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Lake Hiawatha Cottage

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Property Description

Nothing accents the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country better than a lake view vacation rental-and one of the prettiest you'll find hereabouts is the Lake Hiawatha Cottage, just a mile from downtown Bandera! It's got the charm of a home away from home, with tons of amenities and a location that gives you the best of both the great outdoors and the Cowboy Capital of the World. And nothing beats the tranquility of this lakeside setting, lined with beautiful trees as far as the eye can see!

Kids and adults alike love staying at this quaint family-style vacation rental! It's kid-friendly, of course, and there's plenty to see and do both on-site and in nearby Bandera. It's a welcoming, homey setting on the shores of Lake Hiawatha, which makes it the perfect setting to relax and decompress. You'll get every cent's worth of your vacation budget, and more!

A huge wraparound deck curves around the front and sides of the cottage, and it's shaded and equipped with plenty of furniture. There's a charcoal grill, too, for those open-air meals. Whether you'd like to take in the wildlife and Hill Country views, fish, or dip your toes in the cooling water, the outdoor lover in you will relish the peaceful surroundings here. There's even apple corn provided, so you can feed the deer that roam nearby! Smoking is allowed here, but outside only, please. Since the lake level varies by season, please check with us on this detail when you book.

Central air and heat keep the interior comfy, and it's lushly-paneled spaces are decorated with welcoming and calming touches. The bedroom has a king-sized bed, and there's also a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the roomy living area, providing sleeping arrangements for up to four. The full bathroom has a shower, and all bath and bed linens are provided. The kitchen is well equipped and stocked, with appliances, utensils, serving ware, and complimentary coffee, soda, and condiments. The dining area has a table that seats four, and there's also a washer/dryer combo for you to use. For entertainment, there's basic satellite TV and a radio and CD player combo.

The Lake Hiawatha Cottage serves up both the best amenities and scenic surroundings the Texas Hill Country has to offer. We at Backroads Reservations are thrilled to offer this beautiful waterfront property to our guests; give us a call today, and we'll help you on your way to an amazing Texas vacation!

COVID-19 UPDATE: This accommodation is open for business. Backroads Reservations is aware of the proper cleaning and disinfecting measures needed between guests. We have provided this guidance to our hosts and housekeepers so that everyone takes the necessary precautions to protect the health of our guests, hosts and housekeepers alike. In addition, for rentals with same day turn-overs, we have increased the hours between check-in and check-out to give extra time between cleanings. Message us for more details, if needed. Dated 4/15/2020

The Cabin
One bedroom with King bed
Queen sleeper sofa
One bath, shower only
Dining area
Living room
Large covered porch
Central ac and heat
Full kitchen with microwave and oven, blender, mixer, toaster and crock pot
Large bowls, large frying pan, pan lids, cooking utensils, flatware, Styrofoam and glass dishes and Styrofoam/plastic and glass glasses
6 cup automatic drip coffee maker
Brita water pitcher

Washer/ Dryer
Radio with CD
No wifi but great cell service
Basic Satellite TV Service
Charcoal grill
Security system
Vacuum cleaner
Bed linens, Towels and Kitchen Utensils Provided
Lake view
Catch and release fishing
Abundant wildlife
Apple corn by the side door to throw out for deer
4 plastic patio/outdoor chairs
Wooden picnic table on the back porch

Rates and Details
Maximum of four guests
Extra guest fee is $25, per day, after 2 guests
Extra cleaning fee of $50 may apply for guests with children if extra clean up is needed  
No pets allowed
Smoking allowed outside only
No open fires on the property
No fireworks or discharging of firearms

**Ask us about water levels at time of booking**

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 in Bandera, Texas

Approximate mileage to the following sites:
Frio River: 55
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 80
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 35
Garner State Park: 50
Hill Country State Natural Area: 15


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Fishing Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Extra guest fee is $25, per day, after 2 guests
Call us now at 830-522-4661 for more information Or get an instant quote with the below form!


  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Atm Bank
    Atm Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Fishing
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Lake View
    Lake View
  • Lake
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  • 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...

We had a wonderful time in Bandera. This cottage is so cute and well-equipped, and quite spacious. We really appreciated the thoughtful amenities such as shampoo and towels, cokes and condiments, and plenty of space for everything. We saw both white tailed and axis deer and fed them with the corn provided. Very fun and relaxing. Great quiet natural setting. We enjoyed the restaurants in town as well. Would definitely stay again.
Really enjoyed the stay at the Lake Hiawatha cabin. It had plenty of space and a great porch to relax. I had asked about the water level beforehand and was told it was pretty low. You could still see water though and these beautiful plants (camphor, I think) were in full bloom filling the dry lake bed area with pink blooms. It was lovely even without a full lake. We saw cranes, ducks, and fed the deer after dark. Also cooked on the barbeque grill. The kitchen was wonderful and well stocked. The coffeemaker is a 12 cup which was better than the description. Barely any cars at all passed on the road in front, so it was extremely quiet and private. The bed in the master bedroom may be the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on. Wish I had that bed at home. It's a compact house, the bathroom opens directly to the living room. One thing I will mention is that the TV is very small, like the size of a computer screen. So if TV is important to visitors, this cabin would not be a good choice. For me, it was not a problem.
A very clean, neat, and organized small cottage in a quiet country setting. If you enjoy nature and wildlife at it's best then you couldn't ask for more. The small but active little town of Bandera is a place all should experience.
Home was great. Nice and clean and very cozy. Took my wife for our anniversary was just the tight place. Close to the town beautiful area. Water was low by the lake but the Bandera park is right around the corner. Bed was great house had sanitizer sprays and wipes that was a plus for me shows they care for us as well as their health. Really awesome place and they respond back fast if you need to ask them anything.
The town of Bandera is so very cool. A short drive through a quiet neighborhood and you’ll find this sweet little cottage. A shallow lake behind the house attracts birds and wildlife galore. We spent many hours relaxing under the covered porch. The house is well stocked. Definitely stay next time we are visiting the area.
The location of this was wonderful. It was only about a mile and a half into Bandera, but quiet and peaceful, with lots of nature. The lake was almost dry, which is to be expected in a Texas summer. Deer corn was left for us to put out and we saw more deer than we have ever seen. The property is a good size and the cottage was just the right size. We loved our stay!
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