Tucked just outside of Austin, Texas, in the Dripping Springs community, the extraordinary Blue Sky Springs property is poised to welcome guests to an escape unlike any other. Ideal for family vacations, corporate events, and everything in between, this recently renovated seven bedroom and five-bathroom home is equivalent to a private sanctuary that also happens to be just a short 20-minute drive from the bustling downtown district. The proximity to local breweries, wineries, and distilleries also has some dubbing this area “Austin’s wine country”.
When searching for investment opportunities in other markets, Michael Maley and Charlie Yin, who are both investors for this property, landed on Austin for the city’s booming short term rental market. “Large corporations are moving to Austin,” Yin said. “Not only that, but people from larger cities like Los Angeles and New York City are looking to migrate to a change of scenery, and Austin is the perfect spot.”
The business partners and their team searched for homes in the area they would enjoy staying in themselves. This three and half acre property fit the bill and more. Upon purchasing the home, the investment team found a solid management company, Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals, to handle the asset and work directly with renters.
Without a doubt, Texas charm surely found its way into this 7,000 sq. ft. mid-century modern masterpiece with touches like vaulted ceilings with Douglas fir beams, natural oak floors, and elements of stone throughout. The open concept home also features a chef’s kitchen equipped with high-end appliances centered around a large island that is perfect for socializing and entertaining. Luxurious finishes flow from one room to the next, ensuring a comfort factor throughout the entire space.
Just outside, well thought-out and beautifully arranged lounging and dining areas surround a stunning in-ground pool and hot tub, as well as an outdoor kitchen with a BBQ grill, Green Egg grill, refrigerator, and mounted television. Relaxing is made effortless at the property, especially in the evenings when every star is in view, according to Yin. “There is no light pollution and it’s so peaceful and quiet. Nature and wildlife can be enjoyed right outside the door.”
Maley said a large amount of labor was involved to make the home what it is today. Perhaps one of the most unique facets is the garage that has been completely converted into a game room. The temperature-controlled space features wood flooring, a relaxed lounge area, and multiple game tables and TVs. Also entirely transformed, the outbuilding is a sports court for pickleball and basketball. “Entertainment options are endless without ever leaving the property,” Maley said. “However, if guests do want to venture to Lake Travis or have some fun in downtown Austin, they are just a short drive away. That is one of the main reasons why we fell in love with this property.”
To further enhance the experience for guests, concierge services are available and include amenities like pre-arrival grocery and stocked bar, transportation, food delivery, and access to a private chef. “These added conveniences are comparable to what is offered at a high-end resort. It’s a unique experience that leaves guests feeling like they are somewhere extra special during their time here,” Maley said.
Investing in this property has been an exciting journey for Maley and Yin, who aim for the home to not only meet renters’ expectations, but exceed them. “We want our guests to fully experience the property and the Dripping Springs/Austin area. We hope they find something here that they haven’t found elsewhere that makes them come back for another stay.”
For more information, or to book a stay, visit https://www.walkervr.com/vrp/unit/Blue_Sky_Springs-656-15 or contact Michael Maley, property investor and realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Services, 402-981-7400.