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Dreamy Country Home-8acres-Inspires Rest and Renewal-Water View-Sleeps up to 8

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oh my. afternoon view over the pasture into the orchard - great creek view

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Best in Area-Designer's country home with privacy. Outdoor space to die for!

This is a very special gated, private 8 acre property that gets only great rental reviews. The pics can't capture how special this really is. Our home is sited on a hill overlooking the pasture, the pecan orchard, with a view of tree-lined Berry Creek. Three bedrooms and a large private den with a Crate and Barrel queen sleeper sofa can sleep up to 8 (added fee for guests 7 and 8 - infants free - see rates button). Master bedroom has a queen, one guest room has twin beds, and the other guest room has a double. Sheets are line dried for best fragrance and freshness! There are two dining areas, kitchen bar seating, two living areas and a serious cook's kitchen. A huge master bath adjoins the master bedroom and the den, and a 3 piece bath serves the two guest rooms.
The outdoor areas are truly special with views of the water, the resident sweet pony, and 'room to run' in the orchard. A huge swing by the water is as peaceful as it gets. There are three kayaks for guest's use. An easy, lazy paddle is truly special here. BBQ pits and a picnic table are at the water, too. This is a fun place to hang out.
Up at the house is a giant natural stone patio with a Santa Maria styled grill, outdoor fireplace and dining space for ten. A huge fire pit and an outdoor fireplace are also there for keeping warm in the winter. The back porch has a daybed and ceiling fans for lazy dozing or reading, and the backyard has a beautiful seating area for enjoying coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. The massive front yard is great for bocce or croquet.
The den is outfitted with a 42' HD flat screen with surround sound. The living room has a 32' flat screen and a fireplace.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old, please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Very kid friendly - the beautiful pony loves to be petted and loved. Explore the orchard, swing on the giant swing, roast goodies over the fire. Pack and Play crib available/high chair...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    With some strict parameters, dogs are welcomed. Pet fee of 50.00 per pet. 3 acres are dog fenced and secure. Crates or outdoor kennel must be used during your absence. No dogs on beds or furniture - no exceptions to these rules, please....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outdoor smoking is allowed. Cigarette butts must be disposed of properly....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Guest room with double bed...moreless

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Very comfy Crate&Barrel queen sleeper in a large private den...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Guest room with twin beds, infant pack and play in closet...moreless

  • The sleeper sofa is in a very large den off the master bedroom with solid doors for privacy....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom serving the two guest rooms...moreless

  • Master bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Very large master bathroom...moreless

  • Master bathroom is a zen-styled beauty. Bathroom 1 is tiled, one sink, cozy and a little retro but very adequate and pretty...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our property is a private, peaceful 8-acre gated country setting very near Austin and four miles east of Georgetown. You will have the entire property to yourselves. The pet cow and the pony graze in the pasture and the hens cluck away and provide eggs. Many guests have enjoyed our location for short and extended country road cycling training and touring. We are also well-suited for folks on motorcycles. Our biggest calling card is the relaxing, comfortable vibe that everyone remarks about when seeing the place for the first time. Words can't describe it and photos don't convey it. And be sure and check out the happenings in Georgetown proper. Festivals, markets, art events, and wine events are frequently scheduled on the award-winning Georgetown square. The Formula 1 track is twenty minutes down the road, and Austin is near, as well. Our area, and our property, is very special - we know you will agree. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Onkyo receiver with speakers in the den, and it also serves outdoor speakers to the backyard...moreless

  • Television:

    Two flat screen tvs, 36' and 42' HDTV with surround sound. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toddler toys, blocks, puzzles, slip-n-slide, water shooters...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Our gated 8 acres are fully fenced with the pecan orchard below by Berry Creek, almost fully secluded from distant neighbors. The property is quiet and private....moreless

  • Water View:

    We have a peaceful view of the always deep, always wide Berry Creek as it leads to the San Gabriel River, under the steel bridge build in 1906. Grab a kayak and enjoy a peaceful, easy paddle. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are two dining areas - formal dining seats 8 or 10, breakfast nook seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two ac/heating units serving two areas of the house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacking front loader...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace with complimentary wood provided...moreless

  • Garage:

    no access...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two ac/heating units serving two areas of the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New, high-end linens provided. Our sheets are line-dried, weather permitting!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful living room with wood-burning fireplace and 36' flatscreen tv. Very large den with 42' HDTV at the back of the house with seating for a crowd....moreless

  • Parking:

    Country home with ample parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    New high-end towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacking front loader...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New thermal carafe 10 cup coffee maker. We will provide coffee and half and half for your visit....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for ten, various sets of soup bowls and serving bowls,casual and better flatware,large assortment of mixing bowls and baking,frying,roasting utensils,serving trays for outdoor cooking...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Kenmore Elite dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is equipped with everything you might need for staying in and cooking. We have a gas range, chef-quality knives, a huge collection of cast iron pans, a few commercial sauce pots, and more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Standard...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven with convection oven option...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and seasonings are provided.bring oils, butter, etc. you may use things you see here in the pantry, replace if you use it all, please. we will provide fresh eggs if the girls are laying!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side Frigidaire with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jennaire 4 burner gas range ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Standard...moreless

Outside

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    Remarkable, huge natural stone patio off the west side of the house. Outdoor lighting, large fire pit, dining table for 10....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three simple sit-on-top kayaks and paddles are provided for guests. Enjoy an easy paddle on the always deep, always wide Berry Creek at the San Gabriel. Secluded, quiet, very special. A highlight....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge front lawn for bocce, croquet, etc. Very large backyard, strung with lights, is surrounded by a charming stone wall. Seating area overlooking the pastures and the water is perfect for relaxing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Custom Santa Maria style grill built into outdoor kitchen - wood fired. also, outdoor fireplace with a tuscan grill for small space cooking. Ample firewood provided....moreless

 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300 $335
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,100

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50

Notes:

Additional guests above 6 (excluding infants) WILL be charged 50.00 per night per person. Maximum is two additional guests.

This is a wonderfully dog friendly property. Pet fee of 50.00 is per dog. Crates are required to be used during your absence from the property. No exceptions please. No dogs are allowed on furniture or beds. We provide an outdoor kennel for your use. Any damage or soiling costs caused by dogs will be deducted from the security deposit. Clogged toilets will be the responsibility of guests - any plumbing fees will be charged to guests via security deposit.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bunkhouse Bar
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Temple
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
SH 130 Tollway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monument Cafe
218 Miles
Nearest Beach
Texas Gulf Coast

Car: Necessary

Georgetown has an award-winning downtown square that is not to be missed, but the outlying county roads to the east and north are pretty special, too. Perfect for cycling, motorcycling or just driving the car for a lazy afternoon. You'll find tiny towns with antique stores, country cafes, and really friendly people. North of Georgetown is Salado for tourist style shopping that many enjoy. And be sure and check out the City of Georgetown website to learn of all the festivals throughout the year - see First Friday, Second Saturday and the Christmas Stroll!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Terry and I are a semi-retired couple who owned a printing company in Austin for 33 years. He's a native Minnesotan UT grad hunter/fisherman who dislikes the cold, and I'm a Dallas girl who came to Austin to UT in the 70's and stayed put. We have traveled to many spots around the world and know what it takes to feel comfortable and relaxed in a lodging setting.

Why the Owner Chose Georgetown, TX, USA:
After living for decades in Austin, raising a family, I was pulling for moving to the country near charming Georgetown. Terry agreed and I began the hunt. I immediately found this little treasure four miles east of Georgetown, and absolutely knew that this was it. And it was. The house is sited at the top of the hill overlooking the pastures and Berry Creek at the San Gabriel for a view that always gets lovely comments. We absolutely love the place and it's features, and know that others love it, too. We entertain a lot! So, we decided to share the love and rent it to others to enjoy, while we stay at another property nearby. After a year of real success with another vacation rental company, we decided to join the VRBO family. We can't wait to get more 100%, 5-star reviews for this wonderful property.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The relaxed and unmistakably peaceful vibe you get immediately as you arrive on the property was the deciding factor when we first saw this place. Huge natural stone patio - add the view of the water and the orchard and we were hooked. We feel so lucky to be here.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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Photos

  • oh my. afternoon view over the pasture into the orchard - great creek view

    oh my. afternoon view over the pasture into the orchard - great creek view

  • master bedroom - queen sleep number bed, blackout drapes, line-dried sheets!

    master bedroom - queen sleep number bed, blackout drapes, line-dried sheets!

  • a cook's kitchen with fresh herbs just outside the door for your use.

    a cook's kitchen with fresh herbs just outside the door for your use.

  • relaxing large den, crate/ barrel queen sleeper sofa.  comfortable! really!

    relaxing large den, crate/ barrel queen sleeper sofa. comfortable! really!

  • cute retro full bath

    cute retro full bath

  • this is where the wind-down begins.  so relaxing and lovely. firepit and view.

    this is where the wind-down begins. so relaxing and lovely. firepit and view.

  • organic culinary jewels for you - layed daily by our nine beautiful hens

    organic culinary jewels for you - layed daily by our nine beautiful hens

  • beautiful, rustic outdoor fireplace and dining area for enjoying the Texas night

    beautiful, rustic outdoor fireplace and dining area for enjoying the Texas night

  • 1906 steel railroad bridge over our creek, leading to the river. verrrry special

    1906 steel railroad bridge over our creek, leading to the river. verrrry special

  • one of our girls on the woodpile.

    one of our girls on the woodpile.

  • pig roast in the orchard - use the pit if you like!

    pig roast in the orchard - use the pit if you like!

  • front lawn for bocce or croquet

    front lawn for bocce or croquet

  • sun-filled entry and living room with tv and fireplace

    sun-filled entry and living room with tv and fireplace

  • huge master bathroom, corner tub, walk-in shower, perfect private yoga spot!

    huge master bathroom, corner tub, walk-in shower, perfect private yoga spot!

  • sunny dining room - table seats 8, breakfast nook seats 6

    sunny dining room - table seats 8, breakfast nook seats 6

  • cozy sunny bedroom, double bed

    cozy sunny bedroom, double bed

  • twin room with closet and blackout shades

    twin room with closet and blackout shades

  • twilight dinner in the back.  feels much like provence!

    twilight dinner in the back. feels much like provence!

  • outdoor kitchen area with fireplace, wood fired grill, party lights, power

    outdoor kitchen area with fireplace, wood fired grill, party lights, power

  • quiet, peaceful, naturally lovely.  buddha approves!

    quiet, peaceful, naturally lovely. buddha approves!

  • kayaks for your use - perfect spot for easy, lazy, secluded paddling.  so fun!

    kayaks for your use - perfect spot for easy, lazy, secluded paddling. so fun!

  • sweet Mack, loves hugs and scratches

    sweet Mack, loves hugs and scratches

  • front view of the house on a sunny texas day

    front view of the house on a sunny texas day

  • nice note from our last guests!!

    nice note from our last guests!!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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