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1896 Historical Retreat Ranch / Pool Tennis Party Barn

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This is a quite, private, maintained Historical Ranch House. A place to relax & enjoy family, friends, and yes of course the Facilities...

As you drive up the property you will notice an historical school on your left, This is when you realize your about to experience something very special. The road takes you across the cattle guard with 20 plus Oak Trees towering over you from both sides of the road. You will notice cattle grazing on the left but your attention will keep you staring right...

The right side of the road sits the Historical Home with the Texas Flag welcoming you into the Gate. The home is surrounded by wooden fence to keep the cattle out. The Barn opens into a Large Party Barn with walk around decks, inside has Pool Table, ping pong table, neon signs, 3 flat screen TVs, frig, music, etc... 'kids really enjoy it and it allows the adults to relax back at the main house'.

The trees light up at night around the pool and the Covered Terrace. The Terrace has a large outdoor grill as well as a fire pit for the kids to sit around at night. The hot tub seems to be a nice touch at the end of the evening as well. The tennis court is a full size court so be sure to bring your racquets. Horse shoes and washers are a daily sport as well as biking and walking the property. Bring your bucket to fill with pecans also...

Keywords: Retreat Ranch Bed & Breakfast Corporate Retreat

More Details

Owner
Marc & Marta Chase
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Marc & Marta Chase

Marc Chase, grew up in Austin, TX and still lives there with Wife Marta and 3 kids. Love to Travel with Family and use VRBO as it allows us to enjoy the comfort of a true family home.

Marc & Marta Chase purchased this house in 2005

Why Marc & Marta Chase chose Hill Country

Fell in Love with Property from the moment we stepped in the Front Door. Above is two pictures of the home from the early 1900's. The home has a true sense of History and how life might have been before Cell Phones and Direct TV.

What makes this house unique

This property allows us the opportunity to escape the fast lifestyle of the City and Relax under the stars in the Country without the kids complaining their 'bored'!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Marc,



We had such a great time at the house. The house is beautiful. I'm hoping to rent again in the summer with my family. Thank you so much!



Sincerely
Feb 2014
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Amenities

Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Mst Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs full bath...
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Hallway Bath with Antique Tub, very large with closet
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with full bath, baby crib, couch, sitting desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , off Dining Rm with views of pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , off hallway sleeps 2-4 kids
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs large room with 2 chairs and reading lamp
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , upstairs across hall from other bedroom. Sitting area also
  • King size beds (2) Two bedrooms have King Beds, Queen size Beds (2) Upstairs has 2 Queen Beds, Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) In Mst. Suite, Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1) Kids room downstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
2015 Gas Golf Cart available for Rent $75 per day + gas (must be Adult age 25 or older to drive) 2 Seat Go Cart available for Rent $50 per day + gas (must be 12 or older to drive and wear helmet) must sign waiver and be responsible....

Reviews

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1896 Historical Retreat Ranch / Pool Tennis Party Barn
average rating of 4.7125 based on 93 reviews
Fort Worth
4

Small old ranch house.

  • 4 of 5

Seemed small at first but then we all adjusted. We are tall people and the house was old and built by shorter standards. Loved sitting on porch in the morning watching humming birds, deer and listening to thecows and sheep. Has everything you need here. Easy drive to HEB if needed. Peaceful!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, TX
4

July 4 2017 Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful place for a family vacation! Like stepping back in time, but with the modern amenities we can't live without. Our family of 6 adults and 5 children (4-9 yrs) loved every minute of our time in this historic home. So much to do outside and privacy as well. Kids hated to leave! One suggestion for improvement -Wifi.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Missouri city
5

Great place! Lots of activities to do :) Awesome sunsets!!

  • 5 of 5

Super great time!!! Looking forward to staying again

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

House was awesome but lied about wifi

  • 4 of 5

The house, party barn, pool/hot tub were all awesome. BUT it listed wifi as an amenity and there was not (and apparently has not ever been wifi). We got there on Friday and I had work I needed to get done and was extremely disappointed when I got on my laptop and found there was no wifi available and could not do the work I needed to get done. For the price they are charging for the house you would think they would at least have it. Felt it was very deceitful. Harrison was awesome the remote for the pool and hot tub wasn't working when we got there so we called him and he was there within about 10 minutes. The master bedroom could use better curtains it gets extremely bright about 6 am with direct sunlight coming straight through the sheer curtains. Also the grill isn't great but it worked enough to get our food cooked.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and tons of activities for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Rustic, step back into time with this more modern rendition of an old house.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for 8 people to stay comfortably and not be on top of each other. Enough activities to keep everyone busy. Swimming pool, hot tub, game barn with pool table, televisions, ping pong. Enjoyed the tennis court as well. Or, pitch some horseshoes, or toss some washers. Or....just pull up an Adirondack chair on the porch, enjoy the shade and the country breeze!!! Everything well maintained. Air conditioned. Big table inside to seat 10 and another big table to sit 8 out under the covered grilling area. There is a grill for every type of griller! Huge gas grill, kettle charcoal grill, huge pit grill, vertical smoker. Nice fire pit to have a campfire. They even have the marshmallow holders ready! Bring your own beach towels but they have just about everything else. Leave your keurig coffee at home but enjoy the 10 cup drip coffee maker. Kitchen well equipped. Games are already there if you have a rain day. Be aware that 2 upstairs bedrooms only have access through stairs from outside. Headroom upstairs is tight if you have taller folks. Upstairs has its own bathroom. It's about 10-15 minutes to Main Street in Fredericksburg if you want to check out the shops. Other than that, enjoy the peace and quiet out here in the country!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Gillespie County Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hill Top Cafe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boot Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hill Top Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Hill Tope Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Enchanted Rock State Park
Car: recommended

Other Activities: 290 Wine Tours, Museums, Enchanted Rock State Park, Main Street Shopping, Rodeo Grounds,

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $350

Once Guest have booked I will send a copy of the Rental Agreement to Review. I also send you a Welcome Letter explaining the location, keys, gate code, ect... 30 days prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.