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Once a romentic Bed and Breakfast, presently a gorgeous private gathering haven

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

8 private bedrooms, 6 1/2 bath, 12 beds, 9 queen, 3 single, 0 double, sleeps 22

At one time, a romantic B&B...

Presently a paradise for families.....friends ....and ....businesses !

Wake up to the music of birds singing... look out your window and what do you see? Beautiful huge cypress trees bordering the Guadalupe River. If you are lucky you may spot a blue heron, a drinking deer, or at least a lazy turtle on a lost floating branch.

This beautiful property is situated on one acre of land and encompasses 165 feet of waterfront. There is a floating dock housing one canoe and three kayaks. This non-smoking house has eight bedrooms (9 queens, 4 singles, 1 double), 6 1/2 bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, piano, 2 living areas each with a dining room table and TV, as well as a gorgeous view of the Guadalupe River. Outside there is a gas grill, a bar-b-q grill, a fire ring, several addirondack chairs, 5 tables with chairs that sit 24+, 2 swings and horseshoe game. Perfect for relaxing and entertaining outside. The entire house has a waterfront view. The house is located half a mile upstream from historic Gruene, where you can walk, ride your bike, tube or paddle down to. And it is only three miles from the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, voted America's #1 waterpark for 10 years and counting. Come enjoy the most beautiful house and cool yard in Texas!

1491 Edwards Blv. New Braunfels Texas 78132

3000 square feet +

Please check vrbo listing 29347 for 24 pictures of this property.

WIFI available.

Keywords: river house, waterview, Gruene, tubing, canoeing, Schlitterbahn,fishing,

cool yard, privacy in home

More Details

Maria Halbrook
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Maria Halbrook

My name is Maria. I am originally from Lisbon, Portugal. I moved to the United States in 1980. I moved to New Braunfels in 1989 and began a Bed and Breakfast. I have recently converted the B&B into a cozy, quaint vacation rental home.

Maria Halbrook purchased this house in 1989

Why Maria Halbrook chose New Braunfels

Breath-taking yard with an amazing view and access to the Guadalupe river. You are able to swim, fish or canoe any time. Proximity from downtown New Braunfels is within 5 miles and we are located 1 mile from historic Gruene, TX.

Huge pecan trees and cypress trees provide marvelous cool shade in the Summer.Abundance of birds, turtles, fish, deer, ducks, etc..

What makes this house unique

By taking the kayaks or canoe up river you have access to white water rapids, and by floating downstream you will quickly find yourself amidst historic Gruene, TX, Many adventures to be found. Plenty of wild life watching awaits. Abounding number of deer, turtles, birds, fish and more.


New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please return yard furniture and kayaks to original place.
  • Please use left side of yard, when facing river ,for ground games .
  • Please take all trash to large containers by street.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 1/2 bath total. 2 with shower only, 4 with bath tub and shower.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 9 Queens, 0 Double, 3 Singles. Private entrances to 5 out 8 rooms. Water view in 7 rooms. Floor plan sent upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Once a romentic Bed and Breakfast, presently a gorgeous private gathering haven
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. We had a great time using the canoe going up and down the river. Only thing was I wished the kitchen was bigger. We love to cook so kitchen was were we spent the most time. Overall it’s an prefect place to spend in the back and enjoy the lovely spring weather.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We've stayed here more than once. Quite neighborhood. We love it. It's a great property.

  • 4 of 5

We love this house. The neighborhood is quiet and you feel secluded but are still close to everything. There are 10-14 of us on any given trip and those houses that say they sleep 12-14 generally have a couple of bedrooms and then one room that sleeps 8-10 with bunk beds and pull out couches. Well our group is all couples. Married couples with an average age in the upper forties. So with eight bedrooms the Gruene River Haven gives us all our own privacy under one roof with a yard and outside area that allows us all to visit together better. Which is the propose if our trip... fun together. Stay here, you will not regret it. Also Maria is the best person I've ever dealt with in renting a house for my group in the 27 years I've been doing it. You just can't go wrong here.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River House

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house with tons of space, ample room with plenty of beds and bathrooms. The location is amazing being right on the river and the back yard is the biggest draw of all. Great for large parties and families. Will be back again next year.


  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! The view is breathtaking!! It made for the perfect girls weekend. We had 15 and there was plenty of room and we still had extra room! The owner is very accommodating and easy to work with. Which made for a stress free weekend! We will defiantly be back in the future! No complaints, can't say enough good things!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We have a group of college friends that get together annually and have a Crawdad Boil. We rented this property in May and loved it! The owner is great to work with and we'd definitely consider it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River House

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at "The River House" in New Braunfels many times and found that it works well for a large family or a college mini-reunion. It is close to the unique town of Gruene and has many water activities for the young ones. A nice dock and three kayaks are provided. It is always clean and up to date and the owner is charming. After 19 years we still return regularly.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gruene Hall
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Landa Park
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Car: recommended

Landa Park, Schlitterbahn, Gruene, Outlet Malls, Boutique shopping in downtown New Braunfels or Gruene, night spots, sports bars, local music, annual festivals, 5k runs, bicycling rides, horseback riding,canoeing, tubing, tennis ranches, etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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