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Luxury Hill Country Retreat with Pool, Tennis, Creek, Wifi, Hdtv, More

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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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.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • 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

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

              Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 30

              • Bungalow BR1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


              • Bungalow BR2: 1 king


              • Bungalow BR3: 1 king


              • Bungalow Bunkroom: 6 twin/ single

                2 bunkbeds w/trundles...moreless

              • Bungalow BR5: 1 twin/ single


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


              • Ranch House BR2: 1 queen


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


              • Ranch House BR4: 1 queen


              • 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


                  • Air Hockey
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television:


                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD 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


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


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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  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

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • 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

                      • Seating for 16 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Gas Fireplace:


                          • 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

                          • Telescope
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Macintosh Computer
                          • PC
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            WiFi is available in each house....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • 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
                          • Parking:

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

                          • Garage:

                            3 car garage in Ranch House...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

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

                          • Clothes Dryer:


                          • Fireplace:

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

                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • 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

                              • Kitchen:

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

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher:


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

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

                              • Stove


                              • Tennis
                              • Deck / Patio:


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

                              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



                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 18 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Labor Day (both houses)
                              Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay

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

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

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

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

                              flat fee
                              Bungalow only - year round
                              Jan 12 - Jan 15, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $1,450 $2,000
                              Fri, Sat

                              Changeover Day: Thursday

                              Spring Break (both houses)
                              Mar 8 - Mar 17
                              4 night min stay
                              Memorial Day Wknd (both houses
                              May 22 - May 24, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              flat fee
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

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


                              PLEASE NOTE: 15 guests maximum in each house.

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                              Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                              A beautiful secluded ranch just 35 minutes from Austin, nestled in an ancient valley where Tonkawa Indians camped on the banks of Onion Creek. Amid a typical Texan hill-country landscape of rolling hills, spring-fed creeks, abundant wildlife and majestic views, Tingari Ranch Retreat is just 3 miles from the small bustling town of Dripping Springs, known for generations as 'The Gateway to the Hill Country'. Dining and music can be found in Dripping Springs, including the famous Salt Lick Bar-B-Que Restaurant, and the Nutty Brown Cafe with its large outdoor live music venue. For more variety, take the 35 minute drive into downtown Austin and enjoy all that the Live Music Capital of the World has to offer. Shopping and more dining can be found up the road in Wimberley; other area attractions such as the San Marcos Outlet Malls and the LBJ ranch are also within a half-hour's drive.


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                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              • 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.


                              • 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.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2011.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                              $1,450 - $2,000 per night (USD)

                              9 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 30

                              View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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