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Bedrooms 2
Property type house



About the property

$250.00 nt. 11-2 / 2-28 .... $300.00 nt summer rate

Welcome to your hill country getaway. The ranch guest house is built hillside with a bridge so both the house and pool area (outdoor kitchen) are wheelchair friendly! The newly built guest house is waiting for you with flat screen HDTV's in every room, queen beds in both bedrooms, large living / kitchen / dining open floor plan, WIFI and dish network for the tv's. The views are amazing! Great picture opportunities. The sounds and sounds of the wildlife are awesome! We are close to a few wedding venues and wineries. Helicopter tours are available for additional fee (depending on weather). Ask owner for details.

Chad Varnell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Chad Varnell

We live on the ranch in the main house with our twin 10 year old boys. We live an active lifestyle and are always moving around!

Chad Varnell purchased this house in 2013

Why Chad Varnell chose Texas Hill Country

We have a laid back, easy going lifestyle and you will enjoy the peace and quiet.

What makes this house unique

New built house, pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen with propane BBQ pit and wood BBQ pit. Did I mention helicopter tour? (additional fee applies, ask owner for details).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

My sisters, mom, and I were celebrating her birthday and wanted a country place to see the stars, enjoy the fall weather, and be together. Great views, loved the hot tub, house was big enough for us all. Chad was a great host. We had an extra treat in watching his helicopter take off. The place was perfect for what we wanted - close to Dripping Springs and the Salt Lick.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing stay! Beautiful views of the hill country! The pool was amazing and heated! The only downfall, is the beds are super uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your taking the time to write a review I'm sorry that you felt that our beds were uncomfortable we just had the beds put in there a year ago they are all Serta mattresses
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Family trip to Pedernales Falls and we stayed here. Loved the place, updated and wonderful view!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our stay here. We were in the Hill Country for our daughters wedding and we could not have picked a better place. The home, pool/hot tub, view, and hospitality was exceptional. The helicopter tour was an added bonus. We will definitely be back. Thank you Chad and family from the Duttons 😀

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice getting to meet you and your family I'm glad the wedding was a success we love spending time in the helicopter I'm glad we were able to share that with you and your family
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Great place, view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Weather was great, house was clean and comfortable, the Varnell family showed such kindness to my daughter with Autism. Truly, from the bottom of my heart thank you. Will recommend to friends and family. The Kennedy family

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed the stay.

  • 4 of 5

While this place was not initially what we were looking for in the beginning it worked for us. We were looking for a house with a pool for some along quiet time with lots of swimming and floating in the pool. Turns out we were staying at a second very nice garage apartment on the other side of the pool which is connected to the house and not the apartment. The homeowner assured us that we could use the pool all we wanted and we didn't in fact. We had the pool all to our selves the entire week. But it still was a little uncomfortable knowing they were in the house and we were in their pool. But all in all we enjoyed the stay. Seeing deer out the windows especially in the early morning. And being high on the hilltop there was always a nice cool breeze.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ABIA, Austin, Tx
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Dudleys Down Under or The Barber Shop
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Train
Nearest Motorway
4.8 Miles
US Hwy 290
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Oak Creek Cafe or El Rey Mexican food

Texas Hill Country Olive Company approximately 6 miles; Bell Springs Winery approx 8 miles; Solaro Estate Winery approx 12 miles; Driftwood Estate Winery approx 16 miles; Duchman Family Winery approx 17 miles & many others to explore.

There is also Mercer Street Dance Hall, Wimberley Market Days (1st Sat of month Mar-Dec), Fredericksburg Trade Days (3rd Sat), so many activities all around us. Wedding venues close to us: Vista West Ranch approx 5 miles, Heritage House approx 6 miles, Camp Lucy 6 miles among others.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Guest must contact owner to gain access code for gate prior to arrival (24 hour notice). These gate codes are changed often.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Dripping Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With washer and dryer
  • Bring your own detergent.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Living area has full bottom/ twin top bunk bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Helicopter Tour available with additional fee, ask owner. Tether ball & board games included; Pool & Hot Tub hours: Sun-Thurs 8:00am-10:00pm and Fri-Sat 8:00am-midnight; Max 2 cars or trucks. Park in concrete parking spots, do not block circle driveway.

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