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

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

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

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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:
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Paul Hudson

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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

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!'

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

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

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Property Reviews

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Hill Country Ranch Retreat with creek, pool, hot tub, pavilion & tennis cou
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 53 reviews
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Hill Country Ranch Retreat with creek, pool, hot tub, pavilion & tennis cou
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241961
(512) 328-8744 (Texas, USA)
Dripping Springs Texas Hill Country
DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX
5

AMAZING PLACE

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann. I'm glad your family enjoyed the ranch. Looking forward to having y'all back!
business
Hill Country Ranch Retreat with creek, pool, hot tub, pavilion & tennis cou
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241961
(512) 328-8744 (Texas, USA)
Dripping Springs Texas Hill Country
Houston, TX
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting this great review! We hosted my wife's family's reunion there the very next weekend and also had a blast. The deer and turkey came to the feeder every morning and evening, and the longhorns and buffalo even came down off the hill once. It's amazing how the breeze blows through the valley every day to help make the heat tolerable. Frequent dips in the pool help too. I hope you visit us again sometime!
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
Hill Country Ranch Retreat with creek, pool, hot tub, pavilion & tennis cou
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241961
(512) 328-8744 (Texas, USA)
Dripping Springs Texas Hill Country
5

Perfect place for a group reunion!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review! I also love watching the hummingbirds and longhorns, but I've never watched the fish while swimming with them! I've also never paid much attention to the cliff swallows, although I've seen the nests from the kayak. Did you notice the purple martins flying to/from the two martin houses? I'm so glad your group took such joy from the place! It has certainly been a blessing to my family, and we are pleased to share it!
business
Hill Country Ranch Retreat with creek, pool, hot tub, pavilion & tennis cou
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241961
(512) 328-8744 (Texas, USA)
Dripping Springs Texas Hill Country
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Truly a Blessing

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Entry from on-site guest book: "Thank you so much for allowing our family to rent your house for a few days! It was most certainly a blast! The kids found much entertainment swimming in the pool, playing tennis, fishing, paddleboating, etc! While the adults loved the house, playing games, watching TV, and catching up! Your house and property was truly a blessing to us - filling us with great family fun! Thank you for a great stay - it really felt like home."
business
Hill Country Ranch Retreat with creek, pool, hot tub, pavilion & tennis cou
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241961
(512) 328-8744 (Texas, USA)
Dripping Springs Texas Hill Country
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July 4th - Amazing Haven

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Entry from on-site guest book: "Thank you for a wonderful weekend! Your photos do not do the place justice! It is way better than we imagined! If only we could stay longer! It's a wonderful place & we will cherish the memories! Thanks for sharing your amazing Hill Country Haven!"
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Other Activities: Bird watching, wildlife viewing

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Availability & Rates

Dripping Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter Weekend 2014
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$7,500
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Peak Season 2014
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$2,200
$8,400
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2014
May 23 2014 - May 25 2014
$7,500
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
July 4th Week 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 7 2014
$10,000
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2014
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$7,500
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Formula One 2014
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 2 2014
$8,800
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,500
$6,300
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $500.00 + 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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The 10% "Tax" figure actually includes a 6% tax and a 4% administrative fee.
Rates are for Lodge AND Guest House. They cannot be rented individually.
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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:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Gazebo ...
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • 30 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • water parks
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • 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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