2700 ACRE RANCH PARADISE 4500SQ FT. RUSTIC LOG HOME + LAKES

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Vicki Giannukos

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2700 ACRE RANCH PARADISE 4500SQ FT. RUSTIC LOG HOME + LAKES

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5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 17-19

Seco Springs Ranch is a beautiful secluded family retreat on 2700 acres in the most majestic part of the Texas Hill Country. The 4500 square foot ranch house is nestled in a valley overlooking a large lake and is surrounded by rugged hills and rolling pastures. The large living area is tastefully appointed with a fireplace and bar which flows into a 14 seated dining area and fully equipped kitchen. A large deck leads down a gently sloping backyard to the fire pit and lake. There are two other lakes on the property and all afford excellent swimming and catch and release fishing. Hiking and birding are favorite activities on the ranch as well as photographing wildlife, especially from Lookout Point.

Downstairs are two bedrooms both with queen beds and a children’s playroom with a twin bed. The bunkroom which has four sets of twin bunk beds which is beyond the main living areas. The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom.

The bunkroom has its own bath. It’s a great spot for the children to have their own “camp out area”. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, both with King beds and another full bath. There are also two cribs, one downstairs and one upstairs.

Amenities:

5 Flat Screen Televisions, 1 in each bedroom;

Kitchen equipped with dishes, glassware, pots and pans, cutlery, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, two coffee

makers, toaster, oven/ range top and dishwasher;

Reverse osmosis water system in kitchen;

Wi-Fi internet connection;

Satellite TV with DVD player in living room, master, 2nd upstairs bedroom and bunk room;

Stereo with CD player;

Washer/dryer;

Telephone and good cell overage;

Charcoal and gas grills;

Central A/C and heat;

Fire pit – all firewood provided;

All bed and bath linens provided;

Two cribs;

Catch and release fishing, swimming, hiking, birding and photographer’s paradise;

Four wheel drive vehicle recommended for accessing Lookout Point;

The House.

Downstairs:

Living room with wood burning fireplace;

Dining room with seating for 14;

Open kitchen with island and breakfast bar;

Children’s playroom with one twin bed;

Bunk room with 8 twin beds;

Bedroom with Queen bed;

Second Queen bedroom with a crib and private entrance;

Bath with shower only in bunkroom area;

Bath with tub/shower combo;

Large deck overlooking the lake;

Upstairs:

Master with King bed;

Second bedroom with King bed and a crib;

Bath with tub and shower combination.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Vicki Giannukos

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I am a designer/manufacturer who grew up with horses in the country when Bellaire, Texas was in the country. When I found this ranch, I felt right at home. I wanted some place to reconnect to nature, bond with my family in a special way and get away from city life. I still live in Houston and find that it is worth the 4 hours it takes me to get Seco Springs Ranch. I always hate to leave when its time to go.

Vicki Giannukos purchased this house in 2004

Bandera embodies the cowboy in its strong rodeo tradition. Even today you'll often see horses tied to downtown hitching posts. Bandera County dude ranches offer a taste of the cowboy lifestyle with horseback riding, trail rides, and chuckwagon meals. Secluded cabins tucked away in the hills throughout the county are perfect for watching wildlife, listening to the birds, and gazing at the stars. At local honky-tonks, the music is lively, the dance floor is full, and the beverages are cold.

Garner State Park is only a 45 minute drive from Seco Springs Ranch front gate. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy its matchless vacation facilities. They swim in the clear waters of the Frio River, scoot its rapids on inner tubes, rent pedal boats, and hike its fascinating nature trails.

Lost Maples State park is also only a 45 minute drive from Seco Springs Ranch front gate, which gives guided tours of the beautiful hill country it shares with Seco Springs Ranch.

In August 2010 Utopia was the site of filming for a movie called "Seven Days in Utopia", starring Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Kathy Baker, Melissa Leo, Brian Geraghty, Deborah Ann Woll. Known for wonderful birding year around; our area is a world - class birding & wildlife viewing destination! One of the best places to see many Texas specialty birds; including the Golden - cheeked Warbler, Black - capped Vireo, Vermilion flycatcher and all 3 King - fisher varieties! Nature Guides are available to take you on private ranches and properties

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

2700 Acre Ranch Paradise 4500sq Ft. Rustic Log Home + Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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2700 Acre Ranch Paradise 4500sq Ft. Rustic Log Home + Lakes
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Bandera Texas Hill Country
5

Seco Ranch

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We stayed at the ranch for Labor Day weekend with the family. The owner, Vicki provided top notch attention to detail and made sure we were all set with what we needed. From the time you step in the door you are in awe of the old western feel of the ranch. The house sleeps 15+ comfortably and privately. The favorite activities we enjoyed were catching bass, riding our atv,s on the trails, and star gazing on top of the mountain at the lookout. This was truly a one of a kind property!
Owner's Response: Thank you Warren for your kind review of our attentiveness to your family needs. We try to assist in getting you the information and attention you need to help you enjoy your stay at Seco Springs. I hope you will visit us again in the future.
Vicki
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
2700 Acre Ranch Paradise 4500sq Ft. Rustic Log Home + Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968393
+1 512 943-2144
Bandera Texas Hill Country
5

Best Thanksgiving Ever!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
We just got back from spending a wonderful family Thanksgiving at Seco Springs. When you look out at this sprawling property in person, words or pictures simply cannot describe the majesty and beauty; it is truly breathtaking beyond words. We arrived in the evening and were met by Clayton at the entrance of the property and given a guided tour to the front door along with all the necessary information about the property. We are from Dallas and are not used to being in a place totally secluded and quiet without the noise of the big city...no cars, airplaines, traffic...only nature and us.

Our group ranged in age from 4 to 87 and there were plenty of activities and things to do for eveyone. On Thanksgiving day, we gathered everyone at the top of Lookout Point to watch the sun set and to take a family photo--definitely worth the trip and should not be missed. We brought along a 4 wheel utility vehicle and got to really enjoy the trails on the ranch and the view.

The house had wi-fi and it worked well for those who needed to check email or get on line to do work. My niece had to register for school on Tuesday evening and had no issue with access.

The kitchen was well equipped with all the cooking utensils, pots, dishes and appliances we needed for a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. The back deck overlooking the lake made for a fun afternoon of games for the whole family.

Vicki, the owner, could not have been more accomodating. She made sure that we felt welcome and comfortable and went out of her way to check on us during and after our stay. I have rented vacation homes for Thanksgiving for the last 5 years and I can honestly say that I have never had an owner be more thoughtful.

Seco Springs has made this Thanksgiving the most memorable yet!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Amy,
Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed the beauty and majesty of the hills and lakes. It soulds as if your entire family found lots to do and took advantage of all the trails and adventures that Seco Springs has to offer. Look Out Deck is my favorite spot to watch the sun set and toast God's creation. I'm so glad that you choose to spend your Thanksgiving Holiday at Seco Springs and hope that you will come visit again soon.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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2700 Acre Ranch Paradise 4500sq Ft. Rustic Log Home + Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968393
+1 512 943-2144
Bandera Texas Hill Country
5

Thanksgiving at the Ranch

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
We just got back from spending a wonderful family Thanksgiving at Seco Springs. When you look out at this sprawling property in person, words or pictures simply cannot describe the majesty and beauty; it is truly breathtaking beyond words. We arrived in the evening and were met by Clayton at the entrance of the property and given a guided tour to the front door along with all the necessary information about the property. We are from Dallas and are not used to being in a place totally secluded and quiet without the noise of the big city...no cars, airplaines, traffic...only nature and us.

Our group ranged in age from 4 to 87 and there were plenty of activities and things to do for eveyone. On Thanksgiving day, we gathered everyone at the top of Lookout Point to watch the sun set and to take a family photo--definitely worth the trip and should not be missed. We brought along a 4 wheel utility vehicle and got to really enjoy the trails on the ranch and the view.

The house had wi-fi and it worked well for those who needed to check email or get on line to do work. My niece had to register for school on Tuesday evening and had no issue with access.

The kitchen was well equipped with all the cooking utensils, pots, dishes and appliances we needed for a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. The back deck overlooking the lake made for a fun afternoon of games for the whole family.

Vicki, the owner, could not have been more accomodating. She made sure that we felt welcome and comfortable and went out of her way to check on us during and after our stay. I have rented vacation homes for Thanksgiving for the last 5 years and I can honestly say that I have never had an owner be more thoughtful.

Seco Springs has made this Thanksgiving the most memorable yet!
business
2700 Acre Ranch Paradise 4500sq Ft. Rustic Log Home + Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968393
+1 512 943-2144
Bandera Texas Hill Country
5

Absolutely wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My boss rented the place and invited me and my family. We had a wonderful weekend. I needed to relax and this was such a perfect place for it. We went on long walks, we rode the 4 wheelers through the paths and admired the beautiful views. The fishing was great too according to my husband. In the evenings we sat by the fire and roasted marshmallows, in the mornings we sat on the patio, drank coffee and chatted. My son enjoyed it as well: did some fishing, played on the trampoline, collected shiny rocks. It was so quiet and serene there - I call this ranch heaven on earth. I would go back in a heartbeat! Big thanks to my boss and to the super friendly owner, Ms. Vicki!!!
business
2700 Acre Ranch Paradise 4500sq Ft. Rustic Log Home + Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968393
+1 512 943-2144
Bandera Texas Hill Country
5

Wonderful place!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Great place, the pictures don't do it justice! The scenery is spectacular and you feel as if you're truly out in the hill country. We rented the lodge for a college reunion and it turned out to be the perfect place. The lodge is spacious and comfortably slept 14 guys with room to spare. Plenty of outdoor activities like clay shooting, fishing, etc. The fire pit up top was a great place to hang out and catch up with everyone. The owner is very friendly and accomodating and will make sure you have what you need to enjoy the stay. The whole group is looking forward to going back again next year!
Owner's Response: Joe,
You and your college friends were the perfect guests, respectful and tidy....You left the house and the property in perfect order. I'm so glad that you appreciated the beauty of Seco Springs and found lots of things to do and enjoy. I look forward to your return trip next year.
Vicki
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Bandera, Texas: Cowboy Capital of the World

In a rugged county filled with hills, rivers, and a sprawling lake, the small town of Bandera holds a really big place in the hearts of Texans. Located in the beloved Texas Hill Country less than an hour from San Antonio, Bandera reminds us of a different, more authentic, era, when a handshake was all the contract you needed, self-reliance was the norm, and chivalry was a given. There is a spirit of independence and individualism here that speaks of the cowboy tradition of hard work and hard play.

Bandera embodies the cowboy in its strong rodeo tradition. Even today you'll often see horses tied to downtown hitching posts. Bandera County dude ranches offer a taste of the cowboy lifestyle with horseback riding, trail rides, and chuckwagon meals. Secluded cabins tucked away in the hills throughout the county are perfect for watching wildlife, listening to the birds, and gazing at the stars. At local honky-tonks, the music is lively, the dance floor is full, and the beverages are cold.

Garner State Park is only a 45 minute drive from Seco Springs Ranch front gate. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy its matchless vacation facilities. They swim in the clear waters of the Frio River, scoot its rapids on inner tubes, rent pedal boats, and hike its fascinating nature trails.

Lost Maples State park is also only a 45 minute drive from Seco Springs Ranch front gate, which gives guided tours of the beautiful hill country it shares with Seco Springs Ranch.

In August 2010 Utopia was the site of filming for a movie called 'Seven Days in Utopia', starring Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Kathy Baker, Melissa Leo, Brian Geraghty, Deborah Ann Woll. Known for wonderful birding year around; our area is a world - class birding & wildlife viewing destination! One of the best places to see many Texas specialty birds; including the Golden - cheeked Warbler, Black - capped Vireo, Vermilion flycatcher and all 3 King - fisher varieties! Nature Guides are available to take you on private ranches and properties.

http://www.banderacowboycapital.com

Bandera, Texas: Cowboy Capital of the World

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/garner/

Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year.

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Availability & Rates

Bandera House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
$750
$995
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$4,995
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning Fee $200.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $1.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Dogs are allowed on a case by case basis. Please contact the owner with details on the breed, age and disposition of the dog.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Bandera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • 8 bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
There is a 35' x 35' deck at the top of Look-out mountain with a stone firepit and a B.B.Q area. There are chairs which make it a great place to go watch the sunset or the stars come out. It is the highest spot on the property and has a beautiful view of the valleys and lakes below.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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