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

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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 (2 boats).

-- 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 (wood provided).

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

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!

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 mid-to-late 2013.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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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

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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!
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
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
business
100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976261
+1 5129231276
Brenham Texas Lakes
5

Great getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This vacation was an all-around hit! Kermit was very nice and informative about the property and surrounding area prior and during our stay at his house. What a beautiful and peaceful piece of land. The kidos loved it here and we already are planning our next trip. Fishing was GREAT! We caught about 15 bass and 4 perch. (catch and release, so they can grow into lunkers :) We had many ping pong matches and went out on the row boat as much as possible. We didn't make it out to the back 90 acres, but can’t wait to explore it on our next visit. Meat Market in town was wonderful and if you stop by, you need to try the sweet chipotle sausage…. it was out of this world! I had to pick up some extra links on our way back home, just couldn’t resist.

Thank you Kermit for a wonderful stay and we will see you soon!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
Austin, TX
5

Wonderful Property, Wonderful Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My family from around the state met at this house for a relaxing weekend together. It was a perfect weekend and a very pretty, peaceful property with a spacious, but cozy house. Also, Bellville is just 3.5 miles down the road and has cafes, BBQ, and groceries, so we didn't need to bring as many 'provisions' as we did. The fishing pier was a hit. My niece and her friends caught perch (catch and release). We all had a fantastic time! I highly recommend Bellheim!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
100-acre ranch with beautiful creek, ponds, woods, livestock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976261
+1 5129231276
Brenham Texas Lakes
Azle,TX, USA
5

Great getaway! Has EVERYTHING you need!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We just left from spending a weekend here. It was so much fun! There were 5 adults and 4 kids( my family and my inlaws ) in our group and there was plenty of room for all of us. We caught so many bass and perch in the pond ( and one catfish ) the kids enjoyed the paddle boats, sandbox and riding their dirtbikes all over the place! We had some great pingpong matches in the garage as well! We have rented several houses all over the place using VRBO and this was probably the most well stocked house we have ever stayed in. Bring a few groceries and clothes and thats all you need! My only small suggestion would be maybe put a TV in the bedroom where the twin beds are, the kids would have enjoyed that at night but other than that this place is great. We would not hesitate in the least on returning! Rent this place and you wont regret it! The owner is super nice to deal with also!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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

Brenham Estate Rental Rates

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2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Cleaning $85.00 + 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

Brenham Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
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:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • pond
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
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