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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Georgetown house description

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, the bird activity from the back patios with Texas Hill Country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river or fish for catfish, blue gill or bass.
Deep in the heart of Texas, this large, open home 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 the most beautiful town square 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 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.

Farm Activities: Within walking distance to the San Gabriel River, Rocky Hollow is on a working 172 acre farm and has 1+ mile river frontage. Relax surrounded in rustic beauty with a clear view of the night sky and stars, perfect for stargazing. In the fall and winter, enjoy the fire pit as you relax outside; in the spring and summer, enjoy the breezes we always enjoy. Archaeology buffs can hunt the limestone river banks for a variety of fossils or the hillside for Tonkawa or Comanche Indian arrowheads. We have many birders stop along the property trying to catch site of the many species we have seen on the farm.
Weddings The patios have been the site of several weddings and bridal photos. Wedding parties have reserved both Rocky Overlook and The Palette Pad for accommodations.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge


              • Pets Considered:

                No cats allowed due to severe allergies of a family member and possibly other guests. Please discuss dogs with owner. No fencing. Small, additional cleaning fee with pets....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Wheelchair accessible through the gargage...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Children are welcome, but toddlers would need constant supervision when outside. The back of the house is on a ravine, with steps down to the lower patio and beyond. There is also a goldfish pond at the bottom of the steps that is not enclosed....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking outside only...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be at least 25 to rent....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • The Royal Room: 1 king


              • Connie Lloyd Anderson Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen sleeper...moreless

              • Country Cottage: 1 king, 1 queen

                Inflatable queen mattress...moreless

              • New high quality, king beds and new queen sleeper sofa. Quality linens provided - at least 2 sets of sheets, 4 pillows, and 2 blankets for each bed. Both have beautiful comforters. The queen sleeper sofa is located in a side living area, and a screen is provided and can be used for privacy. A 22' high inflatable queen mattress is provided and there is plenty of room in either of the master suites for it....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 1 is large and can be accessed through a connecting door to the Country Cottage bedroom or through a door into the hallway. It has a white square tub and a beautiful oil mural of a Texas landscape with a river running through it with limestone bluff and rocks, spreading live oaks and yellow wildflowers - very similar to the San Gabriel River that borders the farm. Two separate sinks and mirrored areas. Bathroom 2 is in the Royal Suite and has a very large walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have large spa quality towels and walk-in closets....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • If you would like to have the refrigerator stocked when you arrive, I can do this for you. $20 an hour plus actual cost....moreless


                  • DVD Player:

                    Many movies provided...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Video Library
                  • Television:

                    Wide screen HD...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Many books in living area and both bedrooms. Many more in chest in Royal master suite....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Many games - look in utility room, chest on brick wall in living room...moreless

                  • Stereo


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Marina
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • River:

                    The farm has 1+ mile river frontage along the San Gabriel River, which is accessible to guests. Two great fishing holes, Hundreds of fossils in the limestone banks....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Enjoy the quiet as you sit on the patios and see the horses and baby goats across the fence, deer at the bottom of the bluff, the hawks and many humming birds, or hear the owls calling at dusk....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    The river can't be seen from the house, but the house sits on 172 acres with 1+ mile of river frontge, a short walk away....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hunting
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Racquetball
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Large round glass table Child's booster chair and step stool are in the garage...moreless

                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Circular drive in front of house...moreless

                          • Living Area
                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Full size electric dryer...moreless

                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Split-System Heating
                          • Split-System Air Conditioning
                          • Internet
                          • Broadband Access:

                            Western Broadband...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Backpack
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking:

                            Circular drive in front...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Plenty of luxury towels - spa quality...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Large front load...moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            Unlimited firewood...moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:


                          • Heating:


                          • Linens Provided:

                            Luxury linens...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Large open living areas go across the entire house - see potos...moreless

                          • Wood Stove:

                            Wood stove insert in fireplace - see photos...moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            Unlimited wood is provided. Beautiful fireplace insert makes starting fires a breeze. Your first fire will be laid and ready to light when you arrive....moreless


                          • Pantry Items:

                            Basic spices, coffee, several flavors hot teas, sugar, flour...moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            Large, fully stocked kitchen with large windows overlooking patios...moreless

                          • Stove:

                            4 burner electric...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Two complete sets of nice dishes and utensils. Glasses, wineglasses,...moreless


                          • Bicycles
                          • Patio
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Binoculars
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                          • Terrace
                          • Barbecue
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            2 large patios - upper and lower. The upper has seating for 16 with 2 tables and 4 chairs each, love seat, coffee table and 2 matching chairs, 2 wrought iron rockers and table, 2 bar stools, fire pit...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Small grill and large smoker on patio...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Large lawn and play area for children, soccer, etc....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover


                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 37 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Year Round
                          Aug 25 - Dec 31, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $1,704 $5,112

                          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 and Rental Conditions:

                          • Pet Fee $50
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Cleaning $100
                          • Taxes Not included


                          $245 per night, $1470 for week, $4500 for one month. $20 per person over 6 per night

                          Rocky Hollow is a great value for a small wedding venue - ask about pricing, family celebrations or for 2 or 3 couples vacationing together. There is no sales tax.

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                          Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                          35 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Hwy 29
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Chili's, Snuffy's
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Chili's, Red Lobster, Outback, DosSalsa, Monument

                          Car: Necessary

                          Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. Located 10 minutes from Southwestern University in Georgetown and only 30 minutes from Austin, you are close to all the recreation activities you desire.

                          Rocky Overlook at Scurlock Farms in the Texas Hill Country was the home of renowned Texas landscape artist C. P. Montague and offers beautiful long range views of the San Gabriel River bottom from an elevated wooded bluff. Like a bed and breakfast, but better! You get to have the entire home to yourself..

                          Deep in the heart of Texas, down a country lane, and on a 172 acre working farm, at Rocky Overlook you will enjoy pastoral tranquility. Guests have said they felt their stress melting away as they entered the farm.

                          After your daily activities, come home to a peaceful hideaway. Make Rocky Overlook your home base and enjoy all the Texas Hill Country has to offer.

                          Activities in or near Georgetown include

                          Southwestern University

                          Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!

                          Festivals and events around the square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Christmas Stroll in December

                          Explore InnerSpace Caverns

                          Swim in the beautiful Blue Hole

                          Golf one of many nearby courses

                          Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails

                          Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking

                          Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away

                          Grand Prix Formula 1

                          X Games



                          UT football

                          Bob Bullock Museum

                          Southwestern University and Georgetown's historic Square with its many festivals and events are only 10 minutes away. Explore InnerSpace Caverns, swim in the beautiful Blue Hole, golf one of many nearby courses, or hike or bike the miles of trails in the area, then come home to a peaceful hideaway. Make Rocky Overlook your home base and enjoy all theHill Country has to offer.

                          Other Activities: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking

                          Golf: There are many beautiful golf courses within 15 miles of the farm.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2010

                          About the owner: Dan and I own a continuing education company providing CE for the insurance industry. I am also the licensing director for a small insurance company. Dan has retired and keeping up with the farm is now a full-time job. We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader.

                          Why the Owner Chose Georgetown:
                          When my mom and dad bought this beautiful piece of property, they gave each of their 5 children the option of building a home at a location of our choosing. My husband and I were the only ones that took them up on it. After my dad died in 1986 my husband and I began buying the farm. When my mom died in 2010, she left her home and art studio to us. We've raised our family here and made the same offer to our two sons and our youngest took us up on it and built a beautiful home for his family in the middle of the property. Rocky Overlook and the studio are the heart of the farm and I could not even think of selling them. I didn't want them to fall in disrepair from not being used. Both are so unique that I wanted to share them. My sisters helped me and we totally remodeled the interiors of both and the results have been spectacular. It has been so gratifying to share mama and daddy's dream home and talents with others. In the house, I have a notebook of the story of their searching for and finding the property and building the houses. Also, the story of mama's painting and how she became C. P. Montague and a favorite of then President L. B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!

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                          • View from lower terrace

                            View from lower terrace

                          • Large, open living area

                            Large, open living area

                          • Looking from fireplace across to second living area

                            Looking from fireplace across to second living area

                          • Second living area with queen sleeper sofa and privacy screen

                            Second living area with queen sleeper sofa and privacy screen

                          • Kitchen fireplace wall

                            Kitchen fireplace wall

                          • King bed in Royal Suite

                            King bed in Royal Suite

                          • Reading corner  in Royal Suite

                            Reading corner in Royal Suite

                          • King bed in Country Suite

                            King bed in Country Suite

                          • Large bathroom with oil mural above tub in  Country Suite

                            Large bathroom with oil mural above tub in Country Suite

                          • San Gabriel River at bottom of trail from pecan orchard gate

                            San Gabriel River at bottom of trail from pecan orchard gate

                          • Evening Primrose in pecan orchard

                            Evening Primrose in pecan orchard

                          • Curious goats at barn

                            Curious goats at barn

                          • Dawn at Rocky Overlook

                            Dawn at Rocky Overlook

                          • Fireplace in living area

                            Fireplace in living area

                          • Living area from kitchen

                            Living area from kitchen

                          • Kitchen with fantastic view from large windows!

                            Kitchen with fantastic view from large windows!

                          • Kitchen desk

                            Kitchen desk

                          • Sitting area in Royal Suite

                            Sitting area in Royal Suite

                          • Dressing area  in Royal Suite

                            Dressing area in Royal Suite

                          • Sitting area Country Suite

                            Sitting area Country Suite

                          • Wedding group enjoying goldfish pond and fountain on lower patio

                            Wedding group enjoying goldfish pond and fountain on lower patio

                          • Wildflowers in the pecan orchard

                            Wildflowers in the pecan orchard

                          • Horses in pasture

                            Horses in pasture

                          • Sunset at Scurlock Farms

                            Sunset at Scurlock Farms

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                          $284 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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