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Serenity River Retreat - Unique, Modern Home on the Blanco River in Wimberley

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Unique Home on the Blanco River - 4 bedroom, 4 bath, set on 12 acres. Sleeps 10

Looking for a peaceful place to relax by the water in the Texas Hill Country?

Welcome to Serenity River Retreat, a unique and modern home on 12 acres along the Blanco River in Wimberley, TX. Our family built this wonderful property as a place to gather with family and friends and we would like to share it with you.

This spacious house is perfect for family and friends gatherings or special events like a girls weekend, birthday getaway, or a family reunion.

Take a walk though our 12 acres, watch the deer graze as you enjoy your morning coffee, have a family BBQ, sit and relax on the long porch as you gaze at the river, play with your kids in the spacious yard, and cool off in the Blanco River.

The house is actually 3 different structures connected by a long porch.

Main House - This building contains a kitchen, dinning area, and living room. This is where people gather to eat, play games, and converse.

Guest House - This building has two bedrooms, a living room, and a full bath. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds. The couch in the living room folds out into an additional bed.

Hideaway House - The building contains two bedrooms and two full baths. One bedroom has a king bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds.

==== LOCATION ====

Our home is located along the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas.

Wimberley is an easy 45 minute commute from Austin, but the peacefulness lets you feel far away. It is a prefect place to rejuvenate your soul and appreciate the nature that surrounds you.

Our home is conveniently located just 10 miles from the Wimberley square, Blue Hole Regional Park, and the Coral Theatre - one of the last outdoor theaters in the US.

==== AMENITIES ====

• Access to the Blanco River

• Four bedrooms: 1)king, 2)queen, 3)2 twin beds 4)2 twin beds. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in sitting area

• Three full baths and one half bath

• Dining area with seating for eight

• Satellite television

• Wireless Internet

• DVD player

• Large porch with seating

• Keurig Coffee Maker

• Refrigerator

• Stove/Oven

• Microwave

• Dishwasher

• Pots and Pans

• Fully Equipped Kitchen

• Ample supply of towels and linens

• Fireplace

• CD Player

• Charcoal Grill

• Smoke Detectors

• Fire Extinguisher

• First Aid Kit

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Blue Tooth Speakers

Security Cameras

Washer and Dryer located in Garage

==== EVENTS ====

Contact us if you need pricing for a special event


April 2018-Kath

This place is magic. Our young kids played in the yard and river all day and our infant slept perfectly in one the bedrooms. Their grandparents came for a few days and enjoyed being in the mix and retreating to their own “home” whenever they wanted. We hope to come back again - it was a wonderful place to focus on being a family.

We had a great time at Serenity Retreat! All the logistics were super easy and Sean even went out ahead of time to chill some water bottles and turn the AC down - a huge plus in August! The property was just as it is presented and worked perfectly for two families of 4. Plenty of space to spread out and do your own thing or gather as a group. The kitchen was perfectly sized for gathering and group meal preparation. We couldn't have asked for a better way to end the summer.

- Maggie, August 2014

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! The house was amazing and we loved the set up. It worked out well for us to have my in-laws in the Hideaway and our family (2 adults & 3 kids) in the Guest House. Sean and Rae Ann have stocked the house with everything we could need - no lack for linens, towels, or kitchen tools. Town isn't too far away, but sitting on the porch looking at the river you feel as though you're hundreds of miles from anywhere. It is very peaceful there - my sons really enjoyed feeding the deer, exploring the river, chasing the frogs, playing frisbee on the lawn, and just relaxing on the futon in the screened-in porch.

- Stefani, July 2014

Sean was nice to meet me ahead of time to check out his place. This house was exactly what we needed for our reunion with cousins. Everything worked well. We enjoyed a dip in the river and there was plenty of room to spread out to visit with each other. The kitchen had the essentials for our meals. The lawn was neatly cut and we appreciated the house.

- Andy, July 2014

The Serenity Retreat home was perfect in so many ways! The host Sean made the rental process easy and the property provided all the essentials for a relaxing weekend on the river. The home itself is perfect for small groups…the layout really lends itself to an engaging open environment with friends. Hence, the kitchen was large and had bar stool style seating around the center island and was open to the dinning/living room area. Also the outdoor deck runs the entire length of the home which was very cool. Windows everywhere so lots of natural light and an open refreshing feel.

Also the guest quarters are in a separate part off the main house so while some friends stayed up talking others could turn in for the night without notice or 'i'm trying to sleep' issues.

Location is great. Very private feel and right on the river. 10-15 min drive into Wimberley. Can't beat it. It is a great place and not the typical ma and pa honky-tonk style texas cabin aesthetic that dominates the hill country.

- Zane, July 2014

==== HOUSE RULES ====

We put lots of love and attention into making this a wonderful space to share with you. Thank you for treating our home with the same care and respect that you would expect from visitors in your own home.

• Check-in time is 4pm

• Check-out time is 11am

Please be mindful of these times. The cleaning staff is usually on a very tight schedule. Thanks.

* We do not allow pets on the property

* There is no smoking allowed on the property.

* Please leave all dirty linens and towels hung on rods in the bathrooms

* Please wash all of your dishes before checking-out.

* Visitors or additional guests must be cleared by the owner in advance.

*Children must be supervised at all times.

• The homeowner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illness that occur while you are on the premises or its facilities. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that the guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.

More Details

Property Manager
Sean Hill
Member since: 2014
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Sean Hill

Sean and Rae Ann Hill. We live in Austin, Texas and love the Texas Hill Country. We manage this property for our family and would love to share it with you.

Sean Hill purchased this house in 1996

Why Sean Hill chose Wimberley

The property was purchased as a gathering place for our extended family. A place where we could sit in the river and enjoy the beauty of the Texas Hill Country together.

What makes this house unique

Our property is set on 12 acres at the intersection of the Loneman Creek and the Blanco River. It has easy access to the Blanco River.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was a perfect place for our growing family to share a few days together over the Holidays. From Chicago, Dallas & Austin we converged onto the property only to be met by several beautiful deer 🦌. The house was very clean and well stocked! The size of the house made it easy for those who wanted to go to bed early or sleep late not to be disturbed. The family rotated between the kitchen, dining room, and back porch. Each area was large enough for us to hang out together. Loved the grounds and the river. Have been renting in this area over 20+ years. Will rent again for sure!
Dec 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wimberley in Hays County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This is bedroom #3
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , This is bedroom #1
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This is bedroom #2
    Sleeper Sofa - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , This is a sleeper sofa in the sitting area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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Serenity River Retreat - Unique, Modern Home on the Blanco River in Wimberley
average rating of 4.6 based on 35 reviews

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was great! Perfect for our grandchildren.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Charm with Awesome Location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this house because the separate houses were connected by porches which allowed for privacy. The property was great in that you are in a neighborhood, but have complete privacy. The location on the river was great with the huge back porch facing the river. We enjoyed the design and color of the house, and once you get out of the neighborhood, the drive to Wimberley was only 7 minutes. We also saw several deer while staying here.

One thing to note: Washer and dryer are mentioned on the amenities list, but we did not have access to them. This didn't affect how much we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Great spot! Very nice house with a lot of nice touches. Access to the river was supurb and the valley at sunset and sunrise was amazing. A couple things to note, the grass around the house is below the knee and there are a lot of natural fauna around the house. My wife and 18 month old daughter found themselves within striking distance of a 5 ft rattle snake under a hammock that we set up in the trees beyond the porch. Luckily, no one was hurt. Just be aware of the tall grass around the house because it is not mowed frequently and there is good cover for rattle snakes.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Best Homeaway Experience Yet!

  • 5 of 5

Every year a group of women and I take our Dinner Club group on an annual retreat where we share recipes & cook meals for each other, share our life stories and experiences, and just enjoy being away from it all. This year we stayed at the Serenity River Retreat and I can't say enough how wonderful this place was. It sounds silly, but the home has a warm and positive energy that completed translated into the mood and vibe of our 9 person group. The kitchen was large enough for 4 of us to be cooking at one time! There is plenty of dishware for 9 or more, pots and pans for every need, wine glasses, silverware, etc. The table was an awesome place to enjoy our meals and the deck was our favorite spot the entire weekend. We shared so many stories and laughs while listening to the river and wildlife. Morning walks down to the water are a must, and a few of us even did yoga in the solarium to start the day. There was plenty of room for everyone, and even the twin beds were super comfortable. Everything is clean and well maintained, and the decor is creative and inviting. Plenty of parking for our whole group was convenient as well! I can't say enough. Thank you Sean and Rae Ann for allowing our little group of women enjoy the beauty and energy of your fantastic home. We may just make this our annual spot from now on!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for a friend reunion

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect in every way. I wanted a place in nature, surrounded by woods and water, with a fully equipped kitchen, and we got it. We had a wonderful time cooking, hiking, and taking peaceful naps even if everyone else was awake. Can't wait to return, it was just the best!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic spot for a multi family getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at serenity river retreat! This unique home was perfectly suited to our multi-family reunion. The surrounding natural landscape was not to be beat. There is a very cute little town nearby, but we spent most of our time in the river or having coffee or drinks on the huge front porch over looking the river! The only recomm we woul make would be to better stock the kitchen (basics like salt, pepper , and dish towels). All in all it was a wonderful vacation in a wonderful spot!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wimberley, Texas

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July 2018
5 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
NYE 2018
27 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day 2019
30 Aug 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2019
27 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35
Cleaning £144.67

Manager'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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