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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
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Hershel and Becky Sandifer

Hershel is a commercial construction project manager who loves to work his land, restore classic cars, jukeboxes, 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 dogs.

Hershel and Becky Sandifer purchased this house in 2009

Why Hershel and Becky Sandifer chose Cedar Creek

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 was 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.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Car: necessary

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Mesquite Retreat - Lovely Country Home, 30min to Austin, 10min to COTA track
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 54 reviews
5

Truly Tranquil Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of ten adults (five couples) recently stayed at the Mesquite Retreat, and this peaceful jewel far exceeded our expectations! The home was beautifully appointed and very spacious, with lots of privacy as well as numerous gathering areas both inside and out that easily accommodated our group. The well-equipped kitchen was large enough for several cooks to work together, and had everything we needed for preparing, serving, and cleaning up after meals. Towels and bathroom supplies were plentiful, and the master bath was just a delight! The GIANT outdoor tv screen overlooking the oasis-like pool was definitely a hit--perfect for taking in nightly sports events and movies. Nature lovers enjoyed the abundant wildlife, with everything from owls to armadillos, and deer that greeted us each day. Everyone agreed this was the perfect place to unwind and have fun--a truly relaxing retreat that we all hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesquite Retreat was great. Herschel and Becky are great hosts.

  • 4 of 5

The house and grounds and amenities were everything and more as described.

The outdoor screen by the pool was amazing. We watched Sports in it every night.

House had everything we needed.

A bit secluded for easy access for night life downtown but the amenities made up for it after a long day of golf.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful and luxurious! It was more impressive than the photographs.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Mesquite Retreat! There were 12 adults that stayed which ranged in age from 17 to 71. There was something for everyone to do and enough space not to feel confined! It's beautiful, luxurious, peaceful and playful! A great place to make memories and vacation! Truly, the only thing you need to bring is food and a fishing pole. It felt like home! Our expectations were exceeded and we look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything we could ask for. Great time had by all!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family ladies retreat. Everyone had a great time and place is very comfortable. The movie screen by the pool was a hit. Pool is perfect, fishing pond is well stocked. We will be back.

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  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We met our five adult children (kids and kids-in-law) and two grandchildren for a long weekend here. It is a beautiful property, and the pictures don't do it justice. There are plenty of games to play and movies to watch! The huge movie screen over the pool was a delight at night, and the bed in the master was one of the most comfortable ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
2 night minimum in effect November through February only for $700 per night. Inquire with host.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.