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Luxury Lake Austin Cottage - 3BD, One Block from Lake Austin and a Boat Launch!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 Bath luxury cottage. A block from the lake and 2 miles from downtown!

We are your answer to enjoying all Austin has to offer. Located just one block from Lake Austin, this beautiful three bed room house enables you to enjoy the wonders of boat life, being walking distance to a coffee shop and restaurants, and in just 3 miles be in downtown Austin!

Our goal is to make you enjoy your stay as much possible. This 1900 sqft home has three large bedrooms including a master with a comfortable king bed and two rooms with amazing queen beds. In addition, there are two large living areas each with their own big couch. One of these couches folds out to a bed but they are both perfect anyone needing a place to sleep. We take pride in all our furnishings, beds, sheets, and artwork and we hope you enjoy every bit of them!

The kitchen is very large with all the amenities you need to cook a 7 course meal. Pots, pans, basic cooking needs, coffee pot, blender, toaster. You name it, we got it. If we don't then there is a good chance I can get it for you.

The backyard is complete with a grill, plenty of seating, and a covered deck. The front porch might be the best part of the house with a two person swing and rocking chairs helping you to enjoy your morning coffee or night time cerveza.

One recent update, the house is family ready with a high chair and a pack n' play.

Once again our goal is to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. I try to help you with anything you may need. I even write a blog trying to give you a locals idea on things to do.

The house is conveniently located just a block from the eastern bank of Lake Austin and right next to the Walsh Landing boat dock. Meaning there is almost no easier way to enjoy the only level set lake in Austin. I have developed a relationship with a boat renter just 100 yards away so renting a boat has never been easier. Maybe though you own your own boat and want to take it for a spin in Lake Austin. The City of Austin conveniently has a boat parking lot across from the house, so for just $10 a day you can park your trailer and your boat. The house also has reserved residential parking that will fit your car and trailer as well.

Being on the east side of the lake is very important because you are still so close to the city via car, bike, taxi, uber, and even your feet. Zilker Park (Home of ACL), Downtown (Home of SXSW), South Congress, Burnett Road, East Side, Manor Road, and The Domain are just a few of the cool places to eat, drink, and enjoy in Austin and you can get to them in minutes!! Check it out on google. You can be anywhere in minutes. :)

But sometimes being on vacation means you want to relax and not have to go far. Lucky for you the house is just two blocks from Austin's Oyster Landing. This Austin tradition is home to three lake front dining options. Mozart's allows you to sip coffee while sitting on a lake front deck. Hula Hut gives you great Tex Mex and Margaritas at your finger tips. Lastly, Ables on the Lake has every sporting event on tv you could imagine and you get to watch them from their deck on the lake.

Now if you want a little activity, Lions Golf Course is just a few blocks away. Lions is a classic course that rings vintage Austin. Also, there is a run/bike lane that can take you directly downtown if you would like.

As a successful renter of two properties, my goal is to make your stay as great as possible. I try to help all my renters make the best out of their vacation with friends or family (and their work trips too). I am always available via phone, email, and text. Need a last minute restaurant idea when you are out at night, just shoot me a text!

I look forward to having you at my house. Please message me with any questions about the house, Austin, or your chosen weekend.



More Details

Craig Carter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Craig Carter

I am an Austinite for over 7 years and have spent plenty of time in my day in Houston, Nashville, and Los Angeles. I love a great mix of traveling but also hanging out at my home base here in Austin.

Craig Carter purchased this house in 2014

Why Craig Carter chose Tarrytown

Well we got this property for you! Our wonderful guests! The location was too good to pass up and we know you will enjoy being so close to the lake and all Austin has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Wait did I mention the location. Oh yeah and the beds, furniture, and art work are there to make you feel very special. Trust me you will enjoy it all!


Tarrytown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking


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Luxury Lake Austin Cottage - 3BD, One Block from Lake Austin and a Boat Launch!
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
Kingsport, TN

Would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed at this property the week of Christmas 2017. All of us enjoyed very much staying at this house. The owner Craig was very helpful through the process of reserving it and while we were staying there. He promptly answered any questions we had and made himself very available to us by cell phone.

The house was very clean and neat. The rooms were very spacious and had nice hardwood floors. All 3 mattresses were very comfortable. The location was excellent. We could walk easily to the lake and the coffee shop within a couple of minutes. Our drive to the middle of downtown Austin was very easy and quick. We would highly recommend this house and would want to stay here again if we visit Austin again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, CT

A great Thanksgiving stay

  • 5 of 5

We visited Austin over Thanksgiving to visit our daughter who lived 1/2 mile from the property. The house was perfect for our needs, comfortably furnished and well equipped. The property met all our needs. Craig, the owner, was attentive and contacted us appropriately before and during our stay although we never had any need to call on him. The outdoor patio and front porch allowed us northern Yankees to enjoy the mild weather. It is the perfect spot for a family reunion or a visit to Austin.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home in the heart of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!! Great location - beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location- Craig was always available- The house has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great week in Austin. This was one of the best VRBO's we have had in three years. If your looking for a perfect location, easily houses 6 people comfortably, this is the great house to rent. Craig the owner was so helpful and also available.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful house. My husband and I, along with our 2 older dogs, were in Austin celebrating my Mom's 84th birthday. Craig, the owner, does a great job of communicating (not too much, not too little) - and checked in with us via text before and after our arrival. Not only do we love the clean and comfortable environment of the home and the gorgeous front porch, but we tremendously appreciate the fact that Craig and his Lake Austin home are DOG-FRIENDLY. Travel can become way too complicated and frustrating when there is such a small number of truly pet-friendly lodgings available. The home has a perfect little fenced back yard when the dogs need to go out. The neighborhood is wonderful for walking and of course, we took advantage of walking over to Mozart's for morning quiche. Whenever we need an Austin place to stay for visits with my Mom, this is our preferred spot! Thanks, Craig, the home made our visit relaxed and positive.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Austin Experience

  • 5 of 5

My first time trying VRBO and had a great experience thanks to the owner. Craig takes great care of the home and was always available to answer any questions or help in any way. Very nice house and in a great location for everything in Austin. A few minutes from downtown and a block away from Lake Austin. We rented a boat for an afternoon from one of Craig's recommendations and great access to only walk a block to the landing where the boat was waiting for us. Highly recommended for a quality place to stay in Austin.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $500

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.

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