Secluded Country Home on 15 Acres(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Sleeps 13 in beds (double/queen beds/sofa bed with inflatable mattress)
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. Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or hosting a special event, the Rocking M Ranch is the perfect location.
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's in the 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. The home is on a public water system with all drinking water and ice filtered.
The RMR property is currently available for hosting day or evening events for 50-100 people. Events can be set up inside the spacious, fully-furnished home with additional seating around the pool area. The pool area features festive party lights strung on poles over the pool, a large fire pit, and a shade structure that serves dual purpose as a "saloon". An additional seating area adjacent to the pool can easily be transformed into a dance floor.
Construction is underway at the RMR. Beginning early 2017, amenities will include a shaded chapel area, picnic grounds and outdoor reception area. Event packages will include one overnight stay and use of the fully-furnished home and grounds, plus tables, chairs, and more, for up to 125 people. Other optional services will also be offered.
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. Give us a call at 512-420-6755 for further information or to schedule your special event.
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Member since: 2011
- Chateau / Country House
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 13%
Minimum 2-night stay for rental only. If rental is in conjunction with an event, 1-night minimum stay required. Check-in 3:00 p.m., check-out 12:00 noon for rental only. Optional event times vary. Call for event fees and special rental/event bundle pricing. No pets, please. Maximum of 15 guests for rental.
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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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 or visit some of the area's newest wineries and vineyards just a short 45-minute drive. There's always something fun going on in nearby Austin. Major Austin venues include SXSW, ACL, UT football games (go Horns!), and frequent bike/fun runs.
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.
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 that come to enjoy 'Real Country, Real Close.'
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 RMR is perfect for an overnight stay in conjunction with hosting a special wedding or event.
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 or grill under the quiet canvas of a million stars overhead. In addition to providing a spacious rental space for up to 15 overnight guests, the property is perfect for hosting on-site events.
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Pool with large shade structure and hot tub. Party lights added over pool
Cool pool and shade on the hottest Texas days
Upstairs pool/game room with galley kitchen
Upstairs bedroom with full and two twin beds
Downstairs great room with TV/DVD and fireplace
Dining area opens into kitchen
All-stainless kitchen off dining area, two sinks, fridge with icemaker
Roomy downstairs private master bath with two sinks
Front porch with rockers and swing
Front porch overlooking tank; dog props optional
Downstairs master with queen, twin bed, private bath, computer work station
Front entrance view
Upstairs bedroom with queen and twin trundle bed
Large downstairs great room with fireplace/sleeper sofa
Great room and large dining area
Large utility room with washer, dryer and 1/2 bath with opens to pool.
Kitchen with bar area for extra seating
Fire pit area adjacent to pool and BBQ pit to right
Upstairs bath with walk in shower
Downstairs master bedroom with queen and twin bed; computer station
Party lights are strung across pool for festive evening fun.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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