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Luxury 6000 sf Private Estate & Pool--30 mins from downtown SA

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 elegant bedrooms, 4.5 baths, incredible master suite, huge pool, gameroom,

Over 6000 square foot contemporary home with great location and every amenity. Fabulous stone and glass 3 story house on very private landscaped 4 acre grounds. 50 ft. designer diving pool, with swim-through waterfall , unique patios and stone terraces. Each room is architecturally interesting, has great views and natural light. Guests say house has the WOW factor!

5 bedrooms and 4 full baths + powder room. Unique one-of-a-kind art home with marble, mosaics, hand painted tile, fine antiques and original art. Tranquil, elegant Master suite w/ private patio overlooking pool. Amazing master bath--2 person Jacuzzi and 2 person walk-in spa steam shower. Large gameroom w/ pool table, bar, game table and big screen tv. Sweeping Hill Country views from glass living room, 2nd living room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, dining room with attached dining deck, library and laundry room. Gorgeous designer home has it all!

Private Nature Retreat: Extraordinary home has it all--great location close to everything interesting in San Antonio, Austin and the Hill Country. Located on the edge of the Hill Country; just 20 miles north of San Antonio-- a hub to all the sights and attractions.

. A quiet, private, luxury nature retreat on 4 acres, designed for small groups and families of no more than 12 people. Modern and architecturally unique, house has been published in design magazines. Romantic, extra-large swimming pool features waterfall, water benches, diving board and fire ring area. Beautiful stonework terraces and pathways around villa-like landscaped grounds

. A great place for being together with family and friends. House is spacious, light-filled, comfortable, original and elegant--best vacation home in the area we've been told by guests. Staying here is a fun and memorable vacation experience !

More Details

Susan Dunis
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Susan Dunis

Owners are an Architect and an Artist/Designer.

Susan Dunis purchased this house in 2000

What makes this house unique

A big, generous and family friendly house with amazing private pool, waterfall, and extensive landscaped grounds. Great location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing! We truly enjoyed your eclectic designing style and artwork. Hope to return one day! Thanks so much for sharing this incredible property! M.A. and S.K., Baltimore, MD
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bulverde, Texas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , on fround level
    downstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , ground level
    upstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , on 3rd floor
    upstairs Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , on 3rd floor
    Powder Room - toilet , on 2nd floor--living areas
  • Master Bathroom is beautiful, relaxing and spa-like, with a 2 person Jacuzzi jetted tub and 2 person walk in steam shower with benches--all in fine marble and mosaics. Two vanities with large mirrors and oversize walk-in closet. Additional bathrooms are one-of-a-kind with hand painted tiles, mosaics and marble.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    downstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    upstairs Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Large Master Suite is a serene, elegant space with private terrace, courtyard garden and pool view. High quality bed and linens, private attached office/ sitting room, television. All additional bedrooms are well- appointed with quality beds and linens, great views, fine furnishings.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Satellite TV with HBO and televisions in 3 rooms: Lg. Flatscreen in living room, big screen in game room, tv in master bedroom and upstairs guest bedroom.. Large gameroom with bar, pool table, card table with poker chips, and tv. Gourmet kitchen has full service of glasses, dinnerware and flatware for 12, plus barware. Three wetbars in house. Dining room has additional seating on attached outdoor dining deck with pool views. Large fenced-in, shady dog yard next to house. Three story house is not designed for young children, people who cannot use stairs, and anyone who is a non-swimmer. Pool is not separately fenced! There are many stairs, decks, balcony and terraces. Pool is not heated. Parental supervision is required at all times for children! No more than 12 people allowed in house at any one time. No large gatherings, parties, weddings, reunions permitted.


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Luxury 6000 sf Private Estate & Pool--30 mins from downtown SA
average rating of 4.85 based on 34 reviews

Close to San Antonio yet Secluded

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the chance to be so close to UTSA and the rest of San Antonio - yet was a great secluded getaway for our entire family. Pool is big enough for everyone to enjoy. Beautiful views of the surrounding hill country. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our Bulverde house and for being such considerate guests! So happy to hear you enjoyed our special Nature retreat. Susan and Val
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Lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay . The hill country setting was beautiful, seeing deer was very exciting. Pool was nice although water was a little cool. I am unable to give 5 star rating because 2 of the upstairs bedrooms were extremely warm and even with AC turned down , they never cooled off. If owner can find a solution to this problem , we would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very sorry to hear our guest felt some of the rooms didn't cool down sufficiently. If guest had called me, I would have suggested thermostat adjustments or called our air conditioner service person. We are always available by phone or text and will respond quickly to any questions or problems. The house has 3 separate air conditioning zones and thermostats---if they had contacted me, we could have solved issue right away! Following these comments, we will have a/c double checked and serviced....our apologies to this guest!
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Beautiful view of the hill country!

  • 4 of 5

The property is delightful with lovely stone pathways and natural beauty to explore and a refreshing pool to enjoy.

I remember reading another review when we chose this property that warned of lots of was not an exaggeration! This house is very interesting in its layout.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying!
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Odessa, Texas

Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this very unique and huge estate. It has a beautiful backyard and pool. We will certainly come back.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and property. Hurricane hit while we were there, so we didn't get to see everything on the property, but the house was awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guaranteed to love it

  • 5 of 5

One of a kind architecture, attention to detail and very relaxing. I'd recommend this to anyone. It won't disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful comments and for your appreciation! Please come back anytime--you were just perfect guests. So happy to know you enjoyed your stay! Susan and Val.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
San Antonio Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
River Crossing Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy. 281 & State Hwy. 46
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many local restaurants
Car: necessary

Best hub location for all the attractions! 30 minutes to downtown San Antonio Riverwalk, Alamo, Six Flags, Sea World, Schlitterbahn, Old Mission Trail, La Villita, Botanical Gardens, Zoo, Japanese Tea Garden, Art Museums, La Canterra Mall, North Star Mall, galleries, cafes, fine restaurants. One hour to Fredericksburg. Close to many Hill Country towns like New Braunfels, San Marcos, Gruene, Boerne, Blanco. Close to all Hill Country wineries and Hill Country wine tours. 1.15 hrs. to Austin.

Golfers-- close to new PGA courses JW Marriott and La Canterra, Quarry and Silverhorn. 10 mins. from River Crossing Golf Club--a beautiful public course next to the Guadalupe River.

Near exceptional hiking, tubing, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, birdwatching in Guadalupe River State Park only 8 miles away! 15 miles to Guadalupe River tubing and crystal clear Canyon Lake-- fishing, swimming, boating with many parks and picnic areas.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$268.78
Damage Deposit AU$671.95

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 10-12. NO weddings, parties, reunions or any event involving more than 12 people. POOL IS NOT HEATED AND IS NOT FENCED. PARENTAL SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED AROUND POOL, AND SAFETY IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS. NOT wheelchair accessible and NOT childproof. ABSOLUTELY NO INSIDE SMOKING----smoking outdoors only.

Rental balance due one week before arrival by bank check or credit card. $500.00 reservation/security deposit to reserve---fully refundable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.