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Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock

Rio Robles, Austin, TX, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, (king, queen & 2 twins), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8.)

You'll enjoy our lovely and comfortable house right on the water as the perfect venue for fun with family & friends. It is a great place for just relaxing on the deck or taking your boat out for a day of skiing on the lake. Or you can do some fishing off our dock, visit nearby shopping areas, restaurants and golf courses,

Only 20 minutes to downtown Austin and the UT campus, the house an ideal home base for you and your guests when attending events and business conferences in Austin. Hastings Lakehouse is also minutes away from popular wedding venues such as House on the Hill, The Vista at Seward Hill, One World Theatre and many more SW of Austin.

While we are sure you will have a good time, this is not a place for parties. In keeping with City of Austin’s ordinance, no more than 6 unrelated adults can stay overnight in our lake house, and no more than 6 adults may be outside at any time. A maximum of 10 people may be on property at any one time, as long as there are no more than 6 unrelated adults. Failure to abide by these strictures will result in your immediate eviction from the premises, to protect our short-term rental license.

NOTE: Weekdays & holidays have a 3 night minimum stay, weekends, 2 nights. (The "rate calculator" doesn't always take this into consideration, but we hold to the minimums.:)

While we love kiddos, we want them to be safe. Because the house has so many steps, a fairly open loft, and its proximity to the water, for their safety, children under 6 years of age are not allowed.

Click on View Calendar button above for availability, which we keep updated.

We have a nice private boat dock & large deck above with great views. It has a powerful boat lift that accommodates most ski boats up to 24 feet & you can bring your own boat. (No pontoon boats on it, please.) The dock is only a few steps down from the house, so you can quickly hop in your boat and be on your way. Lake Austin is a constant level lake, so our boat lift is always usable. The nearest public boat ramp is about 5 miles away at the Loop 360 bridge.

On either side of the dock is a generous swimming area for a bracing dip in the cool waters of Lake Austin.

This home affords privacy, but is an easy trip in your boat to the Hula Hut (Mexican food), Ski Shores (for burgers) or County Line on the Lake (BBQ.) Ten minutes away is the fabulous Hill Country Galleria for shopping, restaurants & movies (including Whole Foods Market.) The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is close by if you’re interested in hiking & seeing the Texas Hill Country.

There is a convenience store just blocks away and HEB Supermarket and Whole Foods are just 10 minutes away for food or anything you may need. It's only takes about 20 minutes to get to downtown Austin, UT, the Convention Center, Zilker Park & the 6th Street entertainment district.

The house is a split-level home built on a hillside, designed by architect Robert Pringle. On the entry level is the 'middle' bedroom which has a queen-sized bed. There is a 40 inch TV with DVD player & cable in this room. Also on this level is a full bath with a shower.

Upstairs is the loft master bedroom with a king-sized bed. The master has a private balcony overlooking Lake Austin & the loft overlooks the living room. There are vertical blinds to close off for more visual privacy. There is a flat-screen TV with DVD/VCR in this bedroom and an iPod/iPhone clock radio. The master bath has a bathtub with shower along with double sinks & a separate vanity & 2 walk-in closets.

Also upstairs is the 3rd bedroom, with a twin daybed & trundle.

All bed linens & bath towels are provided. We can sleep 6 people in beds, 2 more on a queen sofa bed.

Downstairs is the living room with its soaring natural wood ceiling, a wall of lakeside windows & a lovely limestone fireplace. One sofa folds out into a queen-sized bed for sleeping accommodations. The house has WiFi, so if you need to work or do a little Internet surfing, you can do it easily. In the living room, we have a 60” LED HD TV with a Blu-ray player and Netflix access, but with the view from the house, deck & boat dock, you may never turn on any of the TVs at all!

The fully furnished kitchen includes a Jenn-Air range with optional grill. Our Energy Star dishwasher saves water & energy and is extra quiet! The oak table in the dining room seats eight & there is a rolling drop-leaf table for additional seating. The refrigerator has in-door ice & water. We’re fully stocked with lots of dinnerware & cooking utensils. Basic cooking supplies are on hand, (spices, flour, corn meal, popcorn, etc.) as well. Also on this level are the powder room & the laundry Energy Star washer & dryer. Just out the back door is a propane grill for doing a bit of outside grilling.

There are four ceiling fans in the home & two new air handling units to keep the house very comfortable in the summer or winter.

Adjacent to the house & overlooking the lake is a large tree shaded deck with three large pecan trees growing up next to and through the deck, or you can go out on the deck above the boat slip & enjoy the quiet, smooth water early in the morning & the sunsets in the evening.

You can cook out on the gas grill & dine under the stars on the house or boat deck. Outdoor tables on both decks make that easy. Relaxing on the boat deck as dusk falls is the perfect way to end the day. The deck above the boat dock is great for sunning, dining or entertaining. From the boat deck, watch the bats chasing insects in the summer as you enjoy a fabulous Hill Country sunset.

There is plenty of parking for 4-5 vehicles or 4+ your boat trailer. The house is at the end of a private road so there is no traffic (except the neighbors), but please do not block the gate to the last house on the road. Garbage pick-up is Fridays, so please be sure to have your trash out on Thursday night if you’re staying over a Friday.

Austin generally has a temperate climate year-round, so you can hop aboard your boat & be skiing in minutes, or go swimming off of the dock most of the year. If the water is too cold for you, do some early morning fishing, visit area shopping or just do some serious relaxing.

Families enjoy making this their “home base” when in town for weddings or family reunions. It is a good place, too, for the bride & groom's first night as a married couple. How romantic to be right on the lake to enjoy your first married night & morning.

See more pics & 'like' us on our page on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/HastingsLakeHouse

If this sounds too good to be true, well, this is our second home & we love it, so we may be a little biased. We hope you will build great memories as has our family through the years.

Austin license number: OL 2015 000311

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Mark Hastings

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About Mark Hastings

Hastings House is owned by the Hastings siblings- Annette, Mark & Scott. We all stayed in the Austin area, and all enjoy spending time at Hastings House with our friends and family, too. We hope you enjoy it as much as do we.

Why Mark Hastings chose Panorama Ranch

Our parents bought the property over 50 years ago based on the beautiful sunset views. The house was built in 1984. It is close enough to town that it is convenient to get to, yet far enough so that you can still get away.

What makes this House unique

Privacy with the constant level lake just a few feet away. A bit of Austin history in the old bricks from Congress Avenue over the fireplace. At Hastings House, it is easy to forget your cares and just relax.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Back Guest Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, Daybed with roll-out trundle
      • Mid-level Guest Bedroom
        1 queen, New queen size bed.
      • Main level
        1 sleep sofa /futon, One sleeper sofas make out to queen.
      • Master bedroom
        1 king, Note: This room is a loft open to the living area.
      • King size bed in loft master bedroom; Two Single Beds in back guest bedroom; New queen bed in mid-level bedroom; One of the sofas in living room makes into a queen sized bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Master bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Double sinks and makeup area. Two walk in closets.
      • Powder room
        toilet, Convenient powder room with unique mirror.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, blow dryer, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, makeup remover

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            Watch the skiers and boaters passing by during the day and in the evening and morning, enjoy the calm of dusk and sunrise.
          • Lakefront
            Just a few steps down and you're at the lake. Great sunsets and beautiful misty dawns.
          • Water View
            Wall of windows look out on the lake just a few feet away. Enjoy the swans in the morning and the skiers during the day.
          • Waterfront
            Our private boat slip and hoist are right there at the house ready for you to use with your boat. Enjoy dining with family and friends on the deck out over the water above the boat slip.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Two brand new units, so house stays cool in summer and warm in winter.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Also new.
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Free High Speed WiFi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                        Free WiFi.
                      • Living Room
                        Two story vaulted natural wood ceiling with full heigth glass wall to view of lake.
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Park 4-6 vehicles Plenty of parking
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        This cuts down on your other vehicle parking, but you've got room.
                      • Towels Provided
                        including bath towels (bring your own beach towels for swimming)
                      • Washing Machine
                        Energy Star Washer/dryer located inside the house, on main floor laundry room.
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Beautiful limestone fireplace. Spacious hearth for sitting, too.


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Drip coffee maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            All dishes, eating utensils, pots & pans are provided.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Brand new Energy Star dishwasher- very quiet!
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Includes Jenn-Air cooktop, Coffee maker, Trash compactor, In-sink garbage disposer, Plenty of plates, etc. including plastic ones for picnics outside. Basic cooking supplies on hand, also coffee & selection of teas
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basic supplies- spices, flour, corn meal, sugar, soups, popcorn and a few others
                          • Refrigerator
                            With in-door water & icemaker
                          • Stove
                            New Jenn-Air stove with cooktop and oven.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Beautiful oak dining table seats 8. There's also a gate fold table for additional seating.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    In shelving above buffet.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    All TVs have DVD or BlueRay player.
                                  • Games
                                    Board games located next to fireplace like: Twister, Scrabble, Monopoly, Backgammon, etc.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    Sync your mobile music player via Bluetooth to soundbar to play your own tunes.
                                  • Television
                                    60' LED HD TV downstairs with Blu-Ray player & cable. NetFlix accessible. HDMI & VGA cables. 40' HD TV in master bedroom with DVD/VCR player. 40' HD TV in middle bedroom with cable
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    Master bedroom has 40' TV with Video player and good selection of videos & DVDs. Blu-Ray player with TV in living room and good selection of family and action DVDs.


                                      • Balcony
                                        Outside master bedroom with bistro table and 2 chairs.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large deck at house with dining table, loungers and casual chairs.Another large deck above the boat slip with seating.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane grill with spare tank.


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            This is a tri-level house, so sadly, not accessibly for mobility impaired folks.


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Private dock with lift for boats up to 24', Outdoor Propane Grill, Reading library, Clothes iron, Ironing board, Blow dryers, Trash compactor, Electric ice-cream maker, Chaise loungers, Board games, Puzzles, Broadband WiFi, Bluetooth connection to soundbar, Electronic piano keyboard, Fireplace wood & starter logs

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                55 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Comfortable place right along the river.

                                                                Skylar R.

                                                                Can’t recommend this place enough and the owner is especially nice. It’s a cozy place, and we enjoyed our stay immensely.

                                                                Casual Lake House for a Great Weekend Getaway

                                                                Mat B.North Richland Hills, Tx

                                                                Great little Lakehouse! Was a perfect location away from the busier areas of the lake which worked out well. Having access to a boat dock with lift made this the perfect house for a relaxing weekend on the lake. House and docks could use a little bit of pressure washing but we came in late season so understandable. We will definitely come back again to the Hastings House!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

                                                                Very pretty property on the water that's a great little vacation spot.

                                                                Andy G.

                                                                Everything about the property was great. extremely clean and well maintained. Lots of time spent cooking in the kitchen which has everything thing you would need and huge open living room and dining room for lounging. We were unfortunately unable to enjoy the deck out on the lake due to weather (hurricane Harvey) for very long but was definitely a plus. I was always able to reach the owner immediately and was awesome to deal with it.

                                                                Loved this place!

                                                                Gaye B.Cypress, TX

                                                                This house is great. Located in a perfect spot on Lake Austin.

                                                                The house is older and a bit dated but that was no problem at all. It has everything you need to have a great vacation. Lots of room for everyone to spread out and be comfortable. There is construction on both sides right now so there is an early wake up call around 8. Easy access to the water and the stairs are a comfortable step, not steep at all.

                                                                There is a very sharp U-turn to get to the house and if you have problems backing a trailer, be prepared, it is doable. When leaving there is plenty of room to make the right turn (although it seems like you might not make it).

                                                                This is a perfect, affordable place to stay for your next Lake Austin trip.

                                                                Deck above dock shady until noon and porch shaded just right

                                                                Sharna T.

                                                                Good location, clean and has everything you could need. Dock gets shade until noon and deck is perfectly shaded to watch family swim n fish. Good location n close to town.

                                                                A great relaxing vacation

                                                                David D.

                                                                My sister and her family stayed here for our family reunion and loved the place. Beautiful weather allowed them to hang out at the dock/deck all weekend but had fun playing games around the dining area when the rain set in. Overall a great experience. Our criticisms sound somewhat petty - the carpets are probably due for cleaning along with the deck windows and chairs. But that sounds pretty minor compared to the overall experience. My family and I thank you for the chance to stay there Mark and we look forward to staying again in the future!


                                                                Rio Robles, Austin, TX, USA

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Note that weekdays & holidays required 3 day minimum, weekends (Fri. Sat. Sun) require only a 2 day stay minimum.

                                                                55 Reviews
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