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Spacious Home on 20 acres - Private Pool/Spa - Gameroom - Breathtaking Views!

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

** Book our 'Pool House' for the perfect family reunion or retreat; sleeping a total of 15 on a beautiful 20 acres, atop the 3rd highest elevation in Comal County! **

Note to future and returning guests:

We have made many upgrades to the Pool House you are sure to love, such as/but not limited to: New carpet, New Couches, Love Seats, Rugs, and Covered area by the Pool as well as additional poolside seating. We also now offer upgraded cable (with DVR!) and WiFi. The Point at Grace Garden is also now available for booking weddings and small events! Come and enjoy !

Our views from the 'Point at Grace Garden' are one can only dream of! Come experience it for yourself!

Mountain Oaks Retreat's 'Pool House' is centrally located between Austin and San Antonio in the majestic Hill Country of South Central Texas. This spacious home is located on a private 40+ acre hilltop just minutes away from Canyon Lake and is surrounded by scenic views, multiple lake access points, and an 18-hole golf course. It's the perfect spot for vacationers who are seeking a tranquil country retreat with the opportunity for big city excitement just a short drive away. After a day of exploring the beautiful Hill Country, tubing on the river or shopping at the San Marcos Outlet Mall, come home and relax in the hot tub! Also enjoy magnificent views and sunsets from 'Grace Garden' lookout situated on the third highest elevation in the county. Our 12 foot dining table is perfect for meals with the family or special group gatherings! Take time after dinner to star gaze into the Hill Country night. It's always fun to have a Family Game Night in the game room...Ping Pong anyone? After a good night sleep on our pillow top mattresses, wake up to a hot cup of coffee and cook up a Tex-Mex breakfast on the grill... Muy Delicioso! Now for a special treat, watch the wildlife play while you eat on the patio. Come experience the natural habitat at the Mountain Oaks Retreat in the heart of The Texas Hill Country. Stay any season of the year. For larger groups, The Bungalow is near by and sleeps up to eight people.

This 3,600 square foot home includes lots of beds plus:


•Private Swimming Pool & Hot Tub with Outdoor Shower

•900 square foot Game / Banquet Room with Futons

•Spacious Living Area with TV

•Fully Stocked Kitchen

•All Linens, Pillows, Blankets, Towels, etc.

•Full Size Washer & Dryer

•BBQ Pit (Charcoal)

•Basketball Hoop

•Ping Pong Table

•Volleyball Net / Area

•Swing Set

•Hill top acreage provides lots of yard space for a variety of uses

•Lots of room to hike, explore, and play outdoors * NO ATV's or GOLF CARTS PERMITTED*

•Several local churches located nearby

•Two miles from nearest grocery store

Aside from the many nearby land and water activities, other nearby activities include:

•World Famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark

•Six Flags Fiesta Texas

•Sea World San Antonio

•San Marcos Outlet Malls

•Natural Bridge Caverns

•Natural Bridge Wildlife Park

•Guadalupe River State Park

•Aquarena Springs

You're also just a short drive from these wonderful Texas cities:

•New Braunfels – Float the Comal River and make a splash at the Tube Chute or take the kids to play at Landa Park. A small town noted for its unique German heritage, New Braunfels offers a wide range of restaurants, shopping, and family friendly activities.

•San Antonio – Take a boat ride on the Riverwalk and tour The Alamo. Or visit historic missions and museums while exploring downtown by trolley. Also home to Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

•Austin – Downtown Austin and its famed 'Sixth Street' provide a perfect place for vacationers looking for a night of entertainment as restaurants and clubs line the streets.

•Gruene – An antique lovers paradise and home of Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas.

•Wimberley – Named one of “America’s Best Small Towns” by Travel Holiday Magazine, you’re sure to find something for everyone in Wimberley. Take the kids to the Wimberley Candy Company and grab yourself a cold drink at the Texas Tea Stand.

•Fredericksburg – Shopping, restaurants, and local rock climbing favorite Enchanted Rock are sure to make your list of things to do if you spend a day visiting this peaceful Texas favorite.

•Johnson City – Also known as LBJ Country, Johnson City is home of the Lyndon B. Johnson Historical Park and many others. Get ready to enjoy a day full of nature watching, antique shopping, good old fashioned cooking, and some famous southern hospitality.

Additional Details:

The Kitchen is furnished with all appliances including refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Glasses, plates, bowls, silverware, and other kitchen essentials are also included.

The Game/Banquet Room is a versatile 900 square foot area that can be used for special events, entertaining, or extra sleep space. It has a sink/bar area, refrigerator, and full bathroom.

Sleeping areas include a master bedroom, two private bedrooms and a large dorm style room with plenty of beds. The dorm room is spacious and over looks the swimming pool. All the bathrooms are conveniently located. All beds have luxurious pillow top mattresses and all pillows and linens are included.

Keywords: Retreat, Lodge, Large Home, Pool, Hot Tub, Game room, Family Reunions

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

What makes this house unique

When staying at the Mountain Oaks Retreat you have access to experience 'The Point at Grace Garden" which sits atop Comal County's 3rd highest elevation. Available for reserving weddings, retreats, and small events. as seen on!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Jul 2011
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Spacious Home on 20 acres - Private Pool/Spa - Gameroom - Breathtaking Views!
average rating of 4.5531917 based on 53 reviews

Property is in a beautiful setting. Very peaceful.

  • 3 of 5

There was plenty of room for a family of 13 including five children. The game room was sufficient area for the children to play. The TVs in both the game room and family room were small to view for a large group. The TV in the game room did not have cable access. The pool was amazing. The kitchen cabinetry has some minor flaws (i.e. Cabinet door hanging off hinge, one door wouldn't shut properly). Some basic amenities such as a bar of soap and coffee in the kitchen would have been nice. The prayer garden was very lovely and had a wonderful panaramic view. We enjoyed the short hikes we took. The children enjoyed playing on the play equipment. We enjoyed the pool. Overall, we had a wonderful stay together as a family.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay! We are so happy you enjoyed your time. We also appreciate your feedback on the tv's. We have since replaced both tv's with much larger ones!
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The listing description of the property and the house was exactly how it was described.

  • 4 of 5

The layout of the house was very good for our families needs. The pool was wonderful and enjoyed by all of us. The property was clean and well maintained. The owner was wonderful to work with, very open to our questions prior to our stay and during our stay. And yes we would recommend this property to our friends and relaties. Some of the family make visits to The Alamo, SeaWorld and The Majestic Theatre in San Antonio. Some also visited The Marina and Gruene. Everyone had a great time. The only amenities we might suggest would be more bathroom and kitchen linens, and perhaps a larger fry pan in the kitchen as we did cook everyday. And perhaps more water pressure in shower upstairs. But overall it was a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend it. The owner was wonderful to work with and very friendly. There is also a beautiful Prayer Garden onsite that most everyone enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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travelers from Houston and Corpus Christi

  • 5 of 5

Place was everything we expected and more. The view Canyon Lake was awesome, we had no problem finding with our GPS. Pool was great it was a chore getting the grandkids out of it to go to the lake. Deer came out in the evening to give the kids a thrill. We plan to do this again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The kids would have stayed in the pool 24 hours a day if we would have let them.

The house is close to several attractions and lots of good restaurants.

The house could use a little renovation but nothing that really caused a problem.

We will consider returning next year.

Best part is you are off to yourself and no noise except your own kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and home!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families stay at the home during our vacation to Canyon lake and it was great! We had plenty of room for all adults and children! The kids of course loved the pool and ping pong table! We would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone! The one and only thing i might reccomend if you plan on staying here and doing a lot of cooking on the stove top you may want to bring a large skillet because there are medium size ones there but it makes it a little difficult to try and prepare a large meal such as breakfast with smaller ones for a large group!😀!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bay City, TX

Perfect for our family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

First, let me say that this place was perfect for our family of 9, with three generations including an infant. We needed private bedrooms for napping and bedtime, and this provided that, and we didn't want something we had to worry about with the kids. The weather was spectacular and we spent hours and hours in the pool and hot tub, and didn't mind one bit paying for the propane to heat things up. One review said that the hot tub never heated up but it worked great for us ... I don't think they followed directions on how to turn the temp up. The walks to the lookout were wonderful and the views spectacular. We planned a picnic for our last day (there are picnic tables) but the weather didn't cooperate. Next time!

We needed a house that was functional, but not exquisite (kids!) or insanely expensive. If you want exquisite, look elsewhere and pay more. The huge dining table sat us all at once. The refrigerators held everything we needed them to. The three bathrooms provided enough choices when needed, and we never ran out of hot water or anything. The game room was great for everyone. My only negative is that I wish there were more and better towels because the selection was pretty slim. I would recommend you bring your own because if you have a big group who all swim, there will not be enough for bath time.

We never once turned on the television. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we plan to make this a yearly trip.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We are located just minutes from; Cranes Mill Marina and Boat Rentals, Rivers and Parks, Dinosaur Tract tours, Canyon Lake Gorge tours, Natural Bridge Cavern tours, Hill Country Wineries, Oldest Dance Hall in Texas - Gruene Hall, Concerts at Whitewater Sports Amphitheater, Walk Canyon Dam, Library and Recreation Center


Rates & Availability

Canyon Lake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Sep 8 2016 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
May 30 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $220
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

***********Holiday Rates require 3/nt min...Ask Manager for Quote.

***********Additional gas charge to heat pool or hot tub.

Security Deposit is not refunded if cancelation occurs unless canceled 90 days out or more.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool Area - outdoor shower
  • Bathrooms are supplied with toilet tissue. Bath towels and linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 6 twin/ single , Spacious room for adults or children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Futon & RollAway. In gameroom for overflow sleeping space.
  • Bedroom 3 can accommodate a Pack-n-Play crib (which we provide) with plenty of room to spare! All bedrooms have closets. We use cotton sheets on our comfortable pillow top mattresses.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Lake and Hill Country views within walking distance. Awesome sunsets and scenic views from our beautiful 'The Point at Grace Garden'.

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