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Robin and Rodney

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

The Palms - Waterfront with Dock/Near Oasis/Close to town/Pool Table/Hot Tub

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Over 1 acre; On the water; Close to downtown - Sleeps up to 10 guests


AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Only the Garden House (sleeps up to 6 guests) will be available the weekends of May 20th and June 17th.

Please note that we do not take bachelor parties, all-guy groups, spring break party groups, or any party groups,, as we strive to be a peaceful and relaxing getaway for families, couples, and girls weekends. If you are desiring more of a "party" atmosphere, then another location would be a better fit for your group. Thank you for understanding!

Please submit inquiries with your information via the contact form or email for a faster response (vs phone calls). We give priority to HomeAway or VRBO Contact Forms and email. We are unable to return all of the calls received. We do, however, strive to respond to written inquiries as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding!

** NOTE ** If a child is able to walk, then they are counted as one of the 10 guests. We have had some guests assume that their children don't count toward the total occupancy in the past because they are small. The only time that I child would not count toward occupancy is if it is a baby that has not yet started walking.

The Palms on Lake Travis is a privately-owned, gated, high-end, resort vacation rental for those who wish to stay on Lake Travis. The Palms is conveniently located lakeside, 1 mile from the Oasis ('The Sunset Capital of Texas') on the scenic Comanche Trail drive around the main basin of Lake Travis. This location is prime for those who want to enjoy Austin - it is only a 30 minute drive to downtown Austin and about a 35 minute drive to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport!

There are two guest units on The Palms property that sleep up to 10 in total (one unit sleeps 6 with two queen beds and a queen sofa bed, and the other unit sleeps 4 with one king bed and a queen sofa bed).

The quote provided is for both units, and up to 10 guests.

For parties of 6 or less, we can sometimes offer the Garden House only at a lower cost, but this is not guaranteed.

A cove and covered dock is available to use for swimming, fishing, and sunbathing. Boaters may tie up to the dock with advanced notice. A public boat launch is located just across the main basin from us (you can see it from the property) at Mansfield Dam - it's about a 3 mile boat ride.

WEDDINGS AND EVENTS: Please note that, due to our setup, we are unable to participate in weddings or other events with more than 25 total guests. We also have chosen not to participate in bachelor parties of any sort. We welcome out of town guests and family members of the bridal party to stay with us, and we will make every effort to ensure they have an extremely enjoyable stay in Austin!


On some dates, one unit (Garden House Only or Lakefront Suite Only) may be unavailable, and the other unit could still be available for rent. On those dates, it will appear as a tentative rental, and we will have availability left for smaller groups of 4-6 guests at a lower rate, depending upon which unit is available. Feel free to reach out and ask us about those dates.

Our preferred method of contact is the Request Form on HomeAway or email. We have day jobs and receive too many calls to return in a timely manner. We have found that we can respond to you much more quickly via email.


We strive to provide things that you need to feel comfortable during your stay. Our goal is to have delighted guests that want to return and highly recommend us to their friends...

Units are fully and tastefully furnished - and CLEAN!


We stock 'breakfast starter items' and condiments so you don't have to pack them (there is an HEB grocery store 3 miles away for more food items)

- Milk - 2%, unless you specify otherwise in advance

- Bread - Honey wheat, unless you specify otherwise in advance

- Orange juice

- Eggs - one dozen large Grade A

Kitchens have full sized dishwashers, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators

12 Cup Coffee Makers with filters

Gourmet coffee and half and half/creamer


Toaster and/or toaster oven

Condiments - ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, margarine, jam/jelly, sugar, splenda, salt, pepper, and spices

Paper Items - Napkins, Paper Towels, and Trash bags

Dishwasher soap, sponges, washcloths, and dish soap

Kitchens are fully equipped with cooking utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, and glasses

Snacks - some sodas in the fridge and chips


Linens are provided




Memory foam mattress toppers on all beds

Fold out sofabeds have upgraded mattresses for enjoyable comfort

Flat screen HDTVs

Alarm clocks that charge iPads and iPods


Washcloths and towels

Beach towels

Hand soap and lotion

Body wash

High powered ionic hair dryers

Mini bath supplies

Toilet paper


Each unit has a full sized washer and dryer with laundry soap and fabric softener provided

Each unit has an ironing board and iron

Laundry basket


Each unit has a large stainless steel gas grill

Each unit has an ipod dock

Each unit has covered and uncovered outdoor seating

Noodles for cove flotation

Umbrellas and a Hammock on the Common Area patio

Fishing poles and some gear - you will need bait

Games - Cards, Dominoes, and others

Movies - free Movies on Demand channels through cable

Bocce ball

Lawn darts

Basketball and football

Wireless internet is available throughout the property

City of Austin Operating License #2013 060335 / STR Type 1 Secondary

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Robin and Rodney (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Robin and Rodney

We live on the property. We are there if you need something, but otherwise we stay out of your way. You might see us in the driveway or walking down through the backyard to get to the dock. We have both traveled a lot, and we strive to make The Palms everything that we want when we travel.

Robin and Rodney purchased this house in 2010

Why Robin and Rodney chose Austin

The Palms is located on the gorgeous Lake Travis main basin. Lake Travis is a rock lake, which means the water is generally a sparkly blue color (vs the brownish water found in a muddier lake). The cliffs around it add to the beauty of the area. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with a scenic view and privacy, this is the spot for you!

What makes this house unique

The main basin of Lake Travis is the closest area to downtown on the 65 mile lake. We are also conveniently located just a mile down the road from Oasis Texas, with several restaurants, shops, and live music! Since The Palms is on the main basin, we have a beautiful view of the lake, and you can walk down to the dock from the backyard! If you have a boat, you can even tie it up to the dock at no extra charge!

We strive to provide everything you need for a relaxing getaway. We take care of condiments like salt, pepper, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, butter, and jam. We provide all the fixin's for your first morning's breakfast (with a standard 2 night minimum rental) - coffee, eggs, milk, juice, and bread. A leisurely start is a great way to kickoff your time away. If you find you need other things, there is a grocery store about 3 miles away.

The Palms is a very convenient and private lakeside retreat for couples, families, reunions, relaxing girls' weekends, and the like. We are always available to recommend nearby dining, suggest spa or golf locations, and provide ideas for fun activities for all ages. Many of our guests decide to just stay and enjoy property, and quite a few choose to extend their trips an extra day or two if availability permits.

Guestbook comments from the manager

FIVE STARS - Our daughter's July 13 wedding in nearby Lakeway was our reason for being at The Palms, where we stayed along with the bridesmaids for the long weekend. Couldn't have asked for more! Perfect hosts, gorgeous grounds, lovely guest accommodations (plenty of bathrooms!), two full kitchen areas, lounging room, sitting pool and a breeze for the hot July days and evenings. Access to dozens of restaurants, stores, and venues. We enjoyed brunches and sunset gatherings where 10 to 20 folks had plenty of room, and ten plus for sleeping accommodations. Would love to return in the future...just the two of us next time! Rated The Palms 5 Stars for all 5 categories: Value, Check-In, Location, Cleanliness, Comfort, and Service
Jul 2013
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The Palms - Waterfront with Dock/Near Oasis/Close to town/Pool Table/Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Amazing views and awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

Our girls weekend was a success! It was so nice to have the lake right there and the house was awesome. Outdoor kitchen patio area makes for the perfect hang out.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for submitting a review! We hope to see ya'll here again someday! :-)
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Incredible Property, Very Accommodating Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Had a great, relaxing weekend at the Palms. Robin was very helpful in helping us get to the property easily and have an excellent time once we had arrived. Highly recommended for future stays!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review... we hope to see ya'll again someday soon!
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Dallas Tx

Everything you need and want in a vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful! Robin was attentive when I needed her but our family never saw her on the property. Let me clarify "needed" her. A storm was coming through and she graciously allowed us to park our cars under the carport in case of hail. The home has all the amenities you can think of but more importantly for a mom, the house had all the condiments and spices and items you need for the first night stay. It bothers me when I go on vacation and have to buy all those little things you need to cook with and then you leave them behind. NOT here! She is fully equipped not just for mom but dad has his fishing supplies, grill, boat dock and pool table. The kids have every game indoor and out to play with! I cannot say enough good things about this property! It is well priced for everything you get and beautifully maintained! We will go back and more importantly you need to book this property to fully enjoy your vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such nice words! We enjoyed your family and hope to see you again soon!
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Great Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The Palms is wonderful. Robin and Rodney are great and so helpful and they went out of their way to make our trip great. I would highly recommend the Palms!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Andrew! Ya'll are welcome back ANYtime!
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Beevielle, Tx

The Palms was AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a wonderful time at The Palms. Robin and Rodney made sure we had everything we needed, and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. It was easy to find, just put the address in google maps and it takes you right to it! The Oasis is so close! We enjoyed watching the sunset there one evening. The lake is great for boating and fishing. It is so convenient to be able to walk from the house at The Palms to their dock and jump in your boat! The property is beautiful! It was so relaxing! We would spend mornings either fishing off the dock, or enjoying the beautiful view of the lake from the back patio. We put the pool table to good use also!

In the evenings we would take a soak in the oversized hot tub and enjoy the breeze! The beds were very comfy and the kitchen had everything you needed if you decided to cook! We will definitely be returning to The Palms! It is a great place to get away from it all!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay... we love having fun families like yours stay at The Palms!!! We hope to see you again someday soon! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this!
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Beautiful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely. We enjoyed everything about our visit. We didn't leave the premises except for one run to the grocery. We were there to enjoy our children and grandchildren and everyone had a great time. The yard is beautiful and the home was very comfortable. We enjoyed everything from the lake views, the lovely patio, the dipping pool, outside eating and lounging areas, bar b q, swimming and fishing in the lake, the swing, the pool table, and beautiful way the property was lit up at night. I would highly recommend this for a family or ladies getaway. I definitely hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ya'll were a fantastic family! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back again someday soon!
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
620 and 2222
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Oasis
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Windy Point
Car: recommended

Less than 20 Miles to 6th Street (Downtown Austin); 29 Miles from Austin Airport

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Rates & Availability

Lower Basin Lake Travis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Weeked 1
May 26 2016 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2
Jun 2 2016 - Jun 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 2016 - Jul 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 1
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak 2015A
Oct 3 2016 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. A weekend stay is often required with a midweek stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Garden House Red - toilet , Sink and Toilet
    Garden House Gold - toilet , Sink and Toilet
    Garden House Jack 'n Jill bath/shower - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared Jack 'n' Jill style
    Garden House Powder Room - toilet , Sink and Toilet
    Lakefront Suite Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Lakefront Suite Pool Bath - toilet , shower
    Lakefront Suite Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Semi-private
  • The Garden House has a bathroom (sink/toilet) for each bedroom and they jack 'n' jill share the shower. There is also a powder bath downstairs. The Lakefront Suite has a Master Bath with two sinks and a two person jetted tub with shower. There is also another full bathroom with a standup shower (and a semi-private outdoor shower)!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Garden House Red - 1 queen , with flat screen, walk in closet, and balcony
    Garden House Gold - 1 queen , with flat screen, walk in closet, and flat screen
    Garden House Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upgraded comfortable mattress
    Lakefront Suite Master - 1 king , with flat screen
    Lakefront Suite Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upgraded comfortable mattress
  • There are two units on this property, located across the driveway from each other. The Garden House (sleeps up to 6) has 2 Queen Bedrooms and an upgraded sofa bed in the living room. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, balcony, and flat screen HDTV. The bedrooms each have their own bathroom, and they jack 'n jill share the shower. There is a fully equipped kitchen, living room, powder bathroom, covered and uncovered patios with a chiminea and large stainless grill. The Lakefront Suite (sleeps up to 4) has a King Bedroom and an upgraded sofa bed in the living room. The msater bath has dual sinks and a jacuzzi tub for two. There are flat screen HDTVs throughout, a fully equipped kitchen, pool table, and a covered patio with a gas fireplace. Off the Lakefront Suite is a large patio, oversized hot tub/dipping pool, waterfall feature, firepit, expansive backyard, and the protected cove and dock for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. This is a great place to get away and relax!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We provide the first mornings fixin's for breakfast - coffee, milk, juice, eggs, and bread - so you can start your getaway in a relaxing way. We also provide condiments (salt, pepper, sugar, butter, jam, ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles, etc). We have a fire pit, basketball court, large tree well patio, hammock, and waterfall feature in the common area. Bring your ipod to plug into the iPod docks! No Pets Allowed: We are firm on this policy. However, we do have a dog that resides on the property. Smoking Not Allowed: Strictly enforced (including electronic cigarettes). When looking at the calendar, if you see that there is a tentative date (with a yellow color), that means that only one of the two units (Lakefront Suite or Garden House) is available for that date. If you are renting only one unit, we charge a reduced rate. We hope we get to meet you!

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