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Charming Blanco Riverfront Cottage
Charming Blanco Riverfront Cottage
5 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Little House on the Blanco @ Shade Ranch is a one bedroom one bath stone house on 25 acres nestled along the Blanco River among the mighty oaks of the TX Hill Country.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 2 floor mattresses


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £50
Security Deposit £191
Weekend Price £202 / night
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House Rules

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.
* No loud parties or loud outdoor music that could disturb neighbors.
* Small pets are allowed with the owner's permission. A pet fee of $25/night applies.
* No smoking in the house or close to open doors. 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.
*Thank you for leaving dirty linens and towels on the floor in the kitchen upon departure and washing all dirty dishes.
*Visitors or day 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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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Billy User Profile
August 2017
Wow! Fantastic place! We loved being in the woods but also close to town. The river is great we loved hanging out there. The pictures do not give justice to this place. Thank you so much for sharing this home!

Jonathan User Profile
July 2017
We are a family of 4 and had a blast at this spot. The river location is awesome...there are shallow, ankle deep spots with flowing water  and 4 ft deep spots for swimming.  Our two girls are 3 and 5 and they loved the flowing water, diving for rocks, and floating. I liked laying in the shallow spots and letting the river flow around. The cottage was a good size for a family with small kids. They could sleep in the alcove room and loved the toys, books, and games. We were impressed with the quality of the furniture and how well equipped it was from kitchen stuff to river toys and horse shoe pit.  There is a 2nd non-screened porch that isn't really shown in the pictures, but is spacious and shady. The only minor issue to mention is the two houses on the property are closer together than I expected. They are maybe 200 ft apart (with a privacy fence), but you have to walk within 10 ft of the other house to get down to the river. It's minor and won't stop us from wanting to come back but just FYI. Communication with Roby was easy and fast. We hope to return again next year.

Jeff & Katie User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful place!! We had such a great experience, we're already planning to return next year.

Stephanie User Profile
May 2017
This home was absolutely amazing. It was awesome having coffee on the porch while the deer came by to graze!! It was only a 5 minute trip into town or a grocery store. The home was very clean with a comfortable mattress. Perfect getaway for our anniversary!!

Abby User Profile
May 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing weekend of fishing and floating at the little house. The location was perfect for a quiet, secluded getaway and communication with Roby was a snap. We would highly recommend this venue to others and will be back!!

Jamaison User Profile
March 2017
What a great find! The location on the river was perfect, and Wimberley was a neat place to visit. We will definitely return to Shade Ranch!

Andrea User Profile
March 2017
This was an amazing last-minute vacation. There was so much to do on the property, the house was amazing and the host was great. We will definitely come back to the same exact spot as soon as we get the chance.

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Houston, Texas, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Roby User ProfileRoby is a superhost.

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!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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