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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association 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.

For those who love to fish we have added a Beautiful Fishing Dock complete with Rod Holders and a Covered Fish Cleaning Station to clean all your fish!

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

Property Manager
Sharon Stanley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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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 77 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.961039 based on 77 reviews
Houston, TX

Girlfriend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a relaxing time of fun and refreshment at Lake Austin Cottage! Sharon thought of everything to make our visit beyond enjoyable - even a plate of homemade cookies! The view was spectacular, accommodations were comfortable, and the cabin was full of special decorator touches. The property was handicap accessible for those of us who needed it. I wished my grandson could have come along to fish off the pier! Thank you, Sharon, for your warmth and hospitality. We had a wonderful time and consider you our new BFF as well!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your fun stay at "our little piece of heaven". Your group is so special and thoughtful and I love that you all loved the Porch so much. I look forward to your next visit and I love being your BFF 💕 May God bless each of you!
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Lake Austin Fun.

  • 5 of 5

Great hidden Lake Austin Cottage. Sharon and her son made our trip. They are very thoughtful and have created a place to make memories. Perfect place on the lake with a lot well thought out surprises . The kids had a blast jumping off the boat house. The location on the lake was perfect and the lights are beautiful at night. We enjoyed the full moon and fishing. Our friends said the next time we rent the home that they want to come back. Harry fixed a problem with my boat and was extremely helpful. Thanks you Sharon and Harry. We are very happy!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your special weekend! Our goal is to help families and friends create liftime memories together. It was such a blessing that my Son was available to trouble shoot and repair your boat. I know that helped add to your fun memories as you celebrated your sweet wife's BIG birthday. I love her comment about our "little piece of heaven"...."Being here is like going back in time". It's so great to be able to get away from the hectic pace of big city life and experience all we have created for our guest to enjoy. We just can't capture it all in photos. It must be experienced! I look forward to your next vacation and thanks again for being awesome guests. May God bless you and yours!
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So enjoyable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Phenomenal location on Lake Austin. The evenings are just gorgeous with strung lighting throughout the property. You only hear the crickets and fish jumping at night-just so serene!! The property has something for everyone and is geared so thoughtfully to families. We will be coming back and I would highly recommend this property for an awesome get-away!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review of our Amazing, Beautiful and Peaceful spot on the Lake. It's difficult to find a place where you can get away from the hectic pace of life, completely relax, and have fun together as a family or friends group. We are blessed to have our "little piece of heaven" on Lake Austin. I look forward to your next visit and thanks for being such great guests!
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Friends and Family Lake trip 2016

  • 5 of 5

I have grown up going to Lake Austin. Now that we live in the Houston area, we have been searching for the perfect get away to enjoy the lake. This is it!! This is our second year to stay at Sharon's and it could not be more perfect. The new boat lift was perfect for our wakeboard boat. The new fishing pier was perfect for the boys. The dock with the slide, furniture, music, lights, was amazing! Perfect getaway and Sharon is just so amazing! The decor of the place to the cookies made for us! You will absolutely LOVE this lake retreat! We will be back again next year!

Thank you Sharon for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you so much for such a great review! It was obvious from all the photos how much fun your group had together. That makes all the planning of "Our little piece of heaven" worth it. Thank you for being such great guests and I look forward to your vacation next year. May God bless you with a great year!
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Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a suprise birthday party/ family getaway, and cannot say enough about this gem! This place is absolutely wonderful! Sharon puts so much love and care into the entire property and house, and you can tell from just entering the driveway. She has thought of everything! You will not be disappointed! We cannot wait to go back! Nothing but compliments & professionalism for Sharon, she's quick to respond & answer any/all questions!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to submit a review of "Our Little Piece of Heaven" on Lake Austin. It was obvious your group was having so much fun. I look forward to your next visit and thank you for being such great guests! God bless you
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home and the property are perfect. Sharon was awesome a very welcoming to her home. She baked some cookies for us and even had a welcome sign with our name on it. It is perfect for a family getaway or a gather for friends and family. We celebrated my 39 th birthday and it was perfect. Lots of cool decorations in and around the home. The double deck is perfect for parties and to hangout during the day. They thought they of everything. There is a great sound system, out door kitchen, 2 mini fridges and a ton of tables out on the deck. The water slide was awesome from the top of the deck and the fishing is also great. Sharon even sprayed for mosquitos; which was awesome. Last but not least the outdoor shower is awesome. I would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review of your stay. I am so happy your group had so much fun together! It makes all the planning and efforts worth it. I love it when folks create fun lifetime memories at our "little piece of heaven". Thanks for being such awesome guests, and for all the pics. I look forward to your next visit. May God bless each of you.
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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

Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 5 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

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Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association 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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