TEXAS HILL COUNTRY GETAWAY: ACCESS TO ARTS, MUSEUMS & WINERIES

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TEXAS HILL COUNTRY GETAWAY: ACCESS TO ARTS, MUSEUMS & WINERIES

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (3- queen beds-Sleeps 6)

This beautiful home is located in the Texas Hill Country on 62 acres of wooded land, with a spring fed creek and two large ponds (3 acres & 2 acres).

Come ready to relax in this peaceful environment and enjoy the view from the 2nd story deck while the sun sets over the hills and the deer come out to feed.

The newly built upstairs portion of this house features 2-Bedrooms, 2-bathroom, a sleeping loft, living area, dining table and kitchenette. The bamboo flooring and natural wood trim provide the entire living space with a modern Hill Country style.

Bedrooms:

There are queen size beds in each room along with a closet and dresser for your clothes and personal items.

Bathroom:

Travertine tile w/pedestal sink and shower. 2nd bathroom available downstairs via the garage access.

The Loft:

Has a queen size inflatable mattress. This is a great area for the kids (access via wooden ladder) because they have their own private space with a wonderful view.

Living Area:

Couch and chair w/ottoman, TV with DVD player and a spotting scope for watching the wildlife.

Kitchenette:

Has a microwave and mini-fridge. It is stocked with a complete set of eating utensil, glasses, bowls, plates, etc. We also provide an electric skillet, a toaster oven, coffee maker and an electric hot water pot.-Complementary tea and coffee are included.

There is an R/O filtered water faucet and the house is supplied via a spring fed well and is treated with a water softner.

Breezeway: Downstairs

Accessed via the front door entrance. It contains a large wooden dining room table (seating for six) and provides one of the two entry points to the second story apartment via a metal spiral staircase. The walls are made of rugged hand-cut white limestone rock giving it a distinct Hill Country character.

In addition, --On-site laundry facilities (High efficiency washer & dryer) are available, 2nd full bathroom downstairs.

Optional access to a full kitchen, living room and the master bathroom (all located downstairs) can be made available for an additional fee.-Please inquire w/owner.

A one hour drive from Austin and San Antonio, this house is located 7 miles from Johnson City and 27 miles from Fredericksburg with easy access to the LBJ ranch & National Historic Park, the National Museum of the Pacific War and numerous art galleries. It provides a unique getaway destination to enjoy the great outdoors while having access to Texas culture, arts, wineries and excellent local restaurants.

Hill Country Attractions: Fredericksburg, Texas

Originally settled by German immigrants in the 1840's, Fredericksburg is a charming town that has retained much of it's old world character from the architecture to authentic food. It is also the home town of Admiral Chester Nimitz and the National Museum of the Pacific War.

Benini Art Gallery and Sculpture Ranch:

Visit our 'next door' neighbor's unique artwork housed within his beautiful private gallery. Also, witness the diverse collection of large scale outdoor sculptures on the 140 acre property. Open to the public from Thursday through Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Visit the LBJ historic sites located nearby:

1. Stonewall, Tx: Home of the 'Texas White House' where Lyndon Baines Johnson (36th President of the United States) ran the his presidency when he wasn't in Washington DC. LBJ and Ladybird are both buried in the family cemetery on the property.

2. Johnson City: The LBJ National Historic Park and his boyhood home are both located in Johnson City

Enchanted Rock and State Park: Hike and camp in the shadow of this huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Located just a little over an hour away.

Luckenbach, Texas: Made famous by Waylon Jennings country song. Only 25 minutes away

Texas Hill Country Wineries:

There are now over 40 Wineries located within the Texas Hill Country region. Most of these are within 30 minutes to an hour withing our house..Visit the Texas wine trail website for more information.

Keywords: house, modern amenities, acreage, rural, family friendly, swimming

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
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We bought this house in January of 2007 and spent 2 1/2 years remodeling it.We also implemented a strategic conservation measures on the 62 acre property by removing cedar, planting natural grasses and implementing erosion control. In addition, we spent 6 months building a 3 acre pond that had been originally created in the 1960's by LBJ when he owned this property.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

This is our shared family home. It is a place where we can teach our children to respect and enjoy the beauty that mother nature has provided us. And just as important, we can teach them to be good stewards of the land as it will be here long after we are gone.

You can relax in the confines of a modern hill country home, then step outside to connect with the sights, sounds and beauty of the great outdoors (on 62 acres). Relax and reflect by one of the two ponds then enjoy a picnic lunch on the the deck. Don't forget to visit the famous Benini Art Gallery and Sculpture ranch (our next door neighbors).

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Texas Hill Country Getaway: Access to Arts, Museums & Wineries
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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Johnson City Texas Hill Country
houston
5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We spent three days with our 4 children. The house is comfortable and very quiet. We saw a lot of animals. My children had a lot of fun in the garden !
We highly recommend this rental ! !!!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Johnson City Texas Hill Country
5

WONDERFUL HILL COUNTRY ABODE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here with my parents and my brother and sister-in-law, and we very much enjoyed our weekend stay at the Ballingers' ranch. From the moment we booked to the end of our stay, the owner was so wonderful and accommodating, and the house is so very nice and well stocked - we really wanted for nothing. Outside, we enjoyed the spectacular views from the second floor, sights of deer in the early mornings and a nice little hike around the property (where the sculpture garden is within view!). Loved this stay and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for nature-rich seclusion in the Texas Hill Country!
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Johnson City Texas Hill Country
Liberty Hill, TX
4

VERY CLEAN AND TIDY HOUSE IN BEAUTIFUL TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WITH PONDS FOR FISHING AND RELAXING.

  • 4 of 5
We wanted to find a place to stay near Fredericksburg, TX because my 2 boys had football games very early on Saturday morning... since we live 1.5 hours away, I thought we should make a mini trip out of it.

Since this was a "working" trip, I wanted to keep costs down. All but one of the Fredericksburg properties I found in the $200-ish price range had hokey, ugly, old fashioned decor. The one property I wanted did not want children on site and when I sought approval for my boys (age 9 and 11), they responded with a bid for TWICE the price presented on their web page. It didn't make sense to spend $1,000- for a 2 night stay, just so I could sleep later before our 8 AM football games.

So..... I expanded my search to Johnson City and found this property. It is a nice home with a fresh remodel, and nice furnishings, WAY MORE appeal than the Fredericksburg home rentals I saw in this price range. I like that it is remote and private, heavily wooded, but yet cleared roadways and walking paths, so we could trek down to the ponds. My boys loved fishing, they caught bass, swam a little, saw a tree lizard and a few deer. I was happy for them to be busy, so after Saturday's football games, I took a long nap in a quiet house, and it was good. On Sunday, we checked out and headed for an afternoon in Fredericksburg for shopping in their cute shops.

One of my most favorite things about this house is the RO water at the sink (reverse osmosis).... what a treat, since we have avoided tap water for 12 years. If they wanted to kick it up to the next notch for me, it would be to provide an espresso machine, milk, and half and half, so I can make a latte.... but, hey, nobody does that.

The house has a beautiful outdoor patio which I discovered just before we left. Also, down by a pond, there is a nice deck with bench for hanging out and relaxing in the quiet. Bring a pillow and take a nap on the deck in the afternoon sunshine. If I was organized, I could have brought "picnic" type foods with us, but instead we ate at restaurants in town. The food at Pecan Street Brewing was the BEST. It is a brew pub and restaurant, okay for kids.

PS, we tried shopping in Fredericksburg on Saturday afternoon, and there was no parking, it was a madhouse. When we went back on Sunday, we found parking and it was much more pleasant, less crowded.... but some shops were closed.... So, if you're gonna go to shop in Fredericksburg... go EARLY on Saturday, or during the week.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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PEACEFUL SUCH BEAUTY...

  • 5 of 5
Took a week long vacation for rest and relaxation, this was a perfect choice, quiet,beautiful,breath taking views, this is such a beautiful property and the surroundings, the pond is nice, the stars at night leave you in awe, very secluded, the owners made sure all our needs were met, the house was fully equipped all we bought were groceries and our personal items. Fredericksburg being close by was a plus, The pacific war museum was great, plenty of wineries all at close range, the exotic zoo in Johnson City was awesome!! really enjoyed our stay, if you want to get away and relax yet have fun this is the perfect place, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Brian..
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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BEAUTIFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house and natural setting were both perfect. We used this as a home base to explore a wide area of the Hill Country. It provided us with reasonable proximity to Canyon Lake, Gruene, Fredericksburg, Pedernales Falls State Park, etc. But we also enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on the property fishing in the pond and relaxing on the deck overlooking the ranch. Very kid-friendly house for our 4 year old and 2 year old. The property owners couldn't have been more helpful and accomodating. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Johnson City Texas Hill Country
St. Martinville, Louisiana USA
5

CAJUN MAMA

  • 5 of 5
This ranch has amenities that were well thought out to provide comfort for the guests. The consideration for their guests shows in every aspect of the building, the supplies provided (even makeup wipes and shoe rags) and the information provided about the area. Not only is the ranch a great starting point for touring the surrounding area, but if you want a quiet getaway with RELAXATION and peacefulness, this is the place for you. Even though it is secluded, it is not far from the nearest town.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Bergstom &San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Austin, Tx
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 290
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Johnson City
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Johnson City
Car: necessary

Benini Art Gallery and Sculpture ranch is located on 140 acres next 'door' to our property (within walking distance).

Visit the LBJ National Historic Park and boyhood home in Johnson City (10 minute away)..

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Availability & Rates

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Johnson City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$4,286
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Cleaning Fee from $60--$100
Tax 8.5%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Johnson City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Access to 2 full bathrooms. With an optional 3rd bathroom when renting the downstairs main kiitchen and living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) The queen bed located in the loft is inflatable., Pack and play available
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
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