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Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2015
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Spicewood Estate Rental Photos and Description

5,000 sq feet home perched over the Pedernales River with breath taking views

Outback Pedernales Retreats is a wonderful place to relax or hold special events. Nested in the Texas hill country 15 miles outside of Austin it offers a tranquil and meditative retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living. Outback Pedernales Vacation Home is on the grounds of a private estate in the hill county of Spicewood, Texas. It's a perfect place for a couples get away, to vacation while partaking in formula 1 the newest attraction coming to Austin in November, while attending the numerous music events such as Austin City Limits coming in October, or South by Southwest in March. It's also has just the right amount of sophisticated, beauty and nature and space to hold weddings, anniversaries, family reunions or office parties. Vacationers looking for hidden gems will be pleased at what this special private getaway has to offer. You will find picturesque views, boating, swimming, fishing, inspiring rock formations and romantic waterfalls. Truly a photographers paradise.

The back yard contains a 1,500 square feet deck that is perfect for late night, morning and weekend dining. It is also fabulous for dancing, entertaining and receptions. The deck overlooks the Pedernales River and the beautiful hill country terrain. In our opinion downstairs along the river banks is one of the most meditative spots in the Hill Country. You can feel the Native American spiritual presence and from time to time spearheads have been discovered. This a a perfect site for a vacation you won't forget.


Large swimming pool with waterfall

Private Hot Tub House

Acres of beautiful hill country views

Outdoor Deck dinning

Kids Playhouse

Recreational Room with pool table, ping pong, ice hockey, and exercise equipment

Barbeque grills

Internet and WiFi

Private road for jogging and walking

Indoor formal gathering room for small weddings,

anniversaries,and honeymoon celebrations.

Bar inside room/Micro Wave

Washer and Dryer facility

Feel free to bring your fishing gear, boat or jet skis when the levels rise, currently levels are extremely low.

Check In: 3:00 PM

Check Out: 11:00 AM

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gail (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Gail

Outdoors, sports minded, adventurous, with a desire to live life to the fullest.

Gail purchased this estate in 2005

Why Gail chose Spicewood

I wanted acreage and water for boating, a safe space to raise kids, and and as close to nature as possible without being too far from the city and job site. I also fell in the love with the kitchen, with it's sleek modern and classy amenities such as the double refrigerator, compactor, and wine cooler. And the backdrop of mirrors instead of the customary tile had me taken at first sight. It will capture your heart as well. But it is really the knowledge of knowing that this property is part of history. As you descend downstairs to the outback boating dock you can't help but feel the spiritual vibrations of the earlier native American who once lived here. There are small niches in between large rock formations where you can picture their everyday living . Such as the outdoor cooking and sleeping quarters. You also get a glimpse of what it might have been on the battle field of the early Texas and the Apaches with each side holding their ground on their side of the river. I have been told that it is common to find arrowheads on the grounds and banks of the river and other archeological finds. I feel it a honor and a blessing to safe this private sanctuary.

What makes this estate unique

What soothes my soul is the tranquil and peaceful sound of the outdoor waterfall as I rock on the back porch or sit on the front porch overlooking the oak trees. At the same time it's a great place to have a party. I bought this home to have family reunions and outdoor parties as well. It's private and no body will tell you to turn down your music or call the cops.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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'Outback Pedernales' Vacation Home, Weddings, & Holiday Parties
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews
'Outback Pedernales' Vacation Home, Weddings, & Holiday Parties
+1 -(512) 577-3541
Spicewood Lake Travis

It was truly a joyous & magical place

It was truly a joyous & magical place
  • 5 of 5
We hosted our daughter's wedding here on October 26, 2013 & it was truly a magical event! Our daughter & now, son-in-law, had been looking for the perfect venue for their special day. When they toured Outback Pedernales & met Gail, the owner, they said, this is it! They looked no further! Besides the property being beautiful, Gail was so sweet & accommodating to all of our needs. We arrived on Oct. 24 to start the wedding prep. The home is so large & comfortable, we were able to accommodate the groom's family there. They absolutely loved it! We transformed the back yard into a wedding was gorgeous!! The grounds are a perfect site for making one feel relaxed & cozy...we almost felt the trees were hugging us!! Our approx.120 guests were truly in awe!! The evening & the entire experience was exactly and even more than our daughter & her now husband ever dreamed of!! If you are looking for a unique & totally awesome hill country wedding, this is your place!! Everything we did was so convenient to the property. The groom's family hosted the rehearsal dinner at J5 Restaurant, which is about 5 minutes away on Hwy. 71. We had a delicious dinner out on their beautiful was lovely! Then, we had the wonderful experience to work with Outback Party Rentals in Marble Falls. They were right there when we needed them & helped us with every little detail. They were outstanding!! Our daughter was very picky when it came to her flowers. She went to visit with Vanessa at Bee Caves Blooms (HEB) & she came through for her with exactly what she wanted. They were absolutely gorgeous!! We are still enjoying them! Then...the food! That was easy because Opie's barbq is right down the road on Hwy 71 & that is our daughter & her husband's favorite place to eat. They catered the food & it was, of course, out of this world, delicious!! So, as you can tell, we were all so totally pleased with very little detail. This property is the perfect place & Gail, the owner, is the BEST! If you are looking for a unique & fabulous hill country spot to host a fairy tale wedding, this is your place! The bride & groom would not have done anything different. It was truly joyous & magical!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: BEAUTIFUL!! For that moment in time (your family wedding) thank you for allowing me to contribute to this glorious day. You have blessed me with your words, joy, gratitude and presence.
'Outback Pedernales' Vacation Home, Weddings, & Holiday Parties
+1 -(512) 577-3541
Spicewood Lake Travis

Everything I expected and more

  • 5 of 5
I went there last weekend with 11 of my friends to have a bachelor party weekend. The house is as advertised. Plenty big with really nice furnishings. The pool, the location, and the game room were the highlights for me and my friends. You feel like you're away from civilization, but not so far that you can't get to a Whole Foods in ~30 mins. The owner did a good job of showing us all the amenities, and then trusting us to take care of the house the rest of the weekend. This place had been personally recommended by 2 of my friends (who came on this trip) and I would personally recommend it to any of my friends with a big group that wanted to get away for a week/weekend. I'm already talking about coming back with my fiance (soon to be wife). Thanks Gail!!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is truly a pleasure hosting great vacationers and you were no exception!! I'm encouraged, my spirits are lifted and I vow to continue my strive towards offering my special family of vacationers a unique and personalized experience. Can't wait to meet your soon to be wife. Why not bring her here for your wedding party, honeymoon or anniversary? Referrals are one of the best form of compliments. For this I say "Thank You". Hope to see you soon at your "Home Away" from home.
'Outback Pedernales' Vacation Home, Weddings, & Holiday Parties
+1 -(512) 577-3541
Spicewood Lake Travis
Kemah, Texas

Extremely Disappointed

  • 1 of 5
I only write reviews when I am extremely impressed or extremely disappointed. Unfortunately, this rental left me the latter. When we arrived the a/c had apparently not been on long. It was 80 in the home and several windows were open. It wasn't until the next day that the home was comfortable to be in. The "game room" was never comfortable our entire stay. The homeowner "greeted" us by scolding us about the front door being open (we had literally been there 3 minutes and we had 9 people coming in and out). The "tour" of the home was even less impressive. The lawn was being mowed and the pool company was to show up later in the day (pool was filthy). We were warned about the railing on the balcony being unstable, oh and by the way, you have no hot water in the master bathroom. We were assured it was just the master that had no hot water, so while not happy, we kept the tour moving. Later that evening we found that only one bathroom in the house had hot water. That left 9 people to shower in one bathroom. We were taken out to the deck and lead down the stairs that were to take us to the "river". The stairs were rickety at best and the weeds and bugs were horrible on the trail. There is NO "RIVER". Don't be fooled by the "water is low" warning. There is NO water and I don't think there has been for years. No canoes or kayak's as noted under amenities for this property. In fact, I would say that 75% of the amenities listed were not found on the property or were broken. The home itself is dirty and in need of interior paint and repairs. This home is NOT in any way shape or form wheelchair accessible. In the end, we had a fantastic time with family and friends in Austin regardless of all the faults in this rental. However, if this were the first time I had used Homeaway we would never use it again. Not only were we scolded by the homeowner we were repeatedly told we were "just too citified". The homeowner couldn't believe we were not oh-ing and ah-ing over her run down property and her less than welcoming attitude. Another issue we had was that the homeowner showed up out of nowhere on the property every day of our stay. We enjoy our privacy. We were assured by the homeowner that she would not be present for our stay. We were never offered any concessions for all the issues we had. The owner was defensive and filled with excuses. However we were assured the next renters would have hot water. Lucky them.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Things break periodically in a home and that's what happened. One of our hot water heaters busted affecting the master bedroom and the bath below it...and couldn't be repaired until Monday. Although there was Hot Water in other parts of the house and two of the other bathrooms, on hindsight we should have addressed this problem differently (we were pretty new in the business at that time). On a positive note we provided freshly cut grass and a sparkling clean pool upon her arrival. This was flipped by the guest to be a negative. We delivered brand new umbrellas, the previous ones broke in a wind storm before their arrival, that was flipped to be a negative. As a special touch we tried to see our vacationer off and take a departing group picture that was flipped by guest to be a negative. Central Texas is experiencing a drought, so there's no swimming or fishing in the river, that was flipped into a negative although it was clearly listed. We have our own lives and have no interest in micro-managing or seeing what our vacationers are doing. But do have to come out if there is a problem. We had no confrontations/ nor were we aware guest was disappointed until we read the review. Bottom line guest was angry and exaggerated the facts. She wanted to get her money back and because we have a strict no money back policy this was not an option so she took it out on us through the review. Had she only talked to us we would have worked something out for her hardship, we are not unreasonable. The tongue can be a sharp knife and unfortunately future invitations are not an option. At times it's just best to say I'm sorry for your inconvenience, best wishes and move on.
'Outback Pedernales' Vacation Home, Weddings, & Holiday Parties
+1 -(512) 577-3541
Spicewood Lake Travis
Katy, Texas

Probably not again........

  • 3 of 5
We spent a weekend at this property with 8 adults. The property overall is beautiful, the house itself needs maintenance in certain areas. The beds were comfortable and the linens were clean. The pool is lovely, but given the time of the year and cold water temperatures, we were not able to take advantage of it. The hot tub was really nice. However, it is advertised to hold upto 8 guests, but can hold about 4 comfortably. Three of the four bathrooms do not have any locks on them. The common bathroom downstairs between the two bedroom did not shut properly. The media room was very well equipped and cozy and excellent for watching movies. The owner was very thorough but had a lot of "rules" and appeared to be irritated because we had not reviewed her rules prior to meeting her. We tried to abide by them but some of them seemed a little over the top. We had a great time there but did not appreciate being talked down and treated like kids. This property probably would not be our vacation destination again in the future.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Inaccurate comments... "The Grandee Spa, with its expansive, Barrier-Free design, provides plenty of room for a party of seven. We have had up to 8 guest in it. We don't have a lot of rules. NOTE: It appears that many of you want to know what the rules are… So here are the FIVE House Rules. 1. No Smoking in the house (this is lenient, with many other properties it's totally smoke free .2.) Remove shoes ( we have carpet and don't want fleas ticks, dirt or mud tracked into the house. 3) No children under 10 left unattended in the hot tub house. 4) No drinks on the pool table. 5) Close the front door at all times ( for the protection of our guest from pest and unexpected critters in the house). Check out procedures - we ask that you straighten the house back before you leave, put your dishes in the dishwasher, take out the trash to the trash bend and bring your towels to the laundry room. As you can see we were unfairly judged because someone didn't read the check out rules or want to remove their shoes. The rules are also in the contract, before you are allowed to book. We're very transparent and up front with no hidden agenda's. I've been pleased with the respect all guest have had regarding the house and will never speak badly of anyone. I've never had a reason to complain or get irritated and that's the way I like it positive, serene and very special.
'Outback Pedernales' Vacation Home, Weddings, & Holiday Parties
+1 -(512) 577-3541
Spicewood Lake Travis

A Beautiful home...What a wonderful getaway!!!

  • 4 of 5
Me and the most handsome man on earth were dreaming of a wonderful weekend wedding at a beautiful home with a backyard ceremony and reception. We were hoping for a pleasant and sunny but not too hot day. However, mother nature had other plans in mind! Even with the weather being extremely chilly and off & on scattered showers, it was magical and perfect! The home was just as it appeared online... if not, even better in person! There was adequate space for our small intimate wedding and lots of beautiful scenery to captivate your mind as you relaxed from the week! Loved the Decor... The kitchen and the hot tub!!! The owner of the home was extremely helpful her customer service skills are phenomenal and she was always eager to help when needed and answer questions! I would definitely recommend this place to someone I cared for...friend or family and of course we hope to stay there again in the future.... Anniversary perhaps! :)
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beautiful words, beautiful memories, beautiful couple! Sorry for your inconvenience during the chilly weather. I look forward to seeing you in the future and making your experience a 5 STAR.
'Outback Pedernales' Vacation Home, Weddings, & Holiday Parties
+1 -(512) 577-3541
Spicewood Lake Travis

Best experience we had!

  • 5 of 5
When we arrived at the location Ms.gail was so nice and sweet! She gave us the whole tour of the house and the property. We had the best vacation in her place, everything was great especially the pool and the hot tub, the entertainment center was really cool and the game room was awesome we didnt even leave the house there was so much to do! Talk about getting bang for your bucks this is the place to be, everything is well maintaned and clean. Thank you so much for the great weekend we will be back for sure!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome!! See you soon....


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Hwy 71 West before Paces Bend Road - towards Lano, Texas and Marble Falls.


Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Spicewood Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
Mar 17 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $40
Cleaning and Maintenance $150
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Additional charge for groups over 12. Event fee - applies to weddings, anniversaries, receptions and parties

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund


Spicewood Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill. Sink in each bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Air mattresses available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Air mattresses are also available
  • 1 Full 2 Twins 2 Queen House can sleep up to 12 people. NO SLEEPING ON THE SOFA's PLEASE. Will provide air beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Must be 25 and older to rent property. Rental term is flexible. Will rent house for up to 2 consecutive months. Massages provided on site. Must RSVP.

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