Miller's Retreat -Your Home Away in Mason, TX

The expansive front yard blends into pastureRelax on the rear deck swing just outside the MBRBackyard views showcase the rolling Texas hillsRear deck seating offers viewing for wildlifeThe front entry is bright and open, has guestbookFormal dining area is roomy and expandableThe family area is roomy and brightKing size bed in the 2nd bedroomDaybed with trundle is offered in the sunroom
“ Excellent ”
1 Review
Ranch Road 1871, Mason, TX 76856


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Mason vacation home rental
Located just outside Mason, TX in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, this comfy family residence features rural living with the convenience of a 2 minute drive to downtown Mason. The 3BR 2-1/4BA brick home has a comfortable sitting area in the master bedroom;offers a king bed in the spacious 2nd bedroom and a comfy double in the 3rd bedroom. A daybed with trundle is also provided in the sunroom just off the breakfast area, and the full kitchen features a microwave and ample dishes and glassware for your stay of up to 8-10 guests.

Set on a 9-acre property, the scenery at Miller's Retreat is country and your neighbors are far enough away to be unobtrusive. You'll find the wildlife very close in this open yard, with comfortable viewing from the front porch or from the wood deck in the rear.

The family area includes a 25" TV with DVD player. DirecTV hookup is available for those who want to bring their own receiver. There is no wired telephone service, but cell-phone reception is very good from AT&T and West Central Wireless, a partner of T-Mobile. Books abound here with mostly classic titles for your reading pleasure. A slightly out of tune console piano awaits if you feel like pounding the ivories. (Be kind, it went through hurricane Celia on the Gulf Coast!) Guest house amenities include coffee and juices and frozen delights. //millers.kd-sol

Book this vacation or weekend retreat for $175/night for 2 adults with 2-night minimum. $10 more for each additional person, no pets or small children please. Extended lodging weekly and monthly are available. Contact the owners.
Area Information
Mason, Texas is known as the Gem of the Hill Country where you can find blue topaz on the area ranches. Mason is host to acres of bluebonnets each spring and is on the Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail. Settled by German immigrants whose influence is still felt, the town of Mason also sits on the Texas Forts Trail and flourished after the creation of Fort Mason as protection from the area's native Indians.

Mason is a huge tennis town, as well as being a destination for hunting and fishing. The town is proud of its M Beven Eckert Memorial Library which in addition to traditional services, provides internet access and computers to it's patrons. The Odeon Theater offers first-run movies and sports a new facade as restoration continues on one of the oldest movie theatres in the state. Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve lets you experience the wonder of Mexican free-tail bats as they emerge on their nightly flights. The Comanche Creek Golf Course is ready to provide your golfing fix with it's nine hole course located in Ft. Mason Park. Numerous cafes and restaurants offer a variety of foods, from Santos Taqueria and Sandstone Cellars Winery to Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse.

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  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Children's Pool
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Hunting
    (2 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Winery
    (1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (4 miles)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (4 miles)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Mason, Texas

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Amy Mims Porter

Amy Mims Porter


Great experience!

July 24, 2012

Our group of six found Miller's Retreat a very pleasant get away. The owners were extremely courteous, helpful, and friendly. The house was very clean and comfortable with ample linens, dishes, and everything else needed. We were greeted with a personal welcome note, homemade cookies and banana bread. Coffee, juices, and frozen cinnamon rolls were also provided. The back porch was a favorite place to gather and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. The house is private and secluded and yet right on the edge of a storybook small town filled with history and character. The town of Mason, though very small, has a surprising number of antique and resale shops as well as a great restaurant (Willow Creek). Fredricksburg Trade Days (third weekend of the month) is a mere 40 miles south also. Our group has decided to make this an annual destination. The price is perfect for a larger group and so much more pleasant and comfortable than a motel stay. The website describes it well but could not possibly convey the true comfort and charm that visitors experience.

David Durst

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Amy! We appreciate the time you've taken to review us. We are looking forward to hosting your crew next time as well!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This is a wonderful place to stay....comfortable, relaxing, beautiful. Really enjoyed drinking morning coffee on the back deck, watching the hummingbirds at the feeder and the deer off in the pasture. Loved the antique/thrift shops too!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I receive and return the keys?
A: Entry to the property is via a gated cattleguard with a combination lock. The front door is also controlled by a keyless entry system. After your visit is booked, you'll receive the codes by email to the gate and front door during the week just prior to your stay. As soon as your booking is over, the codes are changed for the next renter.
Q: What if I want to have a party and invite friends?
A: Parties and other gatherings are not allowed without the explicit consent of the owners. Overnight guests in excess of your paid booking are also not allowed and will result in additional charges.
Q: Are there any other rental restrictions or things I need to know before arrival?
A: We do have a rental agreement which you will receive by email and which you must agree to before booking the property. This is also posted for your convenience at the property. The name and address of each person staying must also be submitted prior to the reservation. You'll also receive arrival and departure instructions after the deposit and/or rental is received.

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