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Serenity River Retreat - Unique, Modern Home on the Blanco River in Wimberley

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Unique Home on the Blanco River - 4 bedroom, 4 bath, set on 12 acres. Sleeps 10

Looking for a peaceful place to relax by the water in the Texas Hill Country?

Welcome to Serenity River Retreat, a unique and modern home on 12 acres along the Blanco River in Wimberley, TX. Our family built this wonderful property as a place to gather with family and friends and we would like to share it with you.

This spacious house is perfect for family and friends gatherings or special events like a girls weekend, birthday getaway, or a wedding.

Take a walk though our 12 acres, watch the deer graze as you enjoy your morning coffee, have a family BBQ, sit and relax on the long porch as you gaze at the river, play with your kids in the spacious yard, and cool off in the Blanco River.

The house is actually 3 different structures connected by a long porch.

Main House - This building contains a kitchen, dinning area, and living room. This is where people gather to eat, play games, and converse.

Guest House - This building has two bedrooms, a living room, and a full bath. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds. The couch in the living room folds out into an additional bed.

Hideaway House - The building contains two bedrooms and two full baths. One bedroom has a king bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds.

==== LOCATION ====

Our home is located along the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas.

Wimberley is an easy 45 minute commute from Austin, but the peacefulness lets you feel far away. It is a prefect place to rejuvenate your soul and appreciate the nature that surrounds you.

Our home is conveniently located just 10 miles from the Wimberley square, Blue Hole Regional Park, and the Coral Theatre - one of the last outdoor theaters in the US.

==== AMENITIES ====

• Access to the Blanco River

• Four bedrooms: 1)king, 2)queen, 3)2 twin beds 4)2 twin beds. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in sitting area

• Three full baths and one half bath

• Dining area with seating for eight

• Satellite television

• Wireless Internet

• DVD player

• Large porch with seating

• Keurig Coffee Maker

• Refrigerator

• Stove/Oven

• Microwave

• Dishwasher

• Pots and Pans

• Fully Equipped Kitchen

• Ample supply of towels and linens

• Fireplace

• CD Player

• Charcoal Grill

• Smoke Detectors

• Fire Extinguisher

• First Aid Kit

==== WEDDINGS & EVENTS ====

Contact us if you need pricing for a wedding or special event

==== WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING ====

We had a great time at Serenity Retreat! All the logistics were super easy and Sean even went out ahead of time to chill some water bottles and turn the AC down - a huge plus in August! The property was just as it is presented and worked perfectly for two families of 4. Plenty of space to spread out and do your own thing or gather as a group. The kitchen was perfectly sized for gathering and group meal preparation. We couldn't have asked for a better way to end the summer.

- Maggie, August 2014

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! The house was amazing and we loved the set up. It worked out well for us to have my in-laws in the Hideaway and our family (2 adults & 3 kids) in the Guest House. Sean and Rae Ann have stocked the house with everything we could need - no lack for linens, towels, or kitchen tools. Town isn't too far away, but sitting on the porch looking at the river you feel as though you're hundreds of miles from anywhere. It is very peaceful there - my sons really enjoyed feeding the deer, exploring the river, chasing the frogs, playing frisbee on the lawn, and just relaxing on the futon in the screened-in porch.

- Stefani, July 2014

Sean was nice to meet me ahead of time to check out his place. This house was exactly what we needed for our reunion with cousins. Everything worked well. We enjoyed a dip in the river and there was plenty of room to spread out to visit with each other. The kitchen had the essentials for our meals. The lawn was neatly cut and we appreciated the house.

- Andy, July 2014

The Serenity Retreat home was perfect in so many ways! The host Sean made the rental process easy and the property provided all the essentials for a relaxing weekend on the river. The home itself is perfect for small groups…the layout really lends itself to an engaging open environment with friends. Hence, the kitchen was large and had bar stool style seating around the center island and was open to the dinning/living room area. Also the outdoor deck runs the entire length of the home which was very cool. Windows everywhere so lots of natural light and an open refreshing feel.

Also the guest quarters are in a separate part off the main house so while some friends stayed up talking others could turn in for the night without notice or 'i'm trying to sleep' issues.

Location is great. Very private feel and right on the river. 10-15 min drive into Wimberley. Can't beat it. It is a great place and not the typical ma and pa honky-tonk style texas cabin aesthetic that dominates the hill country.

- Zane, July 2014

==== HOUSE RULES ====

We put lots of love and attention into making this a wonderful space to share with you. Thank you for treating our home with the same care and respect that you would expect from visitors in your own home.

• Check-in time is 4pm

• Check-out time is 11am

Please be mindful of these times. The cleaning staff is usually on a very tight schedule. Thanks.

• We do allow well behaved dogs on the property. We do not allow cats.

• There is a pet fee charge of $50.00 per dog.

• All dogs must be kept off of the furniture.

• Dogs must be cleared by the owner in advance.

• There is no smoking allowed on the property.

• Please leave all dirty linens and towels on the floor of the guest bathroom.

• Please wash all of your dishes before checking-out.

• Visitors or additional guests must be cleared by the owner in advance.

• Children must be supervised at all times.

• The homeowner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illness that occur while you are on the premises or its facilities. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that the guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.

More Details

Property Manager
Sean Hill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Sean Hill

Sean and Rae Ann Hill. We live in Austin, Texas and love the Texas Hill Country. We manage this property for our family and would love to share it with you.

Sean Hill purchased this house in 1996

Why Sean Hill chose Hill Country

The property was purchased as a gathering place for our extended family. A place where we could sit in the river and enjoy the beauty of the Texas Hill Country together.

What makes this house unique

Our property is set on 12 acres at the intersection of the Loneman Creek and the Blanco River. It has easy access to the Blanco River.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was a perfect place for our growing family to share a few days together over the Holidays. From Chicago, Dallas & Austin we converged onto the property only to be met by several beautiful deer 🦌. The house was very clean and well stocked! The size of the house made it easy for those who wanted to go to bed early or sleep late not to be disturbed. The family rotated between the kitchen, dining room, and back porch. Each area was large enough for us to hang out together. Loved the grounds and the river. Have been renting in this area over 20+ years. Will rent again for sure!
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Wimberley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This is bedroom #3
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , This is bedroom #1
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This is bedroom #2
    Sleeper Sofa - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This is a sleeper sofa in the sitting area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Serenity River Retreat - Unique, Modern Home on the Blanco River in Wimberley
average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews
Austin, tx
5

Christmas Holiday Stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our growing family to share a few days together over the Holidays. From Chicago, Dallas & Austin we converged onto the property only to be met by several beautiful deer 🦌. The house was very clean and well stocked! The size of the house made it easy for those who wanted to go to bed early or sleep late not to be disturbed. The family rotated between the kitchen, dining room, and back porch. Each area was large enough for us to hang out together. Loved the grounds and the river. Have been renting in this area over 20+ years. Will rent again for sure!

The Brodericks

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Absolutely stunning country scenery.

  • 5 of 5

The river was mesmerizing, hard to leave it to go inside, so we stayed in it until dusk

and then sat on the porch looking at stars. The isolation and privacy leaves one renewed

and full of joy from several days of Peace.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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4

Beautiful Scenery

  • 4 of 5

There were 4 couples (8 total) and we had plenty of room to spread out and be comfortable. The scenery and surroundings were absolutely stunning. Sitting outside basically the whole time we were there was an precious treat. We loved walking and exploring the river, that the house sits right on. Opening the windows at night and listening to the river running and night sounds were wonderful as well. The house sits off the main road, so there was no cars noise at all. I believe the only complaint that we would have is the house needs a little TCL. It was clean, but a bit run down. It is a unique set up and a little querky, which we enjoyed, but a little paint, new screens on doors and patio, and maybe a board or two replaced, would make this place a 5 star. So the 4 stars are for the property the house sits on!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay! We loved the property and the dogs had an awesome time!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the great stay. The perfect getaway for us and our dogs!! Hope to be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place is greatness

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for multiple groups and facilitated a truly amazing long weekend for our family. You basically get exclusive river access to a truly stunning part of the Blanco River that is literally a rock throw away.

The architecture of the house is also super interesting and I personally enjoyed exploring all of its unique touches.

There are few rough edges (screens on doors busted out, some doors don't close right, well water smells pretty bad sometimes, exterior of buildings could use a good wash), so as long as you aren't the hifalutin' type that can't take a few unpolished things, this place will be perfect for your group.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Angelo, Texas
5

Wonderful Family Time

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip to Serenity River Retreat and we were so happy to be back! This river property fits all of our needs. There is so much room! You never feel crowded! The kitchen is big enough to dance in and with an amazing island big enough for family to sit around and visit while meals are being prepared. The walk down to the river is quick and easy and sooooo worth it! We made wonderful memories and hope to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport

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Rates & Availability

Wimberley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 2017 - Part 1
May 19 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
June 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017 - Part 1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
July 2017 - Part 2
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
July 2017 - Part 3
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
July 2017 - Part 4
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
July 2017 - Part 5
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
July 2017 - Part 6
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
July 2017 - Part 7
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
July 2017 - Part 8
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
September 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
New Years 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $155

Manager'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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