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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6, 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 6 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 6 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.

Out of respect for our neighbors, we ask that only three cars be parked at our home and that our guests no use the HOA Boat Ramp and Park next door. The public boat ramp at Mary Quinlan Park is only 1/4 mile away and is much safer. There is also additional parking there for guests temporarily visiting during your stay. We have a strict policy that forbids parties at our home. Thank you for your consideration of our home and our rules.

More Details

Owner
David M. Gottfried
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About David M. Gottfried

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.

David M. Gottfried purchased this house in 1995

Why David M. Gottfried chose Lake Austin Village

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties - really No smoking - really No use of HOA Boat Ramp and Park - really Only 3 vehicles at the house
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 ...
  • 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 6
  • 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
  • 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 at Mary Quinlan Park is available less than 1/4 mile from the house. A large, private hot tub/spa has just been added on a new deck for added relaxation during your stay.

Reviews

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South Mississippi
4

Wonderful family Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a delightful Thanksgiving stay with our children and grandchildren. The view from the dining table of the spacious backyard and Lake made a wonderful backdrop for a family holiday. The kitchen was well equipped and the house was very clean. Our two oldest grands enjoyed the hot tub with their.parents.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot on Lake Austin

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cute lake home with a great jacuzzi right on the lake. Unfortunately, we didn't get to enjoy the home during the day because we were staying there as we moved, however, they have kayaks and all kinds of water toys to enjoy. It's a lovely little home with plenty of room for the kids. Owner was very responsive and the price was a great value compared to others in that area.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING HOST! GORGEOUS PLACE! PERFECT VACATION!

  • 5 of 5

I am very picky about vacation homes, specially if my dog joins us. This home is absolutely perfect! It had everything we needed and more. I have been to plenty of lake homes and this was the absolute best. It had a great dock area, super easy access into the late with stairs. It had all the water toys you could imagine and plenty of bath towels to go around. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking meals during our stay and the beds were very comfortable. The view from the kitchen while eating was breath taking. And the backyard was perfect for the dog! I have never seen him have more fun zooming around that huge yard! It is fenced on all three sides and bordered by dock and lake on the fourth side. We also found a fishing pole in the shed and some floats! Which was the super fun. The hot tub just adds to the charm and fun during your vacation.

We spent our weekend outside! We went paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and even took the killer whale float for a ride! The overlook on the dock is so amazing it felt like a movie.

And if everything was not already perfect enough, we also got visited by swans everyday we were there!

OH and let me tell you, the host is amazing! We scheduled a fishing guide trip that would make us late checking out and the David worked with us through all of that! AND he was so helpful whenever I left stuff at the vacation home. We thought it was lost and they kept looking for it and found it :)

Thank you so much for this great stay! And thank you so much for helping me with my lost gopro! We will be back in a few weeks :)

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Woodlands, TX
5

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great house! Nice appointments with a Mexican styling and Talavera pieces.

The beds are comfortable, but by the end of a good day you sort of fall in and pass out anyway. Kitchen pots and pans are fine for a good breakfast before heading out, as well as preparing other meals. The back deck is wonderful for relaxing, reading; just nice to be outside on a beautiful Fall morning. We didn't use any of the plentiful watercraft, but the boat dock and deck terrific! have a nice glass of wine and sit and watch the water!

There are good restaurants close by and a large HEB for groceries, which make things very convenient. We had massages at the Lake Austin Spa and Resort. It was pricey as one would expect of a facility comparable to Canyon Ranch. Heavenly!!

There's a good selection of DVD movies and an amazing assortment CDs. Just great music. I would guess that the owner was born somewhere between 1945 and 1955? So much of the music I would have for my own home. You had me at little Feat!!!

My daughter and I will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words about our house. I am particularly glad you enjoyed the boat dock and music selections. I am of 1964 vintage and grateful that you appreciated the music collection. David
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5

Wonderful property ~ We would definitely recommend to friends & stay again.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this home very much. The interior has been updated and we found it very comfortable, nicely decorated, clean, and nicely stocked with items we might have forgotten (toiletries) and things we did not think to bring (mosquito repellent). :o) Our favorite spot was morning coffee on the upper deck of the dock. Lovely!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Morning coffee on the boat dock is my favorite as well. We are working hard to keep the house updated and well supplied and appreciate your feedback. David
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Austin, TX
5

Absolutely loved it

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with HomeAway or anything like it. There were a few little things that could be corrected but it was perfect for us. Clean, well stocked, beautiful, good beds, fantastic shower and the water access, hot tub, kayaks, canoe, SUPs were all used at least once, pushing my comfort zone on my 71st Birthday but making me feel like a kid again and that I really need to keep having fun and that I still can. One of my favorite things is that there were no houses across the lake and having our tea/coffee out on the dock and then meditating was the absolute best way to start the day. Thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and feedback. We work hard to maintain the property and appreciate you for reaching out to tell us about the items we needed to correct. That feedback is so valuable to us as we work toward keeping the property well stocked and well maintained. We look forward to your review. And BRAVO for pushing your comfort zone!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin Berstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Fion's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
UT Golf Club
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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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