• BEDS: 7

Bandera River House on Medina


Property Description

The Medina River flows through the Texas Hill Country, and it's a vacation hot spot for fishing, tubing, swimming, you name it. Plan your next holiday where you'll have your own private access to the river at a gorgeous Medina River cabin! The kid-friendly Bandera River House is a big and beautiful home away from home right on the banks of the Medina, with all the fun of the Cowboy Capital of the world just a short drive away. This waterfront cabin getaway is home to river livin' at its finest!

The Bandera River House is located on a spacious three-acre plot, where a meadow populated with local birds and wildlife spreads out between the cabin and the river. The famed splendor of the Hill Country walks right up to the back door of this perfect vacation rental, and the events, food, history, and night life of Bandera are just minutes from this countryside paradise.

Picnic tables and outdoor furniture are shaded by tall trees, setting the perfect stage for conversation, relaxation, wildlife watching, stargazing, or just relaxing. There's a firepit, also a chimenea-a small pot-bellied outdoor fireplace that's ideal for roasting weenies and marshmallows. Smoking is allowed here, as long as it's done safely outdoors.

The cabin's interior is adorned with warm and rustic woodwork on the floors and walls. With a total of two bedrooms and seven beds, the River House features comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to a dozen guests. The full bathroom includes a shower, and all bed and bath linens are included. There's a wide-open living room and dining room area with plenty of furniture, an electric fireplace, a long dining room table, and even a gaming table! The laundry room's equipped with a washer and dryer, and the kitchen has an oven, range top, and fridge. All the cookware and serving ware you'll need are here, too. The TV and VCR/DVD player comes with a library of movies, and satellite TV is available for a modest fee. Comfort is assured with ceiling fans and A/C and heating units, and there's a local land line phone, as well as great cell service.

This waterfront cabin getaway with stunning views puts it all on the table: private access to the Medina River, Bandera close by, luxurious amenities, and plenty of space for you and yours. Let us at Backroads Reservations book your fantastic family getaway here!

*Water may be low. Contact us about water levels at time of booking*

Accommodation Features:
Den furnished with a TV and a single twin bed.
Living room equipped with a twin bed and a hideaway couch.
Two bedrooms, each offering a Queen and a double bed.
Dining area with a long table, bench seating, and a game table for.
Kitchen equipped with an oven, range top, and refrigerator.
One bathroom with a shower.
Laundry room housing a washer and dryer.
Four window AC units and five electric heaters for climate control.

Superb access to the river.
Wildlife viewing opportunities.
Entertainment facilities include a TV with DVD and VCR, along with a CD player.
Comprehensive provision of pots, pans, cutlery, utensils, flatware, dishes, and glasses.
Regular coffee maker for convenience.
Library offering a selection of VCRs and DVDs.
Electric fireplace in the living room for added comfort.
Outdoor tables and chairs for relaxation.
Fire pit, gas grill, and a small chimenea for outdoor enjoyment.
Access to Wi-Fi.

Rates and Policies:
Nightly rate based on an occupancy of 4 guests.
Extra guest fee of $15 per day per bed utilized beyond the base occupancy.
Maximum accommodation capacity of 12 guests, including children, distributed among 7 beds.
Additional guests beyond the base occupancy incur a fee of $15 per day per person.
Satellite TV available upon request for a one-time fee of $25 plus $2 per day.
Children are allowed on the premises.
Pets are not permitted.
Fishing and wildlife viewing allowed.
Smoking is only allowed in designated outdoor areas.
Strict prohibition against discharging firearms, fireworks, or using ATVs.
Backroads retains the right to adjust nightly rates and additional fees within five days of local event announcements.
Certain event and holiday weekends may necessitate 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.

Distance from this home:  
The Frio River is 50 miles.
Immediate access to Medina River.
The Guadalupe River is 25 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is35 miles.
The Garner State Park is 45 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 15 miles.
Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Cleaning fee is $175
  • Guest fee is $15, per day, after 4 guests
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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
  • Washer
    CD Player
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

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What guests are saying...

We chose this property because it was both large enough for our group of 10, and out of town. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a quiet spot to reconnect with family or friends. The cabin is as cute in person as it looks in the photos. The original structure is a lovely little antique cottage with a stone fireplace. The addition wraps around two sides of the cottage and makes it an appropriate space for a larger number of people. The kitchen is in the original area and it looks small in the photos, but we were able to bake, cook meals for 10, and clean up after with no problems at all, so don't let that worry you. Obviously, the back path to the river is the main attraction, and we spent a lot of our time outdoors. If we were there for a longer stay, there are a lot of things I would have liked to check out in the nearby towns. Since we were only there for a weekend, we will have to leave it at wanting to come back soon!
The cabin started much smaller than it is now. It had a cute living room with a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. They added a huge living /dining space. It is nicely furnished and comfortable and was great for our small family of 4. It would easily accommodate a larger group. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean - very appreciated in these Covid times. The kitchen was well equipped, though some of the pots and pans were old as you would expect. The coffee pot marked "regular" didn't work but there was another to use that was fine. The property managers were responsive so I'd bet they have that replaced by now. Outside there were plenty of comfortable chairs and tables to hang out, play games and eat at. There are lots of trees so there was good shade. To get to the river you walk out back, down a small hill and across a small field. (Drive down if you need.) You can go straight through some bushes and hit the river - there is a bank you can climb down - or head to the left or right and find easy access. We explored up and down the river both in the water and on the banks. The water went from ankle deep to waist deep, very clear water. The night sky was wonderful. We saw several deer and plenty of birds, some fish. There are no cabins right by the river or on the other side so you felt you had plenty of space to play. There is a cabin close to this one on one side of the property but everything is situated so that you have privacy. There is nothing near on the other side. It was a quick drive into Bandera. We enjoyed the shops and restaurants there. The cabin is not a fancy place but an old family get away. Cozy feeling and comfy. We would definitely go back.
It was a fun weekend getaway for us. Casual and cute cabin, well situated and rustic views, lots of deer. The kids loved walking through the short pasture to the river which was lovely and cool, and we saw hardly a soul.
We had a blast at the cabin. We walked to the river each day which is beautiful and not too far. It was a great way to explore nature with the kids. It's not just a house at the river, there is lots of room to roam and explore. This is an heirloom family cabin that appears to have been in their family for many generations. Very special to have lots of kids games on hand, art supplies, and big common areas inside and out to all be together and make meals. All the cooking essentials were there and lots of extra bedding and towels. There is nothing fancy here to worry about your kids messing up. You can just bring the family, relax and have fun.
This place was really great, I would stay again! Access to the river was easy and we found a beautiful place down the dirt road to the right to swim and hang out for hours. We drove a Ford F-150 down to haul our river supplies, I’m not sure if a vehicle any larger would fit through the 2 gates. The house was wonderful, especially the kitchen and great room areas which met our needs very well. The window air conditioning units kept us cool, but they do need a deep cleaning. The bathroom and two bedrooms are small areas, so we used them only as necessary, try not to overpack, as space is limited in those rooms. I’ve made a couple of suggestions for improvement in those areas. They need a deep cleaning, and real door knobs with locks. These were not deal breakers for us- only needs slight improvement. The outdoor area and furniture were convenient and the kids enjoyed playing in the big yard with trees and woods. Hint: use bug spray, and there are cushions for the outdoor furniture in the laundry room. This is a cute older home that met our needs well, and the access to the river was our favorite amenity. The kids had plenty of space to play, indoors and out. Overall, it was all we had hoped for
Keely W
Host are very attenative, you can contact at any hour of the day, they always respond. House has everything you need. Kitchen, bathroom fully stocked. Plenty of games, arts and craft for kids. Beds are comfy. Short walk to the river. Very quiet and no one around. Just what I needed.
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