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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Hershel and Becky Sandifer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

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.

Amenities

Cedar Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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:
  • Groups
  • 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.

Reviews

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Mesquite Retreat - Lovely Country Home, 30min to Austin, 10min to COTA track
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
5

Amazing home and property!

  • 5 of 5

The pool is fantastic! The kids liked being able to swim and watch a movie and the big screen in the evenings! The kitchen has everything you need to cook for a big group. We fished, watched deer and turkey. Bastrop is a neat little town too!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, spacious property...great pool and outdoor screen is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Five families, five kids in total, and everyone a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Highlands, TX
5

This place derserves MORE THAN FIVE STARS!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Of all the Hill Country vacation rentals that we've had, this place has been the BEST by far! It is secluded, yet close enough to any retail or entertainment you might need/want. The house is just beautiful and well furnished. It has plenty of room for a large group and has lots of amenities. Once you get there, you just want to spend the whole day there. There's lots to keep you entertained, swimming pool, hot tub, a pool table, bbq grills, watching deer at the feeder and a fishing pond. The whole family really enjoyed our stay. In fact, my six year old grandson told me, "Papa, I wish we lived here!" There's no better way than that to describe how enjoyable this place is!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great getaway tucked away near Austin

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time here. I'm an Austin local and this is the perfect staycation getaway. Private in the woods fun in the sun. The house is setup for outdoor (and indoor) enjoyment. Outside, the pool was great to play in. We used the hot tub after playing a round of golf near Austin. Inside big screens and projectors with tons of dvds adds to the entertainment. Comfy beds and couches everywhere. Great for a family getaway or reunion.

This is on our shortlist to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC
5

What a great weekend! Mesquite Retreat really delivered. Even better than expected. We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Holy smokes! I booked this beautiful home for a brother/sister trip. Ten of us (50's to 60's in age). You would have thought we were teenagers! So much fun!! Swimming pool was amazing... Hot tub was fantastic...but I think outdoor movie nights were the best. We watched the last movie we all went to see at a drive-in as kids. It was spectacular. Billiard tournament and Fishing in the pond just rounded out the weekend. (The fish weren't very big but boy, were they fun to catch. They would bite as soon as your bait hit the water.).

Hershel was "Johnny on the spot" with answers and help for my (very few) questions.

And the house...what a beautiful place. We were all taking pictures for remodel ideas at home. Ha ha

The whole gang can't wait to come back again.

I'll bring my grandkids too. They will flip for the pool and fishing pond.

Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family reunion. It was very comfortable and roomy for all of us. We caught and released lots of fish, flew quad copters over the open spaces, jogged around the lake and watched a movie on the large outdoor screen. The pool was very nice and large. This place is a gem in the rough.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Cedar Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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