RELAXING WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE AUSTIN, W/ PRIVATE BOAT DOCK

Mark Hastings

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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RELAXING WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE AUSTIN, W/ PRIVATE BOAT DOCK

Lake Austin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, (king, queen & 2 twins), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3-8)

You'll enjoy our lovely house right on the water as the perfect venue for fun with family & friends. Summer is booking quickly! Remember that we're on a constant level lake, so there is always water in Lake Austin (not so in Lake Travis.)

Brand new sofas just delivered, new built-in entertainment center, too.

Make sure you've got a great 'home base' by booking now. It isn't too early to book for big UT games in teh fall or baseball now.

Click on View Calendar button above for availability, which we keep updated.

Just 20 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. 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 by 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 the newly opened Whole Foods Market.) Not far is the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve if you’re interested in hiking & seeing the Texas Hill Country.

There is a convenience store just blocks away and a supermarket 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 recently remodeled 'middle' bedroom which has a queen-sized bed. There is a 36 inch TV with DVD player & cable in this room & a small stereo with a connector for your MP3/iPod. Also on this level is a full bath with a shower.

Upstairs is the loft master bedroom with a king-sized 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 TV with DVD/VCR in this bedroom and a 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 another bedroom, which is enclosed, with a twin day bed & trundle. All bed linens & bath towels are provided.

Downstairs is the living room with its soaring natural wood ceiling, a wall of lakeside windows & a lovely limestone fireplace. The two sofas fold out into queen-sized beds for additional sleeping accommodations. In the living room, we have a brand new 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 house has Wi-Fi, so if you need to work or do a little Internet surfing, you can do it easily.

The fully furnished kitchen includes a Jenn-Air range with optional grill. Our new 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 is the powder room & the laundry Energy Star washer & dryer. Just out the back door is a propane grill with a spare tank 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 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.

In the evening, you can cook out on the gas grill & dine under the stars on the house or boat deck. 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, 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.

See more pics & 'like' us on our page on Facebook- Hastings House (There is another 'Hastings House' - we're the one that shows an ivory colored home with lots of glass viewed through the trees.)

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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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!
Aug 2012
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Mark Hastings

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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 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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
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Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253029vb
(512) 479-9222 (Texas, USA)
Lake Austin Austin area
4

WEDDING PARTY.

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253029vb
(512) 479-9222 (Texas, USA)
Lake Austin Austin area
5

GREAT TIME ON LAKE AUSTIN

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253029vb
(512) 479-9222 (Texas, USA)
Lake Austin Austin area
5

FISHING WEEK WITH FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
great home , great lake , great area, great fishing
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253029vb
(512) 479-9222 (Texas, USA)
Lake Austin Austin area
5

CHRISTMAS RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253029vb
(512) 479-9222 (Texas, USA)
Lake Austin Austin area
Dallas, TX
5

WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I came down for a weekend getaway. Had a great time! The view from the deck was awesome. Great house for a great price. Would recommend to others. Mark was wonderful to deal with. He was very prompt and answered all my questions immediately.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253029vb
(512) 479-9222 (Texas, USA)
Lake Austin Austin area
Lafayette, LA
5

LAKE WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
Some friends and I spent the weekend on the lake. The house was great had everything we needed, amazing pier with boat lift. We really enjoyed our weekend at this house and it is at a great location on the water.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
71 West
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Availability & Rates

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Lake Austin House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day Weekend 2014
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,185
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,770
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Lake Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks and makeup area. Two walk in closets.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Powder room - toilet , Convenient powder room with unique mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Master bath
    Back Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with roll-out trundle
    Mid-level Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , New queen size bed.
    Main level - 1 sleep sofa /futon , One sleeper sofas make out to queen.
  • King size bed in loft master bedroom; Two Single Beds in back guest bedroom; New queen bed in mid-level bedroom; One of the sofas in living room makes into a queen sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Private boat dock with lift, Reading library, Clothes iron, Ironing board, Blow dryers, Trash compactor, Electric ice-cream maker, Chaise loungers, Board games, Puzzles, Karaoke machine, Broadband WiFi, iPod/MP3 connection to stereo, Electronic piano keyboard, Fireplace wood & starter logs
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