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HILL COUNTRY RANCH WITH CREEK, POOL, HOT TUB, PAVILION & TENNIS COURT

Paul Hudson

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HILL COUNTRY RANCH WITH CREEK, POOL, HOT TUB, PAVILION & TENNIS COURT

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Dripping Springs House Rental Photos and Description

8 BR, 5 BA, 1 half BA, sleeps 20, 30 max, 2 living, 3 dining, ~5000 sf

Beautiful secluded ranch retreat with lodge and a guest house. The lodge includes 6 bedrooms, 1 on 1st floor, 3 on 2nd floor, 2 on 3rd floor. 4 kings, 1 queen, 2 twins, 1 fold-out sofa and 4 baths and 1 half bath. Guest house has 2 bedrooms, including 1 queen, 2 sets of bunks. Sleeps 18 in beds or 20 (including a sleeper sofa in the living room). Other sofas and pads are available. Max # in party is 20 adults or 30 people (with children). Both houses have fireplaces. There are 325 acres for hiking and exploring. Play tennis on the lighted courts, swim in the swimming pool, kayak in the creek, or relax in the jacuzzi/ hot tub. The property is ideal for bird watching and wildlife viewing. Enjoy a covered outdoor pavilion with fireplace -- an excellent spot for grilling and entertaining. This is a wonderful place for gatherings of family and/or friends. Just relax on one of the wraparound covered porches on either the first or second level and enjoy the hill country scenery.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Paul Hudson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Paul Hudson

Paul was born and raised in Austin and has lived there all his life with the exception of one year in Brazil and 4 ½ years at Texas A&M University in College Station. In addition to a B.B.A. from Texas A&M in Business Analysis, he holds a M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, with specialization in real estate and finance. Immediately after graduation from UT in 1989, Paul started a consulting business, which has evolved into a commercial real estate firm now known as Hudson Properties, Inc. Paul is a licensed real estate broker in Texas. He is a member of the Austin Board of Realtors, the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and the Commercial Brokers Association.

Paul is very active in the community where he has served in various capacities including President of the Westlake Rotary Club, Chairman of the Westlake Rotary Club Foundation, and President of the Capital City Toastmasters. He is also a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Class of 2003.

Paul is active in the life of the United Methodist Church. He has served in many leadership roles at First United Methodist Church of Austin, including Lay Leader, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Property Committee and Co-Chair of a capital fundraising campaign. He is currently a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, where he has served on the Board of Trustees, Staff Parish Relations Committee, and as President of the Companions Sunday School Class.

In addition to his work, community service and church responsibilities, Paul enjoys playing the guitar, singing, songwriting, and many outdoor activities including coaching volleyball and soccer, boating, fishing, snow skiing, hiking, and generally spending quality time with his wife and three children.

Paul Hudson purchased this house in 2004

Why Paul Hudson chose Dripping Springs

Close proximity to Austin, outstanding live water (creek), dramatic elevation changes, beautiful houses, lovely pool and hot spa, lighted tennis/basketball court and other amenities. Paul says, 'when we first previewed the property, it was mostly just for fun because it was too expensive and too 'fancy' for us, but when we walked through the place, crossed the flowing creek and drove up to the overlook on the hill, it took our breath away. We then partnered with our family and found a way to buy it. We are so glad we did!'

What makes this house unique

Unparalleled natural beauty, comfortable accommodations, a multitude of things to do for both children and adults, and quick convenience to Austin and San Antonio!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fun time here as a family (17 people) staying the week after Christmas. We came from Seattle, Minneapolis, Austin, Bozeman, MT& Lincoln, NE. There was something for everyone! We enjoyed kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, fishing, hot tubing, playing tennis, hiking, shooting hoops, wildlife spotting, playing cards & cribbage. We also watched lots of football! The house had plenty of room for the adults and the grandchildren enjoyed bunking in the guesthouse. The property is gorgeous. We loved catching up and making memories. Thanks for providing a wonderful place for our family gathering!
Dec 2014
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Hill Country Ranch with creek, pool, hot tub, pavilion & tennis court
average rating of 4.962963 based on 60 reviews
DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX
5

AMAZING PLACE

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time. This ranch is perfect for a large family with lots of room to spread out and plenty to do for all ages. The kitchen was fully stocked so cooking for a large group was a breeze. If you love being out in the hill country with views for miles and lots of wildlife, you will love this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston, TX
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to hold our family reunion. We had people fly in from Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Carolina. There were 14 adults and 5 children, ranging in age from 4 months to 92 years. We were a little worried about the 100 degree temperatures, but thankfully there was a lot of wind which saved us. Everyone enjoyed the swimming pool and paddles boats. Thank you for having the pools toys and life jackets for the kids to use. Really enjoyed watching the deer & wild turkeys in the evening and hiking the hills to see the cattle and the sunsets. The little kids had a fun time fishing in the creek and throwing them back. Lots of reminiscing and laughs. It was a wonderful time. Gig 'em Aggies

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Such a wonderful place...

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, relaxing. Large family group with young children really enjoyed this get together. Hiked, canoed, played tennis and hung out in the jacuzzi and around an outdoor fireplace. Highly recommended...

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
dallas
5

Family Fun at Henly Hill Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at Henly Hill Ranch for a memorable family holiday… thirteen of us, ages 6 months (youngest grandchild) to 96 years old (great-grandfather). The second day, everyone asked if we could come back next year! Now that’s how you know everyone’s having a great time.

The setting was just right for our group who loves the great outdoors. What did we do? We started out day with coffee and hummingbirds in the rockers on the wrap-around porch. Listen to what you hear…it is zero road noise. Absolutely no noise pollution, which is an amazing blessing in this location. We cooked on the huge, oversized grill almost every night. We ate outside on the patio most evenings…ceiling fans and cool breeze outside and no worries about making a mess with the kids. Otherwise, we gathered around the family farm table, with room for all. With extra fridge and space in the guesthouse, we had oodles of room for cooking/supplies. If we had forgotten something, we were allowed to “borrow” from the owner’s well-stocked pantry and then replaced it. We paddle-boated, kayaked and canoed in the river…all supplied and located right on the dock. The grown-up guys fly fished everyday and the little ones fished from the concrete dock. Everyone caught and released multiple fish each day. Getting in and out of the boats is so easy since concrete steps lead right down into the water. It’s amazing to glide in the clear water where fish are swimming below, and then to look up at the amazing cliffs that tower above. We swam…multiple times a day at the pool…what a great pool. Loved sitting out at night viewing the stars or making s’mores in the oversized fireplace under the pavilion. We hiked/walked/jogged around the property. Don’t miss the view from the top looking back down on the ranch. Plus, when you explore you are treated to an up-close look at the buffalo and longhorns! And of course, the tennis court was the sight of dodge-ball games as well as relay races. All equipment provided!

There’s so much room to spread out…and all adult couples were especially happy with this house because no one had to fight for a king bed! Plenty for everyone since there are 4 kings. Not only can you spread out on the property with multiple houses, you can also spread out in the Main House, multiple sitting spaces. Get yourself a Blokus game and gather the adults after kids go to bed. You’ll be up way past your bedtime! Lots of Kodak memories.

:-)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Henly Hill Ranch is/was the perfect location...

  • 5 of 5

Henly Hill Ranch is/was the perfect location for any gathering, but precisely was (and will be again) for our family reunion. The ranch is set up for families, children, sports, relaxation, visiting and renewing family ties and friendships. The swing in the meadow, the rocking chairs on the porch, the covered pavilion with fire place, the fishing pier, the canoes, paddle boats, hot tub, cool pool...all of it was used. We gathered and never left the ranch for four days...agreeing that we would come back and for a longer time.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect place for a group reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This place is like a dream! We all talk about going back every year!

Everything was perfect about this ranch. The location was beautiful and very private. The creek was clear and we had lots of fun snorkeling with the fish. Even those who were scared of swimming with the fish enjoyed kayaking! The cliffs overlooking the creek are beautiful and we enjoyed watching the cliff swallows fly into their nests.

Bring a camera because everything is scenic and beautiful. We got lots of good shots of the hummingbirds feeding on the deck.

Even in the Texas heat we were using the hot tub like crazy, and the pool area was perfect place for everyone to hang out. And at night we relaxed in the covered patio and wished our time there wouldn't end.

The house is tastefully decorated and I just can't say enough good things about it. The upstairs master bedroom is something to fight over! :)

We had a great time and if I could, I would never leave. If you can afford it, please stay here!

Say hi to the fish and Longhorns and hummingbirds for us!

Thanks Henly Hill for an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Car: recommended

Texas Hill Country

Other Activities: Bird watching, wildlife viewing

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Rates & Availability

From $1,429 Per night

Dripping Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break 2015
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 
 
Easter Weekend 2015
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Peak Season 2015
May 22 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 
 
July 4th Week 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$10,000
 
 
Peak Season 2015
Jul 9 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 
 
Holidays 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 
 
Spring Break 2016
Mar 4 2016 - Mar 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 
 
Easter Weekend 2016
Mar 25 2016 - Mar 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Peak Season 2016
May 27 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 
 
July 4th Week 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$10,000
 
 
Peak Season 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
$9,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
$6,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes The nightly rental rate for any stay over the 3-night minimum is $450 per night.
Please disregard the auto-quote for stays of 4, 5, or 6 nights, as Homeaway's system does not work properly for these length stays.
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Amenities

Dripping Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Lodge 1st floor master bedroom with private bath is generally accessible to handicapped persons, although not ADA compliant. Bath has grab bars and walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Set of bunk beds
    Bedroom 8 - 4 twin/ single , 2 Sets of bunk beds
  • Lodge has 6 bedrooms, 1 on 1st floor, 3 on 2nd floor, 2 on 3rd floor. Four bedrooms have 1 king-size bed; 1 bedroom has 1 queen-size bed, 1 bedroom has twin beds. There is a sleeper sofa in the downstairs living room. The lodge sleeps 12 total. The guest house has 2 bedrooms - sleeping 6 total. One bedroom has a queen-size bed; one bedroom has 2 sets of bunks. Lodge 1st floor master bedroom with private bath is generally accessible to handicapped persons, although not ADA compliant. Bath has grab bars and walk in shower.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 30 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Lodge family room has 70' flat screen LED HD TV, Direct TV with DVR, and Blu Ray/ DVD player.

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