• BEDS: 7

Casa del Rio River House

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

Enjoy the Medina River at this large guest house with lots of indoor and outdoor living space. Three decks surround the house. Steps lead down to a meadow that borders the river and a walking path. The spacious, multi-level interior is painted in festive, hacienda-style vibrant colors and faux designs and has concrete floors. The Casa del Rio Casita, a charming original 1930 cottage on the grounds of Casa del Rio is also available for the couple whom wants privacy from the main house (see pricing below). Great for families or groups. Not wheelchair accessible or appropriate for anyone who cannot navigate stairs.

COVID-19 UPDATE: This accommodation is open for business. Backroads Reservations is aware of the proper cleaning and disinfecting measures needed between guests. We have provided this guidance to our hosts and housekeepers so that everyone takes the necessary precautions to protect the health of our guests, hosts and housekeepers alike. In addition, for rentals with same day turn-overs, we have increased the hours between check-in and check-out to give extra time between cleanings. Message us for more details, if needed.  Dated 4/15/2020

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.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

The House:
Bedroom 1 - king bed
Bedroom 2 - queen bed
Bedroom 3 - queen bed
Bedroom 4 - double / twin beds
Double bed-sized futon in living area
Fully-equipped kitchen
Three baths
Two living areas
Central air/heat

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.  Limited local channels
Outdoor grills (gas and charcoal).  
Large meadow with seasonal wildflowers
Walking path
Blooming native plant garden with butterflies and hummingbirds

Original 1930 cottage on the grounds of Casa del Rio.  Perfect for couple whom wants privacy from main house.
Queen bed
Separate sitting area
$75/night double occupancy (only available with rental of Main House and requires two-night booking)
Weekly rate for the Casita $400
Maximum two guests in the Casita  

Rates and details:
12 total guests allowed
Rental rate based on 6 guests
Additional guest is $20 per night
$1,500 weekly for up to six guests (six nights)  
$150 cleaning fee    
$300 Security Deposit
3-night minimum June 1 - August 31  
2-night minimum September 1 - May 31
Pet details $20/day/dog fee.
Dogs must be on flea preventive
Dogs must be crated in owner's absence

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)

House policies:
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.



  • Spa
    Guest House
  • 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
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

August, 2020
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.
June, 2020
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.
June, 2020
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!