Unassuming, Pet-Friendly Colorado River Retreat w/ Pool. Enjoy the Best Swimming & Fishing Around!

Colorado River Retreat
$195.32 - $451.25 / night   in Garfield  
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 11

Make this shabby-sheek, no-frills riverfront East Austin residence your next home away from home! Whether you’re planning a family reunion in the state capitol, or you and your friends are in town for a music festival, this four bedroom, two bathroom house can provide just what you need to relax during your stay!

Sitting RIGHT on the Colorado River, this lodging offers both a great proximity to the heart of the city (roughly 20 miles from downtown!) and a peaceful atmosphere to escape the bustle of the everyday grind. Some have even referred to this as the 'Redneck Riviera'. Specifically, guests are provided:

- Five beds dispersed throughout four bedrooms; up to 11 guests can be accommodated with ease.

- Private pool overlooking the Colorado River.

- Easy access to the river from a private dock (the area is known for excellent fishing, so don’t forget your poles!).

- Large patio that can be accessed from both the living room and the master bedroom; start each day with a view of the river and your morning coffee, end each night with a glass of wine and a canvas of stars.

- Over-sized dining room table ideal for family meals, and game nights!

- Plenty of parking (no HOA, so no parking restrictions/limitations).

- A dog friendly premises (don't be surprised if you are greeted by 'Izzy', the neighbors very friendly dog)!

It should be noted that, while this property is just a short drive to Central Austin, it truthfully IS in the country, so please be prepared for the scenic drive complete with livestock, manufactured homes and yes, some dirt roads. As with any house in the country, once you're at the home, we are sure that you are going to encounter your fair share of insects, silk-webs outside and yes, some spider webs (did you know that a spider can construct an elaborate web of silk is UNDER AN HOUR!?) - We mention this so you'll understand that country homes, spiders & webs go together like peanut butter & jelly! You are going to come across spider webs during your stay - it does not mean that the house has not been cleaned! The home offers the basic channels (translation: no cable). This is the perfect time for you to leave the electronics behind, UNPLUG, and truly enjoy the outdoors. The pool and river are calling your name!

Whether in town for a relaxing river retreat or one of Austin’s world famous festivals (or both!), this waterfront property can offer you, your guests, and your dogs a welcoming and memorable stay!

We look forward to seeing you soon - book now or contact us with questions!

DISCLAIMER: no lifeguard on duty - swim at your own risk.

Be sure to inquire about current promotion and discounted rates for extended stays! We look forward to seeing you soon!


- Non-smoking residence

- No events, parties or large gatherings without prior approval

- Must be at least 25 years old to reserve home

- Pets (under 40lbs) allowed with a Non Refundable pet fee

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

- City and State taxes, in addition to cleaning fee and standard Property Damage Protection Policy will be added to all reservation rates.

- For the safety of our guests, exterior property is under 24/7 video surveillance

1901 Citation Dr Garfield, TX 78617
Property Type: Home Beds: 5 Accommodates: 11 Check In: : 3pm Bedrooms: 4 Check Out: : 11am Bathrooms: 2.0 Pet Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning BBQ Grill Balcony Big Screen TV Clothes Dryer Coffee Maker Covered Patio DVD Dishwasher Essentials Family Friendly Fireplace Full Kitchen Heating Ice Maker Kitchen Laundry Microwave Open Patio Patio Pets Considered Private Pool Refrigerator Shampoo TV Washing Machine Water View
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Reviews - 4.5 stars based on 6 reviews
Colorado River Retreat
5/5 stars
Large welcoming space- wonderful view and great pool. Neighbors were quiet and the 8 of us had plenty of room.
Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019 by Bethany, Corpus Christi   Report

Hi Bethany, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review - we are so glad you enjoyed the weekend!

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Colorado River Retreat
4/5 stars
The pool and bbq area was full of leaves. We spent an hour just cleaning them up.
Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018 by Paul,   Report
Colorado River Retreat
5/5 stars
We traveled as a large group and this house was spacious and accommodated all of our needs. We arrived on a Friday evening and had problems with the pool pump, but someone returned my call and addressed the problem in less than an hour... On a weekend!
Reviewed on Aug 26, 2018 by Marisela, Midland, TX   Report
Colorado River Retreat
4/5 stars
We had a great time!! There were a few 'bumps' but nothing that could make our stay a bad stay. It is an older type home and being in the country you do have a few bugs, but beats the city life for sure. Here are a few things we liked, issues and suggestions if you stay.1. bring bottled water - as we were driving down the road there were signs that said to boil your water - i am sure the water is fine most of the time but best to be prepared - never found out why2. hard to find at night - could use a sign that is more visible3. bring charcoal/lighter fluid - picture shows gas grill but that is not the case - we did not mind, we ran to the local Dollar General picked some up and cooked away4. pool is a little cloudy but that is because of all the trees/shade so we actually enjoyed that more - no sunburns for us5. bring some fans if you like to keep the house cool - we found out that the house is to stay at 74 or higher but with all the windows it makes it pretty warm - we just kept the blinds closed and used the box fan that was there 6. check your towels and wash rags when you arrive - most all towels/rags in the 1st bathroom area were still wet - not the managements fault - cleaning crew was in a hurry?7. there was breakfast items in the fridge for us - what a special treat - couldn't have asked for a nicer jesterWe had a GREAT adult get away with friends in a private setting!!
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018 by Tanya, rosenberg, TX   Report
Colorado River Retreat
4/5 stars
House was great. Wish the dock had a ladder. Quick drive into austin. Loved the view.
Reviewed on Jul 21, 2018 by Judd, Bryan, tx   Report
Colorado River Retreat
5/5 stars
We decided to take a small Memorial Day weekend with our pup. This place was perfect! It was quiet, great pool, and pretty disconnected. The internet is spotty, as stated, but that was fine! We played board games while grilling up dinner and watched movies after. The pool was the perfect temperature and got great sun for working on our tan. We don't fish so can't speak to the fishing, but my husband did try and swim in the river but the current was too fast. Also, the dock is metal so be sure to keep your shoes on! We had to lay a towel down for him to get back out of the water because the metal was pretty unbearable. oops! :) There are several dvds and board games to enjoy or bring your own. The kitchen is great and didn't really feel like we were missing anything to make our meals. We ate our meals at the table so we had a great view of the river. We never interacted with Amy except to let her know we were leaving, but that was just fine because we had no issues with the home and weren't missing anything. It is very quiet and almost secluded (there are a couple of homes on the little road to the property but never saw anyone) and the closest grocery store was about 1/2 an hour away. Since it is out by the river there are bugs, spiders, and mosquitos, but just bring your bug spray and you'll be fine!
Reviewed on May 31, 2018 by CJD, San Antonio, TX   Report

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