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.
- pets not allowed
- limited accessibility
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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.