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Austin City Limits- by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve! Holiday Season Special!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Detached Game Room (Sleeps 4-6)

Serenity and a bottle of Texas wine await your arrival at Casa Mora, a tastefully-decorated modern stone 3 bedroom 2 bath home located 20 minutes from Austin.

Our home is a perfect base to explore both the cuisine, entertainment, culture and energy of Austin and the natural beauty and slower pace of the Texas Hill Country with its lakes, charming town squares, peach orchards, lavender farms, vineyards and breweries.

The house features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, entertainment center and office area with a computer and printer. The living space extends outdoors to include a patio and BBQ area, detached game room (with ping pong, Foosball,Smart TV and a double sized fouton) and a fabulous private pool that backs up to the 7000 acre Shield Ranch Nature Preserve.

We invite you to relax, listen to the chimes and watch the birds at our home away from home.

Keywords: Explore, Hill Country, Austin, Jester King, Brewery, Winery

More Details

Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: french, spanish, hebrew
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner

We welcome you to Casa Mora. Rachel is a psychotherapist and author and I am a Realtor and have a financial consulting business. I'm a long time Austin resident and native Texan. Rachel is from Montreal and has been enjoying Austin for the last 33 years. We are music and nature lovers.

Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner purchased this house in 2008

Why Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner chose Austin

We love the peaceful hill country setting only 20 minutes from our house in central Austin. The Texas Hill County is a beautiful, different world. We discover wineries, breweries, distilleries, lavender and peach farms, outdoor markets, nature areas and hidden treasures every time we visit.

What makes this house unique

Our home, only minutes away from downtown Austin, allows you to enjoy the energy of Austin's vibrant music scene and night life; and the quiet solitude of country living. Sitting on the back patio, sipping a glass of wine from a nearby Texas winery(our gift to you),listening to the music of the chimes and watching the multitude of birds is the best way to unwind from life's stressors. We cherish our time here as will you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a perfect stay on our 14th anniversary.
Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Austin Bergstrom (ABIA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jester King Brewery
Nearest Ferry
213 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Barton Creek or Spanish Oaks
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak Austin 250 N Lamar
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 290
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pious (Killer Pizza and smoked meat)
Nearest Beach
255 Miles
Port Aransas and our beachfront condo Playa Mora!
Car: necessary

We're walking distance to the Jester King Brewery and a few miles from the Solaro Winery, the Texas Olive Oil Company, Mexican food at Trudy's, and custom pizza and smoked meat at Pieous. A few more miles west will take you to Thyme and Dough restaurant, the Barber Shop Bar, Dudley's Wine Bar and the Mercer Street Dancehall in Dripping Springs. A few more miles south are the Driftwood Vineyards Winery and Wimberley. Further west are Johnson City and Blanco and Marble Falls. The Salt Lick BBQ, Tratoria Lisina, the Deutchman Winery are also nearby. Check them out on your way to Austin!


Long Branch Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen sized beds in the Master Bedroom and guest bedroom, a good quality sleeper sofa in the back bedroom/office, and a futons in the detached game room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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Austin City Limits- by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve! Holiday Season Special!
average rating of 4.882979 based on 102 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

Really nice place.stayed their to attend a wedding and unfortunately didn't have enough time to enjoy the pool and place. But it was great!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We take 2-3 trips to the Hill Country each year. This has been our favorite place so far. It has the perfect combination of quietness, a pool, and great accommodations (bath, kitchen etc.). We saw lots of wildlife including deer (daily) wondering by the pool. The location was perfect and made it easy to visit a few breweries and restaurants, venture into Austin, and go further west to Pedernales and Johnson City.

We started just before Hurricane Harvey so we got the full experience, but ended up stuck there a bit longer than expected. Morrie was exceptionally understanding, accommodating, and super helpful. We really appreciated all that he did for our family. He's a phenomenal host!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We feel terrible about the upheaval in Houston. Both Rachel and I were glad to provide a safe place during the storm. I can't take credit for the hosting- Rachel is the brains behind the operation :') We hope to see you again! You and your family were great guests.
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GREAT place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well maintained and had everything you needed! The pool was the highlight of everything. Would recommend a better game room (ping pong table off balance and fooseball table had broken men) but worked for a 10 year old. Hosts were very kind and responded quickly to any questions. A gem in Austin for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback on the game room. We're looking for a new ping pong table and parts for the Foosball table. We've been so busy that we haven't had a chance to enjoy our property and play in the game room. You'll have a different experience when you return! Morrie and Rachel
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Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Great little getaway! Very quiet, relaxing and comfortable. Pool was great and game room was a nice bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Clean, comfortable accommodations. Fantastic pool. It is very well-stocked and everything needed

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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A relaxing retreat for the whole family regardless of the time of year! Our second stay! ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mora... for the second time we had the opportunity to stay at this gorgeous property located in Austin hill country. The best part, the attention to detail that Morrie & Rachael have gone through to make you feel at home. Imagine your dear friends going out of town and they offer their home to you for your vacation. You literally just need to bring your clothes and toiletries and then make a grocery run once you arrive. (Check out local online Walmart pickup.... it was simple. Schedule it a day ahead and you don't have to search an unfamiliar store for what you need!) The kitchen has everything, including pots, pans, spices and cooking oils, that you will need.

When you are at Casa Mora, you feel tucked into the wooded Texas hills. Wildlife, especially deer, roaming and grazing everywhere. The darkness at night allows for awesome star gazing opportunities. Only a 25 minute drive from downtown Austin and a 10 minute drive from local grocery stores and other shopping, the location is ideal! Do as much sight seeing or as little as you like 😉?

Our first stay was in February 2015 and all of us, including the teenage sons and our then 8 year old daughter, boasted that they loved the place. The detached game room with the ping pong table, foosball table and big screen TV kept them well occupied during that February winter trip.

The kids were thrilled when we told them we were going back there for our summer vacation.... this time we got to use the pool! Probably the hottest days of Austin thus far this year with temperatures over 100F degrees. Don't let the temps deter you, due to the low humidity we were always comfortable outside on the patio or by the pool... I never did sweat!

We got there on July 23rd and left on July 30th and NONE of us were ready to leave. I can honestly say, I felt like I was at a private resort. The breeze, the water feature bubbling in the pool, the pool water just the right temperature, I would float for hours! It was so relaxing, even more so than the beach. A lush patch of winter grass along side of the pool and house would entice the deer for twilight grazing... that was an evening event for all of us to see how many would visit. The kids would wander between the pool, the game room and the house. We all wanted to enjoy the peaceful recharge time at Casa Mora for as much and as long as we could. Needless to say, we will be back again ❤️ THE IVY FAMILY, COVINGTON, LA

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $295
Cleaning $100

Weekly rate discount is 10% off the daily rate.
Monthly rate discount is 15% off the weekly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.