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Julie Kerr

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish

BEAUTIFUL PECAN RIVER RANCH RETREAT WITH GUEST HOUSE AND RIVER ACCESS!!

10 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Kingsbury House Rental Photos and Description

101 Acres Of 'Beautiful' Spring-Fed River Views And Pecan Trees

RARE 2,700 sq. ft. (w/Main house and adjacent Guest house) SAN MARCOS WATER FRONT RANCH on the spring-fed San Marcos river. Your PRIVATE PARADISE on 101 ACRES awaits you!

The Peaceful Pecan River RANCH is a single family, one story home with a SEPARATE GUEST HOUSE; in case you need to bring those pesky in-laws.

We are perfectly suited for LARGE GROUPS, FAMILY REUNIONS, EVENTS & SMALL WEDDINGS.

DEEP CLEANED for your comfort and plenty of FRESH WHITE LINENS are provided.

The Living Room, Dining area, Kitchen, Master Suite/Bathroom (2 - Queen Beds) and second Bedroom Suite (2 full size beds) with private bath are all located in the Main House.

Two bedrooms are located in our detached GUEST HOUSE, one bedroom contains 2 sets of full over full bunk bed and a full size murphy bed. The second bedroom has (2) comfortable full Size beds with panoramic views of the Pecan Ranch. The two rooms share a spacious full size bathroom and both rooms have a flat panel HDTV, basic TV stations & DVD player.

PROPERTY WAS BUILT in 2008 and NEW OWNERS PURCHASED in 2013!

We have a fabulous RIVER FRONT campsite area that has room for many to enjoy cooking hot dogs & melting s'mores by the campfire. Please, NO GLASS bottles at the river bottom!!

Just imagine yourself relaxing in a rocking chair, with a cocktail in hand, listening to the sounds of nature and getting a break from the fast paced city life.

The home sits along the pristine, untouched banks of the spring-fed SAN MARCOS RIVER, providing a relaxing RETREAT for everyone and perfect meeting place for friends and family.

The home has a cozy relaxing atmosphere inside, with tall ceilings, comfy beds and furnishings. Private covered porches with ceiling fans and commercial ice maker. Surround sound, FLAT PANEL HDTV, WI-FI, gas grill, smoker, sink, dining area, and an abundance of seating, both inside and out.

Enjoy the stunning stained concrete floors throughout, a fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas range, granite counter-tops, and views of the pecan grove.

After a long day, relax on the spacious covered patio, which overlooks the entire Peaceful Pecan River Ranch or take a short drive down to the WATER FRONT PARADISE.

The Home--now known as the Peaceful Pecan River Ranch is stretched along 1 mile of the prime spring-fed San Marcos RIVER, 400 Pecan trees, Wild Hogs, Turkeys, deer and birds.

Conveniently located are the popular towns of Luling and Lockhart (BBQ paradise)! Only 15 minutes away is San Marcos which is famous for its shows, dinner eateries, theater venues, full-service salons, wineries and the famous Outlet Mall. Circuit of America Formula One Track is only 25 minutes away.

While enjoying the river, guests can put their lawn chairs by the river, camp and leisurely watch the competitors participating in the annual Texas Water Safari which takes place the 2nd Saturday every June, and is known as the Worlds toughest canoe race. It starts in San Marcos and ends at the Texas Coast, about 260 miles long, approximately 2 days later.

Don't forget to bring your own beverages to enjoy as you take in pristine, PRIVATE scenery encompassing the spring-fed San Marcos river. Please NO glass bottles at the river bottom!! Outside lights and shower located by the river.

Interestingly, Luling, just down the road, was once considered the “toughest town in Texas” and is home to the annual Watermelon Thump that takes place on Thursday, June 27th. Luling is also proud of its oil heritage, including the occasional “smell of money” from the local “Texas Oil Boom'.

Located just 18 miles from San Marcos, 5.8 miles through Luling to I-H10 with easy access to Houston, and San Antonio, and 7.9 miles to the new super highway 130 for easy access to Austin, and the Circuit of the America’s, South by South West (SXSW), Peaceful Pecan River Ranch offers a convenient home-base to explore these attractions and take advantage of a quite, private, and natural setting.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Julie Kerr (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Julie Kerr

We have always wanted a ranch like this with a fantastic water feature. We purchased the ranch with the notion of renting to short term vacationers to offset expenses and help others create memories that will last a lifetime.

Julie Kerr purchased this house in 2013

Why Julie Kerr chose Texas

The perfect place to escape, relax and get away from fast pace of city life!

What makes this house unique

We love the fact we are only one hour from Austin, 25 minutes from the F1 track and 10 minutes from the best BBQ that Texas has to offer (Lockhart & Luling).

We feel the location is second to none. Oh, I better mention for the shopping addicts that the San Marcos Outlet Mall is just 30 minutes away :)

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

BEAUTIFUL PECAN RIVER RANCH RETREAT WITH GUEST HOUSE AND RIVER ACCESS!!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Worth Every Penny

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice. The house was incredible, great for family vacations! Lots of wildlife and Cows to keep you company and away from civilization and your own private portion of the San Marcos River. Close to Lulling and San Marcos. I would recommend this house to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely amazing! So close to San Marcos and the river! A group of 12 ex Tx State Bobcats enjoyed this awesome property this past weekend. The house is fully stocked with anything you could possibly need. The directions for check in and check out are simple and very detailed. The section of the river running through the property is awesome for hanging out! We already are starting to plan our stay next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couple's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Pecan River Ranch is an amazing property. Our weekend consisted of 6 couples having an incredible, adventurous, fun-filled weekend. We enjoyed smore's around the fire each evening, we enjoyed lunch at the picnic tables by the river, where we skipped rock's, took beautiful photo's and walked along the river bank. We toured the property, sat under the stars, watched the deer and cooked steaks on the outdoor pit. The property is well maintained, has all the latest upgrades and amenities, the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare your meals, and the peacefulness is an added bonus.

I would recommend this property to families, couples, friends and business groups looking to team build and plan for the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Pleasant Family Outing”

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we had a wonderful stay at the ranch over the Christmas holidays, The house is wonderful and a great layout for a family or friends get together. We had 6 adults and four small children, and all were very comfortable. The very open kitchen, dining, and family room were ideal for mixing and sharing time and adventures. The facilities are in great condition, both interior and exterior. Great porch and hot tub set up.

From purely a facility and living experience, we would rate the ranch as 5 star but there are a few areas that should be noted or improved.

The rental package needs a better set of directions to the ranch. The simple input of the address into a vehicle GPS will take you in a circuitous route and drop you at a wrong location for the ranch address.

Communications with the management agents need improvement particularly during the critical move-in timeframe. We experienced a few check-in problems and considerable time passed before call backs came to resolve the issues.

Finally, the ranch house is physically close to adjoining oil production facilities and operational pumping rigs consequently there can be some offensive odors particularly in colder weather and when wind blows toward the house.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We now recognize that the house can be a little hard to find especially in the winter when the sun sets earlier soon after check in time. We now provide detailed maps to our renters showing the ranch location along with pictures of the ranch entrance/gate and road. We provide satellite and street maps with the house instructions sent with final confirmation. There is one small oil rig visible from the ranch which is low producing that on occasion you can smell the oil when the wind blows south.
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5

Amazing home and property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home w/ all the amenities on an equally nice ranch property. Great river front pebble beach and private float access. One of the best river rental properties you'll find in the state of Texas.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend getaway. This house is out in the country, with en easy entry point to the river on property. Very nice, well-kept home and guest house. Very large property.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know that you had a wonderful stay. We are happy that you enjoyed it and hope that you will have the chance to return.
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Map

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Car: necessary

Floating down the river has become a celebration, relaxation and enjoyable activity, especially on the spring-fed San Marcos river.

Located at the Peaceful Pecan River Ranch is a large assortment of 'tubing', fishing, and canoeing possibilities. Guest of the Peaceful Pecan River Ranch are encouraged to bring their preferred water-based flotation devices that will allow for the complete exploration of the San Marcos river.

While enjoying the river, guests can put their lawn chairs on the river and leisurely watch the competitors participating in the annual Texas Water Safari, which is known as the Worlds’s toughest canoe race. It starts in San Marcos and winds up at the Texas Coast, or about 260 miles, approximately 2 days later.

Don't forget to bring your own beverages to enjoy as you take in the pristine, private scenery encompassing the spring-fed San Marcos river.

Black’s Barbecue, Kreuz Market, Smitty’s, and nearby live music at the numerous libation stations, and pioneer craft shops.

Located just 18 miles from San Marcos, 5.8 miles through Luling to I-H10 with easy access to Houston, and San Antonio, and 7.9 miles to the new super highway 130 for easy access to Austin, and the Circuit of the America’s, South by South West (SXSW), Peaceful Pecan River Ranch offers a convenient home-base to explore these attractions and take advantage of a quite, private, and natural setting on the spring-fed San Marcos River.

Only minutes away, Luling, Lockhart, and San Marcos are famous for their abundant shows, dinner eateries, theater venues, full-service salons, wineries, Circuit of America Formula one track, and shopping.

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Rates & Availability

Kingsbury House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 31 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Formula 1
Oct 20 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Hot Tub Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

* STARTING AT $500/NIGHT TO $850 PER NIGHT
* $800-$1,500 PER NIGHT DURING HIGH SEASON, HOLIDAYS & LOCAL EVENTS!
* FAMILY REUNIONS, WEDDINGS, LARGE EVENTS ARE $750/NIGHT YEAR ROUND
* WHEN MAX. NUMBER OF GUESTS (14) IS EXCEEDED, EVENT RATE IS APPLICABLE!
* 3 - 4 NIGHT MINIMUM APPLY ON ALL HOLIDAY STAYS
* USE OF "HOT TUB" IS AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $200 PLUS TAX!!!

We require 50% of total rental amount in order to reserve your dates. The remaining balance AND $500 security deposit are due 7 days prior to your arrival date.

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Amenities

Kingsbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Located in main house
    Guest House Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hot Tub located just steps of Master Bathroom
  • Private Master bathroom, 2nd bedroom has an attached full bathroom and powder room in the main is set off the family room. There is also a full bathroom in the Guest house located in between the 2 bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 in main house - 2 double
    Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    Guest house bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , 1 murphy bed , 2 sets of full over full bunk beds and a full murphy bed.
    Guest house bedroom 1 - 2 double , Flat panel TV, basic Austin and San Antonio stations & DVD
  • 4 Bedrooms in all, 2 rooms located in the main house and 2 bedrooms in the guest house. All bedrooms have a flat panel TV with basic Austin and San Antonio stations and a DVD player. (2) Queen size beds in the master bedroom and second bedroom in the main house has (2) Double beds. In the guest house 1st bedroom has (2) sets of bunk Beds, (full over full) with a full size murphy bed. 2nd guest house bedroom has (2) queen beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
*Please note that the hot tub is NOT included in the rental unless an additional $200 fee is paid.

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