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12 private acres, Massive Hill Country View, Breweries, Wedding venues, wineries

South Austin, Austin, TX, USA
  • House1640 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Tranquil seclusion, view, near wedding venues, breweries and wineries & Austin.

Complete privacy and seclusion. The view from our porch is stunning as are the stars at night. There is abundant wildlife including deer, rabbits, coyotes yipping in the distance, foxes, and dozens of bird species.

Our hacienda style home has large rooms, 2 baths, and is kid and dog-friendly. We are located on the wedding corridor in the wedding capital of Texas - Dripping Springs, the gateway to the Hill Country. We are located just about half way between Austin and Dripping Springs.

We provide the basics: coffee, tea, soap, shampoo, etc. We want you to have an amazing experience here! There is also a convenience store about 4 miles away in case you need it.

The beds in our house sleep 6. The wonderfully firm air mattress is queen sized, sleeps two comfortably, and could be set up in any room in the house. The wrap-around veranda has almost as much square footage as the house itself, and when the weather is lovely, it's hard to come inside.

Most of the time there's not a burn-ban, so bring your s'mores makings and have a fire in our fire ring.

From our hacienda you can comfortably walk about 1/3 of a mile to world renowned Jester King Brewery, Argus Cidery, Stanley's Pizza, Revolution Spirits, & Last Stand Brewery. Dozens more breweries, wineries, and restaurants are an easy drive.

Grill out or smoke in the smoker/bbq. Bring the bikes or just hike around the property. We are a bird sanctuary and birder's paradise with migratory birds often making an appearance. Shower in the outdoor shower. Nap in the hammock or work in the sky chair.

Cook fabulous meals in our fully furnished open kitchen. We do not use a microwave. ;) Eat your fabulous meals out on the veranda. This house is about getting together, enjoying living, and being outside as much as possible.

Our care taker/property manager lives remotely on the property and is available should the need arise. This is the heart of it all. Just miles from Pedernales State Park, Hamilton Pool, Reimer's Ranch, Wimberley, The Salt Lick, and Dripping Springs, our location on the scenic Fitzhugh Rd is your play land to reach it all. Come enjoy all the Hill Country has to offer and stay just minutes from Austin. Romantic getaway or family fun!

Some world-class swimming holes are just minutes away: Hamilton Pool, Krause Springs, Blue Hole, Barton Springs, Barton Creek, Jacob’s Well & Blanco State Park. You can access the Pedernales river from Reimer's Ranch or Pedernales State Park. Go tubing on the Guadalupe or the San Marcos. Lake Travis and Lake Austin are great for boating and water sports.

Austin and San Marcos have great shopping from boutiques to outlet malls.

We allow up to two extremely well-behaved dogs who don't get on furniture. A non-refundable $50 pet fee is due before check-in.

On VRBO's competitor's website, we have all 5 star reviews. Since we are new to VRBO, I'm pasting a few of them below for you to see!

March 2018

Justin M

I’ve stayed at a lot of Airbnb properties, and I can say with confidence that overall this was the best experience I have ever had. Elizabeth’s place was absolutely beautiful. I loved that it had the out of town country feel, but still only 20 min away from downtown. She was very accommodating , thoughtful and always had quick responses. We would stay here again in a heartbeat . Thanks again Elizabeth for providing great hospitality!

February 2018

Graham

I feel like this place is even better than the pictures suggest! Three sizable bedrooms, two full bathrooms, stocked kitchen, would easily sleep six people. The wrap-around porch is amazing! There are chairs and hammocks everywhere. This place is designed for relaxation. Despite having mostly cloudy weather during our stay, we still got one lovely sunset. The location is fantastic-- walking distance from Jester King Brewery and Magic's Theater. An easy drive to Live Oak Distillery and Austin Zoo. We spent four days there as a weekend getaway with out-of-town family members-- we had a blast! I would definitely recommend.

Rachael S

We loved our stay! The pictures did not do it justice! Elizabeth was great and always available for questions! Beautiful!

August 2017

Carole A

I wish there were more stars! Not only was Elizabeth's home perfectly arranged and beautifully decorated, it generated a strong sense of peace, tranquility and happiness. Upon arrival there was a warm note and wine (I let Elizabeth know I was celebrating my birthday), and lovely welcome basket that contained just about anything you might need. I felt I was at a resort in the way everything was decorated and pleasing. The views are amazing from inside the home because there are a ton of great windows, and the deck is stunning! It's large and surrounds the entire home allowing many different views, not to mention the breezes. We saw deer, a few hawks and what one of us thought might be a raccoon but we weren't sure. Wineries, distilleries, farms, music venues and more are just short drives away, and most of them were right off of Fitzhugh. A couple of those are even within a short walk from the house. Be sure to check out Elizabeth's suggestions. I would highly recommend this place and plan to come back soon.

Feedback:

I wish there were more stars! Not only was your home perfectly arranged and beautifully decorated, but it generated a strong sense of peace, tranquility and happiness. Oh, the suggestions you wrote and all the house notes were so very helpful. Also, you were so kind to leave the wine, birthday note, the goodies and especially for letting us enjoy your beautiful home. I normally travel alone (I like my solitude over company) and will have to carve out a time to come again. I will be in touch. Take care.

August 2017

Sara B

Great view. Great location. Great communication! Awesome wrap around porch, my only wish is that we would not have gone on the hottest weekend of the whole summer because we weren't able to enjoy the porch nearly as much as I would have liked!

July 2017

Cherisa D

This place was amazing! Elizabeth took much care in making sure everything we could possibly need was available and explained everything we needed to know up front so there was no detail we had to worry about. The views are amazing and our pups loved the wrap around porch! We were beyond comfortable and there are so many things to go and do in the area but we still got to enjoy being close to nature and the ultimate privacy! What a gem! Thanks Elizabeth and family!

July 2017

Christine W

Where to start? This was my maiden voyage on airbnb and I can say that my experience with these hosts and this home has convinced me to look to airbnb for all future excursions. The home is immaculate, the view is breathtaking, the hosts are beyond lovely and the location is superb. The home is close to many water activities, breweries and vineyards, and even close to town. (But not too close!) If you are looking to stay somewhere that is a home away from home, this is your place!!!

Elizabeth

Response from Elizabeth:

Thanks so much for your lovely review! Y'all were a joy to host!

Feedback:

Betsy, Thank you again for inviting us into your wonderful home. I cannot express how much we have enjoyed your house the past few days. Your property is beautiful and our trip was all the better for being able to stay in your home. I know you are looking for suggestions, to improve for the next visitors. I really can't say that I have many! Ben thoroughly enjoyed himself and I was so glad to see that there were plastic cups that he could use when he wanted something to drink. I think that the addition of some "plastic/durable" plates would be a great benefit! I was a bit afraid to let him use the plates you had - just for fear that he would break one. I think that you have a wonderful set up that will attract many visitors in the months to come. There are a ton of things to do near your area and your property provides privacy and beauty at the end of a busy day at the river!! I can't tell you how much we enjoyed your lovely home. Again, many thanks!!!

July 2017

Mardy O

Amazing and beautiful property. House was clean and the location was perfect for peace and quiet but also quick to anything we needed.

Feedback:

The pictures don't do your house justice. Amazing place. Thank you

July 2017

Tony M

We loved our stay at Elizabeth's place. Everything was perfect, house, location, and rapport. We're already looking forward to returning.

June 2017

Ann B

The house was private,spacious and clean. It had everything you need for a perfect getaway. The location was close to many things to do in and around Dripping Springs. The views of the hill country from the wrap a round porch were beautiful. Elizabeth was a great host and very prompt in answering all our questions. We enjoyed our weekend away.

Owner

Elizabeth

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Elizabeth

We love to travel, and when someone rents our home, we take off and hit the road. It offers us the possibility of traveling more with our children.

Why Elizabeth chose Austin

Whether you are visiting Dripping Springs for a wedding, or Austin for ACL, or if you are simply wanting to do a Hill Country winery and brewery tour, there is really nothing out there like our home for you to rent. We do not cater to big parties, but we have an amazing hacienda with an even more amazing view, right on the famous Fitzhugh Road. It is a true vacation home with all the amenities and within walking distance to 2 breweries, a cidery, a distillery, a magic theater, and a pizzeria. You would have no idea that all this exists out here in the country!

What makes this House unique

Described above. :)

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, There is a very comfy queen sized air mattress for any room.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Rural
              An amazing Hill County view is one of the finest things our home offers to our guests. If you're lucky enough to get a few clouds, the sunsets can be outstanding.

              Theme

                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Wi-fi is available, good, and fast.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Fine, clean linens always fresh on the beds.
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Plenty.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Fresh, new clean towels are always here for you.
                        • Wood Stove

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                              Percolator - yum!
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully furnished open kitchen with everything you should need to make fantastic meals.
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              We have typical spices and a few other cooking items.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Beautiful gas stove.
                            • Toaster
                              We have a toaster oven since we don't use a microwave.

                              Dining

                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                      We've got books that any age might appreciate.
                                    • Television
                                      Apple TV.
                                    • Toys
                                      A child's room with lots of toys and family games.

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                          Our veranda is basically one big balcony.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Our veranda wraps around the entire home. It's huge.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Both a grill and a smoker are available to our guests.

                                          Suitability

                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              The entire home is on the second floor. It requires taking an entire flight of steps.

                                              Attractions

                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              3 Reviews

                                                              5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Gorgeous Property, Comfy Beds!

                                                              Amanda S.Dallas, TX

                                                              I cannot say enough good things about this rental. For starters, the views are absolutely stunning. The house was clean, comfortable, well air conditioned, and very cute! The beds were amazing. The master bedroom bed was more comfortable than any hotel or rental I have ever stayed at. Elizabeth was easy to communicate with and was very welcoming! I would recommend this place to my friends, and I'll definitely stay here again the next time I go back to Austin!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Amanda! Thank you for the glowing review. It's so nice to hear such appreciation for our home. You and your group were fabulous guests. You left the house spotless! You are welcome back any time!

                                                              Beautiful Views & Great Host

                                                              Brittany R.

                                                              We loved the wrap around porch, cool breeze, sunrise and sunset views, and not having any neighbors. Elizabeth was very responsive, enthusiastic, and left a folder of recommendations for us to check out in the Dripping Springs area. The location was convenient to get to breweries, restaurants, and the wedding venue. We would stay here again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for the lovely review. You were superb guests!

                                                              Beautiful, peaceful, & relaxing

                                                              Cristina R.Wimberley, TX

                                                              This was such a great property! The views off the back porch are amazing and the sunset was sublime. The house is elevated so there's a consistent breeze even in the heat. It was very comfortable and clean, and we would love to come back and stay longer!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the lovely review. Y'all were fantastic guests!

                                                              Location

                                                              South Austin, Austin, TX, USA

                                                              There are so many local swimming holes - nearby we have Pedernales river and Hamilton Pool. There is also rock climbing and mountain biking at Reimer's Ranch State Park, just a few minutes away.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              $100
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              $50
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              $750
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              6%
                                                              $270avg/night
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                              Property # 1115694

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