• BEDS: 4
Property Type : Houses

Property Description

The Texas Hill Country is an amazing setting for the best holiday getaways! Hondo Creek Hideaway near Tarpley is a shining example of this; it's kid- and pet-friendly, in a peaceful country setting right on the banks of Hondo Creek. You'll enjoy those inspiring Hill Country views, your own private waterfront, and comfortable amenities, too! If you'd like to step out of the countryside and head into town, you can enjoy the cuisine, shopping, and nightlife of Tarpley and Bandera, both of which are nearby.

Bring your tubes, kayaks, and fishing gear! Hondo Creek Hideaway is a scenic riverside vacation rental, on the banks of a tributary of the Frio River. You'll want to take advantage of your private access; after all, the Hill Country is known for its water-based adventure! The property includes a private dock with seating right on the water, and there's four acres of Hill Country beauty to explore here.

The vacation home has two shaded decks, and both include comfortable outdoor furniture. The smaller deck out front is the perfect place to sip morning coffee and enjoy the Hill Country views, and the larger deck out back overlooks the creek, and has ample room for everyone to gather. Glittering string lights add a fun and magical sparkle to evenings on the back deck, too! In the mood for BBQ? Take advantage of the charcoal grill!

Comfort is key inside Hondo Creek Hideaway, and this bright and airy vacation rental has central air and ceiling fans for just that purpose. For tech and entertainment, there's Wifi service and a smart TV in the comfy living area (you can also bring your own Roku for additional viewing options). The dining area has bar stools and a big dining table that seats eight, and the kitchen has all the appliances, cooking ware, serving ware, and prep space you'll need! Laundry's a snap with a washer and dryer combo, too.

There are three bedrooms at Hondo Creek Hideaway: a master with a queen bed and double-vanity bathroom suite with both a shower and garden tub; and two additional bedrooms with full beds and a shared shower and tub-equipped bath. The futon on the living area sleeps two, with total sleeping accommodations for up to eight! Clean linens are provided for all bed and bath areas here, too.

An important note about the water system at Hondo Creek Hideaway: The safety of our guests is our highest priority! The water here is perfectly safe for bathing and other non-internal usage. For drinking and cooking purposes, a Culligan water dispenser is provided.

Treat your family to one of our most popular riverfront holiday rentals! Contact Backroads Reservations today and book a dream stay at Hondo Creek Hideaway!

Water pictures taken 8/31/22. Water levels may be different than the pictures. Inquire at time of booking

The Cabin
Master with a queen and attached bath with large garden tub and shower
Bedroom two and three have full beds and share a hallway bath
Living room with seating, entertainment and Smart TV
Large futon in living room that sleeps 2
Dining table with eight chairs total and bar with barstools
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave and a regular coffee maker
Central air and heat
Washer and Dryer
Charcoal grill

Front deck with hill country views
Large covered back deck overlooking water with seating and string lights
Covered parking
Culligan drinking water
Catch and release fishing
Private dock
Smart TV
All towels and linens provided
Water levels may be different than the pictures. Inquire at time of booking
Brink kayaks, tubes, water toys and fishing equipment
Low cell service - use WIFI calling

Rates and Details
The house sleeps eight
Nightly rate is based on two guests
Extra guest fee is $20, per day, after the first two guests
Children are welcome. No shallow areas or banks. Water is deep and accessible from the dock
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed)
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Cleaning fee is $125
Smoking outside only
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain

Approximate distance:
Frio River: 40 miles
Medina River: 20 miles
Guadalupe River: 45 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 25 miles
Garner State Park: 30 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 20 miles

About Tarpley: Some say tiny Tarpley is easy to miss; those folks just don't know what they're missing! The Hill Country surrounds Tarpley, offering some of the most beautiful views in Texas. Check out Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery, which has been featured on two shows on the Food Network for their cuisine.

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  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Phone
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
    Water Sports
  • Veranda
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

If you’re looking for a quite getaway in true Texas Hill Country, this is the place to book. The property was truly peaceful and I can’t stress enough how clean the inside of the home was. If you’ve ever been to an Airbnb and you felt it wasn’t taken care of, you won’t feel that way here. The scenery was spot on with the photos. Having a private little dock was awesome, we enjoyed fishing everyday and relaxing by the water. This place would be a perfect rental for a couples getaway or a family/friend retreat, it has plenty of good space. We definitely plan to go back, it’s a wonderful place!
My husband and I came across this property at the last minute before Labor Day weekend. Our goal was to get away, enjoy nature and a scenic view, and relax. This property helped us do all of those things, and then some. The host was VERY helpful and responsive - we’d get a message back within minutes, every time. The view: the pictures don’t do it justice. It’s a gorgeous view from almost every room in the house. Additionally, you can enjoy it from the shade on the deck, from a lower deck, near the water, or from the floating dock that’s right on the water. The Property: the property is well maintained and was perfect for our dog, Cooper, to walk around on. He enjoyed being “a dog”, walking around the property - while never being too far away for us to call him. It’s also VERY secluded. We kept commenting on how quiet it was-which was perfect! The house is a perfect size for almost any group. It was nice having AC in the Texas heat, a full kitchen, nice bathrooms, and a nice dining room. Although we wanted to “unplug”, it was nice that there was high speed WiFi and a TV with apps, so we could still get calls and enjoy some downtime in the AC. The nature: we heard many sounds of animals - which is what we were hoping for, in the hill country - did some fishing, and enjoyed swimming in the cool water. We were surprised how deep the water was in a drought! So no matter what, you’ll have water to play in! This is a rental that we plan on coming back to OFTEN to build life-long memories with our family. We can’t wait to be back!