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Rio Lago Ranch - Family-Friendly Ranch Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedroom/4 bathroom lakefront home with private lake, pool and river access

A charming country vacation less than an hour from Houston in West Fort Bend is awaiting you. A private ranch house vacation rental sits on 200 acres. Rio Lago Ranch offers privacy, peace and tranquility. Experience the great outdoors, and have the comforts of home.

If you want to be able to experience the beauty of the country, you will find it here. The house at Rio Lago Ranch is tastefully furnished for your comfort. It can accommodate your retreats, family gatherings, anniversaries, business meetings, or weekend getaways. It is the perfect place for anyone who would like a home away from home in a country setting.

For the water lovers, swim in the pool to refresh yourselves on a warm day (not heated in the winter). For our fishermen guests, fishing is allowed in the lake, but only catch and release, please. Canoe and kayaks are available to explore the lake.

There is a volleyball court and large grassy areas for a football, baseball, or soccer game, or for playing Frisbee.

Our porch holds a ping pong table.

If you like to hike, then hike the trails of Rio Lago and Rivendell Ranch for an outdoor adventure on 200 acres. Discover the many lakes, trees, wildlife and almost three miles of river along the properties' boundary.

A large wrap around porch with plenty of seating invites you to sit and watch the sun set, enjoy restful conversations or watch the numerous birds that make Rio Lago home.

Enjoy the bon fire pit to roast marshmellows, sing, tell stories or just sit and see the many stars.

Rio Lago Rental Features:

• Comfortable furnishings

• Heat and air conditioning

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Master bedroom downstairs, king bed

• Second bedroom downstairs, queen bed

• Three bedrooms upstairs -

*the bunk room has a queen and double bed and four bunk beds, three with doubles below twin on top, and one with two twins.

*Another bedroom has 3 twin beds and the alcove room (no windows) has a double and twin bed.

• Game room with pool table

• Porch with ping pong table

• Linens furnished

• Picnic tables, smoker Bar-B-Q and fire pit for roasting marshmallows

Amenities at Rio Lago Ranch Include:

• Private lake

• Swimming pool

• Views from the verandah

• Canoe and Kayaks

• Stroll along wooded pathways

• Bird Watching

• Three miles of river access

• Seasonal fishing in East Bernard River

SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED - and no groups without at least two adults over 30.

We DO NOT allow the following:

-large gatherings,

- prom groups,

-bachelor or bachelorette parties

- weddings or receptions at Rio Lago Ranch.

Any group violating the policy will be asked to vacate the premises immediately and the fees paid will be forfeited .

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Always an awesome time when we are here! All of the updates on the house since our last visit look great. We finally came when it was warm enough to enjoy the lake and pool.

Our family enjoyed all of the outdoor activities this place has to offer!

Can't wait to come back again!!
Jul 2015
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East Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 4 bunk bed , 3 of the bunk beds are double below.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6) one is below a bunk bed, Bunk Beds (4) 3 of which have double beds below - bed linens are provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Rio Lago Ranch - Family-Friendly Ranch Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect our family! We had plenty of room and enjoyed the house, porch, pool table, ping pong table, pool, kayaks and canoe, plus the house has plenty of board games to be enjoyed by all. We had adults aging from 25 years old to 50+ year olds, teens, toddlers and a baby in our group. We did bring our own pack-n-play but found the house has one too. We will book this house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you all enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for leaving the house so cared for. Please come again!!
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here ! I wanted a place that all my family could come and celebrate my daughters high school graduation and this was the perfect place ! The home is absolutely gorgeous inside and out . The kids enjoyed canoeing on the lake swimming in the pool playing ping pong and pool . There was plenty of room for the kids and adults alike . Definitely coming back and for a longer stay next time .

Only down side was all the wasp nest around the porch . But I tell you what it kept me moving lol and also all the lights outside didn’t work but that’s it . Very minor things

Thank you Angela !

Leila Cuevas

June 2018

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this clean rental. Angela was very helpful throughout our stay. Everything was exactly as described in the description. We kayaked and canoed, swam in the pool and fished. The place is easy to get to and there is a grocery store in town about 2miles away. The Interior was recently redone and all pretty much new. We enjoyed the ping pong and pool table as well. So much to do and just relax on the outside porch. The yard all around the house is St Augustine and sticker free. No need for shoes! Wifi works great throughout the house with no lag. Had a great time! Only thing I would add was another TV in the loft. It is older and not as user friendly for children. Definitely want to come back though. Hope this helps! Brandon

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that y'all enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for leaving the house in such good shape when you left! We look forward to having you come again. Re: TV - it is in our plan to replace it- we just recently got the house downstairs restored after it was flooded by Hurricane Harvey so that will be the next purchase .
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Perfect Place, To See Is To Believe

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place with feeling of country living yet not too far from the city. There is a market place within 2 miles away for everything you might need. House is really clean & equipped. We had so much fun here bonding with our family. Our teenagers had so much things to do inside & outside the house. No dull moments. We all love the privacy of having the place just for ourselves, far away from strangers. There is also a tree house that was not stated in their amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rio Lago Ranch is just what we needed. Such a relaxing place with everything you need to get away and chill. Our family (ages ranged from 4 to 69) had a wonderful experience. The house is big, clean and all you need plus more for a ranch getaway. We had so much fun swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cooking and relaxing. Kids loved the bunk room and the large pool. There is so much space to run and play games, the kids never got bored! Adults loved the huge porch to hang out on at night! We will definitely be returning for either another family weekend away from the city or a couples weekend away :-) I highly recommend Rio Lago Ranch! Owners were great and accommodating as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome fun place!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an awesome place! We had such a good time at Rio Lago Ranch! Everyone has done best time and therewas not a minute of boredom for anyone. We played in the pool, played volleyball, fished, canoed, kayaked, cooked out, played pool, played ping pong....just literally loved every second of our stay! The house is huge and accommodated all of our needs. Soft kitty was loved by everyone and is so well behaved! Thanks for allowing us a great place to stay and re!ax. The grounds a very well taken care of. We hope to visit again 😀

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
GB Intercontinental Airport, Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Freeport Beach
Car: necessary

Rio Lago Ranch is located east of the San Bernard River off Hwy 90A less than an hour west of Houston,

TX. Rio Lago will offer you a country experience in a quiet, tranquil setting, yet is just 25 minutes from Sugar Land, Texas. The house overlooks a pool, six acre lake and woods beyond. There are hiking trails throughout the property and one around the lake that will allow you to sit and read, talk, pray, or just enjoy the beauty of God's creation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Minimum for up to 4 people-$400 per night Each additional person from 5-12-$35 per night 13-24 $20 per night Minimum stay on weekends -2 nights Day Guests -$15/day per guest Local and state taxes apply- night minimum on Holiday weekends, Thanksgiving and Christmas 4 night minimum-Refundable Security Deposit of $500-$1000 is required depending on the size of the group-Cleaning fee -$200. Personal checks, cashiers checks or money orders accepted. We do not allow large gatherings, weddings, prom groups or groups without at least 2 adults over 30.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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