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Guadalupe riverfront wooded Hill Country acreage located in Downtown Hunt, TX

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Property type house


About the property

Darling 2/2 cottage sleeps 7 & is VERY well-located, on river & downtown

This adorable cottage has the perfect combination of Hill Country qualities: it is rustic, riverfront, and conveniently located. Our house is just a few minutes’ walk to The Hunt Store, but our 3.5 tree-covered acres along the north fork of the Guadalupe River give the house a country cabin feel.

The house has been in our family since the 1960s, and we consider it a sanctuary of quiet and simplicity. We have maintained its quaint vintage appeal with features like the limestone exterior and original cabinetry. The kitchen is fully-equipped, and opens to a dining/living area with a fireplace; the two screened porches open off either side of the living area. The house has brand new central a/c but was originally designed for maximum air-flow . . . so on those cool Hill Country mornings, open the doors and windows and listen to all the birds.

There are two bedrooms, each with a full bathroom; both bedrooms open onto a screened porch. One bedroom has 2 full-sized beds and the other bedroom has one full-sized bed and a twin bed. There is also a Pack n Play available. All of the beds have nice cotton linens.

Our lot has woods on all sides, obscuring the road and neighbors. There is a large lawn with beautiful old oaks trees and a cleared area perfect for baseball or football games. There is also a barbecue pit, a picnic table, and a tire swing. Our porch chaise lounges have substantial, custom-made mattresses known to sleep an overflow; they also provide a cozy vantage point, shaded by the oaks and overlooking the bird feeders and yard.

We've kept our riverfront wooded and undeveloped in order to retain a natural, secluded feel. And our slice of the Guadalupe has it has it all: towering cypress trees, deep water for swimming, and a shallower area for wading. Fishing can be good too. Or bring tubes or canoes, launch them upriver at a low-water crossing, and float back to the house. The riverfront is downhill from the house and is accessible from the upper lawn via stairs (about 30 steps).

One of the best features of our house is the location! It’s just two blocks to The Hunt Store, Elaine’s Table, and Rio Rancho taco stand. The ever-popular Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall is a beautiful 10 minute drive down the south fork. Our central locale means close proximity to many summer camps; it is 0.1 miles to Camp La Junta, 2.2 miles to Camp Stewart, 4.3 miles to Heart of the Hills, 4.3 miles to Camp Rio Vista/Sierra Vista, 5.1 miles to Camp Waldemar, and Camp Mystic is 5.6 miles away. The house is also just a few hundred yards down the road from La Hacienda.

We hope other families find that their time here brings them closer together as it does ours. This is your opportunity to unplug and enjoy tranquility and/or family with no electronic distractions. In keeping our house simple and low-tech, there is no television or internet service at the house. However, wireless connections are available a couple of blocks away at The Store and Rio Rancho.

More Details

Jennifer Shepherd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017



Hunt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom has a full bath, one of which is also accessible from living area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3. Also 1 Pack n Play available
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


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Guadalupe riverfront wooded Hill Country acreage located in Downtown Hunt, TX
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Houston, TX

Terrific Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and full of deer and hummingbirds. I really loved the waterfront - a secluded rock waterfall fall right by the house and a great swimming hole 50 yards away above the dam. I parked a chair right in the middle of the rapids and had a wonderful afternoon yesterday!

The house is very comfortable and easy - and has all the amenities you need. The AC worked really well and all the rooms have ceiling fans - including (my favorite) the two screened-in porches. Beds were super comfy and there are plenty of nice towels and the kitchen is fully stocked. We had a great stay and hope to return! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery and perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This house was very clean, and the beds and linens were super comfortable! The setup at this house is very well thought out. The tire swing outside was a hit for the kids, and the picnic table outside is where we had all our meals. We spent the evenings fishing down at the river and everyone who fished caught at least one fish! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for camp pick-up

  • 5 of 5

We were so grateful to have found this rental for the extended Waldemar Hilltopper pick-up. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and, most importantly, within "siesta" distance of camp - a key feature for all the comings and goings of Hilltopper families.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Step back in time with wooded privacy in downtown Hunt, TX

  • 5 of 5

What a little jewel this place is. Pictures are honest, but they do not really do full justice to this precious house since it is charming and very comfortable. The beds all have yummy cotton bedding and you'll be surprised how much you will enjoy leaving behind TV, internet, cellphones, automatic washer/dryer, or loud traffic and city noises. You'll find peaceful solitude with deer wandering about the property (even baby fawns). I actually found myself enjoying rinsing some clothes in the sink and hanging them to dry on the clothesline, where the Texas heat dried them quickly with that beautiful smell of real line-dried clothes with a hint of Hill Country cedar scent. We played Scrabble and cards, cooked & dined in, indulged in two wonderful dinners at Elaine's Table (once is NOT enough--Elaine's chocolate cayenne cake is a must), lunch and snacks at the Hunt Store, and reading some books from Wolfmuellers' Bookstore in Kerrville.

We were in Hunt for an extended camp closing at Waldemar for lengthier Hilltopper festivities, and this spot was perfect for coming & going. We had plenty of room for our party of 4 to relax and yet remain nearby (a quick 5 mile drive) with easy come-and-go from camp. Plus it's one-level so there's no steps for older adults/children or for carrying trunks and duffles.

We would definitely rent this charming home again--a little treasure. It has everything that you really, actually need or want in the Hill Country.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

HOLIDAY WEEKENDS are a 3 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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