HarmonyHouse: Pet Friendly Zen River Retreat

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

There's this place that allows you to forget about the world...

Enjoy Discounts when you book 3 days or more!

Harmony House is a pet friendly, zen inspired retreat located on the banks of the beautiful Colorado River in Bastrop Texas. You’ll lose yourself on our shady sculptured grounds, eight different patios, each with their own theme and energy and you’ll love our four zen-hammocks. You’ll find it hard to believe you’re only 2 miles from downtown Bastrop. The property is truly Zen Central with access to the river where water activities are popular. You’ll be surrounded by the sounds of the water flowing by and hundreds of bird songs. Visit our tropical plant dome, home of our popular Koifish, who think they are the star attraction. It is the perfect Zencation spot!

We have a feeling, like so many others over the years, you'll fall in love with HarmonyHouse. This is where Zen RiverHouse getaways all began and it is still the most requested property we have.

The Space

Harmony is a cozy relaxing A-Frame garage apartment. It has 14 steps leading up to the open concept space. The space is 400 square feet main area, and a 100 square foot open loft which is just large enough to sleep two people in separate twin beds. The loft is a favorite with kids, but many adults have slept there as well. The maximum headroom in the center of the loft is about 5 ft.

1 Queen bed lower level, 2 twin beds in the open loft. A kitchenette with hot plate, microwave, coffee maker and mini fridge. There's even a large propane griddle in the shade on the upper patio just outside your door!

Smart TV allows you to access the popular streaming apps and Alexa will play your favorite tunes, give you restaurant recommendations or play games. Our High Speed Wi-Fi extends over most of the property for you modern convenience types!

It's a beautiful relaxing setting where you can truly forget about the world.

We love having well behaved pets explore the grounds with their families. We do have a $75.00 per pet per stay fee that helps keep us pet friendly. The maximum number of pets for this property is 3. Please inform us of the number of pets joining you during your stay. If you did not include and pay for the number of pets in your reservation, please message us with the number of pets and we can bill your card or you can leave it with us before you leave. (Please see house rules for pets)

Whether a romantic getaway or family outing, we are sure that Harmony House will delight the nature lover inside and rejuvenate your soul!

Our greatest joy is having happy guest, please look over the photos and read the description and house rules in their entirety before you book. Most people come here for the meditative grounds and river setting. If you are looking for a huge sprawling home to lock yourself in for days on end, this may not be the place for you. Our sister properties, The RiverHouse or RiversEdge are better suited for you huge sprawling spaces types.

Please Note: While the house is private, the grounds may be shared with other guest from our sister property, TheRiverHouse, which is located on the same grounds. The grounds are large with plenty of spaces for everyone.

Guest have access to Harmony House, the tropical dome and the features located on the grounds... river access, hammocks, 8 patios, seating areas and chairs.

You may see us while we are tending the grounds or gardens, just say hi and we'll introduce ourselves. We do give our guest privacy but we love to entertain and chat if you are so inclined.

While a 2-night stay is possible, the vast majority of our guest’s have told us they wished they had booked an additional night. If a 3-night stay is possible we recommend booking at least 3 days as it is seldom possible to add a night at the last minute. 

Should you need additional space for more guests, check out our sister properties, The RiverHouse located on the same grounds or RiversEdge and RiverNook Located just down the street.

We also offer The Serenity Kayak Experience, The Serenity Hiking Experience as well as tube and Canoe rentals. The Experiences are great ways to explore our beautiful river and forests with me as your guide and have become very popular with our guest. Or, try our rental packages if you prefer to explore on your own... Just message me for more details!

Other things to note

The occupancy listed is the max occupancy this property can accommodate. If you intend to host any event, celebration or other function, you will need to disclose this to us in advance and obtain approval, including an agreement to all additional fees and terms.

We strongly advise trip insurance to cover your booking and will provide any documentation you may need to facilitate your claim. Our cancelation policy will be adhered to at all times during your reservation. We do not refund reservations outside of our cancelation policy. Unlike hotels who typically overbook reservations, we do not have that option. We have blocked off the property from all advertising once you booked it and typically have a hard time re-booking on short notice. If you do cancel outside of our policy, we will do our best to rebook the property and will send you any funds we collect to offset your losses. These funds may be less than you originally paid.

As mentioned above, while the house is private, the grounds may be shared with other guests from our sister property, The RiverHouse, which is located on the same grounds. The grounds are large with plenty of spaces for everyone.

Other Policies to Note...
We are in the hospitality business and work hard to provide clean, comfortable accommodations at a very reasonable rate for the properties we offer as attested by hundreds of 5 star reviews at our properties. Should you have any issues we are only a message away and typically can be to the property in 15-30 minutes. If you have a situation that we can help with, we will be there and most likely have replacements for common items.

We do not discount or refund for light bulbs, coffee makers, or any electrical appliance going out as they do not give advance notice that they are going out. We do not offer refunds or discounts because you saw a bug, mosquito, spider, lizard, gecko, snake, armadillo, squirrel, rabbits, deer, turkeys or flying insects. This is a river front property in a tropical environment and they live here. We use a pest control company and spray indoors regularly for pest. If doors are open for any length of time they will find their way inside the house. Keep the doors closed. We do not offer discounts or refunds for feelings, premonitions, thoughts, wants, opinions, dislikes, medical emergencies, death in family as well as any early departures unless it is a County or State issued mandatory evacuation which includes the address of the property and then only for nights not used. We provide in advance pictures of the property on the listing site, which are true to each property, not doctored, and many reviews state the property is better than the pictures we provide. We use professional cleaners and linen services. We take pictures of the property immediately after it is cleaned and hold those pictures for our protection. Likewise we take photos immediately after your stay. We stock the property with ample towels and wash cloths and a starter supply of soaps, shampoos and toilet paper for the size of the property. If you run out of soap, toilet paper, shampoo, message us. If you have booked a property that does not have a washer and dryer, you can use one of the local laundry mats to wash them or message us to discuss additional linens and the fee for that service.
We do not have a bug problem, we do not have an unsafe neighborhood problem, we do not have a cleaning problem. We have never had bed bugs but we preventively treat for them, have encased mattresses and the likelihood of you finding said bug is practically zero. We do not barter discounts for alleged sightings of them or for promises of 5 star reviews for said discounts, and will immediately report such language to The Hosting Platform. If you have any situation we need to address, message us on the platform and we can typically be there within 15-30 minutes. Reporting after the stay, or not reporting the situation to us first, in an attempt to garnish a free or discounted stay, will be considered fraud. Should you attempt to cause us harm by reporting any misleading information to the Hosting Platform without first reporting this information to us, allowing us access to see said situation, document it, attempt to rectify it, and that information causes the Hosting Platform to suspend any or all of our listings, we will seek legal remedies against you for any and all lost revenues, cancelled reservations, time and money spent rectifying the situation with the Hosting Platform, court and legal cost and any other damages recommended by our council.
If you are the typical person wanting to enjoy a wonderful vacation at our properties we apologize that you had to read a disclosure primarily meant for the growing numbers of scammers out there.

Your driveway parking is limited to 2 cars

Austin is about a 35-minute drive.

Bastrop State Park is 4 miles

We cannot wait to share our sanctuary with you!

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet


Relaxing river views and sounds...

River Sunrise

Upper Deck with Seating and Griddle

Upper Deck with Seating and Griddle

Upper Deck with Seating and Griddle

Path to Dome Home to our Koi Fish and 100's of Plants


Parking & facilities

Parking available, Parking included, Shared Garden and Shared Porch


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Suitable for events, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed and Wheelchair inaccessible


Deck chairs, Stereo system, TV (Antenna) and TV (Satellite)

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchenette, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster and Vacuum cleaner

Location features

River, Rural and Waterfront

Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower and Towel-set

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans and Heating available

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit and Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM


123 El Camino Real River Road , Bastrop County, United States

El Camino River Road is at the end of Lovers Lane in Bastrop Tx. Most Navigation and GPS devices will take you to our driveway. Should you need any assistance just reach out to us.

30 Mi


2 Mi



Policy and notes


August 2023


About host

Andy Tuerck

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