|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
We're booking for summer 2015! Reserve now so you won't be left out. You'll enjoy our lovely house right on the water as the perfect venue for fun with family & friends. Remember that we're on a constant level lake, so there is always water in Lake Austin (not so in Lake Travis.)
This is a great location when you come in for UT sports. Only 20 minutes to UT for Longhorn football, basketball, and baseball/softball fields. Book now for UT Graduations, SXSW/Spring Break in March, Memorial Day weekend and summer vacations.
NOTE: Weekdays & holidays have 3 day minimum stay, weekends, 2 days. (The 'rate calculator' doesn't always take this into consideration, but we hold to the minimums.:)
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Just a few minutes west of downtown Austin, you’ll have a wonderfully private custom-built home on Lake Austin. Whether you’re in town for UT, business, entertainment, or just need a weekend away from your home in Austin, any reason is a good reason to stay at Hastings House.
We have a nice private boat dock & large deck above with great views. It has a powerful boat lift that accommodates most ski boats up to 24 feet & you can bring your own boat. (No pontoon boats on it, please.) The dock is only a few steps down from the house, so you can quickly hop in your boat and be on your way. On either side of the dock is a generous swimming area for a bracing dip in the cool waters of Lake Austin. Lake Austin is a constant level lake, so the boat ramps are always open.
This home affords privacy, but is an easy trip in your boat to the Hula Hut (Mexican food), Ski Shores (for burgers) or County Line on the Lake (BBQ.) Ten minutes away is the fabulous Hill Country Galleria for shopping, restaurants & movies (including Whole Foods Market.) The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is close by if you’re interested in hiking & seeing the Texas Hill Country.
There is a convenience store just blocks away and HEB and Whole Foods just 10 minutes away for food or anything you may need. It's only takes about 20 minutes to get to downtown Austin, UT, the Convention Center, Zilker Park & the 6th Street entertainment district.
The house is a tri-level home built on a hillside, designed by architect Robert Pringle. On the entry level is the 'middle' bedroom which has a queen-sized bed. There is a 36 inch TV with DVD player & cable in this room. Also on this level is a full bath with a shower. Upstairs is the loft master bedroom with a king-sized bed. The master has a private balcony overlooking Lake Austin & the loft overlooks the living room. There are vertical blinds to close off for more visual privacy. There is a flat-screen TV with DVD/VCR in this bedroom and an iPod/iPhone clock radio. The master bath has a bathtub with shower along with double sinks & a separate vanity & 2 walk-in closets. Also upstairs is the 3rd bedroom, with a twin day bed & trundle. All bed linens & bath towels are provided. We can sleep up to 8 people.
Downstairs is the living room with its soaring natural wood ceiling, a wall of lakeside windows & a lovely limestone fireplace. One sofa folds out into a queen-sized bed for sleeping accommodations (how you sleep 8 at HL.)The house has Wi-Fi, so if you need to work or do a little Internet surfing, you can do it easily. In the living room, we have a 60” LED HD TV with a Blu-ray player and Netflix access, but with the view from the house, deck & boat dock, you may never turn on any of the TVs at all!
The fully furnished kitchen includes a Jenn-Air range with optional grill. Our Energy Star dishwasher saves water & energy and is extra quiet! The oak table in the dining room seats eight & there is a rolling drop-leaf table for additional seating for 4. The refrigerator has in-door ice & water. We’re fully stocked with lots of dinnerware & cooking utensils. Basic cooking supplies are on hand, (spices, flour, corn meal, popcorn, etc.) as well. Also on this level are the powder room & the laundry Energy Star washer & dryer. Just out the back door is a propane grill for doing a bit of outside grilling.
There are four ceiling fans in the home & two separate air handling units to keep the house very comfortable in the summer or winter.
Adjacent to the house & overlooking the lake is a large tree shaded deck with three large pecan trees growing up next to and through the deck, or you can go out on the deck above the boat slip & enjoy the quiet, smooth water early in the morning & the sunsets in the evening.
You can cook out on the gas grill & dine under the stars on the house or boat deck. Outdoor tables on both decks make that easy. Relaxing on the boat deck as dusk falls is the perfect way to end the day. The deck above the boat dock is great for sunning, dining or entertaining. From the boat deck, watch the bats chasing insects in the summer as you enjoy a fabulous Hill Country sunset.
There is plenty of parking for 4-6 vehicles & your boat trailer. The house is at the end of a private road so there is no traffic (except the neighbors).
Austin generally has a temperate climate year-round, so you can hop aboard your boat & be skiing in minutes, or go swimming off of the dock most of the year. If the water is too cold for you, do some early morning fishing, visit area shopping or just do some serious relaxing.
During your stay, you’re in your own private world, but Austin is just a short drive or boat ride away.
This is also great location for small business & church day retreats, corporate relocation, & writer seclusion, but Special Event Insurance is required when having more than 10 people on the premises for any amount of time, and no more than 25 people on the property of Hastings Lakehouse is allowed for these events. Families enjoy making this their “home base” when in town for weddings or family reunions. It is a good place, too, for wedding guests- parents, even the bride & groom's first night as a married couple. How romantic to be right on the lake to enjoy your first married night & morning.
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If this sounds too good to be true, well, this is our second home & we love it, so we may be a little biased. We hope you will build great memories as has our family through the years.
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Hastings House is owned by the Hastings siblings- Annette, Mark & Scott. We all stayed in the Austin area, and all enjoy spending time at Hastings House with our friends and family.
Our parents bought the property around 50 years ago based on the beautiful sunset views. The house was built in 1984. It is close enough to town that it is convenient to get to, yet far enough so that you can still get away.
Privacy with the constant level lake just a few feet away. A bit of Austin history in the old bricks from Congress Avenue over the fireplace.
At Hastings House, it is easy to forget your cares and just relax.
Such a beautiful view! The sunsets were gorgeous! The house worked perfectly for our three generations of family! We zipped right into town for the Longhorn game on Saturday :) Thank you for allowing us into your home!
The pictures don't quite capture how beautiful the Hastings House is.
It is a well cared for and beautiful home. Due to the rain, we were not able to utilize the deck as much as would have liked. But the one day when it was nice and sunny it was really lovely to sit outside and Grill.
We will definitely be looking to rent this house again.
Spent a few nights with a group of girlfriends for a long weekend away and had a great time. Our group is from coast to coast and everywhere in between. The house was clean and had all the amenities we could ask for. We even had a chef come and cook for us! There is plenty of cozy seating and extras of anything were easy to find. The neighborhood is really nice - we went for runs every day! It's a short uber ride from downtown relatively easy to find.
The owners were SUPER accommodating and responsive. Would definitely stay here again.
Listing was accurate and location was perfect for us, bride's family, halfway between bride's home in Lakeway and wedding venue Downtown.
Really enjoyed the greenery, as it is still winter in Pennsylvania.
Home was clean except for tall ceilings which hosted cobwebs, and deck and patio furnuture (nice stuff) which we cleaned before use.
AC worked great (unseasonably warm). Deck above dock was wonderful. Nice TV in Great Room. Good WiFi which enabled working when necessary. Deck outside great room was nice also, shaded. Layout of house was perfect for us.
Our family including 3 of our grandchildren, ages 7 and 11, thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Lake Austin. The house was very comfortable and accommodating. We spent most of our time on the deck and boat dock. The fishing was especially good.
Home is well located and well equipped. Owners were very helpful and cooperative. We were there for Christmas holidays and would enjoy this home in the summer months for the water activities.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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