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Lake Travis, Hill Country Compound for Large Gatherings

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Speaks: english
Sleeps36
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms11
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Lake Travis, Hill Country Compound for Large Gatherings

Sleeps36
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms11
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Smithwick House Rental Photos and Description

House, 10 Bedrooms + Loft, 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 32-36)

This spectacular vacation compound on Lake Travis is ideal for groups of families, friends or business associates. The compound consists of two adjacent properties, Moriah and Farr Side, which have houses approximately 50 yards apart.

The first property, Moriah, offers a huge timber-frame building for central living, dining and a gourmet kitchen designed for multiple cooks while two authentic 1850's log cabins provide four private bedrooms. Each of the three historic buildings which make up Moriah have a porch with a lake view.

Moriah has been meticulously restored into a private retreat in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Moriah has been featured in the Austin American Statesman, Country Home Magazine and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The second property, Farr Side, consists of two large buildings. One has three bedrooms, a sleeping loft, two full bathrooms, a living area, a large kitchen and sleeps twelve. A huge, inviting porch offers a view of the lake. The second building consists of two very large bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a massive living area complete with a pool table, game table and a sitting area with satellite television. A second porch offers a sitting area and ping pong table.

Both Moriah and Farr Side have a private dock and stunning views of the lake, combined they have 500 feet of private waterfront. A gentle slope leads to the water, only 240 feet from the houses.

Together, the two properties sit on seven secluded acres in the Texas Hill Country on Lake Travis located only eight miles from Marble Falls.

Keywords: Houses and Cabins

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps36
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms11
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Lake Travis, Hill Country Compound for Large Gatherings
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Texas
5

Perfect combination for privacy and togetherness

  • 5 of 5

The Compound offered enough privacy (for being alone to read, meditate) and the large common space areas made it easy to get together with one more friends. Seating on the outside porches was perfect for breakfast, cocktails and just relaxing with friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Castro Valley, CA
5

Magical place in the Texas Hill Country for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful setting is just the beginning... the property owners paid attention to every last detail when creating the Compound! Rocking chairs on every porch... beautiful and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms in the most charming cottages... but the "barn" which has been converted into a great room / play room / dining room that comfortably seats 20+ and the fantastic kitchen all help create the perfect atmosphere for a big group of amazing friends to hang out... or for a family reunion. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

This Property Made Our Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

In looking for a location to host a family reunion for 25 people in the Texas Hill Country, I came across the Farr Side/Moriah properties. The 5 separate buildings were perfect for accommodating 6 families with ages ranging from 2 to 70 very comfortably. We stayed for 3 nights and everyone wished we could have stayed longer. The cabins were immaculately clean; the beds were comfortable; there were ample supplies, and the kitchen contained everything that we needed and more - an absolutely amazing property. The game room with the pool and ping pong tables were a hit with the kids and the huge property provided plenty of room for family sport activities or just losing yourself to enjoy the peaceful countryside. The entire family was blown away with the beauty of the property. I am always skeptical about property photos which highlight the best aspects of a property while conveniently ignoring its warts, but the pictures on the website do a good job of accurately portraying the property. The two older cabins on the Moriah side of the property were quaint and had both the adults and children fighting over who got to stay there. The huge kitchen and living room in the main property was the perfect gathering place for the whole family. The property manager was very helpful and responsive to my many questions. The directions to the property were clear and easy to follow. Would easily reserve again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Mixed feelings

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 17 spent two days at this property. Upon arrival we discovered a non- functioning air conditioning system in one of the houses. The next morning was even more frustrating as we had no water pressure and no hot water. No one could shower and the worst was the inability to flush toilets. We admit that the owners and property manager were very responsive and both issues were repaired but our stay was certainly dampened by these occurrences. Would also recommend a manual of some sort explaining the use of various appliances. It took 4 tries before we discovered that the dishwasher only gets the dishes clean if it is on the power wash setting. We also tried for more than an hour to unlock the stovetop burners and finally discovered the trick was to hold the "all burners off" button down for about 10 sec. Other than these unnecessary frustrations, the property provided enough rooms, comfortable beds, fun grounds, several places to gather, and a very well-stocked kitchen for our event.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very disappointed that this group had an air conditioning problem in one of the five buildings and had poor water pressure in half of the bathrooms. As they mention in their review, we resolved both problems within just a few hours. We are committed to making our guests’ visit as comfortable and fun as possible and we work very hard to assure that our property is in the best condition.
5

We love it! Perfect for a reunion.

  • 5 of 5

This was our seventh year of our annual college reunion, and our second year to stay at Moriah/Farr Side. It's perfect for us. We have around 40 people each year (plus 4-5 small children), and the entire compound works great. There are plenty of beds and places to sleep; the kitchens and grills work great for our large meals. But our favorite parts are the big yards and open areas for hanging out, and the availability of the river so close. The water's been low both years, but it's perfect for sitting in chairs and having a great time. If you are looking for a place for a large group of people that like to relax, sit by the water, and enjoy each others' company, I highly recommend Moriah/Farr Side.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Houston, TX
5

You HAVE to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Shame on me for such a delayed review. A group from my church stayed here in August 2010 and we were beyond impressed with this home. Nancy was the nicest lady and easy to work with. The cabins were gorgeous and the grounds were beautiful. I was the heroine of the weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FM 1431

Our vacation compound is located in a quiet part of the Texas Hill Country directly on Lake Travis and 8 miles outside of Marble Falls.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,800 Per night

Smithwick House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
$10,600
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,800
$9,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$2,000
$10,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Smithwick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
    Bathroom 11 -
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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