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Perch Or Flounder On The Blanco River

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perch Or Flounder Manor sits on 7 acres above the Blanco River and yet it is minutes to downtown San Marcos and Texas State!

This Country Farmhouse/MCM/Vintage Boho/Modern Mashup was built in 1945, but has been completely renovated to modern standards of comfort, convenience and beauty. It's the perfect gathering place for family and friends, with two working fireplaces, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, including a Jacuzzi tub upstairs and a wheelchair accessible bath downstairs. There are beds for 10, and comfy couches for a few more. It has original oak flooring upstairs and hand-stained concrete downstairs. The spacious patio has a relaxing sectional, a dining table and a gas grill.The house is perched on an acre of property that overlooks the Blanco River from about 20 feet. Six more acres below include both sides of the river. Keep in mind though, that this is not "resort" style riverfront! This part of the river is a wildish stretch. There are a couple ways to scramble down the bank if you're feeling adventurous, but the easier access is to walk around the road to the low side. Watch the abundant fireflies in the evenings, and watch for the hawk who regularly flies thru the giant cypresses in the mornings. You might catch sight of the usually shy but quirky armadillo family that lives close by. The river's song is the background music for your stay.

The house is located within walking distance to a TSU shuttle and is a few minutes drive to the university, historic downtown, the San Marcos River, the Outlet Mall, and all that this friendly and beautiful town has to offer. It's about 20 minutes to Wimberley, Lockhart, New Braunfels, Historic Gruene, or Schlitterbahn, 30 minutes to Austin or Circuit Of The Americas, and 45 minutes to San Antonio. The beautiful Texas Hillcountry spreads to the west from here with wild flowers, wineries and spectacular views.

Because the river is actually the city limit boundary, the house is technically in the county. You'll have easy access to everything, but feel like you're the country.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018


San Marcos Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • limited accessibility
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Perch Or Flounder On The Blanco River
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Great property

  • 4 of 5

Came for homecoming this year and the house was very spacious. Loved the location as t is not too far from the stadium and downtown. Only minutes away literally. It is a hidden gem. You can enjoy the surrounding nature of the location. As well as enjoy the inside vintage feel. Will come back to this house it is available next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! It makes me happy to be able to share this place!
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Great country place close to everything..

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Close to everything, but not in the middle of it all. Had a well stocked kitchen, enough space to spread out inside, and enough yard that the kids could run around. Very clean, quaint place.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect for a group trip to the river! Would definitely want to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a small family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Close to the college campus so we got in and out of the graduation ceremony quickly. Nice patio to sit on and listen to the night. Kitchen was well equipped and roomy. Neighborhood is quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home, plenty of room, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a large family group, and really appreciated the great location and flexible spaces with room to relax. The house has plenty of country charm, but has also been updated with modern amenities. It is convenient to highways, shopping, and restaurants. The entire rental experience was very easy and enjoyable. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to stay for a get away.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Great Escape. It was perfect for a group of ladies. We loved the areas where we could be together and visit but yet we had our own bedroom. We would very definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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