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5,000 Sq. Ft. Mediterranean Villa on 10 Beautiful Acres

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-24)

Custom Mediterranean home on 10 beautiful, private, peaceful acres. Enjoy the incredible views off multiple balconiesand covered patios . Horses and livestock allowed. This home is approx. 5,000 square feet and features stone walls, tile flooring, French doors, large kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths with 3 master bedrooms! Plus a private library area upstairs with it's own balcony. The master bedroom is the size of a small apartment and features a fireplace, living area and private balcony. Huge dining room with sitting area also features a stone fireplace. When you are at Legacy Ranch you will enjoy the sunsets on the balconies with great views. It is so relaxing and a great place to get away from it all. But hop in your car and you're minutes away from a quaint downtown, beautiful spring-fed rivers, a lot of shopping including a Prime Outlet mall and more. Great for family and friend vacations, as well as reunions and wedding/family /youth group events. San Marcos is a great location. It's close to Austin, New Braunfels and San Antonio! Only 35 minutes from downtown Austin..

This unique property is located in a great acreage neighborhood with custom homes called Thousand Oaks. It feels like a Mediterranean castle and will be a vacation experience to remember!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

We lived in this home previously and really enjoyed it. However we have moved back to our house in Austin and now get to share this amazing place with vacation renters such as yourself! When it's not occupied we love to go there and relax. Even though it's only 30 min. to Austin it truly feels like a get away and a vacation while you are there. We have 5 children and founded a foster care and adoption agency. Caring for abused and neglected children is our life's purpose and passion!

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Downtown Association

We wanted a home on acreage that was very peaceful and felt like an oasis in the middle of our hectic lives. However, we didn't want to be isolated or drive a long way to get there! We were so happy when we found Legacy Ranch since it met our requirements and so much more. Our kids say it feels like a castle and it does! However it is only a few minutes from great shopping, bookstores, Outlet Malls, Restaurants, the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers, etc. Also San Marcos and New Braunfels are really neat smaller towns so we always check out what is going on when we want to visit. Of course Austin and San Antonio are both incredible larger cities, and you are about 30 min from Austin and an hour to N. San Antonio so whether you want a day of sight seeing and cultural activities to just want to stay at Legacy Ranch, BBQ etc. it's easy to do it all.

What makes this house unique

My husband and I love sitting on the front porch swing and seeing the incredible views, as well as the night time sky where the stars are bright! The kids love exploring the house and property, and always like seeing the neighbor horses. They built a cool tree house(with an engineer friend's help) and they are always discovering new things since there are 10 acres to explore. There is a huge field that is great for soccer, volleyball, football, etc. There are also huge trees surrounding it for great shade for all of the onlookers and great for picnics too! We all enjoy the huge kitchen and dining since we love to cook when we're all together. The game-room is a great place to hang out, play pool and other games and watch movies, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brad and his friends booked the property to hang out, play golf and cook up some bbq.

As i was showing him the property he stated that the web site photos don't do justice to what the property actually looks like ( Sweet was his exact comment!!). He was really impressed and was the second straight vacation renter to state that they would be returning next year to stay.
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Downtown Association House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The property has full electric/water RV hookup.


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5,000 Sq. Ft. Mediterranean Villa on 10 Beautiful Acres
average rating of 4.4 based on 12 reviews

This home has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect place to host for your friends and family. I rented this home in celebration for my friends wedding so that everyone could be together. Every aspect of the home is wonderful. The host was very kind and considerate of my questions about the home. I highly recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It Was So Nice... We Stayed Twice

  • 5 of 5

I found this house when searching for a place to host our annual employee conference/retreat. It looked perfect, AND IT WAS!!!! There were to be 10 ladies in attendance and my main concern was for everyone to have thier own bed.I emailed the owner who quickly responded that there were 13 separate beds available to us. I was thrilled that we could all stay under one roof! So in November 2011 our group stayed at the home. It was wonderful, or so I am told....because at the last minute, I was unable to attend the conference. However, when everyone returned to work, that is all they talked about.. how great the house was, and how I had missed out... so there wasn't even a question as to where our 2012 conference/retreat was to be held. We once again rented the home in October 2012 and it was everything they told me it was... and more.

It was great. Very spacious, clean, charming, and close to good food, LOTS of GOOD SHOPPING, yet so close to wildlife. We saw deer in the field beside the driveway. Something for everyone.

We did manage to squeeze "some" work into the weekend. Thank you for sharing your villa with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house for a group of 10 ladies celebrating for a bachelorette party. We could not believe how big the house was and how many beds it held! Sitting on the porch at night was one of our favorites of the trip! Being out in the country, it was incredibly peaceful. About 10 minutes from city, we were able to get to the river and the square fairly quickly. We were thankful to be able to find a house that held so many of us, but never felt too cramped. Definitely would stay here again for another San Marcos trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great and spacious house, exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a group of 20 girls. The house was ample enough that everyone had a place to sleep and there were some beds left over. Very convenient location, we forgot a couple of things, but the grocery store was less than 10 minutes away!

We had dinner in the downtown San Marcos area and it was just 15 minutes to the restaurant. Tubing in the San Marcos river was also only about 15 minutes away.

The owner was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions promptly. He was extremely accommodating of our needs.

The kitchen was spacious enough to allow for cooking for such a large group as ours. Everything we needed was there, kitchenware, cutlery, etc. Everything was extremely clean.

My group has rented a lot of houses in the Hill Country area in the past, and it is safe to say none of them compare to this one. Will definitely keep it in mind for next time we are in San Marcos!

In summary, beautiful house, great location and a helpful owner!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Hill Country Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 18 people for an engagement party and could not have found a better place. There were enough beds for everyone and so much space that we felt like we could have had twice as many people! So many places to hang out, both inside and out, that are all amazing. Quiet nights with stars, lots of land to explore, and only about 15 minutes away from town - a great base for summer toobin. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a hill country retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alvin tx

Awesome mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

The location lots of land & beautiful scenery pretty much secluded, we had a blast this past wknd huge house large bedrooms, well large Rooms. Our Party enjoyed it........ Planning in going back defiantly next year possibly again this year. Great Communication....

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great camping location!!!

The property has full electric/water RV hookup, as well as tent camping.

Please ask for more details!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $160

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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