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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

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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 a day
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Calendar last updated:
4 March, 2017

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Luxury 6000 sf Private Estate & Pool--30 mins from downtown SA
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Amazing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with 8 of our best friends spent a wonderful weekend at this house. It is absolutely gorgeous. The house is 3 levels. The pool is at least 10 feet deep with a very creative waterfall. The area behind the waterfall is not heated - I only mention this because some of my friends thought it was a hot tub from the pictures. There is ample seating around the pool. I would suggest bringing styrofoam or plastic cups if you are going to be drinking at the pool. There are plenty of glasses in the house, but I do not remember seeing very many plastic cups. I would also suggest some sort of mosquito repellent if you plan to be out at night. We brought oversized floats and had plenty of room to float around. The diving board is sturdy, and easily accommodated our guys who were ever 6 feet and over 220 pounds. The master suite is located on the ground floor, as well as another bedroom. The bathroom on the ground floor is not located inside of the second bedroom, but can easily be designated for that room. There is a sauna in the shower of the master bath as well as a jetted Jacuzzi tub. My advice about the master suite is if you are traveling with early risers who may be walking around the patio area of the master suite, be sure to sleep well clothed. There is a beautiful view of the hills, but there are no curtains on that side, so you can see out and everyone can see in. A person would have to actively make an effort to look your way, but it is easy for them to do so. The master suite has a separate room with a desk if you need to get some work done or set up your computer. There is a small refrigerator and wet bar on this level also, which is very nice, because it keeps you from having to go upstairs each time you want a cold drink. The pool table and a cabinet with various games in it is on this level as well. The second level, which is the main entrance level is where we spent most of our time. The kitchen is located on this level. There are plenty of dishes, glass ware, and utensils. The washer and dryer is on this level. The beautiful large room with the red couch is on this level. There is also a large deck adjacent to the dining room which has table set for 6 but we added 4 more chairs comfortably. The other 3 bedrooms are on the top level. Please read the information in the red folder!! It is full of important info. I've run out of room, but the bottom line is, we had a blast and will definitely be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Unforgettable Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Eleven childhood friends gathered to reminisce and create new memories. This was the perfect house for the occasion. We enjoyed the unique design and character of this extraordinary home. The surprises around every corner were a delight. There was an abundance of sleeping and bathing space, an important factor for a large group of women. Many areas to gather for dining and conversation. Most of our time was spent visiting in the red couch room or laughing around the pool. I absolutely loved sitting outdoors in the evenings, listening to the waterfall. The steam shower was a treat as well. The property is private and peaceful. Our group truly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the home to any group looking for spacious, one of a kind accommodations. Though not good for small children or the elderly, the house was perfect for us. Thank you for sharing your incredible space. Life was enjoyed and memories were made!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many, many thanks for staying at our home, and for taking the time to write this wonderful review! It feels great when we know guests have enjoyed and appreciated our property. Thank you! Susan and Val
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Beautiful Home Very Easy To Like Owner

  • 5 of 5

Susan,we all really loved your beautiful spacious home. There was 10 of us (from teens to Senior citizens ) and we all had a wonderful time.As you mentioned before the property is so huge and fun that we stayed at your house the whole time. The store is less than 10 minutes away so that really made it very nice. Also because the house is so large it's very easy to get confused were you are,but after a day or so we got use to it..I really loved the protective shelter room you have in the basement for tornadoes..very ingenious to have that . oh and I almost forgot how I love how the deers greet you in the morning ..that was very cool !!!

Yes we plan on coming back again..out of all the 10 large houses we've rented this one is the best by far...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this kind and thoughtful review. You were very considerate guests, and we really appreciate your taking the time to post such positive comments. We'd love to have you back! Susan and Val
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Fantastic Hill country retreat !!!

  • 5 of 5

Susan you are awesome! We loved the house so much. The pictures DO NOT do this beautiful, eclectic home justice. Very clean and comfortable. I recommend this property to all ages. very close yet just far enough removed. Again, thank you so much from the entire Major family.

Looking forward to seeing you again this summer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your kind comments, and for choosing our vacation retreat. Thank you and please come back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

The property was impressive and accommodated well for a relaxing and fun filled weekend! We recommend this property to those looking to relax in the lap of luxury with of touch of the country!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our wonderful guest for choosing our property and for this kind review!
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Incredible place

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place. Everything written in the overview of the property is accurate and this home is a great place for 4-5 couples to have a get-away. The pool is wonderful! The location is in the hill country, yet close to San Antonio sites, golf and shopping. Would recommend this place to my friends and hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our gracious guests for taking the time to post this positive review--we appreciate you! Susan and Val
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
San Antonio Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
River Crossing Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
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

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Bulverde, Texas

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$654
cleaning fee A$261
Tax Rate 6.0%

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 canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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