This is one of two homes on The River Rose Retreat, beautiful ranch land in Wimberley, Texas. It has three entries, one to the living room, one to the bathroom, and one to the bedroom. Because there are two bunk houses on the property as well, we guess that the bathroom door to the outside was likely motivated by a need for bunkhouse guests to get in and out easily. In any event, you can enter from the front, which is a king bedroom with ensuite full bath, including a jetted tub. We call this Suite Watermelon. Entering from the side takes you into the living/dining/kitchen area, all open plan, with a queen sofabed as described earlier. The living area has another full shower bathroom, and looks out onto Lone Man Creek and a fantastic wrap around porch, with a porch swing and other comfortable seating to enjoy the water view. When it's flowing strong you'll enjoy the sound of the water along with the many sightings and songs of abundant wildlife. If your group rents the Tree Top House as well, you will have access to a small sittin' pool (unheated) over there. The sittin' pool goes with the main house. Everyone at the River Rose has access to the beautiful Lone Man Creek, which you can explore at your own pleasure (and risk!) Call Martha for specific questions, you will love this special and unique ranch property.
- House800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Luxury Waterfront Home on Exclusive Ranch Land, Close to Everything Austin Cool!
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
About Martha Newman
I grew up in Houston, Robert E. Lee High and then on to Rice U. I was looking for a property close to my Houston family but could not take the traffic! So fell in love with the Hill Country. I am an artist specializing in paintings of wildlife and various animals, also in love with interior design and making wonderful vacation homes for people to enjoy.
Martha Newman purchased this House in 2014
Why Martha Newman chose Wimberley
Wow just look at the pictures. It's right on the water yet unaffected by flooding. I can be in total privacy then hop over to town in ten minutes or less. Weather is great, the drive in is magical. Kevin Fowler country singer's wedding venue The Rustic Ranch is a stone's throw away, an easy walk for revelers. All in all it's just pretty perfect!
What makes this House unique
All the benefits of country living a quick drive to everything that is great in this wonderful area of Texas. Hear music at The Nutty Brown cafe then fall asleep in brand new everything listening to the sound of water flowing across the dams...you will love it.
Pool / Spa
Best Stay Ever
I can't say enough about our stay at the River Rose Retreat-Watermelon House. It was very relaxing. We fell in love with Martha. She went out of her way to make sure our stay was exactly what we wanted for our 15th wedding anniversary. It looks just like the pictures you see for this rental. Even our dog Chelsea loved Martha, her dogs and all the wonderful nature that surrounded our little home away from home. We can't wait to come back. We may have to make this our annual anniversary retreat. I would highly recommend this place to all our friends and family. Thank you, Martha.
Kim you are so welcome, please come back soon, the property misses you all! It makes my day when folks like you can share this special spot and make your own memories here. And congratulations again on your anniversary, you are a wonderful example of how it can work! cheers always, Martha
Nice place. Great owner
Nice place. Great owner
Perfect Family Reunion
Our huge family rented the whole property and it was so great to be able to gather and scatter at will. The privacy and beauty of the Retreat made our event, we enjoyed swimming in Lone Man Creek and also ventured to town and the fabulous Blue Hole. A real find in the Hill Country, we had everything we needed for a great weekend.
My husband and I booked the watermelon house for our honeymoon which was perfect. This home has wonderful natural lighting, a cozy living room over looking the river, and a comfy king size bed. We didn’t leave this property but once (to get ice cream in town) since it’s such a lovely relaxing space. We spend much of our time reading on the deck listening to the river. Our dog was in heaven here and got to play with Martha’s sweet pups. This is the only place I’d stay in wimberley. It can’t be beat!
My doggies miss your dog! It was inspiring to provide you your peaceful honeymoon setting, both of you have chosen well indeed. Come back soon, the mermaids await you. many happy returns, Martha
Hill country hideaway
Great place. Great location. Great hostess. We stayed in the Watermelon House and for a one bedroom, it is quite large. Two full baths + kitchen + huge living area that opens up to an elevated deck with fabulous hill country and Lone Man Creek views. A great place to unwind and only minutes from Wimberley restaurants and shopping. Highly recommended!
We live for reviews like this, thanks so much for taking the time. You were a pleasure to host, hope to see you return!
Great view and deck everything you need
The owner was gracious and greeted us. The place was well stocked and clean. Tons of charm and character in a private setting. The deck has fantastic views on the hills and creek. Super relaxing. We will definitely be back!
Hey I'm so glad it worked for you, you guys were super swell guests. thanks, Martha
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