• BEDS: 4

Hondo Creek Hideaway

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.

Water pictures taken 8/31/23. Water levels may be different than the pictures. Inquire at time of booking

The Cabin:
Master bedroom furnished with a queen bed and an attached bathroom featuring a large garden tub and shower.
Bedroom two and three with full beds sharing a hallway bath.
Living room equipped with seating, entertainment, and a Smart TV.
Large futon in the living room accommodating 2 guests.
Dining table with a total of eight chairs and a bar with barstools.
Fully equipped kitchen containing a dishwasher, oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave, and a regular coffee maker.
Central air conditioning and heating.
WiFi connectivity.
Washer and Dryer facilities.
Charcoal grill available.

Front deck providing picturesque views of the hill country.
Spacious covered back deck with scenic water views, ample seating, and charming string lights.
Covered parking space for added convenience.
Culligan drinking water provided for quality hydration.
Catch and release fishing available for outdoor enthusiasts.
Private dock access for a serene waterfront experience.
Smart TV for entertainment.
All towels and linens supplied for a comfortable stay.
Water levels may vary from the pictures; inquiries are welcome at the time of booking.
Availability of Brink kayaks, tubes, water toys, and fishing equipment for guest use.
Limited cell service; use of WiFi calling is recommended for communication.

Rates and Details:
Accommodates eight guests.
Nightly rate based on two guests.
Additional guest fee of $20 per day after the initial two guests.
Children are welcome, noting no shallow areas or banks; water is deep and accessible from the dock.
Pets allowed (maximum 2).
Pet fee of $25 per day, per pet.
Potential pet fee discount for longer-term stays.
Smoking permitted only outside.
Prohibition on discharging firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Hill Country river and lake water levels subject to variation based on rainfall.

Distance from this home:  
The Frio River is 40 miles.
The Medina River is 20 miles.
The Guadalupe River is 45 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 25 miles.
The Garner State Park is 30 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Area is 20 miles.

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.


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Cleaning fee is $165
  • Guest fee is $20, per day, after 2 guests
  • Pet fee is $25 per pet, per day
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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

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...

Amazing stay. Really nice quit get away tucked in the hill country. The water behind the home was perfect for tubing and fishing. Great proximity to Lost Maples made our time even better. Our family can't wait to be back in the summer.
My husband and I stayed here for a few days with our two dogs. The house was pristine and very pet friendly. The pictures are accurate and the location is private and beautiful. I feel very lucky to have stayed here and experience a private retreat that felt like a home away from home. This location is well stocked and all appliances, showers, AC etc. worked well. The kitchen is spacious and we loved cooking and eating our meals here. It is very quiet and in the country, we loved sitting outside on the back deck overlooking the water without a human in site. We got to wake up to dear outside every morning. Our dogs loved walking around and hanging out on the back porch with us. This location is about 30 minutes away from Hondo which has restaurants, Walmart, HEB etc. We loved staying here also because it’s 20-30 minutes away from two state parks. The hosts were very helpful and responsive. We did not have cell signal but the WiFi was fast and reliable. We hope to be back!
This place is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Peaceful, private, serene, and with your own access to the river. At night the stars really pop out there in the Hill Country. We came for a couple of days but we are sure to come back! Private note Thank you for everything! We loved our stay at y’all’s place.
Great place so private and we caught fish all weekend.
The hosts were exceptionally responsive and quickly dealt with an issue when we arrived at the house. The location was fantastic, with a deep, swimmable creek in this intense Texas drought. The kitchen was nicely equipped, everything worked well, and we had a lovely time swimming, star gazing, and enjoying birdsong in this private location. A favorite was the deck overlooking the creek, and the 2nd deck near the water. We'll likely be back.
Really loved the environment! Great experience! Loved the water right behind the house ! Loved the house groups of friends and me had a great time !
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