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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 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 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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 4.96875 based on 181 reviews

Wounderful pleace

  • 5 of 5

Have evrything you need,perfect pleace por kids and family.I love it

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a baby at the beginning of the year and needed a little relaxing getaway. My mother in law watched our little girl while we enjoyed our lovely stay at this beautiful house. The sound of the water flowing was soothing and it was so quiet on the property. The house was also very nice and kept up. It was a little chilly outside so we didn’t get to use the pool, but it was nice and clean. We got to sit on the back porch in the rocking chairs and watch deer in the evening. We had a lovely time and I would definitely recommend this house. It’s also very close to Wimberley, so you can drive into town and enjoy eating and shopping!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kaleigh, We are so glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed your stay just the two of you at Great Escape. Congratulation on your sweet baby girl. We hope you as a family of 3 will come back and stay with us again in the future. Shiloh Collins
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A Place of Peace

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the house was incredible. I wish we could have stayed much longer. It was truly a place of peace and comfort for all of us. Unfortunately one of my daughters and family were not able to go due to work circumstances but hopefully we can go back another time. We also attended a very big and beautiful wedding for my niece and so we stayed busy with pre-parties, etc. and got to see many family members we had not seen in a long time! We have stayed many places on vacation over the years, but The Great Escape was by far the best. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marjorie, What a wonderful weekend you had with your family. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Great Escape. We hope you will return in the future and get to spend more time at the home. Shiloh Collins
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The perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family gathering. This property provided plenty of space for our group, and it was well-stocked for our meal preparations. Sitting on the back porch listening to the river offered the ultimate in relaxation.

The home was clean and well-maintained, and our host was quick to answer our questions before our arrival.

We're already planning our next trip to this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelli, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review for our Great Escape home. We truly appreciate it. We love to hear how much fun and relaxation you enjoyed at our home. We hope to see you back soon. Vacation Property Masters Shiloh Collins
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Amazing place to relax !

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about how amazing The Great Escape - Luxury Hill Country Estate is!

Even with 16 people, we had room to spare. I guess one of the favorite places for us was the back porch, sitting in the rocking chairs and watching the kids play in the river. I will highly recommend this property to all of our other family and friends. But, they better hurry, because we are already talking about reserving it again 😉?

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to hear you are planning to return to Great Escape with your family. We look forward to helping you book again. Vacation Property Masters Shiloh Collins
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Perfectly Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The house is more that perfect for a getaway to the relaxing Hill Country. Not only did the house suit the needs of our large family (16 people total), but the areas surrounding the house were just as great. Kids ranging in age from 6 yrs - 18 yrs old had a blast playing in the river, exploring the sights and running free around the property. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leslie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We love to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your stay at Great Escape. We hope to have you stay at one of the Vacation Property Masters homes again. Shiloh Collins
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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

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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