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Serene Waterfront Lake Austin Cottage, Stunning Views & Spectacular Boat Dock

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

3 Bed, 2 bath Cottage on Lake Austin, Terrific Views, Private Setting

Enjoy magnificent views at the top of this gated 5.5 acre secluded, private lake front estate property. The 1950's lake house, perched at the top of a rocky bluff, was designed with huge windows to take advantage of the stunning views of Lake Austin.

Access serene Lake Austin waterfront with a new large private boat dock via steps leading from the vacation home above or via a separate driveway entrance.

A sparkling swimming pool with outdoor lounging and dining areas are also perfectly positioned to take in the view. The home retains its original charm (with three fireplaces and a hill country stone interior wall), and has been lovingly updated to include all the modern amenities needed for a fun-filled or peaceful getaway.

This 2500, sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage sleeps 6 – 8 and is just 20 minutes from downtown Austin. The cottage is beautifully decorated and comes with wifi, large screen 47” flatscreen TV and laundry.

The spectacular Boat Dock was completed in early 2017 with waterfront landscaping. The 2 level dock provides 1200sqft upper deck to relax, entertain, grill and lounge in the sun. The lower deck allows for easy water access and has stand-up paddle boards and tandem kayak for usage. Boats can be moored overnight close to shore.

This is a unique sanctuary on the shores of Lake Austin ideally suited for a private family getaway, yet so close to the excitement of downtown Austin and Lakeway.

Our property is not suitable for bachelor, bachelorette or other large party groups.

More Details

Owner
Peter Yates
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Peter Yates

We are an Austin family with Anglo / Kentucky roots. Having travelled extensively and lived in multiple cities around the world, we recently decided to call Austin home. As a family of 4, we love enjoying everything that Austin has to offer. Our 2 daughters are enrolled in the excellent Eanes schools and enjoy soccer, horse riding and all water sports.

Peter Yates purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Peter Yates chose Austin

This is a unique waterfront property in Austin and on Lake Austin. It was owned for 30 years by Texas's own Percy V. Pennybacker (yes, the guy the bridge is named after!). This property allows you to enjoy the party down at the lake and then retreat up to the serenity at the top of the Bluff.

What makes this cottage unique

The Views and the water...how could you not fall in love with it. Whether it is the dawn when the birds are scouting breakfast over the lake, the sunsets that fall over the length of the lake or the evening where everyone's boat dock lights make the lake sparkle like an Italian port...every time of day is great.

Amenities

Rio Robles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Serene Waterfront Lake Austin Cottage, Stunning Views & Spectacular Boat Dock
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Pinehurst, NC
5

Breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

I would say there is some validity to the criticism that the steps to the dock are dangerous looking, but you can drive to the bottom, so it's sort of a non-issue. The dock is incredible, we enjoyed food and drink by the water several days and the beautiful pool and outdoor area up top gave a tremendous sunset each night. The house is nice and well appointed and the neighborhood is secluded and peaceful. I would recommend it to anyone that wants serenity and outdoor luxury.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sheer Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This home and its views are second to none. We had a women's retreat and had so much fun! The new dock is incredible and offers paddle boarding and kayaking. This is a must stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay at this lovely lakefront cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cant say enough about this property, the lakehouse was amazing as was the patio off the main house. We enjoyed many beautiful evenings watching the sunset with a glass of wine. The owners were wonderful and made certain we were comfortable and had all our needs met. If we return to Austin this property would be my first choice. We had a wonderful experience and enjoyed everything about Austin.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Exquisite & Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property as a family of six during the Christmas holidays and it was everything we could have wanted. Upon arrival, each family member remarked on how incredible the property and the view were. All of our personal and holiday needs were met - the owners carefully & tastefully included a few holiday decorations that made us feel welcome. Everything from utensils & cookware to blankets and linens were readily available, and the location was incredibly accessible to local stores, restaurants, and the rest of the city. We walked through the neighborhood, enjoyed time at the dock, and enjoyed the general sense of comfort the property & owners provided. The owners were obviously very thorough and very thoughtful in their preparation, and it showed. We'd stay here again and again, and highly recommend this property for anyone, whether accommodating a group, or just weekending in Austin.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing views and location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay! Amazing view and relaxing came easy.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A million dollar view.....

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of life then this is your place. The view, along with the outdoor area, is just beautiful. The whole property is lovely and the owner was very accommodating to us. We had a lovely girls weekend celebrating a birthday and it could not have gone better. Close to nice restaurants and shopping but secluded enough for lots of privacy. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Grove Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lupe Tortilla
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Barton Springs Pool
Car: necessary

Enjoy everything that Central Texas has to offer. Take advantage of Lake Austin, downtown Austin, Texas Hill Country, the Highland lakes and San Antonio. This is a great base for the major Austin events such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Formula 1, Austin City Limits (ACL), and Moto GP.

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Rates & Availability

Rio Robles Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 25 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,400
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 8 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.25%

CHECK-IN: 3:00PM Central; CHECK-OUT: 11AM Central. Check out time is firm. Cleaning fee of $125 per stay. Extra cleaning fees may be charged at owner's discretion. A check out list will be provided for renters to follow to avoid extra cleaning fees. Absolutely NO large parties - defined as more than 16 people at any one time. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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