Texas Hill Country Golf Course Community
My husband Sid & I moved to the Hill Country in 2010 from Lincoln, NE & haven't looked back! Our view of 'Packsaddle Mountain' from the back porch is beautiful, especially the sunsets. The neighbors are friendly, & Kingsland being a lake community, there are many activities to enjoy.
We raised 4 awesome kids in Lincoln & have 3 grandsons in CA & NC....
Our primary hobby is TRAVEL! Since 2006 we have traveled to the Pacific Northwest & Victoria, B.C., Toronto & Great Lakes area, Maui, Austria, Germany, & Norway, Greece, Grand Cayman Island, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Italy, Slovenia, Budapest, & Albania, Florida, Colorado, New England, the deep South, and of course, around Texas. Our trips are sometimes with Sid's siblings & spouses, & always independent travel, usually for a month or more.
We adopted our little dog Lucky in February 2015 & he has gone with us on most driving vacations. This past May-June we had our first house sitter, a friend of Sid's sister, and she was WONDERFUL! In addition to caring for Lucky, she took care of our plants & trees as the hot Texas sun began to make it's appearance. Our house sitter encouraged us to sign up for Trusted Housesitters & so here we are! + More info
Our Home & Location
Our home is a 2-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2400 square foot home with an additional Music Room. We are a smoke-free home. For those with allergies, we have all tile floors. The home is all on one level with no steps, so is easy access to those with mobility challenges. We have a 2-car garage with one space open for your vehicle. Use of our vehicle may be discussed. We also have a golf cart which may be used. We live on the 11th fairway of Lighthouse Golf Course in Kingsland. Our covered patio is large & our views are stunning. Our living room includes a gas fireplace with remote control. There is no cable TV, but we have approximately 6 channels including PBS, & we have streaming capability through Amazon Prime. We also rent Netflix movies. The guest bedroom with queen bed & bath is available for house sitters. Use of the Master Bedroom with King bed may be discussed.
Kingsland is a community of around 6,000 people. It is eclectic, with massive lake homes, homes of empty nesters & retirees who have moved to the area, & local families. We have an HEB grocery store, pharmacy, fitness club, several restaurants, some fast food places, & lots of Mom & Pop shops - bakeries, deli, massage therapists, etc. Many churches are in the area of various denominations....
Kingsland is in the Highland Lakes area of Hill Country on one of 7 lakes, Lake LBJ. There is more to do than you can imagine. There is hiking, swimmin' holes, boating, wineries, distilleries, a great deal of live music & more. In our area of 4 towns, Kingsland, Marble Falls, Burnet & Llano, you can find big box stores, movies, bowling, YMCA & other fitness clubs & the best BBQ around. Austin is an hour away (80 minutes to the airport). San Antonio is 90 minutes away (close to 2 hours to the airport). The Texas Wine Road & Fredericksburg, 55 minutes away, are tourist attractions.
After 9 years, Sid & I still pinch ourselves & say "we get to live here!" + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Basic care & loving on our doggy. Lucky needs to go out for a run on the golf course most evenings. By 'run', we mean: you walk along or take the golf cart & Lucky runs circles around you. Being part whippet, he is FAST! But he doesn't run away from you. We use a special brush on Lucky's coat from time to time, as he sheds. There is a cover on our couch for this purpose & it should be taken off & washed, & a new one put on as needed. Also, vacuum three area rugs & dust mop as needed.
We have three houseplants that need watering every 10 days.The fountain in the courtyard is replenished of water about once a week. Sweep the front courtyard & back patio of bugs as needed....
Most of our trees & shrubs are drought tolerant, but there are a few that need watering every few days. + More info