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Dreamy Country Home-8acres-Inspires rest and renewal-Water View-Sleeps up to 8

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Pattie Meyers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Pattie Meyers

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.

Pattie Meyers purchased this chateau / country house in 1996

Why Pattie Meyers chose Hill Country

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Whitney and family were great guests that really "got" what we are about. Relaxing, getting outdoors, enjoying the animals and being with family. Their dogs had big fun, too! We hope they return during warmer weather so they can paddle the river - they'll really be blown away. Neat folks. A pleasure to meet them.
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Georgetown Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Guest may invite up to 8 visitors during their stay for a small get together-no parties allowed. 500.00 event fee will be charged. Strict policy.
  • No driving or parking on the grass lawn in front of the house.
  • Plumbing clogs will be the responsibility of the guests - any plumbing charges and/or damage will be charged to the guest.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom serving the two guest rooms
    Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Very large master bathroom
  • Master bathroom is a zen-styled beauty. Bathroom 1 is tiled, one sink, cozy and a little retro but very adequate and pretty
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Guest room with double bed
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfy Crate&Barrel queen sleeper in a large private den
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Guest room with twin beds, infant pack and play in closet
  • The sleeper sofa is in a very large den off the master bedroom with solid doors for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Dreamy Country Home-8acres-Inspires rest and renewal-Water View-Sleeps up to 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Central Texas
5

Lovely Natural Setting

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the home, Pattie, greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the home. Pattie was delightful and we enjoyed meeting and visiting with her. The house is in a very lovely natural setting. There are amazing views, lots of nature sightings, beautiful outdoor seating and on top of that a donkey and chickens! It was great fun to watch the chickens wandering around the yard and Pattie shared some of their eggs with us, delicious! The home is right on the creek and one can see the water from the patio. We didn't venture down there but Pattie even has kayaks that one could use! She thinks of everything!

The kitchen is definitely well stocked and since we don't eat out I would know! The stove works perfectly as do the gas burners and there is every implement imaginable available. The house is well appointed and has a lovely ambiance. We felt very comfortable being there and the gate added to our sense of security. The only thing that was a tad disconcerting for us were the half curtains in the bathroom. We did realize that we were out in the country but then again for city folks it did give one pause!

We would definitely return to this lovely home the next time we're in the area. Pattie was readily available by text! This was our first HomeAway stay and I didn't realize that all the house information could be found on the app. Pattie answered a few questions graciously before I finally discovered the questions were answered on the app. All in all it was a marvelous stay and we are so happy we chose this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed meeting these great guests - they were fun to host. They seemed to appreciate the relaxing outdoor setting and the amenities in the house. Would enjoy seeing them again!
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Houston, TX
5

Beautiful home and property!

  • 5 of 5

Perfection! It met all of our needs. Welcoming and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests who came with their dogs for a local softball tournament, then they fished, cooked, gathered eggs, and had a memorable time. Happy to have met them, for sure!
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5

Wonderful & Relaxing Rental

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best rental houses that we have stayed at! Everything about the house is peaceful & relaxing. It was so nice to be able to enjoy the outdoor setting and go relax by the river. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly and her family were guests that understood what we are all about! They took the opportunity to relax and enjoy the entire property while waiting for their home to be prepared for move-in. They were great guests who took good care of the place and followed all our requests and guidelines. Happy to have them back. Very nice family!
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5

Awesome Hill counrty retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a Great time we had here at Pat's home, we were in town for my Sons wedding and this was absolutely the perfect location. We had all of our family in town from all over the US and they fell in love with this location and the Hill Country. Thanks again Pat.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy guests coming to our property for lodging during weddings. Always a happy, excited group ready for fun, but happy to have our place for kicking back and relaxing during a busy time. Steve's family was great - his mom was so charming! Glad their stay was enjoyable, and we look forward to seeing them again.
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5

Texas oasis

  • 5 of 5

My extended family loved staying here. We enjoyed cooking in the fully-equipped kitchen, gathering eggs and reading in the beautiful space. Everyone wants to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This traveling family (to visit a daughter at Southwestern U) enjoyed the peaceful vibe we are known for. I think we'll see them again!
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5

Wonderful holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stayed at Redbird Farm for Christmas this year. We had never been, but wanted to do something different. When we first arrived we all felt like we hit the home rental jackpot. The home is decorated so nicely. Very charming, clean, and has everything you need. We really fell in love with the outdoor area. There are so many nooks and seating areas, including fire pits. We had a fire almost every night. We also enjoyed the fresh eggs and their sweet pony. Patti and her husband were always available if we had any questions, and very easy to work with. We hope to go back someday!! I could see Redbird Farm appealing to various renters--families, girls trips, etc. Lastly, the farm is a short drive to the square in Georgetown which we also enjoyed visiting while we were there. Thanks to Patti and Terry for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Starbucks
Red Poppy Coffee Co
"built within our wonderful public library. wonderful."
The Walburg Restaurant
Dale's Essenhaus
"outdoor country western music and dancing. casual and fun."
El Monumento
"lovely patio for drinks and dinner."
Monument Cafe
"country style diner food at it's best!"
Monument Market
Bark Park
Georgetown Palace Theater
The Hollow
"Georgetown's best fine dining."
600 Degrees Pizzeria & Drafthouse
"excellent pizza, great atmosphere"
rough and ready antiques
"amazing collection of things to see and buy"
CherryBerry -- CLOSED
"so good."
San Gabriel Park
"remarkable city park"
Mels Lone Star Lanes
"fun family place"
Grape Creek Winery - Georgetown
"so good."
Artisans Connect Gallery
"great collection of fine handmade goods for sale"
The Williamson Museum
"great collection of the county's history"
Williamson County Courthouse
Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bunkhouse Bar
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Temple
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
SH 130 Tollway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Monument Cafe
Nearest Beach
218 Miles
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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