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Relax in the Texas Hill Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,377 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 2 Story 3 Bedroom Lake Home on the North side of Canyon Lake

Ranch Retreat on Canyon Lake is a spacious 2 story, 3 bedroom lake home that is he beautiful Texas Hill Country on the North side of Canyon Lake. The master bedroom with king sized bed is upstairs along with master bath garden tub, family room, kitchen and the entryway to a double level deck. The middle deck is great for Bar-B-Que's and roasting s'mores. The top deck is an observation deck that has a wonderful view of the hill country, pastures, and gorgeous Canyon Lake....The top deck is an AWESOME place to star gaze at night any night of the week. Downstairs (level 1) is a spacious area that has 2 bedrooms, a full sized bath, and a laundry room with full sized washer and dryer. Bedroom #1 (downstairs) has a queen sized bed and a deck attached to it where you can walk outside your room to enjoy a romantic evening of star gazing or relaxing in the brand new hot tub or enjoy your morning coffee while overlooking the most beautiful pastures and hill country that Canyon Lake has to offer.....Bedroom #2 (downstairs) has a bunk bed that has a full bed over a full bed.

Upstairs level #2 has a double deck attached to the home just outside the kitchen (dining area) and family room. The large master bedroom has a king sized bed and a ceiling fan. The master bathroom has a separate stand up tile shower, a garden tub, a large glass brick window to enjoy the sunshine, separate his and her vanities with individual sinks. The kitchen is equipped with all cookware, utensils, and plenty of dishes.

More Details

Patty and Craig Hardy
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Patty and Craig Hardy

As a husband and wife team and parents of six great kids (ages 8-18) we try to keep our lake house as 'kid friendly' as possible. We focus our efforts on providing the best vacation property possible. We are happy to answer all your questions about our lake house and the area. I hope you'll contact us today!

Patty and Craig Hardy purchased this house in 2013

Why Patty and Craig Hardy chose Hill Country

Why the Owner Chose Canyon Lake:

Canyon Lake is simply AWESOME! Canyon Lake offers many opportunities for having fun and also the convenience of New Braunfels, Austin and San Antonio closeby.

What makes this house unique

Ranch Retreat is conveniently located on the North side of Canyon Lake near the Canyon Lake Marina and popular Jacob's Creek.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a blast!!! Pitched a tent on the top deck, hiked to the lake, and cooked outdoors every night! Hot tub was awesome as well. Can't wait to come back!
Mar 2014
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Canyon Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1377 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Full over Full Bunk Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Relax in the Texas Hill Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A lovely place to kick off the New Year!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed over New Years Eve weekend, 2016-2017. We thought the property was wonderful and the owners were very kind and accommodating. The kitchen has everything you need and more (griddles, pots, pans, toaster, etc, and even a crockpot!)

There are neighbors rather close by but they kept to themselves and we soon forgot they were there. The balcony is great and the top deck has a great view of the surrounding area. Someone in the area put on an unexpected but very awesome firework show that started right at midnight, and it was really nice sitting on the top deck watching people's fireworks going off in all directions. At the end of the big show you could hear people cheering from their decks for miles around. In my opinion, a great way to start the year.

We did not explore anything locally but the surrounding area seems nice. We spent our time relaxing in the hot tub, in front of the fireplace (that the owner was kind enough to pre-stock with firewood and had plenty of extra wood outside ready for use), by the grill, and on the the upper deck. We met quite a few deer.

The hot tub was amazing and even though there are neighbors nearby it has a wall for privacy. This place is great for a large group as there are numerous beds and televisions but it's also great for just two people if you're just looking to relax. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Woodlands, Texas

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The house had everything that we could have imagined needing. We loved the hot tub that was overlooking the hill country views. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Taylor, Thank you so much for staying with us in Canyon Lake! Craig and I enjoyed having you. We would love to have you again! Thanks, Patty Hardy
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Top Notch Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation stay in a new home with amazing views of the hill country and Canyon Lake. We had a great time feeding the deer. The third floor deck was spectacular especially in the evening as we watched the shooting stars. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us at Ranch Retreat! Craig and I really appreciate it. Please let us know if we can help you with a future reservation. Thanks! Patty Hardy
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San Antonio

Had a terrific time!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful girls outing at the great lake house. The accommodations were perfect and comfortable. Easy to find and close to main roads. The views were wonderful and peaceful!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming! You had such an amazing group of friends. We would love to have you return anytime! Thanks, Patty and Craig Hardy
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Incredible Mother's Day!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family met at Ranch Retreat for a Mother's Day family reunion / birthday celebration. What a treat! Beautifully decorated home, amazing hot tub with a view of the Texas Hill Country, comfortable bedrooms, and a beautiful view of the stars at night from the third floor deck.

We enjoyed easy, short driving access to put our boat in the water, restaurants, and hiking trails.

Thank you Patty and Craig for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clint, Thank you so much for staying at Ranch Retreat. We are so happy to hear that your family celebration was a success! We enjoyed meeting you, and would love to have your family return in the future! Thanks so much! Patty and Craig
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  • 5 of 5

have never been to Canyon Lake, I was looking for a place to stay last minute and finally found this one. I am soo glad I found it! Patty was absolutely great!! Extremely helpful with ALL the questions I had. Her home had EVERYTHING in it. the house was super clean when we arrived. the views are incredible, we have never seen anything like that. We come from way down south so everything about this place was beautiful! thank you again Patty for letting us stay at your wonderful home!! and for being so helpful!! -Adriana

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adriana, I am so glad your family loved your stay at Ranch Retreat on Canyon Lake! We enjoyed having you. We hope you can make it back soon! Thanks, Patty and Craig
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Antonio International
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Canyon Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 11 2017 - Sep 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Sep 13 2017 - May 10 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

3 night minimum for holiday weekends. All 3 nights are charged at $475 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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