This home has two levels. The upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, large kitchen and porch overlooking the river. The downstairs has an efficiency style room with 3 double beds and 2 futons, a large living/game/TV room, a kitchen, and 2 full bathrooms. During the Winter months (Oct.-Feb.) the lower level is available at $300 per night (sleeps 6-8 people) or the whole house (sleeps 16) for $500 per night. Quotes given are for the whole house. If you just want to rent the lower level, owner will adjust your cost and any payment entered will be applied to the cost or the difference refunded. Riverbend Lake house is located on Lake Dunlap, downstream from where the Guadalupe and the Comal Rivers merge together. This part of the Guadalupe River opens up wide and maintains a constant water level that is ideal for swimming. Here, you will see jet skis, boats, wake boarders and fishing boats go by while you swim and float in the privacy of your own back yard. It is located 7 miles from downtown, the Comal River, historic Gruene, Schlitterbahn, resturants, live music venues and the new Creek Side shopping center. Drive or have a shuttle pick you up from the house and take you up River Road to float the upper Guadalupe. Afterward, escape the crowded camp grounds of River Road and the congestion of downtown to relax in the peaceful privacy of your own back yard where you can swim or just sit in an inner tube and enjoy a can of beer without fear of getting a ticket! We are a dog friendly rental with a fenced in yard to secure your pets. The water is 4 ft deep along the waterfront but gets deep quickly. There is a ramp in the boat slip for the 4 legged friends and a ladder for humans or just jump in! The river access is only feet away from the house, so there are no steep hills or stairs you have to climb to get to the water. The boat slip has a boat lift for those who want to bring your own boat or jet skis. There are also jet ski rentals available in the area. This is an ideal vacation home for family reunions because both the upstairs and downstairs have their own kitchens for those family members that want their own space. The house is equipped with everything you need. Both kitchens have dishes, pots and pans, utensils, microwaves, coffee pot and complimentary coffee. All towels, pillows and bed linens are provided. All bedrooms have their own TV, wifi and Roku player. There is an outdoor gas grill, a wood/charcoal bar-b-que pit, a fire pit, a ping pong table, dart board, corn hole and plenty of fish. The driveway can accommodate 7 cars with more parking available along the street. The two porches have a beautiful water front view to sit and visit. The large TV/game room has many games and movies to chose from, a blue-ray sound bar and several other sources of music throughout. This vacation rental offers the best of all worlds. Regular rates do not apply to Summer and Winter holidays.
Water front home, Dog friendly, Choose between two rental and price options.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 2, 2018
About Terri Hannasch
I enjoy renting and making sure everyone has a good time on their vacation. I try to keep my prices reasonable as I am sensitive to the fact that while the cost of living keeps going up, our salaries have not. Ive been renting since 2010. I feel very fortunate to live on the river and able to rent my home in an area that is known as the vacation capital of Texas. Renting was never our original intent but renting has helped me not lose it and cover the ridiculous property taxes. Since I started renting in 2010, it seems everyone including outside investors started doing the same, so people have a lot of choices. I am appreciative when families and friends chose mine to spend their vacation and I try to make sure everything is perfect.
Terri Hannasch purchased this House in 1995
Why Terri Hannasch chose New Braunfels
I always wanted to live on the river in New Braunfels. I would drive the streets in New Braunfels exploring the ones that led to the water looking for older homes and 'fix-me-uppers"'. Back then the homes were mostly 'cabins' and this area was considered "country." We completed our first addition in 1998 when the biggest flood event in history happened. It was called a 500 yr flood. All the old cabins and old boat houses were either washed away or not worth rebuilding. We got 8 ft of water but the upstairs stayed dry! All the beautiful homes you see today are post the 98 flood. I love its location and few people realize this part of the Guadalupe river exists, where it opens up wide for boating and fishing. It is only 7 miles from downtown, Gruene, River Road, and the Comal. Thank you for viewing and where ever you chose to stay, have a great time floating the rivers and enjoying New Braunfels!
What makes this House unique
The property description states the unique benefits of renting on "Lake Dunlap." Lake Dunlap is really the Guadalupe River that remains at a constant level so you can swim and boat in deep water. The property is 5 mls east of IH 35 and 7 min to Gruene,, the Comal, Schleterbauhn, River Rd. etc..., It is a wider section of the Guadalupe that few people realize exists.
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This beautiful place was ideal for our family. We had a fabulous time and felt like we were in our own home, being fully equipped with everything possible. It's a great place to relax and enjoy. Terry certainly goes above and beyond to make her guests fell welcome. Would definitely return again and recommend this place to everyone!!
Dear Nancy, I just wanted to say thank you for your positive comments and to wish you and your family happy holidays!! I hope to see you again!
Great Family get-together at Riverbend Lake House.....
Everything was wonderful, Terri the owner was great, all of us enjoyed the house and the River/Lake. Everything was as shown on the website and we would certainly stay
there again. Thanks again Terri for your hospitality...….
Hi Gary! I apologize that my response is a "little" late. I figure its never too late to say Thank you! It's people like you that make opening my home for people to enjoy all worth while. Hope to see you again one day. Terri
We were very happy with our stay at the Riverbend Lake House. My husband and I were there with our grown children and granddaughters for the wedding of our youngest son. The property was beautiful and well kept in a wonderful setting. It was clean, well cared for and provided for all of our needs. Everything we needed for our stay, besides personal items and food, were provided by the owner, Terry. We had some of our extended family join us at the lake for the afternoon and there was plenty
of room for everyone. We were close enough to San Antonio and New Braunfels to enjoy the sites in those areas and far enough out to not feel caught in the tourist crowds. We would definitely recommend the property to anyone looking for a place to gather with their family or friends.
Dear Nancy, I apologize I am late responding to your positive comments. I did not want you to think I was unappreciative for both your positive review and for you choosing my home to spend your vacation. I agree that the location is perfect in terms of distance to everything but also one of the widest sections of the river and ideal for swimming and boating. Thank you for your positive comments!!!!
This place was everything that we expected. It was very clean and has a beautiful view of the lake. The owner had the house well stocked with towels, cookware, and activities for family time. I would highly recommend staying here. We have a very tough time finding a house that allows pets that is also nice. This one was perfect.
Dear Shannon, I wanted to say thank you for your positive comments and wish you happy holidays!
This place was absolutely perfect. Had plenty of beds and parking for a large group. Kitchens were well stocked and the bathrooms seemed to be newly renovated. The backyard is amazing. I dont think we could have found a better house or host. Thanks so much Terri for allowing us to rent your beautiful place. Will definitely look into renting again.
Thank you, Ryan. I could not have asked for a better renter. You went the extra mile in leaving the house not only clean, you also washed linens and made the beds!!! You are welcome back anytime. Thank you again, Terri
Great house for a large group
My group consisted of 15 adults getting together to float the river. The house was great. Plenty of space so everyone didn’t have to be on top of each other. And the porches were perfect to have us all together. Being right on the water was an amazing addition. One day we were able to go float the Comal, and the next we just enjoyed the lake in our backyard.
There is a public boat ramp underneath IH-35 where you can launch your boat or water craft. As you cruise down river, it becomes wider as you go. The lake house is located at one of the widest sections of the river and is easily visible from the water. Swim and ski during the day, fish at night. There is a small outdoor fire-pit with wood available and a large bar-b-que pit and gas grill for outdoor cooking. During the day, stay and swim at the house or drive into town to float the Comal or Guadalupe. Spend a day at Schlitterbahn, Sea World or Fiesta Texas. The options are endless. Dont forget to visit historic Gruene Hall, listen to live music and stroll through Gruene's unique shops. They don't call New Braunfels the vacation capital of Texas for a lack of things to do!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During the Winter months (Oct.-Feb.) the lower level is available at $300 per night (sleeps 6-8 people) or the whole house ( (sleeps 16) for $500 per night. Quotes given are for the whole house. If you just want to rent the lower level, owner will adjust your cost and any payment entered will be applied to the cost or the difference refunded. Holiday rates apply to the following holidays and events (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Summer rates apply for the Wurstfest). There is a 3 night minimum during the Summer months and holidays. The total cost or quote given does not include a refundable security deposit of $500. Security deposits are NOT submitted through Vacationrental/Homeaway. Security deposits are not due until 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded within 1-2 days after departure. Owner will provide more information regarding how to submit security deposit. Please contact owner with any questions and requests to rent the downstairs only during the Winter months. We want all renters to have an enjoyable, relaxing vacation and will try to accommodate all your needs and requests. *****For more detailed information call/text 830-515-9967 or go to www.riverbendlakehouse.com