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Beautiful Blanco River Cottage - Rio Casita - Blanco River is the backyard.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6; 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths:

Rio Casita (Little River House) is located in the middle of a beautifully wooded acre of land on the pristine Blanco River. The clear, cool, spring fed river is ideal for kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying nature. Drive the short three miles along River Road that flanks the Blanco into Wimberley, and take a shopping spree through some of the most unique shops you will see anywhere.

This is a very romantic spot with plenty of privacy. The kids will love it also. Walk down the easy sloping hill from your back porch and directly into the river. Great swimming and wading and a superior place to enjoy an ice cold adult beverage. It's all here, come and see!

After fun in the sun and river, head back to the house to enjoy all the ammenities: outdoor grill, great backporch for hanging out, gourmet kitchen - everything you need, except the food. When the sun sets the fire flys appear. It is magical to lay in the hammock and watch them swirl around you.

Rental Rates-same year round-no off season :

First 2 guests: 225

3 guests 250

4 guests 275

5 guests 300

6 guests 325

Above rates are per night

There is an additional 6% hotel occupancy tax

We are a pet friendly location. The fur babies are $25 per night, per pet. There is a 2 pet minimum.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Connie

My husband and I fell in love with Wimberley. When we found Rio Casita, we just had to purchase it. We love being there and use it as a family get away. We love the quietness, the wild life and the easy pace that this place offers. We are very happy that we can share all of that with you.

Connie purchased this house in 2006

Why Connie chose Hill Country

We love being on the water and the Blanco is just right for us and our dogs. Our golden retriever thinks he is in Heaven when he is there.

What makes this house unique

Relax, relax, relax. Lay in the hammock, pull a chair out into the middle of the river; read; walk; listen to nature or just sit on the back porch. A unique place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, if you demand a little more activity in your life, the Village of Wimberley is just 2 miles down the road.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Connie

We loved our stay:) Thank you for sharing your tranquil casita. We ended up not bringing the dogs since we were only staying for 2 nights. We were running late getting out of Houston and just wanted to scoot out with no trouble -- after we arrived I felt so guilty!!! They would have loved it. We were able to have a wonderfully relaxing weekend though. I'm attaching a photo of Henry and I relaxing in your great hammock overlooking the river. Later that evening, we went out to the river at 1AM. We were out there with 3 or 4 deer, a friendly skunk (although he made me a tad nervous) and the glorious stars ----- something we really can't see in Houston most of the time:/ We'll be back and hopefully will be taking the dogs along.

Thanks again,

Feb 2015
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Wimberley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Antique claw foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pedestal sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Rio Casita gets its water from a well. From time to time there is an odor. It is not always present. A new water filtration system was installed in August of 2015 to try to eliminate the odor. It seems to be working. We want you to know that the water is safe. If you think this will bother you, please do not rent Rio Casita. As I said we have taken steps to eliminate this, but I will not guarantee that there will be no odor. Ground water contains both sulfur and iron, among other minerals, which can seasonally vary in concentration. Water systems may also contain varying amounts and types of harmless bacteria which consume these two mineral compounds producing a rotten egg type of odor. Flushing at the faucet until the odor disappears is the immediate remedy to this problem. Most of the time the odor occurs only in the hot water. In the Wimberley area, the EPA does not consider iron oxide or hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in ground water as a risk.


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Beautiful Blanco River Cottage - Rio Casita - Blanco River is the backyard.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 40 reviews

The perfect family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our two daughters (ages 16 and 12) along with their two friends. The first thing they said as we pulled up is “the house is so cute!” After oohing and aahing as they walked through the house, we walked down to the river and took in the breathtaking view. Shortly after arriving, we were all in the crystal clear river. Since the river is nice and shallow, my husband and I were able to just sit in the middle of the river and watch the girls play and explore. I personally enjoyed the colorful dragonflies that liked to land on me while I sat in the river.

Every day, the deer, turkeys, birds, butterflies, and fireflies would come to visit us in the backyard. We loved watching them from the porch and even from the kitchen windows while we were making meals. The wildlife was definitely a highlight for the girls. We even encountered two goats on River Road on a daily basis. The day we were leaving, the goats approached our vehicle and put their heads through the open windows for the girls to pet them. It was like they were saying goodbye! We also saw turtles sunbathing on rocks along the river.

Throughout our stay, the girls kept saying “this is so much fun!” Coming from teens and preteens, that is a huge compliment! We all want to come back on a regular basis. It was truly one of our best vacations! Thank you Busby family for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you were able to enjoy everything that the beautiful Wimberley Valley has to offer. Get away from technology and relax and enjoy a simpler way of life for a while. Please return. We will love to have you come again. Thank you, Connie
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  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever. We enjoyed the beautiful home and all that nature had to offer. We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you feel the same when you visit Rio Casita. So unique to Drive about 10 minutes from town and be in the hill country surrounded by nature and no noise. Come enjoy
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Darling house, great river frontage. Perfect weekend getaway. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The river was shallow with a flat bottom, great for setting chairs in water for relaxing. Our dogs loved it, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home in order to relax before our son's wedding in Johnson City. This home absolutely filled the prescription for relaxation and comfort. The interior of the home is beautifully decorated and has everything you could ask for to make your stay comfortable. We spent many hours on the back porch watching the deer and turkeys and grilling in the evening on the Weber grill in the backyard. The river is visible from the house and a short walk . Don't forget to bring your river chairs to sit in the river and catch some sun in this private location on the river. I really can't say enough nice things about this home and the owner, Connie. She is wonderful to work with and so accommodating. You definitely don't want to miss out on renting this wonderful property on your next trip to Wimberley.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Perfect relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close enough to town for restaurants and shopping but feels like you're out in the country. The house is well appointed and extremely comfortable. We just needed a quick retreat from the city and this fit the bill perfectly. The weather was unseasonably cool and pleasant so we didn't get to play in the river, but we were able to just sit on the porch and enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frisco, Texas

Beautiful property and very quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our goal for all of our guests to enjoy the environment and their stay at Rio Casita, and nice to hear when that has been achieved. Thank you. The quiet and serenity combined make for a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and the sound of the Blanco River in the backyard adds to the peaceful ambience. Come and see for yourself.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Austin, Texas
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
Cypress Creek Cafe
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Ranch Road 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Leaning Pear
Car: necessary

Other Activities: horse shoes, kayaking, tubing, zip-lining, visit the wineries, Memorial Day and Fourth of July Rodeo, Trade Days, first week-end of each month, great restaurants and just relaxing on the river


Rates & Availability

Wimberley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Each guest over the first 2 is an additional $25 per night.
Each pet is $25 per pet, per night. A maximum number for pets is 2.
A signed rental agreement is required and confirmation that each guest has received and understands the house rules is also required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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