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Content Ranch - Unplug and Relax

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Last updated: 08/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Abilene chateau / country house description

Big West Texas Sky – Sit on the porch on one of the highest peaks in Runnels County and watch the sky light up from horizon to horizon as the sun sets over Ranger Peak. Stay in a new ranch house with big porches, long views and over 300 acres to roam and view native wildlife. Spend your evenings under the stars by the fire and count satellites instead of sheep.
The house has two master bedrooms with private baths and two guest rooms with full/twin bunk beds. Full kitchen with new stainless appliances and windows, lots of windows. Take some time to unplug, slow down, and breath. No TV, No Internet, and good cell service will keep your mind centered on stress free relaxation.
Located 35 miles South of Abilene, 2.5 hours from Ft. Worth, 3 hours from Austin, Midland and Lubbock. Just 25 minutes from the famed Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap but the steaks are pretty darn good cooked over mesquite coals on the grill just off the porch.
No hunting, shooting, or motorcycles are allowed but shoot all the pictures you want. Sit in the deer blinds (or sometimes on the porch) to watch and photograph, deer, turkeys, and wild quail. Hike or mountain bike the hills and many trails to see long views in all directions. Some groups use this as a lodge when hunting in the area.

$500 Max per night - $300 for the first couple and $50 per person up to $500 max.

**We also accommodate larger groups by combining other rental properties in the area.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Disabled Accessibility - There is a bed/bath on the ground floor and the bath has a large shower....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            30...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Upstairs Master...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Downstairs Master...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Upstairs Full/Twin Bunk Bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Upstairs Full/Twin Bunk Bed...moreless

          • New, comfortable beds

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Master Bath with walk in shower...moreless

          • Master Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Downstairs master bathroom with walk in shower...moreless

          • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Guest Bath Upstairs with walk in shower...moreless

          • 3 Bathrooms. All have new fixtures and granite tile

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove:

            Stainless Gas Convection oven with five burner cooktop....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Black Granite Counters and Bar and Pine Cabinets...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Two full sets of dishes and silverware for 8 ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Seating for eight plus three at the bar...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Couch seeting...moreless

          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Iphone, Ipad, Ipod or AUX ready. FM stereo,...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Porch / Veranda:

                10 foot porches on N and W sides with chairs and tables...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    Ranger Peak - Named for Company E, Texas Rangers, which was stationed 1/2 mile east of peak in 1874. Atop peak, Rangers (Under Capt. W. J. 'Jeff' Maltby) kept a lookout for Indians....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer Special
                  Jun 17 - Aug 28, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,450 $4,500

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,575 $5,000

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 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:

                  • Tax Rate 8.25%

                  Notes:

                  Rate clarification: The rate is $300 per night plus $50 per person after the first two with a $500 maximum per night.

                  Additional Charge: $75 cleaning fee per stay.

                  $300 refundable damage deposit per stay.

                  1/2 deposit to confirm booking and payment in full 30 days prior to stay

                  Full refund if cancel more than 7 days and no refunds if cancelled 7 days or less

                  V/MC and checks accepted


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                  Last updated: 08/06/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Abilene, tx
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 84

                  Car: Necessary

                  The Content Ranch is off the beaten path but very comfortable. There are however great Antique Shops close by Ballinger is 20 Miles SW, Winters is 15 miles W, Coleman is 20 miles SE, Santa Anna is 30 miles SE and Abilene is 35 miles N.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About: We live in Austin, Texas and own this property as a recreational and ranch property. We can't spend as much time there as we would like and want to share the beauty of this great property with others.

                  Why Abilene:
                  This property has the highest elevations in Runnels Co. at 2300 ft and our new house with central air and heat sits near the top. Wrap around views from the porch stretch for miles. A huge variety of large oaks and other trees cover the property. After dark the stars are amazing. A huge fire pit provides warm comfortable evenings under the stars. There is an abundance of wildlife and many roads, trails and ponds to explore.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Relaxation is the primary strength of this property. We don't have TV or the Internet. Good music adds to the atmosphere. Evenings around the fire under stars are the icing on the cake.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Summer View from the porch

                    Summer View from the porch

                  • One of many great sunsets.

                    One of many great sunsets.

                  • Two story open living dining kitchen from balcony.

                    Two story open living dining kitchen from balcony.

                  • Dining Bar Area

                    Dining Bar Area

                  • Living Couch

                    Living Couch

                  • On the grill

                    On the grill

                  • Fall Color

                    Fall Color

                  • Upstairs Master King Bedroom

                    Upstairs Master King Bedroom

                  • Upstairs Master Bath - also has walk in shower - 5ft wide x 3 deep

                    Upstairs Master Bath - also has walk in shower - 5ft wide x 3 deep

                  • Downstairs Master King Bedroom

                    Downstairs Master King Bedroom

                  • Upstairs Guest - Double Futon and Single. There is also loveseat in this room.

                    Upstairs Guest - Double Futon and Single. There is also loveseat in this room.

                  • Downstairs Master Bath also has walk in shower - 5ft wide x 3 deep

                    Downstairs Master Bath also has walk in shower - 5ft wide x 3 deep

                  • Night Sky at Content Ranch

                    Night Sky at Content Ranch

                  • Kitchen Area

                    Kitchen Area

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Living/Kitchen Looking at Balcony

                    Living/Kitchen Looking at Balcony

                  • Fire Pit

                    Fire Pit

                  • Stock Pond

                    Stock Pond

                  • Content Historical Marker

                    Content Historical Marker

                  • Upstairs Master King Bedroom

                    Upstairs Master King Bedroom

                  • Walk in shower 3' x 5'

                    Walk in shower 3' x 5'

                  • Downstairs Guest Room Couch

                    Downstairs Guest Room Couch

                  • Upstairs Guest - Double Futon and Single

                    Upstairs Guest - Double Futon and Single

                  • Guest Shower/bath

                    Guest Shower/bath

                  VRBO #443646

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                  $300 per night (USD)
                  4

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 08/06/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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