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Cool Comal Cottage - BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER * With a Pool and Hot Tub!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Beautiful Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8. On Comal River w/ Pool, HT


If this property is not available for your dates, please check out our other property which is just 100 yards away and has all the same amenities. That listing is WWW VRBO COM / 338275

Our beautiful, brand new POOL AND HOT TUB IS NOW OPEN. Make sure to bring your swimsuit and enjoy this during your vacation!

The COOL COMAL COTTAGE is a beautiful third floor condo with a stunning view of beautiful New Braunfels. The Comal River is known as “the shortest river in Texas”. This two mile river is crystal clear and a constant 68 degrees year round.

The COTTAGE has an ideal location on the river. It is close to the headwaters and allows for one of the longest floats on the Comal River. The river area next to the condo also offers one of the best areas for swimming and splashing in the clean refreshing waters.

Inside the COTTAGE you will be treated to traditional TEXAS COTTAGE living. Our objective is to provide a cool, light and airy environment with natural “green” products while affording you to the comforts of modern sophistication.

At the entry you will be greeted by natural wood floors that extend from the door all the way across the condo through the living area and to the balcony on the other side. The beautiful warm tones of the condo stand in contrast to the cool colors that come from the refreshing waters of the COMAL river, the calming blues of the sky and the lively greens of the spring budding leaves. The bedrooms are simple but elegant and each room is equipped with a television with over 100 cable channels. We also have wonderfully large flat screen with DVD player in the living room and a library of videos for you to choose from. The bathrooms will make you feel right at home with their comfortable cottage style. The kitchen will invite the entire family to gather around with its tasteful simplicity and COOL COTTAGE style. The kitchen is open to the living area which is furnished with a nice sleeper sofa, a comfy arm chair and a big screen TV. Oh and did we mention the view from the balcony? What a perfect transition it provides from the beauty inside to the beauty outside. Take time to “set a spell” and enjoy the comfortable chairs and beautiful mosaic table.

Our condo complex has recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation of the exterior. All the outside walkways and balconies are brand new and waiting for you to enjoy them. We certainly hope that you will choose our COOL COTTAGE in paradise when you plan your vacation to New Braunfels. We have done what we can to make it a wonderful experience for you.

The TREEHOUSE is also located near the Schlitterbahn Water Park, a 65-acre mega complex, voted America's #1 Water Park for the past six years!

COOL COMAL COTTAGE is within walking distance of downtown New Braunfels--and only five blocks from the 100-year-old Naeglin's Bakery!

Restful New Braunfels is a popular vacation destination. Besides the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers, it is known for its Wurstfest, antique shopping, Landa Park, Landa Park Golf Course, delicious German Cuisine, great Texas BBQ, and many fantastic restaurants. One of my favorites is Huisache Grill which is only six blocks from the TREEHOUSE!

Inside, this attractively decorated two-bedroom two-bath condominium comfortably sleeps six adults. You can squeeze 8 in if some are children. Master bedroom (queen-size).Day bed in master (twin size), Front bedroom (full-size). Sleeper couch (full-size).

Outside, we have our beautiful new swimming pool and hot tub area in the center of our beautiful grounds and right next to the clear waters of the amazing COMAL River. Walk down to the concrete river landing, enjoy the towering trees, and cool water. Enjoy the Comal River’s best location!

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR. We do want the Comal River to be a family friendly place. If you are a group of young people, please have some consideration for the families with young children. Someday, you may have children too. Behave as you would want the people around your future children to behave. If you are a family with children and have never tubed the Comal River – I have some words of advice for you. First come during the week. The crowds are not as bad and the river is wonderful and pretty! Second, if you do have to come during the weekend – go tubing early! If you get in the water before 10 am, the river will not be so crowded and the wait for a shuttle at the end of your float will not be long.

Keywords: condo, river, comal, braunfels, river run, werstfest, wurstfest, wurst, scuba, snorkel, toob, tube, canoe, kayak, fish, float, lone star, outfitter,

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Reed Helmly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Reed Helmly

I am a computer professional and a real estate investor. I love to travel, snow ski, fish and play golf!

Reed Helmly purchased this condo in 2014

Why Reed Helmly chose Hill Country

New Braunfels was my home for many years. Now I am just 30 minutes away in South Austin. I love having this vacation rental here so I can show off my home town to new people!

What makes this condo unique

You will love the feeling of being inside the condo as much as you will enjoy all the wonderful things that New Braunfels has to offer!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Cool Comal Cottage - BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER * With a Pool and Hot Tub!!
average rating of 4.913793 based on 58 reviews

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a FANTASTIC place! We were pleasantly surprised at how charming and relaxing the Cool Comal Cottage was. Rooms were very spacious, clean and comfortable, with good beds, TVs and plenty of storage. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need to cook a meal. The living area was cozy and had a nice fireplace for cooler evenings. We really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony each morning for coffee and each night relaxing with a glass of wine. The condo has a great view of the Comal River, as well as the pool and hot tub. If you are coming for Wurstfest, this is the perfect place, since it is within walking distance from the grounds. If you are coming to float the river, the location is right on the river, and tubes are even provided. The owner, Reed, was a pleasure to work with. He sent us very detailed information on the place, the area and answered every question we had. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James - I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It really is a great place with a fantastic location. I'm glad that you enjoyed Wurstfest. What a great deal to be able to walk for only 7 minutes and be there. Hope you are able to return soon. -Reed
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Clean, well appointed, comfortable home, friendly, attentive owner

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our day's of relaxing at 'Cool Comal Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cool Comal Cottage is a beautiful getaway vacation rental that not only offer's 'great riverside tranquility, but a super 'relaxed setting with wonderful amenities. The outdoor pool and hot spa are absolutely fantastic in their park-like setting within a perfect view of the Condo. Everything from tubing to biking, or just leisurely walks through the 'historical German town of New Braunfels is practically at your front door. Access to and from the Condo is effortless and parking is covered as well. Multiple BBQ pits are located throughout the premises with tables as well. Reed Heemly, the property owner is extremely hands on with ensuring your 'stay is a pleasant one! From supplying security access codes, arrival info. and all questions answered, Reed strives to make your stay one pleasant experience to be remembered! Just knowing how wonderful all of our 'stays have been here at this property, it's easy to see just why so many people wish to return and experience it again and again. The Condo itself, ( Cottage ) has wifi throughout with a new flat-screen in about every room. For 'summer months, the cool central A/C system creates a 'perfect climate for those indoor moments of relaxation. Reed even supplies a small air compressor and several float tubes for those tranquil day's of river floating. Don't forget! The world famous waterpark 'Schlitterbahn is only a short walk away and is a must do item on your list! Please 'enjoy this 'very special place, Don Odum (Cool Comal Cottage return guest)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don - I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the COOL COMAL COTTAGE. We certainly do try to make sure that our guests have a wonderful vacation. I really love this place. It has a special place in my heart. When it comes to spending time in and on the COMAL RIVER this really is the perfect location. I'm so glad that you discovered it. I look forward to your many returns! -Reed
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Waterfront, well stocked, great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My group of friends really enjoyed ourselves at this property. The waterfront property is in a perfect locale. It's stocked with all of the basics, except for food and disposables. Bars and restaurants within walking distance. The tube place across the street was convenient and you get a discount for staying at River Run.

The bedrooms provided more than sufficient sleeping space. The kitchen appliances worked great. The only kinda weird thing is the door to the secondary bathroom had a folding closet door instead of a solid door. If you have a close group, this should be of no concern. Just an oddity. Everything else exceeded any expectations that I had.

The open lines of communication with Reed were very reassuring and the instant feedback was a plus. Definite must-stay for groups of 8 or less for some tubing or kayaking adventures.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Royce, Thank you for the well thought out review. It really is wonderful for all my guests to be able to share details about the property and their experiences with others so they can have a well rounded idea of what to expect. I really hope you guys can return soon. -Reed
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Happiness on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Girls trip for 4. The condo had everything we needed. Full kitchen, cold a/c, very comfy beds and 2 full baths with plenty of hot water. Extras too..., tv in every room and an elevator so you can skip the stairs. Great location because you can float 2 1/2 hours before the river ends and can purchase a ride back across the street from the condo. Be sure you pay attention to the name of the outfit because you will need to know which bus to catch for your return. Reed, the owner, sent a great welcome packet with instructions and tips.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small, but clean, functional and conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

This is a small 2 bedroom condo that sleeps up to 8. For our visit, we had 6 adults and everyone slept comfortably between the two beds and the sofa bed (daybed w/ trundle went unused). The common area serves as the living room and dining room, so space was tight when the whole group wants to gather to chat or eat a meal. However, the location was very convenient for all the activities during our vacation and was a great place to crash every evening.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
26.5 Miles
San Antonio International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
McAdoo's Seafood Company, 196 N Castell Ave
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Landa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
129 Miles
Amtrak station San Antonio
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
McAdoo's Seafood Company
Nearest Beach
109 Miles
Mustang Island

New Braunfels is an amazing place. Someday I will write a bunch of information about it here. Everybody knows about Schlitterbahn. It's less than one mile away!

Also, I should mention Gruene Texas. It is only 3.5 miles away and home of Gruene Hall 'The Oldest Dance Hall in Texas'!


Rates & Availability

New Braunfels Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Texan
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early High Season
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late High Season
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $129
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates Subject to change.
High Season Holiday weekends will require a three night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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New Braunfels Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En Suite to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Entrance off hallway.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Really comfortable queen plus a trundle day bed!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Really comfortable!
  • There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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