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Sharon Stanley

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english


69 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.

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
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 69 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9565215 based on 69 reviews
Cedar Park

Returning Visitor

  • 5 of 5

Love this property! We bring our family as often as possible! The owner is welcoming and the location is perfect! The addition of the patio and outdoor cooking is great for the whole family. Swimming, slide, boating, sitting areas, swing... Love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to submit a review of your Staycation at "Our little piece Heaven" on Beautiful Lake Austin. Although it was great before, all the improvements have allowed for even more fun memories together. I love your family and hope you plan to come back soon. Blessings to each of you :)
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful setting on the river. Large shady trees, large double decker entrainment area by the water. Fun slide on the top deck enjoyed by all in my family. Music system and refrigerator right at our fingertips. Fishing and floating.

Feels like a private oasis . Really.

Fireflies, glowing yard lights, evening breezes. Just what we wanted.

We found the cabin and treehouse to be well maintained, comfortable and charming.

Just go.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your fun vacation. You are right...there is something for everyone at our beautiful spot on Lake Austin. It's so great to know families like yours create fun lifetime memories together. I look forward to your next stay. God bless you and yours
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Long Beach, California

Loved this cottage on Lake Austin

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage to be cozy and welcoming and comfortable. Our family reunion spot couldn't have been nicer. The lake was closed to boating & swimming so that was a great disappointment, but we spent the windows of nice weather out on the dock and managed to enjoy every minute at the cottage. We are looking forward to staying at the cottage in the future. Sharon, the owner, was so friendly and helpful; she keeps the cottage and the beautiful grounds in good condition

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for submitting a review of your awesome vacation. Your family was obviously enjoying every minute. What fun lifetime memories you made together. I love the photos you sent. See you next year and God bless you and your family!
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Awesome Lake house

  • 5 of 5

This was the best VRBO we have ever enjoyed. The house and grounds are so unique. My favorite part is the Boat dock and the deck. We were out on it every day and the kids and I really like the water slide into beautiful Lake Austin. Sharon and Captain White were very helpful. The entire experience was the best.!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would recommend it to all ages.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your family vacation. So happy your family enjoyed your stay and made some lifetime memories. Thanks for being awesome guests and I look forward to your next vacation. God's blessings to each of you.
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Long Beach CA

Family Celebration Get-Together

  • 5 of 5

There were nine of us staying off & on at the cottage due to work,college schedules and graduation activities. Five of us were lucky to be full-time! Sadly we had to disguard our wakeboarding, swimming and cruising plans because of the ban on boating on Lake Austin due to opening the floodgates at the dam. But that didn't stop our enjoyment relaxing on the spacious deck and watching the beautiful scenery. The cabin is cozy and we loved gathering on the porch in the morning having coffe or tea and planning the day. The owner was welcoming and quick to supply whatever we needed. Lots of area to BBQ and enjoy meals, loved the rustic atmosphere which encouraged relaxation and was comfortable. Loved the festive lighting at night. We truly enjoyed our 8 days at the cottage, and are already eager to book another stay. It was just what we all needed...a place to unwind and enjoy beautiful Lake Austin and to have some good times with all the family!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It thrills me to know that your family had such a fun, peaceful and relaxing vacation together, and created some lifetime memories. I love your photos! I am so blessed to have guests like your family. I look forward to your next visit and I pray God will bless and protect each one of you. Thank you for taking time to submit such a wonderful review of your stay.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding here and absolutely loved the property. We stayed in the treehouse and our out of town guests stayed in the main house. The whole property is beautiful and relaxing. It was a special place to have our wedding and we plan on staying there again to relax and enjoy the lake. Sharon was so helpful and kind throughout the whole process as well. I highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to submit a review of your stay and your wedding. Like you said...Our beautiful property doesn't even need to be decorated for an event. It's so naturally beautiful, and all the night lighting helps create a magical atmosphere for any occasion. I pray you will have a long happy life together and I look forward to your next visit...maybe for your 1st anniversary :)
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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
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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