WATERFRONT ESTATE NEAR LAKE TRAVIS ON 95 ACRES

John McFarlane

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WATERFRONT ESTATE NEAR LAKE TRAVIS ON 95 ACRES

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3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, 2 baths, large porch with river view, sleeps 8-10

The RiverPlace home is located on a picturesque 95 acre property with a wonderful waterfront view of the Pedernales River. To one side of the house is a spring-fed creek that feeds into the river. Just across the creek is a large covered pavilion that makes a great picnic area. Our dock located where the creek joins the river is currently on dry land due to the drought. A short drive away, Lake Travis awaits you at Pace Bend Park, one of the largest Texas Parks and Wildlife parks. Our property consists of a 40 acre meadow and 40 acres of wooded terrain. The House is located in the wooded area, which is criss-crossed with walking paths. The RiverPlace Home is part of a small complex with another vacation home and the caretaker's cottage. While the property is adjacent to a small neighborhood, the property is exclusively for the use of our guests, and on rare occasion, my family

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 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/366520.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is Texas Highland Lakes at its best!! These two Lake Travis homes have

a different view and flavor--one lake front, the other secreted along the

creek--but both share the best of lake fun and a quiet nature get-away.

This 95 acres of spring fed lakefront Texas hill country still has convenient

access to all Austin has to offer. The wrap-around porches are a perfect

set up for catching up with family and friends. The two houses are

furnished like homes--somehow you feel at home as soon as you walk in. My

favorite: a 1.5 mile hiking trail that winds through dense thicket, a spring

and open country giving glimpses of Texas' best wildlife and fauna.
Jul 2010
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John McFarlane

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We are both Texans by birth, and we love the beauty of the Hill Country. John is a retired ENT doctor and Suzanne is a retired family therapist. We have lived in Austin since 1976.

John McFarlane purchased this estate in 2007

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.

Staying with us is like having your own, private vacation home in a large park with ample opportunity to hike the trails and observe nature up close and personal. Urban amenities are not far away (15 minutes to Hill Country Galleria in Bee Caves), but you feel like you are really in the country.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Waterfront Estate near Lake Travis on 95 Acres
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews
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Waterfront Estate near Lake Travis on 95 Acres
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Spicewood Lake Travis
5

A GREAT, QUIET COUNTRY SPOT

  • 5 of 5
We'd rented the property for a weekend vacation coming down from DFW. Coming in, we were looking for a quiet weekend to relax and it suited us perfectly. The property accommodated the six of us very well.

The interior was comfortable and clean. The kitchen included everything we needed to cook and prepare our meals. The bathrooms were clean and included plenty of clean towels. We stayed in the master bedroom and the bed was soft, pillowy heaven. The living room area is open and a good place to sit around and converse.

Moving outside, we loved the wrap around patio. We spent a good part of the weekend outside talking at the tables and on the chair swing. The river was down (as it has been everywhere lately) but not low enough to prevent boaters from buzzing by every once in a while.

One pleasant surprise was the walking trail that leads from the house adjacent to the creek running into the Pedernales. Much of the path was manicured impressively well and lead back through trees and eventually to the neighboring property. Very, very peaceful.

Outside of that, there is shopping and groceries easily available about 15 minutes away in Bee Cave. We hadn't planned on going to the Lake, but if we had, it would have been an easy. Also (Willie Nelson's) Pedernales Country Club is right around the corner.

We all enjoyed our stay very much and would come back in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your enjoyment of the property and its surroundings. JMcF
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RELAXING RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have been looking for a great spot for all of our family to get together for holidays. This is it! We all loved it so much! Plenty of space for all of us. The property owners really think of everything. All of the ammenities were provided down to the bug spray if you want to stroll through the woods. The website does't mention the pomegranate trees right off the porch. My husband enjoyed fishing all weekend, and I stayed on the porch and in the kitchen. We'll be back for sure! Thanks again! The Price's
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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LIVED ON THE PORCH

  • 5 of 5
This home has a wraparound porch overlooking the dry river bed that should be the Pedernales. It rained and was still an inviting place to be and entertain friends. The care takers were very accommodating
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront Estate near Lake Travis on 95 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p373762
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Spicewood Lake Travis
Milan/Houston
5

LIVED ON THE PORCH

  • 5 of 5
This home has a wraparound porch overlooking the dry river bed that should be the Pedernales. It rained and was still an inviting place to be and entertain friends. The care takers were very accommodating
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront Estate near Lake Travis on 95 Acres
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Spicewood Lake Travis
5

AWESOME STAY

  • 5 of 5
My Husband and I and Family rented this Property to have some family time with our Son who is station at fort hood, and daughter and 5 month old grandson.
We had 9 of us there and it was very roomy. The master bed room bed was heaven, never slept in anything quit like it slept like a baby. Kitchen was big and had everything we needed, Living room was very roomy. Our favorite was the wrap around porch with swing and lots of tables and chairs we spent most of our time there. Even though the river was dry up we had a great view of nature, cows, deer, birds. It rained a couple of days we were there and got to see the river come back to life that was awesome.
The care takers of the property Dave and Tammie were great, very helpful and great people, and if we need anything they were on it.
Our vacation was the best ever to spend time with love ones.
Would come back in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE AND EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Several of us rented this house from John at the beginning of August. It was a wonderful place to stay. The area that it is located in is nice and private, with good scenery.

We were able to get to the park and swim in a short amount of time, and driving into downtown Austin was also very reasonable. The groundskeepers were very helpful and super nice. It was a very pleasurable experience overall. No surprises. I would definitely recommend staying here, and will likely do it again.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Austin
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 71 and RR 2322
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Angel's
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Briarcliff Marina
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Willie Nelson's
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lakehouse Cafe
Car: necessary

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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Spicewood Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
winter
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$310
Fri,Sat
$1,470
$2,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,610
$3,150
 

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Notes quotes will show sales tax of 6%
property damage insurance may be purchased in lieu of refundable deposit
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Amenities

Spicewood Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , day bd+trundle
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • playground
  • pond
  • churches
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
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