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LUXURY RURAL HOME - SPECTACULAR VIEWS, WATER FEATURES, 2 TERRACED PATIOS

Owner Sheron Scurlock

Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LUXURY RURAL HOME - SPECTACULAR VIEWS, WATER FEATURES, 2 TERRACED PATIOS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Georgetown - Rocky Overlook

2 large king bedroom suites, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 with queen sleeper & inflat.

As you leave the hustle and bustle of Austin you will literally feel your stress and cares melt away as you drive down the country lane to the house. Watch the horses and goats as they graze in the top pasture, the bird activity from the back patios with Texas Hill Country terrain, or stroll down to the river bottom and hike along the river or fish for catfish, blue gill or bass.

Deep in the heart of Texas, this large, open home was designed around centuries old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock, picked up at the river on the property.

Georgetown is only a 10 minute drive away and you can stroll around the most beautiful town square in Texas, eat in one of the many fine restaurants we have been blessed with, or attend one of the many festivals held on the square throughout the year.

Pick up a brochure from the Visitor's Center on the square and go on a self-guided tour of the historic home and business section of Georgetown and see many beautifully restored Victorian homes and read the stories behind them.

Austin is a 30 minute drive away, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds staying at Scurlock Farms.

Farm Activities: Within walking distance to the San Gabriel River, Rocky Hollow is on a working 172 acre farm and has 1+ mile river frontage. Relax surrounded in rustic beauty with a clear view of the night sky and stars, perfect for stargazing. In the fall and winter, enjoy the fire pit as you relax outside; in the spring and summer, enjoy the breezes we always enjoy. Archaeology buffs can hunt the limestone river banks for a variety of fossils or the hillside for Tonkawa or Comanche Indian arrowheads. We have many birders stop along the property trying to catch site of the many species we have seen on the farm.

Weddings The patios have been the site of several weddings and bridal photos. Wedding parties have reserved both Rocky Overlook and The Palette Pad for accommodations.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner Sheron Scurlock (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks English

About Owner Sheron Scurlock

Dan and I own a continuing education company providing CE for the insurance industry. I am also the licensing director for a small insurance company. Dan has retired and keeping up with the farm is now a full-time job.

We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader.

Owner Sheron Scurlock purchased this house in 2010

Why Owner Sheron Scurlock chose Georgetown

When my mom and dad bought this beautiful piece of property, they gave each of their 5 children the option of building a home at a location of our choosing. My husband and I were the only ones that took them up on it.

After my dad died in 1986 my husband and I began buying the farm. When my mom died in 2010, she left her home and art studio to us.

We've raised our family here and made the same offer to our two sons and our youngest took us up on it and built a beautiful home for his family in the middle of the property.

Rocky Overlook and the studio are the heart of the farm and I could not even think of selling them. I didn't want them to fall in disrepair from not being used. Both are so unique that I wanted to share them.

My sisters helped me and we totally remodeled the interiors of both and the results have been spectacular. It has been so gratifying to share mama and daddy's dream home and talents with others.

In the house, I have a notebook of the story of their searching for and finding the property and building the houses. Also, the story of mama's painting and how she became C. P. Montague and a favorite of then President L. B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews
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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
Frisco, TX
5

Wonderful, family friendly getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
The home is so cozy and full of character! 4 adults and 2 kids stayed very comfortably. The kids loved playing outside on the gorgeous patio. We enjoyed the short walk to the river and spent hours searching for treasures and just being outdoors. The house is well stocked and the owners make checking in and out super easy! We also enjoyed Sheron's delicious muffins. What a treat! Would definitely go back!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
Austin, Texas
4

Great property for a family weekend away

  • 4 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Scurlock Farms. The house was beautiful as well as the rest of the property. The place is ideal for a family with everything you need to cookout and relax. I personally enjoyed the ability to hike around the property as well as bird along the water.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Rocky Overlook at Scurlock Farms. Most guests do enjoy being able to get out and hike around. Birders enjoy the variety of terrain the farm offers with the many species of birds. 2/3 of all birds seen in TX can be found in Williamson Country at differing times of the year. Recent guests that have birded with guides all over the world saw a lifer while visiting the farm. I do hope you can come again.
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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p903120
+1 -512 639 4433
Georgetown Texas Hill Country
5

Relaxation away from it all...

  • 5 out of 5
We highly enjoyed our stay at the property, it really had a feel of a home away from home. Getting to relax on the very open and spacious patio while grilling and enjoying drinks with friends was the highlight of the stay!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victor, It is amazing how much guests enjoy the patio area - many live out there for about 9 months of the year! Guests that left Monday saw 2 deer and also had an awesome time. It makes a great place to come home to after a day of sight seeing or shopping in Georgetown, Austin or Salado. I would love to have you visit Rocky Overlook at Scurlock Farms again!
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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p903120
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
5

Perfect country retreat

  • 5 out of 5
We wanted a quiet, comfortable getaway in Hill Country and stayed 8/16-8/20. Very satisfied - definitely will make our back to visit.
The home has a wonderful country atmosphere. My wife and daughters all agreed that they felt at home almost as soon as they walked in. (Sheron's homemade muffins helped.) We found everything we needed in the kitchen. Both bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. Living areas are open and bright.
The terraced back patio is a work of art. We spent much of our time there simply enjoying the peace and quiet.
For those who like to dine out, Georgetown is a few minutes away with several options for meals. Really enjoyed the town square and shops. Also convenient to Austin.
Pet friendly as well - our two dogs loved the open areas and the short walk through the Pecan grove to the river.
Sheron and Dan, thank you for the hospitality, we will be seeing you again soon!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure meeting your family! Georgetown's square has received an award as the most beautiful square in Texas and it is easy to spend a few hours strolling around it. We've also been blessed with many fine restaurants for those that like to eat out. We look forward to having you again!
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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota
5

STAYED HERE THE HOTTEST TIME OF YEAR

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay here happened to be during the highest temps of the year, so we were unable to enjoy being outdoors on the beautiful terraces which is what attracted me to this home. We did though enjoy the air conditioning immensely! The home's history is amazing and I wish we were able to stay longer to be able to talk to Sheron and Dan more about it. Sheron and Dan were very nice hosts and made us feel very welcome. Our objective was to go see many of the small towns in the hill country surrounding Georgetown so this location was perfect for that. We would love to come back during a cooler time of year so we could enjoy being outdoors on their beautiful property.
Thanks for the good memories,
Cheryl, Kayla, Summer & Addison (from Minnesota), and Scott (from Texas).
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that you were not able to come the week prior to your stay - record breaking cool temps - only in Texas! It was a pleasure meeting you and I am so glad you were able to use Rocky Overlook at Scurlock Farms as your home base. There are many wonderful places to see and explore within an hour of Scurlock Farms in the hill country. We would love to have you come again in the cooler weather and enjoy the terraces with the water fall, fountain and fire pit!
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
Manvel, TX
5

A Perfect Place for All

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed here last week 07/19 through 07/26 and had a ball. This house is an ideal place to stay in this area. There is a lot to do and the place is easy to access. We had a large group of 7 and had plenty of room. Everyone had something that they wanted to do. There were plenty of antique shops in town for all of us to explore. A couple of the kids went to the movies one day. The water in the river was nice to sit in, but was just a little warm. So one day we went to the blue hole and floated on tubes and floats. The water there was nice and cool, plus it was free, which was a bonus. The river offered the boys and I a couple of days of nice fishing. We waded down the river and caught about 30 bass. Most were in the 10 to 12 inch range, but we caught several in the 1 to 1.5 lb range. These fish really were fighters. We had a blast.
With that many people I usually cook a lot to try and keep the cost down. The kitchen was a delight. It is nice and roomy, has everything you need and the appliances are all in really good shape. There are plenty of dishes and silverware to feed all on. There was a cookbook on the desk that I read one morning and ended up cooking the cherry pie and butter nut ice cream. Both were excellent. I even bought a ice cream maker and had fun making our own ice cream. It had been years since I did that. I can’t remember the name of the cookbook, but will find it on line.
In the early morning it was nice and cool on the back porch. I would read and listen to the birds. I found a humming bird feeder on the refrigerator and filled it with food. We had humming birds all week ( forgot to put it back). The sound from the pond fountain and the waterfall was also refreshing while sitting on the porch. All in all it was a great time had by all. Many thanks for the muffins they were great. We will surly look at staying here again.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family while visiting Scurlock Farms. I am glad everyone was able to do activities they were interested in. Scurlock Farms is ideally located and close to many activities. The fishing has been good this year for several of our guests and I'm glad you and your boys caught so many fish! We'd love to have you visit again. The homemade ice cream abounded yummy!!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Chili's, Snuffy's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
TerraVista
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chili's, Red Lobster, Outback, DosSalsa, Monument
Car: necessary

Our setting will capture your attention and inspire you. Located 10 minutes from Southwestern University in Georgetown and only 30 minutes from Austin, you are close to all the recreation activities you desire.

Rocky Overlook at Scurlock Farms in the Texas Hill Country was the home of renowned Texas landscape artist C. P. Montague and offers beautiful long range views of the San Gabriel River bottom from an elevated wooded bluff. Like a bed and breakfast, but better! You get to have the entire home to yourself..

Deep in the heart of Texas, down a country lane, and on a 172 acre working farm, at Rocky Overlook you will enjoy pastoral tranquility. Guests have said they felt their stress melting away as they entered the farm.

After your daily activities, come home to a peaceful hideaway. Make Rocky Overlook your home base and enjoy all the Texas Hill Country has to offer.

Activities in or near Georgetown include

Southwestern University

Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!

Festivals and events around the square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Christmas Stroll in December

Explore InnerSpace Caverns

Swim in the beautiful Blue Hole

Golf one of many nearby courses

Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails

Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking

Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away

Grand Prix Formula 1

X Games

SXSW

Lallapalozza

UT football

Bob Bullock Museum

Southwestern University and Georgetown's historic Square with its many festivals and events are only 10 minutes away. Explore InnerSpace Caverns, swim in the beautiful Blue Hole, golf one of many nearby courses, or hike or bike the miles of trails in the area, then come home to a peaceful hideaway. Make Rocky Overlook your home base and enjoy all theHill Country has to offer.

Other Activities: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking

Golf: There are many beautiful golf courses within 15 miles of the farm.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Year Round
25 Aug 2014 - 31 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
$717
for 2 nights
From
$284
$1,853
$5,261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $100
Notes $245 per night, $1470 for week, $4500 for one month. $20 per person over 6 per night

Rocky Hollow is a great value for a small wedding venue - ask about pricing, family celebrations or for 2 or 3 couples vacationing together. There is no sales tax.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Georgetown in Texas Hill Country

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is large and can be accessed through a connecting door to the Country Cottage bedroom or through a door into the hallway. It has a white square tub and a beautiful oil mural of a Texas landscape with a river running through it with limestone bluff and rocks, spreading live oaks and yellow wildflowers - very similar to the San Gabriel River that borders the farm. Two separate sinks and mirrored areas. Bathroom 2 is in the Royal Suite and has a very large walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have large spa quality towels and walk-in closets.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Royal Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Country Cottage - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Inflatable queen mattress
    Connie Lloyd Anderson Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper
  • New high quality, king beds and new queen sleeper sofa. Quality linens provided - at least 2 sets of sheets, 4 pillows, and 2 blankets for each bed. Both have beautiful comforters. The queen sleeper sofa is located in a side living area, and a screen is provided and can be used for privacy. A 22' high inflatable queen mattress is provided and there is plenty of room in either of the master suites for it.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 23 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
If you would like to have the refrigerator stocked when you arrive, I can do this for you. $20 an hour plus actual cost.
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