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Luxury Hill Country Estate on the Blanco River - 'the Great Escape' - New Pool!

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House has 6 Bedrooms and 5 Full Baths, (Sleeps 12) with a detached suite.

Check out the other properties from this Owner:

* Wimberley, Tx - "Rim Rock Lodge" 269765 - 6 BR, 5 Bath, Pool, Awesome Views, 33 acres, Game Room, Sauna, Hot Tub, Outdoor Kitchen, Theater Room for 9, etc.
* Wimberley, Tx - "Grand View Escape" VRBO 889760 - 5 BR, 4.5 Bath, Game Room, 33 acres, Hot Tub, Outdoor Kitchen, Awesome 360 degree views!
* Wimberley, Tx - Sunset Ridge Escape" VRBO - 5 BR, 4 Bath, Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room, Outdoor Kitchen, 12 acres.
* San Marcos, Tx - "Rose House" VRBO 889756 - Coming Fall 2016 - Large 3 Story Victorian, built in 1905, 4 BR, 4 Bath, Hot Tub, Awesome Views, Outdoor Kitchen, on Acreage, etc.
* Evergreen, CO - "Above The Clouds" VRBO 776276 - 8 BR, 9 bath, 8500 sq ft, 33 acres, best view in Colorado, hot tub, work-out room, Game room, Theater Room for 11, etc, etc, etc

Beautiful Hill Country home called 'The Great Escape at Wimberley' is directly on the crystal clear Blanco River in highly desirable Wimberley, Texas. You will be in a private 3300 square foot home on three lush acres with almost 300 feet of direct river frontage. This home has 6 bedrooms and 5 baths. There is a separate Game room with an 8' pool table, Foosball, and double french doors opening to a 250 sq ft deck overlooking the river. Country gazebo with 9' farm table, great for outdoor dining.

River Suite - master suite with queen bed, twin bed, full size washer and dryer, and a private bath with a tile shower and granite countertops. The River Suite is always included when renting the main house.

New in 2015 - A Major Update for The Great Escape:
* New granite counter tops in kitchen
* Opened the floor plan in the kitchen and dining room.
* New porcelain floor tiles downstairs
* Replaced all doors and windows, new siding and Paint
* Added a swimming pool and a cabana
* Enlarged the smallest bedroom
* Remodeled the main floor bathroom, with new large walk in shower.
* Upgraded LCD TVs, with lots of Premium Channels.
* Increased speed on internet.
* Added Privacy Fence on entire property to provide for your own private Retreat.
* Added 32 Bottle Wine Cooler in the kitchen.
* Added new Automatic gate at entry for your security and convenience.

The rock bottom river runs continuous through the year and is almost always at a very leisurely flow, great for kids. The covered back porch provides a beautiful view of the river and the surrounding hills. Easy to watch the activity in the river directly from the porch.

Sit in the back yard and BBQ your dinner for the night. Enjoy a glass of ice tea, or a glass of wine, as you watch the deer and the river move through the back yard. Sit in the hot tub and watch the deer and the river. Enjoy a fire out by the outdoor firepit. Go into Wimberley for the great shopping, fine and casual dining, or enjoy the many festivals that go on throughout the year. Try Wimberley's outdoor walk-up movie theater, or take in a live performance at one of Wimberley's live theater groups. Drag our chaise lounges directly into the river, sit in the shade of the Cypress trees, enjoy your drink, and read your book. Your daily stress is a thing of the past.

We are only 25 minutes from New Braunfels, an hour from San Antonio, less than 25 minutes from Austin and Lake Travis. Within one hour you have tubing, Schlitterbahn, San Antonio river-walk, Lake Travis, Canyon Lake, caves, and all of the wonders that the Texas Hill Country has to offer.

Outside we have a large covered porch overlooking the river, a 250 sq foot deck connected to the game room and overlooking the river, over 2500 sq ft of rock sidewalks and patios. There is also a large outdoor fire pit. A large covered Country gazebo with an 9' farm table, perfect for outdoor dining.

Added in 2015 is a pool with a free standing hot tub for 8 people. A large lounging area around the pool with table and chairs for 6. The pool is fully fenced in with a new walkway to the back of the house facing the Blanco River. The pool has two areas for wading and swimming for the whole family to enjoy. Plenty of privacy!

The house is completely furnished and comes complete with all linens, towels, cooking utensils, BBQ pit, etc to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We have cable TV, Hi-Speed Internet, a computer for your use, Free hi-speed Wireless network, and phones with free domestic long distance.

Give us an e-mail or a call with any questions. We hope that you take the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Hill Country home. Our calendar is always updated, and take a look at all of our guest comments ( not always updated from the book at our house ).

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Sleeping Arrangements:

Main House:
* Master - Upstairs - King Bed with Private Bath
* Bedroom # 2 - Upstairs - Queen Bed and Two Twin Beds
* Bedroom # 3 - Upstairs - Queen Bed and Twin Day Bed plus Twin Trundle.
* Bedroom # 4 - Upstairs - Queen Bed
* Bedroom # 5 - Downstairs - Queen Bed
* Bedroom #6 - Downstairs in separate cabin - Queen Bed and Twin Bed - Private Bath.
* Living Room - Queen Fold Out Couch

River House - Separate and 25' from main house:
* Queen Bed with Private Bath
* Twin Bed

Keywords: House on the Blanco river great escape estate private pool hot tub fire pit River
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of 25 to rent this property....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Detached Unit

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom upstairs with Private Bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds are day bed and trundle bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Downstairs bedroom with sitting area and view of river....moreless

  • Bedroom 6 in River Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Included with rental of main house...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (3) Three Twin beds, Two Day beds with twin size mattresses, and two trundle beds with Twin Mattresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in Living Room folds out to a queen size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    In Optional River Suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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  • 4 in main house, with additional full bath in optional River Suite.

Other Amenities

  • small appliances, All dishes and Cooking utensils provided, all Linens provided, Full size Washer & Dryer, Jetted Tub in Master Bath, Horse shoes, Lots of videos, Board games, No Smoking in House, No Pets in house, Sleeping arrangements - Upstairs, Master Bedroom - King, Bedroom #2 - Full and two twins, Bedroom #3 - Queen, twin size daybed, twin size trundle, Bedroom #4 - Queen, Sleeping Arrangements - Downstairs, Sleeping Room #5 - Twin size daybed and twin size trundle, Queen size fold out couch in living room. NEW RIVER SUITE - It is adjoining the game room and has a queen bed, twin bed, full size washer and dryer, and a private bath with tile shower and granite counter tops. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    pool Table and Foosball...moreless

  • Games:

    There are some games / cards available. ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV, DVD, and VCR in Living room. Cable and TV in Master Bedroom and to two other bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Mostly young people ( G rated ) videos...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River
  • Village
  • Waterfront:

    We have 300' of direct, unobstructed river frontage. The river flows continuous throughout the year....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two - One Front Loading and one top loading...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    A computer with Microsoft XP and Office is provided for your use. No printer ( we can't keep ink )....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All you need to bring is beach towels for the river....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking for your entire group...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Two - One Front Loading and one top loading. Available to guests....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Lynksis wireless with strong signal throughout the house and also on the back porch ( very relaxing to work and watch the River! )....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Dishwasher, Refrigerator, single oven, and 4 burner range. Microwave....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    The covered back porch faces the river and provides an excellent view. there is also a 15' x 25' deck to the back of the River Suite overlooking the river. Also, a new patio around the new pool....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    A rustic hill country gazebo with rock patio overlooking the river provides a pleasant covered area to BBQ. 9' farm table is great for outdoor dining. Also table and chairs at the pool area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    1 Charcoal grill and 1 propane grill...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    New Hot tub on area around the new pool....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Built Spring of 2015 along with a new 8 person hot tub. Pool is not heated....moreless

  • Sauna
  • Jetted Tub:

    Master Bath has a jetted tub....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 27 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$900

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season
May 30 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$800

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$900

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jul 5 - Sep 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$800

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$900

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$900

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$900

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$800

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$900

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Mar 2 - Mar 24, 2018
2 night min stay
$800

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Holidays / 3 night min. $700/ nt for first 12 guest/ add $25 for each additional guest per night. Holidays are New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Spring Break Dates usually fall between March 1-22 and high season rates apply.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wimberley
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wimberley
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Ranch Road 12 and FM 3237
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wimberley Downtown Square

Car: Necessary

shopping at outlets malls, antique shopping, Market Days at Wimberley

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Peggy and Phil Collins bought this house in 2006 to use as their Getaway from the city. We wanted it comfortable for us, so now everyone gets to enjoy The Great Escape. We are blessed that everyone seems to love this place ( we have had some groups back over 17 times in our 10 years, and our repeat guest rate is over 45% ). We continue to make investments in this property, so that it is better each time you come back. Photo is taken in Shanghai China.

Why the Owner Chose Wimberley, TX, USA:
This property is in a prime location. It is directly on the Blanco river, that has a steady flow all of the time. It is 3 acres on a lot that provides privacy for any size group. This house was originally a farm house built in 1957, and has been updated with all modern amenities. The covered back porch is lined with teak rocking chairs to enjoy the view of the river and surrounding hills. The river flows at a pace that allows you to pull your chair into the river, relax, and sip a glass of wine. Wimberley is fun year round, and we enjoy the off season as much as high season.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The furnishings are all unique and are not a throw down of mass produced items. Peggy and I enjoy shopping for antiques and unique pieces that give the home a lot of character. For the guests we provide paperback books, board games, bocci ball, horse shoes, jigsaw puzzles and a large library of videos for the little ones. We have high speed wireless, so you can work ( Ugh! ) on your laptop on the back porch ( if you have to work ). We have a large Binder in the house offering details on the vast majority of attractions in the area.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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Photos

  • Back yard with gazebo, bbq pit, fire pit, horse shoes, sitting areas, river

    Back yard with gazebo, bbq pit, fire pit, horse shoes, sitting areas, river

  • Large firepit for guests use, with ample seating for all.

    Large firepit for guests use, with ample seating for all.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • All new kitchen opened up to the living areas.  Wine cooler and SS appliances.

    All new kitchen opened up to the living areas. Wine cooler and SS appliances.

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • Back Porch

    Back Porch

  • Back Porch

    Back Porch

  • The Great Escape is on the Blanco river.

    The Great Escape is on the Blanco river.

  • BBQ is important in Texas, that's why we have both charcoal and gas bbq pits!

    BBQ is important in Texas, that's why we have both charcoal and gas bbq pits!

  • Sitting Area

    Sitting Area

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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