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Faith Marasco and Melinda Luper

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Beautiful resort style Villa-DOG & KID friendly-now has water view!!!

30 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Highland Lake Estates Condo Rental Photos and Description

We have 2 options to accommodate large groups

THE VILLA:

We have two units close to each other to accommodate big groups.

***update the lake has filled up and this unit faces the cove which is now full of water so you will have a water view. I will update some pictures this weekend!

You can relax and unwind on the quiet balcony overlooking the cove side view. The cove side is currently FULL of water: beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. The entire villa is filled with plush furnishings and first-rate home entertainment equipment. This suite features Simmons Beauty rest mattresses, 42 inch flat screen HDTVs in master suite and the living room, JVC digital theater system with IPOD/IPHONE dock and DVD player, guest bedroom has 42 inch LG flat screen TV with VHS/DVD combo, ceramic tile floors in all living areas, granite counter-tops, dry bar and many other amenities to make you feel right at home.

KITCHEN

Fully equipped modern kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, including refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, coffee maker, microwave, blender, crock-pot, waffle maker, wine bottle chiller, granite counters and tile floors. If you like to cook, this kitchen has AllClad cookware and everything you will need to make a wonderful gourmet meal including a lot of our favorite spices. There are plenty of wine glasses to enjoy all the great wines from the surrounding wineries. We also have to kitchen stocked with non-breakable dinnerware for children.

*We have two units close to each other to accommodate big groups.

MASTER SUITE (sleeps 2)

Beautiful queen size sleigh bed w/ Beauty rest mattress, spacious private bath w/ spa tub and double sinks, big walk-in shower, fresh robes and fluffy towels, a large walk-in closet, 42 inch flat screen HDTV with DVD. Master suite also opens onto the large balcony with cove side views. The cove side is currently FULL of water: beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. There are plenty of friendly deer to watch!

GUEST BEDROOM (sleeps 6)

(1) Full size bed w/ Beauty rest mattress-GREAT FOR 2 ADULTS, (2) full size bunk-beds-GOOD FOR SMALL ADULTS AND KIDS, large closet, TV with DVD/VHS combo

Guest BATH

Large walk-in shower with fresh robes, plush towels and toiletries

LIVING ROOM (can sleep 2)

Cove side view with queen size sleeper sofa-GOOD FOR KIDS, over-sized leather chair, 42 inch flat screen TV and full entertainment center

LARGE PRIVATE BALCONY

Sit and enjoy the peace and quiet with COVE SIDE views of Lake Travis. If you are coming for a nice relaxing weekend the cove side is NOT AFFECTED BY THE LOUD NOISE AND MUSIC FROM THE late night POOL/BAR/RESTAURANT crowd. The cove side is currently FULL of water beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. There are tons of deer that love to come up and feed on the grass below in the morning and evening.

OTHER

Wireless internet and cable in all rooms, bbq grill, full size Washer/Dryer in condo, blow dryers in both bathrooms, iron/ironing board, smoke detector/sprinkler system, all linens for kitchen, bedrooms and bath, 6 beach/pool towels, gas fireplace, landscaped courtyards, steps away from elevator access to pool, complete fitness center, beautiful spa, restaurant/bar and 2 assigned covered parking spaces.

PETS: Our villa is dog friendly and is steps away from the dog park. THERE IS A MANDATORY NON REFUNDABLE $25 PET FEE, PER PET PER STAY. THE CLEANING COMPANY REQUIRES THIS. IF YOU BRING AT PET WITHOUT PAYING THE FEE, OR WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION, YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE $150 FINE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

*We have two units close to each other to accommodate big groups.This is our second home so we've added everything and anything in hopes that it will make you feel right at home. There are fresh white bath robes, large plush bath towels and both bathrooms have blow-dryers and fresh toiletries. We've put some family board games in the entertainment center and left some dog bowls and treats for your pups. It has everything you will need to enjoy your vacation!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Faith Marasco and Melinda Luper (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Faith Marasco and Melinda Luper

We live in Houston use this is our second home! We all are animal lovers! We tend to spend a lot of time outside exploring, running, hiking, biking and playing in and on the water. We love to cook and entertain so the villa is fully equipped with everything you will need!

Faith Marasco and Melinda Luper purchased this condo in 2012

Why Faith Marasco and Melinda Luper chose Lago Vista

We fell in love with The Island On Lake Travis! It is a luxury resort complex on a 14-acre island. This gated community includes a private marina, lake access & boat launch, 2 outdoor swimming pools, indoor pool, jacuzzi, spa, sauna, restaurant, pub w/pool tables, fitness center, tennis courts and a fishing pier. Jet ski & boat rentals available nearby. Nearby golf courses include Lago Vista Golf Course, Highland Lakes Country Club, and Avery Ranch. This is unit is one of the few pet friendly units. We love animals and hope you and your animals will love our place as much as we do! There are lots and lots of friendly deer to watch...

What makes this condo unique

This is our home away from home! We fully stocked the kitchen with AllClad and non-stick cookware and have just about every spice you will ever need for cooking. We also provide tea and coffee. For the bath necessities we have big fluffy towels and bath robes, shampoo, conditioner, cotton pads, and Q-tips. So don't worry about packing all that extra stuff!

Reviews

4.5
based on 30 traveler reviews

Beautiful resort style Villa-DOG & KID friendly-now has water view!!!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews
2

The condo was comfortable, love the decor.

  • 2 of 5

I was a little turned off by the cleanliness of the floors, grout was black! They are in need of a good, hard cleaning. Condo was comfortable other than that. The property itself is in need of major maintenance, pools need power washing & just sweeping. We live in a very upscale neighborhood in league city, & our pools, etc. are maintained every year. The rocks are always power washed & look nice & new every year.

If we decide to go back we will not be staying at the same place.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine, Thank you for the insight. The grout is colored grout. The color is called "pleasant pewter" which is suppose to give a strong contrast to the light sandstone tile. Its a design technique. This villa is located right on the lake so a light grout would not be optimal. Our cleaner uses a steam vacuum for each cleaning that is made for tile. If she missed something, I could've easily sent her right over, but I never heard from you. During your stay there was a great deal of storms so the pools probably were not at their best. The maintenance crew cleans them daily. I have forwarded your complaint directly to the manager. We hope that you will choose one of our other properties for you next stay as this one did not meet your expectations.
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4

Clean, convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

I spent a weekend at this villa with a friend and her kids (14,12) and my kid (14) and my 2 dogs. It really covered everything we needed. Besides being very clean with ample room for all of us, the teens could wander the premises of the gated property safely and with enough onlookers to discourage mischief. All three kids spent hours going from pool to pool and the dogs enjoyed the bird's eye view from the balcony and walking along the lake's edge. There were deer everywhere and some were friendly enough to hand-feed. There were several activities close by and lots of options for scenic drives.

The only thing that was less than ideal were the various fees that added up to the equivalent of a night's stay. The pet fee was more than fair, but the combination of other fees seemed excessive. With that said, the fees are set by VRBO, not the property owners, so the fees would have been encountered no matter which property we stayed at. I was just appreciative of a clean, convenient and comfortable place that I could spend a relaxing weekend with friends, family and pets. I wouldn't hesitate to reserve this property again or another one owned by the same property owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna, Thank you for your feedback. We unfortunately do not control the new fees that VRBO has started charging. We already pay VRBO a fee to list with them each year as well as a transaction fee. Please contact me directly to book next time to avoid these fees. We hope to welcome you back to one of our properties in the near future.
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5

Beautiful property & the condo was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend! We grilled, played board games, swam in the pool!! And everything we needed was included in our stay from pool towels to spices!! And we took the suggestion and called up Roland and rented Kayaks Saturday and spent a few hours exploring the lake and even jumped off a few cliffs!! The Lake was beautiful and Roland was so accommodating, we called at 11:30am and he delivered to us at the boat dock and we were kayaking by 12:30!! Thanks again ... Although all cooking utensils spices & dishes, shampoo etc. were there, please note cold things like mustard, Ketchup etc. you need to bring with you!! You won't be disappointed staying here!! Dava:))

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Virginia, We are so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed the "extras"! We hope that we can welcome you back to one of our properties in the near future!
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5

Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at multiple properties through VRBO and Airbnb and this is by far the most thoughtfully equipped place I have found! Very comfortable, nicely decorated, and well supplied. The view is a bit obscured by trees, but you have a fine view from the pool which is easily accessible. Great close options for walking our two large dogs. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us! We are glad that you recognize the little extras that we provide to make you feel right at home. We would welcome you back to any of our properties anytime!
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, clean, well organized, spacious and confortable apartment. Owners are very helpful and stay always in contact to help you with anything you may need.

We have a wonderful time, very dog friendly, friendly neighbors, magnificient views, quiet and tranquil atmosfere, good place for walking and hiking.

Definitely will recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for choosing to come stay at our place! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time and we hope to have you come visit again soon!
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5

Excellent home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this place for a last minute get away. It was very relaxing and much needed low-key time spent on the lake and in the surrounding area. The water in the lake is up and clean and very nice for boating, tubing and swimming. There is a rock cliff right across the lake we were jumping from. The condo is stocked so well for guests with all the amenities you need, as if you were at home. Most VRBOs are very spartan and you have to go out and buy so many things you need just to cook a simple meal. We appreciated the availability of spices, soap, shampoo, coffee, cooking oil, laundry detergent and so much more! The owners are pet friendly so were able to bring our dog and not leave her in a kennel. This definitely sealed the deal for us and made everything perfect! I'd love to go back to enjoy some more boating, kayaking, tubing and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you got to come enjoy Lake Travis with your family and pup! Please come again soon!
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Gated Community, Security Guard, Concierge Services, Lighted Tennis Courts, Keyless Entry, alarm clocks in both bedrooms, hair dryers in both bathrooms, iron and ironing Board ** ONSITE: **** SPA & BOUTIQUE **** BRIZO'S RESTAURANT BAR & GRILLE - Billiards Room & Karaoke (Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridesmaids Luncheon, Grooms Party, Banquet Facility, Wedding) **** RED E2 FISH (Fishing Guide/Site Seeing Tours) **** SAILTIME AUSTIN (Sail Boat Charters) **** LIQUID THRILLZ (Boats & Waverunners) .

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Rates & Availability

Highland Lake Estates Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$220
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
PropertyDamageProtection $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

Highland Lake Estates Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , GOOD FOR KIDS
  • Master suite-(1) queen size bed, Guest bedroom-(1) Double Bed-GOOD FOR ADULTS, (1) set of full size bunk beds-GOOD FOR SMALL ADULTS or KIDS, living room pull out sofa bed (1)-GOOD FOR KIDS
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full tennis courts-we provide two rackets and balls

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