• BEDS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 1.5

The River Rock Retreat

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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. Fish, swim, and float to your heart's content!  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.

Give us a shout at Backroads Reservations to book this amazing family vacation getaway! The River Rock Retreat is sure to book quickly.

Water photos were taken in May, 2022

The House
Master bedroom with a King bed and an outside deck with chairs and table
Second bedroom with a Queen bed
Third bedroom with full sized bunk beds (upper bunk is for children only)
One bathroom with a shower/tub combo upstairs, half bath downstairs
Master bedroom includes a workspace
Large living room with couch seating for three
Dining table with seating for four
Large bar area with four barstools
Kitchen equipped with oven/range top, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker, all pot, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, dishes and glasses provided
Central heat and air

Private access to the Medina River that runs behind the property
Three outdoor patios with seating
Large flat screen with some free Roku channels
Roku TVs in each bedroom
WIFI with internet access
Washer and dryer
Large outdoor porch with string lights and ample seating
Firepit with six chairs
Charcoal grill
Full sized outdoor checkers game
Board games
Charcoal grill
Wildlife viewing, birding and hiking
Swimming, tubing and fishing
Outdoor Lights

Rates and Details
The nightly rate is for 4 guests
Extra guest fee is $25/person/day after 4 guests
Walk to the river takes about 5 minutes. Please wear appropriate footwear
The minimum age of main guest must be is 25 years old
Six adults and two children can sleep in beds
Cleaning fee is $125
$250 refundable security deposit
Two additional-roll aways for small children can be made available (upon request and fees may apply)
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed)
Cats not allowed (all pets must be approved at time of booking)
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
Enclosed dog run
Children under two stay free
Smoking and vaping outside only
No hunting permitted on the property
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Release of liability is required to stay
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain

Approximate distance to the following sites
Frio River: 60 miles
Medina River: immediate access
Guadalupe River: 25 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 45 miles
Garner State Park: 55 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.

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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
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
    Fishing Freshwater
  • Swimming
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Budget
  • Budget
  • Romantic