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Star Light, Whispering Oaks Retreat

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Retreat away from it all on over six acres of hill country property, located in the middle of the tri -towns of Wimberley, Blanco. and Dripping Springs. This country stone cottage is nestled among oak trees at the foot of a hill. Sit on the back deck and watch the deer and birds, walk to the wet weather creek, or sit around the fire pit and star gaze. The quiet neighborhood provides a great scenic walk along the country road, viewing the Devil's Backbone.

The house has a large master bedroom suite which features a catheral ceiling and includes a garden tub and separate shower. Enjoy a spacious den with cathedral ceiling and iron stove fireplace. The two guest bedrooms share a hallway bathroom. Dine on the back deck or on outdoor tables under the trees.

More Details

Owner
Annette Ginn Raj
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2017

About Annette Ginn Raj

I live in the Montrose area of Houston, Texas with my two sons, ages 18 and 20, dog Axel, and cat, Sophie. I am a Louisiana native, and moved to Texas at age 22.

Annette Ginn Raj purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Annette Ginn Raj chose Texas Hill Country

My family bought the property when our sons were 5 and 7 years old. Having grown up in small towns in Louisiana, Houston has always overtaken me. I wanted a quiet place to take the boys, so that they could roam around and be outdoors. I knew I wanted property in the hill country, and looked between Vanderpool and Wimberley for two years. We chose Wimberley because friends moved there. I thought I wanted a grand hill view. However, I am a tree lover and privacy freak as well. The hill view properties that we looked at didn't have many trees and felt exposed. The minute I saw the property, I knew it was THE ONE. There are beautiful rolling hills leading up to the property - great views surrounding the neighborhood. The property itself has a strand of trees in the front, with the house set back about mid-way, so it is very private. There are oaks surrounding the property, with a pasture that leads to the creek. Across the creek is a bluff. Walking to the top of the bluff provides a beautiful view of the hills. For me, this property has everything I want: seclusion, quiet, trees, hills and sometimes, water!

What makes this cottage unique

I fell in love with this property because of the trees, quiet, privacy, and surrounding hills. My favorite morning coffee spot is to sit on the adirondack bench which looks into a cathedral of trees, with a view of the pasture. My favorite ritual is to walk the perimeter of the property, climb up the bluff and sit on a rock to look at the hills, and slosh through the creek when it is running. There is a table under oak trees for dining. The covered back porch provides a great reading nook, or a place to sit and enjoy the breeze and sound when it is raining. On a clear night, there is a fantastic star view. The neighborhood country roads are quiet and safe for walking or bikeriding, while looking at the surrounding trees, hills, and creeks...or walking with someone you love!

Location

Car: necessary

The property is between 3 towns: Wimberley, 15 miles; Blanco, 12.5 miles, and Dripping Springs, 18.5 miles. The closest grocery store is in Blanco, 12 miles away. There are libraries in both Wimberley and Blanco. Wimberley has one of the best swim holes in the country: The Blue Hole. Wimberley hosts a flea market the first weekend of every month. Wimberley has an outdoor movie theater, the Corral Theater, which shows movies in the summer. The Emily Ann outdoor Theatre hosts plays; there is also an indoor playhouse. There is live music every weekend in Wimberley and sometimes in Blanco; check the internet. There is a C&W dancehall in Dripping Springs; about a 20 minute drive. There are several local wineries.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wimberley in Hays County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest bathroom has a standard bathtub with shower.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bath has garden tub and separate shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Master bedroom suite with bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Guest bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Guest bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

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Star Light, Whispering Oaks Retreat
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 24 reviews
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4

Charming getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our group really enjoyed our stay here. Wifi and cell phone service was patchy but owner mentions this and we had no issue with it. We did not even turn the tv on! This was the perfect getaway spot to relax, unwind and bond with family and friends. The owner was very easy to deal with. My family is already trying to figure out a date to come back! 😊

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful seclusion

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, this is the place. Beautiful property and nicely decorated home. We sat on the back deck in the mornings enjoying our coffee and watching the deer wander across the property. Stopping by the grocery on the way in will save you a trip back into town. Nice, large fridge, pantry, and full kitchen (plus microwave). Comfy beds, nice large towels. Definitely recommend for a family vacation or even just a weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Kay, I appreciate your taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the property! Sincerely, Annette Ginn Raj
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It was a nice spot. Enjoyed the secluded environment.

  • 4 of 5

The property is pretty secluded except for the neighbors across the fence but the property is still very private. Accommodations were good, beds comfortable and a great back porch. Only drawbacks were there is no TV reception and the air took quite a while to cool the house.

I would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place for those who love outdoors

  • 4 of 5

First of all, the owner response and help was outstanding. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday and we had my in-laws in the cabin. Everything outside is amazing. It has a creek within the property and the children enjoyed playing out. Inside the house it is a little bit rustic but you can bring in what you need, other than the basic. You are right in the middle of all places you might want to visit like State Parks and Water parks.Thank you Annette for letting us celebrate in your cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal get-away

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to this area was a great experience, mainly due to the wondeful accommodations. This property lies secluded, nestled among beautiful, nature oaks. The house is comfortable, warm (we visited over the Christmas Holidays), inviting, fully furnished, comfortable bed, great master bath with large tub and separate shower. Kitchen leaves nothing to be desired, just get in and start cooking. The large deck at the back of the house invites you to relax on a rocking chair, sip your coffee, while watching deer and turkey and listen to the birds. The night skies are spectacular. We enjoyed the quiet and stillness most of all - made us think we were the only ones on the planet. Very nice owner to work with, very helpful by staying in touch, sending links to nearby attractions, favorite eating spots and shopping. Close enough to Wimberley to take in the towns attractions. For us, it was the seclusion, the disconnect from daily life we found most attractive. We hope to visit again soon and can recommend this property wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply loved it

  • 5 of 5

We could not be happier with our recent stay. The house was super clean and well located, only 15 minutes away from Wimberly. The owner was very responsive and sent useful links for what to do while in town. I highly recommend it as we are planning on coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wimberley, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£659
for 3 nights
From
£201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£659
for 3 nights
From
£201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£659
for 3 nights
From
£201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£378
for 2 nights
From
£161
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.93
Cleaning Fee £56.79
Refundable Damage Deposit £227.16
Tax Rate 6.0%

No pets allowed. No smoking allowed. Find out if Burn Ban is on - see sign in Wimberley. If Burn Ban is on, NO OUTDOOR FIRES ALLOWED. If Burn Ban is off and you choose to burn a fire in the fire pit, YOU MUST MAKE SURE THE FIRE IS OUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE IT. No fireworks or firearms allowed on the property.
Please leave the house as you found it: kitchen cleaned, dishes put up.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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