The property at 1105 Rio Hondo Road is a beautifully crafted Texas Hill Country home with guest cabin in a remarkable 6.65 Acre setting on Hondo Creek at Rio Hondo Ranch at Tarpley.
LOCATION: Rio Hondo Ranch is located 5 miles past Tarpley, just before Seco Pass on the way to Utopia, Lost Maples State Park and the Sabinal and Frio Rivers. It is a hidden valley located along Hondo Creek and surrounded by hills, only 55 miles from Loop 1604 in San Antonio.
IMPROVEMENTS: The home was built in 2006. It was creatively designed to include an open living space lined with windows overlooking the creek lake. There is a rock fireplace with hammered copper inset, polished stained concrete floors and wood finishes collected from a late 1800’s-era general store. The kitchen features a 5-burner gas stove top, double ovens and a wide island for meal preparation. A large dining alcove is next to the kitchen, and there is a bar for casual dining or entertaining family or friends. The primary bedroom is roomy and exits to a screened porch which looks out to the grotto. The en suite bathroom has double vanities and a walk-in tile shower. On the other side of the home are the two guest bedrooms, two bathrooms and an oversized office or music room/library. Both bedrooms have exterior access to the wrap-around porch. The second guest bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower and can serve as a second primary bedroom. The oversized, attached garage includes 100+ square feet of additional storage space, plus another approximately 300 sq. ft. of floored attic space. Storm’s Haven cabin is just up the rock steps behind the home. The one-time sales office has been transformed into a 1/1 guesthouse with a kitchen and covered porches on two sides.
LAND: The home is sited at the iconic “amphitheater” at the entry to Rio Hondo Ranch above Hondo Creek at the dam which creates a crystal clear lake. The land is platted to the center of the creek. The 6.65 Acre tract includes the home, a gazebo overlooking the creek, a greenhouse, a 20,000 gallon cement cistern, a guest house, well house, faux vineyard ruins, and a 40’ x 40’carport/travel trailer cover/rain barn which collects water into a second 20,000 gallon cistern. The land is beautifully landscaped with native plants. The wide variety of trees include Lacy Oak, Red Oak, Tallow, Escarpment Cherry, Live Oak and Sycamore trees. In addition to the exceptional waterfront, there is a natural grotto whose waterfall is enhanced by recycled water pumped from the creek.
TAXES: The proposed Bandera County and UISD taxes for 2021 are $6500.
Shown by appointment with 48 hour notice. Please provide proof of funds or lender pre-approval letter with your showing request.