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Mata'Zamo, Almost Africa, Bed & Barn, 880+ Acres W/Trails. $225 a Night and up.

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Living area. The windows behind couch face the cliff.

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Glen Rose house description

Our ranch’s most remote “Far Afield” house, Mata’zamo is spacious both inside and out!
We’ve been waiting over twenty years to buy Mata’zamo, and you’ll see why before you even get to the end of the 1.1 mile driveway!

Mata’zamo, Swahili for ‘ up high and far afield’ is completely surrounded by our ranch, is in our low-intensity use area, and close to some of our favorite trails and sunset spots. This means we have a place where you can truly get away from it all, surrounded by wildflower and grassy fields, perched on the edge of a cliff giving you a miles-wide vantage point over the edge of Texas Hill Country.

All to yourself!

We completely restored the house to make it energy efficient (spelled C-O-O-L in our Texas summers!) and added an upstairs deck that catches great cross breezes, overlooks the cliffs and faces west. A great place to watch sunsets, clouds and stars! At Mata’zamo you’ll find:
• A total of 1600 sq feet of living space (including the porches and decks) on two levels.

• Beds for 8 – 1 queen and 1 trundle bed (2 singles) upstairs, 2 sets of bunk beds downstairs.

• Dishes for 12, nicely equipped 'slow food' kitchen for cooking, preparing meals. We left out the microwave and dishwasher on purpose!

• An outdoor gas grill, with propane.

• Indoor and porch tables easily seat 4-6 people each.

• An open floor plan- there are only 4 inside doors, two to the bathrooms, 1 to the kid’s bedroom (w/ 4 bunk beds) and 1 to the screened-in porch.

• The upstairs (with the queen and trundle beds in the open loft) has a half-bath, opens onto the deck, looks out onto the downstairs living area, no doors!

• The full bath with walk in shower room has all of the closets (so no need to lug your bags upstairs!) and laundry room.

• We are pet and horse friendly. The adjacent 3 stall horse barn, 2 pens and a pasture are right out the door, along with miles of trails, but it’s bring your own horse! Well behaved and trained dogs that won’t harass the wildlife or livestock are welcome, there is no fenced in area for dogs.

• High speed internet is available, but we purposefully did not put any TVs in! We did include games and books about our local nature.

We welcome you in a way that feels like home away from home, you'll find familiar touches from your own kitchen, including tea, coffee, spices, paper towers, plastic bags - the basics, and maybe new things to try.

To encourage family time and taking it slow, there is no microwave or dishwasher!

One of our team members will meet you at our High Hope gathering area (near our main entrance), lead you to Mata’zamo, and get you oriented on our trail maps.

If you are bringing your horses, we’ll also match your horses to our trails so you’ll be safe and happy!

We doubt you’ll want to leave, but if you do, we have a detailed list of local restaurants, can help you set up tours at Fossil Rim, and have information on other local attractions (we wouldn’t want you to miss Fossil Rim, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose’s new Riverwalk and Big Rocks Park, shopping the Square’s antique stores, galleries, clothing stores, weekend farmer’s market and pie shop (plan ahead and order gluten free!!!).

Our ranch has been managed organically and holistically for over twenty years, we keep our houses as non-toxic as possible, too.

It is easy to get lost at Mata’zamo, lost in thought, lost in time, lost from stress and the city life!

All of this and just 90 minutes south of the Dallas-Ft Worth area! We invite you to stay at Mata’zamo, it’s the best cure we know for nature deficit disorder!!!


This is just one of three vacation rentals on our ranch, please see VRBO.com/432534 our 5 bedroom family and friend gathering house, and VRBO.com/438256, our Spa House with a built in hot tub and poplar infrared sauna.

You can see more pictures at www.GlenRoseGuestHouses.com.

NOTE: The quote will show every fee on the books, we will respond with the appropriate quote. Please let us know how many adults, kids, dogs (and if they are crated or uncrated) will be with you, and if you'l be bringing horses, and we'll send you a true quote!!!! The quote will show the refundable security deposit, which will be billed separately. If you are still reading, please ask for the reader's discount!!!

NOTE: The quote will show every fee on the books, we will respond with the appropriate quote. Please let us know if you are bringing dogs (and if so, are they crated) and horses. The rates you see are for 2 adults and up to 6 kids, but the instant quote will charge you for all the kids! Just ignore it, and we'll send you a true quote!!!!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renter must be at least 21...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We'll ask you how old they are to make sure they will be safe in our working ranch surroundings and in a house perched close to a very high cliff!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            well behaved dogs and horses, welcome. Our pet fee is discounted for crated dogs....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            single is a trundle bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 4 twin/ single

            2 sets of bunk beds...moreless

          • We have one small bedroom downstairs with two sets of bunkbeds (4 beds). Our roomy, upstairs loft master bedroom opens up onto the upper deck, and has a queen bed and a trundle bed that converts to two single beds. It has a half-bath. It is an open loft with no doors except into the half bath, and just the outside walls....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Games:

            Good old fashioned game boards and card decks....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Museums
          • Pond
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking

          Dining

          • Dining:

            There is a breakfast bar upstairs with 2 chairs (there are more chairs in the closets if you need them!) and a table for 6 on the screened in porch. There are extra stools for the kitchen table, too. ...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Garage:

            Our carport will protect your car from most weather events....moreless

          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            We have coffee and filters on hand for you, too. We love tea so you'll find some of our favorites waiting for you, too....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            This is our 'slow kitchen' built to build memories doing dishes together, composting for the garden or our chickens, and just an old fashioned gas stove and oven! ...moreless

          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Who wants to come home to an empty pantry? You'll find coffee, tea, organic spices, oils and other basics....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio:

            Screened in porch with a nice table, 6 chairs and room for more....moreless

          • Golf:

            Glen Rose has one of Texas' highest rated public golf courses, about 20 minutes away....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Propane...moreless

           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Winter Discount
          Jan 6 - Feb 28, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $215 $225
          Fri, Sat
          $1,200 $4,800

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $250 $275
          Fri, Sat
          $1,500 $5,000

          Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Horse, we clean, each $25 + tax
          • Horse, you clean, each $15 + tax
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
          • Crated Dog discount $-25 + tax
          • Pet Fee $50 + tax
          • Tax Rate 13%

          Notes:

          We have three indoor stalls, two small pastures, two medium pastures, water and electricity at Mata'zamo for your horses and other hoofed stock you may travel with.


          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 12/25/2014
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          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2012

          About: We have a team of people taking care or our guests! Three of us, who all live on the ranch, Krystyna, Chandler and Sandy, all have historical ties to Fossil Rim, which you will see reflected in the Fossil Rim and Africa inspired décor of Mata'zamo!

          Why Glen Rose:
          We bought this property because it was our last inholding, and is on one of the spots with the best views in Somervell County!

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          You can sit on our upper deck and feel like you can see forever, or at least to Stephenville! Since it is at the end of the road, you have no neighbors (unless you count the lights in the valley miles away) and unless you happen across another guest hiking a trail, chances are you won't see anyone else while you are here!


          Contact us

          Speaks: english, spanish

           

          Photos

          • Living area.  The windows behind couch face the cliff.

            Living area. The windows behind couch face the cliff.

          • The kitchen and eating area,

            The kitchen and eating area,

          • A well equipped kitchen makes cooking together and staying on property a joy

            A well equipped kitchen makes cooking together and staying on property a joy

          • The sitting area

            The sitting area

          • All of the closets and the laundry room are in the downstairs bath!

            All of the closets and the laundry room are in the downstairs bath!

          • Screened in porch, table has two leaves, two more chairs.

            Screened in porch, table has two leaves, two more chairs.

          • The upstairs Master Loft with queen bed and trundle (two single mattresses)

            The upstairs Master Loft with queen bed and trundle (two single mattresses)

          • Half bath upstairs.

            Half bath upstairs.

          • Mata'zamo from the parking area, the cliff is on the other side of the house....

            Mata'zamo from the parking area, the cliff is on the other side of the house....

          • St. Francis Grove, on the way to Mata'zamo

            St. Francis Grove, on the way to Mata'zamo

          • Two of our three stalls.

            Two of our three stalls.

          • Our flock of Wild Turkeys, spotted on the way out the ranch!  Always fun to see!

            Our flock of Wild Turkeys, spotted on the way out the ranch! Always fun to see!

          • The kitchen and part of the dining table.

            The kitchen and part of the dining table.

          • A fisheye view of downstairs living area, screened in porch on right.

            A fisheye view of downstairs living area, screened in porch on right.

          • Mini fisheye of bunk beds in the 'kid cave', door opens to kitchen & eating area

            Mini fisheye of bunk beds in the 'kid cave', door opens to kitchen & eating area

          • We want kids to feel at home!

            We want kids to feel at home!

          • Downstairs bath, indoor plumbing and all!!! ;-)

            Downstairs bath, indoor plumbing and all!!! ;-)

          • The upper deck, off the master loft, looking toward our highest point.

            The upper deck, off the master loft, looking toward our highest point.

          • Trundle bed in open Master Loft. Kids think this is almost as cool as the bunks!

            Trundle bed in open Master Loft. Kids think this is almost as cool as the bunks!

          • Horse barn and storage shed

            Horse barn and storage shed

          • Pictures still don't do the house or the view justice!

            Pictures still don't do the house or the view justice!

          $215 - $275 per night (USD)
          9

          2 Bedroom / 1.5+ Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 12/25/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Speaks: english, spanish
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          • Calendar last updated: 12/25/2014
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