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

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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 ESTATE ON LAKE TRAVIS

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8 Bedroom, 9 Bathroom, Sleeps 20 (strictly enforced)

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

Paul Gray

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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.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury Estate On Lake Travis
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
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Lago Vista Lake Travis
waterloo, ontario, canada
5

fabulous

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Wow! We just got back from a stay at this property and had a wonderful time! The property is amazing and well kept. The owners (who are awesome) stay on the property and are very helpful in answering our questions. They are not intrusive in any way, but are there when you need them. The description and photos of this property truly reflect the grandeur of this home. The home is clean and well kept and reflects the love and passion the owners have for their property. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to have an amazing holiday at a phenomenal home. We loved our time spent with our family and would love to do it again sometime!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heather for taking the time to post a review - so happy that your stay was what you expected as we aim to please our guests!
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Lago Vista Lake Travis
Austin, TX
4

Beautiful home for a girl's weekend

Beautiful home for a girl's weekend
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We rented out this home from Paul for a girl's weekend and had such a wonderful time. This home is massive and from the moment you drive up to the property, you know you are going to have a great time. There was plenty of space and the owners were so hospitable -- we even had a welcome guide and robes in our rooms. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was spacious, and the large common areas made it perfect for a group of friends to hang out together and catch up. The outside is just beyond beautiful -- great pool and hot tub, fantastic views, tons of different seating areas and just perfect for the weekend! If the weather had been a little nicer, I wouldn't have been able to leave the patios.

I would have given this property 5 stars had the pool been heated for us (or worked) and if the owners weren't staying at the property. There were no issues with Paul, they were great, but we weren't aware they were staying above the garage.

I'd definitely recommend this place to friends!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury Estate On Lake Travis
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Lago Vista Lake Travis
Lubbock, Texas Usa
5

Spectacular Writer's Retreat

Spectacular Writer's Retreat
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We are all serious writers for different companies but meet frequently to discuss our projects and offer encouragement and suggestions to each other. An idea was presented at one of our sessions that we find a quiet and beautiful location to visit and work without any of the normal distractions of daily life - wow we found the property with more than any of us could have imagined. It is completely breathtaking. There were so many living areas inside and out that each of us had our own vista. We were fortunate to have good weather, so most of the time we spent outside viewing the lake and watching the birds as we worked. We shared the cooking and spent our evenings discussing our ideas and accomplishments while feeling completely spoiled in this lavish home. We all had the most amazing time. THANKS
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury Estate On Lake Travis
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Lago Vista Lake Travis
5

Beautiful home | wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I cannot say enough about this wonderful home and the even more wonderful hosts. I have stayed in many VRBO homes over the years and never have I felt so welcomed and as though I was truly on a vacation than I did last weekend. The home itself is immaculate and perfect for large groups. Also very convenient if traveling from major TX cities - Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, etc. There are multiple sitting areas to relax and while the weather wasn't particularly great, the home itself provided the perfect setting for our group of women. Robes and slippers were available to the guests - an unexpected treat. While the house is large, the spaces within feel intimate – a true testament to the family that lives there and the detail that went into its construction. The owners, Paul and Wendy, were responsive to our every request to ensure an excellent time for their guests. They even helped me to organize a fabulous seated/served dinner with a custom menu provided by a neighbor friend. The memories made here in only a weekend will surely last me and my guests a lifetime.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Tess. How wonderful that ya'll have so many caring and close friends and soul mates. Only a group of longtime girlfriends can sit and talk and laugh for 20 hours straight without a break or cross word. God bless all of you and hopefully you can nurture your amazing bond forever. We are glad that we could provide the venue for it all to happen.
Paul and Wendy
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Lago Vista Lake Travis
Windsor, Ontario - Canada
5

Our perfect intimate wedding

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My dream was to be married in a castle and this home definitely looks like one. The grounds are absolutely incredible and gave us so many choices for our wedding photographs. We had only our families and a few close friends and it was so special being able to share our celebration and just hang out for a couple of days. Our ceremony was down by the lake and our dinner reception was set up on one of the larger decks also overlooking the lake. Their chefs took care of everything and the owners had all of the tables, linens and dishes that we needed for our party. We laughed, talked and danced into the wee hours of the night and only had to find our room when we were ready for some sleep. It was everything and more than I had hoped for!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

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.

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Availability & Rates

Lago Vista Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Peak Time
Mar 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$2,500
2 nights
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 24 2014 - May 26 2014
$9,000
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
July 4th
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 5 2014
$9,000
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$9,000
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
F1 Week
Oct 30 2014 - Nov 2 2014
$18,000
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Nov 27 2014
$9,000
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$12,000
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$12,000
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,500
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heating (if needed) $500.00
Property Damage Protection $89.00
Refundable damage deposit $2,500.00
Cleaning Fee $500.00
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 30 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
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
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
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 over 30 people (that includes the 20 people staying on the property). There is an event fee of $400 for any parties etc. with a maximum of 30 people on the property at any time. We supply tables, chairs, linens, dishes, etc. for outside seating. We can accommodate 30 people comfortably inside if weather becomes an issue. Functions on the property need owner's approval.
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