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Texas Country Estate

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 families or small groups on 15 acres (helicopter friendly), pool & hot tub just off extensive and private back porch.

Beautiful native stone home with standing seam metal roof, huge private porch overlooking pool and hot tub. Sleeps 10, 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, foxes, 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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). Everything you need for cooking in the gourmet kitchen with commercial chef's gas stove. Spices and condiments, etc. are in the walk in pantry. All towels, linens, TP, and some travel paks of toiletries are included. I want this to be like you walked in to your favorite relative's home to relax and pamper yourself.

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Queen sized sleeper sofa in the media room just off guest bed/bath. Ample room for others on two large sofa's upstairs and a queen sized blowup bed is available.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.935484 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful home in quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

One of the best homes our family has stayed in. 13 adults in town for a wedding and the home accommodated all of us quite comfortably. Plenty of parking for our four cars. The outdoor living space and pool are gorgeous. Mark is very nice and did everything to ensure we had a pleasant stay. We would stay here again and highly rrecommend Mark and his home.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deb and her family were a delight to host. They had 13 adults and a number of small children. They took pains to leave my home in very good shape and cleaned up very thoroughly. We were pleasantly surprised and would welcome them back any time. I recommend them highly to any other hosts.
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Prosper, TX

Loved this place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 couples stay for a weekend wedding in Dripping Springs and everyone absolutely loved this place! Searched long and hard to find a place where everyone had a comfortable bed and their own bath and this fit the bill perfectly! A lot of places advertise "sleeps 8" but someone ends up in a room with twin beds or has to share a bath. This home has all queen beds, except for the master, which has a king. Beats the heck out of any hotel, as we all had a comfortable place to gather and socialize just a few steps from our room. I would stay here in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to anyone else needing a place to stay and entertain!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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Gloucester, MA

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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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.


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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