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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 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, Redfin, Santa Catarina (great interior Mexican food) and fabulous Margaritas, Los Pinos (authentic Mexican food), Lakeside Pizza Grill, Boat House Grill; best burgers, shrimp and catfish, chicken, chicken-fried steak, (indoor and outdoor dining), and the famous Oasis Restaurant is only seven miles away on Lake Travis. (We also have two other cabins on the property if you 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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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Lake Austin Village 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 4.736842 based on 51 reviews

VRBO's Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

I'm tempted to list all the things that were "wrong" with this place, so no one else will stay there, and it will always be available for us, but that would be disingenuous. This place was absolutely perfect. It FAR exceeded our expectations. From the moment you enter the long winding driveway for the property, you feel like you have been transported away to a tropic paradise in the middle of the Texas desert, complete with Mango the Cockatiel and flowering banana plants.

The cabin was rustic, but very clean. It was tastefully decorated and stocked with EVERYTHING you might need for a weekend (or more getaway). I can't think of a single thing that we might have wanted/needed that wasn't there. All you need to bring is your clothing, and food. . It is literally feet away from the "lake." Two Kayaks were provided, for the use of guests. There is a public boat dock next door, but during the time we visited, traffic on the lake was minimal.

If you do find that you need anything, there are stores just ten miles or so down the road. Phillip and Linda made themselves available if we needed anything, but otherwise left us to enjoy the property. Linda did provide as great tip about visiting an eatery (the Oasis) that has an absolutely stunning view of a nearby lake (Travis). We also asked about renting paddle boards, and within hours Phillip gave us contact information on someone who not only rents them, but would deliver them to the property.

Like others, we are already planning out next trip back. Our only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer. Thanks Phillip and Linda for creating such a great experience for your guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very nice review on our lakeside property. You were wonderful guests and we will be delighted when you are able to return; it was truly a pleasure to meet the two of you. Thanks for coming all the way from Alaska!
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. It is a tropical paradise. We kayaked every day and hung out on the deck over looking the lake. Can’t wait to come back

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place was wonderful. I felt like I was in a tropical vacation spot, not 30 minutes outside downtown Austin

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review on our lakeside property. It was truly a pleasure to have you and your beautiful family visit the cabin. Please return whenever you all are able. Thank you so much, Linda and Philip
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houston, tx

Austin cabin with a tropical paradise view.

  • 5 of 5

Pictures does this property no justice. Linda and Philip have provided a relaxing getaway spot including a fully stocked and comfy cabin, late nights in front of the fire pit and well maintained grilling area. The secluded breath taking lake views made for a great backdrop to relax and enjoy refreshing cocktails. Shout out to Mango the parakeet for the great conversation! Looking forward returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting River Oaks Farm Lakeside and for your beautiful review of your stay and the property. It's always so nice to hear of the good times guests have and it gives us great joy that our efforts to make your stay comfortable and inviting are working. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and the property. Please return when you are able. Linda and Philip
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Stafford, NY

Peaceful retreat away from City.

  • 3 of 5

It was so nice and relaxing to be able to sit by the Lake and watch the boats. Kayaking in the AM before the heat really hit.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you; we were delighted to have you all the way from New York! What a great couple, so glad you enjoyed the peaceful tranquility and the kayaking. Although we are not far from the city it feels like the countryside out here where the water is always cool; even though we are experiencing a very hot summer this year. Hope you two can come to the property again.
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Tranquil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Linda and Philip for creating such a peaceful environment. This is definitely on the short list for places to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a real pleasure having you all here for the weekend! Please return when you have time. 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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