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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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
Speaks: french, spanish, hebrew
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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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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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!
average rating of 4.875 based on 96 reviews
5

Great family setting , had a wonderful time , quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Pool was great , house was perfect had everything we needed and more, seemed very secluded but not to far 1.8 miles to winery open oven baked pizza and other restaurants , great location , worked out perfect ,

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection as always

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Casa Mora and once again it exceeded all expectations! It was spotless, well stocked and welcoming. The perfect location and the perfect pool. Casa Mora will always hold a special place in our hearts and I plan to come back as soon as I can ❤

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing pool

  • 4 of 5

Our kids swam every minute they could. Even in the middle of the day we had some dappled shade near the pool. It is really out in the woods! We saw rabbits, deer and coyotes every day near the house. We were a large group and had a great time. We squeezed seven into the house. There are proper beds for four people. The house could use some new mattresses and linens, but was overall very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed the pool and wildlife and the beauty of Casa Mora but are disappointed that you weren't pleased with the sleeping arrangement. We take pride in offering a homey, clean and comfortable environment. Since your review said "overall very comfortable" we are happy that we've been successful. In terms of the sleeping arrangement we do describe that our beds accommodate five people. We also offer inflatable mattresses and an extra fouton for more than five quests. You suggest that we need new mattresses. Please note that the queen in the master bedroom is one year old. We will certainly evaluate whether the double bed in the guest room needs to be changed: we have not gotten any complaints as to its comfort or age. We hope you will return to Casa Mora should your travels take you back to this region. Morrie and Rachel
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5

Awesome stay...made our trip so much better!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay...made our trip so much better!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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5

House was amazing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, it had all the we needed. We had a pleasant time.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Beautiful property with a great house that was close to so many attractions.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property with a group of girlfriends for relaxing weekend. We had plans to leave to go to the city one night and enjoyed ourselves so much that we just stayed in! Can't wait to return when it's warmer and spend even more time by the beautiful pool. Morrie was very accommodating and available for any questions, either through the HomeAway app or through text. It was an amazing weekend at a great home!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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

Long Branch Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,850
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $295

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.
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