NEAR BRENHAM & ROUND TOP, TX, LUXURY COUNTRY HOUSE, POOL, POND, COME & ENJOY!

Jo & Skip Loring

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Jo & Skip Loring

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NEAR BRENHAM & ROUND TOP, TX, LUXURY COUNTRY HOUSE, POOL, POND, COME & ENJOY!

Brenham Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths - Swimming pool, sleeps 12, extra large kitchen.

This bright & cheerful, newly remodeled farmhouse is nestled among large oak trees atop a hill between Brenham, Round Top, Texas & Bellville, all known for great antique shopping & scrumptious local restaurants.

With enchanting views of the rolling hills, a wrap-around front porch on 3 sides, a large back deck, patio off the sunroom, newly installed in ground swimming pool w/waterfall, a spring fed pond with pier & pavilion, large, new barbecue pit, & 3 zoned central units to keep you comfortable. You’ll never want to leave! If you do want to sightsee or shop, it’s a short drive to most everything. Outside you can barbecue, bike ride, hike around, take a dip in the pool, or settle in Skip’s favorite place-the hammock under the tree! A variety of wildlife will delight you – rabbits in the flower beds in the morning, barn-swallows, woodpeckers, cardinals, owls & deer.

This spacious farmhouse allows for gathering together with family & friends, meeting to do projects or finding a quiet place of your own with a good book. The well- appointed country kitchen with bead board cabinets, wolf stove, 2 farmhouse sinks & 11 foot island is a favorite spot. The family room has a large fireplace, pull-down movie screen, dvd's, games, game table, & comfortable sofas & rockers. Sleep comfortably on one of 3 King beds, one queen bed & 3 twins as well as a sleeper sofa. High quality mattresses and linens.

Area attractions: Enjoy the wineries, Bluebell Creamery, Antique Shopping, Live Music at the Kenney Store, & yummy local eateries. Huge HEB & Walmart nearby.

Do it all or do nothing at all but do come & enjoy! We’d love to have you!

Some history

In the 1800's, the folks who owned it did cotton farming. It was later purchased by a doctor who took two old houses and sistered them together. Original ceilings still remain in the dining room, living room and grand hall.

Years later, a lovely gentleman who was a structural engineer bought it and remodeled it, adding on two bedrooms with private bathrooms.

After looking for several years for just such a place, we knew we had found it the moment we walked on the land. We fell in love with the whole place & you will, too! We did some updating ourselves by taking in the large utility room adjacent to the kitchen, thus allowing us to create a huge country kitchen with 11 foot pine top island for family and friends to gather and keep the cook company. We added two farmhouse sinks and a stove any chef would be proud of as well as the updated dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, and a microwave. Then came a luxury bathroom with air- jetted tub in the master suite. A sitting room was created in the master suite from what was once an enclosed porch. Over the last few years, we added a stone fireplace in the large family room, enlarged the back deck, and added a 20 X 20 pavilion down by the spring fed pond.

Do come! You’ll love it!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Jo (and Harry)! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your LOVELY home in the hill country!The accommodations were just perfect for us and the setting was absolutely breathtaking!I hope you do get a chance to retire there one day soon...it's definitely a little slice of paradise.It's impossible not to believe in God when you see such beauty!Take care, Shelly
Apr 2011
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Jo & Skip Loring

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Skip and I traveled all over looking for a beautiful setting to retire to one day. We fell in love with this place and feel blessed to share it with others.

It feels so calm & peaceful here. A great place to get away from the city. But although it's out in the country, it is easy to get to and from town and HEB in Brenham is less than 10 minutes away! There's even a Starbucks right off 290 & 36 by Walmart.

We love the gracious feel of the farmhouse & it's setting among large oak trees. The 11' island in the kitchen is a great place to gather while you cook on the Wolf stove. Outdoor areas to relax are plentiful and there is usually a lovely breeze to enjoy. Our 5 acre pond is spring fed and has had plenty of water even during the worst of the drought. Now we have an in-ground pool that really is great in the summer heat!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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5
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Near Brenham & Round Top, TX, Luxury Country House, Pool, Pond, Come & Enjoy!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Near Brenham & Round Top, TX, Luxury Country House, Pool, Pond, Come & Enjoy!
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BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
We spent Memorial Weekend at the Farm House, the house along with the scenery was absolutely perfect. We had four families stay here and he house was fully stocked with everything we needed. The kids had plenty of things to keep them entertained. We are already booking our return.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review & for booking another stay!!! So glad you enjoyed everything!
Jo
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5

MUST DO

  • 5 of 5
Everything was perfect. Pie and ice cream
when we arrived. Skip met us and showed us the house. Spotless and everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Already planning a return trip.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul,
Hi Pete, Thank you very much for the review and for your kind comments. We are very happy that your family had an enjoyable time and are welcome back anytime!
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Brenham Texas Lakes
Orange, TX
5

FAMILY FUN AT THE FARM HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 (all adults) recently stayed at the farm house for 3 nights. The past year had been extremely stressful for my wife and I, so we were looking for a place out in the country for some much needed relaxation. And, we found it...a truly memorable experience!

Skip and Jo were extremely helpful and available, but never intruded.

The listing description was accurate and the house spotless. But, the pictures really don't do the property justice. It is even more beautiful and spacious than shown. The ranch is conveniently close to Brenham, yet private and secluded. I highly recommend this property for a family and/or group retreat.

We hope to visit again soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and do hope you return for another visit! Thank you for choosing our farmhouse and for this lovely review! Kindest regards, Jo & Skip Loring
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Houston, TX
5

JUST PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed here over the Christmas holidays, and I must say it was exactly what we wanted! When we drove up, the porch was wrapped in Christmas lights. How beautiful it looked! Also, the whole house inside was decorated for Christmas; there was even a Christmas tree for us to put our gifts under.
I wasn't sure if the kitchen would be big enough for all of my family to cook and gather, but it was huge! Not only was it a big kitchen, but it had EVERYTHING you could want or need. At one point, I thought I might have to bake a cake for my child who wanted icing and sprinkles....well, guess what, the pantry was fully stocked and even had cake mix, icing, AND sprinkles. The property is absolutely perfect. It is so big that if you want to take a break from your family, there are many places to go, like the pond or the pool or the patio in the front or the back. They even have a treadmill and hand weights inside. The owners are simply the kindest and most welcoming that I have encountered. They left us pies, ice cream, wine, eggs, chocolates galore and other little treats. It doesn't get any better that this....well, maybe if there were a beach outside the back door, but then it wouldn't be in the country :). Well worth every penny spent.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words! You and your family were delightful guests and most welcome any time! We plan to keep in touch. Until we see you all again, have a wonderful 2014 filled with happy memories! The Lorings
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Near Brenham & Round Top, TX, Luxury Country House, Pool, Pond, Come & Enjoy!
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Brenham Texas Lakes
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GREAT TIME AT THE FARMHOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the Farmhouse. We had a large group of 12 (4 families) - but were easily and comfortably accomodated due to the sprawling nature of the house. The pool is new and was used extensively by our group. There is an excellent view of the hill country from the pool itself, and frankly the pool is the ideal spot to watch the sunset. There is a fishing hole on the property, and one of my friend's and his son were able to catch fish.

The owners are extremely nice and gave us a very nice tour of the house and grounds, and left us two pies and ice cream - which was awesome. Its about a 5 minute drive on gravel roads off the highway, so you really get the country experience. We had a great time cooking out every night, swimming all day, and lounging around the house. There is a super large projector screen for watching movies, if that is what you are in to. I have rented 5 houses on VRBO over the last few years, and this was as positive an experience as we have had. The pictures on this website do not do the property justice - the house is huge and very nice!! Our group will definitely be back next summer.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

FANTASTIC GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at Skip's Texas Ranch a few times and cannot recommend it enough! What a gorgeous place, conveniently close to town but far enough to get away from it all. And it's always spotlessly clean! The photos do not do it justice. My last visit was this spring with a large group of friends. This place is huge, comfortable, with every convenience, and my friends just LOVED IT. Jo and Skip are the nicest hosts. We've already book our next trip.

There are 4 or 5 acres around the house that are totally fenced with a well-manicured lawn, rockers on the wrap-around porch, and an old fashioned tree swing tied to a big oak. We spent a lot of time outside on the front porch and every evening watching the sunset on the back deck. Then there are the 80 acres surrounding the house with a big pond, fishing off the dock and a nice shaded pavilion on the water. My daughter was so excited to see over 50 animals on our adventure walks, including deer, baby rabbits, baby ducks, and quail.

All of the rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The living spaces accommodate a LOT of people. The kitchen has every gadget and a gourmet feel. The long island made the kitchen a favorite gathering place – the cook was never alone. Even played music from our iphone.

Thank you, Jo and Skip, for sharing your beautiful home with us. We can't wait to go back and swim in your new pool this summer!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Chili's in Brenham
Car: necessary

Close to Brenham, Round Top, Chappel Hill, Warrenton, and a pleasant drive to Austin or College Station.

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Availability & Rates

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Brenham Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 8 2014 - Sep 9 2014
2 night minimum stay
$369
From
$549
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$549
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$340
From
$510
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Credit Cards Accepted - Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out 11:00 am
-No Smoking & No Hunting allowed on property
-No Lifeguard on Duty
-Not responsible for accidents
-Tenants are advised to be careful of all hazards of rural living, which may be different from what they are accustomed to. All wildlife can be dangerous.
Rental Rates higher during Summer, Antiques Week, Holidays.
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Amenities

Brenham Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Mobile Phone
  • Local Maps
  • PC
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Grill
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Luxury Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Luxury bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower.
  • All bathrooms have one bar of dove soap, toilet paper, plush towels, a hairdryer, and hand soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Wildflower Suite - 1 king , Private bath
    Master French Country Suite - 1 king , Sitting Area, Views, Large and comfy.
    Upstairs Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 1 queen
    Bluebonnet Suite - 1 king , Private bath
  • Sleeper Sofa in Sunroom
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Video Library
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Child's Swing
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
We will do our very best to make your stay as happy and relaxing as we can. We reserve the right to refuse entrance to anyone.

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