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

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 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 to enjoy small ceremonies along side your reservation for an additional fee. (30 people or less).

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 seasonally available and near by. Sleeps up to six 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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 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 small ceremonies and retreats. as seen on!

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
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 ...
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom/Dormroom - 6 twin/ single , Spacious room for adults or children
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 RollAways 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
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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Spacious Home on 20 acres - Private Pool/Spa - Gameroom - Breathtaking Views!
average rating of 4.55 based on 66 reviews
Austin, TX

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved the open plan of the home. Loved the pool and hot tub, which were very well maintained. The property has a lot of space and excellent privacy. Thanks for being such wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very nice...secluded, quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The house is large and Peter and Berlin were nice and responded quickly. The game room was a bonus...the kids watched a movie on these and the adults watched in the living room. Jets do not work in the Jacuzzi tub but it was warm out side and we did not even use it. They have a peaceful prayer garden a short walk away....our family will go again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a great place and we had a wonderful time.

  • 4 of 5

Great location and great house.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Loved the house, pool, and property!

  • 5 of 5

My party was 15 ladies in their mid-sixties. The house was plenty big and well kept and several of the women would like to return. Pool was perfect! We spent a lot time in it! The Prayer Garden is awesome and we saw some beautiful sunsets there. The only negative I have (and this is really on me as I should have asked for clarification) is the house only has 12 beds so 1 person slept on a couch and 2 others on rollaway beds which were actually comfortable. However had I realized that some would be sleeping on rollaways I might have brought a really good air mattress. The property managers were really good in responding to emails and were quick to resolve the few issues we had upon arrival. All in all I would book this property again and recommend it for large groups.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, very private.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and very private.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Channelview TX

Great property. Kids love pool & close to many adventures.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice improvements & all new towels, sliding doors, & windows. Needed a little more a/c upstairs. Over all we had a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $220
Refundable damage deposit $250
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.