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Star Light, Whispering Oaks Retreat

(24 Reviews)

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Last updated: 01/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Retreat away from it all on over six acres of hill country property, located in the middle of the tri -towns of Wimberley, Blanco. and Dripping Springs. This country stone cottage is nestled among oak trees at the foot of a hill. Sit on the back deck and watch the deer and birds, walk to the wet weather creek, or sit around the fire pit and star gaze. The quiet neighborhood provides a great scenic walk along the country road, viewing the Devil's Backbone.
The house has a large master bedroom suite which features a catheral ceiling and includes a garden tub and separate shower. Enjoy a spacious den with cathedral ceiling and iron stove fireplace. The two guest bedrooms share a hallway bathroom. Dine on the back deck or on outdoor tables under the trees.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    The minimum age for the primary renter is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please ask the owner. Pets considered on a case-by-case basis....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Master bedroom suite with bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Guest bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Guest bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest bathroom has a standard bathtub with shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master bath has garden tub and separate shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table is an English breakfast table. It seats 6 when the two ends are pulled out....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Park in either the side driveway or front driveway. Please do not park on the yard in front of the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Includes wine glasses, water and juice glasses, coffee cups, and cereal bowls. Small, medium, and large pots, skillets, and electric water boiler. Wine opener, can opener, spatula, and knives....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch, back covered deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front and back yards with a back pasture....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$1,000 $2,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 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 $300
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

No pets allowed. No smoking allowed. Find out if Burn Ban is on - see sign in Wimberley. If Burn Ban is on, NO OUTDOOR FIRES ALLOWED. If Burn Ban is off and you choose to burn a fire in the fire pit, YOU MUST MAKE SURE THE FIRE IS OUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE IT. No fireworks or firearms allowed on the property.

Please leave the house as you found it: kitchen cleaned, dishes put up.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Car: Necessary

The property is between 3 towns: Wimberley, 15 miles; Blanco, 12.5 miles, and Dripping Springs, 18.5 miles. The closest grocery store is in Blanco, 12 miles away. There are libraries in both Wimberley and Blanco. Wimberley has one of the best swim holes in the country: The Blue Hole. Wimberley hosts a flea market the first weekend of every month. Wimberley has an outdoor movie theater, the Corral Theater, which shows movies in the summer. The Emily Ann outdoor Theatre hosts plays; there is also an indoor playhouse. There is live music every weekend in Wimberley and sometimes in Blanco; check the internet. There is a C&W dancehall in Dripping Springs; about a 20 minute drive. There are several local wineries.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I live in the Montrose area of Houston, Texas with my two sons, ages 18 and 20, dog Axel, and cat, Sophie. I am a Louisiana native, and moved to Texas at age 22.

Why the Owner Chose Wimberley, TX, USA:
My family bought the property when our sons were 5 and 7 years old. Having grown up in small towns in Louisiana, Houston has always overtaken me. I wanted a quiet place to take the boys, so that they could roam around and be outdoors. I knew I wanted property in the hill country, and looked between Vanderpool and Wimberley for two years. We chose Wimberley because friends moved there. I thought I wanted a grand hill view. However, I am a tree lover and privacy freak as well. The hill view properties that we looked at didn't have many trees and felt exposed. The minute I saw the property, I knew it was THE ONE. There are beautiful rolling hills leading up to the property - great views surrounding the neighborhood. The property itself has a strand of trees in the front, with the house set back about mid-way, so it is very private. There are oaks surrounding the property, with a pasture that leads to the creek. Across the creek is a bluff. Walking to the top of the bluff provides a beautiful view of the hills. For me, this property has everything I want: seclusion, quiet, trees, hills and sometimes, water!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I fell in love with this property because of the trees, quiet, privacy, and surrounding hills. My favorite morning coffee spot is to sit on the adirondack bench which looks into a cathedral of trees, with a view of the pasture. My favorite ritual is to walk the perimeter of the property, climb up the bluff and sit on a rock to look at the hills, and slosh through the creek when it is running. There is a table under oak trees for dining. The covered back porch provides a great reading nook, or a place to sit and enjoy the breeze and sound when it is raining. On a clear night, there is a fantastic star view. The neighborhood country roads are quiet and safe for walking or bikeriding, while looking at the surrounding trees, hills, and creeks...or walking with someone you love!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

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Photos

  • Front view of house.

    Front view of house.

  • Side yard view of pasture.

    Side yard view of pasture.

  • From front yard, see hills in the background.

    From front yard, see hills in the background.

  • Front view of house.

    Front view of house.

  • Center back yard view of pasture.

    Center back yard view of pasture.

VRBO #624455

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017

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