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Dog friendly! 1 free night after 5 night rental! Sleeps 8-18

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Property Details

Updated: Jul 25, 2016
4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, sleeps 8-18

Riverbend Lake house is located on the Guadalupe River where the Guadalupe and the Comal Rivers merge together to form 7 miles of open water just East of IH 35 in New Braunfels. From this rental's back yard, you will see jet skis, boats, wake boarders, and fishing boats. This section of the Guadalupe River is known as Lake Dunlap, a well kept secret where the Guadalupe River opens up wide for boating activities. This rental is located 7 miles from downtown, the Comal River, historic Gruene, and Schlitterbahn. Or you can drive up River Road to float the upper Guadalupe. Afterward, you can 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 your favorite beverage. The water level stays constant and are always deep enough for swimming. The river access is level with the backyard. There are no steep hills or stairs you have to climb to get to the water. The river is just a few feet from the house, so adults can sit on the porch or under the shade of the Cyprus trees and not worry while small children swim. This is an ideal vacation home for multiple families. There are three bedrooms upstairs. Two of the three bedrooms have their own outside entrances! Both rooms downstairs have their own separate entrances. The upstairs is separate from the downstairs which makes it ideal for two families. Both the upstairs and downstairs have full kitchens. Both kitchens have dishes, pots and pans, coffee pots, microwaves, stoves/ovens, and complimentary coffee. There are 4 full bathrooms and a half bathroom. Towels and linens are provided. There is a boat slip with a boat lift to accommodate most boat sizes and/or jet skis. There is an outdoor gas grill and a wood/charcoal bar-b-que pit. This vacation rental offers the best of all worlds.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

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10 Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

5

Superb Accomodations - Beautiful, Clean & Spacious

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing week at river bend lake house this spring. My sister and I decided to combine our family vacations this year and this place perfectly accommodated our large and diverse group. Together we have 3 children in college who brought several friends. Needless to say, these kids had a very active week planned floating the river’s popular hot spots and enjoying the night life in Gruene. Their hours were quite different from the rest of the family so being able to give them the downstairs sleeping area with it’s own kitchen, 2 full bathrooms and large entertainment area was such a blessing. The kids were able to stay up late hanging out and playing video games late into the evening without disturbing the rest of us upstairs. The younger children stayed together comfortably in a large upstairs bedroom and thankfully had a bathroom all to themselves. Since this rental has its own boat lift we decided to bring our boat and the kids had a blast water skiing all week…the lake at this part of the Guadalupe river is just perfect for jet skis and boats – the kids would ski during the day and the men would fish in the early evening (good fishing here too). My parents also joined us this year since they were able to have their own separate room and bring their beloved dog, Mildred- it’s hard to find places that will let you bring you dog, especially when that dog is over 50lbs. Having a separate entrance for them to take the dog out at night and leave out early every morning for their walk walk. he entire property was very well kept, with all modern amenities (including big hi Def tvs in all the rooms, cable and working wi fi which thrilled all the kids). Another great plus you don’t get anywhere else is all the extras available you tend to forget you might need or run out of with a big group…they had everything here you could possibly need, forgot a special seasoning for your BBQ, ran out of dry towels, need extra life jackets, a crockpot, mixer, washer/dryer, dog leash, extra battery, special pots and pans or cooking utensils, a mixer, zip lock bags and plastic food containers – no problem. These were just a few of the things we needed. That feeling of being at home instead of a bare-cupboard, rented room . Tie owner was very nice, accommodating and pleasant to work with. We will definitely be coming back this summer and hope to be return renters in years to come.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Carol, for submitting a review. I don't follow up with renters like I should and ask them to submit reviews. Everyone goes home to their busy lives and submitting a review is the last thing on their minds. I'm glad you had a good time and the accommodations were to your satisfaction. This is the first year for me to rent the whole house and not just the downstairs. We worked hard over the winter to get it ready and I wanted everything to be perfect. So your review meant a lot to me. I'm glad Mildred enjoyed herself also! I Hope to see you again next year. Thank you for choosing Riverbend Lake House for your family vacation. Terri
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Huntsville, Tx
5

Wonderful family get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful stay at the River Bend Lake House! The home and yard are immaculate and very well maintained. We are a family of nine consisting of my husband and I, our 3 married children and their spouses plus one adult single son. The arrangement of the rooms were excellent for us but I could see it might be a problem for families that need adjoining rooms. The double sized bunk beds worked perfect for all the younger folks while my hubby and I had the quiet other room to ourselves. There was a ping pong table under the spacious car port that was very well used during our stay! The water in Lake Dunlap was quite a bit warmer then that up river and was quite relaxing after tubing. The only down side was there is a pretty bad fly problem and we couldn't eat outside at the only dining table so had to eat just sitting on the couches inside. Plus every time you went in or out the flies fogged into the room. But we all agreed it was definitely a great place to stay and we would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and truely glad you had a fun time. Owner is going to look into remedies to resolve or minimize those pesky flies!
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Arlington
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very friendly and accommodating, as her season had not yet begun, and my inquiry was last minute! The property was nicer that the picture-the outside was my favorite, as it was so relaxing, and the fish were biting! Plenty of room, very clean, from under the sink and the bathrooms. It was easy access to the highways, downtown New Braunfels, and Gruene. Places I visited that I suggest are: Oma Gruene's Secret Garten,(next to Gruene Hall), and the food was FAB at the River House Tea Room (Gruene). I will definately recommend to a friend, as the price is exceptional, especially when sharing with others! A great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Houston, Tx
5

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! We brought our jet skis and were able to park both of them back to back on the boat lift. It worked out perfectly. We really liked the location of the house on the river. It is located where the river is nice and wide. It is also located on the side of the river that is deep and you can swim without worrying about being in shallow water with Lilly pads and snakes. Caught fish at night. The house was very clean and we appreciated the owner letting us stay in her home. We look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Houston, Tx
5

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! We brought our jet skis and were able to park both of them back to back on the boat lift. It worked out perfectly. We really liked the location of the house on the river. It is located where the river is nice and wide. It is also located on the side of the river that is deep and you can swim without worrying about being in shallow water with Lilly pads and snakes. Caught fish at night. The house was very clean and we appreciated the owner letting us stay in her home. We look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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san antonio, texas
5

Tranquil vacation

  • 5 of 5

The stay was wonderful! I am from San Antonio and my parents are from El Paso and never knew the beauty New Braunfels has to offer. We were all comfortable the rooms were spacious and clean, very private. We got in the lake from the dock and also went to tubing on the river. This rental has all the necessities needed to fully enjoy a vacation. I highly recommend this rental and would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

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!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Downstairs only
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$400
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1
pet deposit $0
cleaning fee $130
Tax Rate 10.0%

3 day holiday Rates: 3 night minimum, whole house
flat rate of 2500
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Memorial Weekend

Rent just Downstairs (sleeps 8)
Weekdays only: $400 per night
2 week day nights: 400+400+tax+cf=1010
3 week day nights: 400+400+400+tax+cf=1450
4 week day nights: 400+400+400+400+tax+cf=1890

Please go to www.riverbendlakehouse.com for instructions on how to reserve. There is a refundable damage deposit of 500 that is not posted here due to the way VacationRental.com calculates total rental fee.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • water parks

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, large walk in shower with adjustable shower head and misters
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, located upstairs
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen, Located upstairs with private outside entrance
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Located upstairs with private outside entrance
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 double, Downstairs bedroom and kitchen, open efficiency style.
  • Each bedroom has TVs with a blue ray DVD player and access to wi-fi.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • River Bend Lake House has two levels, an upstairs and a downstairs. Downstairs consist of two separate rooms, a large living area on one side and the other side has a kitchen and 3 full size beds. Both downstairs rooms have their own full bathrooms and separate entrances facing the river. Downstairs rooms are NOT connected with an interior door. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and can sleep 10 with 3 full beds and 2 queens. Upstairs has a large kitchen with dining area, 2.5 full baths, and a laundry room. Two of the upstairs bedrooms have private entrances. We recommend you bring the following: Food, paper plates, plastic utensils and cups; foil and zip lock baggies; Towels for swimming; extra lawn chairs; Inner tubes or inflatables; Life jackets for young children; Extra ice; Charcoal/wood; Water shoes; Ice chests; Sun Screen and have FUN! There are board games, card games, and yard games, card tables and fold up tables.

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