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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.

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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 4.9130435 based on 69 reviews

There is something truly special about this place.

  • 5 of 5

The Plant is truly special. Everything about it is beautiful and inspiring. We had a small event there and received so many compliments. Mark was very patient with me and Martha and Jamie are some of the sweetest people we have ever met. They are very knowledgeable about the area and history and are so warm and accommodating. We really enjoyed talking to them. We realized quickly that we had spent money on items that weren’t necessary because The Plant was already so well stocked with kitchen items, extra blankets, chairs, heaters, towels, etc. The beds and pillows were comfortable. The swing upstairs was magical. The property is so quiet and relaxing! It was too cold to swim but the pool was clean and so was everything else. Even with no tv and cable (because who needs tv here) the kids were not bored. They played games, watched rams roaming around, sat on the swing, took walks. Our family enjoyed so much time together and we had some really memorable moments. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back soon!
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Lockhart, Tx

Perfect setting for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The Plant is a very special place. Stunning in its architectural details, yet so warm and welcoming with a number of cozy gathering spaces. The well appointed kitchen is a cooks dream with room for many helping hands. Our hosts/managers Martha and Jamie were attentive and kind. The environment, so peaceful and laid back, was the perfect setting for a our family's holiday weekend. It's calling us back!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope that every guest feels this way, and we hope that every guest returns!
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the perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I got married at The Plant in early November. The day was truly special, in no small part due to the efforts and help of Marth, Jamie, and Mark. The grounds are well maintained and beautiful - the team has created an oasis in Central Texas. There isn't a single thing about our experience that we would have changed. My wife and I have made great friends with the folks at The Plant and look forward to spending more time with them.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel the same way! Thank you Kartik and Anya!
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Our wedding here was exactly perfect and then some

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and beautiful and well equipped. Easily accommodated all 8 of us and made for some fantastic memories. Owner and caretakers were kind, knowledgeable, helpful, and easy going!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Exactly perfect and then some" - just made our week!
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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: September 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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Mark Holzbach
Member since: 2007
Speaks: german, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


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

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59

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.