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Mel

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Luxury Hill Country Retreat with Pool, Tennis, Creek, WiFi, HDTV, more

24 Reviews
Sleeps30
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Texas Hill Country Estate Rental Photos and Description

Two house estate - 9BR, 5 1/2 BA total - sleeps up to 30 people

The perfect private retreat in the beautiful Hill Country, but still close to Austin and convenient for SXSW, ACL, Formula 1 and more for your big family or corporate gatherings.

Named for the ancient Aboriginals who roamed the vast Australian desert some 40-65,000 years ago,Tingari Ranch Retreat is a secluded yet luxurious retreat nestled in the Texas hill-country and waiting to welcome your family and friends for a truly magical escape.

The Ranch consists of two large homes, the Ranch House and the Bungalow, tucked away in a private tranquil valley on an escarpment with Onion Creek meandering through its center.Together, these homes total more than 7,500 square feet of living space (sleeping up to a maximum of 30 people - 15 in each house) set in a 72 acre oasis. In addition to the chef-equipped gourmet kitchens, and well-appointed indoor spaces, the outdoor facilities include hiking trails, full size tennis court, horseshoe pit, beach volleyball court, kayaking and paddle boat when the creek is full, a life size chess board set, a salt-water pool, and a built in fire-pit between the two houses, perfect for singing around the campfire. Wildlife is always in abundance, from a wide variety of native birds, deer and the occasional fox.

Accommodations between the two houses: The Ranch House consists of three floors of living space sleeping up to 15 people: 4 large bedrooms (1 with King beds plus sofa bed, 1 with King bed plus twin and trundle, and 2 with Queen beds, a small office with a twin hide-a-bed, and a gameroom where we can set up our inflatable queen sleeper, 2.5 bathrooms, (plus outdoor shower) large kitchen dining and living areas with two story stone fireplace, top of the line appliances such as a Thermador range/oven, two flat-screen HDTVs, a large game/media room w/foosball and air-hockey, a small home gym, ping-pong table, and a huge outdoor deck with an outdoor fireplace perched 20 feet above the ground amid the treetops overlooking Onion Creek just twenty yards away.

The Australian Bungalow, 50 yards from the Ranch House, sleeps up to 15 people. This single story house consists of 4 large bedrooms (2 with King beds, one with a King bed plus twin and trundle, and one with 2 bunk beds with 2 trundles), a small single bedroom with twin bed, 3 full bathrooms, large kitchen dining and living areas with a stone fireplace, a huge covered outdoor deck with outdoor fireplace and sweeping views through the trees beyond the pool to the nearby creek.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mel (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so thankful for such an incredible home-away-from-home! This home has made the wedding weekend so special, definitely one to remember. Everything has been perfect from the weather to the houses, more than we could ever dream of. We were constantly impressed with all the activities and amenities that Tingari Ranch has to offer. We are so fortunate to relax in such a luxurious place and get ready for such a magical weekend. Thank you for opening up your home to us, we are forever thankful! It is beautiful and so wonderful. Can't wait to come back and visit!
Jun 2014
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4.8
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Luxury Hill Country Retreat with Pool, Tennis, Creek, WiFi, HDTV, more
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 29 reviews
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Beautiful Hill Country Retreat

  • 3 of 5

The Ranch was fabulous! We stayed in Dripping Springs for my Daughters Wedding Weekend. We had family come in from many states. Both the Ranch house and the Bungalow were clean and very comfortable. We put the Adult Children (22-30) in the Bungalow and the 50+ adults stayed in the Ranch house, it was a perfect arrangement. There was so much to do at the Ranch that, besides leaving to go to the Wedding, we didn't need to go anywhere else. We enjoyed Bike riding the amazing trails on the property, swimming in the salt water pool, kayaking and paddle boating, Playing tennis and basketball, Chess :) and we even enjoyed a fire at the fire pit. Everyone had a terrific time. Wonderful place for a Family Reunion.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and we're so happy you enjoyed your stay at the ranch for your family's wedding weekend, and that the two-house set up worked for the varied members of your party. Spring is our favorite time at the ranch, and pleased to hear you were able to take advantage of all our onsite activities. Please do come back and visit us again the next time you are in Texas!
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at Tingairi Ranch for our son's wedding weekend. We found everything to be just as described in the listing. Both houses were very clean, attractively decorated and very well maintained. We asked for a change of sheets for the bedrooms in the Ranch House, and they were provided without hesitation. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about the ranch - we are happy that all worked well for your son's wedding weekend, and that the turnover from groomsman to family guests on Saturday went smoothly. Congratulations to your family on the happy occasion!
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Perfect family reunion location!

  • 5 of 5

We just had our family reunion there and it was the best location ever! There was something for everyone ages 3 to 91! Mel was great to work with and the accommodations and available activies far exceed the description!!

We loved it and will bide back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you out at the ranch, and look forward to a return visit next summer. So glad your family enjoyed your stay!
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Family Reunion at Tingari Ranch

  • 5 of 5

The Ranch lives up to its billing! It is as described and better. It is so well equipped! Everything you need in the kitchen, plenty of towels for the baths and pool, bikes, kayaks, paddle boat, air hockey, tennis racquets, etc.

The pool is terrific and the creek is great fun. My grandson caught fish all day long and we enjoyed kayaking and paddle boating. The property is superbly maintained and was in perfect shape even though the big flood was only a few weeks earlier.

Mel is great to deal with on making arrangements, answering questions, and just generally being helpful! Thanks again Mel!

I would definitely recommend Tingari Ranch to anyone and I hope to return myself.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're so pleased your family was able to enjoy all of the activities that make the ranch so special. We would love to have you back for another stay in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
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Something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

We had 28 people for a family reunion with ages ranging from 93 years old to 5 months old. This ranch offered something for everyone from swimming, kayaking, grilling, tennis, and just relaxing in the beautiful setting at the ranch. Melissa and Dave were very responsive to any of our needs from providing a needle to inflate soccer balls to helping us find a restaurant for an annual grandchildren's luncheon. Very family friendly place to stay in a secluded part of Texas Hill Country! We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bonnie - we are thrilled you enjoyed your time at the ranch, and would be happy to have you back any time!
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Texas Hill Country Resort with the Works!

  • 5 of 5

Before we booked, Melissa helped to answer all of our questions and concerns. She was very responsive, professional and personable by email and phone. Once we arrived, we were even more impressed with Tingari Ranch and it's overwhelming list of amenities! Our family (30 total) fit more than comfortably in both the Ranch House and the Bungalow for a wedding weekend. The kids enjoyed the full-sized chess board, the pool, the kayaks and paddle boat. We couldn't believe that the property sat right on the creek banks, so we didn't need to hike to enjoy it. In fact, the Ranch House balcony (featuring a full-sized dining table) overlooks the creek. The Texas spring-time weather was impeccable. All bedrooms, bathrooms, common areas, and kitchens were clean and comfortable, and well decorated. The kitchens were fully stocked with cooking tools and utensils. The property was a little tricky to find at first as the exterior isn't marked, but we put up some balloons at the entrance so our guests could find the property. The directions Melissa included in the welcome packet helped tremendously (versus relying on a GPS). I would say our biggest complaint is that time went by way too fast and we wanted to relax there for a few more days! We will definitely be recommending Tingari Ranch to our friends and family and hope to visit again in the near future! If you are looking for a great place to host a family reunion or large friend gathering, this is your place! We will be back! Thanks, Melissa!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa - we are so pleased that your family enjoyed their stay at Tingari Ranch, and glad that you were able to take advantage of all of our activities in between the wedding festivities. We look forward to hosting you again for your next Hill Country visit. Many thanks, Mel
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A beautiful secluded ranch just 35 minutes from Austin, nestled in an ancient valley where Tonkawa Indians camped on the banks of Onion Creek. Amid a typical Texan hill-country landscape of rolling hills, spring-fed creeks, abundant wildlife and majestic views, Tingari Ranch Retreat is just 3 miles from the small bustling town of Dripping Springs, known for generations as 'The Gateway to the Hill Country'. Dining and music can be found in Dripping Springs, including the famous Salt Lick Bar-B-Que Restaurant, and the Nutty Brown Cafe with its large outdoor live music venue. For more variety, take the 35 minute drive into downtown Austin and enjoy all that the Live Music Capital of the World has to offer. Shopping and more dining can be found up the road in Wimberley; other area attractions such as the San Marcos Outlet Malls and the LBJ ranch are also within a half-hour's drive.

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Rates & Availability

Dripping Springs Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$6,000
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$8,000
Flat fee
 
 
Bungalow Only - sleeps 15
Jan 9 2017 - Jan 14 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
2 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Spring Break/SXSW
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

PLEASE NOTE: 15 guests maximum in each house.
IF USING "BOOK IT NOW": Our own personalized Rental Agreement must be signed and returned along with the Deposit to secure a final booking; remaining fees are invoiced 45 days prior to check-in date.

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Amenities

Texas Hill Country Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bungalow BA 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bungalow BA 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bungalow BA 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ranch House BA 1 - toilet , shower
    Ranch House BA2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Ranch House BA3 - toilet
    Ranch House Outdoor - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bungalow BR1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bungalow BR2 - 1 king
    Bungalow BR3 - 1 king
    Bungalow Bunkroom - 6 twin/ single , 2 bunkbeds w/trundles
    Bungalow BR5 - 1 twin/ single
    Ranch House BR1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Ranch House BR2 - 1 queen
    Ranch House BR3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Ranch House BR4 - 1 queen
  • In addition to the bedrooms above, we also have an office with a twin hide-a-bed, and a queen inflatable raised bed that can be set up in the Ranch House game room, making the total sleep accommodations for up to 30 (15 in each house).
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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