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Home, Home on the Ranch:Lake, Wildlife, Serenity

(56 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 BR, 2 Bath, Studio:1 BR, 1 Bath

2 story spacious home with fireplace and HDTV, under huge trees, surrounded by decks, and flagstone patio with outdoor fire pit. Lakeside beach with 2 story dock for swimming and fishing. Canoe, John boat, paddleboat and kayaks provided. Optional studio apartment with king bed (Additional charge applies.) Explore 2 miles of improved road and 200 acres of forest with golf cart and bikes (provided.)


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Sleeps 3, Second Floor with French Doors to Balcony...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • Guest Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Studio: 1 king

    In Detached Garage. Additional charge applies....moreless

  • Master includes available twin mattress for additional flexible sleeping....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Located on Second Floor...moreless

  • Downstairs Bath: toilet, shower


  • Studio Bath: toilet, shower

    Rented Separately with Studio...moreless

  • Deck Shower: outdoor shower


Other Amenities

  • The cottage is located in the middle of a ranch, surrounded by 8 foot game fence. Controlled access via coded electric gate. Although there are numerous tourist, sports attractions, and restaurants near by, most guests chose to never leave the property....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Long 10 acre lake with stunning views from patio and dock...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Wooden porch with flagstone walk leads to 2 story dock on the water. Flagstone patio surrounds large fire pit....moreless

  • Water View:

    Private 10 Acre Lake is your backyard with Clear Water to watch many fish swimming....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Spotty AT&T cell and wireless (may use owner's router.)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Wired telephone for emergencies, only as it is owners' extension phone...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wooden Walk completely surrounds home, leading to Studio/Garage and to 2 story Dock with Piers....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks/ 1 canoe/ aluminum johnboat....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered dock...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 56 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,500 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


Additional charge of $65 per night for use of studio apartment with King bed and private bath.

While we do not offer refunds, we will allow guests, who must unavoidably cancel, to reschedule within a year. Rescheduling is, of course, subject to availability.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin/ Houston
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
wine bar New Ulm
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Texas Star-New Ulm
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
Matagorda, Palacios, Galveston

Car: Necessary

Rural ranching community 45 minutes from Katy, TX, within 12 miles of I-10. World class golf course within 5 miles, 'Painted Churches''Tour, RoundTop antiques, and 'Small Town TX,' Columbus on Colorado River. Enjoy beautiful scenery, birding, fishing, wildlife, while surrounded by working cattle and exotic game ranch. Tell tall tales around fire pit built into deck.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Retired professionals live across the lake on the property and offer on site assistance. Owners are enjoying a second career as ranchers and stewards of the land.

Why the Owner Chose New Ulm, TX, USA:
If you want to get away from the city for a week, or weekend, this is the place. Cottage sits within 100+ acre ranch, surrounded by game fence, enclosing exotic deer and cattle. Beautiful skies and trees during the day. Unlimited stars at night.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Explore within 25 miles: RoundTop antiques, Historic Columbus, New Ulm, Cat Spring and LaGrange. Don't miss the Painted Churches tour near Schulenberg. Easy access to I-10 and Metropolitan KATY/Houston area. However, most guests prefer to stay home, home on the ranch, where the deer and the antelope play.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Approaching the cottage.

    Approaching the cottage.

  • Thursday Girls Quilters Retreat

    Thursday Girls Quilters Retreat

  • Beautiful Pines surround 10 acre lake

    Beautiful Pines surround 10 acre lake

  • Fishing Dock

    Fishing Dock

  • Baby Donkeys born on ranch

    Baby Donkeys born on ranch

  • Living room with stone fire place

    Living room with stone fire place

  • Master Bedroom with Balcony

    Master Bedroom with Balcony

  • Full Kitchen with modern appliances

    Full Kitchen with modern appliances

  • Back Yard Patio and Dock

    Back Yard Patio and Dock

  • Optional Studio Apartment

    Optional Studio Apartment

  • Studio King Bed and bath

    Studio King Bed and bath

  • Back Yard

    Back Yard

  • The Blue House Ranch

    The Blue House Ranch

  • The Blue House Ranch sited on this beautiful private lake.

    The Blue House Ranch sited on this beautiful private lake.

  • Boats: fishing john-boat, paddle boat, canoe, kayaks in backyard

    Boats: fishing john-boat, paddle boat, canoe, kayaks in backyard

  • Cows and Exotic Animals Abound!

    Cows and Exotic Animals Abound!

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Patio by Lake

    Patio by Lake

  • 12 lb Bass from our lake. Caught and released June 2013.

    12 lb Bass from our lake. Caught and released June 2013.

  • Studio Furniture

    Studio Furniture

  • Golf Cart for Guests

    Golf Cart for Guests

VRBO #456253

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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