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Monta Kennady

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Reserve Now for Summer!! Perfect Lakefront getaway for Your Family!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4 Bedrooms 2 Bath, (Sleeps 16+) Per COA Code not more than 6 unrelated parties

Rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends at our restorative family lake retreat. Perfect for R & R or lake activities on constant level Lake Austin. 100 feet of lakefront and a gently sloping grass lawn with 50 year old pecan trees planted by our grandfather, dock for your ski/fishing boat with public ramp 1 block away , use our 2 singles and double kayak and life jackets to explore wildlife preserve (Balcones Canyonlands Preserve) across the lake. Plenty of room for multi family get togethers. The kitchen is fully stocked and ready for that Holiday meal preparation and clean up is easy with our brand new stainless dishwasher!

There's plenty of outdoor space, grills for family cookouts, hammocks for relaxing, boat dock, kayaks, horseshoe pit and large patio with Firepit!! Inside there is a wonderful fireplace with plenty of firewood included. Lake Austin Spa Resort is within walking distance, too!

Per COA Code under ordinance 20120802-122: strict enforcement of not more that 6 unrelated persons in residence and strict enforcement of noise restrictions between 10:30 pm and 10am of 75 decibels (example_ chamber music in small auditorium). This is NOT a party house. Please look elsewhere. Respect our neighbors.

Keywords: Lakefront, Lake Austin, family, pet freindly, large groups, lake activities, dock, pets, boat dock, boat, Lake Austin, grill, swimming, boating

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Monta Kennady (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Monta Kennady

Home currently owned by 3 siblings who grew up coming to the Austin Lake House on a regular basis. We have now raised our own kids with regular visits - It never gets old!!

Monta Kennady purchased this house in 1949

Why Monta Kennady chose Austin

Our grandfather, who was comptroller for Texas Parks and Wildlife, bought the property in the 40's, knowing that a Federal Wildlife Preserve was directly across the lake. He and my father built the origional home in the early 50's. The house has been expanded twice and recently updated for comfort and convenience.

What makes this house unique

We love our family lake house and want to share it with you. We have had many family holidays and events on this picturesque property.The front lawn is expansive and has seen volleyball, frisbee, baseball, and flag football games. The layout of sunporch and patio are conducive to outdoor BBQs and outdoor living. Two different sitting area with cable TV and DVD players allow 2 separate groups (kids/adults) to do their 'own thing'. Rooms are spread out so noise and privacy usually not an issue.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Reserve Now for Summer!! Perfect Lakefront getaway for Your Family!
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely gorgeous. The view is fantastic, the house sleeps 10+, and there is a boat dock to tie your boat up to. Not to mention the actual boat ramp is a 1 minute drive from the house. They even provided us with a huge bucket of golf balls, golf clubs, and a mat to hit into the lake. There are restaurants, grocery stores, and bars near the house as well. The owners provided great customer service, and the house was very clean and maintained very well. Could not have asked for a better time. Highly recommend this to all my friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo New York

Lovely Stay in the Pecan Grove

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the lake house in Austin. It felt like home as we were married in front of the fireplace with Judge Jan and a small gathering of friends and family. It was relaxing and we really enjoyed the beautiful view of Lake Austin. Even the dogs had a great time!

Susan & Patrick

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan Beach

Exactly what we needed!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our situation. We went on a bachelor party with 12 friends and the house had very effective air conditioning to withstand the 97 degree heat. They provided us disposable golf balls to hit in the lake. The floating tanning deck couldn't be any cooler. The house is much larger than the pictures make it seem. If you need an affordable river house to sleep a large party, this is it! Will stay there again if we visit Austin in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Multi Family house

  • 5 of 5

We just got back yesterday, and none of us could think of anything we would change. The floating dock was wonderful, for adults and kids. It's an older home, but I liked that aspect. It just made us that more comfortable being there. The yard is beautiful with lots of shade trees. It did rain a little, so the driveway was a little slippery at the bottom (not paved). This might turn into an annual event for our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake home for New Year celebration

  • 4 of 5

Our family met at this lake home on Lake Austin to celebrate Christmas together and ring in 2015! It was the perfect spot for us! Accommodations both inside & outside were just what we needed. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought 9 teenage kids and a dog for an amazing riverside vacation. The house has every amenity, and is built so solidly that it was quiet in our room while the kids stayed up and played games and enjoyed themselves. We commandeered the largest downstairs bedroom, even though it has many beds, and gave the kids the other 3. Plenty of space for all. The manager, Ann, was helpful and available through the whole process. Be aware of the picky neighbor...they really do watch to see that you're not ever on their property. No problem, though, because there is plenty to do and plenty of room.

Excellent vacation. We would love to do it all again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
All local restaurants have bars
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
University of Texas Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
FM 360
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Steiner Ranch Steak, Lakeside Grill, Cho Suishi
Car: necessary

Boating, lawn games, water activities, double kayak with life preservers, 2 hammocks

*World renowned Lake Austin Spa Resort within walking distance,

*18 miles of walking/ biking trails in Steiner Ranch neighborhood,

*University of Texas Golf Club -7,412 yd Bechtol Russel designed champion course 5 miles down the road.


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season 2016
May 31 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
ACL 2016
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Special event dates are flexable, based on $500/night.
Per COA code: No more than 6 unrelated persons in residence. Strict noise restrictions between 10:00 pm and 10:00am.

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Austin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large hollywood bath between 2 upstairs bedrooms, incl w & d
  • 2 full baths. Both with shower/ tub combination. Large hollywood suite with full size washer/dryer upstairs between the spacious upstairs bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lake view through the sunroom. Most privacy.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Lower bunk is double size.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Lower Bunk bed is double size
  • King size beds: 1 king in each of 4 bedrooms plus additional, Twin Beds: 1 twin in BR # 2, 1 twin in BR #3 and 2 twins in BR # 4. Sleep Sofa: Sofa bed in BR #4., Bunk Beds: Bunk in BR #2 and 3. Per COA code: not more than 6 unrelated persons in residence
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
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  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bring your boat or rent one. You can tie up at our constant level lake dock. Bring all your water toys for a fun filled time. We do have some noodles and floaties. We have a constantly changing assortment of lawn games, horseshoes, a double and 2 single kayaks, and fishing poles are available. Bring your own worms!!

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