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Restored 1920's Farmhouse on Working Ranch-Quiet Getaway

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Last updated: 07/23/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This charming farmhouse is a place to get away from the hustle of the city. It sits on a 100+ acre ranch with barns, fenced fields and plenty of paths for walks or jogs. The front porch is an ideal place to have morning coffee or an evening cocktail as you look out over the 30 acre hayfield waving in the Southeast breeze. Two doors from the porch lead into the bedrooms. The master bedroom has a King-sized bed with a rustic carved door as a headboard and the other has 2 double beds with bright quilts. A painted desk with bookcase serves as a focal point in the room. The door from this room leads into the dining room and then onto the bright recently remodeled kitchen. All these rooms have tall beaded ceilings and wooden walls original to the 1920's. The master bedroom leads onto a hallway to the bathroom and then to the sunlit living room with a wrap-around sofa facing a wall of bookcases surrounding a window. The farmhouse is filled with eclectic art, antiques and books.

A door from the living room leads to to large yard with rose-beds, fruit trees-pear, fig, pomegranate, and mulberry and pecans trees. A swing set that has given hours of fun for our 4 children is sited where parents can keep an eye on it from the kitchen and living-room. A short distance from the living room door an old smokehouse serves as a laundry and workshop and houses the water filtration system. The original family smoked their sausage and meats in the back room. The outbuildings consist of a large round-bale hay barn, a four bay barn, a corn-crib and a long cattle barn with corrals where our children played. A walk around the secluded property takes you to pastures, hay-meadows, oak filled woods, ponds and a seasonal stream with no other houses in sight. At night there are no visible lights from the house-great stargazing. If you want a family getaway this farmhouse should be your choice. However, it also offers easy access to sophisticated and fun places and activities.

The surrounding area
Located 100 miles from Houston and 60 from Austin, it is an easy drive for a weekend or longer vacation. The towns of Round Top and Fayetteville are nearby and with Festival Hill Music Festival and Fayetteville Chamber Concerts as well as the twice yearly Antique Festivals with thousands of dealers you can experience world-class music and shopping. Shakespeare at Winedale offers the Bard at a historic stagecoach stop. Other excursions include visits to The Antique Rose Emporium, Bluebell Creamery, The Painted Churches, The Barbecue Trail (including our favorite-The City Meat Market in Giddings) local firemen's feasts, 4th of July parade in Round Top, the Houston-Austin MS150 bicycle ride and local holiday celebrations like the Lane of Lights with a hayride in Ledbetter. Attractions such as these and the privacy and peace of the farmhouse make this an ideal spot to have a family vacation, write your novel, paint, finish your thesis or sabbatical or have a romantic escape.

Keywords: farmhouse


Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Swing set and 100 acres to explore...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs permitted but board fencing cannot contain dogs...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2) 2nd bedroom has 2 Double beds

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Live Theater

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Have cell phone booster but not land-line...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Antique Festival
Sep 19 - Oct 7
2 night min stay
Antique Festival
Mar 20 - Apr 7
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $45
  • Tax Rate 6%

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108 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houston Intercontinental Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
FM 1291 and US 290
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
JW's Steakhouse Carmine TX

Car: Necessary

birding, stargazing, jogging, walks, bluebonnets in spring, cattle on property


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Pietsch Farmhouse

    Pietsch Farmhouse

  • Second bedroom with 2 Full-size Beds

    Second bedroom with 2 Full-size Beds

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View from Living Room into Kitchen and Dining Room

    View from Living Room into Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

    Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

  • View of Porch and Yard

    View of Porch and Yard

  • View of house from parking area

    View of house from parking area

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • View of Hay Meadow from front porch

    View of Hay Meadow from front porch

VRBO #369960

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Restored 1920's Farmhouse on Working Ranch-Quiet Getaway

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