• 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.

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*

The House:
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 for al fresco meals.
Sun deck with comfortable chairs offering picturesque views of the river.
Wood-burning fireplace for a cozy ambiance.
Staircase providing direct access to the river.
Opportunities for wildlife viewing in the natural surroundings.
Smart TV with Roku for entertainment.
WiFi connectivity for seamless internet access.
CD player for audio entertainment.
Gas grill for outdoor cooking.
Wood-burning smoker for flavorful culinary experiences.
Bed and bath linens provided for your convenience.
Foosball table for indoor recreation.

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.
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.

Distance from this home:
The Frio River is 60 miles.
Immediate access to Medina River.
The Guadalupe River is 30 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 40 miles.
The Garner State Park is 50 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 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


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cleaning fee is $85
  • Guest fee is $15, per day, after 4 guests
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      Air Conditioning
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      Free Parking
    • Washer
      Queen Size Bed
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      Cell Coverage
    • Fully-equipped Kitchen
      Fully-equipped Kitchen
    • Wi-Fi
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    • Coffee Pot
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    • Bird Watching
      Bird Watching
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    • Tubing Water
      Tubing Water
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    • Children Welcome
      Children Welcome
    • Pets Not Allowed
      Pets Not Allowed
    •  Smoking Not Allowed
      Smoking Not Allowed
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    What guests are saying...

    Lovely little spot about 7 miles away from the town of Bandera. We loved the private, rustic nature of the home, and that we could walk down to the river (it's worth the steep climb down on the ladder). We were there in spring, and the wildflowers were all over! No dishwasher or microwave if that's a dealbreaker for you. Ample space for our party of 4. The living room was very comfortable and had a great large TV with an easy-to-use remote! The gas grill was brand new and we had several great meals using it! The lock on the outside gate was a bit difficult to open, but we got in after several rounds of trying to open it. Follow the directions to a t. We were there for the solar eclipse, so the price seemed higher than expected, but we were grateful for a great place to stay when another establishment in Bandera cancelled our reservation one month before we were scheduled to come, yet had a unit available at $1500/night, 10x what our original price was.
    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!