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Texas Hill Country Retreat

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

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Last updated: 08/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • 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

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Considered:

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

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

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    flat screen tv located upstairs...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beautiful bedspreads, blankets and throws...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    check with us about this...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice Maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

    Grey Rock is aproximately 4 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

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

 

Reviews

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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)

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 08/15/2015
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Location

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

Car: Necessary

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.

 

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

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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.

VRBO #312721

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Date last modified - Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/15/2015
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