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Charming Restored Victorian Home On Main St Near Historic Shopping District

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This enchanting home built in 1911 is located on Main Street in Marble Falls just a block from the historic district with great shopping and restaurants. Walk to Bluebonnet Cafe! Lake Marble Falls and Johnson Park are just 5 blocks away too. This home has been lovingly restored in 2013 throughout. This 2500 sq ft home offers all the comforts of modern living blended with the charm of yesteryear. A 3-story gem, with master bedroom/bath on first floor, 2 bedrooms and bath on second floor, and media room with large flat screen TV also doubles as an extra sleeping quarters with two twin memory foam pull-out loveseats, an office and shower bath on third floor.

The downstairs features a gracious living room, large dining room that can seat 10 people, wonderful kitchen that boasts all new walnut cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, including a 5-burner gas range and bistro dining for 2. Separate laundry room features high efficiency, large capacity washer & dryer. The master bedroom is great for relaxing, has flat panel tv, writing desk. The master bath features a beautiful new slipper tub, with natural slate tile surround and floors. The 2nd floor features 2 charming bedrooms both with comfy queen bed and a full bath. The 3rd floor has media room/extra guest sleeping quarters, mini-kitchenette and bathroom with corner shower. Other property features include original pine floors, pocket doors, majestic oaks in side yard, Victorian picket fence.

Enjoy gorgeous Texas sunsets on the spacious new deck at back of the house. Perfect for outdoor dining and/or relax with a glass of wine or a meal on the deck.

More Details

Owner
Leslie Vandivier
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Leslie Vandivier

Kevin and Leslie love to restore old homes to their previous glory days! They are both native Texans who grew up in Houston, Kevin is a well-known photojournalist who graduated from UT in 1983. He and Leslie raised their 4 children in the Austin/Lakeway area and love the Texas Hill Country. Leslie is a Texas Real Estate Broker/Realtor and loves helping people find their dream homes or that diamond in the rough.

Leslie Vandivier purchased this house in 2013

Why Leslie Vandivier chose Lake Marble Falls

Kevin and Leslie were drawn to this home for several years, and decided to tackle purchasing and renovating it in 2013. They love the character and location right in the heart of downtown Marble Falls.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the location! So close to all the Main Street festivals and fun! Crazy about the character of the pine floors, wide moldings, wonderful windows, pocket doors, old-fashioned front porch, beautiful ancient oaks, amazing sunset views of the hill country to the west.

Thoroughly modern kitchen with all the bells and whistles, yet vintage flair. Romantic slipper tub in master is perfect for soaking away stress!

So many fun things to do in the area: Lake activities are super close, coffee at Main St. Coffee Shop,then shopping on Main Street or enjoy the art galleries and sculptures on Main, take a hike at Inks Lake State Park, pick fresh strawberries at The Sweet Berry Farm 10 min. away, take a wine tour with Hill Country Wine Tours or go antiquing in Burnet, these are just a few of the many activities close by.

We will be glad to send you more information on our property and on area activities and calendar of events in the Highland Lakes Area!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful girl's outing! We loved the house and eating experiences, especially Noon Spoon for lunch and On the Rocks for dinner. All worked out perfectly.

We also enjoyed playing golf at Meadowlakes Golf Club. We would love to return someday. It was a great experience!
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Marble Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub is new vintage-style slipper tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Romantic slipper tub in downstairs master bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , (baby crib is Graco pack n play,can be put in any room)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room also has 2 nice comfortable air mattresses/twn/qn
  • 3 bedrooms feature comfortable queen size beds, 4th bedroom is media room that doubles as bedroom as needed. (It is private) has choice of futon or auto inflatable air mattress for sleeping
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have recently added a 280 sq ft deck to the rear of the home. This adds the perfect extra outdoor living space to enjoy quiet morning coffee or a glass of wine or dining anytime. The panoramic views and Texas Sunsets are spectacular , you'll love star-gazing at night. Marble Falls is the perfect hub community to launch out for day trips into the hill country. Whether you enjoy hiking at Inks Lake, fishing or boating at Lake LBJ or Lake Marble Falls, or take in the fascinating area museums or wine tours, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Oh yes, then there's the shopping on Main Street in Marble Falls, antique shopping in both Marble Falls and Burnet, and many great restaurants and cafes close by.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming Restored Victorian Home On Main St Near Historic Shopping District
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Great house, host and location; we will definitely come back!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house, very spacious, it has a really nice feel to it, makes you feel at home. Leslie (The host) was very helpful and had a thoughtful welcome present for us. It is a great location to go and explore Main Street. We woke up and walked to blue bonnet then walked through the Main Street shops. The views from the back deck are amazing! Kitchen is well equipped, living room has lots of space for night talks. Will recommend to everyone!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredibly Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We visited for my mother's birthday (I won't say which one...). The house could not be any more welcoming. It was charming and perfect for the 6 of us but could have accommodated more easily. The house was very convenient to everything in town and the artwork in the home was worth the stay.

The second floor beds where a stiff but my parents had no complaints about the first floor bed. The kitchen had everything you'd need! We enjoyed our stay and would visit again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bachelorette Weekend

  • 5 of 5

8 girls checked into this house for a weekend get away in the hill country. This house was PERFECT for a girls trip. The house was beautiful, clean and quiet in a great location. Prior to our trip I received a detailed email with directions on how to operate everything in the house as well as where to find excess supplies. The homeowner left fresh flowers, wine and a personalized note to welcome us to the home.

Would defiantly stay in this house again if I was back in the area!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jaclyn! So glad it was the perfect place to create special memories for you and your friends. You all were model guests, we'd welcome you back any time in the future! Wishing All the best to the bride to be for a beautiful wedding and marriage!
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5

Beautiful Victorian home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our short stay here. The house is beautiful! When we arrived, we were greeted with the lights on and a lovely gift basket of delicious treats sitting on the table, along with a nice note from the owners, Leslie and Kevin. Our stay here was perfect. The house has such an old world charm, but with modern day amenities. Many fabulous photographs on the walls taken by Kevin. He's a great photographer. All in all, we loved staying in this beautiful old house and would love to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We love serving our guests with extra special touches of TLC showing we truly care about our guests. Every guest is a VIP to us!
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Houston, Tx. (Harris)
5

Get away, back in time.

  • 5 of 5

Loved my too short time in this wonderful old home! Modern kitchen with everything I need as one who cooks a lot, yet surrounded by the feeling of another time that was slower & more gentle. My best friend (my English Lab "The Queen") & private bathI stayed in the downstairs bedroom with private bath. Friends went upstairs. Being able to walk to shops, to the park, the lake & just rest was glorious!! Old style breakfast at the famous Bluebonnet Cafe was such a treat when I didn't want to cook:) Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

I absolutely would not hesitate to go back, over and over again.

  • 5 of 5

I've traveled quite a bit, and it's hard to beat Texas in November. Marble Falls is energetic yet relaxing, far enough from the big city to really get away, but without having to spend precious vacation time travelling. So that's where me, my wife and kids, and a couple of extended family members went for a five day vacation.

Leslie and Kevin made everything very easy. We arrived in the evening to our warmly lit, amazingly charming and so very comfortable destination home. The day was winding down and everyone was ready to be out of the car. So being able to just unload in the spacious front foyer was nice. From then on, we just felt so relaxed and at ease. The home itself played a big role in being able to just enjoy oursleves. It was a perfect blend of old-world Victorian elegance, practical durability and modern updates.

The home had a great location (just a few blocks from Marble Falls lake) with picturesque views, was close to downtown activities and great restaurants, and had a beautiful, wonderfully shaded and spacious yard (great for people who want to be outside; very relaxing). But the best feature was the Victorian architecture and the quality of the owner's restoration efforts. The parlor was so comfortable and inviting, and our favorite gathering room. The kitchen was beautifully renovated, easy to move around, and had everything you could want or need. The cast-iron tub was a treat. I think my wife spent most of her evenings in there. And then there were the bedrooms. Warm and relaxing, with just enough white noise in the environment to lull you peacefully to sleep. I don't think I've slept that well in ages.

It was a great choice, and we have great memories of our wonderful time together. I absolutely would not hesitate to go back, over and over again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Metres
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
R Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Horseshoe Bay Golf
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Hill Country Flyer/ Cedar Park/Bertram
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 281
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
bluebonnet Cafe
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Galveston
Car: necessary

Marble Falls is the gateway to the enchanting Texas Hill Country. It is located just 45 minutes from the Austin Bergstrom Airport and beautiful Austin. So much to do here, from water recreation on the 4 Highland Lakes, hiking and sightseeing in Inks Lake State Park, numerous events in Marble Falls including the famous boat races in August. Located on the Texas Wine Tour Trail and in the heart of wildflower country! Shopping is superb on Main Street. Must visit the Iconic Bluebonnet Cafe, within walking distance. Historic town of Johnson City is 15 minutes to south, popular shopping and wine mecca of Fredericksburg is about a 40 minute drive

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Rates & Availability

Marble Falls House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring/Summer
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,550
 
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 30 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,400
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning fee $100
extra guests $10
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

PLEASE NOTE: I WILL NEVER REQUIRE ANY GUEST TO SEND CASH VIA WESTERN UNION!!! PLEASE DO NOT SEND FUNDS BY ANY METHOD OTHER THAN THRU VRBO ONLINE PAYMENT UNLESS OTHERWISE DISCUSSED WITH ME AT 512-636-7373. THANK YOU!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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