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Beautiful HIl Country Hideaway in Private Gated Community

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

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.


Owner
owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

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 Texas Hill Country

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.

Map

Car: necessary

Amenities

Kyle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Beautiful HIl Country Hideaway in Private Gated Community
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Owners are fabulous and their home is beautiful. Had a wonderful time. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Great for our extended family celebration.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family weekend to celebrate a Longhorn graduation. Large porch area gave everyone plenty of room. Excellent communication from the owner.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Pretty Good

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible isolated getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

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

very nice

  • 5 of 5

very nice

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great size and comfy home! Feels like your out in the wilderness..beautiful sceneary!

  • 4 of 5

I had my bridesmaid and girl friends stay here for my bachlorette. It had plenty of space with more than enough beds and bathroom for us all. As a girl, the wilderness surrounding the house was a little creepy but in the morning, it looked gorgeous! Also, the driveway leading to the house can be confusing and creepy (especially when driving at night). There is another house on the property and that house you will see first but it is not the rental. The driveway is one way going and coming and surrounding on both sides for about half of the driveway with trees and bushes. Regardless, we all felt safe and felt at home! Also, the address of the house says its in Buda, Tx which it is but its down the street from Kyle, Tx. This was my very first rental for one night and it was interesting knowing the owner and his family actually lives in his home. However, I felt like an appreciated guest in his home with towels provided and more. A cool fact is that the owner of the house is kinda famous. He has a room in his house that features his work of a kid's popular movie and has his books he has written available for sale. Overall, great stay! Would recommend it to family and friends! When dividing the price to stay here between the girls, the price was very reasonable for everyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.