• BEDS: 10

Bandera Box Guesthouse

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

One of the most unique features of the Bandera Box Guest House is that it has an out-in-the-country feel on a one-acre plot, yet it's right in downtown Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World! Perched right on the scenic and fun Medina River, this Hill Country hideaway is a kid-friendly and pet-friendly waterfront cabin that's ideal for a family getaway. When you combine its location, amenities, fantastic views, and accommodations for up to 13 people, your next vacation can truly have it all!

Embark with us on our amazing Hill Country Eclipse Journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. We have 125 great vacation homes in the region, covering 21 Hill Country towns, all in the eclipse "bullseye." Experience the enchantment of the darkest night skies, while witnessing the finest solar eclipse viewing in the Hill Country.

Just imagine: in one direction lies the shops, night life, eats, and events of Bandera; in the other, the tubing, kayaking, and swimming fun of the Medina River-and nature lovers will love spying the wildlife that frequents its shores, too. No matter what you have planned-from just kicking back to taking in everything you can-the Bandera Box is perfect for your weekend adventure! It's an ideal central point from which you can explore the very best of the Hill Country.

An absolutely huge two-level deck faces the river, and it's nicely tree-shaded and equipped with patio furniture and a picnic table. Steps curve from the deck to the meadow and riverfront below, providing easy access to waterside fun and leisurely walks. A gas fire pit and charcoal grill set the stage for conversation and fresh-air dining, as well. There's ample parking here for motorcycles and vehicles.

No luxurious detail has been overlooked inside, from the kitchen with modern commercial appliances, the central air and heating, washer/dryer combo, and three bedrooms with comfy sleeping arrangements for up to 13 people. Gorgeous woodwork graces the floors and walls, and there's tons of relaxing space, including a huge living room and a kitchen/dining space with three seating areas. Four full bathrooms all feature showers, with a shower and tub combo in the master bath. All bed and bath linens are included, as are cooking and serving ware, glasses, and utensils. Tech-wise, there are three computer work areas, Wifi Internet access throughout the house, cable TV, and great cell service.

Bandera's Ultimate Guest House Retreat offers unparalleled accommodations, catering to both rustic adventurers and urban aficionados within your group. Experience a regal stay at an economical rate on your upcoming holiday. Backroads Reservations eagerly awaits your inquiry!

Note: Please contact us at the time of booking regarding potential low water levels.

Accommodation Highlights
Master bedroom featuring a King-sized bed
Master bath with a tub/shower combination
Second bedroom with a double bed pull-out sofa and an additional double bed in the loft
Second full bath provided with a shower
Third bedroom boasts seven built-in, oversized twin beds
Third full bath equipped with a shower
Living room for relaxation and social gatherings
Fourth additional bath with a shower
Dining room comfortably seating six individuals
Kitchen island with seating for four, equipped with commercial-grade range top and oven, glass front refrigerator, separate under-counter freezer, microwave, regular coffee maker, toaster, and crockpot
Complete set of cooking utensils, cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, flatware, and glasses
Breakfast nook accommodating six guests
Fully equipped kitchen for convenient meal preparation
Expansive two-level deck offering scenic river views
Central air conditioning and heating system for comfort

Convenient access to the Medina River
Abundant opportunities for wildlife observation and bird watching
Generous parking space available
All necessary bed and bath linens provided for your comfort
Deck furnished with a charcoal grill, gas fire pit, and picnic tables
Entertainment facilities include cable TV and Wi-Fi accessibility
Washer and dryer for added convenience
Ceiling fans for added comfort
Excellent cell phone service coverage
Charcoal grill and gas fire pit for outdoor enjoyment

Rates and Details
Maximum accommodation capacity for up to 13 guests
Children are permitted
Additional guest fee of $20 per day applicable after exceeding 6 guests
Property allows for pets (maximum of 2)
Pet fee set at $20 per day, per pet
Possible discounts on pet fees for extended stays
Hiking and wildlife viewing permitted
Strict prohibition against discharging firearms, fireworks, or using ATVs
Backroads reserves the right to adjust nightly rates and additional fees within five days of local event announcements
Certain event and holiday weekends may require a minimum three-night stay
Water levels in Hill Country rivers and lakes are subject to variation based on rainfall
Please note this house has a non-standard cancellation policy
All properties listed on the Backroads website are encouraged to book accommodations for the 2024 eclipse; acceptance or denial of reservations will be determined at the time of booking.

**If more beds are used than what were booked, we reserve to right to charge for more extra guests or hold a portion of the security deposit

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  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
    Water Parks
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Doctor
  • Atm Bank
    Atm Bank
  • Groceries
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Town
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

I wanted to reach out and express my sincere gratitude for the incredible vacation experience my family and I had at your rental property in Bandera, Tx. Seem-less check in. Was great. The attention to detail was remarkable, and it made us feel instantly at home. The amenities provided were top-notch, ensuring that we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location of your rental property was si convenient. Being located so close to various attractions made our vacation all the more enjoyable. We were able to explore the local area, engage in outdoor activities, and create cherished memories together. All within walking distance. I must commend your staff for their exceptional professionalism and responsiveness. They were always available to assist us with any inquiries or concerns, and their friendly demeanor added a personal touch to our experience. My daughter in law left an expensive bathing suit and we reached out to Spencer who quickly responded and got it in the mail to us. (Which we received 🤗) Our only wish was there was water to get to in the river. Once again, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for providing us with such a wonderful vacation retreat. It was a much-needed escape that allowed us to relax, recharge, and bond as a family. Rest assured that we will highly recommend your rental property to our friends and family, and we hope to return for another memorable stay in the future. Wishing you many more happy guests.
My stay was short but very relaxing and comfortable while I was helping with a fundraiser. It is in close proximity to everything in town and conveniently walking distance to grocery store. The house was very roomy, clean, and quiet even though the street it’s in can get quite busy. I had friends pull up on their bikes and I wouldn’t here them till they knocked I. The door. I will definitely try to book this place again with family and friends.
Angela Streeter
Backroads Reservations has a great selection of rentals in a variety of Texas towns. We stayed at the Bandera Box house in downtown Bandera for the weekend. The accommodations and location were perfect for our group. We were able to walk into the downtown area to restaurants, shops and bars. The rental house had a great kitchen, living area, outdoor spaces and enough beds for everyone in our group. We will definitely book with this company again in the future and look forward to future trips.
Our family is forever grateful for the quick response and quick access in our time of need. We were turned away by so many while evacuating hurricane Laura. Not only were we turned away, but we watched prices double and triple and felt hopeless..but not this place. These owners are the epitome of Texas hospitality. We didn't expect to find this gem, and to be so comfortable..it was like the stress melted away. It's beyond beautiful and had everything we needed. We spent hours swimming in the river, and if we needed groceries we just walked to the store. Every restaurant we ate at was 3-5 minutes away. It's right down the road from an amazing park where we fished and fed ducks, my son was thrilled..(he's a duck whisperer). The view on the porch was amazing and entertainment on it's own, and the river downstairs was so cool and clear. What was an evacuation turned into a vacation and we all pledged we would be back! Also, there's a restroom in every room...i swear that's the most convenient amenity in the world!!
Great house, lovely decor, interesting location, beautiful view behind the house and river access. We loved the amazing deck for morning coffee and lunch, it is in direct sun in the afternoon and with temps about 100 during our stay and no cover, we stayed in the river or inside until sunset. Great place for star gazing! We loved walking to local coffee places and to restaurants for take-out. The river was low during our stay but the cool water was great for swimming and fishing. It's a an energetic trek from the house to the river, young children would need help. We enjoyed the house, outdoors, and space to spread out inside. Everything we needed in the kitchen and more towels than we could have used. Nice place for fun family time together! Municipal river access to a deeper part of the river is a half mile down the road at a city park.
Adorable cabin on the river. Nice kitchen and well decorated. Beds were comfortable. Located near the grocery store so easy to run to grab any food items we needed.
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