• BEDS: 6

Highlander River House

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

The elevation of the Highlander Medina River House provides eye-popping views of the Hill Country, and a great perch for bird watching and wildlife viewing! The stairs behind the guest home are very steep, however they lead to private access to the Medina River, where you can enjoy the river to your heart's content. When you visit here, you'll not only enjoy the peace and quiet of a tranquil country setting, but you'll be just six miles northwest of the attractions of Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World.

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.

This beautiful waterfront vacation rental offers more than its riverside location! It's also within an hour's drive of the Guadalupe River in Kerrville, the Lost Maples and Hill Country State Natural Areas, and Garner State Park, as well. It's a nature lover's paradise, with plenty for the city slickers to enjoy, too! (Please note before booking that the stairs leading to the river are quite steep and should not be used by those with mobility limitations or for carrying tubes, kayaks or water activity equipment. For safety reasons, children under five are not allowed on the property.)

Outside, you'll find a spacious patio with an outdoor dining area, as well as a sun deck that overlooks the river and the mountain views beyond. Both are equipped with patio furniture, as well. The Highlander also has a wood smoker and gas grill, so be sure to plan for at least one feast of Texas-style BBQ! This home serves well as a spacious retreat for your family, or a romantic couples' getaway! Keep in mind this is a non-smoking property.

Woodwork and beautiful beamed ceilings provide a welcoming environment inside. Between its three bedrooms and sleeper sofa in the living area, the Highlander provides comfy sleeping space for up to eight people. The bath is newly renovated with a shower and tub combo, and all bed and bath linens are provided. The full kitchen comes complete with all the appliances, cookware, serving ware, utensils and glasses you'll need, and there's also a laundry room! Tech-wise, there's a TV with Roku, CD player, Wifi Internet service, and good cell coverage. Interior comfort is covered by multiple window AC units, ceiling fans, and wall and space heaters.

This gorgeous Medina River cabin has everything you'll need as a home base for your next Hill Country holiday! Message us at Backroads Reservations, and we'll help get the ball rolling.

**Note that the stairs are very steep to get the water and they are not to be used for carrying any tubes and/or water-related gear.**

*Water may be low. Contact us about water levels at time of booking*

Property Description
Master bedroom furnished with a Queen bed
Second bedroom equipped with two twin beds
Third bedroom featuring two double futons
Bathroom with a tub and shower combination
Living room including a sleeper sofa
Kitchen equipped with an oven, range top, microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, and regular coffee maker (no dishwasher)
Complete set of dishes, glasses, flatware, cutlery, pots and pans, and kitchen utensils provided
Dining area adjacent to the kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen
Five window air conditioning units
Wall and space heaters
Ceiling fans installed throughout the property

Patio furnished with an outdoor dining area
Sun deck featuring chairs overlooking the river
Wood-burning fireplace
Staircase providing access to the river
Wildlife viewing opportunities
Smart TV with Roku
WiFi connectivity
CD player
Gas grill
Wood-burning smoker
Bed and bath linens provided
Foosball table

Rates and Property Guidelines
Additional guest fee of $15 per day after the initial 4 guests
Maximum occupancy capped at 8 guests
Children under five years of age not permitted
No pets allowed
Smoking strictly prohibited on the property
Signed release of liability is a mandatory requirement
Prohibition on discharging firearms, fireworks, or ATVs
The property operates on a water well system; the use of bottled water is recommended
Backroads reserves the right to adjust nightly rates and fees within 5 days of local event announcements
Event and holiday weekends may have a minimum requirement of a three-night stay
River and lake water levels in the Hill Country vary based on precipitation
A release of liability form is required before check-in
All houses listed on the Backroads website are encouraged to book for the 2024 eclipse; acceptance of reservations is subject to discretion at the time of booking by Backroads

Approximate distance
Frio River: 60 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 30 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 40 miles
Garner State Park: 50 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15 miles

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

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  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

We enjoyed our stay very much. The front and back yard are large. If you follow instructions you will have no issues with home. The house cooled quickly and we liked the layout of home.
This place is perfect! Absolutely spacious and it has a great view from this house. It’s super clean. Its front yard and backyard are so big and my kiddos played outside. We had a great time with my family. I really love this place!