HILL COUNTRY HOME ON 95 ACRES WITH BEAUTIFUL CREEK AND TRAILS

John McFarlane

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HILL COUNTRY HOME ON 95 ACRES WITH BEAUTIFUL CREEK AND TRAILS

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Spicewood Estate Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 baths, double garage, sleeps 12-14, parking for boat trailer

CreekSide House is on a picturesque 95 Acre Property with a spring-fed Creek that feeds into the Pedernales River a short stroll away. Just across the creek is a large covered pavilion that makes a great picnic area. Due to the drought, there are few public access boat ramps on Lake Travis, but there is wading in the river. 95 Acres of open space are available for you to meander on the cedar chip-lined trails, including Woodlands and Meadow areas. This is a great spot for Bird Watching, Hiking, or just Relaxing.

Indoors: The CreekSide home was completely renovated in 2009 creating a spacious Great Room adjacent to a Large Kitchen with all New Appliances, Granite Top Counters, and Satillo tile floors. There are also small appliances, such as a Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker, Toaster Oven, Blender, and George Foreman Grill. The Dining Table seats up to 12 people. Upstairs, is a unique Africa motif Bedroom and Bathroom that opens out onto an Outdoor Deck which looks down to the creek.

Free Cable TV and WiFi Internet are both available.

Outside: At the front of the house is a large rock-surfaced porch. The back porch is a great place to relax in the porch swing or fix BBQ on the grill.

Our guests enjoy relaxing on the porch, hiking the walking trails, and visiting nearby attractions. There are a number of vineyards in the area that welcome guests for wine tastings or just browsing. There are also nearby adventure experiences, from ziplining at Cedar Creek Canopy Tours to going swimming in natural pools such as Hamilton's Pool or Krause Springs.

You are only 45 minutes from downtown Austin, with attractions such as Austin City Limits, Sixth Street, South by Southwest, Travis County Expo Center, and the latest F-1 track - the Circuit of the Americas just beyond downtown.

If you love this place, but need additional space, check out our other house on the property at Homeaway.com/373762

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
John McFarlane (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About John McFarlane

We have lived in Austin since 1976 having learned to love it as students at The University of Texas. John is a retired ENT doctor and Suzanne is a retired counselor. We enjoy the outdoors and learning about native plants and animals. We try to apply what we learn in the places where we live.

John McFarlane purchased this estate in 2007

Why John McFarlane chose Spicewood

The creek was what grabbed us and made us say, 'This is where we want to be!' Central Texas was in a drought at the time and this was the only property that we looked at the actually had running water on it. In spite of the current drought our creek has continued to run while the River has dried up and Lake Travis continues to drop. As a result, there is still plenty of wildlife to be observed if you care to take the time.

What makes this estate unique

We have opened up multiple cedar chip lined trails through the wooded areas of the property and have made pathways in the large meadow area for a varied, picturesque pathway through the property.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Hill Country Home On 95 Acres With Beautiful Creek And Trails
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5

This place is amazing! Plenty of room. Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
Awesome place, with tons of trails to explore. Wildlife everywhere. We have already recommended to other friends. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Wonderful H ouse for Family Gathering.

  • 5 of 5
We needed a last minute vacation rental to house our family "camping trip" because some of our "littles" had been ill and could not risk the heat camping in tents.
The owner went above and beyond normal courtesy to make sure the the house was available in time for our arrival.
Tammie was the caretaker on site that greeted us and provided us with the little things that made our visit comfortable.
The house was spacious with plenty of sleeping space and the kitchen was large enough for group cooking and gathering. We have nine "littles" in our multi-family gathering and there was plenty acreage with property for them to ride their bikes, explore the historical sites, build a "tent-fort", water balloon games, and picnic. We also took a day trip for them to swim at one of the local springs.
Thank you for the extra care you provided for our group . We had a wonderful stay and hope to visit again.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntsville, TX
5

Creek Side House

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful annual family vacation. The house was very well equipped and the caretakers were very attentive. They filled our every request. The 11 of us had plenty of room in the house and enjoyed rooming the 95 acres and all the trails.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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sisters outing

  • 5 of 5
This was my families first sisters and daughters outing. We had a blast. The house is amazing, plenty of room for 10 females. We loved the walking trails. We spent a lot of time just sitting on the back patio telling stories and with the river just a few feet away it was very peaceful. Tammie was very helpful and friendly. We zip lined at Canopy Tours. Highly recommend them, it was amazing. Will defently consider renting this house again if we are back down this way.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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FABULOUS FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
Property was everything it was advertised to be. David and Tammy the property managers were there if anything was needed and were very attentive. Home was extremely comfortable, clean and well decorated. The 95 acres was a plus especially having younger children there. They loved exploring and hiking around. Having so much open space to look at and wander around was a definite plus. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone heading down Austin way.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Spacious, Clean, and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
We selected this property as out home away from home for our daughter's vineyard wedding. The house was perfect for the four generations of our extended family, with plenty of privacy even when we were all homebound during the two days of torrential rain that the Hill Country so badly needed. The on site staff was terrific in caring for our needs. The kitchen was phenomenal, making entertaining the bridesmaids and close family and friends a breeze. In fact, the suite upstairs was a perfect place for the bridesmaids to meet and have their hair done. I chose this property because I knew we would need bathroom availability for the wedding and because the owner was so responsive to our wedding-related requests. This was a perfect choice for our family.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Poodie's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Willie Nelson's
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 71
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lee's Almost by the Lake
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Travis
Car: recommended

Spicewood, Pedernales River, Pace Bend Park, Lake Travis, Hill Country, Texas, USA (Off Hwy 71 Approx. 35 Miles West of Austin.)

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,820
$3,360
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Groups with 12 or more guests add $50.00 per night
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Amenities

Amenities

Spicewood Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom #2 is off of the master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep number mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs: easy-out futon double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , easy-out futon double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , This is the bunkroom. The double is a 3/4 size antique frame
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Internet service is available. Bring your own laptop, tablet, etc.
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