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Stunning architecture in dramatic Hill Country setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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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Property Manager
Mark Holzbach
Member since: 2007
Speaks: german, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Stunning architecture in dramatic Hill Country setting
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 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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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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Salt Lake City

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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Inspiring and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to feel inspired!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel the same way!
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  • 5 of 5

The Plant at Kyle is an absolutely wonderful place. The structures and setting would be enough but then on top of those it is beautifully furnished in a way that perfectly fits the surroundings. FULLY stocked kitchen makes meals easy and a joy for group cooking. They haven't missed a detail - from plenty of indoor and outdoor chairs, to towels for the pool to dishes and glassware for 20. Wonderful covered pool is a blast for all ages. And the sleeping accommodations are laid out in a way that creates privacy for everyone staying overnight. We arrived to find small vases of wildflowers on the dining table, in the kitchen and other areas - a lovely touch. The caretakers are very responsive and helpful. This is a place not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reviews like this make us feel grateful and fortunate to be stewarding this special place for guests who love and appreciate it as much we do.
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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

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Kyle 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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