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Last updated: 06/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. As you leave the hustle and bustle of Austin you will literally feel your stress and cares melt away as you drive down the country lane to the house. Watch the horses and goats as they graze in the top pasture, watch the bird activity from the beautiful outdoor seating area with hill country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river.

Deep in the heart of Texas, this was the art studio for famed TX landscape artist, C. P. Montague and was designed around centuries old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock picked up at the river on the property.

Georgetown is only a 10 minute drive away and you can stroll around one of the most beautiful town squares in Texas, eat in one of the many fine restaurants we have been blessed with, or attend one of the many festivals held on the square throughout the year.

Pick up a brochure from the Visitor's Center on the square and go on a self-guided walking tour of the historic home and business section of Georgetown and see many beautifully restored Victorian homes and read the stories behind them.

Austin is a 30 minute drive away, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds staying at Scurlock Farms.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 497 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have guests that are highly allergic to smoke. If this rule is violated, there will be a $200 cleaning fee....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No bedding for children....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only please due to severe cat allergies of some family members and guests. Please speak with owner first....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Room 1

    ...moreless

  • Very comfortable queen with crisp linens.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Air conditioning, heat, CD player/radio, boardgames, playing cards, books, magazines, coffee maker, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, muffins, and fresh fruit provided; hair dryer, iron and ironing board, bedside reading lamp, outdoor seating/dining area with chimenea and Weber grill, rocking chairs and bench overlooking river bottom...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television:

    HDTV with local channels...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • River:

    1+ miles of the San Gabriel River forms our Northern property line...moreless

  • Rural:

    Enjoy the quiet and feel your stress melt away as you see the horses and baby goats across the fence, deer at the bottom of the bluff, the hawks and many hummingbirds, or hear the owls calling at dusk...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The farm property is on 172 acres and has 1+ mile of San Gabriel River frontage. The river itself is not visible from the studio, but can be reached by walking about 1 1/2 blocks....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Racquetball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    New a/c and heat pump...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    High speed Internet provided through Ethernet cable or WiFi. Please bring your own computer....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump with heating and air conditioning...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Spa quality towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable living area in front of wall of windows...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of luxury towels...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Provided through Cisco router with wireless N. Backward compatible to B or G...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    A firebox insert sits in the fireplace in this gorgeous wall of hand laid rock. Enjoy the fire with the door left open, or through the glass door. The fireplace will heat the entire studio, but a heat pump is also in The Studio....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cookware, dishes, glasses, silver and utensils provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, utensils, provided....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    New refrigerator with top freezer, new 4 burner electric range and oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Oven in stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, some sugar and flour, coffee, hot teas...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New with upper freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 ring electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    We have created a perfect seating/dining area under the sprawling oaks on the edge of the bluff. With a crushed red granite base and comfortable wrought iron table and chairs, it is a perfect outdoor living area. Rocking chairs are on one side of the hundreds-year old oaks, looking down the bluff. On the other side are the table and chairs, along with a chimenea and a Weber charcoal grill. The birds enjoy the sunflower and thistle seed kept out for them year round and we are enjoying the many hummers and goldfinches feeding at this time of the year....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Aug 25 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$148
$888 $2,664
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$148
$888 $2,664
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $35
  • Cleaning fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$137 nt

$137 night

1 free night with a 7 night stay

Weekly Rate:$822.00 (pay for only 6 nights)

Free week with a 4 week stay $2466 month

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Last updated: 06/20/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergrstrom International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Snuffies
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Southwestern University
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 29 or FM 1660
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chilis, Monument, Wildfire, Dos Salsa

Car: Necessary

The Studio is on a working farm with 1+ miles of river frontage, with lots of hiking, fossils, fishing and great birding opportunities. The farm was a camp ground for Tonkawa Indians so many arrowheads have been found. Within minutes of many golf courses, Lake Georgetown, and miles of hiking trails in Georgetown and around the lake. Georgetown has excellent theater production at The Palace Theatre, InnerSpace Caverns, Blue Hole swimming/hiking area just off the downtown square, two local wineries with tours and tastings. Only 12 minutes from Southwestern University and 15 minutes from Round Rock Premium Outlets. We are only 30 minutes from Austin with its music festivals, UT, and 6th Street activities.

Other Activities: Pick up pecans, hunt the hillsides for arrowheads, birding, walk to the San Gabriel river, 1/2 mile of San Gabriel River frontage on the property.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: Owners are the family of renowned Texas landscape artist C.P. Montague. The Studio has been lovingly restored to preserve her legacy. See the rock ledge by the front door with the black lettered sign for The Palette Pad, the artist's name for her work area. We also live on the farm, about 1/3 mile down the country lane. We have raised our family here, and our grandchildren have been raised on the farm. We absolutely love it and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy this piece of earth. We look forward to sharing it with our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Georgetown:
Dan has retired and I am seriously thinking about retirement. We own a small business providing required continuting education for insurance agents in TX. It is basically a business I can run by telephone and the post office, so it is great to office at home. I am also still involved with an insurance company and do company training for them, so that does involve some occasional travel. Luckily my son and his family also live on the farm so they are able to care for and watch out for things when we are gone. I grew up on a farm in Rockdale TX and could not wait to get away from the farm when I graduated. Dan was raised in town. When my parents offered all of their children a home spot on the farm, Dan and I were the only ones that took them up on it. By then, I couldn't wait to get out of Austin and back to a farm! Dan's Mom was concerned about him living in the country, as he never had, but he has become a true country boy. David is his right-hand man and they enjoy doing farm chores together. The past couple of years have really been interesting. In April, 2009 a tornado literally blew away our 'new' 72' barn. They spent the next year building another barn - this time a red barn, which I had always wanted. September, 2010 we had a major flood which wiped out 1/2 mile fence along the river and washed up mountains of debris against trees in the bottom. We have bulldozed, planted grass and Dan and David are have almost finished putting in 1/2 mile of pipe fence. Last year we had chickens but our neighbors dog killed them all for sport. Since then, I got a Great Pyreneese pup and he will guard the next batch of chickens we get. A friend called and has some baby chicks to give away, and I think we will take them. We'll have to make sure Jack knows to guard and not chase them! Jack may greet you when you arrive at the farm. He is friendly and loves people and looks like a fuzzy white bear.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Enjoy the spectacular views outside the wall of windows!

    Enjoy the spectacular views outside the wall of windows!

  • Fluffy spa towels, paper goods and soap are provided.

    Fluffy spa towels, paper goods and soap are provided.

  • Outdoor seating/living area along bluff.  Watch hummers, listen to the owls

    Outdoor seating/living area along bluff. Watch hummers, listen to the owls

  • Curious goats

    Curious goats

  • David drilling post holes the easy way!

    David drilling post holes the easy way!

  • Jack in the pecan orchard with wild flowers just beginning to open up

    Jack in the pecan orchard with wild flowers just beginning to open up

  • Bull nettle - don't touch!  Seeds are edible when they ripen

    Bull nettle - don't touch! Seeds are edible when they ripen

  • Evening Primrose

    Evening Primrose

  • Texas Thistle - beautiful but very prickly!

    Texas Thistle - beautiful but very prickly!

  • San Gabriel River looking East

    San Gabriel River looking East

  • Living area with fireplace wall and wall of windows

    Living area with fireplace wall and wall of windows

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Full kitchen with fridge, stove, cooktop and new countertops.

    Full kitchen with fridge, stove, cooktop and new countertops.

  • Evening lights in the windows of The Palette Pad.

    Evening lights in the windows of The Palette Pad.

  • Ginger with white socks and Duster - love to eat apples out of the palm of a han

    Ginger with white socks and Duster - love to eat apples out of the palm of a han

  • Dan taking a break from fence building

    Dan taking a break from fence building

  • Acres of wild flowers in the pecan bottom

    Acres of wild flowers in the pecan bottom

  • Raccoon tracks along the bank of the river

    Raccoon tracks along the bank of the river

  • Greenthread

    Greenthread

  • Prairie Verbena

    Prairie Verbena

  • Indian Blanket

    Indian Blanket

  • Sunset at Scurlock Farms

    Sunset at Scurlock Farms

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/20/2015
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