Peaceful Hill Country Cottage

New addition/fencefront viewdining areakitchen areaback view bedroomGarden hot tubliving areasitting area by creekfishing pondfront view of house
2806 Tanglewood Trail, Spring Branch, TX 78070

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Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per night: $100 - $125
Per week: $625
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Spring Branch vacation cottage rental
House is in country. Upgraded since photo.. on 8 wooded lots with creek right off the back deck. .Have your coffee on the large back deck and watch the birds while enjoying the hot tub. . Creek water level does vary depending on rains. Enjoy front porch while watching the deer. Very private but convienent to Canyon Lake, Guadalupe River and tubing activities. Excelent winter home for those coming to escape the hard winters. Space to spread out!! Special prices for winter stays..WIFI.. internet.Cable/HD TV. Feed the deer and wild things..Pet friendly..
Excellent summer retreat . .Lots of trees and shaded area. Very quiet area. Room to play volley ball and horseshoes.
This house is also available for exchange.
Area Information
Private park, close to restaurants, Dollar Store, Convience store and service station. Beautiful rolling hill country around Devil's Backbone area, Guadalupe River (two country blocks) for fishing fun and Canyon Lake for boating fun. Beautiful country for day drives. Enchanted Rock, Marble Falls, Fredricksburg,and Willow Loop. Lots of antique shopping nearby. There is good swimming in Blanco State Park and a water park in New Braunfels. Great tubing about ten miles up the highway on 306, You will find a famous dancehall..Greun Hall and Grist Mill Restaurant on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels. . Beautiful country. We are about 27 miles to San Antonio where you can visit Fiesta Texas, Sea World the beautiful River Walk with boats and the Alamo. Many good Tex-Mex places to eat authentic Mexican food. Bird watchers paradise! Two and a half hours to the Texas Coast. Two and a half hours to Mexico border.

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Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 $100 $125 $625 $1,400 3 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: included
Deposits: 200.00. upon booking for damage deposit..returned if house is left clean and undamaged.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: 25.00 pet fee non refundable/ per pet.. There is no cleaning fee if house is left clean.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Fax Machine
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (4 miles)
  • Winery
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Lake
    (7 miles)
  • Water Park
    (23 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (8 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Park
  • Bowling
    (3 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (8 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)
  • Playground
  • Grocery Store
    (4 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (9 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Kids can play along creek behind house, fly kites, play in park on swings ...Open spaces around house...Explore !

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Spring Branch, Texas

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Keith Houk

Spring, Texas.

Wonderful Getaway

I just got back from a wonderful week at Joy's delightful home. It's very secluded and quiet. There isn't another house in sight of this quaint two bedroom. Seven or eight deer showed up every morning and foraged on the lawn while I relaxed on the back porch. The house is secluded, but there is a lot to do nearby if you are interested. One day, I drove down to Natural Bridge Caverns which is only forty minutes or so away and then spent the afternoon at the Alamo, River Walk and Mercado in San Antonio. Another day, I headed north and had lunch in Blanco and went on a tasting tour os several of the vineyards near Fredricksburg about an hour away. The rest of the time I hung out at Canyon lake or kayaked the Guadalupe river.

Evelyn (Joy) Manuel

Owner's reply:

It was a delight to have you visit Keith...I am glad you had a restful time. I hope you will come again.

Kelly Cooper

Houston, Tx

Dream Stay

We had the perfect balance of nature and convenience in this quaint little cottage in the hill country. There was wildlife everwhere putting on a show and a quiet peaceful porch to sit back and watch from. The hot tub was the added bonus that made this like a luxury vacation. The owner was completely accomodating and extremely friendly. If this location fits your needs - the cottage is a definite must!

Evelyn (Joy) Manuel

Owner's reply:

Kelly, I enjoyed having you here and come again anytime...

Carol and Ed McDonald

Quakertown, PA

Good time

Very much enjoyed our stay in your home. It had everything we needed. Enjoyed meeting some of the family who were very welcoming. Also enjoyed feeding the deer. Hope the drought breaks for you soon.

Evelyn (Joy) Manuel

Owner's reply:

Thank you Carol and Ed...There has been a good rain just since you were here...The creek is full again..Glad you enjoyed your stay...

Maria Elena Estrada

Laredo, TX

Lovely cottage!

Enjoyed watching the wildlife and just sitting out in the front porch. The back porch is right off the creek. Making plans to return in the fall.

Sandra Harley


Second honeymoon

It's been 1 year since we visited in Joy's cottage. When we think of the 3 weeks in Texas to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary, the week in the cottage was definitely the highlight of the trip. It's the perfect location for access to all of the local sites yet offers lots of serenity for you to get in touch with what is important. It's just a wonderful experience.

Evelyn (Joy) Manuel

Owner's reply:

Thank you Sandra, I hope to see you all again...

Jack LeBrun

Oxford Mills, Ontario, Canada

Serenity in the Texas Hill Country

Francine and I rented this wonderful rustic cottage only 20 minutes north of San Antonio with everything you could ask for just minutes away. The cottage is a two bedroom bungalow with plenty of space, a large covered porch overlooking a running creek on the property and a majestic tree covered huge lot where deer and wildlife abound. The perfect spot to relax with cable TV, Wi-Fi internet and a hot tub to boot. As if this wasn't enough the hospitality you will receive from owner Joy Manuel and her family is just second to none. For hikers or walkers the sights can't be beat. For those who enjoy touring, the Texas Hill Country is absolutely beautiful. With a vast number of quaint towns, the Texas Hill Country will keep you entertained more than you can handle. The area is teeming with restaurants and of course, BBQs galore which you don't want to pass up. Fantastic cuisine awaits you at every turn. But the scenery everywhere you go will leave you breathless and wanting for more. If staying in is your thing, you will find all you need to enjoy home cooked meals and complete relaxation on the porch. Francine and I both agree that for the price, you can't do any better. This cottage has all the amenities you could ask for and if it doesn't, Joy will do what she can to obtain it for you. In fact, Joy will do her very best to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the most peaceful vacation money can buy, stay at Joy Manuel's rustic cottage in the Texas Hill Country. You won't regret it!

Evelyn (Joy) Manuel

Owner's reply:

Thank you Jack and were such great folks and we enjoyed getting to know you...glad you enjoyed your stay and I do hope you will come back so we can chat more in the late afternoons on the deck!


Austin, TX USA

Wonderful Place!

The place was so peaceful and restful. We caught fish, soaked in the hot tub, went tubbing on the river, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was like being at home but taking a great break from it all. This place rocks!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

JOY, your name aptly describes "The Hill Country Cottage". We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your great neighborhood. With warm hospitality you made sure all our needs were met.
The Hill Country offers everything one can ask for. Highlights include the San Antonio "River Walk", Freidricksburg strolling and the BBQ. The Ghistmill at Gruene, the Kyle Pie Company, Enchanted Rock and the miles & miles of scenic beauty. Best of all were the lazy days & evenings, relaxing, watching the creek run, the deer prancing about and the birds and butterflies. By far the best vacation month we've spent anywhere. We leave wanting desperately wanting to return. Thanks for everything! All the Best! Jack and Francine, Ontario, Canada
P.S. A bit more water pressure for the shower would be nice.

Joy, We enjoyed your home so much. Thanks for sharing it.
The animals were such fun to watch! They waited patiently for us to scatter food for them each evening when we returned....Dave and Sandy...Lansing, Michigan...July, 2011

Joy, Thank you so much for sharing yor home. We enjoyed the peace and quiet neighborhood. It was nice to just sit on the deck and watch all the birds by the creek. The hot tub on cool nights was nice too. There is nothing lacking in the neighborhood, from restarants to grocery stores only minutes away. Lots to do around Canyon Lake too. Thanks again Joy. May God bless you always!! Tom and Cindy ...Saskatoon Sk. Canada ...March and April, 2011

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Evelyn (Joy) Manuel

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