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!
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!
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.
We loved our stay! The pictures did not do it justice! Elizabeth was great and always available for questions! Beautiful!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
Response from Elizabeth:
Thanks so much for your lovely review! Y'all were a joy to host!
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!!!
Amazing and beautiful property. House was clean and the location was perfect for peace and quiet but also quick to anything we needed.
The pictures don't do your house justice. Amazing place. Thank you
We loved our stay at Elizabeth's place. Everything was perfect, house, location, and rapport. We're already looking forward to returning.
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.