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Austin City Limits- by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve! Low Winter rates!

Long Branch Valley, TX, USA
  • House1636 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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, free WiFi and a 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,Free Wi-Fi


Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner

Member Since 2008
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french, spanish, hebrew
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beach View
                Watch the sunrise over the gulf from bed at Playa Mora
              • Beachfront
                Visit our sister property Playa Mora - the closest condo to the beach in Port Aransas
              • Ocean View
                Sit on the comfortable balcony furniture at Playa Mora and enjoy the waves and beach without getting sandy.
              • Oceanfront
                You can't get any closer to the ocean at any Port Aransas rental. than Playa Mora
              • River
                A branch of Barton Creek runs through our Long Branch Valley enclave.
              • 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!


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Computer Available
                            Computer and printer at no charge
                          • Covered Parking
                            2 spacs
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Fireplace
                            Outdoor propane fire pit and outdoor propane heater.
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Living Area
                          • Living Room
                          • 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
                          • Free Wifi


                              • Kitchen
                                Fully equipped chef's kitchen with all necessary cookware, equipment and utensils, Large spice selection, various oils, vinegar and teas.
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                                All dishes, utensils and cookware are provided.
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Freezer
                                Good sized reezer with ice maker.
                              • Grill
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Piano
                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Foosball
                                      • Game Room
                                        Detached game room with ping pong, oosball tables, Smart TV with free Netflix
                                      • Games
                                        Separate game room with ping pong and Foosball tables. Board games.
                                      • Games for Kids
                                      • Music Library
                                      • CD Player
                                      • Ping Pong Table
                                      • Radio
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                        TVs in all bedrooms Big screen Entertainment Center in living room and 60 inch smart TV in game room. Netflix and Amazon Prime available
                                      • Toys
                                      • VCR


                                          • Binoculars
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Covered front porch and back patio with BBQ grill. Patio dining that seats six.
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Peaceful wildflower garden . Sit on the front porch and watch the hummingbirds, butterflies and birds.
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                          • Small Cooler
                                          • Wood Deck


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • In Ground Pool
                                                  • Private Pool
                                                    Large private custom pool


                                                      • playground
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • museums
                                                      • churches
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • winery tours
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • horseshoes
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • water tubing


                                                                      • Upright piano! Caretakers nearby. Fresh eggs often available from neighbor's free range chickens

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        99 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Great Stay !

                                                                        Nick M.

                                                                        Everything was fantastic. Check in/ check out instructions were clear and easy to follow and the space was great. Would absolutely stay again!

                                                                        Thanksgiving stay

                                                                        Cynthia R.

                                                                        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.

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

                                                                        Jolie G.

                                                                        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!

                                                                        This was it! The perfect spot for the whole family

                                                                        Hernando R.

                                                                        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!

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

                                                                        David B.MT

                                                                        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.


                                                                        carmen C.Del rio Texas

                                                                        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!


                                                                        Long Branch Valley, TX, USA

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Rates & Availability

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

                                                                        99 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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