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Beautiful Lake House on 200 Acre Family Ranch-Amazing Views-Private Creek-Wi-Fi

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

We now have Wi Fi!
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 nearly a mile of waterfront, 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 keep 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 seven 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.
This house is not intended for large gatherings, parties, or as an events center, but is perfect for family vacations, work retreats, or simply getting away from the city to enjoy the quieter side of life.
We know ya'll will enjoy this sanctuary on Lake Austin as much as we do!

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/15/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Elevator available for wheelchair access upon request

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    We require a minimum age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a family friendly property with a playground located just outside of the house that has a sandbox, swings and a slide. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    If you have a pet that you absolutely can't come without, talk to us and we may be able to work something out :)...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed on the balconies only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Elevator available upon request...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Main Bedroom: 1 king

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  • 2nd Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • 3rd Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

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  • Living Room : 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • All bedrooms have sliding glass doors that open onto spacious balconies with epic lake views. There are tables and chairs for lounging or enjoying meals. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • 2nd Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Main Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Main Bathroom is very spacious with a luxurious bathtub, that has a charming view of the garden. Second bathroom also has a luxurious bathtub perfect for soaking. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There is a 54' flat screen with DVD and Blue-ray. 15 channels but no full spectrum cable. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are many DVDs and Blue-rays for your viewing pleasure. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Wonderful Lake views from everywhere in the house ...moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Elevator available for wheelchair access upon request...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We now have unlimited Wi Fi!...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large lake view decks off of all bedrooms and living room....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill out on the deck with the beautiful lake views!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$399 $450
Fri, Sat
$2,500 $6,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/15/2016

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Photos

  • Main bedroom balcony

    Main bedroom balcony

  • Private back deck with grill and lunch/dinner table

    Private back deck with grill and lunch/dinner table

  • Cozy fireplace living room with L shaped pullout couch

    Cozy fireplace living room with L shaped pullout couch

  • Main Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • Main bedroom attached bathroom

    Main bedroom attached bathroom

  • Second Bedroom with attached deck and lake view

    Second Bedroom with attached deck and lake view

  • Third bedroom with private deck and lake view

    Third bedroom with private deck and lake view

  • Private creek with freshwater swimming hole. Great for the kids!

    Private creek with freshwater swimming hole. Great for the kids!

  • Another part of the cove with the fresh, clear swimming water!

    Another part of the cove with the fresh, clear swimming water!

  • Standing on the dock

    Standing on the dock

  • Wild flowers with flowering prickly pear cactus

    Wild flowers with flowering prickly pear cactus

  • Amazing lake view from front balcony attached to main bedroom by sliding glass

    Amazing lake view from front balcony attached to main bedroom by sliding glass

  • view of lake from part of  main room

    view of lake from part of main room

  • View of living/dining room from kitchen

    View of living/dining room from kitchen

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Main Bedroom with attached deck and lake view

    Main Bedroom with attached deck and lake view

  • Bathtub in Main Bathroom

    Bathtub in Main Bathroom

  • 2nd Bathroom

    2nd Bathroom

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Private cove connecting to Lake Austin

    Private cove connecting to Lake Austin

  • Private Boat Dock

    Private Boat Dock

  • Picnic under amazing oaks next to the private creek and cove!

    Picnic under amazing oaks next to the private creek and cove!

  • Front View of house with Large windows facing the lake

    Front View of house with Large windows facing the lake

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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