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


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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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 Lakeway

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.


Flint Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


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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.


Rates & Availability

Flint Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 6 2017 - Aug 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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