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GREAT GETAWAY IN THE HEART OF THE NEW NAPA

Mary Pat

Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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GREAT GETAWAY IN THE HEART OF THE NEW NAPA

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Johnson City Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse sleeps up to 9 plus bunkhouse that sleeps 9+

Whether you are craving an escape from the city and reconnecting with nature or a great place to explore all theTexas Hill Country has to offer, you'll find it here at Rancho de Vida. The relaxing starts when you turn your car into the gate. This 100-year-old house has been lovingly restored and burnished into a wonderful gathering place for friends & family. Texas Hill Country meets shabby chic in the shadow of a 400-year-old oak in the backyard. Dine under the canopy of the lighted oak, enjoy a campfire and gazing at the stars. Hike the property's bluffs and creek beds, float in the limestone bottom seasonal creek, take in the sunshine from the hammock, tree swings and treehouse. Beautiful hill top area with an arbor and hay bale couchn. Take in the views across the valley and toast each sunset. There's even a stage for kids to do skits or hone their chops for the big time.

Rancho de Vida is located right in the middle of the New Napa---at least a dozen wineries are in a 20 minute drive. Historic Fredericksburg is a short drive, as is Luckenbach if you want to do some boot scootin'. Two state parks, both with water for swimming, and the LBJ National Park and the Western White House are within 15 minutes. Explore the parklike setting of bluffs and creek beds on our 67-acres and bike the quiet backroads that surround the property.

Main house 1st floor kitchen-dining room, living room, master bedroom and bath. 2nd floor 2 bedrooms and 1/2 bath. 1 bedroom as 2 full size beds and 2nd bedroom 1 full size bed .

Air conditioned bunkhouse is optional (additional $150-$175) & sleeps 9---perfect for kids. Great new bath house adjoins with two showers, two toilets, a sink and plenty of getting ready for a hill country night out room.

Ranch location & local attractions: Austin- 1 hour away

San Antonio-1 hour away

Johnson City--10 minutes

Luckenbach-15 minutes

Marble Falls -boating & golf-- 20 minutes

Enchanted Rock & Pedernales State Park-hiking 15 to 20 minutes

Fredericksburg festivals & shopping--20 minutes

Texas Hill Country Wine Trail---10 minutes

LBJ National Historical Park--10 minutes

Benini Studio and Sculpture Ranch--3 minutes (2 miles)

Wine Tasting Tours: We are smack dab in the middle of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. There are nearly a dozen wineries within 30 minutes of Rancho de Vida. Let us assist you in scheduling your wine country tour---limo services are available for you and your group.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mary Pat (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english, spanish

About Mary Pat

I took an aptitude test at the age of 20 and it said I'd be good in advertising or agriculture. I have checked the advertising box as the owner of an Austin ad agency for almost 20 years now and have loved getting in touch with my agriculture roots more recently with the purchase of Rancho de Vida. It's been a great place to get away from it all, bring people together, enjoy the therapy of manual labor and the restorative power of Momma Nature.

Mary Pat purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Mary Pat chose Johnson City

About 10 years ago I went to a retreat where we talked about getting back on track with goals and pursuing your dreams. One of the exercises was to write your obituary. I'd been thinking about it a bit as I had just finished chemo for breast cancer when I was 44. I wrote this obit almost joyfully, describing how I had a special place in the country where friends and family could gather, listen to music, eat great meals and enjoy being out in nature and dancing under the Texas stars. Later, I shared with a couple of friends and forgot about it. Several years went by and then one of my friends, a real estate broker, said 'I found your place.' I'd forgotten about the obit and the description of my ranch-a-rita. Well, fell in love with the place at first site. Friends and family have gathered there and created some great memories. Just coming over the rise to the entrance of the ranch, my blood pressure lowers and the connection to nature takes over. Life becomes simpler and more beautiful. The giant oak tree right outside the house, is a place where people gather under for meals and draw strength from that big, wise oak. It's estimated to be 300 to 400 years old. There are lights in the tree and a bird cage 'chandelier' over the table. Life is good. And it brings me happiness to share with others.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The land is very varied over it's 67 acres. There's a hill top with forever views looking north west, a rocky ravine, seasonal creek that has a great limestone bottom swimming hole and waterfalls when it's running, beautiful hayfields, oaks and wildflowers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a fabulous time! Every single person loved the property, and I would say there's a very good chance we'll make a return trip, for a girls trip, guys trip, or gathering with all the kids. :-) I will admit, I was a little concerned about the room temperatures, given the wall units and how hot it was supposed to be (and how wimpy guys can be about that kind of thing), but after the first night, most complained of it being too cold! :-)



I'm so happy we found your property...it really is something special. I hope I'm able to get out there for a return trip...with the Friday and Saturday activities, rain, and then getting sick, I didn't even get a chance to go up to the overlook. I heard it was breathtaking! Thanks again!
Sep 2014
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Great getaway in the heart of the new Napa
average rating of 4.909091 based on 36 reviews
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Great getaway in the heart of the new Napa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358343
-+ 1-512-775-9227
Johnson City Texas Hill Country
Fort Worth, TX
5

amazing place for bachelorette party

  • 5 of 5
We comfortably slept 19 people here for a bachelorette party this past weekend, it was amazing. guest house with bunk beds was super adorable, easily fit 11 in there as well as another 9 inside the main house. The location was just far enough but not too far away. Spent all day Saturday at the wineries in Fredricksburg, and the other nights out by a camp fire or around the large dining room table sharing stories. I would definitely recommend for a girls weekend.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Samantha,

So glad you girls had a good time! Hope the wedding is extra special and come back and see us soon.

Best,

MP
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Great getaway in the heart of the new Napa
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Johnson City Texas Hill Country
4

Great!

  • 4 of 5
Great - neat place!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway in the heart of the new Napa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358343
-+ 1-512-775-9227
Johnson City Texas Hill Country
Singapore
5

Yes, Heaven on Earth...Mary Pat = la angel

  • 5 of 5
Rancho de Vida is a mystical place in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. With 14 of us converging for Thanksgiving it was the perfect venue for everyone. We aged from 10 years to 86 + dogs and we all found peace and personal space with all the togetherness here! From the moment we came through the gate, I knew this was hallowed ground. There is something so special about the light and the love you feel here. A lot of this has to due with MP- Mary Pat's sense of style, her eye for details, and simplistic beauty. The bunk house was perfect for the sisters and the nieces and nephews, Dad took the sunroom, Mom and upstairs bedroom, the boys upstairs, and on couches, Jim & I commanded the awesome front bedroom w/ real century plant...so cool.The kitchen accommodated all of our cooking and chaos in preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 14, and MP has every tool and utensil you can imagine! The fire pit was wonderful on 30 degree nights for smores and campfire stories! Sadly we had to cancel our horse riding with Helen who was to bring over 8 mounts due to cold weather. We hiked to the creek more than once, found a treasure trove of fossils in the outcrop, and took in the view from the scenic hilltop more than once. Sunsets and sunrises were spectacular, especially the morning we were fogged in. The light is ethereal here, and the opportunities for photos are unending. The majestic oaks must have seen so much over their 400 years, they grace the property like grand guardians. There are so many special touches. You can sense MP's spirituality, and her sense of humor as well as her homage to all things Texas. We are talking about an Easter trip next year, but I better book now! This property will not be a best kept secret forever, those that know it know its magical draw, and become repeat visitors...it is truly like coming home. Mary Pat, thank you for your communications, your attention to detail, and all the amenities that make this destination so very special.Loved the swing, the showers, the bunkhouse and "big house", the outdoor seating, and indoor seating- great for cards, games and clay projects! The kids all absolutely felt free and it was nice to not see I-phones as the usual appendages! We will be back, and though there are so many close great places: Fred, Enchanted, LBJ Ranch, we were content only leaving to go see the lights in Johnson City- a must during the holiday! Thank you thank you thank you! Muchisimas gracias por todo.
LOVE and highest regards
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway in the heart of the new Napa
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Johnson City Texas Hill Country
5

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
We have rented Rancho De Vida for the past two years for a reunion and we plan on returning every year for a long time! The charm of this place warms your heart. It's clean and has everything you could need. The new additions in the bunkhouse, with adding two showers and toilets, has made it more functional and comfortable. The outdoor space lends itself to making great memories with the hammock, fire pit, lights strung up in the beautiful oak tree, and views. The pictures do not do this place justice! The owner is easy to work with and makes the process pain free. I'm looking forward to our next stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway in the heart of the new Napa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358343
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Johnson City Texas Hill Country
5

Beautiful, relaxing space

  • 5 of 5
This property is located in a beautiful hill country area. MP has exquisite taste and the decor shows it. But she also accomplish what many rentals can't: make it feel like home. We were so comfortable the whole weekend that it felt like we never left our own home. It's close enough to different towns if you feel like mingling but it's also secluded enough to have silence and peace.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway in the heart of the new Napa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358343
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Johnson City Texas Hill Country
5

Perfect destination for all ages, peaceful & fun !

Perfect destination for all ages, peaceful & fun !
  • 5 of 5
First impression is old farmhouse however inside the house is incredibly creative, whimsical and comfortable. Inviting to visitors and perfect destivnation for children and older visitors. Outdoor space gives the property a peaceful visiting spot, play house for kids. The bunkhouse is coveted place for families and teenagers that prefer a safe place to be roudy ! We visited wineries, Echanted Rock, Fredericksburg and stores close by. This is perfectly located feeling peacefully away but realistically nothing is too far out to grab if you need it ! Pure heaven and always planning our return !
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Pedernales Falls State Park
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center
Texas Hills Vineyard
El Charro Restaurant
"Our go-to Mex restaurant in Johnson City. BYOB and try their gorditas! Great prices, too. "
Pecan Street Brewing
"Great beers brewed on site. Food is yummy, TVs at bar for sports watching and big indoor be..."
Texas Hills Vineyard
"Good wines."
Pieces of the Past
"Great antique shopping here---lots of architectural antiques for your remodeling project, ya..."
Becker Vineyards
"Probably the best wines from this area. Pretty place, buy some lavender while you are there. "
William Chris Vineyards
Grape Creek Vineyards
Flat Creek Estate
"Very pretty winery."
Hye Meadow Winery
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
San Antonio Airport & Austin Bergstrom
Car: necessary

Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, world class golf, antiques, biking, hiking, shopping, festivals, lakes, rivers, Enchanted Rock, Fredericksburg, Blanco and Luckenbach, Texas within20 minute drive, wine tasting, star gazing, Hill Country views, art & music.

Other Activities: Museums, festivals, live music, golf, water sports 20 minutes away

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Johnson City Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes $325 to $500
Add the air conditioned/heated bunk house that sleeps 9---4 XL bunk beds and one swing sofa/bed for $150 - $175 per night.
Bath house adjacent to bunkhouse---two toilets, two showers and a sink. An outdoor shower, too, for enjoying the stars while bathing.

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A refundable $250 security deposit is collected at time of booking for property damages.
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Amenities

Amenities

Johnson City Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Farmhouse bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower attachment on antique claw foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs bathroom in farmhouse has toilet and sink
    Bunkhouse Bath house - Brand new cute addition has two showers and two toilets
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Enjoy a shower under the stars.
    Bunkhouse Bathhouse - toilet , shower , 2 showers & 2 toilets in the bunkhouse bath house
  • Claw foot tub in downstairs full bathroom with shower attachment. Upstairs half bath has sink and toilet. Bunkhouse has bath house with two showers and two toilets. New bath house adjacent to bunkhouse features two roomy showers, two toilets and a sink. Lots of room for changing and getting ready for a night out. Rustic outdoor shower behind pump house. Shower under the stars is a great experience. Bunk house also has 2 seater outhouse. Great for pictures!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Cowgirl Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Upstairs
    Sunroom Day Bed - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Red Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs
    Optional Bunkhouse - 9 twin/ single , Across the yard from the farmhouse with bath house.
  • Two booking options ! Rent the main house only that sleeps up to 9 in beds. Larger Group or need more room ? Add the bunkhouse that sleeps 7. Bunkhouse is air conditioned and has heating, with a refrigerator, 2 bunk beds, sofa and King-sized waterbed that sleeps up to 3. (My kids always fight over who gets to sleep on the waterbed--they love it). Pool /Ping Pong table. Brand new cute bath house adjoins the bunkhouse and has two showers, two toilets and a sink.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Small well behaved dogs allowed on 1st floor of main house and bunk house only. We keep our upstairs pet free for our guests with allergies or asthma.

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