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Quiet Hill Country Getaway, Awesome Architecture, Covered Pool

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Exterior facing East


Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Gather with family or friends at this dramatic limestone and steel architectural landmark on 17 hill country acres just 30 miles from downtown Austin. The newly-furnished, 3 bedroom home sleeps up to 10 in king or queen-sized beds and two bunk beds, but the focus here is on year-round indoor/outdoor living perfected in classic Texas ranch houses.

In this very private setting, take long nature walks, relax in “the world’s largest screened-in porch,” take a dip in the covered (solar-heated) outdoor pool, read a book on one of several shaded patios, or take a nap in the hammock hanging in a grove of trees. The towering, wraparound porch/patio, with its own groupings of Adirondack lounge chairs and a large elm table which seats ten, is the centerpiece of the house, connecting the north and south buildings to the pool by a shaded dog-run passageway. Past guests have enjoyed cocktail and dinner parties, creative conferences, yoga sessions, leisurely card games, and dances in this flexible, dramatic space.

Indoors, adjacent to the large gourmet stainless-steel kitchen (restaurant gas range, Subzero fridge) is the sunny, loft-like living/dining room with another big wood dining/conference table, and a cozy leather living room ensemble seating seven which faces a massive limestone inglenook fireplace. Bedrooms are sunny and brightly furnished with brand new beds and linens, wood cabinets, and relaxing rocking chairs. Two of the bathrooms have large spa tubs. Other amenities include a gas grill, games and toys, a DVD player, and books and magazines about the home and region.

Assorted livestock and a llama often greet you on the dirt road which leads past large live oaks and rolling pastures leading to the 1989 Alamo Cement Plant House [Carraro House], three connected pavilions designed by noted architects Lake/Flato from decommissioned 1920s industrial buildings. Awarded the prestigious Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects in 1992, the home has been featured worldwide in magazines and books such as Metropolitan Home, The New American House, Outdoor Architecture and Stone Built Contemporary American Homes.

Located near Interstate 35 and Mopac, if you get restless hop in the car to find all the cultural, natural and sports venues of Austin, San Antonio, or New Braunfels. Shop at the outlets in San Marcos or Cabela's in Buda. Explore the many charming small town attractions in Wimberley, Kyle, Driftwood, and Dripping Springs. Dine at the famous Salt Lick BBQ or Mandola Estate Winery and Trattoria Lisina.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


          • DVD Player
          • Video Library


          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Swimming


          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Fireplace


          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator


          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill

          Pool / Spa

          • Private Pool
          • Jetted Tub


          Write a review 4.8
          from 47 traveler reviews
          Nightly rate is $600/night with two night minimum.
          Texas Hotel Occupancy tax is %6, pet charge is $25/night per pet.
          Overnight cleaning fee is $150.
          Facility is also available for event rentals with charges based on headcount.
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          Last updated: 12/22/2014
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          • Exterior facing East

            Exterior facing East

          • World's largest screened porch

            World's largest screened porch

          • Kitchen


          • Pool


          • Exterior facing West

            Exterior facing West

          • South bedroom

            South bedroom

          • Living & Dining

            Living & Dining

          VRBO #162279

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          This listing was first published here in 2007.

          Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014


          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
          Member since: 2007
          Speaks: english
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          • Response rate: 100%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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