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Beautiful 5/5, 3900 SqFt Home, 1000 SqFt Screened Porch, 200' River Fnt, 2 Acre

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 3,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully stocked family getaway on San Marcos River, Rustic Charm and Luxury...

Hillcrest Treehouse on the San Marcos River is the ideal family getaway. Nestled on a wooded 2 acres hillside, the Treehouse is the perfect blend of luxury and rustic charm. The 3750 sqft. home features two master bedrooms with private bathrooms. The top master offers a large walk in closet, a gorgeous stained glass window, and a smart TV. The downstairs master features French doors opening to a private deck perfect for enjoying coffee or cocktails while taking in the sights and sounds of the river. Upstairs offers two more spacious guest rooms and a bathroom. The Bunkhouse features two entrances for privacy and convenience. This spacious room has 4 bunks with full beds on bottom and twins on top. It comes with its own bathroom and lounge area, equipped with cable TV, Xbox, Netflix, several games, and movies, making this a welcome retreat for friends or kids. A bonus room off the bunk house contains a desk and an antique twin bed for those who crave a little more privacy.

Downstairs boasts an open floorplan, including a recently remodeled, fully stocked kitchen, equipped with everything you could need from a garlic press to a Keurig (complimentary tea and coffee provided). The kitchen leads into the family room and dining room. Off the family room is one of the many gems of the Treehouse; the large screened in porch overlooking the river. Offering majestic views of the river with several seating and dining options this area is truly perfect for relaxing or hanging out with large groups. The wrap around deck connects to the porch and dining room, making this the ideal place to grill up dinner after a relaxing day on the river.

A short walk down the stairs opens to a lower stone patio and yard area perfect for playing or relaxing on the hammocks. Just a few steps to the right and you are feet away from your private access to the San Marcos River. A new deck overhanging the river is a perfect spot to sit right on the river and enjoy the sunrises and sunsets while listening to the rushing water. A pool type ladder off the deck allows for easy entry and exit from the river.

There is also a custom stone BBQ pit that is perfect for evening fires or s'mores. At the front of the property enjoy access to your exclusive tennis court, complete with custom court lighting for nighttime play, a ball shooter, rackets and balls, and an ambient lighted patio for spectator viewing. Additional amenities include use of life jackets and tubes. Two Kayaks are also available for use. There is truly something for everyone. Your stay at the Treehouse will be an unforgettable experience for you and the entire family.

More Details

Owner
Jay Bullard
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Jay Bullard

We currently live in Katy, TX, a suburb of Houston.

Jay Bullard purchased this house in 2016

Why Jay Bullard chose Martindale

We purchased this property with our family members. It's our dream home that we one day see retiring in. We are at the property as often as possible and absolutely love the small town feel and remoteness while still being close to San Marcos (<10 min) which has great shopping and restaurants. Sitting on the screened in porch or on the deck on the river with the sound of the rapids is definitely a family favorite.

What makes this house unique

This home has a unique layout that you can't find in the suburbs. The kids love going up to the large bunk room and play while the adults relax down stairs on the screened in patio.

Amenities

Martindale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Master 1 - 1 king , Downstairs, private deck, full bathroom attached
    Master 2 - 1 king , Master upstairs, private full bath, Smart TV
    Guest 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs, large walk in closet, stained glass window
    Guest 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, large walk in closet
    Bunkhouse - 1 twin/ single , 4 bunk bed , Full bed on bottom, twin on top, Wifi, TV, XBOX, pvt. bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful 5/5, 3900 SqFt Home, 1000 SqFt Screened Porch, 200' River Fnt, 2 Acre
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

Gorgeous, spacious, clean

  • 5 of 5

Our group of several families had an incredible time here! The House was very clean and gigantic. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy all the offered amenities. We spent a lot of time on the covered deck, played some tennis on the court, hung out by the river, and even took the kayaks for a short trip up river. The beds were cozy and the rooms had great sound proofing so we could not hear other families at all. We just loved staying here and cannot day enough about how wonderful this experience was. The host was very responsive. Thank you for a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring Texas
5

Peacefull get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my family of five for 4 days. I had my Mom, Dad and mother in law come to visit for a few days and there was plenty of room. We enjoyed roasting Smores by the fire pit, playing tennis and listing to the river. We will definitely consider coming back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great family retreat

  • 5 of 5

very special place to stay. feels like a family home, everyone was very comfortable and everyone wants to come back for another trip. We rented the house for family to stay together for my sons graduation from Texas State and needed a place large enough for everyone to gather and not be on top of each other. We all had a fantastic time and what a backdrop for pictures!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San antonio
5

SHARED OUR 55 TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WITH OUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

  • 5 of 5

A TRULY INCREDIBLE HOME ON THE RIVER.

ENOUGH ROOM FOR 3 GENERATIONS TO SPREAD OUT AND NOT FEEL CRAMPED.

THE ENTIRE HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT THE SCREENED PORCH WAS EVERYONE'S FAVORITE.

THE 3 KAYACS AND MANY TUBES IN THE GARAGE WERE PUT TO GOOD USE ...

AND THE KIDS LOVED THE TENNIS COURT AND BASKETBALL HOOP !

USED THE FIRE PIT CLOSE TO THE RIVER BOTH EVENINGS ..

LARGE BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN MADE MEALS A BREEZE .

OUR KIDS, 10 GRANDKIDS AND 2 GREAT GRANDKIDS CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.

WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK !

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL HOME,

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene escape with convenient access to city resources

  • 5 of 5

This property offered all that we could ask for and more! The house is nestled away in a wooded neighborhood, but it is quite far from the other homes. This creates the feeling of country seclusion while still offering the safety of full-time neighbors. And there are large, nice grocery stores just 10 minutes away.

There is an immense screened in porch looking over the river, which allowed us to listen to the babbling stream without the annoyances of mosquitos and other undesirables. The section of river that goes by the house is wonderful; with calm spots for kid-friendly swimming and fast spots for tubers’ enjoyment.

Inside and out, we L-O-V-E-D this property and will definitely be back. From 1 to 5 stars, we give it a 10!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Tx
5

The whole family fell in love with the Hillside Treehouse!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property this past weekend to celebrate our daughter's graduation from TX State University and had 20 family members staying at the house. The house is absolutely gorgeous ! It is so roomy and well appointed. Jay and his family have obviously thought of everything to make their guests feel comfortable. We loved the easy access to the river and all of the tubes and life jackets available for our use. We made some great memories sitting in the screened-in porch at night - having a few drinks, telling stories and listening to the river! Everyone in our group (from my 85 yr old Mother-in-law to my 6 yr old nephew) fell in love with the house and are already talking about wanting to make this an annual trip! We may not have anyone that we need to come visit at TXSTATE anymore, but that won't keep us from planning a trip back to this fabulous house in Martindale!! Thank you for sharing your home with us, Jay.... It was a pleasure dealing with you!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.