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14+ Acres, Kids/Swings/Dogs/Fenced/Large Decks/Lake View, PRIVATE!

Bedrooms 2
Space 790 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Secure Wifi, amazing decks and views, open concept that's CLEAN!

The possibilities are endless: sit on the deck at night around the very classy LP 'firepit', roam our 12+ acres of secluded and treed hills, grill steaks on the spacious covered and uncovered decks with the awesome Canyon Lake view, swim at the nearby lake parks or float the river! Chances are much better of hand feeding our deer than seeing other people when you stay in our end of the road 2 bedroom/1 bath open concept home with ample boat/vehicle parking secured behind an automatic gate using your private code. (NOT a B&B, CONDO, CROWDED TIMESHARE, or STORAGE SHED-TURNED CABIN!) This is a privately owned, fully equipped, newly renovated home on the south side of the lake where my parents enjoyed their later years. We live on the acreage but it's a hike in-between can only glimpse of the main house from the edge of the property, not from the house. Very private, yet convenient to groceries, fast food/fine restaurants, Canyon Lake parks, boat ramps, tubing on the Guadalupe River, concerts at WhiteWater Amphitheater, and historic New Braunfels/Gruene/Wimberley, with antiquing and Schlitterbahn, plus Wurstfest is only 15 miles away (Nov 1-10).

**Master has a KING bed and flat screen tv/dvd combo;

**2nd bedroom has full bottom, twin top bunk with twin pullout under

**Living room has a comfy sectional and includes 55-inch tv/dvd with Direct TV including PREMIUM channels;

**Gates on decks can contain pets and children while letting them run up and down the ramp toward the garden or from the decks down the ramp and into the fenced yard;

**NEW! Covered overhang with children's swings, a toddler swing, tandem swing for 2 children, and a whirl-and-twirl in the big oak. FUN for kids - only steps away from the deck! Watch the kids from the deck or hammock!

**Pack and Play and camper's cot are also available on request; let us know the ages of your young children so we can add toys!

Our home has central air, stove/oven/microwave, double door refrigerator with ice maker and water filter, clothes washer and dryer, linens, towels, dishes, pots and pans for cooking, silverware, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock pot, paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, hair dryer, and soap for hands, shower, and laundry. There are coolers and picnic items to take to the river or lake, and even a floating cooler you can attach to a tube or boat! There are three picnic tables and a new gas grill with utensils.

No smoking inside OR outside on property (due to odor transfer from clothes to furniture), and absolutely no charcoal or wood fires, personal firepits/chimeneas, or fireworks. (And NO FIREARMS!) Thanks for understanding!

Oh! And we ask for no loud outside music please - the sound travels in the hills!

NOTE: Please contact owner with requests for waiver of minimum stay and veteran discount.

PETS: Our place isn't just pet friendly, it's pet perfect! Your furry family members can run up and down the ramps and into the fenced yard - or you can restrict them onto the decks OR in the yard. We also have dog bowls and two large blanket pieces for their naps.

NOTE: Active duty, veteran and disabled veteran discounts available. Very seriously injured Wounded Warriors contact for deep rental discounts and possible transportation from/to San Antonio. Sorry, bathroom not yet wheelchair accessible, but we do have bathroom grab bars and ramps from covered parking to home entry.

NOTE: We require full contact information for all adults prior to payment. Maximum 4 related adults, total capacity 6 persons. This is a quiet family location with a small septic.

More Details

DJ Roberts
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 12, 2018

About DJ Roberts

We're a husband and wife team, native Texans who are proud to share their property with others who appreciate and respect nature. Husband: telecommutes as a software engineer for the Mayo Clinic. Wife: retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant and now partner in a business developing instructor-led and online training classes for both private and Federal organizations.

DJ Roberts purchased this house in 2005

Why DJ Roberts chose Canyon Lake

The beautiful Canyon Lake views, peaceful 10+ acres, and unusually isolated location on the side of a hill captured our hearts! We cherish our evenings listening to the sound of the birds and an occasional dog barking in the distance.

What makes this house unique

Our 40+ herd of deer visit daily, and several crowd around for a hand-fed treat. Their favorites are veggie scraps and any kind of bread, but especially tortillas!


Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 790 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Very small bathroom with shower, sorry! It does have grab bars for shower and toilet, but unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Full bottom, twin top & under bunk
  • Master with king bed and tv/dvd player combo; ask about borrowing drama, family, comedy, or adventure dvds!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We provide detailed brochures of local attractions, maps, directions, etc.


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14+ Acres, Kids/Swings/Dogs/Fenced/Large Decks/Lake View, PRIVATE!
average rating of 4.983871 based on 62 reviews

Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so clean and organized. We stayed an entire week and did not want to leave! DJ heard we had two small kids with us and gave them toys, a tent and coloring books. The fruit she left for us was so yummy and thoughtful. The front porch was my absolute favorite part! We cannot wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted y'all enjoyed the place! And it's always a good day when beautiful children get to play and have fun. Thank you for choosing our place--hope to host you again soon!
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this place was awesome, very relaxing and much needed. DJ and John make sure you are comfortable and are very friendly people. The home has everything you might need. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Private Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice two bedroom cottage in a very pretty, quiet setting surrounded by trees with a view of the lake. Modern accomodations throughout. Gigantic covered deck with grill and firepit. Owners extremely accomodating in answering questions, suggesting places to eat or visit, making sure all was perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding as Always

  • 5 of 5

DJ’s house is outstanding as always. Great location on the south side of Canyon Lake - convenient to San Antonio, New Braunsfel and Fredericksburg. The deck is amazing and the property size is great for hiking. She loves dogs and they love staring and smelling the deer. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and cozy for our family of four and our two dogs.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The kids loved feeding the deer and going for walks along the trails. The fenced yard was perfect for our dogs, and one of our dogs is usually very good at escaping from yards.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yorktown, VA 23692

It’s Hard to Leave

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our two months here at Canyon Lake and will really miss this place. We have closed on our new house in Copper Ridge, so it’s time to move in but we will definitely be back to this area often to enjoy the lake and the surrounding area. This little house has been a great place to live and DJ has been so helpful to us throughout our visit. 5 stars to her and her property.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host y’all! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Welcome to the neighborhood, new friends!
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
7.9 Miles
Whitewater Ampitheater
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Canyon Lake Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
Gennaro's Trattoria
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Canyon Park
Car: necessary

27 miles to San Antonio; 58 miles to Austin; 5 miles to 2 boat ramps and public beaches; 15 miles to Schlitterbahn Water Park, 7 miles to the Guadalupe River for tubing fun, 8 miles to Whitewater Amphitheater, 13 miles to the River Road Ice House, 19 miles to Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Payment through VRBO/Homeaway system only (Credit card or eCheck.) Major holidays $250/night - 3 night minimum, $1500 weekly spanning major holiday. (New Years', Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.) NOTE: Veteran discount available. Contact info for adults required prior to payment. No more than 4 (family-related only) adults, total 6 renters in party. Contact owner for special requests. Please contact owner with requests for veterans' discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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