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'Outback Pedernales’ Vacations, Weddings, & Events

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please close umbrellas at night. We have had problems with the wind breaking them.
  • Water plants if you stay at the house longer than three days. Especially in the extreme Texas heat . They are dependent on you... and get thristy😅
  • Turn off air conditioner in the recreational room at night before you go to be. It's a window unit - not designed to stay on for 24 hours.
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, Sleeps 10
  • 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.


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'Outback Pedernales’ Vacations, Weddings, & Events
average rating of 3.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We are planning another stay this summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please...So happy you enjoyed yourself. We'll work on getting that 5 star rating out of you next time around!! Happy Vacationing.
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This property needs upkeep and maintenace!

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately, we did not have the best experience. (And I fully expect the owner/manager to be very defensive of this review, as she typically is of all others) The pictures of this home are beautiful, but this house/yard have not been maintained. The yard is full of stickers, no grass, and the river is down and dock to fish off is very trashy. The oven did not work when we arrived, and she said she would get one to us the next day. We needed the oven that night, and had to heat up an entire brisket on the stove. The next day, she asked me to be there between 12-3 to open the garage door for the repairmen that were coming to replace the oven that was already BOUGHT AND IN THE GARAGE, and sign off on the work order. ** If you KNOW the oven is not working, replace it PRIOR to your house being rented~ it's also definitely not my responsibility to take my time to let them in, and sign off on the work order** It was an inconvenience to us Friday night not having an oven, and an inconvenience the next day having two repairmen in the house! We also brought food to grill the next day, as her listing showed there was a charcoal grill. The entire bottom was rusted out of the grill. My husband had to find mesquite to burn in the bottom that wouldn't fall through to cook burgers. Ridiculous! (But when I complained, she assured me that it worked great the week before) The pool chairs had been nailed back together obviously and one was so weak that I FELL THROUGH IT when I sat down. The hot water in the master bedroom sink doesn't work. The water pressure is so bad in the guest room upstairs that you could probably take a better shower under the sink. The refrigerator is apparently turned off between guests, and takes a full day to cool down enough to keep food at a reasonable temp. I just want other potential guests to know beforehand that the property is NOT as it is advertised.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we wanted and then some

  • 4 of 5

There's nothing negative to say about this property. We were able to enjoy ourselves relax have fun and enjoy our surroundings. We had a small reception for my daughter and her new husband we were able to enjoy ourselves with no interruptions and the scenery was perfect

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, but house needs some work!

  • 2 of 5

We stayed over the Christmas holiday and the house was nice. However, it was listed as sleeping 10. 2 would need to use an air matress but when we went to do that, the air mattress was patched and didn't not stay inflated. I communicated with the host who did not know but also did not offer to get a new one.

It was unseasonably warm and the air conditioning didn't work. When we contacted the host she told us it did work, but it certainly did not. She also told us to open the windows and use the fans, but upstairs it was over 80 degrees. She did not offer to come fix anything.

The key code on the door was also difficult to use. We have one at our place that we have never had an issue with it, however this one would not accept the code and we had to enter it in 10 times before it let us in.

There were a couple other issues, but overall these items need addressed.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly sorry you were inconvenienced. EVERYTHING WORKS! The keyless system is new, it works. No problems with the air-condition it works, people used it this week for a wedding and I've made an executive decision not to offer the air mattresses anymore after the one I had was exchanged for someone's beat-up one. Lastly, I was visiting my family at Christmas in California. It wasn't reasonable to jet back to Austin in order to oversea minor details that were best left to the vacationer to figure out... In addition evening temperatures drop in December... which cools the inside temperature. Since my vacationer couldn't figure out how to operate the air conditioner, the other option as suggested was to open up the screen doors and windows and turn on the fans, cross ventilation works great in my Texas Victorian style home. Especially in December...I took all this into account and prioritized. Don't be deterred - Everything worked. The items mentioned (keyless door and master air conditioner) all worked. However, because I'm always considering the needs of my lovely guest, I'll make a conscious effort to better explain how to operate them. Love and Blessings.
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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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Hwy 71 West before Paces Bend Road - towards Lano, Texas and Marble Falls.


Rates & Availability

Lick Creek Ranch Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning and Maintenance $200
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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