Relaxing Home by the Cool Green Water of the Guadalupe River
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.)
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Member since: 2013
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Sports Gear
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 15 - May 18, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $300 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
It may be possible to rent just a part of the property (Main house and guest house, for example.) Contact owner to discuss.
Half due immediately, remainder 14 days before arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Hunt, TX, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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. 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.
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Main house porch-- river is to your left
Main house - kitchen
Main house - bedroom #1. Full bath attached. Opens to dining room and porch.
Main house - Bedroom 3 (shared half bath attached)
Casita - bedroom #2 -- Futon and two twin beds (full bath attached)
bridge from guest house to main house
Guest house sleeping porch (also has futon and twin)
Main house - picture taken from the river. (Casita is at the right)
The rest of the porch in the main house. River is at your right.
Butler's pantry - main house (there's also a second refrigerator here)
Main house - bedroom 2. (Shared half bath attached)
Casita (from the river) - 2 beds, 2 baths, small kitchen, sleeping porch, deck
Casita - Bedroom 1 (full bath attached) Opens to deck and porch
Casita sleeping porch
Guest house (1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeping porch) taken from river
Guest house bedroom (1 queen bed, 1 twin; full bath attached)
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This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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