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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 790 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 houses...you 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

Owner
DJ Roberts
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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 Hill Country

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!

Amenities

Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We provide detailed brochures of local attractions, maps, directions, etc.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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12+ Acres, Kids/Swings/Dogs/Fenced/Large Decks/Lake View, PRIVATE!
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 54 reviews
5

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: Jun 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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5

Hill Country Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

I have never felt so at home on a trip before. DJ met us at the gate with open arms and was very friendly and accommodating. She really has her stuff together, I don't think we wanted for anything. The property was gorgeous and private, the deer were such a treat..I really enjoyed being right in the middle of nature again- we don't get that in Houston. This was the perfect place for a family with teens, they liked hanging out by the fire pit at night, and exploring the trails during the day. The most important part was that we got to bring our dogs with us, I can't put a price on having my babies with me. I wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What nice words--thank you!! We do work hard to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay. It feels good to contribute to someone's good memories. Sincerely appreciate you and all our other wonderful, wonderful guests!
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5

Awesome. The hosts thought of everything to make my stay the best that it could be.

  • 5 of 5

The best.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Relaxation Interlude

  • 5 of 5

Stayed eight days at cabin while awaiting closure on new house. Perfect spot for relaxing and stress relief. Views were very nice; large deck was excellent; overall accommodations were excellent and modern. DJ and John were very accommodating and helpful; wonderful hosts. The highlight of the stay for us and our dogs was the friendly herd of white tail deer that visited every morning and evening for snacks. The deer loved apple slices, bread and even bananas. Once you become familiar with the winding roads to the cabin, all the services you need are in Startsville a few minutes away, to include a great Italian Restaurant.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We were delighted to host you and yours, and goodness, those pups were adorable! I think the deer miss y'all giving them treats! So glad everything worked out well for you. Moving to a new state is challenging, to say the least - happy we could offer a place to relax and de-stress. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
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An Absolutely Beautiful Experiance

  • 5 of 5

We spent three wonderful nights and experienced great accommodation, gorgeous views, peaceful surroundings and met a lot of "deer" friends. This is the most perfect place to stay when in the Hill Country, whether by yourselves or with you fur babies. Dana out did herself with preparations before we got there and the house has everything you need. This is now our go-to place anytime we go back out to the Texas Hill Country. Strongly recommended!

Greg

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing Time at Quaint Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a nice relaxing time communing with nature and forgetting about the city life. The back porch is wonderful not only to view the lake and surrounding area but to be friends with the deer that come every morning and evening. It was a treat to feed them. I hated to leave. The cottage is small but fulfilled all our needs. The bathroom is tiny so that is an adjustment but nothing to spoil our stay. DJ left us fruit which we enjoyed and provided corn for the deer. We brought our little dog and he enjoyed being free and not on a leash in the fenced in yard to do his thing. Wonderful restaurants and cafes are close by so no need to venture far. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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.