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Peaceful Casita Grove (Dripping Springs - Austin)

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

This rare, one-of-a-kind Casita is tucked away in a grove of trees on 6 acres in the Texas Hill Country between Austin (25 minutes to downtown) and Dripping Springs (10 minutes away). We live on the property, but you can be assured that the casita feels secluded and private. It was designed and built by a talented craftsman with high attention to detail, design and comfort. The architecture and design is a mix of modern, Asian, Texas farmhouse, and a bit of Kentucky church house ☺.

The overall feel is cozy and spacious, luxurious and comfortable. The #1 comment when visitors experience our place is the wonderful natural light that fills every room with its wall-to-wall French doors and large windows. There are vaulted ceilings, pecan wood flooring & custom cabinetry through-out. Designed with imported vintage rugs and a fine art collection of painting and photography make the space inviting. Furnishings of ornate antique imports, simple rustic and mid-century modern make for an eclectic environment.

The living room has a comfortable couch and wall inset 40” HDTV with cable. There is a nice stereo with CD and DVD player. We can make the couch out as a bed if needed to accommodate a third person.

The bedroom is very romantic with a comfortable queen sized bed and organic cotton sheets that overlook the countryside from private French doors to the porch. From the bedroom doors there is direct access to a hot tub spa under the oak trees. If you have a third person, we have a very comfortable couch in the living room. There is a walk-in closet with shelving and hanging space for your convenience. We will provide robes for you.

The bathroom shower is glass tiled with a door inside the shower to the outdoors so you can have an indoor/outdoor shower experience on a nice day or evening. The bath countertops are marble. You will be bathing with filtered rain-water.

The porch is the full length of the house and overlooks a large field of trees and wild grass. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset, bird watch, and star gaze. There is a nice gas grill and an outdoor fire-pit (can only be used when the county burn ban is not in force).

This is a perfect place if you want a peaceful getaway, but don’t want to be too far from Austin or Dripping Springs or many other central Texas Hill Country locations. It is close to area wineries, distilleries, breweries, wedding venues and outdoor exploring. This is a great retreat for writing, reading, cooking, bird watching or simply enjoying country living. Want a day in the city? You are only 20 minutes away. Want a day to get away from the city? This place is it. Or, you can have both!

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2017

About owner/property manager

I love living in the country, doing photography, yoga, cooking, hiking, camping, walking, dancing, being with my dog Rudy, entertaining, being with friends and family!

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2006

Why owner/property manager chose Austin

It is an exceptional location for peace, tranquility, nature and popular hill country spots (wineries, breweries & wedding venues) and also close enough to Austin to enjoy the benefits of city life!

What makes this cottage unique

Peace and quiet with total privacy. Unique architectural design with emphasis on comfort and relaxation. Hot tub & huge porch overlooking the countryside.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fitzhugh Ranch in Austin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Glass tile shower and marble counter. There's a door that opens from the shower to the outdoors for an indoor/outdoor experience. Shampoo, soap, lotions, towels & washcloths.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Full chest of drawers. All lights on dimmers for romantic lighting options. Reading lamps on bedside tables. Unholstered chair for reading. French doors that overlook countryside and hot tub access. Fine artwork on walls.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Peaceful Casita Grove (Dripping Springs - Austin)
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

This casita is lovely. The vaulted ceilings and tons of natural light make it a warm and inviting space. The owners pay a great deal of attention to detail and the space is clean and perfectly maintained. Surrounded by nature, this casita is the perfect place to getaway, relax and recharge.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago suburbs

Casita at Dripping Springs

  • 5 of 5

This place "exceeded expectations".

From check in to check out, Andrea and Mike know how to be perfect hosts.

The casita is larger than we thought from the pictures. The decor is great. All the kitchen is

upgraded. All the incidentals are there, too, from salt and pepper to paper towels. They have a great Keuring coffee machine and Mike keeps replenishing the supply of coffee.

The hot tub is great for an evening of peaceful star-gazing. The outdoor landscape care is a tribute to the hosts. It is beautiful.

Jim and Mary Ellen

(Chicago suburbs)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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League City

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin is such a nice place. Perfectly suited for a couple to have a great weekend getaway. It was meticulously clean and well stocked with robes and plenty of towels. The setting, though in the same location as the owner's home, was very private. This is definitely a spot you'll want to return to!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Andrea and Mike have a beautiful place tucked away in Dripping Springs. Far enough away from the city but still close to civilization. The attention to detail in the home from the bathroom necessaties to the decor was just absolutely perfect. It was sad to leave but I can't wait to return! Thank you for making this weekend so special for us!

- Meagon & Jacob

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Five Stars!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a wedding and long weekend. The Casita is even better in person. Andrea and Mike were magnificent hosts and have thought of every little detail to make it the perfect place to stay.

The back porch was my favorite place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Texas landscape and watch the birds come to the feeder.

The Casita is close to everything you would want to visit in the Dripping Springs/Wimberly areas.

Definately a Thumbs Up, Five Stars place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We made a last-minute booking to this beautiful casita and the pictures and description, though 100% accurate, do not do it justice! It has everything you could possibly need with some extra personal touches. Mike and Andrea were very attentive but respectful of our privacy. For the 2 days we were there, we barely left the property and enjoyed cooking meals, watching the wildlife, reading on the back porch, and generally, relaxing. Truly a peaceful and wonderful retreat!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Car: necessary

We are located in a great area for winery, brewery & distillery tours, hiking and swimming holes, and there are great restaurants close by! This area is considered the wedding capital of Texas! The casita is a private spot to come back to after a day of sightseeing and exploring.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fitzhugh Ranch, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
ACL 2017 (Weekend 1)
5 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
ACL 2017 (Weekend 2)
12 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving Holiday
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £61.84
Property Damage Protection £45.61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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