Post Hurricane Harvey Update: The Six Mile Creek Ranch weathered Hurricane Harvey remarkably well, not even a shingle blew off the roofs of the main structures! While most of the area was without power the owners remained comfortable with electricity and water in the main home by utilizing the 23KW diesel generator. Surrounding areas were also threatened by rising creeks and storm surge but flooding was never an issue for the Six Mile. The safety, self-reliance and strength of the property stood up to the devastating effects of Harvey. Someone looking for a refuge from almost any storm is sure to find the Six Mile Creek Ranch a safe haven in the storm.
The Six Mile Creek Headquarters Ranch is a park like setting with a live creek, pecan and olive orchard, beautiful 4000+ sq ft. main home, guest house, large barn and much more all minutes from fabulous fishing in Lavaca Bay. Truly a ranch oasis, already set-up for discerning owners at an incredible value. If you are in the market for a secluded, quite and private property in a highly desirable area with live water, impeccable improvements, an established pecan and olive orchard you owe it to yourself to think long and hard about the Six Mile Creek Ranch Headquarters. Should you be interested in more acreage and amenities, there is 193+/- adjoining acres available. See our listing, The Six Mile Creek Ranch for more information.
As you approach the headquarters home a beautiful flowing fountain that is a scalloped bowl sitting on a concrete stand greets you. Surrounding the bowl are three large bronze cranes of a patina finish standing majestically in the fountain pool.
The elegant brick main home sits stately on the Six Mile Creek Ranch. The attention to detail, quality and craftsmanship is evident throughout the 4-bedroom/4-bath house with 2 fireplaces totaling 4018 square feet. In addition, a large 2 car garage is attached.
Vaulted ceilings and numerous large windows give openness to the floor plan while allowing for abundant natural light and spectacular views of the manicured grounds. The home boasts a formal living and dining room, a sizable family room, study, loft, enormous master bedroom suite with his and hers bath, 2 fireplaces, bar and a hand painted mural depicting Old South Texas to name a few of the unique qualities.
The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and high-end stainless steel appliances including a Sub Zero refrigerator, Viking vent hood, Kenmore Elite cook top and duel ovens.
Throughout the main body of the house the floors are covered with rich oak parquet flooring, the kitchen and bath areas are tiled and the master bedroom is carpeted.
Stepping out the back door onto a vast patio and situated a short distance from the home is an inviting pool featuring peaceful surrounding landscapes in the park like setting.
Carriage Guest House
The 1060 square foot guesthouse or Carriage House as it is referred to, is situated near the main home. Constructed to match the beauty to the main home the Carriage House has 1 bedroom and 1 bath, a laundry room and kitchenette surrounding a large open space perfect for entertaining! Traditionally, the Carriage House is where guest and children play pool, watch movies and sports and generally enjoy themselves when not riding, fishing, hunting or swimming. Some places have a flex room; the Six Mile Creek Headquarters Ranch has a flex house!
Both the main home and carriage house received new roofs in 2015. In keeping with the high standards of the owners, the roofing material used was Presidential Shake TL, the luxury shingles with the look of cedar shakes and the performance of one of the finest composition roofing solutions in the industry. No expense was spared in the replacement of the former cedar shingle roof with the new Presidential Shake TL, including the addition of new radiant barrier for energy efficiency.
The Headquarters is resilient to power outages, providing peace of mind that the electricity (including AC a very important factor during the South Texas summer months) and water is available 24-7-365. Beyond the main home and carriage house the horse barn is also protected from power outages by the extremely reliable Hardy Diesel generator. During Hurricane's Claudette and Harvey, commercial power in the area was out for over a week, all the while the owners enjoyed the benefits of having auxiliary power to run the ACs, water pump, lights and other creature comforts of their homes and to meet the needs of their animals. Hardy Diesels are renowned for their reliability and durability, this particular model is capable of producing 23KW/23,000 Watts.
The 40 X 80 metal equipment barn is set on a cement slab. Both ends of the barn have large roll-up doorways allowing access for tractors and other large equipment. This large barn provides ample room for farm equipment, storage and an indoor work area.
A large wrought iron fence spans the frontage of the property at the main entrance. The remainder of the property is high tensile fencing, all in good condition.
There are approximately 400 pecan trees planted in a grid pattern with varieties of pecans including: Desirable, Cape Fear, Choctaw, Cheyenne, Mohawk, Mahan and Pawnee. Irrigation could easily be installed using the existing nearby well creating a productive commercial pecan orchard. Owners note that Pecan production has produced up to 7500 lbs. annually of whole pecans in the past.
There are approximately 150 olive trees planted in a grid pattern. The majority of trees are Arbequina (Spanish); others include Spanish varieties of Arbosana and Picual along with Italian varieties of Frantoio and Leccino trees. The irrigated orchard is not operated as a commercial venture with an annual harvest only for the personal consumption/use of the owners.
There is a quarter mile of spring fed Six Mile Creek running through the ranch. This is a beautiful small creek that is normally flowing in all but the driest conditions. There are several natural springs on the ranch that directly feed the creek. Six Mile Creek flows directly into nearby Lavaca Bay.
Domestic water to the headquarters is provided by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA).
There are 2 water wells and 2 septic tanks at the headquarters. The main water well is drilled to a depth of 260 feet and yields 40+/- gallons per minute. The second is a shallow well with extremely clear water that serves as a back-up to the main well. The main well is utilized for landscape and livestock.
Being located in the Coastal Prairies of South Texas wildlife is abundant on the property. Many varieties of animals common to this region of the mid Texas coast are present on the property. Situated in the migratory flyway for 400 species of birds there is an abundance of duck, geese, sand hill crane and various rare and unique migratory and non-migratory songbirds.
Owner believes to own all but 1/8th of the minerals. Any sale of minerals would be negotiated separate from the surface rights. Minerals and associated Executive Rights are not part of the current listing price.
Area History and Amenities:
Known as the Secret Coast, this area of South Texas is rich with history from Native American tribes who subsisted off the fertile soils, abundance of game, fresh water and bounty of the sea to the arrival of Anglo Americans. Early explores like La Salle and De Leon discovered the area in the late 1600s establishing the first forts and planting the flags of France and Spain. Later in the early 1800s Martin De Leon establishes an expansive ranch and begins the ranching tradition that is still very much alive today. In the late 1800s European settlers begin arriving at the nearby port city of Indianola. During the Civil War the area was used as a shipping rout for the Confederacy and some believe German U-boats were active in the area during WWII.
Today, the area is wonderful mix of coastal and ranching lifestyles with a deep sense of pride and appreciation for its natural beauty.
The Six Mile Creek Headquarters Ranch is located 5-miles from the port of Port Lavaca, Texas, and only minutes to the Calhoun County Airport (5000 ft. runway). All the amenities of town are readily accessible including restaurants, HEB, WalMart, Ace Hardware and excellent doctors and the Memorial Medical Center. Last, but certainly not least, excellent fishing in Lavaca and Matagorda bays is minutes from the ranch. Port Lavaca is a port city offering a deep-water harbor for large boats.
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