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Speaks: english

Amazing Views - Modern Comforts

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 90 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Overlooking Lake Travis in the Hill Country, this one-of-a-kind architectural gem is off the beaten-path and at the center of things. As you approach over tree-covered hillsides which drop to the midnight-blue water below, you’ll get more the impression that you are in the Greek Islands or southern Italy than in Texas.

Since the Tram House can only be reached by tram, you’ll park at the base of the hill, climb into the tramcar, and let your horizon expand as you are carried 210 feet up the 55 degree hillside to the panoramic views of Lake Travis. Built in perfect alignment with the slope of the hill and standing at ‘treetop’ height, it is the only house east of the Rocky Mountains that requires a tram to access.

The Tram House boasts three private balconies, custom-designed skylights, and corner windows in the living room and bedrooms that allow unobstructed views. The three-level, contemporary-style home is comfortably furnished with all new décor. It has been featured in Austin Monthly and Parade magazines.

With its unparalleled views, exclusive location, modern comfort and competitive rates, neighbors and visitors alike rave about the unique Tram House. Come and see for yourself! Contact us for more information about this exceptional lake destination.


Nestled in Hill Country overlooking Lake Travis ; stunning views of sparkling blue water, marina facilities, and summer weather; walking distance to Hippie Hollow, Texas’ only “clothing-optional” park, and to Bob Wentz Windy Point Park, a waterfront “family-friendly” area. Proximity to restaurants and entertainment! Watch the sunset from the patio of the famous Oasis on Lake Travis, just two miles from the Tram House, or head only 25 minutes into downtown Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, to the celebrated 6th Street. Famous area events include South by Southwest and Austin City Limits.

The House is a 2 bedroom, both Master bedrooms with King Size Beds. It sleeps 4-6. We allow 6 people to stay in the house at that rate. After 6 people, extra people are $25/day.


Looking a unique addition to your stay. We can help you find a Chef, Masseuse, Jet-Ski/Boat Rental, or anything else you'd like to add to your trip.

For a Cajun Private Chef, contact Chef Mike with NOLA Kitchen. He will come out to the house and prepare a customized meal just for you. Chef Mike is from New Orleans and specializes in Cajun/Creole cuisine, but can prepare just about anything you may desire. He can be reached at 751. 7957 or mike at nolakitchen. com. All Austin Area Codes are 512

For a Spa Day at the Tram House, contact Tanya Procer. She is an excellent masseuse who also offers Spa treatments such as hot rocks, facials, foot massages and more. 797. 6533. All Austin Area Codes are 512

For Jet Ski / Boat Rentals, contact "Just for Fun" boat rentals at 266. 9710. They are located about 20 mins away, on the other side of the lake. Here is their addr. 5973 Hiline Rd, Austin, TX 78734. All Austin Area Codes are 512

Keywords: lake house, view, lake view, Lake Travis, Austin, unique, contemporary, modern, close to Austin, mountain, romantic, getaway, secluded, hill country, tram, tram house, Oasis, Windy Point, vacation rental, private, sunset, stylish, value. Starting in 2015, the house will be rented for 90 days or more.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ketih (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Ketih

Keith and Sheila wish you a warm welcome to the Tram House! Keith is a financial planner who, when he’s not at work helping one of his clients plan a financial future, can be found on his boat on Lake Travis. Sheila is a technical writer for an Orthopedic Manufactuer who also enjoys boating and traveling with her husband. Both Keith and Sheila are very active in the Comanche Trail Community Association that oversees the lakeside community in which their beloved Tram House is located.

Ketih purchased this house in 2005

Why Ketih chose Austin

“We originally bought our home because we wanted to live close to the lake,” explains Keith. While the Tram House is their primary residence, in order to “share the beauty of waking up to the lake every day,” Keith and Sheila often reside in the garage apartment that is located on the premises and rent out the main house. It works out well for them as they are often away on traveling adventures, or spending the weekends on the lake in their cabin cruiser, “Lady Luck.”

Since moving into their unique home in 2005, Keith and Sheila have discovered many pleasures beyond what originally drew them in: Sunday drives through the winding Hill Country, the myriad nearby attractions and eateries, and the tranquility of being perched above it all. Their hope is for each of their visitors to love waking up to the lake, and to enjoy staying in the only home east of the Rocky Mountains that requires a tram to gain access!

What makes this house unique

We love to eat out. At the Tram House, you'll be close to famous restaurants like the Oasis(view), Steiner Ranch Steak House, Boat House Grill, Hill Country Pasta House, Flores(Mexican), Ciola's(Italian), Carlos & Charlies, Cafe Blue', Hudson's on the Bend(Exotic Game), Rudy's(BBQ), Thai Spice, Nygori's, Rice'(Thai/Sushi) and many others. Also, we've been complemented many times for having such a fully stocked house. In other words, we provide soap, paper towels, bath towels, toilet paper, hand towels, shampoo, conditioner, plates, glasses, pillows, sheets, etc. There's a lot that is provided that we have heard other vacations rentals do not provide. If you have any questions about what to bring, be sure to give us a quick call or email.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got our deposit back and wanted to thank you again for the use of your gorgeous home. We had a really great weekend. I almost stole your cat, but I thought he/she would miss the place too much!!
May 2012
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Amazing Views - Modern Comforts
average rating of 4.957143 based on 72 reviews

Wonderful location, excellent views and amazing home.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time during our stay at the Tram House for my wife's 40th birthday celebration. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio and watching the sunrise and sunset each day with one of the best views of the lake in the area.

The home was clean, very well appointed with lots of room for us (two couples). Sheila and Keith were wonderful with suggesting breakfast and dinner locations, as well as a place close by for an afternoon sailing cruise, Sail Austin. We didn't have enough time to grill on the patio and spend additional time at the house but will definitely next time.

We will definitely plan on staying at the home again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Breathtaking Views!

  • 5 of 5

We went for a long holiday weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the Tram House complete with a panoramic view of Lake Travis from the deck. The two master suites were beautiful, and we left feeling truly pampered. Keith, the owner, was charming! We will surely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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An awesome place to create memories!!

  • 5 of 5

We took my parents and niece from overseas to spend 3 nights at the tram house and we love it!!! I got lucky to find this house with beautiful view and amenities provided. We've never seen (nor stayed in) this type of house before, so the kids (age 8 & 4) were so excited to try the tram. We enjoyed the boat ride and swam on the lake, bbq and enjoying sunset - a perfect family vacation! Keith and Sheila were wonderful, always making sure we have everything we need. Thanks again, we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This place was so unique. .....the view is wonderful. ..I spent alot of early evening sitting on the deck watching the Sunsets.....the breeze was glorious! My husband and I swam at Hippie Hollow (fun place), ate at the Oasis restaurant, hiked the Green Belt at Barton creek, went to Austin and shopped,and just had a great time. We will be back! Thanks, Keith and Sheila

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Unique and beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a night for anniversary and brought our kids the next night. Had everything we needed and our kids loved the house so much they did not want to leave. Keith was awesome when my husband forgot his laptop and we had to drive all the way back. They had an opening so we just eneded up staying a third night! Such a convienient location to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping but when you are at the Tram house you still feel like you are away from it all! A little pricey but worth it just for the views!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked the house for our vacation. He wanted a place with a view and couldn't have been happier with the one from this deck. We began and ended every day of our stay on the beautiful deck off of the living room. The house is beautifully appointed and luxurious on every level. Downtown Austin is only about a 25 minute drive and we also went to Fredericksburg and visited several wineries. Cooking in the kitchen was wonderful and convenient because everything we needed was available. There was an HEB and Target less than 10 minutes away which was awesome. Even though the temperatures pushed 100 every day we were there the deck was cool, comfortable and breezy in the evenings and was perfect for stargazing. We hope to visit again soon and would recommend this beautiful home to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay in the Austin area.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Rates & Availability

Comanche Trail House Rental Rates

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90 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $375
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

COMPTETITIVE RATES: (2 Night Min on Weekends)
Fri - Sun $275/night Jan – Feb
Fri - Sun $350/night Mar - May
Fri - Sun $400/night Jun - Sept
Fri - Sun $300/night Oct – Dec

Mon - Thur night $275/night YEAR ROUND

Holidays/SXSW/ACL & 3 day weekends = ($400 and 3 night min stay)

F1 $550/night 3 night min.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Comanche Trail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Two master bedrooms, both with king beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can have all sorts of additions to your stay added for a fee. Additions include a Masseuse, a chef, Concierge Services, Aestheticism, etc. Ask for it, and we can probably get it for you. ;)

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