Lakeway Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Mountain-style Chateau: Large Den, Loft, Bedroom, & Bathroom, with Scenic Views
A regularly FEATURED VRBO & Homeaway LISTING!! (To EXPEDITE your STAY call: 512-263-8047).
With nothing but 5-Star reviews, the Lakeway Mountain Chateau/Cottage (visit lakewaymountain.com) has become a priority destination for couples escaping into the Texas hill country! The owners' efforts at creating a one-of-a-kind private oasis--for romance, rest & renewal escapes, anniversaries, wedding stays, weekend retreats, short vacations, or even uninterrupted work projects (visitors regularly include artists, writers, scientists, and other professionals)--is fully realized in this estate setting. The place IS INSPIRING & BEAUTIFUL whatever your purpose! There are few places like it: a custom-built luxury cottage with its own drive, peace, privacy, incredible views and space on the owners’ exclusive 20 acre estate property. It is spacious, with over 1400 sq ft, yet has a calming and quaint feel derived from the cottage & lodge style decor. It is also sparkling clean! But most of all, it's vintage Texas, decorated 'mountain-style comfortable'.
Overview. The setting is a majestic 20 acre mountainside estate reserve, beautiful, quiet & protected, on the edge of Lakeway, just outside Austin, Texas. The custom-built mountain cottage home--separately located on a scenic section of the estate--is both visually impressive & warm and inviting as one approaches via winding private drive. Then, it gets even better. Upon entering, guests are greeted by an exquisite large main living area with high-gloss floors, stonework & area rugs, an antique-style gas iron fireplace, comfortable leather seating, beautiful high pine wood ceilings, and furs all around. The view west—back through the windows--is incredible!
A granite full kitchen, large bathroom (with huge beautiful dual head shower), & cozy bedroom add to the smartly designed & spacious-feeling charm of the cottage home. The decorated stairway and grand loft above—both of which overlook the main living area--allow for even more space to enjoy and entertain from.
Because the cottage is outfitted with a 55' wall-mounted LED HDTV, free WiFi, and convenient workspaces on both levels, you can easily check-in with the world, home and office--without missing a beat.
The cottage exterior boasts expansive outdoor living and walking areas, porch, patio, artistically crafted majestic rock walls, stone paths, a smoker/grill, and scenic Hill Country Mountain views.
Only 4.5 miles from Lake Travis, 3.5 miles from the Lakeway Airpark and 25 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. A perfect escape with up-to-date amenities & technologies!
Bookings are limited to 2 adult occupants per stay. Checks and credit cards are accepted. On-line booking is also available. WiFi Internet, HD Cable, Washer/Dryer, and taxes are all included. (We also allow payment by check, allowing you to save VRBO processing fees. Contact us direct at 512-263-8047 if you want to save $, and prefer that option)
For those venturing beyond the estate grounds, Lakeway Mountain is surrounded by wonderful places to visit: hiking/walking trails, spas, lake and water sports, golf, places to dine and shop, wineries, as well as opportunities for further day excursions into Austin, Fredericksburg, Wimberley, New Braunfels, and other central Texas arts communities. Guests claim that the cottage's location is ideal, and its convenience, beauty and privacy unequalled for the area.
(5 Star area Convenience: great dining, entertainment, groceries, and shopping are all within 2 miles of this awesome hideout!)
IMPORTANT: Do not rely solely on the posted reservations calendar. If your preferred booking date appears to conflict with an existing guest reservation, make inquiry nonetheless. Availability may exist due to cancellation or scheduling changes!
Property Detail: 1,400 square foot stone guesthouse/chateau/cottage decorated in vintage Texas Hill country style by the owners with high pine ceilings, interior stonewalls in the great room, and a beautiful black iron gas fireplace (operational 11/30-3/1 with instant on-off). Various furs, hides and leather including a large bear rug adorn the main room with deer, turkey, bobcat, and other display mounts throughout. The loft boasts a large 6-person table for work or small gatherings. Awesome views and sunsets, seasonal paint quarter horses, rolling fenced pastures, white rail fences, a one-of-a-kind working stone barn, a spring-fed pond, and more.
Quiet, private and secluded, a distant 250 feet away from the owners' main house, the cottage is a one-of-a-kind haven of rest and renewal during any season! It is a hide-away trappers cabin for the male, and a romantic, quiet and tastefully decorated chateau with majestic views and gorgeous kitchen, bath, and bedroom for the female.
Beautiful high country panoramas and sunsets create a one of a kind Texas Hill Country escape. The larger property boasts a quarter-acre spring-fed pond, a one-of-a-kind working stone barn with a rabbit, chickens, and barn cats, white rail fences, rolling pastures, and seasonal horses.
A stone path from the cottage leads up to a patio overlook with outdoor fireplace and smoker/grill—perfect for a sunset bottle of wine or just relaxing under the Texas stars after dark. You will feel like you are at a private Texas mountain lodge, yet with all the modern conveniences.
Stroll the property, explore the barn and rolling pastures, see the pond, hike the parks and awesome nearby nature trails, play the area golf courses, enjoy Lake Travis water sports, or scout Lakeway and nearby Austin for the best area shopping, stores and restaurants; or venture west just 30 minutes or so into the Hill Country to visit the wineries, small towns and quaint shops. See: http://www.texaswinetrail.com.
Better yet, just stay in the cottage, and enjoy the privacy and amenities. A perfect spot for weekend sport watchers also!
This awesome hideout is only 25 miles from downtown Austin on the edge of Lakeway, 30 miles from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. It’s 15 minutes to the Lakeway Marina and Live Oak golf Course. Three public golf courses (Falcon Head, Flintrock Falls, The Hills) and the World of Tennis facility are all within a short 3 miles. The new Lakeway Regional Medical center is 5 minutes from the cottage (out of sight, but there if you need it). The Hill Country Galleria Mall and Backyard music venue are both only ten minutes away. During a Backyard event, one can relax on the high patio vista or cottage front porch under the stars and often pick up the faint sound of live music from world famous bands drifting in on the night air.
Although guests wouldn't know it (because one feels as if he has been wisked away to a hill country mountain hideaway), this property is located in the midst of some of the best restaurants, lakes, entertainment, music, recreation, and leisure activities in the state (including the famous Oasis Restaurant, Hudsons on the Bend, the Grove, Maudie’s, Iron Cactus and the Bee Cave Tavern. Boating, golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, fine restaurants, live music and wineries are not far. Day trips to Fredericksburg (1 ½ hours away), Johnson City, and the LBJ Ranch afford great opportunities to explore the Texas Hill Country from this Lakeway base. Downtown Austin, The University of Texas, seasonal Austin bats under the Congress Bridge, Longhorn Cavern and Inner Space Cavern, discount outlet malls (Round Rock & San Marcos) are all within 45 miles.
BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED TO 2 ADULT OCCUPANTS PER STAY. No additional persons are allowed to sleep over. The maximum number of persons allowed at the cottage at any time during your stay is limited to 6, with advance notice and approval by owners required. Parties are not allowed.
If you enjoy water sports, the Lakeway Marina is just 15 minutes from the cottage. You can rent boats and jet skis there. Fishing, water-skiing, and other lake activities are enjoyed year-round. The Marina phone number is 512/261-7511
This estate cottage is one of a kind, and is the perfect place for (1) a couples scenic vacation retreat (with beautiful sunsets and area restaurants); (2) an individual's peaceful and solitary escape from the fast-paced urban world; (3) a writer's hideaway with majestic views, paths and points for inspiration; or (4) an executives’ business retreat. The cottage has its own access drive, allowing guests to easily come and go between the cottage and the many sites, restaurants, and leisure activities that the surrounding area offers.
Availability of Property for Photos, Portraits and Other Events: The entirety of this scenic hill country estate property, native stone barn, 5,000 sq ft main house, and cottage is occasionally made available for PHOTO SHOOTS, PORTRAITS, WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, AND SHORT TERM EVENT GATHERINGS. If you are interested in making memories and want a private place to take some awesome photos: (1) alongside a horse at sunset, or (2) in and around a beautiful hill country native stone barn, or (3) maybe in the panorama of surrounding fields and trees, then this is the place to do it all! Go to lakewaymountain.com for more information.
BED & BARN travelers are welcome--for those with horses.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The property is scenic and beautiful, but maintained primarily in a natural state. The owners are not responsible for variations in property appearance and condition, whether due to seasonal changes, short or long-term weather patterns and events (heat, cold, rain, drought, flood, etc) or otherwise.
The owners love pets and animals, but guests' PETS are NOT ALLOWED due to compatibility issues with existing animals, wildlife on the property, and interior allergy concerns of other guests.
The owners reserve the right to refuse any reservation for any reason. A standard full release and indemnity agreement is required of all guests upon arrival.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Todd and Laura
The owners are an active couple, married over 30 years, who love the Texas Hill Country, its scenic views, streams, rocks and wildlife. They purchased the first section of the subject property in 1985, cleared and developed it, and raised 4 children on it. Now, they would love to share it! They reside on site in the main house, 250 feet away from the scenic private chateau.
Todd and Laura purchased this chateau / country house in 2010
Why Todd and Laura chose Lakeway
The owners purchased and developed the property because of its majestic vistas and sunsets, starry nights, wide expanses, and privacy. It is safe, peaceful and comfortable. Horses, meadows, a working barn and garden, a spring-fed pond, and your own separate driveway are all part of the nearly 20 acre estate.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
This estate cottage home is the essence of Texas hill country style, charm and beauty!! Guests will feel as if they have been whisked away to a unique and secluded alpine-style stone mountain residence, yet will also be in the heart of an area with excellent restaurants, entertainment, music, shopping, and lakeside water sports--all close by. The property has its own access drive, its own scenic paths and patios, pond, indoor and outdoor fireplaces to warm the heart (you will particularly enjoy the dancing flames from the cast iron fire stove on chilly nights), room to walk, exercise and explore the nearly 20 acres, clean country air, wildlife, deer, rabbits, beautiful birds, breezes on the porch, wine, tea, horses, gardening, hiking, biking, walking, fishing, boating, shopping, eating out, movies, music, nature...you name it. This place has it all!
NOTE: Periodically, for select customers, we also accept inquiries as to availability of the entire scenic Estate Property as a venue for weddings, receptions and other events! Please contact us for more information).