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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Waterfront 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8, Boat Dock, Hot Tub, Huge Trees and Yard

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, 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 a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, WiFi, dogs okay
average rating of 4.756757 based on 37 reviews
Houston, Texas
5

Great choice for your Austin trip.

  • 5 of 5

Family and in-laws were attending an event in downtown Austin and decided to make it a nice weekend. The house was just what was needed. We made the short 15 minute drive to Steiner Ranch Steakhouse for a great dinner the first night. It was an easy and enjoyable trip to downtown Austin. Back at the house, while we didn't have any luck catching any fish (bad weather), we all enjoyed our peaceful time in the backyard. The house was the perfect size for us and had most everything you could ask for. Great place and great area. Thanks Rachel.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful house on the river for a perfect getaway for two!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Hubby and I wanted a place to celebrate our anniversary for two nights. We wanted a hot tub, fireplace, and a dock to fish off of. The house had everything we needed. I do recommend you bring paper towels and coffee filters. There were plenty of cooking supplies and towels. The shower at first was not hot but after a call to the property manager, that was taken care the next morning. Lakeside Pizza and Grill is a perfect spot to grab a bite to eat and there's a place called Hula Hut that backs up to the river for spectacular views and homemade tortillas. I would have given 5 stars but the house could use a little updates on furniture(not super comfortable) and carpet might need to be ripped out in bedrooms. Just a little wear from usage. Nothing that would keep me from coming back or staying there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments which are very important to us as we endeavor to keep the house up to a standard that meet the needs and expectations of our guests. A new sectional couch as been ordered and should be delivered in the next few weeks. Also, the carpets are being professionally cleaned, the decks are being power washed and new steps into the water have been built while the lake level was lowered by the LCRA. We really appreciate your comments and look forward to your return trip. David
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5

Our best Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Our family unanimously rated this our best thanksgiving and rental yet. The weather was perfect so we were able to hike and kayak. The dogs played for hours in the fenced in yard. We went into Austin one night and the close proximity to shopping and groceries was a big plus. If you want the perfect retreat look no further. We hope to return again with our son who could not join and try out the hot tub too.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to keep our home maintained and well equipped and we really appreciate your kind words.
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5

Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a great getaway! The backyard and dock are just perfect. We spent the day at Lake Austin Spa which was just around the corner. We will be back! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Mesmerizing

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing! The house was very clean, and there was an amazing view of the lake! Then neiborhood was very quiet and we had no problems with them. My family and I will defenatly book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We work hard to keep the home clean and in good repair. It is nice to hear that we nailed it for your visit and we look forward to your return. David
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5

Romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great little getaway to enjoy Lake Austin. The views on this quiet place on the lake are wonderful and peaceful. We will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay 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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-Peak
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
$5,000
 
 
Peak Season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$365
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
$6,500
 
 
Fall/Seasonal Pricing
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,650
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $75 + Tax
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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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.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • New, very large walk-in shower with two shower heads and new bathroom vanity just added
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Pac-n-play Available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen sized bed with 1 set of twin bunk beds
  • A twin sized daybed plus a twin sized trundle
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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, 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.

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