Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Private Escape Tucked Away in Texas Hill Country

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Under new management that attends to every small detail, our vacation home sits on just over ten acres of land in the heart of beautiful Texas Hill Country. Removed from the sound and light of the city and even separated from the small road you arrive on by a charming long driveway, this three bed, two full bath home sleeps 6 comfortably.

While we do enjoy all the luxuries that come with electricity, the property is otherwise off the grid. Rainwater easily supports the home and is so pleasant - not salty, hard or full of heavy metals like the tap we are used to. Extra bonus is your hair and skin will be super soft! The pool and hot tub are picturesque, set in a natural stone deck that feels like a simple extension of the surrounding countryside. Both are serviced weekly and maintained to the highest standard.

The outside covered pavilion is complete with flat screen television, fireplace, seating and dining area. Inside you will find all of the conveniences - powerful central A/C, washer and dryer, and ultra fast wireless internet, to name a few. The master bedroom has a king bed and private bath, and there are queen beds in each of the other two bedrooms.

True appreciation of this little part of the world is inevitable with the amazing sunsets overlooking the hill country, and all of the bright stars that blanket the night sky. Our homestead has a storied history, including visits by President LBJ when only the outdoor pavilion and hunting lodge stood on the grounds (built in the 1920s and 1940s, respectively).

The property has since undergone a face lift with an extensive renovation and addition in 1997. It is a truly special place, surrounded by untouched land. You will hear birds singing, glimpse white tail deer foraging and truly reconnect with nature, achieving a relaxed mindfulness that will leave you floating all the way home.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer O'Shea
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

What makes this house unique

Maria takes care of things for us at the house, and she is always available by phone if you should need anything. Maria is also happy to assist you and your party with grocery shopping and meal prep. She is also a licensed massage therapist and has a truly healing touch! Please give us a call or send a note ahead of time to reserve her services.

Amenities

Dripping Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , His and Hers Sinks
    Second Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Be sure to bring your own pool toys/floats and charcoal for grilling! Kitchen cooktop uses latest induction technology which uses short-range magnetic fields. If any user or person in close proximity has a pacemaker or other active implants, please consult a doctor before use concerning any possible incompatibility to prevent any risk to health.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

69% Complete
21% Complete
4% Complete
1% Complete
2% Complete
Private Escape Tucked Away in Texas Hill Country
average rating of 4.536232 based on 69 reviews
El Paso, TX
5

this is the place to stay in TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

  • 5 of 5

What can I say but this is the home to rent and make your Headquarters for your visit to Hill Country! The home is high atop a hill in the Sunset Canyon area, one of the nicest sections of Dripping Springs, or Dripp'in if you live in the area.

The house is roomy, nicely decorated, well appointed, clean, quite, lot's of wild life to enjoy!

The Master suite and bath are huge and the bed is to die for. My husband and I are going to buy this same mattress for our home. Best sleep we have had in awhile

There are books for reading and to learn about local places to see and go, games, pool floats, padded patio furniture, wood for the fireplaces these folks thought of it all.

And you are not far off Hwy 290 which is convenient when setting out for those day trips across Hill Country.

You are close to the best cities and places to eat and party in Hill Country. Nutty Browns, Salt Lick BBQ, The Oasis, Oak Creek Cafe (Dripping Springs) Wineries and of course Austin, Luckenbach Frederickberg and if you have the time a day trip to San Antonio, maybe an hour away!

Grocery and convenience stores, (farmers market in the summer months), all close by.

My only complaint is..............we sould not stay longer ;)

We will be back in the near future, and next time I plan to take more time to relax and enjoy the countryside instead of running around to wedding events!

And the owners are wonderful. They are quick to respond, and pleasant!

One more comment, this is the 2nd home we have rented from HomeAway. The last one was in Tombstone, AZ. It too was a fantastic home to rent. HomeAway is our newest Travel Accomodations website!

I could go on, but you might miss an opportunity to rent this wonderful retreat!

Melissa

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
14 1
4

very nice location but need some updates

  • 4 of 5

The house, the pool and the view are perfect for a stay in the hill country.

On the downside, we were not able to make the spa work, we tried to contact the owner, left a voicemail but no call back. The instructions that can be found in the house need some updates. We called the "property manager" as per the instructions and were told they stopped working for the owner 18 months ago. At that level of price, we expect a better service.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Always amazing

  • 5 of 5

Once again had a wonderful time. We've been coming to this place for 8 years and we never tire of it. One new experience was to book a massage out on the patio under the trees. Maria was great - you can get the contact info from the owner.

We'll be back- again, and again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

We loved everything about it

  • 5 of 5

We loved the setting, the view, the pool and the house. It couldn't have been a more wonderful week-end.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful views, home and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visit the Austin area on a regular basis to get together with our Austin based daughters. We prefer renting through a Vrbo type service rather than at a hotel, and almost always do. Since this rental had extra bedrooms, our daughters joined us for the weekend. Rarely are we disapponted with our choice, and this rental was a true delight. We absolutely loved it - even better than the photos, and well worth the price of rental. Some minor fixes are needed to the pool (a good scrub?) and hot tub (one side of jets would not work, and we couldn't figure out how to turn the light on). The kitchen was stocked with cooking and serving supplies, and we especially enjoyed the outdoor living room area and viewing cliff seating. We stocked the frig on the day of arrival, and although we did venture out for a couple rounds of golf, We felt no desire or need to leave the property for any other reason. Dripping Springs is an ideal location for access to the city and other parts of the Hill Country. We look forward to another stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful home with amazing views. Great for group

  • 5 of 5

This home was fantastic-clean, spacious, unlimited seating options, beautiful views and amazing sunsets. The property is amazing and I'd definitely go back. The kitchen has pots and pans but otherwise is sparse for cooking needs-bring your own baking dishes or plan to only cook on the stove/grill or eat out. Bring your own pool floats. Would be fun for three couples on a football weekend to grill and chill on the patio to watch the games. We loved it an are already talking about when we could come back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Austin Bergstrom

Several breweries, wineries and even two vodka distilleries are within a 10 minute drive! Check out Jester King Brewery and grab a pizza at Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza - excellent! Other breweries include Twisted X, Thirsty Planet, Last Stand Brewing. Distilleries: Deep Eddy Vodka, Dripping Springs Vodka Wineries: Bells Springs, Solaro Estate, Driftwood Estate, Duchman Family Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards, Wimberley Valley Winery.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Protection $49 + Tax
Cleaning & Maintenance $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Special rates apply for SXSW, ACL, F1 and Holidays.

There is a $125 processing fee deducted from any cancellation refunds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.