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River front property with charming, updated cottage on River Road

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage on the river

River Song – It's the Hunt church bells, the river bouncing over a rock dam, and the song of the migratory birds that the Texas hill country is known for. This vacation rental is ideally located off of the highway and on the river just upstream from the confluence of the north and south forks of the Guadalupe river. Enjoy the private river front, which has a concrete dock that provides easy access into the river for swimming, floating, or launching a canoe, kayak, or fishing boat. Half of the 100 yard river front is a shallow stretch of easy rapids that are an easy kayak float to the south fork, and is just the spot for lawn chairs and swimming with toddlers. This four acre property has a front yard perfectly suited for family baseball games, star gazing, and wildlife viewing. The outdoor pavilion is a wonderful place to gather for a bar-b-que, story-telling and visiting.

This charming cedar and river rock Hill Country 4 bedroom/3 bath cottage will comfortably sleep 8 people. The combined living-dining room has a rock fireplace for those cool evenings and a wall of windows to enjoy your river view. The floors are Saltillo tile in the living, dining, and kitchen areas. The spacious kitchen has good storage and is stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils, linens and small appliances for your convenience. Downstairs has a large Master bedroom and a bath with a shower and a guest bedroom with a shower. Upstairs includes two guest rooms that share a bath with a tub/shower, and a loft overlooking the living and dining room. All linens and towels are included.

Conveniently located in Hunt, Texas fifteen miles west of Kerrville. Nearby restaurants include the famous (Hunt Rock Cafe) at The Hunt Store, Elaine's Table, and Rio Rancho.

Lost Maples State Park is approximately 30-40 minutes away, a 20-minute drive into Kerrville, 45 minutes to Fredericksburg, and just over an hour to San Antonio. This is an ideal place to stay if your child is enjoying one of the many summer camps in our area. Now taking “CAMP RESERVATIONS.” Make your reservation now for your perfect Hill Country vacation. Come for a weekend or an extended stay.

More Details

Laurie & Richard Blankenship
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Laurie & Richard Blankenship

My sister and I are very happy to share our family vacation home with others. River Song has been our family meeting place since the seventies, and even our children who live out of state plan their vacations around times to gather in the Texas Hill Country. Many of their friends have come along and now claim River Song as their “home away from home.” We invite you to start your own family tradition at River Song!

Laurie & Richard Blankenship purchased this house in 1975

What makes this house unique

The location of this property is ideal. We are not on the major highway like so many others, yet we are on the river. Neighbors are just near enough so that there is not a feeling of isolation. Everyone enjoys the charm of the house and the beautiful scenery.


Hunt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have an attached bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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River front property with charming, updated cottage on River Road
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Serene River Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything. High ceilings, beautiful views, large well-appointed kitchen and living room - all right on the Guadalupe River. Even provides kayaks, a canoe, and water toys for your use. A school of catfish visited every day, along with myriad species of song birds. We hope to come back at least quarterly to this luxury retreat.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a big group out to the house and we had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the property - the big lawn that went down to the river - the beautiful scenery. The house was great. It had lots of kitchen "stuff " to help handle the 20 people that spent Thanksgiving Day with us. We used the fireplace, which was a special treat with the cool weather that we experienced while we were there.

The only drawback was one of the bedrooms on the first floor had a periodic smell that came from the septic system. It wasn't noticeable during the day, but could be smelled at night and early in the morning. The owners are aware of it, and hopefully are doing something about it.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks do happen and we put our attention to it immediately. So sorry they experienced this but problem resolved!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our friends and us took our 6 kids and had a great time fishing and swimming at this quiet home, right on the Guadalupe River. It was peaceful and had all the amenities we needed! The river was easy to access and had a great shallow area for the kids to play in (which they did almost all day). The owners were helpful and attentive, and we really enjoyed our getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homey and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It was close to LaHacienda Addiction facility where we had family sessions to help our loved one heal. So it was a comfort to find we were only about a mile away. Barring the neighboring highlines and weedy fields, the property itself was pleasant and sitting along the creek so peacefully. Everything and more was handy for ones use to be at home and comfortable. New mattresses with a bit more softness give would be nice though they are firm for those who like that firmness. The master suite needs a better air system as the musty odor gets a bit much with which to deal, but it is so inviting to see. The rest of the house is quite nice, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, really. Attractively decorated to feel as if at home. We felt invited when we arrived to find a delicious spice cake on the kitchen table. Now how nice was that to sit down from a long and tiring drive to a fresh brewed cup of coffee and a slice of that freshly baked cake. ummm good!

For positive criticism, I would require my maid to empty the vacuum cleaners dirt and store the appliance in a closet other than where a guest will want to hang their clean clothes. Other than that, the place was immaculately clean. inviting, and comfortable.

It was nice to have bird feeders to fill and watch the birds, to have kayaks and a canoe for playing in the creek, and chairs and benches under the trees while grilling under the pagoda. The swinging bench was enjoyable under that tree.

Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love staying at River Song!

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend at River Song was once again a wonderful experience! The house was very clean when we arrived and the apple cake that the owners baked for us was yummy!

The owners are very friendly and always responded quickly when we had a question.

We highly recommend River Song!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on River front property!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the river house for 5 days my family of 7 throughly enjoyed the house and property. Plenty of sleeping areas, house was beautifully decorated with some old and new mixed in. The kitchen had everything you needed to cook and plenty space to prepare. The swimming area was beautiful, but we would like to recommend to the owners to clean out the swimming area where mush has built up by the dock to make it easier to get in and out that's the only reason why my review gives it 4 stars.

The tubes, kayaks, and lounging floats and chairs were a big plus!! Our kids loved kayaking down the river! Fishing was great too!!

Our family would stay here again for sure close to everything but tucked away!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mother Nature usually takes care of the silt build-up along the dock but we did not have any significant river rising's this season. Dock access is still usable and there are several other access points on our property to the river.
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hunt Store
Nearest Beach
258 Miles
Port Aransas
Car: necessary

People seeking a simple, outdoor life that depicts the friendly, western spirit of Texas have been coming to Hunt, TX for generations. Texans and others vacation here to enjoy the beauty of the clear, green Guadalupe River and the activities it provides. We are home to campers, artists, and musicians. In the summer, we kayak and tube the river, meet friends for lunch at the Taco Stand or the Hunt Store and go dancing on Friday nights after the rodeo at the outdoor dance hall, Criders. In the winter, we hunt white tail and axis deer, hike the trails and gather around the fireplace with friends. Nearby, Ingram and Kerrville offer art galleries, museums, and live theater. Forty-five minutes will get you to Fredericksburg, Boerne or Comfort for more quaint shopping and antiquing. Other day trips are Enchanted Rock, Willow Loop Wild Flower Trail, Winery Tours, Lost Maples State Park, bat caves, and Bandera, Music and art festivals are regular events in the Hill Country.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Short stays of 2 nights are $450.00 per night.

Owner'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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