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PRIVATE RETREAT| Pool | Fire Pit | 18 Beds |7 Bedroom | 6.5 Bath | Close to Downtown

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property


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FEATURED IN COUNTRY LIVING Magazine June'2017!!! Roam free without city limits on this 11 acre Texas Hill Country retreat located just 11 miles from downtown Austin & 9 miles to Dripping Springs. STEPPING ROCK was custom designed to comfortably accommodate large groups, sleeping up to 21 guests in 18 beds, in 7 bedrooms. This 7 bedroom, 6.5 bath, 4,500 square foot home features a covered outdoor patio with a swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, outdoor big screen TV, cook station with BBQ grill, fire pit, a built-in outdoor washers game, Corn Hole game, Can Jam game, a pool shower, outdoor restroom, and so much more!

Featuring Modern Farm House architecture and design, the house features an open floor plan, making the home perfect for entertaining and relaxing with a large group of friends and family. The comfortable living room with the fireplace invites everyone to the center of the house, while the wall of French doors opens the space up to great views of the pool and hill country. Guests will enjoy the indoor restaurant style bar with 4 barstools where all can practice the latest in mixology! The well-equipped gourmet kitchen is made for entertaining and offers commercial-grade Thermador stainless appliances, a long serving island with 8 bar stools, a dining table with seating for 16 in addition to another outdoor dining table with seating for 16 people.

STEPPING ROCK can serve as your destination or just a place to rest your heads at night. The comfortable and spacious interior allows you to relax and enjoy all this home has to offer. Stay in for dinner & grill out while enjoying the pool and outdoor living space surrounded by live oaks only the Texas Hill Country can offer. Just 11 miles to downtown Austin or 3 miles to downtown Dripping Springs, this home provides a wonderful retreat allowing your group to enjoy time together.

BEDROOMS: Sleeps 21 People in 18 beds (we don't believe in air mattresses)

- BEDROOM 1: King Downstairs (On-Suite Bathroom)

- BEDROOM 2: 2 Queens + Twin Bunkbeds Downstairs (On-Suite Bathroom)

- BEDROOM 3: 2 Queens Upstairs (On-Suite Bathroom)

- BEDROOM 4: 2 Twin Bunkbeds (4 T's) Upstairs (Shared bath with BR 5)

- BEDROOM 5: 2 Queens Bunkbeds (4 Q's) Upstairs (Shared bath with BR 4)

- BEDROOM 6: 1 King Upstairs (On-Suite Bathroom)

- BEDROOM 7: Private entrance single room with queen sleeper sofa


Every culinary desire can be met in this spacious catering kitchen. The over-sized serving island is perfect for dining and entertaining. This well-appointed kitchen includes microwave, 3 coffee makers, toaster, blender and of course a disposal! Full Size sit down bar to practice your mixology (you provide the bartender!) If you prefer to grill, you will enjoy a stainless gas grill just steps from the kitchen.


- Comfortable oversized sofa and leather chairs are perfect for conversation, reading or viewing the 65” LCD TV with cable provided by DirectTV.

- Large windows and a wall of French doors offer generous natural light


- Wi-Fi throughout the home

- Large covered outdoor living area provides a shaded retreat from sunny days

- Pool with water fountains, beach, bench with built-in drink table

- Corn Hole Game

- Can Jam Game

- Outdoor Fire Pit (in addition to outdoor fireplace)

- Outdoor Shower

- Outdoor Full Pool Bathroom & Shower

- Laundry Room with high capacity washer & dryer

- 2 Master suites downstairs with on-suite bathrooms

- Private entrance bedroom/office space with queen sleeper sofa and private space for anyone that needs to work during their stay

- Cable TV (DirectTV)

- Generous parking

-15-acre property with stunning views

- Huge back yard for entertaining with BBQ grill & outdoor table/chairs/umbrella

- Authentic working barn on property makes the perfect back drop for your authentic Texas memories


- High thread-count linens & plush towels

- Full size laundry room with high capacity HE washer & dryer with laundry pods

- Stocked kitchen with everything you need to entertain

- Coffee maker & Starbucks coffee, creamer & sugars

- Complimentary toiletries

- Starter supply of all soaps and paper products (paper towels & toilet paper)

- Luxury pillow top mattresses

- Welcome Basket with bottle of wine, wine tote, Austin Visitors Guide & House Book

- If you need us, we are available 24hr /day with live help to assist you


- The gorgeous home is in a secluded neighborhood just south of downtown Austin.

- DOWNTOWN AUSTIN is only 11 miles.

- The airport is a short 20 minute drive.

- 25 minutes from Wimberley

- 20 minutes to Salt Lick BBQ/Driftwood

- 40 minutes to surrounding Fredericksburg wineries

- 40 minutes to outlet mall San Marcos

- Hour and a half to San Antonio/SeaWorld/Alamo

- Hour from Schlitterbahn Waterpark

- 45 minutes from Gruene Hall

- 5 minutes to Paintball at Stunt Ranch

- 8 minutes to Nutty Brown Café

- 15 minutes to shopping at Hill Country Galleria


- 6% State Hotel Tax

- 3% NEST Booking Fee

- $650 Cleaning Fee

- $100 Pet Fee (Per Pet)

- 50% Payment at time of Booking

- 50% Payment 30 Days Prior to Check-In

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Property Manager
Tracey Anderson
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Calendar last updated:
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About Tracey Anderson

About NEST Vacation Rentals -- Luxury Properties

Who We Are.

Over the years, NEST has quietly become the go to leader for connecting the most discerning guests with luxury vacation rental homes. Founded on the promise of excellent service and luxury surroundings, NEST manages Austin's finest and most exclusive homes available for short-term rental. NEST's concept and unique approach to home rentals can only be found in the management of the world's finest boutique hotels. Our process is designed to delight each and every guest by delivering a unique and memorable experience.

It all began in 2000, when Owner, Tracey Anderson, purchased her first rental property in downtown Austin. That single purchase inspired what has now become a full-service property management company for hand-curated vacation homes. Tracey's passion for interior design has ensured guests are delighted with the luxurious touches found in every home in the portfolio, delivering the perfect combination of comfort, luxury and amenities.

By developing a reputation for excellent service and well-appointed accommodations, Nest Vacation Rentals has expanded to include homes located in downtown Austin, the SoCo District, luxury homes in the upscale Westlake area of downtown, and a stunner in the Round Top/La Grange area, each with its own signature design, atmosphere and décor.

Our goal is never to be the largest management company in Austin. Instead, we focus on helping our guests realize their own perfect retreat—one unique vacation at a time.

How We Are Different.

Each home represented can only be approved through our thoughtful selection process. This process insures our homes meet NEST's uncompromising standards. This selection process separates NEST luxury homes from other vacation rental properties. Tight and uncompromising controls give our guests the quality, confidence, comfort and consistent experience they expect from all of our homes. NEST's guests and owners appreciate the high quality of amenities, concierge services and the true attention missing in today's vacation property experiences. If you and your group are looking for an exceptional level of quality and experience in a vacation rental, we invite you to visit our home collection.

We look forward to delighting you with memories to last a lifetime.


Tracey Anderson



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Austin in Austin

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • BATHROOM 1: On-Suite for BR1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    BATHROOM 2: On-Suite for BR2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    BATHROOM 3: On-Suite for BR3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    BATHROOM 4: Hall Bath for BR 4 & BR 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    BATHROOM 5: On-Suite for BR 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    BATHROOM 6: Outside Pool Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    BATHROOM 7: Half Bath off Living Room - Toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Common Space - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Bunk Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Large Double Bed , Upstairs (Customer Q Bunk Beds)
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Downstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We had about 19 people stay at the house and it was perfect for the large group. Uber/Lyft friendly area, all the amenities you could want and more. Host was very gracious.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cute and very clean! Only complaint was there wasn’t a heating system for the pool.

  • 4 of 5

Awesome house to stay in for a big group.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home for big groups!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Stepping Rock. Everything was A+ across the board. Rooms were spacious and every bed, including bunks, were extremely comfortable. The large living/dining room was great for entertaining our group and we have nothing but great things to say about the house, location, and experience renting this home. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Staying at Stepping Rock help to make this one of the most memorable vacations, ever. It was one of four properties I rented for my family and friends. We were all in Austin to celebrate my son‘s destination wedding. Stepping rock served as “wedding central“. We were able to host a rehearsal dinner for 50, comfortably, and everyone was just blown away with the homes beauty and amenities. The pictures really don’t do it justice. It was equipped with everything to make it a comfortable and luxurious stay. We would definitely stay there again in the future, if the need arose.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous home. We had an AMAZING TIME!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us rent this gorgeous home. We had a family reunion with our TX, AZ and IL families. This is the 2nd year we came here and we will be BACK. The home is furnished to perfection to allow for comfort of small children up to grandparents. Kitchen is well stock and the open concept allows for easy conversations. The property is spacious and you feel like you are at a resort in the Hill Country. If I could give you more than 5 stars I would. I cannot wait to come back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for families to stay and to be able to entertain large groups.

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice and open with a great first floor. The pool is nice, but would have appreciated the heater to work. Some bathrooms are small and difficult to maneuver- especially for the 2 bedrooms that contain 8 bunk beds. I felt it a bit "much" to have FIVE signs on the main floor of the penalties for not picking up something as simple as a tag off of the floor, etc. Wasn't a cleaning fee added to the rental of the home?

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to clarify, we knew the pool was not heated; the weather was a touch cool and overcast, and my comment about the heat was meant to be light-hearted as we did not anticipate Texas to be cool at that time.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nutty Brown Cafe
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Barton Creek Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 290
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nutty Brown Cafe
Nearest Beach
180 Miles
Port Aransas
Car: recommended


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