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Lake LBJ Turtle Rock • On the Quiet End of Lake LBJ

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Turtle Rock • On the Quiet End of Lake LBJ

2 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa, and 2 Baths (Sleeps 7).

Have you ever rented a vacation rental and then when you see the place, you felt a bit deceived. What the pictures "communicated" did not match up to the reality. Turtle Rock is NOT that kind of place! We hear just the opposite from our guests. Comments like "your pictures do not show the awesomeness of this place" or "we were so pleasantly surprised at the spaciousness and beauty of your place."

Come see for yourself and enjoy a peaceful, scenic experience with the option of not only water related activities but also local hiking, biking, golfing and winery tour. There is something for everyone when visiting our area. Within a 15-20 minute drive, you will find two golf courses, Inks Lake State Park for hiking, Longhorn Caverns and a local winery just to name a few of the activities you might want to check out.

Turtle Rock house sits on an extra large park-like lot, shaded by many large pecan and pine trees. The yard gently slopes down to the water. Several chaise lounge chairs, 2 single kayaks, 1 kayak for two, noodles, floats, etc. are provided for your fun and relaxation.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mark & Cathy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016

About Mark & Cathy

Austin natives-- Mark and Cathy have enjoyed living in the neighborhood for several years. In 2014, they were given the opportunity to buy their neighbor's house (Turtle Rock). After extensive updating and remodeling, Turtle Rock has been listed on HomeAway since 2015.

Providing such a place like Turtle Rock (with all the water toys and old-fashioned games) for families and/or friends to come together to relax and have fun is very rewarding. We hope our guests create memories that will last a long time.

Mark & Cathy purchased this house in 2014

Why Mark & Cathy chose Lake LBJ

• 100 feet of Waterfront & 75 more feet via Peninsula

• On Open Water and Quiet End of Lake LBJ

• Huge park-like yard to play games

• Pecan trees provide nice shade

• Close to Inks Lake State Park & Dam

What makes this house unique

• On Open Water and Quiet End of Lake LBJ

• Perfect location: To the right of us is perfect for kayaking and John Boats

To the left of us is perfect for boating, etc.

• Extra Large Backyard

• Peninsula-- Great spot for fishing

• Neighborhood Ramp right down the street

• Plenty of Parking


based on 25 traveler reviews

Lake LBJ Turtle Rock • On the Quiet End of Lake LBJ
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Absolutely perfect spot right on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our experience with Mark and Cathy Bolles at Turtle Rock. From the booking process all the way through check in and check out. They were very accessible and quick to respond to our questions. The lake house is immediately off the up the back door and there's the lake. Their house is in the most beautiful part of Lake LBJ. We will definitely be booking again with Bolles family.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This house is a true gem! We read the reviews prior to going and it was all that and more than we had imagined. The owners truly thought of everything. Our stay was so relaxing and our grandchildren loved it. (Ages 9 and 4). The yard gave them lots of room to play and fish. We will recommend to our friends and family. They caught their first fish and learned how to kayak. Great memories! Great for all ages. Definitely will plan to book for another trip soon! Thank you Mark and Cathy!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The place is even prettier in person. Super clean and fully stocked. You would think it had never been rented before because everything is immaculate. We brought our children ranging in age from 20 to 9 and their was something for everyone to do. Swimming, fishing, playing games inside and out, smores, and satellite tv. We even rented a boat and had it brought right to our dock. The house is equppied with everything you could possibly need and more. We had a lot of fun. Thank you Mark and Cathy for letting us stay in your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Gorgeous, peaceful, relaxing, safe, quiet, sun, stars, smores, swimming- our perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Turtle Rock Lakehouse is perfect! A place to really get away and enjoy peace, family time, and the majesty of natural wonders- no tourist attractions, traffic, noise, crowds, etc.

First off, the owners, Mark and Cathy, are such a kind and attentive couple, you feel so welcomed like you have been good neighbors for years! They put so much love and care into the lakehouse and property and it really shows. Both the inside of the house, the oustide and property are very clean, well kept!

The yard is so lush and feels so soft on bare feet! Lots of trees for shade! Sweet hints of nature all around (butterflies, dragon flies, white tailed deer, birds, turtles, Callie!). The grill is clean and has propane ready for grilling, an outdoor fire pit (already loaded with wood and pinion ready to be lit!); perfect for smores (need long skewers for marshallows? Look in the kitchen!) Perfect for stargazing at night!

There are lots of chairs for enjoying the sun and relaxing by the lake! Swimming access is easy- the dock is solid and has a sturdy ladder for getting into and out of the water. The water is clean and so calm, hardly ANY boating traffic, for the few we saw they were very slow! It was as if we had the lake all to ourselves. There are plenty of deep areas for fishing and swimming and when you do find some soft (not slimy) rocks to stand on, you will find them near bigger boulders that you can climb on and sit and enjoy the sun (like the turtles do on turtle rock!). Mark and Cathy also have lots of water toys (and life vests!). Very safe!

The lakehouse itself is so inviting too! The back deck is huge, lots of seating; a huge glass door with a huge glass window so you can look out and see the lake. Inside there is also plenty of seating for dining, playing games, relaxing, reading (lots of awesome books and magazines to read) or watching TV. There are even things to keep the kiddos busy! There are two spacious bedrooms with comfy beds! There are two bathrooms with plenty of necessities (i.e. if you just packed a swimsuit and change of clothes, you'd be fine!)

The kitchen is very well equipped and clean, seriously, just bring your food!! All the appliances work and there is yummy coffee and creamer ready to be enjoyed!

From the big touches to the little touches; the beauty, comfort, serenity and welcoming atmosphere of Turtle Rock Lakehouse is so very special, we cannot wait to come back! Thank you Mark and Cathy! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, fully stocked kitchen, all the amenities and great view and access to the river. Water is warm and easy to play and swim in. There is a convenient store and restaurant near by and a pool down the street. Kayaks, tubes, inflatables, plenty of chairs and shade are all great. You can't go wrong with this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away for the family

  • 5 of 5

Mark & Cathy are the best!

From reservation through the end of our stay at Turtle Rock, they made sure everything was first rate.

Our teenage daughters (and us parents) enjoyed being able to float on the variety of water gear. My personal favorite was getting up early with a cup of coffee, a book and sitting in the chairs near the waters edge. Mark even came out and put the big float in the water that we all sat on and soaked in the sun.

It was hot outside, but the house was completely cool in the middle of the Texas heat and well appointed. We appreciated all the extra toiletries, family games, stocked kitchen. During our stay, we had little cat visit us every day. That made it feel more like home.

We've already recommended to our friends when they travel this way, to stop at the Rock.

Thanks Mark & Cathy !

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Legends Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 29
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hoover Valley Cafe
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Burnet House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall / Winter
Sep 6 2016 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 20 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Burnet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Upper Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower Bedroom - 2 queen , with Bath (shower)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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