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SECLUDED COUNTRY GETAWAY WITH POOL/HOT TUB ON 15 ACRES CLOSE TO SMITHVILLE

Cathy Meek

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Cathy Meek

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2014
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SECLUDED COUNTRY GETAWAY WITH POOL/HOT TUB ON 15 ACRES CLOSE TO SMITHVILLE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Smithville Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Home (sleeps 8 in beds, 2 persons per Queen and Double beds)

Take your boots off, set a spell, and enjoy country life at its best. Enjoy breakfast on the screen porch with coffee and organic eggs provided by the resident hens, then sit by the pool with the peaceful sound of the pool's waterfall. At night, a million stars and s'mores await at the campfire.

The structure shown in the photos is a 4400 square foot, two-story country ranch duplex with two full, separate homes. The property owner occupies one of the homes but has a separate entrance and parking so guests enjoy total privacy while visiting. The 'Lone Star' is the rental home. Guests have sole use of the pool, hot tub, outdoor grills and grounds when renting. The Lone Star Master suite downstairs features both a queen and double bed, and private bath with a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. The upstairs bedroom has two twin beds and private bath with a shower. The living area provides additional sleeping with a queen sleeper sofa with a comfy, inflatable mattress. The room also has a double size futon. The home sleeps 8 in beds (2 persons per Queen). The kitchen has all-stainless appliances, two sinks, icemaker, filtered water, and is fully stocked with basic essentials, including barware. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace. A large utility with W/D, sink, and half-bath separates the homes, and has a separate door to the pool.

Rocking M Ranch is located outside Smithville, with an easy 25- minute drive to the world of antiquing in Warrenton and Round Top. Austin, 'Live Music Capital of the World' is less than an hour away. After an exciting day in the city, wind down at the Rocking M Ranch. Or better yet, just spend the day lying by the pool, or kayaking, canoeing, or fishing in the nearby Colorado River. Finish the day grilling a steak before unwinding in the hot tub or sitting by the campfire under star-lit skies.

While visiting Smithville, who knows who you will run into with major film stars frequenting our quaint, little town? Regardless, we're sure you'll be glad you visited our area and the Rocking M Ranch.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cathy Meek (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Cathy Meek

Growing up in Austin when it was just a small city, the countryside was just minutes away. Then came Austin sprawl, and crazy traffic! We purchased the land outside Smithville in 2006, and slowly our little slice of heaven evolved into the Rocking M Ranch. These days the property is shared with visitors from all over, along with 5 lazy cats, 2 dogs, and 2 hens. They let me hang around as long as the food bowls are full!

Cathy Meek purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why Cathy Meek chose Smithville

The Rocking M Ranch is located just outside the City of Smithville and is in the heart of Central Texas, and three major cities. It is less than 1 hour from Austin, 2 hours from Houston, and 1 1/2 hours from San Antonio.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Guests here enjoy a morning stroll on the property with coffee, or a glass of wine next to the pool while looking out over a backdrop of wildflowers in spring and summer. At night, roast s'mores at the campfire, or grill under the quiet canvas of a million stars overhead.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Secluded Country getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Secluded Country getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376956vb
-512-924-9874
Smithville Texas Lakes
5

RELAXATION

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home in the country. We swam during the day and enjoyed the hot tub at night. 30 minute drive for great music at the Bugle Boy. Enjoyed a quiche made from fresh eggs provided by hens on the property. Fed crackers to the neighbor's donkeys and goats. Home is beautifully decorated and located near great times in hill country.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tina,
It was a pleasure having you and your sons visit for Mother's Day weekend. I'm glad you were able to relax and enjoy some down time. I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review of the property and share your experience at the RMR.
Cathy
business
Secluded Country getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376956vb
-512-924-9874
Smithville Texas Lakes
Spring, Tx
5

Mother-Daughters Weekend

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a place to get away and just relax, the Rocking M Ranch is the place. We went for a girls' weekend get-away which included our 84 yr. old mother, who enjoyed putting on her swimsuit and relaxing in the hot tub. It was very peaceful. Cathy, the owner is awesome, you never knew if she was next door or not. A good way to start off your morning is with fresh eggs from Cathy's hens, Penny and Lucy. We will definitely go back.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Secluded Country getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376956vb
-512-924-9874
Smithville Texas Lakes
Magnolia
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5
I hate to even say how great this place is, because I want to keep it a secret! Actually it is such a nice place and the owner couldn't be any better. We've stayed each of the last 3 years and had 3 wonderful experiences. There are lots of animals and it's very kid friendly.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Country getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376956vb
-512-924-9874
Smithville Texas Lakes
5

Can't wait to go back

Can't wait to go back
  • 5 of 5
I take an annual golf trip with a group of 4 guys. We have stayed in the Smithville/Bastrop area for about 5 years now. From the second we pulled off the road and onto the property we knew this would be our favorite. The house is updated and super clean and has all of the amenities we could want (including the fresh eggs from the chickens that roamed the lawn).
We can't wait to go back during the summer months so that we can take advantage of the great pool.
It is only a few minutes off of Highway 71 and outside of Smithville. While it was close to shops and restaurants, we were able to sit outside each night and enjoy some peace and quiet without ever hearing a neighbor or car.
It was perfect.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul,
Thanks for taking the time from your busy day to post the nice review. I'm so glad ya'll enjoyed the property. You were wonderful guests as well. Thanks so much and please do come back!
Thank you!
Cathy
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Secluded Country getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376956vb
-512-924-9874
Smithville Texas Lakes
Conroe Texas
5

Great Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about this place. It was a perfect place for a weekend retreat. Everything was perfect. The house was beautifully decorated, comfortable and cozy. The pool and hot tub added some entertainment for us. We felt like we had found the best place around. Kinda want to keep it to ourselves...haha. The homeowner made us feel right at home and was so very nice to deal with. Can't wait to go back !!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
business
Secluded Country getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p376956vb
-512-924-9874
Smithville Texas Lakes
Thornton, Colorado/Mountain West USA
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
Our experiences were excellent at the Rocking M Ranch! The grounds are groomed with love by Cathy, the owner. The 'country' is preserved and then you find a beautiful pool & hot tub in the back yard. We had dinner by the pool, breakfast in the screened in porch, and thoroughly enjoyed the use of a beautiful kitchen! Plenty of room, privacy, and higher end appointments. We had a perfect girl's getaway & plan to make it a yearly event. We showed up as strangers to the owner, and left as friends. A recent health scare prompted my vacation. All worries, watching the clock, and stress disappeared for the entire week! My favorite part was sitting in the screened sun porch reading & visiting. The hot tub waterfall into the pool made for a most relaxing and care-free ambiance. Thank you for your hospitality, Cathy. It was a remarkable & memorable visit.

We were close enough to Austin to connect with family members & enjoyed a day in San Antonio seeing the Alamo & experiencing the Riverwalk. The best part, though, was returning to the Rocking M and enjoying some gourmet cooking, dining and game playing. Absolutely the perfect girl's getaway!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Buescher State Park
"Buescher State Park, is less than 10 minutes from RMR, is a jewel of Bastrop County. There a..."
Round Top
"Round Top and Warrenton, known as the 'Antique Capital of the World' is a short 25 minute dr..."
Circuit of the Americas
"'Circuit of Americas', home to Formula One racing and top entertainment, is an easy 40-minut..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Huebel's Ice House
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Bastrop
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
TX 95
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pocket's Grill

The City of Smithville, less than a 10-minute drive away, is located in the heart of Central Texas. There you will enjoy unique shopping, dining, and art.

Smithville was named the first Film Friendly Community in Texas by the Texas Film Commission and is home to the movie 'Hope Floats' filmed 10 years ago and starring Sandra Bullock. Numerous other films, including “Tree of Life” starring Brad Pitt, and “Beneath the Darkness” starring Dennis Quaid were shot in and around the area.

In close proximity to Smithville are several public golf courses and the Rocky Hill Ranch bike trails. The Colorado River and Buescher State Park are just minutes away. The City of Bastrop is a short 15-minute drive.

Fabulous antique shopping in Warrenton and Round Top is less than 30 minutes away. There's always something fun going on in nearby Austin. The new Circuit of Americas Racetrack is a short 40-minute drive on back roads; other major Austin venues include SXSW and ACL, UT football games (go Horns!), and frequent bike/fun runs. After a frenzy day of fun in Austin, come home to the Rocking M and enjoy the quiet of the country. What a way to end the day!!!

VISIT CIRCUIT OF AMERICAS NEW STATE OF THE ART VENUE AND HOME TO FORMULA ONE RACING. BACKROADS TAKE YOU THERE IN A QUICK 40-MINUTES, AND WITH NO TRAFFIC!

Buescher State Park is approximately 5 miles away and has beautiful hike and bike trails, fishing, canoeing.

The Colorado River is less than 4 miles away and is great for kayaking or just floating down the river.

Bastrop has a movie theater, opera house, sports bars, bowling, skating rink, great eating places, and shopping as well.

Nearby Cities and Airport

Austin less than one hour away. Houston is approximately 1 1/2 hours away. San Antonio is approximately 1 3/4 hours away. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is 40 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Smithville Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 30 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 26 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,274
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Special events, Christmas, Thanksgiving rates may be higher. Parties of six(6) or more are an add'l $15 per person, per night. (total maximum 8 persons). Check-in 3:00 p.m., check-out 12:00 noon. NOTE: (if back-to-back rentals are not indicated on the calendar, feel free to ask about early check-in or late check-out). Deposit refunded within 3 business days. No pets, please

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Smithville Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Full shower/separate Jacuzzi tub
    Utility half-bath - toilet , Half bath in large utility has toilet sink/extra towels
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath connected to upstairs bedroom
  • 2.5. The half-bath is located in the large utility area, which also has an outside door to the back yard. A convenience for swimmers coming in and out.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Portable baby crib/playpen available
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfy Queen Sleeper Sofa and Double Futon in great room
  • The downstairs master suite has a queen bed and double bed. The upstairs has one bedroom with two twin beds and private bath. Baby Cribs/Portable playpen with pad available. The Queen Lazy Boy sleeper sofa in the great room has an inflatable mattress which is extremely comfortable. The great room also has a comfy double futon for additional sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Consider RMR for your next corporate event, party, family reunion, small wedding.

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