|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Bethesda is a jaw dropping private, gated estate with majestic views of the Frio River, mountain range and the Frio Valley. This two story, mountain top home sits in a privileged position with a massive, bronze gates that hide's this view home from the rest of the world.
There is a concrete shared driveway, with additional parking outside the gate. A rock pathway leads from the gate down to the double glass front door with charming entrance foyer. Step inside and you will immediately high five the person who picked this home:)!
The living room has leather sofas, soft seating and a custom wall seat to snuggle and read a book next to the fireplace. A flat screen tv, games and comfy seating gives the open floor plan space for the family to stretch out.
The sophisticated dining room adjoins the sleek kitchen with sturdy, double table and 6 double bench seating to ensure everyone gets a place to sit. The stand out kitchen is really exceptionally easy on the eyes as well as functional. Fully stocked, the galley layout bodes well for multiple chefs to cook large family meals.
The ensuite master bathroom is a show stopper, with dark wood custom cabinets, stone counter and shower with glass door.
House - (3 Bed, 2 1/2 Bath & Loft)
The crown jewel of Heavens Gate is Bethesda, a two story, jaw dropping luxury retreat. A full length two story deck and rock patio packs a punch with views that take in the Frio Valley mountains and valley. The views are simply stunning both from the large, wide decks and also from every room in the home!
Once inside this home has a serious wow factor! Sure you could walk straight inside from parking to the side entrance and immediately feel awe struck by the kitchen and dining room. Just don't miss the high drama by using the double glass front doors that will leave you excited and the kids slapping high fives.
Start your tour of the living room at the large, circular leather sofa that sits overlooking the views, round ottoman, fireplace with sparkling surround tiles and thick wood mantle. On the wall is a tall built-in bookcase filled with games for the entire family and a leather magazine rack with plenty to read. There's even a karaoke machine to party the night away!
There are 2 sets of 8' tall glass doors leading outside to the wide, full length deck to enjoy the incredible views. Golden wood floors are accented by the dark wood box beams in the ceiling as well as additional windows above the glass doors. Everything is bright and spacious, with a handsome half bath near the front door entrance hall.
Lets continue the tour of this show stopper into the dining room, with wood floors, vaulted ceiling and upscale decor. What really sets the stage for maximum ambiance centers around the 2 amber drop lights hanging over the long formal dining room table that seats 8.
At one end of the table is a floor to ceiling bookcase filled with upscale mementos, but at the center is an art piece that commands your attention. The dark chocolate wood bookcase is accented by the golden wood floors and box bean ceiling. The floor rug is both stylish as well as functional.
Here is where the sheer beauty of the main floor really shines. Cooking will be the best part of your vacation in here! Striking amber lighting similar to the dining room hangs over the bar that separates the kitchen and dining room. Four sturdy, handsome leather bar stools provide additional seating.
At the end of the kitchen is a wall that will delight all cooks. The entire wall has sparkle backsplash with stainless stove, oven, microwave and overhead fan. There is plenty of counter space, a striking decor and style beyond measure.
This is where you'll find a sanctuary of luxury and splendor. The room has stunning views through the glass door. The king size bed sits under a massive bookcase and vaulted ceiling for full effect. There is a cozy chair and light to read and relax, with a tv and dresser that compliments the decor. On the other wall are 3 sets of double closet doors for ample space for all your clothes.
Stepping into the ensuite master bathroom and you'll feel like your at the spa. Glamor, lighting and space create a tranquil oasis of luxury. Whether it's the super sized tub below the large picture window overlooking the mountains or the sublime use of white vessels sinks on thick slabs of chocolate counters, white sparkle backsplash and a set of tall vanity mirrors.
Look around the bathroom and find the vanity mirror, under counter bench seating and fashionable storage cabinets. Multiple lighting sources provide drama from the candle filled lanterns, vanity lights and counter lamp. Everything from the wall art to the simplest details are sophisticated, relaxing and oh-so-romantic!
Hang on to your Stetson, while we head upstairs. The golden oak wood stairs stop first on a landing that is 30 feet straight up. Another dark chocolate brown bookcase takes up the entire wall filled with books, while another row of windows lets the light stream into the foyer.
Once you enter the foyer you'll find a set of twin bunkbeds, dresser and comfy chair tucked perfectly across from the two large bedrooms. There's a sleek, stylish bathroom with tile shower, attractive decor and wood floor.
Bedroom 2 has subdued colors and bed linens that are soft and luxurious. Over the queen bed are 2 tall windows that look out over the view. There is a twin chaise lounge for additional sleeping. Everything is upscale and the decor is quite sophisticated.
A geometric styled headboard, the dramatic lamp and black & white wall art will give you instant satisfaction that this room would be perfect for taking serious naps. A shapely chair, dresser and tv completes the room.
Each deck runs the full length of the house with plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the outstanding vista views. At the end of the deck stair lead down to a rock patio for a picture perfect private escape.
*Please note linens can be provided for an additional fee and you can also rent Bethel next door to accommodate 21 guests.
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"2nd time in a row for me and my family celebrating a special occasion in this cabin, and it’s quickly becoming a tradition. My kids love it, as do my parents and sister and her family. Look forward to our next visit -"