Texas Hill Country Getaway: Access to Arts, Museums & Wineries(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House -2 Bedrooms + Loft, (3- queen beds) +2 bath (3rd bath option) on 62 acres
Come ready to relax in this peaceful environment and enjoy the panoramic view from the 2nd story deck while the sun sets over the hills and you can watch the deer come out to feed.
Our newly remolded two story home features an upstairs with 2-Bedrooms, 1- bathroom, a sleeping loft, living/TV area, dining table and kitchenette. The bamboo wood flooring and natural wood trim provide the entire space with a modern Hill Country style.
Downstairs through the main entry, there is a breezeway that contains a large 6-person dining room table. A second bathroom is located adjacent to the breezeway in the garage along with the laundry area.
In addition, there is optional access to a full kitchen, living room and the master bathroom (all located downstairs) made available for an additional $150 fee.-Please inquire w/owner.
There are queen size beds in each of the two bedrooms along with a closet and dresser for your clothes and personal items. The sleeping loft provides the 3rd queen size bed.
Bathrooms: Upstairs and downstairs
The remolded bathrooms feature Travertine tile floor and shower. There is bathroom located upstairs and a 2nd bathroom downstairs via the garage access. There is third bathroom (master with tub) located in the optional rental portion of the house downstairs
Has a queen size box spring & mattress. This is a great area for the kids and adults (access via wooden ladder) because of the private space with a wonderful view.
Upstairs Living Area:
Couch and chair w/ottoman, TV with DVD player and a spotting scope for watching the wildlife.
Has a microwave and mini-fridge. It is stocked with a complete set of eating utensil, glasses, bowls, plates, etc. We also provide an electric skillet, a toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker and an electric hot water pot.-Complementary tea and coffee are included.
There is an R/O filtered water faucet and the house is supplied via a spring fed well and is treated with a water softener.
Accessed via the front door entrance. It contains a large wooden dining room table (seating for six) and provides one of the two entry points to the second story portion of the house via a metal spiral staircase. The breezeway walls are made of rugged hand-cut white limestone rock giving it a distinct Hill Country character.
Laundry: -High efficiency washer & dryer are located in the garage next to the 2nd full bathroom downstairs. We also have an ironing board and iron located upstairs in the east bedroom closet.
Outside covered porch and uncovered patio:
Located on the east side of the house, the covered porch contains a 6 person wooden table and chairs. the uncovered limestone patio has a charcoal grill (we provide the Charcoal) and a metal fire pit (we provide oak firewood).
Our house a one hour drive from Austin and San Antonio, located 7 miles from Johnson City and 27 miles from Fredericksburg with easy access to the LBJ ranch & National Historic Park, the National Museum of the Pacific War and numerous art galleries. It provides a unique getaway destination to enjoy the great outdoors while having access to Texas culture, arts, wineries and excellent local restaurants.
Hill Country Attractions: Fredericksburg, Texas
Originally settled by German immigrants in the 1840's, Fredericksburg is a charming town that has retained much of it's old world character from the architecture to authentic food. It is also the home town of Admiral Chester Nimitz and the National Museum of the Pacific War.
Visit our 'next door' neighbor's diverse collection of large scale outdoor sculptures on the 140 acre property. Open to the public on the first weekend of the month (Friday though Sunday) from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Hill Country Science Mill:
Located in Johnson City, this newly opened museum features a wonderful hands-on collection of science exhibits and kid focused activities.
Visit the LBJ historic sites located nearby:
1. Stonewall, Tx: Home of the 'Texas White House' where Lyndon Baines Johnson (36th President of the United States) ran the his presidency when he wasn't in Washington DC. LBJ and Ladybird are both buried in the family cemetery on the property.
2. Johnson City: The LBJ National Historic Park and his boyhood home are both located in Johnson City
3. Enchanted Rock and State Park: Hike and camp in the shadow of this huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Located just a little over an hour away.
4. Luckenbach, Texas: Made famous by Waylon Jennings country song. Only 25 minutes away
Texas Hill Country Wineries:
There are now over 40 Wineries located within the Texas Hill Country region. Most of these are within 30 minutes to an hour withing our house..Visit the Texas wine trail website for more information.
Keywords: house, modern amenities, acreage, rural, family friendly, swimming
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Member since: 2010
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (3).
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Local Maps
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Mini Refrigerator
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $60 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 8.5%
If you chose to rent the optional downstairs area which includes access to the main kitchen, master bathroom, living and breakfast area the cleaning fee will be $100.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Art Gallery and Sculpture ranch is located on 140 acres next 'door' to our property (within walking distance).
Visit the LBJ National Historic Park and boyhood home in Johnson City (10 minute away)..
The LBJ Family home and cemetery is located in Stonewall, Tx about 20 minutes away.
The Pedernales Falls State park is located a few miles east of Johnson City (about 20 minutes away).
We are about 40 minutes away from Fredericksburg, Tx.. And there are numerous wineries located between Johnson City and Fredericksburg, Tx.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We bought this house in January of 2007 and spent 2 1/2 years remodeling it. We also implemented a strategic land conservation measures on the 62 acre property by removing cedar, planting natural grasses and implementing erosion control. In addition, we spent 6 months building a 3 acre pond that had originally been created in the 1960's by LBJ when he owned this property.
Why the Owner Chose Johnson City, TX, USA:
We bought this house and property with the intent to teach our children to respect and enjoy the natural beauty of the hill country (fauna/flora) along with the diverse wildlife that mother nature has provided us here in the Texas Hill Country. And just as important, we can teach them to be good stewards of the land because it will be here long after we are gone. Subsequently after remodeling the house and implementing the strategic land conservation measures, we decided to rent it so other families could have the same experience with their children, while briefly escaping from the hustle and bustle of our modern, technology driven lives.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can relax in the confines of a modern hill country home, then step outside to connect with the sights, sounds and beauty of the great outdoors (on 62 acres). Unwind and reflect by one of the two ponds then enjoy a picnic lunch on the deck. Or sit by the fire pit at night enjoying the millions of stars overhead "Deep in the heart of Texas"! Our house is located in the middle of what is now the second largest wine region (behind Napa Valley) in the United State between to two beautiful quaint Texas towns (Johnson City and Fredericksburg) And don't forget to visit our neighbors unique Sculpture Ranch
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East patio w/charcoal grill, fire pit and 6-person picnic table under porch
View of the house, view to the west
Backyard swing set
Upstairs living room view #2 dining table and Kitchenette
Upstairs west bedroom w/queen size bed.
Upstairs view #1 from Loft:
Loft view looking to outside windows
Downstairs entryway/breezeway w/spiral staircase to 2nd floor
Downstairs living room (optional access). Discuss w/owner
View #1 of main pond (3 surface acres when full). Total property 62 acres.
Deck by main pond w/bench seating and picnic table
View from 2nd story deck to the deer feeder
View from the backyard ( from north west)
View of the house from the front (south-main entry)
Upstairs living room view #1 (ladder to the loft on the left)
Upstairs east bedroom w/queen size bed.
Upstairs Loft w/queen size inflatable bed.
Upstairs view #2 from Loft
Upstairs/2nd story deck
Downstairs main kitchen (optional access) Discuss w/owner.
Downstairs main bathroom (optional access). Discuss w/owner.
View#2 of main pond
2nd Pond (2 surface acres when full)
View of creek flowing toward the ponds
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017
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