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500 ft of River fnt on over 3 acres*With a concrete kayak/tube launch*HOT TUB*

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms / 3 bath / On 3 acres / On The San Marcos River

Relax and enjoy this river retreat on 3 acres with 500 feet of riverfront property. Just 10 minutes from San Marcos makes for the perfect getaway. This large gated home with open concept floorplan features beautiful river views, spacious entertaining areas for large groups, river access for fishing/tubing/kayaking/canoeing, or just sitting on the large back porch enjoying the Texas sunset views. This home comfortably accommodates large groups , sleeping 26 people in 16 beds, in 5 bedrooms with luxury mattresses and linens. This 3600 square foot home features amazing riverfront views with large riverside patio for relaxing or fishing, hot tub, large lighted outdoor entertaining area, spacious screened back porch with amazing river views and big screen TV, & tubes with easy launching ramp, ping pong table, pool table, dart board, basketball goal, Kan Jam, Stainless Steel Gas Grill, Washer/Dryer, and XBox, DVD player, bocce ball, and washer pits. Enjoy the quaint country atmosphere of Martindale but still less than 2 miles to San Marcos river outfitters, walking distance to downtown Martindale, 23 miles to historic towns of Gruene & Wimberley and just minutes from downtown San Marcos.

This gated home features a relaxing open floor plan concept and is perfect of large groups of family and friends that has expansive river views and large comfortable screened porch. The relaxing living area features a large LCD TV with comfortable seating where guests will enjoy a large dining table seating 16 people, kitchen bar with 4 bar stools perfect for socializing!

THE SAN MARCOS RIVER LODGE can be your perfect place to escape for your family retreat, river fun with friends or just a night to rest and recharge. Bring your family or friends to retreat, relax and recreate while still being so close to San Marcos and more!

BEDROOMS: Sleeps 26 in 16 beds

BEDROOM 1: Features Two Pillowtop Queen Beds

BEDROOM 2: Features Two Sets of Bunk Beds w/XBox

BEDROOM 3: Features Two Queen Beds with Twin Day Bed

BEDROOM 4: Features Two Queen Beds with Twin Day Bed

BEDROOM 5: Bunkhouse Gameroom features Two Twin/Twin/Queen Bunk Beds with Pool Table, Dart Board, Large Screen TV


The over-sized serving bar is perfect for dining and entertaining. This well-appointed kitchen includes microwave, high capacity coffee maker, toaster, trash compactor, and blender. This open concept kitchen is spacious with lots of counter space and long bar for creating those perfect afternoon drinks!


- Large 65 inch LCD TV with cable with comfortable seating and sofas

- Floor to ceiling windows allowing ample natural light and scenic river views


- Wi-Fi throughout the home

- Large outdoor area patio area for group gathering and enjoying the river view.

-bocce ball

- KanJam Game

-Washer & Dryer

- Pool Table

- Ping Pong Table

- Xbox and DVD Players

- Generous Parking

- Close to San Marcos Downtown/University & Local River Outfitters

- Three acre property with 500 feet of river front

- Large lighted backyard entertaining area with Hot Tub, Gas Grill, Picnic Tables with seating for 24 ppl.

Kayaks and River Tubes available upon request


This private river front home is located in quaint Martindale and only 10 minutes from downtown restaurants/bar/university in San Marcos.

More Details

Kevin Newbolt
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018


Martindale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Max. adults: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets! $100 per pet per day for pets found on premise plus damages!
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious bathroom with double vanity/sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink/vanity
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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500 ft of River fnt on over 3 acres*With a concrete kayak/tube launch*HOT TUB*
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Grear place with plenty of room and lots of amenities

  • 5 of 5

Overall experience was gf reat for a large family reunion. All the amenities were great from the kayaks, river front, patio games, pool table volleyball, soccer, etc... Private gate entrance for security and located very close to river access points or shuttles to float. Great getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Daniel's group at the River Lodge! We hope to have them back soon. Kevin
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Wonderful for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room to host 4 families with children ranging in age from 3 months to 17 years old. We had a great stay and hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Kevin's place is just great. The kind of place you look for when you need a relaxing getaway for a big group. Our stay was wonderful. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having Bradley and his group at the house and are glad they had a great time. We hope to have them back in the future! Kevin
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Great family atmosphere with all needs anticipated!

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful and has great space! It is also located conveniently to many places.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle's group was a pleasure to host at the house. We would love to have her group back in the future. Kevin
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Beautiful Riverfront Home

  • 5 of 5

This home had all we would ever want to host our large family gathering. The owners seem to anticipate every need. They were very responsive to our calls. I would highly recommend this home for anyone looking to have a large gathering of family and/or friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with lots of space. The outdoor area and riverfront location was great! So was the hot tub! I loved the grill and the kids loved the fishing and volleyball.

Definitely coming was just a great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back anytime. Kevin
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Growling (downtown San Marcos)
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Quail Creek Country Club - Public
Nearest Motorway
31 Miles
Circuit of The Americas - COTA
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hays County Burger & BBQ
Car: necessary

River Retreat is located 10 minutes from San Marcos in the quaint town of Martindale. The river front location makes for an ideal getaway that's just minutes for shopping and other amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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