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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Br /2 Bath, on Lake Austin/Boat Dock, Sleeps up to 14 INCLUDING Guest Quarters

This handicap accessible, waterfront vacation Rental House sleeps 8 Guests. For an additional small fee the Guests Quarters (located only about 40 feet from the Cottage) sleeps up to 4 Guests. Our property 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 Under Water Night Lighting that attracts fish, Rod Holders a Covered Fish Cleaning Station and Magical Night Lights under the roof.

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 in Main Cottage which sleeps 8 Guests with an additional cleaning fee. Guests Quarters, 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 2 Bedroom charming Main Cottage which sleeps 8 Guests, porch-with-a-view, air-conditioned Treehouse Bedroom which sleeps 2 guests, 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


Panther Hollow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Very large with Washer and Dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , outdoor shower , Extra Guests Quarters
  • Property has 2 Fun Private Outdoor Showers also.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Extra Guests Quarters
    GUESTS QUARTERS - 2 double , Guests Quarters located 40 feet from Cottage with Bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (4) Both cottage bedrooms have custom made Queen bunks. (1) Air-conditioned Tree House has Queen bed. Guests Quarters has 2 Full size beds with Bathroom 40 feet from Cottage
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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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average rating of 4.965517 based on 87 reviews

Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our week at the Lake Austin Waterfront Cottage. Mrs. Sharon, the owner has thought of everything! As a mom of 5 that was so nice! The house is clean, updated and perfect for families. The property is great for young kids. You are right on the water but the shady yard is big enough for kids to play. This is a great find on Lake Austin! We will definitely be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay at my property. You have a precious family and I had folks like you in mind when designing everything. Something for all ages to enjoy. Thank you for being awesome guests and leaving everything so perfect! I look forward to your next vacation. May God bless your family always.
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We had a great time! Such a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The waterfront cottage was 2 bedrooms that could easily sleep up to 8 people in queen sized bunk beds with 1 full bath and one half bath inside the house. There was a separate tree house that slept two with AC that was neat. The house has a full modern kitchen, dinning area and living-room, the place is very clean, neatly decorated, spacious and located right on the water. There is a large outside area with plenty of space to park. I would recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your weekend. We have tried to create a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere and fun for all ages. I am so happy your group enjoyed your stay. I look forward to your next visit. God Bless
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Quaint cabin with great waterfront access!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cabin with a great outdoor waterfront patio/docks etc. Spent most of our time outside and on the water...this place made for a cozy "home base" to rest and get ready for all the water activities. Morning and evening times on the deck were my favorite!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to submit a review of your stay. Yes it's difficult to decide what is your favorite part of our property. The entire property is beautiful, relaxing, fun and magical especially at night with all the night lighting. Children and Adults both never want to leave. That's why we call it "Our little piece of heaven". Thank you for being awesome guests and I look forward to your next visit. God Bless
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Great place and host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. the setting is just perfect. the host, sharon, also added to making our stay a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I love your family and look forward to your next vacation. Thank you for being great guests and may God bless each of you always!
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Love this property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property and the owner is very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your getaway even though it rained part of the time. Also thank you for being such great guests. I look forward to next time. Thank you for choosing my property and God Bless
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This place was wonderful! The house was lovely, clean, & very comfortable. Grounds were beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here this summer! It's a short walk from the house to the lake where you can jump right in! After swimming or kayaking, you can lounge on the large, shaded patio on top of the boat ramp where you can relax, take a nap, or play games- and- it's shaded and breezy! Choose a cozy spot there or on the adjacent barbecue patio area which also has a small fridge to keep drinks cold! Lots of table and chairs and chaisse's for everyone! The house was very comfortable and was just perfect! Sharon, our host, was kind and lovely! We will definitely be back!!!! Jo L.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo for taking time to submit a review of you special getaway. I loved meeting your precious family. Yes, we have something for every age to enjoy. But most of all many beautiful photo opps to capture all your fun memories. I look forward to your next visit. Thank you for being awesome guests! God bless you and yours always ❤️
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Property Manager

Sharon Stanley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 Panther Hollow

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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.