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Turtle Crow Hill Country Retreat sits on 5 wooded acres with magnificent views!

Turtle Crow Hill Country Retreat sits on 5 wooded acres with magnificent views! Entrance to the long winding driveway to the house Glorious hill country views mosaic backsplash kitchen- now with 5 wrap around barstools Custon mosaic kitchen backsplash detail large open living area with limestone fireplace Comfortable living room seating Natural limestone mosaic wood burning fireplace Spacious master king bedroom- downstairs 2 half baths connected by a mosaic tub/shower- downstairs 4th Sun Porch bedroom with 2 twins- downstairs 2nd master with king bed- upstairs Large full bath with tub/shower- upstairs Bunk Room with 4 twins TV and games upstairs. Refreshing 20 x 40 above ground lap pool- only 3 1/2 feet deep! Front porch willow furniture seats 6 overlooking hill country. Back porch seats 4 plus extra seating for 4 more overlooks oak tree woods.

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Only 25 minutes to DT Austin and 30 minutes from the Austin airport, this serene Texas Hill Country getaway (approx 2200 sq ft) is situated on 5 acres with gorgeous views. Two artist sisters completed the house in 2006 for family gatherings, events and art retreats; creativity and comfort abound! Travertine counter tops/tub surrounds, stained concrete floors, 3 carpeted bedrooms, mosaic kitchen and bathroom details. Living room features a gorgeous natural limestone mosaic fireplace, vibrant colors and high beamed ceilings. Comfortable beds, fully appointed kitchen and large porches front and back- perfect for soaking up nature, stargazing, enjoying the wildlife, fireworks, dining outdoors and the ever present breeze.

Nearby the possibilities are endless; art and history museums, Wildflower Center (10 min), University of Texas and the music scene; Austin City Limits (20 min), Old Settlers Music Festival (10 min), South by Southwest (10 min.). Enjoy zip line tours, horseback riding and Austin's amazing Lady Bird, Austin and Travis Lakes. Salt Lick BBQ and the Nutty Brown outdoor music venue are just down the road. Find the artsy town of Wimberly, Hamilton Pond, wineries and outlet shopping nearby. Day trips: Fredericksburg, San Antonio and tubing on the Brazos River in Gruene. But once you are here you may just decide to stay close by, read a good book, swim in the large lap pool, or hike this beautiful area. It's the perfect place for restoring and relaxing!


Keywords: 2 story country house, cottage, retreat, art retreats, outdoor shower, music festivals, lakes, horseback riding, artist built, wedding, The Wizard Academy, sleeps 10

Property Type

  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Tree swing suspended from a giant old oak. Pool is fun for kids! However, pool gate remains locked unless adult is present....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Contact owner with number and size of pets for consideration. If approved pet deposit will be required....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            High fire area. No smoking in house. Cigarettes to be discarded safely. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Contact Owner...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            downstairs/tub shower shared with 2nd connected half bath...moreless

          • Upstairs Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

            shares the tub/shower with the connecting half bath...moreless

          • Towels are furnished There is also an outside back porch shower for nature lovers!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Blender, coffee maker, toaster oven, Travertine tile/galvanize metal counter tops with mosaic backsplash...moreless

          • Dining:

            2 round tables each seating 4. Additional table seats 2. 5 bar stools at the wrap around bar....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic spices, etc...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Ice Maker...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Stove
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            A winding driveway leads to the house with parking for 8 vehicles. ...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Magnificent limestone fireplace reaches up to the vaulted ceiling ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Beautiful bedspreads, blankets and throws...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for four cars near the house....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            check with us about this...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air...moreless

          • Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Delicious Drinking Water! House features a rain water collection system with a state of the art ultraviolet water filtration system. Double Seat Swing. Tree swing suspended from a great old oak tree. Delightful Seasonal Stream Hiking in Woods Neighborhood quiet hours after 10:00pm....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                flat screen tv located upstairs...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Video Library

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        21'X41' above ground Lap Pool - only 4' deep with small deck. Pool closed November- March...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) 10' wide porches spanning the length of the house, front and back with ceiling fans, furnished with comfortable seating....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Swings: Tree swing and 2 person glider swing, Hammock...moreless

                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Wood Deck

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View
                      • Rural

                      Car

                          • Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Hiking
                          • Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • Kayaking
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Sailing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Zoo
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Museums
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Arboretum
                          • Cinemas
                          • Churches
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Shopping
                          • Medical Services
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Walking
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Antiquing
                          • Bird Watching

                          Other Activities

                              • The home is 15 minutes from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Preserve and the Veloway, 15 minutes to winery, 30 minutes to artsy Wimberly, 25 minutes to Lady Bird Lake, 30 minutes to Lake Austin, and 45 minutes toLake Travis where many water activities are available....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Nice Stay in the Country

                                Nice Stay in the Country

                                • Guest Jessica P.
                                • Date of stay 05/13/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/24/12
                                My extended family of 10 stayed at Turtle Crow for a week in May. The house was just as shown online and provided plenty of room for all of us. The inside of the house was clean and had everything we needed. Some complained about there not being a TV in the living room (there is one upstairs), but I enjoy keeping away from the TV while on vacation. It should be noted that this house is really in the country. It is not far from anything and is not close to anything either, with the exception of Saltlick BBQ. There are country sized bugs outside including humongous grasshoppers and even a scorpion...very scary for a city girl. My only real complaint is that the pool was unusable during our stay. We were told by a neighbour that this was because a lot of rain had fallen that week. With that said, we would defintiely stay at Turtle Crow again. It was a nice country getaway and a great place to stay with a large family.

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                              • Excellent Hill Country Property

                                Excellent Hill Country Property

                                • Guest Elyse L.
                                • Date of stay 09/01/11
                                • Review Submitted 10/11/11
                                Our family rented Turtle Crow as lodging for the immediate family over the extended weekend of our daughter's wedding which was held in Buda, Texas. The property was absolutely excellent as was all communication with the owners . There is no comparison in lodging in a real home versus several days in a boring and impersonal hotel room. The furnishings, bedding, kitchen amenities and art all provided an uplifting and comfortable respite from an otherwise hectic schedule over the 4-day period. The pool was a bonus feature which was much appreciated at the end of the long summer of heat and drought. The views from the front porch are actually better than a photo can do justice. We would, indeed, recommend the property to friends and family and will definitely plan another stay in the near future and for certain next year, as our son and his fiance are now planning their wedding for October 2012 at Chapel Dulcinea just up the road from Turtle Crow. Hope we can visit there even sooner than that ! Thanks again to the owners for their hospitality, good taste and judgment in creating such a welcoming property. (Dale Family, Tomball, Texas)

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                              • Great Texas Experience!!

                                Great Texas Experience!!

                                • Guest Amy (Westfield, Indiana)
                                • Date of stay 06/27/11
                                • Review Submitted 07/05/11
                                Turtle Crow was a perfect spot for our family of six to stay during our Austin vacation. The house is beautiful, spacious and had everything we needed for our stay. The owners were so easy to work with and always responded very quickly to any question I had. Our family would definitely stay at Turtle Crow again during our next visit to Austin.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

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                              • Fabulous location, beautiful home from home!

                                Fabulous location, beautiful home from home!

                                • Guest Lucy (Lewisville, TX and UK!)
                                • Date of stay 05/19/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/26/11
                                We spent a wonderful few days in this uniquely decorated home. It was beautifully clean and comfortable - with all we needed (even a tea pot and strainer which is high on the list for we Brits!). Elaine and Pamela were great at communicating with us and very accomodating in allowing us a last minute let. We loved the peaceful location - great wildlife, beautiful views and yet easy access to Austin and a straight run to Fredericksberg. It was lovely to see so many local vineyards and to try the infamous Saltlick barbecue - delicious!! The pool was a great asset for the children. In the words of our 3 year old as it dawned on her that we were leaving - I want to live here for ever and ever! Thank you - we will be recommending Turtle Crow to our friends and hope to return!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                              • Perfect for Women's Book Club Retreat

                                Perfect for Women's Book Club Retreat

                                • Guest BBB (Houston, TX)
                                • Date of stay 05/13/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/24/11
                                We had seven women descend on Turtle Crow for a Book Club Retreat May 13-15, 2011. The property was just beautiful and the weather could not have been better. Turtle Crow sits up on a hill, so there was always a breeze. We sat on the porch both evenings and had to wrap up in blankets. Just lovely. We were concerned at first that it would be far away from Austin, and while it is definitely a secluded place for a true retreat, three of us drove into Austin on Saturday to attend a book reading, have a drink at the Driskell Hotel and eat lunch at the fabulous "food trailers" on S. Congress Avenue. The shops on S. Congress are funky fun, too! The other four ladies chose to drive to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower park and take in all the natural beauty of the area. Then they visited the nearby Hindu Ashram (I can't recall the name of it). They are already suggesting another retreat at the Ashram! The house itself was great - very eclectic. Everyone had their own bed and it was no problem sharing the 2.5 baths. The kitchen was well stocked with the usual pots, pans, etc., and place settings for eight. We cooked four meals over the weekend and lacked for nothing. It is a place to go when you just need to get away, or a peaceful place to start from, if you want to venture out into Austin and the surrounding area. We highly recommend it.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                              • Beautiful weekend retreat home outside Austin

                                Beautiful weekend retreat home outside Austin

                                • Guest QueenChristine (New Orleans, LA)
                                • Date of stay 03/11/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/24/11
                                My girlfriends and I (10 total... slept very comfortably! 6 twin beds, 1 queen, 1 king) came here for a fun weekend retreat. The house is beautifully decorated and amply stocked with everything you'll need, except food. Close to hiking trails and kayaking, close enough to Austin for a night out, but far enough away that you're away from all the people. The kitchen is full of everything if you want to cook, two full bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, plenty of towels and sheets too. I highly recommend Turtle Crow!

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

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                                • Guest Ed and Jody
                                • Date of stay 11/30/09
                                • Review Submitted 11/30/10
                                We had such a beautiful wedding reception here after the wedding renewal at Chapel Dulcinea down the street. It was festive and beautiful with a catered BBQ by the Salt Lick just down the highway!

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                              $375/night,7th night free with 6night rental except SXSW($450nt)&Formula1($550nt)
                              Please contact us for weekly or monthly rates
                              $125 cleaning fee, 6% tax
                              security deposit $500 reg,$1000 F1 and SXSW due 5 days after booking
                              -refunded if house and property are left as found except for normal cleaning
                              50% of total due 45 days before arrival/100% due for F1& SWSX & no refund
                              total due 14 days before arrival-no refund
                              2nt min/3nt min for holidays/special events.5days for SXSW(Mar)and F1(Nov)
                              

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                              Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Motorway: Hwy 45 at 4 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Grey Rock at 5 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Salt Lick BBQ at 3 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About the owner: As artist sisters we have always dreamed about having a place to get away and 'create'. In addition, we grew up in Texas having had a family retreat so we thought it would be nice for other families to have one as well. We started our search for the perfect place, soon realizing that to get exactly what we wanted we would need to have it built. This beautiful hilltop surrounded by 5 acres was just what we had envisioned so we started drawing the house plans. Most of the details, the concrete stained floors, the mosaic backsplash and all the decorating were completed by the two of us. We had so much fun with the process and now would like to share it with you!

                              Why the Owner Chose Other Austin Properties:
                              As sisters who live a thousand miles apart, we wanted a convenient place for our extended families to gather and for us to hold art and scrap booking retreats. It's close enough to town but you would never know that once you are settled in, surrounded by beautiful live oaks and watching the deer wander through the 5 acres. We have celebrated weddings, showers, birthdays and holidays here with friends and family creating wonderful memories. We recommend that you do the same!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Driving up the hill on the long winding driveway you just feel a sense of relaxation surrounding you. Whether it is a beautiful clear day, a driving rainstorm or a star and moon filled sky, it is magic to sit on the front covered porch and enjoy the view. After a nice long walk it is so refreshing to swim laps in the 40' pool. Crank up the music and be creative, whether that means doing artwork, writing or cooking. Play games, read or watch a movie - all the fun activities that are forgotten at home where the chores seem to constantly call us!


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                              Speaks: english
                               

                              Photos

                              • Turtle Crow Hill Country Retreat sits on 5 wooded acres with magnificent views!

                                Turtle Crow Hill Country Retreat sits on 5 wooded acres with magnificent views!

                              • Glorious hill country views

                                Glorious hill country views

                              • Custon mosaic kitchen backsplash detail

                                Custon mosaic kitchen backsplash detail

                              • Comfortable living room seating

                                Comfortable living room seating

                              • Spacious master king bedroom- downstairs

                                Spacious master king bedroom- downstairs

                              • 4th Sun Porch bedroom with 2 twins- downstairs

                                4th Sun Porch bedroom with 2 twins- downstairs

                              • Large full bath with tub/shower- upstairs

                                Large full bath with tub/shower- upstairs

                              • Refreshing 20 x 40 above ground lap pool- only 3 1/2 feet deep!

                                Refreshing 20 x 40 above ground lap pool- only 3 1/2 feet deep!

                              • Back porch seats 4 plus extra seating for 4 more overlooks oak tree woods.

                                Back porch seats 4 plus extra seating for 4 more overlooks oak tree woods.

                              • Entrance to the long winding driveway to the house

                                Entrance to the long winding driveway to the house

                              • mosaic backsplash kitchen- now with 5 wrap around barstools

                                mosaic backsplash kitchen- now with 5 wrap around barstools

                              • large open living area with limestone fireplace

                                large open living area with limestone fireplace

                              • Natural limestone mosaic wood burning fireplace

                                Natural limestone mosaic wood burning fireplace

                              • 2 half baths connected by a mosaic tub/shower- downstairs

                                2 half baths connected by a mosaic tub/shower- downstairs

                              • 2nd master with king bed- upstairs

                                2nd master with king bed- upstairs

                              • Bunk Room with 4 twins TV and games upstairs.

                                Bunk Room with 4 twins TV and games upstairs.

                              • Front porch willow furniture seats 6 overlooking hill country.

                                Front porch willow furniture seats 6 overlooking hill country.

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