• BEDS: 6

River Bluff Retreat on the Medina

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Riverside vacation rentals are a high priority for many of our guests, especially those seeking the perfect family getaway. You can cool off, expend extra energy, and relax on and alongside its waters. That's why we're proud to present the kid and pet-friendly River Bluff Retreat to our visitors! It has over 400 feet of private access to the Medina River in a quiet country setting, yet it's also close to the shops, cuisine, and restaurants of Pipe Creek, Bandera, and Boerne. Everybody wins!

The River Bluff Retreat rests on ten scenic acres and the Media River runs through the back of the property. Its river access is about five acres behind the vacation home, over cleared paths on easy-to-hike terrain. If you'd like to drive to the water, UTVs and small, lightweight 4 wheel drive vehicles such as Jeeps are allowed, but no cars, trucks or ATVs. For your well-being and ours, a signed liability release is required for your stay; we want our guests to enjoy the river, with safety as a priority! Check when booking about water levels; they can vary by season and rainfall. There's a large shade canopy and coolers available for river use; just ask if you'd like these options!

The front of the property is fenced in, providing safety for medium to large dogs and children. There are covered and uncovered sections on the spacious patio, which is adorned with comfortable outdoor furniture. String lights along the patio railing add a nice sparkle to your evenings here, and you can whip up a hearty BBQ on the charcoal grill, too!

Plush, relaxing furniture fills the living area, which faces a Roku-equipped smart TV (can't agree on what to watch? There's another in the master bedroom). Central air, heat, and ceiling fans keep you comfy, and fiber optic internet with Wifi and a dedicated work area keep you connected. For entertainment, there are DVDs, books, and board games on hand! The two dining areas include seating for 10 guests, plus bar-style seating, all located close to the full kitchen. All the appliances, counter space, and cooking and serving ware you'll need makes mealtimes a pleasure!

Sleeping space includes a master and three secondary bedrooms, with a king-sized bed in the master, queens in the second and third, and two singles in the fourth; add in a queen-sized sofa sleeper, and there's sleep space for up to ten. A walk-in closet in the hallway is stocked with a tent, blankets, cornhole game, and riverside chairs for your use. The master bath has a garden tub and shower; the shared hall bath has a shower/tub combo; and clean bed and bath linens are provided. There's also a convenient washer and dryer!

*Water may be low. Contact us about water levels at time of booking*

The House:
Master bedroom furnished with a King bed and dedicated workspace.
Master bath equipped with a garden tub/shower combination.
The second bedroom is furnished with a queen bed.
The third bedroom offers a queen bed.
The fourth bedroom is configured with two single beds.
A shared hallway bathroom with a shower serves these accommodations.
Living room space with ample seating, a large television, and a sleeper sofa.
Two dining tables accompanied by chairs are available for use.
Full kitchen inclusive of a refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave, toaster, stove, oven, and a counter-top broiler oven; featuring both Regular and Keurig coffee makers, along with all necessary pots, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, dishes, and glasses

A 10-acre property featuring private riverfront access, with cleared paths leading to the river, offers a range of recreational activities such as wildlife viewing, birding, and hiking.
The outdoor space includes a spacious patio furnished with wicker seating, an umbrella table, and Hill Country views.
Smart TVs equipped with Roku for enhanced entertainment options.
High-speed fiber optic internet with WIFI connectivity.
Dedicated workspace available in the master bedroom.
Multiple outdoor seating areas designed for relaxation and enjoyment.
A charcoal BBQ grill, providing an inviting space for outdoor culinary experiences.
Entertainment options such as a DVD player, a selection of movies, board games, and reading materials.
Washer and dryer facilities for added convenience.
An instant hot water heater and a reverse osmosis water system ensuring comfort and quality.
A weather station with online access for real-time updates.
Inclusion of bed and bath linens to enhance the overall guest experience.

Rates and Details:
Maximum allowance for 10 guests.
Minimum age requirement of 25 for renting.
Nightly rate based on 4 guests, with an additional guest fee of $25 per day, per guest after the initial 4 guests.
Acceptance of pets, limited to a maximum of 2 pets; no cats allowed; limitations on containment for varying pet sizes.
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet; potential discounts for longer-term stays.
Mandatory disclosure of all guests before booking.
No allowance for day visitors.
Requirement of a signed release of liability.
Strict prohibition against ATVs, with specific permissions for UTV or 4x4 vehicle access to the river, requiring pre-approval at least 14 days before arrival and a separate release of liability.
Note: Garage parking, indoor fireplace, and fire pit are not available to guests.
Smoking and vaping only permitted outside.
Prohibition of hunting, discharge of firearms, fireworks, or open fires on the property.


  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Fishing Fly
    Fishing Fly
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

This home is very clean, comfortable and is without a doubt the most thoughtfully organized of the various vacation homes we have rented. The owners have thought of everything. The kitchen is very well equipped. We enjoyed spending time down at the Medina River and hanging out on the rear deck/patio. We would recommend this property to friends and family who enjoy time with nature.
The location was perfect for us. Close to Bandera, Boerne, Fredericksburg, etc. Would love to come back in the summer and spend time down by the river. Would definitely stay again.
We loved this place and will definitely be back! The house was so comfortable, the wildlife was fun to watch, the river was low, but still beautiful. We traveled around the hill country while there and enjoyed seeing Comfort, Boerne, New Braunfels. It was the perfect place to vacation! The hosts were very accommodating and responsive. Bed was super comfy. Such a fun time!
This is a beautiful property in a secluded area. It is adjacent to the Medina river and was very scenic. The house itself was very clean, spacious and very well organized. I would recommend this house for anyone staying in the area.
My husband and I, along with two furbabies, had a WONDERFUL time staying at Backroads. The place was absolutely gorgeous and accommodated everything that we were looking for. The river, though a bit of a trek, and we were made aware - was lovely! The dogs had an absolute blast playing in the water and having a grand time. If you are looking for a place that is peaceful, secluded, and where you have the run of the place - look no more! We felt right at home!
If your looking for privacy, a comfortable at home feel, and gorgeous surroundings this is the place for you. We loved the trail to the river! It’s a beautiful spot and we saw not one single person the entire weekend. There is everything you need here on one piece of property. Private note: Thank you for taking care of and sharing such a gorgeous place. We travel to this area every other month and always search for the best river spots and this one was hands down my favorite
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