Riverfront House w/ Deck, 7 Mi to San Marcos!

Property ID: 428281MartindaleTXUS
Sleeps 42 BR2 BA


This Martindale home sits less than 15 minutes from San Marcos and 45 minutes to Austin, ensuring plenty of fun activities for your 4-person crew. Sitting steps from the San Marcos river, spend hot Texas days cooling off while tubing - or opt to stay on land and explore historic downtown San Marcos or funky Austin! This charming vacation rental features 2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, a repainted living room, and an extensive deck with outdoor lighting. Book today!


  • Kitchen
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Washer
  • Waterfront


Location Details

With the San Marcos river a stone's throw away, you'll definitely want to spend a day or 2 on the water! Head over to Spencer Canoes less than 1 mile away to check out tube, raft, canoe, and kayak rentals. If you're traveling the second Saturday in June, this vacation rental is a perfect home base for the Texas River Safari. The first port of the race happens to be right behind the house at the Martindale Dam, built by the owner’s grandfather, A. H. Smith - the same person who built the 'World‘s Largest Cotton Gin' next door!

Drive about 15 minutes to San Marcos and look forward to an easy-going afternoon exploring the historic downtown or cheering on the Texas State University Bobcats. San Marcos Lions Club Tube Rental is another great spot for water craft rentals!

Take a day trip to Austin and explore its many lakes, parks, and fantastic live music scene. Only 45 minutes away, you can easily drive up for daytime outdoor activities and a night on the town!


37 reviews
  • Recharge weekend


    Blown away by the hospitality and cuteness of this property. Just a minute walk to wonderful food, live music, and access to the San Marcos River. We had a wonderful time here, and most certainly will be back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Courtney C.
    Published July 25, 2023
  • Relaxing weekend


    We absolutely enjoyed our time here. The town was amazing! It provides great food at Martindale River Cafe, live music, and friendly community members. We loved the back porch on this property and private section of the river. The groundskeeper made sure we were safe, and the owners were so nice.

    Don’t skip on this one! It was perfect!

    Published July 15, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you, Courtney! We are so glad you all enjoyed our home. Thank you for your wonderful review."

  • Terrible


    Talked to property owner about house not being clean/dead bugs and the smell. Had to go get a hotel. Talked to somebody at VRBO and they said I would be getting a refund.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Brent B.
    Published July 5, 2023
  • Cozy stay in Martindale


    Beautiful and tranquil views in the back, nice patio to eat or just watch the birds. Location was great to explore the area, centrally located and easy access to freeways.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 31, 2023
  • great location


    We really enjoyed the house and it's location. We came to BBQ taste, hike and kayak. We were only a few miles to all the Lockhart BBQ places. We were also only a few miles from Lockhart State Park and the Purgartory hiking trails. Also close to a number of breweries. We loved that we could walk 3 houses down the block to the downtown and had live music on Friday and Saturday nights.We loved sitting on the porch and being able to see the river. The water was still a little too cold for us to get in but was great to be able to just walk downhill to it. Wished we had brought our fishing stuff. The house had everything we needed, and we were quite comfortable.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Carrie D.
    Published May 2, 2023
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