LARGE BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY ESTATE WITH 20 MILE VIEWS

Dale Fortenberry Jr.

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LARGE BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY ESTATE WITH 20 MILE VIEWS

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Smithwick Estate Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home. 3000 Sq Ft Deck With 20 Mile Views Of The Hill Country

Escape to Central Texas' hill country in the heart of the highland lakes!

Heart of Texas Ranch is nestled on 55 acres of Hill Country just ten minutes from Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, the City of Marble Falls, and close to all the recreation, shopping and sightseeing that Central Texas is famous for.

Our vacation houses are perfect for family vacations, with enough room to accommodate multiple families or large groups.

The Isaac Millsap House has 5 bedrooms plus 2 'pocket' bedrooms - comfortably sleeping up to 16. It has all the amenities for the ideal vacation, wedding, or corporate retreat. Please enjoy the slide show or virtual tour to see what we mean.

Let us help make your Texas vacation a memorable one.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Dale Fortenberry Jr. (Owner)
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About Dale Fortenberry Jr.

My parents bought this home as their dream retirement home in 1993. After I inherited it, I decided to turn it into the area's premier retreat and wedding venue. We do everything from family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, parties, concerts, you name it.

Dale Fortenberry Jr. purchased this estate in 1993

Why Dale Fortenberry Jr. chose Smithwick

Heart of Texas Ranch is owned by an 8th generation Texan whose ancestor, Isaac Millsap, was the oldest man to die at the Alamo. The vacation homes have been proudly named after Isaac and his wife Mary. When fully developed the ranch will include a winery, wedding chapel and additional accommodations.

The popular Heart of Texas Wine Tours is also operated from the same property taking visitors to tour a selection of the many Hill Country wineries. Ranch house guests enjoy a 10% discount on these wine tours.

Located just minutes away from Hidden Falls Adventure Park, and a short drive from Marble Falls where you can visit historic sites, shop, dine or cool off and fish in Lake Marble Falls. There are public boat ramps to Lake Travis situated between the ranch and Marble Falls and as well as the location being a great spring-board for touring the Hill Country it is conveniently located for exploring all the delights Austin has to offer.

What makes this estate unique

Heart of Texas Ranch is owned by an 8th generation Texan whose ancestor, Isaac Millsap, was the oldest man to die at the Alamo. The vacation homes have been proudly named after Isaac and his wife Mary. When fully developed the ranch will include a winery, wedding chapel and additional accommodations.

The popular Heart of Texas Wine Tours is also operated from the same property taking visitors to tour a selection of the many Hill Country wineries. Ranch house guests enjoy a 10% discount on these wine tours.

Located just minutes away from Hidden Falls Adventure Park, and a short drive from Marble Falls where you can visit historic sites, shop, dine or cool off and fish in Lake Marble Falls. There are public boat ramps to Lake Travis situated between the ranch and Marble Falls and as well as the location being a great spring-board for touring the Hill Country it is conveniently located for exploring all the delights Austin has to offer.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
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Smithwick Lake Travis
5

Great family weekend

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect place for my grandparents 51st anniversary. The deck was huge and beautiful and home was spacious we had children that enjoyed themselves and didn't want to leave. Everyone enjoyed this spacious home it's a home away from home atmosphere, the bedrooms were very very comfortable & the living and kitchen area was perfect. Yes we are planning on going again next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436153vb
-512-755-0937
Smithwick Lake Travis
Houston
4

Great place to throw a party in the Hill Country!

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time at this beautiful Hill Country house. First, the deck is amazing! We had 8 children under five years old, and they had a great time running around the deck. And the adults still could enjoy it and not feel like kids were underfoot. The main living area is spacious and very well laid out and furnished. Great kitchen. The two bedrooms on the first floor are excellent. The upstairs bedrooms, while very nice, are really on top of each other. This worked OK for family, but you would not want to put strangers up in those five bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have openings only through the other bedrooms.

But our family really loved this house. We had 30 people over one evening for dinner (not spending the night) and had tons of room for entertaining. I bet you could fit 100 people easily on the deck and in the living room. This worked perfectly as a family reunion site.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
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-512-755-0937
Smithwick Lake Travis
Daphne AL 36526
5

Picture Perfect Wedding Setting.

  • 5 of 5
We had my daughter's wedding here, it was the most perfect place and more. The big house had a great Bridal room and also enough bedrooms, for the whole bridal party. The deck is very large with the most beautiful views of the Hill Country that took our breath away. The owner has the house stocked very well with all the comforts of home. The owner also made us feel like one of the family. I would recommend this place for a wedding. Everything at this place was top of the line.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436153vb
-512-755-0937
Smithwick Lake Travis
wimberley, tx
5

Hill Country Gem

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful weekend spent at this beautiful property last weekend. Woke every morning to a beautiful sunrise only to escort in the evening with a magnificent sunset. Who could ask for more! What a view from the two porch swings on the expansive back porch and deck. Inside the amenities abound. luxurious beds with top quality soft sheets and fluffy white towels. Celebrated a birthday there and cooked some great meals in the large kitchen. The double ovens made baking biscuits and gravy a snap while having a conversation with the group. Want to go swimming? The lake is just down the road and we had a beach to lounge on all to ourselves! If you're looking for the ultimate hill country retreat this is your place! Can't wait to go back soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436153vb
-512-755-0937
Smithwick Lake Travis
Stephenville, TX
5

Fun Memory Making Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Had so much fun making memories! From grilling, to playing games, to enjoying the porch swings, to driving down the road to the lake to staying up late laughing...we had so much fun! The large house was able to easily accommodate our group. The hilltop scene was beautiful and made for some picture perfect momments. Everything that we needed was there with linens, kitchen supplies, a grill and even board games!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Large Beautiful Hill Country Estate With 20 Mile Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p436153vb
-512-755-0937
Smithwick Lake Travis
North Texas
5

Great Getaway with friends!

  • 5 of 5
We had a mini-reunion with some high school friends (30 years out). This was a wonderful place to do just that. The porch is beautiful and has incredible views. You can see the sun rise and the sun set! The home is well-appointed and attention to detail is apparent. The hosts are very gracious and have much knowledge about the area. I highly recommend this lovely Hill Country escape!
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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Heart of Texas Wine Tours
"512-755-0937 www.heartoftexaswinetours.com"
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Longhorn Cavern State Park
Double Horn Brewing Company
Flat Creek Estate
Russo's Restaurant
Spicewood Vineyards
Tamale King
William Chris Vineyards
Hilmy Cellars - Vineyards, Winery & Tasting Room
Real New Orleans Style Restaurant
Mendelbaum Cellars
Hidden Falls Golf Club
Lakeside Hideaway Cottage B&B on Lake Travis
Hidden Falls Adventure Park
Delaware Springs Municipal Golf Course
The Legends Golf Course
Bella Sera
"New York style pizza. Best in town!"
Blue Lake Golf Club
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Vanishing Texas River Cruise
Texas Legato
Torre Di Pietra
Woodrose Winery
Pedernales Cellars
Texas Hills Vineyard
On The Rocks
"Great Italian food, awesome view!"
Krause Springs
"Cool, clear swimming hole with a peaceful waterfall and plenty of room to sunbathe."
Fiesta Winery
Pillar Bluff Vineyards
Alamo Springs Cafe
Messina Hof Hill Country
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Restorative Skin Care
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Lake Lbj Yacht Club & Marina
"Great place to beat the heat! Fun water slides and inflatables to play on."
Fresh & Fruiti
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Main Street Coffee
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Coopers Bar B Que Restaurant
Just Yakin' Kayaks
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Heart of Texas Wine Tours
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Delaware Springs
Car: necessary

We are right down the street from Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, a great place for hiking and birdwatching. Also just around the corner is an off-road adventure park for for 4 wheelers, motorcycles, etc. Also a hunting ranch, fishing, golf, horseback riding, and much much more.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $800 Per night

Smithwick Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes A three night minimum rental is required for all major holidays and during Spring Break. For wedding rates please discuss with owner.
One half rental due at booking to hold reservation. Remainder due 30 days before check in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Smithwick Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (5), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This bed is the latest design of sleeper from IKEA. It is a queen size, and is VERY comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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