|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
STAY ON THE LAKE! CLOSEST TO TOWN! MAIN BASIN - NEAR DAM!
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.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY AT THE PALMS?
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
Hand soap and lotion
High powered ionic hair dryers
Mini bath supplies
Each unit has a full sized washer and dryer with laundry soap and fabric softener provided
Each unit has an ironing board and iron
ENTERTAINMENT & ENJOYMENT:
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
Basketball and football
Wireless internet is available throughout the property
City of Austin Operating License #2013 060335 / STR Type 1 Secondary
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
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
Robin and Rodney were warm, professional, and organized; and their property was clean and beautiful. Highly recommend!
Less than 20 Miles to 6th Street (Downtown Austin); 29 Miles from Austin Airport
Other Activities nearby and in Austin: Parasailing, Boating, Basketball court, Health/beauty Spa, Aquafly Austin, iFly Austin, K2 Racing, Zipline, Waterpark, Windy Point Beach, and more!
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|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
|Cleaning||$200 + Tax|
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.