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Serene Riverside Georgetown Country Home With Spectacular Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 large king bedroom suites, 2 full baths, sleeps 8

Experience stress-free country living at this one-of-a-kind Texas Hill Country home. Situated among live oaks on a mile of San Gabriel River frontage, 172 acres of working farmland, and full of history, this Georgetown ranch is sure to captivate the whole group with its stunning views, terraced patios and original charm.

Throughout this thoughtfully designed home, you’ll marvel at unique touches that speak to its special appeal – From the hand-laid stone pulled from the river, to the 5-tiered waterfall out back. You’ll even find original, framed art painted by previous owner and artist C.P. Montague (who happened to be one of Lyndon B. Johnson’s favorite) decorating the walls.

The open living area offers plenty of air conditioned space to catch up with friends, while the gourmet kitchen provides all you need to prep family-style meals, including a dishwasher for easy clean-up. Curl up with a book by the wood-burning fireplace (wood provided), host family movie night on the 52” flat screen TV and DVD player, or stream your favorite show through Wi-Fi on your devices.

Two luxurious king suites come complete with light-filled sitting rooms and beautiful linens, while a queen sleeper sofa in the living alcove and additional 22” queen inflatable mattress with comfy bedding creates room for up to 8 travelers. If you brought the little one, a Pack-n-play and high chair are available too.

Two full baths, one with a walk-in shower, the other with a square soaking tub offers a convenient way to share space. A front-load washer and dryer helps keep packing light.

An entertainer’s paradise lies just outside! Relax with a glass of wine on multi-level terraced patios while listening to the soothing cascading waterfall, or the fountain in the pond below. Fire up the charcoal grill and large smoker and dine alfresco with the whole group. At dusk, a fire pit awaits for story swapping, S’mores making, and stargazing.

Just 10 minutes down the road is historic Georgetown with its museums and live music. Shopping at IKEA and the outlet mall is just 20 minutes away, and you’ll be in the heart of Austin in 30 minutes.

Or stay close to home and find great fishing and tubing in the San Gabriel River, along with 172 acres for hiking and birding. Be sure to check out our farm tour where the whole family can learn about local fossils, search for arrowheads, engage with the animals, or take tractor rides. Don’t forget your pets! Open acres of leash-free space are a dog’s dream come true.

Ditch the city life for the serenity of the Texas Hill Country countryside and come see what it’s like to live on a working farm and explore a living museum!

More Details

Owner
Sheron Scurlock, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Sheron Scurlock, Owner

Dan and I both grew up in Rockdale, a small town 45 minutes from Georgetown. I grew up in the country on a small 3 acre farm and Dan grew up in town. We were childhood sweethearts and both attended Baylor University.

I have loved furnishing and decorating the homes for our guests. I continue to do a lot of the landscaping and taking care of the general upkeep of the homes.

We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader. Since I have retired I have more time to volunteer. Dan is always busy working on something on the farm - he will never be bored!

Sheron Scurlock, Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Sheron Scurlock, Owner chose Texas Hill Country

When my mom and dad bought this beautiful piece of property, they gave each of their 5 children the option of building a home at a location of our choosing. Dan and I jumped at the opportunity and were the only ones to take them up on it. We moved to the farm in 1971 and built our home in 1977.

After my dad died in 1986 Dan and I began buying the farm. When my mom died in 2010, she left her home and art studio to us.

We've raised our family here and made the same offer to our two sons and our youngest took us up on it and built a beautiful home for his family in the middle of the property.

Rocky Overlook and The Palette Pad are the heart of the farm and I could not even think of selling them. I didn't want them to fall in disrepair from not being used, or vandalized. Both are so unique that I wanted to share them.

My sisters helped me and we totally remodeled the interiors of both and the results have been spectacular. It has been so gratifying to share my parent's dream home, history, and talents with others.

In each house, I have a notebook with the story of their searching for and finding the property and building the houses. Also, the story of mama's painting and how she became C. P. Montague and a favorite of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!

What makes this house unique

This large, open home was designed around centuries-old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock, every rock was picked up at the river on the property by Sheron's parents, Bill and Pauline Thweatt.

Guests have marveled at how the rock was laid - all of the grout exactly the same depth and smoothed, and the lines of rocks precisely straight. Mama laid all of the rocks that show on the front of the houses and the interior rock fireplace walls. Daddy laid rock on the back and sides where they would not be as visible! The artist in her had to have the very straight, precise lines!!

There are special rocks interspersed with the river rocks that mama could tell you a story about.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was perfect. House is even better than the pictures. Very clean, updated and full of amenities. We prepared Christmas dinner there. Great fire pit. Very peaceful and private.
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Georgetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is large and can be accessed through a connecting door to the Country Cottage bedroom or through a door into the hallway. It has a white square tub and a beautiful oil mural of a Texas landscape with a river running through it with limestone bluff and rocks, spreading live oaks and yellow wildflowers - very similar to the San Gabriel River that borders the farm. Two separate sinks and mirrored areas, large walk-in closet. Bathroom 2 is in the Royal Suite and has a very large walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have large spa quality towels and walk-in closets.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Royal Room - 1 king
    Connie Lloyd Anderson Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper
    Country Cottage - 1 king , 1 queen , Inflatable queen mattress
  • New high quality, king beds and new queen sleeper sofa. Quality linens provided - at least 2 sets of sheets, 4 pillows, and 2 blankets for each bed. Both have beautiful comforters. The queen sleeper sofa is located in a side living area, and a screen is provided and can be used for privacy. A 22' high inflatable queen mattress is provided and there is plenty of room in either of the master suites for it.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 23 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
If you would like to have the refrigerator stocked when you arrive, I can do this for you. $20 an hour plus actual cost.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Serene Riverside Georgetown Country Home With Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 77 reviews
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed making a fire in the outdoor fire pit and enjoyed being outside on the porch.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad you chose to stay with us again on your return trip to Georgetown. The fire pit and the large outside patio is a favorite of guests and I am glad you enjoyed them, too! What a great way to relax and visit after the day's activities. I look forward to you staying with us again when you are back in Georgetown!!
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5

You can have the city. I'll take this!

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes a person takes a chance and hopes what they sign up for is what they get. When booking a property to rent for a vacation is based on photos and other people's opinions, I'd say that's taking a chance. We took a chance on Sheron Scurlock's Rocky Overlook property and were not disappointed. It is a quiet and private home nestled in the Texas countryside. Sheron was very accommodating and thorough throughout the entire process, from booking to arrival. The home was tidy and well furnished with plenty of space for our family of four adults. We enjoyed the outside patio even though it was the end of December. The wood pile for bonfires was amazing. The weather was wonderful! Dan and Sheron must have worked their magic for us Iowans in that regard and we enjoyed EVERY minute!

Take time to walk to the San Gabriel river that runs by the property. There is even a little map describing how to get there. Lots of rock shoreline make for some pretty awesome family pictures.

If you want to stay somewhere away from the city and crazy traffic, this is the place. In 10 short miles you can be in a hub of restaurants and shopping in Georgetown where you will encounter both old and historic, and new and trendy.

We enjoyed our stay at Rocky Overlook and would definitely consider staying here again. The only thing we really needed was more time to enjoy with our family in Cedar Park and Liberty Hill.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you found Rocky Overlook at Scurlock Farms to stay while visiting family in the area. I know it was a relief to get away from the below 0 nights! We love hiking about the San Gabriel River banks. I find new fossils all the time. We have had a lot of rain the past two days and the river has risen. It will be fun to go back down to the river bottom and see what changes it made. We would love to have your family visit us again when you are visiting family and maybe be able to see a bit more of the Texas Hill Country.
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True country living

  • 4 of 5

The property was exactly what we needed for our trip. Secluded and relaxing. Sharon couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating, thank you. The only thing I would have liked would have been working lights on the back patio

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad Rocky Overlook provided the relaxing atmosphere you needed for your trip. Oh, I wish you had called me - the light switch for the back patio lights is by the smaller sliding door going out to the patio. Once turned on, they are motion activated. If you return to Georgetown again, we would love to have you stay with us again!
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Would Definitely Return

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the house and the serene surroundings. The only reason I didn't do 5 stars was because we didn't realize ahead of time that there was only one shower and the strange tub in the other bathroom looked good for pets and small children, but we didn't have any of those with us. We tried to use the air mattress the first night, but it did not hold up thru the night. We were in the area for my son's wedding and were very busy and didn't get to meet the owners, but several other family members did and some even went on a 4-wheel tour of the property. It is a lovely house for entertaining with plenty of seating, indoors and out, and lots of kitchen counter space. I would definitely stay there again if I was in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My mom and dad loved the square bathtubs and with the original oil mural above the tub, we were not able to put a shower in that bathroom. Thanks for letting me know the air mattress did not hold air. I have purchased a new one for the home. It was fun meeting many of your family and giving them a tour of the farm. I know Lottie liked gathering eggs and seeing the baby goats. We would love to have you visit again if you are back in our area.
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5

Sooo beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Sheron communicated wonderfully throughout the process. The property is extremely comfortable. The kitchen has everything you would want. We were welcomed with our large dogs, we felt like family. Thank you Sheron, I hope we see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always welcome families with their well-behaved dogs, large and small. It was so nice to meet you and show you around the farm. You will have to return during a different season.
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5

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Perfect a family get away. About 15 to 30 minutes away from everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed showing your family the baby goats. I would love if you post a photo on Facebook at Scurlock Farms Vacation Rentals! Scurlock Farms is really ideally located for those wanting to get into Austin or attend events, as you did a wedding. Hope your baby had and easy trip back to Arizona. We enjoyed the bar-b-q you left in the refrigerator. Did you get it at one of the food trailers on Raney Street in Austin? It was really good! There is so much to do in the area, and often, not enough time to get it all in. You'll have to come back when Carter is a little older!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Chili's, Snuffy's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
TerraVista
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Temple Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chili's, Red Lobster, Outback, DosSalsa, Monument
Car: necessary

Check out our other properties on the farm: Light Filled Artist Studio - The Palette Pad 322820 and Indian Bluff 3732945.

Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. Located 10 minutes from Southwestern University in Georgetown and only 30 minutes from Austin, you are close to all the recreation activities you desire.

Activities in or near Georgetown include

Southwestern University - a 10 minute drive

Williamson County Courthouse, Williamson County Museum

Lake Georgetown - fishing, boating, swimming beach, paddle boarding, kayaking

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Georgetown Paddle Company, 4405 Williams Dr. They will deliver it to the lake for you!

Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!

Festivals and events around the Square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Halloween Spook House, carnival and hayride, Christmas Stroll in December.

First Friday and Saturday on the Square. The Square is closed off and fills with booths of all types. Stores stay open late. Live music.

The downtown splash pad is located just off the Square, outside the Georgetown Art Center at 816 S. Main Street. It is free and open for the summer!

Explore Inner Space Caverns

Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer. Take your tubes and enjoy the deeper water above the dam.

Golf one of many nearby courses with 15 miles of the farm

Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails in Georgetown or around the farm

Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking, star gazing

Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away<

Grand Prix Formula 1, X Games. SXSW, Lallapalozza, UT football, Bob Bullock Museum, LBJ Library

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Rates & Availability

Georgetown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$284
$1,704
$5,112
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $110
Property Damage Protection $59

$245 per night, $1470 for week, $4500 for one month. $20 per person over 6 per night

Rocky Hollow is a great value for a small wedding venue - ask about pricing, family celebrations or for 2 or 3 couples vacationing together. There is no sales tax.

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