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Four-O Ranch - San Marcos, TX

17 reviews
Max occupancy: 15 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 3 Double Bed, 5 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options:

  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Secluded, 40-acre ranch w/ a private pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen - dogs OK!

Four-O Ranch is a picturesque, 40-acre property in the heart of the Texas Hill Country perfect for your next family get together or company retreat. This property offers multiple dwellings, a main house and bunk house to accommodate large groups. With a large private pool and hot tub, a stunning outdoor kitchen and pavilion, and ample outdoor spaces, you'll never run out of activities to enjoy or places to relax. Sip your morning coffee on one of the furnished decks or the indoor sunporch, test your skills at one of the horseshoe pits, or fire up a summer meal on the gas grill available. Whether you're reading a novel on the tree swing, playing fetch in the yard with your pup, or telling stories of the day's adventures around the firepit, Four-O Ranch is your home away from home.

What's nearby:
You'll be close to I-35, which can take you through San Marcos and into New Braunfels, both home to plenty of outdoor activities. Float the Guadalupe River in San Marcos and the Comal River in New Braunfels, or take the family to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, just 15 miles away. Hit the links at Kissing Tree Golf Club, less than two miles away, before enjoying outlet shopping and restaurants in central San Marcos. Or load the car and take a day trip to Austin, only 35 miles from your front door.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Central air conditioning
Two full kitchens with dishwashers
Multiple washers/dryers available for use
Dogs are welcome with a nightly fee (one crate available for use)

* Please note, there are two dogs and three horses on this property
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Game room


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining









DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Private

Board games


Beach towels

17 reviews

Kristin R. Jan 2021
We had a great time gathering. It was a great size for 5 couples. Our dogs had a great time as well as there is plenty of land for them to play. The main house is a bit smaller than I expected but still plenty of room for us to gather around. The outdoor area is beautiful and so is the Pool. We especially loved the outdoor shower. It was very refreshing. Highly recommend eating breakfast on the porch in the sun! We will definitely be back in the summer to enjoy the place in the heat.
Michael P. Nov 2020
The place was awesome! Pool was fun, TVs everywhere. Bunk house was a little tight but other than that we very much enjoyed it!
Marc V. Sep 2020
loved the outdoor space
Julie K. Aug 2020
We had a great time here! My family of 4 and my sister's family of 3 stayed in the main house. My brother in law who lives nearby visited during the day with his family of 3. We offered them the bunk house, but they decided it was easier to just come and go. The main house is just perfect for two couples and a few kids. The master bed/ bath are great. King bed was comfortable and walk-in shower was very nice. Guest Bedroom had a comfortable Queen bed. Guest full bath was great with full-size laundry. Kitchen is sufficient, but we did most cooking in fabulous outdoor kitchen! We did big brunch and watched TV in the cool mornings with everyone outside. The outdoor kitchen is the main eating /gathering area with places for everyone to sit. So many great outdoor spaces to sit and chat with a cup of coffee. We enjoyed the pool, the firepit, the horseshoe pit, and the guys played poker in the separate air-conditioned building we called "the card room." Our 2 little dogs (6 month old) came with us and we had to keep them on a leash to prevent them taking off to areas beyond the immediate house, which had lush Bermuda grass for them to run around on. A larger/ older dog might have been able to run more free. There are a few horses nearby on the property. My daughter enjoyed petting their noses. She loved the big swing under the main tree by the house. The big trees are amazing. The grounds are all well lit with lights on timers with nicely paved sidewalks. The pool was on timers to have the water features come on at 3pm and the spa at 7pm. Loved the big beach lounge bed by the pool with umbrella. We even managed to get the sound system working to play music on the porch of the main house and out at the pool from our iPad. Wifi worked well. We didn't end up using the bunk house other than to borrow some extra bedding and a box fan that we utilized in the loft of the main house. The fan was great up there to provide a bit of sound and extra airflow. The ladder to the loft is no joke. Parents need to remember to get everything organized and ready for the night before starting the party. Would be easy to fall off that ladder and very young children or anyone with a mobility issue would not be able to get up there. The house was stocked with fresh towels, shampoo, soaps, detergent, dish soaps, etc. Kitchen had a lot of spices and oils in the cabinets. We were able to find what we needed for all our cooking needs. We didn't figure out how to operate the big oven outside. Otherwise, outside there is everything you need. A full-size refrigerator and microwave in a room behind the TV. The beverage frige worked well. There's a large Yeti cooler that you could bring down to the pool. There's a gas range and propane grill that we used. We brought a waffle iron and used it out there (lots of electrical sockets). I didn't see a blender. We didn't use the Egg Smoker. This would be a great place to bring in a catered BBQ or TexMex dinner for a large group. We loved the cute outdoor bathroom and shower. We would love to stay here again soon!
Lauren D. Aug 2020
The outdoor space was amazing. My group spent two days enjoying the pool and outdoor kitchen. There was lots of space to bring additional yard games. It has nice country-like views but is super close to stores like Target for last minute needs.
Shandy B. Jul 2020
The property was perfect and relaxing. The communication with owner and ranch hand was quick, and they did a wonderful job of taking care of us!
Rebecca p. Jul 2020
What a beautiful property. Plenty of room and things to do. Took 9 high school kids from church and 4 moms and we all had a blast. We all loved the pool, the outdoor kitchen, and the back porch. We also really enjoyed seeing all the deer around the property. Would definitely stay here again.
Patricia B. Jun 2020
All outdoors facilities / amenities are fantastic! It’s a great property to a spend a few chill and fun days with family / friends. The main house, and the carriage house, need a good update though. Too dated, to the point that even if perfectly cleaned, linen, couch, carpet and such look off.
Larry L. May 2020
We loved the property, pool and especially the outdoor kitchen. Great location
Ann M. A. Aug 2019
A great place for a get-away to reconnect as family - 3 generations - only wish we had stayed longer! Everyone wants to return, but for a longer time. Thank you!
Andy H. Aug 2019
There is a great covered outdoor area for a good sized group to hang out near the outdoor kitchen.
Andrew H. Aug 2019
Everything was as described. Will definitely book again.
Celia R. Aug 2019
This place was perfect for our large family getaway! The outdoor living space was such an enjoyment for us. We comfortably slept 19 people and a dog. Although we jam packed so many activities into our trip, I just wanted to spend as much time at the house as I could.
McNally S. Jul 2019
Amazing outdoor spaces. Enough places to sleep everyone if you use couches. Loved the use of the outdoor kitchen. Volleyball pool net was awesome.
Jon W. Jul 2019
Always a great stay! We love it here!
Jacklyn A. Jun 2019
This property is absolutely amazing! The amenities are unbelievable. We loved the pool which was lit at night and had a surround sound stereo system, and the outdoor kitchen that had every cooktop method you can imagine. We stayed in the main house: the beds were comfortable and everything was super clean. Everything we needed for a family getaway (except for food of course) was right there on the property. There are great restaurants, an HEB (grocery store), and an outlet shopping mall within 5 minutes of the property. Wake up early and sit on the back porch to see deer in the pasture and birds singing or wait for the sun to go down and count the stars while listening to the hum of cicadas. You will not be disappointed with this property!