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Spectacular Lake Travis Luxury Property Minutes from Downtown and the Arboretum

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


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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!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Tom Stevenson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, norwegian, Arabic available on request
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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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 Texas Hill Country

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.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Spectacular Lake Travis Luxury Property Minutes from Downtown and the Arboretum
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 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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Beautiful 1940's home set overlooking Lake Travis

  • 5 of 5

Despite Tom being out of town, he was still very easy to work with. From the get-go, the whole process was simple and the property is breathtaking. Lovely, remodeled home from the 40s is spacious enough to sleep 10 comfortably. The property is also dog-friendly and our pups loved all 10 acres and their new peacock friends! Highly recommend this property for anyone in need of a vacation or especially a beautiful venue for any event!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much! I am so sorry that I was out of town, but I'm glad you enjoyed the property and the "permanent two-footed residents." You left the house in GREAT condition and we would love to have you visit again anytime! Again, thanks for your kind words.
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Super Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful! The twins and I enjoyed walking around to see if we could find the peacock and identifying all of the garden vegetables and seeing if the chikens had laid some eggs. Tom brought us some fresh eggs for breakfast. We truly had a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hill Country Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

Five of us came for two night staff retreat and did not want to leave! What a gorgeous location! The pictures do not capture how lovely it is. In the morning I had breakfast with two white pracocks and hummingbirds and butterflies-magical! The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms sumptuous! I loved cooking in the kitchen and Tom the owner even delivered farm fresh eggs! We also had fresh tomatoes from the garden and ate figs right off the tree! Our only reccomendation is to replace the den sofa with a sleeper sofa and to make sure housekeeper cleans under sofas. The rest of the house was spotless! Short ride to go swim in the lake or have drinks at the Oasis but frankly I had a hard time wantung to leave the front porch it was that beautiful!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, peaceful, private, relaxing, and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to get away from it all. Fresh eggs, peacocks, and a fresh garden. Would definantly love to stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great group! They were incredibly nice and respectful of the property. I really hope that they will come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic and more convenient than it lets on. Tom is a very accommodating host with a well appointed home on a large and well landscaped piece of land at high elevation over-looking the lake. Plenty of parking space in the event of multiple guests, HEB is only 5 minutes away, and if you plan on taking your plans to the water there is a marina literally at the end of the private driveway and across the street.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so enjoyed meeting you all! You were fantastic guests. I really appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!
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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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning (refundable) $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
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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