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Beautiful Farmhouse -76 Acres, Swimming Pool, Fishing Lake-Pavilion Wildlife,

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Bet. Brenham,Round Top, Bellville. Gorgeous & 1 hr to Houston. 1 1/2 hr-Austin.

This peaceful, gorgeous Country Farmhouse is updated with modern amenities, has 2 refrigerators. One fridge has an ice maker. Movie screen in family room. A variety of games inside and out. 3 zoned air conditioning units, fantastic Kitchen with 11 ft island, large barbecue area with picnic tables, many seating areas outside and lots of fun things to do. Swing set. Large lake where many have caught 24" wide mouthed bass. 20 X 20 covered pavilion next to the lake and a fishing pier. Because the farmhouse sits atop one of the property's several hills and is surrounded by lovely large old oak trees, we get lots of gently blowing breezes. It often doesn't feel like summer in July! A variety of wildlife on the property can include deer, owls, rabbits, woodpeckers, bluebirds. Barn swallows often nest under the front porch eaves. Come Stay with us for a long weekend or even longer! Most folks and our many returnees stay on the property & don't want to leave! But if you want to sight see, we are about 10 minutes from downtown Brenham, TX and Bellville, TX and about 20 from Round Top, TX. Lots of great restaurants, shopping, & antiquing. Bluebell Creamery is a 15 minute drive.

Children's swing-set, tree swing and spinner, tyke bikes, and outdoor games to keep the kids entertained while you relax in the hammock or in one of the other many outdoor areas.

A beautiful setting for a Wedding, Family Reunion, Birthday or any special occasion without breaking the bank. Ask us about the many amenities and assistance we can offer for your event.

A large list of supplies provided for your stay or special event including breakfast foods for up to 3 days.

Read on to get a feel for the place you will be staying at.

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 just any time you need a lovely, relaxing getaway or for your family gathering during the holiday season!

We do have a second house available for rent at $350.00 per night. it is the the cottage which is the picture with the red kitchen, the bathroom with the Lava Beau's, you can see the cottage living room included with a pic of the red kitchen. The cottage bedroom has the blue oriental rug and the king bed with whitish comforter. There is an upstairs bedroom in the cottage with large bathroom, 2 twin beds and a king. We rent it to folks when the they rent the farmhouse and need extra space.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

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 is gorgeous here and people often tell us they don't want to leave! We have many returnees! This is a great place to get away from the city. Great Kitchen to gather, cook and nibble on good food. The house is larger than it looks with plenty of room to spread out if you come with a large group. You are out in the country yet it is easy to get to and from town. HEB in Brenham is less than 15 minutes away! There's even a Starbucks right off 290 & 36 by Walmart.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Although you'll experience the peace and quiet here, you're close enough to get to Brenham in 15 minutes and even Houston in an hour. You'll 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:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO Glass in pool area. Pet Policy must be signed and followed. We have our own renter's agreement you must sign in order to rent.
  • Flexible on Check out but you must get our okay in case others are checking in right behind you. No Smoking.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 -
    Luxury Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Luxury plush robes, plush towels, soaps, q-tips, t.p.,
  • All bathrooms have one bar of dove soap, toilet paper, plush towels, a hairdryer, and hand soap. 1/2 bathroom downstairs off grand hall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single
    Wildflower Suite - 1 king , Private bath. Plus Robes & towels. Soaps. Hairdryer.
    Bluebonnet Suite - 1 king , T. V. Priv. Bath w/ plush robes, plush towels, soaps, dryer.
    Master French Country Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Luxury Bath, Plush Robes & Towels. Soaps. T. P., Hairdryer.
  • 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
1. Do not park on the grass or in the center circle of the circular driveway. There are water faucets and tree lights. 2. This is a non smoking property. 3. Please do not leave garbage in the house when you leave. Place in the cans near the red barn. We will do our very best to make your stay as happy and relaxing as we can. We reserve the right to refuse entrance or to ask you to leave should you or anyone in your party behave in an unruly fashion.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Lake Charles, LA

Peaceful country retreat, perfect for large family gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and sisters-in-law, along with our daughters and daughters-in-law thought we struck gold when we found this fabulous farmhouse near Brenham, Texas, where we gathered for a girls' get away. The house is huge and had plenty of space for all of us. The younger generation appreciated the large upstairs bedroom where they could all be together, yet have a little nook or dormer of their own. We loved the huge farmhouse kitchen with high end appliances and found it had plenty of room for us to prepare our meals and gather for conversation at the same time. Hearing birds chirping in the front trees and seeing the mist hover over the rolling hills on the property was a special treat as we gathered in the mornings on the front porch. We appreciated the attention to detail in the quality of beds, linens, and towels provided, as well as the generous supply for all of us females.

If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax and gather as a large group, then this is the property for you! The pictures only give a hint as to what's in store for guests at this lovely farmhouse.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, quiet country house.

  • 5 of 5

To begin with, the owners are wonderful to work with. They go out of their way to be accommodating, and truly have everything you could need in the house. We were looking for a quiet place to get away from the Houston rat race and this place was perfect. The house is very comfortable, the kitchen was excellent to cook elaborate meals, and the grounds were pretty to walk. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kurt, We are so glad you all enjoyed the house and grounds. We agree that it’s a great kitchen to prepare meals so we are happy you enjoyed it, as well. When you return, many of the flowers will be in bloom, so the scenery will be even lovelier! Thank you for being our guests and we can’t wait to have you back!
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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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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Kenney Store
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Chili's in Brenham
Car: necessary

Ranch is close to Brenham, TX (Approximately 12 minutes), Round Top, TX (approximately 20 minutes), Bellville, TX (approximately 15 minutes), Chappell Hill, TX, Sealy, TX, Columbus, TX, Warrenton, TX and a pleasant drive to Austin, TX, College Station, TX (approximately 40 min.) or Houston, TX (approximately 60 minutes).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $290
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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