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Misty Bend Cabin in the Hill Country

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A private guest house in the hill country of Texas

A private guest house in the hill country of Texas. Queen sized bed, full kitchen, entertainment center, and deck with an amazing view. 500 square feet inside plus a 160 square foot deck to enjoy the view.

Now that Lake Travis is full it's good to know we have plenty of room for a boat trailer in our circle driveway! It's 10-20 minutes to a few ramps and marinas.

The property is on the 'bend' of Misty Bend so we are surrounded by cedar and live oak trees. Dozens of bird species including roadrunners live on our property. We have resident deer that come through a couple times a day.

The entertainment center has 5.1 surround sound with Netflix, Pandora, BluRay player, and DirecTV satellite. We even have an Atari Flashback and Genesis. Which is fun if you ever played Atari originally. So, there is no lack of entertainment if you get tired of being outside.

We are 20 minutes from the beginning of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. 5 minutes to Cedar Park. Less than an hour to the Circuit of the Americas. Wire road comes into the neighborhood about a mile to get to our house. So, we're far enough from the main road to have peace and quiet, but close enough to get to town to do your business or go out to eat.

The house is located close to the main house, but we have gone to great lengths to give our guests privacy so they can relax and enjoy.

Note, the second bed is a high quality air mattress that fits in the living room. We have a backup air mattress just in case.

Sorry, we are not interested in renting this place on a monthly basis. Maybe a month or two, but not long term.

More Details

Rick & Johanna Cockerham
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Rick & Johanna Cockerham

I work from home as a programmer. So, I'm always around if you need help. I love to work with my hands. So, all of the remodeling I've done has brought many months of enjoyment. Johanna is a nurse and loves to come home to our house tucked away from the world.

Rick & Johanna Cockerham purchased this house in 2013

Why Rick & Johanna Cockerham chose Leander

It's in a great location for a get away vacation. The property is surrounded by trees to the point where we can barely make out the neighbor's houses. And they are far enough away to give us a great 2 acre view. We love the seclusion after a hard day of work.

We purchased this fixer-upper last year. Our efforts have been focused on the guest house to make it a great vacation spot. All new kitchen, bathroom, siding, entertainment center with speakers on the deck.

What makes this house unique

We are right off of Whitestone boulevard (1431). Go one way and you're instantly driving through beautiful hill country toward Marble Falls. The other way you're right into town to get groceries quickly. We're also close to the toll road where you can get to the airport south of Austin in about 40 minutes.


Leander House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower bath combo. Grab bars and double head shower with hand wand.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed. Stereo sound fed by entertainment center. USB chargers built in. Closet and dresser. We have a high quality queen air mattress for two additional guests (children).
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Misty Bend Cabin in the Hill Country
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

A great place to stay near Austin

  • 5 of 5

We are always satisfied with the cleanliness and peaceful setting of this property. It is close enough to the city but has the quietness of the country. The house is just the right size for us. The bed is super comfortable. The kitchen is great. We watched a Hallmark movie every night. A home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Cabin in the Hill Country

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Misty Bend Cabin. This was a last minute trip and the owners answered our request to book immediately. This is a small, clean cabin out in the country. Five minutes from stores and restaurants but far enough out to enjoy the peace and quiet. Water has a reverse osmosis that works great! If we are ever near Austin, we would book it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Very peaceful. Has everything we needed. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cozy and exceptionally quiet

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was the perfect respite for me each evening after attending three days of agility seminars with my pup. It was clean and tidy, apportioned well with all I needed. Rick was a fabulous host, appearing within minutes to resolve a technical challenge I had. The photos accurately convey the accommodations. The property sits towards the end of a residential road and was exceptionally quiet. Combined with the comfortable bed, I slept soundly each evening!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

nice cozy cottage, in the hills. yet, still close to shopping and necessities. clean, fully equipped and comfortable.

warning, water taste was not pleasant. we ended up buying bottled water for consumption and cooking.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve. It's true everyone has a personal preference on how water should taste. Sorry you didn't like ours. I checked the RO water filter and it's working great. So, we know the water is safe.
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Clean and secluded hideaway

  • 4 of 5

6 days of quiet and relaxation. Enjoyed our stay. Only concern was that amenities listed (availability of washer &dryer) had conditional use. Would definitely recommend this cabin as a great place to stay. Walt.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes, the washer and dryer are in the main house. So, we do require an appointment to use them. Thank you for understanding.
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Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
"Have not tried, but it's on my list!"
VIP Marina Lake Travis
"Great place to rent a boat and cruise the lake for the day."
Just For Fun
"A great place to rent a boat and cruise the lake for the day"
J & J BBQ & Burgers
"Awesome breakfast barritos."
Moonie's Burger House
"Great burgers. Rated #1 for many years."
Bob Wentz Park at Windy Point
"Nice state park. We go there to chill by the (remaining) water."
Volente Beach
"Fun little water park"
Car: necessary

Laundry is available in the main house by appointment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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