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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, full bathroom with huge walk in shower, sleeps 6

Beautiful River Front Log Cabin Treehouse with the Colorado River running through the back yard. This newly remodeled 2 bedroom 1300 sq ft cabin has a wrap around upper deck for spectacular views of the river, gas grill; spacious living room with vaulted ceiling; stone gas fireplace; Mayan family indoor/outdoor hammock; Sleeps 6 king and queen bedrooms and very comfortable pull out sofa bed; fully equipped kitchen with all amenities; large bathroom with huge walk-in stone and glass tiled shower; washer/dryer; ping pong table, picnic table and porch swing on downstairs patio; private dock great for fishing and kayaking. Only 2 miles from historic downtown Bastrop; 25 miles from the airport (AUS) and 40 minute drive from Austin. Golfing, kayaking, bicycling, shopping, fishing, live theater, antique shops, farmer's markets.

Beautiful Log Treehouse: We bought this cabin in the summer of 2009 and feel so fortunate to be able to share it with guests and friends and family. All three of our kids (now grown) love coming here to kayak, fish, golf, bird watch, relax and explore with their families. Our cabin is nestled high up in Pecan, Sycamore, Mimosa and Redbud trees. The view from the upper deck is fantastic. Great for bird watching. We hear the owls at night and watch red tailed hawks make nests and raise their babies. We have left the chicken coop standing as some day we hope to retire here and raise a small flock. You can't beat this for a perfect vacation spot whether you're wanting adventure or relaxation.

Most Historic Town in Texas: Bastrop is known as the 'most historic small town in Texas'. Historic Main Street has lots of interesting shops great for hunting antiques, great restaurants, live music in the evenings and a good old down home environment. There are an abundance of parks, several excellent golf courses, places to rent bikes and kayaks, live theater at the Bastrop Opera House and incredible historic homes. We're only 40 minutes from Austin and 30 minutes from the Austin Bergstrom Airport

More Details

Steve Smith and Linda Scott
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Steve Smith and Linda Scott

Steve and I (Linda) live in Austin, TX. Steve has a tile installation business in Austin and I am a counselor. Steve was born in west Texas. I'm from New Jersey but have lived more than half my life in Texas. Our children were all born in Houston. We love Austin and the surrounding area especialy Bastrop and may retire there one day.

Steve Smith and Linda Scott purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Steve Smith and Linda Scott chose Texas Hill Country

We were so lucky to find this incredible cabin on the Colorado River in Bastrop that was previously owned by a friend of my sister. Once we saw how beautiful and peaceful it was we couldn't believe our good luck. We fell in love! It's such an incredible place for our family to gather. We fish, swim, kayak, ride bicycles, play ping pong and, oh yes, completely relax from the stresses of our busy lives.

What makes this cabin unique

The back yard has a private dock where you can sit and fish or launch a small boat or kayak. The cabin is kept immaculately clean. It's so spacious with vaulted ceilings in the living room. The Mayan family hammock is always up inside the cabin but can easily be hooked up on the upper deck. It's hard to find a more peaceful experience than having breakfast or coffee on the deck overlooking the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda created a warm, clean and welcoming home for our stay. The cabin's kitchen, living room and bedrooms were spacious. We really enjoyed sitting on the dock on the Colorado River to relax. The river banks in April were lush and verdant.
Apr 2016
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Bastrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with huge walk-in shower newly tiled with natural stone and glass tiles. Soap, linens and towels, toilet paper, tissues provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 large bedrooms with ceiling fans, clock/radios, bedside lamps, linens, comforters and comfortable pillows. Wood floors and log walls with beautiful Bolivian tapestries, dressers, chairs and large closets. King bedroom overlooks the river. Queen bedroom has an additional very comfortable Queen pull out sofa.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This cabin has all amenities from the wrap around deck to the outdoor gas grill, indoor and outdoor hammock, full kitchen and laundry room with washer and dryer, laundry detergent, iron and ironing board. Ping pong table, porch swing and picnic table on the downstairs patio and lots of puzzles and games for young and old. Stereo system, radios, very comfortable new living room furniture. The main feature is the amazingly beautiful and relaxing natural outdoor environment right on the river. Having your morning coffee or breakfast on the upper deck overlooking the river, or fishing off the private dock is a real treat. Great for bird watching. Two red tailed hawks made their nest high up in the trees this summer (3 babies). No television to interfere with your spontaneity and inner peace. Lots of time for family fun. Local bicycle and kayak rentals available.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.794872 based on 50 reviews

Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! This house is magical.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to have you back as our guests. We definitely share your enjoyment of our wonderful cabin. We look forward to your return. All the best, Linda and Steve
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Fabulous Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for our family of 5 (including 2 kids and 1 grandma). We were looking to get away for a few days of peace and quiet and this property certainly delivered! At first, the kids were not happy about "no tv", but never even thought of it once we arrived! Board games downstairs on the porch and a little ping pong kept us busy when we would normally settle down for tv time.

Meme spent the days reading on the lower porch swing, while we attempted fishing in the was a bit cold, so we didn't catch anything, but it was definitely worth the try! We traveled in to Austin (very easy drive) Friday morning for breakfast at our favorite donut food truck (Gordough's) and then headed back to Bastrop. That afternoon we drove over to Beuscher State Park for some lake fishing. We actually took the very LONG way in through Bastrop State Park unintentionally, but it was definitely worth the drive. That evening we celebrated St. Patty's day at Neighbor's Kitchen in downtown Bastrop and enjoyed dinner and live music on their back porch above the river. (Will definitely go there again!) Sugar Shack was a fun place for dessert for the kids.

I also have to add that everyone was in love with the hammock and we had to come home and purchase one for our backyard! Don't let the fact that there is only one bathroom deter is very spacious and has a wonderful LARGE shower! Everything was super clean and the beds were comfy..the décor was lovely and you can tell this family has enjoyed this home and made it very comfortable for guests. I felt like we were staying at grandma's for the weekend :)

We are already talking about coming back in the summer (without kids) so we can enjoy the river and downtown more!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Photos don't do it justice. Perfect escape from the concrete jungle.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, 5mins from town and perfect for our family getaway. Husband was in his element fishing off the pier and my 17mos old loved just chilling in the hammock. Breakfasts overlooking the Colorado, walks everyday and evenings reading which we never have time to do. No TV was a welcome break!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so great to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable time at the cabin. Steve said your husband caught a couple of catfish off of the dock. You were wonderful guests. We hope you return.
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Excellent Place

  • 5 of 5

Great House and property. Pretty secluded. Nice quiet relaxing place to stay. A+++

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space, relaxing, and better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad that we started out from the RGV to the Tree House so that we arrived while it was still daylight out. When you are unfamiliar with the roads, the twists and turns to the Tree House can be a challenge. But, we found it. And, it was a great space, relaxing atmosphere, and well-stocked with everything we could possibly need. That's also because we brought our own wine! What would have made it slightly better is the weather being cold out so that we could use the fireplace. We used the Tree House as our home base while we ventured to Round Top/Warrenton for the Antique Festival. It was a 40 minute drive there but it was a nice time to eat breakfast in the morning and/or unwind from the long day. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves the entire weekend. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being great guests. We're so happy you loved our cabin.
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This place is AhhhhMazing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were blessed enough to find this place available for a last-minute Labor Day weekend trip. When I booked it I wasn't expecting much and I didn't have a lot of time to search so I just took it since it was one of the few properties still available. We have stayed at lots of VRBO properties and B & B's through the years, but I can truly say this was one of the most pleasantly surprising. When you pull up, the outside doesn't prepare you for what you'll find inside. As soon as you walk in you are smacked in the face with the incredible aroma of wood and the beauty of the interior. I was expecting a run-down river cabin, but not this place! It is SUPER clean and neat and not overly personalized as some properties can be (making visitors feel a little weird), yet it was still very homey. The kitchen was large and well stocked with everything you need for your visit. The bedrooms were quite large and the living room was also a great size with a beautiful fire place. The bathroom looks almost brand new and the shower is gorgeous. The house is the perfect size for 2 or 6. Of course, the main attraction is the water and the views did not disappoint! The upper deck offers a beautiful view of the river and it is well covered and has plenty of shade to provide a respite from the heat. The neighbors are not out of sight, but they aren't uncomfortably close and we honestly never saw anyone all weekend besides the people floating the river. My wife and I spent lots of time enjoying coffee and a breeze while taking in the beauty of the property. While this river house does not have TV or cable, it does have great high-speed internet and we were able to stream a couple of movies at night (we love watching movies on the couch:-). The only constructive criticism I would have about the property is that there should be some kind of pathway down to the water. It appeared that all of the owners land leading to the water was overgrown with no way to go to the water's edge. Since the river is the main attraction, it seemed like a bit of a waste. Other than that, this place was absolutely amazing and allowed us to enjoy a quiet weekend away from it all. Bastrop is a great little town with a lot to offer and this river house is the perfect place to spend your visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and I are so happy that you loved the cabin and had a wonderful time. It's so great to be surprised! We have had so much rain this year that it's been hard to keep up with the ever growing vegetation at the water's edge. Steve usually keeps this well maintained. We hope you were able to enjoy sitting on the dock. Thank you for being such great guests!
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Rates & Availability

Bastrop Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Formula One 2015
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday Rates
Nov 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.75%

Reservations are not secured until the Rental Rules Agreement is signed and returned to the property owner and payment is made in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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This gorgeous treehouse log cabin is located 30 miles east of Austin and 15 miles west of Smithville. It is located right on the Colorado River with over 100 feet of river frontage. Private dock is great for fishing or launching your kayak, wrap around upper deck with beautiful river view and lower patio with ping pong table, picnic table and porch swing. Kitchen and bathroom have all amenities including hair dryer. Wireless Internet. Spacious king and queen bedrooms with a very comfortable queen pull out sofa. Vaulted ceiling in living room with gas fireplace. Ceiling fans. Indoor/outdoor Mayan Family Hammock. All linens, towels and soaps provided. Washer and Dryer. Everything you need for a wonderful get-away.


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