|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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HOMEAWAY/VRBO SPECIAL RATE!
$239/Night (All taxes included) + one-time Vacation site Cleaning Fee.
2 Night minimum stay.
This Special Rate is in place of the $300/Night Standard Rate + Fees.
OCCUPANCY AND PAYMENT:
*Bookings are LIMITED to 2 PERSONS (2 ADULT occupants).
*Checks and credit cards accepted. On-line booking also available.
*Site-sponsored insurance (if available) or Refundable Damage deposit required.
*Ask about Early Check-in if you are arriving early.
To EXPEDITE your BOOKING call: 512-263-8047.
VACATION SITE QUICK POINT SUMMARY.
1. 5 Star* Property (Highest Rating).
2. 1400 sq ft custom-built storybook cottage chateau on 20 acre private Austin-Lakeway area ranch estate with gorgeous views, marvelous landscaping, lovely quaint stone stable, show horses and spring-fed pond.
3. Beautifully custom-furnished interior with magnificent polished flooring, fully furnished kitchen, separate living, separate bedroom with king size bed, large elegant bathroom, and grand loft. Well-arranged tables, desks, & chairs also serve as excellent computer workstations for longer term stays.
4. All utilities, amenities, towels, bedding, cooking utensils, dish-ware, Internet WIFI, Blu-ray, Cable, HDTV, & Washer/Dryer included at no extra charge.
5. Private, peaceful, yet close to everything in Lakeway! Great dining, entertainment, groceries, and shopping all within 2 miles. The property is only 4.7 miles from beautiful (now re-filled) Lake Travis!
6. Owners and stable hands on site to assist with your stay (ask the owners for a tour!).
Consider this wonderful hidden treasure for rest & renewal escapes, to explore the surrounding Texas hill country, or for anniversaries, wedding stays, weekend retreats, short vacations, or even solitary work projects.
VACATION SITE PROPERTY OVERVIEW.
This is an inspiring destination set on a large private Austin-Lakeway area ranch estate with beautiful location and presentation...and that's only the beginning. The Lakeway mountain estate cottage is luxurious, with authentic chateau-style high-country views, starry nights, wonderful breezes,, a vintage storybook Texas hill country feel ('quiet, spacious, & cozy'), and wonderful interior lodge-style wildlife and mountain decor. Finished out in 2012, it is technologically fully equipped, has all kinds of custom touches, and is immaculately cleaned and prepared for each guest.
*A major plus for this property is that, although private and secluded, it is actually located in the midst of some of the best dining, entertainment, music, recreation, lake and leisure activities in the state.
The precise location is a majestic 20 acre mountainside ranch estate--beautiful, quiet and protected--hidden on the edge of Lakeway, just outside Austin. The storybook cottage is a custom-built estate guesthouse--located atop a scenic section of the estate--and independently approached via winding private drive, over pond and creek, through fields and trees, then up a hillside with scenic views, private cottage parking and outdoor landscaping.
Upon entering the cottage, guests are greeted by an exquisite large main living area with high-gloss floors, stonework & area rugs, an antique-style gas iron fireplace, comfortable leather seating, beautiful high pine wood ceilings, and furs all around. The view and scenery back west through the panoramic windows is both incredible and relaxing (with guests also able to observe the area's native birds via a feeder perfectly placed by the owners).
A granite full kitchen, large custom bathroom (with huge beautiful shower, 2 separate shower heads, & tile seating), & cozy private bedroom add to the smartly designed charm of the cottage. The decorated stairway and grand 2nd floor loft above--both of which overlook the main living area--allow for even more space to enjoy and entertain from.
Because the cottage is outfitted with a 55' wall-mounted LED HDTV, free WIFI, and convenient workspaces on both levels, you can easily check-in with the world, home, and office--without missing a beat.
Returning outdoors, the cottage shines with majestic patio views, living space and areas to explore (private porch, patio, stone paths, flowerbeds, winding private roads, artistically crafted majestic rock walls, seasonal wildflowers, & private pond, just to name a few.
For those venturing beyond the estate grounds, there are nearby hiking/walking trails, spas, lake and water activities, golf courses, places to dine and shop, wineries, as well as opportunities for excursions into Austin, Fredericksburg, Wimberley, New Braunfels, and other central Texas arts communities. Guests claim that the cottage's location is ideal, and its convenience, beauty and privacy unequalled for the area.
VACATION SITE PROPERTY DETAIL
--1,400 square foot stone guesthouse/chateau/cottage decorated in vintage Texas Hill country style by the owners with high pine ceilings, interior stone and wood in the great room, and a beautiful black iron gas fireplace (operational 11/30-3/1 with instant on-off).
--Furs, hides and leather including a large bear rug adorn the main room with deer, turkey, bobcat, and other display mounts throughout.
--The loft boasts a large 6-person table for work or small gatherings.
--Quarter horses, rolling fenced pastures and trees, white rail fences, a one-of-a-kind working stone barn, a spring-fed pond, and more grace the property.
--The cottage is a custom-built independent stone structure. It is a private lodge and hide-away for the male, and a romantic and tastefully decorated chateau with gorgeous kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom for the female.
--Beautiful high country panoramas and sunsets create a one of a kind authentic Texas Hill Country experience.
--A stone path from the cottage leads up to a patio overlook with outdoor fireplace and smoker/grill—perfect for a sunset bottle of wine or just relaxing under the Texas stars after dark. You will feel like you are at a private Texas mountain lodge, yet with all the modern conveniences.
ACTIVITIES & SURROUNDINGS
Boating, golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, fine restaurants, live music and winery opportunities surround this location.
Stroll the property, explore the barn, relax by the pond, hike the parks and nearby nature trails, play the area golf courses, enjoy Lake Travis water sports, or scout Lakeway and nearby Austin for the best area shopping, stores and restaurants; or venture west just 30 minutes or so into the Hill Country to visit the wineries, small towns and quaint shops. Or just relax & enjoy the cottage privacy, amenities, birds and wildlife from the panoramic windows. A perfect spot for weekend TV sport watchers also!
The property is only 4.5 miles from Lake Travis, 3.5 miles from the Lakeway Airpark and 25 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. If you enjoy water sports, the Lakeway Marina is 10 minutes away. Rent boats and jet skis there. Fishing, water-skiing, and other lake activities are enjoyed year-round. Three public golf courses (Falcon Head, Flintrock Falls, The Hills) and the World of Tennis facility are all within a short 3 miles. The new Lakeway Regional Medical center is 5 minutes from the cottage (out of sight, but there if you need it). The Hill Country Galleria and Backyard music venue are both only ten minutes away. During a Backyard event, one can relax on the cottage porch or on the high patio vista under the stars and often pick up the faint sound of live music from world famous bands drifting in on the night air.
Day trips to Fredericksburg (1½ hours away), Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch, Wimberley, and New Braunfels afford great opportunities to explore the Texas Hill Country from this Lakeway base. Downtown Austin, The University of Texas, and the Texas State Capitol complex are also all within 20 miles.
VACATION SITE FINAL COMMENTS.
After you book, make sure the Owners provide you with their Area Dining and Activities Summary! It is excellent! This property will not disappoint!
The storybook cottage is one of a kind, and is the perfect place for (1) a couples scenic vacation retreat and base to explore the hill country (with beautiful sunsets and area restaurants); (2) an individual's peaceful and solitary escape from the fast-paced urban world; (3) a writer's hideaway with majestic views, paths and points for inspiration; or (4) a visiting executives’ business retreat for short stays. The cottage has its own access drive, allowing guests to easily come and go between the cottage and the many sites, restaurants, and leisure activities that the surrounding area offers.
The property is also occasionally made available for short-term photo and film shoots, portraits, or small weddings and events of 25 persons or less. If you need a private place to take photos, hold a small event, or just make memories: (1) around an open fire, (2) alongside a horse at sunset, (3) in and around a beautiful hill country stone stable, or (4) maybe in the panorama of surrounding fields, flowers and trees (see our site photos), please check with us as to availability.
IMPORTANT: The property is scenic and beautiful, but maintained primarily in a natural state. Owners are not responsible for variations in property appearance and condition, whether due to seasonal changes, short or long-term weather patterns and events (heat, cold, rain, drought, flood, etc) or otherwise.
PETS are NOT PERMITTED due to compatibility issues with existing animals, property wildlife, and interior allergy concerns of other guests.
Additional visitors beyond the 2 booked occupants are not permitted without advance notice and approval by owners. Beyond the 2 booked occupants, no additional persons are allowed to sleep over. No Parties are permitted.
Thanks to all our guests for 3 great years!
A standard full release and indemnity agreement is required of all guests upon arrival.
The owners are an active couple, married over 30 years, who love the Texas Hill Country, its scenic views, hills, streams, lakes, rocks and wildlife. They purchased the first section of the subject 20 acre property in 1985, cleared and developed it, and raised their family on it. Now, they enjoy sharing it with friends and guests! They reside away from the guest cottage, on a different part of the property, in the main house.
Todd and Laura purchased this chateau / country house in 2010
The owners purchased and developed the property because of its wildlife, majestic vistas and sunsets, starry nights, wide expanses, and privacy. It is safe, peaceful and comfortable. Horses, meadows, a working barn and garden, a spring-fed pond, and your own separate driveway are all part of the nearly 20 acre estate.
This estate cottage chateau is the essence of Texas hill country style, charm and beauty!! Guests will feel as if they have been whisked away to a unique and secluded alpine-style stone mountain residence, yet will also be in the heart of an area with excellent restaurants, entertainment, music, shopping, and lakeside water sports--all close by. The property has its own access drive, its own scenic paths and patios, pond, indoor and outdoor fireplaces to warm the heart (you will particularly enjoy the dancing flames from the cast iron fire stove on chilly nights), room to walk, exercise and explore the nearly 20 acres, clean country air, wildlife, deer, rabbits, beautiful birds, breezes on the porch, wine, tea, horses, gardening, hiking, biking, walking, fishing, boating, shopping, eating out, movies, music, nature...you name it. This place has it all!
NOTE: Periodically, for select customers, we also accept inquiries as to availability of the entire scenic Estate Property as a venue for weddings, receptions and other events! Please contact us for more information).
How nice it was to return each day to the wonderful Lakeway Mountain Cottage for seven nights in June. The cottage and our trip was perfect in every way thanks in large part to the thoughtfulness of Todd and Laura. The cottage was ideally located for our excursions to Austin, as well as our outings to the Texas Hill Country, visiting: the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center; Johnson City and the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, including the boyhood home of LBJ and the LBJ Ranch; Fredericksburg and the National Museum of the Pacific War; and Wimberley. The cottage was our “home away from home” where we could rest and relax at the end of the day and enjoy dinner in the serenity and beauty of the cottage watching the sunsets ¬- if we were not eating at one of the many nearby restaurants in Lakeway or on the shores of the now-full Lake Travis. Anyone seeking a luxury location as a base for visits to Austin and the Texas Hill Country at any time of the year could do no better than the Lakeway Mountain Cottage.
My pregnant wife and I took a weekend trip to the Austin area to look at new job possibilities. Unfortunately, we booked during travel over UT graduation weekend and I quickly looked at staying anywhere but downtown. We were very fortunate to find this cottage for our trip. Todd and Laura were exceptional hosts who provided us information about the area as well as providing a safe and relaxing accommodations. This cottage was the perfect spot for our trip!
Extremely clean, tastefully furnished (ALL kitchen equipment looked brand new) with love and pride of ownership. Just a beautiful oasis from the hustle and bustle. We LOVED IT!
And would go back again, for sure. Thank you so much, Todd and Laura and the chirping nighttime visitor!
What a gorgeous cottage! Very relaxing and rejuvenating! Todd and Laura made us feel at home from the moment that we met them. Very down to earth and accommodating. Todd even facilitated the delivery of our flower arrangement surprise from a friend. We enjoyed our afternoon walks and seeing different creatures around the property -Buck, their dog, birds, deer, jack rabbit, butterflies, horses and chickens! Had fun chasing fireflies at night. We love every minute of our stay. Hope to stay longer next time - soon! Thank you so much Todd and Laura.
We spent a wonderful Valentines weekend here. Todd and Laura have a slice of heaven, a wonderful acreage in a great part of town with beautiful topography and views. Development is certainly picking up in the area, but it does not detract from the peace and serenity of the property. The cabin is immaculate and you will not want for amenities. Todd and Laura are fabulous hosts, unobtrusive but making us feel well taken-care of. We strongly recommend coming here for a short getaway or a longer term stay. We can't wait to return!
The couple that rents this property are very friendly and just good people. Their property is amazing in architecture and location. It is very modern and clean with an excellent view of the surrounding hills.
The mountain cottage is accessed via private vehicle entry gate onto the owners' estate property, then via scenic winding passage through hills and trees, across a pond and creek, and up a climbing drive to private parking immediately adjacent to the cottage.
Following booking, each guest is provided with complete directions, a roadmap of the property, and Lakeway Mountain's select Summary of Area Activities, Dining and Entertainment--identifying some of the best local options in each category.
Horses, meadows, a gorgeous and authentic stone stable, a spring-fed pond, and your own separate driveway are all part of the nearly 20 acre mountain estate cottage experience. Walk and exercise on the property's private roads, or hike the majestic Rough Hollow trails and sidewalks just 3 miles away. The Lakeway Airpark is just 3.5 miles away. The Lakeway Marina and Lake Travis are just 4.5 miles from this location. The Flintrock Falls golf course is across the street, and there are many other nearby courses. The Hill Country Galleria, Shops at the Galleria, Backyard music venue, and many awesome restaurants surround this location. The new Lakeway Regional Medical center is just off Flintrock road, approximately 4 minutes from the property.
Wineries and tours are also abundant around this Central Texas area.
AVAILABILITY FOR PHOTOS, PORTRAITS AND EVENTS: The entirety of this scenic hill country estate property, native stone stable, entire 5,000 sq ft main house, and cottage may be available for PHOTO SHOOTS, PORTRAITS, WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS AND SHORT TERM EVENT GATHERINGS. If you are making memories and want a private place to take some awesome photos alongside (or on!) a lovely paint horse, or in and around a beautiful hill country native stone stable, or standing in panoramic fields, riding horseback in a high-country arena with scenic views all about, or posing inside or outside a charming hill country stone cottage, this could be the place to do it all! See additional photos, and make inquiry.
Travelers with horses are also welcome.
See additional details and descriptions on this VRBO/Homeaway site.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
HomeAway/VRBO SPECIAL Rate
Jun 30 2016 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
This a *Prime Property requiring a 2 Night MINIMUM STAY.
Posted Rates are for 2 persons.
Bookings are LIMITED to 2 PERSONS PER STAY (2 ADULT occupants). Occupancy by any additional persons (children, family or friends) is not permitted without prior owner approval and additional charges.
Check-in is 5PM, unless pre-arranged to occur earlier. Late check-in (after 9pm) add $50.00. Check-out is 11AM.
Rates include: Scenic Private Estate Cottage, fully furnished, with all utilities, WiFi, Cable HD, Washer & Dryer, & all Taxes paid by Owners.
Owners reserve the right to charge a larger cleaning fee, larger damage deposit and/or greater insurance coverage for stays longer than 2 days or for other reasons determined in Owners’ sole discretion.
Direct payment and Holiday/Event Rates (ACL, F1, SXSW, Backyard Music, Xmas, Easter, July 4, etc) may be higher in owner discretion.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.