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Casitas at Madrona Ranch - Homestead

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

So many varying factors go into placing a location among the top-rated vacation rentals in Pipe Creek, and the Homestead at Madrona Ranch has it all covered! It's perched right in the heart of the beautiful Hill Country, it has tons of amenities and comforts, and it can accommodate larger gatherings, such as family reunions, receptions, and company retreats. Pipe Creek and Boerne are close by, too, so there's the convenience of being close to town while still enjoying a remote country setting.

Embark with us on our amazing Hill Country Eclipse Journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. We have 125 great vacation homes in the region, covering 21 Hill Country towns, all in the eclipse "bullseye." Experience the enchantment of the darkest night skies, while witnessing the finest solar eclipse viewing in the Hill Country.

14 sprawling acres are yours on this waterfront property, a gorgeous mountain view vacation rental that will be the centerpiece of your next Hill Country getaway. If you're seeking a gathering spot for a large group of people, the covered open-air patio here provides a wonderful country setting, with plenty of seating and tables. The property is surrounded by several winding country roads which are perfect for auto or motorcycle tours, as well.

The enormous shaded patio is the focus here, with ample space and a food and drink station, along with a fire pit and barbecue grill. Red Bluff Creek runs through the property, and its waters are perfect for relaxing and wildlife-watching. Water access may depend on the depth and/or season, so confirm this with us when you book. Madrona Ranch allows small pets, so long as they're leashed.

The Homestead's 2,000 square foot space features woodwork and comfy furniture, and a spiral staircase that leads to the loft. Eight beds provide feather-soft slumber for up to ten people: the master has a king; the second bedroom, a queen; and the third has a trundle bed-a single bed with a pull-out single beneath. Finally, there are four double beds up in the loft. The master bath has a large tiled shower, and the second shared bath also has a roomy shower stall. All bed and bath linens are provided, and there are laundry facilities. The full kitchen includes modern appliances, cookware, and serving ware. Satellite TV, a DVD player, wireless Internet, and cell service round out your tech amenities.

We at Backroads Reservations are proud to present the Homestead at Madrona Ranch as one of the greatest Texas Hill Country cabins for family getaways! We'd love to hear from you, and put you on the path to this beautiful destination for your next gathering.  

*Water may be low. Contact us about water levels at time of booking*

The House
King bed in the master bedroom with a spacious tiled shower
Queen bed in the second room
Two twin beds in the third room
Second bath in the hall with a large tiled shower
Loft area with four double beds
Large living area furnished with a leather couch, two comfortable chairs, and a TV
Dining table
Full kitchen equipped with oven/range top, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster
Comprehensive provision of pots, pans, cutlery, flatware, utensils, dishes, and glasses
Dedicated laptop workspace

Expansive deck with ample seating
Spacious hot tub
Gas BBQ grill
Both regular and Keurig coffee makers
Large TV with satellite TV
High-speed wireless internet access
Opportunities for hiking, wildlife, and bird viewing
Mountain View
Access to the shared lake (availability subject to stay dates; inquire at booking for details)
Pavilion access (availability based on stay dates; costs apply; inquire at booking for details)

Rates and Details
Rental rate calculated for 2 guests
Complimentary stay for children under 2
Additional guest fee of $25 per day after exceeding 2 guests
Children are welcome
Pet-friendly (up to 2 pets allowed)
Pet fee of $25 per day, per pet; potential discounts available for longer stays
Prohibition on the discharge of firearms, fireworks, or ATVs
Hill Country river and lake water levels subject to change based on rainfall
All properties listed on the Backroads website are urged to book for the 2024 eclipse; reservation acceptance or denial is determined upon booking.

Approximate distance to the following sites
Frio River: 70 miles
Medina River: 15 miles
Guadalupe River: 50 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 55 miles
Garner State Park: 60 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 25 miles

Pipe Creek
The natural splendor of the Texas Hill Country is on full display in this handsome little town! It's surrounded by a nature preserve, a high-in-the-hills winery, and their locally-famous pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm. After you go antiquing, you can cut a rug at Pipe Creek's renowned dance hall!

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Waterfront
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa

What guests are saying...

A group of us had a golf tournament at the nearby Tapatio Springs Resort, and didn't want to rent six different rooms. This place was perfect. It was within 15 minutes of the course, gave us the room to spread out and hang out as a group, the hot tub was perfect for relaxing after the round, and the fire pit was fun to hang out at night. Place was just as described, the hosts were amazing, and we would recommend this spot to anyone! If our tournament schedule brings us to Tapatio Springs again, we won't look anywhere else!
We loved our stay at the Homestead and wish we could have stayed longer. I loved the fully setup kitchen, it made dinner and lunches even more enjoyable . It’s a beautiful home located in between the woods. We had many a visitors like deers, squirrels which we thoroughly enjoyed. The night sky was gorgeous for star gazing. Proximity to restaurants and grocery stores was also great. Absolutely loved the place! Only suggestion I have is to improve the lighting at the back porch Incase anyone wants to use the grill you provided. Also my family heard rustling noises at night and think they saw a coyote outline in the woods. So don’t wander off into the woods at night if visiting. If traveling with pets keep them close at nights. But having said that it all added to the experience of living in the woods and Shirley was a wonderful host! Best wishes for your future endeavors
One of your guests has submitted a review You can submit an owner response, which will be displayed with the review on your listing. Write a response Casitas at Madrona Ranch - Homestead Review #56130807 Star Star Star Star Star This house is perfect. My husband, dog and I were there for a long weekend. The house is well equipped with everything you need; the owner also put fresh ice in the freezer and had the a/c on before we arrived. Our dog loved watching the wildlife go past from the porch (where there’s rocking chairs for a nice morning coffee or evening drink). It’s super clean. Massive master bed with en suite too. We’d definitely recommend this house. Owners are beyond helpful and gave us loads of local recommendations. We can’t wait to stay again.
Our destination was Hunt Tx. to drop our daughter off at camp but everything was booked so we looked an hour out and came upon this beautiful place. We stayed in a type of cottage called the Homestead, it was super duper clean and cozy, reminded me of staying at a Granny’s loving house. Shirley, the owner was an angel on this piece of Heaven. The pond or creek bed was stocked With bass and my boys caught several (catch and release) bass. Deer are everywhere. We enjoyed our stay so much, I did not want to leave. *Side note: you’ll need to bring spices and shampoo & conditioner.
This was a beautiful property . The house was spotless. The owners left deer feed out and my babies fed the deer everyday .Our family enjoyed our stay.
We loved this place! It was great proximity to local towns and hiking yet secluded enough where you were able to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city. Shirley was super sweet and a great host. The property has so much to offer and explore and we admired the beautiful touches throughout the house and wraparound porch was our favourite! Great place to read a book or drink a coffee! Thanks for a great weekend!
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