LAKE AUSTIN WATERFRONT RETREAT - HOT TUB, WIFI, DOGS OKAY

Rachel Sotsky

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LAKE AUSTIN WATERFRONT RETREAT - HOT TUB, WIFI, DOGS OKAY

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Waterfront 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7, Boat Dock, Hot Tub, Huge Trees and Yard

Lake Austin waterfront is a great place to escape all year around. Lake Austin Retreat offers a beautiful Mexican style waterfront property with a boat dock, huge decks and a hot tub situated on a secluded bend of Lake Austin just 20 miles from downtown Austin. Relax, unwind, swim, canoe, kayak, bird-watch, fish, or enjoy a spa-treatment at nearby Lake Austin Spa. The house accommodates 7 guests, and the spacious back yard offers an abundance of outdoor space for socializing, BBQ'n, playing or enjoying quiet hammock-time. Bring your boat and ski (boats can be moored at the dock but no boat lift is available), or lounge by the water's edge and drink in the view of the Golden Cheeked-Warbler habitat directly across the lake. You will love taking advantage of the most peaceful stretch of Lake Austin. Mornings are not to be missed. Grab your coffee or tea and watch the morning fog pull back revealing a glass-like surface that mirrors the rolling hills above. Just 35 Miles from the new F-1 Track in Austin, 20 miles from SXSW and ACL Festival.

The Retreat: Lake Austin is a great place to escape all year around. Lake Austin Retreat offers a beautiful Mexican style waterfront property with a boat dock and huge deck situated on a secluded bend of Lake Austin just 20 miles from downtown Austin. Relax, unwind, swim, canoe, kayak, bird-watch, fish, or enjoy a spa-treatment at nearby Lake Austin Spa. The house accommodates 7 guests, and the spacious back yard offers an abundance of outdoor space for socializing, BBQ'n, playing or enjoying quiet hammock-time. Bring your boat and ski, or lounge by the water's edge and drink in the view of the Golden Cheeked-Warbler habitat directly across the lake. You will love taking advantage of the most peaceful stretch of Lake Austin. Mornings are not to be missed. Grab your coffee or tea and watch the morning fog pull back revealing a glass like surface that mirrors the rolling hills above.

The Activities: By Day - Canoeing, kayaking (life jackets and paddles provided), hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, skiing and wakeboarding, bring your boat and moor it at the dock. You can canoe, kayak or walk 1/4 mile to the Lake Austin Spa for world-class spa services.

By Night - Dining, grilling,star-gazing or hitting the downtown or lakeside Austin nightlife.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rachel Sotsky

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I have lived in Austin since 1992. My wife, two daughters, our dog Muki and two guinea pigs live in central Austin. We love being outdoors, swimming, hiking and playing.

Rachel Sotsky purchased this house in 1995

My love of being on the water and waterskiing before work in the morning drove me to purchase this wonderful house on Lake Austin 1995. I lived in the house full-time until 1999, when I moved to central Austin to be closer to work.

The area across the lake from the house is a Golden Cheeked Warbler Habitat so it is completely undeveloped. The view from the 600 sf deck on top of the boat dock is just beautiful with am undeveloped 'mountain' (by Austin standards) instead of houses. Evenings and early mornings on the deck are particularly magical.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243133
+001 678 698-8878
Austin Austin area
Austin, TX
5

Made for a wonderful long girls weekend

  • 5 of 5
The house is perfectly nestled on Lake Austin and conveniently located near Quinlan Park boat launch to bring your boat. The house fits six very comfortably and was the perfect retreat for our annual girls trip this year in Austin. We took advantage of the amenities including fishing from the boat dock (caught some nice bass) to hot tubbing with a glass of wine after long days of boating on the lake. We were able to easily launch our boat and tie up to the dock for our use during our stay. Everyone in our group raved about the weekend and our accommodations. I was pleased, particularly since I live in Austin and was responsible for planning the weekend for myself and my guests who traveled to Austin and ranged in age. Despite being a local and having spent many days on Lake Austin, staying at the lake house was as if we were at a private retreat someplace else. I will definitely stay here again and strongly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243133
+001 678 698-8878
Austin Austin area
4

Great Lake Austin get-a-way for the whole family

  • 4 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat. Huge grassy lawn and wonderful dock! Enjoyed swimming and kayaking, but the best part was the fishing! We caught Sunfish, Catfish, Bass and even a rare Drum! Relaxed with a cup of coffee and a fishing pole each morning and took in the beautiful setting. The lake was very, very busy on Sunday, but it did get quieter during the week. The owner and property manager were very responsive and helpful. Great time had by all.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243133
+001 678 698-8878
Austin Austin area
Friendswood, Texas
5

SECOND TIME BETTER THAN THE FIRST

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year and we enjoyed even more than the first! Felt like we'd come home to "our" house and it was good to be back. We didn't fish, but people were catching them like crazy and we saw some big ones swimming/jumping at end of dock. The hydrilla problem is under control thanks to the introduction of the grass-eating carp so no more worry about clogging your intake/propeller. We went from one end of the lake to the other and it was great. As always, the house is cozy and just right ... private, quiet area, low boat traffic, beautiful scenery, totally restful ... even had a cool breeze during our sunset cruises. Hard to beat that first cup of coffee on the porch watching the water! And, importantly, Randalls and good restaurants (try Steiner Ranch Steak House) are just minutes away. We come to be at the house and the water, but there's plenty to do in the surrounding area and for those into physical abuse, a kayak and canoe! We prefer the boat/jet ski/float -- a privilege of advancing years :)
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243133
+001 678 698-8878
Austin Austin area
5

Great property! Loved every inch!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this place and will never forget the weekend we had out there. I am born and raised in central texas and when I walked down to the lake and saw the hills and beautiful views, I did not feel like I was in Austin, much less Texas. The house was perfect and the bathroom is gorgeous!!! We loved using the kayaks and canoe and the mornings are amazing out there. Overall, we had an unforgettable girls trip!!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243133
+001 678 698-8878
Austin Austin area
Friendswood, Texas
5

LAKEHOUSE THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

  • 5 of 5
As soon as we walked in, we felt at home. This is the kind of lakehouse I was raised on (don't want no Moorish McMansion, thank you!). It's rustic, comfy, private, and the setting is out of this world. Wine and cheese on the deck shaded by a big tree over the boat house looking at the water and the hills across the water? Priceless! Even the blasted hydrilla wasn't that big an issue for us (thanks to all those July 4th folks who chopped it up). Randalls is just down the road, but a stay here is going back to another time, another place, and that's just what we were looking for. OOOhhhh, and there are big fish to be had for those who might want to wet a line! Only bad thing was discovering how fabulous a 4'x7' shower is! Husband is in trouble now! :)))
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243133
+001 678 698-8878
Austin Austin area
5

HEAVEN on the lake

  • 5 of 5
For renting my first lakehouse, this place and the management completely blew my expectations out of the water. All the coordinating and emailing was very attentive and quick, plus they're very good with paperwork and giving you all the information you need upfront. I only called once to make sure I had the right place, it's to the left of the boat ramp and privately tucked away. The kitchen, living rooms and bedrooms were all spotless and stocked with essentials ... even the kitchen has just about everything you probably forgot at home (like a small amount of cooking spray, spices, coffee, blender, extra cooler, etc). The television is much larger than the one in the photo (about a 37" or 42" flat screen), cable/internet/water/sony sound systems all functional. The daybeds in the rooms are not easily moveable, so I wouldn't recommend bringing more than 6 people if sleep privacy is a concern. We brought our Xbox and played every morning with no issues. The temp got down to about 50 degrees, and We were able to build a nice fire in the fireplace, and enjoy the hot tub (all 6 of us managed to sit comfortably with a minimal amount of footsy). But the PATIO and the DOCK are to die for. There are plenty of chairs on the upper deck, a hammock, and tons of privacy and shade from the trees above. A speed boat or fishing boat would sail by about twice every half hour...very quiet waters. It was worth every penny to be ON the lake. Also, the lake was pretty full...I was nervous about low water levels, but definitely not the case when we went! The kayaks and canoe were fun and my little dog was completely secure, leashlessly roaming around the huge back yard. I kind of wish the Bluffs/UT Golf center would've put a Walgreens closer (5 min to the nearest gas station, 10 min to the Randalls, and Walgreens), but other than that...this lakehouse is a slice of hill country heaven!!

I'm definitely coming back...my boyfriend proposed to me on that dock!! :D
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin Berstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
183 and 620
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Fion's
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lakeside Pizza *Awesome Food*
Car: recommended

Austin, Texas, home of SXSW, Austin City Limits Festival and the worlds largest urban bat colony, is located in Central Texas about 200 miles south of Dallas and 140 miles east of Houston. Austin is the beginning of the Texas Hill Country where the landscape turns from flat lands into beautiful rolling hills. Lake Austin runs 26 miles from Lake Travis through the City of Austin. Our vacation retreat is located on the waterfront of Lake Austin, about 25 minutes from downtown Austin, directly across from the Golden-Cheeked Warbler Sanctuary.

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Peak Season
Apr 2 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$365
$1,750
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Carport
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodelled
  • New, very large walk-in shower with two shower heads and new bathroom vanity just added
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Pac-n-play Available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • A twin sized daybed plus a twin sized trundle
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Our vacation retreat is located less than 1/4 mile from the award winning Lake Austin Spa. Walk, canoe or kayak to the Lake Austin Spa for world-class spa services. The wireless internet allows you to get a little work done, if necessary, from the deck above the boat dock with a view you will want to savor. Or just lounge in the hammock for a well deserved siesta. The boat dock is available to moor your boat of up to 25 feet during your stay (boats can be moored at the dock but no boat lift is available), and a boat ramp is available less than 50 feet from the dock. A large, private hot tub/spa has just been added on a new deck for added relaxation during your stay.

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