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Dale Fortenberry Jr.

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Secluded Texas Hill Country Retreat Yet Close to Town and Lake

8 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Lake LBJ 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.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dale Fortenberry Jr. (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Secluded Texas Hill Country Retreat Yet Close to Town and Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

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
5

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
5

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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5

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
5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Girl's Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! Impeccably clean with a well-stocked kitchen. Super comfortable bedrooms. Cozy couches and a nice entertainment center for unwinding after a long day of touring the local wineries. Could not have asked for better accommodations! Thanks, Dale!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

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Hidden Falls Golf Club
The Legends Golf Course
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Blue Lake Golf Club
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas Legato
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Torre Di Pietra
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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
Several
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.

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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
$595
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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Amenities

Lake LBJ Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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