LUXURY ROMANTIC STRAW BALE HOME, LAKEFRONT, HOT TUB, MASSAGE, YOGA

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
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LUXURY ROMANTIC STRAW BALE HOME, LAKEFRONT, HOT TUB, MASSAGE, YOGA

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1 Bedroom, Study, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)

We are gifting you $100 off your weekend stay in February if you 'like' us on FaceBook!

“La Casa de Joy” is our beautiful 1-bed, 2-bath waterfront luxury home on Lake Travis. This home has been featured on HGTV’s Straw with Style, Designing Texas, and was the cover feature for Natural Home Magazine. It is the tallest straw bale home in Texas, and architecturally unique with hand-painted tiles & gemstones woven into the flooring. It is designed to sleep two, however bedding may be added to sleep up to four. This home is perfect for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, private retreat, or to rent as a main house for your event/retreat.

At the front entrance, you are met with a beautiful view of the entire property, garden, & a koi pond. Walk through the soaring entry way into the downstairs main living area with a cornerstone fireplace, sunken level lounge, & fully equipped chef’s kitchen. Upstairs you’ll find a stunning large master bedroom with queen size bed, study, master bath with dual sided fireplace (take a bath by the fire!), and a spiral staircase leading to the 3rd floor meditation room & viewing tower. Open the back door to an inviting large-covered porch with a fireplace, hot tub, and gorgeous views of the lake and sunset. “La Casa de Joy” was originally built by an artist & healer J. Long; her creativity & energy can be felt throughout the entire property.

Enjoy on-site amenities: yoga, thai massage, holistic personal training, retreat packages, private hot tub, herb garden, organic composting sphere, coffee/tea, all-natural body products, wifi, private access to the lake, swimming, sunset views, walking trails, waterfall, fire pit, multiple decks, our air-conditioned “floating cabin”, & the soothing sounds & sites of nature. Please check availability when booking.

Local attractions: tomato happy hour, wineries, hiking, natural springs, canopy tours, boating/kayaking, shopping, restaurants, & more!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Bethany (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2009
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Luxury Romantic Straw Bale Home, Lakefront, Hot Tub, Massage, Yoga
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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Luxury Romantic Straw Bale Home, Lakefront, Hot Tub, Massage, Yoga
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238083
+1 512 - (843-5253)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Austin, TX
5

Magic Thai massage and yoga during an awesome stay

  • 5 of 5
Anyone yearning for a "coming back to your senses" retreat with lots of creature comforts should spend some time at Living Waters. Bethany our hostess and instructor did a super job giving us a wonderful deep tissue massage and a very thorough yoga lesson. I would only recommend this gem to my favorite people. An added benefit is the kitchen which is perfect for cooking your own relaxing meals. Restaurants are about 20 minutes away but then again - who wants to leave paradise?
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Romantic Straw Bale Home, Lakefront, Hot Tub, Massage, Yoga
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238083
+1 512 - (843-5253)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Houston Texas USA
5

soulmate weekend

  • 5 of 5
Bethany and Travis were great hosts! The property and experience was amazing! We lived every second and recommend it to all!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Allen! We loved hosting you here and meeting you both - you are the sweetest couple! We wish you the best in your marriage and journey together.

We hope to see you soon,
Bethany& Travis
business
Luxury Romantic Straw Bale Home, Lakefront, Hot Tub, Massage, Yoga
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238083
+1 512 - (843-5253)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Hutto, Texas
5

Amazing facility

  • 5 of 5
We used the entire site for a directors' retreat...it was ideal. Everyone was able to rest, relax, and really feel commited to the work that we had to accomplish.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Romantic Straw Bale Home, Lakefront, Hot Tub, Massage, Yoga
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238083
+1 512 - (843-5253)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Universal City, Texas
5

Review of La Casa de Joy

  • 5 of 5
We were very happy with our stay at La Casa de Joy. The house and grounds are beautiful. We wish we could have stayed longer. Bethany, who greeted us, was a very precious and helpful lady.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Romantic Straw Bale Home, Lakefront, Hot Tub, Massage, Yoga
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238083
+1 512 - (843-5253)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Austin, Texas
5

A peaceful wedding (yes, it's possible!)

A peaceful wedding (yes, it's possible!)
  • 5 of 5
On a beautiful spring morning we were married at Living Waters. We booked the entire facility for the weekend to house our out-of-town friends and family. The atmosphere exudes peace and was perfectly aligned with our vision for the weekend. Neither one of us wanted to obsess over the “typical and expected” wedding day/weekend issues (for example, having every decoration look perfect to within an inch of its life). We wanted a neurotic-free zone, and Living Waters totally delivered—starting with Bethany and Travis. They are completely calm souls. Bethany answered all of our questions promptly.

The arrangement of the buildings and grounds allowed for a very private and intimate weekend. We enjoyed the hammocks, native plants and appreciated that it was not an overly-manicured environment—it’s an honest, natural setting. Can you tell we despise over-production?
We brought food from our favorite trailers in Austin and availed ourselves of the kitchens to store, heat, and serve the food. Everything we needed was there. And throughout the weekend, Bethany and Travis were there if we needed anything.

Best of all, after our friends and family left, we were able to stay and enjoy a slow afternoon with the hummingbirds, butterflies, and leftover wedding cake. Living Waters is a remarkable venue that will be in our hearts forever. Thank you for everything.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Romantic Straw Bale Home, Lakefront, Hot Tub, Massage, Yoga
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238083
+1 512 - (843-5253)
Spicewood Lake Travis
Houston, TX
5

Perfect Perfect Perfect Weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5
We went to Living Water for our corporate retreat, and what an amazing time it was! Not only is the place stunning, it's so incredibly peaceful. Like you can feel the energy of the place just exudes serenity. You literally cannot be stressed there!
Bethany and Travis, the caretakers of the property, greeted us and orientated us for our time there, showing us everything the property had to offer. Our company hired a private chef that was on property for all our food needs (very reasonably priced I heard!), so Friday after arrival we had a delicious dinner. Our rooms were actually little unique cottages all over the property, so offered total privacy. Complete with fridge, coffee maker, wine glasses (you know, the essentials)! : ) Day two brought morning Yoga led by Bethany at the outdoor yoga studio on property. Then Thai massage by Travis in the indoor treehouse. Some cleansing water, a delicious lunch, and a little time by the gorgeous outdoor fireplace. We went on a little nature walk down the steps that have been carved into the side of the hill in stone and walked down the river and got some fresh air. Back to the house then off to a wine tasting at the Stonehouse Vineyard (about a 5 min. walk from the house). We got back in time for a little dip in the hot tub that overlooks the river and watched the sunset while we sipped on some pre-dinner cocktails. Total heaven! Another amazing dinner and then gathered outside around a big metal fire pit and chatted the night away. The whole place is wired for outdoor sound. Such a nice touch!
Sunday was the worst day, because we had to leave : ( But after a yummy breakfast, we hit the road home, relaxed and refreshed and talking about how soon we could go back. The two things was didn't get to take advantage of was the zip lining tours just up the street (not enough hours in the day!) and getting in the river as it was a little cold at this time of year. Hopefully if we're back in the summer we can take advantage of that.
This was one of the most luxurious and relaxing vacations I've never had, and I've done my fair share of traveling. The best part is, it was right here in Austin! I will be back ASAP. Highly recommend this to anyone that just wants to get away for some peace and relaxation (and a little fun of course). Great for kids, couples, groups, families, etc. Loved it!
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Enjoy on-site amenities: yoga, thai massage, holistic personal training, retreat packages, private hot tub, herb garden, organic composting sphere, coffee/tea, all-natural body products, wifi, private access to the lake, swimming, sunset views, walking trails, waterfall, fire pit, multiple decks, our air-conditioned “floating cabin”, & the soothing sounds & sites of nature. Please check availability when booking.

Local attractions: tomato happy hour, wineries, hiking, natural springs, canopy tours, boating/kayaking, shopping, restaurants, & more!

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Availability & Rates

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Spicewood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
1 night minimum stay
$345
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,456
$8,880
 
 
In-Season & Holiday Rates
Mar 1 - Oct 31
1 night minimum stay
$345
From
$395
Fri,Sat
 
 
Off-Season Rates
Nov 1 - Feb 28
1 night minimum stay
$295
From
$345
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Please Add $90 Cleaning Fee & 6% tax. Cleaning Fee Waived for Stays of 7 Nights and More.
Notes 2-Night Minimum on Weekends. 3-Night Minimum on Holidays. Ask About Weekly/Monthly Stay Discounts, Specials & Retreat Packages.
50% Deposit Required to Reserve Your Home. The 2nd Half is Processed 14 Days Before Your Visit. Once Payments Are Charged, They Are Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable.
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Amenities

Amenities

Spicewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Living Room
  • Telescope
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Study Room
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Take a bath by the fire!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Study Area - Additional bedding can be added to sleep up to 2
  • The study can be converted into an extra bedroom upon request.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
On-site Community & Private Yoga, Thai Massage, Holistic Personal Training, Retreat Packages, Boat Dock/Floating Cabin, Waterfall, & Plenty of Nature

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