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Stunning Compound on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

This spectacular vacation compound on Lake Travis can accommodate groups of families or friends. Two authentic 1850's log cabins offer private bedroom suites while a huge timber-frame building provides central living, dining and a gourmet kitchen designed for multiple cooks, all with lake views.

The 3 historic buildings that make up Moriah have been meticulously restored into a private retreat in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Moriah has been featured in the Austin American Statesman, Country Home Magazine and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

For larger groups, see the adjacent property VRBO #165802.

Keywords: Vacation Compound

  • non smoking only

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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October 24, 2016
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About The Owner

In 2000 we (two sisters and our families) purchased this property to accommodate our large family gatherings. We had been frustrated over the years with the facilities we had found to accommodate our vacations together. In designing Moriah, we took the best features of the various places we had visited to create a compound specifically for several families to vacation together with ease.

Shortly after we bought Moriah, another sister (one of six sisters, and, yes, we have one brother) bought the adjacent property. Now, between the two properties, there is room for us all to be comfortable even when all 28 show up.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Lake LBJ

We chose this location because there are activities for people of all ages. Volleyball, ping pong, swimming, boating, walking in the country, sitting on the porch - no one is ever bored. Located just one hour from Austin, it is easy to get away even for just a weekend.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that the bedrooms are in buildings so that those who are sleeping aren’t disturbed by the people who are awake - no matter how boisterous they become. The kitchen, optimized for multiple cooks offers two sinks, two dishwashers and two refrigerators. A refrigerator for drinks is located at one of two entries to the kitchen so that the cooks aren’t disrupted every time someone comes to the kitchen for a drink.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow...what a wonderful place to spend the 4th of July with our family. Moriah was everything we hoped for and more!! This place is amazing and we cannot wait to return. Moriah is as close to heaven as it gets.
Feb 2006
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Stunning Compound on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 28 reviews

Does't get any better than Moriah!

  • 5 of 5

9 girls pull up to Moriah, the land, the house, the cabins.......literally breathtaking! Our hearts were actually pounding, we couldn't believe that this was going to be our home for 4 days. It was perfect! We WILL be returning to Moriah! Nothing but smiles and laughs!


  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Very Special Place for our Large Group

  • 5 of 5

I plan a college reunion every summer, and earlier this year we met for the 8th straight year. This was our third year to go to Moriah/Farr Side, and I can't say enough how much we love the property. Our group has been as small as 25 people and as large as 45, including 4-8 young children, and every time we have found the property to be exactly what we needed. Moriah/Farr Side offers a variety of sleeping options, and we've always been comfortable and relaxed on the property. It's a perfect place for weekend full of time spent cooking, swimming, and catching up with friends and family. Nancy has been helpful and accommodating for our group, and we look forward to returning every year. Only about 10 minutes from Marble Falls, it is a particularly easy property to find (as opposed to similar properties I've rented in the past). I highly recommend staying at Moriah/Farr Side. It has always had everything we needed, and it's a special place.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a company retreat, and the Moriah is perfectly designed for medium and large groups. The kitchen was set up beautifully, so we were able to have team building events around food. I would highly recommend this location to anyone. Make sure you get good directions because a few people were lost and the owners had to help us explain how to get to the property. Also, they don't have wifi, but we were able to use a hotspot through our phones. Again, this was a great property, and the owner's went above and beyond making us feel comfortable and taking care of any questions we had. They were on the phone with one of our guests for 10 minutes helping them find the location since their maps took them somewhere else. Great people!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really an ideal property for medium + large groups

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the property and its offerings. The cabins and main lodge are of the 'rustic luxury' sort and a great, comfortable to enjoy rural Texas. Everything went smoothly and was as described. The manager's communication was prompt and thorough -- great to work with as we prepped for our friends' getaway weekend. The only caveats I will bring to the attention of renters is that a) there are stickers/thorns galore in the lawn so be careful if you have kids and b) the lake, on this occasion, was actually really high so we were swimming among treetops and brush for the fist 100 ft or so until it opens up more into the open river. It's mostly very shallow (waist high) until the main river part where it becomes deep and boaters use that. Gently flowing, refreshing water though. We had fun all the same -- bring floaties! I would not hesitate to re-book this property for a future trip! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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WOW!! Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

We are always trying to find that next WOW place, and this was it. There were 9 of us all adults here for a weekend. Some of us went Jeeping at Hidden Falls and others went into Fredricksburg, so this was great for a central location.

If you want to spend quality time in what one of my friends called Cowboy Dreamland, than this is your spot.

Nancy and Susan were very accommodating. We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, CA

Magical place

  • 5 of 5

My time at this beautiful estate was amazing, and it felt like being home. The rustic furnishings are impeccable and the details impressive, from the railroad tie hooks to the wagon wheel chandelier. I felt transported to another time and location but with all the conveniences and amenities of modern living. Ideal for groups, you will find time to connect with each other, nature and it's a great setting for stimulating creativity, be it writing or crafting. The owner is also flexible, accomodating and responsive. I cannot say enough good things about it. I am already looking forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1431

Located on 3 acres of secluded waterfront, Moriah is only 10 minutes from Marble Falls which offers restaurants, golf, movie theaters, antiques, live theater and great shopping.


Rates & Availability

Marble Falls House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall '17
Jun 6 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Event Fee (i.e. wedding) $500 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please contact the owner to discuss special events that will include a larger group than just the group staying on the property such as weddings or parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Marble Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • non smoking only
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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