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ON the lake/private boat dock/family-friendly/neighbor of the Lake Austin Spa

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, screened sleeping porch, 2 living rooms, playroom, 2 full bathrooms

This charming lake house, nestled in a bend of Lake Austin, sits 500 feet across from a breathtaking hillside nature preserve (Balcones Canyonlands Preserve) and 2 blocks from the fabulous Lake Austin Spa Resort. Two guest rooms, one sleeps up to four and the other five. Screened sleeping porch/living area. Full kitchen and two full bathrooms (one upstairs, one down).

The waterfront is loaded with a private dock, deck, boat slip/electric lift and plenty of lounging areas. There are kayaks, perfect for getting out with your friends and family or just taking on nature by yourself. Seitz Camp is an excellent way to unwind and regroup. And when you’ve floated, grilled and played to your heart's content, cool off in the outdoor shower. The patio has a fireplace with plenty of firewood and comfy seating, perfect for the starry Texan moonlit nights.

The downstairs indoor area is dedicated to fun. With an indoor fireplace, a wet bar, ping-pong table and a separate play room for the kids, everyone is sure to be entertained.

For Nature Lovers needing a dose of the great outdoors, the Seitz Camp offers plenty both on and off the water.

Landlubbers: Steiner Ranch, our neighborhood, offers eighteen miles of trails that roll through the hillside offering a new view of the winding river at every turn. Mature oaks and other native trees and plants color the rolling hills while songbirds serenade you.

Birdwatchers: If you don't feel like leaving the nest, train your binoculars or our telescope on the banks of the Travis County preserve which sits just across the Colorado River (or Lake Austin as this portion of the river is called). Herons, egrets, hawks and turkey vultures abound, as well as the occasional Golden-Cheeked Warbler or Black-Capped Vireo.

Paddlers: Grab a boat and head out in search of the old hunting camp on the preserve or the creeks across the river. Take your camera and binoculars and soak in Mother Nature's intoxicating beauty.

Fishermen: Catfish, largemouth bass and sunfish are the predominant species you will find on the end of your hook.

Boaters: Launch your boat 20 feet away at the neighborhood park's private T-Dock and head down river for burgers, beer and a band at Ski Shores or further down to the dam for Tex Mex at the Hula Hut. We have a covered electric lift to keep your boat safe during your stay. Lake Austin runs 19 miles dam to dam with plenty to explore in between.

Golfers: Drive. Slice. Hook 'Em. That's the motto of the University of Texas Golf Club 5 miles down the road, a 7,412 yard Bechtol Russell-designed championship course nestled between Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Falconhead is the closest public course, a PGA Tour-designed 18-hole course open to all.

Couch Potatoes: Hit the hammock. That's all you have to do.

Prefer bing pampered? Have no fear, for Lake Austin Spa is very near. One of the finest luxury destination spas in the country is within walking distance. Enjoy a day of pampering (use of their facilities come with a Day Spa treatment) without breaking the bank, then come "home" to the Camp for the night.

More Details

Kristin White
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Kristin White

I fell in love at first sight with this house on a Mother's Day visit to the Lake Austin Spa and came home that night with not only a massage, but a weekend home! We enjoyed the house until moving to New York in 2009, and have been fortunate enough to keep it by sharing it with others. My family returns as often as possible, and it's been the meeting place for me and my Austin friends every chance we get.

Kristin White purchased this house in 2006

Why Kristin White chose Austin

As Steiner Ranch and Austin continue to boom and grow, this house on this narrow section of the Colorado River (aka Lake Austin) holds its charm and makes you feel like you're a world apart, like Old Funky Fabulous Austin, a step back in time. But now everything you need is right at your fingertips (grocery, bars, restaurants). The nature preserve across the river, so close you feel you could touch it, provides an unspoiled 180 degree view of trees and water and the occasional waterfall. Especially now that Lake Travis is so low, Lake Austin is a refuge from the heat and grind of the city. We're just 5 miles south of the Mansfield Dam so the water is clear and cool. I love my albums, books and mags there. I love doing a day at the spa then coming home to beer and bbq or TexMex. It is the perfect getaway from New York for me and my family, and i love nothing more than to share it :)

What makes this house unique

* Close to Lake Austin Spa.

* Great for renting a boat for the weekend and cruising as we can launch next door or have it delivered by water and keep it on our lift.

* We can't see ANY development from our deck or dock. Feels like you're in another time and place.

* Low key and easy. Great for a small group.

* Manager lives on-site (in a separate house up the hill) and can wrangle problems or answers questions if need be.


Hula Hut
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin Berstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Steiner Ranch Steak House
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Falconhead (Public)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
620 and 2222
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lakeside Pizza (Family friendly, great food)
Car: recommended

Nature Lovers, Landlubbers, Birdwatchers, Paddlers, Fishermen, Boaters, Golfers, Couch Potatoes and Princesses! There is something for everyone at or around Seitz Camp on Lake Austin.


Lake Austin Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All noise must be contained by 10pm. We respect our neighborhood and the families in it that are sharing this lil slice of Heaven with you.
  • Renters made launch their boats at Mary Quinlan Park. If needed, arrangements for parking your trailer can be made with Kristin and advance.
  • There is absolutely no parking in the grass area at the house. This is a septic field and you are (under contract) 4 any damage that may occur.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Basic. Simple. Clean. Who wants to shower when staying at the lake anyway? :)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Guestroom - 2 double , Guestroom: 2 double beds, walk-in closet, and plack-n-play
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Cozy Master with fireplace, walk-in closet , opens to porch
  • Queen bed on the screened porch overlooking the lake.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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ON the lake/private boat dock/family-friendly/neighbor of the Lake Austin Spa
average rating of 4.3055553 based on 36 reviews

Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun here. It fit everything that we wanted staying on the lake. Would go back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needed updating and a cat

  • 1 of 5

Bedrooms were not as advertised, also I did not receive my deposit back although I was assured several times that I would. Location was great, house.. not so much. Lots of mice, had to keep everything in the frig

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Lake Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, with everything we needed for a lake weekend with friends. Lots of games/activities, fire pit, grill, and the great deck complete with water activities. The stand up paddle board was particularly fun. Even in the dead of summer, the screened in porch bed was super comfy with the aid of fans we set up in the room. It was a fabulous weekend. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

The home was nice, roomy, extra bed in the master (twin). The pedestal bed on the patio is nice but too hot to sleep outside so don't count on it for sleeping space during the Summer. The deck outside was awesome, kids loved the kayaks and coffee there in the morning is the best. Tons of kids activities indoors. (costumes, ping pong, chalk..) House was clean (although windows and fans may have been forgotten for some time!) Kristin had the house cool for us early at request for special circumstances and everything in the kitchen was labeled, easy to find what you need. Agreed on the tricky to find tucked behind other houses but wonderful location otherwise. No other issues, we were comfortable and so was our family from over-seas. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our gathering of boys!

  • 5 of 5

This house offered everything we needed-boy durable furniture, plenty of things to do, lots of places to hang out and comfortable beds! Loved the use of the kayaks!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice House

  • 3 of 5

House was very nice. We enjoyed the lake. However the owner responded to my questions/concerns about 50% of the time. Prepare to buy your own paper products (TP, paper towels, etc.) Also, the grill is a charcoal grill. Prepare to purchase your own charcoal. These things were not mentioned in the property details. The toilet upstairs is very slow to refill. We had several girls staying at this house and had to very strategically plan our bathroom visits.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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