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The Great Escape-Luxury Hill Country Estate on the Blanco River - Pool

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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 - "The Great Escape" 92827 - 6 BR, 5 Bath, Pool, Game Room, 3 acres on Blanco River, Pool, Hot Tub, etc.

* Wimberley, Tx - "Grand View Escape" VRBO 889758 - 5 BR, 4.5 Bath, Game Room, 33 acres, Pool, Hot Tub, Outdoor Kitchen, Awesome 360 degree views!

* Wimberley, Tx - Sunset Ridge Escape" VRBO 162562 - 5 BR, 4 Bath, Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room, Outdoor Kitchen, 12 acres.

* San Marcos, Tx - "Ridge View Escape" VRBO 889760 - 3 Story Victorian, built in 1905, 4 BR, 4 Bath, Hot Tub, Awesome Views, 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

**We recently finished major renovations to the entire upstairs of this property. We think you'll love the upgrades! (Renovations finished March 2017)

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

More Details

Shiloh Collins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Shiloh Collins

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.

Shiloh Collins purchased this house in 2006

Why Shiloh Collins chose Wimberley

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.

What makes this house unique

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 and puzzles. 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a blast for dad's 80th birthday celebration. God Bless You!
Sep 2014
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Wimberley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 2 night minimum, 3 night minimum for Holidays.
  • low/high season nightly rate based off of 8 Guests. Any extra guests will be charged $25 per guest per night.
  • Holiday rate based off of 10 Guests. Any extra guests will be charged $25 per guest per night.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , In Optional River Suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 4 in main house, with additional full bath in optional River Suite.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom upstairs with Private Bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom with sitting area and view of river.
    Bedroom 6 in River Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Included with rental of main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Twin beds (3), ) Sofa in Living Room folds out to a queen size bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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 - Queen and two twins, Bedroom #3 - Queen, twin size daybed, Bedroom #4 - Queen, Sleeping Arrangements - Downstairs, Sleeping Room #5 - Queen Size, Queen size sleeper sofa 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.


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The Great Escape-Luxury Hill Country Estate on the Blanco River - Pool
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 173 reviews

Great Girls' Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Every year our group of college girlfriends get together for a relaxing weekend getaway. We couldn't have asked for a better place. There was more than enough room for all of us, the beds were comfortable, and the views were so nice. We especially enjoyed spending our time just rocking in the chairs on the back porch! We hope to come back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your girls weekend at our Great Escape property. The back porch is a very popular place and we love hearing you took full advantage of it. We hope to see you back again next year. We also have 6 other properties if you like to stay somewhere new each year. Shiloh Collins
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Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Great Escape in early December for our 30th wedding Anniversary with family and friends and had a wonderful time. The house had absolutely everything we needed and it was so spacious and comfortable! The beds were comfy, plenty of hot water for all guests, kitchen roomy and fully stocked, hot tub was great and we especially enjoyed the rocking chairs on the front porch with beautiful views of the river and land beyond! And the Christmas decorations really made it very cheery for us! I could not recommend this place more.... only bad thing is we weren't there in summer to enjoy the pool and river, but we are making plans to return. Thank you for being so easy to work with and for sharing your lovely property!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for the review you left for our Great Escape property. We truly appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have you back again to stay in the future. Shiloh Collins
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Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family retreat for any sized gathering. The rooms are all large and the house is quiet. The kitchen was large enough to make all meals and feed everyone. Deer watching at night was a nice way to wind-down from the day.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ryan, Thank you so much for letting us know how your stay went. We hope to have you and your family back soon. Shiloh
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The Woodlands, Texas

Easy as Sunday Morning

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at TGE for our annual girls’ trip to Wimberly Market Days for the past 3 years now, & it just gets better each year! The latest bathroom renovations are gorgeous & the entire facility lends itself well to fit all of our needs. We especially enjoy the rocking chairs out on the back porch, or just sitting with our feet in the water. We’ve solved many of the world’s problems & made lots of great memories at TGE.

Shiloh has always been so gracious & easy to work with, making the experience just that much better. There aren’t enough words to describe how much we love our Great Escape every November.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know how your stay went. We hope to bring you back each year! If there is anything I can do for you let me know before your next stay. -Shiloh Collins
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Family gathering! Perfect accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very accommodating and the views were spectacular! The pictures don’t do justice! We were able to sit on the covered porch while we watched our kids run and explore down by the Blanco River. The water was only slightly chilly, but we were all able to sit on the rocks and in the water in the chairs provided for the majority of the day. The water is crystal clear! We saw deer almost constantly across the river. The beds were very comfortable and having so many bathrooms was great. Every member of our family was very impressed and pleased with our decision. Shiloh was very sweet and available whenever we needed to give her a call. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hannah, Thank you so much for letting us know how your stay went. We hope to have you back again in the future at one of our properties in Wimberley. Shiloh Collins
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Houston, Texas

Perfect fit for out family

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at the Great Escape, and they just keep getting better. We are a family of 12 ranging in age from 16 months to 65 years from 4 different households. There is more than enough room for all of us and with the pool and the river there is entertainment for all. The kids enjoyed the playhouse and the adults enjoyed the rocked off pool area in the river (worry-free river swimming for the little ones.). Phil and Peggy have thought of everything to make the house comfortable and functional. KC is helpful and easy to work with. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Ranch Road 12 and FM 3237
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Wimberley Downtown Square
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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