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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 3 - 4 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.

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. (Lake Travis unfortunately has gotten shallow while Lake Austin is always the same water level). 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Austin

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:
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Luxury Lake Austin Cottage - 3BD, One Block from Lake Austin and a Boat Launch!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Great house, location, and pet friendly!

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice with all the kitchen items we needed. A very short walk to the water and a couple places to eat and get coffee. The back yard was a little smaller than we thought but was perfect for what we needed. Craig was very easy to communicate with as well. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was excellent.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is a nice house that is well furnished and in a great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a very lovely and comfortable home, very near the lake which we enjoyed.

  • 5 of 5

Austin is a unique city, and we enjoyed visiting and seeing many of the sites. It was a perfect location for my family to meet, relax and spend some time together before my son (who was stationed in North Fort Hood) was deployed. The house was spacious, beautiful and comfortable. We felt like it was "home away from home" almost immediately. It will be a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage by the lake!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little property a block from the lake, with easy access to the main road. Very clean with updated kitchen appliances and W/D set, and ceiling fans all around. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, and prepared enough so that there was very little that needed to be discussed both before or during our stay. The area was very quiet, even in the morning, so sleeping in was a breeze. A Randall's grocery store and CVS are just down the road, and there's a row of great little restaurants a block or so away for a morning coffee or dinner along the lake (or river, whichever it is at that point), an easy 5 minute walk at best. The master bedroom is large with a king bed, and a great shower and tub with his & her sinks. The other two bedrooms have queens and are both next to a second bathroom. Nice dining area for 8, and a comfy living room with a TV just off the well-lit kitchen. Also, outlets are all around for easy device charging. A little light on closet and bureau space, but plenty of floor space for luggage and easy access to packed clothes. Also, great front and back porches, which we sadly didn't take advantage of because of a heat spell, but in cooler months would be a must. Overall, a great place in a great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location/Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

Best location in Austin for accessing all of the city. You can easily get to Downtown/SoCo/The University in minutes. With the added bonus of being right on top of Walsh Boat Landing for access to Lake Austin!! All in a neighborhood setting, very nice at the end of the day.

The home has a well stocked kitchen, and generally is set up for comfort. The neighbors are very friendly too.

Craig was very helpful for us, accommodating a last minute booking and then adding an extra night at the end as we weren't quite finished with our business in Austin.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house/Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

I have rented several properties through VRBO including many in Austin. By far, this is the best experience I have had. The owner has the house organized with things to do. His welcome email includes several places near the house to eat/boat/get coffee, etc. The house was very very clean and is just a 3 minute walk away from Lake Austin. I messed up the TV one night at about 9 and texted the owner. He responded within 5 minutes and helped fix the problem. He is very engaged and great to work with. This place is a definite visit again!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Tarrytown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
ACL Weekend 1
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
ACL Weekend 2
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
F1 2017
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $90
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
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