Our family home for over 20 years was built with relaxing and family gatherings in mind. Put your normal rental property experience out of your mind - this property is professionally decorated and landscaped and is maintained to the highest level.
The House: When you enter you will be greeted by soaring ceilings and beams in the main living room. A grand piano (player with music library) is located in this fireplace-centered room. So don't worry if you are not an accomplished pianist - you can always have music in the house and on the patio. Satellite radio is also available in surround sound in the living and patio areas.
TV/Quiet Room: If you need to get away from the relatives there is a TV Room off the main living area where you can retreat to read, watch TV or just relax. The sofa in this room makes into a double bed if you need the extra sleeping space.
Kitchen: The owners love to cook and so will you. All the newest appliances with double ovens, cooktop and disposals at every sink. And you'll never run out of ice with the ice-maker, and an extra refrigerator outside keeps the drinks from stealing all the refrigerator space. There is more cooking flexibility available with a double gas burner on the back porch, a stainless grill outside, and a large smoker in the cypress-shaded boat dock/beach area. Unique stone countertops throughout the Kitchen with adjacent bar and dining area - all with unbelievable views.
Covered Porch: Get up early and watch the Lake come alive with wildlife and birds, or catch the sunset from the covered porch. This spot is incredible and likely the center of activities for the week. You can also push the furniture aside and roll out the ping-pong table for the family tournament.
Master Bedroom: Spacious closet space with a luxury Master Bath which includes big tub, double shower and a Steam Room. Weight room off the Master Bath with a sitting couch that makes into a single bed in a pinch. Both the bedroom and bathroom have access onto the covered porch and back yard.
Guest Rooms: Two guest rooms with connecting bath (Shower and Large Tub). The Bunk Room has a flat-screen TV and a hand-made cypress queen bunk bed that will sleep a whole family or lots of kids! The Red Room is a quiet retreat with a queen bed.
The Grounds: Like no other on the Lake, this property has quiet manicured grounds which have hammocks, swim dock, BBQ smoker and boat dock, and all accessible by a manicured trail which traverses the property along the waterfront. The south side has a quiet beach area that is shaded by huge native cypress trees and is perfect for small children or just soaking your feet while the Smoker is chugging along. You can also drop a lawn chair in here for the best spot on the Lake. The west side (point) has a double swing hung from a cypress tree and stone steps into the Lake. The north side has a swim dock that also is great for fishing. This dock has underwater lighting for night swimming and fishing. Two kayaks on the dock for guest use.
All of this is centered on the view across the Lake at Packsaddle Pass - and the sunsets you get every evening that you will want to plan around.
We live in Texas and use this home for our Family gatherings. It is a special place as you will see from the photos in the home, and has been the site of many first fish caught over the decades. It is truly part of us, and we hope you will appreciate that when you stay.
Mark Briggs purchased this house in 1992
After visiting this chain of Lakes for years while growing up and helping my grandfather with his place on Lake Buchanan for many years - I decided that the only way to go was constant level! The property only changes with the seasons - not the rainfall.
There are so many special things about this place - most lake houses are built right up on the water with a boat house to block your view. Many are right on the main lake (rough and noisy) or in the backwater (hot and smelly). Here you will have all the amenities and a fantastic view with unbelievable private water access. As one friend said to me when we were out there for the weekend (when I asked if he wanted to go somewhere) - 'Where would I go that is better than this!'
The pictures don't do this house justice! It is a beautiful setting, very private, perfectly maintained and super clean. We spent a week here and had a great time. There is so much to do right on the property - our 3 teenage boys stayed busy swimming, fishing, kayaking, swinging in the hammocks, playing chess, trying out the steam room and playing the piano while we relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful view. The owners thought of everything and were very helpful and easy to work with. We highly recommend and hope to stay again very soon.
My husband, 5 year old daughter and my mother stayed over Memorial Weekend and fully enjoyed our stay. The home has such a warm feeling. They covered everything and more! We enjoyed listening to music from their surround sound system, fishing off the dock, grilling out and just relaxing outside. I loved the hammocks and it was so peaceful each morning to lay in them. We brought our boat and were able to tie it up to the other dock each day. The owners are very personable and willing to help out and answer any questions! This was the first time we all agreed we will be back again!! There is NO reason to look anywhere else! This house is perfect!
What a fantastic place to spend our summer vacation! This property far exceeded our expectations. There was plenty for everyone to do: kayaking, swimming, fishing, ping pong, relaxing... I could go on. The view is amazing, and such a breathtaking sunset! Our 4-year old daughter even keeps asking us when we're going back to "the lake house". (She thoroughly enjoyed hitting golf balls into the water.) We hoped to return for our fall vacation, but much to our chagrin, it won't be available for our requested dates. You can bet this place will continue to be our first choice for future vacations to Lake LBJ!
We spent 4 days here and I have to say everything was perfect. The house is amazing and is stocked with everything you would ever need. The built in ice machine was great and the kitchen is a chef's dream. We brought our boat and had the perfect dock to tie up to and the kids loved the shaded area to swim. The owner's have thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. We were even welcomed with a gift basket on arrival. By far the best rental on lake LBJ. Mark (owner) was very accommodating and I knew if we needed anything that I could reach him immediately. Can't say enough about our stay and we will be back to this house to vacation again.
The description of the listing was very good, but the actual property far exceeded the expectations set by the listing and the photos in the listing. The property was very well maintained, both inside and out. The owner was not only helpful, but went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed and that our stay was going well. I would and will recommend this property to anyone looking for a weekend getaway on Lake LBJ.
We had a great long weekend with our 2 teenage boys and several of their friends. We had reserved a different house that was cancelled at the last minute. Mark was wonderful - accommodated our group and was very helpful with instructions and suggestions. The house is beautifully decorated and very spacious and comfortable. The yard is nicely landscaped and maintained. The diving board, kayaks, ping pong table and open lawn area for football kept the boys entertained. A nearby rental place delivered jet skis to the dock one day too. The cove is nice because it is a no wake zone right in front of the house, but it takes no time to get to the main part of the lake. The hammocks under the shade trees and covered back porch with ceiling fans made it very pleasant to relax outside even though it was a very hot weekend. We had a beautiful view of the sunset. I would definitely recommend this place.