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Architect's romantic cabin located on the prettiest part of Lake Austin!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, Sleeps 2 - 4 (the lakeside cabin)

This Lake Austin Cabin is located on the prettiest part of Lake Austin (behind an electronic gate) with panoramic views of the lake and natural wildlife preserve across the way. Come relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery, lounge on the screened porch, lay on the deck, or walk over to the Lake Austin Spa for a day treatment or massage. Bring your boat; launch it at the ramp next door, park it overnight on our lift. Fish off of our docks and bulkhead; play on the inner tubes, read that book you have been wanting to read, or bring your art supplies. Boat slip can be rented per night; check with owner if you wish to bring boat. Check out our kayaks and canoe for your use at no charge, take a beautiful trip up the lake and come back and picnic on the private grounds. There is a charcoal barbecue pit right outside your cabin. Located close to some of the best restaurants, Steiner Ranch Steak House (usually requires a reservation during the weekend), Cafe Blue, Santa Catarina (great interior Mexican food and fabulous Margaritas), Saigon (Vietnamese/Thai), Los Pinos (authentic Mexican food), Lakeside Pizza Grill (great and very near the cabin) the famous Oasis Restaurant, with outstanding views, sunsets snd cocktails; only seven miles away on Lake Travis. We also have two other cabins on the property if you are want to bring more family and friends. Contact owner and she can send you photos. We have some of the best neighborhood restaurants and some actually deliver to our property. There are golf courses in the area and shopping is extremely convenient; two large grocery stores nearby. It's so quiet on the property you wouldn't know all of these conveniences are mostly within five to eight miles away and property is just 25 minutes from downtown.

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda & Philip (Katie, & Molly & Mango -

Loved spending the first days of 2018 with you - what a perfect way to tart the new year!

Can't wait to get back.
Jan 2018
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Austin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Release forms must be signed and returned to owner prior to taking any kayaks or canoes out. All watercraft requires a life jacket on board.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • The bathroom has a double jacuzzi tub with shower. Toilet is located behind a privacy wall. Doors to the bedroom and off of the living offer privacy for the bath area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom has a queen size bed and chaise lounge. Two day beds are located in living area with an additional day bed on the screened porch for lounging.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a covered boat slip for guests who like to tow their own boat and we are next door to Mary Quinlan Park boat launch for easy access to the lake. There are two kayaks for your quiet excursions among the plentiful wildlife creatures on this lovely and mostly undeveloped part of Lake Austin.


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Architect's romantic cabin located on the prettiest part of Lake Austin!
average rating of 4.730769 based on 58 reviews

Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Phillip are so friendly and accommodating!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Delene for the beautuful review on our property (and on us!) We truly enjoyed seeing you two and hope it won’t be long before you will be calling Texas home! Linda and Philip
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Loved the cabin by the water over looking the hills, very peaceful and the landscaping was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband andI enjoyed our very romantic weekend getaway, I would definitely return, back to nature.

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Yvette, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the beautiful review. We hope you will come back to the property when time allows. Our best to you, Linda and Philip
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Quaint and Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay in this fabulous cabin! We spent most of our time on the wonderful dock (a gorgeous view and a great place for coffee in the mornings and wine in the evenings), on the screened in porch and in the Kayaks on the lake (such a pretty part of Lake Austin). In a previous review, one guest mentioned that there is a public boat ramp next door. While that is true, it is not even visible from the property. The property is very private and very quiet. The owners live there, but we hardly even saw them. And, when we did, they were warm and friendly. All my exchanges with Linda were wonderful. We loved the lush landscaping, the Adirondack chairs around the fire pit and Mango, the cockatoo. If you want a shiny new condo or a hotel experience, this may not be the place for you. However, if you want a unique and peaceful cabin on the lake (a good for your soul cabin), you will love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quiet getaway right on the water.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, but shared space

  • 3 of 5

I would more accurately describe this rental as “remote” rather than secluded and “shared” rather than private. There are windows everywhere, comfy furnishings, a large screened-in porch and a fully equipped kitchen which are all terrific features inside the cabin. To describe the bathroom as “rustic” would be a stretch. The only viable shower to use is a hand-held unit which you access by climbing inside the large Jacuzzi tub (if you have mobility issues, this cabin is not for you). The views and easy access to the deck & dock are also fabulous—you will have to remind yourself you are in Texas when you look at all the lush greenery and water that surrounds you. However, the description does not disclose that the cabin is sandwiched between the owner’s home and the owner’s office. So, the fabulous views you have include frequent sightings of one of the owners tinkering with the yard or working in his office. And, there is the realization that all those windows that allow you to see out, also allow the owners to see you inside. Now, the owners are totally entitled to enjoy their property, and Phillip is a very pleasant fellow. But, if you have fantasies of privacy, please know that this is very much a shared space and prepare accordingly [the property description should also be adjusted for full disclosure]. As mentioned in other posts, the property is next door to a public boat dock, and is next to a residence on the other side, so there is considerable noise from people unloading and loitering at the dock & from their activities in the water that may begin very early in the morning and extend late into the evening. While I would not stay here again, those of you that are more social and desire access to the water and views you won’t find anywhere else in Austin, this cabin would be right for you.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been sharing our beautiful oasis property with guests for over 15 years and remain a five star property with most guests returning often after they have been here. We Have no way of moving our home and architect’s office from their locations but take great pride in sharing this beautiful setting with many guests. We are sorry these guests did not have the remoteness they were looking for but glad many guests have enjoyed the loveliness of the property, the water, and the wildlife preserve across the way. Thank you to our many happy guests it makes the property a pleasure for us. Thank you.
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Peaceful, Green, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We got married and booked this place for an in town honeymoon for two nights. It's tucked away in a bend in the lake. Several other small, quaint buildings on the property but this lake house is only 20'-30' from the lake. Can see it from the living room and screen porch. No buildings can be seen on the opposite shore. We lounged on the day bed in front of a huge window, watching lizards and birds enjoy the sunshine. Later moved the lounging out to the dock to watch the sunset over the tree covered shoreline. Beautiful, secret garden type of place. So peaceful, green and relaxing. Exactly what we were looking for. Linda and Phil let us be, saying hi only while we were making our way to the dock outside. A really perfect get away for us. Wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely planning to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matthew for the beautiful review; it is much appreciated and we are so glad the two of you were able to enjoy our little piece of paradise. We look forward to your return to the property. Our best to the two of you, Linda and Philip
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Austin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
University of Texas Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 620 and 2222
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Steiner Ranch Steak House
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Volente Beach on Lake Travis
Car: necessary

This romantic cabin is located 30 feet off of the prettiest part of Lake Austin with views from almost every room. The cabin is one bedroom with a wood burning fireplace, a double jacuzzi tub and shower, a queen size bed in the bedroom and two other single beds in the living area with a screened porch across the entire front of the cabin for dining or just lounging. We provide wifi, two televisions, lots of DVDs, a very workable kitchen space and all amenities, kayaks for our guests and a boat slip for overnight parking for a minimal charge. Located in a beautiful area for walking, hiking or boating. There are several golf courses just a short automobile trip away and a popular spa within walking distance. Cabin is best suited for two guests; but can accommodate four. Perfect honeymoon cottage, girls or guys getaway or celebration. UT Golf Course is three miles from the property. Lots of grocery shopping and restaurants within five miles of property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

There is a cleaning charge added to every visit of $50.00.

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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