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Cozy European Lofthouse on a 10-acre retreat
Cozy European Lofthouse on a 10-acre retreat


Entire home/flat

7 Guests

2 bedrooms

4 Beds


Entire home/flat

7 Guests

2 bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Built by a Belgian ex-pat, this architectural gem blends Hill Country warmth and old world charm: 100-year old beams, reclaimed hardwood floors, upscale furnishings, European antiques/fixtures, stone/plaster walls, vaulted loft and eco-friendly modern conveniences. A private 10-acre hilltop retreat with fire pit, hammock, tree swing, foot paths, and wild flowers - all waiting to be discovered. The west-facing large back porch is perfect for sipping wine at sunset.


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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £24 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £79
Security Deposit: £397
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: £182 / night
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Description

The space

This house is a jewel box located on 10 acres with hilltop views and offers approximately 1800' of open living space (downstairs) and 600' of furnished loft space. The home is decorated with an eclectic mix of curated European antiques and Hill Country treasures including a 1874 wood burning stove from the Schulenberg Library, a warehouse door from the Shiner Brewery, a 17th century French fireplace, London Pub signs, French street signs, and other treasures waiting to be discovered. Conveniences include Tempurpedic mattresses (King master, Twin and Full beds in loft), Le Creuset cookware in the kitchen, multi-zone audio, and DISH TV service.

The home offers wide open space yet a cozy feel and is finished to a high level. It's peaceful patios, landscaping, and foot paths are ideal for decompressing from the busy city life.

This property has been on Airbnb since 2015 with 100% 5-star ratings thanks to prior host/owner Patrick (see picture gallery for prior guest Reviews). I purchased the home in 2016 (as a former guest) and am continuing the tradition of service excellence.

The house was built using "green" materials and uses rainwater collection as its water source so please be considerate/conservative with your water use!

Guest access

There are multiple foot paths for walking meditation, hidden rest areas, and parking (2 spots are covered). Lots of privacy and opportunities to explore on the 10 acres.

Interaction with guests

Your privacy and enjoyment is my #1 goal. The house comes equipped with everything you need for an experience unlike any other. However if you find that have questions, I am happy to help.

The neighbourhood

This loft house offers the best of both worlds: tranquil seclusion yet proximity to activities if you want them. Less than 10 minutes to Wimberley and 45 minutes to Austin.

Enjoy the best the Texas Hill Country has to offer.

Getting around

We are 6 miles from downtown Wimberley (7-8 minute drive). Lots of cool/funky things to do off the beaten path, all within a short drive:

* Jacob's Well Natural Area (Wimberley)
* Hamilton Pool Preserve (Dripping Springs)
* Pedernales Falls State Park (Johnson City)
* Blanco Real Ale brewery (Blanco)
* Twisted X brewery (Dripping Springs)
* San Marcos Premium Outlets (San Marcos)
* Wimberley Market Days every first Saturday of the month

Amazing eats can be found at:
* 300 BBQ (Blanco)
* Jobell Cafe (Wimberley)
* Leaning Pear (Wimberley)
* Salt Lick BBQ (Driftwood)

A full list of attractions are listed in the Guidebook.

Other things to note

> Three Tempurpedic medium firmness beds (King, Full, Twin)
> Wi-Fi, TV (DISH network), multi-zone sound system and DVD/BlueRay player provided [NOTE: You will be charged a $10/GB streaming fee for any on-demand movies such as Netflix, and $10/GB for Wi-Fi use above 3GB -- this is the DISH rate we pay.]
> NO fires in the fireplace (for your safety/liability) and fires in the outdoor fire pit only allowed when a county burn ban is not in effect. You must check this website to avoid being in violation of the law: (URL HIDDEN)


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

Please take care of this very special place so others might enjoy it too:

* No smoking or pets inside

* Please verify the kitchen door and the front door are closed properly before leaving the house.

* Guests will be charged $10/GB for any on-demand movie streaming (DISH network rate); guests receive up to 3GB of data at no cost

* Feel free to help yourself to all things in the kitchen or products around the house, but please replace them with similar quality, eco-friendly items.

* Turn the AC/heater off when you leave the house.

* PLEASE be conservative with the water as it is LIMITED. We have a 10,000 gallon rainwater collection tank and in the last 9 years we have never run out of water. However, if you do run out of water, you can always purchase water (contact me for additional info.)

NOTE: be careful if visitors with small children are on the property as the loft and back porch area can be dangerous for unsupervised kids. This property is NOT recommended for families with small children.

P.S. the National Geographic collection is an inheritance from the grandfather of the prior owner. You're welcome to take a look at them, but please be gentle as they're fragile. Please return each issue back to the exact (sequenced) spot that you found it.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

39 Reviews


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Olivia User Profile
May 2017
The house was absolutely stunning. We couldn't believe it when we walked in. The house is so well decorated and it was a little piece of heaven. We felt so comfortable and the scenic views were amazing. Steve was an amazing host, he was very responsive to my questions and helped me create the perfect itinerary for surprising my boyfriend for the weekend.

Doug User Profile
May 2017
We were looking for something different, where we would be happy to do nothing but hang out and chill. The house was beautiful, with charmingly quirky decor and features, full of interesting details. The quiet, serene acreage included deer, a variety of birds, butterflies and colorful flowers. Our favorite feature was the large back porch, specifically the double chaise lounge, where we spent many hours. The sunsets were amazing, and the Hill Country views better than expected. We very much hope to return someday.

Angelene User Profile
April 2017
Such a beautiful spot and such a beautiful energy in the space. We had a lovely three days there, enjoying the space, the views, the porch...enamored with the hummingbirds by day and fireflies by night. I highly recommend a stay there. We will return!
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.
Response from Steve:
Angelene - I'm glad you like our little jewel box of a home. I hope you appreciated a few of the French touches since your Airbnb profile pictures appears to be in Paris :`) Come again and tell your friends.
April 2017

Bj User Profile
April 2017
This is a feast for your eyes, with wonderful design touches throughout. We didn't want to leave and look forward to booking again. The owner was responsive in all communications and understands what it takes to be a great host. This is an unusual and very special place which deserves being treated with respect.
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.
Response from Steve:
BJ - you guys were great. Do come stay again and be sure to tell your friends about our little gem.
April 2017

Mollie User Profile
April 2017
Wow! The Hill Country Loft is truly indescribable. It's peaceful, has amazing views, quiet - beautiful sunsets. We had everything we needed and more! We traveled with our three children, youngest is 6, and we felt safe with the kids sleeping in the loft. They had so much fun! They enjoyed playing chess, helping us bbq, throwing the frisbee in the beautiful grounds. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the deck with a glass of wine. We all LOVED this home and it was very hard to leave!

Jeff User Profile
April 2017
Great place
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.
Response from Steve:
Thanks Jeff - hoping to host you guys again and have more surprises waiting in terms of updates to the property.
April 2017

Samira User Profile
April 2017
This home was lovely and a terrific getaway spot with beautiful views to enjoy and spots to relax and reflect. The amenities were excellent and the interior design and decorating was delightful and unique. I will definitely keep Steve's home in mind for future getaways!

Boerne, Texas, United States · Joined in February 2016
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.

Long-time Dallas resident who traded the North Tollway traffic to become a Texas Hill Country resident in 2007. I am well-educated, very neat/conscientious, and appreciate fine living. I am a foodie, cyclist, musician, and entrepreneur with a flair for the unique. I have been fortunate to have traveled across North America and Europe meeting interesting people, experiencing different cultures, and building lifelong friendships. I value exceptional service and memorable experiences and I strive to deliver this for my hosted guests. Life is too short for "cookie cutter" living.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour