'Big Barrels Ranch' Family Retreat w/ Porch!

Property ID: 451124AubreyTXUS
Sleeps 175 BR4.5 BA


Welcome to 'Big Barrels Ranch,' where the true heart of the Lone Star State comes alive and is beautifully blended with modern, luxurious touches. Across this vacation rental's 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and outdoor entertainment spaces, comfort abounds and relaxation is a given. Spend your days admiring the pastoral views, with horses just steps from the house! You can also visit sites like Texas Tulips, less than 5 miles down the road, or Ray Roberts Lake for some fun in the sun!


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials


Location Details

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Pilot Point City Park (6.2 miles), Allen Groff Park (7.8 miles), Ray Roberts Lake State Park (7.9 miles), Lake Ray Roberts Boat Ramp (7.9 miles), Little Elm Park (14.3 miles), Lewisville Lake (15.5 miles), Frisco Lakes Golf Club (18.7 miles), Hidden Cove Park and Marina (20.5 miles)

LOCAL HOT SPOTS: Texas Tulips (4.5 miles), Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch (5.3 miles), Tapasya Dham Meditation Home (7.0 miles), The Chairy Orchard (11.8 miles), Hydrous Wake Park (14.7 miles), Firelight Vineyards (26.4 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Grapevine Lake (29.9 miles), LEGOLAND Discovery Center (34.7 miles), SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium (35.3 miles), Dallas (49.9 miles), Fort Worth (52.5 miles)

AIRPORT: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (36.9 miles)


6 reviews
  • Wedding trip


    We picked this property because it was close to the venue where our son was getting married and we needed room so all the out of town guests could stay. I had seen a couple reviews that weren't complimentary but decided we'd reserve anyway. WELL, we couldn't have been happier!!! Upon arrival we found several lights bulbs out in the master bath and a couple other places throughout the house (nothing the property management would have known unless previous renters told them). I called our housekeeping contact and she was the nicest & friendliest person ever. Came over quickly with light bulbs and solved the problem and checked to see if we needed anything else.

    Then a couple days later woke up to no electricity in the house and I got so nervous, 14 people & no way to make coffee 😬. Again I called our housekeeping contact (might of even woke her up because it was early in the morning 😬) and she said let me look into it and within minutes she sent me the info it was a power outage and the expected time it would be restored. Little did I know that's fairly common in TX!!!

    So ALL in ALL this place accommodated all our needs and I would rate it a 10

    Published March 16, 2023
  • Huge house with lots of space and beautiful outdoor scenery with cows, horses & donkeys.


    Attending our sons wedding nearby so was a perfect location. Checking in we found a couple things needing attention that the owners wouldn't of known unless the previous renters had told them (nothing big several light bulbs out in the bathrooms etc). I contacted the housekeeper and she was on it and couldn't of been quicker or nicer. Would recommend and definitely would stay there next time.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Carla B.
    Published March 28, 2023
  • A poor experience for a sibling reunion of people between 60 and 80.


    Upon arrival the property was not clean. There were dead bugs throughout the house and some dirty floors. The house had a number of small maintenance issues and the large couch in the living room had a broken back. The promotional information posted on VRBO stated one of the bedrooms upstairs had a queen bed, but it actually had bunk beds. The queen bedroom downstairs did not have a closet. The house description on VRBO also did not state tha the TV in the living room was a smart TV and you had to have a streaming account with a provider to watch TV. I tried to contact our supposed contact per Evolve 3 times via email and phone. All I got was voice mails and they never returned my calls. I finally found out how to contact Evolve. They contacted the owner and a cleaning lady was sent to the house to clean up the bugs. She said that she had not cleaned the house for at least two weeks. Evolve talks about vetting there owners. If they vetted this place, they did a poor job. Evolve sent me an email 10-7-22 tellinig me they were going to charge me for my final payment. The email included "Our Rest Easy Promise" . It states, "We Promise, It'll be Great. "Evolve promise a vetted home that always ready for your arrival - and if your rental isn't up to our standards, we make it right." I have not heard from them since I filed my complaints and sent them pictures of a sampling of the issues. I guess they do not mind breaking promises since they did not guarantee anything. I will not stay in another property managed by Evolve. Further, maybe I missed it but I do not remember the initial disclosures on your website indicating that I would be dealing with Evolve until I had committed to the property and had paid your fees.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Charles B.
    Published November 22, 2022
  • Bad owner


    I tried contacting owner about issues with no response. Cricket infestation, no propane for grill, plumbing problems the entire time, no pot and pans or utensils, no satellite, bb hole in front glass. All of the this caused us to spend well more on supplies than budgeted. After spending this amount of money would have been nice to have had issues resolved.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Virgil N.
    Published November 29, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Virgil, thank you for your review. We strive to provide all of our guests with a 5-star experience and sincerely apologize that your stay fell short of expectations. We’ve passed your feedback along to the homeowner, so they can continue to improve for future guests. We hope to host you again in the future!

  • OKAY


    House and location close to wedding venue was very nice and convenient. Enjoyed watching the animals in front and back of the house.Disappointed 2 of the rooms were with bunk beds and one of the Queens was a fold out sleeper.The dryer was stuffed full of towels. The dishwasher was full of dishes. The kitchen counter was sticky. and the stove top was greasy..

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Brenda D.
    Published October 19, 2022
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