Beautifully restored German 1860s homestead nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Perfect for families - 3-house compound on 450 gorgeous acres. Owned and decorated by top San Antonio designer, this home has been published for it interior integrity and beauty. Poco A Poco has hosted many VIPs; a former Texas Governor, actors, San Antonio business tycoons and many admiring socialites. Luke Perry stayed here when he was filming 8 Seconds. A Blue Bell ice cream advertisement was filmed here. The main house has a full kitchen (incredibly well-stocked) with a cozy living room and fireplace, a wonderful spot for playing games, reading books or just visiting, a lovely dining room with seating for up to 8 people with attaching sitting area. There is a master bedroom and bathroom with tub. Upstairs is a kid room with 5 twin beds. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a lovely master with king. Adjacent to the main house is the blue room – it is a little house with 2 full beds and a bath with shower. There is another house we call the smokehouse (it was originally truly a smokehouse). It has a full kitchen, laundry room, master with a queen and bath with vanity, tub/shower. There is a crib in this house and a sofa in this house that would be perfect for a child. We have a lovely pool, playground, bikes. We are minutes to upscale grocery store, shopping, Boerne/Bulverde restaurants and antique stores. 25 minutes to San Antonio. We are 3 miles to Guadalupe State Park. Also a few miles to Anhalt, a dancehall first established in 1887.
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Hill Country Family Ranch 25 miles from San Antonio
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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
About margaret walker
Our grandparents bought and began preserving this property in 1950. Our mother, a well-renowned interior designer from San Antonio has further updated it and showered it with love and gorgeous attention to detail.
margaret walker purchased this Estate in 1950
Why margaret walker chose Bulverde
We've celebrated birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, yearly cousin's camp, a wedding, many a dinner party at our family ranch. Girl's weekends, boy's weekends! Picnics, dinners under the stars. The prettiest sunsets in Texas. We have beautifully groomed grounds. You could spend the whole day lounging by the pool. Once you get here you never want to leave. It is an enclave of relaxation and tranquility. It is simply good for you soul!
What makes this Estate unique
It is a decorator's paradise with antiques, intricate textured upholstery, the most comfortable, high end beds, pillows, linens (all allergen free). Courtney has decorated houses all over the world from London to Aspen to Cabo. Her ranch showcases some of our favorite finds. You could spend the whole day just enjoying her treasures peppered throughout the houses. It's quirky and quaint - most of all comfortable and cozy!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
beautiful renovated 1860s german stone house. 3 separate houses surrounding a pool. lot of surrounding acreage. Great place to spend a weekend.
Very nice Spanish influenced 1870’s get away
Nice 6 separate bedrooms - with different entrances. Fun to have everyone together but yet apart. (Especially in the morning)
Amazingly unique property
We had an amazing stay for the week of Thanksgiving. A very old house with the modern comforts of today seamlessly integrated. Having the information to learn about the history of the property as well as the area available in the way of pictures and newspaper clippings was a very personal aspect of this house seldom found in a sterile VRBO. Very convenient to shopping and areas of interest as well . I highly recommend this property, especially if you are tired of the usual rental.
Great, great stay!
Entire property was wonderful - things for everyone to do & enjoy. Had all ages over the weekend for a small gathering of family. We had a wonderful time. Property was very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Management checked in to see if anything was needed or if there were any questions. Thank you for sharing Poco a Poco with us - we will be back soon.
More than we could have hoped
Everyone in our group of ten (2 grandparents, 2 couples, 4 grandchildren) LOVED the property! What a pleasure to be welcomed into such a beautiful home and living ranch. With its multiple gathering areas, indoors and out, and recreational opportunities, we could not have had a better location for our family get-together. The kitchen, in particular, is so well stocked with cookware, tableware and serving items, every dinner felt like a banquet. Thank you for sharing Poco a Poco. No one wanted to leave!
Ever know that feeling where the anticipation is almost, if not, as good as the experience? That's what happens when you have already enjoyed a stay at Poco-a-Poco. The familiarity makes it a "home away from home", as many of us expressed. Yet, as we rotated the quarters for each of the families, new discoveries were to be had. Whether it was a piece of art or a different location of the ranch, the exploration was intriguing and left us wanting more. No doubt we'll be going back and I'll be sure to enjoy my favorite beverage under the palapa, again. Oh, the anticipation...
Only 26 miles from San Antonio airport, beautiful, convenient hill country spot, great springboard for exploring San Antonio and the hill country. 38 miles to SeaWorld, 30 miles to Alamo, 26 miles to Schlitterbahn, 20 miles to Natural Bridge Caverns, 1.5 hrs to Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock, 450 acres to explore, wonderful patio, grounds for relaxing, swimming, playground, badminton court, antiquing in Boerne
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We have an event fee. Please inquire. No parties unless previously arranged. No guests of guests, only rental party allowed on premises. If you have a smaller party, please inquire, we can rent the "main house" for a lower rate.