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Sharon Stanley

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english


63 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Austin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom / 2 bath with boat dock on constant-level Lake Austin sleeps 8.

This handicap accessible, waterfront vacation rental house is nestled on smooth watered, constant-level Lake Austin in the Steiner Ranch Community. It is the perfect place to relax and is close enough to experience all the activities Austin and the Hill Country area have to offer. Whether you're looking for a regular weekend getaway, a family reunion spot, ACL, Formula 1 Race escape, South by Southwest Music Festival, ROT Rally hideaway, planning a girls weekend retreat, wanting to host a church event, birthday party or plan your 'Honeymoon'... our rental house is IDEAL!

We are also located only 14.8 miles from the Lakeway Airport, Lakeway, Tx. Our Charming Cottage is across the Lake from a beautiful nature preserve for all the nature lovers.

For those with Boats or Watercraft we offer a Boat Lift to secure your Boat, and for launching a large boat ramp is just down the road.

There is plenty of private, secure parking for guests and trailers. We are located near some of the best restaurants our area has to offer; Steiner Ranch Steak House, Hudson's on the Bend, Boathouse Grill (best burgers, shrimp and catfish), live music on weekends, Pizza Lakeside, (dine in or they deliver), and The County Line. We are only minutes from the 'Oasis' restaurant known as the Sunset Capital of Texas, One World Theater, Galleria Shopping Mall, and just down the street from one of the top rated Spa's in the world 'Austin Spa Resort'. We are about 20 minutes from 'Live Music Capital of the World'.

Rental fee is seasonal ranging from $450 to $675 per night (8 guests) with an additional cleaning fee. Holiday, Special Event, & Small Group pricing is different, please call or email us for specific details on rates and availability for the dates you're interested in. Reservations are confirmed with a 50% deposit. Sorry, NO PETS and NO SMOKING allowed.

Rental includes use of our charming main cottage, porch-with-a-view, air-conditioned tree house bedroom, and enclosed children's play area. Amenities include HD TV with surround sound, stereo system with iPod adapter for indoors and porch, fully equipped kitchen, gas grills on porch and at waterfront. Our bedding is super comfortable with high thread count sheets for restful sleeping.

Also included is 'SHARED' access with property owner to boat dock with sound system, bluetooth, and auxiliary adapter, water slide and spacious waterfront lawn area for fun activities. We have a 20' SandBoat for kids to play in on waterfront. Also a 1,500 square foot party deck including fully equipped covered outdoor kitchen at waterfront.

The entire property is well lit for evening enjoyment with lots of fun festive lighting. You'll love our 'little piece of heaven' on Lake Austin!

To see more Photos go to "Lake Austin Waterfront Cottage" on Facebook.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sharon Stanley (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Sharon Stanley

I grew up in the Houston, Texas area and fell in love with Austin after spending my honeymoon here in 1961. We spent many weekends and vacations with our children on beautiful Lake Austin. We purchased our property in 1977 when Steiner Ranch was actually a working ranch. We have seen many changes through the years, but one thing has never changed...the beauty and peacefulness of our 'little piece of heaven'. Gardening is my hobby and our property is extra beautiful because I spend lots of time tending my gardens. I am truly blessed.

Sharon Stanley purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Sharon Stanley chose Austin

Although our property is now surrounded by the Steiner Ranch Community, we have remained very remote all these years. Our Cottage sits on 1.5 acres beside a beautiful 5 acre 'day use only' park. There is a nature preserve across from us and beside the park which makes our property a nature lovers dream. The beauty and wildlife must be experienced because it's difficult to describe with words.

Our location offers the smoothest water on Lake Austin for watersports, fishing, or just sit and enjoy it's breathtaking view. Because the south breeze blows the cool temperature of the lake toward our property, it truly is the 'coolest' place in Texas in the hot summertime.

What makes this cottage unique

I love to help others create special memories with friends and family which is exactly what happens everytime anyone visits. No one ever wants to leave...children and adults. There is something here for everyone to enjoy and remember.


based on 63 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

434180 Lake Austin Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the greatest location for really relaxing, enjoying the awesome lake view and sitting on the porch to view one of the most goegeous sunsets we have ever seen. It's beautiful, well maintained and the owners where always available to answer any questions and receive quick answers to any of our concerns, which is almost unheard of in today's world. What a refreshing relief when you've taken the time off to get away and always know that they will make sure that your vacation, wither long or short, will only be a phone call away to make sure your stay is perfect! Grounds and facilities are presidential and you must try this location! You will never regret it and you will always want to return again and again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay. I am so happy you had such a great fun relaxing trip. Thank you for being such great guests and I look forward to your next visit. God's Blessings to you and yours
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing and relaxing spring break vacation at this Lake Austin Cottage and our kids (6, 4 and 2 years old) are already talking about when they want to go back.


* Amazingly maintained grounds and home

* Great access to water recreation activities. We rented a jet ski for two days to explore the lake. This was a blast and a great way to take tours up and down the river.

* Mini playground - Our kids loved the tire swings and were on them at least once a day.

* Good balance between access to Austin and the Hill Country site seeing opportunities

* Privacy. Though the host lives on the property it did not feel that way. Sharon was accessibly when we needed her, but never did it feel like we were sharing the property with someone else.

* Great swimming for even very small children!

I would say the only challenge with the property would be for people who want to be in Downtown Austin every day, because it is about a 40 minute drive to the core of downtown Austin, but if you are looking to not only explore Austin but the Hill Country as well, as we wanted to, there could not be a better location.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a detailed review. This helps other families who are searching for just the perfect vacation spot. I am so happy your family had so much fun and made such wonderful memories. When planning and building our Rental we had families like yours in mind. There's something here for every age to enjoy or just relax. I look forward to seeing some of your photos and having your family back again. Thank you for being such awesome guests. God's blessings to your family
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Lovely visit

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a lovely weekend. The only problem was we had to leave the cottage to visit with family �� Seriously, we had a great weekend. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay. It's great to get away from the Big City for a relaxing visit with family and friends. Although Austin is growing, our spot on the Lake continues to remain tucked away and remote from the hectic city life. Thank you for being such great guests and I look forward to your next visit.
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Graham, Texas

An Anniversary To Remember

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this hearty cottage for an anniversary getaway trip. The location is easy to find and has the perfect balance between spectacular convenience and yet somehow time-slowing isolation from the outside world (not having internet was a big help with that).

With a nice blend of decor for many tastes, my wife and I both found something that we loved about it with the un-contending favorite being the very private outdoor shower. The owner told us the patio by the lake was newly installed and being a little bit of a lighting connoisseur, I appreciated the work and effort they put into making it bright enough for late night events, but yet still dark enough for an enjoyable atmosphere for two or even twenty two people if you choose.

The beds were wondrous, shower was hot, rooms were spacious, kitchen had all the amenities, and the parking was empty. Next time we will bring more people to take care of that. We did not get out on the water, but the dock was so nice and comfortable that we will be planning a trip in the Summer just to come back and set our feet in the water or lay on the second level.

Every day we drove 20 minutes into downtown Austin and enjoyed different daily activities and events with any restaurant we could imagine and more. There were daily "Austinian" activities, plenty of shops to keep us both out until evening time, and a great drive home to an incredible cottage that we were more excited about driving back to than leaving. The location is second to none, and the drive is more beautiful than anywhere you could find in Texas (or out).

The only thing that we wish this location had was a place for us to stay permanently, but I'm sure that since the owner was so amazing, there won't be any problem working in a few more visits. Five stars all around.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy my Cottage and property exceeded your expectations. It's such a great spot on beautiful Lake Austin for two or a large group to relax and have a fun, memorable visit. Gotta love the "Outdoor Shower"! Seems to be a favorite for all my guests. Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay and for being such wonderful guests. I look forward to seeing you soon. May God Bless you always.
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Perfect family escape to re charge and inspire you

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time going to this vacation home and it has become a yearly tradition for us. The lake view and the lush landscaping is breathtaking and one of the best I have ever seen. Sharon's genuine and warm hospitality makes this beautiful vacation home a paradise and a safe haven that is rare to find.

Truly the best vacation home we have ever found!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to submit a review of your vaction. It makes me so happy to hear from guests like you, and that you had such a great time away from the hustle and busyness of life. I love gardening and I am so glad you enjoyed the beautiful landscape along with all the fun you had. Wow! Your boys are quite the fishermen. It was a pleasure having you and thank you for being such awesome guests. I look forward to seeing you and your family again this summer. I pray you will have a blessed and prosperous year.
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I just want to be there right now!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean and comfortable. 360 degrees of beautiful views: lakefront, starry nights, quaint , rustic Texas decor. Close to fine dining and to the grocery store but still feels like a getaway. Very peaceful and happy place to stay. You will love it, especially the outside shower!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to submit a review of my property. So happy you enjoyed everything so much. Don' know what it is about that Outdoor Shower, but it sure is popular with my Guests. My property is exceptionally beautiful year round and so very peaceful. Everyone truly feels refreshed after staying here. I look forward to your next visit. Blessings to you and your family.
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We are located in the Steiner Ranch area of the Austin hill country very close to Lake Austin Spa and the UT Golf Course. Water sport rentals, restaurants, spas and the Hill Country Galleria shopping mall are all very close. And the Oasis Restaurant (Sunset Capital of Texas) is only 10 minutes away for you and your group to experience.


Rates & Availability

Lake Austin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

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Austin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Very large with Washer and Dryer
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4) Both cottage bedrooms have custom made Queen bunks. (1) Air-conditioned Tree House has Queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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