THE COOLEST,TALLEST HOUSE-JUST STEPS AWAY TO PRIVATE MARINA

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THE COOLEST,TALLEST HOUSE-JUST STEPS AWAY TO PRIVATE MARINA

Lakeway Tower Rental Photos and Description

Tower, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-12)

The Tower of Travis is among the most unique houses on Lake Travis. There is no other house that has a similar appearance. The house was designed to resemble the superstructure of an ocean going vessel. The 4 levels towering nearly 7 stories in the air afford exceptional views of Lake Travis and the surrounding Hill Country.

The Tower of Travis is situated on 'Angel Point' located down a gravel lane a short distance from Bee Creek Road. Lake Travis is immediately adjacent (fish have been caught from the balconies when Lake Travis is in an elevated state). Look down into the top of our large heritage oak tree from the 2nd level balcony. The private marina is a great place to swim, float or boat in beautiful Lake Travis. After your fun filled day on Lake Travis, the roof top hot tub is a really great place to relax or party with your friends. You will enjoy the often incredible sunsets, and then the stars and moon start their show in the night sky. If you have the energy, please feel free to enjoy fishing or swimming into the night at our private marina. The Tower of Travis was designed for entertaining.

For those who desire, The Tower on Lake Travis is just a short drive to downtown Austin to take advantage of the entertainment available there.

If you desire a special event or large party (20 or more persons), such events must have prior permission, as special accommodations are necessary.

Have a really excellent time and enjoy your stay.

Keywords: luxury home, party home, built for entertaining, reunions, water front, great views, boating, swimming,

fishing

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Please be aware that Bee Creek Road to Highland Blvd. is going through extensive construction work. It is easy to miss the left hand turn onto Bee Creek Road just before Highland Blvd.

Drive Safe and Enjoy your stay.
May 2014
  • 1 of 5
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My name is Bill Fowler. I grew up in Austin and am a UT graduate. 1998 was a very lucky year for me, as I not only found Angel Point, but I met my wife to be Sherri. Sherri and I started the new millennium by marriage in New Zealand.

I designed,the Travis Tower during 1999 and my construction company, HHCC Inc., completed construction of the Travis Tower in during 2001.

The Owner purchased this tower in 1998

As a teen aged boy, I became addicted to Lake Travis. Back in the the mid 1990's I was a bachelor living on a large houseboat. Every weekend, I would take my houseboat up and down Lake Travis, exploring the many coves hoping to find the ultimate building site. I found the perfect piece of lake front property on Angel Point in Bee Creek Cove, where I built Travis Tower.

Travis Tower is a great place to unwind and enjoy what makes Austin and Central Texas special. You can enjoy the cool waters of Lake Travis which is usually just steps away.

Swim, boat , fish or float. Have an intimate evening watching the stars, relaxing in the roof top hot tub or have a party with your friends. The Tower of Travis has something for everyone.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.8
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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318295vb
512-784-4011
Lakeway Lake Travis
Houston, TX, USA
5

GREAT WEEKEND AT TRAVIS TOWER!

  • 5 of 5
Spectacular 4 story unique get away place on large branch of Lake Travis. Extremely nice interior, esp for a lake house or any house really. Tremendous kitchen and laundry room. Very nice they provide even beach towels. Incredible 270 degree views including sunrise and sunset from levels 2-4 with plenty of outdoor seating, lounge chairs, breezes and a really nice hot tub on the 4th floor where there is also a small but well equipped kitchen and toilet. Very quiet, but not too far from small convenience store or to Lakeway to rent boats and a driver. Only down side if the lake branch in front of house is a dry bed, but it makes for an interesting view of a true canyon which you don't get such a close view of that often in life. Caveats, it's 2 full decks of stairs to level 2 meaning you must haul your luggage up so all guest must have good mobility and at least one work horse (strong heart) to haul luggage up two flights. And one more flight for whomever stays on level 3. And to get to levels 3 and 4, some stairs which again required good mobility skills. There is also a nice sitting area on the ground level so it's possible to have guests over and avoid the stairs for the guests. It's a little tricky to find the final street and you must choose between 4 'final paths' among different houses at the final destination so best to arrive before pitch dark and use your nav if arriving in dark and go slow on the final stone road. And it's the 2nd path from the left to reach the tower near waters edge. Can't wait to go back or say enough good things about this place!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318295vb
512-784-4011
Lakeway Lake Travis
Dallas, Texas
2

JUST OK

  • 2 of 5
We arrived with great expectations. It was like a blast from the passed (1990) We know the lake was extremely low so that was no surprise. But a small stream trickled by, and there was no path way to the small stream blow. There was a great view of the hills. A few problems with the house arrised. We had to notified the owner several times for help, which he helped as much as he could over the phone. First the Wi Fi would not work. Not all the lights would worked. The bar lights were broke. The oven would not stay on, like it was blowing a breaker or something. The grill was crack on one side and could only cook on half the grill and could not get hot enough for some items to properly cook. there are only 2 bed room and a ( kids room) is a closet with bump beds. We could not locate the pull out sofa. The half bath and kitchen on the top floor ( where the hot tub is) had no air conditioning. There was only one shower. The elevator was lock up. It was hard for us girls to carry everything up all those flights of stairs. I would not recommend families with small children or pets, there was far too many stairs. small children and pet could possibly fit trough the railing. My legs are so sore from all the stairs. The house was very clean, but we also had a bug issue, we had several cockroaches visit us. Over all it was a place to sleep. We rented a party boat, and ate at a near by restaurant called Angels, they were wonderful.
For the price we exspected a little more bang for our buck.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate reviews. We have looked into the issues raised by this review. The reviewer was correct about the barbecue grille not functioning correctly and has been replaced with a new one. The wireless internet was checked and it worked fine. The Viking oven worked fine other than a plastic push button which had been broken very recently. The beds are as described in the listing and also shown in the video. The pull out bed is a queen futon in the small bedroom with a bunk bed over it. The rooftop bar kitchen and 1/2 bath are cabana style, designed without air conditioning, and open to the outside. There are 2 showers (walk in style in MBR & handheld in downstairs bath). Travis Tower does not advertise having an elevator and clearly shows a very tall building with many stairs. I am sorry for the reviewer's sore legs. Travis Tower is indeed best suited for physically fit adults. Parents with small children, elderly, or persons with physical impairments that would preclude safely navigating the stairs may find Travis Tower unsuitable. Small pets should be on a lease at all times, as it is possible they could fall through the stairs or off a balcony. There are rock stairs leading to the lake bed. It is a doable but rugged hike. It is a lake bed, not an improved trail. Bugs have not been much of an issue at Travis Tower. At times bugs from around the lake are attracted the lights. This is the price to pay for living on the lake in the country.
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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318295vb
512-784-4011
Lakeway Lake Travis
Dallas, TX, USA
5

THE PERFECT VENUE

  • 5 of 5
My friend was getting married in June, so late May a bunch of us got together during memorial day weekend (12 in total).

We were shocked to see how large the place was, and how easily it slept all 12. The view from the crows nest up top (where the hot tub is located) was phenomenal.

The majority of our time was spent grilling outside and enjoying the wonderful weather. With grills on the 1st and 3rd floor we were able to put together a delicious dinner each evening.

Additionally, the location is close to Austin if you're wanting to drop into town for the day, otherwise you're set for a great weekend!

I'd personally recommend you book your next friend/family gathering out at this Travis Tower
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318295vb
512-784-4011
Lakeway Lake Travis
5

WONDERFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
Arrived to fireplaces alight, and spent two great days at the tower. The owners were extremely accommodating, and went out of their way to make sure everything was in order (both before and after our stay).
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
business
The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318295vb
512-784-4011
Lakeway Lake Travis
Houston
5

GREAT PLACE TO RELAX!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed with a group of 10 girls for a bachlorette party and it was awesome! The house is so nice and we had a blast. We went when there was no water in Lake Travis but the view from the top of the house was still spectacular. Not the best place for little kids because there are lots of stairs that are super steep but for a group of girls it was perfect. The beds are really comfortable as well which is always nice. I highly reco this place.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318295vb
512-784-4011
Lakeway Lake Travis
Richmond, TX
5

GREAT VACATION AT TRAVIS TOWER

  • 5 of 5
Hi Bill,

Just wanted to wanted to thank you and Sherri for sharing your amazing
house with us! The views were great, it's sad to see how dry the hill
country is. We will always think it's beautiful though. Marten and I
met and married in Austin. Glad to hear KLBJ is still rocking Austin!
We ate at Flores Mexican food restaurant. You were right, great food
and killer ritas!! The kids went to Krause Springs, another great
recommendation, thanks! We had day trippers from New Braunfels and
Austin, enjoyed grilling and chilling with them. Your neighbors 3 pit
bull looking dogs crashed the party. They were find except the 2
males marked the whole 1st floor. I washed their territory marks off
the best could.

When I win the lottery, I'm so buying your house!! hee hee We will be back!

Thanks again,
Cathy
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Highway 71
Nearest Barpub
3.3 Miles
Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Pedernales Golf Club, Lakeway Golf Club (5.2 m)
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
La Cabana Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Bee Creek Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Poodie's Hilltop Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Hamilton Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
La Cabana Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Rough Hollow Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Lakeway World of Tennis
Nearest Point of Interest
The Backyard
Nearest Point of Interest
The Galleria
Nearest Point of Interest
Vintage Villas
Nearest Point of Interest
Pace Bend Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Krause Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Siesta Shores Marina
Car: recommended

Fishing is usually very excellent-bring your gear & catch dinner, House is situated directly adjacent to the Lake-Just steps away, Bee Creek Cove (where house is situated) is renowned for wake boarding & water skiing, Our Private Marina is in deep water - 40' when Lake Travis is full, Great Boating on main body of the Lake just outside the calm of Bee Creek Cove, Great Shopping-Movie Theaters-Restaurants close by in Bee Cave at the Galleria, Music lovers will appreciate the nearby Backyard and Poodie's, Paleface Park is a huge-beautiful County Park situated close by, Hamilton Pool among the most beautiful places in Texas is a short 20 mile drive away, For those who enjoy golfing-Lakeway is reputed to have some of the nicest courses-You might see Willie Nelson at his Golf Course in Briarcliff (very close), For Tennis Lovers the World of Tennis is just minutes away

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Lakeway Tower Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning charge $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Save $100 per night from standard rate for 3 or more night rentals ($450/night).
A fully executed rental agreement is required, along with 1st payment to secure a reservation.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lakeway Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds, 1 queen futon, 2 queen air beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two queen sized air beds for extra guests. Usually they are set up in the living room., Bunk Beds (1) One bunk bed over Queen Futon in 'Kid's room'.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
Very Unique Architecture-68' tall, Two Gourmet Kitchens, Massive Roof Top Hot Tub surrounded by 21 person bar area, Private Marina
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