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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: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
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  • 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


Keywords: House on the river great escape

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

              • Detached Unit

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              • 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.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                9...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 9 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Clothes Dryer:

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

              • Parking Off Street:

                Plenty of parking for your entire group...moreless

              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking
              • Fireplace

              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

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Games:

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

                  • Video Library:

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

                  • Game Room:

                    pool Table and Foosball...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Pool Table
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Foosball
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • 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

                  • Computer Available:

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

                  • Internet
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Telephone

                  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

                  • Sauna
                  • Jacuzzi

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Balcony
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Porch / Veranda

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

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

                  • Village

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Groceries
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Cinemas
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Water Parks
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  May 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $600

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

                  Low Season Fall
                  Sep 2 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $400 $500
                  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
                  $700

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

                  Low Season
                  Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $400 $500
                  Thu, Fri, Sat

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


                  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.


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                  Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                  Location

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

                  • 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

                  • Outdoor Country gazebo.  Great for entertaining.

                    Outdoor Country gazebo. Great for entertaining.

                  • Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace

                    Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace

                  • 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.

                  • Wood burning fireplace, with comfortable seating, natural wood walls

                    Wood burning fireplace, with comfortable seating, natural wood walls

                  VRBO #92827

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

                  $400 - $700 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 07/31/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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