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

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

RIO CASITA WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING GUESTS ON MARCH 1, 2016. PLEASE CALL NOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATONS. WE HAVE COMPLETELY RENOVATED THE HOUSE AND ARE NOT QUITE FINISHED AT THIS TIME. MORE COMPLETE PICTURES WILL FOLLOW AS WE FINISH THE LANDSCAPING.

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 the swirl around you.

Rio Casita's water is furnished by a well. From time to time there is the smell of sulfur in the water. That comes from minerals in the ground water. The well is serviced monthly by a local pump and well company and the water is checked periodically to maintain its safety. Be aware that sometimes it is a little smelly, but not always.

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 18 years old to rent proof of age must be presented...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are the same price as other guests....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We are a totally nonsmoking facility. If smoke is detected, an additional cleaning fee will be added to your credit card upon departure. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    2 max $25 per pet, per night...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Antique claw foot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    pedestal sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    2 TV's one in living one in master bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    A great place to shop and find unique items. The downtown has shops of all kinds and is a hub of activity. There are several restaurants located on the square for your enjoyment....moreless

  • River:

    Walk out the back door and down an easy grassy slope into the Blanco River....moreless

  • Village:

    Great for shopping. Many shops and restaurants on the square....moreless

  • Water View:

    View of the river from the house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    back porch - seats 6 Dining room - seats 6 ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bring your own towels to use at the river....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 6...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    off street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    There is not a land line...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are for use in the house only. Furnish your own towels for the river....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer can be used for guests staying 1 week or longer. Please confirm when booking....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password: riocasita...moreless

Kitchen

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    has an icemaker...during the summer months it is a good idea to bring additional ice. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Range with oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced yard for dogs and kids...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal - bring your own charcoal...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    2 Dining tables - seat 6 loveseat and 2 comfortable outdoor chairs...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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.

Each guest over the first 2 is an additional $25 per night.

A one night's fee + tax is required to confirm the booking.

The balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival

VISA, MC and AMEX are accepted


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin, Texas
2.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cypress Creek Cafe
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodcreek
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Ranch Road 12
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Wimberley, TX, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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  • Welcome...Time to kick back and relax.

    Welcome...Time to kick back and relax.

  • Living and diniing offer a great open space for visiting with family and friends

    Living and diniing offer a great open space for visiting with family and friends

  • Beautiful new renovated kitchen.  Everything you need except food.

    Beautiful new renovated kitchen. Everything you need except food.

  • A big Texas size table awaits the feast.

    A big Texas size table awaits the feast.

  • Can you see yourself spending the night here?

    Can you see yourself spending the night here?

  • Great king size bed in the master bathroom.

    Great king size bed in the master bathroom.

  • Master bath vanity for 2.

    Master bath vanity for 2.

  • Kick back and read a book or have a glass of wine.

    Kick back and read a book or have a glass of wine.

  • A large and spacious back porch for dining, reading, or just being.

    A large and spacious back porch for dining, reading, or just being.

  • Just a short stroll from the house...you can see the river from the porch

    Just a short stroll from the house...you can see the river from the porch

  • Beautiful view of the river and hills

    Beautiful view of the river and hills

  • The cool waters of the Blanco River welcome you on a hot summer's day.

    The cool waters of the Blanco River welcome you on a hot summer's day.

  • Living room...ready for relaxing.

    Living room...ready for relaxing.

  • Throw another log on the fire on a chilly TX night.

    Throw another log on the fire on a chilly TX night.

  • Can you see yourself preparing a meal in this kitchen?

    Can you see yourself preparing a meal in this kitchen?

  • Large island in the kitchen is a great gathering place for friends & family.

    Large island in the kitchen is a great gathering place for friends & family.

  • 4 poster queen size bed welcomes weary travelers.

    4 poster queen size bed welcomes weary travelers.

  • Master bath sports an antique bath tub.

    Master bath sports an antique bath tub.

  • The oversize back porch is perfect for conversation or alone time.  Nice

    The oversize back porch is perfect for conversation or alone time. Nice

  • Additional dining space is available on the back porch.

    Additional dining space is available on the back porch.

  • Bear says, "Welcome to all my furry friends."

    Bear says, "Welcome to all my furry friends."

  • A cool shady spot on a hot summer's day

    A cool shady spot on a hot summer's day

  • Pull up a chair and relax...as the river flows gently by.

    Pull up a chair and relax...as the river flows gently by.

  • You can still see the house from the river  bank.

    You can still see the house from the river bank.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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