Scenic Hill Country Retreat in New Braunfels

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This retreat provides 360 degree views of the scenic Texas Hill Country plus numerous amenities. Situated on 9 acres, this secluded property offers exploring the land,, wild life sightings, beautiful sunrises/sunsets and star gazing. Perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway, extended stay. We offer 1 night stays Mon-Thursday during off peak season (Fall & Winter) excluding holidays. You must contact us via email to receive a quote.
Conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown New Braunfels where you can toob the Guadalupe or Comal rivers, enjoy a day at Schlitterbaun, the World’s #1 Water Park, dance the night away in the oldest dance hall in Texas, Gruene Hall in historic Gruene. 20 minutes from Canyon Lake, the Horseshoe on the Guadalupe river, and Whitewater Amphitheater. 30 mins from downtown San Antonio, 30 mins from Bourne, 45 mins from Austin, and 60 mins from Fredricksburg.

Perfect for river float trips, a day at Canyon Lake, German pub crawls in downtown New Braunfels, wine tours in Fredericksburg or a night out on 6th Street in Austin.

This gorgeous 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath home will comfortably fit 10 people and features a spacious gourmet kitchen with a gas stove, full size refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee maker, and all cooking and dining utensils. Complimentary coffee, cream & sugar. A wet bar for entertaining, indoor fireplace, home office (which serves as a 4th bedroom).

Custom home movie theater with HD projector, 8 ft screen, and surround sound speakers. GVTC cable and WD Live TV Media player with access to many of the latest movie releases and Netflix streaming.

1200 sq. ft. patio with plenty of seating, an outdoor bar and barbecue, and outdoor fireplace.

You may bring additional overnight guests for an additional $30/person/night after 10 people, just bring an air mattress. This is strictly enforced.
We are located on the property and will accommodate your wishes whether it be for assistance or privacy.

If hosting an event where additional people attend, there is an additional fee: Under 25 people - $300
Over 25 people (maximum 40) - $500
Approval is needed prior to booking.

The surrounding neighborhood is country living. Very quiet and private. You cannot see the neighbors.

You may book online using a credit card and the 'Book It' feature or via check or cash. Please note, if paying by credit card, there is a 3% fee applied. Contact us for more information.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/23/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is permitted...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Queen size sofa sleeper, comfortable tempurpedic mattress...moreless

  • Pack N Play Provided for Babies 2 Air Mattresses 1 rollaway twin size bed 2 floor mattresses...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    WD Live TV Media Player for movies and streaming Netflix, etc....moreless

  • Games:

    3 cabinets full of family friendly board games and puzzles Washer boards Bean bag toss game...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    GVTC cable...moreless

  • Television:

    Home Movie Theater with Projector, Screen, and Surround Sound, seats 12 Two flat screen tv's (1) in the family room (1) in the office/sofa sleeper bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Very large selection of new and classic movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Two dinning areas: Breakfast nook & kitchen bar seats 12 Dinning room seats 8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Split system Individual AC/Heat units in each room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Supplies provided...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces: Indoor fireplace in the living room uses gas. Outdoor fireplace on the patio uses wood...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Split system Individual AC/Heat units in each room...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi & hard lines provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, and down comforters provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room in the main entrance features scenic views, waterfall wall Seats 6-8 comfortably Family room off the kitchen features an indoor gas fireplace, 42' LCD tv with cable, wet bar Seats 6...moreless

  • Parking:

    Onsite parking available Uncovered Paved driveway Room for boat or RV parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, hand towels, and wash cloths provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Supplies provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker Coffee Creamer Sugar Teas...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, Cups, Bowls, Silverware - setting for 12 Pots, pans for stove top and baking Measuring spoons & cups Knives, cooking utensils, cutting boards Etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The Kitchen is fully stocked for cooking and serving. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Single Oven with Warming tray...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Minimal spices Cooking oil Paper towels Trash bags Food storage containers Foil, cling wrap, parchment paper Etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Wooden deck off the master bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    1200 sq. ft. patio with scenic views...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 - Nov 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$350 $385
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2016
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$360 $395
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$385 $435
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $225
  • Tax Rate 13%


This property is available for 1 night rental during the week (Mon-Thurs) off season only Fall and Winter. Weekend is still a minimum of 2 night rental. The total tax rate is 13%: 4% going to the City of Canyon Lake and 6% going to the State of TX. There is an additional 3% payment processing fee included in the tax section as well. Cancellation is subject to 50% refund of total rent up until 4 PM CST check-in time one month prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Antonio
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Texas 46
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Canyon Lake Golf Club
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 281
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Antler Cafe

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My husband and I built this custom home 5 years ago named it the 'Rhino Ranch'. I work for an airline company and love to travel. I have been to almost every country in the world. I am fortunate to be able to work for an airline and fly for free where ever I go. My favorite destination was Sydney, Australia. We lived there for 3 years. My daughter was born in England as we also lived there for 4 years. I am from San Antonio, Texas and moved back home to be closer to family. My husband Glenn is retired and loves to work around the house and the yard. Our hobbies are collecting movies, reading good books, tennis (John Newcomb Ranch and T Bar M are only 10 minutes away), traveling, entertaining, cooking and hosting. Golfing is minutes away. We would love to have you stay with us and have the vacation of a lifetime!

Why the Owner Chose New Braunfels, TX, USA:
This property has the most spectacular views. It is secluded and so serene. Once you arrive, you will not want to leave.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Movie Theater, hill country views, 1000 sq ft patio.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/23/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Rhino Ranch

    Rhino Ranch

  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Formal Dinning Room

    Formal Dinning Room

  • Movie Theater

    Movie Theater

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Jacuzzi with views.  Master Bathroom with outdoor patio.

    Jacuzzi with views. Master Bathroom with outdoor patio.

  • Guest Bedroom 1

    Guest Bedroom 1

  • Guest Bedroom 2

    Guest Bedroom 2

  • Guest Bedroom 3

    Guest Bedroom 3

  • Outside Dinning Table, Fireplace and Bar

    Outside Dinning Table, Fireplace and Bar

  • Back Yard View

    Back Yard View

  • Rhino Ranch

    Rhino Ranch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen and Breakfast Nook

    Kitchen and Breakfast Nook

  • Kitchen


  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Guest Bedroom 2: (2) Full Size Beds

    Guest Bedroom 2: (2) Full Size Beds

  • Guest Bedroom 2

    Guest Bedroom 2

  • Guest Bedroom 3 Bathroom

    Guest Bedroom 3 Bathroom

  • Outdoor Kitchen with Gas Grill & Sink

    Outdoor Kitchen with Gas Grill & Sink

  • Sofa on Back Patio

    Sofa on Back Patio

  • Back Yard View

    Back Yard View

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Scenic Hill Country Retreat In New Braunfels

New Braunfels, TX, USA #512425

4 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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