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Texas Hill Country Getaway: Access to Arts, Museums & Wineries

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East patio w/charcoal grill and 6-person picnic table under porch

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Last updated: 01/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Johnson City house description

This beautiful home is located in the Texas Hill Country on 62 acres of wooded land, with a spring fed creek and two large ponds (3 acres & 2 acres).

Come ready to relax in this peaceful environment and enjoy the view from the 2nd story deck while the sun sets over the hills and the deer come out to feed.

The newly built upstairs portion of this house features 2-Bedrooms, 2-bathroom, a sleeping loft, living area, dining table and kitchenette. The bamboo flooring and natural wood trim provide the entire living space with a modern Hill Country style.
Bedrooms:
There are queen size beds in each room along with a closet and dresser for your clothes and personal items.
Bathroom:
Travertine tile w/pedestal sink and shower. 2nd bathroom available downstairs via the garage access.
The Loft:
Has a queen size inflatable mattress. This is a great area for the kids (access via wooden ladder) because they have their own private space with a wonderful view.
Living Area:
Couch and chair w/ottoman, TV with DVD player and a spotting scope for watching the wildlife.
Kitchenette:
Has a microwave and mini-fridge. It is stocked with a complete set of eating utensil, glasses, bowls, plates, etc. We also provide an electric skillet, a toaster oven, coffee maker and an electric hot water pot.-Complementary tea and coffee are included.
There is an R/O filtered water faucet and the house is supplied via a spring fed well and is treated with a water softner.
Breezeway: Downstairs
Accessed via the front door entrance. It contains a large wooden dining room table (seating for six) and provides one of the two entry points to the second story apartment via a metal spiral staircase. The walls are made of rugged hand-cut white limestone rock giving it a distinct Hill Country character.

In addition, --On-site laundry facilities (High efficiency washer & dryer) are available, 2nd full bathroom downstairs.
Optional access to a full kitchen, living room and the master bathroom (all located downstairs) can be made available for an additional fee.-Please inquire w/owner.

A one hour drive from Austin and San Antonio, this house is located 7 miles from Johnson City and 27 miles from Fredericksburg with easy access to the LBJ ranch & National Historic Park, the National Museum of the Pacific War and numerous art galleries. It provides a unique getaway destination to enjoy the great outdoors while having access to Texas culture, arts, wineries and excellent local restaurants.

Hill Country Attractions: Fredericksburg, Texas
Originally settled by German immigrants in the 1840's, Fredericksburg is a charming town that has retained much of it's old world character from the architecture to authentic food. It is also the home town of Admiral Chester Nimitz and the National Museum of the Pacific War.

Benini Art Gallery and Sculpture Ranch:
Visit our 'next door' neighbor's unique artwork housed within his beautiful private gallery. Also, witness the diverse collection of large scale outdoor sculptures on the 140 acre property. Open to the public on the weekends from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Visit the LBJ historic sites located nearby:
1. Stonewall, Tx: Home of the 'Texas White House' where Lyndon Baines Johnson (36th President of the United States) ran the his presidency when he wasn't in Washington DC. LBJ and Ladybird are both buried in the family cemetery on the property.
2. Johnson City: The LBJ National Historic Park and his boyhood home are both located in Johnson City
Enchanted Rock and State Park: Hike and camp in the shadow of this huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Located just a little over an hour away.

Luckenbach, Texas: Made famous by Waylon Jennings country song. Only 25 minutes away

Texas Hill Country Wineries:
There are now over 40 Wineries located within the Texas Hill Country region. Most of these are within 30 minutes to an hour withing our house..Visit the Texas wine trail website for more information.

Keywords: house, modern amenities, acreage, rural, family friendly, swimming

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Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Bathroom 2

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              • Access to 2 full bathrooms. With an optional 3rd bathroom when renting the downstairs main kiitchen and living room....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Radio
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Waterfront:

                Access to two ponds for swimming on the property...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                4- person dining table upstairs and 6-person dining room table in the downstairs breezeway. 6-person dining table located outside on east patio....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air and heat...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                High Efficiency Dryer...moreless

              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace:

                Outside-Metal Fire pit w/available oak firewood...moreless

              • Firewood
              • Garage:

                Available for loading or unloading only....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central Air and heat...moreless

              • Internet:

                Available upon request....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                With extra linens in the bedroom closets...moreless

              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mobile Phone
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Outside parking...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels, washrags and hand towels are provided. Extra towels and washrags in bathroom and bedroom closets...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                High Efficiency Washer...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Located upstair in the kitchenette...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully equipped in both upstaris kitchenette and downstairs main kitchen....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully equipped in both upstaris kitchenette and downstairs main kitchen....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Available in the downstairs main kitchen...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                A fully equipped Kitchen (located downstairs) can be made available for an additional $150 fee....moreless

              • Kitchenette
              • Microwave:

                Microwave in upstairs kitchenette and downstairs main kitchen....moreless

              • Mini Refrigerator
              • Oven:

                Propane gas oven in main kitchen located downstairs...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                various types of coffee and tea with sugar and creamer available....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Mini-Refrigerator-upstairs in the Kitchenette. Full size refrigerator located in downstairs main-kitchen....moreless

              • Stove:

                Propane gas stove in main kitchen located downstairs...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Located in upstairs kitchenette and downstairs main kitchen....moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                2nd story covered Deck/Balcony....moreless

              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                1st floor covered Patio on the east side of the house.w/picnic table seating for 6....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal Grill located on east patio....moreless

              • Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $175
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,050 $4,286
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $60 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 8.5%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 01/26/2015
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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Austin Bergstom &San Antonio International Airport
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Johnson City
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Austin, Tx
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 290
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Johnson City

                  Car: Necessary

                  Benini Art Gallery and Sculpture ranch is located on 140 acres next 'door' to our property (within walking distance).

                  Visit the LBJ National Historic Park and boyhood home in Johnson City (10 minute away)..

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: We bought this house in January of 2007 and spent 2 1/2 years remodeling it.We also implemented a strategic conservation measures on the 62 acre property by removing cedar, planting natural grasses and implementing erosion control. In addition, we spent 6 months building a 3 acre pond that had been originally created in the 1960's by LBJ when he owned this property.

                  Why the Owner Chose Johnson City:
                  This is our shared family home. It is a place where we can teach our children to respect and enjoy the beauty that mother nature has provided us. And just as important, we can teach them to be good stewards of the land as it will be here long after we are gone.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  You can relax in the confines of a modern hill country home, then step outside to connect with the sights, sounds and beauty of the great outdoors (on 62 acres). Relax and reflect by one of the two ponds then enjoy a picnic lunch on the the deck. Don't forget to visit the famous Benini Art Gallery and Sculpture ranch (our next door neighbors).


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french

                   

                  Photos

                  • East patio w/charcoal grill and 6-person picnic table under porch

                    East patio w/charcoal grill and 6-person picnic table under porch

                  • View of the house looking to the west

                    View of the house looking to the west

                  • Upstairs living room view #1 (ladder to loft on the left)

                    Upstairs living room view #1 (ladder to loft on the left)

                  • Upstairs east bedroom w/queen size bed.

                    Upstairs east bedroom w/queen size bed.

                  • Upstairs Loft w/queen size inflatable bed.

                    Upstairs Loft w/queen size inflatable bed.

                  • Upstairs view #2 from Loft

                    Upstairs view #2 from Loft

                  • Upstairs/2nd story deck

                    Upstairs/2nd story deck

                  • Downstairs main kitchen (optional access). Discuss w/owner

                    Downstairs main kitchen (optional access). Discuss w/owner

                  • Downstairs main bathroom (optional access). Contact owner

                    Downstairs main bathroom (optional access). Contact owner

                  • View#2 of main pond

                    View#2 of main pond

                  • Deck by main pond w/bench seating and picnic table

                    Deck by main pond w/bench seating and picnic table

                  • View from 2nd story deck to the deer feeder

                    View from 2nd story deck to the deer feeder

                  • View from the backyard ( from north west)

                    View from the backyard ( from north west)

                  • View of the house from the front (south-main entry)

                    View of the house from the front (south-main entry)

                  • Upstairs living room view #2 w/Kitchenette

                    Upstairs living room view #2 w/Kitchenette

                  • Upstairs west bedroom w/queen size bed.

                    Upstairs west bedroom w/queen size bed.

                  • Upstairs view#1 from Loft:

                    Upstairs view#1 from Loft:

                  • Loft view looking to outside windows

                    Loft view looking to outside windows

                  • Downstairs entryway/breezeway w/spiral staircase to 2nd floor

                    Downstairs entryway/breezeway w/spiral staircase to 2nd floor

                  • Downstairs living room (optional access). Discuss w/owner

                    Downstairs living room (optional access). Discuss w/owner

                  • View #1 of main pond (3 surface acres when full). Total property 62 acres.

                    View #1 of main pond (3 surface acres when full). Total property 62 acres.

                  • View #3 of the main pond

                    View #3 of the main pond

                  • 2nd Pond (2 surface acres when full)

                    2nd Pond (2 surface acres when full)

                  • View of creek flowing toward the ponds

                    View of creek flowing toward the ponds

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, January 29, 2015

                  $150 - $175 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  • Sleeps
                    8
                  • Bedrooms
                    2
                  • Bathrooms
                    2
                  • Property type
                    House
                  • Reviews
                    18
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Response time: Within a few hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/26/2015
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