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Lake Austin waterfront with dock

Jim Bowen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Jim Bowen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015
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Lake Austin waterfront with dock

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 adults + 4 children

This 2,000 sq ft home is located about 1 mile downstream of Mansfield Dam in the glassy waters of Lake Austin, a 20 mile long, constant level lake, that runs through West Austin. There are 75' of lake front with a dock. The Apache Shores boat launch is about 100 yards from the dock, although Summer weekend access is guarded, and may not be available. Alternate launch is 3 water miles, at Mary Quinlan, 11 drive miles away. This 3 level home includes about 800 sq ft of decks, and has 24 large windows that look onto Lake Austin. Motor boating & water skiing/boarding in the upper areas of Lake Austin offer some of the smoothest water surfaces in the world. Dock fishing from your backyard can yield a 2-4 lb. bass on a good day.

The house is perfect for two couples with children, or a serious water ski/wake boarding club. It comes with HD cable TV and wireless internet. There are 2 parking spots near the front door, and two more next to owners workshop where you can park your boat's trailer.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Jim Bowen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Jim Bowen

I am the co-ower.

Jim Bowen purchased this house in 1998

Why Jim Bowen chose Austin

Since dogs occasionally stay with our guests, please consider your stay here if you are hyper sensitive to dogs.

What makes this house unique

Private deck and dock over Lake Austin.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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 17 traveler reviews

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Lake Austin waterfront with dock
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
2

Home is tired and could be cleaned much better, but location is terrific

  • 2 of 5

There were loose tiles in the restrooms, kitchen could be updated, Owner's boat occupy's the lift, not sure why it's advertised as available. A/C had major issues during our stay which was a bummer for the first night, finally worked when I replaced the filthy filter and that finally allowed it to quit freezing. Owner has good intentions and really tries to appease (don't want to be appeased on vacation) but the property is just not up to snuff for an enjoyable family vacation without issues since the maintenance and housekeeping staff seem to be OK with just barely getting by... I would look elsewhere first and or pre-inspect before staying to make sure it is what you want.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regular housekeeper on vacation for this guest. Thus not so clean. Refunded night of bad AC, and paid for hotel rooms . Boat lift available on request. Loose tiles repaired.
Houston, Texas
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented the place for 4 days in June 2014. We took our ski boat and docked it in front. Incredible 4 days, my family had such a fun and relaxing time. The next door neighbor's yellow lab may be the nicest dog, would often come over and swim with the kids right off of the dock. As for indoors, the kitchen was big, and all of the necessary amenities were present.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
CEDAR PARK, TX
5

DUSTIN

  • 5 of 5

PERFECT WEEKEND RETREAT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Completely happy.

  • 5 of 5

I have nothing but good things to say about this place, my friends and I stayed thursday until sunday and enjoyed every minute of it. The pictures shown on this site do no justice for the house, it was perfect and very spacious. We spent most of our time on the back decks that offer great views and very relaxing atmosphere. Both neighbors on either side of us were very nice and friendly but left us our privacy at the same time.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great vacation on Lake Austin

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time at your home. Being on Lake Austin was fantastic and the neighborhood was very nice. We really enjoyed our stay from our time on the deck looking out over the water to getting to wake up to the sun rising in the loft bedroom. Kitchen was big and open and the house was clean. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place, easy and helpful owner.

  • 5 of 5

To be honest, the house was a lot more than my party needed, but we were glad we chose this place. It has a great location on the lake, the house was large, and had all of the things we needed given the price point. Jim was very responsive to my questions and all the charges to my credit card went throught without any problems. There are no built in cleaning charges/taxes, but I will say that if you're looking for a spotless home, you'll have to be willing to pay those supplemental charges that can be very expensive.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Iguana Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lakeway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hudson's on the Bend
Nearest Beach
Your backyard
Car: recommended

Upper Lake Austin is best known for it's glassy water for water skiing and wake boarding. The area is also known for good fishing. Apache Shores boat launch is 50 meters away, and nearest Lake Travis launch is a 15 minute drive. Lake Austin is a constant level lake, water level is always at the 491 msl mark. Summer water temperature at the dock can be as low as 72, but now around 82 because of the low level of Lake Travis.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer '15
Mar 1 2015 - Sep 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $35
Loss/Damage protection $49
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes 50% down non-refundable to hold, balance due on day of arrival.
Visa and Mastercard. 50% non-refundable to hold. Balance charged on day of arrival.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Day bed sleeps 2, sleeper coach sleeps 2, both in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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