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Hill Country Vacation Rentals on the Llano River

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Three historic hill country homes on the Llano River in Castell, Tx. We are just a 90 minute drive from Austin or San Antonio. Perfect for either a weekend getaway or an extended summer vacation. The properties are available for rent separately or in combination. Please check out our website ( or VRBO listing #722364 for more information.

Kayak, fly fish, or relax in a chair in the shade with a good book and watch the river go by. Perfect place for family vacations, girls weekend or couples getaway. We are close enough to Llano, Mason and Fredericksburg to shop to your hearts content and enjoy great restaurants but far enough away to escape from the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist areas.

The Buchholz House boasts a full kitchen with new appliances. A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience. There are two bedrooms located on the main floor (king bed, queen bed) and an enclosed loft with 5 twin beds perfect for the younger set. The large backyard has a hammock and firepit for guest use. The yard slopes gently down to your private access to the crystal clear Llano River. We are pet friendly!

Castell is a small, historic community on the banks of the Llano River. The General Store is famous for its hamburgers, BBQ and friendly atmosphere. There is often live music on Saturday nights.

Need a smaller space or room for more? Additional accommodations are available on site. Contact us for more information.

Management resides nearby to ensure a hassle free experience.

Keywords: House, cottage, historic home, river house, vacation home

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018


Llano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , vintage footed tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels, toilet paper, hand soap, body wash provided. Hair dryer is provided in both bathrooms. All linens laundered in chemical/fragrance free detergents.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with adjoining bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with adjoining bath
    Loft - 5 twin/ single
  • All linens provided with extra blankets, pillows available. All linens laundered in chemical/fragrance free detergents.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Fire pit in the backyard, lighted area in the back yard, shaded area by the river with chairs, rocking chairs on the front porch


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Hill Country Vacation Rentals on the Llano River
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Odessa, TX

Beautiful! Good bed!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place has a really great claw foot tub not shown in pictures. Has a washer and dryer! Everything you need. It's a medium trek to the river but easy to put a kayak in. Owner is great too! Will use again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Tx

Great Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week for Spring Break with my mother-in-law and two young kids. The house was perfect for us and had something for everyone. We enjoyed birdwatching from the living room and screen porch, dinners al fresco at the picnic table out back, exploring the rock formations in and around the river, fishing, kayaking, bike rides, trips to the General Store, and day trips to Llano and Mason.

The house is lovely - simple and tasteful decor, clean, and well-outfitted. Denise was an incredibly gracious hostess. We will definitely plan on visiting again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Woodlands, Texas

It was hard to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure to spend a week at The Buchholz house. The photos and listing description were spot on! I have learned not to get too excited from previous rentals, but was thrilled to find this home and location to meet all my expectations! The home has been lovingly restored and maintained and the walk to the river is truly just a short distance with beautiful rock formations and plants to enjoy. My primary reason for staying here was to kayak fish. Denise had lots of information about fishing opportunities and connections for us. The property offered a great location to fish from the river's edge or wade as well as paddle off for the day on kayaks. The ability to have my dogs spend the week with me was appreciated. I think they had as much fun as I did! Thanks Denise for a great place to visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The first thing we did when we arrived at the Bucholz House was walk around the back and head to the river. It is a short, easy to navigate walk and there is a big shade tree with lawn chairs right next to the river.

Once inside the cabin, we realized the pictures did not do it justice. The cabin is rustic, but well maintained and the kitchen is good sized with a lot of counter space.

All the amenities needed were available and in working order. Denise met us while we were unpacking and made us feel welcome and let us know she would be available if we needed anything.

We were a party of two adults, one teenage boy and two pre-teen girls and a Boston Terrier and the accommodations were perfect. The two beds downstairs were extremely comfortable and the bunk room upstairs was fun for the girls.

We all were able to enjoy activities at the river and had a nice, clean, comfortable cabin to come home to. The air conditioner worked great, by the way.

The location felt very remote but we were close enough to grocery shop in Fredericksburg and we also made a couple of quick trips to Llano for some small items.

Overall, it was exactly the kind of vacation we were looking for. Beautiful, remote Texas Hill Country, nicely appointed and affordable cabin next to a swimmable river with an extremely accommodating owner close enough to help with any of our needs. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for the same type of vacation.

Thank you, Denise.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Fun for Families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Buchholz House with 8 people and had a great time. We enjoyed bird watching, kayaking, swimming, grilling. Tons to do. Everything was clean, simple, and comfortable, and the kids had a great time. Close to Llano and Mason and right on the Llano River. So nice here! Thanks to Denise for everything!!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ausutin, TX

The Perfect Hill Country Escape

  • 5 of 5

What could be better than floating in cool river water on a hot Texas day? The Buchholtz house on the Llano River is a great escape from city life. The house itself was clean and cozy, with a large kitchen and plenty of lounging space. The river is a short walk from the backyard. Since Castell is so small, it is a quick walk to the General Store or to other spots on the river. Llano (and some of the best BBQ I've ever eaten) is a mere 25 minutes away. Since it's under 2 hours away from Austin, I plan on making Llano River Place my destination for future weekend getaways!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Llano Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
State Hwy 29
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

There is a 3 night minimum for all holiday bookings. This includes, but is not limited to, Labor Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Please check with us for details.

Credit Card information is required to confirm the reservation. Cards are not charged unless guest cancels without at least 48 hrs notice/1 week notice is required for extended stays and holidays. Payment is made at check in and can be paid by cash, personal check, or with a credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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