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Enjoy Christmas Stroll From this Riverside Country Home, Family & Pets Welcome

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 large king bedroom suites, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Experience stress-free country living at this one-of-a-kind Texas Hill Country home. Situated among centuries-old 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 framed reproductions of 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 60” 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 or a 22” queen self-inflatable mattress with comfy bedding creates room for up to 6 travelers. If you brought the little one, a Pack-n-play and high chair are available too.

Two 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.and addition

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

Owner
Sheron Scurlock, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

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 Georgetown

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

Sheron's home was great. We stayed at the farm for a wedding in Georgetown. We grilled and hung out before the festivities and the property was perfect for us. Sheron was very accommodating and communicated well. (And makes a mean snickerdoodle muffin.)
Nov 2017
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Location

Dos-Salsas
"This is our favorite Mexican restaurant. If you go in for breakfast or lunch, be sure and a..."
Monument Cafe
"If you like fresh, never frozen food, this is the place for you! They purchase as much loca..."
Forest Creek Golf Club
Inner Space Cavern
"Enjoy exploring this magnificent constant temperature cave. Discount coupons in most View o..."
Sun City Texas by Del Webb
"We've had many guests looking to retire in this area and Sun City by Del Webb is a great nei..."
Hardtails Bar and Grill
"This is at the Harley Davidson site. Great burgers and live music - see schedule in Focus o..."
Southwestern University
"This top-rated Liberal Arts School has a beautiful campus and wonderful library. We have ma..."
The Williamson Museum
"This is a great museum right on the square in downtown Georgetown. Meet at the Museum and g..."
Georgetown Visitors Center
"Located right on the square and with friendly folks always ready to answer your questions. ..."
Texas State Capitol
"Be sure and take the time to visit the beautiful Texas Capitol in Austin, just a short drive..."
Bullock Texas State History Museum
"This is a wonderful museum and you can easily spend a full day exploring the many exhibits, ..."
Zilker Park
"This gem of a park has given pleasure to many generations of Texans. Enjoy the beautiful, s..."
El Monumento
"This restaurant is owned by the same man that owns The Monument Café and it is a favorite fo..."
Tony and Luigi's
"This is our favorite Italian restaurant in town! Go on a Thursday night (reservations sugge..."
University of Texas at Austin
"There is so much to do at the University of Texas - basketball, football, concerts at the Su..."
Georgetown Palace Theater
"There are live performances going on almost every weekend and they are top notch! You won't..."
Teravista Golf Club
"Beautiful golf course only 15 minutes from home!"
Salado
"Saledo is a 25 minute drive away and many people love going there to spend a day in the ecle..."
The Soldier Thread HQ
Teravista Golf Club
"Beautiful golf course only 15 minutes from home!"
La Nails & Spa
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
"I have not done this zipline yet, but have had guests that have and they loved it!"
Georgetown Winery
"Many guests have enjoyed visiting this winery and tasting room, right on the square."
Grape Creek Winery - Georgetown
"Many guests have enjoyed visiting here. Winery is in a beautifully restored older home just..."
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, paddle boarding, kayaking

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Georgetown Paddle Company, 4405 Williams Dr. They will deliver it to the lake for you!

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 Inner Space 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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Georgetown in Williamson County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • 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
  • King Master Suite 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    King Master Suite 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Inflatable queen mattress
    Living Area Alcove with Screen - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleeper or 22" self-inflatable air mattress
  • New high quality, king beds and new queen sleeper sofa or a 22" self-inflatable air mattress. 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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
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
  • 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
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.

Reviews

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College Station
5

San Gabriel Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Sheron and Dan were wonderful hosts! We were greeted with hot blueberry muffins and a ranch tour. We loved helping feed the goats and even brought two home with us! We enjoyed searching for fossils and artifacts, finding several arrowheads! We enjoyed the cool running water of the San Gabriel and our grandson kayaked ten miles down the river. We spent a wonderful family time fishing and swimming. On the day it rained, we enjoyed the board games Sheron provided! We rested and reconnected! The ambiance and beauty of the place provided a welcome respite. Beyond all this we learned some history about Native Americans and Sheron's famous mother, C P Montague! The house is beautiful and welcoming. We plan to return often!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We totally enjoyed hosting and getting to know your family! I am glad Tristan got to fish so much and that he caught so many fish - I think he said he caught 40 bass! He obviously knows how to fish!! Emery was a delight and I loved his exuberance for life. He and Frosty will make a great pair. We would love to see photos of Frosty and Rambo as they grow up. I know those two baby goats will be well loved. Y'all come back anytime!,
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5

fun weekend on a farm!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and was very clean. The owners were friendly and live nearby so they were available when needed. Would definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you chose to stay with us at Scurlock Farms - come back anytime!!
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5

Bucket list- Must have

  • 5 of 5

Sheron and family made the stay more memorable. I would recommend this destination ( to everyone). FROM THE WARM WELCOME TO the quiet calm of each morning , the whole trip was a memory to revisit.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you chose Scurlock Farms to celebrate April's birthday! We would love to have you visit us again. I saw my first small frog this morning - Dan said he has also seen a lot of them. Fall is in the air!!
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Frisco, Texas
5

Great place to relax and recharge

  • 5 of 5

My quartet & our spouses stayed here for Labor Day weekend and used it as "home base" for our trip to & from Dripping Springs for a wedding. It was a great location - far enough into the country to be quiet & see the stars at nite, but close enough to town not to feel like you were traveling across the country for basic necessities. Rooms were comfy and the kitchen was well-equipped for our culinary adventures. Sheron (the owner) also brought over delicious muffins the day we checked in and allowed us to check in earlier than usual, since we had more driving ahead of us on check in day. Highly recommend this option if you're wanting to get away and enjoy some peace & quiet!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your quartet and spouses chose to stay with us at Scurlock Farms in Rocky Overlook. I enjoyed the photos of your group relaxing at the farm that you posted on Facebook. We would love to have you return to visit us anytime!
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5

We held small family reuion here and it was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Sheron and Dan were very hospitable, even bringing us 12 Snickerdoodle muffins that were delish! The river was s short walk away for fishing or floating. Furnishings were cute and comfy. There was ample seating as well. Everyone loved the place and we hope to meet there annually now!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you and your guests enjoyed your stay at Rocky Overlook. I look forward to having you back again next year! There is a lot to do in Georgetown if anyone wanted to venture out. I'm glad you enjoyed Gumbo's restaurant on the beautiful Georgetown Square while you were here.
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Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Awesome home and very relaxing quiet farm. The owner is awesome and baked us homeafe muffins that we're amazing. The house is well stocked and has almost everything you could need. We are looking forward to going back I. The near future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry I did not get to meet you while you were here, but I enjoyed seeing your Facebook posts enjoying your stay! Would love to have you return anytime.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Georgetown, Texas

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£467
for 2 nights
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£170
£1,147
£3,186
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.56
Cleaning £83.07
Pet Fee £37.76

$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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