Stay at the Estate

Southwestern hospitality awaits your arrival in a classic setting that gently eases you into the appeal of every detail.

About the Estate

This 3,800-square-foot home sits on a tree-filled half-acre in the original part of town: South Del Rio. Considered one of the region’s most attractive and solidly built estates through the mid and late 20th century, this was a place where family and friends from the community would regularly convene and entertain one another in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
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In 2020, after sitting unoccupied for several years, the home was purchased and restored by one of the original settling families of the region: the Blanks/July family. After the purchase, the family restored the home to its glory days of beauty and prestige. Throughout the process, over 75% of the original materials were preserved or restored and left in the home.

Throughout the property, there are countless spaces designed to satisfy every mood and desire. The original tile and wood floors complement the thick masonry walls, giving you the feeling of being immersed in a small castle. All the light pouring through the metal 1940s windows bounces off the walls and structures, illuminating the home’s architectural curves and design. If uncompromising and timeless beauty speak to your soul, SugarBear Estates won’t disappoint.

The Blanks/July family is grateful for family friend Lisa Green’s indispensable stewardship throughout the restoration process of SugarBear Estates.

Features & Amenities

3 Bed / 3 Full + 2 Half Bath / 3,800 sq ft / half acre
Two bedrooms contain king beds, and the third is furnished with a queen. There is a cot stored the cedar closet upstairs and a pullout couch in one of the King bedrooms (Black Bear) to accommodate extra guests. Every bedroom is stocked with bed linens, extra pillows and blankets, a luggage rack, an iron, plenty of coat hangers, and blackout plantation shutters for slow, lazy mornings

We can sleep up to 10 guests, but the space is best enjoyed with 6-8 people.

2 full baths with tub/shower, 1 full bath with walk-in shower, 2 half baths. Hair dryer, shampoo, body soap, razors, and towels are provided.
Full-size refrigerator, microwave, cooking condiments, dishes, silverware, dishwasher, 6-burner gas stove, oven, baking sheets, pots, pans, toaster oven, toaster, Keurig and French press coffee makers, blender, electric flat-top grill
Full-size washer and dryer, detergent, dryer sheets
Multiple TV viewing rooms with access to Apple TV, Netflix, and other streaming services; activated Bluetooth audio speakers throughout for music; multiple smartphone (iPhone & Android) charging stations throughout the home
Heating & Cooling
Air conditioning and heating, indoor fireplace, ceiling fans, and vintage standing and table fans throughout
Large fenced backyard, huge front lawn, outdoor furniture, front and back patios, custom adjustable outdoor lighting
Spacious Setting
Commercial grade bar, entertainment room, library, multiple writing/meeting/work spaces
Internet & office
WIFI, multiple options for writing, meeting and workspaces
Private driveway for 2 vehicles, free street parking
Smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, house alarm, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, outdoor security cameras
$500 – $800
per night average
+ 2 Night minimum stay
+ $200 Cleaning fee


Del Rio, Texas
Del Rio is located 152 miles southwest of San Antonio, Texas, off of Highway 90. The county seat of Val Verde County, Del Rio has countless places of interest to satisfy your curiosity and appetite for exploration. Seated on the Texas/Mexico border just to the north of the Rio Grande, it’s the sister city to the Mexican town of Ciudad Acuña. There are just over 35,000 people in the city, which attracts visitors from all over the world. Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and sightseeing are just a few of the activities that bring people to the area. The Southwest Texas town is home to Lake Amistad, Laughlin Airforce base and Val Verde Winery. There are endless possibilities to navigate the charm and vast spaces in and around Del Rio, Texas. Let your peaceful adventure begin here.


House Rules
  • Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
  • Self-check-in with keypad
  • No smoking, vaping, or candles
  • No pets
  • Parties and events require written permission from SugarBear Estates
  • For further information about the house, provided amenities, and guidelines, please refer to the welcome book that will be waiting for you upon check-in.
Health & Safety
  • Committed to enhanced cleaning process
  • Follow local social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines
  • Security camera/recording device
  • Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
50% of one-night’s stay if cancelled at least 7 days prior to booked arrival date