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Thoughtfully Designed Home Perfect For Gatherings And Experiencing Nature.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 17 Sleeps (house + barn apartment for extra charge)

10.5 acre property sits 40 ft above the beautiful and wild Llano River.

Our getaway, featured in November 2016 issue of Better Homes & Gardens, sits in the middle of a 12 mile remote stretch of the Llano River. It offers an ideal location for group gatherings in a light filled and spacious home. You can enjoy unique views and access to the river where you can swim,, fly fish, bird watch or simply sit under the 300-year-old oak tree and take it all in.

The three bedroom home offers sleeping for eleven, with a master bedroom, bunk room, and guest room.

-the master bedroom has a queen bed, amazing floor to ceiling windows, outdoor access and ensuite bathroom.

-the bunk room has two double beds, and two twin beds outfitted in handmade blankets from india.

-the guest room has one queen and twin bed, soft white linens and one-of-a-kind Bolivian blankets.

-there are two full guest bathrooms. Both include unique design elements that speak to the natural landscape.

The open floor plan with two story vaulted ceilings and walls of sliding doors allows you to experience the outdoors while in.

-the living area includes old barn wood floors, a local mason stone fire place, game nook, and comfortable lounge seating.

-the dining area features collected vintage pieces from all over Texas with a custom designed chandelier. It seats 12 and is perfect for dinners and lingering conversations.

-the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas range and oven, microwave, kitchen aid mixer, Cuisinart, and plenty of beautiful concrete counter tops. The vintage butcher block island is a spacious place to gather for cocktails and cooking. You won't be in need of plates, pots, or glass wear while enjoying your dining experience.

One of the best features of the Llano River home is the outdoor living spaces. You can always find a good place to sit and enjoy the landscape.

-the screened in porch has comfortable lounge seating where you experience Hill Country breezes.

-the expansive back porch overlooking the bend in the river includes rocking chairs, Carlos Ocho lounge chairs, and a 10 person dining table. There is no better place to drink your coffee in the morning.

If more room is needed for guests a well decorated barn apartment is available for an additional charge. It has bunk beds that sleep six, a bathroom with a shower and sink, a kitchenette and sitting area. its back porch is perfect for birdwatching. (Ask about apartment pricing.)

And the river! It's so great for swimming, sitting in the cool water & talking, & kayaking. The fishing is great too; lots of large mouth bass, Guadalupe bass, bluegill & catfish.

It's great in the fall or winter for watching birds & wildlife, taking long walks & relaxing in front of the fireplace. There are so many nooks where you can sit down, enjoy a beautiful view & read a good book.

More Details

Bruce Lowe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Bruce Lowe

Native Texans. Martha grew up in Austin & is a graduate of the University of Texas. Bruce grew up in Houston & graduated from Texas A&M. We moved to Austin in 2014. We have two adult children (an interior designer & a musician) who both live in Austin. We love living in the middle of Austin & getting away to our wonderful place in the Hill Country.

Bruce Lowe purchased this house in 2010

Why Bruce Lowe chose Texas

We wanted to find a place to get away from things, have family/friend fun in a secluded & beautiful location. Martha grew up in the Hill Country and we have family there and have always had an attraction to it. We love water and began looking at properties along several Hill Country rivers. We looked at numerous properties with nothing grabbing our hearts. Then, boom, we found this place. Martha & I knew it when we first saw it. This was a family decision so our kids visited the place a couple of days later. As they stood under the old oak tree they texted us, 'this is it'. One of the best decisions we've ever made!

What makes this house unique

We were sold on this place as soon as we stood under the giant old oak tree, looking down upon the gorgeous river curving through pristine Hill Country land. We've loved it ever since and grow more enchanted with it each time we gather there.

Be sure to check out our Llano River House Tumblr website:


Art House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large bathroom, large walk-in shower, closet
    Guest Bath #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath
    Barn Apt Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath #2 - toilet , shower , Bathrooms near screened porch
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Guest Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private bath, large shower
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , 1 twin bed bunk & 1 double bed bunk (sleeps 6)
    Barn Apt Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds: doubles on bottom and singles on top
  • If additional sleeping room is needed above the 11 spaces in the house we have a well decorated apartment built in the barn just next to the house. Kitchenette, microwave, bathroom, shower and back porch with wooded view. Please communicate with us about apartment rental rates if extra capacity is needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Please, no rentals for bachelor, bachelorette, wedding events or other parties. Same day turnarounds are difficult &, if possible, will require late arrival.


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Thoughtfully Designed Home Perfect For Gatherings And Experiencing Nature.
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
San Antonio

Exquisite Texas Hill Country Experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful country setting on bluff overlooking Llano river. Warm inviting decor. Loved having variety of sitting areas. Hummingbirds and bunnies greeted us each morning. Well equipped stocked kitchen; able to cook. Plenty of Hill Country nature books to read and use. Three lovely bathrooms. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you & your friends could spend some time on the Llano. Thanks for coming out & come again. Bruce
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Wonderful spot! Great for families.

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific getaway with our kids and friends at this home. Everything we needed. Lovely design. Cool vibe. Beautiful spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Lounging by the Llano II

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property and we loved it just as much. The house is super comfortable and anytime we said, "I wonder if they have...", as soon as we looked - they did! I cannot say enough about this section of the Llano River, great fishing, swimming, and awesome vistas. Thanks for sharing your home - we love it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable, very clean house with all the needed amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

Great property for a large group!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous view, beautiful home, perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

The Lowe family has thought of all the little details that highlight the beauty of this house. Our big family had plenty of room, and enjoyed every evening on the back porch, playing music and watching birds.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
"Highly rated by Texas Monthly. If you're hungry for bbq & have some time this is a must."
The Badu House -- CLOSED
"Great selection of beer & the food is pretty good as well. I'd recommend eating on the patio."
Square Plate
"Open for lunch. Really good sandwiches."
Santos Taqueria
"Best mexican food in Mason."
Willow Creek Cafe
"Pretty good cooking. Chicken fried steak, burgers, a sports bar in the back."
Hill Top Cafe
Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Austin Texas
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Wine Bar, Mason Texas
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Willow Creek Cafe
Car: necessary

This home is in rural Mason County, a part of the beautiful Texas hill country. It has lots of live oak trees & cattle ranches, but few people. The home is secluded which makes for great wildlife viewing. It is a 50 minute drive to the historic town of Fredericksburg know for its vineyards, art & live music scene, German heritage & great restaurants. The home is 15 miles from the quaint Mason Texas where you can find shopping, good dining & the old Fort Mason. Llano is 25 miles away & has many shops & restaurants. Also a must see is Enchanted Rock, a massive pink granite dome just 50 miles away. Its great for hiking, rock climbing & birds watching. South Llano State Park is 57 miles away has hiking/biking trails, fishing, mountain biking & bird-watching. And don't forget the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Its about a 30 minute drive & has one of the largest bat nurseries in the country (mid-May to early October).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

If there are more than the 11 person capacity for the house please communicate with us about renting the barn apartment. It can sleep another 6 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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