THE PERFECT LAKE AUSTIN RETREAT!

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Monta Kennady

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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THE PERFECT LAKE AUSTIN RETREAT!

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Large Comfortable House 4 Bedrooms 2 Bath, (Sleeps 16+)

Rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends at our restorative family lake retreat. Perfect for R & R or lake activities on constant level Lake Austin. 100 feet of lakefront and a gently sloping grass lawn with 50 year old pecan trees planted by our grandfather, dock for your ski/fishing boat with public ramp 1 block away , use our double kayak and life jackets to explore wildlife preserve (Balcones Canyonlands Preserve) across the lake. Plenty of room for multi family get togethers. The kitchen is fully stocked and ready for that Holiday meal preparation and clean up is easy with our brand new stainless dishwasher!

There's plenty of outdoor space, grills for family cookouts, hammocks for relaxing, boat dock, horseshoe pit and large patio with Firepit!! Inside there is a wonderful fireplace with plenty of firewood included. Lake Austin Spa Resort is within walking distance, too!

Keywords: Lakefront, Lake Austin, family, pet freindly, large groups, lake activities, dock, pets

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Monta Kennady

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Home currently owned by 3 siblings who grew up coming to the Austin Lake House on a regular basis. We have now raised our own kids with regular visits - It never gets old!!

Monta Kennady purchased this house in 1949

Our grandfather, who was comptroller for Texas Parks and Wildlife, bought the property in the 40's, knowing that a Federal Wildlife Preserve was directly across the lake. He and my father built the origional home in the early 50's. The house has been expanded twice and recently updated for comfort and convenience.

We love our family lake house and want to share it with you. We have had many family holidays and events on this picturesque property.The front lawn is expansive and has seen volleyball, frisbee, baseball, and flag football games. The layout of sunporch and patio are conducive to outdoor BBQs and outdoor living. Two different sitting area with cable TV and DVD players allow 2 separate groups (kids/adults) to do their 'own thing'. Rooms are spread out so noise and privacy usually not an issue.

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Property Reviews

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The Perfect Lake Austin Retreat!
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
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The Perfect Lake Austin Retreat!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390568vb
+1 512-423-4807
Austin Austin area
Dripping Springs
5

Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This lakehouse was a lovely get-away for my family. The owner had everything we needed. The house was clean and had many amenities. The view was lovely and you can walk in the lawn barefooted! We had a great time and will stay again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The Perfect Lake Austin Retreat!
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+1 512-423-4807
Austin Austin area
5

A Memorable Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This was the perfect getaway for our family reunion: Plenty of space, direct lake access, a fire pit for smores, and all the toys any kid could ever want. We spent every moment of the weekend outside, and had more than enough beds for all of us to sleep comfortably when the sun finally went down. The pictures truly don't do the place justice We will definitely be back!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
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The Perfect Lake Austin Retreat!
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Austin Austin area
4

Back Yard to boot and great location!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I stayed here with my family of about 8 people for a week. The house was the perfect size for everyone to spread out and have plenty of privacy - but we definitely could have made room for more people and been very comfortable! The back yard is definitely what makes this house - it is huge - lots of room for games and socializing - and backs up right to Lake Austin. The house was clean and met all of the expectations we had from reading the description and rental agreement. The location was great as well - very close to HEB and Torchy's tacos - two of my favorite Austin staples - and also close enough to anything one might need during their stay. Z Tejas up north also was not a bad drive and we had a spectacular brunch there - if you're not familiar with Austin put weekend brunch on your list of things to do. We had every intention of getting out and about in Austin - but found that we had such a nice time at the house that we barely made it out for a meal on some days (not that we had to, the grill was great!)

My only "complaint" is that some of the recreational equipment at the house seemed old and in need of some TLC. We had a hard time finding the appropriate air pump and settings for a few items, but when we contacted the owners they quickly had someone over to help, replace the parts, and get everything set up for us.

My family and I had a great time at this lovely home and I'm sure we'll be back in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The Perfect Lake Austin Retreat!
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Austin Austin area
Humble, TX
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
For starters our family wasn't there 2 hours when everyone already decided we have to come back next year. There was plenty of space for our big family and even room to grow. The beds were comfortable, the a/c was cold in the July heat and we didn't need for anything. Thank you to Ken , the maintenance guy, for being more than helpful. The kids really enjoyed all the inflatables and adults the kayak. The tree provided lots of shade and the view was breathtaking. See you guys next year!
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The Perfect Lake Austin Retreat!
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Austin Austin area
Houston, TX
5

A great time had by all!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We rented this Lake House as a last minute, trying to get the family together, type of thing. We used to go to New Braunfels every year (we had quit going when the children starting having babies & it just wasn't easy with infants and toddlers). We had decided at the last minute it was time to start up again as the babies were now 3 years - 12 years old. Could not get what we wanted at our old haunt in NB so started looking at VRBO for rental on Lake Austin.....well we got lucky and found this awesome house for a few days in July that fit our needs. Because some could only come for days, or a night and a day. This house was perfect. Everyone loved it. We brought our boat up and used all the awesome water and yard toys provided by the Lake House owner. We had a total of 4 families that were able to hang out sometime during our 4 day rental. It was such a big hit that we want to do this again next year for a whole week and now have to figure out how to accommodate more people for sleeping....we slept 14 comfortably and had about 10 other day visitors!!!! It was so much fun, even though it rained some of the time, we had plenty of room inside with the two living areas and the great table to play cards. The children loved it also. We can't wait to go back. It was not fancy but very clean and user friendly. Neighbors were nice also. My dog loved it and has been depressed since we came home....she loved watching the squirrels and deer and swimming in the lake. Also so convenient to stores and gas for the boat, etc......GREAT PLACE!!!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
FM 360
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
All local restaurants have bars
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
University of Texas Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Steiner Ranch Steak, Lakeside Grill, Cho Suishi
Car: necessary

Boating, lawn games, water activities, double kayak with life preservers, paddle boat, 2 hammocks

*World renowned Lake Austin Spa Resort within walking distance,

*18 miles of walking/ biking trails in Steiner Ranch neighborhood,

*University of Texas Golf Club -7,412 yd Bechtol Russel designed champion course 5 miles down the road.

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Availability & Rates

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Warm Spring...
Mar 23 2014 - May 1 2014
$450
3 nights
 
 
Summer Time!!
May 2 2014 - Aug 27 2014
$485
3 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 28 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$500
3 nights
 
 
ACL Weekend 1
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 6 2014
$500
3 nights
 
 
ACL Weekend 2
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 13 2014
$500
3 nights
 
 
Formula 1 Weekend
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 3 2014
$525
2 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 29 2014
$500
4 nights
 
 
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$550
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$485
$3,225
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250.00
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Special event dates are flexable, based on $500/night.
SXSW March 8-17, 2013 $500/night
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large hollywood bath between 2 upstairs bedrooms, incl w & d
  • 2 full baths. Both with shower/ tub combination. Large hollywood suite with full size washer/dryer upstairs between the spacious upstairs bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lake view through the sunroom. Most privacy.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Lower bunk is double size.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds: 1 king in each of 4 bedrooms plus additional, Twin Beds: 1 twin in BR # 2, 1 twin in BR #3 and 2 twins in BR # 4. Sleep Sofa: Sofa bed in BR #4., Bunk Beds: Bunk in BR #2 and 3.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Bring your boat or rent one. You can tie up at our constant level lake dock. Bring all your water toys for a fun filled time. We have a constantly changing assortment of lawn games, horseshoes, a double kayak, and fishing poles are available. Bring your own worms!!
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