Small homestead in the heart of Texas bluebonnet country--this is Unwind Central. Open-plan two bedroom home, wrap-around porch overlooking peaceful wildlife pond. Terrific kitchen and bath, wood stove, coyote chorus, every window has a lovely view.
If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place. It's sometimes difficult to get people to move off the back porch, where they tend to park in one of the comfy rocking chairs, gaze at the pond, enjoy the ever-present breeze, breath the incredibly fresh air, and heave a sigh of contentment.
It's also convenient to Round Top and associated venues.
All parts of the main house are accessible, including use of the washer-dryer, kitchen appliances (there is a shelf reserved for guest's food), internet access. Limited space is available in each of the bedroom closets.
In the rare case that guests have livestock, there are 2 fenced pastures that can be used, one with an overhang shelter. Guest should feel free to wander about and enjoy the tranquility, sample whatever might be growing on trees or in the garden.
Interaction with guests
I'll be generally available and staying in the little cottage (a favorite getaway place for writers). Although I do sometimes have to take day trips, I'm always accessible by phone or email. I respect your privacy, so will not disturb you, but I have very much enjoyed interaction with my amazingly diverse and interesting guests!
Other things to note
Although there isn't television service, there is access to movies, etc. via NetFlix.
During certain time of the year, grass stickers and burrs abound. It is best to wear covered shoes if you plan to go wandering around, especially children.
Likewise, the "lawn" is more like a pasture, so has the occasional gopher hole or armadillo burrow so care should be taken when zipping around the place.
This is the country, and water is precious. Please be as conservative as you are comfortable with.
As well, there are no sewers here, only a septic tank, so please think carefully about what you flush :-)
You are welcome to use the burn pit for a fire, as long as there is NOT A BURN BAN in effect.
Smoking is allow outdoors only.
Pets are allowed (including horses, etc. with prior permission). However, there are 2 rather fierce feline hunters on the premises, so if your pet is a mouse or a tiny dog, be aware.
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Professor of cognitive science and romance novel writer. Love the outdoors, gardening, animals, people, food, words, traveling, new experiences.
As a guest or host, I'm friendly and curious (scientist :-)), but appreciate privacy for guests and as a guest.