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LAKE AUSTIN WATERFRONT ESTATE! BOOK NOW FOR A FABULOUS VACATION!!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bed, 4.5 baths, Lake Austin Waterfront, Private, Hill Country/Nature Preserve

LAKE AUSTIN, main body WATERFRONT. 5 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 6 BIG SCREEN TV'S.

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/balcones_canyonlands/ .

This Preserve was set aside for the protection of The Golden Cheeked Warbler and black-capped vireo.

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Balcones_Canyonlands/about.html . 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, 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! OPEN THIS LINK:

http://tours.buenavistaphotography.com/public/vtour/display/293704?idx=1 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 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. Type 2 short-term rentals' days in Austin are numbered. Austin City Council approved on Tuesday a suite of changes to the city's regulations governing short-term rentals. The most controversial aspect of those changes would eventually outlaw non-owner-occupied short-term rentals in residential areas, the so-called "Type 2 STRs." Leaders in the vacation rental industry, including HomeAway Inc. CEO Brian Sharples, had criticized the changes as an overreaction to a few bad renters. The measure was approved 9-2 on all three readings. District 6 Councilman Don Zimmerman and District 8 Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair voted against the ordinance. Representatives for HomeAway, the Austin-based vacation rental booking company, said Wednesday they hope to persuade City Council members to change their minds about the Type 2 STR ban.

"The responsible and compliant property owners and managers who provide great Austin experiences for their guests have been dealt a disservice today," said Walter Gonzales, a member of the company's government relations team. "We will continue to advocate for the responsible property owners and managers and hope that through continued discussion, we will have a chance to readdress this issue with the Council." In a statement released after the vote, an Airbnb Inc. representative said the company hoped for a better outcome for Type 2 STR owners. "Today's action protected the vast majority of Airbnb hosts, 85 percent of whom share the homes in which they live. Airbnb hosts in Austin are longtime residents who care deeply about their neighborhoods and about supporting local and small businesses through an estimated $124 million in new guest spending per year," the statement said. "However, we also believe that home sharing in all forms can have a positive benefit for Austin and hope continued dialogue will result in a better path forward for responsible and law abiding Type 2 renters." The full ban on Type 2 STRs would take effect by April 1, 2022. In November 2015, Council approved a temporary moratorium on issuing new Type 2 STR permits through March 2017. Mayor Steve Adler, in an 11th-hour attempt at compromise, proposed amendments on Tuesday that would have prevented an outright ban and kept the issue alive through March 2017. His amendment was defeated by a vote of 6-5. While much of the debate around the measure focused on Type 2 STRs, owner-occupied STRs, called Type 1s, remain legal in Austin. But the measure also adds new regulations for those property owners, including more rigorous inspections. Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comment from Airbnb and HomeAway. In late February, city officials approved a controversial new ordinance that will eventually prohibit popular vacation rental homes in residential areas by 2022. The reason? Austin’s politically-powerful neighborhood associations argued that too many “party homes” were popping up, even though the city’s own facts and figures don’t support that.

Public records obtained from the city of Austin, dating back to when short-term rentals were first regulated, show that officials have prosecuted STR owners only five times—and every time was for operating without a license. Evidently, that miniscule amount was enough to justify government intervention on a broad scale.

The new ordinance doesn’t just put Austin on the path to prohibition though. It also gives city officials outlandish new powers and foists reams of red tape on law-abiding, licensed STRs.

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Property Manager
Tommy Cain
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, GOOGLE TRANSLATOR for all languages and email
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Tommy Cain

I have been a real estate broker in The Lake area for over 30 years specializing in waterfront properties. All of my children have grown up on Lake Austin. I have built all of my homes on this lake. This is my latest creation. The lake has been my family's life. I am a Lake Austin Specialist. My company, La Hacienda Professionals LLC is a Full Service Real Estate organization. Besides Lake Austin properties, we also specialize in Commercial, Residential, all of The Highland Lakes, commercial-residential leases and development. www.LaHaPro.com. 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.[1]

Tommy Cain purchased this estate in 2012

Why Tommy Cain chose Austin

You won't find another getaway like this, hidden from the rest of the world. One way in and One way out. The locals don't know about this Heaven on Earth. This area of the lake has been my home for nearly 30 years. This is the quiet end of Lake Austin with the clearest water, best fishing and perfect for all water sports. Incredibly beautiful and tranquil. Very PRIVATE. Your in a secluded country environment and just minutes from shopping, GOLF, and fantastic restaurants.

What makes this estate unique

This is a constant level lake. Our dock is always in the same spot. If you were on Lake Travis, you would have to walk a mile to your dock unless it was already stuck on land. We are 25 minutes to Austin. Incredible City with incredible sight seeing, restaurants, Live Music everywhere, all the time! Its a must to go to Hamilton Pool, Krause Springs, Barton Springs, Inner Space Caverns, Pedernales Falls State Park and many more! And, the 'Sunset Capital of Texas,' The Oasis, is located just 10 minutes away. http://oasis-austin.com/

Amenities

Horseshoe Bend Estates Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No music or misbehaving outside between 7PM and 9AM. No loud or live music 9AM and 7PM outside.
  • Do not disturb neighbors private enjoyment of their property.
  • No functions, parties, events, that would include more people than are staying at home, unless agreed upon with owner/management.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Roma Steam Both and giant Jacuzzi Tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Comes with private bathroom and lake views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Comes with private bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs. Shares large bathroom with bedroom 5.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Double Bunk bed, sleeps 4.
    Master - 1 king , Tempurpedic. Great Lake view with fireplace.Full bath/Sauna
    Beds 6 & 7 - 2 queen , Have 2 high quality, QUEEN, SEALY, stay inflated beds.
  • All 3 downstairs bedrooms have private baths with King Size beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Located in The Heart of The Texas Hill Country. Austin is minutes away. Music Capital of The World. Austin City Limits Music Festival, Formula 1 race track, SXSW music conference, Hamilton Pool swimming, ROT RALLY, X-GAMES, Barton Springs. The Hill Country Galleria, with many restaurants and movie theaters.

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average rating of 4.804348 based on 46 reviews
5

Wonderfully maintained house, tons of sleeping space, beautiful ever for recreation

  • 5 of 5

John was a great host who gave us our space and some good recommendations. The house is in immaculate shape, has everything you need and the swimming down by the river was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Daniel! I guess Tom rhymes with John. Your entire crew was absolutely wonderful. Thanks for taking such great care of our home. Please come back with your families and friends. Peace!
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San Antonio, TX
5

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We managed to book this place last minute and it was a lifesaver. Although I'm not sure how it was available. This place lived up to the high expectations set in the posting--beautiful home with all of the amenities one could need plus a backyard that runs right down to the river. Tommy was communicative, helpful, and genuinely seemed to want us to enjoy ourselves. Recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were unbelievably clean and took very good care of our home. Thanks! Typically our younger adults are not as diligent as some of the seniors. You well surpassed most of our clients in a near perfect return and "I Thank YOU! Please come back! We will throw in a TEXAS BBQ for your group with a boat tour. You are a FIVE STAR CLIENT!! I appreciate your compliments.
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The Woodlands, TX
5

Nice home, clean, comfortable beds and furnishings!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lakefront property!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exactly What It Says It Is!!

  • 5 of 5

Great for families..each main bedroom has a bath. Loft would be great for kids. TV's abound with the right programming. Garbage cans everywhere. Well stocked with amenities in the kitchen, towels in the bathroom, linens on the beds..even TP and paper towels..so it was 100% turnkey move in. Clean up instructions and actions were simple and fast. Felt like home.

One review worried us: "the landlord is on premises all the time.."; he was there but (a) Tommy was awesome and (b) we never saw him other than one day where he was putting new tires on his smoker so we could use it!

Only negative for us...which was in fact detailed on the description..is that there is a boat dock..no beach. The yard does drop into the lake, but Lake Austin's shoreline is abrupt so no wading etc. into the lake. We did have inflatables and floated in the river, but there is a lot of boat activity so we bobbed around a lot. But again...exactly what was specified. Large backyard was great for relaxing in the evenings when the breeze came up. And only 35+ minutes to downtown Austin (ok when there was no traffic).

Lots of quality stores were close by..a full scale HEB grocery was a highlight...and Lakeway seems like a nice city. The road leading to the house is steep and lengthy and 2 miles to "the busy road" but a great exercise hill.

All in all a great house, Tommy takes great care of his visitors, and it's a great package for a visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Tommy is a life saver. We had booked another spot for nearly 2 months in advance and learned days before we were to arrive that there was an error in dates. We needed a place STAT for 13 of us coming in for a wedding from literally all over the world to Lake Travis. Tommy had not planned to rent his place out that weekend. In fact, he had a dinner party planned. he was canceled his own dinner party to allow us to stay with less than 48 hours notice.

Tommy, we LOVED your home and we fully intend to make it our new family reunion spot.

Thanks again!

L and the gang

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

ideal lake house for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Day weekend here. The house was very clean and well maintained. We took the boat out for water sports and the owner's son was the captain. He did a great job and helped several of us wake surf for the first time.

The view of the water from the back porch is pretty good minus a few tree branches. It's a bit steep to get down to the boat dock but not a problem for the younger folks.

The chef we booked canceled on us a few weeks before the trip, which was disappointing, but not the owner's fault.

The house is well suited for a big group, as there are two fridges, two dishwashers, two ice machines, and a table that can seat 10 (as well as a smaller dining room table). The one negative is that the upstairs rooms have one bathroom that is shared, and you have to walk through the bunk bed room to get to the other room. So it's not ideal for people who want their own space. The three downstairs bedrooms all have their own bathrooms.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hill Country Galleria
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar
Falconhead Golf Course
Shops at the Galleria
The League Kitchen and Tavern
H-E-B
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Castros Bars & Grill, Jaspers
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Lakeway
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Yaupon Golf Course, Falcon Head
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Circuit of the Americas
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Verona Restoranti, The League,Santa Cantarina,
Nearest Ski
Backyard (water ski)
Nearest Beach
Backyard on Lake Austin!!
Car: necessary

River Road Retreat is located in the midst of 1000's of acres within The Balcones Canyon Land Preserve.

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/balcones_canyonlands/ .

This Preserve was set aside for the protection of The Golden Cheeked Warbler and black-capped vireo.

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Balcones_Canyonlands/about.html . The arrival to our retreat is 2 miles thru the Preserve, off RR 620. You'll know you're there when you drive into the Horseshoe Bend Valley and the views are beyond spectacular. The Lakeway/Bee Cave area has Incredible shopping at The Hill Country Galleria, many, many restaurants, movie theaters, Golf Courses Galore, Live Music, Hamilton Pool, Krause Springs, Barton Springs, The Oasis.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.