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Denise Ward

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Lake Front Solitude - Perfect for Families who Love to Get Away From It All!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lake Buchanan House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, sleeps 8 maximum

Blue Haven Lake Home is the perfect place to unwind and get away from the stresses of everyday life. When you are at Blue Haven, you will feel like you have access to your own private lake. Blue Haven Lake House is located on the arm of the Colorado River so even during times of drought, there will always be water.

The Master Bedroom has a private bath, California king bed, a queen-sized sleeper sofa and a view of the lake. Guest Bedroom has two twin beds, a bunk bed and a private half-bath.

The Front Living Area has a working fireplace, TV/Blue Ray player, queen-sized sleeper sofa.

The Back Living Area has a full bath attached and great views of the lake.

Kitchen is fully stocked with all pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. Also provided are dishes and dish towels. Refrigerator usually has basic condiments. Pantry usually has basic items: salt, pepper, seasonings.

Back porch has two grills, one gas and one charcoal.

Renters have use of a canoe and kayak.

Blue Haven Rental Home is located very close to the Canyon of the Eagles where eagles are known to be seen searching for a meal from the lake.

A floating dock is on the premises, so it would be easy to dock your boat right in front of the house during your stay. There are life vests available to use.

***Blue Haven is a Non-Smoking Home both inside and outside the home.

***Although we are huge animal lovers and have our own pets, they are not allowed at Blue Haven. We want Blue Haven to be available for those with pet allergies.

Blue Haven’s maximum capacity is 8 people.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Denise Ward (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Denise Ward

We are a family of four, but since our oldest daughter is in college and the youngest daughter is a year a way from being in college, we are almost 'empty-nesters'. We live an hour and a half away from the house, so we try to spend time there as much as we can.

Denise Ward purchased this house in 2010

Why Denise Ward chose Lake Buchanan

We bought this property because we love the view, the size of the home and the fact that when we are there, we can truly leave our hectic lives behind. We loved the homey feel of the house with the old knotty pine siding in the original rooms. The house needed some TLC, but as a family we had fun cleaning, painting and decorating. Our neighbors are the best and we love spending time with them when we are at the house.

What makes this house unique

We absolutely love the back porch. The breeze always seems to be blowing, so it is always pleasant to sit out on the porch and just unwind.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Lake Front Solitude - Perfect for Families who Love to Get Away From It All!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Great Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time here with our 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter. The home was very comfortable, and there was so much to do with the lake and docks behind the home, and with Fall Creek winery and Rolling H café nearby. Our kids spent hours jumping off the floating dock and loved sleeping in the bunk bed room. This house has everything you need for a relaxing time away, and the owner was very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome for a family get away

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! It had everything we needed (except food), and there were plenty of water toys to keep my boys busy. When they had enough sun, the boys went inside and played with the large variety of board games.

The house is close to plenty of attractions and georgeous scenery. Tons of wildlife to see!

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, from what I understand, your group played hard and took advantage of the time together and that is awesome! That is what that place is for us also. I so glad you had a great time. I hope you can come and stay again soon. :)
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Weekend Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time using VRBO and my first vacation in ages. I planned a surprise weekend trip to Blue Haven for my boyfriend in celebration of his birthday. Denise made the process incredibly easy by giving me a call regarding the booking to sort out arrival/departure times and then emailing all the details. The home was very clean and the view was amazing. There was a lot of space for just two of us and I can see it being a great place for families. We used the canoe both days (definitely bring water shoes!), I caught up on some fun reading via swinging in one of Denise's hammocks and also in the window seat when I needed a break from the heat, we played games we brought (though there were plenty supplied as well), and we cooked all of our meals. The home had even more appliances and cookware than my permanent home, so it made things very easy. There aren't any nearby restaurants, but we did go to the Torr Na Lochs winery which was definitely worth the 20 min or so drive just for the views. It was such a relaxing, fun time. I would love to come again and definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon, I am so glad you had a great time! I hope you get the chance to come back soon. :)
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A perfect combo of fun and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to get away on very short notice. Denise, the owner, responded quickly and was so accommodating in helping us to finalize our plans. She gave us wonderfully detailed information on how to get to the house, as well as entry info. (They've made it very easy.) The home was meticulously clean, the furniture was incredibly comfortable (my husband is still raving about naps on one of their sofas), and the bed was perfect (an area where I'm VERY difficult to please!). The house is well appointed with everything a lake house should have, and then some. The backyard is very large, and well fenced, making it very safe, the deck has been designed so that it has shade when you need it. There are several tables to choose from on the patio, and lake access is immediate! They have a wonderful floating dock perfect for swimming off of, fishing, sunning, etc. We were just a couple, but it would be absolutely perfect for a large family, or if your kids are like mine were, they take friends everywhere, and this would be such a fun place to call home for a week or so. They had a kayak and canoe ready for our use, numerous water “toys” (boogie boards, floats, etc.), as well as hammocks and really comfortable chairs on the deck. We spent our first night stargazing, and it was glorious! We had taken our newly purchased stand-up paddle boards and decided to use the boat ramp (Paradise Point) to put them into the water. That's when we discovered the Cafe at the fishing camp there. Quite possibly the best cheeseburger ever! The owners also thoughtfully warned us that due to lack of actual grocery stores nearby, the prices at the local “convenience” stores can be quite high, and if there were things we knew we would want either food or drink wise, it would be far more economical to bring them from home, or at the very least, stop at a grocery story in the last (somewhat larger) town you travel through. I LOVE anyone who is considerate enough to help me look after the bottom line!

I would not only recommend this property, but am hopeful that we are able to use it again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thrilled that your time at our place was just what you needed. I enjoyed working with you and visiting with you. I hope you decide to come back soon.....the couch is waiting for you! :) Denise Ward
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Very country

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The two negatives is the lake was 30ft low and the master bath shower was so very small. A grown person has a hard time showering in there for sure! We loved the area. Very peaceful! We loved the hummingbirds too!! 😄

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Priscilla, I am so glad you enjoyed staying at our lake house. I agree, it is very peaceful there. I know what you are talking about with the master bath. That shower is small. My husband loves it because the shower head is up so high and he is tall. I don't know why the previous owner installed such a small shower, but then again, I don't get many things that they did. :) I just use the other bathroom. I am glad you enjoyed the hummingbirds. I was hoping the feeders didn't run out of food by the time you got there. I love watching 6-7 fight over the feeders. Thanks for being great guests, Denise Ward
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay! Denise is so easy to work with, everything she helped us with worked out. She notified us ahead of time that the water was too low to access from their house, and she provided us with several wonderful options. We had our ATVs with us and were able to ride those on nearby trails and had a blast! The house has every amenity available. The one thing I'd recommend is that you take an air mattress to put on the sleeper sofa, because they are not comfortable. We were prepared, and so everything worked out great. We hope to come here again soon, and we are hoping that the lake will be full again very soon. This place would be absolutely heaven with the water up next to the dock! Great vacation and a wonderful value.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am SO glad you had such a great time. I was worried when Thursday was so rainy and Friday was overcast. I think bringing your ATVs was the best idea! I also really enjoyed your very creative journal entry (in our guest book). I don't know who wrote that, but it was so creative! I love it!! I hope you will want to come back soon. Denise Ward
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The Legends Golf Course
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Perissos Vineyards
Colorado Bend State Park
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8.3 Miles
Rev. Jim's Dam Pub
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
9.2 Miles
Tamale King
Car: necessary

Our property is located near the small town of Tow, Texas, which is surrounded by Lake Buchanan. The lake is great for fisherman, water skiers and boaters, and also offers a large sandy island (Shaw Island) perfect for afternoon picnics.

Nearby Attractions Include:

Fall Creek Vineyards is just 5 minutes away, call 325-379-5361

Buchanan Adventure Tours offers many different kayak and canoe trips.

Enchanted Rock is always a fun climb. It is about 45 minute drive.

Antique and Resale Shopping are two big attractions. There are many shops to consider in Burnet, Llano, Kingsland and Marble Falls.

Bald Eagles come to the Texas Hill Country between November and March each year. They can be found up the Colorado River and a nest is located just off of Hwy 29 between Burnet and Llano.

Longhorn Cavern is a great sight seeing adventure anytime. 877-441-CAVE.

Events/Music in the Hill Country:

Golf - there are 4 golf courses within 30 minutes of Blue Haven Lake House:

Delaware Springs - 512-756-8471

Llano River Golf Course - 325-247-5100

Legends on Lake LBJ - 325-388-8888

Packsaddle Country Club - 325-388-6660


Rates & Availability

Lake Buchanan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

All rates are in U.S. Dollars and for an occupancy of up to 8 persons. There will be an additional $50 charge per additional person, although we rarely allow more than 8 people at one time due to the frailty of our septic.
There will be an additional $50 per night for the following holidays: Memorial Day weekend, July 3-5, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas Day - New Year's Day.

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.
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Lake Buchanan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet
    Pine Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to back living room
  • Linens are provided for all bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins, 1 bunk bed set
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • The Master bedroom has an attached full bath and walk-in closet. The Guest bedroom has an attached half bath and walk-in closet. Linens are provided for all the beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
You will need to bring your own beach towels and it is always a good idea to use water shoes while in the lake. It is full of rocks and tree stumps. Backyard is fenced in making it safe for small children. There are two hammocks that can be hung up and enjoyed. There is a Blu-ray player and a TV. There are also plenty of games to play inside and outside. There is a croquet game, bocci ball, horseshoes, and a volleyball net that can be used.

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