• BEDS: 2

Casitas at Madrona Ranch - Casita

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

Perched on a hillside overlooking Red Bluff Creek, the Casita at Madrona Ranch has everything you need for a relaxing family getaway! This is one of the best waterfront cabin rentals we have at Backroads Reservations, with its amazing views of the Hill Country, quiet rural setting, and convenience to the shops and attractions of nearby Pipe Creek and Boerne. Inside and out-from the tree-lined property to the rustic beamed ceilings, this sweet little cabin has to be seen to be believed!

With mountain views, water activities available close by, the pet-friendly and kid-friendly Casita has all the makings for the best weekend getaway. The 14-acre property provides plenty of space for exploration and wildlife watching, and it's remote enough to enjoy in relaxing solitude while still having access to awesome towns within a short drive. Miles of scenic Hill Country roads surround the property for a motorcycle or car tour!

Deer often stroll right up to the shaded patio that fronts the Casita, and there's plenty of patio furniture-there's even a romantic swing under one of the shade trees! Red Bluff Creek is the perfect setting for cooling off, or just unplugging for a while (water levels vary based on seasonal rain; please check with us). Share the soothing quiet with your loved ones around the fire pit and have a Lone Star barbecue on the grill provided. Take in the views on the spacious ranch with a leisurely hike and look up in wonder at the crystalline stars on clear nights.

Facing the patio is a glass wall that gives panoramic views of the picturesque hills. The warm, wood-accented interior includes a full bath with shower, a king-sized bed, and an additional king-sized trundle, which sleeps up to four comfortably. All bed and bath linens are included, and the kitchenette features a microwave, coffee machine, mini fridge, and two-burner cook top. Laundry facilities are also available. Comfort is provided by box heat and air conditioning, and there's a satellite TV, DVD player, and wireless Internet access for your entertainment, along with good cell service.

When it comes to vacation rentals with mountain views, the Casita at Madrona Ranch stands proudly among the very best. The location, amenities, and overall beauty of this property make it an amazing hideaway destination. Backroads Reservations will be proud to help you make it happen!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Since 4/15/2020, Backroads Reservations has had zero incidents of COVID exposure in any of our 100+ rentals. This accommodation is open for business and 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 8/16/2021

The Casita
King bed
King  trundle bed (makes into two twins or a king)
1 bathroom
Full size shower
Laptop work space
2 burner infrared cooktop
Regular coffee maker
Keurig coffee maker

Charcoal BBQ grill
Patio facing the lake
Wireless high speed internet access
Satellite TV
Outdoor fire pit
Wildlife and bird viewing
Shared Lake access
Mountain View

Rates and details
Rental rate based on 2 guests
Extra guest fee is $20, per day, after 2 guests
Children allowed
Pets considered
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet
Cleaning fee is $50
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain

Pipe Creek
The natural splendor of the Texas Hill Country is on full display in this handsome little town! It's surrounded by a nature preserve, a high-in-the-hills winery, and their locally-famous pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm. After you go antiquing, you can cut a rug at Pipe Creek's renowned dance hall!

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

Approximate distance to the following sites
Frio River: 70 miles
Medina River: 15 miles
Guadalupe River: 50 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 55 miles
Garner State Park: 60 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 25 miles

Copyright Backroads Reservations in Bandera, Texas


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Kayak Canoe
    Kayak Canoe
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

September, 2020
We could not have enjoyed our time here more!! The property is lovely. The view from the casita feels like you're in the mountains, as the hills it faces are owned by Texas Wildlife, and it's green as far as you can see. The casita is on the main property with the owners, but the way it's situated allows the guests to be completely private and keep to themselves, or get to know the incredible kind, social, fun, hospitable owners, Keith & Shirley! We enjoyed spending some time with them, and we also enjoyed lots of quiet downtime, reading outside and soaking in the view. We grilled our dinners, fished in the afternoons, read outside in the morning & watched the deer, and made a day trip to Bandera & to Boerne to get out a bit, although we would have been happy sitting on the lawn all day, too. The casita is also really clean, fully stocked with all you'd need to grill & cook small meals, and the bed is incredibly comfortable! It was the perfect place to rest and unwind, and we hope to come back and share this gem with others!
Donna Alderman
August, 2020
The hosts were very hospitable and knowledgeable about things to do and places to go in the surrounding area and counties. The cottage, Casita, was very inviting and had all the things one would need to feel at home. We will definitely be returning when things get back to normal in the world and time permits us to do so.
July, 2020
This place was amazing you will not regret booking it, we enjoyed every moment there. The hone was so cozy and clean, and of course the host Shirley was so nice and helpful with any questions we had.
Aaron P
July, 2020
Beautiful property, excellent hosts. Felt like an we were old friends rather than guests. Loved it!
May, 2020
What a great place to stay! Everything was clean and well thought out. Very well stocked kitchen with a brand new cook top. With the high speed internet, this could be your new work from home getaway like it was for us. Hosts Shirley, Keith and Pop who live in the other houses on the property were so welcoming and we enjoyed spending time with them as well. The property is well maintained and Shirley made sure we felt welcome to enjoy it! For example, she refilled the bird feeders so we could see hummingbirds right on our front porch every morning. We will definitely stay here again.
March, 2020
The location, grounds and casita were beautiful, charming, private, and dog friendly. We were not able to enjoy the gorgeous outdoors, nature and walks as much as we would have liked due to our busy schedule with wedding festivities however we will definitely return! Coffee pods were provided as well as bottled water if we had not brought in own. Keep pets on a leash due to the extreme drop off near the casita (goes without saying). We attempted to book an additional day when we realized how busy we would be the days we were there - too late - very sought after spot during spring break and I'm sure quite often - do not let this one get away from you, book it now before we do! My husband met the owner a few times, once without his shirt ♀‍ (my husband not the owner ) and he said he was very welcoming and friendly and looks like Billy Bob Thornton haha. A great time, great stay, we can not wait to enjoy it again. ***Highly recommend CIBOLO BREWING!*** By far the best establishment around, great beer, great staff, cute spot, and the food looked amazing! Cheers! Padraic & Andrea
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