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Texas Country Estate

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedroom rock open ranch style home is an exceptional entertainment place. Very private estate in gated community just west of Austin perfect for groups/families for SXSW, ACL, F1 on 15 acres (helicopter friendly), pool & hot tub (hot tub extra fee).

Beautiful native stone home with standing seam metal roof, huge private porch overlooking pool and hot tub. Sleeps 8, but could handle more on sofa's, etc.

All modern appliances plus TV's, washer/dryer, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, fire pit. Central music system indoor and outdoor. Deer, birds, rabbits, road runners, and other native animals visit property and adjacent 1/4 acre natural pond. Centrally located to many of Texas' attractions such as wineries, olive orchards, Hamilton Pool, Perdernales State Park, Salt Lick Barbeque, Wimberley, Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, etc.

More Details

Mark Young
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

About Mark Young

Native Texan. Travelled away many years as a Federal LEO, now retired and run an investigations company and other small businesses.

Mark Young purchased this estate in 2006

Why Mark Young chose Texas Hill Country

This home was/is my dream home. I spent a long time creating this and did a lot of building along side my sub-contractors. It still is a work in progress using native products and imports from Mexico and Indonesia hand selected. I wanted to create a leisure Texas gentleman's estate that was easy flowing and basically on one floor (for Texas gentlemen's knees).

What makes this estate unique

In the middle of the Texas playgrounds. Lakes to the north, state parks within 15 minutes, wineries everywhere, country music in town and nearby, i.e. Luckenbach, Arnolds, and of course Austin's scene. Fabulous wedding venues within 15 minutes. Or just plain relaxing on the front or back porches to watch the deer, rabbits, road runners, and other creatures mill about the rolling 15 acres.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the perfect house for our family to stay in during our wedding. It was close to the wedding venue and allowed everyone to have their own space while still being able to spend time with one another. The house and property are gorgeous. It's very peaceful and convenient to town. Mark, the host was very hospitable and made sure all of our needs were met. We will defiantly be back. Thank you Mark!
Feb 2015
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Dripping Springs Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , very large closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large closet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , large closet
    guest/antique room - toilet , shower , Small closet
    Downstairs guest - toilet , outdoor shower , Half with outdoor shower on porch. Just off kitchen area
    Upstairs guest - toilet , Half - Toilet and sink only
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Large room overlooking rear porch and pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest bed room (fem colors) with window seat cushion/bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest bed room (male colors) with window seat cushion/bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Antique furniture - Bed & brkfst style
  • Sleeps 8 in beds - could sleep more on sofa's etc.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Ask owner for any other matters. Other services may be available at agreed rates. Chauffer, Catering, etc.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Texas Country Estate
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and had the room needed for our group celebrating my daughter's wedding! Homeowner was available when/if needed and responded almost immediately to any questions we had, we would definitely book here again if traveling to the area again

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Mark's house immensely. It's spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. Mark was a gracious host, responding immediately when we had a question. The views from most every window are beautiful. We'll definitely look forward to staying there again sometime. Our daughter lives nearby, so we'll be in that neck of the woods often!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This place was fabulous!! The listing description was accurate and the pictures were wonderful... and still we were blown away when we got to the house in person. We were in Dripping Springs for my daughter's wedding and we shared this house with my sister's family. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms... so spacious! The kitchen is extremely well stocked... absolutely everything we needed and more.

The property was very clean and well maintained. We had a couple of minor issues with the TV and hot water and the owner was extremely responsive in a very timely fashion. Much appreciated!!

Yes, I would recommend this property to everybody and anybody... but then again, I may just want to keep it for myself! I would come back in a heartbeat for another family vacation. I have stayed in many HomeAway properties and this was without a doubt, the most relaxing of them all.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, Mark!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay in Dripping Springs. The house is very centrally located, close to Austin, winery's, the best BBQ in the world and all other kinds of fun stuff. The house was just right for our party of nine, spacious, clean and well equipped. The huge TV and pool table in the game room entertained the kids. The really best part was the pool and hot tub, we enjoyed them immensely. Thanks Mark for a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an awesome rental!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for myself and out of town family. My daughter was getting married at Ma Maison and it is about two miles from the venue. It was easy access to the venue, Dripping Springs and South Austin. Lay out of the house is great. We had 7 adults and 2 children and it was perfect. There is a game room upstairs that we did not utilize because the children were preschool age. But if you had older children that would be a perfect hangout. The house has four bedrooms and each bedroom has a bathroom. Great for getting ready for a wedding. The children loved the pool and Duke the dog. Lots of space for hanging out with family, inside and outside. Only one downfall!!!! It had to end!!!! It was a perfect wedding weekend!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when families like this can come enjoy our home. We believe we are best suited for laid back family gatherings while everyone has privacy too. Our hopes have always been that guests feel like they are spending time at a loved family home where they can forget the fast paced world.
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Great home for a group of families

  • 5 of 5

Three families and children shared the home for a 14U baseball tournament. It was a perfect place for us to cool off and hang out in between games. There was plenty of room and we rarely saw the kids as they were either in the pool, exploring the grounds, or hanging out in the game room. The home is very well-maintained and described accurately in the owner's information. Kitchen amenities were plentiful and had everything we needed when we cooked.

While we played in 95-99 degree temps everyday, it felt nothing like that sitting on the patio in the evenings. In fact, we were amazed at how much the area cooled off in the evenings which made sitting and eating outside very pleasant. Not to mention it was a perfect spot for deer watching.

We needed a quick bite one night after some games and we enjoyed Pizza Cave in Dripping Springs. We also gave our city-boys a night out at the VFW Rodeo in Wimberly. It was a blast!!

The home was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our 5-day stay. If we come back to the area, I will definitely be contacting Mark, and his dog Duke!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Dripping Springs Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Standard rate
Jan 3 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $250

Pets discouraged.

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.
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Nearest Airport
31.7 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom Intl Airport (ABIA)
Nearest Barpub
3.6 Miles
Barbershop, Dripping Springs
Nearest Golf
18.5 Miles
Grey Rock Golf Club, 7401 Texas 45, Austin, TX
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
State HWY 290
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Creek Rd Cafe, Flores Mexican, Trudy's, etc
Car: necessary

This property is a slice of TEXAS on a quiet secure setting. It is in the middle of the numerous vineyards and wedding venues and a short hop to the excitement of Austin, Texas events. Very near Perdernales State Park, Hamilton Pool, and close to many other hill country attractions.


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