• BEDS: 7

Casa del Rio River House

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

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 charcoal grill 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.

Please note: Water levels may vary. Contact us for updates when booking.

Main House
Bedroom 1 furnished with a King bed.
Bedroom 2 furnished with a Queen bed.
Bedroom 3 furnished with a Queen bed.
Bedroom 4 furnished with a Double/Twin beds.
Double bed-sized futon in the living area.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Three bathrooms.
Two separate living areas.
Central air/heating.
Casita not included in the rental; additional fee applies.

1/2 mile of Medina riverfront for tubing and swimming
Spacious deck overlooking meadow and the Medina River.
Front deck with an outdoor dining table.
Smart TV with Roku, Sling, Netflix.
WiFi connectivity.
Outdoor charcoal grills.
Large meadow featuring seasonal wildflowers.
Walking path and blooming native plant garden attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

Original 1930s cottage on the grounds.
Equipped with a Queen bed, separate sitting area, bath, and refrigerator.
Available at a rate of $90/night for double occupancy, requiring a two-night booking alongside the Main House.
Weekly rate: $450; accommodates a maximum of two guests.

Rates and Details:
Minimum renting age is 25 years old.
Maximum of 12 guests allowed in the main house.
Additional guest fee of $20 per night, applicable after 6 guests.
Weekly rate: $1,500 for up to six guests (six nights).
Minimum stay requirement of 3 nights from June 1 to August 31, and 2 nights from September 1 to May 31.
Pets allowed, with a maximum of 2 pets permitted.
Pet fee: $20/day/dog; potential discounts for longer stays.
Dogs must be on flea preventive and crated in the owner's absence.
No discharging of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs allowed on the property.
Event and holiday weekends may require a minimum stay of three nights.
Water levels in Hill Country rivers and lakes are subject to changes based on rainfall.
Release of liability required.
Non-standard cancellation policy in effect.
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.

Booking policies:
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 is 3 PM.
Check out time is 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.

Distance from this home:  
The Frio River is 60 miles.
Immediate access to Medina River.
The Guadalupe River is 30 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 40 miles.
The Garner State Park is 50 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 15 miles.


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Has a Grill
  • Cleaning fee is $225
  • Guest fee is $20, per day, after 6 guests
  • Pet fee is $20 per pet, per day
Call us now at 830-522-4661 for more information Or get an instant quote with the below form!


  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic

Hill Country Travel Blog

28 May


Nestled alongside the Guadalupe River halfway between Kerrville and Hunt lies the town of Ingram. This community of about 1,800 people is almost a combo of several towns in its vicinity, in that it’s taken advantage of local resources and has capitalized on them to make it a prime example of a Hill Country town. You’ll find farming and ranching in Ingram, wineries that take advantage of the unique local terroir, attractions linked to recreation on the river, and even a model of Stonehenge!

25 May


Just east of Hunt in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find a marker erected in 2005 that discusses the history of the town and its vicinity. Hunt itself is located 13 miles west of Kerrville, at the junction of the north and south forks of the Guadalupe River. As the historical marker states, the town of Hunt is the ultimate result of three different communities that were founded in more or less the same place!

16 May


The Hill Country town of Kendalia is near the Guadalupe River, about halfway between Blanco and Boerne as the crow flies. It’s one of the smaller towns in the region; its population has hovered around 100 the past several decades, and when you count the ranchers and rural dwellers in its ZIP code that number increases to about 350. Nonetheless, Kendalia has a fascinating history all its own.

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What guests are saying...

We had an amazing stay with friends at this eclectic river house. It is located on a very quiet road with lots of privacy. Plenty of space with three bathrooms and spread out so everyone had plenty of space. The kitchen is fully equipped and everything we needed. The view from the back balcony was perfect. At dusk saw many deer and so peaceful. I would highly recommend this house. We will be back for sure
Have been coming to this house 2007-2015 - missed the past 4 years - back again in 2020. House is comfortable for large group - lots to do in the area
We had a wonderful stay and loved the home and the location on the Medina river. My only feedback would be to make it a little more explicit in the listing that the back porch hangs over a steep cliff with relatively low railings. it was referenced in the liability release but it would be good to include in the listing so folks traveling with small children (like us) are aware at the time of booking. Including a picture of the home from the River could suffice. We were wary of that the whole time because of our fearless 1 year old but all in all we enjoyed the home, the field for running around and the proximity to the river and walking trails.
Very quiet, clean, and comfortable. A great respite that (mostly) got my kids off their screens and outside in nature. We especially enjoyed going for walks along (and in) the river every morning. The house had everything we could think of, and it was exactly as described and pictured in the listing (right down to those steep stairs down to the river). There was great bird and wildlife watching without ever leaving the back patio. We were so relaxed that we didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back.
The Medina River is not big, but having this house right on the river was very nice. The water was flowing and crystal clear! There are a lot of very steep steps down to the river, so this isn’t the place for those who aren’t sure footed. The house also has steps into or out of most every room, so again it wouldn’t be suitable for disabled or weak footed. The house is very Spanish and quite large. We had 9 with no problems. The kitchen was well equipped with all the spices, bags, two bar-b-que grills, kayaks, a canoe etc. It was a very fun few days. The hosts were very responsive and we would come back.
We loved this house! There was tons of space to spread out in. It was clean and comfortable with fun decor. The views from the deck were wonderful and the river access was perfect. I loved the trail along the river. We'll be back!