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Dancing Turtles Ranch in Bastrop TX

The beautiful  Dancing Turtles Ranch, a 52 + acre permaculture farm and ranch property, located at 493 Cottletown Road just outside of Bastrop Texas,  is now listed and is being offered for sale $474,336.00.  Appointments for showings will be available soon.   It is a oasis nestled in the foothills just outside of town and the amenities list is lengthy:

5 Acre Lake (stocked with bass, sunfish, crappie, catfish)

1.5 acre Pond (sunfish, crappie, catfish)

Roads into property, both sides of the lake and around the back fenced field

10 acres livestock fenced on east side, with all but a small section of the small pond is fenced out for livestock

Electricity hookup (Bluebonnet Electric)

Septic system

Pumphouse (fireproof), 2 rooms, includes dryer (washer?), 20×10?, with RV hookup,

Additional electric junction box and RV hookup near concrete foundation

Concrete pad for LP gas tanks

Water conditioning system

Well, 650’, in the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer

16 solar panels, all other equipment, just needs wire and batteries to be complete (more details coming on this)

Greenhouse, 19×31’, on concrete poured footer

100’s of plastic growing pots of various sizes

Chicken coup (4×8’, insulated) + rabbit cage

Herb spiral garden

Five high fenced raised bed gardens (3,400 square feet, 28×22, 18×18, 19×32.5, 20×29.5, 35×37.5’)

250 planted fruit/nut trees (pecan, pomegranate, mulberry (white and black), hazelnut, filbert, black walnut, plum, apple, crabapple, jujube, pear, cherry,                    choke cherry, chestnut, olive, fig, loquat, pineapple guava, citrus, Jerusalem palms)

Additional trees planted include cypress, redbud, mimosa, green ash, hackberry, several oak varieties, moringa, osage orange, black locust and magnolia

Native grasses/plants seeded include: Little Blue Stem, Indiangrass, Sideoats Grama, Sand Lovegrass, clovers, native sunflowers, partridge pea, cowpea,                      sunchokes, native wildflowers

Irrigation system to all gardens and swales

Swales: 16 swales ranging from 100’ to 440’ in length, total of ~3,300’, all with trees planted on and below them

Flock of domestic ducks (mainly Cayuga and runner ducks) and a pair of geese

Pictures of  Dancing Turtles Ranch


If  you would like to schedule a private tour of this property by Kawasaki four seat mule call me at 512-743-0516!

Bassano Del Grappa | Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Bastrop Texas

If you are looking for some good Italian food you might want to check out the newest addition to Bastrop County restaurants = Bassano Del Grappa located on Tahitian Drive a block in from Highway 71 in Tahitian Village at 171 Tahitian Drive in the old converted clubhouse.

We went for dinner there last night and the food was wonderful. This is a relaxed dining atmosphere so you can come casual. The waitstaff was attentive and they handled the large dinner crowd rush well. I had the Eggplant Parmigiana and my hubby had the a chicken dish. They came out piping hot. The homemade bread was wonderful. There was a nice selection of beer and wine to choose from and some awesome looking deserts ( which we passed on as we were full! )

If you are in the area you should stop in. They are open for 11 am to 10 pm 7 days a week and the y have a great menu for dine in or take out! Contact information is 512-321-3393 .

Lots to offer in Bastrop

Bastrop is growing and has so much to offer. Within a few block radius you can find the new Bastrop Convention Center, an old time feed store, a great movie theatre, bowling alley, and arcade ( currently for sale ). If you like history there is a Historical district, Historical Museum, and wonderful Bed and Breakfast venues in some of the old historic homes. Just outside of Bastrop you can find some great subdivisions that offer lots for site built homes in the pines. I love living in Bastrop and love working with Buyers and Sellers to help them reach their real estate goals. If you are looking for an agent to work with in Bastrop please contact me! 512-743-0516.


Images of Bastrop Texas

I was out making my rounds putting flyers into my info boxes on my listings the other day and it was so beautiful out! I took a few pictures of the Bastrop area to share. If you are looking for a dedicated Realtor who lives and works in Bastrop and the surrounding areas please contact me, I would love to help you!

Bastrop has a nice dog park

If you are a dog owner, live in Bastrop, and you want an opportunity to socialize your dog and give him or her an opportunity to get out and run and play in a safe environment – visit the Bastrop Dog Park. Located on Grady Tuck Drive it opened this last year.

Although I have a large fenced yard for my dog my husband and I like to take him to local dog parks. We love taking him in to the Austin dog park on Riverside but with time being an issue yesterday I took our deaf puppy Edsel to the Bastrop park.

It is conveniently located and has a large dog and small dog section. Built around some mature trees there is plenty of shade for dogs and owners with a couple of park benches. The area is all grass with crushed gravel walkways and there are water fountains for humans and canines both. There are “waste” receptacle too.

When we were there we had the park to ourselves for about fifteen minutes and then two cute small dogs and their owners showed up and the dogs could race and play along the divided fence line.

Smithville has a recyle center

Smithville has a recycling center on Hwy 95 just past the bridge over the Colorado River, across from Brookshire’s. Run by the City the center handles news paper and magazines, cardboard and paper feed bags, plastics # 1 and #2, auto batteries, aluminum and steel cans, waste oil.

Clearing wooded land – burn clearing example in Bastrop

A common way to clear land in this area is to burn clear. Basically it involves dozing over all of the brush that is unwanted and putting it in to piles and then burning it. It is important to work closely with the local authorities such as police/fire to confirm if there is a burn ban in place or not, and to let them know that you will be burning. Also nice to let your neighbors know so they don’t think your place is on fire! Here are pictures of some clearing that was done recently in the Alum Creek area of Bastrop at one of the local exotic deer ranches.

249 Pine Hill Loop

I have just listed a home on 1+ acre in the lost pines in Bastrop Texas. The home is an older manufactured three bedroom two bath with split floor plan, with both formal living and dining area. The home is in a small relaxed subdivision located approx 4.5 miles out of Bastrop. This small area of homes in the pines is just east of Hwy 71 and is surrounded on three sides by the Bastrop State Park. The roads are paved. This lot is a bit larger than most and actually had a second mobile home on it which was recently removed. The utilities are still in place and it might make a great location for a shop/garage/ or RV pad and hook up. This home is being sold as is and the Seller will consider owner carry terms. Being so close to three area golf courses, Lake Bastrop, the Colorado River it is a great location for someone looking for a small getaway property. Listed at 58.000 For more information on this property please contact me.

Video and information on Tahitian Village in Bastrop

I just posted a new video of the subdivision called Tahitian Village in the “lost pines” area of Bastrop Texas. Tahitian Village is located just off Hwy 71 a bit southwest of Bastrop by a few miles.

Nestled between the highway and the Colorado River it offers homes and homesites in the rolling hills and pine trees, as well as on the Pine Forest Golf Course. Some homes and lots have views of the Colorado River.

Currently homes for sale in Tahitian Village range in age from the mid 1980’s to brand new custom builds, and the size of the homes range from from 1200 to 3100 sq. ft and priced from 107,000 to 285,000.

If you are looking for a home in the pines in Bastrop near golfing and the river consider looking at Tahitian Village. Contact me directly for more information and buyer representation!