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Large Blanco Riverfront Home on 25 Private Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole

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Casa Grande with patio, fire pit and Bocce ball overlooking the Blanco River.

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 12

Casa Grande on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch (http://www.shaderanch.com) sits on a bluff overlooking the Blanco River on an historic, tree-covered, 25-acre property offering tranquility and seclusion and 513 feet of private river access–all within the Wimberley city limits! The riverfront offers a deep swimming hole (4+ feet) that is great during both normal and drought times. Casa Grande offers over 2,800 square feet of space for family entertainment. The house was upgraded in 2013 with new granite counters, flooring, paint, bathroom fixtures, tile, etc. With two large living areas and three dining areas (2 indoor and 1 outdoor), Casa Grande is perfect for family or large group gatherings. One living area is the extraordinary 'River Room.' Stunning views of the Blanco River below beckon from three walls of windows. Open the windows and enjoy the sounds of the river rapids. The second living area is a club-like setting wrought from the original cabin.The spacious master suite includes a king size bed, a comfortable sitting area, television, and a private bath.

(PLEASE NOTE: If your dates aren't available on our calendar, please try The Wimberley Retreat, our other large home on a separate 10 acre property at listing #594553.)

Relax and Enjoy the Property: Located just off the River Room, you will find a wonderful, large outdoor hot tub. It is a private place to unwind while admiring the brilliant stars above and the murmuring headwaters of the Upper Blanco River below. Follow the limestone steps near the hot tub down to the 513 feet of private river access below. The river will invite you to swim or wade in its cool waters and leave all worries behind. Or grab your fishing rod! Fly Fishing magazine identifies the Upper Blanco River areas as '. . . one of the best fly fishing spots in Texas.' Bring your kayak or canoe, and don't forget the floats and water shoes for tubing down the rapids. There’s plenty of room along the river to enjoy a picnic lunch, an afternoon nap or book, or a gorgeous sunrise or sunset on the banks of the Blanco River. Located only 5 minutes from Wimberley Square, this home completes the perfect hill-country getaway without sacrificing any of the charm (or shopping opportunities) that Wimberley has to offer.

Enjoy the grounds: The twenty-five acres of grass and woods provide ample space to run, throw a ball or frisbee, play kickball or softball, hike in the woods, or chase lizards, frogs and fish. Sit out on the flagstone patio overlooking the river and grill out burgers on the Weber grill. Grab a cool drink and play a game of bocce Ball or horseshoes on the court with the family. After the sun goes down you can also enjoy the fire pit to cook marshmallows or warm up on a cool fall or winter Hill Country evening. Watch for the many deer who live on the property, especially in the early morning. Friendly ducks from the river often visit at the house as well.

Casa Grande at Shade Ranch is perfect for groups of all kinds. The kitchen is equipped with all appliances, extensive food and drink preparation and serving ware, and indoor/outdoor dishes to accommodate any large meal. The children’s nook area provides age appropriate movies, books, videos, puzzles, games and toys for hours of entertainment and an opportunity for the adults to visit in the other common areas. Movies and books and games for adults are also provided, as is a cable TV/DVD player and music system. Whether you are planning a ladies getaway trip, couples gathering, team-building session for a small group, multi-generation family get together, a mini-reunion, a crafts or outlet shopping or winery tour, or celebrating a special birthday or milestone, Shade Ranch will provide all of the privacy, space, and amenities your group will need.

Area Attractions: Explore the areas around Wimberley by visiting Gruene, TX and the historic Gruene Hall and the Guadalupe River; Visit the Driftwood and Duchman wineries nearby or partake in some stellar Texas BBQ at the Salt Lick. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in town for antiques and crafts or visit the San Marcos outlet stores 15 miles away.

We also have a one bedroom/one bathroom house on the same 25 acres that is available for rent if you have a larger group that would like additional room. The two houses are completely separate and don't share anything other than the acreage. They sit approximately 100 yards apart and each have their own patios, hot tubs, grills, fire pits, etc.

We also own another Blanco riverfront property, The Wimberley Retreat, that is available for vacation rentals. It is a 4 bedroom/5 bathroom property with a pool on 10 private acres. You can find it's listing on HomeAway/VRBO as #594553.
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    We have 3 kids of our own so house is kid friendly with toys, books, videos, high chair, etc. for use by guests....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets ( 20 lbs.) allowed with permission. Maximum of 2 pets. Additional fee of $25/night applies....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Master: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Single rollaway bed stored in closet is available for use....moreless

  • River Room: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    New full sized bunk bunk bed up and full futon below....moreless

  • River Room is the second living area that is great for family gatherings but can also easily sleep additional guests. There is a daybed with trundle and a set of bunk beds. The bed bed is a full mattress above and a full sized futon below that can be laid flat (we provide sheets for the futon as well). We also have a single rollaway bed and there is an air mattress for use by guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • • Recently redecorated in 2013 with new granite, stainless appliances, flooring, tile, bathroom fixtures, etc. o 2 large dens (one with primary TV and other is the large “River Room” with wrap around windows and views of river) o Wood burning fireplace in den o 3 Bedrooms: Master suite with king bed, guest rooms with queen bed, and 2 twin beds o River Room has sleeping area with bunk beds and day bed with trundle. o Pack n Play available upon request o 2 full baths with hair dryer, toiletries, shampoo & liquid soap provided o Ample supply of towels & linens o Breakfast area table with 4 chairs o Dining area table with 8 chairs o High chair o Kitchen fully equipped with dishes and cookware o Full size refrigerator w/ freezer, microwave, electric stove & oven, dishwasher o Coffee maker (with coffee, creamer and sugar), electric blender, filtered water o Wood burning fireplace o 2 TV's with HD DirecTV DVD and DVR o iPod player with AM/FM; Telephone w/ US long dist....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large collection of books for both adults and children....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One in den and one on kids' TV....moreless

  • DVR
  • Games:

    Lots of board games provided in the River Room....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) DirecTV HD with sports package and DVR...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen with DVD player in main den. flat screen in master bedroom. Great TV area for kids to watch videos in River Room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Large collection of toys provided in the River Room for kids to enjoy....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Lots of kid videos and others the parents will enjoy as well....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Town
  • Waterfront:

    513 Feet of Private Blanco Riverfront...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining and breakfast areas right next to each other with two tables....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two separate units....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free US long distance....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Two phones. Unlimited long distance provided....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes provided. Bring your own river towels for use at the river....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    DSL...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, creamer and sugar provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full supply of plates, bowls, glasses, etc. available for use....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer:

    One in each refrigerator....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Newly updated kitchen in 2013....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, Pam, Ziploc bags, etc. provided for use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators available for all your needs....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Flagstone deck with table and chairs, bocce ball court, horseshoes and fire pit....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    River is great for kayaking and canoeing for guests that wish to bring their own....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber propane grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub just outside of River Room overlooking river....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season 2016
Nov 27 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$450

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$499

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 27 - Dec 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$595

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$595

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Low Season 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$450 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Mid Season 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$495 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break 2017
Mar 10 - Mar 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$595

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Mid Season 2017
Mar 26 - Apr 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$495 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Easter 2017
Apr 13 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$650

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Mid Season 2017
Apr 17 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$495 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$695

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 29 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$595 $625
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

4th of July 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$695

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$595 $625
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$695

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Mid Season 2017
Sep 4 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$495 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$650
Mid Season 2017
Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$495 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$595

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$550 $595
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Cancellation Policy: Please note that VRBO/HomeAway system uses a boiler plate refund policy. Our policy is that you receive a full refund, less a $100 re-booking fee, if you cancel more than 30 days in advance. If you cancel less than 30 days before your arrival date, you will be refunded (less the $100 re-booking fee) if we are able to re-book the same dates as your stay. This policy overrides the HomeAway stated policy.

Pet Fee: Any pets must be pre-approved by the owner. $25/night for each dog.

Damage Deposit: Your damage deposit will be refunded one week after your departure if the following conditions are met: 1) no damages are made to the property, house or furniture; 2) the house is left in an orderly fashion and not in need of additional cleaning due to excessive trash or messes; and 3) neighbors or guests at the other house were not disturbed during your stay where complaints were made. We will not hold your deposit hostage, we just want people to be considerate guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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Location

Car: Recommended

Shade Ranch is located just south of the Wimberley, TX town center on 513 feet of Blanco River Frontage. Wimberley sits 45 minutes southwest of Austin, TX and 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: The Norvell family hails from Houston, TX where we, like most Americans, lead over-booked lives full of schoolwork, school activities, sports, civic, and work responsibilities. We enjoyed a most relaxing vacation at Shade Ranch in 2008. In fact, we loved it so much that we purchased it three months later. Our kids are young and our parents and family do not live nearby. We wanted a place for our extended family to get together to run, swim, climb, spend time as a family, and just enjoy the beauty of nature. We hope your family enjoys Shade Ranch as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Wimberley, TX, USA:
Shade Ranch in Wimberley Texas is a perfect location for us because it is 3 hours from Houston door to door and only 1 hour from the Austin or San Antonio airport. Our parents and extended family and friends often join us for vacations at Shade Ranch. With beds for 12 and two large indoor family gathering rooms at Casa Grande, we have room for many to reunite under one roof. We appreciate the seclusion of the 25 acres while making full use of the conveniences of the Village of Wimberley. We regularly utilize the nearby groceries, pharmacies, restaurants, wineries, hardware and other stores. We appreciate the many nearby state parks and towns that make up the Texas Hill Country!


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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Photos

  • Casa Grande with patio, fire pit and Bocce ball overlooking the Blanco River.

    Casa Grande with patio, fire pit and Bocce ball overlooking the Blanco River.

  • Main entrance of Casa Grande

    Main entrance of Casa Grande

  • Swimming hole of 4-5 feet with great wading area for kids or adults alike.

    Swimming hole of 4-5 feet with great wading area for kids or adults alike.

  • River Room (2nd den) with dining table in background.

    River Room (2nd den) with dining table in background.

  • Dining table with seats for 8-9.

    Dining table with seats for 8-9.

  • Breakfast table and kitchen.

    Breakfast table and kitchen.

  • Second bedroom with Queen bed.

    Second bedroom with Queen bed.

  • Full sized bunk bed with futon & kid's area TV. Daybed w/ trundle in foregroun

    Full sized bunk bed with futon & kid's area TV. Daybed w/ trundle in foregroun

  • Master bathroom with granite counters and bath/shower.

    Master bathroom with granite counters and bath/shower.

  • Fire pit, bocce ball court and patio with grill

    Fire pit, bocce ball court and patio with grill

  • Large hot tub next to house and overlooking the Blanco River bluff

    Large hot tub next to house and overlooking the Blanco River bluff

  • Second larger patio and stone entry way into the Blanco.

    Second larger patio and stone entry way into the Blanco.

  • Front Gate of Shade Ranch

    Front Gate of Shade Ranch

  • Shade Ranch consists of 513 feet along the Blanco River.

    Shade Ranch consists of 513 feet along the Blanco River.

  • Main den and sitting area with refinished concrete flooring.

    Main den and sitting area with refinished concrete flooring.

  • River Room with river seen through windows.

    River Room with river seen through windows.

  • Fully stocked kitchen with granite counters, range, dishwasher, etc.

    Fully stocked kitchen with granite counters, range, dishwasher, etc.

  • Master bedroom with king bed and private bathroom.

    Master bedroom with king bed and private bathroom.

  • Twin bedroom with rollaway bed located in closet.

    Twin bedroom with rollaway bed located in closet.

  • Day bed with trundle in the River Room.

    Day bed with trundle in the River Room.

  • Guest bathroom with bath/shower.

    Guest bathroom with bath/shower.

  • Flagstone patio, Weber grill and Bocce Ball Court.

    Flagstone patio, Weber grill and Bocce Ball Court.

  • One of two stone patios and entries into the river with Casa Grande on the left.

    One of two stone patios and entries into the river with Casa Grande on the left.

  • Natural swimming hole in both normal and drought conditions.

    Natural swimming hole in both normal and drought conditions.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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