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Planning a family gathering, or an outing for a good-sized group of people? Seeking a spot where your crew can enjoy the attractions of the Cowboy Capital of the World, and the fun and adventure of the Medina River? Stay right on the banks of the river at the Casa del Rio River House! With Bandera just a short journey down the road from this unique guest house, all the city, country, and river excitement of the Texas Hill Country will be yours at this beautiful and luxurious riverfront rental.
This kid-friendly and pet-friendly rental offers great amenities and natural beauty for your group of up to 12 people. Also, if a couple in your group would like a separate and more private hideaway, the 1930s-era Casita on the grounds is available for them; please let us know if you would like to take advantage of this intimate cottage option. Please know this property does include several stairs from the decks to the meadow and walking paths below, and may not be safety-appropriate for kids under five or those who require wheelchair access.
Three shaded decks offer multiple places from which you can view the meadow, riverside, and Hill Country beyond, and wildflowers and butterflies add seasonal splashes of brilliant color. The decks are adorned by plenty of outside furniture, and there's even a romantic swing down by the river! Swim and tube on the Medina from your own private access, and kick back and enjoy a hearty outdoor meal afterward with the gas and charcoal grills provided. The grounds here are tobacco-free, inside and out.
The four bedrooms and multiple beds and futons in this vibrantly colorful hacienda-style guest house comfortably sleep up to a dozen people-and if you book the Casita as well, up to 14. Three full bathrooms include shower stalls, and all the soft and comfy bed and bath linens you'll need are provided. Ample seating is available in the two roomy living areas and dining section, and the kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, and regular coffee maker. Smart TV, Wifi, great cell service, and climate-controlling central air and heating fill out the list of the tech and entertainment amenities here.
The unique accommodations and comforts of the Casa del Rio River House will play memorable roles in your Hill Country holiday!
Bedroom 1 - king bed
Bedroom 2 - queen bed
Bedroom 3 - queen bed
Bedroom 4 - double / twin beds
Double bed-sized futon in living area
Two living areas
Casita is not included in the rental. Extra fee will apply
1/2 mile of Medina riverfront for tubing & swimming
Large deck overlooking meadow and Medina River
Front deck with outdoor dining table
Smart TV with Roku, Sling, Netflix.
Outdoor grills (gas and charcoal)
Large meadow with seasonal wildflowers
Blooming native plant garden with butterflies and hummingbirds
Original 1930 cottage on the grounds
Separate sitting area
$90/night double occupancy (only available with rental of Main House and requires two-night booking)
Weekly rate $450
Maximum two guests
Rates and details
The minimum age to rent the house is 25 years old
12 total guests allowed in the main house
Additional guest is $20 per night,after 6 guests
$1,500 weekly for up to six guests (six nights)
$175 cleaning fee
$300 Security Deposit
3-night minimum June 1 - August 31
2-night minimum September 1 - May 31
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed)
Pet details $20/day/dog fee
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Dogs must be on flea preventive
Dogs must be crated in owner's absence
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Backroads reserves the right to increase the nightly rate and fees within 5 days of all local event announcements
Event and holiday weekends may have a three night minimum requirement
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain
This property requires a release of liability
This house has a non-standard cancellation policy
Two night minimum September 1 - May 31
Three night minimum June 1 - August 31
Three night minimum for holiday weekends (Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving)
Children must be at least 5 years old
Check in time 3 PM
Check out time 11:00 AM
Parking on driveway area only
No smoking permitted on property - inside or out
No fireworks, discharging of firearms or ATVs
Fires in designated areas only
Other Important Information
House is situated on a bluff with multiple levels inside house
Bluff steps leading down to meadow and river are uneven and do not have consistent handrails.
Guests must be able to navigate stairs. May not be suitable for small children or individuals with mobility issues
Distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 60 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 30 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 40 miles
Garner State Park: 50 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15 miles
Welcome to the Cowboy Capital of the World! With museums, rodeos, horseback riding, motorcycle rallies, and boot-scootin' live music venues, Bandera's got it all for fans of the Hill Country and the Wild West! Celebrate this uniquely American heritage, and take some time for a trip down the scenic Medina River.
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