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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

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


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!

We do not take children under the age of 5, and those under the age of 25 years of age must be accompanied by a PARENT. All children are included in the total guest count.

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!

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, unless otherwise specified.

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 30 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! If you have a wedding or event, it must be pre-arranged with 3 night weekend stay, a contract, and an event fee. Please contact Rodney & Robin if interested.


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 - 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

Property Manager
Robin and Rodney
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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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Comanche Trail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • limited accessibility ...
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 smartphone to plug into the audio 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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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The Palms - Waterfront with Dock/Near Oasis/Close to town/Pool Table/Hot Tub
average rating of 4.983333 based on 66 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a quick girls weekend! We stopped by the grocery store on the way in and the kitchen had everything we needed to throw together a wonderful dinner. We definitely put the back patio & hot tub to good use - perfect for relaxing and catching up with old friends. The units and rooms were very spacious, and each bed was increeeedibly comfortable! Everyone wanted to forsake all of our pre-made plans just to lounge in the cloud-like comfort! It is a beautifully kept house & grounds with plenty of room for larger groups (we had 8). Our only regret was not having enough time to take advantage of all of the backyard amenities! Would be amazing in the summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time, and would love to have you back in the summer sometime! :-) Thanks for submitting a review!
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 for a "girls" weekend. The property is stunning and once there you're not going to want to leave! ! Robin is absolutely the sweetest and so amazingly helpful. Perfect weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that ya'll had such a good time! You were great guests - come back again soon!
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Exquisitely picturesque and the most perfect spot for intimate vacations with friends/family

  • 5 of 5

The palms was exactly as it showed to be. We could not be happier with our stay and Robin and Rodney were the perfect hosts. Our small wedding was perfect in no small part bc of the gorgeous venue. I recommend this venue to anyone looking for intimate gatherings and/or relaxing weekends away with friends and family. Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ya'll were absolutely awesome guests! We hope to see you again someday soon... Thank you for the review, and Congratulations!
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Do not hesitate to book!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very upfront and honest and we're available at anytime for questions or needs, we went for a girls weekend and I would definetly go back with family also! The house was so nice, great outdoor areas to chill, and it was close to the Oasis!

I left some clothing items by accident and the owners shipped back to me! Definitely did not have to do that! No outrageous rules, they were very reasonable and even provided some breakfast food items for us to use for free!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again someday soon... :-)
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  • 5 of 5

I was a little nervous when I realized that the owners of the property occupied it as well, but we did not have any problems. The property was well manicured and absolutely beautiful. We couldn't get the hot tub hot or the jets in the master bath tub to work, but it wasn't a big deal. I also thought that the clean up requirements were a little much when you are charged a cleaning fee, but this was my first short-term rental outside of a hotel, so maybe that is standard. Overall, I would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and give us feedback. We feel badly that the hot tub and master bath jets didn't work for you. We encourage our guests to text us if something isn't working so the we can address it right away. Sometimes if we lose power, the heater on the hot tub resets... we just have to adjust it in the pump house - it's a pretty quick fix, but we don't always know when it happens unless someone tells us. The master bath tub jets seem to challenge quite a few, so you aren't alone. The switch has to be on in the bathroom, and then you have to fill it REALLY REALLY full before it will turn on. We often coach our guests through the process if it doesn't turn on for them. If and when you stay with us again, just know that if you ask/text us, we will take care of any issues that come up. We try to stay very responsive about that. Thanks again!
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We had the perfect girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Robin and Rodney were warm, professional, and organized; and their property was clean and beautiful. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you... Ya'll are welcome back anytime! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. :-)
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3 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Windy Point
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Comanche Trail House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Weeked 1
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning $200 + 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.
Any events/parties/weddings that would have more than 10 overnight guests and 4 visiting guests on the property, requires pre-approval, a 3 night weekend stay, an additional event fee, and an event contract.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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