|Space||1,400 sq. ft.|
|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
HOMEAWAY/VRBO SPECIAL RATE: $269/Night (ALL TAXES INCLUDED) + one-time Vacation site Cleaning Fee.
This Special Rate is in place of the $369/Night Standard Rate + Cleaning Fee.
2 Night minimum stay.
OCCUPANCY AND PAYMENT:
*FOR EXPEDITED BOOKING call: 512-263-8047.
*Bookings are LIMITED to 2 PERSONS (2 ADULT occupants).
*Checks and credit cards accepted. On-line booking available.
*Site-sponsored insurance (if available) or Refundable Damage deposit required.
*Ask about Early Check-in if you are arriving early.
VACATION SITE QUICK POINT SUMMARY.
1. Repeatedly a guest favorite and 5 Star* Property (Highest Rating). See Photos and Reviews.
2. The chateau is an independent guest home located on a section of owners' private Austin-Lakeway area country estate. The 1400 sq ft custom accommodation is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. (While a guest, you'll love just passing through the open freedom of the nearly 20 acre setting, gorgeous views, marvelous landscaping, native wildlife and grazing show horses!).
3. The chateau is beautifully custom-furnished, with magnificent polished flooring, fully furnished kitchen, separate living, separate bedroom, king size bed, large elegant bathroom, and grand loft. Well-arranged tables, desks, & chairs also serve as excellent workstations for longer term stays.
4. All utilities, amenities, towels, bedding, cooking utensils, dish-ware, appliances, Internet WIFI, Blu-ray, Cable, HDTV, & Washer/Dryer are included.
5. Private and peaceful, yet close to everything! Fine dining, entertainment, groceries, and shopping are all close-by (with so much to choose from!). The property is only 4.7 miles from beautiful (now re-filled) Lake Travis!
6. Free private tours of the larger property, area vegetation & wildlife, stable, and horses. Just ask the owners!
This property is perfect for rest & renewal escapes and/or as a base to explore Austin and the surrounding Texas hill & wine country. It is ideal for anniversaries, wedding stays, weekend retreats, short vacations, or even solitary work and writing projects.
VACATION SITE PROPERTY OVERVIEW.
You will love it! This accommodation has hosted couples from all over the world and is repeatedly rated 5 Star. Please read the Reviews. The property itself is a majestic 20 acre mountainside estate--wooded, pastoral and protected--hidden on the edge of Lakeway, just outside Austin. The storybook chateau is a custom-built estate guesthouse/cottage--independently located atop a scenic section of the estate property--and accessed via winding private drive, over pond and creek, through fields and trees, then up a hillside with scenic views, private parking and outdoor landscaping.
As a guest, you will enjoy authentic chateau-style high-country views, starry nights, cool breezes,, a vintage storybook Texas hill country feel ('quiet, spacious, & cozy'), and wonderful interior lodge-style wildlife and mountain decor. Finished out in 2012, the chateau is fully tech-equipped, has all kinds of custom touches, and is immaculately cleaned and prepared for each guest.
*NOTE: A major plus for this property is that, although privately located, it is also right in the midst of some of the best dining, entertainment, music, recreation, lake and leisure activities in the state!
Upon entering the custom accommodation, 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 peaceful and relaxing (with guests also able to seasonably observe the area's native wildlife, as well as birds and hummingbirds via feeders perfectly placed by the owners).
A granite full kitchen, large custom bathroom (with huge shower, 2 separate shower heads, & tile seating), & cozy private bedroom add to the smartly designed charm of the place. 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 chateau 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 chateau shines with high-country patio views, living space and areas to explore (private porch,, stone paths, flowerbeds, winding private roads, artistically crafted 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 report that the 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 warm 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 pastures and trees, white rail fences, a one-of-a-kind working stone barn, a spring-fed pond, and more grace the larger estate property.
--This is a custom-built independent stone structure...often described as 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 chateau 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. Guests tell us they feel like they 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 sit & enjoy the 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 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 10 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 we provide you with our Area Dining and Activities Summary! It is excellent!
This property will not disappoint! It is one of a kind, and is the perfect place for (1) a couples scenic weekend escape/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 custom accommodation has its own access drive, allowing guests to easily come and go.
The property is also occasionally made available for 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, landscaped and maintained in a natural state. Seasonal change, short and long-term weather patterns and events (heat, cold, rain, drought, flood, etc) will of course affect appearance.
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 & approval by owners. Beyond the 2 booked occupants, no additional persons are allowed to sleep over. No Parties are permitted.
A standard 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).
This is a wonderful retreat location for a couple. The location is great, with accessibility to restaurants and attractions. The furnishings in the property are top notch - with a very comfortable bed - and more than you could reasonably expect in appointments in the kitchen and bathroom. The "Mountain Lodge" decor of the cottage is Texas Hill Country appropriate, with over 30 artifacts of Hill Country wildlife. Todd and Laura are wonderful at hosting guests - and are available to tend to any needs that may arise. We enjoyed hiking at Enchanted Rock and Pedernales, as well as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Park and the Zilker Botanical Gardens. My wife and I have stayed at a half dozen or so VRBO properties, and this one was the best that we have found. I wish we could move it to every place in the country that we would like to visit!
Our first trip to Texas was made even more memorable because of this beautiful home and location.
Todd met us as we arrived and graciously welcomed us to this property. He was so easy to visit with and made us feel at home. This getaway is private, yet close to all of the locations we wanted to visit. It is beautifully decorated and maintained, and is an inviting place to relax and enjoy the Texas Hill Country. We hope to return to enjoy this setting again.
Such a lovely place to stay and get away for a weekend.
My husband and I were very lucky to have stayed at the beautiful Storybook Chateau. Everything from the warm welcome by Todd, to the absolutely beautiful scenery/location, and all the details in this amazing chateau were absolutely perfect. Location was great.. close to downtown Austin,and about 1.5hrs away from San Antonio and the Vineyards. It was also very close to shopping areas like the Galleria, Target, Whole Foods, etc.and great restaurants with a view such as the Grove(recommended by Todd) and the Oasis. We hiked at parks nearby such as Lady Lake, Greenbelt, and Enchanted Rock but our favorite part of this vacation was driving into the beautiful landscaped property, taking in nature, and watching the horse graze right by the chateau...it was definitely a scene from a storybook. We would MOST DEFINITELY return to this little piece of heaven. By the way did I mention how beautifully decorated and comfortable the chateau was?? Todd and Laura had it equipped with everything you can imagine. Forgot your toothpaste? No worries...they have extra for you. Cleanliness?? Squeaky Clean!!Beds?? Comfortable and immaculately clean! I cant even begin to describe how perfect this place is...literally felt like home. Definitely can't wait to return!!
Our stay at this Lakeway, Tx estate was wonderful. Todd and Laura are wonderful, warm, and personable hosts. The cottage is a top of the line furnished retreat that we absolutely loved. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire pit which Todd was gracious enough to help get it going. We would definitely recommend this getaway to everyone!
The most peaceful and relaxing stay. Todd and Laura are the epitome of great hosts. We could not have had a better time nor enjoyed all a property has to offer ever. Cant wait to get back and spend some more time on this property.
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
Feb 15 2017 - Dec 31 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.