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Lake Austin Luxury Guesthouse~Pool/FP/Spa/River/Pier/Wineries~ 7mi 2 Downtown!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury LakeAustin Guesthouse~Pool/FP/River~7mi 2 Downtown/Hill Country Wineries!


PERFECT FOR GETAWAY YEAR ROUND~ROMANTIC, TRANQUIL, PEACEFUL, LUXURIOUS!~7 mi to Downtown!~20 minutes to first stop on Day trip to Hill Country Wineries with over 60 Vineyards and tasting rooms!~Great restaurants, groceries, parks, hiking, and so much more nearby!~Relax in seclusion and unwind!

This Architecturally Unique and well designed Guesthouse Cabin in the Hill Country sits on 1.3 acre w/ all the amenities to make your GetAway unique and luxurious! It's the PERFECT LOCATION! Just 7 miles to downtown Austin w/ bustling SoCo, Sixth ST, and a multitude of excellent Gourmet restaurants at your fingertips, or just a few minutes drive in the country to the first stop on your Winery Destinations Tours! The Cabin is indeed private and cozy, w/ upscale amenities, and also has river access with a small beach and swimming area and hardwood pier for fishing or just enjoying the Colorado River! But we don't stop there! Private spa and pool area with it’s large river rock fireplace is a delight to enjoy in both WINTER AND SUMMER MONTHS! ~

Join us at this unique nature oriented property for luxury accommodations w/ all the amenities to make your stay memorable.

~20 MINUTES to first stop for Wine Country touring. Over 30 excellent restaurants, shopping, groceries, and parks await guests within 2-6 miles of The Cabin!

~Private Easement to the River w/ beach, pier, and shade trees is less than a quarter mile away, and back up at the Cabin property is the pristine pool with hot tub and fireplace (optional-customizable to fit guests' budgets) to enjoy on 1.3 acres of estate grounds!

***"CUSTOMIZE" your stay and choose one of our Specialty Baskets or include a Spa package to have all the "extras" prepared just for you!

The property has aromatic cedar posts, a river rock fireplace, Douglas Fir trusses, and casement windows surround the treetop structure for amazing views of the canyons of the Colorado River! Inside are hardwood elm and slate floors, 16ft pitched ceilings, craftsman style cabinetry, and luxury linens. Upscale antiques and modern furniture combine to complete interesting upscale ambience. The Guesthouse is remote enough to make guests feel like they have stepped into the woods, yet an ideal location for all that the Austin area has to offer!

When you are ready to venture out, we are located just west of downtown and 360 off 2244, near everything that makes Austin special. The Cabin Retreat is the Perfect spot for a ROMANTIC Getaway, Girl's Weekend Getaway, Family VACAY!

ACCESS: A winding country road shaded by overhanging oaks, where nature is bountiful. Drive up the long spiral drive to The Cabin and UNWIND!


-PETS considered (fees)

-CHILDREN accepted


-Fresh flowers in every room

-FREE Hi Speed WIFI, Lg Flat Screen TV, DVDs, BlueRay, Cable

-Complimentary Coffees/Teas/Welcome Beverages

-Luxury linens-High thread count sheets/excellent pillows/

-Plush bath towels-French milled soaps,bath gels, lotions, and other -Luxury toiletries

-FULLY equipped KITCHEN: cookware/dishes/tools,-Cuisinart blender

-Coffee/Tea pots, & French press

-Full sized: DW, oven, fridge, range, microwave, toaster, blender, ice maker

-Luxurious Large rooms/Upscale furnishings

-16'ft. cathedral ceilings w/Douglas fir trusses/Ceiling fans

-Surround casement windows/Treetop Views


-Weber grill at pool area

-W/D for stays of 6 nights or longer-(deposit)

-PRIVATE POOL/SPA/OUTDOOR FP: natural stone deck overlooks spring fed creek/grounds, torches, Plush oversized Pool towels, Lounge chairs, outdoor shower

-SHORT DRIVE to: Downtown, hill country wineries, hiking, Movie and Live Music/Theatres, gourmet restaurants, several groceries

-PRIVATE EASEMENT TO RIVER/BEACH/PIER!-Fish, picnic, swim, and enjoy! It is just .19 miles from Cabin; (that's less than a quarter mile).

RELAX: Sip a glass of wine at the private Heated Pool & Spa next to the large River Rock FP, and gaze up at the stars... Tranquility. There are swings available on the main house porches AND a large private deck to the Cabin to read a good book, sip coffee/wine, or just enjoy relaxing.

- BEDDING: High end Queen pillow top in Master Suite, Queen sleeper sofa w/ addtl. 3" foam padding in large main room that is extra large/ doubles as second bedroom. Other bedding includes: 3 Deluxe top of the line Queen blow up (18-21"high-blow themselves up!) mattresses, 2 TWIN Blow ups, 2 Super Deluxe high end padded oversized cots/convert to lounge chairs-in the Main room of the Cabin.

-The Cabin CAN sleep up to 6-8 persons. (w/4 children pending ages ), or is great for "Girl's GetAway Stays!" However, it may not be ideal for more than 4-6 if all are adults and need more privacy, or not "close friends/family, etc." . Main room doubles as second bedroom. Main room is very large, loft like, w/ variety of choices for bedding. (outlined in detail under bedding)

ENJOY: The private easement and pier/beach at the river....Relaxation.

SEE AND HEAR: You'll see a multitude of stars on a clear night from your large private deck or the pool/spa area, and you'll hear the country surroundings w/ night sounds of an occasional owl hoot or coyote call heard in the distance. After a relaxing good night's rest on luxury high thread count linens, you may awake to a rooster crowing and native birds chirping.

"SPECIAL RATES:” Guests may customize their packages according to their budgets and preferences!


Several "ADD ONS" AVAILABLE by Request: Fridge Stocking, Picnic Baskets, Specialty Baskets: Wine/Cheeses, Deluxe Welcome, Breakfast Basket, Spa/Hot Tub/FP setups, Prvt. Chef meal preparation, Cooking Classes, Art Retreat Workshops!***Amenities can be adjusted to your preferences/budget. FABULOUS!

Choose the ''Welcome Basket’'-overflowing with wine, gourmet cheeses/crackers, breadsticks, chocolates, cookies, popcorn, seasonal fruit, and other goodies! Special diets/allergies catered to.

Upgrade to The "Deluxe Welcome Basket" includes 'Continental Breakfast breads' and is filled with all sorts of goodies to make your stay completely special and pampered!’

Specialty Picnic Baskets for the pool or day trip to the wine country, or a 'Special Occasion' basket!


ART RETREAT WORKSHOPS FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, OR GROUPS Available! Or "Painting With A Twirl!" BYOB-(see website-just ask for link- for classes and workshops)- THE ARTIST’S Studio is on the first floor of the Main House, and GUESTS MAY schedule FREE tour!

Hire your own personal chef!

Boats, Golf: call ahead prior to stay, schedule through separate proprieties


SEVERAL EXCELLENT PARKS within 5-20 minutes, access to River, Hiking, and one allows dogs w/ leashes w/ 215 acres.

One World Theatre, The Long Center, Austin Ballet, Austin Symphony, LBJ Library, Bullock History Museum, UT Campus, PAC, Harry Ransom Center, Blanton Museum, Lady Bird Wildflower Center, Austin Botanical Gardens, Hamilton's Pool, Zilker Park, and Cold Springs! Did you know that the are of the Colorado River, also known as Lake Austin is rated in the TOP FOUR BASS FISHING rivers in the country?

The Hill Country outside Austin now has OVER 60 WINERIES and is rated in the TOP TEN WINE DESTINATIONS IN THE COUNTRY!

Pricing is Based on DOUBLE Occupancy. Additional OVERNIGHT OR DAY TIME GUESTS ARE WELCOME, BUT DO INCUR ADDTL FEES. PLEASE CALL TO DISCUSS AND FOR APPROVAL/INVOICING W/ OWNER AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, OR STANDARD RATES/FORFEITURE OF DEPOSIT AND YOUR AGREEMENT FOR ADDITIONAL CHARGES ($95.PER HOUR of Hosts time for any inconveniences), AS WELL AS FEES PER DAY/GUESTS AT A HIGHER $95. PENALTY FOR NON-DISCLOSEURE RATE/S WILL APPLY.) Pets, extra persons, boats/trailers, extra cars addtl. fees as outlined. Special Rates do not include Spa Pkgs (htg of hot tub/ FP fuel/wood set ups), or variety of Specialty Baskets available. "Add On" packages/pricing is available upon request!~INQUIRE for list. Addtl Guests MUST be approved/paid for at least a week in advance prior to stay, or standard rates will apply, W/O DISCOUNTS! Guests are NOT allowed to invite additional guests to enjoy the property w/o prior payment for them and approval ahead by owner. Cleaning/Refundable Damage Deposits vary w/ numbers of guests/length of stay. Cleaning/deposits vary w/ more than Double occupancy.

Pool is heated if weather permits, but if outside temperatures average below 65 for more than a week, then pool will not be heated unless guests wish to pay for additional heating on a per hour basis. Please discuss your wishes with owner.

Additional Info on Booking- Extra persons, cars, boats, or pet/s will incur additional fees paid for w/ booking or deducted from deposit. See House Rules, Terms and Conditions, and Rental Agreement.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Nina

Hi! I am the owner of the property, Nina Beall, and I reside in the main house that is adjacent but completely private and separate from the Guesthouse Cabin. Please feel free to call me anytime at 512-263-0219 w/ any questions or to discuss any upgrades, "Add Ons," or Special Events!

I am a professional NEA GRANT Recipient artist/painter, and 'The Studio' which is my Art Studio and gallery fills the main floor of the main house and I'll be happy to show you the studio where I create large colorful works collected by many private and museum collections around the world, upon request! For more information on my work there's a website or 2, and I'm happy to coordinate PAINTING/DRAWING Workshops for my guests with notice.

If you are interested in Art Retreat Workshops with your stay, please reserve ahead! Learn to paint or draw from a professional, NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Grant Recipient. The Studio is just a short walk over to the Main House from the Guesthouse Cabin, and The Studio is the first floor of the Main House! Please feel free to inquire. Lots of fun!

I purchased this old 'farmland' property in 1996, when 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! And 'was also the builder/ co-designer of the dwellings on the property. My creative energy is recognized in its details.

I truly enjoy making The Guest house Cabin Retreat a Special and memorable vacation for my many and varied guests. Putting together the Welcome Baskets; catering to Special Occasions; making Special picnic baskets or stocking the fridge to the specifications and ultimate desires of my guests are just a few of the ways that I enjoy making my guests feel welcome and pampered! Always feel free to inquire on any SPECIAL REQUESTS!~ I'm here to make your stay special!

Nina purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Nina chose Austin

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 cottage unique

GUESTS may "CUSTOMIZE" their stays w/ multiple choices of "Add Ons" to make it EXTRA Special! Upgrades include choice/s of: Specialty Baskets for: Arrival, Breakfast, Picnics, appetizers, or Spa Packages. Lists of items and details available upon booking.

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! 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.

We look forward to your visit. Nina Beall, Hostess. Please feel free to call w/ any questions or special requests: 512-263-0219


Guestbook comments from the owner

GREAT place for a Girl's getaway w/ all kinds of extra amenities that hotels just don't have! Peaceful, relaxing, luxurious, accommodating! Nature surrounds and is the perfect location for peace and quiet, privacy, sitting out under the stars or strolling down to the river and just relaxing on the pier over the water! Hostess is awesome and the Breakfast Breads Basket was perfect! We all loved the Hot Tub with a big fire in the Fireplace package! A GREAT FIND!
Jan 2017
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Cypress Banks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Very lg bathrm, slate flooring, hdwds, granite, shower/tub
  • Large oversized bathroom with lots of counter space-granite counters, slate floors, hardwd craftsman style cabinets, ample drawers, floor to ceiling armoir built ins, window onto private yard. Plush towels, rugs, a large well lit mirror, 2 amplifying: 5X stand and wall fold out mirrors, all French milled soaps or choice of hypoallergenic, shampoo and other essentials, and its own view onto the woods, characterize this comfy bath. There is also a pool shower by the pool area, and an outdoor shower down by the beach/private river access area for washing off sand, or rinsing off river water, etc..
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master Suite-20' across x 16'deep, QueenDeluxBed,TwinBlowups
    Main Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , LARGE Main:20x24'+Sleeps:4-6Adults+2-4child,upscale blowups
  • VERY Large 20ft wide bedroom has beautiful 16ft. pitched ceiling, fans, peak windows let in ambient light, large surround casement windows yield panoramic view of the hills overlooking the canyons of the Colorado River. Hdwd Floors, Jotoba wood window sills, antique custom long leaf pine French doors open onto the main living room for extra beds: 6 ADDITIONAL blow up top of the line mattresses, Queen sleeper sofa, 2 padded oversized cots. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: up to 8-guests w/ discussion/by agreement on sleeping arrangements). Between is hallway to fully stocked kitchen, granite counters, pantry, bar area! You will be enveloped in comfort, high thread count sheets, fluffy pillows, plush towels, French milled soaps, and quality furnishings. May be able to accommodate up to 7-8 persons-(discuss your group w/ owner/by agreement.) Master bath. Plenty room to put Deluxe Cots in either room. Pets are considered. Main room is very large and open. It doubles as the 2nd bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
GORGEOUS Loftlike Modern Bungalow CABIN IN THE WOODS ls a Luxury in Nature #RETREAT! Access Colorado River with pier and *private beach. Private pool, spa, outdoor river rock Craftsman style Fireplace. This very private secluded guesthouse sits on 1.3 acre private estate, efficiently designed. Owner in Main House. ***ADDITIONAL GUESTS (whether overnight or Daytime), are welcome *** but must be discussed w/Owner for agreements on details of pricing/fees. W/ Xtra beds available for family, children, couples. Visiting guests=fees. LARGE ROOMS!~ 16'ft. pitched ceilings, Douglas fir trusses, ceiling fans, panoramic views, casement windows. The property overlooks the canyons of Colorado River, 'has its own large private deck, fenced in backyard, shade trees. Stroll down to the spring fed creek or have a picnic at the picnic table there! Just relax and sip your coffee/wine by the pool. Granite's, elm hardwoods, slate, aromatic cedar,shade trees, & exceptional vista views surround

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

Lake Austin Luxury Guesthouse~Pool/FP/Spa/River/Pier/Wineries~ 7mi 2 Downtown!
average rating of 4.580247 based on 84 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Emaculately clean! Just as described and even better! It was PERFECT for our group of six women! The design of this large Guesthouse is open, roomy, upscale country Texas vernacular GORGEOUS! Set in an ideal location for easy access to tons of excellent restaurants and things to do in Austin and the beautiful surrounding Hill Country. The views from the windows are fantastic where you can see a long ways off into the distance and the canyons of the river for miles! We could even see a bit of the river through the trees!

The idea of visiting a couple of wineries was on our list and there are Over 50 wineries to tour with maps and fliers. We enjoyed the "pics and details " in the fliers which helped us find our way to visit about 6-8! Nina has outlined her favorites in The Concierge Book which is full of LOTS of helpful info on all kinds of things from fav restaurants, parks, theatres, carry out recommendations, and wineries! We went to the ones recommended and found our way easily from the directions given! Then we brought back a couple of bottles of our favorites to the Cabin for a late night fire in the fireplace next to the spa! It was heavenly! Highly recommend the Spa packages! Our package included that a roaring fire that was coordinated Setup and ablaze for our arrival to the Hot Tub area by Nina so all we had to do was walk down and get in! It was heavenly! Luxury towels right there at the pool/hot tub! And the twinkle lights around the porch and torches for nice lighting made us all feel totally pampered!

We also enjoyed walking the peaceful country road and grounds around the Guesthouse down to the spring fed creek and relaxing and watching deer, birds, squirrels, and even saw a couple of bunny rabbits in this nature retreat!

It was nice to have Netflix and cable with free wifi which worked very well for late night movies, and we enjoyed having the nice kitchen with great appliances and plenty of wine glasses, with a great assortment of coffees and teas. Highly recommend the Breakfast Breads Basket! It was enough yummy goodies for our entire stay with some left over, delicious strawberries and blackberries, croissants, and peach bread loaf, with bagels and all the fixings! A GREAT VALUE! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Can't thank Nina enough for an absolutely wonderful stay! We will be back and book for romantic weekends with our significant others as soon as we can! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love preparing for small groups and making their stays extra special! So glad that you enjoyed the Specialty Baskets and I enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to having you back! Thanks also for taking the time to leave reviews! :)
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5 Star hostess, calm, serene

  • 5 of 5

Nina is a spectacular hostess, very attentive and knowledgeable about the area, this property is clean, private, comfortable, and in a great location. Wish the river access was right outside the door but the short drive was not a problem.

I can't say enough great things about Nina, she makes the property and your stay comfortable and relaxing. We had a great anniversary.

Christian & Lorena

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to make your stay exceptional, as I strive for that with all my guests! it is an excellent location, isn't it? :) Come back soon!
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Beautiful art, craftsmanship, and Serene

  • 5 of 5

Nina is what makes the experience elegant!

She keeps a very clean place, has vast knowledge of the area and activities. The location is great. If u want a five star Nina will provide it, if u want anything else Nina will provide that also. Just a great weekend in great surroundings! Highly recommended! Christian & Lorena

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice of you to both write a review! I enjoy making each and every guests' stay a special one! Anniversaries, BabyMoons, Girl's GetAways, Romantic Stays, or Family Vacay's are all so fun to host! 'Hope that y'all will book again soon! You were such delightful guests!
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Perfect Choice for Girl's Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This property is so perfect for a relaxing and fun Authentic Hill Country place! We were a group of five women and as I had stayed here before and knew how great it was, I booked it again for our girls getaway! It's near everything! A variety of great restaurants nearby, hiking trails, river with pier and Beach, and the private pool was awesome day and night! We loved our spa packages, and it is great the way Nina does it so that you can customize your stay and have as much or as little of the "Add Ons" as you like! We also got a deluxe large picnic basket which was way more than we expected for the price! What a great deal! Highly recommend everything about this place!

Oh! The Hill Country Wineries tour that Nina has maps and fliers for visiting "the best 6-8" of over 60 wineries" was lots of fun for a half day trip and the specifics she has outlined were very helpful. What a great hostess!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your special time together, and y'all were a delight to host! It was my pleasure to customize your picnic basket and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it and the Welcome Basket and spa out under the stars w/ the fire! 'Hope you can come back every year for your "Girl's GetAway!" :)
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Awesome Property!

  • 5 of 5

This was a short stay for our family of four, and we could not have been more pleased! The property is just as lovely as it shows in the pictures and we enjoyed the main house porch swings, strolling around the neighborhood and down to the river, exploring the grounds, and relaxing at the pool which was divine! I'd highly recommend adding the spa package because you can see the stars on a clear night and have a roaring fire next to your swimming and relaxing in the hot tub. We grilled steaks one night and enjoyed eating them down at the picnic table by the springfed Creek. Thanks Nena for such a marvelous stay and your graciousness.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always enjoy having "repeat customers" and was so pleased to get to "fill you into the time slot open" for your family to get to enjoy the property too! Always feel free to call and ask about openings for last minute bookings as I can often work with the rates to accommodate budgets, especially in "off seasons" when it's not a holiday or Austin event! It is so refreshing to see such well behaved and delightful children enjoying the property! :)
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Big regrets

  • 1 of 5

We really don't want to write a negative review because like previous bad reviews of former guests, the owner wrote something back to make it look good instead of taking them constructively. Pictures are deceiving, the owner should not post the picture of the main house house with a pool because it looks like it is the guest house with a pool where in fact the guest house is behind above the main house with a good hilly, rocky steep walk to the pool. Not worth the price, not family friendly, no views and the river is not close. If you like to go bird watching this is your place. Austin is a beautiful city and we will return in God's will but we will get a hotel instead where you don't have to pay for hot water. Like previous guests review said, please read the fine prints. It feels like those bunch of petty house rules are tricky and are being overly used to forfeit the property damaged deposit even if there is no damage. Too bad, we should have considered the negative reviews when we booked this place. Over rated.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, I do not speak Philipino "Tagalog" so unable to communicate effectively with these guests. Listing is in English so it was difficult for this guest to read details of listing. As photo captions describe property in detail and contradict all accusations. House Rules (English): "Children are not to be unattended in Pool area. Children left unattended tampered w/ pool heat controls and valves, almost emptying 500 gallon fuel tank at $2.25/gallon! The mishap was NOT for "hot water" as guest states, but "Hot Tub/Pool heating" left running their entire stay! Damages to equipment. Children MUST be watched in pool area. Required by law, not just my rules. There is no "steep rocky hill to pool." Wide porches shown is path to pool--Short distance to river also, per details listed-over 50 reviews state otherwise. I'm sorry was necessary to deduct part of RDD to cover loss of fuel, for children's unattended behavior which cost me far more than the deposit, and sorry that this lady is seeking revenge when discounts were given her family of 6, as she promised to "go by all rules" and take responsibility for their children.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Grove, Jack Allens, Maudies, Cafe Bleu,MORE!
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Barton Creek Country Club Resort, Lakeway
Nearest Train
10 Miles
downtown austin
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 360
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Grove,Maudies,Jack Allens,China Town Bistro,+
Nearest Ski
0.21 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
.2 miles is our private easement to river w/ PIER
Car: recommended

THIS PROPERTY HAS ITS OWN PRIVATE EASEMENT TO THE COLORADO RIVER w/ a new hardwood pier for fishing, swimming, or just sitting and watching the boats go by, small private beach area, picnicking, and parking pad if you don't want to walk down, is included in your stay. It's just about a 5 -7 minute walk (or 30 second drive .2 miles) from the house. Also, private POOL, SPA, OUTDOOR FP overlook the spring fed creek and canyons of the Colorado. The Cabin Retreat is separate from the Main House but shares some wonderful long expansive porches w/ porch swings, BBQ grill, table/chairs for dining, etc., and is located on 'old farmland property' so it feels like you are really out in the country! The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat is surrounded by woods and nature abounds! The Cabin has incredible views, large private deck, fenced in backyard, shade trees.~~~ Stroll down to the spring fed creek and have a picnic at the picnic table there, or relax and sip your coffee or wine on your own private deck (approx. 14x20 ft)-

Large flat screen TV HD, cable, free wifi, Netflix, dvd's, fliers for local restaurants and fun things to do, access to the river with beach, and great hiking trails in neighborhood parks!

Just a short 15-20 minute drive to so many wonderful places to see: Downtown Austin, Blanton Museum, Harry Ransom Center, Austin Zoo, Water parks, Botanical Gardens, excellent golf courses and resorts/spas/Fitness Centers just minutes away, cycling abounds in the area with nearby bike rentals, paddle board, canoeing, boating, jet skis, kayaking, picnicking, fine upscale or hole in the wall ethnic restaurants abound. The ever growing and now internationally recognized Hill Country Wineries tours are all over the area, and this location is an excellent place to stay to do the tours! The landlord who lives in the main house on the property can guide you to whatever you are interested in.

The wonderful pool and spa area with large stonepaved decking and river rock fireplace adjacent to the spa is private and surrounded by trees as it perches up over the spring fed creek with bald cypress and Spanish oaks galore. Granite counters, elm hardwood and slate flooring, aromatic cedar porches, access to Colorado River with pier and private beach area. This very private and secluded guesthouse sits on 1.3 acre private estate and is efficiently designed with lots of storage, cabinetry, architecturally unique and functional. One bedroom, one bath, both are exceptionally large. Plus plenty of room in the main living area (approximately 20x24ft) for high end queen blowup mattress-extra deep, queen sleeper sofa, and 2 padded oversized cots that hold up to 350lbs. so very comfy, sturdy, and relaxing. Great for kids!~

It's like living in your private cabin in the woods, w/ all the amenities! Maid service, grocery shopping, Hot tub packages, picnic or other food items can be "customized" w/ a variety of one of our SPECIALTY "baskets," etc., can be arranged for reasonable extra 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

Keywords: River, Austin area, lake Austin, Colorado River access, beach, pier, acreage, country roads, and nature, with pool, spa, outdoor FP, creekside.


Rates & Availability

Cypress Banks Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mother's Day~Special
Apr 27 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Summer FLASH SALE!~ENDS 4-29!
May 19 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Oct 17 2017 - Oct 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Winter off season rates
Oct 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Winter Off Season 2017-2018
Dec 16 2017 - Feb 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Valentines 2018
Feb 8 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Off Season Bookit early Flash
Feb 20 2018 - Mar 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018~SXSW
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018~Bookit Early 4Sale
Mar 21 2018 - May 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Clean/Lndry:2/2$175-475. $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

NON-SMOKING ONLY! GUESTS ACKNOWLEDGE and AGREE TO NONREFUNDABLE RESERVATION, Card fees & unpaid guests (OVERNIGHT OR DAYTIME!) deducted or billed! Undisclosed guests will be billed or deducted at higher standard rate of $95.per day/per guest/if not paid 1 week ahead.

***ADDITIONAL GUESTS(overnight or Daytime), welcome, but must be discussed/paid for AHEAD of stay per agreements on details of pricing/fees. Xtra beds available for family, children, couples.
PETS CONSIDERED- PER size/specifics. Shorter stays $100.deposit+$10-35./DAY based on weight.
RATES based on DOUBLE occupancy/Addtl persons,Cleaning=addtl fees $40-50 if paid ahead or $95/person/day/night. Specials do NOT include Pkgs/SPA Pkgs. Cleaning/laundry fees added/person per night.

Additional fees: Addtional undisclosed GUESTS=$95/da.,Cars,boats,trailers=$10-25/nt/item,Spa pkgs: OPTIONS: "customized"per book). Persons/pets/cars not disclosed at booking will be deducted from deposit or pursued as billed, or forfeiture of deposit-PLEASE DISCLOSE! Special Offer rates do not apply for extra personS/ fees when paid late/after booking or initial payment & Standard rates/ fees will apply. ALL GUESTS AGREE TO HOUSE RULES RE PARKING in ONLY DESIGNATED SPOTS, POOL/RIVER HOURS/RULES.
-Call RE: 1night request
-HOURS/Curfew VIOLATIONS for Pool/River forfeit deposit! HOURS POSTED
-Children/PETS must be with adults at all times.-Alcohol not served 2 minors
-Special events pricing subject to Rules and Agreements
-Standard spa/FP fuel: UP TO 1 hour in extreme cold temps of heating per day=1-2 hours Spa time/day/summer. Usage/requested during stay deducted from deposit if not invoiced through Paypal w/ request for "OPTIONAL ADD ONS", and discussion is not required for this deduction when usage is over the allotted amount per booking. FPwood=1 setup/day w/ pkg
-Booking/payment constitutes agreement by all guests to abide by ALL TERMS AND AGREEMENTS POSTED

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  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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