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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, SUP, WiFi, Dogs Okay

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8, Boat Dock, Hot Tub, SUP, WiFi, Dogs OK

Lake Austin waterfront is a great place to escape all year around. Lake Austin Retreat offers a beautiful Mexican style waterfront property with a boat dock, huge decks and a hot tub situated on a secluded bend of Lake Austin just 20 miles from downtown Austin. Relax, unwind, enjoy the Stand Up Paddle boards, swim, canoe, kayak, bird-watch, fish, or enjoy a spa-treatment at nearby Lake Austin Spa. The house accommodates 8 guests, and the spacious back yard offers an abundance of outdoor space for socializing, BBQ'n, playing or enjoying quiet hammock-time. Bring your boat and ski (boats can be moored at the dock but no boat lift is available), or lounge by the water's edge and drink in the view of the Golden Cheeked-Warbler habitat directly across the lake. You will love taking advantage of the most peaceful stretch of Lake Austin. Mornings are not to be missed. Grab your coffee or tea and watch the morning fog pull back revealing a glass-like surface that mirrors the rolling hills above. Just 35 Miles from the new F-1 Track in Austin, 20 miles from SXSW and ACL Festival.

The Retreat: Lake Austin is a great place to escape all year around. Lake Austin Retreat offers a beautiful Mexican style waterfront property with a boat dock and huge deck situated on a secluded bend of Lake Austin just 20 miles from downtown Austin. Relax, unwind, swim, canoe, kayak, bird-watch, fish, or enjoy a spa-treatment at nearby Lake Austin Spa. The house accommodates 8 guests, and the spacious back yard offers an abundance of outdoor space for socializing, BBQ'n, playing or enjoying quiet hammock-time. Bring your boat and ski, or lounge by the water's edge and drink in the view of the Golden Cheeked-Warbler habitat directly across the lake. You will love taking advantage of the most peaceful stretch of Lake Austin. Mornings are not to be missed. Grab your coffee or tea and watch the morning fog pull back revealing a glass like surface that mirrors the rolling hills above.

The Activities: By Day - Canoeing, kayaking (life jackets and paddles provided), hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, skiing and wakeboarding, bring your boat and moor it at the dock. You can canoe, kayak or walk 1/4 mile to the Lake Austin Spa for world-class spa services.

By Night - Dining, grilling,star-gazing or hitting the downtown or lakeside Austin nightlife.

More Details

Owner
Rachel Bailey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Rachel Bailey

I moved to Austin in 1992 and found the city where I will live for the rest of my life. I purchased this house in 1995 so I could water ski before work and found so much more than just a place to live. I found that the lake living lifestyle gave me activities and tranquility that add so much to my quality of life. My two daughters and I love to stay at our lake house when guests are not there as a mini-vacation from hustle and bustle of our lives in central Austin.

Rachel Bailey purchased this house in 1995

Why Rachel Bailey chose Austin

My love of being on the water and waterskiing before work in the morning drove me to purchase this wonderful house on Lake Austin in 1995. I lived in the house full-time until 1999, when I moved to central Austin to be closer to work.

What makes this house unique

The area across the lake from the house is a Golden Cheeked Warbler Habitat so it is completely undeveloped. The view from the 600 sf deck on top of the boat dock is just beautiful with an undeveloped 'mountain' (by Austin standards) instead of houses. Evenings and early mornings on the deck are particularly magical.

Amenities

Lake Austin Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodelled with double shower heads
  • New, very large walk-in shower with two shower heads and new bathroom vanity just added
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen sized bed with 1 set of twin bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pac-n-play Available
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle bed below
  • 2 Bedrooms plus a day bed with trundle below in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our vacation retreat is located less than 1/4 mile from the award winning Lake Austin Spa. Walk, paddle board, canoe or kayak to the Lake Austin Spa for world-class spa services. The wireless internet allows you to get a little work done, if necessary, from the deck above the boat dock with a view you will want to savor. Or just lounge in the hammock for a well deserved siesta. The boat dock is available to moor your boat of up to 25 feet during your stay (boats can be moored at the dock but no boat lift is available), and a boat ramp is available less than 50 feet from the dock. A large, private hot tub/spa has just been added on a new deck for added relaxation during your stay.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, SUP, WiFi, Dogs Okay
average rating of 4.7674417 based on 43 reviews
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Best Shower Ever

  • 4 of 5

We loved the comfortable layout of the house and the wonderful skylights. It boasted the best bathroom of any of our prior rental stays with plenty of towels and wonderful counter space. We especially applaud the lovely titled step-in shower (with skylight).

The deck above the boat slips was a fun place to watch the entertaining parade of every type of watercraft. The house is across the river from a bird sanctuary with absolutely no development. The house is in a neighborhood with normal neighborhood noise (lawnmowers, construction, happy children, weed eaters, etc.). Also, the owners of the boats housed in the boat slips do have access to their boats and they come and go onto the property via an access gate near the boat slip. Our biggest treat was watching an adult and three juvenile Eastern screech owls as they hunted the lovely back yard. Our kudos to David, Rachel, and Christie who were all super to work with. We recommend a stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding family getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Our last minute decision to rent this lake house turned into a wonderful experience. The house and amenities were comfortable and fun and the setting was beautiful. We spent three nights here with our two Border Collies and family. All went well and exceeded our expectations. The boat dock and water toys made the experience perfect for us. We easily launched our old ski boat at the ramp just next the property and there was adequate parking for our boat trailer and two vehicles at the house. Rachel was available for any questions and concerns and the instructions and information provided at the house were complete and helpful. Thank you for a great experience! (P.S. one observation we have is that the ceiling fans are due for a dusting.) We hope to have the chance to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. We will jump on getting the ceiling fans cleaned and appreciate your feedback on that issue. For others who are reading your review, we do ask that you use the public boat launch up the street our of respect for those who use the HOA easement next to our property. Thanks again for such a nice review and the heads up about the ceiling fans. David
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5

Perfect lakeside retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the absolute perfect getaway for our family! The property is even more amazing than the pictures. The house is right on the water with a beautiful lawn and lakeside access. The deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the stunning views of the lake. The property really has everything you could ask for: grill, kayaks, canoe, deck, hammock, hot tub! Our whole family had a wonderful time and would definitely come back again! Highly Recommended for a trip to the lake.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house and location were perfect, easy access to the water and not far (5 min) from restauarants and light grocery.

Definitely looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We found an awesome getaway location in Austin for our family.

  • 5 of 5

This turned out to be one of our favorite places to stay in Austin. We loved our stay here. The owners thought through every detail for a comfortable and memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome family staycation. We live just about 20 minutes away from this home and it was a like being far far away. The home had everything you need for cooking, playing and relaxing. Plus there are restaurants up the road if you do not want to cook. The kids took the kayak and canoe out (with vests on) by the dock. They even got in the water I deemed to be too cold for swimming. Would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelley, I am so glad you enjoyed our home. We work hard to keep the house well supplied and in good repair and it is nice to know that our guests are enjoying their stays. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return. David
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin Berstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Fion's
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
183 and 620
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lakeside Pizza *Awesome Food*
Car: recommended

Austin, Texas, home of SXSW, Austin City Limits Festival and the worlds largest urban bat colony, is located in Central Texas about 200 miles south of Dallas and 140 miles east of Houston. Austin is the beginning of the Texas Hill Country where the landscape turns from flat lands into beautiful rolling hills. Lake Austin runs 26 miles from Lake Travis through the City of Austin. Our vacation retreat is located on the waterfront of Lake Austin, about 25 minutes from downtown Austin, directly across from the Golden-Cheeked Warbler Sanctuary.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Austin Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
31 night minimum stay
From
$365
Thu
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Credits cards accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express)
Those guests uncomfortable with billing by email over the internet may fax their contract and credit card authorization directly to the Owner.
Contact Owner for Holiday and Special Event Rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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