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Relaxing home by the cool green water of the Guadalupe River

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms in three buildings on the river

In the morning, you wake to the sounds of birds. If you’re lucky, someone’s up already, and there are smells of coffee brewing and breakfast cooking. You look at the way the sun catches the water in the morning and you could swear you see diamonds in the river. Maybe someone in your group has ridden a bike down to the Hunt Store to pick up a newspaper. Or maybe not – it doesn’t matter, because the world will survive without you for the day. That’s what River Time is.

After one cup of coffee has become two, the people in your group are talking about how they’ll spend the day. There’s the river, of course. One hundred feet away, no roads to cross. So swimming, kayaking, maybe fishing. Maybe sunning, or maybe chasing the shade as it moves from one spot to the next. Or maybe reading your book, or solving the world’s problems, or playing cards. Croquet or badminton or frisbees on the grass. Maybe some of your group will want to leave the property for a long walk or a bike ride. Maybe others will want to go further afield to do some antiquing or visiting some of the wineries between Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Hard to figure out when to fit in a nap. That’s what River Time is.

Most of your group will probably spend the day by the water. Occasionally, one of you will go up to the house. They’ll probably offer to bring back anything you need – a sweater or a towel or a cold drink or a snack. That’s also part of what it is to be on River Time.

At the end of the day, the river turns even greener and more still, and the cypress trees are reflected perfectly in the river. The canyon wrens lilt through the evening. You may see a heron swoop along the water. We usually call that the Magic Hour, and when the fireflies start to flicker you see more of the river’s diamonds.

Eventually, you make your way back up to the house. You, or someone else, have made the perfect dinner. Maybe it’s burgers on the grill, or a casserole brought from home, or some delicacy that you’re prepared in the well appointed kitchen. Or maybe you’ve decided to go to one of the local restaurants for dinner. Dinner’s probably a little later than you’re used to. That’s also part of what it is to be on River Time.

After dinner, you might decide to two-step at Criders, Or you might make your way back to the river to watch the third set of the river’s diamonds sparkle. There is nothing like the stars in a Hill Country sky. Enjoying that is also part of being on River Time.

And then you do it again tomorrow.

(Note that amongst the treasures that we share, it is also just a little bit rustic, too. Cell phone coverage is spotty. You can always make a phone call from the road, but not always from the rest of the property. There is a land line that can accept calls and make local calls, but for long distance calls, you’ll need to bring a prepaid phone card. There are no televisions on the property, but there is WiFi.

Also, note that there are three separate buildings here. At times, we'll be willing to rent just part of the property for a reduced amount. Contact us to discuss.)

More Details

Owner
Deanna Eixman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About Deanna Eixman

A family property owned by three couples -- a brother and sister, their spouses, and some long-term friends. The property was purchased by the family of the sister and brother in the 1940's; the other couple has been visiting this piece of paradise since the early 1980's.

Deanna Eixman purchased this house in 2003

Why Deanna Eixman chose Hill Country

This is simply one of the most beautiful and relaxing places on the planet. We are so pleased to be able to share it, to help you create the kinds of memories that we all associate with River Time.

What makes this house unique

Long lazy mornings that blend into long lazy afternoons. Sitting by the river, getting a tan or chasing the shade. Seeing the sparkle of the sun on the water. Kayaking and playing in the beautiful Guadalupe. A glass of wine at the end of the day as the cypress trees' reflection in the green river becomes even more perfect, waiting for the fireflies to add their sparkle to the evening.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lots of fun in the water and playing cards. Thanks!
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Hunt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main house - Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Main house - Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Casita #1 - toilet , shower
    Casita #2 - toilet , shower
    Guest House - toilet , shower
    Laundry building - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Main house - Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be configured as 2 twins. Window unit & ceiling fan.
    Main house - bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Shares half bath with bedroom 3. Window unit & ceiling fan.
    Main house - Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shares half bath with bedroom 2. Window unit & ceiling fan.
    Main house - porch - 1 twin/ single , Day bed; screened porch with ceiling fan.
    Casita - sleeping porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Screened porch with ceiling fan.
    Guest house - sleeping porch - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Screened porch.
    Casita - bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full bath attached. Window unit, ceiling fan.
    Casita - bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full bath attached; window unit. Opens to sleeping porch
    Guest house bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Full bath attached. Window unit & ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
Convenient to the camps in the area, including Mystic, Waldemar, Heart of the Hills, and Camp La Junta.

Reviews

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Relaxing home by the cool green water of the Guadalupe River
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Perfect spot to relax surrounded by nature but only minutes from town.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot for a couple or a large group who want riverside lodging. Peaceful, lovely surroundings; comfortable lodging that is obviously loved and cared for by the owners; and a friendly, helpful property manager all help make this rental 5-star-worthy. Thanks for the great weekend. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
5

Awesome retreat to beat the summer heat

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed at the property with my family and another family from Houston. The river access was great, along with the main house and adjacent cabins. Property is conveniently located near the Hunt Store in case you need a good burger! Coming from Phoenix, AZ I didn't know what to expect, and this property exceeded all expectations. Would definitely stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Serene, beautiful, rustic... Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Yucca Hollow after a 5 year absence unsure of what to expect. It is exactly the same in all the best ways! Comfortable beds, cool water, and spaces that invite you to simple "Be." It will not be another 5 years! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

One-of-a-kind and exclusive property

  • 5 of 5

I have been to this amazing river house now several times with family and friends and it never disappoints, even in cold weather!

It is one-of-a-kind because of its 100+ yards of river frontage facing a limestone bluff in an isolated and pristine part of the Guadalupe river. Most of the places along the river here are famous summer camps like Camp Mystic .5 miles up the road. It is very rare to have access to a house right on the river in this part of Hunt, and to have river frontage with stunning views from a 50ft screened-in porch with no neighbors in sight is unique and amazing. I've been looking for river properties on various parts of the Guadalupe for years and keep coming back to this one due to its location and views. The nice grass lawn along the river is ideal for a pick-up football game or a game of croquet. It is also a great place for the firepit and to stare up at the night sky's stars.

The rustic main house has all the things you need to make for a special stay. A 12ft dining table on the screened-in porch is perfect for group meals or just hanging out listening to some music watching the majestic cypress trees lining the river. The daybeds on the porch are great for naps anytime during the day. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable with AC in all the rooms. The kitchen is simple and there is ample room for beverages and ice in the second fridge. The smoker is a cool old 20s era? boiler that has to be one of the most efficient smokers ever built. I smoked beef ribs for six hours using one solid piece of pecan!

This is a perfect place for gatherings of 8+ people. There are several houses that form a compound that can accommodate a few couples and kids, and the tranquility of this part of the Guadalupe is perfect for anyone just needing some time on the river to relax and recharge. I'll definitely be back; hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hurst, TX
5

Yucca Hollow delivers on all promises - What a location!!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? From the moment we entered the property, it was clear that Yucca Hollow was the getaway we'd been longing for. Set back a good way off the road (which is terrific for an early morning walk or jog), the main house delivers on all promises: WiFi, but no distracting TV; beautiful river, pleasantly devoid of human traffic; kayaks and water toys, but no sense of urgency whatsoever. In short, Yucca Hollow is well-appointed while dispensing with the superfluous frills.

The main house provided for some great downtime, reading (and some napping if I'm honest) on the screened porch, while overlooking the Guadalupe River. We made use of both the kitchen as well as the grill/smoker outside for fajitas.

While I did not sleep in the Casita, I spent some time there on the porch reading (and napping) and contemplating the rope swing into the river: Should I? Should I not?

I slept in the Guest House, which is within shouting distance of the main house, while maintaining some distance and privacy by way of an impressive footbridge. More quaint than the other two houses, the Guest House is perfect for 2-4 people while still affording a screened porch overlooking the river (where I of course napped).

I was guilty of forgetting more than one or two groceries/creature comforts; but the Hunt Store is only a 5 minute drive, and Elaine's Table makes some pretty outstanding food as well. I was caught kayaking more than once, while discovering that neighboring houses are at quite a distance (which explained the abundant quiet). There isn't even a house on the opposite shore; rather, a colorful wooded cliff. The Guadalupe River in this location is incredibly calm, almost glass-like, affording views to the bottom of the 3-10 foot depths. I made friends with a local Black Labrador whom I took to calling "Smokey", but I suspect that wasn't his name as he didn't seem to care for it. Appearing later in the day, on the opposite shore, were the cutest little goats. I didn't give them a name, because they seemed uninterested in talking altogether.

In the evening, we sat near the river watching the last of the sun disappear up the cliff on the opposite shore while the lightning bugs took their cue. We ate dinner on the screened porch of the main house, followed by ping pong and card games.

I will definitely be going back: for the drive on Highway 39, the peace and quiet of Yucca Hollow, and to finally give that rope swing a try!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lubbock, texas
5

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful place for a long weekend. It is a relaxing getaway with the amenities of home. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kerrville Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crider's Dance Hall
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
schreiner muni, riverhill cc, comache trace cc
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
hwy 39 to hwy 27 t0 hwy 16N to Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hunt Store, Elaine's Table
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Deposit $500

***We are currently not booking through VRBO so please contact property manager to discuss the flexability of rates based on dates, returning guest and extended stay. Please contact by calling 979-480-3064 or deannaeixman@gmail.com. It may be possible to rent just a part of the property (Main house and guest house, for example.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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