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Mesquite Retreat - Lovely Country Home, 30min to Austin, 10min to COTA track

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bdrm, 3 bth on wooded 10 acres 25 min to Austin and 10 min-Circuit of Americas

3500 sf Neo-classic design house with 1500 sf additional covered front and back porch and patios features the following:

•10-12 ft high ceilings with heavy crown molding throughout

•Brazilian Cherry wood floor in all common areas and Master Bed and Bath

•Music is piped throughout house including front and back outdoors along with Master Bedroom and Bath.

•Huge luxurious Master Bathroom retreat includes spa bath with chromo therapeutic lights, television, chandelier mood lighting.

•Over-sized Master Bedroom with striking pool view and access through a 12 foot sliding unit, 50' HDTV

•High end kitchen includes double ovens, warmer, striking granite counters with four bar stools. Plenty of room for gourmet chefs

•Indoor eating sits 12 in dining room.

•Front porch overlooks catfish pond. Activities include paddle boat, flat bottom boat, and fishing pier to hook those large catfish. Plenty of large catfish, fed daily to ensure good catch!

•Backyard patio features a paradise setting with outdoor fireplace with seating for 20+.

•Rock grotto and waterfalls flow into beautifully lighted pool at night with natural landscape surroundings with plenty of privacy.

•Soak away in our Clear water(R) spa with fiber optic lighting and separate sound system

•Outdoor grill, griddle, fryer for those outdoor cooks available.

• Exercise equipment includes Total Gym(R), Weight Machine, treadmill, dumb bells

•Movie and book library, board games

More Details

Owner
Hershel and Becky Sandifer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Hershel and Becky Sandifer

Hershel is a commercial construction project manager who loves to work on his land, restore classic cars, juke boxes, and coke machines. He loves cooking catfish and craw fish for large groups! While Hershel was building the house, Becky went back to school and received her PhD and Executive Coaching certification. They both love spending time with their family and four dogs.

Hershel and Becky Sandifer purchased this house in 2009

Why Hershel and Becky Sandifer chose Texas

Hershel used his construction experience to build their dream house. They began hosting events for their friends and family which led to the idea of sharing the house with others. Their son and his wife were married down by the pond in a beautiful outdoor wedding.

What makes this house unique

We chose this land because it was a country setting with plenty of privacy but in close proximity to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and outlet mall shopping San Marcos.

Amenities

Cedar Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large with 2 chairs and tv
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 double , Animal Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Royal Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bird Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ocean Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Smoking allowed only in designated outdoor area.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Mesquite Retreat - Lovely Country Home, 30min to Austin, 10min to COTA track
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Herschel and his wife have a great house. Wonderful hospitality and a beautiful property. Great pool, great location (about 20 minutes from the airport) and very secluded.

The only suggestion would be have a small amount of coffee on hand. The filters, sugar and creamer were all there but a small bag of coffee would have been a nice touch after we got there on a red-eye.

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

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time and Everything was Great as the first time ! We didn't catch a catfish but we still enjoyed fishing. The pool , hot tub and the golf cart was a big hit. Thank you to the owner's who are so sweet. We will be back again !

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Plenty to do whether or not the weather cooperates. House was well-appointed and the kids enjoyed the gameroom. Fishing was great and kept the kids entertained for hours. Movies under the stars was by far our favorite part of the stay. Owners were gracious and made sure everything was in working order before turning over the "keys". Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family get together

  • 5 of 5

The Mesquite Retreat was perfect for our family get together! The house is beautiful and comfortable with plenty of things to entertain and enjoy! Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Property!!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a great time at Mesquite Retreat! Hershel was a great host and was there to meet us when we arrived to show us how everything worked. Our grandson enjoyed catching fish at the pond as well as riding on the golf cart. House is very spacious so we had plenty of room. The property is amazing and we enjoyed watching all the wildlife. We really loved the outdoor patio and fireplace. Will rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The pictures do not do this place justice - in person it was AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several properties using services like this, not always pleased with what we end up with. THIS was the first time we got far more than what the pictures and description displayed. The property over-delivered on our expectations in EVERY way. It was THE perfect place to celebrate an important birthday with 10 of our closest family and friends. Driving up to the home, we were blown away at the landscaping, the HUGE house, and the beautiful property grounds. It was a great place to entertain: we had chef Michael Ward from Austin cook in the modern kitchen, games by the pool, star gazing, nature watching (we saw deer, road runners, hawks, falcons, lightning bugs, jackrabbits, bullfrogs, and more). All the while, only a quick 30 minute drive to Austin nightlife, grocery stores, and more. Highly recommended, we are already thinking of when we can return.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Cedar Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are quoted in US Dollars. For non-event rates a deposit of one night is required upon booking. Full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. For event rates a deposit of 25% is required upon booking. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

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