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Large Creekfront Home with Great Porches in Spicewood, Near Bee Cave.

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Frontal elevation as one approaches the house down the driveway.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Lone Star Creek House is a two acre, 3,000 sq.ft. custom property built in 2006 that sits atop a bluff overlooking a beautiful cypress tree lined clear creek. This water is spring fed and refreshingly cold! Secluded from the city for peace and quiet, this beautiful home is still close to shopping, vineyards, water sports, golf and great local restaurants. The Lonestar is all about relaxing, whether it is on the deep wrap around porch or in the hammock, or swimming in the sparkling water below, there is something for everyone.

This is not a party house and weddings are not allowed.

Gaze at the numerous constellations. We have horseshoes, badminton and volleyball, as well as darts and ping pong on the porch and skittles, a fast paced game of pins and tops. Our guests are welcome to fish(catch and release only), hike up and down the creek embankments to see the caves and spring that feeds our creek, or paddle board and raft. There is a rock patio above that has a table set for those who wish to picnic outdoors and a swing hanging from a tree that calls for a good book to read. If you are interested in a more challenging way to have fun, we have neighbors who are experienced rock climbers who can provide you with equipment and instruction at whatever level you wish.

This newly furnished Texas farmhouse with handsome wide planked hardwood flooring is equipped to handle up to 9 people with four bedrooms and three full baths. All of the mattresses are brand new pillowtops. Two of the spacious bedrooms are up with a full bath. There is a queen in one bedroom with a huge chest of drawers and a rocker. The other room has two twins and a daybed to sleep three. There is also a loft area with a sofa and flat screen t.v. Downstairs are two more queen bedrooms that each have their own bath. The master also has a seperate jacuzzi tub with double sinks and a shower. There is a flat screen t.v. in the large master bedroom as well as a chair and ottoman and a large chest of drawers.
The great room has soaring two story ceilings with beams and a fireplace, ample reclining consoles and sofas. A large flat screen hd t.v with dvd player is next to the fireplace, with lots of games and puzzles for a rainy day! There are two tables in the dining area that will seat up to ten people. The kitchen is updated with all stainless appliances and granite countertops. It also has a breakfast bar, a pantry room and beyond that, the utility room with new washer/dryer for your use. We have supplied the kitchen generously with dishes, cookery, small appliances and spices for your need.

On the porches are rockers on the front of the house and teak sofas and a table that seats six with fabulous views.There are adirondack chairs close to the bluff with amazing views of the water, as well. We can also make arrangements for porchside massage therapy and yoga with a mobile therapist from the Austin area. There are so many places and ways to relax. Your hardest decision will be where and what!

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No one under the age of 30 is allowed to rent the Lone Star. This is not a party home! No weddings are allowed. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We encourage family get togethers, but would urge parents of small children to be diligent when outdoors. We have a bluff that small children should never be near unattended. Below the bluff is a deep water creek. Only swimming age children should be allowed there and always with adults present. Age appropriate: 8 yrs. and up and should be able to swim. We have a Pack 'N Play crib for infants. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking is allowed on this property, inside or out. The smoke smell can permiate even patio cushions and ruin them. Thank you...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The master bedroom is downstairs and has one new queen bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This bedroom is upstairs with a new queen bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    In this bedroom upstairs, there are three new twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    This downstairs bedroom has one new queen bed....moreless

  • The Lone Star has four bedrooms, two up and two downstairs, including the master. There is a queen in both downstairs bedrooms with new pillowtop mattresses. The spacious master bedroom also has a large chest of drawers, a chair and ottoman, and a hd flat screen t.v. The cowboy bedroom is the second downstairs bedroom and it is smaller and includes a chest of drawers. Both downstairs bedrooms have private baths. Upstairs there is another queen bedroom with a large chest of drawers and a rocking chair. The second bedroom, we call the butterfly bedroom, has two twins and a daybed as well as a large chest of drawers. All mattresses are new, and all bedrooms have been freshly repainted with new carpet and walk-in closets....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    The master bath has his/her sinks, a jacuzzi tub and shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3 - Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • There are three full baths at the Lone Star. Two are downstairs attached to bedrooms. The large master bath has a jacuzzi tub separate from the shower and double sinks. The cowboy bathroom is a pedestal sink with a tub/shower combination. Upstairs is a third bath with one sink and a tub/shower combination. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • In addition to the above activities, we also have horseshoes on the front of the property, a hammock for your enjoyment, adirondack chairs on the bluff overlooking the creek, a tree swing for the small kids to enjoy, badminton and volleyball, darts (beside the grill)and skittles, a fast paced game of spinning tops trying to knock over pins. If you like to bird watch, this is the place. We see a wide variety, including hummingbirds on the feeders on the back porch. Rock climbing can be arranged with our neighbors who will provide the equipment and massage on the porch can also be arranged with a licensed mobile massage therapist. There is a little for every age group!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are foffee table books, as well as travel books and novels for our guests' enjoyment....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games:

    Family games, cards and puzzles are provided. We also have 'skittles,' a fast paced game of spinning tops and pins....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have Direct satellite TV. ...moreless

  • Television:

    There are three flat screen, H.D. t.v.s, two of which are large screen. They are in living area, master bdrm. and loft upstairs....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small library of current family friendly movies are located under the TV in living area...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The Lone Star is located in a semi-rural neighborhood with 2 acres on completely private land. We are 10 miles from Lakeway and 25 miles from Austin. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    There are stunning views of the creek and bluffs from the porches of the house...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Home is on a bluff with stairs to a deep and clear spring fed creek. A rock patio by the creek with chaises to lounge on. Rope swing over the creek! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are two tables, one seats 6 , and the other 4, for dining in a spacious open area next to the living room. There is also an outside teak table set with 6 chairs on our wrap around porches....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two zones, one for upstairs and one for down....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a new dryer which our guests are welcome to use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Soaring two story rock fireplace. Gas log operated only....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is ping-pong and foosball in the garage. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central with two zones...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet is provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all linens are provided for our guests...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Lone Star has a large living area with two story ceilings and rustic beams. There are two console sectionals, each seating two. There is also a sofa with reclining seats. Total seating:9...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have a huge horseshoe driveway where guests are to park....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Can be used for domestic long distance with no charge. No international calling!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample bath towels are provided for the house. Guests must bring their own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Guests may use our washer which is new.We do not provide the detergent....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    The coffee maker is a Mr. Coffee (drip version) that brews up to 12 cups at a time. Coffee maker must be manually turned-off....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have placesettings for up to 12 people. There are wine and margarita glasses, mugs and glasses,plenty of utensils, pots, pans, and a blender. We also have a waffle iron and an omelet maker....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwasher is also stainless and large capacity....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    This kitchen is updated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Breakfast bar overlooks the great room. Coffee maker is a Mr. Coffee drip. Huge pantry room attached with ample shelves....moreless

  • Microwave:

    There is a stainless steel microwave above the oven on the wall....moreless

  • Oven:

    There is one oven that is stainless and wide....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We keep spices and oils, flour and sugar, coffee and tea bags for our guest. in the adjoining pantry is a fire extinguisher and first aid kit, if needed....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The stainless steel refrigerator is large capacity with an icemaker/water feature on the outside....moreless

  • Stove:

    The gas stove top is stainless with five burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is a toaster and toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The Lone Star boasts of it's deep shaded wrap around porches with rockers, teak table set and teak sofas. View of the bluffs and creek are beautiful!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    New stone patio under live oaks overlooking creek and bluffs. We have a wonderful rope swing at the patio by the creek -- make your own slash in the creek!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have one adult sized and one junior sized kayak fr exploring the creek. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are flower beds in the front and a lawn by the horseshoes. We have a backyard with wild floweres and some grass, but mostly natural rock....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a propane gas grill on the porch and it is equipped with all of the typical BBQ tools....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter
Sep 7 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$400
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,700
flat fee
Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$450
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$500
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,650
flat fee
Summer 2017
May 26 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$550
Independence Day 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,650
flat fee
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,650
flat fee
Fall/Winter 2017
Oct 1 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$475
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay

$1,650
flat fee
Christmas/Year End 2017
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$550
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $475
  • House Cleaning $160 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given only if guest cancels by written email and phone call no sooner than 30 days prior to check in.

Every visitor will be required to sign an indemnity waiver for The Lonestar. This must be done prior to their visit and may be done on line.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Poodies 22308 St. Hwy. 71
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Austin Golf Club (public)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 71
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Angel's Icehouse 21815 St. Hwy 71

Car: Necessary

The Lonestar Creek House is situated thirty minutes northwest of Austin and 30 miles south of Marble Falls. It is within 15 miles of Lake Travis where there are numerous water sports available and the renowned Oasis Restaurant. Within 11 miles is the Beecave Galleria that hosts great shopping and numerous upscale restaurants. Nearby, we have Krausse Springs, a stunning natural pool and waterfall for tubing and swimming.Water skiing, boat rentals or guide fishing is available on Lake Travis. Hamilton Pool, another breath taking swimming lagoon under a waterfall, is a short distance away in Dripping Springs, as is Pedernales State Park. There are great local restaurants with live music (check out Angel's) and three fantastic vineyards in the Spicewood area. If you prefer golf, there are several courses, nine and eighteen hole. Mobile spa treatments can be arranged for our guests on site, as well as rock climbing off the bluffs of our creek with experienced repellers. Fredericksburg is just one hour away for a day trip to shop and eat German food and one of the best barbeque spots is in Driftwood 38 minutes away, The Salt Lick.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We are Houstonians who have owned other vacation rentals, including The Bootstrap at Round Top. We love sharing the natural resources of our properties. The creek, the bluffs, the variety of wildlife and wild flowers that God has so richly blessed us with will hopefully allow our guests the opportunity to relax and unwind from the daily grind and big city living.

Why the Owner Chose Lick Creek Ranch, TX, USA:
We have always loved the Hill Country and raised our two boys there going to water properties from Hunt to New Braunsfels. This beautiful, secluded home is so well situated with great places to go in any direction any time of year.If you want football games and 6th street musicians, you are 30 min. from Austin. If you want natural spring fed water holes for swimming , there are two very nearby. We love the wineries , especially, as we have traveled to the California wine country several times. These Texas wineries are Napa with a Texas twist and well worth exploring! Check out the local eateries, Poodies, J-5 Steakhouse, La Cabana and, our favorite , Angel's Icehouse. We adore the house with the rock fireplace, great bedroom arrangement and the wide porches with the stunning view of the creek.The peace and sounds of nature soothe our souls!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Lone Star first attracted our attention when we saw the running and deep creek below. We had looked for the right property for two years, but the hill country drought had affected all the waterfront properties we saw. This was an oasis in the desert! The spring, that feeds it is audible from our backyard and keeps this creek full and clear! We were also drawn to the deep porches and the rock fireplace that soars two stories up. Two bedrooms downstairs and two up were exactly what we were looking for and the updating completed our list. It was perfect, plus the location so close to Austin and only 3 hours from Houston couldn't be beat.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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Photos

  • Frontal elevation as one approaches the house down the driveway.

    Frontal elevation as one approaches the house down the driveway.

  • Front porch with six rockers.

    Front porch with six rockers.

  • View of the bluff above the creek.

    View of the bluff above the creek.

  • Kitchen and breakfast bar as seen from the great room.

    Kitchen and breakfast bar as seen from the great room.

  • Cowboy bedroom.  Downstairs.  Queen bed.

    Cowboy bedroom. Downstairs. Queen bed.

  • January 2015. The spring is flowing very nicely and the water is very clear.

    January 2015. The spring is flowing very nicely and the water is very clear.

  • Take a long nap in the hammock that overlooks the creek.

    Take a long nap in the hammock that overlooks the creek.

  • This is the second upstairs bedroom.  It has two twin beds and a day bed.

    This is the second upstairs bedroom. It has two twin beds and a day bed.

  • Upstairs loft with 42' flat screen HDTV.

    Upstairs loft with 42' flat screen HDTV.

  • This is the best back porch in the county, with teak furniture that seats six.

    This is the best back porch in the county, with teak furniture that seats six.

  • Liz and David Keene, owners of the Lone Star Creek House.

    Liz and David Keene, owners of the Lone Star Creek House.

  • Picture of the great room and dining room table as seen from the stairs.

    Picture of the great room and dining room table as seen from the stairs.

  • Front porch with our flower bed.

    Front porch with our flower bed.

  • Rock patio under the huge shady live oak overlooking the bluffs.

    Rock patio under the huge shady live oak overlooking the bluffs.

  • Downstairs master bedroom.  Has window views of the back porch and bluff.

    Downstairs master bedroom. Has window views of the back porch and bluff.

  • View of the back porch with shady live oaks.

    View of the back porch with shady live oaks.

  • This is an April 2014 picture of the creek looking toward cave-like rock formati

    This is an April 2014 picture of the creek looking toward cave-like rock formati

  • Downstairs full bathroom adjacent to the Cowboy bedroom.

    Downstairs full bathroom adjacent to the Cowboy bedroom.

  • Upstairs bedroom.  Queen bed.

    Upstairs bedroom. Queen bed.

  • Eat outside on the teak table that seats six with great bluff views.

    Eat outside on the teak table that seats six with great bluff views.

  • Patio down by the creek.

    Patio down by the creek.

  • A beautiful day at the Lone Star. It's the best time of the year.

    A beautiful day at the Lone Star. It's the best time of the year.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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