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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

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 Hill Country

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 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a blast for dad's 80th birthday celebration. God Bless You!
Sep 2014
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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


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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 , 1 twin/ single , Twin beds are day bed and trundle bed
  • 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 4.9473686 based on 168 reviews

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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely winter retreat- feb 2016

  • 4 of 5

I rented the house for a family gathering. The house was clean, well appointed, and comfortable. We loved hanging out on the back patio watching the river. In the evenings you can hear the water rushing with the windows open. Very much as advertised. We used the hot tub and the kids got in the shallow pool! Only cons: hot water had a little trouble keeping up with successive showers. No portable cribs, booster seats, or high chairs. Overall though it was a wonderful rental and I'd recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing multi family get away less than 3 hours from Houston

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible property. 3 families (with kids age 10-16) spent 3 wonderful days over the New Year holiday on the property. Our favorite things about our stay:

* The downstairs has been recently updated and is in great shape

* We practically lived at the fire pit. Plenty of room to sit back, enjoy the river and relax with friends

* Kids enjoyed the games in the extra building

* Plenty of beds for everyone

* Very well stocked kitchen

* Stunning view of the river

* Huge front yard for plenty of different outside activities

* Friendly management staff

We had a wonderful time and will be back

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 Happy Ladies

  • 5 of 5

The 8 of us have been friends for 50 plus years and once a year like to get away for a few days. We could not have chosen a more perfect vacation home to spend time with each other. We all enjoyed our stay and the lovely accommodations. Your home was perfect for our stay. We enjoyed the river, walking nearby and just watching the stars at night. Lovely home and had everything we needed. Thank you so much. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brenham, TX

Perfect for Families!

  • 5 of 5

The Great Escape was the perfect location for our family to stay for a wedding weekend! We enjoyed the beautiful, relaxing river, watching the sunrise, star gazing, and delightful family time. The house is well appointed with very comfortable beds and lounge areas. There was enough room for the whole family from seven years to seventy years!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape Elation

  • 5 of 5

This property was a perfect choice for our group and event. It provided a retreat setting on a beautiful Texas River in a quiet setting with a variety of activities for a wide range of ages. The accommodations were casual, inviting, and welcoming as well as fully equipped with careful attention to a well appointed and clean facility.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.