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2 1/4 Acres, 4,000 sq ft, Enviro Friendly House, Large Chefs kitchen & Great Rm

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths Lake And Sunset View, Massive Deck Close to Water Sports

Hot tub, fireplace, fully equipped Restaurant Style Kitchen. Sleeps 16 comfortably in beds Internet, DVD, Flat Screen Satellite TV, Laundry, Over 1,200 square feet of Deck with view of Lake. Year round Great Weather. Yoga, Massage, Water Activities, Hiking, Bicycling, Tennis, Horseback, Nearby Music and Antique Hunters paradise.

Riding, Wildflowers, Texas wineries, Vineyards Lavender Farms. Olive Oil Orchard. Outdoor Grill, Smoker, Fire Ring.

Deer Graze on Property. Great Star Gazing.

Two Bedrooms Up, Five Beds, One Sleeper Couch. Two Bedrooms down, Three Beds, One Sleeper Couch. One full bath with soaking Tub/Shower, double vanity Up. Two Full Baths Down. One Large Handicap Accessible Full Bath, Walk in Shower and One Full Bath with Shower. two sleeper couches down. Outdoor Gazebo, seating area, hot tub, grill, smoker, 2 1/4 acre site

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Bernardine

Have been in the Service Industry for several years and we enjoy hosting

families and small groups.

Bernardine purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why Bernardine chose Canyon Lake

Excellent getaway for small groups or families wanting a relaxing experience, Conveniently located for lake activities, River tubing, Close to Gruene, Texas & Wimberly, Texas for Art and Antique Shops. Located halfway between Austin & San Antonio and only 14 miles to New Braunfels, Texas.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Enviro Friendly House constructed by Green Builders.

Unique Straw Bale construction.


Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club
The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country
Papa Dock's Restaurant and Cantina -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Antonio International SAT
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lucky's Sports Bar and Gril
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
canyon lake golf and country club
Nearest Train
23 Miles
San Marcos
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Italian Garden Restaurant
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Jacobs Creek Park
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jacobs Creek Park
Car: necessary

Gruene Hall, Oldest Texas Dance Hall in Gruene Texas. Historical Monument to the Old West, Antique Stores, Museum. Next Door to Famous Grist Mill Restaurant located in Gruene 13 mi. Visit Wimberly Antiques, Hand crafted artesian items,


Canyon Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large wheelchair accessable shower and bathroom vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , sink and mirror
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , vanity with two sinks and mirror large soaking tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , wheelchair accessable doorways into bedroom and bath
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen , opens on to 1,200 sq ft deck facing Canyon Lake
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , has balcony and door into full bath, shower/soaking tub
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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2 1/4 Acres, 4,000 sq ft, Enviro Friendly House, Large Chefs kitchen & Great Rm
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
San Antonio, TX

Spectacular Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Strawmanor! Watching the sunset on the upper deck was a nightly treat!

The house is roomy and the beds are extremely comfortable! Our two families with 4 adults and 4 kids had plenty of room to spread out and relax. The kitchen is very large and the table was large enough for all of us to gather nightly for dinner. The great room is also large, which allowed us to have multiple activities going on at the same time - some watching a movie, others working on a puzzle, and others just sitting and chatting. Our entire group had a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love it and will return!

  • 5 of 5

We intended to do our review much sooner and our pace just slowed down recently. We were drawn to this property for so many reasons. The sustainable materials used for construction, the seclusion yet close to everything, each bedroom having an outdoor access, the over all feel of the home. We were a group of friends and family - kiddos, teens & adults. We enjoyed our morning greeting by the deer each day, the hot tub, grilling outdoors and the area surrounding the home. Easy to just step out the front door and go exploring or jump in the car to see the local sights. Ah the sunsets over the lake were my favorite.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I came here with friends in the winter and this home was the perfect spot to relax and sightsee. Placed in a serene "Texas Forest " setting, the lake, deer and other beautiful wildlife were abundant. The surrounding areas kept us busy with lots to do and many near by attractions ! Also would highly recommend seeing the beautiful Canyon Lake Gorge while staying at the Straw Manor !

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful and features a large, wonderful kitchen & great room. Very nice bathrooms & bedrooms . Amazing view of the lake & sunsets. We love how the house is so secluded and private. We really enjoy the outdoor hot tub and seeing dozens of deer.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked for a group of 15 ladies and we were more than pleased with the beautiful home. There was ample room to accommodate all of us with room to spare. The home is located in a beautiful setting, very peaceful and relaxing environment. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery and close to the lake which you can see from the balcony of the home. Close to Guadalupe but it was closed so we drive in and floated the Comal, definitely a great stay

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you chose to stay at Strawmanor. We enjoyed having your group at the lodge. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thank you, It was a pleasure
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Houston, Texas

July family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay here. The house is huge and great for large extended family fun. Pleanty of sleeping room and a unique house. Close to the river and lake and New Braunfels/Greune. We've really enjoyed staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you back. Bernardine, inn keeper
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

PEAK SEASON Holiday Nightly Rate $650, 3 Night minimum
LOW SEASON & MID SEASON Holiday Nightly Rate $620, 3 night minimum
**NOTE the $300 cleaning and damage deposit is refundable after checkout**

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.