Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

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

You sent a message to this owner.

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

Calendar

Last updated: 07/08/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dripping Springs house 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • 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
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • 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

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet

            ...moreless

          • 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

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Television:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Water Parks
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • River
                  • Rural
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 20 people

                          General

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

                          Kitchen

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

                          Outside

                          • Tennis Court
                          • Barbecue
                          • Terrace
                          • Balcony
                          • Kayak / Canoe
                          • Canoe
                          • Boat
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Yard
                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Deck Furniture
                          • Porch Furniture
                          • Water Sports Gear
                          • Fully Fenced Property
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Boat With Paddles
                          • Pedal Boat
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Boat Dock
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Patio
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Gazebo:

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

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lanai / Gazebo

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard

                          Pool / Spa

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

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 5
                          from 26 traveler reviews
                          Loading...
                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak Season 2014
                          May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $2,200
                          $8,400

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

                          Labor Day Weekend 2014
                          Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          $7,500
                          flat fee
                          Formula One 2014
                          Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014
                          4 night min stay

                          $8,800
                          flat fee
                          Peak Season 2015
                          May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                          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 and Rental Conditions:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                          • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Cleaning Fee $500 + tax
                          • 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.

                          Please email for quotes.

                          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.


                          This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
                          Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.


                          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                           

                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/08/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          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

                          Links to more information:

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

                          Loading...
                          1 of 29
                           

                          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

                          $1,500 - $2,400 per night (USD)
                          26

                          8 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 20

                          View calendar: Updated 07/08/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
                          Dates are unavailable
                          Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                          This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                          Get an instant quote
                          Owner
                          Email owner

                          +1 5123288744

                          Speaks: english
                          This owner accepts HomeAway Payments. Always use this free service to protect your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private.
                          Add vacation protection services to your booking

                          Three services to protect your trip:

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                          Get it now