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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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!

More Details

Owner
Cynthia manages this property
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

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 Austin

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!

Amenities

Windy Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full shower, sink, toilet and cabinets. Beautifully decorated with great lighting, fluffy new towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Lake Austin Cottage:Close to Downtown/Kayaks/Paddle Boards/Boat Deck
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews
5

Awesome lake house!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Close to all the cool Austin landmarks. Close to downtown. We felt like we were out in the country, on the lake. Neat neighborhood, nice people, big yard and lots of nature. We paddle boarded, kayaked, fished and relaxed. We fed swans and geese. The property is nice, well maintained and had everything we needed. Not junky like some places. Awesome bed, TV and Internet worked great. Owners were accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salina, KS
5

Great space!

  • 5 of 5

We love this space! From the cozy and clean cottage to the nice big yard to the boat deck that sits out over the water all combined for a wonderful stay while visiting our daughter. Cynthia greeted us and answered all our questions. We hung out on the deck and lit a fire in the chimenea and enjoyed the boats traveling by as well as the ducks and a swan. The bed was comfortable but the pull out was so-so. All in all though I give it a five star and would return!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, a lot to do, and fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

I came in with friends to visit Austin, TX for the first time. We wanted something on the lake but close to the restaurants, sights and UT for the football game. This cottage is the perfect mix of yin and yang-we could do the football games, go downtown, hit Barton Springs then come back to a quiet lake house and relax from a long day or night. We grilled out, rented some jet-skis for the day and went paddle boarding. The cottage is really nice, the beds are very comfortable and we did not lack anything. I highly recommend this great place. Cindy from Manhattan, NY.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you girls had fun! Ir was a great football game! Hope to visit NYC this summer with the family and we will meet up for dinner.
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Texas
3

Great location and dock. Cottage needs updating.

  • 3 of 5

I chose this location because we were able to bring our boat and dog, the reviews were strong and it was the best price. The dock was just what we were looking for...right over the lake, covered, lovely breeze and a large table with a grill. The owners were friendly and we have fresh water and wine waiting for us. The great proximity to the central Austin location and it's lakeview was what you are paying for. The aspects I would have liked to have known about before when I was deciding are: 1) there is no door between the bedroom and living area, just a curtain. 2) you have to bring your own soap and shampoo for the shower 3) the towels are so old they did not even dry you 4) it felt very dark in the space ( the windows are the sides are covered with vines). However, if it is two of you who don't mind sharing a queen (the sleeper sofa was not comfortable) and are much more focused on the outdoors, than this is a good place for you.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry and I are so sad that you did not have a 4 star experience, as all of our other past guests have. We try so hard, however we can never please everyone all the time. :-(
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5

Cozy and inviting plus great owners

  • 5 of 5

This lake property was exactly what I was hoping it would be. The house was cozy and clean, and had everything I needed for a fun and comfortable end-of-summer retreat! The deck overlooking Lake Austin was the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a beer and the breeze off the lake. We had a blast paddling around and exploring the lake in the kayaks that came with the property, just as promised. The owners, Cynthia and Jerry, were awesome and accommodating in every way. I look forward to returning many times in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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california
5

House was adorable! !

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! Loved staying on the lake and jumping off the deck. Thanx for letting us use the canoe so that we could go to the BBQ place and see the turtles and enjoy some home town BBQ.

Very centrally located so we could get to the University of Texas and downtown Austin.

Can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Windy Cove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 13.5%

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Map

The County Line on the Lake
Lake Austin - 360 Bridge Cliff View
Maudie's Milagro
Hula Hut
Lady Bird Lake Trail
University of Texas at Austin
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Park
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Bats Underneath Congress Bridge
Mount Bonnell
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Lake Austin
"YOU'RE ON IT!!!!!"
SXSW
South Congress Avenue
Home Slice Pizza
6th Street
Chuy's Restaurant
Guero's Taco Bar
University of Texas System: Bauer House
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Zilker Botanical Garden
Lady Bird Lake Trail
Central Market
Congress Avenue Bridge
"Largest colony of Mexican Freetail bats in North America. Catch them at dusk, flying out fo..."
Blanton Museum of Art
Scholz Garten
Mansfield Dam
Torchy's Tacos - South
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
"My FAVORITE seafood restaurant!!!! Try the downtown location on 5th street but make reservat..."
H-E-B
"Pricey but the closest grocery store to the cottage!"
H-E-B
northwest hills pharmacy
"For medicine, pharmacy or toiletries that are needed QUICKLY-this is your place! Right down ..."
Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Austin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Maudie's,Hula Hut,County Line BBQ,Ski Shores
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Departs from Hula Hut
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Austin Country Club, Barton Creek Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Capital of Texas Highway, Loop 360
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Maudie's, Hula Hut, Abel's, Ski Shores, 360 Wine
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Westlake Beach
Car: necessary

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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