General Description of property:
The Rocking M Ranch home was built in 2010 as a getaway from Austin's increasing population and desire for quiet, country living. The home, dubbed the 'Lone Star' is situated on 15 partially wooded acres and is completely fenced for maximum privacy. The large guest home has a small, separate unit used as a business office by owner. Guests enjoy sole use of the pool, hot tub, BBQ, and grounds while staying at the Lone Star.
The Lone Star features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a huge great room/dining area with comfy sleeper sofa perfect and dining area perfect for large groups.
Guests enjoy a large screen porch overlooking the backyard pool area and wide front porch with swing and rockers, The backyard features a fire pit, pool with waterfall, hot tub, propane and charcoal grill, and shade structure with ceiling fans. Festive party lights keep things fun for evening outdoor activities around the pool.
The Lone Star is ideal for a Round Top antiquing adventure (plenty of space to park your trailer of treasures), weekend getaway, family reunion, club event, or small, rustic wedding. Large catering bowls, folding tables, and ice chests are available for events.
For large groups and events, a second VRBO property #1126248 is located close by that sleeps 6 guests (for a total of up to 20 overnight guests if renting both properties).
Photos: DOWNSTAIRS. Enjoy a master suite with a queen and full size bed, office workstation, large bath with two sinks and walk-in shower. The great room is a spacious living area, combination dining with large farmhouse table that seats 10 (additional seating at kitchen bar area), wood-burning fireplace, flat-screen TV, and DVD player. The great room has a leather Lazy Boy sofa with a comfy, inflatable, queen mattress that sleeps two adults. A large enclosed screen porch is off the great room and overlooks the pool area. The kitchen features all stainless appliances, refrigerator with ice maker and two sinks, and well stocked with essentials including cooking pots, blender, toaster, coffeemaker, serving trays and crock pot . Coffee is provided. The home is on a public water system and commercial chlorine filter, eliminating the need to bring bottled water. Off the great room is a large laundry area with folding bar, large-capacity washer/dryer, second refrigerator, and half-bath. UPSTAIRS: A game room and galley kitchen divide the two upstairs bedrooms. Bedrooms share a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower. Upstairs studio bedroom has double french doors, a queen bed and two twin beds. The second upstairs bedroom has a double and two twin beds. The game room has a pool table/ping pong adaption, built-in wet bar with sink and mini-fridge.
Rocking M Ranch is located 5 miles outside Smithville, with an easy 25 minute drive to the world of antiquing in Warrenton and Round Top. Austin is less than an hour away and the Formula One Circuit of Americas is a short 40-minute drive on backroads, avoiding traffic at entry.
The Rocking M Ranch is currently available for hosting day or evening events for up to 50 people (additional rates apply). Events can be set up inside the spacious, fully-furnished home with additional seating around the pool area. Festive party lights strung across the pool is the perfect party setting, along with a large fire pit and shade structure with ceiling fans. The hot tub is automated. Pool has a waterfall from the hot tub into the pool. The pool is not heated.
While visiting Smithville, who knows who you will run into with film and music stars such as Shirley McLain, Jack Black, and Ryan Bingham (who stayed at the ranch while filming 'A Country Called Home').
Take your boots off, pull up a rocker, and enjoy country life at its best at the Rocking M Ranch. Whether it's breakfast on the back screen porch or sitting by the pool's waterfall enjoying a glass of wine, you're sure to relax and leave big city life behind. We are "real country, real close." Hope to see you soon.