Charcoal BBQ, plenty of seating here and on wooden deck.
River Haven river house

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

6 beds
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Double wide mobile home on 1 acre on the banks of the Sabinal River in the Texas Hill Country. 90 mi. NW of San Antonio, 20 mi. from Garner State Park 8 mi. from Lonehollow kids camp, 10 mi. from Lost Maples State Park and 2.5 mi. north of Utopia. Two night minimum except on holidays three night minimum

The space

Double wide mobile home on 1 acre on the banks of the Sabinal River in the Texas Hill Country. 90 mi. NW of San Antonio, 20 mi. from Garner State Park 8 mi. from Lonehollow kids camp, 10 mi. from Lost Maples State Park and 2.5 mi. north of Utopia. King and twin bed in the master, queen in second bedroom and 3 twins in third bedroom. There's a master bath and guest bath. There's a large wooden deck in back and the yard runs down to the river which is usually about waist deep in the deeper places. Outdoor seating (EMAIL HIDDEN)completely shaded rock patio with fire pit and charcoal grill. Bring your own wood for fire pit and your own charcoal. Fully equipped kitchen with full size oven. Salt and Pepper provided. Great for family get togethers. AT&T is the only phone service out here. GPS will sometimes send you south of Utopia but we are 2.5 mi. NORTH of Utopia.

Guest access

The Sabinal River, entering and getting out only. on River Haven property. The Sabinal River frequently goes dry. As of 5/23/16 there is waist deep water in the river and water going over the dam. If the water is not flowing over the dam and feels warm, it is not safe to swim. Today, 8/17/17, the Sabinal is barely making it over he dam. Swim at your own risk. The Frio River never goes dry and is 15-20 min. drive.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as guests desire. We are usually home (just a short walk across the road).

Other things to note

Mac and Ernies is a local famous restaurant in Tarpley, Tx. Naylene , the chef has hosted Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. She has taught classes at Central Market in San Antonio. Another fine restaurant is Laurel Tree, a couple of miles south of Utopia. Saturday lunch and supper only and reservations are recommended. On Saturdays occasionally Big Ern's BBQ is open in a shack next to Outback, the hardware store in town. Very good BBQ. He sets up between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 and stays until 1:30 or 2pm or until sold out. Go early. The grocery store is limited on produce but has a great meat market to get steaks, ground beef or cold cuts. It closes at 5:30pm but opens early in a.m, by 6, Mon-Sat. The Lunchbox is a burger place next to the General Store. It's very good and open 11-3pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Three night minimum on holidays.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
3 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking or pets. Please don't use foul language around our neighbors children. 3 night minimum on Thanksgiving. Be sure you only have the number of guests that are indicated on your reservation.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

58 Reviews

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Sara User Profile
August 2017
This was an absolutely amazing experience. The house was so homey and comfortable, and the outside space was perfect. Loved it and will definitely come back!

Abel User Profile
August 2017
Very happy with our stay. Would recommend to anyone.

Mandy User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Peggy's house was fantastic! The house and scenery were perfect for our stay. Our children loved being directly on the river, so fishing and playing in the water was great! Peggy and her husband were very friendly and easy to work with. They even brought over a badminton set for our children to play, which turned out to be a big HIT! The house was clean and had all the amenities we needed. If you are not familiar with the area, my only recommendation would be to buy groceries prior to arriving in Utopia. It is a very small town with a small general store (very friendly people that worked there), but we had to make several trips throughout our stay.
Peggy User ProfilePeggy is a superhost.
Response from Peggy:
Thanks, Mandy!
August 2017

Ashley User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful spot along the river! Home was welcoming and had everything we needed for our stay.

Jacqueline User Profile
July 2017
We loved the beautiful scenery and the spacious rooms. And most of all the river in the backyard. Mrs. Peggy was so helpful and lived close by incase we needed anything.
Peggy User ProfilePeggy is a superhost.
Response from Peggy:
Thanks for the great feedback, Jacqueline.
July 2017

Melissa User Profile
July 2017
It was great, would definitely come again!

Tabetha User Profile
June 2017
Had a great stay in a great home! Nice big yard with a river running behind it. The house is also close to the Frio River which is a huge plus! The home was clean and had a lot of room to spare.
Peggy User ProfilePeggy is a superhost.
Response from Peggy:
Thanks, Tabetha!
June 2017

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Utopia, Texas, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Peggy User ProfilePeggy is a superhost.

I'm a retired RN, my husband semi retired carpenter. We have a beautiful 4 bedroom home near Sabinal River in Utopia, Tx. They filmed a Robert Duvall movie here in 2010, Seven Days in Utopia, Golf's Sacred Journey. We love to be outside gardening/ wood working. We have lots of wild life in the area. We have a loyal band of humming birds because we feed them well. Spring time usually comes with a wonderful wildflower display.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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