Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Queen sized Bed in the Master Bedroom, a double beds in the guest room, a good quality sleeper sofa in the back bedroom/office, and a futons in the detached game room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Upright piano!


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Detached game room with ping pong, oosball tables, Smart TV with free Netflix...moreless

  • Games:

    Separate game room with ping pong and Foosball tables. Board games....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Big screen Entertainment Center with free Netflix and Amazon Prime. ...moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Watch the sunrise over the gulf from bed at Playa Mora ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Visit our sister property Playa Mora - the closest condo to the beach in Port Aransas...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Sit on the comfortable balcony furniture at Playa Mora and enjoy the waves and beach without getting sandy....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    You can't get any closer to the ocean at any Port Aransas rental. than Playa Mora...moreless

  • River:

    A branch of Barton Creek runs through our Long Branch Valley enclave....moreless

  • Rural:

    Casa Mora is in the Texas Hill Country between Austin and Dripping Springs. Extend your stay at Playa Mora, our magnificent beachfront condo at the Gulf Shores unit 202 in Port Aransas!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Computer and printer at no charge...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor propane fire pit and outdoor propane heater....moreless

  • 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:

    All dishes, utensils and cookware are provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Good sized reezer with ice maker....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped chef's kitchen with all necessary cookware, equipment and utensils, Large spice selection, various oils, vinegar and teas. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Peaceful wildflower garden . Sit on the front porch and watch the hummingbirds, butterflies and birds....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • In Ground Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 80 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 21 - Oct 24, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,750 $6,500
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,500 $5,500
Mar 10 - Mar 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,000 $6,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,850 $6,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 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


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $295
  • Cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included


Weekly rate discount is 10% off the daily rate.

Monthly rate discount is 15% off the weekly rate.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom (ABIA)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jester King Brewery
213 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Aransas
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Barton Creek or Spanish Oaks
17 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Austin 250 N Lamar
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 290
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pious (Killer Pizza and smoked meat)
255 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Long Branch Valley, TX, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: french, spanish, hebrew

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • French Doors Open to patio

    French Doors Open to patio

  • Private pool

    Private pool

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Living room with french doors

    Living room with french doors

  • Master with green doors to bath

    Master with green doors to bath

  • 2nd bedroom w/ window

    2nd bedroom w/ window

  • View from front door.

    View from front door.

  • Game room windows create a light and open space.

    Game room windows create a light and open space.

  • Front garden

    Front garden

  • Backyard limestone path to pool

    Backyard limestone path to pool

  • Pool and rocks adjacent to nature preserve

    Pool and rocks adjacent to nature preserve

  • Kitchen with fridge and stove

    Kitchen with fridge and stove

  • Master with windows and spinning wheel

    Master with windows and spinning wheel

  • Master Bath (tiled shower not shown

    Master Bath (tiled shower not shown

  • Bedroom/Office (sleeper sofa not shown)

    Bedroom/Office (sleeper sofa not shown)

  • Backyard with grill

    Backyard with grill

  • Spring bluebonnets at CasaMora!

    Spring bluebonnets at CasaMora!

VRBO #188252

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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