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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2018

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 Fitzhugh Ranch

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Peaceful Casita Grove (Dripping Springs - Austin)
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. Perfect place to chill out and do nothing but enjoy the beauty and relax in the hot tub. The house is amazingly crafted with attention to detail. Very cozy.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Beautiful and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

Great home to use for a relaxing weekend (or longer). We loved all the amenities of home combined with the peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Close to most stores, tourist locations and anything else you might need, but also far enough off the beaten path to feel break from the hustle and bustle of life. Highly recommended this casita and would happily visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed...

  • 5 of 5

We’ve rented quite a few homes. This has been our best experience yet. The casita’s design is great. The fit and finish of the construction and decorating is top notch. Everything you could need is there. The guest book has great recommendations for dining and entertainment. You’re a short drive from Austin, but you are NOT in the city. That’s driven home by the silence and darkness you experience on the back patio at night. Your neighbors are deer, squirrels and at least a half dozen species of birds visiting the feeder hanging perfectly in view of the back patio. Hot tub is great. Watch a movie. Play a game. Read a book. All there ready for you to enjoy. In the area: check out Hamilton pool and hike the half mile trail to the Perdenales (take a water bottle). The owners are awesome. They made us feel at home. We’ll go back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Casita for a couple of days after our wedding. We can't say enough amazing things about this place and the owners. If you are unsure about booking it, don't be! The pictures don't even do this place justice and the owners are the sweetest, most accommodating hosts. The attention to detail is impeccable and this place has everything (and more) that you need. There are also a lot of great breweries, distilleries and restaurants nearby for a fun, relaxing time. We can't wait to come back for our 1 year anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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October Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect casita for a 2 day getaway. Perfectly situated with plenty of privacy and all the amenities one could want. Very close to Dripping Springs shopping, distilleries, and eateries. Couldn't ask for anything more. We will for sure be back! Thanks, Andrea and Mike!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Wonderful place to stay! Privacy and nature will all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! My wife and I had a great time staying here. Everything you need including plenty of privacy and lots of nature. Owners were awesome and so was their dog Rudy. If you stay here and don't love it I would say you are too hard to please. We can't wait to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
SXSW 2018
9 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
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 £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.6
Cleaning Fee £57.77

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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