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Stunning architecture in dramatic Hill Country setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Holzbach
Member since: 2007
Speaks: german, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017


Kyle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
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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Stunning architecture in dramatic Hill Country setting
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 65 reviews
Austin, TX

So special!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a special place - full of nooks to relax, enjoy nature, play, swim, hike - all while being immersed in the inspiring architecture of the house. Just can't get enough of The Plant at Kyle!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

I was part of a group of 9 visitors, and we couldn't believe our luck that we managed to book this place. It's such a one-of-a-kind space, and it was so perfect for a friend reunion. We cooked, we hung out by the pool, and we danced in the open area. Would 100% return for another special occasion.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed a long weekend at the Plant to celebrate my birthday / Bachelorette and couldn't have had a better time. Any questions we had were easily answered and the instructions for getting in and out were very thorough and straight forward. The building itself is a stunning piece of architecture and the land surrounding it is lovely. We all sat in the patio chairs drinking coffee and watched the sun come up in the mornings. It was in the hundreds most of our weekend but the pool was cold and the interior spaces were always cool. We had a blast! I would highly reccomend staying here and hope to go back again soon. -Em

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhh...yes! Drinking morning coffee while watching the sun rise at The Plant at Kyle!
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was the 8th year we have stayed at the Plant. It has continued to improve and impress. Martha and Jamie are attentive care takers of the property. Mark runs a great rental property that we have been happy to make memories at. We appreciate being able to form memories with our son of summer fun. Already looking forward to next year. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having any repeat guest is a great compliment / honor. And having a repeat guest for 8 years energizes us and makes us glow.
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Fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough positive things about this property. The property was beautiful, serene, and well stocked. I'm already planning my next vacation here!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return!!
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Stunning architecture and more!

  • 5 of 5

This house has all you need.

The architecture IS absolutely stunning. The word monumental comes to mind standing just inside the front door in the screened-in porch. All the doors are tall, the space is huge. To the left, the enclosed kitchen, dinning and living areas with an upstairs bedroom. To the right, the other two bedrooms and the way to the pool. Walk around the house and enjoy post-card views of the property.

The kitchen is super functional and user friendly. It was easy to host a small family gathering on the first day of our stay. The salt water pool was extremely enjoyable in the warm weather. We saw a family of five deer on the second day and cardinals and gold finches were regular visitors.

Martha and Jamie were exceptionally nice and helpful. Our little family vacation turned out to be quite an experience.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review! We hope you will return with your family!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $300
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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.