Beautiful Lake House on 200 Acre Family Ranch-Amazing Views-Private Creek-Wi-Fi(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Come enjoy this beautiful house on our 260 acre, rural, four generation family ranch. Located right on Lake Austin next to 1000's of acres of wildlife preserve, only 20 miles from downtown Austin.
This 2,500 sq. ft. house, which is only a 2 minute walk to Lake Austin, has 3 bedrooms with 2 baths. All bedrooms have breathtaking lake views and large balconies.
Enjoy a beautiful cove for swimming, a picnic area under ancient oaks and a playground for children.
Catch bass right off our dock, where you can also tie up your boat or enjoy excellent birdwatching.
The house has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, 54' flat screen with DVD and Blue-ray, a fireplace and an elevator for wheelchair use (upon request).
We can sleep up to six people with 1 king size bed, 1 full size sleeper sofa and 3 twin beds. Both bathrooms are equipped with spacious bathtubs.
The only permanent residences on site are those of the owners, and are 100 or more yards away, allowing you to enjoy blissful privacy.
We know ya'll will enjoy this sanctuary on Lake Austin as much as we do!
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Member since: 2014
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Elevator : Elevator available for wheelchair access upon request
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
The kitchen has a spacious bar perfect for breakfast. The dining table has capacity to sit twelve. There is also a smaller luncheonette table near the lake view windows. Outside dining available. ...moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 6%
Damage Protection deposit of 200 dollars will be returned upon completion of stay given there has been no damage occurred.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Located only five miles away, is the major recreational mecca of Lakeway, on Lake Travis.
Offering everything from scuba diving, boating, water skiing and sailing to golf, tennis and health spas.
Austin, the live music capital of the world, is only 20 miles away. Here you'll find world renowned festivals such as South by Southwest and Austin City Limits Festival. As well as hundreds of excellent restaurants and live music every day of the week.
Year Purchased: 1951
About the owner: I, Pam Murfin, and my life partner of 45 years, Don Gardner, are both Texas natives who have lived on Horseshoe Bend Ranch, full time, for over 35 years. During the course of this time we have raised two magnificent daughters, hundreds of animals and spent a good portion of our lives stewarding this land. Don is a certified consulting arborist with over 40 years experience. Our interests run far and wide, but we are happiest when sitting on the porch with a glass of ice tea surrounded by our loved ones.
Why the Owner Chose Austin, TX, USA:
Horseshoe Bend Ranch was purchased by William Minor Murfin, my father (Pam), when I was six. Since that time it has been a piece of my heart. I grew up riding horses over these hills and water skiing on this sparkling lake. When I was a child we would drink water straight from the lake! This beautiful hillside, overlooking the Colorado River (Lake Austin), was once a camp for Comanche natives and countless unnamed tribes before them. We have found hundreds of arrow heads and artifacts in evidence of this. The creek, a breathtaking natural limestone waterway that runs the length of the property, was once home to hundreds of honeybee colonies. Hence the name Honey Creek. Ancient native live oaks, pecans and junipers tower overhead, offering shade on this ranch named after the unique geographical location in which it is found. At one time our land was used for farming cattle, turkeys and Angora goats. Now our focus has turned to wildlife preservation. We are allowing the native vegetation to return, creating natural habitats for local fauna. This has helped foster an already amazing refuge for birdlife, making the property a perfect place for birdwatching. We are home to the endangered Golden Cheeked Warbler. This 260 acre, 4 generation property, is a one of a kind, true gem, amongst some of the last undeveloped Texas hill country.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
First and foremost...beautiful Lake Austin, which is always cool and fresh. The perfect getaway for boating, swimming and fishing. Also, Horseshoe Bend Ranch has a stunning natural secluded cove, perfect for swimming, which leads up to the quintessential hill country limestone creek. Picnic under ancient live oaks. Enjoy the wildlife and excellent birdwatching among native plants and abundant wildflowers in spring. The entire house has a breathtaking view of Lake Austin, the bend in the river for which our ranch was named and the 1000 plus acre natural preserve that borders our property. In the heat of the day rest in the cool house and at night cozy up by the fire place. You can enjoy the full front balconies with epic daytime views and unparalleled star gazing at night. We are but minutes from all amenities and only 20 miles from downtown Austin, but you will feel like you are on your own private piece of Hill Country paradise.
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Main bedroom balcony
Private back deck with grill and lunch/dinner table
Cozy fireplace living room with L shaped pullout couch
Main bedroom attached bathroom
Second Bedroom with attached deck and lake view
Third bedroom with private deck and lake view
Private creek with freshwater swimming hole. Great for the kids!
Another part of the cove with the fresh, clear swimming water!
Standing on the dock
Wild flowers with flowering prickly pear cactus
Amazing lake view from front balcony attached to main bedroom by sliding glass
view of lake from part of main room
View of living/dining room from kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Main Bedroom with attached deck and lake view
Bathtub in Main Bathroom
Private cove connecting to Lake Austin
Private Boat Dock
Picnic under amazing oaks next to the private creek and cove!
Front View of house with Large windows facing the lake
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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