - Downstairs, Sleeping Room #5 - Twin size daybed and twin size trundle, Queen size fold out couch in living room. NEW RIVER SUITE - It is adjoining the game room and has a queen bed, twin bed, full size washer and dryer, and a private bath with tile shower and granite counter tops. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Game Room:

                    pool Table and Foosball...moreless

                  • Games:

                    There are some games / cards available. ...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Pool Table
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    TV, DVD, and VCR in Living room. Cable and TV in Master Bedroom and to two other bedrooms....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Mostly young people ( G rated ) videos...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • River
                  • Village
                  • Waterfront:

                    We have 300' of direct, unobstructed river frontage. The river flows continuous throughout the year....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 9 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Two - One Front Loading and one top loading...moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    A computer with Microsoft XP and Office is provided for your use. No printer ( we can't keep ink )....moreless

                  • Filtered Water
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All you need to bring is beach towels for the river....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • PC
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Plenty of parking for your entire group...moreless

                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Two - One Front Loading and one top loading. Available to guests....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Lynksis wireless with strong signal throughout the house and also on the back porch ( very relaxing to work and watch the River! )....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Dishwasher, Refrigerator, single oven, and 4 burner range. Microwave....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    The covered back porch faces the river and provides an excellent view. there is also a 15' x 25' deck to the back of the River Suite overlooking the river....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    A rustic hill country gazebo with rock patio overlooking the river provides a pleasant covered area to BBQ. 9' farm table is great for outdoor dining....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    1 Charcoal grill and 1 propane grill...moreless

                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Hot tub on rock patio overlooking the Blanco River. Holds 4 easily, 5 to 6 OK, and more if it is friendly group....moreless

                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • Sauna

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low Season Fall
                          Sep 2 - Dec 18, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $450 $575
                          Thu, Fri, Sat

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Holiday Season Christmas
                          Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $800

                          Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Low Season
                          Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $450 $575
                          Thu, Fri, Sat

                          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          High Season
                          May 1 - Aug 24, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $700

                          Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $600

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          Notes:

                          Holidays / 3 night min. $700/ nt for first 12 guest/ add $25 for each additional guest per night. Holidays are New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

                          Spring Break Dates usually fall between March 1-22 and high season rates apply.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/05/2014
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                          Location

                          40 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Austin
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Wimberley
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Wimberley
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Ranch Road 12 and FM 3237
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Wimberley Downtown Square

                          Car: Necessary

                          shopping at outlets malls, antique shopping, Market Days at Wimberley

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: Peggy and Phil Collins bought this house in 2006 to use as their Getaway from the city. We wanted it comfortable for us, so now everyone gets to enjoy The Great Escape. We are blessed that everyone seems to love this place ( we have had some groups back 7 times in 3 years, and our repeat guest rate is over 45% ). We continue to make investments in this property, so that it is better each time you come back. Photo is taken in Shanghai China.

                          Why the Owner Chose Wimberley:
                          This property is in a prime location. It is directly on the Blanco river, that has a steady flow all of the time. It is 3 acres on a lot that provides privacy for any size group. The cypress trees along the river's edge are beautiful and provide great afternoon shade that allows you to pull your chair into the river, relax, and sip a glass of wine. Wimberley is fun year round, and we enjoy the off season as much as high season.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The furnishings are all unique and are not a throw down of mass produced items. Peggy and I enjoy shopping for antiques and unique pieces that give the home a lot of character. For the guests we provide paperback books, board games, bocci ball, horse shoes, jigsaw puzzles and a large library of videos for the little ones. We have high speed wireless, so you can work ( Ugh! ) on your laptop on the back porch ( if you have to work ). We have a large portfolio in the house offering details on the vast majority of attractions in the area.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Covered Back Porch with Ceiling Fans, Rocking Chairs and Chaise Lounges

                            Covered Back Porch with Ceiling Fans, Rocking Chairs and Chaise Lounges

                          • Hot Tub overlooking the River!

                            Hot Tub overlooking the River!

                          • Gameroom with Deck overlooking the River!

                            Gameroom with Deck overlooking the River!

                          • Large Deck off of the game room, overlooking the river

                            Large Deck off of the game room, overlooking the river

                          • Large Dining room with 9' Farm Table - Bring your whole Family!

                            Large Dining room with 9' Farm Table - Bring your whole Family!

                          • Sit in the shade of the Cypress trees, as you swing, and listen to the river

                            Sit in the shade of the Cypress trees, as you swing, and listen to the river

                          • Rock Fire Pit, great for relaxing around in the evening, watching the stars

                            Rock Fire Pit, great for relaxing around in the evening, watching the stars

                          • Relax in the hot tub with your friends.

                            Relax in the hot tub with your friends.

                          • Great double doors from the Game Room out to the deck overlooking the river.

                            Great double doors from the Game Room out to the deck overlooking the river.

                          • Planned Pool to be ready February 2015

                            Planned Pool to be ready February 2015

                          • Outdoor Country gazebo.  Great for entertaining.

                            Outdoor Country gazebo. Great for entertaining.

                          • Enjoy the peace and privacy of the crystal clear Blanco River

                            Enjoy the peace and privacy of the crystal clear Blanco River

                          • Large Master Bedroom with King Bed and Whirlpool Tub in Master Bath

                            Large Master Bedroom with King Bed and Whirlpool Tub in Master Bath

                          • Large Bedroom with View of the River - Queen, Twin Day Bed and Trundle

                            Large Bedroom with View of the River - Queen, Twin Day Bed and Trundle

                          • Game Room withwet bar 8' pool table and foosball.  Double doors open to deck

                            Game Room withwet bar 8' pool table and foosball. Double doors open to deck

                          • Cowboy Bedroom with two twins and a Queen bed, overlooking the River.

                            Cowboy Bedroom with two twins and a Queen bed, overlooking the River.

                          • River Suite has a private bath and is included free for your group of 14 or more

                            River Suite has a private bath and is included free for your group of 14 or more

                          • Game Room out to the deck.

                            Game Room out to the deck.

                          • New in 2013-Granite countertops, porcelain floors, new carpeting in living areas

                            New in 2013-Granite countertops, porcelain floors, new carpeting in living areas

                          • Wood burning fireplace

                            Wood burning fireplace

                          • Pool will be ready in February 2015.

                            Pool will be ready in February 2015.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                          $450 - $800 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 14

                          View calendar: Updated 12/05/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                          Hill Country Estate on the Blanco River - 'The Great Escape'

                          Wimberley #92827

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