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Front of house Front garden French Doors Open to patio Backyard limestone path to pool Private pool Pool and rocks adjacent to nature preserve Dining room Kitchen with fridge and stove Living room with french doors Master with windows and spinning wheel Master with green doors to bath Master Bath (tiled shower not shown 2nd bedroom w/ window Bedroom/Office (sleeper sofa not shown) Backyard with grill View from front door.

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Serenity and a bottle of Texas wine await your arrival at Casa Mora, a tastefully-decorated modern stone 3 bedroom 2 bath home at Austin City Limits, the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, with its vineyards, lakes, lavender and peaches; and only 20 minutes from vibrant Austin, the live music capital of the world. With its open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, office/bedroom with computer, fax, printer, and patio that looks out onto a 7000 acre nature preserve, all your needs can be met.

We invite you to relax, listen to the chimes and watch the birds at our home away from home.



Keywords: country house,cottage, hill country, rental,bungalo,casa

Property Type

  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen
      • Dishwasher
      • Ice Maker
      • Microwave
      • Refrigerator
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Freezer
      • Pantry Items
      • Oven
      • Toaster
      • Coffee Maker

      Amenities

      • Clothes Dryer
      • Washing Machine
      • Air Conditioning
      • Linens Provided
      • Wood Fireplace
      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
      • Towels Provided
      • Parking Off Street
      • Iron & Board
      • Covered Parking
      • Fireplace
      • Heating

      Other Amenities

          • Piano.

          Entertainment

          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • Books
          • Television
          • Piano
          • Ping Pong Table
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Free Long Distance
          • Broadband Access
          • Internet
          • Telephone
          • Computer Available

          Pool & Spa

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    Casa Mora is in the Texas Hill Country between Austin and Dripping Springs. Extend your stay at Playa Mora, our magnificent beachfront condo at the Gulf Shores unit 202 in Port Aransas!...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Sailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Shopping
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Library
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Zoo
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Live Theater
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives

                      Other Activities

                          • We're walking distance to the Jester King Brewery and a few miles from the Solaro Winery, the Texas Olive Oil Company, music at the Nutty Brown Cafe, Mexican food at Trudy's, and custom pizza and smoked meat at Pieous. A few more miles west will take you to Thyme and Dough restaurant, the Barber Shop Bar, Dudley's Wine Bar and the Mercer Street Dancehall in Dripping Springs. A few more miles south are the Driftwood Vineyards Winery and Wimberley. Further west are Johnson City and Blanco and Marble Falls. The Salt Lick BBQ, Tratoria Lisina, the Deutchman Winery are also nearby. Check them out on your way to Austin!...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Best vacation rental by far

                            Best vacation rental by far

                            • Guest Elizabeth G.
                            • Date of stay 07/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                            This was our first time using VRBO and let me tell you, it made our vacation. The owners were so helpful and alway responded immediatly whenever we had a question. We got to the house and were amazed, it was even better than the pictures. The kids were thrilled by the pool, which we used everyday sometimes even by 7am. There were fresh linens, towels, spices, coffee, soaps and anything else you may need while staying. We grilled out, ate breakfast out, just took every minute we had to enjoy the serenity. We watched deer, heard the coyotes and even had some daddy long legs trying to join us. We were close enough to downtown, shopping, the zoo and hamilton pool that we never ran out of things to do. Yet, the house is in the country and you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the wildlife and seclusion. The only negative thing we had to say when we left was, we wish we had stayed another week. We will definitely be going back next year!!! Made a ton of memories and thankful for the amazing house that made the trip a relaxing vacation.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Beautiful!

                            Beautiful!

                            • Guest PS49 (United States)
                            • Date of stay 03/17/09
                            • Review Submitted 04/07/09
                            This is a beautiful home in a very quiet setting. The outside space was so relaxing. We used this house for our family when we can to Austin for a wedding. We enjoyed it very much. The third bedroom is quite small and really only accommodates one person, although there is lots of space in the living room as well. The owners were extremely helpful and provided all the information that we needed. We would definitely use this property again if the need arises and would recommend this property to our friends.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate that our guests are enjoying the serenity and beauty of our home. Just a comment about the third bedroom: we did convert it into a very functional office/den with all the amenities of both, bookcase, desk, computer, desk, printer, and fold out bed. Therefore, the person staying in that room will have less bedroom space but more work space. We pride ourselves in offering a peaceful and practical home away from home for our guests. Best, Morrie and Rachel

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                          • Spring break vacation

                            Spring break vacation

                            • Guest Maribel G.
                            • Date of stay 03/09/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                            We love staying at your property! The house was as in the pictures and even better. Very clean and cozy. To bad weather was cold and we could not enjoy the pool. We will love to stay again during summer time.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Beautiful and Peaceful Property

                            Beautiful and Peaceful Property

                            • Guest matt k.
                            • Date of stay 02/17/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/26/14
                            My family had the most wonderful stay at Casa Mora. The location is wonderful as is the serenity that the house and property provides. The house is quite roomy, warm, and inviting. The outdoor space is also great. We had a number of meals outside on the patio and enjoyed sitting by the pool (the water is a bit cold in February for swimming). We have two little kids (3.5 and 1.5 year old) and they both had a great time as well. Perfect for a family looking to get a little rest and relaxation in the Austin area but also want to experience the many fun things that the city and the surrounding towns have to offer. Thanks again, Morrie and Rachel.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Casa Mora is sweet

                            Casa Mora is sweet

                            • Guest Scott C.
                            • Date of stay 12/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/18/13
                            This property is perfect for the getaway or exploring Austin! Everything works, the pool is beautiful and the setting is ideal. The listing is accurate, the photos are spot on and the property is clean and inviting. Highly recommend this property!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Casa Mora Austin Hill Country Home

                            Casa Mora Austin Hill Country Home

                            • Guest William & Carol Q.
                            • Date of stay 11/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/04/13
                            We were really pleased with all that was offered at Casa Mora, and experiencing hill country living. As the old saying goes with modifications: “We didn’t need to bring anything, not even the kitchen sink.” The home was equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed playing ping-pong, took a two mile walk on the road/trail in back, and enjoyed seeing the birds and deer. The location was void of the Austin traffic, but convenient to shopping and restaurants. We would certainly stay again the next time we are in the area.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Retreat-relaxing, peaceful, serene

                            Retreat-relaxing, peaceful, serene

                            • Guest Kathy C.
                            • Date of stay 11/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/14/13
                            Words cannot convey how peaceful and serene this home was for my sister and myself for a sister get-away after a personal loss of a family member. We had planned it before, but it was so much more needed, and wonderfully fulfilled after. Morrie & Rachel were beyond helpful. The home is delightfully decorated, but more importantly, a sense of home and serenity were foremost. I would recommend this to anyone who would want a "home away from home". I thought my place in the country was quiet, this was even more so. The Pool area was an added bonus. I do not think I could recommend any place higher than this and I look forward to Morrie and Rachel to having other venues to share their special places with the rest of us. Thank you Morrie and Rachel for a special weekend.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Amazing Stay

                            Amazing Stay

                            • Guest Nick (North Texas)
                            • Date of stay 10/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/16/13
                            The owner was very nice and easy to work with. They even let me use an alternate payment method, which helped tremendously. The home was awesome! We commented several times during our stay how it felt like home. It seemed the owners thought of everything from having a full set of dishes, pots and pans, wireless connectivity, candles in the bedroom and above the cast iron tub, and even small hotel type soaps in the bathroom. There is HD tv in the living room, which was great since it's football season. The pool is beautiful and immaculate. There is even a nice grill to use on the back patio. I was nervous after reading the review about the house next door, but don't be. There is a nice metal fence that separates the homes and I couldn't even tell if anyone was home the entire stay. It is a peaceful and relaxing place that is far enough away to get away from it all, but close enough to go out in the world. We will be going back! Thanks

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Great Location!

                            Great Location!

                            • Guest MichLestage (Houston, Texas)
                            • Date of stay 10/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/09/13
                            I stayed at this lovely little house with my husband, 3-year-old daughter, and newborn baby so we could attend a wedding at the nearby Jester King Brewery. It was the perfect location to go back and forth to the wedding events, and the atmosphere made the trip more of a relaxing vacation (even with 2 small kids)! We loved the natural surroundings and saw many families of deer in the mornings. The pool and patio area were also very nice! We hope to be able to come back and visit a few of the nearby wineries in the future.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Jester King Brewery is a great place. Solaro Winery and Texas Hill Country Olive Company are a few miles down on the Fitzhugh Road. Hopefully you'll be able to check them out on your next visit. Thanks for visiting Casa Mora! Playa Mora, right on the beach in Port Aransas , is equally relaxing. Call or email for information on all of these cool places!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Ok place but............

                            Ok place but............

                            • Guest Dissapointed (Central Texas)
                            • Date of stay 08/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                            I was very shocked to see another house less than 75 feet away on the smae property. My wife convinced me it was ok and said they probably wouldn't bother us. First night and first full day were fine other than almost every dish or piece of silverware we pulled out was dirty and needed to be washed. The second night the person living in the first house had the nerve to knock on the door at 9 pm (startling my kids) and telling me the light on the front pourch needed to be turned off because it was shining in his house. I was in a good mood so I decided it wasnt worth the augurment and turned the light off. Septic sprinklers came on twice while we were outside, they needed to add chlorine to tank as the smell was awful and we had to retreat indoors. We did enjoy the pool, it was nice (actually still had cool water at end of august in Texas, which was a plus) and large. if it wasn't for the poolt we would have left the first day.

                            Owner response: This is the first review we have received since we began sharing our property as a vacation rental 5 years ago that was not five stars. We are very saddened that you did not have a positive experience, and will make sure these issues don't occur again. We pride ourselves in ensuring that the house and property are in good condition; and as you may have read, all other guests have attested to that in their reviews. We love our home because it is so quiet and peaceful. The pool and the nature preserve behind us contribute to the tranquility. We own the adjacent house and when we stay at the property we never know if anyone is home given the privacy provided by the metal fence. We apologize for the intrusion from the neighbor who was staying at the house. No future guest will be bothered again We were not made aware that the septic system and dishwasher were needed attention. We always fix whatever problem that is brought to our attention immediately. We wish you would have let us know of your dissatisfaction before the review so that we could have accommodated your needs better.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          ACL Music Festival
                          Oct 3 - Oct 6, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $300
                          $1,700 $4,050

                          Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Formula 1 - 2014
                          Nov 7 - Nov 10, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $350
                          $1,750 $4,050

                          Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $225
                          $1,415 $4,725

                          Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $85
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Weekly rate discount is 10% off the daily rate.

                          Monthly rate discount is 15% off the weekly rate.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Austin Bergstrom (ABIA) at 23 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: We welcome you to Casa Mora. Rachel is a psychotherapist and author and I am a Realtor and have a financial consulting business. I'm a long time Austin resident and native Texan. Rachel is from Montreal and has been enjoying Austin for the last 25 years. We are music and nature lovers.

                          Why the Owner Chose Other Austin Properties:
                          We love the peaceful hill country setting only 20 minutes from our house in central Austin. The Texas Hill County is a beautiful, different world. We discover wineries, lavendar and peach farms, outdoor markets, nature areas and hidden treasures every time we visit.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Our home, only minutes away from downtown Austin, allows you to enjoy the energy of Austin's vibrant music scene and night life; and the quiet solitude of country living. Sitting on the back patio, sipping a glass of wine from a nearby Texas winery(our gift to you),listening to the music of the chimes and watching the multitude of birds is the best way to unwind from life's stressors. We cherish our time here as will you.


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                          Photos

                          • Front of house

                            Front of house

                          • French Doors Open to patio

                            French Doors Open to patio

                          • Private pool

                            Private pool

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • Living room with french doors

                            Living room with french doors

                          • Master with green doors to bath

                            Master with green doors to bath

                          • 2nd bedroom w/ window

                            2nd bedroom w/ window

                          • View from front door.

                            View from front door.

                          • Front garden

                            Front garden

                          • Backyard limestone path to pool

                            Backyard limestone path to pool

                          • Pool and rocks adjacent to nature preserve

                            Pool and rocks adjacent to nature preserve

                          • Kitchen with fridge and stove

                            Kitchen with fridge and stove

                          • Master with windows and spinning wheel

                            Master with windows and spinning wheel

                          • Master Bath (tiled shower not shown

                            Master Bath (tiled shower not shown

                          • Bedroom/Office (sleeper sofa not shown)

                            Bedroom/Office (sleeper sofa not shown)

                          • Backyard with grill

                            Backyard with grill

                          VRBO #188252

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014

                          $225 - $350 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 04/13/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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