100-ACRE RANCH WITH BEAUTIFUL CREEK, PONDS, WOODS, LIVESTOCK

Kermit Graf

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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100-ACRE RANCH WITH BEAUTIFUL CREEK, PONDS, WOODS, LIVESTOCK

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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Bellheim lies in the rolling hills of the Texas Bluebonnet Country, one hour west of Houston, on a 100-acre ranch offering peaceful, scenic views and outdoor activity. The house is two stories (1,700 sq ft), with beds for 10, thick foam mattresses and bedding for an additional 4, and a large family room featuring a home-theater entertainment center with HDTV and Blu-ray/DVD/CD disc player.

At night, sit outdoors on the deck and listen to the coyotees, or go down to the creek at sundown and play the owl CD. It's guaranteed to attract a chorus of large-feathered fowl high in the trees above you--something you'll never forget!

AFFORDABLE. NO HOLIDAY RATES (rates same year-round). SMALL-FAMILY DISCOUNTS. LATE-BOOKING DISCOUNTS (when dates available). INQUIRE FOR DETAILS.

Free hi-speed, wireless, internet access now available (wifi).

Bring your favorite Blu-ray/DVD movie to enjoy the Yamaha home theater system. Or better yet, drive the Yamaha with your own audio/video content (e.g., Netflix or Amazon Prime movies, presentations, etal.), displaying video on the 37” HDTV and sending sound to all speakers. The Yamaha has cables for connecting your laptop computer or other personal portable video or music device. If your video player device has a HDMI or VGA jack, you can connect to the Yamaha. If it has neither, you will need to purchase or provide a special HDMI adapter for your device. All other cables and instructions are provided at the house.

Piney Creek is deep in the woods, away from it all; great for exploring, fishing, swimming and camping. Or bring your four-wheeler and enjoy miles of trails deep in the woods and out in the open range. (Limit 2!) We have two boats you can use on the large pond (row boat and paddle boat). Life vests are provided. Swim & boat at your own risk!

Bellheim is located on a country road a few miles outside of Bellville. Corriente cattle roam the back 90 acres--a Mexican breed used for Texas rodeos (slightly smaller in stature). The neighboring ranch has over 40 head of Longhorn cattle, an impressive breed.

The house has a large family room downstairs with an HDTV and Yamaha home-theater system. The master bedroom is downstairs, and there are two bedrooms upstairs. Each level has a bath.

After the wildflowers finish blooming, we let them go to seed for the next year. This takes about one month--mid-April to the third week of May--where we do not mow. By Memorial Day weekend we have the property mowed again.

Outdoor activities include:

-- Two ponds for fishing, swimming and boating (row boat provided).

-- 1/2 mile of sandy-bottom Piney Creek for fishing, swimming and camping.

-- Acres of wildflowers around the house when in season (Bluebonnets, Texas Stars, Black-eyed Susan). Season is March to mid-April.

-- Miles of trails to explore with your four-wheeler (ATV, side-by-side). Four-wheel-drive is a must when grounds are wet.

-- Fire up the large BBQ pit in the evening out on the deck (just bring charcoal).

Pets ages 1 year or over are welcome.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hello Kermit,



I wanted to email you for several reasons, mainly to let you and your family know how much we enjoyed our stay at The Bellheim this past weekend. If it's possible to "feel" the history of a home, we felt an ambience of real hospitality and warmth, and we hope our family's happy time there added to that. There was not an amenity we could have asked for that wasn't provided and, if it hadn't been, the beauty of God's creation would have more than made up for anything we lacked. Everyone, from age 2 1/2 to 66, enjoyed him/herself!



We loved the blackberries and made a crisp on Sunday night using some leftover oatmeal cookies we already had with us. The fresh air increased our appetites and all our food tasted twice as good as usual.



We caught and released about 10 fish, although our grandson is convinced he caught the same fish more than once. And that's one of the other reasons for my email. When we talked with each other after coming home, we realized that no one had taken the WORMS we had stored in the fridge. If they're still alive, and I suspect they are, can they go into your blackberry beds?



We hope to come back to The Bellheim again and will recommend it to friends. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.



With joy and gratitude,

Linda
Jun 2014
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Kermit Graf

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In 2011 I retired from 31 years as an engineer with Schlumberger. My wife and I own and manage three vacation rental properties. We enjoy providing relaxing and safe properties for our guests and their families.

We are both originally from Houston, then moved to Austin in the late 1960s when attending, then graduating from, the University of Texas, where we met each other in the Longhorn Band. Hook-em Horns!

Kermit Graf purchased this estate in 1973

Our grandparents farmed along Piney Creek, starting before the Great Depression, raising cotton, watermelon, chickens, geese, et cetera, living off the land. That property was sold in the early 1970's, but my parents 'got it back' two miles downstream on Piney Creek, even bigger and better!

Bellheim includes 1/2 mile of Piney Creek, and we own both sides of the creek in most places. It's great for the young and young-at-heart, exploring the creek bottom-land and miles of trails. We try to keep it in its original, undeveloped state.

We're in the early stages of building a large camphouse down at Piney. Stage 1 is complete--an outhouse...see if you can find it! The camphouse will sleep 8 comfortably when built and will be a marvelous additional attraction to Bellheim. It should be complete by the end of 2014.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
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100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
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A Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5
We decided to plan a quick getaway before school starts, and we chose this property to rent for the weekend since it was not too far from where we live (The Woodlands). We had such a fun time!!! The property is just beautiful. It really is. Everything is maintained perfectly (the house and the land itself). The house is extremely clean, including the garage which has a ping pong table. My nine-year-old son had a great time rowing on the pond, and we also enjoyed hiking in the back of the property. I can safely say that this is the best place we have ever rented in the Brenham/Round Top area.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976261
+1 5129231276
Brenham Texas Lakes
5

Simply Delightful!

  • 5 of 5
K & S - Words cannot describe the beauty of you magnificent property. We had a grand time hanging out on the perfectly manicured property, the house, the time you took to label and make everything simple to understand and follow. The amenities far exceeded out expectations. THANK YOU for sharing your loving place in the country. Oh... BTW - Since we were so impressed with your ID label system - we found one item which did not have a note... now you get to figure out what that was... HINT: Near the pit. :)
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976261
+1 5129231276
Brenham Texas Lakes
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
The is was a perfect location for a weekend getaway for our family coming from Austin, Houston and Bryan. The house is well kept and very well set up. There wasn't one single thing we were missing that wasn't available. The fishing and four wheeling was great fun! The owners have taken great care to post helpful notes just where they are needed. We also enjoyed the fresh blackberries and tomatoes. What a treat. I highly recommend the fresh berry and meringue pies and the local bakery. Shopping the square for antiques, souvenirs, jewelry, clothing, art, etc. was an added bonus. Thanks for sharing this lovely property with us.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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business
100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976261
+1 5129231276
Brenham Texas Lakes
5

A vacation gem.

  • 5 of 5
The place was truly amazing. The house was clean and fully stocked. Kermit taught of everything his renters will need. We had a great time and my son wanted to come back here for his birthday. I only wished I booked the place at that time because this place is booked every weekend until Christmas. That is how great the place is.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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business
100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976261
+1 5129231276
Brenham Texas Lakes
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
This property is so nice. We were in the area for a wedding and ended up hosting the rehearsal dinner here and doing the bridal party portraits among the blue bonnets. Just beautiful! Kermit was very accommodating - can't wait to check out the camp house he is building further back on the property!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976261
+1 5129231276
Brenham Texas Lakes
5

This is awesome property.

  • 5 of 5
This is a very well maintained property with so much to do for all ages. From horse shoes, volley ball, ping pong, sitting the hammock reading a book, watching the birds, fishing (catch and release) there is something for all ages. Kermit was so helpful and was very accommodating. We will be back and I have recommended to a few already and will again.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Map

Buffalo Creek
Silver Saddle Smokehouse
The Home Depot - Brenham TX
Lowe's Home Improvement - Brenham
Brookshire Brothers
Walmart Supercenter
Walmart Supercenter
Blue Bell Creameries
Bellville Meat Market
Cielito Lindo Restaurant II
Galileo's Mexican Grill
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
IH-10
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bellville Golf Course
Car: necessary

Bellheim is a country home on a 100-acre ranch with 2 ponds and a clear, sandy-bottom creek. The nearest town is Bellville, 4 miles away, where there's a Brookshire Brothers grocery store and small-town shopping and restaurants. The nearest Walmart is in Sealy 15 miles away.

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Availability & Rates

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Brenham Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes NO HOLIDAY RATES (same low rates year-round).
15% Last-Minute-Luke discount (for reservations made 2 weeks or less prior to stay), pending availability.
Multi-night discounts: $185/nt for 4+ nights; $165/nt for 7+ nights.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Brenham Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 king
    Large upstairs - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleep sofa + 2 twins
    Small upstairs - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 queen , Sleep sofa
  • There are 4 foam mattresses under the beds, along with additional sheets and pillows, for a total sleep capacity of 14.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
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