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Mark Holzbach

Member since: 2007
Speaks: german, Japanese

Stunning architecture in dramatic Hill Country setting

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 8 adults, 2 children

This dramatic limestone and steel architectural landmark is quietly nestled on 17 acres just 30 miles from downtown Austin. 3BR home sleeps up to 10 in 1 king, 3 queen + 2 bunk beds. Perfect for weddings, parties, family gatherings, and corporate retreats. Year-round indoor/outdoor living perfected in Texas ranches includes long walks, relaxing in “the world’s largest screened-in porch,” or swimming in the outdoor pool. Indoors, adjacent to the large gourmet stainless-steel kitchen is the sunny, loft-like living/dining room with an elm dining/conference table (seats ten), and a leather living room ensemble seating seven in front of a massive limestone inglenook fireplace.

A dirt road leads past large live oaks and pastures to this unique, award-winning house. Located near Interstate 35 and Mopac and all the venues of Austin and San Antonio. Shop at San Marcos outlets, explore charming small town attractions, dine at famous BBQ or gourmet restaurants, or visit nearby vineyard.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Mark Holzbach (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: german, Japanese


based on 44 traveler reviews

Stunning architecture in dramatic Hill Country setting
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
Austin, Texas

wedding at the plant

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband and I's first choice when deciding on a venue for our wedding. We both have a love for architecture and design and this contemporary home with the outdoor space in the hill country was the perfect setting for what we envisioned. We both love the outdoors and that is where we spend much of our time, so it made sense to get married outside at sunset with an outdoor party following. I will admit that I was concerned about the distance from Austin, because a majority of our guests were coming from not only out of town, but out of state, plus we wanted people to enjoy themselves and not have to worry about drinking and driving. Therefore we chartered buses, and as far as we heard they worked out flawlessly. This was my biggest concern, but all the feedback was positive. Many of our friends and family had funny stories from their bus trips that made the entire experience more memorable. The owners were wonderful to work with, very accommodating to any special requests we made and they were a pleasure to work with. The property was in perfect condition and it was seamless for our rental company, catering company and band to load in and out. Our guests all raved about the location and will not soon forget the event. It is such a unique venue that your event will definitely be memorable. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone for not only events but a fun getaway. It made our wedding so special and unique and we would not change a thing. We look forward to using this venue again and again for romantic getaways to our future anniversary parties. The owners were excellent to work with and the venue was a spectacular locale.

Thank you.


Stephanie & Michael

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia

An incredible venue you'll never forget

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got married at The Plant at Kyle, and we couldn't be happier with the experience. The building itself is an incredible space, but combine that with the amenities, the natural setting, and the superb management and The Plant becomes something special. Do yourself a favor and check out this venue.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Plant at Kyle constantly strives to be a great venue for events and getaways for families and friends who admire the special qualities of our architecture and landscape. The superb management is due in large part to Martha and Jamie Kinscherff, The Plant at Kyle's associates and next door neighbors.
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Perfect anniversary weekend in an iconic house!

  • 5 of 5

Communication with the owners and the neighbors who function as caretakers for the property was flawless. I am an architecture junkie and so is my husband. So I booked the house for our anniversary weekend and kept him in the dark. When we arrived, he recognized it immediately and was thrilled with my choice.

Martha and Jamie, neighbors and associates of the property, came to check on us and we had a wonderful time chatting with them. They are both so knowledgable about the property and ecology of the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Plant is in the Texas Hill Country at the end of a mile-long dirt road. It's a bit of an adventure just to get there. This particular adventure ends with a very worthwhile surprise. A house that frequently inspires and elevates how people feel.
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  • 5 of 5

Though I typically do not write reviews, this property, and its managers, were well worth my time in sharing how amazing everything was during our stay. The juxtaposition of the modern architecture with the serene hill country setting made for a great atmosphere for any event. Besides the fact that this hidden gem in the hill country speaks volumes on its own, the neighbors/on-site help were extremely helpful every step of the way. The place was clean, well stocked, and well curated. There were even local wild flowers, labeled and beautifully displayed, used as decoration during our stay.

You will not find a better venue for weddings, or even a casual weekend in the hill country, than The Plant!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The labeled display of local seasonal wildflowers upon check-in was provided by our awesome next door caretakers and associates Martha and Jamie. They are master naturalists and amateur astronomers (luthiers & singers) available to host a nature walk or star party for our guests. In case you need to look it up:
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a guy's weekend at The Plant in March and it was an awesome time! The architecture is simply amazing and it makes for a great place to host an event. The building complimented the cool weather we had nicely and its large outdoor screened-in area is perfect for relaxing outside without the need for worrying about bugs, especially at night. Inside, everything was well kept and clean. The management is also very nice and easy to work with. Overall, we had a great time and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the best part! The all-in-one bathroom, its genius!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please!
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An other-worldly getaway

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stayed at the plant for a weekend of birthday celebrations. It was fantastic! The building itself, with its open-air construction and seemingly endless space, provided a really lovely atmosphere. A fenced-in yard meant that we could bring a dog out to play as we took in the beautiful natural scenery. Jamie and Martha manage this place with professionalism and an impressive attention to detail. If you're thinking about renting this place, don't hesitate, absolutely do it!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Car: necessary

Located between the charming Hill Country towns of Kyle and Wimberley, The Plant at Kyle is 30 miles from downtown Austin, easily accessible by either I-35 or Mopac.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional interim cleanings required for weeklong (or longer) stays.
Also available at separate additional charge for non-overnight weddings, meetings and special events with larger groups.

Special event rental rates are based on headcount as follows:

non-overnight event up to 15 people: no additional charge per person
non-overnight event with 16 or more people: $40 per person

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Texas Hill Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • south bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    north bath - toilet , jetted tub
    downstairs bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • South bedroom - 1 king , 2 child bed
    North bedroom - 1 queen
    downstairs bedroom - 2 queen
  • 1 king size bed + 3 queen size beds: 8 adults 1 bunk bed: 2 children
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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