• BEDS: 6

Hill Country Mirage in Bandera

Property Type : Guest House

Property Description

We've all seen the scenes of the exhausted desert traveler who mistakenly imagines an oasis paradise in the distance. Inevitably, it turns out to be a mirage. Well, the Hill Country Mirage near Bandera is no illusion; it's a great vacation escape many travelers seek! With its own fish-stocked private pond, dedicated bar and entertainment area, hundreds of trees, and sleeping space for up to eight people, this family-friendly getaway provides a perfect home base for your Hill Country adventures!

Rolling mountain views surround the 35 acres at the Hill Country Mirage, and you'll be staying in a historic early 1900s-era farmhouse that's been restored and modernized for your comfort. Plenty of deer and other wildlife roam here, with numerous viewing spots from which nature lovers can observe. The private pond is stocked with catfish, and you can swim, canoe, and fish from the rock-solid dock alongside it.

There are more extras before stepping inside! There's plenty of outdoor furniture, a shaded gazebo, front and back porches, a charcoal grill, a private outdoor shower, and even a tire swing and treehouse! The bar area features koozies from the owner's travels, along with a fridge, sink, card table, and TV. This rental requires a signed liability release, and two RV hookups with 50-amp power, water and septic service are available for an additional fee; please ask about this option when booking if you're interested.

Stylish modern updates alongside country highlights give this renovated farm home a warm and welcoming personality. The interior space can be customized to your liking with central air, heating, and ceiling fans, and for entertainment you can fire up the satellite TV and take advantage of Wifi service, too. The living areas and dining areas are accommodating and spacious, and the full kitchen is appointed with modern appliances and plenty of cooking and serving ware, utensils, and glasses. A washer and dryer are also on-site for cleanup convenience.

The Hill Country Mirage features three bedrooms and two full baths. The master en suite has its own bath, and the second is shared by the other two bedrooms; both baths feature shower stalls, basic toiletries, and clean linens. Up to eight of your folks will slumber in warm comfort here; the master bedroom has a king-sized bed, with a queen in the second bedroom, and kids love the two bunk bed setups in the third bedroom, with four single beds. All six beds are draped in fluffy, clean linens, too.

A great family Hill Country getaway is no illusion! Ask Backroads Reservations how we can get you situated in the Hill Country Mirage for your next vacation.

The Home:
Master bedroom featuring a king bed and in-suite bathroom.
Second bedroom furnished with a Queen bed.
Third bedroom equipped with 4 single bunk beds.
Hall bath shared between the second and third bedrooms.
Fully equipped kitchen inclusive of a regular coffee maker, refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, and stove.
Provided cooking utensils, cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, flatware, and glasses.
Dining Area with a 4-top table.

Central air conditioning and heating for optimal comfort.
Ceiling fans installed throughout for enhanced air circulation.
WiFi connectivity for seamless internet access.
Regular coffee pot for brewing your favorite beverages.
Large TV with satellite channels for entertainment.
Supply of bed and bath linens for a convenient stay.
Weber Charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.
Washer and dryer facilities for added convenience.
Outdoor shower for refreshing moments.
Gazebo with rolling shade for comfortable outdoor relaxation.
Abundance of deer and a substantial chicken coop for a rustic touch.
Stock pond offering large catfish, fishing, dock, swimming, and canoeing.
Tire swing and outdoor furniture for leisure and enjoyment.
Scenic mountain views for a picturesque setting.
Bar area inclusive of Koosies from various travels, fridge, sink, card table, and TV for entertainment and socializing.

Rates and Details:
Must be 25 or older to rent.
Maximum allowance of 8 guests.
Nightly rate specified for 2 guests.
Additional guest fee of $20 per day per guest after the initial 2 guests.
Children are welcome.
Pets are not allowed.
2 RV hookups available with 50 amp, water, and septic (additional fee applicable).
Smoking allowed only in designated outdoor areas.
Bees are located in a separate part of the property.
Numerous large live oak trees present on the property.
Release of liability required.
Prohibition on the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Event and holiday weekends may require a three-night minimum stay.
River and lake water levels in the Hill Country subject to variation based on rainfall.
Host resides in a separate home on the property.

Distance from this home:  
The Frio River is 65 miles.
The Medina River is 5 miles.
The Guadalupe River is 30 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 45 miles.
The Garner State Park is 55 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

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Cleaning fee is $100
  • Guest fee is $20, per day, after 2 guests
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  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Festivals
  • 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
  • Swimming
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Budget
  • Romantic

Hill Country Travel Blog

28 May


Nestled alongside the Guadalupe River halfway between Kerrville and Hunt lies the town of Ingram. This community of about 1,800 people is almost a combo of several towns in its vicinity, in that it’s taken advantage of local resources and has capitalized on them to make it a prime example of a Hill Country town. You’ll find farming and ranching in Ingram, wineries that take advantage of the unique local terroir, attractions linked to recreation on the river, and even a model of Stonehenge!

25 May


Just east of Hunt in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find a marker erected in 2005 that discusses the history of the town and its vicinity. Hunt itself is located 13 miles west of Kerrville, at the junction of the north and south forks of the Guadalupe River. As the historical marker states, the town of Hunt is the ultimate result of three different communities that were founded in more or less the same place!

16 May


The Hill Country town of Kendalia is near the Guadalupe River, about halfway between Blanco and Boerne as the crow flies. It’s one of the smaller towns in the region; its population has hovered around 100 the past several decades, and when you count the ranchers and rural dwellers in its ZIP code that number increases to about 350. Nonetheless, Kendalia has a fascinating history all its own.

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What guests are saying...

Super charming ranch style house, perfect getaway for a couple!
Stunning oasis! Very well cared for property. Loved the chickens keeping the critters away, bat houses keeping the bugs at a low, Miller the dog keeping watch on our kids, and friendly cat keeping us company. The feel of serenity was the best. So calm and wonderful. We loved the pond. Thank you for stopping to chat for a moment. We will definitely come stay again when we visit Bandera!
We've been visiting Bandera twice a year in almost 7 years now. This place was the best place we've stayed. Private, peaceful, and beautiful settings. We love the chickens and some deer sightings.
Beautiful place. Exactly as described and one of the best-maintained and cleanest Air Bnbs we’ve stayed in. Extremely clean and so charming—tastefully decorated. Very comfortable beds. Beautiful surroundings—looks and feels like Texas! We have chickens and a dog and cats at home, and it was still perfectly fitting and fun to see them here. Our kids had fun playing catch with the dog and canoeing the pond, and we enjoyed sitting outside and watching the beautiful sunset. Convenient access to surrounding towns. Would love to come back!
We had a wonderful stay at Hill Country Mirage! The pictures don't do it justice, what a very special property in one of the most beautiful areas of the hill country. If you are looking for a unique experience this is the place. With beautiful chickens free roaming, the sweetest farm dog and cat, deer grazing outside your window every morning and down to earth friendly owners who let you do your thing, this is one of the best situations I've had renting! Not to mention the house was overly supplied, with attention to detail regarding every single aspect of need. I had a few questions/concerns that I initially communicated to Backroads Reservations and they went above and beyond to answer my questions and quell my concerns, they are locals as well and a wealth of knowledge of the area. If you are remotely considering this area of Texas to visit do not hesitate and book this place, you will not be disappointed!