This Home is Central to Everything in the Hill Country(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 12)
This remodeled Austin Stone home was built 42 years ago on a hill overlooking the West side of Austin. You have plenty of cool breezes and none of the bugs you will find in the riverfront properties. There is a private lake about 3 miles from the house, with the entire Texas Hill Country in close proximity.
The house sits on a secluded 6 acre property with lots of parking and space to spread out should you choose to entertain. The house is built around a vaulted ceiling grand room with floor to ceiling fireplace and 55 inch flatscreen TV with Netflix as well as BlueRay DVD player. Sleeping arrangements include loft area with 2 twin bunks and a single twin bed for the kids, a Queen bedroom, and a two twin bedroom. By special arrangements the owner's King bedroom and bath are available as an option.
There is a common bathroom with large step in shower and tank-less water heater for unlimited hot water. The kitchen includes a stainless steel refrigerator, glass-top range, dishwasher, disposal, and RO water dispenser. House water is from Lake Travis LCRA water system.
A comfortable wood deck on the back of the house affords a great place from which to watch the stars and unwind from the day's activities.
We can arrange for portage of your canoes or kayaks to nearby rivers and lakes.
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Member since: 2012
- Vacation Rental
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12
- King size beds (1) Owner's suite is NOT included in basic rental. This King bedroom/bath can be rented by special arrangement. Generally the owner's suite and private office are not accessible to renters., Queen size Beds (1) One bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed. All linens and pillows are furnished., Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom has twin beds. Linens and pillows provided., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Leather sofa is NOT a sleeper, but is comfortable if needed for one person to sleep., Bunk Beds (1) Sleeping for 5 youth in two bunk beds and one twin bed in upper loft area. Linens and pillows provided....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Parking for boat trailer. There is a large open turnaround area available for parking a boat or other trailer up to 16 feet long. This space is shared with the trucks we use in our wireless internet business which are generally parked and inactive on the weekends. You will have to be capable of backing up the trailer in order to turn around. If you plan to use the house for a reception or other event where you will have more than one other car , we can arrange for parking of up to about 30 other cars just off the main drive....moreless
- DVD Player
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Air Conditioning:
In addition to wifi hot spot , the house has available optional direct connection to broadband internet, including public IP address use for outbound web audio or video broadcasts. A technician is locally available for this on hourly charge basis....moreless
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
New front loading washer and dryer are available for longer term renters. For weekend rentals, don't worry about washing any towels or linens unless you need them washed. Feel free to use washer and/or dryer if needed. Soap is provided....moreless
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Refrigerator , double oven, cook top, microwave, disposal, dish washer, blender, pots and pans, and all cooking and serving utensils and dishes are included. Basic cooking spices and sugar provided....moreless
$350 per night. $100 cleaning fee. 11.75% bed tax/service - excld.premium dates optional $475 per night includes owners king bedroom and bath $1000 Damage Deposit on Credit Card or $39 for full coverage renters insurance in place of damage deposit
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This location is central to all of the great Hill Country activities. Thirty min. from shopping and sightseeing in Wimberley. One hour from the San Marcos river rafting area. One hour and 15 min. from Fredericksburg where third Saturday trade days add to the already fun shopping and dining experience. Only 35 min. to the heart of Austin for shopping on south Congress, several annual music and film festivals, as well as the State Capitol and funky all night partying on the famous Austin 6th street night club area, not to mention UT football and other sports events.
Ten min. from Hamilton Pool Park and Reimers Ranch park for swimming, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Several options for making river Canoe or Kayak treks. More that 12 local wineries all within a 45 min. drive. The closest is less than 4 miles down the road.
And, if you are looking to ride your chopper to Luckenbach this is the place to start.
Close to Hamilton 12 and Star Ranch event centers. A gas station/convenience store is located less than 2 miles away. This is the perfect location to come back to after spending a day taking in any or all of the wonders of the Hill Country or partying, shopping, or lobbying in Austin.
Year Purchased: 1966
About the owner: My parents built this house in 1970 on property they bought in 1966. We lived in Corpus Christi at the time and moving to the Texas Hillcountry was their dream retirement location. I went to the University of Texas in Austin and came to love this part of the country. When my parents passed away I took over maintenance and rental of this property. I spend most of the week days here and maintain an office and bedroom/bath in the house. My oldest daughter is a Junior at UT and my wife, younger daughter and I maintain our residence in Dallas. I am 'semi-retired' as a former network engineer with Texas Instruments. I currently operate a wireless internet company out of this location and provide internet connections to many of the rural locations in the area. Needless to say there is a great wifi hotspot available in and around the main house. My chief field support technician also lives in a small house on the same property.
Why the Owner Chose Dripping Springs, TX, USA:
This property is an ideal launching place for exploring the Hill Country or coming back to unwind after spending the day in Austin. The house has been remodeled twice since it was built. The latest changes include all new windows, new central air-conditioners, wood deck and landscaping. There is also a new clothes washer and dryer in the house for your use.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, Location, Location... close to everything in the Hill Country. I love the oaks surrounding this home. Oaks only grow so tall when surrounded by the native cedar trees. My parents cut out the cedar over 40 years ago and have given the surrounding trees room to grow. We keep them trimmed so you can enjoy shade as well as allowing the hilltop breeze through. We can provide electricity and water ( no sewer ) and parking if you bring in a small travel trailer. We are not a trailer park but do have lots of parking. The front and back yard areas offer enough space for you to entertain if you have a large group. We can arrange portage to and from your water adventures.
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Rear View of Window Wall and patios.
Dining Table, leather seating, and 55 inch TV
Sleeping for 5 youth in Loft
Oven and Refrigerator
Second Bedroom with two twin beds
Stream Fed Private Lake nearby
Fire Ring for cozy evening gatherings.
Relax in a bubbly spa
BBQ Grill. Bring your own charcoal
Safe playground for that larger dog that really needs some time outside.
Fireplace and Spiral Staircase to Bunkbed Loft
Central Room viewed from Loft
Caretaker / Network Technicians House
Microwave with toaster, coffee pot, and a few of the provided cookware
Rear View of Window Wall and patios.
Private Patio and Deck - Great for snacking or Stargazing.
Newly Installed Hot Tub - Thaw out and get toasty in cold weather.
Expanded Deck allow private access to hot tub.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 07, 2017
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