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Romantic & Peaceful Retreat Property: Yoga Retreats, Events, Weddings, Reunions

Bedrooms 5
Property type estate


About the property

1 Luxury Straw Bale Home, 3 Eco-Cabins, 1 Cottage Upstairs (sleeps 18)

Welcome to Living Waters on Lake Travis, a peaceful & romantic retreat property nestled in the hill country of Texas, 45 minutes outside Austin. We provide a quiet, intimate, relaxing, and nature-filled space for a variety of special events: yoga and meditation retreats, weddings, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, girls weekends, & more. Be sure to visit our web site for specials, guest reviews, upcoming events, & more.

Our main house, 'La Casa de Joy,' is a stunning luxury straw bale home that provides the perfect gathering space for your group. It was originally built by an Artist & Healer and her creative energy is felt throughout the entire property.

Our unique and eclectic accommodations include: our Luxury Straw Bale Home “La Casa de Joy,” the Funky “Retreat Eco-Cabins,” the Cozy “Cottage Upstairs." We can accommodate 12 and up to 18 overnight guests with additional bedding. Tents may also be added if needed. Our property is blessed with an abundance of nature including deer, birds, butterflies, crickets, hummingbirds, & more. The property will feel like your own magical land as you will have private use of the outdoor pavilion, viewing decks, hammocks, several private spots for couples to sit, the floating cabin, fire pit, & loads of peace and quiet and breeze.

Add a unique treat for your group by taking advantage of our on-site massage and energetic healing services, private yoga class (Please check availability & pricing when booking.) and local activities such as a wine tasting at Stone House Vineyard (walking distance), a swim/picnic at Krause Springs, or an eco-adventure at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours.

We are a peaceful and quiet space (not a party property) in the hill country and on the lake. We officially have a 'no pets' policy but we are also dog lovers so just ask for pre approval to bring your furry friends. Case by case basis.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My experience at Living Waters has inspired me to take some time to let another human know that there's a very special place that they can go to recharge, unwind, and reclaim whatever it is that drove them here to Yelp... looking for such places.

The bottom line? Every single person left Living Waters with something new and better than they came with. If you're thinking wedding, reunion, retreat, or TREAT TO YOURSELF... this is it.

It goes without saying I will be back, with and without my work buddies. I had my eyes on those kayaks you can rent. That will be on my "to do" list.
Aug 2016
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Mouth Of Pedernales Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No guests of guests unless previously communicated to property manager prior to additional guests arrival. $25/person/day (day or night guest)
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • La Casa de Joy Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    La Casa de Joy Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Hot tub is next to a fire place!
    The Romantic Red Room Eco-Cabin Bathroom Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Detached from the bedroom and has a wine deck above it.
    The Bunk Room Eco-Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower
    The Blue Loft Eco-Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower
    The Cottage Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jacuzzi Tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • La Casa de Joy Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps 2. Queen Air Mattress can be added to sleep up to 4.
    The Romantic Red Room Eco-Cabin - 1 queen , Sleeps 2.
    The Bunk Room Eco-Cabin - 4 twin/ single , Sleeps 4. There are 4 camper-style bunk beds.
    The Blue Loft Eco-Cabin - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2-4. Two Full-size Futon Mattresses.
    The Cottage Upstairs - 1 queen , Sleeps 2. Queen Air Mattress can be added to sleep up to 4.
  • See our web site for complete details:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We offer on-site yoga, thai massage, art classes, holistic personal training, and private retreat packages.


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Romantic & Peaceful Retreat Property: Yoga Retreats, Events, Weddings, Reunions
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful, relaxing, and spacious

  • 5 of 5

I recently reserved the property for a girls' weekend in which about 18 ladies attended. It was a little like herding cats most of the time, but Todd, the property manager, was very nice & extremely accommodating. We ultimately had an amazing weekend & I'm already being asked if we can do it again next year! I think we will definitely try some of the on site massage & yoga options next time we reserve.

My only recommendation is that if you're going with the max number of guests like we did, that you bring a few extra air mattresses. We did this just in case, & it worked out perfectly for some of the ladies who didn't want to share a bed.

Thank you Todd & Living Waters for a perfect weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Interesting architecture and relaxing hill country / lake environment perfect for hosting a weekend retreat. Bethany and Travis were extremely helpful. We'll be back! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious! Very supportive of retreats!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful. Nature at your fingertips. It was extremely supportive of the type of retreat that I attended. I will return, and I have already recommended it to a number of people.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for our anniversary. We had a great time! The house is very spacious and has really nice amenities. We actually saw three deer run across the property on Saturday night while we were out on the deck watching the sunset. Although we missed the community yoga Saturday morning, my husband and I both had Thai massages with Travis and they were so rejuvenating. I highly recommend it. We went to Krause Springs, which is only about 10 to 15 minutes away and it was breathtaking. On Bethany's recommendation, we stopped by Opie's BBQ first. It was so good that we stopped by there on Sunday morning and got food to go! We enjoyed a wine tasting at the fabulous Stone House Vineyard, which is literally a stone's throw from the property! They have marvelous wine. We also enjoyed steak and lamb at J5 steakhouse one night. It was wonderful that everything was such a short distance away and that we had our lovely, relaxing house to come back to! We can't wait to do it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Birthday Bash

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my husband's 29th birthday - we took a long weekend and it was AMAZING. This house is so beautiful. Very nice amenities. There were 4 couples and my 8 month old son. We had a blast! We went to Krause Springs since the lake levels were low. The boys went fishing and the gals did the wine tasting! We sat on the deck and drank coffee in the mornings and watched the deer run through the fields. It was quite relaxing! I will defiantly rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Mother's Day Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly amazing. Living Waters is one of the most majestic spots I've ever visited in the Texas Hill Country. Even with the lake down very's a beautiful spot. My family of 8 and I spent a relaxing Mother's Day Weekend here. Love the location!!! We visited Krauss Springs (basically right around the corner) and spent the day swimming and exploring. Also drove into town (Bee Cave, I think) they have some have very unique shops...we had a blast! Bethany was the perfect hostess...she never intruded, but was always present to help when we had questions or requests. This trip was planned last minute, and from the moment we contacted her, she was on top of everything we needed. We hoped for a relaxing getaway, and got that plus so much more! We hated to leave, and are already planning our next trip back... THANKS BETHANY!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel, We are filled with joy to read this! Thank you so much for your kind words ~ we love you enjoyed your visit and took advantage of all of the fun local activities & small hill country towns. Your family is so sweet and oh my goodness, your little one is out of this world adorable. We are here for a Mom's Retreat anytime you need it! We hope to see you soon, Bethany & Travis
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Spicewood, Lake Travis, Hill Country, Texas, USA

Other Activities: On-site Yoga, Thai Massage, Holistic Personal Training, Retreat Packages.

Local Activities: Wineries (one is walking distance), Canopy Tours, Natural Springs, Hiking, Swimming, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350

2-Night Minimum on Weekends. 3-Night Minimum on Holidays. Ask About Weekly/Monthly Stay Discounts, Specials & Retreat Packages.

Yoga Retreat Weekend Pricing (Up to 20 Guests): $1,950 + 6% Tax
Weekend Wedding Retreat Package (Up to 50 Guests): $2,495 + 6% Tax
Weekend Wedding Retreat Package (Up to 100 Guests): $2,995 + 6% Tax

Additional Fee May Apply for Extra Guests and Special Events

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.