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RIVERFRONT! - The Frio House - Riverfront property on the Frio River

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom riverfront property that sleeps 15.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CONTACT US IF YOU'D LIKE TO STAY FOR LESS THAN FOUR NIGHTS. The four night minimum is only applicable for the peak summer season and certain holidays. Anytime there are less than four nights between other bookings, we are happy to make those shorter stays available.

The Frio House is a family owned vacation rental property overlooking the Frio River in Leakey, Texas. It has it's very own deep water swimming hole that never goes dry! There is a little bit of everything for everyone on this part of the river...deep water, shallow water for the little kiddos, rope swings, small rapids that you can hear from the back deck, and mountain & sunset views. It consists of the main house, the attached bunk room, & a guest apartment. The house has steps & railing leading down to the river below. It accommodates up to 15 people; perfect for that family vacation you have been wanting to take.

The main house living area has vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. The spaciousness of the living area makes visiting with your family and friends easy. Prior guests have found the house to be very cozy and a great place to reconnect with family and friends.

Please note that The Frio House is a non-smoking property. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property, inside or outside.

More Details

The Frio House
Member since: 2016
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About The Frio House

Hi! We are Chris & Rebekah, the owners of The Frio House (formerly Georgia's Retreat). We first came to the Frio River together almost 16 years ago and have been coming back ever since. We always wanted a place at the Frio for our family to make memories and our dream finally came true. We fell in love with the property and think y'all will too! We live a few hours away from the Frio River, but are super excited to spend as much time as we can here and share it with you all too.

The Frio House purchased this house in 2015

Why The Frio House chose Leakey

Simple...THE FRIO RIVER! We had been looking for a home on the Frio River for a while, but finally found the one. Before purchasing the property, we too rented the property and were guests at The Frio House. While renting the property, we fell in love and couldn't pass up the opportunity to snatch up this little piece of heaven on the Frio River. One of our main criteria in our property search was deep water. The deep water swimming hole directly behind The Frio House is a rare find along the Frio River. There are few properties with a piece of the Frio River like this one. The crystal clear swimming hole, view of the sunset across the mountains, and sounds of the river below make this a relaxing spot to get away and make those family memories.

What makes this house unique

The mix of deep and shallow water is the best benefit of this property. Many other places along the Frio begin to dry up in the late summer, but not The Frio House! You'll always have deep water immediately behind the house and shallower water just downstream. The water varies from about 3 feet deep up to roughly 8 feet deep along The Frio House property.

The location in Leakey is another great feature. Leave the crowds in Concan and enjoy the peaceful setting here. Leakey has all the normal amenities you'd expect like a full grocery store, great restaurants, liquor stores, banks, gas stations, and more. We're just a couple minutes from all these locations, but you'll feel like you're miles from anywhere when you're at The Frio House.


Leakey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must complete an online rental agreement and liability waiver at
  • See for all rules and cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest House Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bunk House Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main House - Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps total of 2
    Main House - 2nd Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps total of 3.
    Bunk House - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps total of 4.
    Guest House - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleets a total of 6
  • The Bunk House is a bedroom/bathroom attached to the main house, through the covered breezeway. The Guest House is a separate bedroom/bathroom located about 50 feet from the Main House.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
One outdoor security camera is installed on the garage overlooking the parking area and driveway toward the public street. No other cameras are installed anywhere on the property that are accessible to our guests, inside or outside.


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RIVERFRONT! - The Frio House - Riverfront property on the Frio River
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location right on the river and close to grocery etc. very pretty surroundings. Well stocked kitchen. WiFi works great thought the property. Nice family gathering place. Nice open great room. Used the grill everyday. Would visit again. Thanks Chris

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay at the Frío House! Highly recommend it. We will definitely go back again!

  • 5 of 5

The house is great. It has character and is very welcoming. My family enjoyed it to the max and we will definitely go back again on our next Family Vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was large and comfortable for our large group. It was clean and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

Everything was awesome. Even with the river being low in a lot of areas, we had plenty of water to swim and play in. The view was gorgeous. It was a very fun and relaxing game I’ve.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We love The Frio House! Had a great time. We had water to get in even though the area hasn't had much rain. The place is perfect for a big group.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House - Perfect Location!! (6 Adults 6 Kids)

  • 5 of 5

I found this house on VRBO and wasn't sure what to expect. I had a few questions before I booked and the owner was very responsive in giving me all the details on the questions I did have.

Once we arrived we were very impressed with the house and the location. It is very close to Leakey (5 minutes), and although Leakey is a very small town, it has all the necessities, we did all of our grocery shopping at the Leakey Mercantile after we arrived. It's not a very large grocery store, but it get's the job done, I'm not sure what the prices are like compared to larger stores (I didn't do the shopping), I assume you'll pay a little more here than you would at a Kroger/Walmart or somewhere like that, but to me, that convenience would be well worth the price.

The house itself is in great shape, the owner and his family do a great job maintaining and improving in the offseason. The view from the balcony is wonderful for coffee in the AM and relaxing in the PM. We saw lots of deer, hummingbirds, fish and other wildlife throughout our stay there.

We had two families with 3 kids each ranging in ages from 4 to 13 and two grandparents. With the guest house, the bunk room (connected to main house with a breezeway) and the main house, we had plenty of room to spread out so everyone felt like they could have their own space when needed.

During our stay, the Frio River was very low, but you wouldn't know it right behind this house. I'd say the water level for hanging out in the river behind the house was perfect, still deep enough in the rope swing area to use that, and shallow enough in other spots to set up with chairs and ice chests to watch kids all day. (For reference, the Frio River discharge rate during our stay was between 15cfs and 20cfs.) Water clarity probably fluctuates, but it was SUPER clear when we were there. The access staircase to the river from the house is very easy to get up and down, quite a few steps, but not very steep, so that was great for the kids, and for lugging things up and down.

We will be planning another trip at some point, and we will most likely be planning it around the available dates of this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a very relaxing stay with so much room! It was perfect for multiple families to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, everything worked out perfectly. We had small kids with us, so the swimming hole in the backyard was perfect for them. The adults even enjoyed it! There were shallow and deep areas. At night, it was nice sitting on the big deck and listening to nature. We saw small deer many times. The main house was great for coming together for breakfast and dinner. I can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Concan Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Vinny's Italian Restaurant
Car: necessary

The Frio River is a main destination for everyone looking for cold, crystal clear water to cool off in the Texas heat. Be sure to visit the famous Garner State Park located just 10 minutes south of the Frio House for a great time in the Frio River or hiking. The Frio House is located just off of Highway 337, one of the most scenic drives in all of Texas and best known as "The Three Sister" and a premier destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. For the fall, visit Lost Maples State Park to see the foliage turn brilliant red.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

All guests are required to agree to and complete rental agreement. A link to complete the electronic rental agreement will be sent to you before we accept your booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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