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1000' Frontage Lake Buchanan-Like Your Own Private Resort

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 24+

Breathtaking views of Lake Buchanan overlooking 10 beautiful terraced acres that descend on 1000 feet of frontage at the waters edge, covered patio, picnic area and a jetty. Relax on the grounds or enjoy the view and visiting with friends on one of the deck's of the 7000 square foot main house' which also offers large living and dining areas. The main house also offers a gourmet kitchen and 7 large bedrooms and 1 super large owners suite. Seven of the eight bedrooms in the main have double french doors which open onto a patio or deck. There is an additional house on the property each with two bedrooms (1 is an open studio type room that shares the kitchen) one bath and a full kitchen and has a large game/billiards room which is for use by guests in the main house. Guests seem to enjoy that the bedrooms and bathrooms in the main house are large and each have their individual thermostat.

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M. Beseda
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About M. Beseda

We live in Austin, Texas We have always loved beautiful properties with great views. When we first saw this property we believed it had one of the most incredible views around plus the benefit of being on the lake. The property was in rough shape, so we have spent the last 3 years restoring it. We take pride in sharing this beautiful property and do our best to make sure our guests are comfortable.

M. Beseda purchased this villa in 2007

Why M. Beseda chose Lake Buchanan

The main house and apartment sits on a hill overlooking the lake and the grounds. There is a gentle tiered walk down to the lake frontage where you are greeted with stone patios, walkways and a picnic area. The property has a huge jetty tha extends into the lake and when lake levels are up you can fish off of it. Lake Buchanan is the largest lake in the Highland lakes chain and feeds Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls and Lake Travis. Buchanan is not a constant level lake, it goes up and down. We are in the deep end of the lake so lake levels don't affect us as much and the view remains outstanding no matter what the lake level is. We do have a boat ramp on the property and the property is situated in such as way as to great a small cove along the lake shoreline. There is a hill country sandy beach.

What makes this villa unique

The view is absolutely amazing and it's hard to capture in photos. Large main house has over 7000 sq ft and apartment bulding next to it houses a rec room and 2 bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is studio style and adjoins the kitchen. The property can easily handle business or church groups and family reunions. There are many areas on the property where you can get together as a group or walk around for privacy. We only lease this property one group at a time, so you are not only renting the main house and apartment but also the lake frontage, jetty, boat ramp and all of the 10 acres,

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed the home so much. Great place to relax and enjoy the view of the lake. Great place for our large family gathering. This is an awesome house!
Aug 2015
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Buchanan Dam Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet
  • In main house the 4 downstairs bedrooms have large showers and the 3 upstairs bedrooms have tubs. The master suite has both a shower and a tub. The bathroom in the 2 Bedroom apartment has a shower.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
  • Main House Bedrooms are large and each bedroom has its own There are 8 bedrooms in main house, which includes one grand master suite. There ia an adjoining apartment with 2 bedrooms-queen sized beds, 1 bath and a full kitchen. Most bedrooms in main house open to a patio or deck.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We primarily host family reunions and business and church retreats. We are told our guests enjoy the spacious property.


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1000' Frontage Lake Buchanan-Like Your Own Private Resort
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 47 reviews
Houston, Tx

Beautiful Paradise on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the opportunity to spend our annual lakehouse vacation here at this lovely home. We had everything we needed as far as the amenities and supplies, there was plenty of space, especially bedrooms and baths. I cant say enough about the hospitality that was given by the owner, Marsanna. I really appreciate her loaning her beautiful home to us so that we could make everlasting memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A group of 24 had a wonderful time on Lake Buchanan! HUGE property that was very well stocked!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family gathering at this beautiful property!! Here are the pros:

-HUGE PROPERTY! Between the two houses (which are almost adjoining, so it didn't break up the group at all), there is enough bed space for 24 ppl, and the indoor and outdoor space really gave us room to move around and have fun without feeling cramped. All 24 of us fit on the dining table, as well as the huge deck. There is also a huge sprawling green space in front of the cabin with a volleyball net. Perfect for our day of family olympics!

-The views of the lake and surrounding area was beautiful, which could be enjoyed even from inside the main house.

-Very well stocked! You will probably find any utensil or kitchen equipment you can think of , as well as a large supply of cleaning products and towels which were very helpful. The smaller house was also so much fun for the kids to enjoy with foosball, shuffleboard, pool, and a kitchen for late night munchies.

-water activities were also a lot of fun and really added to the experience! We fished off of the pier (many local bait and tackle shops close by), spent many hours in the nice and cool beach (a little inlet where the boat ramp is), and rented a pontoon and jet skis for a day. We HIGHLY recommend a local company by the name of Wave Chasers Boat Rental for your jet ski/boating needs! Josh and Dustin were wonderful, accommodating, and really gave us a great price!

-Wonderful owners who gave us a very heartwarming welcome and were there to greet us as we arrived. They were so accommodating and responded to our questions and queries quickly and generously.

We highly recommend this property!! We left with a lifetime of memories and wish the same for all future guests!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove through the gates, we were in awe. This property is amazing! We had six families and never once felt crowded. The property is so spacious and versatile, we had areas where larger groups could convene and smaller groups could have quiet time. For our families, the best part of the main house was that each bedroom has its own bathroom. The large kitchen made our big family dinners one of the best parts of the trip. The private swimming cove and boat launch meant we could arrive at property on day one and pretty much never have to leave! We brought our own WaveRunners and enjoyed every bit of the beautiful lake. Inks Lake State Park is practically just across the street and made for a super fun "outing" day. Honestly can't say enough about this property and the owner. She was wonderful to work with from day one. I just hope we get another opportunity to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This property is magnificently BEAUTIFUL!! The easy access to the lake, the spaciousness of the house, the VIEWS make this place definitely a keeper!!

We will definitely be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a big family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place and plan on going back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

I searched many hours on various websites for a perfect place to host my 40th birthday in Austin/Hill Country. It was very difficult finding a property that was both stunning inside and outside. Also, as our family ranged from 1 yrs old to 93 yr olds, I wanted a property where the majority of the bedrooms were under one roof and we could relax and let the kids roam a bit. A major bonus was that all rooms (except the guesthouse) have an ensuite bathroom which was gave each family some privacy. Everyone raved about the property. The kids loved the little private beach which our boat rental agency said is really rare to have in the area. We stayed 3 nights and still did not have enough time utilize all amenities on the property. As I have not lived in the Austin area since my undergraduate years (chose Austin-area as most my extended family lives there), I had tons of questions and Marsanna was great at answering them all. I would highly recommend Villa Buchanan to anyone wanting to build memories with their family and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tamale King
Car: necessary

The property is in the tiny town of Buchanan Dam located half-way between Kingsland and Burnet Texas. It is approximately 25 minutes from Marble Falls, Texas We have 1000 feet on Lake Buchanan and are also minutes away from Lakes LBJ and Inks


Rates & Availability

Buchanan Dam Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid fall
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Christmas
Dec 14 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
After Christmas
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter-Spring 2018
Jan 4 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

$1495.00 - $1695.00 per night. Some discounts may be given for off-season small groups.
Prices quoted are for family reunion/business/civic or church type events

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.