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Lake Austin Waterfront with Dock & Boat Hoist/Slip 21'

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8 adults

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Bowen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2016

About Jim Bowen

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

Why Jim Bowen chose Austin

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!

What makes this house unique

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!


Apache Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Loft bed is a King, second floor has twins, ground floor master is a Queen.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Lake Austin Waterfront with Dock & Boat Hoist/Slip 21'
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
San Antonio

Great House Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing on the River

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakehouse Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home is tired and could be cleaned much better, but location is terrific

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regular housekeeper on vacation for this guest. Thus not so clean. Refunded night of bad AC, and paid for hotel rooms . Boat lift available on request. Loose tiles repaired.
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Spring, TX

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Iguana Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
RM 620
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hudson's on the Bend
Nearest Beach
Your backyard
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Apache Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $125
Loss/Damage protection $99

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.

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