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Tuscan style villa with beautiful lake,pool, & hot tub views. Unique villa!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Furnished 2 bdrm, 2 baths, sleeps 4. marina, heated pool, hot tubs, dayspa , gym

Updated 4/2/18 . Lake looks beautiful! BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED TUSCAN VILLA with spectacular lake and pool views from our covered patio. Fully furnished unique, Tuscan villa with beautiful views of lake, pool, hot tub, and national park. Access to large veranda from master bedroom and from living room. Mediterranean feel on The Island and in this one of a kind, unique villa. Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, day-spa, dry suanas, gym, multiple golf courses within only a few miles, marina, tennis courts, arbors, waterfalls, roaming deer, and much more. Located just North of Austin, TX. Easy drive from Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Unwind and relax in this unique atmosphere, watch deer eat from your hand. Enjoy wine tastings at local wineries. Several beautiful golf courses within a short drive .Get away from the grind. As one quest wrote; 'in the Tuscan Villa, we feel like we are in Europe. We love this villa and continue to stay here on a regular basis''! Boat rentals / jet ski's are available from an offsite marina. Come to relax in this laid back environment.

More Details

Hank Townsend
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Hank Townsend

I was formerly in the home restoration / design business. I have enjoyed creating a Tuscan feel to this villa. It meshes well with the ambiance of The Island. I have other properties for vacation rental including a 1 bedroom villa on The Island and a beautiful 2 bedroom Costa Rican villa in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Please let me know if you have interest in learning more about any of these properties. Thanks, Hank

Hank Townsend purchased this villa in 2005

Why Hank Townsend chose Highland Lake Estates

The Island always makes you feel like you are on vacation and thousands of miles away from Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio. This is a unique, quiet and relaxing place to stay and The Tuscan Villa is very inviting.

What makes this villa unique

Excellent view and very uniquely furnished.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful villa. We stayed here from the 24th till the 30th of August.

Time went by way too fast as it was so relaxing. The view from the balcony is amazing. We loved spending

time at the outdoor pools. Our 2 year old daughter wanted to go outside every evening to go and see all the deer

that walk around early in the evening. It's paradise at Lake Travis. Compliments for the

owners because the condo is really nicely decorated (loved the master bathroom...) Thank you for sharing

this gorgeous place with us. Best regards The Zoll Family from the Netherlands.

Best regards Brian Zoll
Aug 2011
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Highland Lake Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1.) reorganzing furntiure in the villa will result in a $200.00 fine 2.) modifying wiring configuration to stereo, tvs, etc,will result in $200 fine
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Chandelier, jacuzzi tub, dual vanities in Master. Both full bathrooms are uniquely decorated with tumbled marble vanities and carved mirrors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , beautifully appointed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , beautifully appointed
  • Bedrooms are beautifully appointed and create a very relaxing, romantic feel. Master has view of lake, pool, hot tub, national park, and access to the veranda as well. Guest bedroom has view of courtyard. Quality automatic blow mattress available for additional sleeping option.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Tuscan style villa with beautiful lake,pool, & hot tub views. Unique villa!!
average rating of 4.75 based on 58 reviews
Brentwood, Tn

Beautiful place - great views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting with our friends. The views were incredible from the patio. I loved seeing all the deer - counted 71 in 2 days, they are so small looked like little babies!

We made day trips to Austin, San Antonio and Waco from the condo - easy drives to all three.

Definitely would recommend - A+.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautifully appointed. We really enjoyed the views of the lake and the pool. The complex is very nice. It is also relatively close to Austin (45 minute drive) so we were able to enjoy the music scene on 6th street on one of our evenings. We also enjoyed jet skiing - the local marina picked us up by boat and was an easy 20 minutes to the marina. We highly recommend this condo, especially for that relaxing get-away place.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Resort is quaint and the Villa is beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

Hank was easy to work with and very responsive. Villa is well stocked in the kitchen. He does tell you to bring paper products because they aren't responsible for supplying your whole stay. The pictures don't do the place justice! We had 5 of us. 2 people slept on each bed and I slept on the sofa. It was comfy comfy. Not a sleeper bed but there is also a blow up mattress. I didn't want to deal with it. Water pressure in kitchen isn't great but is fine in bathrooms. You will need to plan out shower times if you like hot water. We figured it out day 2 lol. The view of the lake and pool is beautiful and we enjoyed watching people cliff dive across the lake. Overall great stay. Thanks Hank!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Summer family vacation

  • 5 of 5

It exceeded my expectations, great get away and it was a short distance from home. The stay at the Island at Lago Vista condos were so quiet and peaceful with beautiful lake views. The condo itself was clean and beautiful furniture. I would recommend to friends and family and look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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60th Birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated his birthday in this lovey villa. The villa was a perfect place to relax and enjoy the lake and pool. We toured the lake on a pontoon boat and visited Flat Creek winery. This particular Tuscan Villa was very attractive, clean and easy to access. We had a memorable weekend and expect to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The Tuscan Villa had everything we needed for our weeklong stay near Austin. It was clean and very comfortable. Loved the location and the view of the river while enjoying my morning coffee was spectacular! Will definitely revisit this Villa for future visits to the Austin area.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
On The Island
Nearest Beach
220 Miles
Corpus Christi, TX
Car: recommended

The Island on Lake Travis, Lago Vista, Tx Hill Country, approx 40 minutes from Austin, TX. Water ski, sail, boat, fish, wave runner rentals, tennis, swimming, gym, hot tubs. We accept all major credit cards with the exception of Amex.

Other Activities: cliff diving (at your own risk!), hiking, feeding deer, wine tasting, etc.....

Golf: There are 5 golf courses all within a 20 minute drive from Lago Vista. 2 of the courses are in Lago and one directly across from The Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $75

Major Holidays and Holiday Weekend rates are $285.00/night with a 3 night min stay required. Welcome information containing entry codes, parking information, etc..... will be sent within one week of your arrival date and after second 50% payment has been received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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