• BEDS: 3

Lake Hiawatha Guesthouse


Property Description

With its elevated setting and inviting, home-away-from-home charm, the Guest House uniquely offers the best Lake Hiawatha accommodations. You'll have a second-story view of the panoramic, tree-lined lake just behind the house, and the added convenience of the shops, antiquing, cuisine and attractions of Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World. Even though the setting here is quiet, private, and rural, downtown Bandera is only a mile or so away. It's a perfect family getaway location!

Waterfront rentals are very popular, and it's not rocket science to figure out why. When it comes to Bandera holiday rentals and homes, the Guest House's perch on the shores of Lake Hiawatha makes it a peaceful and invigorating place to stay. With room to sleep up to six, this spacious getaway will prove to be a hideaway you'll want to return to again and again. There's lots of room in this kid-friendly space, so bring the whole family!

A long balcony/observation deck runs the entire front of the second-story cottage, and it offers inspiring and unobstructed views of the lake and the surrounding Hill Country. The nearby lake is perfect for catch-and-release fishing, bird and wildlife-watching, and cooling your toes in its soothing waters. When you book with us, please ask about the lake's water level, since it varies from one season to another. There's a charcoal grill out back for burgers and dogs, and smoking is allowed on the property, so long as you keep it outdoors.

The Guest House's interior is spacious and airy, letting in plenty of natural light. Central air and heat, and ceiling fans, keep things comfortable all around. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, and an additional queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living area, providing sleeping arrangements for up to six. The full bathroom has a shower, and all bed and bath linens, as well as kitchen utensils, are provided. For added convenience, there's a washer/dryer combo here, too. The kitchen is fully equipped-there's even a dishwasher! A satellite TV with DVD player and VCR are also provided in the living room area.

It's only a phone call away-get a hold of us at Backroads Reservations for the opportunity to reserve this lakefront house rental for your next holiday! It's all part of what makes us locals fall in love with the Texas Hill Country-and we're confident you will, too.

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 House
Queen bed in first bedroom
Queen bed second Bedroom
Queen sleeper sofa in living room
Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher
Central air & heat

Washer & dryer
Bed linens, Towels and Kitchen Utensils Provided
Convenient to shopping & restaurants
Large deck
Catch and release fishing Allowed
Wildlife Viewing
Basic Satellite TV Service with DVD/VCR
Charcoal Grill
Security system

Rates and Details
Rental rate based on 2 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
Maximum of 6 guests allowed
Children Allowed
Pets Not Allowed
Use of garage not included
Smoking outside only
No open fires on the property
No fireworks or discharging of firearms on the property

**Lake may be low so 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.

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
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  • Spa
    Guest House
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Atm Bank
    Atm Bank
  • Groceries
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Swimming
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • 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

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What guests are saying...

Jacklyn T.
Perfect getaway home for our family. Loved the feeling of being out of town yet only 1 mile from town. I highly recommend it!!!
Brian B
Nice, quiet place to stay
The house was super organized, clean and very comfortable. It was a quiet street and the house was right by a lake.