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Charming Riverfront Cottage on 25 Acres W/ Deep Swimming Hole

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Little House on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch (http://www.shaderanch.com) is nestled along the Blanco River among the mighty oaks of the Hill Country. Drive down a tree-lined one-lane road and begin enjoying the beautiful, tree covered 25 acres offering tranquility and seclusion. Walk 100 yards from the house to take the stone steps to the river below. 513 feet of private river access awaits you with a deep swimming hole in both normal and drought years.

Gaze at a gorgeous sunset or sunrise on the river or from the picnic table on the bluff above. Grab your rod and discover what Flyfishing magazine called 'one of the best fly fishing spots in Texas, on the Blanco River.'

Take a swim in the clear blue waters of the Blanco River. Enjoy a picnic or a nap or a book along its banks. Dine in the covered porch watching the deer graze and maybe see the rare violet-ear hummingbirds that have been known to visit. Get cozy on those cold nights in front of a warm fire from the beautiful rock fireplace in the living room. You will find a wonderful, large outdoor hot tub right off the covered porch. It is a private place to unwind while admiring the brilliant stars above and the quiet solitude of Shade Ranch.

Little House on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch has so much to offer with its 25 peaceful acres, private river access, a fully equipped kitchen, open dining areas inside or on the covered porch (with Weber propane grill), and a large bedroom with a queen size comfortable bed. There is also a great stone fire pit with stone benches, perfect for roasting marshmallows or warming up on a cool Hill Country evening. 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. And with high-speed/wireless Internet and satellite TV, you won't sacrifice the conveniences of modern technology, either.

There is also a larger 3 bedroom house on the same property. The houses are completely separate and don't share anything other than the acreage. The houses sit approximately 100 yards apart and have a bank of cedar trees and a large cedar privacy fence that sit between the houses and create separate areas for privacy.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets allowed with permission. Maximum of two. $25/night fee applies....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Sleeping Porch

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Bed in Master Bedroom, Twin bed in Alcove area/small room off of Den, Queen sized air mattress and full length leather couch for extra sleeping area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Recently redecorated by new owners throughout home. Located on private 25 acres. Picnic table located along bluff overlooking river. Stone fire pit and stone benches. We provide towels, shampoo, liquid soap, paper products, hair dryer, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books for both adults and children are provided....moreless

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

    Some board games provided....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with sports package....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Music player with CD and connection is available....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV....moreless

  • Toys:

    Basic stash of children's toys provided for their enjoyment....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Various DVD's of Box Office Hits...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront:

    513 Feet of Private Blanco Riverfront with deep swimming hole year round. Natural rock shelf creates dam across our riverfront and creates a 4 foot+ deep swimming area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi and ethernet cable connections available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For both beds and air mattress....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Regular leather sofa, leather love seat and TV with DirecTV cable....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Long distance calls can be made with calling card....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided. Please bring along river towels for use at the river....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Also includes coffee, creamer and sugar....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Also includes coffee maker, coffee, creamer and sugar....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with dishes, glasses, utensils, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, ziploc bags, Pam spray, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio with table and chairs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Feel free to bring along a kayak or canoe to explore the river....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered patio next to grill area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber propane grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor hot tub next to patio and house....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$260
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
Mid Season 2016
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$195 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
Low Season 2016
Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$250
Low Season 2016
Nov 27 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
Low Season 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
Mid Season 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
Spring Break 2017
Mar 10 - Mar 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
Mid Season 2017
Mar 26 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$295
High Season 2017
May 29 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$265
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$295
High Season 2017
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$260
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$295
Mid Season 2017
Sep 4 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

All rates include maximum of 5 guests.

Pets allowed upon permission from owner. $25/night pet fee.

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 $75 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.

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: 08/25/2016
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 12
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

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. We love the Little House and speak regularly of leaving the kids in Houston and enjoying a weekend there ourselves. With sleeping room for five we have plenty of room for our 3 kids or it's perfectly intimate for just a couple. 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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The most obvious benefit of Shade Ranch is the beautiful, cold and clear Blanco River. One swim and you too will be sold as it is cool even in the dog days of August, and never crowded. The shallow area suits those wanting to wade or to sit and enjoy the flow of the river and also serves as entry to the adjacent deep swimming area. We think it is perfect and the kids do too. They and their cousins and friends can't get enough of the river when we are there. The river bank area is so spacious, and the sound of the river is so peaceful, it is our favorite place to picnic or enjoy a glass of wine. The kids also like to play games and sports in the grass along the river. They also enjoy fishing, climbing to the 'cave' by the river under the ledge, looking for arrowheads after a rain, having a family 'sleepover', and just exploring the 25 acres of 'forest'. We know you will find these wonders and more at Shade Ranch.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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Photos

  • Front of the Little House

    Front of the Little House

  • Front of Little House.

    Front of Little House.

  • Den with leather couches and wood burning stone fireplace.

    Den with leather couches and wood burning stone fireplace.

  • Side alcove room with daybed.

    Side alcove room with daybed.

  • Breakfast area looking back towards master bedroom.

    Breakfast area looking back towards master bedroom.

  • Kitchen also includes dishes, pots, utensils and basic spices needed.

    Kitchen also includes dishes, pots, utensils and basic spices needed.

  • Bathroom with Shower

    Bathroom with Shower

  • Stone fire pit and benches for roasting marshmallows or warming up.

    Stone fire pit and benches for roasting marshmallows or warming up.

  • One of two stone patios on the riverfront with steps into the river.

    One of two stone patios on the riverfront with steps into the river.

  • Our favorite afternoon spot along our riverfront.

    Our favorite afternoon spot along our riverfront.

  • Stone steps down to the river.

    Stone steps down to the river.

  • 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.

  • Enclosed Front Porch and Entryway

    Enclosed Front Porch and Entryway

  • Master bedroom with queen bed and leather chair and ottoman.

    Master bedroom with queen bed and leather chair and ottoman.

  • Den looking towards kitchen and sleeping alcove.

    Den looking towards kitchen and sleeping alcove.

  • Breakfast area and kitchen to the side.

    Breakfast area and kitchen to the side.

  • Fully stocked kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, & coffee maker.

    Fully stocked kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave, & coffee maker.

  • Desk near den and kitchen.

    Desk near den and kitchen.

  • Back covered patio with hot tub and Weber propane grill.

    Back covered patio with hot tub and Weber propane grill.

  • Shade Ranch consists of 513 feet of riverfront on the Blanco River.

    Shade Ranch consists of 513 feet of riverfront on the Blanco River.

  • Looking upriver on the Blanco.

    Looking upriver on the Blanco.

  • Fall colors by our picnic table along the bluff that looks over the river.

    Fall colors by our picnic table along the bluff that looks over the river.

  • Fall colors from our bluff looking down at the river.

    Fall colors from our bluff looking down at the river.

VRBO #196219

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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