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Sheron Scurlock, Owner

Member since: 2010
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Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios

57 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Texas Hill Country - Rocky Overlook

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

As you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, you will literally feel your stress and cares melt away as you drive down the country lane to the house.

Built as my parent's dream home, the home was designed around the huge live oak trees along the top of the bluff. The home has an open floor plan. Two very large king suites have very comfortable beds and linens and sitting areas. Two bathrooms, one is very large with a large Texas hill country landscape mural above the square tub.

Large open living area goes diagonally across the house. 52" HD TV. Wood burning fireplace is enjoyed by many guests and we provide the firewood for you!

The large kitchen is fully stocked with all dishes, pots, pans, etc. as well as a toaster, waffle iron, blender, and George Foreman Grill. Dishwashing detergent, dishwashing soap, paper towels, and plenty of hand towels are also provided. Basic spices, coffee, an assortment of hot teas are in the pantry, as well as some sugar. If you plan on baking or sweetening pitchers of iced tea or Kool Aid, you will need more sugar.

One of the living areas has a queen sleeper sofa and a privacy screen is provided. There is also a 22" high queen inflatable mattress as well as a single 20" high inflatable mattress. There is plenty of room in living areas or bedrooms for them. Bedding provided.

Many guests have virtually lived on the outside patios during their stays. They have enjoyed the charcoal grill, the fire pit, and the comfortable seating and dining areas while watching the water fountain in the pond below or the listening to the cascading waterfall. Many a marshmallow has been roasted over the fire pit and many a S'mores made and enjoyed.

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Suitability:
  • 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks English

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 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 my husband 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. 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 the house, I have a notebook of 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 then President L. 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 a certain depth and smoothed, and the lines of rocks precisely straight. Pauline laid all of the rocks that show on the front of the houses and the interior rock fireplace walls. She allowed Bill to lay 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 Pauline could tell you a story about.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our few days at Rocky Overlook were a very pleasant experience. There was more than enough room to do the work required to create the flower arrangements for the wedding reception for our son and his bride. A lot of preparation was required, and the owners of the property were very helpful in helping us find where we could find flowers and other supplies we needed. Overall a great experience.



The weather was absolutely beautiful after a spectacular thunderstorm. We all mostly were outside in the very accommodating outdoor areas with nice decking and tables for the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Many people walked down to look at the water features to see the frogs and other wildlife that were seeming to want to be included in our special evening.



The very spacious home was a great place for us, and some of the groomsmen to show up on the day of the wedding and iron their clothes and otherwise prepare themselves for the upcoming wedding. Again, a wonderful place to spend a few days. I have to mention that the local farm dogs would show up in the morning just to say hello and then they would move along to do their farm dog stuff.



I would be remiss if I failed to say that we had many of the cousins of our son and daughter show up and rent one of the other homes on the Scurlock Farms property. I have to say that I would go there again if I would be in the area - I would also suggest that the Lois Perkins Chapel at Southwestern University is a wonderful place to see - the stained glass windows and the pipe organ is in itself something special. The rolling green hills, farm animals to be seen along with the creeks, the river and wildlife are special.



Thank you very much to the Scurlock family for making our stay so very pleasant.

Best Regards from the Ste**** Family
Sep 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 57 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Rural Home - Spectacular Views, Water Features, 2 Terraced Patios
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 58 reviews
5

Awesome weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had an amazing weekend at Rocky Overlook. The house was stunning. We spent most of our time on the beautiful, spacious patio. We grilled every night. The bathroom was like an escape to paradise. The best thing was the separation from the city, exactly what we were looking for. Even our dogs had a blast. The owners were generous and friendly--- they even provided us with fruit and muffins. These little touches really made the trip memorable. We fully plan on returning as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful, and comforting home on the property!

  • 5 of 5

I highly enjoyed our stay here at scurlock farms. This was a very beautiful peace of property and the house was very nice, very clean and it was comfortable for our entire family. Our teenage boys enjoyed being able to be in a place like we live at around home. They enjoyed going down to the river for a few swims also. We will definitely stay here again if ever in the area. I highly recommend staying here if anyone is in this area for a few days!! You will enjoy every bit of it as we did.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

unique property, lovely hospitality

  • 5 of 5

A working farm with a spring creek and a short hike to a lovely river. The owner, Sheron, was a delightful hostess giving us tours of the (extensive!) property, bringing us fresh-from-her-oven muffins, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun meeting your family and giving you a tour of the farm. I was really glad we all got to see our fainting goat, Strawberry, "faint" right in front of us! Tell your two girls we had 3 sets of twins born this morning, and a single baby born 4 days ago. I know you had fun fishing with your guide and one of the girls was the winner with 28 fish caught in the San Gabriel River - way to go! We would love to host your family again and maybe next time you could tube the San Gabriel along Scurlock Farms. The water is perfect now. A multi-generational family spent the week last week in all three homes on the farm, and said this was the best tubing they had ever done (they have tubed many rivers in Texas)!
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5

gorgeous spacious home/everything and more than we expected

  • 5 of 5

Would have to say this was the most beautifully decorated and well thought out B&B we have ever stayed in. Everything you would need was there in the home for us and so much more. Our biggest regret was not staying longer. The house is so well decorated and is located in such lovely surroundings. Beautiful multi level patios for lots of out door entertaining if you needed it. Was close enough to everything in town so it was super convenient. We honestly did not want to leave. For the price it is well worth having a whole house to your self instead of a traditional room you would get with a B&B. Snickerdoodle muffins were awesome. We had some car trouble and the Owners went out of their way to help us. This was huge considering we were strangers. But, strangers no more and we are planning to go back at the end of summer. We both left missing it already and both agreed we must come back.

Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle and find solitude and quiet.

Also, the home was extremely clean and amenities well thought out.

We were attending the Poppy Festival so was close to everything we needed. Thank you again for making my Birthday so special!!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you chose to stay with us - I know you had many other choices. It was a pleasure meeting both of you and we certainly look forward to your next visit. By late summer, we should have another crop of baby goats that are fun to play with and watch. The stay of your week was a week of dead batteries - first yours, then guests in Indian Bluff! We were glad to help and get you on your way to enjoy more of beautiful Georgetown!
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A stay so nice we did it twice!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented Rocky Overlook (Luxury Rural Home), the Artist’s Studio (The Palette Pad) and Indian Bluff. Rocky Overlook and the Artist’s Studio are right next to each other - Indian Bluff is about a 10 minute walk from the other two houses. Sheron and her family were wonderful hosts - welcoming and there for assistance when you needed them but also let us have our own space. The homemade muffins were a welcome touch - our kids loved them! The houses were clean, well kept, well equipped and comfortable. Lots of things at each house for kids of all ages - toys, games, activities. We especially loved the garage of the Indian Bluff house which was great for our older boys with foosball, air hockey, basketball hoop, etc. and the terraces at the Rocky Overlook where we took advantage of the fire pit often. Both kids and adults enjoyed the tour of the property as well as hearing and reading about the history of the property and how each of the houses came to be. When we visited, there were lots of baby goats so we all had fun watching them. We also loved feeding the horses apples! Overall it is a great set of properties with lots of personality. We liked the properties so much that we returned for a second visit to enjoy time together at this scenic and unique venue

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting your multi-generational family for your visits to the farm. It makes me happy to know you enjoyed so many aspects of the homes and the farm! Giving tours to guests and showing them around the farm is one of my favorite things. Today we picked up Strawberry, a fainting goat which was my Christmas gift. She will have her first baby (hopefully twins or triplets) in mid-March. Maybe you can come back in the Spring and enjoy the farm with the many wildflowers and a new crop of baby goats!
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WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5

No detail could have been more thoughtful. A beautiful location, a beautiful property managed by beautiful people. If that is what you are looking for, you've found it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Suzanne, it was such a pleasure to meet your family and I am so glad I got to meet Sal. The 14th baby goat was born this morning and many more to come. The weather has been so nice - for guests and the animals! If your family wants another get-together, we'd love to have you.
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ABIA
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Chili's, Snuffy's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
TerraVista
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Georgetown, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£556
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£1,424
£4,028
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38
Property Damage Protection £45
Cleaning £76

$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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Texas Hill Country in Texas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 23 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
Notes:
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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