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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool


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:
May 22, 2017


Kyle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Stunning architecture in dramatic Hill Country setting
average rating of 4.892857 based on 56 reviews

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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Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We found The Plant based on a friend's recommendation as a possible wedding venue. We could not have been happier with how it turned out. Because the property is also a home, we were able to rent it for the entire weekend so that we could relax with friends and family before, during, and after the wedding. This meant that we didn't have to rush to load/unload for the event (which was SO relaxing).

The owners and the property managers were all absolutely wonderful to work with. They were prompt, friendly, and professional. We didn't have any trouble with our guests and vendors finding the location (they provided excellent diretions), but we did put up some temporary road signs to help friends find their way.

The space itself is striking. I would recommend the property for anyone who is looking for an architecturally beautiful place to stay or hold an event.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As this guest mentions, other wedding venues don't offer what The Plant offers. It's a remarkably unique and special place.
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Beautiful, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Austin for a family vacation and to see the F-1 races. This place was perfect for all our needs. We fit three generations nicely into the 3 rooms and with the screened area there was plenty of public vs private space for all. Owner provided several books by the architects, which were great to look through. Responses to questions were always returned promptly. Caretakers that live next door are very pleasant and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!!! Multi-generational gatherings like yours are wonderful and meaningful and we're so honored that you chose The Plant to be your gathering spot.
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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
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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

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