|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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!
The property was amazing, plenty of rooms and space to hang out. I especially liked the outside areas - beautiful garden and a large field area to throw a football, frisbee, etc.
We had a fairly large family reunion, mostly with adults and a few children under the age of six. We found the accommodations very clean and inviting. There were many things to do around the house and property including a pool table and basketball court. The kitchen area for cooking was fairly small for a group of our size, but there were plenty of cooking accessories and dishes, etc. We had a very enjoyable stay and I would recommend this to others.
What a wonderful experience for us all in this home... we had family spread out everywhere enjoying conversations while feeling like we were in Santa Fe. Every bedroom was perfect for each guest and the comfort made for a happy breakfast gathering. We slept like babies!!! The kids enjoyed exploring the property while the adults enjoyed the vacation like feel.. perfect place for any occassion..
Great property with plenty of room to spread out for a large group. Great getaway for a relaxing weekend
Our group of young adults from our church needed a place to house 20+ people for the weekend. The accommodations were truly beyond our expectations. The description provided was completely accurate. The home was very lovely with all the decorations. The garden by the house offered a nice view outside. The rooms/bathrooms/kitchen were well maintained and clean and comfortable. We cooked for our group and the double ovens came in handy. There's plenty of parking along the gravel driveway.
We contacted the owner regarding a kitchen electrical outlet that may have busted, and they were very responsive and helpful. We used a different electrical outlet during our stay, and immediately after our stay, the owner proactively followed up with me to resolve the very minor electrical outlet issue. There were many other outlets to use in the kitchen area it was not a problem at all. Great customer care by the owner!
I would definitely recommend this house for groups looking for a relaxing and fun weekend in the hill country near Austin's Lakeway area.
Very worthy of 5 stars!
We had a family reunion of four siblings, children and grandchildren, 19 adults and a couple of grandkids The lay out of the house worked so well for this group. We had large bedrooms for the 4 siblings, and a couple left over for some of the married kids. The remaining bunk bed rooms worked great for the younger adults and grandkids. The two dinning areas were plenty large and both just off the kitchen. The pool table was a great hit with the younger group, and the outdoor porch areas were a magnet for evening gatherings. The flowers in and around the house were wonderful, and the atmosphere quiet and secluded. In all, it was a great weekend. I would certainly recommend this property for any large group. Randy Dunagan, Burnet TX.
Lakeway Airfeild, World of Tennis, Flintrock Falls/The Hills, Youpon, Live Oak Golf courses, Mountain biking trails, The Backyard
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Refundable 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.