Very private rustic custom home in gorgeous gated Hill Country community. Only 23 miles from downtown Austin. Eight acres to roam including private pond. Four bedrooms. Three and a half baths. Sleeps 12+. Full stocked kitchen. Satellite TV with Apple TV. WiFi. Massive wraparound deck. Abundant friendly wildlife including exotic game. Grocery store and shopping close by. Relax. Hike. Enjoy the views.
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
About owner/property manager
I'm a writer/cartoonist/screenwriter. I'm the co-creator/writer of the Over the Hedge comic strip. Also the writer/illustrator of the Odd Squad series for kids. I'm a graduate of UT and have lived in Texas for 35 years. Born in Minneapolis. Lived in Omaha, El Paso, Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Benning, Waco, Austin, Houston and now Buda. My wife Kim is from Chicago and graduated from Stephens College. She made all the stain glass in the house.
owner/property manager purchased this House in 1998
Why owner/property manager chose Kyle
This property is a Texas Heritage Ranch owned by my college roommates family. It was subdivided in the 90's. We bought the land and custom built the house after the purchase of the movie rights for Over the Hedge.
What makes this House unique
Beautiful views. Secluded. Private. Lots of wildlife. Pond attracts all sorts of birds. The house has 35 double paned windows that let in the light. Can't see the neighbors. No development to the west due to water restrictions. Many custom features including cheery wood floors, cyprus moldings and ceilings and a custom carved mantlepiece. The railings and are all rough cut cedar. It's a one of a kind property.
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Will be coming back at some point to enjoy our stay there a little bit longer!
The house was beautiful, spacious, and very relaxing! The host was very accommodating any questions I had were replied back to almost instantly!
My family gathered at this beautiful peaceful place for a wedding. We had a perfect trip. The house is spacious and cozy at the same time. And so so peaceful.
Owners are fabulous and their home is beautiful. Had a wonderful time. Can't wait to come back!
Great for our extended family celebration.
Perfect for our family weekend to celebrate a Longhorn graduation. Large porch area gave everyone plenty of room. Excellent communication from the owner.
Lots of space which is nice. We had 6 in town for a race at Circuit of the Americas and found that the travel time to the track was pretty short, and the route was very light on traffic. For 6 guys there are no complaints there and if you're in town for a COTA event this is a good spot.
There are a few things that would be nice to have a little maintenance on, some of the outlets in the kitchen and range-top burners not auto-lighting. The BBQ grill needs a new tank regulator otherwise it's either off or wide-open. You can fidget with the tank dial/opening and get it close but you're pretty much limited to one cooking temp.
Rented a number of places and I've never had the owners provide a greeting/tour when renting a home, and never had an owner staying next door. Not a deal breaker but just different than your typical rental.
Overall pretty good, I'd stay again.
Incredible isolated getaway
This place is great! I was looking for an easy get away from Austin but not too far. The accommodations were more than expected and the setting was great to relax and escape from the city. I'll definitely be considering booking this place again!