• BEDS: 7

Cypress Star on the Medina River

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Add some Texas magic to your next visit to the Cowboy Capital of the World by booking a stay at the Cypress Star in Bandera! This is a spacious, kid and pet-friendly Hill Country vacation home with plush sleeping accommodations for up to a dozen people. It's nestled in a peaceful neighborhood setting that has a private, out-in-the-country feel to it, yet it's only a few blocks away from downtown Bandera, and attractions like the 11th Street Cowboy Bar and the splashing fun of the Medina River!

Embark with us on our amazing Hill Country Eclipse Journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. We have 125 great vacation homes in the region, covering 21 Hill Country towns, all in the eclipse "bullseye." Experience the enchantment of the darkest night skies, while witnessing the finest solar eclipse viewing in the Hill Country.

Cypress Star is a short walk to Bandera City Park, which accesses the Medina River for a modest fee. Additionally, you have the option to have fun with disc golf, visit a skateboard park, utilize two playgrounds, or embark on horseback rides offered by a nearby outfitter just two blocks away. This makes it one of our most popular vacation homes, but there's so much going on right on the property, you may find it hard to drag yourself away! The fenced backyard provides safety for kids and pets. There are shaded porches out front and back, adorned with outdoor furniture. And we're just getting started!

Entertain on the back porch with a bar, beverage cooler, and Roku-equipped smart TV! There's a fire pit and pellet grill/smoker combo for cooking, and firewood is provided. Snuggle your special someone with glitter after dark with string lights over the patio and grove.Did we mention the cowboy pool? Check with us for its availability; if it's open, you've got to take a cowboy-style dip! Test your skills on the croquet field in the grove, fully decked out with equipment and beer holders! (Please return croquet items to the house when not in use.)

The roomy interior offers comfort, thanks to central air (split mini units in the bunk room), ceiling fans, and a fireplace in the back (the front fireplace is ornamental). There are two comfy seating areas, the larger of which has a Roku-equipped smart TV. The full kitchen includes all the appliances, cooking and serving ware, and utensils your crew will need, alongside a dining area and coffee bar. Added conveniences include Wifi Internet service and a washer and dryer.

Three bedrooms, along with an additional bunk room, provide great sleep space for up to a dozen people (please be aware the bunk room is only available for groups of more than six). That's one king-sized bed, two queens, and two sets of queen and twin bunk beds in all! The master bedroom and bunk room have their own smart TVs. Two spotlessly-clean full bathrooms are shared among the sleeping spaces, and have shower and tub combos for your cleanup needs. Fresh bed and bath linens are provided for everyone.

Live like ranch royalty at the Cypress Star! Contact us at Backroads Reservations to book this amazing vacation home in the heart of the Cowboy Capital of the World.

The House
Master bedroom furnished with a king bed
Second bedroom equipped with a queen bed
Third bedroom featuring a queen bed
Large bunk room offering a queen, full, and two twin beds
Hallway baths shared between the master and second bedroom, as well as between the back bedroom and bunk room
Fully equipped kitchen with amenities such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, stove, drip and Keurig coffee maker
Includes all necessary pots, pans, and utensils
Bed linens and towels are provided for guest use

Property adjacent to City Park with nearby access to the Medina River
Proximity to disc golf, a skateboard park, and two playgrounds in the vicinity of the home
Large outdoor patio furnished with seating and an outdoor bar featuring a Roku TV
Patio enhanced with string lights for ambience
Features a Pit Boss pellet grill smoker and a designated area for playing croquet
Seasonal "Cowboy pool" available from May to September (please inquire at the time of booking)
Wine/beer cooler provided
Fireplace featured in the large den area
Multiple Roku TVs available for entertainment
Central heating and air conditioning for comfort
High-speed internet with Wi-Fi connectivity
Firepit on the property for relaxation
Pet kennel available upon request
Pack-and-play available upon request for convenience
Iron and ironing board included
Fishing allowed on the premises
Opportunities for wildlife viewing
Convenient access to nearby shopping and dining options

Rates and Policies
Maximum accommodation for up to 12 guests
Children under 2 years stay without additional charge
Nightly rate is based on a minimum of 4 guests
Additional guest fee of $20 per day applies after the initial 4 guests
Accommodation allows for a maximum of 2 pets, with a pet fee of $25 per pet, per day
Possible pet fee discounts available for longer-term stays
Prohibited activities include the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs
Backroads retains the right to adjust nightly rates and fees within 5 days of local event announcements
Event and holiday weekends may require a minimum three-night stay
Water levels in the Hill Country river and lake are subject to variation based on rainfall
This house maintains a non-standard cancellation policy
All properties listed on the Backroads website are requested to be booked for the 2024 eclipse; reservations are subject to acceptance or denial at the time of booking.


  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Groceries
  • Veranda
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • River
  • Town
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

No sirens, no neighbors playing loud music, no barking dogs and no traffic jams! This home is very comfortable, even the beds! Kitchen is nicely stocked with all essentials. Bed linens are soft and cozy. Coffee bar is a nice touch. The back yard is fantastic and really enjoyable. We travel often and will consider staying here again
This property was absolutely AMAZING! We booked for a family reunion and it did not disappoint! It was even better than we expected! Plenty of room and privacy for everyone. The kitchen was stocked with all the appliances and utensils you need for cooking for every meal. Fully stocked coffee bar and a beverage fridge that we loaded up! The pool was very enjoyable and the grounds were beautiful. Clean and modern! We are already talking about booking again!
Cypress Star exceeded our expectations. Had everything we needed. Proximity to town and the river made the stay perfect.
This place is AMAZING! Incredibly charming, plenty of space, and easy access to the river. Has everything you need to be comfortable. The big couch is unbelievably comfy in the tv room and perfect for winding down after a dog outside exploring Bandera. We had two little ones and a pup with us and loved that the entire place was gated (front and back) so we could truly relax. Would highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again!
This house exceeded our expectations, will definitely rent this home again when we come back to Bandera. Great location, beautifully decorated, clean, lots of space and privacy for each couple. Had all the amenities we needed & more.
This was one of the nicest properties I've ever stayed in! We had a large group and the house and accommodations were exceptional. Everything is high quality, the beds are comfortable, the backyard with sound system, games, patio, pellet smoker and Tiki bar area are fantastic for hanging with friends and relaxing. If you have a large group and want to have a great time in Bandera...check this one out. You'll love it!