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Waterfront Lake Austin Cottage:Close to Downtown/Kayaks/Paddle Boards/Boat Deck

Windy Cove, Austin, TX, USA
  • House750 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Waterfront Lake Austin Cottage, Boat Deck/kayaks, canoe

The waterfront cottage is on beautiful Lake Austin and only 10 minutes from downtown Austin. This is central to everything Austin has to offer, but on the lake!

The cottage is fully equipped, is privately gated, has a private boat deck, boat lift, gas grill, chiminea, 3 kayaks, canoe, Lily Pad and Paddle Boards.

The cottage has WIFI, 52" HDTV, full washer and dryer. The cottage has a goose down Crate and Barrel queen sofa couch, 52' HDTV, Temperpedic queen bed, full size appliances.

All the amenities of home: toaster, blender, coffee maker, utensils, baking dishes, linens and towels.

The large boat deck is 2 stories, is both covered and uncovered, giving you a beautiful view of the 360 bridge. There is a chiminea for a fire at night, a gas grill for BBQing and lots of lounge chairs for relaxing! Take the canoe, kayaks or paddle board (upon request). Feed the swans that come in the morning.

Our Lake Austin Cottage will give you wonderful lasting good memories so book soon!


Cynthia manages this property

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.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Cynthia manages this property

We will make sure your stay is relaxing and very enjoyable. Mimi bought this property to 'get away' from the busy world. We used to live in this house and loved every minute of it. There is not much property left on Lake Austin. It is quiet here and we love to go skiing, relax on the boat dock, or go to the local restaurants nearby.

Cynthia manages this property purchased this House in 1975

Why Cynthia manages this property chose Windy Cove

Retirement home. On the lake, central to downtown, private neighborhood, view of 360 bridge, wake boarding, water skiing, jet skiing and boating to restaurants.

What makes this House unique

Central, no traffic, close to everything and a great deal!


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


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (2) One Temperpedic queen bed in bedroom and one goose down Crate and Barrel queen sofa size fold out couch in the living area. Very comfortable and quiet. Air conditioning and heat with ceiling fans and lights. Fresh linens and towels, desk, library, radio/IPod hook up. Strong Wifi signal.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Full shower, sink, toilet and cabinets. Beautifully decorated with great lighting, fluffy new towels.

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Lakefront


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Beautiful Crate and Barrel queen sofa with goose down pillows.
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Full size dryer.
                        • Covered Parking
                          2 car covered carport. Room for RV and boat trailer.
                        • Fireplace
                          Chiminea on boat deck.
                        • Garage
                          2 car covered carport
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Warm and cozy in the winter!
                        • Internet
                          Strong signal throughout property and on boat deck
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                          2 sets bed linens, blankets, goose down comforters, new and comfortable.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Cool in the summer!
                        • Local Maps
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                          Parking on property driveway, enough for 4 vehicles. Covered 2 car carport, plus additional two parking spots behind existing 2 spots.
                        • Parking On Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          There is room for both, including cars
                        • Security System
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Telephone
                          No phone provided in cottage but all cell phones receive strong signal
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                          4 bath, face, hand and beach towels provided. New and fluffy.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Full size washer located in back room outside cottage.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Log in and password provided.
                        • Wood Stove
                          Chiminea on boat deck.


                            • Kitchen
                              Full size stove, range, sink, refrigerator, cabinets. All cooking utensils, dishes, blender, toaster, coffee maker, dish rack, sponge and soap for dishes.
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Coffee grinder and filters provided
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              All provided.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Everything you have at home provided. Pots and pans, dishes, glasses, firms, knives, cooking utensils, place mats, baking dishes, etc....
                            • Freezer
                            • Grill
                            • Blender
                            • Microwave
                              Full size
                            • Oven
                              Brand new
                            • Pantry Items
                              Salt, pepper, Paper towels, kitchen bags, sponge, scrubber and dish washing detergent.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size with freezer.
                            • Stove
                              Brand new 4 burner gas stove with full oven
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              Brand new


                                • Dining
                                  4 person dining room table, very comfortable and great lighting with TV and lake views.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      Small library provided
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Family games, both indoor and out door games
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      52' HDTV.
                                    • Stereo
                                      With IPod hook up
                                    • Television
                                      52 inch new Samsung TV.
                                    • Toys
                                      Lilypad which is large, floating surface which secures to poles in lake and provides a "cool off" surface in the lake.
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVDs provided


                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          3 single person kayaks, 3 person canoe provided. Paddle board provided upon request. 4 ADULT orange safety life vests required and provided. We DO NOT provide children's life vests.
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Boat
                                          Mooring lift for all size ski and fishing boats. Additional per day charge
                                        • Boat Dock
                                        • Boat with Paddles
                                        • Canoe
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          On the lake covered/uncovered boat deck for relaxing, sunbathing or BBQ. Brand new ceiling fans with lights. Chiminea. Heaters provided if requested in advance.
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large lot with picnic table
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas grill with full propane tank provided.
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Patio
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Seating for 4 on cottage front porch. Screen doors for night time lake air to keep you cool.
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Noodles, floats and Lily Pad.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • Low Allergen Environment
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge


                                                    • marina
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                                  42 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Peace and tranquility

                                                                  Michele S.

                                                                  Fantastic location, beautiful views. Owners very friendly. Definitely would rent again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for sharing your experience at our Lake Austin Cottage with our future, potential guests, Michelle. We are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful time and we hope you can come and visit again!

                                                                  Cynthia and Jerry

                                                                  Great place!

                                                                  mynta h.

                                                                  Perfectly located and we had everything we needed. The outside area was very relaxing and beautiful.

                                                                  Outstanding Location

                                                                  Lyn W.

                                                                  My husband and I stayed here for three nights and found the cottage charming and well laid out. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and we were not able to take full advantage of relaxing by the Lake. A bit pricey but worth it for the privacy and connection to nature!

                                                                  Peace and quiet

                                                                  Jennifer D.

                                                                  Great views and location. Neighborhood friendly and cottage very clean with essentials for the week. Loved kayaking a new area. We would stay here again.

                                                                  You're paying for the location, not the house

                                                                  Stephanie V.

                                                                  The location of this home is unbelievable – right on the water with killer views and a lovely dock. But don't be surprised when you show up and the house is very small, quite old, and not exactly the luxury you'd expect from being in this neighborhood (or paying this price). It's simple and clean. But the couches are old and stained, the bathroom can fit one person max (and has no light), and there's no central AC. Which is fine as long as you know what to expect. And if you're new parents looking to sleep in, bring a mask and earplugs – the sun streams in through the old shades and yard guys were constantly around in the mornings. Overall a cute little place in a gorgeous area as long as you're aware of what you're in for. But we had a great, relaxing time and no major issues.

                                                                  Picture perfect setting crappy accomodations

                                                                  Kelly V.

                                                                  While the setting and tranquility could not be beat, the cottage left a lot to be desired. The use of the kayaks and water equipment and the deck on the lake was by far the best part. The cottage probably hasn't been touched since it was built. The plumbing and electric don't appear to be up to code. The couches are stained and old. It should not be listed to sleep 4 adults comfortably. It is very small. Cynthia and Jerry were very accommodating letting us check in early however did not refund our security deposit due to a missing strap that costs 10$.

                                                                  Depending what the purpose of the trip is, this could be a great place for you. It is far from downtown over very curvy roads.


                                                                  Windy Cove, Austin, TX, USA

                                                                  Beautiful cottage on Lake Austin, 10 minutes from downtown Austin and the University of Texas Campus. Large 2 story boat deck with patio furniture and lounge chairs, large gas BBQ grill (propane provided), ceiling fans and a perfect view of the 360 bridge. Sit out and relax with family and friends under the cool covered patio or get a great sun tan on the uncovered part of the boat deck. Watch the boats go by, walk into the lake and go swimming or bring your jet skis or boat! 3 single person kayaks with paddles, 3 person canoe with paddles and horse shoes with family games provided for additional fun! The cottage has beautiful hardwood floors and is professionally decorated. All new full size appliances, Crate and Barrel goose down queen fold out sofa, Tempurpedic queen bed, 52 inch HDTV with DVD player, wireless internet and cable TV. CD player with radio, reading library and alarm clocks. Comfortable linens, blankets, towels and throws provided for 4 guests, desk with computer screen, large closet and heating and cooling to keep you comfy! All amenities provided (coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, mixer, coffee grinder, cooking utensils, pots and pans, silverware, wine glasses, dishes, etc. 24 hour monitored with alarm system. Private neighborhood to take nice walks, large yard and 100 feet of waterfront. Very central to downtown- only 10 minutes to ACL, Town Lake, Barton Springs, Sixth Street, Mount Bonnell, The Domain Shopping Village, Whole Foods Market, The Texas State Capital, etc. This is Mimi's house so it is always taken care of and loved. We rent it out when she is traveling and visiting all her other grand kids!

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                                                                  42 Reviews
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