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'Outback Pedernales’ Vacations, Weddings, & Events

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

5,000 sq feet home perched over the Pedernales River with breath taking views

Outback Pedernales Retreats is where rustic elegance meets relaxation. Nested in the Texas hill country 15 miles outside of Austin it offers a tranquil and meditative retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living. Outback Pedernales Vacation Home is on the grounds of a private estate in the hill county of Spicewood, Texas. It's a perfect place for couples, girls and family get aways or while attending the numerous music events such in Austin and the surrounding areaCity It also has just the right amount of sophisticated, beauty, nature and space to hold magical weddings, anniversaries, family reunions or office parties. Vacationers looking for hidden gems will be pleased at what this special private getaway has to offer. You will find picturesque views, boating, swimming, fishing, inspiring rock formations and romantic waterfalls. Truly a photographers paradise.

The back yard contains a 1,500 square feet deck that is perfect for late night, morning and weekend dining. It is also fabulous for dancing, entertaining and receptions. The deck overlooks the Pedernales River and the beautiful hill country terrain. In our opinion downstairs along the river banks is one of the most meditative spots in the Hill Country. You can feel the Native American spiritual presence and from time to time spearheads have been discovered. This a a perfect site for a vacation you won't forget.


Large swimming pool with waterfall

Private Hot Tub House

Acres of beautiful hill country views

Outdoor Deck dinning

Kids Playhouse

Recreational Room with pool table, ping pong, ice hockey, and exercise equipment

Barbeque grills

Internet and WiFi

Private road for jogging and walking

Indoor formal gathering room for small weddings,

anniversaries,and honeymoon celebrations.

Bar inside room/Micro Wave

Washer and Dryer facility

Feel free to bring your fishing gear, boat or jet skis.

Check In: 3:00 PM

Check Out: 11:00

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

About Gail

Outdoors, sports minded, adventurous, with a desire to live life to the fullest.

Gail purchased this estate in 2005

Why Gail chose Spicewood

I wanted acreage and water for boating, a safe space to raise kids, and and as close to nature as possible without being too far from the city and job site. I also fell in the love with the kitchen, with it's sleek modern and classy amenities such as the double refrigerator, compactor, and wine cooler. And the backdrop of mirrors instead of the customary tile had me taken at first sight. It will capture your heart as well. But it is really the knowledge of knowing that this property is part of history. As you descend downstairs to the outback boating dock you can't help but feel the spiritual vibrations of the earlier native American who once lived here. There are small niches in between large rock formations where you can picture their everyday living . Such as the outdoor cooking and sleeping quarters. You also get a glimpse of what it might have been on the battle field of the early Texas and the Apaches with each side holding their ground on their side of the river. I have been told that it is common to find arrowheads on the grounds and banks of the river and other archeological finds. I feel it a honor and a blessing to safeguard this private sanctuary.

What makes this estate unique

What soothes my soul is the tranquil and peaceful sound of the outdoor waterfall as I rock on the back porch or sit on the front porch overlooking the oak trees. At the same time it's a great place to have a party. I bought this home to have family reunions and outdoor parties as well. It's private and no body will tell you to turn down your music or call the cops.


Lick Creek Ranch Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 0
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Ski-In
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill. Sink in each bedroom.
  • 1 (Jack and Jill) full bath and 1(one) half bathrooms on the first floor
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Air mattresses available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Air mattresses are also available
  • 2 Twins 3 Queen House can sleep up to 9 people. NO SLEEPING ON THE SOFA's PLEASE. Will provide air bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Must be 25 and older to rent property. We welcome Weddings, dress rehearsals and receptions. Perfect for elopements and small weddings during the weekdays. Different price list, requirements and offerings. Please call or email for further information. Must RSVP.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

'Outback Pedernales’ Vacations, Weddings, & Events
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 18 reviews

Everything I expected and more

  • 5 of 5

I went there last weekend with 11 of my friends to have a bachelor party weekend. The house is as advertised. Plenty big with really nice furnishings. The pool, the location, and the game room were the highlights for me and my friends. You feel like you're away from civilization, but not so far that you can't get to a Whole Foods in ~30 mins. The owner did a good job of showing us all the amenities, and then trusting us to take care of the house the rest of the weekend. This place had been personally recommended by 2 of my friends (who came on this trip) and I would personally recommend it to any of my friends with a big group that wanted to get away for a week/weekend. I'm already talking about coming back with my fiance (soon to be wife). Thanks Gail!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is truly a pleasure hosting great vacationers and you were no exception!! I'm encouraged, my spirits are lifted and I vow to continue my strive towards offering my special family of vacationers a unique and personalized experience. Can't wait to meet your soon to be wife. Why not bring her here for your wedding party, honeymoon or anniversary? Referrals are one of the best form of compliments. For this I say "Thank You". Hope to see you soon at your "Home Away" from home.
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Outback Fun

  • 3 of 5

This house is really pretty and in a wonderful location. It has all of the things that would draw you to the hill country: great location, water access, and easy to get there from Austin or San Antonio. The yard is expansive and the pool is lovely. The house is attractively decorated and has a lot of charm. There has not been water in the Pedernales at this location for about 7 years so the condition of the dock was somewhat expected in that it was surrounded by an overgrowth of grass and trees and has a lot of rotted/broken wood on the deck. Happily, with the recent rains, the creek has water and it's a great fishing spot so it seems like the perfect time to spruce it up. The "innkeepers" were fabulous. We had a couple of questions and they were responsive, helpful, and respected our privacy. The house itself and the waterfront are in need of some serious maintenance. The issues that exists inside and outside the home are known to the owner and have been known for quite some time. I would strongly urge the property manager to address these issues so that her house continues to shine the way it should, brightly.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Elaine - Locks, hot tub, and wooden planks have been repaired and the house is ready for the enjoyment and pleasure of all.
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Christmas in the Ozarks

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Ozarks / Branson and it was amazing. The house was perfect for our group with plenty of space for everyone. We cooked several meals in the well appointed kitchen, took lots of long walks around the area and enjoyed the views. This home is far enough away from Branson to feel like you are in the mountains but close enough to do all of the fun activities in the area. We would definitely like to come back again in warmer months and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our absolute pleasure . Great way to start the New year! Oh and yes this is Spicewood, Texas 😳.
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Pool was a major bonus!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a mini family staycation, we were looking for a lake view and a pool! This rental had both! Beautiful views and accommodations. We had a couple tweens that were entertained with the game room and the pool. Jacuzzi was very nice. We really spent majority of our time outside by the pool, outdoor sound system was big bonus. Only downfall that I believe was mentioned in other reviews was no locks on restroom doors. We ran out of toiletries early on so bring toilet paper and napkins and such. Otherwise loved it and would recommend it to family and friends for a nice getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 0
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fantastic time at this rental property. It was clean, spacious enough for 4 families, beautifully decorated, amazing kitchen, huge laundry room, media room, and a fun unattached game room. And the view out back and gorgeous pool topped the stay! We will come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome!! So happy you enjoyed your stay…Thank you for the nice review.
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2 0

fantastic family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I read another review that said the owner swung by all the time, the river didn't exist, and the hot water didn't work. We only saw the owner at the beginning for a few minutes when we got there , the river was up (and beautiful), and the hot water worked great! I put 4 stars for property because the north side of the house got hot during the day even with the ac on. The south side of the house (rooms) were fine though. If that got fixed, the stay would have been perfect! Because other than that, the views were amazing, the pool was cool and clear, no neighbors nearby, no mosquitoes (no clue how that's possible, but it happened), and an amazing house. The game room was great, too. We went to the briarcliff marina nearby for fun on the lake one day. The people there were very helpful and laid back with the jet ski/boat rentals. Overall a fantastic stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thats the main reason for sharing the house. I’m working on buying a new air condition for that side of the house… they don’t make the parts for the other one anymore ( bummer). I wish nothing more than to provide joy and happy memories. I hope this was accomplished…God Bless.
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Rates & Availability

Lick Creek Ranch Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Maintenance $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Event fee - applies to weddings, anniversaries, receptions and parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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