AUSTIN CITY LIMITS - BY 7000 ACRE HILL COUNTRY PRESERVE-POOL!

Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner

Speaks french, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS - BY 7000 ACRE HILL COUNTRY PRESERVE-POOL!

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Serenity and a bottle of Texas wine await your arrival at Casa Mora, a tastefully-decorated modern stone 3 bedroom 2 bath home located 20 minutes from Austin. Our home is a perfect base to explore both the cuisine, entertainment, culture and energy of Austin and the natural beauty and slower pace of the Texas Hill Country with its lakes, charming town squares, peach orchards, lavender farms, vineyards and breweries. The house features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, entertainment center and office area with a computer and printer. The living space extends outdoors to include a patio and BBQ area, detached game room with ping pong and Foosball and a fabulous private pool that backs up to the 7000 acre Shield Ranch Nature Preserve.

We invite you to relax, listen to the chimes and watch the birds at our home away from home.

Keywords: country house,cottage, hill country, rental,bungalo,casa

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner

We welcome you to Casa Mora. Rachel is a psychotherapist and author and I am a Realtor and have a financial consulting business. I'm a long time Austin resident and native Texan. Rachel is from Montreal and has been enjoying Austin for the last 25 years. We are music and nature lovers.

Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner purchased this house in 2008

Why Morrie Schulman and Rachel Gunner chose Austin

We love the peaceful hill country setting only 20 minutes from our house in central Austin. The Texas Hill County is a beautiful, different world. We discover wineries, lavendar and peach farms, outdoor markets, nature areas and hidden treasures every time we visit.

What makes this house unique

Our home, only minutes away from downtown Austin, allows you to enjoy the energy of Austin's vibrant music scene and night life; and the quiet solitude of country living. Sitting on the back patio, sipping a glass of wine from a nearby Texas winery(our gift to you),listening to the music of the chimes and watching the multitude of birds is the best way to unwind from life's stressors. We cherish our time here as will you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a perfect stay on our 14th anniversary.
Jun 2011
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 55 traveler reviews

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Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 55 reviews
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Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188252vb
(512) 440-0558 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
5

Best vacation rental by far

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time using VRBO and let me tell you, it made our vacation.
The owners were so helpful and alway responded immediatly whenever we had a question.
We got to the house and were amazed, it was even better than the pictures. The kids were thrilled by the pool, which we used everyday sometimes even by 7am. There were fresh linens, towels, spices, coffee, soaps and anything else you may need while staying. We grilled out, ate breakfast out, just took every minute we had to enjoy the serenity. We watched deer, heard the coyotes and even had some daddy long legs trying to join us. We were close enough to downtown, shopping, the zoo and hamilton pool that we never ran out of things to do. Yet, the house is in the country and you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the wildlife and seclusion. The only negative thing we had to say when we left was, we wish we had stayed another week. We will definitely be going back next year!!! Made a ton of memories and thankful for the amazing house that made the trip a relaxing vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188252vb
(512) 440-0558 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
United States
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful home in a very quiet setting. The outside space was so relaxing. We used this house for our family when we can to Austin for a wedding. We enjoyed it very much. The third bedroom is quite small and really only accommodates one person, although there is lots of space in the living room as well. The owners were extremely helpful and provided all the information that we needed. We would definitely use this property again if the need arises and would recommend this property to our friends.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate that our guests are enjoying the serenity and beauty of our home.
Just a comment about the third bedroom: we did convert it into a very functional office/den with all the amenities of both, bookcase, desk, computer, desk, printer, and fold out bed. Therefore, the person staying in that room will have less bedroom space but more work space.
We pride ourselves in offering a peaceful and practical home away from home for our guests.

Best,
Morrie and Rachel
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Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188252vb
(512) 440-0558 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Oakdale, New York
4

Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5
We just want to thank you for renting us your beautiful house. The kids loved the pool and the game room was fun for a late night adventure. It was nice to stay in a place that was well kept and clean. When we come back to Texas this will be our place of choice. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188252vb
(512) 440-0558 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
tomball texas
5

Casa Mora

  • 5 of 5
Casa Mora
Welcome to the Casa Mora-
Stay awhile and live the flora
Relax and hear the sounds
And enjoy the wildlife that abounds
Watch the sun set on evenin’ tides
The moon rise in starry skies-
Feel the wind breezin’ by
On sun filled days--- summer lies-
Hear the echo of life amidst the trees
Smell the fragrance of fallin’ leaves
Refrain from cares
And sift the tares
Amongst the thoughts
And always dare
To see life never bought
Only lived, only sought-
Sit and sip a bottle of wine
And think upon its giving vine
Let go of oft restraining time
Give way to youth within
Remember days when young again-
Travel this path where few will go
Down avenues of rocky roads-
Paved with life yet to live
Renewed in hope to others give—
More than a building to house within
Casa Mora is a new found friend
For those who need restful respite
And Glory of mornin’ light-
And in deep sleep filled darkened nights-
Finding life, finding sight---
Awake renewed in breathless wonder
Hear the rain and the thunder
Remember to pass this way again
On life’s journey and begin---
To find the breath of life anew
As flowers on mornin’ dew—

By: Jeff Riley
07/31/2014
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Warm haven of peace
Wildlife flowers gentle breeze
Casa Mora song...

Thanks for your poem and your visit...Morrie and Rachel
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Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!
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(512) 440-0558 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
Blanco, Texas
5

Pastor

  • 5 of 5
Casa Mora is an incredible property that blessed my wife & myself abundantly in a very difficult time. My wife had lost her twin sister of 64 years to cancer & was having her 1st Birthday without her twin. Casa Mora provided the peace (Shalom) we were needing during this difficult time. We renamed Casa Mora; Casa Mora Shalom! You will be blessed as you enjoy this wonderful property.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're happy to share the peace of Casa Mora. Wishing you and your wife healing and joy... Morrie and Rachel
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Austin City Limits - by 7000 Acre Hill Country Preserve-Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188252vb
(512) 440-0558 (Texas, USA)
Austin Austin area
McKinney
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay here at Casa Mora! Remote enough to feel that you are hidden away, yet close enough to enjoy civilization when you want to. The winery tours out toward Fredericksburg were great, and the pizza and beer down the road at Stanley's was awesome!
We really enjoyed the serenity of the little thicket around the house - 3 deer and a gray fox spotted the first morning - and the pool and accommodations were terrific!
Thank you Rachel and Morrie for the lovely stay and the personal touches to ensure we would have a great time!
We'll be back, and our friends will hear about this oasis too.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Austin Bergstrom (ABIA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jester King Brewery
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nutty Brown Cafe
Car: necessary

We're walking distance to the Jester King Brewery and a few miles from the Solaro Winery, the Texas Olive Oil Company, music at the Nutty Brown Cafe, Mexican food at Trudy's, and custom pizza and smoked meat at Pieous. A few more miles west will take you to Thyme and Dough restaurant, the Barber Shop Bar, Dudley's Wine Bar and the Mercer Street Dancehall in Dripping Springs. A few more miles south are the Driftwood Vineyards Winery and Wimberley. Further west are Johnson City and Blanco and Marble Falls. The Salt Lick BBQ, Tratoria Lisina, the Deutchman Winery are also nearby. Check them out on your way to Austin!

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Availability & Rates

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Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
ACL Music Festival
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
ACL Week 2
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
$6,000
 
 
Formula 1 - 2014
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
SXSW
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,850
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $85
Notes Weekly rate discount is 10% off the daily rate.
Monthly rate discount is 15% off the weekly rate.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • River
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Area
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Foosball
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • library
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • golf
Notes:
Piano.
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