Thoughtfully Designed Home Perfect for Gatherings and Experiencing Nature.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

10.5 acre property sits 40 ft above the beautiful and wild Llano River.

Our getaway, to be featured in 2016 in theBetter Homes & Gardens magazine, sits in the middle of a 12 mile remote stretch of the Llano River. It offers an ideal location for group gatherings in a light filled and spacious home. You can enjoy unique views and access to the river where you can swim, kayak, fly fish, bird watch or simply sit under the 300-year-old oak tree and take it all in.

The three bedroom home offers sleeping for eleven, with a master bedroom, bunk room, and guest room.
-the master bedroom has a queen bed, amazing floor to ceiling windows, outdoor access and ensuite bathroom.
-the bunk room has two double beds, and two twin beds outfitted in handmade blankets from india.
-the guest room has one queen and twin bed, soft white linens and one-of-a-kind Bolivian blankets.
-there are two full guest bathrooms. Both include unique design elements that speak to the natural landscape.

The open floor plan with two story vaulted ceilings and walls of sliding doors allows you to experience the outdoors while in.
-the living area includes old barn wood floors, a local mason stone fire place, game nook, and comfortable lounge seating.
-the dining area features collected vintage pieces from all over Texas with a custom designed chandelier. It seats 12 and is perfect for dinners and lingering conversations.
-the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas range and oven, microwave, kitchen aid mixer, Cuisinart, and plenty of beautiful concrete counter tops. The vintage butcher block island is a spacious place to gather for cocktails and cooking. You won't be in need of plates, pots, or glass wear while enjoying your dining experience.

One of the best features of the Llano River home is the outdoor living spaces. You can always find a good place to sit and enjoy the landscape.
-the screened in porch has comfortable lounge seating where you experience Hill Country breezes.
-the expansive back porch overlooking the bend in the river includes rocking chairs, Carlos Ocho lounge chairs, and a 10 person dining table. There is no better place to drink your coffee in the morning.

If more room is needed for guests a well decorated barn apartment is available. It has bunk beds that sleep six, a bathroom with a shower and sink, a kitchenette and sitting area. its back porch is perfect for birdwatching. (Ask about apartment pricing.)

And the river! It's so great for swimming, sitting in the cool water & talking, & kayaking. The fishing is great too; lots of large mouth bass, Guadalupe bass, bluegill & catfish.

It's great in the fall or winter for watching birds & wildlife, taking long walks & relaxing in front of the fireplace. There are so many nooks where you can sit down, enjoy a beautiful view & read a good book.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

  • Guest Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with private bath, large shower...moreless

  • Bunk Room: 2 bunk bed

    1 twin bed bunk & 1 double bed bunk (sleeps 6)...moreless

  • Barn Apt Bedroom: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

    Bunk beds: doubles on bottom and singles on top...moreless

  • If additional sleeping room is needed above the 11 spaces in the house we have a well decorated apartment built in the barn just next to the house. Kitchenette, microwave, bathroom, shower and back porch with wooded view. Please communicate with us about rental rates if extra capacity is needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Large bathroom, large walk-in shower, closet...moreless

  • Guest Bath #1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared bath...moreless

  • Guest Bath #2: toilet, shower

    Bath near screened porch...moreless

  • Barn Apt Bath: toilet, shower



  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Our home is between Llano & Mason. We have no nearby homes. Our spot on the river is in the middle of a 12 mile stretch between public access points so we have few kayakers coming through....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The home sits on top of a 40' bluff overlooking the last wild river in Texas, the Llano River. This is a granite bottom, spring-fed river making the water clear & cool, great for swimming & fishing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Dining table next to sliding glass door with river view....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Full central HVAC...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Provided in utility room in hom...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful rock fireplace in Great Room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Full central HVAC...moreless

  • Internet:

    No cable internet available. Satellite internet which is slower than cable & not for streaming video or movies....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large Great Room connected to kitchen. River side has large sliding glass doors for full view of river...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of room for parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen designed with gourmet cooking in mind. Everything you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large porch on river side of house...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 kayaks; 2-10' and 2-12' with paddles & life jackets...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill & wood burning bbq pit...moreless



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Aug 22 - Dec 31, 2016
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Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay

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My Standard Rate
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $250 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 6%


If there are more than the 11 person capacity for the house please communicate with us about renting the barn apartment. It can sleep another 6 people.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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110 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Texas
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wine Bar, Mason Texas
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 29
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Willow Creek Cafe

Car: Necessary

This home is in rural Mason County, a part of the beautiful Texas hill country. It has lots of live oak trees & cattle ranches, but few people. The home is secluded which makes for great wildlife viewing. It is a 50 minute drive to the historic town of Fredericksburg know for its vineyards, art & live music scene, German heritage & great restaurants. The home is 15 miles from the quaint Mason Texas where you can find shopping, good dining & the old Fort Mason. Llano is 25 miles away & has many shops & restaurants. Also a must see is Enchanted Rock, a massive pink granite dome just 50 miles away. Its great for hiking, rock climbing & birds watching. South Llano State Park is 57 miles away has hiking/biking trails, fishing, mountain biking & bird-watching. And don't forget the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Its about a 30 minute drive & has one of the largest bat nurseries in the country (mid-May to early October).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Native Texans. Martha grew up in Austin & is a graduate of the University of Texas. Bruce grew up in Houston & graduated from Texas A&M. We moved to Austin in 2014. We have two adult children (an interior designer & a musician) who both live in Austin. We love living in the middle of Austin & getting away to our wonderful place in the Hill Country.

Why the Owner Chose Art, TX, USA:
We wanted to find a place to get away from things, have family/friend fun in a secluded & beautiful location. Martha grew up in the Hill Country and we have family there and have always had an attraction to it. We love water and began looking at properties along several Hill Country rivers. We looked at numerous properties with nothing grabbing our hearts. Then, boom, we found this place. Martha & I knew it when we first saw it. This was a family decision so our kids visited the place a couple of days later. As they stood under the old oak tree they texted us, 'this is it'. One of the best decisions we've ever made!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We were sold on this place as soon as we stood under the giant old oak tree, looking down upon the gorgeous river curving through pristine Hill Country land. We've loved it ever since and grow more enchanted with it each time we gather there. Be sure to check out our Llano River House website under the Location tab!!

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  • Back side of house facing river

    Back side of house facing river

  • Fireplace built from Hill Country rock

    Fireplace built from Hill Country rock

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

  • Bath off of screened porch

    Bath off of screened porch

  • Back porch with full view of Llano River (to right)

    Back porch with full view of Llano River (to right)

  • Master bedroom with entry to master bath to right

    Master bedroom with entry to master bath to right

  • Sitting area in master bedroom with access to back porch

    Sitting area in master bedroom with access to back porch

  • Twin bed in guest bedroom

    Twin bed in guest bedroom

  • Bunk room; 2 double beds to right, 2 twin beds to left

    Bunk room; 2 double beds to right, 2 twin beds to left

  • View of Llano from under big oak tree

    View of Llano from under big oak tree

  • Llano River below home, clear, spring-fed water

    Llano River below home, clear, spring-fed water

  • Llano River below home

    Llano River below home

  • Front entry, reading nook, grand piano outside of picture to the right

    Front entry, reading nook, grand piano outside of picture to the right

  • Great Room, doorway to master, river view thru glass doors to right

    Great Room, doorway to master, river view thru glass doors to right

  • Dinning room table

    Dinning room table

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Back porch sitting area, river view (to left)

    Back porch sitting area, river view (to left)

  • Master bath, large walk-in shower, closet

    Master bath, large walk-in shower, closet

  • Double bed in guest bedroom

    Double bed in guest bedroom

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • Guest bath

    Guest bath

  • Llano Rive below home

    Llano Rive below home

  • Great fly fishing directly below home

    Great fly fishing directly below home

  • Fantastic swimming

    Fantastic swimming

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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