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

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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THE COOLEST,TALLEST HOUSE-JUST STEPS AWAY TO PRIVATE MARINA

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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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
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About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Lakeway

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.

What makes this tower unique

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.

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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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 31 traveler reviews

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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
average rating of 4.769231 based on 31 reviews
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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina
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Lakeway Lake Travis
San Antonio, TX
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect for our batchelorette getaway! We had a blast. The only bad part was the lake right next to the house being very low. Bill was completely honest and told us that right up front. But we had a blast on the rooftop hot tub and making pizza in the awesome kitchen. We took a boat tour Saturday with Rivera marina, which had the best prices and included a driver so we could let loose. The dock was only about 35 minutes away and right next to the Oasis, where we had some great drinks and watched the sunset! I would reccomend this house to anyone wanting a great experience near lake Travis!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lakeway Lake Travis
New York, New York
5

Bachelor Party Perfection

  • 5 of 5
A large group of my friends and I stayed at Travis Tower for the last night of a bachelor party weekend. It was a blast and a great way to end our long weekend together. It's too bad there isn't a lake right now, but the house is such a spectacle that it's still fun and surprisingly, it's still beautiful overlooking what once was a lake. The hot tub on the roof that's surrounded by a bar doesn't hurt either. If you are looking for a fun getaway with a large group of close friends. I highly suggest putting this on the agenda.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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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
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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
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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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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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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
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-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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Map

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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
3.3 Miles
Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Pedernales Golf Club, Lakeway Golf Club (5.2 m)
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Highway 71
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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Lakeway Tower Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
ACL Music Festival 1
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 4 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
ACL Music Festival 2
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 11 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Halloween
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,750
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 27 2014
4 night minimum stay
$2,250
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
Valentine's Day 2015
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Spring Break 1
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
Spring Break 2
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$550
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning charge $150 + 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

Amenities

Lakeway Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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