5 bdrm, 3 bth on wooded 10 acres 25 min to Austin and 10 min-Circuit of Americas
Hershel and Becky Sandifer
About Hershel and Becky Sandifer
Hershel is a commercial construction project manager who loves to work his land, restore classic cars, jukeboxes, 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 dogs.
Hershel and Becky Sandifer purchased this House in 2009
Why Hershel and Becky Sandifer chose Cedar Creek
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 was 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We’ve stayed here for the last three years for a long weekend with our kids and grandkids. It’s a beautiful place and constantly updated!
Wonderful property, full of amenities, something for everyone. My family enjoyed every minute.
The experience was very easy, rented the house in October so we could get the dates we wanted. The Sandifer's are the most gracious hosts. This was the second year renting this house we will be back.
Our 3rd time here and won't be our last
As usual this property is awesome. We had 4 families stay over, which included grandparents down to 2-5 yr olds, along with a pregnant mom. Everything you need or want is on the property. The family hung out mostly in the pool, played games, and grilled. When tired of the heat outside, you can run back in to the very chilly house (AC is awesome) and get a great nap in or watch movies in the projector room or on the massive TV in the main room. The kitchen has everything you'd want to grill, bake, cook whatever.
For the kiddos, we ventured down to the pond and did some fishing and caught catfish, crappie, and bluegill. Even filleted a few catfish to eat one night. By the pond, was a deer feeder and they came out every night. Very neat.
The guys even took one day to head to Shadow Glenn golf course to get a round in. The house has the right balance of tech and nature. Each room has bluetooth so you can listen to your jams as you're relaxing. There's even an outdoor projector setup to watch movies by the pool!
Highly recommend for anyone looking to experience some nature while having the convenience of lots of amenities.
Annual Family gathering
We had an amazing vacation at the Mesquite Retreat! The entire property is first class and our group, ranging from 1 to 79 found it very relaxing. The beds were some of the most comfortable any of us have ever slept in and there was plenty of space for our group of 12. The kitchen was very well stocked with anything needed and the outdoor cooking area by the pool is amazing. The kids enjoyed seeing the deer every day and we caught several nice sized catfish in the pond! The pool was just right for the grandkids and adults as well. We were all entertained each evening with pool side movies on the enormous screen! This place is one we hope to return and visit next summer and it is 5 star all the way. Hershel was very accommodating and made us feel at home! We appreciate him taking the time to show us all the bells and whistles of the property. He brought us a propane fish fryer to use as we took bags of frozen fish to fry one evening. The golf cart is a big hit and makes it easy to get around the property. We would give this property and the experience the highest rating and we were blessed to enjoy it!
My mom, sisters, and I have been staying at Mesquite Retreat annually for several years now , and we couldn't be happier with the state of the property and the support we receive from Hershel and Becky! The house is always clean and well appointed with ample bedding for a large group. The kitchen is spacious and conveniently adjacent to the living room which facilitates visiting while meals are being prepared. The pool and adjacent covered back porch are amazing - the last couple years we have really enjoyed playing volleyball in the pool complete with a net. As if that's not enough, there's also a hot tub, horse shoes, and a pond.
Hershel is always very responsive should we encounter minor issues during our stay, and he is also very receptive to our feedback after stays which he always addressed which enhances the property year over year. Overall, I highly recommend Mesquite Retreat.
Best. Vacation Rental. Ever.
A last minute complication with Airbnb had us looking for a replacement spring break location the day before our flight. We didn’t know how lucky we were. This place was simply amazing. Incredibly well appointed. So many amenities. You can be as synced up with tech or as off the grid as you’d like. Pool. Movies. Pond. Game room. Golf cart. And incredible hosts who were responsive and always a text away. The only thing to be aware of is how far out from Austin you are (about 30 minutes), no food delivery, etc. Made no difference to us, made day trips into the city every day. We’ll be back!