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'Outback Pedernales’ Vacations, Weddings, & Events -25% off March weekends

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5,000 sq feet home perched over the Pedernales River with breath taking views

Outback Pedernales Retreats is where rustic elegance meets relaxation. Nested in the Texas hill country 15 miles outside of Austin it offers a tranquil and meditative retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living. Outback Pedernales Vacation Home is on the grounds of a private estate in the hill county of Spicewood, Texas. It's a perfect place for couples, girls and family get aways or while attending the numerous music events such in Austin and the surrounding area. It also has just the right amount of sophisticated, beauty, nature and space to hold magical weddings, anniversaries, family reunions or office parties. Vacationers looking for hidden gems will be pleased at what this special private getaway has to offer. You will find picturesque views, boating, swimming, fishing, inspiring rock formations and romantic waterfalls. Truly a photographers paradise.

The back yard contains a 1,500 square feet deck that is perfect for late night, morning and weekend dining. It is also fabulous for dancing, entertaining and receptions. The deck overlooks the Pedernales River and the beautiful hill country terrain. In our opinion downstairs along the river banks is one of the most meditative spots in the Hill Country. You can feel the Native American spiritual presence and from time to time spearheads have been discovered. This a a perfect site for a vacation you won't forget.


Large swimming pool with waterfall

Private Hot Tub House

Acres of beautiful hill country views

Outdoor Deck dinning

Kids Playhouse

Recreational Room with pool table, ping pong, ice hockey, and exercise equipment

Barbeque grill

Internet and WiFi

Private road for jogging and walking

Indoor formal gathering room for small weddings,

anniversaries,and honeymoon celebrations.

Bar inside Recreation room

Washer and Dryer facility.

And ... plenty of catfish in the river. Feel free to bring your fishing gear, boat or jet skis.

Check In: 3:00 PM

Check Out: 11:00

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Gail

Outdoors, sports minded, adventurous, with a desire to live life to the fullest.

Gail purchased this estate in 2005

Why Gail chose Lick Creek Ranch

I wanted acreage and water for boating, a safe space to raise kids, and and as close to nature as possible without being too far from the city and job site. I also fell in the love with the kitchen, with it's sleek modern and classy amenities such as the double refrigerator, compactor, and wine cooler. And the backdrop of mirrors instead of the customary tile had me taken at first sight. It will capture your heart as well. But it is really the knowledge of knowing that this property is part of history. As you descend downstairs to the outback boating dock you can't help but feel the spiritual vibrations of the earlier native American who once lived here. There are small niches in between large rock formations where you can picture their everyday living . Such as the outdoor cooking and sleeping quarters. You also get a glimpse of what it might have been on the battle field of the early Texas and the Apaches with each side holding their ground on their side of the river. I have been told that it is common to find arrowheads on the grounds and banks of the river and other archeological finds. I feel it a honor and a blessing to safeguard this private sanctuary.

What makes this estate unique

What soothes my soul is the tranquil and peaceful sound of the outdoor waterfall as I rock on the back porch or sit on the front porch overlooking the oak trees. At the same time it's a great place to have a party. I bought this home to have family reunions and outdoor parties as well. It's private and no body will tell you to turn down your music or call the cops.


Lick Creek Ranch Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please close umbrellas at night. We have had problems with the wind breaking them.
  • Water plants if you stay at the house longer than three days. Especially in the extreme Texas heat . They are dependent on you... and get thristy😅
  • Turn off air conditioner in the recreational room at night before you go to be. It's a window unit - not designed to stay on for 24 hours.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • River ...
  • Ski-In
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill. Sink in each bedroom.
  • 1 (Jack and Jill) full bath and 1(one) half bathrooms on the first floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Air mattresses available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Air mattresses are also available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
  • 2 Twins 3 Queen House can sleep up to 9 people. NO SLEEPING ON THE SOFA's PLEASE. Will provide air bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Must be 25 and older to rent property. We welcome Weddings, dress rehearsals and receptions. Perfect for elopements and small weddings during the weekdays. Different price list, requirements and offerings. Please call or email for further information. Must RSVP.


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(27 traveler reviews)

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'Outback Pedernales’ Vacations, Weddings, & Events -25% off March weekends
average rating of 3.9629629 based on 27 reviews

Great house for calm getaway! Great location, very piecfull

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a little late on the first day and had a few questions about the house. The owner responded very quick and helpful. From then we just enjoyed the stay. The owner also provided a lot of options what-to-do around, so we really enjoyed the house, the area and quality time. Thank you so much - we will back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure. So happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and accommodating for eight adults. I would recommend this place for anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you...We work hard to do our part for your pleasure. It’s always the right time to be kind.
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Not upto the mark

  • 2 of 5

We were here for three nights with family and friends. Our overall experience wasn't great.


1. the location is good, it was a scenic drive

2. Pool is good and was maintained.

3. The owner is good and helpful lady


1. Most of the advertised things were either not working at all or were

2. AC was the main issue, some rooms did not cool at all. we had to turn off the ACs during the day. Texas heat and No AC isnt a good combination

3. We had a scorpion bite. Glad this thing wasnt poisonous.

4. Hot tub wasn't working.

If we are paying full price, we do expect atleast all advertised stuff to work.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atascocita, TX

Cozy House with a Huge Pooll!

  • 4 of 5

This is a greater older home with an amazing pool. The pool made everything worth it. There are major ant problems and several wasps nests. The ants got all over our clothes upstairs. The view of the river is amazing but the dock needs major work. There also isn't proper AC in the upstairs guest bedroom. If you don't want to sweat your butt off bring an air mattress and sleep in one of the other rooms.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I will notify our pest control company of that issue immediately. I plan to replace that air conditioner in the near future as well.
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Levelland, TX

Good location, plenty of room, excellent pool, private, house was clean, a little dated.

  • 4 of 5

This property worked very well for our family trip! There was plenty of room for all 9 of us, and each family had privacy and a bathroom. Round table worked well for playing games and cards. We cooked on the outside grill every night but one. Pool was excellent, and kids spent lots of time there. Air in upper guest bedroom was not cool enough, but tolerable. It was a challenge to hike down to the river, but some us us went down to fish - and 1 catfish was caught before the heat forced them back up to cool off. Overall, we had an excellent time celebrating our 50th Anniversary with family - and will come back if we have another opportunity!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Delighted you had a great family gathering and stay. Yes, that one bedroom air-conditioner will have to be replaced in the near future. Glad you enjoyed the pool. Now- how about showing us all that catfish you caught🐟�!! We would love to see it!
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This property needs upkeep and maintenace!

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately, we did not have the best experience. (And I fully expect the owner/manager to be very defensive of this review, as she typically is of all others) The pictures of this home are beautiful, but this house/yard have not been maintained. The yard is full of stickers, no grass, and the river is down and dock to fish off is very trashy. The oven did not work when we arrived, and she said she would get one to us the next day. We needed the oven that night, and had to heat up an entire brisket on the stove. The next day, she asked me to be there between 12-3 to open the garage door for the repairmen that were coming to replace the oven that was already BOUGHT AND IN THE GARAGE, and sign off on the work order. ** If you KNOW the oven is not working, replace it PRIOR to your house being rented~ it's also definitely not my responsibility to take my time to let them in, and sign off on the work order** It was an inconvenience to us Friday night not having an oven, and an inconvenience the next day having two repairmen in the house! We also brought food to grill the next day, as her listing showed there was a charcoal grill. The entire bottom was rusted out of the grill. My husband had to find mesquite to burn in the bottom that wouldn't fall through to cook burgers. Ridiculous! (But when I complained, she assured me that it worked great the week before) The pool chairs had been nailed back together obviously and one was so weak that I FELL THROUGH IT when I sat down. The hot water in the master bedroom sink doesn't work. The water pressure is so bad in the guest room upstairs that you could probably take a better shower under the sink. The refrigerator is apparently turned off between guests, and takes a full day to cool down enough to keep food at a reasonable temp. I just want other potential guests to know beforehand that the property is NOT as it is advertised.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Between Lakeway, Texas and Marble Fall- Hwy 71 West before Paces Bend Road - towards Lano, Texas and Marble Falls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $40
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Event fee - applies to weddings, anniversaries, receptions and parties. Pets not allowed. River is down a steep set of stairs. Cat fish are plentiful.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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