"Peaceful River Guest House"
|Per night||$180 - $220|
|Per week||$1,100 - $1,200|
Pleasantly inviting, the house 2Bed/2/Bath enchantment is nestled on 1 acre of woods off a private Drive on the healing crystal clear San Marcos River shaded with majestic cypress trees.
On the banks of the river you can have a picnic,BBQ, have a campfire, try out the natural healing clay found along the river banks similar to those you have at a spa, do some star gazing, or just relax in the peaceful surroundings. There is a hammock to enhance your relaxation along with a several tubes for tubing and a boogie board for floating down the rapids. Spencer's Canoes(Shady Grove Camp Ground) is just up stream for convenient canoe rentals.
The river offers fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and other water sports. This place resembles a resort that is fun, relaxing and affordable where many guests return yearly for .
Rules are written on welcome upon arrival and must be read. Mainly, this is a quiet neighborhood and do not want to disturb neighbors. We prefer no outside radios including no boom boxes, car speakers stereos ,or floats/tubes with speakers playing down at the river.
Please no day guests.
20 minutes from Formula 1 racetrack(Circuit of America's just off 130 Tollway.)
San Marcos Outlet Mall-Tanger Outlet - 10 mins. away -Take the back way (Old Bastrop Hwy)
Schliterbaun water park in New Branfels- 30 miles
Canyon Lake- 45 miles
Many golf courses in the area- Quail Creek Country Club
Aquarena Springs- Glass bottom boats and glass bottom kayaks. Nature trails.
Martindale- custom home furniture outlet.
Cabellas in Buda
Gruene Hall in Historic Gruene
Sky Diving in Fentress
Wonder World Cave in San Marcos
Cotton Seed Cafe & Deli just off Hwy 80 in Martindale- upscale but not too fancy- best service and homemade cooking! Family owned.
Famous BBQ joints- Fuschacks in San Marcos
Lockhart offers Theatre- and many great BBQ(Smittys, Blacks, Crietz) restaurants and Live music @
Chisholm Trail and Gas light Theatre.
Other music venues- San Marcos Locally and Austin- Live Music capital!
Cheatam Street in San Marcos!
Wineries are becoming popular all over Tx and you can find many within a 20 mile radius-or along the Hill Country back roads.
Three Dudes Winery is only 5 mins away off of Hwy 80
Seguin is also another town close by that is known for their theatre for the arts.
|Oct 01 2015||Oct 31 2016||$200||$200||$1,100||$1,800||2 Nights|
|Mar 01 2016||Sep 30 2016||$220||$220||-||-||2 Nights|
|Oct 01 2016||Feb 28 2017||$180||$180||$1,200||$1,800||2 Nights|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.|
|Deposits: Deposit is payment, your check goes towardtotal If staying 2 nights -pay one night stay deposit if staying 1 week -pay 400.00 deposit or 1/2 of rent Deposit checks will be cashed unless specified. Cancellation policy-please give at least 2 weeks notice or forfeit deposit. Rates subject to change We reserved the right to cancel if we do not receive deposit within 6 weeks of stay. We also reserve the right to not rent out the house to guests whom we feel might be a risk such as social|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Please no day guests without prior consent. Add $20. per extra person, per day if more than 4 guests add $80 extra for week(per person) for more than 2 guests in winter add $20 extra for dogs per day during seasonal months or $150 per month during winter Leave house as found or optional cleaning service- $75.00 We wash sheets, linens, towels and make the beds.|
Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in San Marcos, Texas
July 25, 2016
We had another fantastic river stay at this peaceful river house. Had fun fishing and tubing was good. Enjoyed the peacocks and goat family next door. Very quiet area and the house is spacious and comfortable. Very nice owners.
June 15, 2016
We had such a great time staying at the Peaceful River Guest House, the guest house was just that, Peaceful. You can hear birds and grasshoppers chirping and the countryside is beautiful. The beds were very comfortable and the river was perfect on a hot weekend. I would recommend this rental to anyone that is looking for somewhere near San Marcos/Martindale.
Great river house
May 24, 2016
A nice house On a lovely stretch of the river. Easy access to the river and good for launching a boat. The hosts were great and very accommodating.
Cindy Love Mayhall
September 25, 2015
The house was cozy and the memory foam bed was comfy. We enjoyed cooking on the grill by the river and having picnics. The setting is in the country so it is dark and quite at night with the exception of coyotes howling, a hooting owl and deer grazing on the wild melons with the rolling of the river in the background. You definitely need a flashlight if you have a dog that needs to go out and take precaution because the coyotes are watching you LOL. This place is definitely peaceful! A good vacation spot to relax and take in the river.
Wanda Tipton Mendicino
Sugar Land, TX
Beautiful San Marcos
September 9, 2015
This is my second stay at the river guest house. The setting is absolutely perfect. Just a short walk to a very private beach on the beautiful San Marcos River. The house has all the amenities needed for a relaxing, (yet technology accessible, if desired) vacation. Located in Martindale, just a short 10 minute drive from the Texas State campus where my son attends college.
El Paso, TX
August 29, 2015
Very comfortable home with a beautiful river running behind the house which was very relaxing and fun. Great location between Lake Travis, Austin, and San Antonio where lots of fun was had. Thank you for working with us when we added an additional person, which added an additional car. We will for sure request your place in the future when visiting our daughter at Texas State.
Canyon Lake, TX
Superb Location and Stay
July 8, 2015
It was so home away from home. Home had all amenities and great outdoor. We enjoyed a river a lot , tubing. Kids had fun too. Beautiful location !! We would definitely plan to come back in next summer.
Perfect for Us
August 18, 2014
We were in San Marcos for a water ski competition at the San Marcos River Ranch, which is 5 min from the house. We spent 5 long, hot, dusty days there - the saving grace was coming home to the river! Floating in lazy circles in the cool water was so refreshing - it made the whole trip. The house is very comfortable (especially the beds) - it easily adapted for 3 couples, since the younger generation didn't mind sleeping on the futon on the floor. Endless hot water, which is always nice. All in all, a great experience for us.
Very laid back
July 7, 2014
Tanner was very helpful and didn't ask for extra fees. My boys loved floating by the beach again and again while we sat on the bank. The house had everything we needed and we enjoyed its proximity to San Marcos.
Houston, TX USA
June 25, 2014
The experience I had at our vacation rental was absolutely fabulous. Everything was clean, in the right spot, easy accessible, and just adorable. I loved how everything was set up and loved the location. Neighbors were very nice as well. A tablet was left at the house for any questions, the 24-hour phone line to contact for any additional questions were great. The fact that there was an option to download a phone application for easy access go to information was wonderful. The overall experience was definitely some of the best I could have asked for and I would love to rent again from this company my next vacation. It was a lovely stay and a great time. Thank you to your company for being so pleasant.
Hi Arianna. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay . We are a little baffled by the phone application option part because we do not actually have that to our knowledge but whatever surprises that you gained from your experience that were good for you works for us.
Keep on enjoying vacations!
January 7, 2014
The house worked very well for my husband and I, my mother, our two daughters and one son-in-law to have a nice get-together over Christmas week. The beds were very comfortable, and the main living section of the house was roomy. And it was equipped with enough comfortable seating that we could all pursue our own reading or on-line research or get together to talk or play games. We will consider renting it again on future visits to Texas. The river was great, but the outdoor features were not in good repair. I know there was a huge flood there in the fall, so maybe the hammock and the grill just hadn't been replaced. We would have enjoyed using them if they'd been in shape. The owners are responsive, so if this is important to you, just check the status with them when you book. I did see tubes and a compressor in the shed, so the summer river activities are covered!
Wanda Tipton Mendicino
Sugar Land, Texas
October 7, 2013
The beds are so comfortable and both kings! Two bathrooms was fantastic to have. The open concept kitchen/dining/living area was very spacious. Internet and cable, washer and dryer! The walk down to the river was heaven. Watching the water rush by with not another person in sight was truly paradise. Hope Paradise is available every time I go to visit my son at Texas State for the next four years!
Lauri Palmer Bradley Vosbury
Shreveport, LA USA
October 1, 2013
Nice area and home featuring all the comforts of home. Nice for a family or a get-a-way for a couple. It is in a quiet, mostly secluded area but convenient to anything (Wal-Mart, restaurants, C-Store) you may need. Thanks for offering this place for rent as a welcome alternative to a hotel. We enjoyed our recent stay in your home. Thanks!
Best Get Away Ever!
September 15, 2012
We just spent the weekend at this cute home in celebration of my husbands 50th birthday. We took are dogs, canoe and kayak. The house had everything we needed and we felt at home. The river is amazing. This is something everyone should experience. Close enough to town, but at night the stars were awesome!
Raye Ann Liescheski
Great place for a get-together!
August 18, 2012
This was the perfect setting for our family to celebrate my son's graduation from Texas State. The kitchen and living room are very spacious. Also, the mattress in the master bedroom is extremely comfortable! Nice river access as well.
Paradise - visted
July 29, 2012
Our vacation was great! The house is wonderful and the river provided the perfect setting for my family to create life-long summer vacation memories. We met and talked with several Bella Vista Lane residents, the couple that prepare the house for guests, and the gentleman that removes the recyclable items. Each person was friendly and added to our trip. We will always treasure our time at your wonderful house on the river. Thank you. stacy
Mike and Melanie Garza
Truly A Paridise!!!
June 26, 2012
This is the 5th year for my family to stay at this paridise..We always have such a wonderful time and it is truly an experience that we look forward to every year.. Thank you Marilisa and Tanner from the Garza Family
Janice Kay Cannon
Baytown, TX USA
May 31, 2012
My family had a wonderful time at this guest house. The house is furnished with everything you need and the riverfront is one of my favorite spots on the San Marcos River. I look forward to my return!!
Sherry Rutledge Knutson
Nice, Clean, Great River Access
August 30, 2011
House was nice and clean upon arrival. Excellent river access, walk right into the river, or jump in from the cliff behind the house, an easy 25ft jump, but be careful! Good fishing in the same spot where you jump in, nice and deep there. The house is fairly remote, your GPS will not get you there. My GPS got me right to the dirt road that you turn on to get to the house. The house is small but nice. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. 1 King bed, 2 twin beds and a futon in the living room that can be used as a fourth bed. Good for a family or for a small group. Kitchen has up to date appliances, outside has a gas grill and separate smoker. The house also has a canoe, 5 or 6 tubes for river floating and life jackets. The only drawback was no cable/satellite or antenna for the nice flat screen tv. I did speak with the owner who said he would get that addressed. No big deal though, too much to do other than watch tv. Overall great house and friendly owner. We will rent this place again.
Cedar Park,Tx USA
Paradise Was Great!!!
August 24, 2011
We had a great time tubing down the river and site seeing.......I have stayed before with other friends and had to come back with some more to enjoy the place again...... We will be back again in the future.... Thanks for the great place to get away........ Jan Thompson
Clydeen Shaw Johnson
River House Rave
June 8, 2011
The river house is everything it says it is and more...had my daughter's graduation party there when she graduated from Texas State last month. The house is cozy and comfortable and ready to entertain. Great ambiance. Everyone who came to the gathering thought it was the best idea we ever had! This spot on the river is amazing! The kids floated the river from downtown Martindale...lazy 45 minute float...back to our sandy little beach area. Perfecto. Loved the cypress trees as well as the peacocks and owls. This place is a jewel...we will happily return! Thanks again Marilisa and Rhea! You are a delight as well...happy to have made your acquaintance!
San Antonio Texas
January 31, 2011
We rented this house so we could be close to our convention. It is awesome. The house was so nice, very comfortable with all the extras you have a home. You don't need to bring anything but your clothes to enjoy this little house. We didn't see the river until we were getting ready to leave. OH MY! it was like opening a window and stepping into heaven. What a beautiful spot. We saw peacocks, a herring fishing, red birds, and much more. The flowing river is beautiful to watch and relaxing to listen to. The owners have gone out of their way to offer their guests a LITTLE BIT EXTRA. I've stayed at a number of vacation homes and none of them have offered the warmth, beauty, and comfort of this house. The owners are to be commended. We plan to come back for a team party when the weather warms up. I highly recommend this place to anyone needing a place to stay in the San Marcos area.
August 25, 2010
Thank you very much Tanner for letting me and my family use your beautiful house and property. If I had the money, I would definitely make you an offer on it. Really though, it was a wonderful experience and we will definitely use you again for a vacation rental. The place is perfect to just relax for the weekend and get away from the stresses of everyday life. If I had more time off from work and school I would love to stay a week or two. I hope you hold this treasure for years to come as we have seen many vacation spots disappear to commercial and private properties over the years. Thanks again, you guys are great and very very reasonable on the price. I think I may have to reserve now for the same time next year.
David, So glad you had such a lovely encounter at the property. Summer will be here again before you know it and the river is flowing very nicely. Though we had to adjust our rates a little, its still very resonable especially for all the ammenities. Cheers and see you soon. Tanner, ML and Raeh
Lake Jackson, TX
June 8, 2010
This was our first time to stay at this house and we had a great time. Very relaxing sitting by the River. We'll be back.
The Woodlands, TX
August 13, 2009
The accommodations were great but the river access was fantastic. We spent every afternoon in the water enjoying the San Marcos River. We can't wait for next year.
July 10, 2009
It's a very quiet neighborhood. River was great for swimming with a secluded feeling and very private. Even on Saturday we only saw three groups of tubers. It's a great place if you have small children. The house is very convenient to San Marcos and area attractions and the owners were easy to work with.
March 23, 2009
It was very relaxing and quiet atmosphere especially when we did not have a working TV. It was a comfortable setting.
October 22, 2008
Had a relaxing week at this great little place on the crystal clear San Marcos river. Lots to do in the area around San Marcos, New Braunfels, Gruene, wish we had more time.
Kirk and Pam
Sugar Land, TX
October 10, 2008
Perfect place to spend a week on the San Marcos river and enjoy this part of the Texas Hill Country. Aquarena Springs, Sea World, The Bertram Flyer... and the San Marcos river. Highly recommended!
The Best for Rest
August 14, 2008
Very serene and private. Beautiful natural Hill Country landscape with easy river access. Love the wildlife, rabbits, owls, peacocks, etc. Best place to get away from the noise and lights of the city.
August 14, 2008
This place was a wonderful place to stay, get away and unwind. I took my 3 nephews, all under the age of 9 and we had a blast. The house was clean and cosy and the river was breath taking. I am looking forward to going back at least once a year and encourage all who need a little peace and quiet, to visit. Thanks Tanner and Marilisa!
Bernie and Mary Jo LaHaie
Cheboygan, MI USA
Peaceful River House
May 13, 2008
This comfortable guest house in a quiet country setting was truely a vacation for us as a mature couple and our one night guests. All the conveniences of home in a relaxed setting. We will do this again soon.
We had a devine time staying at your home in Martindale. It was wonderful to pull into Austin sunday evening well rested and inspired from the beauty that unfolded throughout our stay- you have a beautiful family- and genuine neighbors- who added to the magical weekend.
Thanks a million for everything.
Thanks for the Holiday, we had a lovely stay at your house and all and all we got about 6 fish one about 10 minutes after we arrived and that kept the kids involved thereon! You have a lovely house and we really enjoyed San Marcos as well. Thank you, Lynn Esson