|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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 in 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.
The house was grate on the water for us to be able to fish and tie our boats up to come in and eat lunch and get warn. House was nice had everything you needed. We stayed 4 days and 3 nights had a grate time we will be back.
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.
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.
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 :)
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!!
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! :)))
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
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