7 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home. 6000 Sq Ft Deck With 20 Mile Views Of The Hill Country
Max guests: 16 (sleeps up to 16 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nice area, home outdated, property owner not so nice
The property owner called me early one morning because the router had been unplugged. I was half asleep and said I’m not sure but I can check, he said “I’ll stay on the phone till you do” so I got up went to look and saw one of the kids had unplugged it to charge their phone. I apologized and said I’d take care of it. He very rudely said “there’s plenty of plugs so don’t do that” it was obviously a mistake and they didn’t realize it was the router. After check out he wouldn’t let us dispose of our leftover food in his garbage because he said that the trash company wouldn’t pick it up for a week. So we had to take our trash with us. After a week we revived only a partial refund because he said 2 towels were marked with makeup (ok fine) that the rub had sand and that the disposal had bones in it. We never cooked anything with bones, we only cooked breakfast there. Eggs, bacon, pancakes.
Overall I wouldn’t rent from him again. We are avid travelers and we use HomeAway homes for each trip and have NEVER had any issues.
There are several inaccuracies in this review so let me start at the beginning. I waited until 10am to call about the router, so if they were still asleep I apologize. This was important because that router controls the internet for the entire ranch. So my other guests had no internet or wifi, nor did my office. My check in instructions state VERY clearly “DO NOT unplug the router or modem, it will disable the internet for the ENTIRE ranch if you do.”
As far as disposing of leftover food, they had already filled 4 huge 44 gallon trash cans with their garbage. We’re talking over 12 bags of trash. What she is referring to is the unused groceries they were planning to leave in my refrigerator. There were at least 5 dozen eggs, several gallons of orange and fruit juice, milk, beer, chips, bread, etc. etc. I’m talking an entire refrigerator FULL of food. Most of it unopened. And they weren’t going to throw it away, they were going to leave it in my fridge. They said “you don’t want it?” I told them no, I’m single. It would take me a month to eat all that and you’ve already filled every trash can I own. So it wasn’t trash they had to take with them, it was food they thought they could leave in my fridge that I wouldn’t notice. Again, my rules clearly explain not to do this.
They did severely stain my towels with makeup and mascara, despite the fact that I have makeup wipes, black makeup towels and paper towels in every bathroom. And the refund they didn’t get back wasn’t for the towels, (I eventually used enough bleach to get them clean again) it was for the wooden window blinds one of their children destroyed beyond repair.
They left a massive amount of sand not only in my jetted tub, but in the other bathrooms and even the bedrooms as well. While right outside the door, there was a water hose they could have all rinsed off with.
I don’t know what they put down the disposal if it wasn’t a bone, but it was something that shouldn’t have been in there. It locked up as soon as I ran it and I had to work it free with a wrench.
What wasn’t mentioned here was the three or four boats they brought with them. I have a large gravel parking lot where they could park them and turn them around if they needed to. Rather than do that, they all decided to take a shortcut through my yard and tear up my grass when turning their boats and trailers around. Awesome huh?
They say they are avid users of Homeaway so if you own a vacation rental, beware.
Amazing Wedding Venue!
I hosted my wedding ceremony and reception at Heart of Texas Ranch and couldn’t be happier! The location was gorgeous and had a great hill country vibe with beautiful oak trees and an amazing deck that easily accommodated 90+ people. So many guests commented on what a beautiful location it was! Dale was helpful every step of the way with answering questions and allowing us occasional access to the property for vendor meetings, etc.
The main house was very comfortable and it meant so much to me that our wedding party was able to stay with us for the whole weekend at the ranch. By the end of our stay, the bridesmaids and groomsmen were already wanting to plan another trip! I have great memories of dancing the night away under the string lights and quiet moments with a morning tea out on the deck. Heart of Texas Ranch helped make my wedding weekend feel magical!
We had our wedding here in September and it was beyond beautiful! Everyone complimented us on the venue. It was less stressful since we had 3 days to prepare. The wedding was all we could have dreamed of. I HIGHLY recommend this property for any of your special occasions!
Perfect for our family vacation. View from the deck is beautiful. The bedrooms, kitchen, eating area and living room are all spacious and everyone felt like they had enough space. A very peaceful and relaxing stay. Close to 4-wheeling and zip lining.
Wonderful venue for a yoga retreat or just hanging out!
I recently stayed at Dale's 7 bedroom house outside of Marble Falls for a yoga retreat. There were 8 of us. It was incredible! The house was large enough for people to have some privacy , the large kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, and the outside wrap around deck was perfect for having meals out there and for yoga. There were also plenty of bathrooms for all of us, one with a Jacuzzi tub. The view from the back deck overlooks the beautiful Hill Country. And the host Dale couldn't have been more kind or helpful. If you are looking for a place for your gathering that is more on the comfortable and cozy, almost luxurious side, this is the place for you!
Couldn't have asked for a better more scenic wedding location
Thank you so much for being so incredibly accommodating at Heart of Texas Ranch. We booked both houses, but had our wedding and reception outdoors on the huge deck. Everything was very clean and accommodating at the houses. No questions were left unanswered prior to our stay or during. Dale was very attentive to the property while we were there all while keeping a comfortable distance. We had our wedding party stay with us at the Isaac Milsaps house. Everything worked out beautifully. Our outdoor wedding was a dream. It was a beautiful clear and breezy comfortable evening in mid June for us. The beds in the house are extremely comfortable. (Way better than my temper-pedic at home) I can't say enough great things about this location. Sunrise and sunset are beautiful. I easily had 100 guests at our wedding and could have accommodated 200 more. I'm so pleased with our decision to use this house for our extended wedding weekend. I truly overpacked. Next time I will just come with clothes and food. Everything else is there! I can't wait to be able to book an anniversary trip to reminisce. Thank you Dale and Heart of Texas Ranch.