• BEDS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 1.5

The River Rock Retreat

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Break loose from the day-to-day grind with an amazing riverside holiday retreat in the picturesque Hill Country! Even though the River Retreat is a few miles from downtown Bandera, you'll find a peaceful country setting with private access to fun water activities on the Medina River. Bring along the kids, and even the family dog, to this charming, clean, and modern guest home. From relaxation to rowdy adventure, this great vacation rental fills the bill no matter what's on your holiday schedule!

The three-acre property features private Medina River access at the back of the lot (5 minute walk), with a stunning view of the bluffs overlooking the river. For those hankering for "in-town" time, the nightlife, food, and antiquing of Bandera is right down the road.

Relax in three outdoor gathering spaces: a second-story deck off the master bedroom; a lower-level deck with built-in benches, and a side patio furnished with rocking chairs. The upper deck is a prime location to take in the wide-open Texas skies, day or night. Nothing tastes better than BBQ in the fresh air, and there's a charcoal grill for just that. While away a quiet night and admire the starry skies above the fire pit out back. One of the kids' favorites here is the giant-sized checkerboard, a fun twist on a family favorite. The property also has an enclosed dog run (dogs only, please; no cats). Smoking is allowed, but in the fire pit area only.

The fully remodeled Retreat has a bright, cheerful atmosphere that exudes its own refreshing energy. All sleeping spaces are upstairs, with king, queen, bunk, and roll-away beds that sleep up to eight guests (upper bunks and roll-aways are specifically for kids) and Roku-enabled TVs in each room. There's a full bath with a shower/tub combo upstairs, and a half-bath with a washer and dryer on the main level. All the bed and bath linens you'll need are included. The open-concept living, dining, and kitchen areas are furnished with modern furniture and appliances, and tech pluses like smart TV and Wifi.  The entire guest home is kept comfortable year round with central air and heat, and ceiling fans throughout.

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

The House:
Master bedroom featuring a King bed and an outside deck furnished with chairs and a table.
Second bedroom equipped with a Queen bed.
Third bedroom with full-sized bunk bed with two beds (upper bunk intended for children only).
Upstairs bathroom featuring a shower/tub combo, supplemented by a half bath downstairs.
Workspace included in the Master bedroom.
Spacious living room with seating for three on the couch.
Dining table with seating for four.
Large bar area complemented by four barstools.
Well-equipped kitchen inclusive of an oven/range top, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker, and all essential pots, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, dishes, and glasses; central heat and air conditioning available.

Private access to the Medina River, situated behind the property.
Three outdoor patios furnished with seating.
Large flat screen TV with some free Roku channels available.
Roku TVs installed in each bedroom.
WIFI with internet access provided.
Washer and dryer facilities available.
Spacious outdoor porch adorned with string lights and ample seating.
Firepit with six chairs for outdoor gatherings.
Charcoal grill available for outdoor cooking.
Full-sized outdoor checkers game and a selection of board games.
Opportunities for wildlife viewing, birding, and hiking.
Outdoor lights enhancing the ambiance.

Rates and Details:
Nightly rate specified for 4 guests, with an additional guest fee of $25 per person per day after the initial 4 guests.
Estimated 5-minute walk to the river, advisable to wear appropriate footwear.
Minimum age requirement for the primary guest is 25 years old.
Accommodation for six adults and two children in beds, with two additional roll-away beds available upon request (fees may apply).
Pets are allowed, with a limit of 2 pets; no cats allowed, all pets must be approved at the time of booking.
The pet fee is $ 25per pet per day.
Potential discounts on pet fees for extended stays.
Enclosed dog run on the property.
Children under two stay free.
Smoking and vaping allowed only in outdoor areas.
Strict prohibition against hunting, discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs.
Requirement of a release of liability to stay.
Variability in Hill Country river and lake water levels based on rainfall.

Distance from this home:  
The Frio River is 60 miles.
Immediate access to Medina river.
The Guadalupe River is 25 miles.
The Lost Maples State Natural Area is 45 miles.
The Garner State Park is 55 miles.
The Hill Country State Natural Areais 15 miles.

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.


* Mapped pin locations are not exact

Other Details

  • Water View
  • Water Front
  • Children Allowed
  • Pets Considered
  • Hiking Allowed
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Has a Grill
  • Cleaning fee is $150
  • Guest fee is $25, per day, after 4 guests
  • Pet fee is $25 per pet, per day
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      Living Room
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      Air Conditioning
    • Free Parking
      Free Parking
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      Queen Size Bed
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      Cell Coverage
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      Central Air and Heat
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      Charcoal Grill
    • Fully-equipped Kitchen
      Fully-equipped Kitchen
    • Wi-Fi
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    • Fridge
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    • Toaster
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    • Bird Watching
      Bird Watching
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      Scenic Drives
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    • River
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      Events Not Allowed
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      Children Welcome
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    What guests are saying...

    Beautiful property, incredible views. The house was very spacious and clean. Great amenities. We are a family of 5 and it fit us perfectly. We rented for the eclipse. Unfortunately it was cloudy but the surrounding nature and wildflowers couldn’t be more gorgeous. So fun to have the fire pit as well. Great stay!
    This property made my husband and I long for retirement. Great porches for morning coffee, beautiful and peaceful. Close to Boerne, San Antonio and Bandera, access to state parks and great fire pit area in the back to close out the day. House was clean, great space and had everything we needed for a comfy stay. Fenced property great for dogs, TV in every room great for teens. Staff was also super responsive. Highly recommend!
    Thanksgiving getaway with my husband and two kids. I enjoyed being away from everything and surrounded by the quiet. We enjoyed seeing the family of deer who visited the front yard each morning. The river was dried but it was a nice little walk. Everything was clean and the hosts had provided coffee and skewers, which I was not expecting, nice plus. This was our first time staying in a Airbnb and it was a really great experience. We will definitely be back in the summer to enjoy the river!
    We stayed at river rock retreat in Bandera TX. It was a great place with a beautiful view of the River in the back yard the fire pit was perfect for the cool nights and a very peaceful environment. We seen numerous types of wildlife while we were there too. Would highly recommend this place to anyone just looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay with all kinds of history in this town. Thanks for a great place to stay absolutely pleased with everything.
    The house and property is exactly as described. The river had water and was very refreshing. The inside of the house had all necessities and more. There was more than enough linens, the complimentary towels was very helpful. In all, the family enjoyed the stay and I recommend to all, especially if you have dogs.
    Our stay at the house was great. We loved the spacious kitchen. The bedrooms were great and the beds were very comfortable. The view from the balcony of the master bedroom was nice in the mornings. We were able to build a fire and make s’mores with our grandsons and they enjoyed playing the games they had for them. I would definitely stay they again.
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