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Secluded Country getaway with Pool/Hot Tub on 15 Acres Close to Smithville

Cathy Meek

Member 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

Member since: 2011
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2015
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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

Smithville Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Home (sleeps 10 in beds, double occupancy)

Take your boots off, set a spell, and enjoy country life at its best. Enjoy breakfast on the back 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 fire pit.

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 ample privacy while visiting. The 'Lone Star' is the rental home. Guests have sole use of the pool, hot tub, outdoor grills, fire pit, utility room 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 great room also has a double size futon, and twin bed. The home sleeps 10 in beds (double occupancy.) 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 is for tenants' use. It also has a separate door to the backyard 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)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2015

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 3 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 and relax at the the large firepit adjacent to the screen porch, 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:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 13 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 13 reviews
5

Beautiful new home in the country

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic! We had everything we needed and more. The house is surrounded by idyllic countryside, wildflowers, horses, etc. The house itself appears to be completely new and upscale. We loved it and will be back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Cathy was a great host and the property was exactly what we needed. My cycling team needed a place to stay during our 2 day ride and this was just what the Dr ordered. Cathy helped us arrange massages for the team. The hot tub helped with our aching muscles. Cathy gathered eggs from her hens so that we had fresh eggs for breakfast. The property is great. Plenty of room for all of us and far off the beaten path enough to just sit back and relax.

There is a trunk full of VHS tapes upstairs as well as a VHs player. There is a DVD downstairs in the main room and she has DirecTV wired in the house so you can stay connected to the outside world.

Kitchen had plenty of amenities and plenty of space to cook for the 6 in our party.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental is perfect for a family vacation. The owner is very personable and professional. Although the duplex adjoins the owners home, they are very respectful of your privacy. The entire place is beautiful and well maintained. We had 4 kids under age 8 that were completely entertained during our entire stay. We ventured into nearby Bastrop and Austin for a day, but honestly the kids just begged to go back and hang out at the house. The atmosphere was very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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
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
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

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

From $175 Per night

Smithville Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$175
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$250
Fri,Sat
$1,274
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
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 10 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

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
  • Two and 1/2 bath. 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 and twin bed 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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