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Charming 1930's Farmhouse On Peaceful Gentleman's Pecan Orchard

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom Farmhouse With Gorgeous Sunsets Over The Hill Country

This 1,950 square foot 1930 farmhouse was moved back away from the farm-to-market road in 1999 and completely restored by a charming German couple. The home sets on a six-acre gentleman's pecan orchard

The physical address is 2509 FM 1984, Maxwell, TX 78656. The distance to Prime Outlet Mall is only 10 miles.

We operate two additional Home Away listings (3776525 and 4352975) on this property and we serve groups up to twenty five (25).

The main farmhouse has two decks to enjoy; one in the front of the home and another facing the spacious garden area in the back of the home. The garden is a perfect bird watching spot. You can relax in a chaise lounge and listen to the birds' cacophony. There is plenty of open space to take walks or even go jogging. If exercise is not on the schedule relax in the hammock or serve up your favorite BBQ while taking in the natural beauty of the farm.

Two miles from the San Marcos river.

Twenty miles from the Comal river.

Austin TX is located 30 miles north.

San Antonio, TX is located 40 miles south.

New Braunfels, TX is located 20 miles south

Fredericksburg, TX is located 88 miles northwest

This property is a working gentleman's pecan orchard. The harvest normally occurs in the month of November.

The owners live on site and for the convenience of our guests we are able to quickly respond to any property management issue that may arise. The HVAC system is on a service provider contract that provides same day service should anything go wrong. Brian is quite handy at the basic homeowner fix-it needs and is happy to help at any time. In 2016 we have begun purchasing wind power from the 'Coast' and West Texas wind farms to power all electrical needs on site.

More Details

Property Manager
Brian and Jo Anne Picht
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Brian and Jo Anne Picht

My wife and I have managed properties for over 14 years. We love the pecan orchard so much we decided it is only right to share the experience with our traveler friends. Last year we offered our first Home Away property next door at the 'Nut House'. We live on site and are active in the day to day operations of the farm and Home Away. The property is located on a working pecan orchard complete with 140 old pecan trees ranging from 40 to 70 feet tall. We enjoyed a bountiful harvest in 2014. Jo Anne makes the best pralines, pecan pies and other goodies to take home if so desired. She operates with a Texas Food Cottage license which allows her to make certain foods on site according to State law.

Brian and Jo Anne Picht purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Brian and Jo Anne Picht chose Texas Hill Country

We purchased this property sight unseen back in 2007 as it was such a beautiful property. Jo Anne first found the property listed on eBay, however, the auction did not reach reserve. The only photos we had access to were posted online. Next, we participated in a live auction held at the farmhouse via telephone and came very close to winning, however, it was necessary to submit a conventional offer through the auctioneer within 48 hours after the auction closed.

The offer was accepted and we moved from Sun Valley, Idaho, nestled in the mountains of Central Idaho, to Central Texas in a heartbeat. We have never looked back. We love Texas and all it has to offer. Come enjoy a little slice of Paradise.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The quiet setting is perfect for bird watching as the location is along the migration path of both birds and butterflies. The cute two story guest house is set way back on the property to provide maximum privacy. You are guaranteed to enjoy the view from the front porch sitting in the rockers sipping your favorite drink overlooking the old Mill across the street listening to an occasional train go by. On certain weekends, you may see several vintage WW II warbirds fly overhead as part of an airshow. The B25 will rock your world when it flies overhead at takeoff only 200 - 300 above the pecan trees. If there is no airshow you can visit the Confederate Air Force museum located on the grounds of the San Marcos airport. You will not be disappointed as there are many planes to look over and you can talk with the men maintaining the planes and sometimes there are pilots that provide personal tours of the facility. You can even ask to tour the inside of the cockpit of the B25! Certain days of the month you can actually fly in the B-25 for $400 per person.

The privacy of the garden area in the back of the house creates a great BBQ area in the evening with plenty of shade provided by the pecan trees. There is a large deck and with BBQ as well as a large garden area with great seating for everyone in your party.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Charming 1930's Farmhouse On Peaceful Gentleman's Pecan Orchard
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 54 reviews

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We love The Nut House!! This was our second stay and we are looking forward to our third. The home is spotless and charming; worthy of a spread in Country Living Magazine. Although you are just a short drive to San Marcos you feel as if your in the country. We loved eating our breakfast every morning in the back courtyard, listening to the birds chirping and enjoying the beauty of the Pecan Orchard. Brian and Jo Anne are the perfect hosts! They have thought of everything one might need and it is at your fingertips. If your looking for a "home away from home" the Nut House will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 stars

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need away from home in terms of amenities. All you need to bring is your food and drinks. The best for me is the peace and quiiet of the country. I loved having my coffee in the morning and watching the sunrise through acres of pecan trees. My family and I plan on returning again for another weekend of rejuvenation. Thank you Brian and Jo for letting us know you were available if we needed anything.

Ora Garza

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The description of the property was just as described. Truly enjoyed our stay and the awesome hospitality. Since we were there on business, Unfortunately we only had one evening enjoy the farmhouse. If you are looking for a place to relax, look no further. Fully equipped and very clean. We will definitely go back and will recommend to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a girl's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated cozy house that is very welcoming! Great areas throughout for warm discussions and fun times! We enjoyed the proximity to outlets and Gruene. We appreciated the flexibility in check out time. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage and perfect for a girls weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay!! Great location, clean, cozy, and perfect for a shopping weekend with girlfriend.

Planning our next trip

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Quintessential Country Home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely! So many amenities. Everything was warm and welcoming from the beautiful China to the sweet toys in the toy chest. Thank you you so much! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texas State Tubes
"Tubing the San Marcos river is a favorite activity on a hot day."
Cottonseed Cafe & Deli
"Excellent location for brunch with family and friends or a lunch time business meeting."
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Restless Wind in San Marcos
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Quail Creek Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak San Marcos Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cottonseed Grill
Car: necessary

Centrally located between Austin and San Antonio. Located 5 miles away from IH-35

The Prime Outlet and Tanager Outlet outdoor Malls are located 10 - 15 minutes away. The Outlet represents the third largest destination shop location in the US. After a day of shopping you can always find a great restaurant or simply return home and relax in the extensive and beautiful flower garden with your favorite beverage.

Texas State University, 6.5 miles

BobCat Stadium, 6 miles

Schlitterbahn water park, 20 miles

Gruene, Wimberly, Fredericksburg

Sea World, Fiesta Texas and the River Walk.

The Circuit of the Americas Formula One race track is only 27 minutes away. Be sure to reserve concert tickets well in advance and remember events are held all year long.

Some of the best BBQ in Texas can be found in Lockhart, TX fifteen minutes away at the Chisolm Trail BBQ.

Many attractions are found nearby for an exciting daytrip: Schlitterbahn, Austin Zoo, WonderWorld Caverns, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Zilker Park, Salt Lick Barbeque and Winery, The Alamo, San Antonio Zoo.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Note: each rate schedule is quoted based on 9 guests maximum.
Pets on approval basis only. Please contact owners directly.
Wedding events can be celebrated on the property for a fee of $1,500.00.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Marcos Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Blue Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sink and mirrors
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , Located off the dining room in between Master and Front Brms
  • High end faucets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Garden Bedroom - 1 queen , The garden bedroom looks out over the wonderful garden.
    Bedroom overlooking porch and front yard - 1 queen , Includes large armoire
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin bed listed is a day bed in a 15'x20' bedroom.
  • There is a Queen size sleeper/sofa located in the living room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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