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

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Tow 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
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2016
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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 15 traveler reviews

Lake Front Solitude - Perfect for Families who Love to Get Away From It All!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Clean, quiet, everything was thought of just as the other reviewers have shared. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend to others. Thanks Denise and Ken for making your home available!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wimberley, Texas

Best get away ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to getaway ,pictures don't do it justice of how spacious this place is. Denise has everything possible to make your stay the best,even down to nice cozy blankets that hang through the house that you can grab and cuddle up with. Plenty of beds and sleeper sofas to accommodate all. The lake was perfect and the kids loved the floating dock to fish off of. They also had a canoe and kayak and lots of life jackets for us to use as well. We also played lots of board games that Denise has here from cards,scrabble,Uno just to mention a few of the ones we enjoyed. I could just go on and on how much we loved this place! So if you're ever looking for that perfect getaway spot "Blue Haven" is your place😊

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your family had such a great time. Thank you for taking such great care of the place!! I hope you can come back soon. :)
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Perfect short-stay get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we had spent time during the summer on Lake Buchanan. With the end of the drought in Central Texas, the variable lakes (Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis) are at capacity, so it was a great time to check out the lakes once again. Blue Haven turned out the perfect spot to stay and explore the quieter side of this massive lake. We really enjoyed the getaway experience without the long drive from Austin.

The family and I spent five days here, and Denise had the place ready to go, and we could not have asked for a more ideal vacation stay experience. As far as vacation houses are concerned, Blue Haven had pretty much everything we needed - all the little things like washer/dryer to kitchen accessories to choice of grills, etc. - that are often overlooked conveniences that may not be provided by the rental owner. Needless to say, there was little for want during the stay, that was not thoughtfully available. Kudos to Denise and family for really providing an relaxing, stress-free vacation experience.

As indicated in the listing and other reviews, the only thing really lacking is food. Make sure to bring it with you. The local convenience stores are expensive. We did make a few trips to Kingsland to the H.E.B. there (about 25 mins away), so it was not too bad, but definitely best to plan and bring the food with you.

Per the owner's recommendation, we rented a boat from Splash Rentals from Kingsland. They brought the boat to the Llano County Park boat ramp, and from there, it was nice cruise back to Blue Haven and the floating dock where we kept the boat overnight. We did not boat over the weekend, but overall, the lake huge lake makes for plenty of room to ski/wakeboard without feeling crowded like you do in some of the other Highland Lakes.

We did not use the kayak or canoe, but those were added bonuses to our stay. Regardless, there were plenty of boating/skiing accessories available to us (including new life jackets purchased by the owners in preparation for our stay), and sundry flotation devices, swim goggles, chairs, etc.

If you want to be lazy, relax on the wonderful deck, make 'smores, and watch the stars, this is a perfect place to do it. Vacations often create their own stresses, but you would be hard put to find a reason why here. Thanks Denise for a wonderful stay. We will, for sure, be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you had a great time and it sounds like you really experienced the lake like we hope our guests can, fun and relaxing! We would love to have you as guests again, just let us know when. :)
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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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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
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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

Tow House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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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Tow 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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