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Thomas Combs

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Hope Farms vacation rental, F1 race lodging

14 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Smithville Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-20)

Hope Farms is a 5000 sq ft country estate home on a 54 acre river bottom farm and ranch. It is located 2 miles from Smithville, Texas, a historic railroad town with its own museum and a host of antique shops.

The town is noted for Sandra Bullock movie 'Hope Floats'. 'The Tree of Life' with Brad Pit and Shawn Penn filmed in Smithville.

The small town atmosphere is much like the movie, yet it only 35 minutes up Highway 71 to Austin's ABIA airport. Attractions in the area include the new Hyatt Regency at Lost Pines facility. There are four golf courses in the area, and two state parks. The farm setting is very unique as you can enjoy the breeze under the shade trees and watch and feed the longhorns, cows and their babies while they graze the fertile fields. It is never to hot with the cool swimming pool to enjoy. Their is also a 8' diameter hot tub in pool area.

Keywords: Country Farm Estate

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Thomas Combs (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 14 traveler reviews

Hope Farms vacation rental, F1 race lodging
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
Galveston, TX
5

Wonderful July 4th Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Hope Farms! Plenty to do for every family member (all 18, ages 7 to 64), pool and hot tub were well used, plenty of room for congregating (especially late night kitchen gatherings). We were surprised at how well insulated the rooms were, as we didn't hear any of the late night shenanigans. ;) Owners were extremely welcoming and responsive; we would definitely book again for a group this size!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The property is great for families and the pool in July is just right
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5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Nothing but compliments from all that attended! Great private setting with plenty of room for all 18 of us. Will definitely stay here again in the future. Great communication with owners as well. They were more than happy to answer all of my many questions! Thanks for the memories. ❤️

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great seeing other families enjoy the property
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Rosharon, TX
5

Family reunion getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion in July and we had 22 people with kids and all of us enjoyed it. Pool and hot tub were both great. I slept on the cast iron trundle bed and had the best sleep in years. 6 bedrooms and pull out couches and chairs. Huge kitchen and loved the out in the country feel. We needed a place so we were all under one roof with lots of activities and a central place to eat. Each year we take turns finding a spot and this was an excellent choice. Each of us has a different idea of where to go but this one ticked all the major boxes. Game room for the kids, hot tub was very warm without being too hot, and I loved the longhorn that looked liked he had black speckled eyebrows. Afraid we never ventured into town because we had too much fun there. If you are looking for something that is the opposite of the Waldorf with a down home feel this place is it. Off the beaten path and worth the trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel in love with the ranch when we first saw it ten years ago. The beautiful natural scenery and the quiet setting was just what we were looking for. The large home and pool in the center of 55 acres with large ranches around it yet only 2 miles from major highway and town was ideal. We enjoy sharing this with families and groups.
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Mont Belvieu, TX
5

Family Reunion In June

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. When we started looking of a place to hold a family reunion of 25+ people, this place filled the requirements by being centrally located, having a pool and lots of bedrooms. We had never used VRBO before and I was nervous about renting someone's home with this many people. I shouldn't have worried.

This place is a huge, somewhat rambling house that can hold lots of people. The ranch itself is off the beaten road, just east of Smithville. The night we arrived we drove up the long red-rock driveway and were met by cats and mooing cows. Just getting out of the car and enjoying the sounds of the country - priceless.

There are 6 bedrooms in all, 4 bathrooms, a HUGE kitchen that easily sits 20 people, a 10 place dining room, a den that is absolutely huge and has about 5 sofas and the best TV I have ever seen. Their is a double garage filled with grown up toys such as a ping-pong table, a pool table, fooze ball, air hockey, etc.. There is a big covered, and I might add very maintained, Pool out back with a hot tub that can easily fit 8 grownups. The temperatures of both the pool and hot tub were spot on. There is even a piano in an old fashioned parlor. And to top it all off, being from the city, there are cow treats that you can feed longhorns or the black cows. What an experience.

This is a great place to relax and enjoy family. Everything is self-contained in one place. Jumping in and out of the pool, jumping in the hot tub at night, running in for a snack, taking a walk down the drive way - It was like being at home.

This house is very rustic, charming and clean. The pictures by the owners are very well represented - you get what you see. Just remember, this ranch is located in an old part of Texas with lots of rich history, beautiful old homes and businesses and if you don't like old, don't bother with this place. To get an idea of what Smithville looks like, watch the movie Hope Floats. It was filmed there. BUT the experience of having your whole extended family under one roof for an entire weekend sharing old stories is absolutely priceless.

I've stayed at "posh" and I have stayed at "rustic" all over the USA and I must say, that this little ranch off the beaten path in Smithville was an excellent stay!! I would definitely recommend this to my friends and would come again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind review. We feel Hope Farms is a great place to spend quality time with family and friends.
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Fort Worth, TX
1

Don't waste your money

  • 1 of 5

Our family of 10 stayed at Hope Farms for the weekend. The property is not well maintained, the house is dirty and cluttered with the owner's personal belongings. The pool and hot tub area are not safe or inviting. Bedding and towels were shabby and smelled bad. A pile of dirty laundry was left in the garage "game room" and moldy food was left in a refrigerator. I would not recommend this property for anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you did not approve. The maid service cleans property before each guest arrives. There is a professional pool company that maintains the pool and hot tub. The guest refrigerator and freezer is cleaned before each guest arrives. There is a owner's refrigerator in garage and we will put a lock on it. The property when built was considered the show place of the county. Now 40 years later, the Hyatt is. We try to represent the property with pictures that are current and reflect the property. The linens are washed before each new arrival. Most guests tell us the property looks better than the pictures.
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5

Great.

  • 5 of 5

We had a mini-reunion there two weeks ago, and everything was perfect. I think we ended up having 23 people, and it was never crowded. There are bedrooms and pull-out beds and couches everywhere. The best thing, in my opinion, was the size of the gathering rooms; the kitchen was enormous, the living room was huge, and the family room was incredible. What a treat this was for our whole family.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin ABIA
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Huebels country tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pine Forest
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Smithville
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 71
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
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(Between Austin and Houston. 35 Miles from Austin ABIA Airport) Unique private farm setting surrounded by large cattle ranches. Watch the stars in the country quiet and roast marsh mellows

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing

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Rates & Availability

Smithville Farmhouse Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$520
$3,150
$11,600
 

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Tax Rate 13.0%

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Amenities

Smithville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Hope Dreams bedroom - 1 king
    Holywood Bedroom - 1 king
    Orential Bedroom - 1 king
    Moricann Bedroom - 1 queen
    Hawiian Bedroom - 1 queen
    Texas Western Bedroom - 1 queen
    Day Beds in entertainment area - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeper Sofas in entertainment area - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3) 2 King Beds in Suite Rooms. 1 King bed in Hollywood Room., Queen size Beds (2) Queen Bed in Morraccan Room and Texas Western Room in Entertainment Room., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin Beds in Hawaiian room. One Twin Bed is Extra Long. , Baby Cribs (1) Crib in Hollywood Room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 Day Beds in Entertainment Room. Queen and Single Sleeper Sofas in Entertainment Room. Additional comfortable couch in Entertainment Room.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Unique private farm setting surrounded by large cattle ranches. Watch the stars in the serene country and roast marsh mellows,

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