Lower Basin Lake Travis House Rental Photos and Description
Over 1 acre; On the water; Close to downtown - Sleeps up to 10 guests
STAY ON THE LAKE! CLOSEST TO TOWN! MAIN BASIN - NEAR DAM!
Please submit inquiries with your information via the contact form or email for a faster response. We give priority to HomeAway or VRBO Contact Forms and email. We are unable to return all of the calls received. We do, however, strive to respond to written inquiries as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding!
** NOTE ** If a child is able to walk, then they are counted as one of the 10 guests. We have had some guests assume that their children don't count toward the total occupancy in the past because they are small. The only time that I child would not count toward occupancy is if it is a baby that has not yet started walking.
The Palms on Lake Travis is a privately-owned, gated, high-end, resort vacation rental for those who wish to stay on Lake Travis. The Palms is conveniently located lakeside, 1 mile from the Oasis ('The Sunset Capital of Texas') on the scenic Comanche Trail drive around the main basin of Lake Travis. This location is prime for those who want to enjoy Austin - it is only a 30 minute drive to downtown Austin and about a 35 minute drive to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport!
There are two guest units on The Palms property that sleep up to 10 in total. For parties of 6 or less, we can offer the Garden House only at a lower cost.
A cove and covered dock is available to use for swimming, fishing, and sunbathing. Boaters may tie up to the dock with advanced notice. A public boat launch is located just across the main basin from us (you can see it from the property) at Mansfield Dam - it's about a 3 mile boat ride.
Main website and Facebook: Please visit our main website for additional information - http://ThePalmsOnLakeTravis.com
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Facebook page is http://facebook.com/ThePalmsOnLakeTravis
WEDDINGS AND EVENTS: Please note that, due to our setup, we are unable to participate in weddings or other events with more than 25 total guests. We also have chosen not to participate in bachelor parties of any sort. We welcome out of town guests and family members of the bridal party to stay with us, and we will make every effort to ensure they have an extremely enjoyable stay in Austin!
On dates where we have a partial rental (Garden House Only or Lakefront Suite Only), and the other portion is available for rent, it will appear as a Tentative Rental on our calendar. On those dates, we will have availability left for smaller groups of 4-6 guests at a lower rate, depending upon which unit is already taken. Feel free to reach out and ask us about those dates.
Our preferred method of contact is the Request Form on HomeAway or email. We have day jobs and receive too many calls to return in a timely manner. We have found that we can respond to you much more quickly via email.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY AT THE PALMS?
We strive to provide things that you need to feel comfortable during your stay. Our goal is to have delighted guests that want to return and highly recommend us to their friends...
Units are fully and tastefully furnished - and CLEAN!
We stock 'breakfast starter items' and condiments so you don't have to pack them (there is an HEB grocery store 3 miles away for more food items)
- Milk - Skim, unless you specify otherwise in advance
- Bread - Honey wheat, unless you specify otherwise in advance
- Orange juice
- Eggs - one dozen large Grade A
Kitchens have full sized dishwashers, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators
12 Cup Coffee Makers with filters
Gourmet coffee and half and half/creamer
Toaster and/or toaster oven
Condiments - ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, margarine, jam/jelly, sugar, splenda, salt, pepper, and spices
Paper Items - Napkins, Paper Towels, and Trash bags
Dishwasher soap, sponges, washcloths, and dish soap
Kitchens are fully equipped with cooking utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, and glasses
Snacks - some sodas in the fridge and chips
Linens are provided
Memory foam mattress toppers on all beds
Fold out sofabeds have upgraded mattresses for enjoyable comfort
Flat screen HDTVs
Alarm clocks that charge iPads and iPods
Washcloths and towels
Hand soap and lotion
High powered ionic hair dryers
Mini bath supplies
Each unit has a full sized washer and dryer with laundry soap and fabric softener provided
Each unit has an ironing board and iron
ENTERTAINMENT & ENJOYMENT:
Each unit has a large stainless steel gas grill
Each unit has an ipod dock
Each unit has covered and uncovered outdoor seating
Noodles for cove flotation
Umbrellas and a Hammock on the Common Area patio
Fishing poles and some gear - you will need bait
Games - Cards, Dominoes, and others
Movies - free Movies on Demand channels (1111, 1112, and 1113) through cable
Basketball and football
Wireless internet is available throughout the property
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
We live on the property. We are there if you need something, but otherwise we stay out of your way. You might see us in the driveway or walking down through the backyard to get to the dock. We have both traveled a lot, and we strive to make The Palms everything that we want when we travel.
Robin purchased this house in 2010
Why Robin chose Lower Basin Lake Travis
The Palms is located on the gorgeous Lake Travis main basin. Lake Travis is a rock lake, which means the water is generally a sparkly blue color (vs the brownish water found in a muddier lake). The cliffs around it add to the beauty of the area. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with a scenic view and privacy, this is the spot for you!
What makes this house unique
The main basin of Lake Travis is the closest area to downtown on the 65 mile lake. We are also conveniently located just a mile down the road from Oasis Texas, with several restaurants, shops, and live music! Since The Palms is on the main basin, we have a beautiful view of the lake, and you can walk down to the dock from the backyard! If you have a boat, you can even tie it up to the dock at no extra charge!
We strive to provide everything you need for a relaxing getaway. We take care of condiments like salt, pepper, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, butter, and jam. We provide all the fixin's for your first morning's breakfast - coffee, eggs, milk, juice, and bread. A leisurely start is a great way to kickoff your time away. If you find you need other things, there is a grocery store about 3 miles away.
The Palms is a very convenient and private lakeside retreat for couples, families, reunions, relaxing girls' weekends, and the like. We are always available to recommend nearby dining, suggest spa or golf locations, and provide ideas for fun activities for all ages. Many of our guests decide to just stay and enjoy property, and quite a few choose to extend their trips an extra day or two if availability permits.
Guestbook comments from the manager
FIVE STARS - Our daughter's July 13 wedding in nearby Lakeway was our reason for being at The Palms, where we stayed along with the bridesmaids for the long weekend. Couldn't have asked for more! Perfect hosts, gorgeous grounds, lovely guest accommodations (plenty of bathrooms!), two full kitchen areas, lounging room, sitting pool and a breeze for the hot July days and evenings. Access to dozens of restaurants, stores, and venues. We enjoyed brunches and sunset gatherings where 10 to 20 folks had plenty of room, and ten plus for sleeping accommodations. Would love to return in the future...just the two of us next time! Rated The Palms 5 Stars for all 5 categories: Value, Check-In, Location, Cleanliness, Comfort, and Service