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Luxury Hill Country Retreat with Pool, Tennis, Creek, Easy Access to Most Venues

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Two house estate - 9BR, 5 1/2 BA total - sleeps up to 30 people

The perfect private retreat in the beautiful Hill Country, near to most wedding and event venues in Dripping Springs, Wimberly and Driftwood; but still close to Austin and convenient for SXSW, ACL, and more for your big family or corporate gatherings.

Named for the ancient Aboriginals who roamed the vast Australian desert some 40-65,000 years ago,Tingari Ranch Retreat is a secluded yet luxurious retreat nestled in the Texas hill-country and waiting to welcome your family and friends for a truly magical escape.

The Ranch consists of two large homes, the Ranch House and the Bungalow, tucked away in a private tranquil valley on an escarpment with Onion Creek meandering through its center.Together, these homes total more than 7,500 square feet of living space (sleeping up to a maximum of 30 people - 15 in each house) set in a 72 acre oasis. In addition to the chef-equipped gourmet kitchens, and well-appointed indoor spaces, the outdoor facilities include hiking trails, full size tennis court, horseshoe pit, beach volleyball court, kayaking and paddle boat when the creek is full (many months of the year - in late summer the creek level can drop if we don't get a lot of rain), a life size chess board set, a salt-water pool, and a built in fire-pit between the two houses, perfect for singing around the campfire. Wildlife is always in abundance, from a wide variety of native birds, deer and the occasional fox.



Accommodations between the two houses: The Ranch House consists of three floors of living space sleeping up to 15 people: 4 large bedrooms (1 with King beds plus sofa bed, 1 with King bed plus twin and trundle, and 2 with Queen beds, a small office with a twin hide-a-bed, and a gameroom where we can set up our inflatable queen sleeper, 2.5 bathrooms, (plus outdoor shower) large kitchen dining and living areas with two story stone fireplace, top of the line appliances such as a Thermador range/oven, two flat-screen HDTVs, a large game/media room w/foosball and air-hockey, a small home gym, ping-pong table, and a huge outdoor deck with an outdoor fireplace perched 20 feet above the ground amid the treetops overlooking Onion Creek just twenty yards away.

The Australian Bungalow, 50 yards from the Ranch House, sleeps up to 15 people. This single story house consists of 4 large bedrooms (2 with King beds, one with a King bed plus twin and trundle, and one with 2 bunk beds with 2 trundles), a small single bedroom with twin bed, 3 full bathrooms, large kitchen dining and living areas with a stone fireplace, a huge covered outdoor deck with outdoor fireplace and sweeping views through the trees beyond the pool to the nearby creek.

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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    APPROVAL REQUIRED - limited to pets under 25lbs only. Additional pet agreement/deposit and pet cleaning fee required for any pet stays - must be approved by owner in advance and large pets not permitted....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 30

  • Bungalow BR1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bungalow BR2: 1 king

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  • Bungalow BR3: 1 king

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  • Bungalow Bunkroom: 6 twin/ single

    2 bunkbeds w/trundles...moreless

  • Bungalow BR5: 1 twin/ single

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  • Ranch House BR1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Ranch House BR2: 1 queen

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  • Ranch House BR3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

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  • Ranch House BR4: 1 queen

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  • In addition to the bedrooms above, we also have an office with a twin hide-a-bed, and a queen inflatable raised bed that can be set up in the Ranch House game room, making the total sleep accommodations for up to 30 (15 in each house)....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Each TV has dedicated DVD player....moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball, Air Hockey, and various board games along with HDTV and DVD player are available in the Ranch House game room - doors open onto playscape area and Great Lawn adjacent to creek....moreless

  • Games:

    Air Hockey and foosball available in Ranch House game room. Ping Pong in Ranch House garage, various board/card games in each house....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) DirecTV service to each TV on the property....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3) HDTV's - one in each living room and one in Ranch House game room....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Selection of family DVD's in game room...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Situated in a peaceful area of the Texas Hill Country, but mere minutes away from the conveniences of Dripping Springs and Wimberley....moreless

  • Water View:

    Both houses feature view of beautiful Onion Creek, which runs through the property....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Beautiful Onion Creek runs through the property, just yards away from both houses on the ranch....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Both houses sit along Onion creek with easy access for creek side lounging in our hammocks, wildlife watching, kayaking and paddle boating....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seat 12 at dining tables in each house, plus additional seating along kitchen bar and enjoy outdoor dining on expansive covered porches at both Ranch House and Bungalow....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Indoor and outdoor fireplaces in each house, along with a fire-pit located on the great lawn between the two houses....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Free weights and resistance machine provided in Ranch House gym....moreless

  • Garage:

    3 car garage in Ranch House...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (4)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Ample parking for 8+ cars available on site....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    No RV hookup, but room to park onsite if needed - with prior approval and some height limitations due to tree canopy....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2) Washer/Dryer located in each house....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is available in each house through cellular connection - can be slow at times due to remote location....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (4) Each house has both indoor and outdoor fireplaces...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full outfitted kitchen with top of the line cookware for all of your cooking needs, plus plates and silverware for large groups....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    (2)...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Chef-equipped gourmet kitchen featuring Thermador stove and dual ovens, full range of cookware and small appliances....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic paper goods and water coolers provided in each house....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2)...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    In drought conditions, creek level may drop in late summer/early fall so that boating may not be possible if water is too shallow....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Salt-water pool with large area for pool volleyball net as well as a 25-yard lap lane. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$8,000
flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay

$8,000
flat fee
Bungalow Only - sleeps 15
Jan 9 - Jan 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,450

Changeover Day: Thursday

Spring Break/SXSW
Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,000
Memorial Day Holiday
May 27 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay

$6,000
flat fee
July 4th Holiday
Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay

$6,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $600
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: 15 guests maximum in each house.

IF TRYING TO USE "BOOK IT NOW": We will send you our own personalized Rental Agreement which MUST be signed and returned within 24 hours, along with the Deposit payment made through Book It Now to secure a final booking; remaining fees are invoiced 45 days prior to check-in date.


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Location

A beautiful secluded ranch just 35 minutes from Austin, nestled in an ancient valley where Tonkawa Indians camped on the banks of Onion Creek. Amid a typical Texan hill-country landscape of rolling hills, spring-fed creeks, abundant wildlife and majestic views, Tingari Ranch Retreat is just 3 miles from the small bustling town of Dripping Springs, known for generations as 'The Gateway to the Hill Country'. Dining and music can be found in Dripping Springs, including the famous Salt Lick Bar-B-Que Restaurant, and the Nutty Brown Cafe with its large outdoor live music venue. For more variety, take the 35 minute drive into downtown Austin and enjoy all that the Live Music Capital of the World has to offer. Shopping and more dining can be found up the road in Wimberley; other area attractions such as the San Marcos Outlet Malls and the LBJ ranch are also within a half-hour's drive.

 

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Bungalow deck.

    Bungalow deck.

  • Ranch house living room.

    Ranch house living room.

  • Ranch house dining.

    Ranch house dining.

  • Ranch house 2 of 4.

    Ranch house 2 of 4.

  • Ranch house game room with foosball and air hockey.

    Ranch house game room with foosball and air hockey.

  • One of many outdoor seating areas at the ranch.

    One of many outdoor seating areas at the ranch.

  • Bungalow living room.

    Bungalow living room.

  • Bungalow bedroom 1 of 5.

    Bungalow bedroom 1 of 5.

  • Bungalow bunk room sleeps 6.

    Bungalow bunk room sleeps 6.

  • Bungalow bath 1 of 3

    Bungalow bath 1 of 3

  • Hammock grove beside the creek dam.

    Hammock grove beside the creek dam.

  • Playscape at the Ranch House.

    Playscape at the Ranch House.

  • Three story ranch house sits beside the creek

    Three story ranch house sits beside the creek

  • Ranch house gourmet kitchen w/Thermador stove

    Ranch house gourmet kitchen w/Thermador stove

  • Ranch house bedroom 1 of 4.

    Ranch house bedroom 1 of 4.

  • Ranch house 3 of 4.

    Ranch house 3 of 4.

  • Ranch House covered outdoor dining

    Ranch House covered outdoor dining

  • Pool and Pergolas sit between the two houses

    Pool and Pergolas sit between the two houses

  • Bungalow dining - living.

    Bungalow dining - living.

  • Bungalow cow king bedroom.

    Bungalow cow king bedroom.

  • luxurious soaker tub.

    luxurious soaker tub.

  • View from Ranch House deck.

    View from Ranch House deck.

  • Single story Bungalow

    Single story Bungalow

  • Ranch House Game Room TV area

    Ranch House Game Room TV area

VRBO #364238

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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