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TRAM HOUSE AT LAKE TRAVIS - AMAZING VIEWS - MODERN COMFORTS

Ketih

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Ketih

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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TRAM HOUSE AT LAKE TRAVIS - AMAZING VIEWS - MODERN COMFORTS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Lower Basin Lake Travis House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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YEAR ROUND Except Sept

Mon - Thur night $275/night (Sept $200)

Fri - Sun $275/night Jan – Feb

Fri - Sun $350/night Mar - May

Fri - Sun $400/night Jun - Sept

Fri - Sun $300/night Sept- Dec

Holidays/SXSW/ACL & 3 day weekends = $400 and 3 night min stay

F1 $1000/night & 3 night min (up to 4 extra nights free with stay)

Clean-up fee $80

Overlooking Lake Travis in the Hill Country, this one-of-a-kind architectural gem is off the beaten-path and at the center of things. As you approach over tree-covered hillsides which drop to the midnight-blue water below, you’ll get more the impression that you are in the Greek Islands or southern Italy than in Texas.

Since the Tram House can only be reached by tram, you’ll park at the base of the hill, climb into the tramcar, and let your horizon expand as you are carried 210 feet up the 55 degree hillside to the panoramic views of Lake Travis. Built in perfect alignment with the slope of the hill and standing at ‘treetop’ height, it is the only house east of the Rocky Mountains that requires a tram to access.

The Tram House boasts three private balconies, custom-designed skylights, and corner windows in the living room and bedrooms that allow unobstructed views. The three-level, contemporary-style home is comfortably furnished with all new décor. It has been featured in Austin Monthly and Parade magazines.

With its unparalleled views, exclusive location, modern comfort and competitive rates, neighbors and visitors alike rave about the unique Tram House. Come and see for yourself! Contact us for more information about this exceptional lake destination.

LOCATION:

Nestled in Hill Country overlooking Lake Travis ; stunning views of sparkling blue water, marina facilities, and summer weather; walking distance to Hippie Hollow, Texas’ only “clothing-optional” park, and to Bob Wentz Windy Point Park, a waterfront “family-friendly” area. Proximity to restaurants and entertainment! Watch the sunset from the patio of the famous Oasis on Lake Travis, just two miles from the Tram House, or head only 25 minutes into downtown Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, to the celebrated 6th Street. Famous area events include South by Southwest and Austin City Limits.

The House is a 2 bedroom, both Master bedrooms with King Size Beds. It sleeps 4-6. We allow 6 people to stay in the house at that rate. After 6 people, extra people are $25/day.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ketih (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Ketih

Keith and Sheila wish you a warm welcome to the Tram House! Keith is a financial planner who, when he’s not at work helping one of his clients plan a financial future, can be found on his boat on Lake Travis. Sheila is a technical writer for an Orthopedic Manufactuer who also enjoys boating and traveling with her husband. Both Keith and Sheila are very active in the Comanche Trail Community Association that oversees the lakeside community in which their beloved Tram House is located.

Ketih purchased this house in 2005

Why Ketih chose Lower Basin Lake Travis

“We originally bought our home because we wanted to live close to the lake,” explains Keith. While the Tram House is their primary residence, in order to “share the beauty of waking up to the lake every day,” Keith and Sheila often reside in the garage apartment that is located on the premises and rent out the main house. It works out well for them as they are often away on traveling adventures, or spending the weekends on the lake in their cabin cruiser, “Lady Luck.”

Since moving into their unique home in 2005, Keith and Sheila have discovered many pleasures beyond what originally drew them in: Sunday drives through the winding Hill Country, the myriad nearby attractions and eateries, and the tranquility of being perched above it all. Their hope is for each of their visitors to love waking up to the lake, and to enjoy staying in the only home east of the Rocky Mountains that requires a tram to gain access!

What makes this house unique

We love to eat out. At the Tram House, you'll be close to famous restaurants like the Oasis(view), Steiner Ranch Steak House, Boat House Grill, Hill Country Pasta House, Flores(Mexican), Ciola's(Italian), Carlos & Charlies, Cafe Blue', Hudson's on the Bend(Exotic Game), Rudy's(BBQ), Thai Spice, Nygori's, Rice'(Thai/Sushi) and many others. Also, we've been complemented many times for having such a fully stocked house. In other words, we provide soap, paper towels, bath towels, toilet paper, hand towels, shampoo, conditioner, plates, glasses, pillows, sheets, etc. There's a lot that is provided that we have heard other vacations rentals do not provide. If you have any questions about what to bring, be sure to give us a quick call or email.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got our deposit back and wanted to thank you again for the use of your gorgeous home. We had a really great weekend. I almost stole your cat, but I thought he/she would miss the place too much!!
May 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 60 traveler reviews

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Tram House at Lake Travis - Amazing Views - Modern Comforts
average rating of 4.95 based on 62 reviews
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Lower Basin Lake Travis Lake Travis
Austin, TX
5

Awesome vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
This house is amazing! My friends and I stayed there for one last get together before college and it was just WOW! We really didn't want to leave the house because of the view. No words can describe it at all what so ever! The owner was very helpful in every way possible. I asked to change the contract quit a few times before our arrival and he was very nice about it. Hands down the best vacation home I have stayed at ever! Would definitely come back!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Texas
5

So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5
We needed a place to unwind and relax and Tram House fit the bill perfectly! We loved all the balconies. One had the beautiful view of the lake, one was up in the trees, and one had the perfect view of the meteor showers!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas
5

Andres Cuellar

  • 5 of 5
Our long weekend with friends at the tramhouse was amazing! The house exceeded our expectations beyond to what the pictures could show. It was a perfect combination of a secluded and unique house in the mountains, with a close proximity to Austin and other area attractions. Keith was a great host, always ready to help and he provided us with valuable information such as where to rent a boat on lake travis. He even let us know what time the hot air ballons would be launching from Lake Travis, and we were able to enjoy this awesome view from the convenience of the balcony. I have rented various houses and cabins in the hill country area, but none of them compare to this one. Since my trip I have recommended this house to various friends, and hope to be back soon myself.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

What a treat!!

  • 5 of 5
This was such a beautiful, relaxing place. The tram is just the beginning. The view and all of the decks you could enjoy it from was breathtaking. The decor and just the layout of the house itself is incredible. Whoever is reading this and thinking about booking...just do it. You will not regret one second of your stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WONDERFUL ANNIVERSARY GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Our Stay at the Tram House was absolutely PERFECT! My husband and I wanted to have a vacation getaway; that Woukd be relaxing; for our anniversary. This was the perfect place to go! From the wonderful views (from all 3balconies!) to the jacuzzi tub, to the extremely comfortable bed..,we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We also at at the Oasis for dinner (which is right down the street) and it was wonderful too! Everything about this weekend was fantastic! We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brownsville, TX
5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5
AMAZING! AMAZING!! AMAZING!!! we, The Traveling TA TAs, loved EVERYTHING about this Amazing Tram House. We did a one day trip to Fredricksburg and could not wait to get back to the Amazing Tram House. THANK YOU Keith and Sheila for the warm welcome and we look forward to another stay at the Amazing Tram House. We will be telling EVERYBODY that they must book a stay at the Amazing Tram House because of it's beauty, it's design, the experience and thrill of it all. This Amazing Tram House could be located anywhere and it would do wonders for other properties...we will return :)
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Hippie Hollow Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Private Cove for Renters
Nearest Point of Interest
Oasis Texas

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Lower Basin Lake Travis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Jan-Feb
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,725
$5,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mar-May
Mar 1 2015 - May 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,225
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Formula 1
Oct 22 2015 - Oct 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$550
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov
Oct 27 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,397
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $375
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes COMPTETITIVE RATES: (2 Night Min on Weekends)
Fri - Sun $275/night Jan – Feb
Fri - Sun $350/night Mar - May
Fri - Sun $400/night Jun - Sept
Fri - Sun $300/night Oct – Dec

Mon - Thur night $275/night YEAR ROUND

Holidays/SXSW/ACL & 3 day weekends = ($400 and 3 night min stay)

F1 $550/night 3 night min.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Lower Basin Lake Travis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Two master bedrooms, both with king beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can have all sorts of additions to your stay added for a fee. Additions include a Masseuse, a chef, Concierge Services, Aestheticism, etc. Ask for it, and we can probably get it for you. ;)

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