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Phyllis Lacey

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Montina Beach on Lake Travis - Walk to the Water!

26 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Austin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7 plus futon, twin sleeper sofa & air beds)

Montina Beach is one of a few properties on Lake Travis with a gradual slope to the water. The park like setting from the beach area has been described by a real estate appraiser as the 'FINEST LAND on Lake Travis.' The view looks out across one of the largest areas of the lake with some of the largest hills in the Texas Hill Country as the backdrop. You will find this lake front area much more scenic than anything in Lakeway due to the larger lake area and the bigger hills; and much closer to town/amenities than Briarcliff or Lago Vista.

The beach area is large and covered mostly with grass. There is a large rock bon fire pit for those special evenings with friends. Yes, wood is supplied complimentary. There is also a grass volleyball court for your energetic gatherings with friends.

The property is located on the highly desirable south shore of Lake Travis, close to Austin's vibrant lifestyle and near all the amenities you desire from the finest in shopping at the new Hill Country Galleria and Lakeline Mall to great restaurants including Hudson's on the Bend, Rocco's, The Grove, Steiner Ranch Steak House, The Oasis, Mesa Rosa and Hill Country Pasta House. There are six exceptional golf courses within ten minutes drive. The house is located on approximately six acres with another house that the owners live in.

Austin's legendary night life must certainly be experienced if you have never been to downtown Austin at night. The house is a great place to stay with friends when in town to watch the exceptional athletic programs of the University of Texas Longhorns. It is about a 25 minute drive to downtown or the UT campus.

Boat and jet ski rentals are available nearby; or launch your own at a nearby marina and park it at the dock on premises. Spend a day wakeboarding, water skiing or parasailing. Yes, they will pick you up right on your boat dock to go parasailing! If you are young enough in spirit, you may also want to venture into Devil's Cove for one of America's biggest parties every summer weekend - it is a five minute boat ride away.

The house has a wonderful open design. The kitchen, living room, breakfast area and dining room are all combined in a very large area without walls that makes for a great social gathering point. There are two outdoor living areas for your enjoyment. One bedroom has a king size bed and a private bath. The second master bedroom has a queen bed and also a private bath and must be accessed either through its own private entrance from the outside or by going through the third smaller bedroom. The small bedroom has a full size bed and a pull-out twin bed that recesses under the full size bed. The smaller third bedroom has access to a third, common area bathroom. A comfortable futon is located in an area of the great room and a twin bed sleeper sofa is also available in the living area. All bedrooms have televisions.

Please note that photos were taken with the lake level at a more normal level and the lake levels can fluctuate from drought to floods. Please ask the owner if you want to know the relative lake level.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Phyllis Lacey (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Phyllis Lacey

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Phyllis Lacey purchased this house in 1996

Why Phyllis Lacey chose Texas Hill Country

You will love the vast wide open feel of the beach with its absolutely spectacular view, which is framed by some of the largest hills in the Texas Hill Country.

What makes this house unique

The house is located on Lake Travis but close enough to downtown Austin, the University of Texas and the many lake area activities to make it convenient to nightlife and UT sports and places such as The Oasis or the Hill Country Galleria. Choose a peaceful evening under the stars or all the action you want at the places above.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property was fabulous. We enjoyed the beach area and the fire on the beach at night was truly special. It was our second visit to Montina Beach-we will be back again! Thanks for the memories!
Jan 2010
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Reviews

4.3
based on 26 traveler reviews

Beautiful Montina Beach on Lake Travis - Walk to the Water!
average rating of 4.3461537 based on 28 reviews
5

Loretta

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a weekend at Montina Beach House. It was lovely! I was there with friends for a family wedding. It was a great location and the house was perfect. Very spacious and clean. The accomodations were perfect for us. We barbequed and enjoyed the Lake with a boat. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. We would love to come again sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Loretta, Thank you for the kind words about Montina Beach on Lake Travis. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and that the house was perfect for your group. It was a privilege having you as a guest and we hope you will return again. Best Regards, J.R. and Phyllis Montina Beach on Lake Travis
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Pleasant owners. Nice updated home without a view

  • 3 of 5

The home is older but nicely updated. The lot is narrow and very long with the owners very large home right in front of the view to the lake. We brought a 22' wakeboard boat which the owners asked and knew of. The swim dock is the designated area for guests boats with no cover(shade)or cleats to tie up to. The swim dock had 2 1/2 feet of water when we arrived according to my depth finder and the lake was full during our stay. A few days later the owner extended the swim dock out a little further to 4 feet. I would not recommend this rental for guests with boats. It is the number one reason we came to stay and I was always checking and worried about the boat because it isn't protected from large waves from a very busy lake. Our boat had some damage during our stay tied up at the dock :(

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bahram, Thank you for your feedback. We enjoyed meeting you and your son. It appears there is a typo mistake in your second sentence because the home has a very nice view of Lake Travis. Yes, the owner’s home is to the left of the lake view just as it is labeled on the photo on the website taken from the house. In fact, as you know, the unobstructed panoramic view from the beach area (that guests have full access to), is arguably one of the most fabulous views in all of Texas. The 200-degree lake view with the backdrop of some of the highest hills in the Texas Hill Country makes for a wonderful setting that everyone enjoys. The home is part of an almost six-acre property that guests have full use of and given that it is three lots combined most would not call it narrow. I am very sorry that our mooring whips were not available for your use. As you may have noticed, the base of one of them was loose and is waiting for repair – it has now been repaired. The mooring whips hold the boat about two feet away from the side of the dock so it is impossible to have any damage. As you know I warned you not to tie your boat to the front of the dock, but rather to tie it on the side of the dock – I’m sorry you left it that way until you had some damage. I also offered to pay for a slip for you at the marina two blocks away but you said it was fine with the five large boat bumpers we supplied along with the vertical bumpers already attached. Please send me a photo of the damage to your boat and we will pay for it to be repaired. I am sorry the water was shallow near the dock. With the lake higher than normal the dock is now in an area where the slope of the shoreline is flatter than normal so the lake is not as deep as normal at the dock. Even with that, the dock was in 4-5 feet of water, which works for most boats. It was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests. Thanks again.
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Great place to stay on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last weekend and it was great! The house is beautiful and the property is amazing. I docked my 21ft Skiboat on their dock with no problems. It was pretty windy and there are no cleats so take plenty of fenders and some rope. You can tie off to a few places on the dock. It's only 4-5ft deep off the dock but you can anchor about 40 ft off the dock for bigger boats.

House is stocked with the important things like dishes and other essential items.

I would stay here again in a heart beat! Thank you for the great memory!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best. Spot. Ever.

  • 5 of 5

Montina Beach is a must stay if you are ever in the Austin area and want to be close to the Lake. Beautiful property with direct access to the lake and a marina to rent a boat! My buddies and I had a blast over the weekend and we will definitely plan on coming back in the future. Everything in the house was immaculate and well stocked so we didn't have to worry about anything from towels, to pots and pans, and utensils. Phyllis is also super sweet and very accommodating. You can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the house and the layout.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the house to attend my daughters wedding. Had a small group at the house for supper and thoroughly enjoyed the house, plenty of room to have a small get together. Would love to come back when we have time to enjoy the dock and the lake. The open layout and the grounds fit our needs perfectly.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation on the lake

  • 4 of 5

The property was a very nice direct short walk to the water. Beautiful bend in the lake and nice to have your own private boat dock with marinas 2 minute boat ride away. The house was well stocked with everything you need to cook/serve food. Very clean property and well manicured lawn. Loved staying here with my two toddlers and parents. Owners very responsive, helpful, kind.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Point of Interest
Carlos N Charlies
Nearest Point of Interest
Emerald Point Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Just for Fun Boat Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Travis Marina

The property is located on the highly desirable south shore of Lake Travis, close to Austin's vibrant lifestyle and near all the amenities you desire. From the finest in shopping at the new Hill Country Galleria and Lakeline Mall to great restaurants including Hudson's on the Bend, Rocco's and Hill Country Pasta House.

There are six exceptional golf courses within ten minutes drive. The home is about one mile from the world famous Carlos N' Charlies and several other waterfront restaurants are within minutes by boat. There is nothing like a sunset boat cruise and dinner at a waterfront restaurant, then a leisurely moon light boat cruise back home.

25 Minutes from Downtown Austin.

Other Activities: Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Miniature golf, Boating, Sightseeing

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Rates & Availability

Austin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 15 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$329
$1,974
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$299
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Damage Protection $1500 $49 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Pet Policy- Under 20 pounds. Only friendly breeds allowed. Must have permission from owners in advance.
Additional fee per person/per night is $40. (over 9 Persons). Sorry, No Parties!

Damage protection protects travelers for up to $1,500 in damages with no deductible.

No more than 12 people are allowed on the property at any given time without prior approval from the owners. There is a strict limit of four vehicles for parking and no extra parking is allowed on the street.

Quoted rates are for payment by e-check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2005 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full size shower in all beautiful travertine stone!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Combination tub/shower - all beautiful travertine stone!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Smaller shower with all ceramic tile surround.
  • Enjoy the beautiful travertine stone bathrooms in the two larger bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The twin beds recesses under the double bed for storage.
    Living area sleeping - 2 sleep sofa /futon , A double futon & a twin sleeper sofa.2 double air beds also.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double bed and a twin (mattress only) in the smallest bedroom. A futon is available for sleeping in the living area and a twin size sleeper sofa. Two double size air beds can also be used if desired. The bedroom with the trundle bed is a much smaller bedroom, but does have a walk-in closet and access to a bathroom. Both larger bedrooms have private bathrooms and walk-in closets.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Swim/boat dock on property, volleyball court (grass) on the beach, bon fire pit and picnic tables on beach.

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