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Country House, Brenham 10 minutes, Pool, Views, Fishing lake w/pavillion & Pier

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, Swimming pool, sleeps 12, large kitchen, fishing,

Close to Brenham, 15 minutes to Bellville, & not far from Round Top, this bright & cheerful, newly remodeled farmhouse with 4 bedrooms( 3 king beds with private bathrooms down & 3 twins and queen up), 3 & 1/2 bathrooms, is nestled among large oak trees on top of a hill where the gentle breezes blow. Have a larger group, rent our cottage as well- it has the red kitchen in the pictures.

With enchanting views of the rolling hills, a wrap-around front porch on 3 sides, a large back deck, patio off the sun room, in-ground swimming pool w/waterfall, a spring fed pond for fishing with pier & pavilion, large barbecue pit, & 3 zoned central units to keep you comfortable, you’ll want to stay and stay and stay some more, as many of our guests tell us! If you do want to sight see or shop, it’s a short drive to most everything as we are located between Brenham, Round Top, & Bellville, all known for great antique shopping & scrumptious local restaurants. Stay with us for Antiques Week, Scarecrow festival, during Bluebonnet season, just any time you need a lovely, relaxing getaway! It's the perfect place for a family gathering during the holiday season!

Outside you can barbecue, bike ride, hike around, take a dip in the pool, or settle in Skip’s favorite place-the hammock under the tree! A variety of wildlife will delight you – rabbits in the flower beds in the morning, barn-swallows, woodpeckers, cardinals, owls & deer.

This spacious farmhouse allows for gathering together with family & friends, meeting to do projects or finding a quiet place of your own with a good book. The well- appointed country kitchen with bead board cabinets, wolf stove, 2 farmhouse sinks & 11 foot island is a favorite spot. The family room has a large fireplace, pull-down movie screen, dvd's, games, game table, & comfortable sofas & rockers. Sleep well on one of 3 King beds, one queen bed & 3 twins as well as a sleeper sofa. High quality mattresses and linens.

Looking for a place a bit smaller- the Cottage is perfect!

Enjoy the warmth and joys of Christmas in the farmhouse by the fully decorated fireplace mantle, a large Christmas tree adorned with lights and ornaments, and twinkling lights on the front porch. We have a lovely Christmas tablecloth, a punch bowl, plenty of beautiful dishes, red chargers, Santa Salt & Pepper shakers and more. Ready to enjoy a lovely holiday season. Our dining room table expands to seat 12 or more if you don't mind being cozy. There is an antique table and chairs in the breakfast room as well, you can place next to the dining room in the breezeway.

A perfect place for groups large & small! Thanksgiving & Christmas are so beautiful here. ! We have platters, serving pieces, serve ware, a Thanksgiving table cloth, centerpiece, chafing dishes, and decorations. There is a second fridge in the sun room because one always needs extra storage during the holidays. There is a charming breakfast room table that also seats 4.

Area attractions: Enjoy the wineries -Pleasant Hill Winery is just down the road, Antiques shopping in Brenham, Round Top & the surrounding areas, Bluebell Creamery hopefully will be opening soon, Live Music at the Kenney Store, & yummy local eateries. Huge HEB & Walmart nearby. Enjoy Starbuck's right past Chili's which is in front of Home Depot at the corner of highway 36 and 290.

Do it all or do nothing at all but do come & enjoy! We’d love to have you!

Some history:

In the 1800's, the folks who owned it did cotton farming. It was later purchased by a doctor who took two old houses and sistered them together. Original ceilings still remain in the dining room, living room and grand hall.

Years later, a lovely gentleman who was a structural engineer bought it and remodeled it, adding on two bedrooms with private bathrooms.

After looking for several years for just such a place, we knew we had found it the moment we walked on the land. We fell in love with the whole place & you will, too! We did some updating ourselves by taking in the large utility room adjacent to the kitchen, thus allowing us to create a huge country kitchen with 11 foot pine top island for family and friends to gather and keep the cook company. We added two farmhouse sinks and a stove any chef would be proud of as well as the updated dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, and a microwave. Then came a luxury bathroom with air- jetted tub in the master suite. A sitting room was created in the master suite from what was once an enclosed porch. Over the last few years, we added a stone fireplace in the large family room, enlarged the back deck, and added a 20 X 20 pavilion down by the spring fed pond.

Do come! You’ll love it!

More Details

Property Manager
Jo & Skip Loring
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Jo & Skip Loring

Skip and I traveled all over looking for a beautiful setting to retire to one day. We fell in love with this place and feel blessed to share it with others.

Why Jo & Skip Loring chose Bellville

It feels so calm & peaceful here. A great place to get away from the city. But although it's out in the country, it is easy to get to and from town and HEB in Brenham is less than 10 minutes away! There's even a Starbucks right off 290 & 36 by Walmart.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the gracious feel of the farmhouse & it's setting among large oak trees. The 11' island in the kitchen is a great place to gather while you cook on the Wolf stove. Outdoor areas to relax are plentiful and there is usually a lovely breeze to enjoy. Our 5 acre pond is spring fed and has had plenty of water even during the worst of the drought. Now we have an in-ground pool that really is great in the summer heat!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Jo (and Harry)! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your LOVELY home in the hill country!The accommodations were just perfect for us and the setting was absolutely breathtaking!I hope you do get a chance to retire there one day's definitely a little slice of paradise.It's impossible not to believe in God when you see such beauty!Take care, Shelly
Mar 2011
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Bellville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Luxury Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Luxury bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower.
  • All bathrooms have one bar of dove soap, toilet paper, plush towels, a hairdryer, and hand soap.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Wildflower Suite - 1 king , Private bath
    Master French Country Suite - 1 king , Sitting Area, Views, Large and comfy.
    Bluebonnet Suite - 1 king , Private bath
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single
  • Sleeper Sofa in Sunroom
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We will do our very best to make your stay as happy and relaxing as we can. We reserve the right to refuse entrance to anyone or to ask you to leave should.


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Country House, Brenham 10 minutes, Pool, Views, Fishing lake w/pavillion & Pier
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Austin, TX

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you need for a peaceful and relaxing get away. My family and 3 others rented the farmhouse and the cottage of the New Year's weekend. The grounds are impeccable and the houses are very well appointed. We enjoyed the top of the line kitchen and the patio and grille for all of our meals. The kids enjoyed exploring the property and especially fishing in the pond. The view is stunning from the back porch and pool area. You won't be disappointed. Skip and Jo are a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, Texas

Peaceful and Serene, a little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning piece of property. Rolling hills and majestic trees. Cows staring at us from a nearby field. It was awesome! And the house- just wow. It's huge with lots of modern updates, yet keeping with its old fashioned charm. The bedrooms for the most part are separated so it gives everyone some privacy. The upstairs bedroom area has 5 beds that are tucked into little eves and crevices so its like you have your own area to sleep in. The master bath, well, you just have to see that soaker tub! The family room furniture is so comfy and it was a great place to watch movies on the pull down screen. We actually didn't cook much- our group likes to go out to eat- but the kitchen is completely equipped with everything you could possibly need. The house was spotless, the decks were so nice to relax on, and honestly it was hard to leave on our last day. Highly recommend. And Jo and Skip, the owners, are so nice, great communication, and truly care that people enjoy their stay. This house is two thumbs up from our group for sure. See you again soon :)

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Teresa! Thank you so much for your wonderful review and amazing description! Skip and I are so glad you enjoyed so many things about the house and loved it so much you didn't want to leave! We have to agree with you as when we are able to enjoy it ourselves, it is hard to leave! We are so looking forward to having you all return soon! We hope the coming Holiday Season is filled with joy and laughter, good food and great friends!
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Awesome weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed in this wonderful home for the weekend! The house had everything you could ever need! The pool was awesome and the views were just amazing! My family wants to go again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, We are so glad you & your family enjoyed everything! When we first walked onto the property, we were wonderfully surprised by the awesome views so we're happy to hear you loved the views, too! Thank you for the great review. We look forward to having you and your family return soon!
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Beautiful Peaceful Home

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 50+ year old women. We have been renting homes 2 times a year for the past 5 years for our semi annual getaways. We ALL loved this home and the peaceful property it sits on. We loved sitting on the porch in your rockers just passing the evening away and watching the beautiful sunsets. We've never rented a home that had everything we needed. The kitchen was fully stocked and was a delight for our cooks to prepare our meals using the upscale appliances and cookware.

The bedding is awesome and not one of us had a complaint, and that's really saying something, considering we are all women!!!

We plan to make this our forever "get away" home and have already rented it for our September stay.

Jo and Skip are wonderful to work with too. They were a big help with answering all of our questions.

This home is so peaceful and relaxing. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you loved the house and had such a wonderful time! It really makes our hearts sing to read your kind words! We ordered 3 more rockers for the front and side porches and they are waiting for you to rock away! See you in September! Skip & Jo
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Beautiful Property and Gracious Host

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this lovely home for 5 days at the end of the summer. I can only describe our time there as idyllic. The property was lovely with a gentle breeze and gorgeous views all around. What a breath of fresh air for us. We had a toddler and a tween with us and my father stayed one night as well. It was perfect for all ages. My husband commuted to and from Houston/Galleria area each day. The feel of the home is so quiet and peaceful. It was impeccably clean and the beds were incredibly comfortable. We enjoyed the pool, the movie room, the toys, the baby birds on the front porch, and the grounds immensely. The stars at night were unbelievable. We could see the milky way from the back yard! The beauty brought tears to our eyes. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi A, We are so happy you enjoyed the farmhouse and property! Our family loves the bird watching too, so glad you found it so enjoyable! We hope you have a chance to return soon. We would love to have you again! Thank you for taking the time to review our lovely property and for giving us such a thumbs up! Make our hearts sing! Jo & Skip Skip's Texas Ranch LLC
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!! We are so happy you were so pleased and had such a wonderful time. Sounds like you created memories you will treasure always! You all were great guests! Do come and enjoy our place again. Best to you, Jo & Skip
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Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Chili's in Brenham
Car: necessary

Close to Brenham, Round Top, Chappell Hill, Warrenton, and a pleasant drive to Austin or College Station or Houston.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $325
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change at anytime. Please verify rates & availability with owner.
No more than ten (10) cars at any given time allowed on the property. No parking on grassy areas.
Rental Rates higher during Spring, Summer, Antiques Week, and Holidays.Minimum days required for stays may not be accurately reflected as they do change so please check with us.
Weekly and Monthly Rates are available. Please contact the owner at 713-818-8690 for details.
Check-in: 3:30 PM Check-out 12:00 noon.
Not responsible for accidents. Tenants are advised to be careful of all hazards of rural living, which may be different from what they are accustomed to.
You must sign a rental agreement and have us accept via email back to you to have a confirmed reservation.
You must let us know by email or text message if you are going to have more than 8 guests. It is $24.00 to $25.00 per extra guest per night. You must receive a response from us via email or text message back to you that we will allow you to have additional guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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