LUXURY GUESTHOUSE CABIN RETREAT!~Prvt POOL~SameDay BooK!~Sleeps 1-12~Add aSuite
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Hi! I am the owner of the property, Nina, and I reside in the Main house that is completely private and separate from the Guesthouse Cabin. Please feel free to reach out to me to discuss potential discounts for larger groups, longer stays, pets, or special events! I'm always happy to help!~512-263-0219 I purchased this land in 1996 and oversaw the designing and building of the unique structures that make this property so interesting. I am a professional artist/painter, and my studio fills the first floor of the main house, where I create large colorful works collected by many private, corporate, and museum collections. Guests are invited to tour The Studio by simply arranging a bit ahead. For more information on my work there is lots of info, just ask! I'll be happy to refer to links, and I'm happy to coordinate PAINTING/DRAWING Workshops for my guests. If you are interested in Art Retreat Workshops with your stay, please reserve ahead! Learn to paint or draw! NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Grant Recipient. The Studio is just a short walk over to the Main House from the Guesthouse Cabin. Please feel free to inquire. Lots of fun! I was drawn to the area and its quiet, peaceful environment, where I just knew nature would abound, flowers and landscape would blossom, and my creative energies would flow! I enjoy making The Guest house Cabin Retreat Special and memorable for my many and varied guests. Welcome Baskets; catering to Special Occasions; making Special picnic baskets, fridge stocking the fridge, are just a few of the ways that I enjoy making my guests feel welcome and pampered!
Nina purchased this Cabin in 1996
Why Nina chose Cypress Banks
This property is unique, in one of the most prestigious and upscale, yet interesting areas of the city! NOT a SUBDIVISION!~ONLY 7 MILES from Downtown Austin!~Tucked away on a private road that and with the expanse of "un lit" Emma Long City Park across the river, it makes for star gazing in clear skies!~ It was old farmland property, and sits with pride as part of an older, more peaceful way of life. It is because of this, that the Guesthouse is so special, secluded and away from the hustle bustle, yet near so many wonderful places to visit during your stay. There are many types of birds and other wildlife that frequent the property, and one has only to sit and listen to be reminded that one is truly in the country here.... But short drives to everything Austin and the Hill Country has to offer make it the "#IDEAL LOCATION!"
What makes this Cabin unique
GUESTS may "CUSTOMIZE" their stays w/ multiple choices of "Add Ons" to make it EXTRA Special! Upgrades include choice/s of: An Assortment of Specialty Baskets for Arrival: Breakfast Baskets,, Picnics, Appetizers, and Hot Tub Packages. Lists of items/ details available upon booking. Art Retreat Workshops to learn or enjoy painting and/or drawing in the studio or grounds of the property are also easy to schedule with the property owner! *Guests may add a private Master Suite to their booking in the Main House (think Lodge), a suite located pool side, and excellent for two couples that want to enjoy the weekend together, but prefer to have their own bedroom /bath suites for privacy! Adding the FarmHouse Bedroom Master Suite is an additional charge ranging from $175-250/night, based on number of persons-days.. Discuss with owner for best rates! As the landlord on the premises in the main house, I am almost always available to give you feedback or answer questions to make your stay more enjoyable! BUT otherwise, you will not be aware of my presence as I ALWAYS give guests total privacy!~There is a 'Concierge Book' for more details on things to do in the Austin Area, directions, brochures, favorite restaurants, and too many to name fun things to do in Austin, nearby. Several neighborhood parks with access to the Colorado River and hiking nature trails, fishing, swimming! We look forward to your visit. Nina Beall, Hostess. #AUSTIN, #HILL COUNTRY, #RoomsToGo, #HomeToGo, #PREMIER PARTNER, #LUXURY, #ENVIROMENTALLY FRIENDLY, #LGBT FRIENDLY, #PETS CONSIDERED, #CHILDREN ACCEPTED, #COOL, #SHADE, #RIVER, #LAKE, #LAKE AUSTIN, #AUSTIN, #HILL COUNTRY, #Peaceful, #POOL, #Spa,#Hot Tub, #River,#PARKS,#HIKING,#SWIMMING, #FISHING, #BEACHES, #ROMANTIC, #SECLUDED, #Gourmet Restaurants, #Secluded, #PRIVATE,#LUXURY, #ROBES, #HEATED POOL per terms, #VIEWS, #GUESTHOUSE, #CABIN,#Full Kitchen, #ART WORKSHOPS, #Paintings, #Porches, #Swings, #VIEWS, #RETREAT, #TOP 50 IN AUSTIN
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Special events considered/per approval and fees.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING on the property at any time!
Individually considered fees=Flat rate and daily.
Children must be well behaved and with adult alway
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Pets considered individually/PAID ADVANCE if accepted, rates per base & daily fees per weight."NOTES"under"RATES/"Fees." AmEx cards are not accepted.
"Instant Booking" Rates are based on on 2 persons/2nights. Addtl guests fees,RDD,cleaning,admin fees based on formula w/instant booking,addtl payment.
For more than 4 adults, contact owner to discuss suitability/best rates for group, or events. Pool heat subtracted from RDD if not paid with packages.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect romantic getaway. Ideal location in Austin. Nina was the consummate hostess: great communication, she knows ALL the best places to go to for first time visitors, and has every amenity you could want. Highly recommend the beautiful home away from home!!
Thank you for choosing "The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat!" I enjoy making each stay special and y'all were certainly lovely guests! Come back to stay again soon! So glad that you enjoyed!
Save yourself a huge headache
The short version is that the property is fine, but the host is the primary problem. We have stayed in more than a dozen rentals and haven't ever come across an owner with so many rules and extra charges. There were signs posted all throughout the house for no shoes here, certain hours out of the day that you can't use the pool, don't open any windows, and so on. There are these repeated warnings about the variety of ways a guest can lose / forfeit the deposit if you break ANY rules. Just seemed harsh, lacking professionalism. You definitely don't feel welcomed or feel any kind of "glad you're here" vibe. The owner lives on property, so we just felt watched the whole time (not the feeling of privacy like the overview states), and with 1 slip up, she has the power to withhold the entire deposit. But we are 2 clean and quiet 40-somethings with no kids, so I was sure we could avoid extra charges. I was wrong.
The most annoying/disappointing rule I will point out is that the hot tub will only be heated if you pay her high daily fee. Now, the listing itself is deceptive. For example, the hot tub is listed currently as an amenity, no charge for hot water in a hot tub is mentioned. Bike rental is also listed as an amenity, but there she clearly states the fee for the rental. No one reading her listing overview would think they'd have to pay for a HOT hot tub. Only after booking does she send her lengthy list of PAID packages. We declined to pay the extra and just tried to have a nice time regardless, even though it made for a pretty non-relaxing time, being disappointed/frustrated.
We were uptight the whole time because I was pretty sure she was going to find a way to charge us for something, but we made it through our stay, until 7 days later when she texts to say there was a mascara stain on a pillow and and here is your bill. We asked for photos which she never sent. We just figured at least we were gonna get some deposit back, so we didn't push back. She was also very pushy about leaving a 5 star review. All in all, property is fine, nothing amazing, but the trouble you get with it is SO NOT worth it. Look elsewhere if you like peace.
I see many positive reviews but I can almost guarantee you that some were left in hopes of getting their hefty deposit back. I say that because of the way she pushed and pushed for a 5 star review, asking multiple occasions before the deposit was ever returned. It felt heavy handed and unprofessional.
Great Austin Hill Country
Perfect location and the host was well prepared for our needs.
I'm so glad that your two families with adorable and well behaved children enjoyed your stay! It does work really well for two couples to have their own "Master Bed/Bath Suites" with adding "The Modern Farmhouse Suite" to your booking! Come back soon!
Great Family Gateway
My family and I really enjoyed the cabin and all the amenities that were provided. It was close enough to the city to go and enjoy the day and come back and take some rest and relaxation in the pool and hot tub. Nina was a great host she was always available if we needed anything and always made sure we had what we needed. This cabin was great and offered us the peace and quite we needed from our day to day life.
I'm so glad that your family enjoyed the peace and solitude along with the luxuries of my property! It is truly one of a kind and is always nice to see that appreciated and enjoyed! You are right in that it is rare to find a property that has the "out in the country with upscale amenities and design, yet just a short drive to everything fun to do in the Austin/Hill Country area!" Y'all come back soon! :)
The guesthouse is a nice retreat tucked away from the hustle and bustle!
Thanks Carey! I hope you can stay longer soon!
Awesome host! Great property!
You can tell the love and care that's put into the property. Attention to detail in everything. Family of 6 had no problem in the 1/1; there was adequate space for everyone. We saw deer and a gazillion humming birds (during our morning coffee on the swing). Nina was very considerate and followed through on every request. Easily one of the best hosts we've ever had.
I'm so delighted that your family of six (w/ 4 young children) enjoyed so many things about the property! I'm always glad to see families with children enjoying the nature and peaceful surroundings of the grounds and all the amenities offered! Your children were a delight to host and you and Emily are doing an amazing job raising them! Always refreshing to see that! :) I'm glad that you enjoyed your Hot Tub Package and relaxing at the private pool! I have counted up to 7 different varieties of humming birds from my porches, and I'm glad that you got to see some of them! Come back soon! :)
Activities offered for additional fee: Private Chef, Art Retreat Workshops, Cooking Classes
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It's like living in your private cabin in the woods, w/ all the amenities! EXCELLENT VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS, ENTERTAINMENT. Do your own grocery shopping, or have it done for you! Enjoy Hot tub packages, picnic or other food items -which can be "customized" w/ a variety of one of our SPECIALTY "baskets," etc., arranged ahead for reasonable cost!
Sip your coffee by the pool or on your large private deck and just enjoy the tranquility of the nature that surrounds you.
River Hills Rd is OFF 2244 JUST about 4 miles WEST OF 360, (7 miles from Downtown), EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE COUNTRY~HILLS OF WESTLAKE, AUSTIN, TX
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