LAKE AUSTIN, main body WATERFRONT. 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2 living. Located in the middle of a nature preserve, yet minutes from WORLD CLASS SHOPPING at THE HILL COUNTRY GALLERIA, GOLFING, restaurants and LAKE TRAVIS. We can help you with MASSAGE Therapist, PERSONAL CHEFS, BOAT TOURS/WATERSPORTS, and much more .Please ask about midweek specials. This GETAWAY is almost new. All the bells and whistles of a modern home. Very private, small, stately, community. LAKEWAY AIRPORT, minutes away. Large BBQ arena, boat dock, fully equipped kitchen, KAYAKS, and fire-pit. Giant Cypress and Pecan trees line the shore. BOAT AND CAPTAIN AVAILABLE upon request and reservation. Instructors for water sports available also. Huge flat yard. River Road Retreat is located in the midst of 1000's of acres within The Balcones Canyon's Land Preserve. Along with Time Warner Cable and HIGH SPEED INTERNET, we had prepaid NETFLIX on 4 of out 7 BIG SCREEN TV'S.
This Preserve was set aside for the protection of The Golden Cheeked Warbler and black-capped vireo.
The arrival to our retreat is 2 miles thru the Preserve off RR 620. You'll know your there when you drive into the Horseshoe Bend Valley and the views are beyond spectacular. You will only see or hear from the Inn Keeper if their service is required. Events that are beyond the sleeping capacity need to be discussed as to the number attending events, number of cars/parking requirements, outdoor music, curfew of event and extra cost related. We do not wish to upset the tranquility enjoyed by the neighbors. Lake Austin is awaiting you. The beauty is breath taking! We can also help you with PRIVATE Chefs, Massages, live Music, Lake Activities and more! :
Lake Austin is a part of the Colorado River; it begins below Mansfield Dam and is principally fed by the outflow of Lake Travis. The lake meanders generally from northwest to southeast, with few significant tributaries; the largest are Bull Creek, entering from the north near where Loop 360 spans the lake at the Pennybacker Bridge, and Bee Creek, entering from the west just above Tom Miller Dam, where the lake ends. Its outflow through Tom Miller Dam then becomes the principal inflow for Lady Bird Lake.Lake Austin is maintained as a constant-level lake by releases of water from Lake Travis upstream. The other Highland Lake reservoirs on the Colorado River are Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, and Lake Travis upstream, and Lady Bird Lake downstream. This property has STR (Short Term Rental) Type 1 License from The City of Austin. Owner-Occupied. (single-family, multifamily or duplex) Owner-occupied, bungalo/garage apartment with seperate entrance type house. Are owner-occupied or associated with an owner-occupied principal residence. This can include the rental of an entire dwelling unit or If only part of the unit, include at a minimum a sleeping room (with shared full bathroom), is limited to a single party of individuals, and the owner or Inn Keeper is generally present during the rental.The first lake on the same site was named Lake McDonald, a reservoir formed by the construction of Austin Dam between 1890 and 1893. In 1900 a heavy rainstorm overwhelmed and destroyed the first Austin Dam, causing extensive flooding. The dam began to be rebuilt in 1915, but repairs were abandoned because of a contract dispute, and the unfinished dam was again destroyed in a heavy storm later that year. In 1938 the Lower Colorado River Authority began building the Tom Miller Dam; the dam was completed and the lake filled in 1939.
Lake Austin has been stocked with several species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Lake Austin include largemouth bass, catfish, and sunfish. Lake Austin is one of the Texas Highland Lakes infested with hydrilla, a non-native aquatic plant species. The Lower Colorado River Authority has intentionally lowered the water levels in the lake in the months of January and February so that freezing air temperatures might destroy substantial portions of the hydrilla in the lake each winter. As of March 2014, hydrilla has been completely eliminated from the lake through the stocking of Asian Grass Carp by the City of Austin.
Largemouth bass anglers should concentrate their efforts in and along the edges of weed beds that line the shoreline when available. During the summer months (especially on weekends) pleasure boating activity on this reservoir makes fishing from a boat difficult, if not impossible. Anglers should plan trips early in the morning or at night this time of year. Because of the clear water conditions this can be an excellent night fishing lake for bass. Casting white spinnerbaits and topwaters or pitching jigs with heavy bait casting tackle to the weed beds and boat docks often works well. Other popular artificial lures include plastic worms and jerkbaits. For live-bait fishing try minnows suspended under corks along the weedlines. Sight fishing also works well during the spring spawn which occurs February through April, depending on the weather. Because cold water is released from Lake Travis just upstream, bass will spawn later in the year on the upper end of the lake. Look for them in the backs of major creeks, around marinas and in the numerous boat bays that line the lake. Panfishing can also be good along the edge of the weedlines and woody debris using small tube jigs or crickets on light spinning tackle, or small poppers with a fly rod
This property has STR (Short Term Rental) Type 1 License from The City of Austin. Owner-Occupied. (single-family, multifamily or duplex) Owner-occupied, bungalo type house. Are owner-occupied or associated with an owner-occupied principal residence. This can include the rental of an entire dwelling unit or If only part of the unit, include at a minimum a sleeping room (with shared full bathroom), is limited to a single party of individuals, and the owner or Inn Keeper is generally present during the rental. If we didnt have this license, then we could not share our home with you.