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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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Stunning architecture in dramatic Hill Country setting
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 58 reviews

A unique and intimate place on a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a surreal extended weekend with friends and family at the Plant around our wedding. We never imagined we'd find a place as ideal as the Plant to suit our needs - I grew up in Austin and have always been enchanted by the Texas hill country. We now live in Seattle and had hoped to find someplace where we could settle in and enjoy quality time rather than rush to prepare and clean up on either end of our wedding. The Plant delivered in every respect - our wedding was really a DIY and community affair, and we never felt hurried throughout the set up or clean up. It provided so many communal spaces for our guests, and a perfect backdrop and setting. I'm an industrial designer and my husband is builder, and many of our friends are part of our extended creative community, so it was a real treat to invite them to such an architecturally significant place, and share a scenic part of the world that we love so much. Despite threats of thunderstorms all day, we had a beautiful afternoon and evening on our wedding date, followed by a spectacular thunderstorm that we enjoyed from the porch late at night, and an amazing sunny swim in the pool the next day. The Plant truly accommodates all variables! The caketakers, Martha and Jamie, were especially kind, helpful, and genuine. They were prompt to respond to our needs, and offered thoughtful advice on directions, weather, and the property. We are eager to return someday.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We owners and caretakers feel much the same sentiments ourselves! We, too, never imagined that we'd find a place as ideal as the Plant to share with folks like you and your families!
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The perfect backdrop for our intimate wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Plant for 4 nights, and we were married in the middle of our stay. The venue itself is impressive and of course gorgeous, but the logistics of The Plant made for an easy and relaxing wedding experience. I would highly recommend arriving a few days early and staying an extra day or two. We had plenty of time to set-up, host rehearsal and dinner there, and had an extra day to relax and enjoy the pool and property before heading back home. Thank you for an unforgettable experience, and we can't wait to return someday to re-live it all again!

Candace and Jordan Wilson

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd are so delighted and we eagerly await your return!
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Ultimate Texas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

From the lovely caretakers, to the tranquil setting, to the fantastic architecture, this place has been our favorite place to stay so far on VBRO. No detail overlooked. We decided this is our official family getaway. The commercial grade kitchen is perfect for chefs and there are so many lovely places to relax. The upstairs outdoor swinging bed, poolside, the fantastic breezeway between living areas, or even a picnic on the hillside overlooking the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique getaway that feels both grand and intimate!

  • 5 of 5

I've been to events at the Plant and stayed there twice. Sometimes, after multiple trips to a venue, the magic wears off, but that has never been my experience at the Plant. Even though we had a rainy weekend, it was lovely with the big porch and cozy fire pit and fireplace. There's room for guests to hang out together and getaway into their own space (even in the rain). The pool is wonderful (the kids got in despite the chill) and every room is beautifully appointed (especially the kitchen which has everything you might need). I couldn't recommend any venue more highly (and I am pretty picky).

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our wonderful stay at The Plant

  • 5 of 5

We just spent New Year's Eve at The Plant and it was wonderful. The building is absolutely stunning and the architecture served as an inspiring backdrop to our entire weekend. We traveled with two families and five children. The kids were so stimulated by the space, they drifted off into a three-hour free play involving a "boat" (made from old tin wash tubs) on the screened-in porch and a "hotel" (made from pillows) on the balcony and swing. They all loved the fire pits and the indoor fireplace. The highlight of our time was a nature walk with property managers Martha and Jamie. Jamie showed the kids fossils all along the roads right outside The Plant and the kids visited a dry creek bed to identify rocks and explore. Jamie and Martha offer this walk as well as a stargazing tour for a very reasonable additional cost. It was a fabulous holiday and we will definitely do it again. One word of warning: there was a toddler in our group (15 months old) and she required constant supervision on the porch because of the open staircase and near the pool. But the supervision was well worth the extraordinary architecture!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We owners and associates / site managers feel wonderfully energized to read reviews like this containing great specific details about what made a visit unique and special. Thank you for this and Happy New Year!!! We hope that you and your family will return and spend more special holidays at The Plant at Kyle!
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Plant @ Kyle

  • 4 of 5

Mark........great property.........had very nice time. Interesting how a Lake/Flato designed facility matches many of their projects we've been involved in over the years. And your neighbor Jaime was very informative while taking us on a nature walk. Thanks for sharing.

Hope to return in the near future.

Bryan Hoffman

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having architect guests associated with Lake|Flato! Caretaker Jamie is a master naturalist who loves to share his knowledge and we're all so fortunate!
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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

Kyle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.