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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

About the property

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.

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

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 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Secluded Texas Hill Country Retreat Yet Close to Town and Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Austin, TX

Outdoor Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I attended an outdoor wedding here and it was wonderful! The wedding and facilities were beautiful, and the guests raved about all the activities they had enjoyed in the area. Transportation is easy as the owner arranges it all for you:) Relaxing, fun and easy!!! Would love to go back<3

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We got married here and we loved everything about it

  • 5 of 5

Dale is very accomidating! We were about to use both houses and sleep all of our families as well as people in the wedding! Brides and grooms think! We got married on Saturday but got to the venue on Thursday. We had 2 whole days to set up before the wedding and the whole party go to stay until Sunday. What a great and safe way for your wedding guests to party! Would recommend this to anyone!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing will prepare you for the views....

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there for sort of a guy weekend. We were supposed to be working, but we spent more time enjoying the views than we did working. Really cool place. It's a house so its sorta like you are visiting with a relative or an old neighbor. The beds are like sleeping at grandma's. We stayed up late, but on that bed I swear I got 8 hours of sleep in about 5 hours. Everything about the place is nice and much bigger than it looks on the web page. I think having an event there would be fantastic. Plenty of room to spread out and many places for good conversations. I can imaging a giant family dinner out on that deck under the trees. Trying to find an excuse to go back....

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, Tennessee

Best night's sleep in ages!

  • 5 of 5

I attended a reunion here with several friends and and stayed in Bedroom 2 for the weekend. My husband and I were with our 4 year old daughter and felt totally comfortable. We were all well attended to and our living space was was convenient and homey - the bed was so comfy that I phoned him later to see where he got his comforters for the beds & bought one for my motorhome! This entire property is great, especially for gatherings of lots of folks (we had more than 20), for a short or long stay as it is a great location to see the Texas Hill Country and has a unique & relaxing ambiance. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murrieta, CA

Unforgettable Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We picked this place to have our wedding reception--a small gathering of about 30. We couldn't have picked a better place! The homes were beautiful, the sunsets gorgeous and there was plenty of space for a group of 30. The bedrooms were luxurious and clean w/ attention to detail in each room--especially the bridal suite! The 6,000sq. ft. deck was incredible--especially at night. Dale, the owner, was such a sweetheart and very helpful. If it weren't for him the weekend would not have been so amazing. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to have a wedding reception, family reunion or a simple get away vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Beautiful, relaxing, perfect

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have chosen the Heart of Texas Ranch several times over the past few years, to gather together for the perfect spot to hang out, relax, cook, drink, and enjoy the beautiful quiet hill country. They have such comfortable and clean beds, stylish furnishings and everything you need to entertain and prepare meals. Dale is the BEST host and we couldn't choose a better location for our reminiscing weekends! Love this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
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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