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Secluded Country Getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville

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Pool with large shade structure and hot tub. Private screen porch.

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Smithville chateau / country house description

Take your boots off, set a spell, and enjoy country life at its best. Enjoy breakfast on the screen porch with coffee and organic eggs provided by the resident hens, then sit by the pool with the peaceful sound of the pool's waterfall. At night, a million stars and s'mores await at the campfire.
The structure shown in the photos is a 4400 square foot, two-story country ranch duplex with two full, separate homes. The property owner occupies one of the homes but has a separate entrance and parking so guests enjoy total privacy while visiting. The 'Lone Star' is the rental home. Guests have sole use of the pool, hot tub, outdoor grills and grounds when renting. The Lone Star Master suite downstairs features both a queen and double bed, and private bath with a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. The upstairs bedroom has two twin beds and private bath with a shower. The living area provides additional sleeping with a queen sleeper sofa with a comfy, inflatable mattress. The room also has a double size futon. The home sleeps 8 in beds (2 persons per Queen). The kitchen has all-stainless appliances, two sinks, icemaker, filtered water, and is fully stocked with basic essentials, including barware. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace. A large utility with W/D, sink, and half-bath separates the homes, and has a separate door to the pool.
Rocking M Ranch is located outside Smithville, with an easy 25- minute drive to the world of antiquing in Warrenton and Round Top. Austin, 'Live Music Capital of the World' is less than an hour away. After an exciting day in the city, wind down at the Rocking M Ranch. Or better yet, just spend the day lying by the pool, or kayaking, canoeing, or fishing in the nearby Colorado River. Finish the day grilling a steak before unwinding in the hot tub or sitting by the campfire under star-lit skies.
While visiting Smithville, who knows who you will run into with major film stars frequenting our quaint, little town? Regardless, we're sure you'll be glad you visited our area and the Rocking M Ranch.

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Chauffeur

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        This property does not rent to anyone under 25 years of age....moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        No lifeguard on duty. Minor children must be accompanied in pool and hot tub by parent or adult guardian...moreless

      • Limited Accessibility:

        Hard limestone path leading to home; one step at front entry...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smoking allowed outside only...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed:

        Please, no pets allowed. Visitors are subject to full withholding of the security deposit if violating the pet policy...moreless

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double

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      • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

        Portable baby crib/playpen available...moreless

      • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

        Comfy Queen Sleeper Sofa and Double Futon in great room...moreless

      • The downstairs master suite has a queen bed and double bed. The upstairs has one bedroom with two twin beds and private bath. Baby Cribs/Portable playpen with pad available. The Queen Lazy Boy sleeper sofa in the great room has an inflatable mattress which is extremely comfortable. The great room also has a comfy double futon for additional sleeping....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

        Full shower/separate Jacuzzi tub...moreless

      • Utility half-bath: toilet

        Half bath in large utility has toilet sink/extra towels...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Private bath connected to upstairs bedroom...moreless

      • 2.5. The half-bath is located in the large utility area, which also has an outside door to the back yard. A convenience for swimmers coming in and out....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Consider RMR for your next corporate event, party, family reunion, small wedding. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Children's books/paperbacks, star-gazing, magazines, cookbooks...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Great room downstairs has a flat screen TV with cable, DVD player...moreless

          • Television:

            (2) Upstairs bedroom has a flat screen TV with cable, DVD, VCR (kids' movies provided for VCR)...moreless

          • Toys:

            Kids toys, games, cards...moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            Large library of kids' DVD's provided for upstairs TV...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining table seats 4; 4 barstools at kitchen counter for additional eating space...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Front load...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Large campfire area is located away from house for that true country experience, RV hookup, water, electric available for add'l $35/night ...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central Heat...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Quality bed linens and several days of towels provided; visitors wash towels as needed...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Great room, kitchen, dining area comprises large, open space...moreless

              • Parking:

                4 spaces reserved for tenants. Two covered spaces in carport available for additional $15/per night, per space...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Additional parking available...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                30 amp RV hookup, water, electric available; ample parking for boat/trailers...moreless

              • Telephone:

                One landline for local calls. Cell phone strength limited if provider is other than AT&T...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Beach towels for pool provided...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front load large capacity W/D located in utility w/ half-bath...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Internet is available. Bootleg filter by Internet Service Provider; no downloading movies or videos. ...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Home has wood-burning fireplace, fire logs provided for easy start, firewood provided...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Continental breakfast for up to 8 people available; request menu and pricing...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Regular electric for ground coffee (two days coffee provided); filters, sugar, splenda, dry creamer...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Toaster oven, toaster, blender, coffee pot, crock pot, barware, cookware, BBQ tools...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully stocked kitchen with plates, bowls, glassware, barware, eating/cooking utensils, wine opener, pot/pans, baking pans, skillets, mixing bowls, sippie cups for kids; dishwasher detergent, sponge...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                All stainless appliances, two sinks, gas stove, refrigerator w/ice maker, D/W; filtered water on main sink...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Fire extinguisher, fire starter logs, trash bags, broom, one roll paper towels provided...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Ice maker...moreless

              • Stove:

                gas...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Boat:

                Boating at nearby Lake Bastrop and other nearby lakes...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Private screen porch with ceiling fans overlooking pool...moreless

              • Golf:

                Disc golf course at nearby Riverbend Park; Cola Vista Golf Club and City golf courses (18-hole) nearby; miniature golf in Lost Pines Movie complex, Bastrop...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayak and canoeing on nearby Colorado River at Beuscher State Park (10 minutes away)...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Pool has large shade structure with fans/lights...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Both a gas and charcoal grill available...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Stand-up water boarding available in Bastrop...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Printed instructions for hot tub use provided to tenant upon check-in....moreless

              • Private Pool:

                The pool is for your private use during your stay. Pool is not heated. Pool floats, beach towels provided. Property and house are fenced but pool does not have child-proof fencing. No lifeguard....moreless

              • Jetted Tub:

                Master bath downstairs has a jacuzzi tub and full shower...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Formula One
                  Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $600
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $275

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Christmas
                  Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $300
                  New Year's Eve
                  Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $300
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $175 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,274

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $75
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Special events, Christmas, Thanksgiving rates may be higher. Parties of six(6) or more are an add'l $15 per person, per night. (total maximum 8 persons). Check-in 3:00 p.m., check-out 12:00 noon. NOTE: (if back-to-back rentals are not indicated on the calendar, feel free to ask about early check-in or late check-out). Deposit refunded within 3 business days. No pets, please


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Austin Bergstrom International Airport
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Huebel's Ice House
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bastrop
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  TX 95
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pocket's Grill

                  The City of Smithville, less than a 10-minute drive away, is located in the heart of Central Texas. There you will enjoy unique shopping, dining, and art.

                  Smithville was named the first Film Friendly Community in Texas by the Texas Film Commission and is home to the movie 'Hope Floats' filmed 10 years ago and starring Sandra Bullock. Numerous other films, including “Tree of Life” starring Brad Pitt, and “Beneath the Darkness” starring Dennis Quaid were shot in and around the area.

                  In close proximity to Smithville are several public golf courses and the Rocky Hill Ranch bike trails. The Colorado River and Buescher State Park are just minutes away. The City of Bastrop is a short 15-minute drive.

                  Fabulous antique shopping in Warrenton and Round Top is less than 30 minutes away. There's always something fun going on in nearby Austin. The new Circuit of Americas Racetrack is a short 40-minute drive on back roads; other major Austin venues include SXSW and ACL, UT football games (go Horns!), and frequent bike/fun runs. After a frenzy day of fun in Austin, come home to the Rocking M and enjoy the quiet of the country. What a way to end the day!!!

                  VISIT CIRCUIT OF AMERICAS NEW STATE OF THE ART VENUE AND HOME TO FORMULA ONE RACING. BACKROADS TAKE YOU THERE IN A QUICK 40-MINUTES, AND WITH NO TRAFFIC!

                  Buescher State Park is approximately 5 miles away and has beautiful hike and bike trails, fishing, canoeing.

                  The Colorado River is less than 4 miles away and is great for kayaking or just floating down the river.

                  Bastrop has a movie theater, opera house, sports bars, bowling, skating rink, great eating places, and shopping as well.

                  Nearby Cities and Airport

                  Austin less than one hour away. Houston is approximately 1 1/2 hours away. San Antonio is approximately 1 3/4 hours away. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is 40 minutes away.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: Growing up in Austin when it was just a small city, the countryside was just minutes away. Then came Austin sprawl, and crazy traffic! We purchased the land outside Smithville in 2006, and slowly our little slice of heaven evolved into the Rocking M Ranch. These days the property is shared with visitors from all over, along with 5 lazy cats, 2 dogs, and 2 hens. They let me hang around as long as the food bowls are full!

                  Why the Owner Chose Smithville:
                  The Rocking M Ranch is located just outside the City of Smithville and is in the heart of Central Texas, and three major cities. It is less than 1 hour from Austin, 2 hours from Houston, and 1 1/2 hours from San Antonio.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Guests here enjoy a morning stroll on the property with coffee, or a glass of wine next to the pool while looking out over a backdrop of wildflowers in spring and summer. At night, roast s'mores at the campfire, or grill under the quiet canvas of a million stars overhead.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Pool with large shade structure and hot tub. Private screen porch.

                    Pool with large shade structure and hot tub. Private screen porch.

                  • Shady spot great for food, fun and getting a break from the sun.

                    Shady spot great for food, fun and getting a break from the sun.

                  • Fully stocked kitchen w/coffee pot, blender, crockpot, toaster, barware

                    Fully stocked kitchen w/coffee pot, blender, crockpot, toaster, barware

                  • Master suite with queen bed and double bed (not shown).

                    Master suite with queen bed and double bed (not shown).

                  • Private utility room with washer, dryer and 1/2 bath accessible from pool.

                    Private utility room with washer, dryer and 1/2 bath accessible from pool.

                  • Birds galore at RMR. A Painted Bunting enjoys a sip from the hot tub.

                    Birds galore at RMR. A Painted Bunting enjoys a sip from the hot tub.

                  • Just a few steps from your private back porch.

                    Just a few steps from your private back porch.

                  • Visitors enjoy organic brown and blue eggs for breakfast

                    Visitors enjoy organic brown and blue eggs for breakfast

                  • Campfire under the starlit skies fun for all

                    Campfire under the starlit skies fun for all

                  • Front. RMR is two separate, private homes under one roof. Photos depict rental.

                    Front. RMR is two separate, private homes under one roof. Photos depict rental.

                  • Five Bluebird eggs discovered in the nest by guest Paul Nelson

                    Five Bluebird eggs discovered in the nest by guest Paul Nelson

                  • Tex and Lila, the 'ranch hands' (and a handful)

                    Tex and Lila, the 'ranch hands' (and a handful)

                  • Front entrance view

                    Front entrance view

                  • Private porch with plenty of room to relax bug free.

                    Private porch with plenty of room to relax bug free.

                  • Great room w/flat screen TV/DVD. Sleeper sofa w/comfy inflatable, queen mattress

                    Great room w/flat screen TV/DVD. Sleeper sofa w/comfy inflatable, queen mattress

                  • Downstairs master bath with enclosed shower, jacuzzi tub, huge closet

                    Downstairs master bath with enclosed shower, jacuzzi tub, huge closet

                  • Henrietta watches over the stock tank.

                    Henrietta watches over the stock tank.

                  • Cool pool and shade on the hottest Texas days

                    Cool pool and shade on the hottest Texas days

                  • Resident 'chicks'

                    Resident 'chicks'

                  • Campfire behind the pool perfect for s'mores and relaxing

                    Campfire behind the pool perfect for s'mores and relaxing

                  • Night time fun by the pool and under the stars

                    Night time fun by the pool and under the stars

                  • Upstairs bedroom w/TV, VCR w/movie library, DVD, private bath

                    Upstairs bedroom w/TV, VCR w/movie library, DVD, private bath

                  • This 'Inukshuk'  was built by Canadian visitors to RMR for a Texas-size 'Howdy'

                    This 'Inukshuk' was built by Canadian visitors to RMR for a Texas-size 'Howdy'

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $175 - $600 per night (USD)
                  10

                  2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 1-4 nights
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