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Serene Riverside Georgetown Country Home with Spectacular Views

(71 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 large king bedroom suites, 2 full baths, sleeps 8

Experience stress-free country living at this one-of-a-kind Texas Hill Country home. Situated among live oaks on a mile of San Gabriel River frontage, 172 acres of working farmland, and full of history, this Georgetown ranch is sure to captivate the whole group with its stunning views, terraced patios and original charm.

Throughout this thoughtfully designed home, you’ll marvel at unique touches that speak to its special appeal – From the hand-laid stone pulled from the river, to the 5-tiered waterfall out back. You’ll even find original, framed art painted by previous owner and artist C.P. Montague (who happened to be one of Lyndon B. Johnson’s favorite) decorating the walls.

The open living area offers plenty of air conditioned space to catch up with friends, while the gourmet kitchen provides all you need to prep family-style meals, including a dishwasher for easy clean-up. Curl up with a book by the wood-burning fireplace (wood provided), host family movie night on the 52” flat screen TV and DVD player, or stream your favorite show through Wi-Fi on your devices.

Two luxurious king suites come complete with light-filled sitting rooms and beautiful linens, while a queen sleeper sofa in the living alcove and additional 22” queen inflatable mattress with comfy bedding creates room for up to 8 travelers. If you brought the little one, a Pack-n-play and high chair are available too.
Two full baths, one with a walk-in shower, the other with a square soaking tub offers a convenient way to share space. A front-load washer and dryer helps keep packing light.

An entertainer’s paradise lies just outside! Relax with a glass of wine on multi-level terraced patios while listening to the soothing cascading waterfall, or the fountain in the pond below. Fire up the charcoal grill and large smoker and dine alfresco with the whole group. At dusk, a fire pit awaits for story swapping, S’mores making, and stargazing.

Just 10 minutes down the road is historic Georgetown with its museums and live music. Shopping at IKEA and the outlet mall is just 20 minutes away, and you’ll be in the heart of Austin in 30 minutes.

Or stay close to home and find great fishing and tubing in the San Gabriel River, along with 172 acres for hiking and birding. Be sure to check out our farm tour where the whole family can learn about local fossils, search for arrowheads, engage with the animals, or take tractor rides. Don’t forget your pets! Open acres of leash-free space are a dog’s dream come true.

Ditch the city life for the serenity of the Texas Hill Country countryside and come see what it’s like to live on a working farm and explore a living museum!

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, but toddlers would need constant supervision when outside. The back of the house is on a ravine, with steps down to the lower patio and beyond. There is also a goldfish pond at the bottom of the steps that is not enclosed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    No cats allowed due to severe allergies of a family member and possibly other guests. Dogs welcome with a pet fee. No fencing. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair accessible through the gargage...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • The Royal Room: 1 king


  • Connie Lloyd Anderson Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper...moreless

  • Country Cottage: 1 king, 1 queen

    Inflatable queen mattress...moreless

  • New high quality, king beds and new queen sleeper sofa. Quality linens provided - at least 2 sets of sheets, 4 pillows, and 2 blankets for each bed. Both have beautiful comforters. The queen sleeper sofa is located in a side living area, and a screen is provided and can be used for privacy. A 22' high inflatable queen mattress is provided and there is plenty of room in either of the master suites for it....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1 is large and can be accessed through a connecting door to the Country Cottage bedroom or through a door into the hallway. It has a white square tub and a beautiful oil mural of a Texas landscape with a river running through it with limestone bluff and rocks, spreading live oaks and yellow wildflowers - very similar to the San Gabriel River that borders the farm. Two separate sinks and mirrored areas, large walk-in closet. Bathroom 2 is in the Royal Suite and has a very large walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have large spa quality towels and walk-in closets....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If you would like to have the refrigerator stocked when you arrive, I can do this for you. $20 an hour plus actual cost....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Many books in living area and both bedrooms. Many more in chest in Royal master suite....moreless

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

    Many movies provided...moreless

  • Games:

    Many games - look in utility room, chest on brick wall in living room...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Wide screen HD...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Only 10 minutes away from the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas". Visit the Visitor's Bureau on the square and get a walking map or enjoy one of the many great restaurants and shopping....moreless

  • River:

    The farm has 1+ mile river frontage along the San Gabriel River, which is accessible to guests. Two great fishing holes, Hundreds of fossils in the limestone banks. Great tubing and kayaking....moreless

  • Rural:

    Enjoy the quiet as you sit on the patios and see the horses and baby goats across the fence, deer at the bottom of the bluff, the hawks and many humming birds, or hear the owls calling at dusk....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The river can't be seen from the house, but the house sits on 172 acres with 1+ mile of river frontge, a short walk away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Large round glass table Child's booster chair and step stool are in the garage...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:


  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Western Broadband...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size electric dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Unlimited firewood...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Garage for storage, trash cans....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Large open living areas go across the entire house - see potos...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Circular drive in front...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Circular drive in front of house...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of luxury towels - spa quality...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large front load. Limited amount of laundry detergent provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Available throughout the house and patio. No password required....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Unlimited wood is provided. Beautiful fireplace insert makes starting fires a breeze. Your first fire will be laid and ready to light when you arrive....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove insert in fireplace - see photos...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two complete sets of nice dishes and utensils. Glasses, wineglasses, serving pieces...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Large, fully stocked kitchen with large windows overlooking patios...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Built-in rock wall...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, coffee, several flavors hot teas, sugar, flour...moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    2 large patios - upper and lower. The upper has seating for 16 with 2 tables and 4 chairs each, love seat, coffee table and 2 matching chairs, 2 wrought iron rockers and table, 2 bar stools, fire pit...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn and play area for children, soccer, etc....moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small grill and large smoker on patio...moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water


Write a review 4.9
from 71 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,704 $5,112
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $110
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included


$245 per night, $1470 for week, $4500 for one month. $20 per person over 6 per night

Rocky Hollow is a great value for a small wedding venue - ask about pricing, family celebrations or for 2 or 3 couples vacationing together. There is no sales tax.

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Chili's, Snuffy's
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Temple Amtrac
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 29
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chili's, Red Lobster, Outback, DosSalsa, Monument

Car: Necessary

Check out our other properties on the farm: Light Filled Artist Studio - The Palette Pad 322820 and Indian Bluff 3732945.

Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. Located 10 minutes from Southwestern University in Georgetown and only 30 minutes from Austin, you are close to all the recreation activities you desire.

Activities in or near Georgetown include

Southwestern University - a 10 minute drive

Williamson County Courthouse, Williamson County Museum

Lake Georgetown - fishing, boating, swimming beach, paddle boarding, kayaking

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Georgetown Paddle Company, 4405 Williams Dr. They will deliver it to the lake for you!

Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!

Festivals and events around the Square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Halloween Spook House, carnival and hayride, Christmas Stroll in December.

First Friday and Saturday on the Square. The Square is closed off and fills with booths of all types. Stores stay open late. Live music.

The downtown splash pad is located just off the Square, outside the Georgetown Art Center at 816 S. Main Street. It is free and open for the summer!

Explore Inner Space Caverns

Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer. Take your tubes and enjoy the deeper water above the dam.

Golf one of many nearby courses with 15 miles of the farm

Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails in Georgetown or around the farm

Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking, star gazing

Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away<

Grand Prix Formula 1, X Games. SXSW, Lallapalozza, UT football, Bob Bullock Museum, LBJ Library


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Dan and I both grew up in Rockdale, a small town 45 minutes from Georgetown. I grew up in the country on a small 3 acre farm and Dan grew up in town. We were childhood sweethearts and both attended Baylor University. I have loved furnishing and decorating the homes for our guests. I continue to do a lot of the landscaping and taking care of the general upkeep of the homes. We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader. Since I have retired I have more time to volunteer. Dan is always busy working on something on the farm - he will never be bored!

Why the Owner Chose Georgetown, TX, USA:
When my mom and dad bought this beautiful piece of property, they gave each of their 5 children the option of building a home at a location of our choosing. Dan and I jumped at the opportunity and were the only ones to take them up on it. We moved to the farm in 1971 and built our home in 1977. After my dad died in 1986 Dan and I began buying the farm. When my mom died in 2010, she left her home and art studio to us. We've raised our family here and made the same offer to our two sons and our youngest took us up on it and built a beautiful home for his family in the middle of the property. Rocky Overlook and The Palette Pad are the heart of the farm and I could not even think of selling them. I didn't want them to fall in disrepair from not being used, or vandalized. Both are so unique that I wanted to share them. My sisters helped me and we totally remodeled the interiors of both and the results have been spectacular. It has been so gratifying to share my parent's dream home, history, and talents with others. In each house, I have a notebook with the story of their searching for and finding the property and building the houses. Also, the story of mama's painting and how she became C. P. Montague and a favorite of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This large, open home was designed around centuries-old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock, every rock was picked up at the river on the property by Sheron's parents, Bill and Pauline Thweatt. Guests have marveled at how the rock was laid - all of the grout exactly the same depth and smoothed, and the lines of rocks precisely straight. Mama laid all of the rocks that show on the front of the houses and the interior rock fireplace walls. Daddy laid rock on the back and sides where they would not be as visible! The artist in her had to have the very straight, precise lines!! There are special rocks interspersed with the river rocks that mama could tell you a story about.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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    Large Living Area Rocky Overlook

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    Lower Patio Rocky Overlook

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    Grillin' Time! at Rocky Overlook Scurlock Farms

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    Large Master King Suite Rocky Overlook

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    Large Master Bath with Square Tub Rocky Overlook

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    Ginger and Duster - Scurlock Farms Horses

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    Kitchen Fireplace at Rocky Overlook

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    Kitchen Desk at Rocky Overlook

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    Living Room Fireplace - Rocky Overlook

  • Jack, our Great Pyrenees, in 19 Acre Pecan Orchard at Scurlock Farms

    Jack, our Great Pyrenees, in 19 Acre Pecan Orchard at Scurlock Farms

  • Rocky Overlook - Front Exterior

    Rocky Overlook - Front Exterior

  • Front Landscaping Rocky Overlook

    Front Landscaping Rocky Overlook

  • Fountain at Lower Patio Level Rocky Overlook

    Fountain at Lower Patio Level Rocky Overlook

  • Rocky Overlook Large Living Area

    Rocky Overlook Large Living Area

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    Master King Suite Rocky Overlook

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    Mural in Master Bath Rocky Overlook

  • Curious Goats at Scurlock Farms

    Curious Goats at Scurlock Farms

  • Large Kitchen with Fantastic View Rocky Overlook

    Large Kitchen with Fantastic View Rocky Overlook

  • Large Living Area - Rocky Overlook

    Large Living Area - Rocky Overlook

  • Master King Suite Sitting Area - Rocky Overlook

    Master King Suite Sitting Area - Rocky Overlook

  • Guests Tubing at Scurlock Farms

    Guests Tubing at Scurlock Farms

  • Young Guest on Tour in Polaris Enjoying Baby Calves

    Young Guest on Tour in Polaris Enjoying Baby Calves

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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