Thoughtfully Designed Home Perfect for Gatherings and Experiencing Nature.(21 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 17 Sleeps (house + barn apartment)
Our getaway, featured in November 2016 issue of Better Homes & Gardens, 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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Member since: 2015
- 2500 sq. ft.
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 3 - Aug 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 22 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 2 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Cleaning $250 + tax
- 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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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).
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 Tumblr website under the Location tab!!
- Primary: +1 4328531300 Between 8AM and 10PM
- Secondary: +1 +1 4328894247 Between 8AM and 10PM
Links to more information:
Back side of house facing river
Front entry, reading nook, grand piano outside of picture to the right
Great Room, doorway to master, river view thru glass doors to right
Dinning room table
Back porch sitting area, river view (to left)
Master bath, large walk-in shower, closet
Double bed in guest bedroom
Llano Rive below home
Llano River below home
Fireplace built from Hill Country rock
Bath off of screened porch
Back porch with full view of Llano River (to right)
Master bedroom with entry to master bath to right
Sitting area in master bedroom with access to back porch
Twin bed in guest bedroom
Bunk room; 2 double beds to right, 2 twin beds to left
View of Llano from under big oak tree
Llano River below home, clear, spring-fed water
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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