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Description from owner

The River guest house is a beautiful custom built home only 20- 30 min's away from Formula 1 Race . Opens up with vaulted ceilings, dimmer lights, comfortable furniture, surrounded with soft pastel walls and tasteful art decor to give you a warm welcoming at-home feel away from home. 50' Panasonic smart LCD TV w/DVD.

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.

Beds: 2 King Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4818152

About the area

The Guest House is in the neighboring city of San Marcos is a small country town only 7 miles from San Marcos, 35 miles from Austin or San Antonio Texas. 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.

Owner profile

The C.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Traveling family enjoys sharing their river home. And celebrate the San Marcos River.

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  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (40)

Very Good – based on 40 reviews Very Good
40 reviews


Reviewed 30 Dec 2016

This house is perfect for visiting my son at Texas State! It's a short walk down to the river, which is beautiful year round. Comfortable, spacious, clean. Washer and Dryer for those swimming clothes! Cable and free WiFi!

Owner's reply: Dear Wanda, We are so pleased that your stay was just what the doctor ordered so to speak and that you were able to visit your son attending Tx. St. Hope you can come again. Blessings, The Corl's

“Peaceful Weekend”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2016

Great house on beautiful San Marcos river. The house and grounds were clean and well kept. The furnishings in the house are very comfortable. Beautiful spot on the river. I couldn't ask for more. Excellent hosts!

Owner's reply: Louis, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. I hope you and your family can come back again soon. You are always welcome. Cheers! The Corl's


Reviewed 25 Jul 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.

Owner's reply: We are delighted you a great experience once again. Thank you for staying and hope you come again soon. The Corl's

“Lovely Rental”

Reviewed 15 Jun 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.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you staying with us. Please come back again soon. The Corl's

“Great river house”

Reviewed 24 May 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.

Owner's reply: We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay and were able to canoe. Thanks for coming and see you next time. The Corl's


Reviewed 25 Sep 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.

Owner's reply: Glad you had a relaxing time and got to spend some time in nature by the river. Happy trails till we meet again. The Corl's

“Beautiful San Marcos”

Reviewed 9 Sep 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.

Owner's reply: Wanda, We love our Tx St. student families! Its good to hear your 2nd stay went well. See you next time then. The Corl's

“Very Comfortable!”

Reviewed 29 Aug 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.

Owner's reply: Linda, That is great to hear. See you next time! The corl's

“Peaceful River Guest House”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2015

The house accommodations were great,very clean and comfortable beds. All the comforts of home but the real gem is the river. This is a San Marcos River Paradise!

Owner's reply: We are glad you had a good time. Thank you for coming back every year. The Corl's

“Superb Location and Stay”

Reviewed 8 Jul 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.

Owner's reply: Thank you. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay . See you next summer! 💃

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

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

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.