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The Cardinal House At Saving Grace Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,182 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Saving Grace Getaway is a hill country retreat that sits on 10 acres of towering elm trees, green pastures, and is circled by the meandering path of York Creek. It is a perfect fit for nature enthusiasts and retreat seekers, yet is conveniently located within 10-15 minutes of Wimberely, Driftwood, Kyle, and Dripping Springs. We have three vacation rental houses here at Saving Grace Getaway : Cardinal House sleeps 4, Coyote Cabin sleeps 2, and Cliffside Cottage sleeps 3.

Cardinal House features long leaf pine floors, large windows looking over open pasture and grooves of elm and oak, clean and eclectic interior decor, private outdoor recreation areas, central air and heat, and more:

Private Outdoor Amenities:

BBQ pit / smoker

western facing patio with excellent lighting and vintage furniture

Fire ring

Picnic table

Access to 10 acres for walking


1 Queen Bed

Split level

Chest of Drawers


2 chairs

2 windows

2 ceiling fans


Full size brass bed

1 chair

2 bedside tables with lamps

1 Chest of drawers/luggage rack in the closet

2 windows

Ceiling Fan


Full set up

Stocked with half & half, locally roasted coffee & sweetners, 1 dozen farm eggs, sourdough, and other basics like spices and cooking oils. * Wherever possible, we supply organically produced food and personal care products for our guests.

Pedestal foot dinning table with 4 chairs.


36" flat screen TV, DVD, DVD collection

Laptop friendly desk space

2 couches

Audio Receiver set up to play your iPod or computer


Enameled Iron tub with tiled shower

Vintage enamel iron sink and tile flooring

We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible. Wherever possible, we provide organic food in the kitchen, safe personal care products and cleaners, cotton sheets, recycle bins, and composting for kitchen scraps.

Please be sure to READ THE RENTAL AGREEMENT before sending a booking request. Here are a two important house rules that we'd like to emphasize:

- Occupancy limits are observed. We require the make and color of all vehicles in the party and managers live in a private residence on the property to insure against crowding, excessive cars, or occupancy above the stated limit (2 people at Coyote Cabin).

- Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 8:00am. This does not mean that you can't enjoy a quite evening outside around the fire, or arrive later than 10:00pm - but please keep the volume down and be mindful of neighboring rentals. We are located at the base of a 50 foot limestone bluff where sound carries. We are also in a rural setting without much background noise except creek frogs and crickets, so things like slamming doors or shouting across the yard will really stand out against silence. This quite hours policy is very important to us at Saving Grace Getaway because we want to provide a restful place for all guests. We hope you enjoy the outdoors and recreate in the yard, but not late into the night or early morning hours. Similarly to the occupancy levels, the managers due live on the property to insure against excessive late night noise levels. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Managers
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2018

About Owner / Managers


We are a mother daughter team who come from five generations of Texans and have lived our entire lives in the great state. The idea for Saving Grace Getaway began when we lost our business to the 2015 Memorial Day floods in Wimberely, TX. Those of you familiar with Wimberley may recall By The Bridge Antiques, that funky, friendly little shop that sat near the Cypress Creek Bridge on RR12 for nearly 15 years. Following the Memorial Day flooding, we decided to rebuild our business and poured everything we had into it, when the second historic flood hit 5 months later on Halloween 2015 and left a 6 foot hole in the ground where our business once stood. If you drive by it now, all you will see is a grassy knoll.

It was immediately clear to us that our path was being redirected and that our family homes of 35 years would be our saving grace. We now have the privilege of sharing the homes and countryside that have brought us so much serenity and refuge through the years.

It is our hope that the same blessing that has been ours for so long, can be your saving grace as well. We welcome you, dear guest, to Saving Grace Getaway.

Owner / Managers purchased this house in 1981

Why Owner / Managers chose Driftwood

Our location is like the center of a star - you can get to several points from a central location. We are 15 minutes from Wimberely, Kyle/Buda, Driftwood (Hello Salt Lick) and only 20 minutes from Dripping Springs. Our property has a special feel to it - tucked away and close to nature, yet only a short drive to several Hill Country destinations like swimming holes, wineries, restaurants, wedding venues, great shopping and so much more.


Driftwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1182 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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The Cardinal House At Saving Grace Getaway
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

This place was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful with so many unique antiques! It felt like home. I am from Michigan and the Texas Hill Country was like being uo North. It was peaceful and quiet, I really enjoyed watching the birds and deer. I enjoyed talking with the Owner about the house history. We could have stayed for days!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks were friendly, fun to talk with and they left the house in great condition. They went out of way to clean up after themselves. They are more than welcome back anytime.
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Beauty and Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful place to relax inside or outside. Decor is carefully chosen unique and /or antique pieces and beds were super comfortable. Our teenager enjoyed having two larger rooms that can be closed off from the rest of the house for privacy. Plenty of room to spread out for everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped out of the truck we were thrilled the character of the unique cottage. All the rooms were beautifully decorated with precious antiques. The attention to cleanliness and supplies made us feel right at home. The outdoors are peaceful and with plenty of wildlife, including a Cardinal who was in love with our red truck. Overall a getaway that made us feel like we got away from everything. Highly recommended for the adults who would enjoy time alone in a place where time stands still.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eclectic and serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

I just can't say enough good about Saving Grace Getaway. It is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The owners are there for you if you need them, but out of your way. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return often! The only reason I gave it five stars is because that's all there are!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, quiet, tasteful, well-maintained property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Cardinal House for several nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The setting was quiet, the house was well appointed and comfortable, and the owner-managers were attentive and thoughtful. They were also good communicators. They clearly invest themselves in the stewardship of their land and in the integrity of their business. We hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, Quiet, Clean

  • 4 of 5

Charming log house in a very quiet secluded area.

Many knick knacks from other eras adorn the home.

Everything is clean and the beds are comfy.

Kitchen has most utensils and other items one might need.

Some food items in fridge and cabinets too.

Lots of room for 2 couples or 4 kids allowed!

Damage deposit refunded the same day as checkout.

Cons: Located down a long unpaved rutted road that would definitely flood during a storm. I wouldn't stay here in bad weather as you might get stuck.

No dishwasher, very slow internet, and only local, over the air tv channels. There are some DVDs to watch, but nothing current. You may not care about the lack of these amenities, but some people might want to know about it.

The bathtub is very slippery and has no bars, so older people should be careful.

Bottom line: Would I stay here again? Yes, if I were ever in the area again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The good news is, we are getting an upgrade on our internet speed today. We are in a rural area where there in no cable so choices have been limited. I'm probably more excited about this faster service than anyone. TV, it's true, without cable, we have a limited choice of channels but I hope that's not why people are here. Also, it takes quit a major flood before there is a problem with the driveway. It's possible to get trapped in or out but it has only happened to me 5-6 times in the 35 years that I have lived here.
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Hays City Store Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hays City Store Cafe
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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