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Secluded Texas Hill Country Retreat Yet Close to Town and Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Marble Falls Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-14)

Peace and quiet in secluded Texas Hill Country setting but only 10 minutes from all the wonderful resources of the town of Marble Falls, Lake Marble Falls and Lake LBJ. Wonderful family vacation spot. Beautifully furnished with well equipped kitchen and superior propane grill. Great game room with quality pool table and foosball table. 2 extra sleeper sofas in game room and sleeper sofa in living room has a new 5' memory foam mattress making it a comfortable place for up to 14 people. Minutes from Hidden Falls Adventure Park, Camp Balcones and Camp Peniel. Many choices to eat out in Marble Falls and an HEB Grocery Store and Super Walmart for all your food shopping needs. Many local stores and boutiques downtown with several live music venues. Dozens of Texas Hill Country Wineries are in the vicinity and special discounts with Heart of Texas Wine Tours for our guests!

Keywords: Single story, Texas Limestone, Country location, Peaceful.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Dale Fortenberry Jr.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Dale Fortenberry Jr.

I am an 8th generation Texan and this property has been in my family for some time. This particular house was my grandparents' and my parents' home is listed with VRBO as additional accommodation. I am also in the process of developing the Heart of Texas Ranch on which this property is located into a Winery and Event Center for Weddings, family reunions, celebrations and corporate events.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

I also own Heart of Texas Wine Tours and offer my guests a 10% discount on any wine tour taken.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Secluded Texas Hill Country Retreat Yet Close to Town and Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Mineola, TX

Perfect getaway vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for a much needed vacation with friends. Superb accommodations, beautiful scenery, an inviting super large deck for mingling, dancing, parties or just taking in the view. Great spot for star gazing. So glad to have discovered this gem of a place. Will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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girl's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both homes for our annual Girls Wine Weekend. Both homes were awesome and the property is beautiful! The houses provide updated features and plenty of sleeping space! We spent most of our time on the beautiful deck just enjoying the 'country'. We have done many wine tours with Dale and he is a joy to work with. We will always give him our business and recommend The Heart of Texas Ranch to anyone looking for a get away!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Beautiful Place to Relax!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most comfortable and relaxing places to hang out as a part of our annual girls' weekend! Lots of comfortable places to sleep, updated kitchen and bathrooms, wifi. Close to lots of fun things to do in Marble Falls! The hill country views are amazing. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great getaway for our girls' weekend. We had a large group and rented both houses on the property. Part of group stayed down at this house and it was so great to have a quiet place to go too after hanging out all day. The house was fully equipped with everything you need for your stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the most beautiful place to get away in the hill country. Very spacious. Great amenities. The view. Can not get any better. The owner is very easy to talk to and always available. I can't wait for our next weekend here!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lubbock, Texas, United States

Girls' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! 6 people stayed in the house, with room for more. The house was in an ideal location and had all the necessary amenities: wifi, comfortable sleeping accommodations, and updated bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
3 public golf courses nearby
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Hidden Falls Adventure Park for off-road vehicles is 3 miles away. Balcones National Wildlife Refuge is 5 miles away and offers extensive hiking trails and birdwatching.


Rates & Availability

Marble Falls Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

50% down to hold the date, remainder due 90 days before check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Marble Falls Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Extra long and deep 6 foot bathtub. Great for long soaks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower with river rock floor and natural light
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two fold out queens are in the game room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is a roll away that I keep stored in the closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is a twin sized window seat with a custom mattress
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sleeper with custom mattress in the living room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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