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Hershel and Becky Sandifer

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Mesquite Retreat - Lovely Country Home, 30min to Austin, 10min to COTA track

36 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Texas House Rental Photos and Description

5 bdrm, 3 bth on wooded 10 acres 25 min to Austin and 10 min-Circuit of Americas

3500 sf Neo-classic design house with 1500 sf additional covered front and back porch and patios features the following:

•10-12 ft high ceilings with heavy crown molding throughout

•Brazilian Cherry wood floor in all common areas and Master Bed and Bath

•Music is piped throughout house including front and back outdoors along with Master Bedroom and Bath.

•Huge luxurious Master Bathroom retreat includes spa bath with chromo therapeutic lights, television, chandelier mood lighting.

•Over-sized Master Bedroom with striking pool view and access through a 12 foot sliding unit, 50' HDTV

•High end kitchen includes double ovens, warmer, striking granite counters with four bar stools. Plenty of room for gourmet chefs

•Indoor eating sits 12 in dining room.

•Front porch overlooks catfish pond. Activities include paddle boat, flat bottom boat, and fishing pier to hook those large catfish. Plenty of large catfish, fed daily to ensure good catch!

•Backyard patio features a paradise setting with outdoor fireplace with seating for 20+.

•Rock grotto and waterfalls flow into beautifully lighted pool at night with natural landscape surroundings with plenty of privacy.

•Soak away in our Clear water(R) spa with fiber optic lighting and separate sound system

•Outdoor grill, griddle, fryer for those outdoor cooks available.

• Exercise equipment includes Total Gym(R), Weight Machine, treadmill, dumb bells

•Movie and book library, board games

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Hershel and Becky Sandifer (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Hershel and Becky Sandifer

Hershel is a commercial construction project manager who loves to work on his land, restore classic cars, juke boxes, and coke machines. He loves cooking catfish and craw fish for large groups! While Hershel was building the house, Becky went back to school and received her PhD and Executive Coaching certification. They both love spending time with their family and four dogs.

Hershel and Becky Sandifer purchased this house in 2009

Why Hershel and Becky Sandifer chose Texas

Hershel used his construction experience to build their dream house. They began hosting events for their friends and family which led to the idea of sharing the house with others. Their son and his wife were married down by the pond in a beautiful outdoor wedding.

What makes this house unique

We chose this land because it was a country setting with plenty of privacy but in close proximity to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and outlet mall shopping San Marcos.

Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

Mesquite Retreat - Lovely Country Home, 30min to Austin, 10min to COTA track
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Sugar Land, TX
5

Perfect house for large group

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated 3 birthdays in our group of 6 couples, 170 years combined. This house was a perfect place for our long wknd. Being away from it all meant we could have fun, loud games of badminton and volleyball in the pool without disturbing the neighbors with our shouts. The kitchen had everything and more then we needed to cook all our meals and the bonus grills outside were much used as well. The movies at night with the big screen over the pool was enjoyed by those in the pool on floats and those on deck in comfy loungers. Watching catfish feed in the morning and night was a new experience for some in our group and while we didn't catch any it was fun trying. Everyone agreed it's the best house we have rented and we'd very likely rent it again. Thank you so much Hershel we will be talking again soon. June and the Greatwood group!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home so that we can host a couples getaway weekend. Mesquite Retreat has all of the amenities you will need for any event where you want to stay in the rental the entire time and all of the custom things make it so comfortable and lush. The pool and outdoor movie screen is lovely and relaxing(we spent a lot of time here), they have a golf cart and paddle boat, multiple grills and a great game room! My favorite part of the home is the master suite, it is so spacious and the bathroom is the best thing ever, it comes with seating and tv! You can't go wrong with this home, if you need supplies, the city of Bastrop is really close.Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at this great home! The outdoor movie screen by the pool was a fun experience in the evening. The little ones enjoyed watching the fish at the pond and riding the paddle boat as well as the golf cart. House is large so we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. Just a wonderful place to stay with extended family. Will rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The pictures didn't do the property justice!

  • 4 of 5

Hershel was quick to respond to any questions or needs, a great place to stay with children!

Would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fun time on the property. Hershel was very helpful and just one call away. I will rent again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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waco , tx
5

Simply Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful rolling landscape ,cut straight out of paradise. This by far was the most amazing VRBO trip we have ever experienced .

This home is truly geared to be sure to have everything for the family. This incredible back yard has a stunning pool , horseshoe pit

and projection system with a grand view over the pool. This stunning home is beautifully decorated and is equipped with a game and

media room. THE FISHING WAS OUTTA THIS WORLD! The pond is stocked with a variety of fish and was the hottest catch and release

fun we've ever had. From my family of 10, let's do it again !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor DAy
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,000
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 19 2016 - Oct 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,000
 
 
Christmas / New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are quoted in US Dollars. For non-event rates a deposit of one night is required upon booking. Full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. For event rates a deposit of 25% is required upon booking. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Texas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large with 2 chairs and tv
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 double , Animal Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Royal Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bird Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ocean Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Smoking allowed only in designated outdoor area.

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