$1,975,000 • 200 acres
Real County. The main entrance to Tres Vistas Ranch fronts on the north side of RR 337 about nine miles east of Camp Wood and about 12 miles west of Leakey. East boundary is RR 337, the neighbor on the north and northwest has about 300 acres and the neighbor on the far southwest at the end of the canyons is Roaring Springs, a lightly populated rural subdivision.
The address is 12080 RR 337, Camp Wood, Tx 78833.
Game animals on Tres Vistas include white tail deer, Aoudad, bobcat, grey fox, numerous songbirds, turkey and transient feral hogs and other exotics. Terrain of Tres Vistas Ranch varies from deep canyons on the west side of the property to a gently rolling landscape on top of the mountain. There is an elevation difference of approximately 375 ft. from the canyon floor to the highest point on the property. Vegetation consists of Hill Country species including Liveoak, Pinyon pine, Ash juniper, evergreen sumac, Texas persimmon, mountain laurel, and Agarito. The canyons contain species such as Spanish oak and escarpment black cherry. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, Aoudad, bobcat, grey fox, numerous songbirds, along with transient feral hogs and exotics.
The headquarters is accessed via a well designed and maintained crushed rock road from RR 337. The main house is a large, custom built, southwestern style residence where attention to detail is evident throughout. The owner is a well know home builder who built this house for himself and his family, so you know it is done right.
The main house at Tres Vistas delivers dramatic million dollar views while surrounding you in luxurious, Spanish inspired architecture. Details and fine touches were not spared, from the courtyard and expansive porches, to the well thought-out amenities throughout the home. Entry is through a neat courtyard with romantically carved benches. The first impression is the large, dual area, open living room and the detailed ceiling made up of individual slats laid diagonally. The stucco fireplace’s unique shape is highlighted on each side by a large, lit niche, each housing a beautiful statue.
Richly hued saltillo tile runs throughout the house, including use of the tile as baseboard for a distinctive look with easy maintenance. Large Ponderosa Pine beams from New Mexico accentuate the ceilings in the living areas and bedrooms. Beautiful Brazilian wood doors greet entrance to each room. An abundance of natural light floods in through the many windows that open up to porches for quiet retreats, socializing and outdoor cooking, or relaxing in the hot tub.
The spacious living area leads into the dining area, with a beautiful built-in. The dining area opens onto the porches and leads into the well organized, modern, yet charming kitchen. The quartz countertops provide warmth and functionality. Lower cabinets are equipped with pullout shelves, and a utility lift shelf for heavy appliances. The kitchen caters to cooks with its double ovens, five gas-burner island stove top with a disappearing, retractable vent, and a pull-out microwave.
To one side of the living room is the spacious sanctuary of the master bedroom. One wall houses built-in book shelves with an electric fireplace - all of the romance, none of the hassle. Off the master bedroom are separate walk-in closets with automatic lights, and the amazing en suite bathroom with oversized glass and tile shower, enormous soaker tub, and private toilet closet. Separate vanities, another art niche, and a private entry onto the porch are additional luxury features. The study has a more masculine feel, with warm wood floors and ceiling. One wall is lined with windows taking in the dramatic canyon views, and one wall boasts another custom made built-in with desk, shelves, cabinets, and two gun display cases. Two ample guest bedrooms and another full bathroom grace the other side of the house.
Insulation: Walls: R19, Ceiling: R42. Roof: From the slightly pitched roof, canales carry water off the house. Vigas stick out from the construction, adding visual interest. Construction: 2” x 4”s were used to frame up the interior, while 2” x 6” s were used outside to create the parapet walls, which conceals the slanted roof. A/C and Heating Units: The house has two A/C units with electronic cleaners. One of the units has an automatic humidifier. The house is easy to heat and cool, and has low electric bills. Laundry Room: The laundry room is right off the kitchen. Plenty of cabinet space lines the wall above the washer and dryer. Near the laundry room door leading outside is a sink with an artful Talaveras basin. Furnishings: Most of the furnishings and artwork were purchased or designed specifically for this house. A complete list of items that convey with the sale is available. Detached Carport: The exterior of the carport matches the main house. The carport also houses a storage room and the water softener.
Guest House: The cedar log siding exterior of the guest house gives it an authentic log cabin look, with a fantastic 8’ porch. The large living area is open with cathedral ceilings, and an efficient Ben Franklin fireplace. Pre-finished paneling painted white adds to the charm of this two bedroom/two bathroom cabin. The roomy master bedroom is complete with a large walk-in closet, and master bath. Ceramic tile was used on the countertops. The second bathroom and utility room are located in the hallway, available for guest use. Once again, details were not spared in the kitchen which features rollout shelves, and the focal point island with the top made with individual strips of pecan wood.
Overflow accommodations are provided by a neat, well-maintained mobile home accessible with a handicap ramp. Metal Workshop: A large, concrete floor, metal workshop is within walking distance of the house, and ready for large projects. Foreman’s House:
A small foreman’s house is next to the workshop.
The north 100 acres is enclosed with low, livestock fencing in good condition, with some fence lines having a one foot set-back from the boundary to maintain control. The south 100 acres is not enclosed with fencing.
The main house sits at one of the highest elevations in Real County on a promontory overlooking the spectacular Nueces Canyon country of southern Real and Edwards counties. Tres Vistas deserves its name because, whether you look right, left or straight ahead, you are rewarded with dramatic views of deep canyons divided by knobby hills and long, craggy ridges densely covered in piñon pine, cedar, blue oak, mountain laurel and other native vegetation. This abundance of evergreens ensures a green richness to the surrounding landscape year-round. The bird’s-eye view from Tres Vistas is better than a picture postcard.
The ranch is comprised of two distinct but complimentary tracts which provide two entirely different topographies - almost two ranches in one. The main house sits on a ridge that is the geographic divide between the Nueces River drainage basin to the west and the Frio River drainage basin to the east. The south 100 acres is defined by two deep canyons which head just west of the house and then drain southwesterly as they run deeper to where they converge near the center of this south hundred acres. A four-wheel drive road meanders from near the main entrance down the side of the south canyon through a canopy of native trees. The thick cover in these canyons conceal innumerable game trails and other opportunities for hiking and exploring. And for the ardent hunter, these canyons present a real challenge to take feral hogs, Aoudad sheep and the occasional bobcat. There is no telling what might show up at three or four well-stocked game feeders. This south hundred acres is the type of place where you see something new every time you go.
The north 100 acres is gentle to moderately rolling and is mostly covered in low to medium height cedar, shin oak and other native brushes. Mottes of various hardwoods are scattered throughout with the occasional huge live oak along the edge of Gourd Vine Draw, a dry weather creek that bisects this north hundred acres. The guest house and mobile home sit on the north side of this draw with easy access from RR 337. This north hundred acres has several great spots for deer feeders and is ideal for hunting white tail deer, horseback riding, early-morning walks and four-wheeling.
There is one water well at the main house, with a depth of about 390’, and it is equipped with a submersible pump. Above-ground storage at the main house and ranch-hand house, and additional above-ground storage at the Guest House and mobile home, provide plenty of good well water for all the residences. Water can be pumped directly from the well or through the water softener at the water storage unit.
There are no surface leases and no through access easements to any neighbor. Bandera Electric Co-op and Southwest Texas Telephone Co. easements provide the ranch with utilities. Seller would request that a buyer cooperate in an 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange transaction upon closing involving no cost to Buyer and no delay of closing. Seller will provide a list of personal property which does not convey with the sale. Certain farm and ranch equipment, as well as certain pieces of highest quality, custom made cedar furniture will also be available at prices to be negotiated. Shown by appointment only.
Seller will convey all minerals owned, if any, but does not represent that any minerals are available.
Property taxes are based on Ag Value.