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River Bluff Retreat on the Medina

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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 two secondary bedrooms, with a comfortable king-sized bed in the former, and queen-sized beds in the latter; overall, there's restful accommodations here for up to six. The house is stocked with a portable shade canopy, riverside chairs, blankets and a cornhole game for your use. The master bath has a garden tub and separate shower; the shared hall bath has a shower/tub combo; and clean bed and bath linens are provided. There's also a washer and dryer for your own clean linens!

Gear up the whole family for a fantastic waterside vacation! Contact Backroads Reservations to book the River Bluff Retreat today!

The House
Master bedroom with a King bed and workspace
Master bath with a garden tub/shower combo
Second bedroom with a queen bed
Third bedroom with a queen bed
Shared hallway bathroom with a shower
Living room with seating with large television
Two dining tables with chairs
Full kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave, toaster, stove, oven, and counter-top broiler oven
Regular and Keurig coffee makers, all pots, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, dishes, and glasses provided

Ten-acre property with private Medina Riverfront
Cleared paths to the river
Wildlife viewing, birding, and hiking
Large outdoor patio with wicker seating, umbrella table and Hill Country views
Smart TVs with Roku
Fiber optic internet with WIFI
Workspace in the master bedroom
Multiple outdoor seating areas
Charcoal BBQ grill
DVD player and movies
Board games and reading materials
Washer and dryer
Instant hot water heater
Reverse osmosis water system
Weather station with online access
Bed and bath linens are included

Rates and Details
Maximum 6 guests are allowed to stay
Must be 25 years or older to rent
Nightly rate based on 4 guests
Each additional guest is $ 25 per day, per guest, after the first 4 guests
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed). No cats, please.
Fenced in yard not guaranteed to contain all pet sizes
Pet fee is $25 per day, per pet
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Cleaning fee is $165
All guests must be disclosed prior to booking
No day visitors are allowed
Release of liability must be signed
No ATVs allowed
UTV (mule-type) or 4x4 vehicle allowed to access river. Vehicles must be pre-approved, added at least 14 days prior to arrival and drivers must be over 18 years old. Separate release of liability required
Garage parking, indoor fireplace and fire pit are not available to guests
Smoking and vaping outside only
No hunting permitted on the property
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or open fires are allowed
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain

Approximate distance to the following sites
Frio River: 70 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 40 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 55 miles
Garner State Park: 65 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 25 miles

About Pipe Creek: The natural splendor of the Texas Hill Country is on full display in this handsome little town! It's surrounded by a nature preserve, a high-in-the-hills winery, and their locally-famous pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm. After you go antiquing, you can cut a rug at Pipe Creek's renowned dance hall!

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Bandera, Texas

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  • 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