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Serene Riverside Georgetown Country Home With Spectacular Views

64 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Georgetown - Rocky Overlook

2 large king bedroom suites, 2 full baths, sleeps 8

Experience stress-free country living at this one-of-a-kind Texas Hill Country home. Situated among live oaks on a mile of San Gabriel River frontage, 172 acres of working farmland, and full of history, this Georgetown ranch is sure to captivate the whole group with its stunning views, terraced patios and original charm.

Throughout this thoughtfully designed home, you’ll marvel at unique touches that speak to its special appeal – From the hand-laid stone pulled from the river, to the 5-tiered waterfall out back. You’ll even find original, framed art painted by previous owner and artist C.P. Montague (who happened to be one of Lyndon B. Johnson’s favorite) decorating the walls.

The open living area offers plenty of air conditioned space to catch up with friends, while the gourmet kitchen provides all you need to prep family-style meals, including a dishwasher for easy clean-up. Curl up with a book by the wood-burning fireplace (wood provided), host family movie night on the 52” flat screen TV and DVD player, or stream your favorite show through Wi-Fi on your devices.

Two luxurious king suites come complete with light-filled sitting rooms and beautiful linens, while a queen sleeper sofa in the living alcove and additional 22” queen inflatable mattress with comfy bedding creates room for up to 8 travelers. If you brought the little one, a Pack-n-play and high chair are available too.

Two full baths, one with a walk-in shower, the other with a square soaking tub offers a convenient way to share space. A front-load washer and dryer helps keep packing light.

An entertainer’s paradise lies just outside! Relax with a glass of wine on multi-level terraced patios while listening to the soothing cascading waterfall, or the fountain in the pond below. Fire up the charcoal grill and large smoker and dine alfresco with the whole group. At dusk, a fire pit awaits for story swapping, S’mores making, and stargazing.

Just 10 minutes down the road is historic Georgetown with its museums and live music. Shopping at IKEA and the outlet mall is just 20 minutes away, and you’ll be in the heart of Austin in 30 minutes.

Or stay close to home and find great fishing and tubing in the San Gabriel River, along with 172 acres for hiking and birding. Be sure to check out our farm tour where the whole family can learn about local fossils, search for arrowheads, engage with the animals, or take tractor rides. Don’t forget your pets! Open acres of leash-free space are a dog’s dream come true.

Ditch the city life for the serenity of the Texas Hill Country countryside and come see what it’s like to live on a working farm and explore a living museum!

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

Sheron Scurlock, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Sheron Scurlock, Owner

Dan and I both grew up in Rockdale, a small town 45 minutes from Georgetown. I grew up in the country on a small 3 acre farm and Dan grew up in town. We were childhood sweethearts and both attended Baylor University.

I have loved furnishing and decorating the homes for our guests. I continue to do a lot of the landscaping and taking care of the general upkeep of the homes.

We love to travel, garden and I am an avid reader. Since I have retired I have more time to volunteer. Dan is always busy working on something on the farm - he will never be bored!

Sheron Scurlock, Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Sheron Scurlock, Owner chose Texas Hill Country

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. Dan and I jumped at the opportunity and were the only ones to take them up on it. We moved to the farm in 1971 and built our home in 1977.

After my dad died in 1986 Dan 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 Palette Pad 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, or vandalized. 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 my parent's dream home, history, and talents with others.

In each house, I have a notebook with 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 President Lyndon B. Johnson. The joy and appreciation that guests have when staying there are a living tribute to mama and daddy!

What makes this house unique

This large, open home was designed around centuries-old live oak trees. It is constructed of river rock, every rock was picked up at the river on the property by Sheron's parents, Bill and Pauline Thweatt.

Guests have marveled at how the rock was laid - all of the grout exactly the same depth and smoothed, and the lines of rocks precisely straight. Mama laid all of the rocks that show on the front of the houses and the interior rock fireplace walls. Daddy laid rock on the back and sides where they would not be as visible! The artist in her had to have the very straight, precise lines!!

There are special rocks interspersed with the river rocks that mama could tell you a story about.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oddly located near a neighborhood, yet far enough away and once inside you feel quite secluded as the area of the house which is most used is enclosed by trees, flowers and lush underbrush and plantings. The Great Room and Kitchen give you an almost panoramic view of the patio and terraces with fountains, private seating areas and group areas all shaded by a canopy of trees. Once outside, you can sit and enjoy the cardinals, hummingbirds and butterflies who visit often. Indoors, the house is very spacious and nicely appointed. I found a nook behind the kitchen to paint, while the kids slept in and my husband sat out on the patio reading. The description of the sleeping arrangements was a little difficult to understand, but there are two lovely bedrooms with a king size bed in each. There is a sofa bed which closes off nicely with a screen, but more suitable to a couple of youths. There is a blow up mattress for which there is plenty of room. Located very close to Georgetown which is a lovely place for antiquing and shopping and is truly a Town Square! Live music is abound on weekends. Don't miss the Blue Hole, Inner Space Caverns, the Outlet Mall, Farmers Market, Monument Café and Dos Salsas! Fishing was great on the San Gabriel, which borders the property. The water was high enough for a good float, but rather warm with the exception of a cloudy day. On this day, the temperature was fabulous! I would love to come back in the late fall or early spring so that we could use the beautiful fireplaces which are made of the same stone as the entire house!
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Serene Riverside Georgetown Country Home With Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.9375 based on 70 reviews
Greenwood Village, CO

so quiet and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Very serene location-just a quick 10 minute drive to Southwestern University. Love the history of the home! The owner made us delicious homemade muffins with their fresh eggs upon our arrival- my son said they were the best he'd ever had! Nice and clean and comfortable. I highly recommend for a relaxing getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. I am so glad you enjoyed the muffins. It is funny - they have kind of taken on a life of their own, and guests do seem to enjoy them. I guess I should figure out how many dozen eggs, pounds of butter, flour and sugar I have used over the years!! Come back to see us.
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Great Stay in Georgetown

  • 5 of 5

This is a really neat place to stay outside of Georgetown if you are looking for something a little more quiet. We took our two year old for three nights, and enjoyed the home and farm. The owners will take you on a tour, which is a nice way to see what is where, where the gates and river are, etc. The animals (goats, cows, chickens) are not penned up, so the tour will also let you get close up without having to chase them down on foot :). The river access was great, and though it was too cold for us at the time of the visit, it looked like a nice spot to get in and splash around. The bed was comfortable and the house is great...no movie channels, so take DVDs if you want a movie night. (Some are provided). Overall we had a great stay with no complaints!

The only thing I would add is that the Rocky Overlook is indeed rocky...this is clearly written in the description, but I just wanted to clarify for anyone taking little ones. The back yard is terraced, and a bit steep for small children. Our two year old was easily able to navigate the area, but a little too well- he wanted to run down and balance on the edges. There is no giant drop off or anything- just a couple of feet that wouldn't be a big deal for a four or five year old, but would mean a scraped up toddler. There is plenty of side and front yard (and the rest of the farm) for them to run around without giving you a heart attack.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Scurlock Farms! Hopefully you can return when Evan is a little older and canjoy the rocks without giving you a heart attack.
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Austin, TX

Beautiful House with Character on Wonderful Landscape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Sheron's house over Labor Day weekend.

There is plenty of room outside to spread out, and many great amenities that the property has to offer.

I was unaware that this was an artist's home who had sold paintings to LBJ! Too cool.

Beautiful artwork inside as well.

Only caveat i'll mention is that to sleep 8, you'll be in some pretty tight quarters for sleeping.

While the house is more than spacious enough to accommodate- you'll have a crowded common area with a sleeper & two inflatable mattresses if you take it to max occupancy.

Also Sheron's muffins were excellent and a great treat for everyone.

Thanks so much for your hospitality.

Kevin (& Family)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your family was able to visit us at Scurlock Farms for your get-together. When using the queen inflatable most guests have chosen to put it in one of the large king master suites so it is not crowded. We would love to have you visit us again!
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Perfect getaway with busy family!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely an amazing time. Just what the family needed before school starts. Reminds me of going to visit my childhood home with all its comforts. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun giving you and your two boys a tour of the farm - loved Carter's enthusiasm for everything! Look forward to having you back in the spring with the beautiful wildflowers. Let me know when you post photos or videos - would love to see them!
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Amazing-Quiet and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We chose Scurlock Farms because we wanted a quiet and peaceful area for the weekend.

Sheron was super sweet, she gave us a tour of the farm plus let us hang out with the animals which was so much fun.

She spoiled us with fruit and homemade muffins that were so good!

The home was clean and cozy, and it had everything that we needed for our stay.

I highly recommend staying here if your looking for a nice and quiet place with lots of things to see and do so close by.

Thank you so much for everything Sheron!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you joyed your stay. Hope you are able to find some land yourselves - there is nothing like the quiet, rural life. Especially when you can be close to town with restaurants, shopping, entertainment , etc. like Scurlock Fams is. I am glad the kids got to enjoy the animals. If you post any photos, please tag Scurlock Farms. I would love to se and share them. Come back in the fall or winter and enjoy the fire pit again or the fireplace!
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A spacious, clean, and comfortable getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home and property! I stayed for two nights, along with 6 family members, and we had the best time at Rocky Overlook. We were far enough from city pollution to see stars at night, yet a convenient and quick drive to get any groceries or supplies.

Sheron keeps a well-maintained, clean, and amenity filled home.

Never a shortage of clean, soft, towels or linens. The kitchen was stocked with lots of choices for cookware and dishes. She made herself available to our every question and need, but gave considerate space as well. She even delivered the most delicious home-made muffins and fresh fruit!

The house was spacious, yet kitschy and cozy; but the outdoor areas were the real draw! This property has 2 spacious patios, with ample seating and lighting for enjoying the natural beauty surrounding you.

Serene and secluded river access is a 5 minute walk, through a well-mowed field, and down a slight inclined path. No one in our group had much trouble with the trek, though it may prove a bit more difficult for older or disabled guests. The large rock formations by the river provide plenty of room for spreading out and exploring, though shade is scarce in that area- so stock up on sunscreen! Inner tubes proved to be a lot of fun, though there are some parts where the water is shallow but still a bit swift! We felt very safe and comfortable overall! I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet and nature-filled getaway. My only regret is not seeing more of the farm property! Sheron is a lovely hostess, and would make any guest feel attended to and welcome!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your family group could get together and enjoy time together with us at Scurlock Farms! For those guests that don't want to make the walk to the river, they can drive down. They would still need to make the inclined trail down to the river and walk on the limestone rock banks. I like showing guests the river with the tour so they have an idea if someone in the group might not want to "do" the river. Tubing in the river has been great this summer! We hope you will visit us again when you want another mini-reunion!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Chili's, Snuffy's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Temple Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chili's, Red Lobster, Outback, DosSalsa, Monument
Car: necessary

Check out our other properties on the farm: Light Filled Artist Studio - The Palette Pad 322820 and Indian Bluff 3732945.

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.

Activities in or near Georgetown include

Southwestern University - a 10 minute drive

Williamson County Courthouse, Williamson County Museum

Lake Georgetown - fishing, boating, swimming beach

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Georgetown Paddle Company, 4405 Williams Dr.

Georgetown's historic Square - voted The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas!

Festivals and events around the Square - Red Poppy Festival in April, Halloween spook house, carnival and hayride, Christmas Stroll in December.

First Friday and Saturday on the Square. The Square is closed off and fills with booths of all types. Stores stay open late. Live music.

The downtown splash pad is located just off the Square, outside the Georgetown Art Center at 816 S. Main Street. It is free and open for the summer!

Explore InnerSpace Caverns

Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon on the South San Gabriel River. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is located at Second Street and Rock Street, one block west of N. Austin Avenue. This scenic park lined by limestone bluffs is a good wading spot to cool down a little bit in the summer. Take your tubes and enjoy the deeper water above the dam.

Golf one of many nearby courses with 15 miles of the farm

Hike or bike the 9 miles of trails in Georgetown or around the farm

Other Activities on the farm: Birding, fishing, searching for arrowheads, looking for fossils at river, hiking, star gazing

Enjoy all that Austin has to offer just 30 minutes away

Grand Prix Formula 1, X Games. SXSW, Lallapalozza, UT football, Bob Bullock Museum, LBJ Library


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Georgetown, Texas Hill Country

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £90
Pet Fee £41
Property Damage Protection £48

$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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Georgetown in Texas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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, large walk-in closet. 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 23 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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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