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Llano River Compound--Perfect for family reunions/corporate retreats/getaways

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Four cabins with views of the river; commons with gourmet kitchen and bunkroom

Pleae note, we only rent the whole compound all together--never individual cabins. Ten acres of peaceful rural riverfront; each of 4 charming cabins has queen-sized bed and 3 have fold-out double-bed sofa; all cabins have a mini-kitchen for morning coffee and a private bathroom. The commons has a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, Wolf appliances, two dishwashers, and every gadget you could need, along with a Big Green Egg for cooking outside. The bunkroom in the commons sleeps as many as 6. All baths and beds are outfitted with luxurious Sferra sheets and Restoration Hardware towels. The arrangement allows for togetherness in the spacious commons and privacy when needed, to retreat to your cabin. This property is ideal for girls'/guys' getaways, a family reunion, or a corporate retreat. There's a 60-inch tv, ipod dock for music and high-speed wi-fi in the commons.

Property Manager
Jodi Zipp
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Jodi Zipp

My husband and I are empty nesters who always dreamed of having a 'cabin in the country.' We were able to bring that dream to reality when we found this lovely bit of Texas heaven in 2011. We live in Austin, but we spend as much time as possible hanging out on the river. We share the property with two other couples with the same dream of having a nearby respite from the city.

Jodi Zipp purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Jodi Zipp chose United States

We've looked for years for a piece of property that was within 2 hours' drive of Austin, on water, and that would be manageable as we get older--we found this one through some friends who also have a place upriver from us. We love the pink granite, the lazy river (which has never gone dry), the sunsets, the wildflowers, the peace. We are still working at getting to know our little sliver of Texas--we discover new nooks and crannies of it all the time. It's also great to be close enough to go hear live music at the Hilltop Cafe or eat great barbecue at the Castell General Store just up the road. Hunters will find an abundance of leasing opportunities and plenty of game during the season.

What makes this cabin unique

We are so delighted with our compound, designed by our favorite up and coming architect, Matt Garcia, who has also designed two other houses for us. The Llano property was featured in Garden and Gun magazine, Jan. 2014 as well as in on-line architecture blogs. We have tried to make it as sustainable and low-maintenance as possible for ourselves and for our guests.


United States Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Guests must check with owner before making party plans.
  • All adult guests must sign a waiver and release provided by owner before arrival.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Commons Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cabins 1 - toilet , shower , All four cabin baths are the same and outfitted similarly.
    Cabin 2 - toilet , shower
    Cabin 3 - toilet , shower
    Cabin 4 - toilet , shower
  • All baths are tiled, with onyx accents. All floors are concrete. All baths are appointed with French soaps, high-end shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and lovely plush towels and washcloths. Note:there is an outdoor private shower down near the river.
  • Studio, Sleeps 21
  • Cabin 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sofa bed opens to twin-size bed; sitting area, mini-kitchen.
    Cabin 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Double-bed sized sleeper-sofa.
    Cabin 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Sleeper sofa is double-bed size.
    Cabin 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , Double-bed sized sleeper sofa.
  • The commons has a bunkroom with two bunkbeds--double bed lower and single bed upper. It's small but comfortable for adults as well as children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Llano River Compound--Perfect for family reunions/corporate retreats/getaways
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Comfortable and quiet place to visit.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay. Having the 5 separate areas for each family was fantastic. We were able to enjoy lots of family time in the bunkhouse and down by the river. There was an issue with the air conditioner in cabin 1 but Jodi found someone to come and take care of it as soon as possible.

Beautiful cabins, and the location was exactly what our family needed...peace and quiet to make time to reflect on what's important.

Thanks Jodi for sharing your space with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio

Great architecture in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

It was great for 5 families as each had their own cabin or bunk room in the main house. The best kitchen to cook in! Wolf range and sub- zero glass front refrigerator, open kitchen made for a great cooking experience for our big group. We dined on the big wooden table in the kitchen or al-fresco under the stars on a spacious deck. We had a great time watching the meteor showers. Beds are comfortable and clean. Showers are spacious. The river was a short walk down to the paved path where fly-fishing boys caught bass and canoes could take you across the river. My mother and grandchildren liked the swing under the tree. At night by the river around the fire pit, we made smores and watched fireflies and shooting stars. Bliss

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely worth it! Beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely perfect! We didn't want to leave. We will book again and again. Plenty of room and we really felt so relaxed. Everyone enjoyed swimming in the river and walking around. Thank you Mrs Zipp for sharing your beautiful compound with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had seven mothers and seven 8th-grade graduate daughters out for a retreat and full-moon weekend. We loved it! The space was just beautiful and everyone felt very happy and very relaxed. The kitchen was the best I've ever had in a rental property and the cabins were dream-inducing, very comfortable, and very well appointed. Thank you so much Jodi for such a fine weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our place! Courtney and her group were wonderful guests--very considerate and respectful, and easy to communicate with. We would welcome them back any time.
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Austin, Texas

A special property

  • 5 of 5

This really is a special place. A great design and impeccably decorated. A wonderful place to meet friends and enjoy the river and the Hill Country.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, and everything you need is there.

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do it justice. Beautiful, secluded, family friendly place. Lots of wildlife and unique architecture and fixtures. We loved it!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Castell, Texas
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Llano Municipal Golf Course- bank of Llano River
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 71
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Castell General Store
Car: necessary

Set in the midst of gorgeous pink granite hill country, Llano is a deer hunting mecca during deer season. The Llano River attracts kayakers, canoers, swimmers, and explorers. There are several charming antique shops in Llano proper. Enchanted Rock is about 30 miles away and attracts hikers, spelunkers, rock climbers and mountain bikers. Great barbecue at several locations.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $99

The occupancy tax charged is required by Llano County (4%) and the State of Texas (6%).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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