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Guadalupe River Ranch - Huge waterfront house with private pool on 63 acres.

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Waterfront 2 House Complex With A Total Of 8 Bedrooms And 5 Bathrooms

When you first arrive to High Bank Ranch you will immediately see why we are the destination for family get-togethers and Guadalupe river fun. The 2 house complex is laid out to capture outdoor activities along with the ability to sleep 22 people in comfy beds. You can begin your day with poolside coffee highlighted by the sound of waterfalls and a cool breeze. When the kids get going we have the best tree swing on Lake McQueeney, volleyball/badminton, yard games, kayaks, and pool. The day only gets better in the first class outdoor kitchen built in 2016 (gas grill, gas oven/stove, cocktail bar sink, ice maker, and fridge), the aroma from the Pizza Oven, and the 70 in. TV in the outdoor living space. Plenty of room for our guests to spread out, large driveway, and privacy galore on 63 acres. An added bonus is a full hookup for RV and barn/pasture if you would like to bring your horses, trail riding, hiking and biking.

Our property is situated on the Guadalupe River (Lake McQueeney section). The river here is deep enough to accommodate a boat but at the same time not in the busy section of the river so water floats are available for your use and we have 2 kayaks. Bring your fishing poles for Catfish and Bass. The 2 house complex includes 8 bedrooms (5 in main house & 3 in pool house), 5 full bathrooms (3 in main house & 2 in pool house), 1 outdoor shower, 2 hot tubs (1 in main house & 1 poolside), all linens/towels and cookware needed for your stay, Wi-Fi in both buildings and outside kitchen, 2 laundry rooms.

More Details

Susanne Wilkerson
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Susanne Wilkerson

My family has been visiting the Hill Country our whole lives even while living and raising our children in the Houston area. After the kids graduated from high school we wanted to retire in a small town setting that still offered some big city activities close by. Most importantly water and outdoor excursions.

Susanne Wilkerson purchased this house in 2004

Why Susanne Wilkerson chose New Braunfels

We were always drawn to New Braunfels. The people here are honest and friendly. There is always something to do and the climate of the area allows for year around outdoor activities. When the opportunity arose for us to own land in such a beautiful setting we were thrilled. We have put a lot of work and sweat into building our dream ranch.

What makes this house unique

Lake McQueeney is a hidden gem. You can drive into town and float the Guadalupe River in many locations but our section of the river is peaceful and serene. The tree swing is quintessential hill country and being able to put the Kayaks in the water for a leisure ride upstream is by far my most favorite happy place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Braunfels in Guadalupe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The House rules are the last page of our rental agreement that you will print, sign and email back to me after reservations are accepted.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Main House - Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Main House - Bthrm 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main House - Bthrm 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pool House - Bthrm 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pool House - Bthrm 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Patio - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor shower on patio next to outdoor living space
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Main House - Master Bdrm - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Main House - Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Main House - Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Main House - Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Main House - Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bunkroom has extra living space with kitchenette
    Pool House - Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Pool House - Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Pool House - Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • There is a Loft in the Main House that has a Twin sleeper. There is no privacy door to this area.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Guadalupe River Ranch - Huge waterfront house with private pool on 63 acres.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

High Bank Ranch is an AMAZING property - I can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience at High Bank Ranch was incredible. The kitchen is well stocked with pots/pans. There is firewood on site. There is an awesome rope swing + kayaks for exploring the river. There is ample sleeping room + space for an air mattress or 2 if your bunk configuration doesn't work with what exists. The heated pool & hot tub was critical for us as we were there over new years. I highly recommend this property. Thanks for the awesome time :) cant wait to come back

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review of our property. You had quite the chilly winter vacation and I am glad the outdoor heaters, fire pits, and heated pool kept everyone comfortable so you could have a relaxing and fun New Years holiday! See you again soon:)
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Beautiful property with amazing outside venues.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion/birthday party and the accommodations allowed for our large family to meet and play together. The outdoor amenities were amazing and the support and response from the owners was absolutely phenomenal. If you want to host a large group with room to play and enjoy the beautiful outdoors this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that your family gathering was a success. We try to keep the ranch supplied with everything you might need for a great stay and I am thrilled to here that you all enjoyed yourselves.
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My dream home!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property and home was beautiful. The attention to detail was amazing, the outside activities, outside kitchen, pool and spa just to name a few.

On top of all that we had access to the river, kayaks and the coolest swing anywhere. Wished we could of stayed longer. A beautiful place for a family reunion . Everything was perfect. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thank you so much for your kind a gracious words. We certainly enjoyed having you and your family as guests and keep us in mind for your future travels to Texas!
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Great place for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Property was excellent. Many amenities and great outdoor spaces for kids and adults. Outdoor kitchen and patio area was awesome with nice pool area. Everything was better than expected.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear we exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to hosting you again for your family reunion!
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it and the weather cooperated also, it had everything you could need and want. Whole family thought it was awesome. Already thinking of rebooking.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family took such good care of our house. Thank you for your 2018 reservation and we look forward to your next visit. The Guadalupe River is such a great place for families to relax and be together under the Texas stars!!!
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Wife's 40th birthday, amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for my wife's birthday with six other couples. The home is absolutely amazing and the outdoor living space is perfection. We enjoyed cooking out and the rope swing was a favorite for everyone. We definitely plan to return with our children next time. This will be an amazing rental with other families. Very convenient for tubing the Guadalupe or Comal rivers. The owners were very responsive, helpful and even left a bottle of wine for my wife's birthday. I highly recommend the Guadalupe River Ranch for couples or families; you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Ranch. We were so happy to hear you had a great weekend getaway for the adults and are looking forward to your next visit with the kids. We love New Braunfels, TX and there is so much to do in our are year round!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
New Braunfels Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
River Hofbrau
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Bandit Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Clear Springs
Nearest Beach
175 Miles
Corpus Christi
Car: necessary

In the heart of Texas Hill Country, New Braunfels is conveniently located and has an abundance of life. Water adventures on the Guadalupe and the Comal continue to drive tourism and the proximity to Canyon Lake provides a haven of water activities from tubing and rafting to fishing and kayaking. If its a water park you are looking for there is world famous Schlitterbahn. Music is plentiful from Gruene Hall to the American Music Jam. We are home to Texas' oldest baker, oldest dance hall, and Wurstfest (an annual 10-day salute to sausage and our German heritage). If you are in the mood for shopping, there is the outlets in San Marcos or antiques and boutiques in downtown New Braunfels. The scenery is picturesque and bring your camera for Landa Park. If a little adventure is needed check out Natural Bridge Caverns and drive-thru safari which is only 18 miles away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £142.86
Damage Insurance £70.72

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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