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WATERFRONT Cottage On Lake Austin, Family Friendly, VACATIONS, HOST SMALL EVENTS

Sharon Stanley

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Sharon Stanley

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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WATERFRONT Cottage On Lake Austin, Family Friendly, VACATIONS, HOST SMALL EVENTS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Lake Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom / 2 bath with boat dock on constant-level Lake Austin sleeps 8.

This handicap accessible, waterfront vacation rental house nestled on smooth watered, constant-level Lake Austin in the Steiner Ranch Community. It is the perfect place to relax and is close enough to experience all the activities Austin and the Hill Country area have to offer. Whether you're looking for a regular weekend getaway, a family reunion spot, ACL, Formula 1 Race escape, South by Southwest Music Festival, ROT Rally hideaway, planning a girls weekend retreat, wanting to host a church event, birthday party or plan your 'Honeymoon'... our rental house is IDEAL! A Shuttle Service is available upon requests (day or night) at $10 per person (14 person maximum) each trip to and from the airport or any where in the Austin and surrounding area to help connect you with the many events and activities our area has to offer. We are also located only 14.8 miles from the Lakeway Airport, Lakeway, Tx. We are across from a beautiful nature preserve for all the nature lovers, and for those with boats or watercraft a large boat ramp is just down the road. There is plenty of parking for guests and trailers. We are located near some of the best restaurants our area has to offer, Steiner Ranch Steak House, Hudson's on the Bend, Boathouse Grill (best burgers, shrimp and catfish, live music on weekends, Pizza Lakeside, dine in or they deliver and The County Line. We are only minutes from the 'Oasis' restaurant known as the Sunset Capital of Texas, One World Theater, Galleria Shopping Mall, and just down the street from one of the top rated Spa's in the world. We are about 20 minutes from 'Live Music Capital of the World'.

Rental fee is seasonal ranging from $450 to $675 per night (8 guests) with an additional cleaning fee. Holiday, Special Event, & Small Group pricing is different, please call or email us for specific details on rates and availability for the dates you're interested in. Reservations are confirmed with a 50% deposit. Sorry, NO PETS and NO SMOKING allowed.

Rental includes use of our main cottage, porch-with-a-view, air-conditioned tree house and enclosed children's play area. Also included is 'SHARED' access with property owners to our boat dock with stereo, auxiliary adapter, water slide and waterfront lawn area for fun activities. Amenities include HD TV with surround sound, stereo system with iPod adapter for indoors and porch, fully equiped kitchen, gas grills on porch and at waterfront. Our bedding is super comfortable high thread count sheets and the property is well lit for evening enjoyment with lots of fun festive lighting. You'll love our 'little piece of heaven' on Lake Austin!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sharon Stanley (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Sharon Stanley

I grew up in the Houston, Texas area and fell in love with Austin after spending my honeymoon here in 1961. We spent many weekends and vacations with our children on beautiful Lake Austin. We purchased our property in 1977 when Steiner Ranch was actually a working ranch. We have seen many changes through the years, but one thing has never changed...the beauty and peacefulness of our 'little piece of heaven'. Gardening is my hobby and our property is extra beautiful because I spend lots of time tending my gardens. I am truly blessed.

Sharon Stanley purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Sharon Stanley chose Lake Austin

Although our property is now surrounded by the Steiner Ranch Community, we have remained very remote all these years. Our Cottage sits on 1.5 acres beside a beautiful 5 acre 'day use only' park. There is a nature preserve across from us and beside the park which makes our property a nature lovers dream. The beauty and wildlife must be experienced because it's difficult to describe with words. Our location offers the smoothest water on Lake Austin for watersports, fishing, or just sit and enjoy it's breathtaking view. Because the south breeze blows the cool temperature of the lake toward our property, it truly is the 'coolest' place in Texas in the hot summertime.

What makes this cottage unique

I love to help others create special memories with friends and family which is exactly what happens everytime anyone visits. No one ever wants to leave...children and adults. There is something here for everyone to enjoy and remember.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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WATERFRONT Cottage On Lake Austin, Family Friendly, VACATIONS, HOST SMALL EVENTS
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
5

Excellent Lake Retreat in Austin

  • 5 of 5

Friends rented for a group of teens and adults for the weekend. Everyone had a complete blast. This is really the perfect place for families, girl trips, wedding get-together's, or just couples wanting a romantic getaway. The house is great with a fabulous porch, but the dock is the perfect place to hangout during the day. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your special event weekend. I was amazed how your group transformed the Cottage Porch into a "Fine Dining" experience for your Prom Group complete with your own personal Chef and a Fabulous built in View! Our property is a great place for Small Events. There are so many beautiful Photo opportunities. The Kids looked so stunning and I know the photos will also. I am so glad your group had so much fun. I am especially happy you created some lifetime memories that I'm certain the Kids will cherish always. Thank you for being such great guests. I look forward to your next visit. May God Bless and Protect you every day.
Luling, New Orleans, LA
5

Loved every minute!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for an extended weekend! Even though the weather wasn't perfect, we couldn't have picked a better place to stay! The patio off the cottage was spacious and has a gorgeous view! We spent most of our time by the dock with large lower and upper patios and grill area!! We had every thing we needed for relaxation, fishing, and cooking!! My husband and son caught several fish including a couple of nice sized bass! Ms. Sharon was such an accommodating host and was right there to fix the stringed lights when some of them weren't turning on! Loved all the lights at night, really created such a magical setting!!

My kids loved the extra play areas , one under the tree house and the sand boat!! So fun!!

My mom and I loved looking at all of the landscaping and such attention to detail with decorating!! Such cute ideas!!

Everything you need is here other than groceries which are only about 10 minutes away!!

We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a view of your stay. It's so great to know your family had such a fun, memorable vacation. I especially loved that Father and Son caught that Big Black Bass on his 40th Birthday. Such a great photo and it's going on the Cottage Refrigerator. Thank you for washing the towels and leaving everything in great shape. I look forward to your next trip and hope it will be soon. God bless you and your family
Dripping Springs, Texas
5

40th birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for my husband's 40th birthday celebration and absolutely loved it. We were right on the water and the patio and deck were fantastic. The house is right next to and across from parks so no neighbors except for a few on the right... so very quite, peaceful and private! The house itself is a bit small but the owner does a fabulous job with a small amount of space. The beds were really comfortable. The treehouse is also a great added touch... cozy, comfortable and private! The owner really takes great care and pride in the property and it shows! We can't wait for the next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review of your stay. I'm so happy your husband enjoyed his surprise 40th Birthday celebration. The beauty, serenity, and peacefulness of our property must be experienced because it can't be described with words or photos. When planning the Cottage I wanted to create a cozy, homey feel and that is the first thing guests tell me...that it feels so cozy. It's been great to hear families share how they have reconnected with each other during their stay. Thank you so much for being awesome guests and I look forward to your next stay.
5

The BEST week of my entire life!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, this is the most amazing, beautiful, accommodating property (and owner) in the whole wide world! Sharon the owner is the sweetest, caring person ever, and our group actually came up with the nickname "Sharon Sweetheart" due to her warmhearted nature. Pictures do not do this home justice too. As soon as we arrived, my group knew that we had just landed in paradise. The house can fit families and groups of all sizes, and still maintains that sweet, intimate feeling of a cottage on the river. We all couldn't get enough of the amazing location as well. Each day we would play on the grass, swim in the river, and basque in the warm, Texas sun. What's not to love?!

I am 110% sure that this was the best vacation, all due to the lovely place we were able to stay. I look forward to coming back as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay at our "little piece of heaven" on the Lake. You were all a delight to have as guests. I loved how even though it was cold and rainy the day you arrived you all couldn't wait to take a plunge off the top of the dock into the cold water! That's a true display of excitement! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and that there are plenty of grounds to do the fun things you enjoy. You were the first guests to experience the new Deck Area and it was obvious you were enjoying every part of it. I look forward to seeing you again soon and meeting your family. I've decided I"m just going to have to adopt each of you as my new Grandsons. Thanks again for being awesome guests and may God bless each of you everyday.
Arlington, VA
5

Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband recently returned from Afghanistan for his two week furlough, and we stayed here with our two young children for a short getaway. It was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it to others!! To begin, Ms Sharon (the owner) is extremely pleasant to work with. She answers all calls and emails quickly, and is clearly dedicated to working with renters so that they have as great of a vacation as possible. The cottage itself is so charming; it has a kitschy, comfortable vibe that is quite inviting and a view that needs to be experienced first hand, as no written description could do it justice. My children loved that play areas and the treehouse is adorable! We found the accommodations to be spotlessly clean and well stocked. I cooked several nights and had no problem finding whatever pans/dishes/utensils I needed. We didn't get to utilize the outdoor kitchen/bar area because of inclement weather, but it looks awesome. The surroundings are private and quiet, though there are coffee shops/grocery stores/restaurants nearby if you need to pick up anything. If you've put this property on your short list, CHOOSE IT!! You won't be sorry. If ever my family is in the area again, I won't hesitate to book this cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy your family enjoyed your vacation at our "Little Piece of Heaven". My desire was that your stay would be restful, relaxing, and fun, and that you would create special memories together. I feel so honored to have helped at least one of our Military Families enjoy some quality time with each other. It's very difficult to be separated from our loved ones. I am so thankful for your husband's willingness to serve our Country and all his sacrifices and yours. I too have a Grandson in the military and my prayers are with them. You are right...our property has to be experienced because words nor photos can describe the beauty and serenity at our spot on the Lake. Many families have shared with me that during their stay they have reconnected on a deeper level and made memories they have never experienced before. My desire when planning our "Beautiful Cottage" and Fun Play areas was that families would enjoy their time together and take with them Lifetime Memories. Thank you for taking time to submit a review and being such awesome guests! I look forward to your next stay. May God bless and protect you always.
4

House by Lake Austin

  • 4 of 5

The two bedroom house was cozy and comfortable. The living room area had two couches and two reclining chairs. There was also a tree house connected to deck that could be used as another bedroom. The eating area was great to have when the relatives came over. There were two bathrooms but only one small shower. The washer and dryer was in the other bathroom which was nice to have. It has a large outside area that includes two sand

areas and dock with an upper large deck. Too bad it was winter when we were there and could not use the outside area. Attached to the house was another covered deck with plenty of chairs, rocking chairs and wooden swing seat. The lights surrounding the house, deck dock and fence was amazing. The one problem we had was it didn't have wifi and so we used a lot of data.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on your Six Week winter visit. It was so great to meet you and your family and a wonderful opportunity for your family to spend time together. Austin is a great place to get away from the colder temperatures with our milder climate. Sorry I could not provide wifi service. Internet is not available at our property, but the benefits are that Families spend more quality time together. Typically the majority of rentals are the warmer months and more short term. Many families have shared that because of no internet they connect with each other in ways they have never experienced, and actually talk to each other. Also they have shared that they have made memories here that will stay with them forever. That was my desire when planning our Beautiful Piece of Heaven on the Lake. We live in such a fast paced world that often families don't spend the time together that is needed. Also during the warmer months our additional "Fun" Outdoor Shower is a Big Hit with Adults and Children. I want to thank you for being such awesome guests! Everything was left in such good condition and so clean. Again, thank you for letting me know what you liked and may God bless you and your family always.

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We are located in the Steiner Ranch area of the Austin hill country very close to Lake Austin Spa and the UT Golf Course. Water sport rentals, restaurants, spas and the Hill Country Galleria shopping mall are all very close. And the Oasis Restaurant (Sunset Capital of Texas) is only 10 minutes away for you and your group to experience.

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Rates & Availability

From $475 Per night

Lake Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
$4,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
$4,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,200
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,400
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$675
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Lake Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Very large with Washer and Dryer
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4) Both cottage bedrooms have custom made Queen bunks. (1) Air-conditioned Tree House has Queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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