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Steve Smith and Linda Scott

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Steve Smith and Linda Scott

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Bastrop Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, full bathroom with huge walk in shower, sleeps 6

Beautiful River Front Log Cabin Treehouse with the Colorado River running through the back yard. This newly remodeled 2 bedroom 1300 sq ft cabin has a wrap around upper deck for spectacular views of the river, gas grill; spacious living room with vaulted ceiling; stone gas fireplace; Mayan family indoor/outdoor hammock; Sleeps 6 king and queen bedrooms and very comfortable pull out sofa bed; fully equipped kitchen with all amenities; large bathroom with huge walk-in stone and glass tiled shower; washer/dryer; ping pong table, picnic table and porch swing on downstairs patio; private dock great for fishing and kayaking. Only 2 miles from historic downtown Bastrop; 25 miles from the airport (AUS) and 40 minute drive from Austin. Golfing, kayaking, bicycling, shopping, fishing, live theater, antique shops, farmer's markets.

Beautiful Log Treehouse: We bought this cabin in the summer of 2009 and feel so fortunate to be able to share it with guests and friends and family. All three of our kids (now grown) love coming here to kayak, fish, golf, bird watch, relax and explore with their families. Our cabin is nestled high up in Pecan, Sycamore, Mimosa and Redbud trees. The view from the upper deck is fantastic. Great for bird watching. We hear the owls at night and watch red tailed hawks make nests and raise their babies. We have left the chicken coop standing as some day we hope to retire here and raise a small flock. You can't beat this for a perfect vacation spot whether you're wanting adventure or relaxation.

Most Historic Town in Texas: Bastrop is known as the 'most historic small town in Texas'. Historic Main Street has lots of interesting shops great for hunting antiques, great restaurants, live music in the evenings and a good old down home environment. There are an abundance of parks, several excellent golf courses, places to rent bikes and kayaks, live theater at the Bastrop Opera House and incredible historic homes. We're only 40 minutes from Austin and 30 minutes from the Austin Bergstrom Airport

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Smith and Linda Scott (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2015

About Steve Smith and Linda Scott

Steve and I (Linda) live in Austin, TX. Steve has a tile installation business in Austin and I am a counselor. Steve was born in west Texas. I'm from New Jersey but have lived more than half my life in Texas. Our children were all born in Houston. We love Austin and the surrounding area especialy Bastrop and may retire there one day.

Steve Smith and Linda Scott purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Steve Smith and Linda Scott chose Bastrop

We were so lucky to find this incredible cabin on the Colorado River in Bastrop that was previously owned by a friend of my sister. Once we saw how beautiful and peaceful it was we couldn't believe our good luck. We fell in love! It's such an incredible place for our family to gather. We fish, swim, kayak, ride bicycles, play ping pong and, oh yes, completely relax from the stresses of our busy lives.

What makes this cabin unique

The back yard has a private dock where you can sit and fish or launch a small boat or kayak. The cabin is kept immaculately clean. It's so spacious with vaulted ceilings in the living room. The Mayan family hammock is always up inside the cabin but can easily be hooked up on the upper deck. It's hard to find a more peaceful experience than having breakfast or coffee on the deck overlooking the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda and Family,

What a great place to celebrate the New Year! This spot was ideal for my son to use the canoe he received for Xmas! We cruised up and down the river - even at night w/ our spotlight. We caught 3 bass. One we ate for dinner :). We played ping pong and my youngest son never wanted to get out of the hammock! Your cabin is lovely. What a nice break from the city.

Thank you, Thank you
Dec 2013
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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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based on 24 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.75 based on 34 reviews
United States

Peaceful cabin on the river

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cabin on the river, very clean & welcoming. River is a bit low so fishing was not that good. Only complaint which is no fault of the owners is encountering a loose pit bull while fishing. Very convenient to town!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the cabin and found it welcoming. We've never seen a pit bull in the area before. Hope that wasn't too scary. Wishing you the best. Linda and Steve

Nice but...

  • 4 of 5

I am going to give the kind of review that I would think would be helpful if you considering booking.


1. The owners are super attentive, which is great if you have questions

2. Property is very nice

a. Beds are super comfortable & Rooms are big

b. Has a hammock that was surprisingly wonderful

c. Right on the water

d. Kitchen is stocked with pretty much everything you need

e. Very well kept and clean

f. Loved the large stand up shower

g. Fire pit in the back is fun for that outdoor feel

h. Very close to the state park where we were able to fish a little

I. Has washer / dryer so you don't need to pack a ton

J. The 8 year old had a blast, and with no TV that's saying a lot.


a. A tad bit pricey, but I understand they want a clientele that will not destroy their property

b. The property is on very high pillars, so there's quite a stair climb (not ideal for older folks)

c. The property is on somewhat of a hill, so walking down to the water and back up to the property is once again a bit of a task for older folks

d. There was really no fishing in the river and that's what we hoped to do most of the time.

e. The neighbors are closer then we would have hoped. Not that it was a big deal, because it wasn't...we just thought that we would have been more secluded

Overall, we really enjoyed it. If we would have known that there would have been no fish, we would have prepared differently...maybe finding places close by to visit. The owners are really helpful and it's a place we would recommend to youngers families. We wouldn't take my father (78) there again just because of all the levels and we would probably recommend going in warmer weather.

Thanks Linda & Steve! Happy Holidays,


  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our cabin on the river. We're so pleased that you had a good time and found the cabin clean, comfortable, and well stocked with lots of great amenities. I'm so sorry that you didn't have any luck fishing from the dock. Our grown kids often fish from the dock as well as many of our guests, and usually report that they have caught bass or catfish. We call the cabin our "treehouse" because it is elevated - on the second story - about 15 or 16 steps, so I agree that if steps are a problem, this might not be the best vacation choice. Steve and I are glad you really enjoyed yourselves. We wish you very Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!
Round Rock, TX

Lovely elevated cabin on the river

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, peaceful treehouse right on the river! It had a remote feeling while being close enough to pop over to Bastrop to shop, do some wine tasting, and enjoy delicious tacos before returning to relax and chat on the porch. Nicely decorated, luxurious shower, soft sheets and good quality beds, equipped kitchen with lovely stoneware for our cheese and crackers. I went for a girls' weekend with a friend, and I'd love to go back with my family sometime. Definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at our wonderful cabin. We really want our guests to have a great time. You were terrific guests and we welcome you and your families back any time. All the best, Linda & Steve

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Just want to thank you for a wonderful experience at your river-house this past weekend. Loved the ping-pong table and the accessibility to the outdoors. We caught a bass, a couple of extremely large gar and enough perch to keep everyone interested ;).

We cannot wait to bring the family next time.

Thanks so much again!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for letting us know you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. Wishing you all the best, Linda and Steve
Dallas, TX

Our expectations were far exceeded!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin! The Colorado River was literally steps away from the lower patio, and the view was beautiful! Loved the hammock and outdoor swing, and the ping-pong table provided hours of entertainment. Everything on the inside of the cabin appeared new, clean, and well-maintained. I also appreciated the helpful little how-to notes for the appliances in the cabin. The town of Bastrop was charming, and we were even able to contact a canoe company that was willing to deliver a canoe to the dock behind the cabin which was super convenient, and turned out to be a blast. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone traveling with 4-6 people, because it's really a great value for the cost. We plan on booking this cabin again hopefully sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing your review of the cabin. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to having you return. All the very best, Linda & Steve

Great get-away from it all weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin! Right on the river--just steps away! My boys had so much fun in the hammock! Who would have thought a hammock could bring such happiness to my two boys--they were fighting over who would get to sit in it next. Precious! We brought our canoe and had such a great time on the water! Caught three nice sized bass which we cooked for dinner. The cabin has all the supplies you need for cooking any meal--that was greatly appreciated. The next door neighbor was so sweet inviting my husband to his house to watch the end of a big football game at his house when he saw my hubby sitting in the truck listening to the game on the radio :-)

Shower was heavenly and the tile work beautiful! We enjoyed all the touches put into this cabin. Great to have the games there, too....we had some great domino and card games....back to the basics with the kids. SO NICE to get them off the xbox and have good family time!!

We will definitely be back! Made some awesome memories here--thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for reviewing your stay. It means a lot to us that our guests have a real get away and a chance to slow down and spend quality (and quantity) time with family and friends. We look forward to having you return and wish you all the best. Linda and Steve


This gorgeous treehouse log cabin is located 30 miles east of Austin and 15 miles west of Smithville. It is located right on the Colorado River with over 100 feet of river frontage. Private dock is great for fishing or launching your kayak, wrap around upper deck with beautiful river view and lower patio with ping pong table, picnic table and porch swing. Kitchen and bathroom have all amenities including hair dryer. Wireless Internet. Spacious king and queen bedrooms with a very comfortable queen pull out sofa. Vaulted ceiling in living room with gas fireplace. Ceiling fans. Indoor/outdoor Mayan Family Hammock. All linens, towels and soaps provided. Washer and Dryer. Everything you need for a wonderful get-away.


Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Bastrop Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Formula One 2015
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 13.75%
Notes Reservations are not secured until the Rental Rules Agreement is signed and returned to the property owner and payment is made in full.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bastrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with huge walk-in shower newly tiled with natural stone and glass tiles. Soap, linens and towels, toilet paper, tissues provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 large bedrooms with ceiling fans, clock/radios, bedside lamps, linens, comforters and comfortable pillows. Wood floors and log walls with beautiful Bolivian tapestries, dressers, chairs and large closets. King bedroom overlooks the river. Queen bedroom has an additional very comfortable Queen pull out sofa.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This cabin has all amenities from the wrap around deck to the outdoor gas grill, indoor and outdoor hammock, full kitchen and laundry room with washer and dryer, laundry detergent, iron and ironing board. Ping pong table, porch swing and picnic table on the downstairs patio and lots of puzzles and games for young and old. Stereo system, radios, very comfortable new living room furniture. The main feature is the amazingly beautiful and relaxing natural outdoor environment right on the river. Having your morning coffee or breakfast on the upper deck overlooking the river, or fishing off the private dock is a real treat. Great for bird watching. Two red tailed hawks made their nest high up in the trees this summer (3 babies). No television to interfere with your spontaneity and inner peace. Lots of time for family fun. Local bicycle and kayak rentals available.

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