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Johnson City River Retreat - Johnson City, TX

18 reviews
Max occupancy: 14 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 6 Twin Bed 7 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms 1 dog max  (50 lb weight limit) 
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
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Dog-friendly riverfront home w/ private pool, gourmet amenities plus guest house

Surround yourself with luxury, a private pool, and river views when you book your next group getaway to this riverfront Johnson City vacation home. Loaded with upgrades throughout the home and separate guest house, you'll have tons of room for the whole crew to spread out and enjoy upscale amenities. This home is ideal for large group retreats and families - and unlike any other property in the region!

Set at the end of a quiet road on 50 acres of Texas terrain to explore, this home gives you the added element of privacy. You'll be just 52 miles from downtown Austin, and with wine country just a short drive away, you can tour the vineyards without hassle.

In the main house, you'll be welcomed in with an abundance of light that showcases the vaulted ceilings and clean contemporary style. The rich hardwood floors contrast the hues of whites and mocha that set the tranquil tone. Watch a DVD on the flatscreen TV while the private washer/dryer takes care of any laundry you may have.

Lounge on the couch with a good book, or mix a sweet tea cocktail and head out to the private pool and relax in the warm Texas sun. Dine at the expansive poolside bar if the weather is nice.

In the gourmet kitchen, you'll be treated to a gas range, custom stone counters, and plenty of space for a few culinary enthusiasts to work side-by-side. Dine at the dining room table and enjoy some quality time with your guests while the dishwasher takes care of the cleanup.

When it's time to retire, this massive home features seven bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms, allowing up to 14 guests to spread out. In the main house, you'll have five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms to enjoy. With one king-size bed, three queen beds, and four twin beds, everyone can spread out in comfort. The family dog is also welcome to join you for an additional nightly fee.

The guest house has its own kitchen, as well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms. With a double bed and two twin-size beds, this vacation option is perfect for large families to enjoy.

Sip your morning coffee while you take in the majestic views of the 200-foot limestone cliffs. Get your hiking shoes on and bring your camera for a picturesque day of hiking through the 50 acres of rugged Texas terrain. Head down to the Pedernales River to do a bit of fishing, and then cools off with a quick dip in the refreshing waters.

Take a quick trip to wine country and treat yourself to some crisp whites, decadent reds, and views that can't be beaten. Grab a bottle of Pinot Grigio and maybe a Cabernet Sauvignon to take back for dinner out by the pool. Sip a well-deserved glass while you put your feet in the pool and watch the stars come out.

Let the privacy and the upscale amenities of this Texas home immerse you in a stress-free getaway. Book your group escape today and unwind in style! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

We’re excited to inform you that this unit utilizes a comfortable style of bed-making known as Triple Sheeting. Triple Sheeting is proven to be more hygienic and is used by five-star hotels around the world. It consists of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, and finally a decorative top sheet.
Due to this change, the pictures for this home may not accurately represent the bedding that will appear during your stay. This has not affected any other amenities or the amount of beds available.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view



Internet : Dish Network


Cable : Dish Network

DVD player

On-site activities

Pool : Private



Beach towels



18 reviews

Jennifer S. Jul 2020
The house was very secluded and spacious. Plenty of room for a large group without feeling crowded. The pool area is fantastic and it is just a short walk to the river. The guest house is a little farther from the pool and main house than we had anticipated so we didn't even use it. The driveway is long and like the other reviewers said, you need to be prepared for opening and closing the cattle gates. Taking the trash out to the end of the road was also somewhat of a hassle especially if no one is driving a truck. Overall, we enjoyed the house and the property and made wonderful memories! We would stay here again since we know what to expect now!
Donald B. Jun 2020
This was our annual family vacation, 6 adults and 5 children ranging from 16 to 4. We enjoyed the pool daily and spent time in the river everyday. It is nice being secluded and having the river to yourself. We enjoyed fires in the fire pit two nights. The furniture and beds are comfortable. Overall we had a good time, but I have to make the next renters aware of issues we encountered.

Having read previous feedback, we had hoped the bird droppings problem would have been solved, but its' not. Bird droppings are on the deck and around each door. Upon arrival, housekeeping was poor as we had to sweep the dining floor and clean the counter-tops upon arrival. Dirty linens were in the master bath hamper. Be aware the master bedroom has no accommodations for unpacking as the closets are locked and the dresser is full of owner's items. There was not a gas grill on the property, bring your charcoal.
Manager response:
We appreciate your review, Donald! We are no longer using the contractor who prepared the home for your arrival and apologize for the oversights you encountered. The deck has been pressure washed, the owner has removed her belongings, and the listing no longer mentions a gas grill. Thank you!
Carolyn G. Nov 2019
We really liked this house. It was not obvious from the description that you had to drive about 2 miles on a bumpy dirt road with 2 cattle gates to manage, but once you get there it really is a gem. The best features of the house are the open living room, the master bedroom/bath, and the exterior wrap-around porch with fireplace. We didn't get to enjoy the pool area because our stay was in November, but it looked very nice. The house is set up for sharing rooms, which can make it difficult if you are with couples. The main house has the master and two other bedrooms with twin doubles and queen doubles.
The other two rooms shown in the photos are actually underneath the house. It is a rather awkward setup, as the first room when entering has a double bed and you have to walk through the second room that has a trundle bed to get to the bathroom. It would be a good set up for a couple with children, but we were trying to house two unrelated couples,
Those rooms are not centrally heated and the heaters in the rooms did not work the first night. We had to call maintenance and they did come and replace one and fix the other.
The additional small house on the property was great for the 3 adult children we had with our group. We did have issues with shower water pressure in that house and draining in one of the showers in the main house and had to call maintenance who could only fix the draining issue because they would have to come back to handle the water pressure issue and we were told they could not because the next day was Saturday and was an overtime day. We were also left only 2 kitchen trash bags and had to request more. In addition, there was quite a bit of bird droppings right in front of the main house porch entry, which we decided not to report at the time.
Overall, it is a lovely property. We just think it needs a little more TLC and would probably be best for families with small children because of the bed/room setup.
Manager response:
Hi Carolyn, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. We have made sure to pass your feedback along to our property manager so that we can continue to improve our home. We hope to host you again soon!
james p. Jul 2019
5 kids under 9, plus 9 parents and grandparents...this retreat was perfect. We had great fun at the river, and hours of fun in the pool. The house was spectacular, the kitchen was perfect for our large group. Beautiful setting. Trust the reviews....we did, and it was wonderful.
Paul B. May 2019
This house was perfect for our group of 11 long time friends to relax and reconnect! The setting was private and gorgeous! Wonderful pool and easy access to the river (which has a nice beach area). Kitchen is well stocked & everything was in working order. There are several miles of gravel roads to reach the house, so be aware with low riding vehicles. Great star viewing at night! The place is close to Pedernales Falls, wineries and Johnson City activities. Would definitely go back!
Jeff F. Mar 2019
The section of river is very beautiful and the home and pool were enjoyed by our entire group. Highly recommend this house for groups. I didn’t realize before we came that the house didn’t have WiFi (I failed to closely read the description) but everyone had cell service so it didn’t matter.
ashley n. Feb 2019
We loved hiking down to the river and the views from the porch! Great kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal.
Denise D. Sep 2018
We had a large group gathering here and it was fantastic. Everyone had plenty of room to either gather together or have alone time.
Levi S. Aug 2018
We had a big group and there was plenty of room for everyone. The pool is amazing!
Kevin W. Jul 2018
Large enough for 12 to be together, and still have our own space if we needed it. The pool was great, and the river even greater. We could have easily spent all of our time there, but to many things to do and see close by.
Ann N. Jul 2018
Great location to spend time with family from 3 years old to grandparents. Hours of fun in the pool, we all enjoyed exploring the Pedernales, loved that there were cows in residence. House well stocked and very comfortable. We made use of the "bunk house" as well. Lots of room both inside and out, great place to star gaze. A wonderful country property.
Margaret L. Jul 2018
Large space for families or groups.
Kelley O. May 2018
The location and the pool were awesome!!
Tommy S. Mar 2018
Simply beautiful!