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margaret walker

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Poco A Poco Ranch - 25 minutes from San Antonio

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type estate

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Hill Country Family Ranch 25 miles from San Antonio

Beautifully restored German 1860s homestead nestled in the Texas Hill Country. Perfect for families - 3-house compound on 450 gorgeous acres. Owned and decorated by top San Antonio designer, this home has been published for it interior integrity and beauty. Poco A Poco has hosted many VIPs; a former Texas Governor, actors, San Antonio business tycoons and many admiring socialites. Luke Perry stayed here when he was filming 8 Seconds. The main house has a full kitchen (incredibly well-stocked) with a cozy living room and fireplace, a wonderful spot for playing games, reading books or just visiting, a lovely dining room with seating for up to 8 people with attaching sitting area. There is a master bedroom and bathroom with tub. Upstairs is a kid room with 5 twin beds. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a lovely master with king. Adjacent to the main house is the blue room – it is a little house with 2 full beds and a bath with shower. There is another house we call the smokehouse (it was originally truly a smokehouse). It has a full kitchen, laundry room, master with a queen and bath with vanity, tub/shower. There is a crib in this house and a sofa in this house that would be perfect for a child. We have a lovely pool, playground, bikes. We are minutes to upscale grocery store, shopping, Boerne/Bulverde restaurants and antique stores. 25 minutes to San Antonio. We are 3 miles to Guadalupe State Park. Also a few miles to Anhalt, a dancehall first established in 1887.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
margaret walker (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

About margaret walker

Our grandparents bought and began preserving this property in 1950. Our mother, a well-renowned interior designer from San Antonio has further updated it and showered it with love and gorgeous attention to detail.

margaret walker purchased this estate in 1950

Why margaret walker chose Texas Hill Country

We've celebrated birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, yearly cousin's camp, a wedding, many a dinner party at our family ranch. Girl's weekends, boy's weekends! Picnics, dinners under the stars. The prettiest sunsets in Texas. We have beautifully groomed grounds. You could spend the whole day lounging by the pool. Once you get here you never want to leave. It is an enclave of relaxation and tranquility. It is simply good for you soul!

What makes this estate unique

It is a decorator's paradise with antiques, intricate textured upholstery, the most comfortable beds, pillows, (all allergen free). Courtney has decorated houses all over the world from London to Aspen to Cabo. Her ranch showcases some of our favorite finds. You could spend the whole day just enjoying her treasures peppered throughout the houses. It's quirky and quaint - most of all comfortable and cozy!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Poco A Poco Ranch - 25 minutes from San Antonio
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A museum of beauty

  • 5 of 5

Poco a poco is a treasure. This place delights all your senses from the opalescent door knobs to the woody fire smell. There is no drywall, it is all stone and wood, metal and glass. There is nothing "reproduction " about it either. Every nook and cranny has been carefully curated . The family is exceedingly gracious to allow guests to behold the heirlooms and spatial talent exhibited in every building. The series of cottages is exhilarating to explore. The real magic is how it seems so timeless yet so comfortable. You'll be reminded of your grandmother's home and at the same time really disappointed that your grandmother couldn't pull off such style and grace in her abode. My children adore this property and we affectionately refer to it as "the ranch". My husband and I hope to stay alone sometime and drink in all the collections while taking notes on how to achieve such balance, simplicity, elegance, and comfort in our design efforts.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Texas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Family reunion with a number of small children and 10 adults. The old houses were tastefully decorated and very comfortable. We were there in an unusually hot august, but the pool was refreshing, and the theme parks, Six Flags and Sea World, all had water attractions that kept us cool. The old German town of Boerne was only 15 minutes away, and had some great places to eat. The little kids loved feeding the horses apples, and the buffalo and deer were fun to see when coming home in the evening. All in all, a great place to relax and connect with the "old Texas." Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brenham, TX

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property has so much to offer. Its location was a plus for our family as it wasn't a long drive from the airport nor homes in South Central Texas. Despite being a few minutes from restaurants, food markets, etc., the ranch provided us with a pleasant, almost idyllic, getaway. The game barn was great and the pool was a huge hit. We enjoyed visiting on the patio in the evening-- so relaxing and peaceful. The place was maintained with careful attention to every detail, including very comfy beds and bedding. We heartily recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring,TX USA

Amazing lodgings on beautiful hill country setting....

  • 5 of 5

This lodging is truly extraordinary. It has been exquisitely modernized while keeping the beauty of the original structure. It is perfect for families with adult children and grandchildren and well as several couples who desire privacy in separate but connected lodgings.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Braunfels, TX

Anhalt Dancehall Wedding

  • 5 of 5

The ranch and accommodations were the perfect place before and after our wedding at Anhalt. The house and grounds are absolutely beautiful. We took bridal portraits, out by the Koi pond with blooming trees all around, that turned out exceptional. The huge Oak trees made a unique and special Hill Country backdrop for the pictures.

The proximity to Anhalt made it so convenient for dressing, pictures and transportation to and from the hall. We were thrilled with the beauty and peacefulness of the ranch after the hustle and bustle of our wedding day. I feel so blessed to have found such a tranquil and lovely place to stay on our wedding day.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hill Country Treasure...

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great four day weekend here for a small family reunion and would recommend this property without hesitation. Rustic charm that has been updated, wonderfully decorated and furnished. Superb outdoor entertaining area with pool, shaded sitting areas, fans, lights, cooking station and a carriage house that has been turned into a great game and play place with billiards, ping pong, card table, darts and much more.

All this in a beautiful hill country setting that feels remote and private but is only minutes from shopping and amenities.

The grounds and acreage are inspiring and beautiful.

Plenty of room for groups and flexibly configured to allow for many sleeping arrangements.

Don't overlook this one.... It's a hidden gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Only 26 miles from San Antonio airport, beautiful, convenient hill country spot, great springboard for exploring San Antonio and the hill country. 38 miles to SeaWorld, 30 miles to Alamo, 26 miles to Schlitterbahn, 20 miles to Natural Bridge Caverns, 1.5 hrs to Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock, 450 acres to explore, wonderful patio, grounds for relaxing, swimming, playground, badminton court, antiquing in Boerne


Rates & Availability

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Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 17.0%

If you have a smaller party, please inquire, we can rent the "main house" for a lower rate.

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Texas Hill Country Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Mainhouse upstairs - toilet , shower , this bath is shared with upstairs master and kid's room
    Mainhouse downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to master, another entrance by TV nook
    Blue house - toilet , shower
    Smokehouse - toilet , combination tub/shower , double entry, toilet in separate room attached to vanity
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main house kid room - 5 twin/ single , 2nd story of the main house
    Mainhouse upstairs master - 1 king , This king bed is 'more comfortable than the Ritz!'
    Mainhouse Master downstairs - 1 double , Connects to dining room and private bath with tub
    Blue room (separate house by Mainhouse) - 2 double , Precious house with one room, two beds and attached bath
    Smokehouse - 1 queen , Another separate house, with kitchen, his/her bath, fireplac
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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