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Hill Country Ranch Retreat with Creek, Pool, Hot Tub, Pavilion & Tennis Court

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View from hilltop of house, pavilion & pool, tennis court, & creek

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beautiful secluded ranch retreat with lodge and a guest house. The lodge includes 6 bedrooms, 1 on 1st floor, 3 on 2nd floor, 2 on 3rd floor. 4 kings, 1 queen, 2 twins, 1 fold-out sofa and 4 baths and 1 half bath. Guest house has 2 bedrooms, including 1 queen, 2 sets of bunks. Sleeps 18 in beds or 20 (including a sleeper sofa in the living room). Other sofas and pads are available. Max # in party is 20 adults or 30 people (with children). Both houses have fireplaces. There are 325 acres for hiking and exploring. Play tennis on the lighted courts, swim in the swimming pool, kayak in the creek, or relax in the jacuzzi/ hot tub. The property is ideal for bird watching and wildlife viewing. Enjoy a covered outdoor pavilion with fireplace -- an excellent spot for grilling and entertaining. This is a wonderful place for gatherings of family and/or friends. Just relax on one of the wraparound covered porches on either the first or second level and enjoy the hill country scenery.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    1st floor master bedroom with bath is generally accessible to handicapped persons, although not ADA compliant. Bath has grab bars and walk in shower....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

    Set of bunk beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 4 twin/ single

    2 Sets of bunk beds...moreless

  • Lodge has 6 bedrooms, 1 on 1st floor, 3 on 2nd floor, 2 on 3rd floor. Four bedrooms have 1 king-size bed; 1 bedroom has 1 queen-size bed, 1 bedroom has twin beds. There is a sleeper sofa in the downstairs living room. The lodge sleeps 12 total. The guest house has 2 bedrooms - sleeping 6 total. One bedroom has a queen-size bed; one bedroom has 2 sets of bunks. Lodge 1st floor master bedroom with private bath is generally accessible to handicapped persons, although not ADA compliant. Bath has grab bars and walk in shower....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 6: toilet

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  • Lodge 1st floor master bedroom with private bath is generally accessible to handicapped persons, although not ADA compliant. Bath has grab bars and walk in shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lodge family room has 70' flat screen LED HD TV, Direct TV with DVR, and Blu Ray/ DVD player....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    70' Flat Screen LED HD TV; Direct TV with DVR; Blu Ray/ DVD player...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    70' Flat Screen LED HD TV; Direct TV with DVR; Blu Ray/ DVD player...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo:

    covered pavilion with fireplace near pool/ hot tub...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2015
May 22 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$2,400
$9,000
July 4th Week 2015
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2015
7 night min stay

$10,000
Peak Season 2015
Jul 9 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$2,400
$9,000
Holidays 2015
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,400
$9,000
Spring Break 2016
Mar 4 - Mar 20, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,400
$9,000
Easter Weekend 2016
Mar 25 - Mar 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,400
Peak Season 2016
May 27 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,400
$9,000
July 4th Week 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$10,000
Peak Season 2016
Jul 9 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,400
$9,000
Holidays 2016
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,400
$9,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500
$6,300

Rates are based on 18 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $500 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Admin fee - TBD $0
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The nightly rental rate for any stay over the 3-night minimum is $450 per night.

Please disregard the auto-quote for stays of 4, 5, or 6 nights, as Homeaway's system does not work properly for these length stays.

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The 10% "Tax" figure actually includes a 6% tax and a 4% administrative fee.

Rates are for Lodge AND Guest House. They cannot be rented individually.


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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

Texas Hill Country

Other Activities: Bird watching, wildlife viewing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Paul was born and raised in Austin and has lived there all his life with the exception of one year in Brazil and 4 ½ years at Texas A&M University in College Station. In addition to a B.B.A. from Texas A&M in Business Analysis, he holds a M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, with specialization in real estate and finance. Immediately after graduation from UT in 1989, Paul started a consulting business, which has evolved into a commercial real estate firm now known as Hudson Properties, Inc. Paul is a licensed real estate broker in Texas. He is a member of the Austin Board of Realtors, the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and the Commercial Brokers Association. Paul is very active in the community where he has served in various capacities including President of the Westlake Rotary Club, Chairman of the Westlake Rotary Club Foundation, and President of the Capital City Toastmasters. He is also a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Class of 2003. Paul is active in the life of the United Methodist Church. He has served in many leadership roles at First United Methodist Church of Austin, including Lay Leader, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Property Committee and Co-Chair of a capital fundraising campaign. He is currently a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, where he has served on the Board of Trustees, Staff Parish Relations Committee, and as President of the Companions Sunday School Class. In addition to his work, community service and church responsibilities, Paul enjoys playing the guitar, singing, songwriting, and many outdoor activities including coaching volleyball and soccer, boating, fishing, snow skiing, hiking, and generally spending quality time with his wife and three children.

Why the Owner Chose Dripping Springs:
Close proximity to Austin, outstanding live water (creek), dramatic elevation changes, beautiful houses, lovely pool and hot spa, lighted tennis/basketball court and other amenities. Paul says, 'when we first previewed the property, it was mostly just for fun because it was too expensive and too 'fancy' for us, but when we walked through the place, crossed the flowing creek and drove up to the overlook on the hill, it took our breath away. We then partnered with our family and found a way to buy it. We are so glad we did!'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unparalleled natural beauty, comfortable accommodations, a multitude of things to do for both children and adults, and quick convenience to Austin and San Antonio!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View from hilltop of house, pavilion & pool, tennis court, & creek

    View from hilltop of house, pavilion & pool, tennis court, & creek

  • Creek in June 2012 with kayaks off concrete landing at back of main house

    Creek in June 2012 with kayaks off concrete landing at back of main house

  • View of pool and pavilion from porch

    View of pool and pavilion from porch

  • Natural stone pool and hot tub

    Natural stone pool and hot tub

  • Spacious living room in the lodge

    Spacious living room in the lodge

  • Dining Room of the lodge

    Dining Room of the lodge

  • Main house - 1st floor main bath vanity with large tub across from the mirror

    Main house - 1st floor main bath vanity with large tub across from the mirror

  • Master bedroom in lodge

    Master bedroom in lodge

  • 2nd floor bedroom in main house with king-size bed with shared connecting bath

    2nd floor bedroom in main house with king-size bed with shared connecting bath

  • 3rd floor bedroom in main house with day bed and trundle tucked away underneath

    3rd floor bedroom in main house with day bed and trundle tucked away underneath

  • Tennis court, pavilion & back of lodge

    Tennis court, pavilion & back of lodge

  • Guest house bedroom with queen-size bed

    Guest house bedroom with queen-size bed

  • Front of main house with wrap-around porches & 1st floor master bedroom at right

    Front of main house with wrap-around porches & 1st floor master bedroom at right

  • View from upper porch overlooking pool and creek

    View from upper porch overlooking pool and creek

  • Pavillion, pool and fireplace

    Pavillion, pool and fireplace

  • Kayaking in the creek - spring 2013

    Kayaking in the creek - spring 2013

  • 70" flat screen LED HD TV; Direct TV DVR, and Blu Ray DVD player in family room

    70" flat screen LED HD TV; Direct TV DVR, and Blu Ray DVD player in family room

  • Main house 1st floor master bdrm sitting area with king-size bed & private patio

    Main house 1st floor master bdrm sitting area with king-size bed & private patio

  • Main House - 1st floor master bath shower

    Main House - 1st floor master bath shower

  • Guest bedroom in lodge

    Guest bedroom in lodge

  • Guest bedroom in lodge

    Guest bedroom in lodge

  • 3rd floor bathroom in main house

    3rd floor bathroom in main house

  • Guest house family room, stone fireplace, and kitchen

    Guest house family room, stone fireplace, and kitchen

  • Guest house - 2nd bedroom bunk beds

    Guest house - 2nd bedroom bunk beds

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  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    5.5
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/23/2015
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