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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 bath home 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 home sleeps 6 – 8 and is just 20 minutes from downtown Austin. The home 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 1200 sqft 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 tied to deep moorings close to shore for overnight stays.

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. Our property is not suitable for families of young children due to the close proximity of pool to house and some steep drop-off's. Our property is not suitable for larger gatherings or parties greater than the number staying in the property due to the septic system constraints. Please do not make a reservation request without making an inquiry first and determining if the property is a good fit. Use of the boat slip is not included, there are moorings available to tie up a boat overnight.

More Details

Peter Yates
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Peter Yates

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 Watersedge At River Place

This is a unique waterfront property in Austin and on Lake Austin. It was owned, and named, for 30 years by Texas's own Percy V. Pennybacker (yes, the guy the bridge is named after!). Not sure if he saw the duck's or Hawk's Golden Eyes or simply the golden Eye of the sun setting over the lake but the place is a hidden gem. 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 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.


Watersedge At River Place Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Boat Slip usage is not included in the rental
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
  • Queen Air Mattress (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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


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Serene Waterfront Lake Austin House, Stunning Views & Spectacular Boat Dock
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views of Lake Austin whether it be from the pool or the outdoor kitchen boat deck. The pool and its stone made us feel as if we were staying at a high end resort.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home - very comfortable with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the Property. It was cozy and immaculate - views were stunning. Pool is heaven. Thank you Peter for all the help and advice.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City Utah

Amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

This property has great views and large enough to entertain with family. Definitely would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Easter weekend at this property, we had plans to hike and dine out and about in Austin during this weekend, but the property was so beautiful we never left. Amazing views!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time here. The property is gorgeous and has amazing views. It is a wonderful place to relax and spend time with family. The deck on the water is perfect for grilling, eating, playing games or just hanging out. We loved every minute of our visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonds, WA

Great long weekend getaway close to the city

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful views, great amenities, everything as advertised. A great weekend getaway for the grandparents, children and grandchildren. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.