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Be Inspired in This Light Filled Artist's Studio!

Owner Sheron Scurlock

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Owner Sheron Scurlock

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015
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Be Inspired in This Light Filled Artist's Studio!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Georgetown House Rental Photos and Description

1 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. As you leave the hustle and bustle of Austin you will literally feel your stress and cares melt away as you drive down the country lane to the house. Watch the horses and goats as they graze in the top pasture, watch the bird activity from the beautiful outdoor seating area with hill country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river.

Deep in the heart of Texas, this was the art studio for famed TX landscape artist, C. P. Montague and was designed around centuries old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock picked up at the river on the property.

Georgetown is only a 10 minute drive away and you can stroll around one of the most beautiful town squares in Texas, eat in one of the many fine restaurants we have been blessed with, or attend one of the many festivals held on the square throughout the year.

Pick up a brochure from the Visitor's Center on the square and go on a self-guided walking tour of the historic home and business section of Georgetown and see many beautifully restored Victorian homes and read the stories behind them.

Austin is a 30 minute drive away, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds staying at Scurlock Farms.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Owner Sheron Scurlock (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About Owner Sheron Scurlock

Owners are the family of renowned Texas landscape artist C.P. Montague. The Studio has been lovingly restored to preserve her legacy. See the rock ledge by the front door with the black lettered sign for The Palette Pad, the artist's name for her work area.

We also live on the farm, about 1/3 mile down the country lane. We have raised our family here, and our grandchildren have been raised on the farm. We absolutely love it and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy this piece of earth. We look forward to sharing it with our guests.

Owner Sheron Scurlock purchased this house in 1970

Why Owner Sheron Scurlock chose Georgetown

Dan has retired and I am seriously thinking about retirement. We own a small business providing required continuting education for insurance agents in TX. It is basically a business I can run by telephone and the post office, so it is great to office at home. I am also still involved with an insurance company and do company training for them, so that does involve some occasional travel. Luckily my son and his family also live on the farm so they are able to care for and watch out for things when we are gone.

I grew up on a farm in Rockdale TX and could not wait to get away from the farm when I graduated. Dan was raised in town.

When my parents offered all of their children a home spot on the farm, Dan and I were the only ones that took them up on it. By then, I couldn't wait to get out of Austin and back to a farm!

Dan's Mom was concerned about him living in the country, as he never had, but he has become a true country boy.

David is his right-hand man and they enjoy doing farm chores together. The past couple of years have really been interesting.

In April, 2009 a tornado literally blew away our 'new' 72' barn. They spent the next year building another barn - this time a red barn, which I had always wanted.

September, 2010 we had a major flood which wiped out 1/2 mile fence along the river and washed up mountains of debris against trees in the bottom. We have bulldozed, planted grass and Dan and David are have almost finished putting in 1/2 mile of pipe fence.

Last year we had chickens but our neighbors dog killed them all for sport. Since then, I got a Great Pyreneese pup and he will guard the next batch of chickens we get. A friend called and has some baby chicks to give away, and I think we will take them. We'll have to make sure Jack knows to guard and not chase them!

Jack may greet you when you arrive at the farm. He is friendly and loves people and looks like a fuzzy white bear.

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 65 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.8615384 based on 65 reviews
3

Palette Pad in the country

  • 3 of 5

We spent a restful (although wet) 3 days at the Palette Pad in May 2015. The place is restful and quiet and the owners are welcoming (especially the freshly baked muffins). The place is small (especially the bed) and the furniture is a little on the 'soft' side. I think it would be helpful if the furniture was arranged differently so that the bed doesn't feel like you're in a "Green Acres" episode. The property is kept really clean and the access to Georgetown is convenient. One other thing, since it is a studio the bathroom and especially the shower are quite small. Overall we had a good time (in spite of the rain), but it might be better suited for solo travel due to it's size.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know your stay would have been much better had the weather been more cooperative. I am sorry you felt the bed was small, but it is a standard queen bed. The vast majority of our guests have been couples celebrating special occasions or time getting away to relax. By the reviews, they all have loved The Palette Pad at Scurlock Farms, which is a working farm.
5

Texas Treasure

  • 5 of 5

The Pallette Pad is the perfect location for exploring the Texas Hill Country. We made forays to Georgetown, Fredricksburg, Austin, Round Lake, Colorado Bend State Park and Sun City. We golfed, hiked, shopped, dined, fed goats, hunted for fossils and relics and relaxed! Dan and Sheron are great hosts and terrific people - very helpful and most interesting. Sheron shared the legacy of the Scurlock Farms and of course, C.P. Montague. What a beautiful setting along the San Gabriel River and rich history. Many thanks to our hosts for making our trip extra special - we look forward to our return.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Scurlock Farms! I love sharing the history of the farm and showing guests around the farm. We are fortunate to live in the center of an area with so many day trip opportunities and a beautiful small town with it's many attractions. We would love to have you visit again from Iowa!
5

Perfect little getaway with scenic charm!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our stay, especially being able to take along our two little dogs. They loved exploring the country and visiting the goats. We also loved Georgetown and hiking around the lake. They cabin is beyond stocked with and Sheron's muffins were fabulous treat! Thanks again for sharing this charmer.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you got to enjoy some activities in the area with the farm as your home base. The blue bonnets are really coming out now and will be thick in a week or so. We were gone for 10 days over spring break and came back and everything is lush green! We would love to have you for another weekend get-away, along with your dogs, who are always welcome.
5

Serene artists studio

  • 5 of 5

This little house was perfect for my husband and I for new years! It was cozy and warm and the scenery outside was beautiful. The weather turned very cold so we could not explore or take hikes like we wanted to, but we still saw the pretty town square. Grape creek vineyards, 600 degrees, and the hollow were all located there and had excellent wine/food. We also really enjoyed monument cafe, one of the recommendations from our host. All in all a wonderful stay, and we would definitely think of coming back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Georgetown is blessed to have such a beautiful town square, named "The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas"! I'm glad you got to enjoy several things around the square. The Monument is one of our favorites and many guests have enjoyed it as well. Come again in the spring when the farm is covered with wildflowers and do your hiking and exploring!
5

Wonderfully Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this cozy home with fabulous views. The wood fireplace was just what we needed to snuggle in after busy days visiting family. Loved our time in the country! We would like to come back!! Thanks for the great muffins! Sally and Dave

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am just sorry that I didn't get to meet you! Guests really enjoy the view out the wall of windows and the fireplace in the fall and winter! Guests enjoy the peace and tranquility of being in the country, yet being very close to town and Sun City. Look forward to having you back when visiting your dad again!
5

Relaxing Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I stayed the weekend here and it was wonderful! We did nothing except relax and enjoy the view. The blueberry muffins Sheron baked were delicious! Looking forward to relaxing here again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad Scurlock Farms provided a quiet, relaxing spot for you and your mother to meet. It was a pleasure meeting both of you. We would love to have you return again in the spring and see the many wildflowers that flourish on the farm.

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Bergrstrom International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Snuffies
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Southwestern University
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 29 or FM 1660
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chilis, Monument, Wildfire, Dos Salsa
Car: necessary

The Studio is on a working farm with 1+ miles of river frontage, with lots of hiking, fossils, fishing and great birding opportunities. The farm was a camp ground for Tonkawa Indians so many arrowheads have been found. Within minutes of many golf courses, Lake Georgetown, and miles of hiking trails in Georgetown and around the lake. Georgetown has excellent theater production at The Palace Theatre, InnerSpace Caverns, Blue Hole swimming/hiking area just off the downtown square, two local wineries with tours and tastings. Only 12 minutes from Southwestern University and 15 minutes from Round Rock Premium Outlets. We are only 30 minutes from Austin with its music festivals, UT, and 6th Street activities.

Other Activities: Pick up pecans, hunt the hillsides for arrowheads, birding, walk to the San Gabriel river, 1/2 mile of San Gabriel River frontage on the property.

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Rates & Availability

From $148 Per night

Georgetown House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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Aug 25 2014 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$148
$888
$2,664
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$148
$888
$2,664
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.00
Cleaning fee $50.00
Notes $137 nt
$137 night

1 free night with a 7 night stay
Weekly Rate:$822.00 (pay for only 6 nights)

Free week with a 4 week stay $2466 month

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Amenities

Georgetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 497 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Luxury towels
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Very comfortable queen with crisp linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Air conditioning, heat, CD player/radio, boardgames, playing cards, books, magazines, coffee maker, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, muffins, and fresh fruit provided; hair dryer, iron and ironing board, bedside reading lamp, outdoor seating/dining area with chimenea and Weber grill, rocking chairs and bench overlooking river bottom

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