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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Water front home with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 2 kitchens. Sleeps18

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 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 while you cook and enjoy your favorite beverage. The water is 4 ft deep along the waterfront and gets deeper quick. There is a ladder off the deck and a ramp in the boat slip for the 4 legged friends. The river access is level with the backyard so there are no steep hills or stairs you have to climb to get to the water. The boat slip has a boat lift ideal for bringing your own boat or jet skis. There are rentals available in the area. This is an ideal vacation home for multiple families. There are three bedrooms upstairs, two of which have their own outside entrances. Both rooms downstairs have their own separate entrances. The upstairs and downstairs have their own kitchens which makes it ideal for large groups and families that like having 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. The 4 and a half bathrooms have plenty of towels and with several water heaters, there should be plenty of hot water. The house sleeps 15-18 people. All pillows and bed linens are provided. There is an outdoor gas grill, a wood/charcoal bar-b-que pit, a fire pit, a ping pong table and plenty of fish. The driveway can accommodate 7 cars with more parking available along the street. The two porches both have stereos and a beautiful water front view to sit and visit. All bedrooms have their own TV, wifi and blueray players. The large TV room has many games and movies to chose from or you can play ping pong under the carport. We are a dog friendly rental. Both the front and back yards have a gate to secure your pets. This vacation rental offers the best of all worlds.

More Details

Property Manager
Terri Hannasch
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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 have always lived on or near water. 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. We gutted the downstairs and rebuilt with cinder block and stucco. Since 1998, there have been other floods but if you are going to live on a river, you have to accept the fact that heavy rains and floods are part of the deal. This is my only house and I have enjoyed sharing it with others. 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.


New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Do not park car or tires on grass. Play yard games in designated area.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
  • All bathrooms with showers have towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , located upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Located upstairs with private outside entrance
    Bedroom 4 - 3 double , Downstairs bedroom and kitchen, open efficiency style.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Located upstairs with private entrance, has private bathroom
  • Each bedroom has its own TV with cable and access to netflicks via wi-fi.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • water parks
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
River Bend Lake House has two levels with two kitchens, ideal for large groups and extended families. Darts and other outdoor games for your enjoyment. life jackets and noodles are also available.


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Spring break special! discounted rates for March and April reservations!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Family Graduation Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We rented Riverbend Lake House for a gathering of friends and family to celebrate our youngest daughter's graduation from Texas State on May 11th. The property was as advertised, very clean and with good supplies of kitchen utensils, towels, etc. Water pressure is really good there and the septic system works well. We had 8 adults and 2 children staying in the house and there was plenty of room for everyone. My daughter and six of her friends came over after graduation and we had a crawfish boil and BBQ that evening. The upstairs and downstairs decks along with the big kitchen made for great areas for our guests to hang out and visit. We were a little concerned that parking would be a problem but with a little carpooling it turned out we were just fine. I think we got good value for our money and I would recommend this hidden gem to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. It made all the hard work and efforts over the winter worth it. I don't pressure people to enter reviews because I realize everyone goes back to their busy lives. So, thank you again. Terri
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Perfect Weekend Place

  • 5 of 5

17 of us had an absolutely wonderful time!! The pictures don't really do justice ... all the rooms are very nicely sized, not crowded. The place was super clean and organized and had everything you would possibly need. The lake is so beautiful ... you can boat or float or fish. Thank you Terry for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful and relaxing family vacation we had here. We BBQ'd, swam and relaxed by the fire pit every night. We even rented a boat one day and took it up and down the river ways. I highly recommend staying here. In fact we will probably be back in the future.

Thank you so much...

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Lots of room for the whole family. Enjoyed are stay very much. Recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great home, great view!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house! It was very spacious and had lots to do from kayaking to ping pong to darts. Great location and a perfect house to relax and enjoy the weekend in good company.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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: March 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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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Float the Comal.

* Float the Guadalupe.

* Go to Schlitterbahn.

* Ski and fish in near-by Lake Dunlap.

* Visit historic Gruene.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hang out at the tube shoot at Prince Solms Park.

* Take your own tubes on the Comal and only pay for parking.

* Visit Gruene hall and shop the stores in Gruene.

* Visit Canyon Lake Dam and drive the hill country.

* Hike Panther Canyon in Landa Park.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Visit Landa Park and rent a paddle boat or ride the train.

* Play put put golf at the Crocodile Gap.

* Spend the day at Schlitterbahn.

* Float the Comal River.

* Spend a day at Sea World or Fiesta Texas.

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Pet Fee $75

This quote does not include a security deposit of $500, as it will be refunded back to you. I use an alternative payment method via paypal, which is also a secure method. I have been on Vacationrentals since 2010 and proven trustworthy. Security deposits are not due until 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded within 1-2 days after departure. Please contact me with any questions and requests. I want all my renters to have an enjoyable, relaxing vacation and will try to accommodate all your needs.
*****For more detailed information call/text 830-515-9967
Disregard daily rates posted for the 4th of July week. You are only required to pay 750 per night for 3 nights only. Rates return to the regular 600 per weekday and 675 per weekend night for any additional nights over the required 3 night minimum during the 4th of July week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.