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Spectacular Lake Travis Luxury Property Minutes from Downtown and the Arboretum

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 10 on 10 acres

Nestled high above Lake Travis (near the famous Oasis Restaurant/Mansfield Dam and only 25-30 minutes from downtown Austin) Lake Travis Lake House is a 10 acre retreat with spectacular views of the main body of Lake Travis. This gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-luxury-full-bath home was completely remodeled in 2005. Chefs will be amazed at the ultra-high-end kitchen, featuring a Viking Stove, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, granite countertops and imported travertine sink. Designers will marvel at the floor-to-ceiling travertine bathrooms, with an oversized soaking tub and magnificent European-style travertine shower. All will sleep well in the tastefully-decorated fully-furnished bedrooms.

Imagine sitting out on the large porch watching the sun set over the lake, strolling around the 10 acres admiring the other 'residents', including rare white peacocks, beautiful black cochin chickens, among others!

More Details

Property Manager
Tom Stevenson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, norwegian, Arabic available on request
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Tom Stevenson

I am one of the few of us who were actually born in the Austin area, but I've always had the urge to travel and live abroad. I've lived about half of my adult life all over Europe, North Africa, Latin America and Asia and loved it. I also went to school in Boston and lived in Washington, D.C. There was always something about Austin, though, that kept drawing me back. Once I decided to leave the stressful corporate grind, I decided to find a place that would be less than 45 minutes from a major progressive city and where I could have land and a great water view. I simply couldn't find anything that compared to Austin and when I found this property, I knew I would have it for life.

Tom Stevenson purchased this house in 2004

Why Tom Stevenson chose Lake Travis

The completely renovated 1940's farmhouse sits on the last 10 acres of an original 2000 acre ranch that is now surrounded by canyon land perserve. The homesite was choosen by the original owners for its outstanding views and its park like setting. The moment you arrive you will feel right at home. We encourage all of our guests to settle in and enjoy the peace and quiet.


Volente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Rain shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Rain Shower
  • Elegant large baths with terrazzo tile with unique soaking tub and rain showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen , crib or child's bed available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Beautiful master bedroom with candle fireplace and views. Sofa Bed in formal Living Room. Additional beds including child's portable crib available upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Many services available please ask! Basics stocked for arrival. Please let us know of any special requests or items that would enhance your stay! Housekeeping, pick-up from airport, babysitting, grocery shopping or meal preparation available. Arrangements for tours can be made.


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Spectacular Lake Travis Luxury Property Minutes from Downtown and the Arboretum
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
Sacramento, California

Excellent rental, Excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at this Lake Travis home was beyond our expectations. The home is wonderful and the location provides country relaxation with easy access to Austin and surrounding communities. We easily did day trips to Fredrickburg and San Antonio and returning home was always a relaxing end to the day. Fresh eggs and vegetables, acerage for morning or evening walks and the respectful and accomodating hosts were all bonus touches that made our vacation one of the best we have ever had. If you have a chance to rent this home, take it!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve!! Wow, it's been years and I just NOW realized that there is a "submit response" to a review written by a guest! My bad! You guys are great!
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Great views, home, and host!

  • 5 of 5

We were very satisfied with this home, and even more so by the beautiful views and hospitality from our host Aaron. He was available with recommendations and support the entire duration of our trip. Would highly recommend this home!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeview property with adorable home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Lake Travis home for a girls weekend. What a great location. Close to several restaurants including Oasis, grocery stores, thirty minutes to downtown. There is a boat ramp just down the road and several marinas in just a short drive from property. The house is an older remodeled home with the original wood floors. The gorgeous remodeled kitchen has everything you need to prep meals. The two travertine full bathrooms are very spacious. We enjoyed seeing the white peacocks come up to the house in the evenings. I think most people will find these house will meet all their needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views, relaxing & comfortable environment w beautiful updated kitchen & bathrooms

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 days and we could not have felt more welcomed and at home. My husband and I traveled with our two adult sons and their girlfriends. We loved taking walks on this large property, making coffee and breakfast in the mornings in the beautiful state of the art kitchen and playing games at night. An unexpected treat were the two beautiful white peacocks that strolled past our property every evening.

Tom was very accommodating. The first night we were there we called to borrow a wine opener (the kitchen had everything but this) and he came over immediately and delivered one to us. The next night, Tom had a very nice bottle of red wine waiting for us at the door! How thoughtful!!!

As other reviewers have pointed out, there are two dogs on the property. They are sweethearts! They are both older dogs and only come out a couple times of day and would love to visit with you. If you tell them to go home, they immediately listen.

The bathrooms are beautiful and updated. The one recommendation I would make is putting up a guard rail from the shower to the drop down bath tub. It is all marble and if someone were to slip or step back, a fall could easily occur.

I would highly recommend this property as a wonderful place to stay and enjoy Austin and all the hill country has to offer. We will definitely be returning to this picturesque home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to chill and rest with family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

Tom is a rockstar! After an 11 hour drive we needed to crack into a bottle of wine to unwind. Unfortunately there wasn't a cork screw at the house and I messaged him pretty late at night so we could have for the next day. He showed up with a cork screw in hand and apologized for not having oneright away. Apology in my mind wasn't needed when you help someone out that late at night and only within 15 mins of message. Great location, amenities for 2 small families and would stay there again!!! Great hosts and clean place.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark! Thank you guys for being such great guests! You and your family were wonderful and I would recommend you to any other vacation rental owners in a heartbeat. Sorry about the missing corkscrew, but it was my pleasure to make sure you had everything you need to make a wonderful weekend. We really hope to see you again in the future! Very kind regards, Tom Stevenson Owner
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Lake Travis was just spectacular! Tom was extremely accommodating and helped to make our time in the Austin area for our daughter's graduation most enjoyable. We only wished we could have stayed a while longer to enjoy the awesome property and view!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Twin Creeks
Nearest Train
7.7 Miles
Lakeline Metrorail Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Aquaholics (Water Ski)
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Cypress Creek - Lake Travis
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $500

The cleaning fee is refundable if you leave the house in the same neat and clean condition as you accepted it (e.g. all linens removed from rooms and placed in utility room, kitchen is clean and no food left behind). For guest traveling with pets the cleaning fee is non-refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund