Now, the Villa is ONLY available for SIX MONTH OR LONGER RENTALS.
(Because of a programming issue, VRBO states '31 days minimum' but Villa Toscona will not accept rentals less than 6 months.)
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Situated on approximately 4 acres and surrounded by tall hills in the front, a wooded creek and greenbelt on one side and over 200 feet of Lake Austin waterfront in the back, Villa Toscana is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Austin, yet less than 30 minutes from the downtown scene.
As you enter the grand covered tower entrance you are immediately struck by the beautiful old world private Tuscan courtyard complete with a waterfall and colorful flowers and vegetation. You make a mental note to spend some quiet time sipping coffee on its covered terrace as the sounds of falling waters and chirping birds take you back to a simpler time.
You pass through the rustic tower lighted by gas lamps and enter Villa Toscana. There's an understated elegant ambiance that makes you at once feel at home. Your first glances are of the spectacular views of Lake Austin and surrounding hill county. You realize that you might have to postpone that Tuscan courtyard coffee break in favor of relaxing on the cozy overstuffed great room sofas overlooking the beautiful expanse before you.
You choose to explore the house and find that many wonderful surprises await you. From a hidden room behind a bookshelf, to the very private quiet sitting room off the master and overlooking Lake Austin, to the stone groin vault ceiling in the dining room, to the third floor terrace views and club room, to the chef's kitchen, to the amazing private theater, there is something for everyone at Villa Toscana.
Unwind in our beautiful 23 person spa that's right off the master terrace and provides sweeping views of Lake Austin.
Sit quietly and listen to the sounds of nature, or go for a hike on 26 miles of trails. Meditate at our private stone gazebo that overlooks the beautiful Lake Austin waterfront. Are you adventuresome? Take a kayak or stand up paddle board and enter the land that time forgot on one of the most incredibly beautiful and peaceful stretches of Lake Austin. If you are very quiet you will here the call of wild turkeys, egrets, ducks, and a plethora of other waterfowl. As you kayak between the tall canyons, you truly feel that you might be the first to have ever explored this area. Be sure to shout 'hello' and here your echo reverberate through the canyons. Jump in the cool water for a refreshing swim. Throw a hook in the water and try your luck with the abundant fish that prowl this area of the lake.
If you are a fitness buff, you will enjoy a work out in your own fully equipped, private gym. There you will find health club quality exercise equipment like an elliptical trainer, recumbent bike, pro rowing machine, stretching station, free weights, pull-up bars, etc. to accommodate just about anyone's workout regimen. Take in a movie in our state of the art private theater with high-tech, curved screen, super-high fidelity surround sound system, and one of the best projection systems money can buy. You will be wrapped in sound as you relax in the fully reclining theater chairs, or sitting in the amazing body massaging chair. You might be tempted to spend your entire vacation here. But don't!
Use one of our supplied IPod Touch's to program your own musical experience as you play any music your heart desires -- streamed to just the room you are in or to over 23 different areas on the estate. Do you love piano music? Let our fabulous, Internet-connected, Disklavier grand piano play your favorite tunes while you sip wine and watch the boats go by. Be sure to make it up to the third floor observation terrace for an unforgettable sunset over Lake Austin that will make you want to applaud. Don't forget to bring some wine from our private wine cellar!
Prepare a meal fit for a king in our kitchen designed for a private chef. Take your breakfast on the terrace and listen to the birds and ducks go by. Eat dinner in the private dining room complete with it's own butler's pantry for special time with friends and family.
Villa Toscana boasts 6 private bedroom suites complete with private baths and breathtaking covered terrace views of Lake Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. Locate the secret lever to open the sliding bookcase behind which lies a seventh very cozy bedroom that kids of any age love. Bedroom 8 is located on the 3rd floor and doubles as an observation club house room. There is an optional library room that can be converted into a bedroom for a small fee.
Just minutes away...
Four Points Shopping Center 5 minutes
Mansfield Dam Park/Public Boat Launch 5 minutes
Mary Quinlan Park 5 minutes
UT Golf Club 5 minutes
Home Depot/Eateries 5 minutes
Target & HEB 5 minutes
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse 5 minutes
Oasis 8 minutes
Hurst Harbor 8 minutes
Randall's Grocery Store/Eateries 10 minutes
Emerald Point Marina 10 minutes
City Park 10 minutes
Lakeway Marina 10 minutes
Arboretum and Domain Shopping 15 minutes
MoPac & RM 2222 15 minutes
West Lake Beach Marina 15 minutes
The Hill Country Galleria Mall 15 minutes
Seton NW 25 minutes
St David Hospital Round Rock 30 minutes
Brackenridge/Seton Hospital 30 minutes
Downtown Austin 25-40 minutes
Bergstrom International Airport 40 minutes
Times are approximate and represent drive from Steiner Ranch entrance on Hwy. 620.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
6 Month+ Rentals Only
Jan 1 - Dec 30
|Property Damage Protection||$69.00|
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000.00|
|50% down to reserve, balance (plus damage deposit) due 30 days prior to check-in.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.