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

Owner Sheron Scurlock

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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

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:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment

Owner Sheron Scurlock

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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

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!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
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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: VRBO, from 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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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
5

Beautiful, quite, well appointed home

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed at several Home Away homes over the past years, and Rocky Overlook is by far our favorite! The house was very clean, well organized and beautifully decorated, stocked with just about anything a person staying there could want or need. There were lots of videos, books and games to keep everyone busy!
The owner personally checked with us the day we checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. She also brought us some wonderful homemade banana muffins and fruit that we really enjoyed....such a nice personal touch!!
Rocky Overlook is conveniently located between Georgetown and Round Rock and a short distance to Austin, with lots of scenic country roads.
We recommend the place to anyone wanting a peaceful, relaxing place! We will surely be going back!!
  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing to stay with us at Scurlock Farms. It was a pleasure meeting you r family and Bridgette. We would love to have you again. I am glad you could enjoy the patio and water fall. You came at the perfect time to avoid the much needed rain. Please come again!
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
5

Room with a view

  • 5 out of 5
This is the most amazing and stunning house on the property. The former home of iconic Texas landscape artist C.P. Montague (One of President LBJ's most beloved). She and her husband built this house by hand over the span of three years. These old stone houses are a treat to stay in. They don't build them like they used to! Sheron bakes award-winning muffins. Her hospitality and charm will dazzle you. The property is gorgeous; a wonderful escape in the Texas Hill Country. Take a nature hike along the trails of this pastoral 172-acre working ranch replete with goats and horses. There is a beautiful lookout over the San Gabriel River. Step out on to the balcony to take in the native plants and birds; throw something on the grill if you fancy. A wonderful spot for families and pet friendly!
  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a treat meeting you. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rocky Overlook - I know you enjoyed the beautiful fireplace! My mom and dad picked up every rock that is in the house from the San Gabriel River, just below the house. The large, open rooms of the house were designed around the centuries old live oak trees. There is much to see and do just minutes from the peace and quiet of the farm. Georgetown and Southwestern University are only 10 minutes away. Guests have enjoyed the beautifully restored Georgetown Square - The Williamson County Museum is on the square, visit the historic courthouse, eat in one of many fine restaurants located all around the square, or shop the many stores and antique stores. Finish off your day on the square with a cool swim at the beautiful Blue Hole Park, just off the square. Bring your floaties and enjoy the deep side of the natural pool, or wade on the downside of the waterfall/dam. When you return to the farm, sit on the patio and enjoy the birds, the musical sound of the water fountain and have a glass of wind as you watch the gorgeous sunset and hear the owls begin to call to each other.
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
5

Pleasant, comfortable and relaxing.

  • 5 out of 5
Andy and I were pleased wit the whole weekend. Everything met our expectations as far as a comfortable and pleasant facility. Our family was able to have a memorable holiday gathering together in one location. The farm area was beautiful, just like our farm where I was growing up. We wanted for nothing. Everything was well maintained and
kept. The muffins were a delicious added treat.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad Rocky Overlook worked for your annual family Christmas get-together with your children and grandchildren. I know you enjoyed the wood-burning fireplace! We would love to have you visit again!
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
4

QUIET, PEACEFUL, GREAT WINTER ESCAPE

  • 4 out of 5
The home is situated perfectly. Because it is winter, we couldn't take advantage of the patios everyday. It was great when we were able to sit in the sunshine!!! It was wonderful to NOT see any snow!!!!!!

I can not say enough good things about Sheron & Dan. They were absolutely wonderful.....very patient, answering a million questions, suggesting great restaurants, (The Pit, Los Amigos, Souper Salad, The Monument Cafe) - (The Texan Cafe in Hutto, & The Bluebonnet in Marble Falls), directions to get around the country side (Round Rock, Hutto, Austin, Fredericksburg & all through Georgetown) & arrive back home, sites to take in, telling us when the new baby goats had arrived for viewing. Sharing "The Caring Place" & the good they do. The muffins - especially the blue berry - were simply divine.

If you expect a manicured lawn and fancy schmancy - this isn't the home for you. It is a comfortable, rambling home that oozes character, over-sized rooms & the perfect country setting. I remembered my Girl Scout days & could build a briquette fire to cook dinner outside in Feb.& Mar., did get to listen to one of the fountains. Enjoyed so many different bird sightings (jays, cardinals, finches) & watching the squirrels....Did not want to leave to come back to the cold & snow - but already dreaming of a return trip.....

Thank you for your Texas size hospitality to my new friends in Georgetown!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting you and Barb! I was sorry to hear you had another 12" of snow last week!! I hope Charlie (your dog) wasn't too mad at you for taking him back into the snow. I am glad you had a taste of spring and maybe it will make the remaining winter go quicker. Your month stay gave you time to take in a lot of the great restaurants in the area, do some shopping and site seeing. The bluebonnets have really popped out now and there are a lot on the farm - wish you had been able to see them. If you decide to escape to Texas again, Dan and I would love to have you again!
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Georgetown Texas Hill Country
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
5

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 out of 5
Where to begin this review - - well, perhaps where it all started with our warm welcome from the owners, Sheron and Dan, who showed up on the porch with a dozen homemade muffins still warm from the oven. From there on, they were the perfect hosts, always knowing when to be present, when to be invisible and always available at a moment's notice to lend a hand, answer a question or give a tour of the gorgeous property. Such hospitality! But the house and its history are the stars of the show here. Our plans to explore neighboring towns (and they are charming) dissolved when we found so much to see and discover in this working farm and the fascinating rock home, lovingly built by Sheron's parents using rocks they carried up from the river below. The home features the art of Sheron's famous artist-mother as well as a few lovely pieces by Sheron, herself. Every wall is a gallery of oil paintings or murals. We poured through the scrapbook history of the home and asked for more. Sheron cheerily endured the barrage of our questions. There is such a fantastic story here. The house is beautiful and extremely comfortable and as well supplied as anyplace we've ever stayed (and we've stayed in dozens of rentals). The views are sweeping and gorgeous. During our too short stay (only five days), eight baby goats were born so that we started each morning by going down to the barn to see the previous nights' new arrivals. We saw deer every day and many bird species, including a few relatively rare ones. The location is great -- just far enough out to be in the country; just close enough to town for an easy quick trip to pick up supplies. If you are considering a stay anywhere in this area, we encourage you to select this place and stay for as long as your schedule and budget will allow. It really is a slice of heaven. We were so fortunate to have discovered it.

P.S. For a real treat, ask to hear the album Dan recorded. That man can sing and pick a guitar - - a real talent!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to meet and visit with you and Kuyt!! Due to your hospitallity, I was able to experience the house as a guest and it was wonderful - thank you! I also enjoyed learning some of your very interesting family history. The great blue herons will begin tending their nests in the rookery across the river soon and what a site they are. There are at least 18 nests and seeing those 3' birds perched atop them is something to behold. There is so much to do within a 30 minute drive from the farm and we are looking forward to guests from Spain in March that are coming for the big SXSW festival in Austin. Dan and I look forward to your next visit!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 29
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Chili's, Snuffy's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
TerraVista
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
20 Jul 2014 - 31 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
$609
for 2 nights
From
$240
$1,569
$4,449
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$609
for 2 nights
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$240
$1,569
$4,449
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $80
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.

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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:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Area
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Split-System Heating
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Backpack
  • Thermos Flask
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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
    Connie Lloyd Anderson Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper
    Country Cottage - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Inflatable queen mattress
  • 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:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Garden ...
  • 23 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • Health/Beauty Spa
Leisure Activities:
  • Miniature golf
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • antique hunting
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Racquetball
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
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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