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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: french, spanish, hebrew
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 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 Long Branch Valley

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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Amenities

Long Branch Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Upright piano!

Reviews

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Austin City Limits- by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve! Holiday Season Special!
average rating of 4.887755 based on 106 reviews
5

Thanksgiving stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property. Very private. It was nice to have the ping pong table available for entertainment. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, and utensils to make a thanksgiving meal. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was so beautiful and tranquil! It truly felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding at Ranch Austin- perfect location, we were literally 12 minutes from the wedding. To say this house was well equipped is an understatement- it literally had EVERYTHING we needed, and more. The furnishings are beautiful and comfortable, and all very clean. We were greeted with fresh eggs from the caretakers- great touch! The property was so beautiful and tranquil, and this was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. We went to the grocery store one time and were able to just relax and enjoy the pool and game room, not to mention the patio, grill, and fire pit. Our teenagers loved it as well! Close enough to the conveniences of fast food and shopping, but just far enough out to enjoy the beauty of this area. We had friends from Austin with a five year old visit us on Saturday and their son had a blast in the game room and on the property. This property truly is perfect for all ages- Great property and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This was it! The perfect spot for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quiet relaxing getaway and casa mora more than delivered. The location, the house amenities and layout, plus the wonderful vibe of the house made us fall in love with it. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

42 years ago my wife and I met iin Austin. We love Austin and staying at Casa Mora when we visit.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mora is like coming home for us. It is very relaxing in a private setting in the Texas Hill Country, but minutes from downtown. We love the pool and playing ping pong in the rec room. Morrie and Rachel are great hosts and very responsive and helpful with any questions. The Jester King Brewery and Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza are popular weekend hangouts just five minutes down the road.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 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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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.