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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: 07/20/2014
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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

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

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

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 10 people

          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

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

          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

              • Games
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • 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

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Porch / Veranda

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Away From It All

                      Location & View

                      • Rural
                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

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

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 6 traveler 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.


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/20/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      Location

                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 45
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Grey Rock
                      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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                      • 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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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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