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Beautiful Hill Country Retreat!

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Buda House Rental Photos and Description

Tucked away on 5 acres near Austin, this property offers the best of all worlds!

Once our family’s land, this family property has been developed into a relaxing, rural retreat that has both vintage flair and modern amenities. This 5-acre compound features expansive outdoor patios and wooden decks, outdoor kitchen and BBQ smoker, a two bedroom house and a one-bedroom pool house suite surrounding a tranquil pool and waterfall spa. There is also a 1200 sq. ft. party barn available with event rentals.

With native landscaping, old growth live oak trees, abundant wildlife including rabbits, deer, raccoons and more, the rustic charm of the venue will inspire you. The property, with its solar heated pool and beautiful outdoor spaces makes a great retreat throughout the year! The solar keeps the pool comfortable from early March through October, unless it is an unusually cold spring or fall.

Located just west of Buda, this property makes the perfect venue for hosting your wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, family reunion or other events with a comfortable, laidback Texas Hill Country feel. When booking an overnight stay in conjunction with an event rental, you can eliminate the pressure of having to prepare/decorate and break everything for your event in one day, since you would have the property for the duration of your stay. Look at the satellite photo of the property to get a sense of its scale and beauty of this compound.

Please ask about prices for hosting events, since there are limits on the number of people allowed on the property for standard vacation rentals. All events with more than 10 people must be approved in writing prior to booking and all event rules and restrictions must be followed. There are two loving cats on the property. Please check with owner before booking, if you or your guests have cat allergies.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jeff Coffee
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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based on 43 traveler reviews

Beautiful Hill Country Retreat!
average rating of 4.72093 based on 43 reviews

Looking forward to another stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a great stay. There were 3 of us down for the MotoGP at COTA. There was plenty of room in the kitchen, I made a big breakfast every morning. The hot tub was great every night. It was very quiet and secluded. The beds were firm and comfy. We had some great food in downtown Buda (Clevelands). Jeff (the owner) was very nice. We didn't make use of it but I got the impression that any time we had any needs, issues, questions, etc. Jeff was ready to help.

The only part of the trip that I wished was different was that we spent so much time at the track we didn't get to enjoy the property more. Next time I'm hoping to take a few more days to lounge around the pool and make use of the outdoor kitchen BBQ area.

One of our party was used to hotels and their "everything is new" feel. It is an older home. That said it was very clean and everything worked fine.

A full sized washer and dryer is a great perk, especially for swim clothes. The kitchen was well stocked (with dishes and utensils) and roomy to work with. The third member of our party snores like a badly tuned Harley so being able to have him on the opposite side of the property in the pool house was great. There was a big TV in the main room that we popped a media player onto for some post race GP watching (It had DVD and cable as well). We were able to hook our phones up to the outdoor speaker system and enjoy music while in the hot tub and pool.

The pictures on the website were what sold us on the place and I would say they were spot on. Everything was just as I expected from the pics or better.

Thanks for the great stay Jeff,


  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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WOW! Great property for a getaway or entertaining!

  • 5 of 5

Super happy with the rental. Communication was excellent, great place to stay when in the area. Super easy to get to and couldn't be happier.

Will stay here again in the future!!



  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdoor oasis with a friendly and responsive host

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an outdoor 'retreat' with a pool where our family could stay comfortably for a week. We found it. The pool and outdoor cooking area/cantina were a perfect way to relax and spend the majority of our time outside. The quonset hut was a bonus, with great history and style.

The house is an old wooden-floored 2/1 that suited us fine with comfortable beds, fast internet, washer/dryer, etc.

Jeff is a stellar host, he was always responsive and friendly. We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Needs TLC and a good cleaning

  • 2 of 5

The house needed cleaning, the couch was old and don't pull out the cushions no telling what you will find. The water pressure in the bathroom was very low. The pool needed cleaning. The pool house smelled like smoke. Wasn't worth the money, find something else.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a pleasure

  • 5 of 5

We head to the Coffee Grounds whenever we need a break from traffic and the asphalt jungle. It's only a 15 minute drive from Austin, but we feel as though we have ventured to the country. It is our retreat. The beds are comfortable, the pool area and outdoor kitchen are clean and welcoming, and the house itself is cozy and peaceful. We enjoy being there because Jeff, the owner, takes great care of us and makes sure everything is just right. He is easily accessible if we have any questions - even if it's asking for a good restaurant recommendation. This place is safe, clean and totally charming. You will be glad you chose it. We are glad every time.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location..close to Austin, San Marcos and Wimberley, right off the highway and easy to find. It is an older home but nice. Mr. Coffee was very quick to respond to any questions we had and to turn on the hot tub for us with a quick text. The pool area was awesome but we didn't get to use it much because of all the rain. We loved the outdoor speakers and the outside tv at the bar area. It would be great place for an outside wedding or family reunion.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Austin-Bergstram (ABIA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cleveland's Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The famous BBQ joint, Salt Lick.
Car: necessary

Located 15 minutes from Austin, on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Great access to the new F1 track. This property is located on 5 acres.


Rates & Availability

Buda House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Oct 25 2016 - Nov 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break/SXSW
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Mar 27 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 31 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

The basic vacation rental is limited to 7 overnight guests and no more than 10 guests on the property at any given time. The property can be used for weddings, reunions, graduations, anniversaries or other gatherings, if prior arrangements are made, including event rental restrictions, rules and fees. Contact the owner for rules, restrictions and rates.

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Buda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main House Bath - toilet , shower
    Pool House Half Bath - toilet
    Pool House Bathroom - toilet , shower , Available with rental of pool house bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main House Bedroom - 1 king
    Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Pool House Bedroom - 1 queen , Poolhouse Bedroom is 150' from the main house giving privacy
  • This is the perfect place for a family get together, since the pool house bedroom is comfortably separated from the main house by about 150'. This layout gives extra space and privacy for your party.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 29 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
This is a unique property with great entertaining opportunities. The main house has a full kitchen, two bedrooms, formal dining room for 10 and a living room. The outdoor entertaining area includes over 3000 sq' of patio and deck areas, a full outdoor kitchen with sink, gas grill, wood/charcoal grill and smoker, pool and hot tub. Private chef service, bbq pit master, concierge service, daily maid service all available for additional charge. The pool house bedroom, which has a queen size bedroom and full bath, is included in the rental rate. For smaller parties that do not need the pool house suite the base rental rate can be reduced by 10% by excluding the pool house suite. This is the perfect property for the full Texas Hill Country Experience. Please note that we have two cats on the property, so this is not the perfect place for those with significant cat allergies.

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