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If you don't book here you are truly missing out on a gem. Our team had a fantastic stay at this property - it's worth being outside the city to stay here. While we were using it for a work trip, most of us will probably return with our family and friends. Everything was as described - if not better. Super convenient to the airport, not far from the city - it has it all. Each bungalow was equipped nicely, tons of sleeping space, lots of kitchen space - it was the best air bnb property we've stayed at yet! We had 8 adults and each of us had enough space to re-charge after our hectic work schedule, but there were enough common areas that made hanging out easy!
The listing is very accurate, all of our expectations were met. The location is absolutely gorgeous! Alberto was super helpful! Very clean and looked just like the photos! Also there is an emu to greet you=)
Antonio could not have been more helpful from the moment we made contact with him about having our wedding at his beautiful property. He provided items we needed, let us visit the ranch multiple times for planning purposes and even spruced things up before our big day! Our guests could not stop commenting on how beautiful the view was- absolutely spectacular. The suites are perfect for a large group, and had all the amenities we needed. Antonio and his property should get an AirBnB gold star! It was the perfect experience.
WOW! This is such an amazing property. My group and I had such a good time and I don't think we could have found a more beautiful place. The first thing we noticed upon arrival was the view looking down on a Pecan tree orchard and also the Colorado River. There is a fire pit which made for two amazing fires (thanks to the help of Alberto the groundskeeper getting them started for us). We really enjoyed having 5 separate spaces that each have their own kitchen and washer/dryer. There are multiple areas to relax and sit down outside, as well as a gas grill that we used to make some fajitas. We met Tony while we were cleaning up to leave and he couldn't have been a more gracious host. I would definitely love to plan another trip to stay at his property!!!!
Great place to stay. Amazing property...
My husband and I had amazing time at Antonio's place! The pictures on the website do not do the property any justice. Antonio provided us with everything we needed to have a perfect family get-together/bbq. The weather was a bit cold but it did provide ample opportunity to use the enormous fire pit. The groundskeeper for his property was very welcoming and available for everything we needed to keep the party going. We would definitely book with Antonio again!
We need more than 500 words to describe how absolutely wonderful this place is!!! We contacted Tony about using this place to host our son's rehearsal dinner almost a year ahead of time. Thru the whole process Tony was very helpful (and patient!) with us and all our questions and preparations for our stay. When we arrived we found that Tony had lights strung under the outdoor area to help out with the party! We had 4 other couples stay in the other houses in order to help us out for the weekend and the whole set up of the place worked out perfectly. Every house is set up just right. We were able to cook and just stay on the property to enjoy all it had to offer. There is a grocery story just 15 minutes down the road toward Bastrop, so you don't have to bring everything with you like we did.
For our party we brought 5 patio heaters for the pavilion area and we rented tables and chairs for the dinner and the set up worked out great! Plenty of room and of course, everyone LOVED getting there in time for the amazing sunsets!!! ...we all got to see them every night :)
We also all enjoyed sitting by the fire at night, enjoying the sunset over Austin and the moon rises were spectacular! We thoroughly enjoyed Sunday morning (after all the wedding things) being able to sit out under the covered pavilion and just enjoy the breeze. We were treated to several birds, pics taken, and a nice quiet morning.
Alberto, the caretaker, did just that...he took great care of us and checked in on us everyday. On Sunday, when several of us were walking down the road on the property, Alberto took everyone over to see the new baby goat and other animals up by the road. Our friend's grandson was thrilled!
We can't thank Tony enough for all his help!!! He even called to check on us Sunday to see how the wedding went. He is a most gracious host and our stay here is one we will never forget! :)
We had a great time at Antonio's place. Everyone that came out to dad's memorial fell in love with the place. They thought the gazebo was placed just right to capture the view. We enjoyed sitting out at night around the fire. Thank you for taking such care to create a great place for families to gather! Antonio was a great host, answering all our texts right away. Alberto, was very, very helpful. Thank you and we will try to be back!
This was an amazing place to stay! Each house was tastefully and beautifully decorated! We were a large group and the facilities very easily accommodated us!
There is a grounds keeper who makes sure you have everything you need and is just so kind and polite!
The view in the evening and at night is absolutely breathtaking! Honestly I cannot imagine a more beautiful place to stay. Our group will definitely be staying here next summer when we return to Austin! There was not one negative thing I can say about the property or owner. Every dealing we had was just wonderful!!!
This is an awesome place for a large gathering. It has five separate and spacious units, some with lofts and lots of beds for large groups or families. A lovely country setting close to Austin. There is a road down to the Colorado River which borders the property. The view from the grounds is wonderful with lots of outdoor furniture to sit and enjoy the view over the tops of a large Pecan Grove and the city scape of Austin in the distance. There is a large fire pit as well as a gas grill and a large covered area for outdoor enjoyment. I would love to plan a family reunion here!
Antonio is a very , sociable communicative friendly person
He and his nice family spent some days with us and we felt them like old friends.
Thank you for your generosity and allowing my family to stay in your place. It is heaven in Italy.