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Bungalow deck.

Bungalow deck. Bungalow living room. Bungalow dining - living. Bungalow bedroom 1 of 5. Bungalow cow king bedroom. Bungalow bunk room sleeps 6. luxurious soaker tub. Pool and Pergolas sit between the two houses 3-Story Ranch House Ranch house living room. Ranch house gourmet kitchen w/Thermador stove Ranch house dining. Ranch house bedroom 1 of 4. Ranch house 2 of 4. Ranch house 3 of 4. Ranch house game room tv area. Ranch house game room. Playscape. Creek dam. Ranch House covered outdoor dining Bungalow bath 1 of 3 One of many outdoor seating areas at the ranch. View from Ranch House deck.

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dripping Springs estate description

The perfect private retreat in the beautiful Hill Country, but still close to Austin and convenient for SXSW, ACL, Formula 1 and more for your big family or corporate gatherings.

Named for the ancient Aboriginals who roamed the vast Australian desert some 40-65,000 years ago,Tingari Ranch Retreat is a secluded yet luxurious retreat nestled in the Texas hill-country and waiting to welcome your family and friends for a truly magical escape.

The Ranch consists of two large homes, the Ranch House and the Bungalow, tucked away in a private tranquil valley on an escarpment with Onion Creek meandering through its center.Together, these homes total more than 7,500 square feet of living space (sleeping up to a maximum of 30 people - 15 in each house) set in a 72 acre oasis. In addition to the chef-equipped gourmet kitchens, and well-appointed indoor spaces, the outdoor facilities include hiking trails, full size tennis court, horseshoe pit, beach volleyball court, kayaking, paddle boat, a life size chess board set, a salt-water pool, and a built in fire-pit between the two houses, perfect for singing around the campfire. Wildlife is always in abundance, from a wide variety of native birds, deer and the occasional fox.


Accommodations between the two houses: The Ranch House consists of three floors of living space sleeping up to 15 people: 4 large bedrooms (1 with King beds plus sofa bed, 1 with King bed plus twin and trundle, and 2 with Queen beds - and 2 air beds accommodate 3 more sleepers), 2.5 bathrooms, (plus outdoor shower) large kitchen dining and living areas with two story stone fireplace, top of the line appliances such as a Thermador range/oven, two flat-screen HDTVs, a large game/media room w/foosball and air-hockey, a small home gym, ping-pong table, and a huge outdoor deck with an outdoor fireplace perched 20 feet above the ground amid the treetops overlooking Onion Creek just twenty yards away.

The Australian Bungalow, 50 yards from the Ranch House, sleeps up to 15 people. This single story house consists of 4 large bedrooms (2 with King beds, one with a King bed plus twin and trundle, and one with 2 bunk beds with 2 trundles), a small single bedroom with twin bed, 3 full bathrooms, large kitchen dining and living areas with a stone fireplace, a huge covered outdoor deck with outdoor fireplace and sweeping views through the trees beyond the pool to the nearby creek.

www.tingariranch.com

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Considered:

                Additional pet agreement/deposit and pet cleaning fee required for any pet stays - must be approved by owner in advance and large pets not permitted....moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 30

              • Bungalow BR1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

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              • Bungalow BR2: 1 king

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              • Bungalow BR3: 1 king

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              • Bungalow Bunkroom: 6 twin/ single

                2 bunkbeds w/trundles...moreless

              • Bungalow BR5: 1 twin/ single

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              • Ranch House BR1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Ranch House BR2: 1 queen

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              • Ranch House BR3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

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              • Ranch House BR4: 1 queen

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              • In addition to the bedrooms above, we also have a queen inflatable and twin inflatable beds that can be set up in the Ranch House game room, making the total sleep accommodations for up to 30 (15 in each house)....moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Additional concierge services can be provided for additional fees including pre-stocked groceries and gourmet items from local bakeries. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Foosball
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library:

                    Selection of family DVD's in gameroom...moreless

                  • Air Hockey
                  • Television:

                    (3)...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3) DirecTV service to each TV on the property....moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Festivals
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Photography
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Situated in a peaceful area of the Texas Hill Country, but mere minutes away from the conveniences of Dripping Springs and Wimberley....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Beautiful Onion Creek runs through the property, just yards away from both houses on the ranch....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Both houses feature view of beautiful Onion Creek, which runs through the property....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Both houses sit along Onion creek with easy access for creek side lounging in our hammocks, wildlife watching, kayaking and paddle boating....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Seat 12 at dining tables in each house, plus additional seating along kitchen bar and enjoy outdoor dining on expansive covered porches at both Ranch House and Bungalow....moreless

                      • Dining Area

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            WiFi is available in each house....moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Macintosh Computer
                          • PC
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telescope
                          • Living Room
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Bottled Water
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Gas Fireplace:

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                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            No RV hookup, but plenty of parking available...moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            (4) Each house has both indoor and outdoor fireplaces...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            (2) Washer/Dryer located in each house....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            (2)...moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            Indoor and outdoor fireplaces in each house, along with a fire-pit located on the great lawn between the two houses....moreless

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking:

                            Ample parking for all of your guests available on site....moreless

                          • Garage:

                            3 car garage in Ranch House...moreless

                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen:

                                (2) Chef-equipped gourmet kitchen featuring Thermador stove and dual ovens, full range of cookware and small appliances....moreless

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Full outfitted kitchen with top of the line cookware for all of your cooking needs, plus plates and silverware for large groups....moreless

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items:

                                Basic paper goods and water coolers provided in each house....moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Grill

                              Outside

                              • Child's Swing
                              • Tennis Court
                              • Balcony
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Boat With Paddles
                              • Pedal Boat
                              • Bicycles
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Kayak / Canoe
                              • Patio
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Deck / Patio:

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                              • Lanai / Gazebo
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Tennis

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Heated Pool
                              • Private Pool:

                                Salt-water pool with large area for pool volleyball net as well as a 25-yard lap lane. Can be heated during late fall/early spring months upon request - additional fee applies....moreless

                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Gorgeous, spacious retreat for Wedding Weekend

                                Gorgeous, spacious retreat for Wedding Weekend

                                • Guest Beth N.
                                • Date of stay 11/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                                We have stayed in many rental properties, but this one tops them all! We rented the property for my and my husband's extended family to stay in for our son's wedding weekend in Dripping Springs. The pictures of the home and property can only partly convey the luxury and size of the property. Our party of 24 covering 4 generations had plenty to do, including hiking, kayaking, biking, tennis, and many trips to the grocery store, as we had the Rehearsal and Rehearsal dinner on the property - and the setting was magical under the large oak trees (we hung 70 paper lanterns lit by LED lights from the trees -- breathtaking!) . Everything was perfect. The kitchens were well stocked with cooking and eating utensils, and the beds were very comfortable. There was PLENTY of room for everyone to have their space, but then also to get together and chat over meals at the large dinning room table. And the kitchen in the main house was large enough that 5 people could comfortably work in there at one time. Mel and Dave were very easy to work with, and answered my endless questions. We would stay here again in a heart beat and we recommend anyone who is having a hill country wedding to rent TIngari Ranch for their family/guests.

                                Owner response: Beth - thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed the ranch; you were excellent guests and we would be thrilled to have you back in the future.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Really beautiful place!

                                Really beautiful place!

                                • Guest Donna B. (Texas)
                                • Date of stay 10/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/04/13
                                Amazingly beautiful and peaceful. You really feel away from it all. Highly recommended.

                                Owner response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Tingari Ranch. We look forward to having you and your family back again in the future!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Wonderful Getaway!

                                Wonderful Getaway!

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 07/11/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                                We celebrated my parents' 50th anniversary at Tingari, with 28 of us, all ages of kids and adults, ages 2-71. What a great place! Bring NO cooking gear they have it all! The pool is bigger and roomier than it looks online. The houses are more luxurious than the pics. Everywhere you look there's another place to relax, eat, talk, grab a quiet moment, and grill. Our kids and teens were never bored. I would highly recommend this place.

                                Owner response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Tingari Ranch; we would love to have you back for future getaways to the beautiful Texas Hill Country!

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                              • Wonderful Thanksgiving Stay

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                                Wonderful Thanksgiving Stay

                                • Guest Annette M. and Family
                                • Date of stay 11/19/12
                                • Review Submitted 12/18/12
                                Our thanksgiving week at Tingari Ranch was fantastic. I don't think it could have been any more perfect. The most precious part of the week was that I got to celebrate a big birthday with my three children, their spouses, my ten grandchildren and the wife of one grandchild and the fiancee of another in such beautiful surroundings. Nineteen of us were all very comfortable in the two lovely houses. We all got to enjoy the outdoors, hiking, bike riding, sitting around a lovely fire outside in the evening and just being together. We even had a photographer come out and take family pictures in the lovely setting. It was one of our best family vacations.

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                              • Magical Wedding Weekend

                                Magical Wedding Weekend

                                • Guest Michele L.
                                • Date of stay 09/28/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/06/12
                                I rented out Tingari Ranch as a place for my out of town guests to sleep while in town for my wedding. Despite the pouring rain, we had an amazing weekend. The covered patio saved the day allowing us to have a beautiful dinner outdoors while it rained outside. The rooms were comfortable and beautiful. The kitchen and living spaces were furnished and stocked with the highest quality furniture and appliances. We had every comfort both inside and out of the house. All our guests were impressed and wanted to return. When the sun did peak it's head out, we enjoyed the breathtaking natural surroundings. We hired a yoga teacher and had a class under the trees, which was one of the highlights of the weekend. I highly recommend Tingari Ranch. Mel and Dave were also great to work with and helped us sort out all the little details of our stay. We hope to return soon!

                                Owner response: Michele - so pleased Tingari Ranch met all your needs for your wedding guests on your special weekend. Congratulations and good luck to you as you begin your married life, and we'd be thrilled to have you and your family/friends back for future stays!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Tingari Ranch

                                Tingari Ranch

                                • Guest Peter W.
                                • Date of stay 07/27/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/31/12
                                We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Tingari Ranch for our family reunion. It was secluded, quite, and very relaxing. Highly recommended for large group. Many activities to enjoy(kayaking, swimming, tennis, & volleyball). Ms. Mel is extremely professional and understanding in handling our request in a very expedient ways.

                                Owner response: Peter - we are so glad you and your family were able to enjoy the ranch and all its features for your visit to the Hill Country. We look forward to having you back for future visits. Thank you!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Ideal Reunion Venue!

                                Ideal Reunion Venue!

                                • Guest Chris B. (Dallas, Texas)
                                • Date of stay 06/08/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/13/12
                                We hosted a family reunion at the ranch and our expectations were exceeded at every level. The ranch is beautiful and secluded yet surprisingly accessible and loaded with activities and modern conveniences. We made especially good use of the pool, tennis court, creek, gourmet kitchen and all the various sitting areas. Our family photo was fantastic with the trees and creek as a backdrop. Tingari Ranch is a very special place that we hope to visit again soon. Thanks for the amazing hospitality!

                                Owner response: Thank you for your note - we're very happy the ranch was just what you needed for your family reunion. We look forward to having you back for your next trip to the Hill Country!

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                              • Perfection

                                Perfection

                                • Guest Michael S. (San Francisco, California)
                                • Date of stay 03/09/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/22/12
                                I brought my company out here to work and relax and couldn't believe how amazing of a time we had at the ranch. Thanks so much to the ranch owner, Mel, for taking care of my team and providing an incredible experience for all of us!

                                Owner response: We are so pleased that Tingari Ranch was all that your team needed for your trip to Texas for SXSW. We are ready to welcome you back to the beautiful Hill Country any time!

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                              • Home away from Home!

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                                Home away from Home!

                                • Guest Jane B. and family
                                • Date of stay 12/25/11
                                • Review Submitted 01/09/12
                                Our Christmas week at Tingari Ranch was memorable for our family-three generations! We loved the peaceful and beautiful setting, the Texas vegetation, the birds and the creek, the chance to take walks without getting in the car and the lovely, comfortable, spacious houses. We cooked in the Ranch House, reveling in the well-appointed kitchen, and ate lunches on the porch with a view of the creek. We played volleyball and tennis, birded, boated and swam. Our sincere thanks.

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                              • Weekend Escapee

                                Weekend Escapee

                                • Guest Jonathon M.
                                • Date of stay 08/19/11
                                • Review Submitted 08/31/11
                                We took a group of 25 people to this beautiful ranch in Aug. 2011. Although it was 100 degrees outside the pool and river kept us nice and cool, and unlike other rentals I have dealt with, the AC in both houses worked well. Great, secluded property with wonderful amenities and the houses came full stocked with high end cooking utensils, magazines, spices, plates and silverware. The only downside was that the river was very low due to the record drought in Texas, and the owners warned us about that prior to booking. Fully recommend this ranch for a family/friend/business retreat.

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

                                Owner response: Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you found the ranch worked well for your vacation, and look forward to having you back again soon!

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Memorial Day Wknd (both houses
                              May 23 - May 25, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $6,000
                              flat fee
                              July 4th (both houses)
                              Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $6,000
                              flat fee
                              Labor Day (both houses)
                              Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $6,000
                              flat fee
                              Formula One Race (both houses)
                              Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $7,500
                              flat fee
                              Thanksgiving (both houses)
                              Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                              4 night min stay

                              $8,000
                              flat fee
                              Christmas (both houses)
                              Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2014
                              4 night min stay

                              $8,000
                              flat fee
                              New Years (both houses)
                              Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              $6,000
                              flat fee
                              Bungalow Only year-round rate
                              Jan 3 - Jan 12
                              2 night min stay
                              $1,450
                              Spring Break (both houses)
                              Mar 8 - Mar 17
                              4 night min stay
                              $2,000
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $2,000

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $69
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
                              • Cleaning Fee $600 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 13%

                              Notes:

                              PLEASE NOTE: 15 guests maximum in each house. Groups of 16 to 30 must rent both houses.

                              A signed Rental Agreement is required along with the Deposit to secure a reservation.


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                              Photos

                              • Bungalow deck.

                                Bungalow deck.

                              • Bungalow dining - living.

                                Bungalow dining - living.

                              • Bungalow cow king bedroom.

                                Bungalow cow king bedroom.

                              • luxurious soaker tub.

                                luxurious soaker tub.

                              • 3-Story Ranch House

                                3-Story Ranch House

                              • Ranch house gourmet kitchen w/Thermador stove

                                Ranch house gourmet kitchen w/Thermador stove

                              • Ranch house bedroom 1 of 4.

                                Ranch house bedroom 1 of 4.

                              • Ranch house 3 of 4.

                                Ranch house 3 of 4.

                              • Ranch house game room.

                                Ranch house game room.

                              • Creek dam.

                                Creek dam.

                              • Bungalow bath 1 of 3

                                Bungalow bath 1 of 3

                              • View from Ranch House deck.

                                View from Ranch House deck.

                              • Bungalow living room.

                                Bungalow living room.

                              • Bungalow bedroom 1 of 5.

                                Bungalow bedroom 1 of 5.

                              • Bungalow bunk room sleeps 6.

                                Bungalow bunk room sleeps 6.

                              • Pool and Pergolas sit between the two houses

                                Pool and Pergolas sit between the two houses

                              • Ranch house living room.

                                Ranch house living room.

                              • Ranch house dining.

                                Ranch house dining.

                              • Ranch house 2 of 4.

                                Ranch house 2 of 4.

                              • Ranch house game room tv area.

                                Ranch house game room tv area.

                              • Playscape.

                                Playscape.

                              • Ranch House covered outdoor dining

                                Ranch House covered outdoor dining

                              • One of many outdoor seating areas at the ranch.

                                One of many outdoor seating areas at the ranch.

                              $1,450 - $2,000 per night (USD)
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                              9 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 30

                              View calendar: Updated 04/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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