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Highlander River House

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Property Type : Houses

Property Description

The elevation of the Highlander Medina River House provides eye-popping views of the Hill Country, and a great perch for bird watching and wildlife viewing! The stairs behind the guest home are very steep, however they lead to private access to the Medina River, where you can enjoy the river to your heart's content. When you visit here, you'll not only enjoy the peace and quiet of a tranquil country setting, but you'll be just six miles northwest of the attractions of Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World.

This beautiful waterfront vacation rental offers more than its riverside location! It's also within an hour's drive of the Guadalupe River in Kerrville, the Lost Maples and Hill Country State Natural Areas, and Garner State Park, as well. It's a nature lover's paradise, with plenty for the city slickers to enjoy, too! (Please note before booking that the stairs leading to the river are quite steep and should not be used by those with mobility limitations or for carrying tubes, kayaks or water activity equipment. For safety reasons, children under five are not allowed on the property.)

Outside, you'll find a spacious patio with an outdoor dining area, as well as a sun deck that overlooks the river and the mountain views beyond. Both are equipped with patio furniture, as well. The Highlander also has a wood smoker and gas grill, so be sure to plan for at least one feast of Texas-style BBQ! This home serves well as a spacious retreat for your family, or a romantic couples' getaway! Keep in mind this is a non-smoking property.

Woodwork and beautiful beamed ceilings provide a welcoming environment inside. Between its three bedrooms and sleeper sofa in the living area, the Highlander provides comfy sleeping space for up to eight people. The bath is newly renovated with a shower and tub combo, and all bed and bath linens are provided. The full kitchen comes complete with all the appliances, cookware, serving ware, utensils and glasses you'll need, and there's also a laundry room! Tech-wise, there's a TV with Roku, CD player, Wifi Internet service, and good cell coverage. Interior comfort is covered by multiple window AC units, ceiling fans, and wall and space heaters.

This gorgeous Medina River cabin has everything you'll need as a home base for your next Hill Country holiday! Message us at Backroads Reservations, and we'll help get the ball rolling.

**Note that the stairs are very steep to get the water and they are not to be used for carrying any tubes and/or water-related gear.**

The House
Master bedroom with Queen bed
Second bedroom with two twin beds
Third bedroom with two double futons
Bath with tub and shower combination
Living room with sleeper sofa
Kitchen equipped with oven, range top, microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven and regular coffee maker (no dishwasher)
All dishes, glasses, flatware, cutlery, pots and pans and kitchen utensils provided
Dining area off the kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen
Five window air conditioning units
Wall and space heaters
Ceiling fans throughout

Patio with outdoor dining area
Sun deck with chairs overlooking the river
Wood burning fireplace
Staircase to river
Wildlife viewing
Smart TV with Roku
CD player
Gas grill
Wood burning smoker
Bed and bath linens are provided
Foosball table

Rates and Details
Extra guest fee is $15, per day, after 4 guests
Maximum of 8 guests
Cleaning fee is $85
No children under five years of age
No pets allowed
No smoking allowed on property
Signed release of liability required
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Property is on a water well. Bottled water is recommended.
Backroads reserves the right to increase the nightly rate and fees within 5 days of all local event announcements
Event and holiday weekends may have a three night minimum requirement
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  
This property requires a release of liability form to be signed before check-in

Approximate distance to the following sites:
Frio River: 60 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 30 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 40 miles
Garner State Park: 50 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 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.

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
    Pets Not Allowed
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

August, 2020
This place is perfect! Absolutely spacious and it has a great view from this house. It’s super clean. Its front yard and backyard are so big and my kiddos played outside. We had a great time with my family. I really love this place!