16,000 SQ. FT. WATERFRONT LUXURY 12+ ACRE ESTATE ON LAKE TRAVIS

Paul Gray

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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16,000 SQ. FT. WATERFRONT LUXURY 12+ ACRE ESTATE ON LAKE TRAVIS

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8 Bedroom, 7.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20, NO WEDDINGS Over 20 people.

This spectacular estate perched on Lake Travis transcends the Hill Country near Lago Vista…whisking you off to a stately chateau in the heart of France. The column-flanked, tree-lined approach to the classic circular drive sets the stage for the grand home.

This 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom home sits on 12.6 acres with 800 feet of water front. Celebrating the natural stone of both Texas and France, the exterior and interior of the home features detailed stonework custom carved onsite by a French sculptor. Grand columns with custom Corinthian capitals, traditional stone balustrades and two-story waterfall adorn the entrance.

Before even entering the home, one’s eyes are drawn to the surroundings on which the house sits. Smooth lawns, formal plantings and spectacular lake views all add to the feeling of being at a European retreat.

An undeniable focal point of the entry is the large waterfall that flows from a massive window into a decorative pond, adding a soft ambient sound to the entrance.

Indoors, the waterfall continues as it enhances the formal living with the same waterfall ambiance, a step over river, and special lighting for the evenings.

Entry grandeur is continued inside the house, from the sweeping iron and stone staircases to the limestone arches, and dark-wood accented ceilings that carry you into the formal sunken living area. Creamy walls with stone accents and tumbled travertine floors create a cool, elegant feel, while a large two-story wall of windows captures remarkable views. An adjacent full service wet bar, and hidden wine cellar (with handcrafted stone walls) is perfectly located for service to the north-east outdoor terrace.

Escape to France itself from this covered terrace, with walls and ceilings cloaked in ivy. Ideal for relaxing evenings of indulging wine or retreating from the Texas sunlight, this terrace captures the best breezes and views, year-round.

Back indoors a formal dining room showcases mesquite-floors, a small European fireplace and plenty of windows to enjoy the views, it’s a perfect place to linger over a meal with friends.

Across the living room lies a study/office that transcends to an upstairs library. Custom maple paneling covers both the walls and ceiling, which features an iron-railed opening to the second story, flooding the room with light.

The kitchen is fit for a chef; warm natural-wood cabinets contrast beautifully with the limestone and granite accents. The spacious island holds an extra-large sink; an additional sink, high-end appliances and a huge walk-in pantry. An open breakfast bar allows the cook to chat with family at the adjacent breakfast room.

Retreat in luxury to the airy master bedroom, which enjoys lake views from every window. Cool nights call for a fire in the fireplace, while warm evenings invite a nightcap on the breezy private terrace. In the master bath, thoughtful details combine with elegant materials to make the space a pleasure. Two vanities plus a separate makeup counter allow room to spread out; a unique mirrored freestanding wall is an inspired touch. A glass wall encloses the oversized shower with 10 separate shower heads including an overhead rain can. Linger in the corner tub overlooking the vista, or splash in the walk-in travertine shower. No need to share closet space; huge his and hers closets with custom built-in storage mean everyone has plenty of room.

The lower level south wing accommodates four additional bedrooms, a billiards room, a full kitchen, family room, and exercise room. Two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite baths complete the second floor south wing.

While the inside is stunning, this home was designed to enjoy the extraordinary scenery outdoors. With sun decks and a crow’s nest balcony from the roof there is always a place to relax and feel the breeze.

Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has gone unnoted in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

We have a boat dock that accommodates our 50 ft yacht and has plenty of space to tie jet skiis or another boat.

We are here to accommodate you and offer concierge-like service to our guests! If you need something just ask.

Guests love to hire our chefs - they take care of everything for your dining pleasure.

Please read the current Rate Information and Availability Calendar before inquiring. These are always kept up to date. Emai inquiries are preferred. We will respond quickly.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a celebration for one of my friend's long awaited engagement. There were 19 ladies and we had the most amazing time. The home is so big that we just wandered around for ages just taking it all in. All of the rooms had views of the lake and grounds. We spent an afternoon at a winery (which is 5 minutes away) and then had our dinner prepared and served by their chefs. It was worth every penny as it was like going to an expensive restaurant without having to drive anywhere - we even dressed up for the occasion. We also took advantage of the cocktail cruise that is an option (for a fee) and spent 4 hours sipping wine and munching on hor d' oeuvres while taking in beautiful Lake Travis. The water level may be low but this property is on the main lake and still has plenty. The rest of the time we spent by the pool or snoozing under the palappas.

GREAT place to celebrate regardless of the reason. Thanks for the memories.
Jan 2014
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Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Rounding out this remarkable property are attached guest quarters complete with kitchen, a separate garage apartment, an equestrian paddock, a barn with 3 to 4 stalls, a pasture large enough for helicopter pad, and an adjustable floating boat dock large enough for 50’ yacht.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has gone unnoted in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

The property is large enough to permit helicopter landings. Please note that this property is monitored by security camera's for yours' and our protection.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490043vb
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Lago Vista Lake Travis
5

Nascha's Nautical 40th Adventure

Nascha's Nautical 40th Adventure
  • 5 of 5
I celebrated my 40th birthday here with 19 of my close friends and family members. The house is AWEEEE-mazing! Everything was immaculate and in pristine condition. The grounds were magnificent. The inside of the home was extremely nice, however the grounds were beautiful. We all pretty much stayed outside the entire 2 days that we were on the property. Paul and Wendy were great and made sure that everything we needed was taken care of. Thank you for allowing my family and I to enjoy this magnificent estate. We definitely plan on returning for some event.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: are so happy that your 40th birthday celebration was everything that you wished for. What a wonderful group to rent to - thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Paul and Wendy
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490043vb
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Lago Vista Lake Travis
Windsor, Ontario - Canada
5

The best of the best

  • 5 of 5
Normally I do not take the time to post a review, but in this case I just had to. I have never seen a more beautiful property in my life, from the meandering driveway encased in flowers to the outside waterfall and immaculate grounds. We had 4 families with several children and we could have arrived with just our bathing suits and been fine. There is nothing that this home does not provide. Truly it was as if we had our own private 5 star resort, completely private with every amenity that one could possibly think of including all of the extras required for young children. Every room had a spectacular view of the lake, and all of the bedrooms have their own balcony. Their chefs, Mike and Linda stocked the home before we arrived - very beneficial as we came from all different states - and prepared and served a wonderful dinner under the stars. The owners took their time to explain how everything worked and we did not see them unless we called with a request. Our entire family is still talking about our time together. This trip was the best of the best. Thanks to the owners Paul and Wendy.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience - it helps us as owners, and also renters. We aim to please so it looks like we scored! Thank you and we hope that your plans have a return in mind.
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490043vb
+USA 512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
5

Graduation & Family Reunion Weekend

Graduation & Family Reunion Weekend
  • 5 of 5
We were hosting my brother's graduation and family reunion at the residence. Its often difficult to find properties that will accommodate our large families during reunion weekends and this home was perfect. We were truly amazed at how exquisite the property is...pictures don't do the property justice. We truly enjoyed the property and the amenities...it was a resort-like experience but with the privacy with just us and our families. From the moment we stepped onto the property during check-in, Paul and Wendy were so gracious and kind not only to us but to our families which meant so much. My husband and I couldn't be happier with how the weekend turned out and our families can't stop talking about the weekend. Paul and Wendy's hospitality was incredible and we are truly grateful to them for helping to make the weekend so memorable for us!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Azar for your kind words - your family is amazing and it was our pleasure to be able to meet all of them. Clearly you spent a great deal of time organizing this celebration and we are extremely pleased that you were happy with the way everything played out. We hope that you keep us in mind for your next reunion.
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
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+USA 512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
Austin, TX
5

Best Lake Property. Period.

  • 5 of 5
I'll keep this review short. This property is just as amazing as it looks. My group of 8 had a wonderful time here and I recommend it for anyone looking for the ideal lake retreat. Paul and Wendy are also extremely responsive and helpful, not to mention quite nice. We will be back the next time we need a house like this!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are pleased that your retreat was a success as we attempt to address every detail to ensure that your visit is even more than you expected. Thank you for your recommendation.
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490043vb
+USA 512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
Michigan
5

Teacher's Conference on the Lake

Teacher's Conference on the Lake
  • 5 of 5
There were 17 ladies, all teachers from different states, most of us never having met before. One of the girls had an aunt that stayed on this property for a family reunion and remarked that we would be crazy not to make it our first choice. We are all so happy that we did. Not only is this home beyond gorgeous, the grounds are surrounded by all kinds of beautiful flowers, the decks encased with roses and the grass looks like carpet. There are so many decks (all furnished like living rooms) that it was hard to decide which one to set up our meetings on. When we had our early morning workshops, we stayed in our robes and slippers (all provided) and sipped on coffee and bagels. The first night we had a wine tour and ate at their bistro - we were picked up and brought home and it is only 5 minutes away. We also took advantage of the cocktail cruise, which was a tremendous hit as most of us have never been to Lake Travis. Their chefs, Linda and Mike shopped, prepared and served us two incredible meals in the most enchanting dining room that I have ever been in. I am sure that it is difficult to even imagine how we had the time to do any work, but we actually accomplished a great deal. We cannot even begin to list all of the amenities that are available to the guests, suffice to say that it was a complete TEACHER'S TREAT. Thanks
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we are happy that it was a good one. How amazing that most of these women had never met before - quite an incredible group. Your director had the best sense of humor and kept us all laughing for the entire boat cruise! Come back soon.
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
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Lago Vista Lake Travis
Waterloo
5

Your own private resort

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed with 2 other couples at this luxury estate and were in awe of the setting and the amenities. It's like your personal 5 star resort, many great areas for reading, relaxing, or gathering. No need to leave the huge property once you settle in. The owners were incredible... onsite, yet out of sight, offering many additional services if required, even a boat cruise on the lake. Many thanks Paul & Wendy. Feeling totally rejeunivated after our stay, and missing it already. Will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed meeting you and your friends. It is wonderful that you all have stayed so close for so many years inspite of the distance you travelled to make it happen. The boat cruise was just as much fun for us! Come back soon.
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Map

VIP Marina Lake Travis
Just For Fun
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Rusty Allen Airport
Car: necessary

This is the most incredibly private and peaceful property on the lake. Although we have complete privacy we are only 10 minutes from Lago Vista shopping. We do NOT do weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties.

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Availability & Rates

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Lago Vista Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Time
Mar 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$9,000
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Nov 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
$9,000
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
$12,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$12,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Tax 13%
Also a cleaning fee of $500. to be added to your quote.
Any additional cleaning over and above the usual will be charged by the
hour and added to your credit card.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lago Vista Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 16006 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Ideal for corporate retreats and family reunions. Staff are situated on the property but in no way infringe on your privacy. We do not permit weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties. There is a fee of $500 for any event with a maximum of 20 people on the property over night. We supply tables, chairs, linens, dishes, etc. for outside seating. Functions on the property need owner's approval. No bachelor or bachelorette parties.
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