Large Luxury Home with Pool and on Blanco River! The Wimberley Retreat offers a unique experience with a 3400 sq ft/5 bed/5 bath house that sleeps 14 and sits on 10 private acres with direct access to 600 feet of deep river frontage on the Blanco River in the Texas Hill Country. The 40 foot long pool, spa and fire pit overlooking the river all create additional recreational activities and gathering spots for a family or friend get together.
The Wimberley Retreat offers a unique experience with a custom built 5 bedroom/5 bath house with luxurious pool and spa that sits on 10 private acres with access to 600 feet of deep river frontage on the Blanco River. The house is a custom built stone and stucco home designed by Chagnon Architecture with 3400 square feet of living space and an additional 1500 square feet of covered porch for extended living space. Five bedrooms and 5 full baths allow for ultimate flexibility to cater to large families, reunions, girls weekends or just folks trying to escape to the Texas Hill Country.
Opposite the house and across the river is a cliff that overlooks the property and allows for ideal privacy and quiet. Few other homes are in sight, allowing the stars to shine bright at night. Escape the city pace and traffic for relaxation on the river or by the pool, with family or friends or co-workers. Have coffee on wraparound covered porch in the morning while a flock of wild turkeys roam the yard or several deer drink from the river. Enjoy an evening drink under the stars or next to the stone fireplace on the porch.
The river itself has something for all ages with shallow areas perfect for small children as well as several deep swimming areas of 4-5 feet in depth. We are lucky to be located on a part of the Blanco that has deep water even in extended drought periods. The private grassy ten acres of The Wimberley Retreat provide more than enough room for everyone to run, play, throw a ball or frisbee, have a kickball game, or just explore the wonders of nature: birds, fish, turtles, frogs, lizards, butterflies, and wildflowers. Some fishing and butterfly nets are provided. Feel free to bring your fishing poles, river shoes, kayaks and canoes.
The pavilion area is situated about 50 yards from the house and provides additional gathering space and activities for the group. It has additional dining and seating space overlooking the Blanco River below, a fire pit for night time s'mores creations and an adjustable Goalrilla basketball goal for pick up basketball games.
The Wimberley Retreat house is perfect for large gatherings. The great room, with cypress wood accent wall and several huge windows facing the pool and bluff, has a 65" flat screen TV with Sonos sound system and is open to the kitchen and dining area seating 14. The outdoor covered porch has a dining table for 8, a breakfast table for 4 as well as several lounging areas and built in sound system. The kitchen is equipped with all appliances, extensive food and drink preparation and serving ware, and indoor/outdoor dishes to accommodate any large meal. Each of the 4 large private bedrooms have attached full bathrooms. The 5th bedroom is also what we call the Bonus Room and includes a cypress wood accent wall, 55" flat screen TV and cypress wood barn doors that can be locked for privacy. An additional full bath with walk in shower is just outside the Bonus Room. The Bonus Room also can provide additional gathering space and has toys and games for both kids and adults alike. Use the queen sized sleeper sofa in the Bonus Room for additional sleeping space. There are 3 king beds, 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds in total, along with the queen sleeper sofa in the Bonus Room/5th bedroom. Movies, books, coloring books, puzzles, and games for all ages are in the Bonus Room closet, along with a cable TV and music system. Whether you are planning a mini-reunion, ladies getaway trip, couples gathering, team-building session for a small group, multi-generation family gathering, shopping or winery tour, or celebrating a special birthday or milestone, the Wimberley Retreat provides all of the privacy, space, and amenities your group will need.
Area Attractions: Explore the areas around Wimberley including the Blue Hole park for another great swimming area. Or visit Gruene, TX and the historic Gruene Hall and the Guadalupe River where tubing opportunities are plentiful; Visit the Driftwood and Duchman wineries nearby or partake in some stellar Texas BBQ at the Salt Lick. There are plenty of opportunities for dining and shopping in town or visit the San Marcos outlet stores 15 miles away. Or try other outdoor activities such as a zipline adventure, trips to the local state parks such as Pedernales Falls State Park and Enchanted Rock or even road biking many of the beautiful roads in the area.
Guests have full access to the house and our 10 acres and 600 feet of Blanco Riverfront. There is only one house on the private property so you have the place to yourselves.
I provide guests with all of details needed for check in along with a list of items provided at the house. Guests are not required to meet with anyone upon arrival, but rather will be given access codes to let themselves into the house.
We just ask that guests treat the house as your own. This is our family's vacation home and we expect that guests will treat it with respect and leave it in an orderly fashion upon departure.
* You must sign our guest release document upon booking the house.
* No loud parties or loud outdoor music that could disturb neighbors.
* No pets are allowed.
* No smoking in the house. You can smoke outside away from the house.
*Check-in time is 4:00pm, and check-out time is 11:00am. Please be mindful of these times, as the cleaning staff is usually on a really tight schedule.
*To avoid an additional cleaning fee do the following; place dirty towels on the laundry room floor, wash all dirty dishes/run the dishwasher, wipe up all messes on counters and range and in the oven, fridges and microwave and carry out all trash to bins located by front gate.
*Visitors or additional guests must be cleared by the owner in advance.
*This house has a septic system. Please be gentle on it. Do not flush any feminine products or non-degradable items down the toilet and dispose of kitchen grease in the trash when cool.
*The Homeowner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises or its facilities. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that the guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.
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Our family hails from Houston, TX where we, like most Americans, lead over-booked lives full of schoolwork, school activities, sports, civic, and work responsibilities. We enjoyed a most relaxing vacation at our first property, Shade Ranch, in 2008. In fact, we loved it so much that we purchased it three months later. Our kids are young and our parents and family do not live nearby. We wanted a place for our extended family to get together to run, swim, climb, spend time as a family, and just enjoy the beauty of nature. We then decided to purchase another great riverfront property in 2014, The Wimberley Retreat. Both properties have exceptional riverfronts, but are very different in their style and vibe. Shade Ranch is more traditional Texas Hill Country while The Wimberley Retreat is slightly contemporary with more of a lodge feel.
Why We Chose Wimberley:
Wimberley Texas is a perfect location for us because it is 3 hours from Houston door to door and only 1 hour from the Austin or San Antonio airport. Our parents and extended family and friends often join us for vacations at Shade Ranch or The Wimberley Retreat. We appreciate the seclusion of the acreage at each property while making full use of the conveniences of the Village of Wimberley. We regularly utilize the nearby groceries, pharmacies, restaurants, wineries, hardware and other stores. We appreciate the many nearby state parks and towns that make up the Texas Hill Country!