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Dog-Friendly Luxury Ranch Home with Private Pool & Gas Grill - Close to Trails
****No fireworks of any kind are permitted on the property, due to the dry conditions in the area. Thank you!
Everything's bigger in Texas, including this luxury Wimberley ranch, which offers an expansive enclosed yard with a private pool. You'll discover the true meaning of Southern hospitality in this secluded lodge boasting high-end furnishings and dog-friendly accommodations with a hint of western flair. Everything about this Texas getaway is impressive, from its oversized leather couches to the stainless steel appliances in the full kitchen. Guests will naturally gather around the warmth of the kitchen - after all, that's where the food and entertainment are! Get snuggly watching a movie on the flatscreen cable TV, or choose a family-friendly DVD from the DVD library. An Xbox 360 will keep the gamers entertained! A CD player and high-end audio system throughout the home will keep you plugged in to your favorite country music, while WiFi will keep you connected to work if it beckons.
The full kitchen is where the magic happens. Treat your guests to Tex-Mex brisket tacos, tortilla soup, or chili - just don't forget the queso dip! The enormous cooking space features high-end appliances including a gas range stove, kitchen island, and French door refrigerator. There's even a wine fridge to keep your large family or group merry. Dinner seating is varied, including two chairs at the island, a casual bistro table with seating for four, or a formal dining room with seating for six. Central air conditioning will keep the space cool even as you bring the heat in the kitchen.
Outside, the sprawling front lawn offers a lovely place to set up chairs or simply play fetch with the dogs. Sit on the porch and watch for birds, cattle, and other wildlife - herds of deer are known to pass through the property! Guests of all ages will enjoy the large pool in the backyard which offers plenty of places to lay out in the warm Texas sun. The partially covered patio is more like a cabana offering a gas grill, flatscreen cable TV, miniature refrigerator, and unique wicker furniture. Whether you're grilling traditional Texas barbecue or celebrating the Fourth of July, this outdoor space will truly impress guests! By nightfall, you'll want to spend some time in the enclosed backyard to gaze at the stars. The night sky will truly open up as no residential or city lights are visible in the area.
The secluded woodland property provides some hiking and mountain biking paths for you to explore with your dog. Sway on the rope swings and flop in the swimming hole at Blue Hole Regional Park, or spend an afternoon on the mixed-use trails and sports courts. This luxury Texas ranch is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and offers phenomenal amenities for your special trip. If everything is truly bigger in Texas, you'll need to request off a few more vacation days!
What's nearby: This lovely Texas rental is located in a quiet residential neighborhood less than six miles from Wimberley Square, Jacob's Well Natural Area - an artesian spring swimming hole with underwater caves – and the Blanco River. In town, shop at the Olde Towne Plaza, look for antiques and crafts at Wimberley Lions Market Days (open the first Saturday of each month), sample craft spirits at Cypress Creek Reserve, or watch an outdoor movie at The Corral Theatre. Need a little adventure? Ride The Wimberley Zipline, the longest and highest course in the Lone Star State! When the adrenaline has worn off, plan a lazy Sunday drive along River Road but don't forget to stop off at Pioneer Town, which pays tribute to the state's Old West heritage!
The nearby Hill Country offers excursion options to the wine connoisseur to taste some of the locally produced wines from the many Wimberley, Texas wineries within a short drive from the ranch property. Or plan a meal at the famous Salt Lick BBQ in the original location in nearby Driftwood to sample some of the best BBQ in all of Texas! Itching to experience more history? Learn to live like a ranch hand at Jack Glover's Cowboy Museum, then find your rhythm stopping and clapping along to a live concert at the Wimberley Bluegrass Jam. Day trips are best spent just 40 miles away in Austin where you'll find unique record stores, bars, music venues, restaurants, and quirky shopping districts.
Things to know: Free WiFi and cable Full kitchen with a dishwasher Dogs are welcome with an additional nightly pet fee *Please note that the pool is not heated Apple TV provides streaming services (including Netflix) for guests to enjoy Age-appropriate games are available for guest use Two mountain bikes (with helmets) are available for guest use
2 dogs welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: There is free parking for 6 vehicles.
Guest entry instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires a unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Limited mobility access
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Cable : DirecTV
Pool : Private
Gas grill : Private
Safety & accessibility
Limited mobility access
Margo M.Sep 2022
Wonderful stay! Perfect for our family. Relaxing pool, kitchen was absolutely perfect. Loved the privacy and outdoor scenery. Waking up to cows and deer. Family has already asked to stay again in the future!
Vivian M.Aug 2022
I decided to take my children and grandchildren out for a fun weekend hanging by the pool! This home as a beautiful, fun drive to it. The house was everything we could have imagined it to be. Thanks so much for accommodating us!
Candy J.Jul 2022
A roomy home and very nice pool let us all relax and be comfortable. We really enjoyed our time at this home! When we texted the property manager we got a quick response and we’re very pleased
David A.May 2022
Great spacious house/property that has plenty of space. Pool was amazing although it would have been perfect had the 'waterfall' been on more than just 2 hours during the day. The pots/pans and other kitchen utensils weren't the greatest, so if you plan on cooking quite a bit, take your own cookware/knives. The fridges were plentiful as there is one in the garage, kitchen, and then one out close to the pool for keeping everything you need. Definitely would recommend anyone looking to get away to come check this place out, worth it.
David, thank you for sharing your feedback. We're always trying to improve our homes and services and rely on guest experiences to help us know how to best do that. We look forward to hosting you again.
Clifford P.Nov 2021
Very comfortable home. Perfect place to stay for our daughter’s wedding. Great layout, plenty of room. Would definitely stay there again.
Blanca N.Jul 2021
We all loved the house, it was huge with plenty of space. The pool was nice and clean, the outside furniture though looked dirty and the tv outside was very complicated to use, we couldn’t even turn it off! And just left it alone. The water kept turning off the second day we were there, most of us were stuck in the shower waiting for the water to turn back on for about 20 minutes. We were a group of 12 so it was very hard to take showers without water coming out. Overall everything was great besides the water going off. We really enjoyed seeing the cows and deers visiting during day. We wished we could’ve stayed longer!
Thank you for staying with us, Bianca! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the home. We have shared your comments regarding the patio furniture and TV with the local staff who will work to address them promptly. We appreciate you reaching out to us about the showers so that our local team could have the opportunity to assist in a resolution. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
J. Jose M.Jun 2021
Our family really enjoyed our stay at this home despite some minor things. When we arrived, the pool was dark and cloudy. It was full of leaves , bugs and even had a couple frogs swimming in it . Someone in our group pointed out that the pump did not look like it was running . We called Vacasa and they sent out a technician the next day who confirmed that the pump was not on . There was a broken pool net that we used to get the frogs , bugs and leaves. Once the technician manually turned the pump on and added chemicals , the pool began to clear and later that night , some of our group jumped in. A short while after another tech came by and added acid to the pool and turned on the water features . The next day , the pool was crystal clear with no leaves , frogs , or bugs as the entire system was up and running . Unfortunately it took about half of our stay to get the pool looking the way it should and we couldn’t get the water features to turn back on . The TV outside never worked . The mini fridge outside looks damaged and is home to a wasp’s nest . No clear instructions on how to get the sound system to work so we used a Bluetooth speaker that we brought from home . On our 3rd day we had no water for about 30 minutes and only one bathroom had hot water the entire stay which meant that we had a line of kids and teens waiting for the same shower after jumping in the pool. The drawers in the refrigerator we’re uneven and the refrigerator doors would not close correctly . I ended up taking out all the drawers and reinserted them so that the refrigerator door would close . One of the toilets in one of the bathrooms is not properly attached to the floor and the kitchen had a lot of gnats and fruit flies that came out of the sink and we noticed some in the laundry room too. Luckily we had brought bug spray and I think we were able to control that situation by the 3rd day . The description mentions some bicycles in the garage but one didn’t have wheels , another didn’t have a chain and the last two had flat tires . There was a pump in the garage but the connector was not the correct one for the bicycle wheels so our group went for a walk instead . Our family loved looking out the window and seeing hummingbirds , foxes, deer and cattle right in the front and backyard . The kids truly enjoyed that experience . Some regular biscuits maintenance and upkeep on and in the property would really make the price worth it and would absolutely entice us to return for a longer trip .
Hi, Jose! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you bringing the deficiencies of your experience to our attention. We will replace the remote for the outdoor TV, instructions are provided for the AV system, and bikes have been removed from the listing. The mini-fridge, fridge door, hot water, and toilets all appeared to be in perfect working condition when inspected. Thank you!
linda s.Apr 2021
This was a awesome house with lots of room. It was to cold for us to enjoy the pool. Loved seeing the cows and deer roam freely. However, the place is missing some much needed maintenance. The pool pump continuously runs and is sometimes loud at night. I believe the seals are going out on it because it sprays water when it tries to cycle. One of the rest rooms is missing a towel rack. The coffee pot looks like someone set it on the gas stove and melted the handle and now it's loose so be careful when pouring your morning Joe. The back patio (great space) but was dirty when we got there. Thank goodness my husband found a blower in the garage (that had a lot of personal things left there) and cleaned up the back. The net to clean the pool and toys for the pool were left in the back yard on the grass. We picked them up and cleaned all the leaves out of the pool. Way too many pool toys and no place to keep them all. What ever doesn't fit in the box was left around the patio. The bar b que pit is also not fully functionable with a broken knob and the clicker doesn't work properly. So beware if you intend to use the clicker on the pit it may start up with a kick. Take caution! Lots of personal items in the house and garage like pictures, old mail, books, dog crate, tools, and other what nots. If you wanted to work from one of the desks in the house you wouldn't really want to because of the personal items left in them. We kept up with the house but wasn't able to mop the floors due to not having a mop. The vacuum cleaner has duct tape and doesn't suck at all. A lot of the dished has chips and cracks in them. We got some heavy thunderstorms while we were there and wanted to put the car in the garage to protect it from potential hail damage and the garage door opener doesn't work.
Thank you for staying with us, Linda! Your review is so appreciated so we can be sure to improve the guest experience. The property manager inspected the house with your concerns in mind and found the following: the back patio is now cleaned up with BBQ pit parts on order; due to the home's country location, it constantly has to be blown off which is why a blower is left on location; tools and paint are in the garage for maintenance, mountain bikes are available for guest use, and the garage is otherwise clear; the pool pump will soon be replaced; the garage door can be opened manually until we can get it repaired; the coffee pot has been replaced; the towel rack will be repaired; we are working on replacing the chipped dishes; the homeowner's personal pictures have been removed; the vacuum will be inspected. Again, thank you for bringing these items to our attention. We appreciate you choosing Vacasa!
Donna K.Dec 2020
Great size home for large family get together. Did not get to utilize the home to its fullest, as we were in town for a wedding. However, home is very nice and lots of room for our group of 12. All the amenities. Weather too cool to use pool, but that's to be expected in December. Very close proximity to The Ivory Oak wedding venue. Would love to stay again when weather is warmer.
Brittany P.Nov 2020
We did a couples trip and were very comfortable in this house. It was Fall so we missed out on pool season but we used outdoor space for every meal! Enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate our group and great kitchen space. Convenient location to town, definitely recommend this place!
Lara S.Oct 2020
Great location, lovely views, comfortable house, very clean indoors.
A few things that should be improved: the barbeque was falling apart and very dirty; no outdoor table meant we ate on the sofas, and no loungers or seating by the pool. Also, several lamps indoors not working / bulbs out.
None of these details really detracted from a great long weekend and lovely escape from Houston.
Hi, Lara! We are so glad you enjoyed your long weekend while staying with us. The light bulbs have all been changed out, and a brand new grill will be at the home shortly. Thank you for staying with us!
Jacqui R.Oct 2020
This house was the perfect little getaway we were looking for. It is secluded with no neighbors to be seen or heard. The scenery out in the back is beautiful and we sat on the back patio for hours. The mornings were nice and cool to enjoy your coffee in the mornings and it warmed up enough to enjoy the Pool during the day. The house is very open and spacious with plenty of room for everyone. The visits by the cows was the highlight of our stay. They were very friendly and the kids were able to touch them through the fence. No regrets staying here!
Kari V.Sep 2020
This was an awesome house for a laid back pool weekend with the girls! We enjoyed waking and seeing the different animals in the subdivision and so close to Wimberley square!!
Richard M.Sep 2020
Very nice pool even though weather only allowed one day of use. Great back yard for dogs. Beds are very comfortable but it would be nice to have a step to assist getting into the very high bed in the master suite. The temperature is hard to regulate in the bedrooms because the two thermostats are both in the living room. No closets to use in either of the master bedrooms.
Lawana S.Jul 2020
Home was waarm and inviting. We had a wonderful time ! The TVs; however, do not work.
Stephanie B.Jun 2020
We loved the wildlife (cows, deer, horses) that comes right up to the fence! We loved the pool and outdoor area. There’s plenty of space for 2 families. The kitchen equipment is in need of an upgrade - plates, glasses, etc. The pool and outdoor area was really nice and hand lots of floats and pool toys, but definitely needed pool lounge chairs. That said, we would definitely stay again!
Marlene T.Feb 2020
My friends and I had such a great weekend. We celebrated friendships and relationships and we can’t wait to come back and do it again.
Barbara S.Feb 2020
The home is big and spacious and has a great outdoor area to hang out. We did have some issues upon arrival, but a site manager was sent out and he helped to resolve most of the issues. That was much appreciated! Wimberley is a fun little town and we especially enjoyed eating at the Wimberley Cafe.
We are happy that you enjoyed this great home! All of the outstanding issues are now resolved and ready for future guests. We hope we can host you again soon!
Jaime Q.Jul 2019
Enjoyed everything about this house! Kids loved the pool, the deer, the outdoors, BBQ, and games. Will remember this vacation getaway for years. Will definitely come back. We made memories. We loved the drive into the neighborhood as well. There is just too much to say about this house. Wish we could of stayed longer.
Erin C.Jun 2019
We had such a lovely, private getaway on this gorgeous piece of property. All the features were quality, the home was immaculate and the property manager got back to us immediately with any questions we had. We will definitely come again!
Jason D.May 2019
Fun spot, we liked the pool and the grounds were beautiful. We saw plenty of cute deer. Communication was good with staff. Enjoyed using the grill and sleeping in - the beds were really soft.
William R.Feb 2019
Nice place. Private. Nice place to relax and catch up with family.
Sheryl K.Feb 2019
Great back yard, enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. Loved the nature, as cows were in the yard for breakfast and deer at twilight.
Max K.Jan 2019
We had 11 people that the house slept comfortably. They seemed to have thought of everything that you would need for entertaining. Game table, puzzle table, great kitchen for cooking, and outdoor are to hang out with friends around a fire. Would recommend this house to anyone wanting to get out of the city and explore Wimberly a little.
Sarah R.Oct 2018
We had 3 families in town for a family wedding at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildfire Center. The house was perfect. Open and yet still enough privacy for young kids to nap without disturbance. The pool was a huge hit (as were the free roaming wildlife). The kitchen was fully stocked and a grocery store was not far. The covered patio was a favorite hang out and we never even turned the outside tv on!! There was entertainment equipment (bikes, games, movies, gaming system) that we never used because we would have had to stay inside!
The area had plenty to do if you want! We went through shops in Wimberley, got to experience Market Days, hiked Winter Mill Trail and climbed Old Baldy, went to the Salt Lick and Hays City Store, and even spent a little time in Austin!!
Our only issues were with the full bath in the hall. The towel rack was pulling off the wall and the tub did not drain well. This did not hinder our trip at all since there was another bath for the kids, but they are easy fixes.
Beautiful house, nice and quiet neighborhood, friendly community!!
Shelby M.Sep 2018
The house was absolutely beautiful (including the area/surrounding neighborhood), well equipped, & very well kept. Will hopefully return again in the future!
Darcy W.Sep 2018
This house was perfect for our girls trip weekend getaway!
Rebecca G.Jul 2018
Everything was great but we had a few uninvited guest, scorpions! We only had a couple but we all checked every bed a few times! The sheets in a couple of the beds were not washed. One had some sort of drool stains and another with a toenail in it. We had but two trash bags so that was a little hard too.
Overall though we made the best of it and enjoyed our time!!
We are very sorry for these issues. We have followed-up with our housekeeping team and called pest control. Thank you!
Robert H.Jun 2018
Spacious house, comfy beds, great covered back porch. Nice little swimming pool, large kitchen. Quiet setting. 3 fridges, plenty of parking, lots of towels, etc.
Richard P.Jun 2018
Nice open concept lots of room for entertaining the family and large kitchen. Pool was great and the property feels secluded with several deer wandering through to give you that country feel. Also the Kids enjoyed the bikes and the pool.
Kevin Y.May 2018
Very clean property that comfortably slept 8 people. The property is in a neighborhood but off the road and completely secluded from the adjacent houses. Inside the house had nice amenities and spacious areas. Plenty of parking off the road for multiple vehicles. Nice outdoor pool that was perfect for our group. When we arrived, we planned to grill except the grill ran out of propane. I contacted the property manager, Jake, and he helped us instantly. There were a few issues with the property that need to be addressed: 1) The outside television does not work. You turn it on and get audio only with a flashing red screen. This was the biggest disappointment for our group as we wanted to stay outside around the pool area as much as possible. 2) The wifi was basically useless especially when 8 people were connected to it. 3) The grass around the pool area had not been mowed in at least a couple of weeks. If these issues were address it would be a perfect rental.
Dennis G.Apr 2018
Loved the open feel, amazing back patio with pool and grill, along with secluded feel to the property, including a very nice grill. The whole home was very clean, would stay again.
Tor And Sue S.Apr 2018
We really enjoyed our stay in the Hill Country. The house was beautiful, spacious and well equipped. Definitely would rent again if occasion arises. Especially enjoyed hangins out on the covered patio, grilling and using the pool. Bikes in the garage were such an added plus.
David T.Apr 2018
Great location. Wimberley is a cool small town with a lot of little stores.
Victor M.Mar 2018
Elisa R.Feb 2018
The home is very big and spacious. Be warned that both master bedroom closets are locked so we had to hang our clothes on the door handles. Not acceptable for the money we paid. House was also out of propane and we went over 24 hours without heat or hot water. One side of the house where one master bedroom and the kitchen is located had hot water. There were 4 women that stayed at the house and we didn’t want to wait to take showers. We had day trip plans. At 5 pm that evening the propane truck arrived. They need to keep u with their maintenance better than that! And the closet issue irked us the entire trip. The kitchen has both keurig and drip coffee maker. Beds are comfortable but two rooms have double beds. Please upgrade to at least queen beds. There is plenty of room in those bedrooms for queen beds. Cows roam freely so watch out for cow poop. The deer are precious that come up to eat handouts or graze in the yard.
Danny S.Jan 2018
The house was perfect and is good for multiple families at once
Megan D.Nov 2017
We really enjoyed our stay - the house was very spacious and the back patio was perfect for wine & conversations.
Kayla S.Oct 2017
The house was very nice and well cleaned when we arrived. Plenty of room for our party of 8 to all sleep in a bed. We spent most of our time on the back patio as it was very comfortable and perfect weather. Having a pool was nice and we enjoyed the fact that it was secluded.
Kelly .Oct 2017
Loved our recent trip to Texas and our stay in Wimberley. The home was clean and very comfortable. Would love to stay longer on our next trip.
Ellen C.Oct 2017
Loved the house and had a great vacation!!
Michael G.Sep 2017
BRIAN O.Sep 2017
The house was everything and more. The pool was great .Everything about this house was great.I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a peaceful getaway.I will rent it again.
Lisa L.Jul 2017
We had our family of 12 at this house for 5 days and everyone had a wonderful time! The house was very clean and well stocked as far as kitchen items, towels, pool toys, bikes. We would definitely rent this home again!
Danielle Ann R.Jul 2017
We had a great time with our family. Playing in the pool and watching the deer all day.
Everything was as expected other than the trash not being taken out by the party people that stayed before us.
Lois Q.Jul 2017
This is a lovely house and my family, two sons and their spouses and three grandkids 5, 3 & 3 enjoyed our stay. My adult kids did not sleep well due to full sized beds - if you're tall or a little bit overweight it is difficult for two to sleep comfortably on the fulls. The front yard is visited by deer and cattle which thrilled the grands. Although we couldn't use it for a soccer field as planned due to cow patties and deer scat! Kitchen is roomy and pretty well supplied. We fixed all our meals there. Dining room has strange setup, tall bar height table, with four chairs (can bring two bar height chairs from kitchen breakfast bar but beware, there is no support in a couple of the chairs. Then there is a small regular height table with two chairs We supplemented with a folding table and chairs so all of us could sit together - at staggered heights for meals. Patio and pool area - fabulous! Nice BBQ and fire pit. This area was heavily used by our crew! In the country but close to Wimberly for groceries (HEB - hooray), souvenir shopping, visits to Blue Hole Park, and a few restaurants.
Loretta D.Jul 2017
This was our second year at this house, we had another great family time. The pool and outdoor patio is the place we spent most of our time, planning on reserving next year.
Dorothy S.Jul 2017
Perfect retreat to relax and enjoy your privacy with family (including dogs). Kiddos had fun in the pool. Loved drinking my coffee on the back patio.
Allison B.Jun 2017
This home was spotless, fit two families with young children very easily, and provided several days of perfect relaxation.
Katherine W.Jun 2017
We have stayed here several times and it never disappoints. It's become a special retreat for our family. We have three kids ages 1-4 and it's a beautiful well appointed home with serene surroundings and responsive house managers.
Sharon F.Jun 2017
Great house and property. Loved the wildlife.
Steve W.May 2017
House was great! Pool was very enjoyable! Deer running around the grounds was fun!! It was perfect for our son's wedding!
Katherine W.May 2017
We have stayed here several times in the past and the property continues to provide a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. We love to unwind, watch the wildlife, stargaze and build memories with our small children. Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us!
Annie W.May 2017
Our 2 families with a total of 9 people stayed here and there was so much room! The kids LOVED the pool and we all loved the outdoor area to spend time in throughout the day. We've been to some vacation rentals where we didn't have everything we needed in the kitchen and that was not the case here. There was plenty of everything!
Our kids adored being able to watch the deer and cattle move throughout the property. I can't think of one thing that could've been better.
Kim R.May 2017
We enjoyed staying at the house very much. It was roomy, clean and comfortable.
The location was great for Wimberly!
Jo Ann D.Apr 2017
This is such a lovely house. The pictures of it are exactly as shown. Everything you need is there. A little too cool for a swim, but a beautiful pool. Everyone really enjoyed watching television late at night on the outside patio, Kitchen is very well equipped, even though we did not cook. (This cook had the weekend off!). Beautiful curvy road getting to the house, just watch out for deer and cattle.
Kelly W.Apr 2017
Wonderful & relaxing!
Kristina D.Feb 2017
The location is secluded but not far from shops and the city. The house was stunning and perfect for our small wedding reception. We received many compliments and suggestions to book the property again for future anniversaries. The property managers were super sweet and easy to reach if we had any issues. Not a single complaint.
Brian B.Feb 2017
We had a blast here. Lovely house, grounds, and pool. Be sure to visit the wineries in the area. Would come back in a heartbeat (and we're planning on it)!
Lorrie P.Nov 2016
We had an amazing time in this big, beautiful hill country home!!! The house was lovely, with gorgeous decor and all the appliances were all top notch. Actually, everything in this house, down to the finest detail was top notch! There were eight of us and we had a wonderful time just relaxing and enjoying the spacious back porch and outdoor scenery. The staff was EXTREMELY helpful to me!!! I am embarrassed to say that before going into downtown Wimberly, I stuck a wad of cash in the bedside drawer for safekeeping. When I got back to my home in Corpus Christi, I woke up the next morning and realized I had left the money in the drawer! OMG!!! I called Lee Anne and right away her husband drove thirty miles from their home and to the rental in Wimberly to check for the cash. I was very lucky to learn that the money was still there ($450!). Lee Anne called to let me know and sent me a replacement check the very next day! These are honest people folks! You can trust them to do the right thing. Very professional and very, very kind!!! I can't thank them enough and I highly recommend staying in this fantastic hill country home!!!
David R.Oct 2016
We wanted something a little bit more than a hotel room following a family visit to see the Texan Grand Prix and although there was only 3 of us Windmill Run fitted the bill. Away from the hustle and bustle of Austin in the heart of Austin Hill country you couldn't find a better location. On our first evening we sat on the porch watching cows graze in the front garden and the following evening it was deer with the only noise the chirping of the crickets. Plenty to do within 40 minutes drive or just stop at the house and enjoy the lovely pool area. Lacked a couple of pool chairs if you wanted to enjoy the sun and the unheated pool was a shock first up but we soon got used to it.
The bikes were a nice addition with plenty of quiet roads around the house for a pleasant early morning cycle but the hill back up from the river was a bit if a lung buster but the ride down and the lovely river were worth it. Overall something for everyone. Would recommend Hays City Store and Salt Lick BBQ for an experience of Texas food.
Rob B.Oct 2016
A quick review of the house: This place is very spacious and was clearly built for someone to live in permanently due to the structural and construction details. There are also great amenities. The photos do not accurately represent this house - it is much better in person. Our party included elderly (70's) parents and babies (2yrs and 7 months) and 3 adults, and everyone was very pleased. The pool and fenced in yard kept the kids and pets occupied while the back patio grill, mini fridge, patio furniture and tv kept the adults occupied. Enough pots and pans and cooking utensils to cook basic meals but if you're wanting gourmet you may want to bring your own. Our coffee pot was broken so we bought one in town and let Vacasa know. We simply emailed a photo of the receipt and they reimbursed us. Also, this house has 2 A/C units for the roughly 2600 square feet. One for the kitchen, living and one for the 4 bedrooms all located down the same hall. When we arrived, all the bedrooms were hot. It ended up the A/C had a freon leak and ultimately needed to be replaced. Vacasa's local manager, LeeAnn, did a fantastic job and worked with us to possibly move to another location. This ended up not being an option so Vacasa was willing to compensate us for the issue. The entire Vacasa team did a great job - they took an unforeseen problem and turned it into a positive experience. Very impressive for a presumably larger national organization. I always felt like I was talking to or dealing with a local person. The bedrooms were quite warm at night but overall it was bearable because there was another A/C unit. Overall, this was a good experience and Vacasa as well as the local manager, LeeAnn, treated us fairly, respectfully and with sympathy. That's all you can ask for in situations like this.
Nicholas B.Aug 2016
We truly enjoyed our weekend experience at this location and are in the works of planning more stays in the near future!
Katherine W.Aug 2016
We loved how clean the home was and how quiet the location was. We had the best time relaxing underneath the stars, grilling out during the day and having an escape from big city life with out family.
Britni L.Aug 2016
This is probably the fancy $500k home you can’t afford but always wanted to – or at least it was for me.
It’s a smart home with ton of room and beautiful on the inside. It’s absolutely a getaway and can house
a large number of people for sleep or for dinner.
If you are like me you read all the other reviews. There is one that mentions scorpions like you should
expect to be stung by scorpions because after all it is the country. I let this review get in my head. As a
momma of 5 and 3 of us being deathly allergic to insect stings I didn’t sleep the first night. I stayed up as
a watchdog looking for this impending doom. I took apart all the beds down to the bed frames and
checked every inch of the floors, furniture, nooks and crannies. And I did indeed find two scorpions! The
one I found inside was very dead, old dead. By a window where it had inevitably faced its doom at the
hands of the pesticide barrior put around the house. I also found one outside, OUTSIDE where I expect
them to be. I have to say I kind of feel like I wastes my money this week because I couldn’t relax and
enjoy this gorgeous home that’s perfectly safe because of this fear. You know what’s impressive; the
manager took my call early the next morning and walked me through the event that generated the
scorpion review. One had crawled in a crack in the pipe they had sealed and had the house inspected for
any other cracks. Also there are a crazy amount of scorpion traps around this house to make sure IF one
get s in it gets caught. You know how many were in the traps ZERO. So if I can save you the ridiculous
unnecessary stress of worrying about scorpions please let me. This is the same as your house, the
exterminator comes every month, and I know he really does because I found two dead little spiders in
the window seals so obviously it’s working.
If you have a fear it should be how you will go home to a smaller house, no huge kitchen, no smart
shower, or whirlpool bath (long enough for an actual adult unlike mine) and an office space that is
soundproofed. Somewhere in this home were two screaming 3 year olds but I couldn’t hear it on a
Overall this was an amazing , safe, relaxing amazing home in the middle of Texas, where the country is
beautiful and there were more cicadas and June bugs than anything else (and ALL outside). PS there was
a momma and two fawns as well, just gorgeous!
Brigette P.Aug 2016
Our large family with three small children stayed four wonderful days here and had a blast! The outdoor patio and pool area was our favorite place to hang out, and the house had plenty of room for us all. Definitely coming back here next year!
Chrisie R.Jul 2016
We absolutely loved this house and the pool. We had 5 couples in from various parts of the State. It was well outfitted and easy to rent and travel to. We would love to stay here again in the future!
Robert D.Jul 2016
Great house and great location. Beautiful area and quiet.
Carolyn H.Jul 2016
If you are looking for a place for a family gathering, 1211 Windmill Run is the place to stay. The home is large enough and offers something for all ages. Very enjoyable and relaxing.
Sharon M.Jun 2016
Our family of 11 (6 adults, 5 kids) spent a week here to celebrate our parents' 50th anniversary. What a beautiful, relaxing spot! We spent most of our time playing in the pool and relaxing inside and out, watching deer and cows come by, and enjoying the birdsong. The house is well-stocked with most things we wanted -- thank you!
Shea S.Jun 2016
This was our family's second time using a vacation rental. This property was amazing! As we approached the house there was a deer waiting in the front yard to greet us. The house itself was beautiful, big and welcoming. It had three good sized bedrooms, as well as, a huge master. The kids enjoyed themselves and stayed in the pool the entire weekend (be sure to bring your own beach towels). Our only regret was not bringing our dog. The house is very pet friendly and obviously the owners are dog lovers.
Angela S.Jun 2016
This home is absolutely beautiful and has lots to offer. I loved the space, quietness of the land, watching the deer walking on the property and all the amenities it had to offer. If I was given the opportunity I would purchase the home. Understand that this home is in the country and you might see a scorpion. We quickly found out scorpions are very common in that area, and their sting really burns. We recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice upscale vacation home. We will be back to rent again in the future. Thank you!
Darci P.Jun 2016
We planned a short trip with my parents and sister's family. We had 6 adults and 4 kids in our group. The house had so much room and was so very comfortable. The kids spent most of the time in the pool but they also loved hanging out in the house and watching for deer.
The home had everything we needed, including a Keurig and traditional coffee pot.
Cynthia P.Jun 2016
Our family had a wonderful time at your beautiful property. The kids loved seeing cows and deer on the property! We will definitely be back. Thank you for an enjoyable getaway.
Kyle C.Jun 2016
My wife, our two young children, and two dogs totally enjoyed this property! First, we loved the layout of this home -- an open floor plan with a large kitchen, several bathrooms, and ample beds. We also enjoyed its many amenities, which included a swimming pool, covered patio, multimedia options, and a garage. Moreover, this property was secluded and relaxing. It allowed us to unwind and enjoy a country setting (complete with several deer and cows), while also being able to visit nearby locations like Austin, New Braunfels, and Gruene. We loved our weekend getaway and we would love to return in the future!
James S.May 2016
The house is wonderful and the property is gorgeous. Definitely worth staying here and would recommend visiting for family trips or getaways.
Dawn B.May 2016
Our group of 7 really enjoyed staying in this wonderful home. Thank you for a great weekend!
Anita B.May 2016
Eight ladies stayed for 4 days. It was a beautiful house, had all the amenities we needed, the pool was great and the weather cooperated for it's use. Our only complaint was the master bedroom was the only one with a decent size bed. Bunk room would be ok for kids, but the other two rooms really need queen or king beds, not full size.
Thomas S.Apr 2016
Great place we plan on coming back
Rachel M.Apr 2016
Our group really enjoyed the beautiful, top-of-the-line home. Every appliance, piece of furniture, and fixture was very nice. The beds and bathrooms were incredible. We loved the yard, patio, and pool as well. More than most vacation rentals, this one really felt like home.
Kimberly M.Apr 2016
Great place enjoyed the peace and quiet
Ted M.Apr 2016
The property was pretty much as advertised with no surprises. The property easily accommodated our family of 6.
Mark N.Mar 2016
We decided to stay in hill country to celebrate Easter & we are so glad we chose this home. It was perfect! This house has the perfect layout to entertain. The entire family enjoyed all the wonderful amenities; outdoor TV, surround sound, pool & bike riding. Thank you for sharing your home, we made wonderful memories!
The Nelson family
Elma S.Mar 2016
The place is wonderful.
Stewart K.Mar 2016
My wife and I, and 2 other couples stayed for two nights. property is secluded and peaceful. we loved sitting on the back patio in the mornings drinking coffee. The kitchen is stocked with everything we needed to cook our meals. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again!