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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.)

Sandy Street
Member since: 2013
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:
March 21, 2018

About Sandy Street

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.

Sandy Street purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why Sandy Street chose New Ulm

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.


New Ulm Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Located on Second Floor
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Studio Bath - toilet , shower , Rented Separately with Studio
    Deck Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3, Second Floor with French Doors to Balcony
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Studio - 1 king , In Detached Garage. Additional charge applies.
  • Master includes available twin mattress for additional flexible sleeping.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
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.


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(67 traveler reviews)

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Home, Home on the Ranch:Lake, Wildlife, Serenity
average rating of 4.880597 based on 67 reviews

Ultimate tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and was so appreciative of the hospitality from Lou and Sandy. Word of advise... be ready to relax. It has been a long time since we really just did nothing. Our 20 year old son fell in love with taking to golf cart and just touring the property. The mornings are a must see. Have camera ready. We hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Terri, Your family is a perfect fit for our ranch. Those who value peace, tranquility and nature will always be welcome here. We look forward to your return.
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The kitchen isn’t as stocked as I would like, there weren’t enough baking pans and had to really be creative when cooking for 9 people, rather than that everything was amazing and we definitely will be back, but with some pans to ensure my cooking isn’t a disaster!! The owners were great and Very inviting!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I could not have painted a dreamier place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Blue House for my 40th birthday. What an amazing property to disconnect from the world, and reconnect with my family and maker in Creation. Lou & Sandy’s retirement paradise is amazing. Can’t wait to go back! Charming dollhouse in a paradise full of adventure and miles with nobody except the animals and stars, amid rolling hills, green pastures, and mossy oaks. The lake in the back is truly an extrodinary engineering feat and was clearly a vision and dream lived out by brilliant minds. Already planning my next visit! Thank you Sandy & Lou for all you’ve done with this house and for our people. Blessings to you and your family :)

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Over all the place was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Wish the grass would of been cut but beside that the view was awesome and the house was great. Would stay there again

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. It has been hard to keep the grass under control, due to all the rain. We’ll try to do better.
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Katy TX


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, We luv having such wonderful guests. Come back anytime. The fact that you keep coming back is the best recommendation for future guests.
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Amazingly beautiful. Pictures do not do justice to this piece of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and helpfu hosts.

Recommend highly for relaxing and getting away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rene, Thanks for your kind words. I’ll need to post some new pics to better represent our place.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Austin/ Houston
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
wine bar New Ulm
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Texas Star-New Ulm
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $15

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

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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