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Pool with large shade structure and hot tub. Private screen porch.

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

General Description of property:
Take your boots off, set a spell, and enjoy country life at its best. Enjoy breakfast on the back screen porch with coffee or sit by the pool with the peaceful sound of the pool's waterfall. At night, a million stars and s'mores await at the fire pit.
The structure shown in the photos is a spacious, two-story ranch-plex with two full, separate homes. The larger of the two homes is the rental property; owner occupies the smaller home. Both homes are private with separate entrances and screen porches. Guests have sole use of the backyard, pool, hot tub, outdoor grills, fire pit, and utility room with a 1/2 bath. The Master suite downstairs features a queen and twin bed, and private bath with two sinks and walk-in shower. The great room downstairs has a wood-burning fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player. The leather Lazy Boy sofa has a comfy, inflatable, queen mattress for extra sleeping. Kitchen features all stainless appliances, refrigerator with ice maker, and two sinks.Two upstairs bedrooms share a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen bed and twin trundle bed. The second upstairs bedroom has a double bed and two single beds. All bedrooms and great room have basic cable. TV in great room and master suite have record/replay capability. An upstairs game room has a built-in wet bar with microwave, sink, and mini-fridge. The game room has a pool/ping pong table. A large utility with W/D, sink, and half-bath separates the homes and is for tenants' use. It also has a separate door to the backyard pool.
Rocking M Ranch is located outside Smithville, with an easy 25- minute drive to the world of antiquing in Warrenton and Round Top. Austin, 'Live Music Capital of the World' is less than an hour away. After an exciting day in the city, wind down at the Rocking M Ranch. Or better yet, just spend the day lying by the pool, or kayaking, canoeing, or fishing in the nearby Colorado River. Finish the day grilling a steak before unwinding in the hot tub or sitting by the campfire under star-lit skies. Chip golf balls across the tank, take a walk, or bring your bikes for enjoying a bit of that clean, country air.
Beginning late 2016, the RMR is gearing up to host special events and weddings for up to 125 people so keep us in mind. The home is perfect for family reunions, corporate picnics, church retreats, or other functions.
While visiting Smithville, who knows who you will run into with major film stars frequenting our quaint, little town? Regardless, we're sure you'll be glad you visited our area and the Rocking M Ranch.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 25 years old and strictly enforced...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Comfy, inflatable queen sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Twin bed with twin trundle underneath...moreless

  • Portable crib/playpen available

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Utility half-bath: toilet

    Half bath in large utility has toilet sink/extra towels...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large, walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Two and 1/2 bath. The half-bath is located in the large utility area, which also has an outside door to the back yard. A convenience for extra guests sleeping in the great room area, and for swimmers coming in and out....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Consider RMR for your next corporate event, party, family reunion, wedding. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Assortment of paperbacks and coffee table books available...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Game room with wet bar, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee pot upstairs...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles, board games, playing cards...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Pool table/ping pong...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Two upstairs bedrooms have televisions/DVD players; ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    IPhone docking station provided for outdoor music...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen television...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Upstairs bedroom has a VHS player and movie library of Disney and adult VHS movies...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Four parking spaces for tenants' use; additional parking area provided, as needed...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Two stainless sinks, fully furnished with cookware, utensils, barware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private screen porch overlooking pool off great room...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screen porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill has both gas/charcoal options with heating area for side dish...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500 $550
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,675

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Minimum 2-night stay required for rental only if not in conjunction with a special event. RMR does not charge a higher rate for Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, or New Years Eve!!! Special or seasonal events may be at a higher rate at owner's discretion. Check-in 3:00 p.m., check-out 12:00 noon. NOTE: (if back-to-back rentals are not indicated on the calendar, feel free to ask about early check-in or late check-out). Deposit refunded within 7 business days. No pets, please. Maximum of 15 guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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Location

  • Buescher State Park

    "Buescher State Park, is less than 10 minutes from RMR, is a jewel of Bastrop County. There a..."

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  • Round Top

    "Round Top and Warrenton, known as the 'Antique Capital of the World' is a short 25 minute dr..."

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  • Circuit of the Americas

    "'Circuit of Americas', home to Formula One racing and top entertainment, is an easy 40-minut..."

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Huebel's Ice House
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bastrop
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
TX 95
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pocket's Grill

The City of Smithville is less than a 10-minute drive, the City of Bastrop 15 minutes, and the City of Austin a short 45 minutes away. The property is located in the heart of Central Texas.

Smithville was named the first Film Friendly Community in Texas by the Texas Film Commission and is home to the movie 'Hope Floats' filmed 10 years ago and starring Sandra Bullock. Numerous other films, including “Tree of Life” starring Brad Pitt, and “Beneath the Darkness” starring Dennis Quaid were shot in and around the area.

In close proximity to Smithville are several public golf courses and the Rocky Hill Ranch bike trails. The Colorado River and Buescher State Park are just minutes away. The City of Bastrop is a short 15-minute drive.

Fabulous antique shopping in Warrenton and Round Top is less than 30 minutes away. There's always something fun going on in nearby Austin. The new Circuit of Americas featuring Formula One racing is a short 40-minute drive on back roads; other major Austin venues include SXSW and ACL, UT football games (go Horns!), and frequent bike/fun runs. After a frenzy day of fun in Austin, come home to the Rocking M Ranch and enjoy the quiet of the country. What a way to end the day!!!

VISIT CIRCUIT OF AMERICAS NEW STATE OF THE ART VENUE AND HOME TO FORMULA ONE RACING. BACKROADS TAKE YOU THERE IN A QUICK 40-MINUTES, AND WITH NO TRAFFIC!

Buescher State Park is approximately 5 miles away and has beautiful hike and bike trails, fishing, canoeing.

The Colorado River is less than 4 miles away and is great for kayaking or just floating down the river.

Bastrop has a movie theater, opera house, sports bars, bowling, skating rink, great eating places, and shopping as well.

Nearby Cities and Airport

Austin less than one hour away. Houston is approximately 1 1/2 hours away. San Antonio is approximately 1 3/4 hours away. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is 40 minutes away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Growing up in Austin when it was just a small city, the countryside was just minutes away. Then came Austin sprawl, and crazy traffic! We purchased the land outside Smithville in 2006, and slowly our little slice of heaven evolved into the Rocking M Ranch. These days the property is shared with visitors from all over, along with 5 lazy cats, 2 dogs, and 2 hens. They let me hang around as long as the food bowls are full!

Why the Owner Chose Smithville, TX, USA:
The Rocking M Ranch is located in Bastrop County outside the City of Smithville and is in the heart of Central Texas, and three major cities. It is less than 1 hour from Austin, 2 hours from Houston, and 1 1/2 hours from San Antonio.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Guests here enjoy a morning stroll on the property with coffee, or a glass of wine next to the pool while looking out over a backdrop of wildflowers in spring and summer. At night, roast s'mores and relax at the the large firepit adjacent to the screen porch, or grill under the quiet canvas of a million stars overhead.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Pool with large shade structure and hot tub. Private screen porch.

    Pool with large shade structure and hot tub. Private screen porch.

  • Birds galore at RMR. A Painted Bunting enjoys a sip from the hot tub.

    Birds galore at RMR. A Painted Bunting enjoys a sip from the hot tub.

  • Front. RMR is two separate, private homes under one roof. Photos depict rental.

    Front. RMR is two separate, private homes under one roof. Photos depict rental.

  • Upstairs pool/game room with galley kitchen

    Upstairs pool/game room with galley kitchen

  • Upstairs bedroom with full and two twin beds

    Upstairs bedroom with full and two twin beds

  • Downstairs great room with TV/DVD and fireplace

    Downstairs great room with TV/DVD and fireplace

  • Dining area opens into kitchen

    Dining area opens into kitchen

  • All-stainless kitchen off dining area, two sinks, fridge with icemaker

    All-stainless kitchen off dining area, two sinks, fridge with icemaker

  • Large screen porch overlooking backyard/pool

    Large screen porch overlooking backyard/pool

  • Fire pit area adjacent to pool and BBQ pit to right

    Fire pit area adjacent to pool and BBQ pit to right

  • Upstairs bath with walk in shower

    Upstairs bath with walk in shower

  • Downstairs master bedroom with queen and twin bed; computer station

    Downstairs master bedroom with queen and twin bed; computer station

  • Front entrance view

    Front entrance view

  • Cool pool and shade on the hottest Texas days

    Cool pool and shade on the hottest Texas days

  • Outdoor wedding.2015

    Outdoor wedding.2015

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen and twin trundle bed

    Upstairs bedroom with queen and twin trundle bed

  • Large downstairs great room with fireplace/sleeper sofa

    Large downstairs great room with fireplace/sleeper sofa

  • Great room and large dining area

    Great room and large dining area

  • Large utility room with washer, dryer and 1/2 bath with opens to pool.

    Large utility room with washer, dryer and 1/2 bath with opens to pool.

  • Kitchen with bar area for extra seating

    Kitchen with bar area for extra seating

  • Roomy downstairs private master bath with two sinks

    Roomy downstairs private master bath with two sinks

  • Front porch with rockers and swing

    Front porch with rockers and swing

  • Front porch overlooking tank; dog props optional

    Front porch overlooking tank; dog props optional

  • Downstairs master with queen, twin bed, private bath, computer work station

    Downstairs master with queen, twin bed, private bath, computer work station

VRBO #376956

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    13
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/22/2016
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