|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Lost Hills Club house is a beautiful, luxurious and relaxing vacation home in the Hill Country of Spicewood Texas! It is the "club" house because friends and family can really kick back and relax as there is something for everyone. The club house and property really embodies the Austin "weird" mantra in a stunning way. This 4 Bedroom 2 bathroom home is located on 6 private acres and is across from 2200 acres of Travis County preserved land backing to Hamilton Pools.
Just renovated home includes an open kitchen and family room, game room, plus a private pool and spa. This is a true country setting where you might roam the landscape, in search of arrow heads, take long walks, or simply take in the beautiful scenery. However, you are only 15 minutes from Whole Foods, theaters and tons of shopping and restaurants at the Hill Country Galleria. In the last few years some of the highest rated restaurants (Apis) are also nestled close by along with experiencing live music right down the road in "Willie’s backyard" (Poodies) and Angels.
We also have available a resource of information available upon your arrival on all of the areas local attractions, such as wine tours, boating, hiking and walking excursions, and so much more. The city of Austin and San Antonio are within 30 and 60 minutes drive, respectively, where you can attend music venues (live music capital of the world), wonderful ballet, world-class museums, river walk, and comedy clubs. There is something for everyone.
Upon request and based on availability there is also a private USTA built tennis court across from the property on the owners ranch that can be enjoyed during the day.
The home also has a first class kitchen with main floor hard wood floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances including Dracor induction stove and convection microwave oven along with all of the other small appliances that you would need to make a simple or even gourmet meal! In the main family room opened to the kitchen there is a 55-inch plasma TV, stereo, DVD system and pool table, which can be converted into a dining room table if required, along with a 1980s video game machine. There is also a smaller space on the second floor where the two large bedrooms reside with a widescreen TV and DVD system. Main Master Bedroom also has a TV and DVD system.
OCCUPANCY POLICY. Because of the quality and love of our home we cannot rent for parties or to minors. We work very hard to maintain a quiet family atmosphere for the enjoyment of our guests and neighbors. Any use of the home for purposes other than family vacations must be addressed at the time of the reservation. This website indicates the maximum number of guests allowed in our home which is 6. If this number is exceeded you may be asked to leave without a refund. This is a non-smoking property and do not allow animals. The owner’s main home is right next door so any information that is needed can be answered fairly quickly and within reason.
We live right next door and love this community so much that we wanted to share our love for the Hill Country with as many people as possible. We hope that you will love your stay here and are able to enjoy what the area has to offer.
Christine purchased this house in 2014
Peaceful and beautiful hill country ranch. You feel isolated and yet you are not far from all of the amenities. The home itself has the latest technology to keep all entertained. We even have a library of books and movies to be enjoyed on the premise.
6 private acres backing unto 2200 acres preserved Travis County land.
I cannot say enough about this amazing home. It was the perfect getaway for our family. You feel like you are in a private retreat in the middle of nowhere but are actually very close to restaurants, bars, and grocery stores. The home is beautiful updated with a comfortable living room and fully stocked kitchen. We lived in the heated pool and hot tub. We swam for hours. When my son was not in the pool he was playing on the sport court, playing arcade games (bring some quarters) or pool. The beds are very comfortable. This is now our go to place for fun and relaxation.
Location was perfect, we felt secluded but close to restaurants and close to austin about 40 min. Christine welcomed us upon arrival and explained all the amenities, we bbq outdoors, we jumped in the 82 degree pool and we loved the hot tub.
All the appliances are high end and the property was very clean.
Give this place a try, you will not regret it.
The house, the scenery, and the amount of nature surrounding everything was picturesque.
The pictures and description do not do this justice. The owner was more than accommodating and provided more than we even needed. This place is perfect for any occasion - we came here for a guys weekend and it was perfect. Highly recommend this place to anyone. We will definitely be coming back in the future with our families and will consider for any other occasions in the hill country as well. A+
The house and surroundings are beautiful and the landlord was accommodating for allowing us to be in earlier since my niece was graduating with her Masters and we had graduation at 6pm one hour away. They do keep an eye on the property being next door.
This home was exactly what we hoped, better than hoped actually. The home is wonderfully appointed and tastefully decorated with high end finishes. The area was serene and relaxing with abundant wildlife to be seen at dawn and dusk. Christine and Kevin were such warm and gracious hosts. Christine gave us a tip on a local winery and it was such a nice surprise. We aren't normally fond of TX wines but these were so good we purchased 6 bottles. We would have never visited this winery if not for the suggestion. The home location is perfect because you are close to anything you need but not so close that you can see neighbors. I highly recommend this property and look forward to returning again.
Dining in Austin:
1610 SAN ANTONIO ST.
RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Wagyu beef with Carolina gold rice at Olamaie.
Taste that sticky barbecue sauce slathering the chicken at Olamaie’s lunch. It’s a little sweet and filled with umami. It has a deep auburn hue. Close your eyes and try and detect the acidic hint of tomatoes. You won’t find it.
Chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas don’t use tomatoes to create their barbecue sauce. They rely on a recipe from about 150 years ago that uses salt-cured mushrooms to create the sauce that also includes sorghum, vinegar and onions.
#2: Barley Swine
2024 S. LAMAR BLVD.
RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Beet trifle at Barley Swine.
Bryce Gilmore has turned farm-to-table dining into an art form at his 5-year-old restaurant. Not many people champion local purveyors as strongly as Gilmore, and few can match his and his team’s ingenuity and creativity with the product.
The kitchen knows when to get out of the way and let ingredients shine, as with a refreshing crab salad topped with a sphere of Trinidad pepper sorbet. The team also takes ingredients and puts spins on them you didn’t know possible, such as using pinto beans to create miso butter for poaching a supple piece of snapper that sits atop a radish relish.
1807 S. FIRST ST.
RICARDO BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Roasted quail with ginger sweet potatoes mole braised greens and pecan granola.
With its billowy curtained windows, mismatched whitewash cabinetry and geometric light fixtures, the shabby chic bungalow is an escape to a relaxed but refined wonderland. Lenoir feels haphazard yet curated, both rustic and elegant.
The cuisine drives the transportive experience as much as the aesthetic. The menu is a global jaunt. With the term “hot-weather food,” chef Todd Duplechan has defined his cuisine and culinary point of view with impressive clarity and acuity. Using local and seasonal ingredients, he creates unique dishes that echo the flavor profiles of other parts of the world with climates similar to our own.
1600 E. SIXTH ST.
TOM MCCARTHY JR. / FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Marinated tomatoes with eggplant, Parmesan mousse, ciabatta, mint and dill from Qui.
Paul Qui has always been so much more than “the guy who won ‘Top Chef’” (in resounding fashion, by the way). But since that is his most public appearance, it can be a helpful lens through which to view the man introduced to America by Bravo TV.
The show revealed Qui as curious, daring, playful, earnest, passionate and grounded. Those same qualities are showcased at the chef’s eponymous restaurant. The kitchen builds beautiful and compelling dishes, utilizing precise technique on display in the open kitchen. A tamarind braise sweetens squid that comes with sumptuous short rib on one beef preparation. On another version of the seven-course tasting menu, fish caramel glazed the smoked and grilled short rib accompanied by Cowgirl Creamery’s Red Hawk cheese. Binchotan (burning white oak) seared fish at one dinner, and toasted meringue wobbling atop corn pudding at another.
#5: Dai Due
2406 MANOR ROAD.
STEPHEN SPILLMAN / FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Venison ceviche at Dai Due.
No restaurant feels more quintessentially Austin right now than chef Jesse Griffiths’ restaurant and butcher shop in East Austin. The chef-hunter-fisherman has been a fixture on the scene for years with his supper clubs and farmers market appearances, but the ruggedly handsome restaurant has given Griffiths a larger canvas for displaying his talent and his love of local produce and proteins.
The sourdough bread at Dai Due, all crust and floss, was created using a starter made with wild grape leaves foraged in an alley across from the restaurant. That genesis story encapsulates the from-scratch ethos of these locavores. The kimchi and red bean miso used in a hearty breakfast of brown rice and eggs are made in house, as is the sauerkraut and beet Thousand Island dressing found on the best pastrami sandwich in town.
#6: Uchi / Uchiko
LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Nigiri: Madai Japanese sea bream, Norwegian mackerel, salmon belly, and spanish anchovy at Uchi.
Chefs and diners across town owe a debt of gratitude to Tyson Cole. Uchi changed the fine dining scene in Austin, proving Austinites’ palates were prepared for a new level of sophistication and experimentation. The bungalow on South Lamar that opened more than a decade ago paved the way for Austin Dining 2.0.
It wasn’t just creative preparation and quality sourcing that defined Uchi; it was a complete dining experience, from ambiance to place settings to sophisticated but not stuffy service. Uchi set the lofty bar for Austin dining, and it continues to reach the heights it established.
200 CONGRESS AVE.
RICARDO BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
The maximum number of guests is limited to 6 persons. An additional charge per person per night for guests in addition to the daily charge may be assessed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.