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TEXAS STYLE HACIENDA ON 5 ACRES

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Space 5,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

9 Bedrooms, 4 baths, 4 living & 2 dinning areas. Wrap around porch.

9 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 24

A beautiful blend of Texas Heritage, California Mission and Santa Fe, NM design and construction creates this unique 9BR/4BA Texas Ranch-style home with sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country. It is ideally located near many of the area's golf courses including Flint Rock Falls, The Hills, Falcon Head, Live Oak and Yaupon. Many other local amenities include the Lakeway Airpark, the Lakeway Marina, the World of Tennis, and the Lakeway Resort. And in less than 10 minutes away, you'll find the Hill Country Galleria and The Backyard music venue. This impressive house can sleep your entire extended family comfortably. It has a wrap-around porch that looks out onto the organic gardens established years ago. You’ll know you’ve come home when you walk into the front entry scan the beautiful archways, circular staircase, and massive wood-burning fireplace. This level of your home has four living areas, five bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Each bedroom has it’s own sink and access to the wrap-around porch to step out into the garden. Mexican talavera tile adds color and style throughout the home. The second floor opens to tree-top hill country views. The living/dining area has another wood burning fireplace that mirrors the one downstairs. You’ll love preparing large meals using the fully-equipped professional kitchen's stainless steel appliances with all the necessary cooking utensils. The rustic and expansive concrete counter tops and breakfast table seats 10 and the formal dining table seats 8. This is a unique one of a kind home with a spa-like charm. Walk the private 5 acres, BBQ, or picnic. Whether you're looking for an active vacation or a relaxing one you'll want to stay here.


Property Manager
Lauren Bach
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Lauren Bach

Though I grew up in the desert Southwest, I traveled extensively as a child with my parents who flew their own twin engine airplane. We would rarely stay in chain hotels, often opting for more intimate local accommodations or staying with friends or family. This experience taught me at an early age the importance of hospitality and adding value to a destination property by creating an intimate atmosphere reflective of its surroundings. From the care and love we poured into the design and construction of our home, to the consistent upkeep of our organic gardens, we strive to attain these lofty goals with our home.

Lauren Bach purchased this house in 1994

Why Lauren Bach chose Flint Valley

When my husband and I purchased this property in 1994, we were living in Austin. We had just had our fourth child and decided that we wanted to raise them in an environment that we wished we had been raised. With my husband’s love of the natural environment, green building techniques, and Bio-Dynamic organic farming (Permaculture), we set out to not only build a home, but an integrated living system that would not only inspire and educate our home-schooled children, but would set an example to the broader community that it is possible to live a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and inspired life with as minimal a footprint as possible.

What makes this house unique

When described merely as “unique,” most people say that this description misses the mark, which is probably why our home was featured in both the Austin American Statesman and on HGTV shortly after we built it. Gracefully designed blending “California Mission” with its 24 inch thick straw bale walls and numerous arches downstairs, and “Santa Fe”/ “Texas Heritage” with its large covered wrap-around porch built of raw cedar poles, its earth-tone stucco walls and galvanize roof, this home covers the whole southwest spectrum and would fit as harmoniously in Sedona as it would in San Miguel de Allende.

The layout of the home was created to adapt to the many potential needs of its inhabitants -- from a large family whose members would each have a bedroom and perhaps an office or two for a home-based business, and whose needs might include the large open areas downstairs for a home school, or for groups who might need the space for entertaining, workshops and/or classes. The original intent of the designer was all three: to design a large basic home for a home-schooled family whose parents were also running two home-based businesses, all the while developing a "demonstration" permaculture farm to share with others.

Aesthetics and layout aside, and 15 years before “green was something other than just a color” this home was designed and built with many important elements of sustainable or green building. From the regionally sourced wheat straw bales used to insulate the downstairs walls, to the locally grown cedar-poles used to build the wrap-around porches, to the stained concrete and sustainably grown east Texas pine floors, to the 80,000 gallon rainwater collection system, to the sand-filtration septic system where the effluent was used to grow food for the farm’s animals, this home is still a distinguished example of sustainable design and construction.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time at your home for our company retreat. Thank you for your help, hospitality, and for making our stay so easy and carefree. The design of your home is so unique, making it fell like a true get away. Our favorite aspect was the full wrap around porch, making star gazing a real treat. Thanks again!
Aug 2015
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Map

Car: necessary

Lakeway Air field , World of Tennis, Flint Rock Falls/The Hills, Youpon, Live Oak Golf courses, Mountain biking trails, The Backyard, Lakeway park with access to Lake Travis.

Amenities

Flint Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Great house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for hosting my husband's 40th birthday gathering. It comfortably slept 18 and was a fun environment for both adults and kids. The owners were very helpful and responsive. Would highly recommend this unique property!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canada
5

great retreat

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous spot with great hospitality. everything represented by Lauren was accurate. 30 minutes to town and lots of facilities (grocery etc...) very close. nothing bad to say.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Experience with Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely beautiful estate for our retreat. The number of beds and the tranquility of the property made it especially conducive to our group coming to relax, unplug, and spend some time in reflection.

Lauren was wonderful throughout the process and could not have been easier to work with--it was all a great experience and would HIGHLY recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Surprise 80th Birthday Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented Lauren & Craig's Lakeway house for a surprise 80th birthday party for my dad. We effectively had 40ish family members and friends come out from all over the US to help celebrate his birthday, and luckily the surprise was kept until the Friday the weekend started!

Craig & Lauren were very communicative with us, as they were in transition between rental companies, and they let us come out and look at the house before we booked. The house is beautiful, as well as the surrounding area, and although we only had 20 people staying at the house, it was easy access for everyone that came for the party on Saturday.

Great house, great vibe, great weather (although that wasn't the owners doing). Very easy to work with. We couldn't have asked for a better house or stay.

Kerensa (sp?), the agent greeted us on Friday, and was communicative the whole weekend via phone call or text if we needed anything, and came to meet us as we left for an exit walk through. The house is also VERY close to amenities and an HEB, so if you forget to bring something, you can easily get it.

Great stay!

-Gillian

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The home was PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5

We comfortably housed 19 out of town family members (4 different generations) for 4 days for our son's wedding. The multiple living areas made it easy to gather and visit. The kids enjoyed the pool table, game table and board games. The outdoor area was spectacular! It more than met our expectations. Our family truly enjoyed themselves!!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

an oasis in the Austin area

  • 5 of 5

our group consisted of 3 generations from as young as 3 y.o. to beyond 70 and everybody always had something to do. and if you want some peace and quiet, the wrap around porch was perfect as you can always find a nook for your alone time with just the trees and the occasional wildlife. the property was big enough to accommodate the kids' energy. we loved the ambiance of the house. we also want to give the owners/property managers 5 stars as they were very pleasant and accommodating and very easy to reach if we had questions or needed something. 5 stars also for the "brisket" which got devoured in a matter of minutes.

now for the downside which by the way are minor and can be easily overlooked. we initially had a hard time finding the property but ongoing road construction had a lot to do with it. a bigger house number would have helped though. we ran out of hot water but it was due to a switch being accidentally turned off. a switch protector might be a good idea as the location of the switch is not ideal. a lock for the top half of the room doors would be good for more privacy.

overall, our group had a wonderful and memorable Christmas celebration in this property. we would highly recommend this property for any type of gathering or get together.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your suggestions. The cover for the hot water circulation switch has already been installed. The latches for the dutch doors have been put on the maintenance list for next week. We are in the process of installing a large automatic gate structure at the property's entrance that will coincide with the completion of the current road construction; it will be hard to miss! Once again thank you for staying at our home, and we loved having you and your family as our guests.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $1,000

For guests holding a prior-approved event that exceeds the number of guests lodging on the property, a $1,000.00 Event Fee will be added to the Rental Fee. Maximum Event Attendance (including rental guests): 100. There is no event parking available either on or off site.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.