Red Sand Ranch
  • Sold

$ 799,950

A turnkey recreational property ready for entertaining family and friends with a 3 bed, 1.5 bath log cabin, 1/1 guest cottage, and bunk house that sleeps 10. This 55-acre retreat has great views, mature oak and pine trees, and a pond. It also has a workshop, multiple storage buildings, and a stable and paddock for equine friends. Located an hour from Austin, 1.5 hours form San Antonio, and 2.5 hours from Houston, this property is at the end of private road with deeded easements that REQUIRES A 4WD OR AWD VEHICLE due to a couple very sandy spots in the road.

1735 Red Sand Trail, Dale, TX 78616
20 miles to Lockhart and Luling, 32 miles to Bastrop, 54 miles to Austin, 75 miles to San Antonio, 140 miles to Houston, and 48 miles to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Land & Water
This property is located in the Sand Hills of Caldwell County which is known for deep sandy soils, great topography with big views, and lots of post oaks and pines. The land is about 80% oak woodland and 20% native pasture. This woodland has hundreds of post oaks and blackjack oaks and provides great cover for whitetail deer and hogs. From the gate, the elevation rises over 40 feet to the hilltop location of the improvements. In the NE portion of the property there is a small pond that appears to hold water even in the driest of times. Trees observed on the property include Post Oak, Blackjack Oak, Loblolly Pine, Eastern Red Cedar, and Water Oak. The midstory is comprised of Yaupon, American Beautyberry, Frostweed, and Dewberry. The grass layer is dominated by Little Bluestem, a beneficial native species that is rarely seen in this density.

Improvements & Utilities
The Log Cabin is approximately 1,720 sq. ft. and has a full bed and bath downstairs with full kitchen and separate dining area. Going up the spiral metal staircase to the second level to the loft you overlook the large living area downstairs with a large stone fireplace. In addition to the 2 bedrooms and half bath on the second floor, there is a screened porch designed to catch the morning and evening breezes. Additionally, there are both front and side porches to sit and visit with guests. This structure has the classic log cabin feel with rugged timbers and rough-hewn walls but also has the modern convenience of central heating and cooling. There are casement windows in all the rooms to utilize shady hilltop breezes for cooling the cabin. To finish off the charm of this cabin is the Austin Limestone chimney and rustic metal roof.

The Guest Cottage is just far enough away from the cabin to give privacy for both you and your guests. This building has an eclectic décor with a bathroom that is just as big as the bedroom. The bathroom has a large soaking tub and free-standing sink. Large picture windows and French doors make this a quaint abode. This structure is heated and cooled by window units.

The Bunk House is located out of sight from the other main structures making it a great place for the kids and grandkids to stay. This open concept space can sleep 10 people with four bunkbeds and two days beds. It has a full bath with shower, kitchenette, pool table, covered porch, and central HVAC.

All furnishings in the living spaces will convey other than small personal items. There is also an enclosed shop behind the bunk house along with several storage buildings, and a stable. There is a split rail wooden fence running around the log cabin with two paddocks connecting to the stable. Water is supplied by Aqua Water with the meter located in the NE corner of the property. There is a booster pump at the cabin to ensure all the living quarters have adequate water pressure. There is a large propane tank that serves the log cabin. The property is perimeter fenced with 5-strand barbwire except the frontage which has a split rail wood fence.

Surface sale only. Seller owns no minerals. No current leases or production.

The property is not qualified for the Agricultural Valuation and is taxed at market value. 2021 taxes were approximately $7,820.

Basic necessities can be found 20 minutes away in Lockhart or Luling. Take you pick on Saturday which famous BBQ place you’re going to enjoy. The property is located within Lockhart ISD.

***Buyer Agents must make first contact and be present at all showings to participate in 50% commission split. If this condition is not met, Buyer Agent split is at sole discretion of Grand Land Company.

Basic Facts

Property ID: 5837 Status: Type: Post Updated: 2023-03-27 14:22:15
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3.5 Area: 55.18 acres Lot size: 55.18 acres
Year built: 1983 Houses: 3 Minerals: none Property Use: Homestead, Hunting, Recreation, Livestock / Grazing
County: Caldwell Access: Easement Utilities: Electricity On Site, Water On Site, Septic On Site


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Listing Packet: Listing-Packet.pdf
  • Properties Qty: 87
  • Company: Broker

John grew up in Victoria, TX and was involved in multiple cow-calf operations in that area as well as Bryan-College Station, TX while attending Texas A&M. He earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. John has over 25 years experience in commercial sales and rural property services, and he is the Broker of Record for Grand Land Company. (TREC #655090). John is an active member of the Realtors® Land Institute, has earned the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant designation, and has been recognized as a part of the 2022 APEX Producers Club by RLI. John serves on the Executive Board of the Coastal Conservation Association of Texas (CCA) and is a member of the Williamson County A&M Club. John is also actively involved in the management of several hunting operations in South Texas. He and his family are are avid outdoor enthusiasts spending most of their free time hunting, fishing, and hiking in the great outdoors. His passion for the outdoors combined with his depth of experience with all types of rural properties brings authenticity to every transaction.

This style property is located in is currently and has been listed on Grand Land Company. This property is listed at $ 799,950. It has 5 beds bedrooms, 3.5 baths bathrooms, and is 55.18 acres. The property was built in 1983 year.