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Hill Country Views and Game Room on 1.8 acres

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom with Hill Country Views on over one acre hilltop

Split-level guest house. (Shares 1.8 acre lot with the main house.) When you enter the house, you go upstairs to the family room, game room, and kitchen. There is a flat screen television in the living room. There is cable and WIFI access. The dining table seats eight.

The kitchen has an indoor electric grill with two electric burners on the stove-top; refrigerator, oven, microwave and coffee maker.

The game room has a billiards table. There is also a game table with seating for 6.

A smaller flat-screen television is in this room with a VCR/DVD player attached.

There is a half bath upstairs.

The upstairs covered deck (off of the game room) has seating for 6.

Downstairs are the bedrooms.

There is a large master with California KING bed (memory foam mattress) and adjoining master bath with Travertine tile walk-in shower; the 2nd bedroom has a FULL size bed; the 3rd bedroom has three twin beds; and an optional 4th bedroom has a QUEEN bed (memory foam mattress) with a sliding door access to the yard. (The 4th bedroom is locked unless the guests exceed 6 persons.) The 2nd bathroom (downstairs) has a jacuzzi tub.

There is a lower patio accessed via two sets of french doors from the master bedroom. There is an outdoor gas grill on the lower patio.

There is a swimming pool shared with the main house. (Exclusive use of the pool can be negotiated.) There is a spa, however, the heat/jets are not permitted for use by the rental guests.

The main house and guest house are within 100 feet of each other, however, they are on a spacious 1.8 acre hilltop lot with endless sunset views.

More Details

Ashley Kimery
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Ashley Kimery

We have four children and absolutely love Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. I grew up in Austin and returned after college to raise my family there. I grew up water skiing on many of the area lakes. After many vacations all over the world, I still think Austin has the prettiest sunsets ever! I also absolutely love that you can go almost anywhere in casual clothing.

Ashley Kimery purchased this house in 2006

Why Ashley Kimery chose Texas

We bought this property for its incredible views and spacious acreage as well as the highly acclaimed school district. However, we soon discovered that the older neighborhood was filled not only with eclectic and groovy homes, but owners as well! The guest cottage is a comfortable and casual 70's style split-level house with modern conveniences.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location! The West Lake Hills area of Austin is safe, within 15-30 minutes of anywhere you want to go, and the rolling hills are absolutely beautiful.

The views from the upper covered deck and poolside are just as beautiful at night as they are during the day.

This home and neighborhood are hidden jewels in the hill country just west of Austin. You feel as though you are in the country with the wide open spaces, but you are one mile from a major highway which can take you to the festive nightlife in downtown Austin, or the vibrant SoCo (South Congress) area south of downtown. The F1 racetrack is less than 20 miles away. For those interested, there are helicopter shuttles that run to/from the nearby Barton Creek Resort & Spa (just down the road) and the Circuit of the Americas.


Sky Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Powder Room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This room is closed off for smaller groups.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Hill Country Views and Game Room on 1.8 acres
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

The property was perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and there was plenty of things to do between the beautiful pool and pool table. There was also a wonderful view of the fireworks at Barton Creek from the house. That was a wonderful surprise ending to a great long weekend away.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkridge MD

A great place for a meetup

  • 5 of 5

We found this place for our meetup in Austin. We are a group of people we met online and this was the 1st time we met face to face. This house was perfect, great location, great amenities (the pool with that view is awesome). Ashley was great from the start and was very flexible. One minor thing (so minor we didn't even contact Ashley about it) was the grill didn't have any propane tank connected. I can't recommend this place enough, and if we meet up in Austin again (which unless Torchys spreads out, will happen again) Id rent this place in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely hilltop home!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Austin over long weekend for our son's wedding at House on the Hill. This house was just what we needed to be close to the venue and comfortable! Ashley was accessible and quickly responded to questions. There was plenty of room for our party of 7 to spread out and relax and the amenities were as described. I would recommend this property for extended family or a group of adults. Thanks for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View and Porch that's close to Downtown and Golf Courses

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was great! We loved the porch area outlooking the valley. Ashley was great to work with and helped up with the pool lights when we asked. They had plenty of beds for us to stay and 3 bathrooms to share. The pool table and kitchen area was a big plus! I would recommend this property to anyone who likes to be a little bit outside of town with close access to restaurants/stores and 10 min to downtown.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House in treetops

  • 4 of 5

Nice spaces.Great view and good location for West Austin exploration and still very accessible to downtown.

Private with comfortable beds.

Could use a thorough cleaning especially windows.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Hill Country

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was just perfect for our weekend getaway in Austin. The guest house was very comfortable and the location was removed enough to feel like you were really in hill country but close enough to Austin to be able to get where you need to in 15-20 minutes. The owner was very helpful and responded to my questions within a few hours. We had 3 couples and one other person and it was perfect for what we needed. The views were great and we had an awesome time, thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Grove Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Loop 360/Capital of Texas Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
County Line on the Hill
Nearest Ski
5.4 Miles
Lake Austin
Car: necessary

15-20 minutes to almost anywhere in Austin.

7 miles to Downtown and SoCo.

19 miles to the Circuit of the Americas (F1 racing).

6 miles to Lake Austin.


Rates & Availability

Sky Forest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Formula 1
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Mar 8 2018 - Mar 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Exclusive Use of Pool $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
House cleaning $170
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a fourth room (sleeps an additional 2 people) that can be opened up if the rental group is large enough.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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