|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
City of Austin requires me to rent by the month now. If you plan to stay less than a month, please ask for a discount. I will block out an entire 30 days around your dates, and I'll take the remaining days for myself.
This 2,000 sq ft home is located about 1 mile downstream of Mansfield Dam in the glassy waters of Lake Austin, a 20 mile long, constant level lake, that runs through West Austin. There are 75' of lake front with a dock and a BOAT HOIST/SLIP for your 21' x 8' beam ski boat. The Apache Shores boat launch is about 200 yards from your dock. This 3 level home includes about 800 sq ft of decks, and has 24 large windows that look onto Lake Austin. Motor boating & water skiing/boarding in the upper areas of Lake Austin offer some of the smoothest water surfaces in the world. Dock fishing from your backyard is a favorite of our guests.
The house is perfect for two couples with children, or a serious water ski/wake boarding club. It comes with HD cable TV and wireless internet. There are 2 parking spots near the front door, and two more next to owners workshop where you can park your boat's trailer. Pets welcome.
I am the owner. I use this place, too. I have lived in Austin since 1969, when I started studying at the University of Texas. I am a freelance videographer for national outlets like ESPN. I must rent by the month now until I get an STR License from City of Austin. I can do a 30 day contract for you, base the rent on your actual stay, and take your unused days for myself.
Jim Bowen purchased this house in 1998
Boat hoist for a 21' x 8' boat. Great lake view at the upper section of Lake Austin. SKI...WAKEBOARD....KAYAK...FISHING....COOLEST WATER IN TEXAS!
Private deck and dock at the water's edge of Lake Austin. BOAT HOIST/SLIP for 21' x 8' beam Ski Boat. The winding Lake Austin has wind breaks that give you the glassiest ski/wake boarding water in Texas!
WOW! This place is fantastic. The house has a very spacious family friendly floorplan with gorgeous views and comfortable sleeping. We caught fish right off the dock, kayaked around the lake in peace and even found a cool little creek with a triple level waterfall across the road and down a hill. When we planned this trip we intended to go to Austin each day for activities. Once we settled in to Jim's lake house the boys NEVER wanted to leave and we enjoyed 3 days of fun and relaxation. We had a GREAT time!
Gorgeous and spacious house with a lovely dock and great frontage on the river. My wife and I - with our two dogs - were looking for a relaxing getaway close to Austin. This place was perfect. And the dogs are loving the water...and swimming after the ducks (without catching any). We definitely need to come again when the water is warmer! Thanks for sharing your home, Jim!
We are very happy with our experience with Homeaway and this property. Everything was so easy and stress free. Even the minor hiccup on the wifi password. We had 7 people and the was plenty of room and beds. We celebrated Christmas and even pulled off a full homemade turkey dinner. The weather was perfect as was the view of the full moon and we ere able to take advantage of the riverside decks.
Thanks for a great stay.
House was exactly what was advertised! The lake dock is awesome with great views. Very convenient location. Lots of room. Jim was excellent and very easy to work with! thank you sir. We will be back!
There were loose tiles in the restrooms, kitchen could be updated, Owner's boat occupy's the lift, not sure why it's advertised as available. A/C had major issues during our stay which was a bummer for the first night, finally worked when I replaced the filthy filter and that finally allowed it to quit freezing. Owner has good intentions and really tries to appease (don't want to be appeased on vacation) but the property is just not up to snuff for an enjoyable family vacation without issues since the maintenance and housekeeping staff seem to be OK with just barely getting by... I would look elsewhere first and or pre-inspect before staying to make sure it is what you want.
We rented the place for 4 days in June 2014. We took our ski boat and docked it in front. Incredible 4 days, my family had such a fun and relaxing time. The next door neighbor's yellow lab may be the nicest dog, would often come over and swim with the kids right off of the dock. As for indoors, the kitchen was big, and all of the necessary amenities were present.
Upper Lake Austin is best known for it's glassy water for water skiing and wake boarding. The area is also known for good fishing. Apache Shores boat launch is 50 meters away, and nearest Lake Travis launch is a 15 minute drive. Lake Austin is a constant level lake, water level is always at the 491 msl mark. Cool summer water temperature at dock is 75-80 degrees. Dock is shady in the afternoon.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 23 2016 - Oct 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
50% down non-refundable to hold, balance due on day of arrival. Now we do 30 day contracts only, and will base rent on actual days stayed, and I will take the rest of your unused days.
Visa and Mastercard. 50% non-refundable to hold. Balance charged on day of arrival. Let me know if you don't plan to stay all 30 days of your contract, and I will give you a discount based on your actual days.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.