• BEDS: 2

Great escape on the Medina

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Folks who touch base with us often ask about access to water when they're looking to book their Hill Country hideaway. The Great Escape on the Medina has more than earned its name, with three access points to the river close by this fantastic waterfront vacation rental! This kid and pet-friendly guest house is in a picturesque country setting, but with quick access to great Hill Country towns like Medina and Bandera at the same time. All this comes with plenty of convenient amenities, too!

If you're looking to tube, swim, or fish the Medina River, there are three private places to do so, all within a short distance of the Great Escape-and at one of them, you can drive right up to the river's side! With the Lost Maples and Hill Country State Natural Areas within a half-hour's drive, nature lovers in your crew will have even more reasons to love this Hill Country vacation location.

The Great Escape on the Medina is surrounded by shady trees, and there's an enormous covered veranda loaded with comfy outdoor furniture, too! Outdoor lighting adds a magical sparkle to your nights here, and even the gas grill is covered and out of the elements. Gather your folks around the fire pit, admire the dazzling colors of a Hill Country sunset, and watch the stars come out-all with gorgeous mountain views in the background!

Modern lines and country touches mix perfectly in the Great Escape's interior, creating a friendly and comfortable space, kept just right with heating and air conditioning. Gleaming appliances and cookware, dining ware, and utensils round out the full kitchen and dining area, and there's also a washer/dryer combo for your cleanup convenience! Up to four of your folks will sleep in plush comfort here, on the queen-sized bed and big queen-sized air mattress. The full bath is equipped with a sparkling-clean and roomy shower stall, and all bed and bath linens are included during your stay. TV with local service and Wifi Internet are also on hand as your crew gathers in the living area!

Make the most of this fantastic riverside rental! For more information and easy booking, get a hold of us here at Backroads Reservations, and we'll get you on your way to this Hill Country haven!

Water photos were taken in May, 2022

The House
Queen bed
Queen air mattress available
Bath with shower
Large living area
Dining area
Full Kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, regular coffee maker, toaster and spices

Private access to the Medina River
TV with local channels/ Cable TV
Land line phone
Charcoal grill
Large covered patio with seating
Washer and dryer
Firepit with seating
Firewood provided
Water conditioning system
DVD player and movies

Other Details
The nightly rate is for 2 guests.
Children under 2 stay free
Cleaning Fee is $100
Extra guest fee is $25, per day, after 2 guests
Maximum of 4 guests allowed
Children allowed
Pets are allowed
All pets must be approved. Max 2 dogs under 40 lbs each
Pet fee is $ 25 per pet, per day
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
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

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 55 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 45 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 25 miles
Garner State Park: 45 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 25 miles

The orchards here earned Medina the title of "Apple Capital of Texas," but there's more here than that! Ride the challenging Twisted Sisters Motorcycle Trail through the Hill Country or take a more relaxing tube ride down the Medina River. Get your fill of satisfying barbecue and other American fare during your visit, too!

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Veranda
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

Allison Gonzalez
This little home is perfect for a getaway in the Hill Country. It is just as described and pictured. The drive to the property is just gorgeous, crossing the Medina River a few times. The river access is a short walk down the road but is best accessed by driving across the river to the larger side of the river. Would be great for a picnic!! The home was warm on a chilly evening, and the layout allows for a huge kitchen, always welcome. Several times we looked into the yard and saw deer snacking, and a bunny which was a delight. We will definitely be back! Thank you!