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Jo & Skip Loring

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Luxury aprx 3500 sq ft country home, views, pool, lake. Credit Cards accepted.

17 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Texas Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths - Swimming pool, sleeps 12, extra large kitchen.

This bright & cheerful, newly remodeled farmhouse is nestled among large oak trees atop a hill with wonderful views and gently blowing breezes.

With enchanting views of the rolling hills, a wrap-around front porch on 3 sides, a large back deck, patio off the sunroom, newly installed in ground swimming pool w/waterfall, a spring fed pond with pier & pavilion, large, barbecue pit, & 3 zoned central units to keep you comfortable, you’ll never want to leave as many of our guests tell us! If you do want to sightsee 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- ask about our Cottage which rents at a lower rate!

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 lights on the porch. We have a lovely Lennox Christmas tablecloth, a punch bowl, and a lovely table setting with red chargers, Santa Salt & Pepper shakers and more are ready for you to enjoy a lovely holiday season with us.

A perfect place for Thanksgiving! The dining table has two leaves and allows for lots of seating. We have platters, serving pieces, serveware, a Thanksgiving tablecoth, centerpiece, chafing dishes, and decorations. There is a second fridge in the sunroom because one always needs extra storage during the holidays. There is a charming breakfast room table that also seats 6.

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jo & Skip Loring (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Texas

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 owner

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 soon...it'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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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Luxury aprx 3500 sq ft country home, views, pool, lake. Credit Cards accepted.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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5

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: Jul 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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5

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: Feb 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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5

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: Aug 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

EXCELLENT HOME; GREAT EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5

LABOR DAY WEEKEND, 2015. THE "GRANDGIRLS", AGES 9, 11 & 12 ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE POOL AND FISHING IN THE POND---EVEN CAUGHT A FISH. WITH SO MANY PLACES OUTDOORS TO SIT AND RELAX, (THE LARGE DECK, THE WRAP-A-ROUND PORCH, SWING OR LOUNGE CHAIRS UNDER THE TREES) WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME OUTSIDE. THE WHOLE GANG ENJOYED WATCHING THE AGGIES ON THE HUGE TV SCREEN AND VERY IMPORTANTLY, THE BEDS WERE COMFORTABLE. THE HOUSE WAS SPACIOUS ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE OUR LARGE FAMILY AND GAVE US PLENTY OF TIME TO CATCH UP ON ONE ANOTHER'S LIVES. MEALS WERE EASY TO PREPARE IN THE WELL-STOCKED KITCHEN. SKIP AND JO EVEN LEFT US A HALF GALON OF BLUE BELL. OVERALL, IT WAS A GREAT HOME-AWAY FROM HOME.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 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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5

Great house for adults and children.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days along with two grandsons and our grown daughter. It was wonderful and relaxing. The boys enjoyed everything about the property. We went to Round Top fo a great day of shopping and eating. Kids went to Blue Bell (of course) and to a farm. They loved the pool. I must say my favorite thing was the wonderful birds that were nested on the porch. Every morning I sat on the porch, watched the mist rolling in across the pasture, and spent time with those wonderful birds. We love to cook so my daughter and I truly enjoyed the wonderful kitchen. When we started to leave, our younger grandson cried and did not want to leave! Every weekend he is still asking when he can go back to the "yellow" house. Looks like a future booking will happen.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We, too, love the little barn swallows that come back every year. So glad you enjoyed them. You were such great guests! Please do let us know if there is anything we can add or do to make your next stay even more fun & comfortable! Hope to see you and the grandkids again soon! Jo & Skip
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Weekend at the Farm House, the house along with the scenery was absolutely perfect. We had four families stay here and he house was fully stocked with everything we needed. The kids had plenty of things to keep them entertained. We are already booking our return.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review & for booking another stay!!! So glad you enjoyed everything! Jo
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Brenham Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 6 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$320
From
$565
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$565
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$320
From
$510
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $325
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change at anytime.
Rental Rates higher during Spring, Summer, Antiques Week, and Holidays.
Monthly Rates are available. Please contact the owner at 713-818-8690 for details.
Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out 11:00 am
-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 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 per extra guest per night.

Credit Cards Accepted - Visa, Mastercard, American Express. Please read your entire Rental Agreement .

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Amenities

Texas Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • 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
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Wildflower Suite - 1 king , Private bath
    Master French Country Suite - 1 king , Sitting Area, Views, Large and comfy.
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Bluebonnet Suite - 1 king , Private bath
  • Sleeper Sofa in Sunroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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