SECLUDED WESTERN RANCH HOUSE ON 4 ACRES LESS THAN A MILE FROM BANDERA

Max Tibbits

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SECLUDED WESTERN RANCH HOUSE ON 4 ACRES LESS THAN A MILE FROM BANDERA

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2 Br, 2 ba, sleeps 6

If you are looking for a place close to Bandera yet in the country this 2 bedroom 2 bath home is the place. It is authentic vintage 1940’s Texas western. Located within a mile from Main street Bandera this home is situated on 4 acres and is quiet and feels secluded and offers perfect bird & deer watching. The house is loaded with character but has all of the modern amenities and is very comfortable with a restful atmosphere. This home will sleep up to 6 people. The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed, the second bedroom has 2 twins, and there is also a fold out sofa bed that will sleep two. The house was built by my grandfather and father as a family vacation lodge in 1947-48. Outwardly it appears much as it did when it was built, but it has all brand new mechanicals, wiring, & plumbing. The large living room has a rock fireplace (wood burning), hardwood floors, finished pine walls and vaulted ceiling, & is decorated with Ranch Oak & W.R. Dallas furniture.

$185.00 a night for 2: The breezeway with D’Hanis tile floors and large windows looks out onto the wooded property and serves as the dining area. The second bedroom has a western theme with cowboy wallpaper, sheets, and furniture. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, except there is no dishwasher. The home has a security system, covered parking, new central air & heat, satellite TV, a MP3 / Ipod capable stereo AM / FM sound system , CD player, and a washer & dryer, and there is no telephone service but excellent cell coverage. The House features:

-King size bed in master bedroom

-First bath with glass enclosed shower

-Twin beds in second bedroom

-Second bath with tub / shower combination

-Fold out sofa bed for two

-Kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, range top &

convection oven, and refrigerator- fitted out with good cookware and appliances

-Large living room

-Large front porch

$370.00 for a couple for the weekend: Amenities:

-Washer & dryer in adjacent shed

-Bandera smoker & charcoal grill

-Firewood available

-Ipod / MP3 capable stereo sound system

-Satellite TV

-Water softener system

-Security system

-Covered parking

-Dog kennel

-All bath & bed linens provided

-Utensils & dishes provided

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Max Tibbits (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Max Tibbits

I grew up in this house and have many fond memories of many good times here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying at your house over the weekend. We really had everything we needed, right down to the spices to add something special to our meals. We enjoyed wine on the patio along with our dinners, and watched deer grazing. This was also a perfect place for bringing our telescope to look at the stars and moon. Besides the charm of this place, your great suggestions for things to do in the area, the 78's and record player made our weekend! (Listening to Dinah Washington as I'm writing this) Thanks for everything and we would recommend this to friend and family. We hope to come back again!
May 2014
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Reviews

4.5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Secluded Western Ranch House on 4 Acres less than a mile From Bandera
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
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Secluded Western Ranch House on 4 Acres less than a mile From Bandera
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p926200
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Bandera Texas Hill Country
5

Quiet Comfort

  • 5 of 5
Our visit to this ranch house was so pleasant and comfortable. The owner had been wonderful at suggesting places of interest and giving directions to make our stay even more enjoyable. The house was very well stocked and we found everything we needed. It was the perfect lodging for our stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded Western Ranch House on 4 Acres less than a mile From Bandera
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p926200
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Bandera Texas Hill Country
4

hill country trip

  • 4 of 5
This was our first time to rent a house instead of staying in a hotel. We shared the house with another couple. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the extra space it gave us for relaxing and playing games for about the same price as two hotel rooms. The house was full of unique and interesting treasures. I would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded Western Ranch House on 4 Acres less than a mile From Bandera
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Bandera Texas Hill Country
Tulsa, Ok
4

Familly Reunion

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Anchorage Ranch House in Bandera, TX. Cottage was clean and very well stocked with most everthing you would need. The patio area was very delightful with party lights and outdoor cooker. Very nice and we enjoyed it throughly. We really enjoyed watching the deer in the backyard.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Secluded Western Ranch House on 4 Acres less than a mile From Bandera
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Bandera Texas Hill Country
Houston
5

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5
Relaxing place inside Bandera. It was a great place to rest and relax after busy days in the Hill Country.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded Western Ranch House on 4 Acres less than a mile From Bandera
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Bandera Texas Hill Country
San Antonio, Texas
5

Can't wait to go back!

Can't wait to go back!
  • 5 of 5
Deep in the heart of Texas, you will find one of the most charming guest cottages in Bandera. Loved the location and felt secluded and spent time watching the deer. Loved feeding them the corn the owner left ...enticed the deer to come closer to the window. I was taking pictures and was sending them to friends. What was so wonderful about this cottage is all of the vintage items that had been carefully selected for the décor. It was like going to my Grandmother house and feeling like I was there for comfort food. They even had the same table cloth as my Grandmother. The bed was so comfortable and I slept all night feeling so rested the next morning. I found the cottage very neat and clean and the heat had been turned on prior to my arrival. I liked that. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. The pictures were totally accurate. Visited some fun restaurants.
Even the stars were brighter!
Big applause to the owner.
I'll be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded Western Ranch House on 4 Acres less than a mile From Bandera
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Bandera Texas Hill Country
1

Not as Represented.

  • 1 of 5
Let us start off by saying that we are experienced VRBO vacationers and have enjoyed the places we rented in the past. We rented the place for a week, and we stayed four days. The Bandera property was not as presented on the website.

The actual building and location were as presented. The condition of the property itself was significantly exaggerated and the detractors based on its physical location were not disclosed.

Starting with location, the owner represented it as being quiet and restful at the outskirts of town.
He did not disclose that the property is located between two highways which are roughly 1-2 blocks away. One is the main thoroughfare (Hwy 173) to Kerrville and has significant volumes of truck traffic. The traffic is heaviest from 6-9 am and can be heard from any room in the house. Also, within a block is a commercial sand and gravel operation.

The yard place at one time was landscaped and we assume well groomed. Today, it needs a lot of attention. There was an abandoned air conditioner lying out in the weeds along the driveway. The grass had not been mowed in some time and was about 6-8 inches high. There were numerous branches on the ground, old stumps and a debris pile in the corner of the yard. A wonderful place for snakes. During our stay a tree limb about 4 inches in diameter came crashing down and nearly landed on the front porch. When we went to investigate the noise we discovered there were two more “widowmakers” just like it hung up in the live oaks. We realize the Hill Country has experienced a prolonged drought, however, there are several dead tree hazards in the yard that need to be removed. Parking was not covered and we took precautions not to park under the trees.

The better part of our first day was spent cleaning. We noticed right off that the air conditioners had a hard time keeping the house cool during the heat of the day. With a little checking we discovered the air conditioning filters were so plugged with dust and dirt that they would physically be sucked inward when the unit(s) would come on. We went to town and bought replacements. There were serious “dust bunnies” under the beds and in the master bedroom. We are talking a half-inch carpet of dust. There were cobwebs on every window inside and outside the house, and a number of them at the ceiling corners and along the porch, which we vacuumed or swept away.

There was a persistent musty/mold like smell in the master bedroom. Again,
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was warned that everyone eventually gets a bad review, but this blindsided me. One of the worst parts of this one is that this guest and I spoke on the telephone numerous times before their stay, but never once after their arrival and certainly no opportunity was given to me to address, compensate, ameliorate, or even check into any of their issues. No communication- not even a note when they left. I had no idea until now that there had been a problem.
After I received this review I immediately called my housekeeper who has been getting good reviews for almost 2 years to meet me out there then I ran out to the house (I live an hour away) to see how bad it looked. I was greatly relieved. Although I cannot deny that some of these complaints are based in fact, but the degree to which they are represented is unreasonable.
The noise level is just not that bad, in fact I stood in the house trying to hear it and I had to concentrate on it in order to hear it. I have pretty acute hearing. I even asked people I know who have stayed there and no one has even noticed it.
The A/C filters had been in the garbage can- they were 4 months old but are only used on the weekends and not even every weekend. They had some dust but not enough by far to change them out- I pay the electric bills and repairs on the A/C and I do look after them.
We are in an historic drought and I did lose some trees this year- I know they need to come down but I was hoping they'd come back- I used to climb them as a kid. The grass was high because the wildflowers are re-seeding- this house doesn't have a lawn, it's a country house in a natural setting.
I know for a fact that there were no dust bunnies in the master bedroom where these two people were staying as I personally, with the housekeeper, changed out the dust ruffle and duvet cover a week before their stay and we moved the bed and thoroughly cleaned. Maybe there were dust bunnies in the bedroom they were not using!?!
The housekeeper and I tried to detect a musty smell in the master bedroom but all we could smell was the normal smell of the house, a 1940's pine cabin, not unpleasant in the least.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
11th Street
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Flying L Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bricks on Main
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bandera House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$185
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$1,110
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Bandera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Carport
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Alarm System
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Secure Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Breezeway
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
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