STONE HOME RANCH - TRANQUILITY ON THE PEDERNALES, 37 ACRES TO EXPLORE!

Wendy Rivers

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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STONE HOME RANCH - TRANQUILITY ON THE PEDERNALES, 37 ACRES TO EXPLORE!

Spicewood Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

4 BD/3.5 Bath (sleeps 14 max), Garage Apt (sleeps 4)

Stone Home Ranch, 37 acres, sits on the craggy cliffs of the Pedernales River, with breathtaking views of the canyons and Texas Hill Country. Travis County Reimers Ranch Park & Wildlife Preserve are across the river. You can swim, lay in the hammock, kayak, fish, hike or just relax. Down by the river there is a small patio, swing, chairs and a fire pit to enjoy warmth on a cool evening while stargazing. This is a very tranquil secluded Slice of Heaven !

Close by are 4 wineries, Briarcliff Marina on Lake Travis where you could rent a boat, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours to zipline, Krause Springs or Hamilton Pool for a cold water dip, golf courses, local music and dancing, great restaurants, rock climbing, biking trails, and hunting all within reach!

*** Please read rates on additional charge for the garage apartment.

Animals on the Property:

Tons of wildlife, birds, wild turkeys, fox, coyotes, porcupine, skunk (phew), bats, and yes sometimes ... snakes. We also have a few OUTDOOR pets, a dog, 2 cats and 1 horse , Pepe, 2 miniature donkeys that reside at Stone Home. All are pets and very friendly. There is a horse barn and a new tank (pond) that I will eventually stock with fish. Feeding the horse and donkeys can be fun but not necessary.

I also have a ranch hand living in on the upper part of the property, you may see him caring for the property at times, there to help where needed, his name is Willy, he will give you his number upon request.

This house is on a cliff with 130 ft stair climb to go to the river and back up ! Worth the effort.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
wendy, i am so glad we found you and your beautiful house. the sisters started talking about santa fe next year, but then all agreed that we might want to come back to Stone Home Ranch (hopefully the thread all over the dining room rug will not hurt our chances).

We loved the space, the river the kayaks, and the chance to just be sisters. we came from three locations, california, wisconsin and florida. the girls trip is our week to just be sisters and bond with no family around. (we did have a whopper of a fight one

day and it was wonderful) we barely left the house as im sure willy must have told you.



then there were brewster and the kittys. we loved having animals around. we all miss our own pets when we travel, so having the resident furry friends was a huge plus.



here is what we made. 4 quilt tops, 1 tree skirt, one computer bag, one window seat bench cover, 90 snappy-ass bags, 17 aprons, 1 reel bag, 22 luggage tags, 5 headbands, 3 double clutches for sunglasses and reading glasses, 8 cloth shopping bags, a bathrobe, and that might

be it. it was a total sweatshop, and a good percentage of what we made goes to charities. aint that special. little do some of them know that we took regular gin and tonic breaks. love the porch, and the horses too.



willy put roses on our dashboard, so when we finally loaded and pulled out at 5 am this morning, we all had a wonderful goodbye rose to enjoy.



what a great week, thanks so much peeker
Feb 2011
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Wendy Rivers

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I am the single mother of 6 amazing adult children, a daughter, 2 sets of identical twin sons, and single son. I also have been blessed with 2 grandbabies over the past year and a half. Pets are a big part of my life and my childrens.

Wendy Rivers purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Stone Home Ranch was our primary home for over 5 , years then again 2012/13.

My youngest son was accepted in a local boarding school leaving me an empty nest, I have decided to share our with guest on a part time basis and move into downtown Austin !

I enjoy the tranquility, the wildlife, the views are breathtaking, home is very comfortable, hiking or taking walks, kayaking at the river.

My slice of heaven that I want to share with guest who enjoy a true get away.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Stone Home Ranch - Tranquility on the Pedernales, 37 acres to explore!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
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Stone Home Ranch - Tranquility on the Pedernales, 37 acres to explore!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332336vb
+512 (512) 913-6155 (Texas USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
houston
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
All loved the home and scenic beauty of the area. Our 92 yo Mom even began painting again. Excellent getaway for all ages. Owner treated us very well!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Stone Home Ranch seems to inspire the artist in all of us, it's rewarding to hear this about the Archer family's eldest member, heart warming.
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Stone Home Ranch - Tranquility on the Pedernales, 37 acres to explore!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332336vb
+512 (512) 913-6155 (Texas USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Houston, TX
5

excellent!

  • 5 of 5
The view was lovely and the house was beautiful. Everything was well kept and clean outside and inside. The staff was very friendly, as was Pepe the horse. We would love to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danna didn't mention that she was proposed to on the upper balcony with her immediate family there, for the engagement party !
Thank you for the kind review, please do come back for your HONEYMOON! Best wishes for a long and happy marriage.
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Stone Home Ranch - Tranquility on the Pedernales, 37 acres to explore!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332336vb
+512 (512) 913-6155 (Texas USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Dallas, TX
5

Fun Trip!

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic trip we had to Stone Home Ranch! Our multi generational group had a ball!
From Willy's friendly greeting and helpful manner to the many "nooks" in which to get away and relax, our stay at this comfortable home was very enjoyable. The home has a true "away from it all" feel. the views of the river and canyon are beautiful. our family loved kayaking and swimming (it was so nice to have 2 kayaks and floats at the property for us to use). we all loved sitting and visiting on the lower level patio and on the upper balcony off of the library. perfect for soaking in the beautiful scenery - the stars really are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas!!

The home is very well furnished, the kitchen well stocked with any dishes, utensils and glassware you may need. the artwork is unique and beautiful. the property is well maintained and fun to explore.

a couple of things to note:

the property is fairly remote. I looked, but must've missed directions to the house. google maps does not help. we did end up finding and not getting lost, but took a fair amount of time to map out directions for ourselves.

our group was not bothered by this, but it would've been nice to know in advance - there is a large resident pet lizard who lives in a clear tank on the upper level. our kids had fun observing and reading about him.

the hike down (and back up) is quite steep, but as the description states, worth the effort. those with very young kids or older folks with health issues may want to enjoy the river from above.

thank you very much for a fabulous place to have our family vacation! we had everything we needed and more!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always rewarding to get such nice reviews and knowing that our guest get to unwind and relax at our property.
Prior to the 2011 wildfires in our area, Stone Home Ranch was on a nameless road, using the Fall Creek mailbox for an address. After firemen had trouble finding us as the fires came very close to our home, the road was named, after the original ranch name back in the early 90's, HUPEDO Ranch Road. Unfortunately, some maps or GPS are not up to date with our proper address.
Again, thank you for the kind review, hoping to see you again soon.
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Stone Home Ranch - Tranquility on the Pedernales, 37 acres to explore!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332336vb
+512 (512) 913-6155 (Texas USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
5

Husband

  • 5 of 5
Second time , best time ever! Perfect setting for a quiet family get away. Great river fun or just relaxing and soaking in this amazing spot.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review and I loved getting the photos of your family , Thank you for sharing ! See you again next year !
business
Stone Home Ranch - Tranquility on the Pedernales, 37 acres to explore!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332336vb
+512 (512) 913-6155 (Texas USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
4

My Review

  • 4 of 5
The house was in very good condition and nice view. However, the hose didn't have hot water, the washer dryer wasn't working. Scorpion found inside the house.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Mirza,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, I understand any frustrations with what you mentioned here. An email was sent to you in advance to let you about using the garage apartment washer and apologizing in advance for any inconveniences, the main house dyer is/was working.
As for a scorpion found, in all honesty, homes all over Texas can experience scorpions, and our home being in the Texas Hill Country sitting on a rock cliff, where scorpions dwell, they will get inside periodically. We do use the safest method of eradication for any and all small bugs.


Sincerely,
Wendy
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Stone Home Ranch - Tranquility on the Pedernales, 37 acres to explore!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332336vb
+512 (512) 913-6155 (Texas USA)
Spicewood Lake Travis
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
Excellent house, property and amenities.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: John,
It is always nice to get a review from our guest, I am so happy that you give us 5 Stars ! Thank you and I hope that you think of us for your next stay in the Texas Hill Country.
Wendy
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Austin
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 71 and hwy 281 or Hwy 71 and Hwy 620
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pale Face on Lake Travis
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
J5 Steakhouse, Poodies, or Angels
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
water ski, Lake Travis
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lake Cliff, Willie Nelsons 9 hole, Lakeway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Angels, J5 Steakhouse, Opies, and many others
Car: necessary

Zipline across Cypress Creek, LIVE MUSIC, rock climbing and biking at Reimer's Ranch, various great spots for hiking and or swimming, wineries, Krause Springs, Hamilton Pool,

Various Caves, and much more.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Spicewood Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 23 2014 - Sep 8 2014
4 night minimum stay
$700
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$700
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes ***** In trying to keep our rates low, I will be charging the 2.5% that the booking online service charges to me for credit card transactions,I can take it out of your damage deposit or we can work it into your payment, there is an option of e-check that has no charge attached. Thank you in advance for understanding.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Spicewood Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Backpack
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Garage Apt Full Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bath 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet
    Guest Bath 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , If you are so brave :)
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 in the queen , 2 single beds as a bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sofa's in various areas of the home - 2 sleep sofa /futon , we have 3 different sofa's that comfortable sleep
    Garage Apartment - 2 queen , Garage apartment is offer at additional charge see rates
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • museums
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • parasailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
kayaks, fire pit at the river, various hammocks on the property, washer board game, one disk golf cage
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