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Gorgeous Straw Bale Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Gorgeous straw bale home with earthen plaster and beautiful earthen floors. Very unique and organic. If you have chemical sensitivities, this is especially the house for you. Natural milk paint in two closets therefore there are no paint, stain, or chemical fumes in the house. Two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one a king bed and a loft with a queen bed. Two full baths and a private outdoor shower. You can shower and watch the sunset or the gorgeous array of Texas stars.

Great location! Enjoy the best of both worlds: seclusion, wildlife and take day trips to Austin, San Antonio, and Houston for culture, fine dining, and live music. Or, sleep in, eat in, read, watch movies, listen to music and enjoy the sunset with your favorite drink. You will be rejuvenated!

3 bedrooms (1 king bed and 2 queen beds)

2 full baths and 1 private outdoor shower



Washer and Dryer

Central air and heat

30 mile view for sunrise or sunset

Hummingbird/butterfly garden

750 sq ft of covered porches

Outdoor dining

Propane Grill

Great for birders/wildlife enthusiasts

Private and secluded on 55 acres (Great for a romantic getaway!)

45 minutes from South Austin

90 minutes from San Antonio

Possible option for well behaved pets.

More Details

Carol Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018


Rosanky House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double concrete vanity and walk-in shower. Sunset view!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Full bath with walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Private outdoor shower with beautiful view!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Serta IComfort King bed, reading lamps, flat screen TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Serta IComfort Queen bed, reading lamps, flat screen TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Serta Queen bed, reading lamps, flat screen TV.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , For groups of 8, a queen air bed can go in the loft.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • water tubing
This home is centrally located between Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Historically it was part of the Green Dewitt colony established in 1825. During the Battle of Gonzales, Dewitt's wife, Sarah, and daughter, Naomi cut up a dress to make the banner, 'Come and take it.' The Battle of Gonzales started the Texas Revolution. Our property is on the highest elevation of Caldwell County, Texas and probably hosted many pioneers and native American tribes using the elevation as a look out.


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Gorgeous Straw Bale Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Marksville La.

We Loved Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This delightful property is gorgeous, as advertised. Actually, the beauty and serenity of this hidden gem far exceeded our expectations. This lovely custom home is impeccably maintained by the owners, Carol and Charlie Jones, and tastefully decorated, including a gourmet kitchen and fully stocked pantry. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by the owners, who gave us an introduction to their property.

We were amazed to discover that they had provided us with a generous assortment of tasty pastries and baked goods, including snacks, coffee, and creamer. In the refrigerator we also found breakfast foods- including bacon, eggs, orange juice, milk, and butter, etc. Also in the frig we found a pot of homemade soup that Carol had prepared for us utilizing fresh ingredients harvested from her garden.

The bedrooms all included extremely comfortable beds which were adorned with beautiful bed spreads and clean, soft linens. The bathrooms were spacious, impeccably clean, and tastefully decorated.

We loved the screened-in patio, where we utilized the bbq grill and comfortable table and chairs.

Their surrounding property was picturesque, and afforded multi-directional views, especially of the sunrise and sunset. While taking in the magnificent outdoor scenery, we were treated by visits from their colorful nectar seeking hummingbirds.

Overall, we regard this property as one of the finest VRBO rentals we have ever visited, thanks to the beauty of the home and property, combined with the warmth and kindness of its gracious hosts.

We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allen, Thank you for the lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your guests!!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Whizzerville Hall Pizza
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Lockhart, Texas
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Whizzerville Pizza
Nearest Beach
170 Miles
Corpus Christi, Texas
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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