This is the amazing Texas Hill Country. The rolling hills, spring flowers and rugged terrain. We took this property under our wing in 2007 because we thought it was one of the most amazing properties in Texas we had ever seen. 

When you come through the gate you are met with the most amazing view. You travel up a rickety road off the highway and you pull through the main gate your are met with the most unexpected and amazing views in Texas. 

Our original intent was to develop the property into lots but as we got to know the property we realized that it would destroy all that is special about it. we changed course and choose over a 5 year period to rehabilitate the landscape and structures. It will always be a work in progress but our guests have made spectacular memories and returned each year to make more.


In 2013 we began renting it as a retreat. You know you have something special when guests arrive and start taking pictures before they are even out of the car! 

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Villa Aphrodite is owned
maintained by Marcus Apadakis

M. Apadakis

We hope this video will help give you a feel for the size and scope of the property. 

Villa Buchanan is located in the Texas hill country between Burnet and Kingsland. Villa Buchanan offers 1,000 feet of lake frontage on the largest Highland Lake in Central Texas. 


206 Forest Drive, Buchanan Damn, Texas 78609


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