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RiverHouse: Pet Friendly River Paradise Getaway

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Overview of RiverHouse: Pet Friendly River Paradise Getaway

Entire home

RiverHouse: Pet Friendly River Paradise Getaway

10.0/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Bastrop, TX

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBastrop State Park8 min drive
  • Popular LocationLost Pines Golf Club9 min drive
  • Popular LocationPine Forest Golf Club12 min drive
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)35 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8
2000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

Room options

About this area


Located in Bastrop, this vacation home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Lost Pines Golf Club and ColoVista Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Colorado River and Fisherman's Park.

What's nearby

  • Bastrop State Park - 8 min drive
  • Lost Pines Golf Club - 9 min drive
  • Pine Forest Golf Club - 12 min drive
  • Lake Bastrop - 12 min drive
  • Wolfdancer Golf Club - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 35 min drive


  • Cedar's Mediterranean and Italian Grill - 6 min drive
  • Maxine's Cafe & Bakery - 7 min drive
  • Sonic - 7 min drive
  • Piney Creek Chop House - 7 min drive
  • Paw Paw's Catfish House - 7 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

RiverHouse: Pet Friendly River Paradise Getaway

Riverfront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
There's this place that allows you to forget the world...

The RiverHouse is a pet friendly zen retreat located on a beautiful stretch of The Colorado River in Bastrop Texas. It features a 2000 sq foot 3 bedroom 2 and a half bath 110 plus year old farmhouse remodeled and modernized in a way that retains its old character and charm. Our popular air-conditioned sunroom offers views of the grounds and doors which lead onto the upper deck which is a popular gathering spot with a propane griddle, tables and seating areas. You’ll lose yourself on our shady sculptured grounds featuring eight different patios, each with their own theme and energy, our zen hammocks and the abundant sounds of nature. You’ll find it hard to believe you’re only 2 miles from downtown Bastrop!

The property is truly Zen Central with access to the river where water activities are popular. You’ll be surrounded by the sounds of the water flowing by and hundreds of bird songs. Visit our tropical dome, home of our popular Koi fish, who think they are the star attraction as well as hundreds of plants. It is the perfect Zencation spot! We are also minutes away from two incredible State Parks where hiking and bird watching are popular. 

We have a feeling, like so many others over the years you'll fall in love with The RiverHouse. This is where my vision of ZenRiverHouse get aways all began and it is still the favorite of thousands of guest who have visited over the years

We have been told by many of our guest this is the nicest booking they have ever made. Its no wonder thousands of guests have visited us over the years and refer their friends and family to come out and enjoy the place.

Grounds may be shared with guest from our sister property Harmony House from time to time, but the grounds are large with ample patios and spaces.

The Space

The RiverHouse features a downstairs Master Bedroom with gorgeous double shower and huge soaking tub. 2 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, Living Room, Full Kitchen, Sunroom and our beautiful grounds which include our tropical dome.

The Downstairs Master Bedroom has a King Size bed and its own double shower and soaking tub, a guests favorite. The Upstairs Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and a futon, which will sleep an additional two. Inside bedroom two is a large bathroom with a walk in shower that offers panoramic views of the property. Bedroom three has a queen size bed. Both upstairs bedrooms have their own Smart TV’s.

The Kitchen has a full size electric range with oven. A breakfast bar which overlooks the food prep area as well as a bistro table for two. Microwave, juicers, pots pans and coffee/tea makers are available as well.

The Living/Movie room is equipped with a huge TV as well as theatre seating.

The Sunroom overlooks the property and doors lead to the spacious upper deck, a favorite gathering spot. The Sunroom is a great place to watch the large variety of birds we have on the property and is a guest favorite. The sunroom features a dining table, which seats 4 as well as its own TV and ½ bath.

Smart TV’s allows you to access popular streaming apps and Alexa will play your favorite tunes, give you restaurant recommendations or play games. Our High Speed Wi-Fi extends over most of the property for you modern convenience types!

It's a beautiful relaxing setting where you can truly forget about the world.

While a 2-night stay is possible, the vast majority of our guests have told us they wished they had booked an additional night. If a 3-night stay is possible we recommend booking at least 3 days as it is rarely possible to add a day at the last minute. Should you need additional space for more guest, check out our sister properties, Harmony House located on the same grounds or RiversEdge and RiverNook Located just down the street. Discounted stays begin at 7 nights.

We also offer The Serenity Kayak Experience, The Serenity Hiking Experience as well as tube and Canoe rentals. The Experiences are great ways to explore our beautiful river and forests with me as your guide and have become very popular with our guest. Or, try our rental packages if you prefer to explore on your own... Just message me for more details!

Please keep in mind that this is a nature Sanctuary and not the 20th floor of a high-rise building. You may see a harmless dirt dauber flying in the house, you may find a spider web, dirt or leaves on the outdoor furniture and hammocks. We try our best to keep them wiped down but it is nature, it changes daily, just wipe it off with one of our pet towels and enjoy the place for what it is, nature in its entire splendor.

We love and welcome our well-behaved pet guest and they love exploring our grounds with their families. We do have a $50.00 per pet per stay fee which helps keep us pet friendly. Please let us know how many pet friends will be staying. (See House Rules for our pet guest)

Whether a romantic getaway, family gathering or corporate retreat we are sure that The RiverHouse will delight the nature lover inside and rejuvenate your soul!

My greatest joy is having happy guest, please look over the photos before you book as well as reading the description and rules. Should you require additional room for more guest, please see our sister property Harmony House which is located on the same grounds if it is available. Or, Rivers Edge and RiverNook which are just down the street.

You may see us while we tend the grounds or gardens, just say hi and we'll introduce ourselves. We do give our guest privacy but we love to entertain and chat if you are so inclined.

We cannot wait to share our sanctuary with you!

Guest access

Guest have access to The River House, the tropical dome and the features located on the grounds... river access, hammocks, 8 patios, seating areas and chairs.

Other things to note...

Rates are based on the number of guest entered into the reservation, For each additional guest beyond 4, an extra charge of $25 per night will apply. The occupancy listed is the max occupancy this property can accommodate. If you intend to host any event, celebration or other function, you will need to disclose this to us in advance and obtain approval, including an agreement to all additional fees and terms.

We strongly advise trip insurance to cover your booking and will provide any documentation you may need to facilitate your claim. Our cancelation policy will be adhered to at all times during your reservation. We do not refund reservations outside of our cancelation policy. Unlike hotels who typically overbook reservations, we do not have that option. We have blocked off the property from all advertising once you booked it and typically have a hard time re-booking on short notice. If you do cancel outside of our policy, we will do our best to rebook the property and will send you any funds we collect to offset your losses. These funds may be less than you originally paid.

Your driveway parking is limited to 2 cars. Parking for an additional car can be found in the grassy area across from the drive.

Austin is about 33 miles
Bastrop State Park is about 5 miles

We cannot wait to share our sanctuary with you!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

Televisions come with Netflix and smart speakers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

Property manager




Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Living room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Stereo
  • Smart speaker

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 5 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
  • Welcoming dogs only


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: No smoking inside House or Dome

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Welcoming dogs only
5 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
Note from host: $50 fee per pet per stay

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: Waterfront! Children must be monitored!

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events (including family gatherings, birthday parties and weddings) are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 25
Note from host: Permission and additional fees required
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Upstairs at The Riverhouse... Guest Suit Grounds
Upstairs at The Riverhouse...guest Suite Grounds
The Riverhouse... Zen Retreat and Grounds Bastrop
Upstairs at The RiverHouse...Zen Guest Suite Grounds
The Riverhouse... Zen Retreat and Grounds Private vacation home

Frequently asked questions

Is RiverHouse: Pet Friendly, Gather & Relax on The River pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 5 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet.

How much does it cost to stay at RiverHouse: Pet Friendly River Paradise Getaway?

As of Feb 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at RiverHouse: Pet Friendly River Paradise Getaway on Feb 5, 2023 start from $309.92, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at RiverHouse: Pet Friendly, Gather & Relax on The River?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at RiverHouse: Pet Friendly, Gather & Relax on The River?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at RiverHouse: Pet Friendly, Gather & Relax on The River?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is RiverHouse: Pet Friendly, Gather & Relax on The River located?

Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Colorado River and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fisherman's Park. Bastrop Opera House and Bastrop State Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Sarah A.

Mothers, Sisters & Daughters
Lovely property, beautiful grounds and nicely appointed inside. Definitely hope to return again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Dominic A.

Pretty cottage, great location
Spacious yet cozy cottage for a relaxing winter getaway. Lovely outdoor area with river access.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Amy P., North Dakota

We spent a lot of time in the kitchen that was fully stocked talking and singing as a family. The Alexa in the kitchen was a plus. We watched movies in the main room and played games in the sun room. The house was amazing and then you add the outdoor space and river and it’s an oasis!! Plus it’s pet friendly so our fur babies were able to enjoy the fun too. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly. Our family will be going back for sure!!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Lori W., St Augustine, FL

Fabulous and Unique
We enjoyed our stay at the River House. The house and grounds are beautiful allowing for a relaxing getaway. We highly recommend this property for anyone that wants to embrace nature and spend time in a warm and welcoming space.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

jana p.

Dreamy property on the river
This property is gorgeous! Don’t even hesitate to book here. Nothing short of amazing. Wish we could have spent more time there, but it was my daughters wedding weekend! The showers were a dream! Best rental Stay ever!!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Matt K.

Nice little refuge
Plenty of house seating, nice areas to relax in. Great proximity to Circuit of the Americas. Bastrop itself is a cute little town. We enjoyed our stay a lot!
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

tiffany w.

Simply Amazing!
We had such an amazing time at Andy's place. We found this place when we were kayaking down the river and saw a sign that said "you could be staying here!". It turned out that this is the sister property, but we couldn't be more pleased. We were able to rent both the big house and garage apartment for the weekend and slept 12 (ages 4 to 68) comfortably. We hosted a birthday party for a small additional fee, and Andy was very accommodating, plus we had plenty of room for guests to visit. The grounds were stunning - the dome greenhouse, the terraces, the lawn. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful spot. Every person who visited said they'd love to stay again every year. Here are a couple of things to note - both the front and back entrances to the house have a few stairs, the back ones were more manageable for our elderly visitors since they had a hand rail. The primary suite in the main house is on the first floor, and has a walk in shower and a tub for those with littles who need baths or people who wouldn't do great with a lot of stairs. Both bathrooms are spectacular. I loved the wet room downstairs with the giant tub and dual shower heads, but the upstairs bathroom had a fabulous view (it was cool to shower in the moonlight!) The stairs in the big house are steep! We kept a close eye on our kiddos (4 and 6) and they did just fine. There are a few rocking horses and a jenga set the kids loved playing with, but the real gem was the outdoors space. The kids loved seeing the fish in the dome, and playing on the hammock. I loved that there were multiple terraces with viewpoints so we could watch them play, and set clear boundaries (aka don't go past the last white fence by the river). For the river loving folks out there, this is on the El Camino Real Paddle Trip. It starts at Fishermans Park in downtown Bastrop (where you can rent kayaks and canoes), and takes out at the Colorado River Refuge. The house is about 3/4 of the way through the trip on the left hand side. We were able to kayak from the Park to the house in 4 hours and stop there, pull the kayaks up the bank, and grab the kids for the last of the trip. The river here is fast! It's very shallow (knee deep or so) but at a tiny island so the water is moving fast on both sides. Well.. this concludes the longest review I've every written! Take the plunge and rent this place, it's 100% worth it.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sylvia O.

Indeed it was too short of a stay enjoyed every single thing and did the kayak tour and omg it was amazing
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Selina R.

Wonderful little oasis
A great place to rest and relax by the River. Andy is a great host. We had a wonderful time!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sruti D.

Absolutely awesome.....a little piece of peace and quiet...wonderfully designed and maintained.
One of the most relaxing stays. The property is beautifully designed and maintained. Close to Austin and Bastrop parks and lakes. Love the dome 😘
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022