|Space||3,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
This was our second time and Everything was Great as the first time ! We didn't catch a catfish but we still enjoyed fishing. The pool , hot tub and the golf cart was a big hit. Thank you to the owner's who are so sweet. We will be back again !
Plenty to do whether or not the weather cooperates. House was well-appointed and the kids enjoyed the gameroom. Fishing was great and kept the kids entertained for hours. Movies under the stars was by far our favorite part of the stay. Owners were gracious and made sure everything was in working order before turning over the "keys". Would definitely rent again.
The Mesquite Retreat was perfect for our family get together! The house is beautiful and comfortable with plenty of things to entertain and enjoy! Loved our stay!
Our extended family had a great time at Mesquite Retreat! Hershel was a great host and was there to meet us when we arrived to show us how everything worked. Our grandson enjoyed catching fish at the pond as well as riding on the golf cart. House is very spacious so we had plenty of room. The property is amazing and we enjoyed watching all the wildlife. We really loved the outdoor patio and fireplace. Will rent again in the future.
We have stayed at several properties using services like this, not always pleased with what we end up with. THIS was the first time we got far more than what the pictures and description displayed. The property over-delivered on our expectations in EVERY way. It was THE perfect place to celebrate an important birthday with 10 of our closest family and friends. Driving up to the home, we were blown away at the landscaping, the HUGE house, and the beautiful property grounds. It was a great place to entertain: we had chef Michael Ward from Austin cook in the modern kitchen, games by the pool, star gazing, nature watching (we saw deer, road runners, hawks, falcons, lightning bugs, jackrabbits, bullfrogs, and more). All the while, only a quick 30 minute drive to Austin nightlife, grocery stores, and more. Highly recommended, we are already thinking of when we can return.
We took our 12th family vacation together this year, staying close to home due to having a 2 month old granddaughter. This place was really fabulous with the pond, pool and hot tub to keep everyone busy. We enjoyed fishing and the grandkids caught 30 perch the first night. You can't put the bait on the hook fast enough. The outdoor screen for watching movies from the pool was really a neat feature. The game room garage had more to do and also a large screen for watching movies or playing Nintendo. Never had used an outdoor griddle before, but I've cooked breakfast one now. All of the rooms were comfortable and there was plenty of room for the 11 of us. We had a great 4 nights.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$350 + Tax|
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.