Coming June 7th!

Other properties in River Oaks have been sold as-is without updates, and usually go private party. This is a rare opportunity for a move-in ready, peaceful retreat, high above the treetops of the Guadalupe Valley.

View of the Guadalupe Valley from the studio observation deck

View of the Guadalupe Valley from the studio observation deck

Completely remodeled, thoughtful design, outdoor living

Rare opportunity to own a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath 3,200+ square foot hillside retreat in the established River Oaks neighborhood outside of New Braunfels, Texas. Approximately 5-1/4 acres, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, teeming with wildlife and the peaceful sounds of nature, this unique find has an amazing northwest-facing canyon view with stunning sunsets off the multi-level decks.

Approximately 1,600 square feet of deck gives plenty of space for outdoor living.

The River Oaks Subdivision

River Oaks provides the best of peaceful country living combined with a close proximity to great schools, entertainment, water sports, and hospitals. With a short drive to either San Antonio or Austin, it’s central to either metropolitan area and the Texas Hill Country. The historic German town of Gruene—home to Gruene Hall, live music, local wineries, and shopping—was recently named a “most charming small town” by the Travel Channel. Some of the best trout fishing in the state is found in the rushing waters of the Guadalupe River below, and Canyon Lake is also nearby and available for power boats, personal watercraft, and sailing.

There is an HOA with reasonable restrictions, and a low monthly fee of only $10.


The Residence

In 2018 major renovations were undertaken to completely update and improve the flow and add a new creative space that increased the square footage. A once-hidden office is now open to the main living area, and above the garage there is now an air-conditioned bonus room, ready to become your inspiring art studio, workout room, or second office with an “observation deck” and the best view in the home.

Entrance with mahogany door

Some of the features:

  • Single story, approximately 3,200 SF home with upstairs bonus studio

  • Open concept kitchen with view of of the living room, decks, and canyon

  • Large living/dining area with dramatic cedar beams and electric fireplace (with/without heat) for year-round enjoyment

  • Split-bedroom floor plan has secluded master bedroom with private 160 SF deck

  • Lush, landscaped courtyard with pond stays comfortable even during the hottest months…a great place to enjoy your morning coffee

  • Five energy-efficient, oversized 8’ Andersen sliding doors line the back of the home and provide an amazing view of the canyon (installed March 2019). Kitchen, office, and studio windows all have been recently replaced with high-quality Andersen windows

  • Hand-scraped eco-friendly stranded bamboo floors in most of the home; custom tile in bathrooms; new carpet in three bedrooms

  • Kraftmaid cabinets throughout with granite countertops, including plenty of drawers in the bathrooms with soft-closing slides.

  • Ceiling fans in every room, with oversized, remote-controlled 68” ceiling fans in the main rooms and Hunter fans in the smaller bedrooms

  • Updated master en-suite with elegant freestanding tub, vessel sinks, skylight, flex-space for a dressing table or storage, and sliding barn doors

  • Three large bedrooms on other end of house from master, with a jack-n-jill bathroom and a second bathroom

  • Large Jacuzzi® hot tub room with large picture windows on three sides, overlooking the canyon

  • Multi-level decks leading down to a crystal blue pool, decks completely rebuilt and completed in May 2019

  • Office with view of living area and canyon, perfect for folks who work from home

  • Separate studio or office space above garage…stunning views of the canyon and sunsets. Durable laminate flooring makes the studio ideal for art, exercise, or play. (Studio has separate AC/heating and water has been run to the room but is not hooked up.)

  • Gated courtyard off kitchen is a great place for pets to hang out or to take in your morning coffee while listening to the fountain and birds

  • Two-car garage and separate two-and-half car carport

  • Dedicated parking space for large Class A RV (luxury bus-style) with water and electric hookups

  • Dual high-efficiency Trane heat pumps make the home comfortable year ‘round

  • Well water with commercial softener

  • Elfa® brand shelving installed throughout, completely customizable storage for pantry and closets with extra shelving

  • Concrete shingle roof is low-maintenance and tiles are easily replaced

  • Exterior and interior recently repainted

Living room/dining/kitchen in progress


  • Solid cherry Kraftmaid cabinets with slide-out trays and plywood sides. Upgraded stacked crown moulding and moulding beneath

  • Granite countertops and custom tile

  • Stainless steel updated appliances include KitchenAid convection oven/microwave combo, dishwasher, and side-by-side KitchenAid cabinet depth refrigerator conveys, large stainless Frigidaire freezer conveys

  • Delta touch faucet

  • Reverse osmosis water filtration in kitchen

  • Integrated hot water dispenser for hot drinks

  • Bosch five-burner induction cooktop with pop-up downdraft in island, comes with KitchenAid induction-friendly stainless pots and pans

  • Tall cherry Kraftmaid pantry and second pantry

  • Large laundry room off kitchen with additional storage and full-size freezer

Mountain laurels in spring